Though the GoPro Hero is nearly devoid of features, this entry point for GoPro's lineup is just enough to get you started in the world of little, mountable cameras.
With a bit of tweaking, the Garmin Dash Cam 20 is a (mostly) silent witness that watches the road without attracting the driver's attention.
The GoPro Hero3 Silver and White editions are strong contenders in the sports camera market, but the faster, more powerful Black Edition is head and shoulders the best sports camera on the market today.
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.
The Caidrox CD-3000 drive recorder combines a good deal of information about on-road incidents that would come in handy for determining fault in a crash, but it helps to be computer-adept to use its viewer software.
While it's a niche product, the Logitech Bemo is a new spin on the point-and-shoot mini camcorder that makes shooting video and creating short movies accessible to just about anyone.
This year's models deliver minor tweaks over last year's.
And yes, it's actually pocket-size.
If you're not interested in being able to record HD footage, you'll find this standard definition camcorder a good bet.
Sony's first action camera is good. It just needs a few design tweaks and feature fixes to make it stand out even more.
Given the price of other large-sensor, interchangeable-lens systems, the NEX-VG20 offers excellent value for anyone who prefers shooting video on a camcorder-style body rather than on a video-enabled SLR.
It's not the most glamorous model on the market, but JVC's Everio GZ-HM330 will easily provide most families with everything they need from a high-definition camcorder, for a very acceptable price.
Sony's Handycam DCR-SR58E is one of the better standard-definition camcorders we've seen of late. It's easy to use and offers some genuinely useful features. It is, however, let down by its appalling photo quality.
It's easy to forgive the Miniket for its sub-par image quality when you're watching footage back on the TV at home. Sitting on a sofa with a hot cup of tea, re-living the moment you leapt off a BMX jump and crashed spectacuarly is a joy. We hope that the next iteration of this camcorder brings better image quality. For now, at least, the Miniket is a novelty that will supplement, but not replace your existing sports camcorder
Panasonic arrives at the hard drive party just as everyone is leaving for the hi-def shindig up the road. The H250 has a lot to recommend it today -- notably a great lens, flexible storage and usable manual features -- but it'll soon look as quaint and outmoded as VHS
The Sony Handycam HDR-CX115E is a small but surprisingly feature-packed, high-quality camcorder. It's comparatively cheap and easy to use, too. Still photos aren't much cop, but this is a fine video device in all other respects.
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.
This cheap and largely mediocre camcorder isn't entirely without merits. Picture quality isn't among them, however, so we'd struggle to get too enthusiastic about the Toshiba Camileo H30, whatever the price.