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JVC HD Everio GZ-HM860 Review

  • Full HD video (1080/60p)
  • 10.6-megapixel BSI CMOS chip
  • Expensive
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Olympus LS-20M Review

  • Lightweight, slim design
  • Uninteresting in-screen UI
  • Awkward camera positioning
Our Score 6.5
User Score 0

Sony Bloggie 3D MHS-FS3 Review

  • Compact, lightweight, simple to use
  • 3D/2D stills and video
  • Poor 3D quality
Our Score 6.5
User Score 0

Sony Bloggie Touch Review

  • Responsive, bright touchscreen
  • Simple, easy to learn and use UI and controls
  • No SD card slot
Our Score 8
User Score 3.0

Sony HDR-CX130 Review

  • 30x wide-angle lens
  • Excellent AVCHD videos
  • Poor 3.3MP photos
Our Score 8
User Score 8.0

Kodak Playfull Ze1 Review

  • Compact, stylish design
  • Best-in-class image stabilization
  • Slightly oversaturated colors
Our Score 8
User Score 0

JVC Everio GS-TD1 Review

  • Records high-quality Full HD 3D video (MP4 MVC)
  • 3.5-inch auto-stereoscopic touch panel LCD
  • Expensive
Our Score 8
User Score 6.0

Canon Vixia HF M40 Review

  • Quality Full HD video
  • 16GB onboard flash
  • Inferior 2MP still quality
Our Score 7.5
User Score 0

Panasonic HDC-SDT750 Review

  • Valiant attempt for 3D home video
  • 12x optical zoom ranging from 35-420mm
  • 3D lens limits camcorder too much
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Flip UltraHD (Third Generation) Review

  • Gyro-based anti-jitter
  • 60 fps smoothes out footage
  • Less natural color, less contrast than previous…
Our Score 7
User Score 8.7

JVC HD Everio GZ-HM1 Review

  • Outstanding video quality
  • Expensive, definitely not a Flip
  • LCD screen should be larger and better
Our Score 8
User Score 10.0

Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5K Review

  • Shoots full 1080p video, 5-megapixel stills
  • Swiveling lens provides protection, versatility
  • Subpar video quality
Our Score 6.5
User Score 0

Cisco Flip SlideHD Review

  • Large 3-inch screen for viewing
  • Bulkier and heavier than comparable cams
  • Touch controls complicate shooting
Our Score 6
User Score 0

Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 Review

  • Shoots full 1080p video, 5-megapixel stills
  • Swiveling lens provides protection, versatility
  • Subpar video quality
Our Score 6.5
User Score 0

Creative Vado HD (3rd Generation) Review

  • Superior low-light performance
  • Unnaturally tinted colors
  • Touch controls less precise than hard buttons
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Editor Camcorder Reviews

Hi, I’m David Elrich and I do many of the camcorder reviews at DigitalTrends.com. As a long-time CE journalist, I’ve seen camcorders morph from shoulder-mounted monstrosities to tiny models that capture full HD 3D video. Although digital cameras and smartphones can grab acceptable video clips, nothing beats a full-featured camcorder for videos you’ll want to preserve for years and show off to friends and family on a big-screen HDTV. Use the checkboxes below to help narrow your search.

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