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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)


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)


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)


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 | 3 opinions (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


Panasonic HDC-SD700
Panasonic HDC-SD700

Full HD; Still image Function; Optical zoom: 12x; Digital zoom: 700x

PC Advisor describes the Panasonic HDC-SD700 as having everything that you could want in a high-def camcorder. They find its image quality to be excellent, with vivid, true-to-life colours, and no …

1 review | 46 opinions (Excellent)


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


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)


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)


Toshiba Camileo Pro HD
Toshiba Camileo Pro HD

Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 80x

While Reg Hardware was disappointed the Camileo Pro HD didn't come with more internal memory, its video quality was good and it managed to deliver HD video capture at a very affordable price …

5 reviews | 24 opinions (Average)


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


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)


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


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)


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)


Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA8
Sanyo Xacti DMX-CA8

Still image Function

While the DMX-CA8's rugged and underwater capabilities are welcome, Personal Computer World felt that due to its disappointing image quality, the Xacti had limited appeal.

1 review


Sony HDR-SR5

Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 80x

"An uninspiring entrant in Sony's HD camcorder lineup, the Sony Handycam HDR-SR5E's video quality and performance simply don't deliver for the price."

1 review | 12 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


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)


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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