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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Panasonic HDC-HS300 Review

  • Good color quality; manual zoom and focus; records…
  • Not quite prosumer; small LCD screen; few scene…
Our Score 8

Canon Vixia HF S20 Review

  • Superior video and stills
  • Excellent 3.5” touch screen
  • 32GB built-in memory
  • Dual SD cards for additional storage
  • Good optical image stabilization system
  • Expensive
  • Eats batteries; definitely grab a spare
  • Digital noise without enough light (still/video)
  • Not SDXC card compatible
Our Score 9

Sony HDR-SR12 Review

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

Canon Optura 600 Review

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

Creative Vado HD (3rd Generation) Review

  • Superior low-light performance
  • Wide-angle lens
  • Slender and lightweight
  • Manual exposure control
  • Inexpensive
  • Unnaturally tinted colors
  • Touch controls less precise than hard buttons
  • Poor automatic exposure adjustment
  • Half the memory as competitors, predecessor
  • No external storage slot
  • No macro mode
  • Durability issues with USB arm
Our Score 7

Panasonic HDC-SX5 Review

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

Cisco Flip SlideHD Review

  • Large 3-inch screen for viewing
  • Captures sharp 720p video
  • Generous 16GB internal memory
  • HDMI and headphone outputs
  • Intuitive FlipShare software
  • Bulkier and heavier than comparable cams
  • Touch controls complicate shooting
  • Sloppy, unintuitive playback controls
  • Too expensive for pocket camcorder
  • No included HDMI cable
  • No still mode, SD card slot, or electronic image…
  • Suffers from motion blur
Our Score 6

Canon Powershot TX1 Review

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