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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
User Score 3

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
User 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
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
  • Touch GUI works well
  • 64GB onboard flash memory, also accepts SDXC cards
  • Expensive
  • Poor still quality especially indoors
  • Definitely need a larger, spare battery
Our Score 8
User Score 6

Canon Vixia HF M40 Review

  • Quality Full HD video
  • 16GB onboard flash
  • Dual SDXC card slots
  • Fast focusing 10x optical zoom
  • Inferior 2MP still quality
  • Mic amplifies wind noise
  • Doesn’t record 1080/60p
Our Score 7.5
User Score 0

Panasonic HDC-SDT750 Review

  • Valiant attempt for 3D home video
  • 12x optical zoom ranging from 35-420mm
  • 3MOS imaging system (7.59MP total)
  • Great 1080/60p setting
  • 3D lens limits camcorder too much
  • 3D effects not impressive
  • Too expensive
  • Printed photos lack pop
Our Score 7
User Score 0

Flip UltraHD (Third Generation) Review

  • Gyro-based anti-jitter
  • 60 fps smoothes out footage
  • 16-pin FlipPort allows third-party accessories
  • Runs on both lithium ion cell and alkaline AAA
  • Less natural color, less contrast than previous…
  • No still image capture
  • Micro HD jack, no included cable or adapter
  • Too expensive for too few capabilities
Our Score 7
User Score 9

JVC HD Everio GZ-HM1 Review

  • Outstanding video quality
  • Built-in 64GB flash memory
  • Very good stills
  • Superior image stabilization system
  • Good low-light shooting
  • Expensive, definitely not a Flip
  • LCD screen should be larger and better
  • Still don’t like the Laser Touch interface
  • Eats batteries
  • Clunky accessory adaptor system
  • Doesn’t accept SDXC cards
Our Score 8
User Score 10

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