GE DV1 Pocket Video Camera ( Green)
The rugged GE DV1minicamcorder is OK for casual Web videos. If you need more than that, look elsewhere.
Flip UltraHD 2010 ( 2 Hour, White)
The Flip UltraHD 2 Hour is a solid update to an excellent mini camcorder, while staying as simple to use as the original.
JVC Everio GZ-HM340 Camcorder ( Black)
The four sibling models--the JVC Everio GZ-HM300, HM320, HM340, and HD500--deliver subpar video for even their dirt-cheap prices.
Creative Labs Vado HD 3rd Gen ( Red)
Though the Creative Vado HD 3rd Gen doesn't do quite enough to distinguish itself from the competition, it does offer some nice improvements over earlier Vado HD models that keep it relevant in the pocket camcorder space.
Flip UltraHD ( 2009, White)
The Flip Video UltraHD may not be the sexiest mini camcorder out there, but it offers a respectable feature set and some of the best video we've seen from this type of cheap, YouTube-friendly camcorder.
Panasonic PV GS80
The Panasonic PV-GS80 is a serviceable budget camcorder, but better choices are out there.
Canon's latest entry-level MiniDV camcorder is a great choice for anyone looking to create video on a shoestring budget.
Canon XL1S ( Body Only)
Canon's semipro high-definition XL H1 video camera is a winner for event, reality, ENG, and documentary shooters, but its price is high.
JVC Everio GZ-MG30U
Though the short battery life and mediocre image quality are frustrating, the JVC Everio GZ-MG30U's amazing recording capacity and tiny size still make it an enticing device.
The Sony Handycam DCR-DVD203 is a solid performer with many of the features that impressed us in the more expensive DCR-DVD403.