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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)


Panasonic HDC-HS9

Hybrid Camcorder; Still image Function; Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 700x

This Panasonic's unassuming appearance belies its wealth of features, high-grade components and top performance. Among the many things it excels at, PC Pro reports, are image stabilisation, …

2 reviews | 42 opinions (Above average)


Everio GZ-MG465
JVC Everio GZ-MG465BEX

Optical zoom: 32x; Digital zoom: 800x

"... when it comes to focussing, it's pretty slow. And video stabilisation is poor – especially at longer focal lengths. The JVC GZ-MG465 is a decent standard-definition camcorder, then. …

1 review | 1 opinion (Excellent)


Sony DCR-SR 47
Sony DCR-SR 47

Still image Function; Optical zoom: 60x; Digital zoom: 2000x

60GB of storage will give you hours of SD footage in Sony's DCR-SR 47 camcorder, and the 60x optical along with simple operation are commendable features. Video quality is poor however, soft and …

1 review


SDR H250
Panasonic SDR-H250

Still image Function; Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 700x

"The Panasonic SDR-H250 is not a camcorder which will appeal to the video enthusiast, despite its trio of CCDs and comprehensive manual controls. The lack of audio inputs and accessory shoe …

5 reviews


Panasonic HDC-HS300

Full HD; Touchscreen, Still image Function, Image stabilisation, Face recognition; …

Besides the touchscreen needing improved sensitivity, there is little to fault in Panasonic's HDC-HS300 camcorder. Superb performance coupled with manual controls and electronic viewfinder, the …

1 review | 9 opinions (Above average)


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



Hybrid Camcorder; Optical zoom: 35x; Digital zoom: 800x

"This stylish HDD-camcorder is available in various body colours at a reasonable price, and is an ideal choice for all-round family use. It’s very easy to operate, not only for advanced users …

5 reviews | 8 opinions (Above average)


Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD700GX
Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD700GX

Still image Function; Optical zoom: 5x

The Xacti HD700 has very nice stills resolution and at the same time offers a decent video resolution. Its compact design allows it to fit into a pocket which is a rarity for most High Definition …

2 reviews


Panasonic SDR-H280
Panasonic SDR-H280

Hybrid Camcorder; Digital zoom: 700x

The H280 is a Hybrid camcorder that is ideal for those users that want the ease of a tapeless recording device but are not yet ready to move on up to high-definition. Mac User Magazine thought the …

1 review | 1 opinion (Above average)


Sony HDR-TG3

Pocket Camcorder; Full HD; Still image Function; Digital zoom: 20x

"Big technology in a small package, the TG3E from Sony brings a welcome option to the photography table."

7 reviews | 56 opinions (Above average)


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)


Hitachi DZ-BD7H

Hybrid Camcorder, Blu-ray Camcorder; Full HD; Still image Function; Optical zoom: 10x; …

PC Advisor lauds the storage options and functionality the DZ-BD7HE offers but warns that video and audio quality may suffer under challenging conditions.

3 reviews | 3 opinions (Above average)


DCR-SX40 4GB Handycam
Sony DCR-SX40

Still image Function; Optical zoom: 60x; Digital zoom: 2000x

An entry-level Flash memory camcorder, Sony's DCR-SX40 has quality construction and fool-proof ease of use along with intuitive interface and 60x optical zoom. The downside is it shoots only in …

1 review


Sony Handycam HDR-XR350VE

Full HD; Still image Function; Optical zoom: 12x; Digital zoom: 160x

CNET deemed the Sony Handycam HDR-XR350VE to be more than capable of capturing fantastic quality videos as well as decent still shots. To hold it can seem a little awkward and somewhat weighty. Not …

1 review | 2 opinions (Excellent)


Samsung VP-DX100
Samsung VP-DX100

Optical zoom: 34x; Digital zoom: 1200x


AHD 200
Aiptek AHD200

Full HD; Optical zoom: 0x; Digital zoom: 1 - 4

"... The stripped-down feature set at least makes operation easy with this no-frills shooter, for which image quality comes second to supreme affordability."

1 review | 24 opinions (Above average)


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)


Panasonic SDR-S10

Digital zoom: 700x

"... for a very reasonable price, the SDR-S10 really is a respectable camcorder you could carry in a trouser pocket without people asking if you were pleased to see them. And it’s water …

3 reviews


SDR S150
Panasonic SDR-S150

Digital zoom: 10-700

"... for now, if you don't have the money or don't want to move to HD, the SDR-S150 makes a capable choice for pocket-friendly video shooting. But the days when it's worth paying …

5 reviews | 1 opinion (Above average)



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