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Sony DCR-HC 96 E

Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 120x

"The Sony DCR-HC96 performs well and provides impressive still-image quality. Nice features such as a touchscreen LCD and an accessory shoe make it more attractive ..."

3 reviews | 8 opinions (Excellent)


Sony DCR-SR42

Optical zoom: 40x

"Though the Sony DCR-SR42 may seem pricey, its powerful telephoto lens and simple operation make it attractive for informal videography."

1 review


VP-DC 563
Samsung VP-DC563

Optical zoom: 26x; Digital zoom: 1200x

"The inclusion of PictBridge and USB port ensures connectivity is always a quick and easy affair, completing the DC563's credentials as a great everyday camera perfectly suited to the home …

1 review | 1 opinion (Average)


Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1A
Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1A

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

"A unique camcorder in terms of design and while video quality isn't the best it is competent enough for recording anything your family or lifestyle asks of it."

1 review | 2 opinions (Above average)



Optical zoom: 20x

"These Sony camcorders extend the benefits of 1080-line full HD shooting to a wide range of applications and users. ..."

1 review | 3 opinions (Excellent)


PV GS320
Panasonic PV-GS320

"... the video performance and high-quality video and still shots make the Panasonic PV-GS320 a good choice for people who want great-looking video without paying high definition prices."

1 review


Sony DCR-DVD408

"Its limitations notwithstanding, the Sony DCR-DVD408 DVD Handycam deserves a place on anyone's short list of camcorder contenders ..."

1 review


VDR D150
Panasonic VDR-D150

Optical zoom: 30x; Digital zoom: 1000x

"The VDR-D150 is no match for its similarly priced DV stable mate, the NV-GS180, for quality. It does have the convenience of DVD recording in its favour, but it's clear DV still offers …

1 review | 1 opinion (Above average)


Sony DCR-HC 24 E
Sony DCR-HC 24 E

Optical zoom: 20x; Digital zoom: 800x

"Being basic and boring can be beneficial when results include solid build quality and intelligent button layout. The fact there isn't much to stand out on the Sony means there is less to …

1 review | 11 opinions (Above average)


Canon MVX 460
Canon MVX 460

Optical zoom: 20x; Digital zoom: 800x

"Although the MVX460 doesn't have all the manual features we'd like, it offers great video quality for the money. ..."

2 reviews | 5 opinions (Average)


Canon MV890

Optical zoom: 22x; Digital zoom: 700x

"With so much hinged around price, it's easy to let picture quality slip into less than impressive levels. The overly noisy images on the Canon do let it down, especially for the lower …

2 reviews | 4 opinions (Above average)


Canon MV 930

Optical zoom: 25x; Digital zoom: 800x

"... If all you need is a good-quality digital camcorder, however, then you can’t go far wrong with the MV930."

3 reviews | 2 opinions (Excellent)


Everio GZ-MG57
JVC Everio GZ-MG 57

"Though small and well designed, the JVC Everio GZ-MG57's performance and video quality can't match that of its competitors."

1 review


DZ-HS 301E
Hitachi DZ-HS301E

Hybrid Camcorder

"Great in theory but a high price means that MiniDV camcorders remain the superior choice."

1 review | 1 opinion (Poor)


Everio GZ-MC500 E
JVC Everio GZ-MC500E

Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 200x

"The ‘Everio’ GZ-MC500 is another miniature marvel from JVC. It captures images, sound and stills not onto tape, but into a Micro drive hard-disk, which is cleverly located, ..."

2 reviews | 5 opinions (Above average)


Miniket VP X205L
Samsung Miniket VP-X205L

The price of the Samsung Miniket VP-X205L may be a bit steep, but GadgetCenter say it's good quality, and the decent spec and superb extra usp module mean its got a lot in its favour.

1 review


Canon DC 10

Still image Function; Optical zoom: 10x; Digital zoom: 200x

"... DVD-based camcorders still have a way to go before they can match traditional MiniDV camcorders. Still, compared to other DVD camcorders, the DC10 is a decent offering ..."

1 review


DC 210
Canon DC210

Optical zoom: 30x; Digital zoom: 800x

"As long as you don't object to having to master many controls, the Canon DC210 has genuine appeal, thanks to its low price and powerful zoom."

1 review


DC 100
Canon DC100

Optical zoom: 25x; Digital zoom: 1000x

"If you absolutely must have a DVD-based camcorder the DC100 is one of the better budget options, but you’ll get much more for your money with miniD."

2 reviews


Sony DCR-DVD 505 E
Sony DCR-DVD 505 E

"... Fully featured but somewhat bulky, it matches its MiniDV competitors in most areas, while offering the convenience of direct-to-disc recording ..."

1 review | 1 opinion (Excellent)



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