CNET editors choose the best GoPro models, action cameras, and camcorders of 2014.
Sony debuts its first waterproof/shockproof Handycam, the GW77V...again.
Built-in image stabilization and high bitrate recording make this Sony's best Action Cam yet, but there are still a few usability quirks remaining.
For deep-pocketed recreational divers everywhere (now) Sony debuts its first rugged Handycam, the HDR-GW77V.
Joining the AS30V's new hardware features are a new waterproof housing and several accessories and mounts, bringing it closer to the competition.
The Sony Alpha SLT-A77V is an excellent, well-designed camera for deep-pocketed amateurs; it nevertheless has a few limitations that may make it impractical for professionals.
After a long wait, Sony brings the the A77 into parity with the rest of its class.
While it's a fine model, the Sony Handycam HDR-CX360V seems too expensive for the video quality and features it delivers.
LG's 77-inch OLED features a 4K resolution and is one of the first to have a release date, but no pricing yet.
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Along with seven updated models, Sony's 2014 lineup includes a very nice-sounding top-of-the-line HD camcorder.
The Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V fares well compared with the competition, though its video could be a bit sharper and the interface less cumbersome. Unless you absolutely need to store a lot of video on the camcorder--which I don't suggest--or if have large hands that could benefit from the extra grip that the hard drive provides, the CX550V is a better deal than its hard-disk-based sibling.