The Panasonic HDC-SDT750 is an excellent 2D camcorder, with a host of useful, creative features -- most of which are lost when you opt to film in 3D. Thankfully, these limitations fail to undermine the novelty of lensing in the third dimension. If you have a 3D TV, it's probably worth the premium.
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.
The Contour+2 combines the best features of the entire Contour camera line in one simple, powerful flagship model.
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.
GoPro one ups its own top camera with the Hero6 Black and its superior stabilization and performance in the same small waterproof package as its predecessor.
The Canon Legria HF S21 sets new standards for home-video image quality. The camcorder is large, expensive and complicated to use, but if you're after the best, you're unlikely to hold any of these factors against it.
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.
The Sony HDR-SR8 and HDR-SR7, which has a smaller 60GB hard drive, are the Rolls Royce of movie cameras -- feeling like a million dollars, shooting like they're heading for Hollywood and handling like a dream. Tech-heads will need to look elsewhere, but everyone else will luxuriate in the effortlessly impressive high-definition movies – and probably struggle to fill that large hard drive
The GoPro HD Hero2 is easily the best GoPro camera yet, with the ruggedness and quality that we've come to expect and a new user-friendly interface.
The Contour+ sports camera is simple to use, with pro-level flexibility and quality; however, Contour's lower-priced options may be more appropriate for casual users.
Combining everything great about the Hero4 cameras and then some, the GoPro Hero5 Black is a no-compromise capture device for the ordinary and extraordinary.
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.
Sony's X1000V offers power and performance in a package that goes head-to-head with the GoPro.
The GoPro Hero4 Silver takes everything we liked about the Hero3+ Black -- especially the solid video quality -- and adds in some handy new features including a touchscreen, making it one of the best little action cameras around.
The SR10 offers a good balance between value and quality in the emerging consumer HD video space.
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.
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.
The Panasonic HDC-SD900 is a tremendous 1080p camcorder that's ideal for advanced users, marrying great picture quality with excellent manual controls. Its 3D capability is an added bonus, but you'll need to pay extra for the compatible lens.