Here you go-- a list of the top camcorders, culled from the top models in each of our camcorder cate
JVC's CMOS-based Everio GZ-HD40 offers high-definition recording flexibility with very good results, but a few shortcomings keep us from giving it a full recommendation.
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.
The four sibling models--the JVC Everio GZ-HM300, HM320, HM340, and HD500--deliver subpar video for even their dirt-cheap prices.
JVC has announced the Everio GZ-HD40, GZ-HD30 and GZ-HD10, high-definition camcorders with onboard hard disk drives -- the HD40 and 30 are the first to shoot both AVCHD and MPEG-2
The JVC Everio GZ-MS130 is a nice little flash-memory-based standard-def camcorder.
If you can afford the JVC DLA-X700R -- and the dedicated room, high-quality screen, and professional calibration required to make it shine -- its spectacular picture quality is worth the steep investment.
The JVC Everio GZ-MS120 is a nice little flash-memory-based standard-definition camcorder.
Looking for a standard 2.5-inch hard drive that offers 500GB but is just 5mm thick? Seagate's $89 Laptop Ultrathin HDD is the answer.
This Hitachi's DVD-recording media creates more of a hassle than MiniDV, leaving it a bit overpriced and underfeatured.
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For good-enough video for Web sharing and a 20x zoom lens, the Samsung HMX-QF20 gets the job done.