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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Drift HD Ghost Review

  • Outstanding HD video quality up to 1080p
  • Two-way remote control
  • Rotating 3-way field-of-view lens
  • Wi-Fi for off-camera viewing on smartphones
  • Included accessory mounts
  • Quirky menu interface
  • MicroSDHC memory card: tricky to insert, easy to…
  • Wi-Fi ad hoc only
Our Score 8

Samsung HMX-W300 Review

  • Inexpensive
  • Small and easy to hold
  • Simple user interface
  • Poor to average image quality
  • Auto share isn’t exactly auto share
  • Less than attractive design
Our Score 6.5

Samsung HMX-QF20 Review

  • Wireless sharing and backup
  • Lots of built-in features and adjustments
  • Easy-to-navigate UI
  • Manual focus is a nice feature
  • Still image quality is poor
  • Surprisingly feels too small
  • Wireless sharing is clunky
  • LCD can’t handle direct sun
  • Hard-to-control zoom
Our Score 6.5

JVC GC-PX10 Review

  • Excellent video
  • Very good photos (both need lots of light)
  • Versatile 10x zoom lens
  • Difficulty focusing in low light
  • Noisy in low light as well
  • Bulky, somewhat awkward
  • Not AVCHD 2.0
Our Score 7

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 Touch Review

  • Responsive, bright touchscreen
  • Simple, easy to learn and use UI and controls
  • Crisp, accurate stills and videos
  • Ability to take stills during recording
  • Slim, sleek, minimalist design
  • No SD card slot
  • No audio output jack
  • Chassis scratches easily; screen easily smudged
  • Can be awkward to hold when shooting stills
Our Score 8

Sony HDR-CX130 Review

  • 30x wide-angle lens
  • Excellent AVCHD videos
  • 3-inch touchscreen LCD
  • Nice compact design
  • Poor 3.3MP photos
  • Make sure you set LCD to bright when in tough…
  • Some inscrutable icons
Our Score 8

Kodak Playfull Ze1 Review

  • Compact, stylish design
  • Best-in-class image stabilization
  • Surprising low-light prowess
  • Easy to use
  • Reasonable price
  • Full 1080p output
  • In-camera editing, effects, sharing
  • Slightly oversaturated colors
  • No mic jack, removable battery, macro mode
  • Tricky side door
Our Score 8