The eye-catching Polaroid Cube is an inexpensive 1080p action cam with video quality that takes a backseat to design.
While the HFR36 is a cheap camcorder, you definitely get what you pay for.
The Panasonic SDR-S50 standard-definition camcorder is worth considering for its manual controls and powerful zoom lens in a very compact body--not video quality.
The Panasonic SDR-T50 standard-definition camcorder is worth considering for its manual controls and powerful zoom lens in a very compact body--not video quality.
Despite its trio of CCDs, the video quality and performance of the Panasonic HDC-SD9 are a bit too inconsistent.
Sony's limited edition Net-Sharing Cam is an affordable all-in-one solution to shooting video for the Web.
Though the Canon HR10 is a decent camcorder, there are better choices for the same money because format performance and compatibility issues make it hard to recommend a DVD-based AVCHD model.
Good video quality and the convenience of having both hard disk and DVD in one camcorder are let down by a small hard-disk, slow menus and other compromises.
Delivering high-quality MiniDV footage and decent still images, the Panasonic PV-GS320 should appeal to advanced amateurs searching for a tape-based camcorder.
With a big zoom, a small size, and a decent price, the Canon Elura 100 is a great choice if you plan on steering clear of low-light situations.
The Sony Handycam HDR-HC1 is a good first effort at a consumer HD camcorder, but only HD fanatics should consider it.
Kodak's rugged portable video camera will appeal to outdoor shooters, once they get over the unit's strange controls.
Sanyo's entry-level portable camcorder is very portable indeed, but suffers with some design and implementation flaws.
If you're not fussed by HD, or recording to DVD or hard disk, then the MD160 is a perfectly serviceable, if otherwise unremarkable camcorder.
This camera provides an acceptable image most consumers will be pleased with, but its strength is when it's coupled with DVD-RAM and able to record over and over again, with the convenience of accessing footage and stills instantly.
This extremely compact, nicely designed camera should please technophiles who want both photo and video capabilities and can afford to splurge.
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.
This action camera is a cheap and cheerful alternative to the more expensive GoPro models, ideal for those who want an all-in-one package with a glut of mounting options.