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Sony HDR-SR11 Review

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 60GB AVCHD HDD Camcorder
  • Expensive; weak low-light performance
Our Score 8.5
User Score 0

Panasonic HDC-SD100 Review

  • Improved video over 3CCD system; very good LCD…
  • Video not competitive with the Big Three; poor…
Our Score 6.5
User Score 0

Canon Vixia HG21 Review

  • Terrific video; fast and accurate focusing
  • LCD display could be better; no face detection;…
Our Score 8.5
User Score 5.2

JVC Everio GZ-HD40 Review

  • Massive 120GB hard drive; great color in good…
  • No optical image stabilization; noisy in low…
Our Score 7.5
User Score 10.0

JVC Everio S GZ-MS100 Review

  • Lightweight; decent video quality; 35X optical…
  • Hardly a "One-Touch" upload to YouTube; feels…
Our Score 7
User Score 7.2

Flip Mino Review

  • Easy to use; includes editing software; social…
  • Expensive; poor sound; below-average picture…
Our Score 6.5
User Score 6.0

Panasonic HDC-HS9 Review

  • Ample HD storage; compact and lightweight
  • Poor video and still quality; menu and icons need…
Our Score 6.5
User Score 0

Sony HDR-SR12 Review

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 120GB AVCHD HDD Camcorder
  • Expensive; weak low-light performance
Our Score 8.5
User Score 7.1

Canon Vixia HF10 Review

  • Takes beautiful HD video outdoors; good-looking…
  • Poor battery life; menu system is not intuitive;…
Our Score 8
User Score 10.0

JVC Everio GZ-HD6 Review

  • Excellent 1080p video; optical image…
  • Mic picks up wind noise; missing a flash or video…
Our Score 8.5
User Score 5.4


  • 60GB HDD 3-CCD HD camcorder with 10x zoom
  • No optical image stabilization or flash
Our Score 7.5
User Score 5.5

Panasonic HDC-SX5 Review

  • Records full HD to SD cards and DVDs; excellent…
  • Unbelievably poor battery placement
Our Score 7.5
User Score 8.0

Sony HDR-CX7 Review

  • Quality HD video recording to flash memory;…
  • No card compatibility with Sony flat panel TVs;…
Our Score 8.5
User Score 5.6

Sony HDR-HC7 Review

  • Excellent HDV video; optical image stabilization;…
  • No 24p Cinema mode; confusing menus
Our Score 8
User Score 8.7

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2 Review

  • Affordable high-def camcorder; takes 7.1MP stills
  • Not as good as its HD competition
Our Score 6
User Score 6.4

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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