If you like GoPro's camera design and just want solid HD video, you might be able to save yourself $100 and get this instead of the $400 Black Edition.
Canon Legria HF G10
The Canon Legria HF G10 camcorder's video quality is great, but its high cost and a few minor flaws mean it's lost some points in our book.
Typical price: £1,200.00
Canon Legria HF M41
Commendable performance and plenty of storage space make the Canon Legria HF M41 camcorder one to consider for advanced users. But competition is tough at this price point and there could be more attractive options available, depending on your requirements.
Typical price: £620.00
The Panasonic HDC-SD900 is a tremendous 1080p camcorder that's ideal for advanced users, marrying great picture quality with excellent manual controls. Its 3D capability is an added bonus, but you'll need to pay extra for the compatible lens.
Typical price: £650.00
GoPro HD Helmet Hero
The GoPro HD Helmet Hero is a 1080p camcorder that attaches to your helmet, and can also attach to your car, surfboard, bike and so on. Its excellent image quality means it's the device to buy if you want to document your extreme-sports shenanigans.
Typical price: £270.00
Sony Bloggie Touch
The Sony Bloggie Touch will probably be ideal if you're seeking a mini-camcorder that you can stash in your pocket and use to capture decent video. A lack of settings and a sluggish autofocus limit its uses, though.
Typical price: £180.00
It would be easy to dismiss the ViewSonic 3DV5 as a gimmick, but we have to admit we had fun with it. The pocket camcorder makes filming and viewing your own 3D videos and photos simple and affordable.
Typical price: £150.00
Sanyo Xacti VPC-SH1
Fairly affordable and offering a decent balance of abilities, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-SH1 is a good camcorder that takes notable still photos. Superior video quality is available elsewhere, however, for around the same price.
Typical price: £275.00
Toshiba Camileo SX500
Toshiba's Camileo SX500 is not a bad little camcorder for its price. It has more than a few imperfections, but both picture quality and selection of features are better than most of its immediate rivals.
Typical price: £175.00
Toshiba Camileo S20
The Toshiba Camileo S20 is a great piece of design for a very attractive price, but don't let that blind you to that fact this is a budget camcorder with performance limitations that reflect its price tag.
Typical price: £95.00