Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in camcorders.

GoPro Hero6 Black review

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Our Score 8

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JVC Everio GZ-HM400 Review

  • Excellent 24Mbps AVCHD video; low digital noise…
  • Inaccurate Laser Touch controls; mic picks up too…
Our Score 8

Sony HDR-XR500V Review

  • 120GB AVCHD camcorder with built-in GPS; 6MP CMOS…
  • Heavy
  • expensive; weak stills
Our Score 8

Panasonic VDR-D300 Review

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

Canon Vixia HG21 Review

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

Flip MinoHD 2nd Generation (120 Min) Review

  • Compact
  • pocketable form factor; captures sharp 720p…
  • Overpriced relative to competitors; lacks 1080p…
Our Score 6.5

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition Review

  • Small size
  • Crisp images in nearly all lighting conditions
  • Durable waterproof case can survive almost…
  • Wi-Fi remote control
  • Smartphone app
  • Protune mode for cinema-style images
  • Battery life is dismal
  • No off-camera battery charger
  • Lots of small pieces that are easy to lose
  • Getting started isn’t straightforward for…
  • Included mounts won’t cover all activities
Our Score 7.5

JVC GZ-MG505 Review

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

Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R30 Review

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