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JVC Everio GZ-HD7 Review

  • Good video quality; five-hour video capacity;…
  • No AF Assist lamp
  • flash or light; offloading and storing HD content…
Our Score 7
User Score 7.8

Canon HV20 Review

  • Excellent HDV video
  • OIS
  • Bulky tape-based format; editing software is not…
Our Score 8.5
User Score 8.6

Hitachi DZ-HS300A Review

  • Combo 8GB HDD/DVD camcorder
  • Poor manuals; soft colors; needs optical image…
Our Score 6.5
User Score 5.5

Canon Powershot TX1 Review

  • Excellent video quality; 4:3 & 16:9 recording…
  • Odd shape & location of buttons; heavy for its…
Our Score 8.5
User Score 8.9

Samsung SC-DC564 Review

  • Low price; attractive design
  • Poor video quality; short battery life; blank…
Our Score 5
User Score 3.0

Panasonic HDC-SD1 Review

  • SD card-based; 1080i video featuring 3 CCDs and…
  • Expensive; HDMI cable is not included; no…
Our Score 8.5
User Score 7.0

Panasonic PV-GS300 Review

  • 3 CCDs; OIS; 10x Leica lens; good price
  • Uses Mini DV tape; menu system needs help
Our Score 8
User Score 10.0

Canon HV10 Review

  • Good high-definition video
  • Poor ergonomics; no video editing software
Our Score 8
User Score 8.0

Sony DCR-SR100 Review

  • 3.3MP CCD; 30GB HDD; 5.1 Dolby Digital sound;…
  • Colors a bit washed out; no memory card slot;…
Our Score 8
User Score 7.0

JVC GZ-MG505 Review

  • Three 1.33MP CCDs; 30GB storage
  • Expensive; colors have no "pop"
Our Score 7.5
User Score 8.9

Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R30 Review

  • Tons of storage; excellent battery life; good…
  • Too much digital noise; LCD is not widescreen; no…
Our Score 7
User Score 8.3

Panasonic VDR-D300 Review

  • 3 CCDs; DVD convenience; optical image…
  • Expensive; no hot shoe; poor GUI; battery life…
Our Score 8.5
User Score 10.0

Sony DCR-HC96 Review

  • Solid; easy-to-use camcorder that takes decent…
  • Tape-based; LCD should be improved
Our Score 8
User Score 7.0

JVC GZ-MG70U Review

  • Ultra-small; hard disk camcorder with massive…
  • So-so video performance; OK 2MP stills
Our Score 7
User Score 6.7

Canon Optura 600 Review

  • Good MiniDV quality; terrific 4MP stills
  • Expensive; awkward shape
Our Score 9
User Score 9.0

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.

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