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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

Canon Vixia HF S20 Review

  • Superior video and stills
  • Excellent 3.5” touch screen
  • Expensive
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Kodak Zi8 Review

  • True 1080p video resolution
  • Superior image quality
  • Larger than competitors
Our Score 8
User Score 9.0

Sony HDR-CX520V Review

  • Compact, lightweight
  • Full AVCHD video
  • Expensive
Our Score 7.5
User Score 0

Flip MinoHD 2nd Generation (120 Min) Review

  • Compact
  • pocketable form factor; captures sharp 720p video;…
  • Overpriced relative to competitors; lacks 1080p…
Our Score 6.5
User Score 0

JVC Everio GZ-HM400 Review

  • Excellent 24Mbps AVCHD video; low digital noise…
  • Inaccurate Laser Touch controls; mic picks up too…
Our Score 8
User Score 0

Samsung HMX-H106 Review

  • First solid state drive HD camcorder
  • Needs faster bit rate
  • better photos
Our Score 8
User Score 7.0

JVC Everio X GZ-X900 Review

  • Full HD
  • 9MP stills
  • Love-it-or-hate-it styling
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Sony HDR-TG5V Review

  • Great quality HD video; advanced functions usually…
  • Expensive; average bundled software; touchscreen…
  • are slower to access than physical buttons.
Our Score 8.5
User Score 0

Sony HDR-XR500V Review

  • 120GB AVCHD camcorder with built-in GPS; 6MP CMOS…
  • Heavy
  • expensive; weak stills
Our Score 8
User Score 6.5

Canon Vixia HF200 Review

  • Compact; light; full HD camcorder with 15x zoom;…
  • Still relatively expensive
  • but getting there
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Canon Vixia HF S10 Review

  • Beautiful video; excellent stills; quality optical…
  • LCD should be better; expensive; heavy; average…
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Panasonic HDC-HS300 Review

  • Good color quality; manual zoom and focus; records…
  • Not quite prosumer; small LCD screen; few scene…
Our Score 8
User Score 10.0

Sony HDR-CX100 Review

  • Cheapest "real" AVCHD camcorder yet; easy to use;…
  • No optical image stabilization
  • heavy noise in low light
Our Score 8
User Score 0

JVC Everio G GZ-MG670 HDD Review

  • 35x zoom
  • OK color
  • needs optical image stabilization
Our Score 7.5
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.

Whether you’re looking for standard definition, full HD or an affordable pocket camcorder, our camcorder buying guide and picks for the best camcorders will help simplify your decision. 

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