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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)


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)


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)


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


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



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)


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


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 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)


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)


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)


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)


Samsung VP-DX100
Samsung VP-DX100

Optical zoom: 34x; Digital zoom: 1200x


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


DZ-HS 300E
Hitachi DZ-HS300E

Hybrid Camcorder

"It's easy enough to use, but the recording format is not one that iMovie can import. But if you don't mind having to convert footage before editing, this is a low-cost route into …

2 reviews



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