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Canon Legria FS21
Canon Legria FS21

Still image Function; Optical zoom: 37x; Digital zoom: 2000x

Canon's Legria FS21 has commendable image quality, with rich colours and a degree of manual control, though suffers in low light with increasing grain. Overall JVC's GZ-MS120 offers better, …

1 review | 2 opinions (Average)


Genius G-Shot HD520

Hybrid Camcorder; Still image Function; Optical zoom: 0x; Digital zoom: 5x

"It's hard to be too critical of a camcorder shooting 720p HD for under £100. The Genius G-Shot HD520 captures good enough footage in adequate lighting to be worth considering as a cheap …

2 reviews


HV 20
Canon HV20

Digital zoom: 200x

"... the HV20 is a keenly priced, feature-rich option. It isn't perfect, but there's enough to bridge the gap from consumer to serious hobbyist."

8 reviews | 11 opinions (Excellent)


Veho VCC-001 Kuzo HD
Veho VCC-001 Kuzo HD

Full HD; Still image Function; Digital zoom: 8x

Although it doesn't come with much memory at all, Bit-tech still considered the Veho VCC-001 Kuzo HD to be reasonable value, and as well as boasting good image stabilisation, thanks to its …

1 review


Flip Video MinoHD (3rd generation)

Pocket Camcorder; Digital zoom: 2x

"Pros: Easy to use. High framerate. Small and light. Cons: Only 720p. Limited shooting time. Light on features."

1 review


Contour GPS
Contour ContourGPS

Helmet camera; Full HD; YouTube-enabled, Waterproof, Still image Function

Almost any conventional handheld camcorder will produce better quality footage than the Contour GPS, but Expert Reviews thought it was actually pretty decent for such a small lens. However, although …

2 reviews | 14 opinions (Above average)


Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1
Sanyo Xacti VPC-TH1

Still image Function; Optical zoom: 30x

Simple to use and at an affordable price, Sanyo's Xacti VPC-TH1 camcorder delivers fine straightforward point-and-shoot recording. Image problems occur in motion though, and autofocus is slow, …

1 review | 1 opinion (Average)


Panasonic SDR-S26
Panasonic SDR-S26

YouTube-enabled, Face recognition, Still image Function; Optical zoom: 70x; Digital zoom: 3500x

"Pros: Super-compact. Fun to use. Crisp audio. Cons: Murky low light shots. Low-res stills."

6 reviews | 74 opinions (Above average)


Sony HDR-HC9

Digital zoom: 20x

"... the HDR-HC9E is a great high-end choice for point-and-shoot HD video, but not one for more serious usage."

1 review | 4 opinions (Excellent)


Handycam HDR SR8E
Sony HDR-SR8

Still image Function; Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 20x

PC Advisor found the flagship Sony Handycam to be an easy to use camcorder with good image quality both from video and stills. Sound quality, although 5.1 channel, was deemed 'merely …

6 reviews | 6 opinions (Average)


Vixia HF S10
Canon Legria HF S-Serie (HF S11/S10/S100)

Full HD; Face recognition, Still image Function

“The HF S11/S10/100 offers many functions, which make the heart of the ambitious film maker beat faster. If one doesn’t always rely on automatics, naturally colourful and detailed recordings can be …

1 review


Canon FS100
Canon FS100

Optical zoom: 37x; Digital zoom: 2000x

While the Canon can't boast an HD resolution its video is less compressed than many of the others on test and perfect for transferring to DVD. Register Hardware found it small and light enough …

1 review | 23 opinions (Above average)


Samsung HMX-H204

Full HD; Optical zoom: 20x; Digital zoom: 200x

“The most affordable camcorder has an internal memory of 16 GB. Its lens has a very generous wide angle effect but it does produce slight blur around the edges which has a detrimental effect on the …

3 reviews


Sony HDR-SR11
Sony HDR-SR11

Hybrid Camcorder; Full HD; Optical zoom: 12x; Digital zoom: 150x

PC Advisor found the HDR-SR11 to produce impressive video quality with good motion handling, colour and detail resolution. The magazine found sound quality to be somewhat less impressive but were …

2 reviews | 1 opinion (Excellent)


Canon HR10

Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 200x

"The HR10 is a well-designed camcorder that shoots good-quality HD video in most situations. If you are looking for convenience and already own a Blur-ray player, it could be ideal. ..."

3 reviews


JVC Everio GZ-MS100
JVC Everio GZ-MS100

Still image Function; Optical zoom: 35x; Digital zoom: 800x

While offering far better video quality than rival handheld camcorders such as the Creative Vado or Flip Video Ultra, JVC's Everio GZ-MS100 doesn't come off so well when compared to Mini-DV …

1 review


Sony HDR-CX6

Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 20x

"Sony hasn't produced a camcorder with quite the pocket-friendly appeal of Panasonic's HDC-SD9. But it is capable of great-looking video in the kinds of conditions the average consumer …

3 reviews | 12 opinions (Excellent)


JVC Everio GZ-HD40
JVC Everio GZ-HD40

Full HD; Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 200x

For its price, PC Pro expected more user control from the GZ-HD40, instead, many important settings were hidden deep in the menu system and too fiddly to get to in a hurry. Image quality was …

2 reviews


Panasonic HDC-SX5

Full HD; Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 25x

"Panasonic's Advacned OIS (optical image stabilisation) is very good indeed, and we were able to gain very steady zooms while holding the camcorder in our hands ..."

2 reviews | 4 opinions (Excellent)


Xacti VPC HD2
Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2

Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 10x

"... MPEG-4 capture is highly compressed and there's no accessory shoe. Also, image quality is a tad washed-out. However, for convenient, high-definition videography, this device certainly …

8 reviews | 11 opinions (Above average)



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