Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in camcorders.

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Our Score 8

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JVC Everio GZ-HM400 Review

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

Canon Vixia HG21 Review

  • Terrific video; fast and accurate focusing
  • LCD display could be better; no face detection;…
Our Score 8.5

Sony HDR-CX520V Review

  • Compact, lightweight
  • Full AVCHD video
  • 64GB onboard memory
  • 12x optical zoom
  • Excellent OIS system and sound
  • Expensive
  • Flash stills fine, poor unless enough light
  • LCD should be better
  • No electronic viewfinder
Our Score 7.5

Olympus LS-20M Review

  • Lightweight, slim design
  • Superior audio recording capabilities
  • Uninteresting in-screen UI
  • Awkward camera positioning
  • Difficult to capture decent video without a tripod
Our Score 6.5

Sony Bloggie MHS-PM5 Review

  • Shoots full 1080p video, 5-megapixel stills
  • Swiveling lens provides protection, versatility
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Large 2.4-inch screen
  • Reasonably priced
  • Accepts SD and Memory Stick Pro Duo cards
  • Subpar video quality
  • Pronounced rolling shutter effect, motion blur
  • No HDMI output
  • Awkwardly placed record button
  • 29-minute recording cap
Our Score 6.5

Panasonic VDR-D300 Review

  • 3 CCDs; DVD convenience; optical image…
  • Expensive; no hot shoe; poor GUI; battery life…
Our Score 8.5

Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R30 Review

  • Tons of storage; excellent battery life; good…
  • Too much digital noise; LCD is not widescreen; no…
Our Score 7

Sony HDR-XR500V Review

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