The latecomer's first foray into prosumer 4K video looks like Frankenstein's megazoom, but it's got a relatively large 1-inch sensor and a clever new design.
Sony Handycam FDR-AX33
With full manual controls and its BOSS image stabilization, Sony rolls out another traditional 4K camcorder at a lower price.
The highlight of Panasonic's camcorder announcements are a couple of feature-packed 4K/UHD models.
Canon Vixia HF R600 ( Black)
The company barely updates its three consumer models, and there are no prosumer models to be seen.
A new prosumer run-and-gun-style camcorder has tons of entry-level pro features -- it's just missing the three sensors.
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.
The lower-end ENG XF series gets two new models with 20X lenses.
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
The new top-of-its-consumer-line model incorporates a 1-inch BSI sensor that outputs 4K/30p.
Sony Handycam HDR-CX900
Along with seven updated models, Sony's 2014 lineup includes a very nice-sounding top-of-the-line HD camcorder.
Canon Vixia HF R500 ( Black)
This year's models deliver minor tweaks over last year's.