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.
And yes, it's actually pocket-size.
The Canon HG21 is an excellent camcorder that does so many things right and hardly anything wrong. Our only concern is that it might be a victim of it's own success. Its flexibility means more more potential outlay on accessories, its huge hard drive means you're not likely to ever fill it, its assorted high-end features mean its pretty pricey. But we still love it
As long as you don't do a lot of low-light shooting, the Q10 is a cute little full HD camcorder designed for left- and right-handed users.
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.
Despite the recent interest in hard-disk based camcorders, we still love the ignoble MiniDV format for its unchallenged picture quality and easy availability the world over. Because it's a well-trodden technology, new MiniDV cameras like the GR-D240 offer what were once premium features for a surprisingly low investment
Its average photo quality is a shame, but the Panasonic HDC-SD60 still comes highly recommended -- few entry-level camcorders have impressed us so much in terms of both features and video performance.
By no means a spectacular camcorder, the Canon Legria HF R16 is also by no means a dud. If you can find it for a good price, you'll be pleased by its features and usability.
An inexpensive option for capturing your exploits for YouTube, the Monoprice MHD Sport Wifi offers just enough value to make it an entry-level action cam worth considering.
Kogan's camcorder talks a big talk at a low asking price. Although it doesn't deliver to the same standards as its competitors, it does offer an interesting choice for very entry level videographers.
With a good zoom, a reasonable array of features and ease of use for both novices and more experienced users, the Samsung VP-DC163i would be a suitable camera for anyone looking for a decent camcorder option on a reasonable budget.
Panasonic's dual-hard-drive/SD card camcorder delivers average quality. It's not a terrible camcorder, but it's not one that stands out, and the lack of HD recording is a notable omission.
A tiny, point-and-shoot, full-HD video camera that's simple and fun to use, the Dimika Action Cam is a very good inexpensive option for situations in which you don't want to risk your more-expensive camera or smartphone.
The Panasonic PV-GS85 is a serviceable budget camcorder, but better choices are out there.
After first appearing at CES 2014, the little Ego LS returns to CES 2015 with improved wireless for live-streaming video and photos and US and international shipment plans.
Complementing Google's Cardboard VR headset and YouTube's support for 360-degree VR video, filmmakers will have a camera array rig for virtual-reality video creation.
Just drop Activeon's Solar X camera into its case, flip up the solar panels and you'll get up to 4 hours of additional battery life.
The lower-end ENG XF series gets two new models with 20X lenses.