With Wi-Fi, an LCD, and a waterproof body, as well as some nice accessories, the Drift HD Ghost uses its features to beat back the action cam competition.
The company's Quad HD resolution camcorder comes with a a pro body and price, but Sony wants to sell it to consumers.
Though the Creative Vado HD 3rd Gen doesn't do quite enough to distinguish itself from the competition, it does offer some nice improvements over earlier Vado HD models that keep it relevant in the pocket camcorder space.
The Samsung HMX-W300 rugged minicamcorder is a good traveling companion for capturing Web-friendly movie clips and photos of your next hike or beach trip.
Won't please everyone, but good for quick-and-dirty, flexible shooting.
Although hard disk is inevitably the future for camcorders, the MG77 fails to delight. Casual enthusiasts who can put aside the problems with image quality and have little interest in editing might find that the small chassis is enough to convince. Most of us, however, will find this a disappointing experience
The HC-X900M is an impressive high-end camcorder from Panasonic, but it doesn't warrant its steep asking price, given the raft of other excellent models available.
Like its cousin, the flash-based HF11, Canon's Vixia HG21 delivers excellent HD video quality and performance albeit in a slightly larger, heavier package. However, you do get more storage space and a lower price.
Changing from a Bluetooth headset to a little 1.9-inch square, the Looxcie 3 can record 720p video while streaming live privately or publicly to your Facebook page.
The ATC3K Action Camera is rugged enough to take the knocks of extreme sports; however, it falls flat when it comes to video and photo quality.
The JVC Everio GZ-HM550's picture quality certainly cuts the mustard and we like some of its innovative features, but there are cheaper, easier-to-control camcorders available.