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.
The Samsung HMX-H200 is not without its foibles, but, if you can overlook these, you'll find it's a competent Full HD camcorder that’s easy to use and won’t break the bank.
Though the MG20 sits at the entry-level of the hard-disk camcorder market, it's an impressive beast indeed. Long record times and good image quality for a single CCD camcorder make this a very tempting buy if you're looking for simplicity and convenience
Panasonic has effectively redefined the high-end camcorder market with the HDC-Z10000. It's easily the most sophisticated 3D camcorder released to date, with more than enough features to satisfy any wannabe James Cameron.
This outstanding performer raises the bar for prosumer MiniDV camcorders.
Canon's XH A1 and XH G1 are excellent camcorders for entry-level professionals and independent filmmakers, with hard-to-beat prices for what they offer.