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Samsung VP-DX100
Samsung VP-DX100

Optical zoom: 34x; Digital zoom: 1200x


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


Samsung VP-HMX20C

Full HD; Still image Function; Digital zoom: 100x

"Pros: Touchscreen LCD. Range of connections. Flash and SD recording. Cons: Poor audio. Heavy and unbalanced. Footage jitters."

2 reviews | 1 opinion (Excellent)


Sony HDR-SR7

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

"The hard-drive-based version of the HDR-HC7, the Sony Handycam HDR-SR7E finally delivers a cutting-edge HD video experience, complete with great video and compatibility frustrations."

1 review


Sony HVR-Z7E

Hybrid Camcorder; Optical zoom: 12x; Digital zoom: 12x

"... With its removable lens system and choice of recording systems, the HVR-Z7E is a great camcorder for electronic news gathering and independent filmmaking alike."

1 review | 1 opinion (Excellent)


Hitachi DZ-BD70E

Blu-ray Camcorder; Full HD; Optical zoom: 10x

The DZ-BD70E will definitely have a ready fanbase amongst gadget-lovers as they can watch HD home movies on their HDTVs without a fuss. PC Pro does get the feeling that it is bit of a one trick pony, …

2 reviews


Canon HV10
Canon HV10

Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 200x

"The Canon HV10 HD Camcorder is capable of shooting superb video and still images, but its microphone placement and lack of a microphone jack - among other flaws are difficult to accept. …

5 reviews | 2 opinions (Excellent)


Everio GZ-MG 155
JVC Everio GZ-MG155

Optical zoom: 32x; Digital zoom: 800x

"A bit of a poor showing from JVC, with few of the elements that make hard-drive camcorders advantageous allowed to shine through thanks to poor fundamentals."

3 reviews | 6 opinions (Above average)


Canon FS11
Canon FS11

Optical zoom: 37x; Digital zoom: 2000x

Canon's FS11 is a little too plump to fit in ones pocket but thought the onboard memory of the FS11 was worth the extra bulk.

1 review | 3 opinions (Above average)


Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD700
Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD700

Full HD; Still image Function; Optical zoom: 5x; Digital zoom: 12x

A respectable effort, the Sanyo VPC-HD700 translates its decent specs over to good quality video and still shots. The pistol-style design even helps remedy the main drawback - sub-par image …

2 reviews


Panasonic NV-GS 230

Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 500x

"... It lacks a few important features, such as FireWire input, and low light performance matches the price. But if your budget is small, the NV-GS230 is can still shoot decent video. ..."

3 reviews | 1 opinion


Panasonic NV-GS500EB-S

Optical zoom: 12x; Digital zoom: 700x

"... a capable DV camcorder, and puts up a good fight against competitors from Sony and Canon which are similarly dumbed down (JVC no longer produces a DV camcorder in this price range). …

4 reviews | 3 opinions (Excellent)


Everio GZ-MG 505
JVC Everio GZ-MG 505E

Digital-8 Camcorder; Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 300x

"... It's standard-resolution, hence image quality does not matchup to that of HD, but the quality of what the camcorder captures is good for a higher-end consumer device."

4 reviews | 2 opinions (Excellent)


Panasonic SDR-H20

Hybrid Camcorder; Still image Function; Optical zoom: 32x; Digital zoom: 1000x

"The H20 is aimed at mid-range users, but the video quality, style and features suggest that it should be in the budget market."

2 reviews | 4 opinions (Above average)


Sony DCR-SR32E

"A camcorder lacking in a number of areas, the most criminal of all being the picture quality. Not the example hard drive would want to set as a recording format either."

1 review


Genius G-Shot HD55
Genius G-Shot HD55

Still image Function; Digital zoom: 2x

Only offering average performance and lacking a few key features, Computeractive suggests that the G-Shot HD55 is more for beginners than anyone seriously interested in video. Its controls are rather …

1 review


VDR D310
Panasonic VDR-D310

Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 700x

"The Panasonic VDR-D310 produces good-looking home movies without much hassle and is made for those who don't want to step up to high definition just yet."

2 reviews | 3 opinions (Above average)


busbi Video
busbi Video

The Busbi is easy to use and has large, obvious buttons for recording, playback, power and delete. It doesn't record images well though with only 320 x 240 video capture, which is worse than …

3 reviews


Sony HDR-HC3

"... It's simple to use, has a lot of creative-shooting features available via the LCD menu and the quality of its footage is excellent. If torn between shooting HD and standard ... the …

4 reviews | 8 opinions (Excellent)


Canon XH A1

Optical zoom: 20x

"Canon's XH A1 is an excellent camcorder for entry-level professionals and independent filmmakers, with hard-to-beat prices for what it offers."

1 review | 6 opinions (Excellent)



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