10X - 20X Camcorders

JVC Everio GZ-R10
REVIEW

JVC Everio GZ-R10 ( Black)

JVC's move to offer consumers a durable family camcorder is solid, but the quadproof Everio GZ-R10 on the whole comes up short.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 5, 2014
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Sony Handycam HDR-CX220
REVIEW

Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 ( Black)

The only thing the Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 seems to have going for it is the low price, but "you get what you pay for" has never rung truer.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 10, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung HMX-QF20
REVIEW

Samsung HMX-QF20 ( Black)

For good-enough video for Web sharing and a 20x zoom lens, the Samsung HMX-QF20 gets the job done.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 13, 2012
JVC Everio GZ-EX250
REVIEW

JVC Everio GZ-EX250

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 11, 2012
Sony Handycam HDR-CX210
REVIEW

Sony Handycam HDR-CX210 ( Silver)

They're cheap and capture video, but don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder. If you're going to buy one, get the cheapest; nothing on any of these is really worth the extra bucks.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 14, 2012

MSRP: $369.99

Panasonic HDC-SD800
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-SD800

Panasonic's trio of prosumer camcorders, the hard-disk-based HDC-HS900 and flash-based TM900 and SD800, deliver generally excellent video quality and provide the full set of manual controls and features advanced users want. But you have to be willing to baby the white balance a bit. The TM900 is my top pick of the three for its EVF, but if you're on a tight budget the SD800 should suit just fine.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 9, 2011
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Panasonic HDC-TM41
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-TM41

Panasonic's HDC-TM40, TM41 and SD40 are some of the cheapest camcorders you can buy with a zoom lens and manual controls. If you care about video quality, spend a little more money on another model; if you don't, buy the cheapest one of these you can find, adjusting for the cost of memory for the SD40.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 16, 2011
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $379.99

Sony Handycam NEX-VG10
REVIEW

Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 ( with 18-200mm Lens)

A solid first effort in a nascent category, the Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 nevertheless needs some conceptual refinement.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 16, 2011

MSRP: $1,999.99

Sony Handycam DCR-SX85E
REVIEW

Sony Handycam DCR-SX85E ( Silver)

Sony's Handycam DCR-SX45, SX65, and SX85 standard-definition camcorders pack a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 13, 2011

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Sony Handycam DCR-SX45
REVIEW

Sony Handycam DCR-SX45 ( Black)

Sony's Handycam DCR-SX45, SX65, and SX85 standard-definition camcorders pack a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 13, 2011