Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.
CNET editors choose the best GoPro models, action cameras, and camcorders of 2014.
The company's Quad HD resolution camcorder comes with a a pro body and price, but Sony wants to sell it to consumers.
Along with seven updated models, Sony's 2014 lineup includes a very nice-sounding top-of-the-line HD camcorder.
The musician-friendly Sony HDR-MV1 records 1080p video and packs a pair of stereo mics that can record uncompressed linear PCM audio.
For good-enough video for Web sharing and a 20x zoom lens, the Samsung HMX-QF20 gets the job done.
As entry-level camcorders go, JVC's Everio GZ-EX250 is an OK option, especially if Wi-Fi functionality and a 40x zoom lens are at the top of your want list.
Our hands eagerly went on the Hitachi BD70, one of the world's first camcorders to record to Blu-ray discs. It's a 'Full HD' 1080p shooter with a plethora of high-end features
The Hitachi DZ-BD10HA is the most hybrid of hybrid camcorders and still manages good video and photo quality. But it's also slow and expensive.
The gnarly Panasonic HX-A500 waterproof wearable camcorder shoots sick 4K video of your extreme adventures.
If you don't want to, need to, or simply can't shell out a couple hundred dollars more for an HD camcorder, the Sony Handycam DCR-SR85 delivers decent SD video and copious recording time.
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The Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player offers a wealth of services and very good image quality for the money.