Editors' Choice

Camcorder Reviews

Showing 8 reviews out of 222

Camcorder Review Filters

Clear Filters

Features

Form factor

Manufacturers

Show More
Clear Filters

JVC Adixxion GC-XA2 Review

  • Good-quality HD video
  • Back-illuminated CMOS sensor, improved lens
  • Rugged exterior, no casing needed
  • Uses full-sized SD cards
  • Only one mount included
Our Score 8
User Score 0

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition Review

  • Small size
  • Crisp images in nearly all lighting conditions
  • Durable waterproof case can survive almost…
  • Wi-Fi remote control
  • Smartphone app
  • Protune mode for cinema-style images
  • Battery life is dismal
  • No off-camera battery charger
  • Lots of small pieces that are easy to lose
  • Getting started isn’t straightforward for…
  • Included mounts won’t cover all activities
Our Score 7.5
User Score 0

Canon Vixia Mini Review

  • Easy to use
  • Small, compact design
  • Lots of creative applications
  • Wi-Fi for remote control and wireless…
  • Somewhat limited practicality
  • Unstable video when handholding
  • Frustrating Wi-Fi experience
Our Score 6.5
User Score 0

Sony NEX-VG30H Review

  • Lens interchangeability with E-mount and Alpha-…
  • Depth-of-field control for cinematic storytelling…
  • Large sensor delivers great video and photo…
  • Superb surround audio capture
  • Can get very expensive if you add additional…
  • Too cumbersome for one-handed use
  • Some audio focusing noise with certain Alpha…
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Canon VIXIA HF M52 Review

  • High-quality 1080i HD
  • 1/3-inch CMOS sensor for better low-light, better…
  • Easy-to-use zoom control for consistent zoom speed…
  • Aperture and shutter priority modes
  • Microphone input with manual audio recording
  • JPEG resolution only 2MB
  • Menu interface has a learning curve
  • Standby mode will cause battery to drain quickly
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Samsung HMX-QF30 Review

  • Affordable Full HD video-capture solution
  • Wi-Fi connectivity with Ustream
  • Compact, easy to hold and operate
  • Average video quality
  • Unresponsive touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi, smartphone app quirks
Our Score 6
User Score 0

JVC HD Everio GZ-VX815 Review

  • High-definition 1080/60p video recording
  • 12-megapixel JPEG still images
  • Compact, slim profile
  • Wi-Fi with remote monitoring
  • Short battery life
  • Menu navigation sometimes quirky
  • Zoom control speed jumpy
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ430V Review

  • Excellent high-definition video quality at…
  • Great still image capture
  • Built-in projector
  • Improved optical image stabilization
  • External mic and stereo headphone ports
  • Projected image is dim at larger sizes.
  • No viewfinder
Our Score 8
User Score 10

Latest Photography News

A first for lenses, new Zeiss 25mm and 85mm for Sony feature…

Zeiss has developed two full-frame, autofocusing prime lenses for Sony's A7-series E-mount mirrorless cameras. A first, both lenses – a 25mm and 85mm –…

See Chile’s Calbuco volcano eruption in time-lapse…

Have you ever seen a volcano erupt? Chile's Calbuco erupted on April 22. It was caught on video and will show you what happens during the eruption of a volcano.

Ricoh Pentax K-3 II DSLR builds on predecessor’s…

Ricoh's new Pentax K-3 II DSLR retains what we love about its predecessor, including its excellent sensor and anti-aliasing filter simulator. New are an…

Related Videos

JVC GZ-R10 Quad Proof HD Everio camcorder – Hands on

There are times when a dedicated camcorder is called for, especially if the footage you’re trying to capture threatens your smartphone. That's when a…

JVC shows off its new camcorder lineup

JVC releases new camcorders with improved features and slimmed down designs.

CES 2011: JVC G8-TD1 3D camcorder interview

We check out JVC's G8-TD1 3D camcorder at CES 2011.