Greater than 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
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

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
Panasonic HDC-TM80
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-TM80 ( Red)

A functional trio of camcorders, the Panasonic HDC-SD80, TM80, and HS80 are notable for their manual exposure controls (unusual for their price class) and well-designed touch-screen interface, but otherwise you can find better options. Of the three, the SD80 is the best choice simply on price.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 19, 2011
Panasonic HDC-SD80
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-SD80 ( Red)

A functional trio of camcorders, the Panasonic HDC-SD80, TM80, and HS80 are notable for their manual exposure controls, unusual for their price class, and well designed touch-screen interface but otherwise you can find better options. Of the three, the SD80 is the best choice simply on price.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 19, 2011
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130E PAL
REVIEW

Sony Handycam HDR-CX130E PAL ( Black)

Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 8, 2011

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Panasonic HDC-SD60S
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-SD60S ( Silver)

Panasonic's quartet of entry-level HD camcorders--the HDC-HS60, TM60, TM55, and SD60--delivers a nice manual feature set and good performance, as well as solid video quality for their class. As long as you don't pay list price, the SD60 is a great value, and if possible, avoid paying the unnecessary price premium for the hard drive in the HS60.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 22, 2010

MSRP: $449.95