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Canon Vixia HF R300 (Black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 1 review

Specs: CMOS, 8.8 oz, 2.2 in, 2.1 in, Canon VIXIA HF R300 - Camcorder - Flash card, 32 x x Zoom lens - 2.8 mm - 89.6 mm - F/1.8-4.5, 4.5 in

Sony Handycam HDR-FX7 Reviewed on January 30, 2007 Check prices
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Sony Handycam HDR-FX7
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 6 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Sony Handycam HDR-FX7 is an excellent high-definition camcorder from a video perspective, but it's less satisfying if you're an audio control freak. Read review

Specs: 3 ClearVid CMOS, 1.04 megapixels, None, 3.1 lbs, Sony Handycam HDR-FX7 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 6.1 in, 5.7 in, 12.7 in, Carl Zeiss 20 x x Zoom lens - 3.9 mm - 78 mm - F/1.6-2.8

Canon XA20 Reviewed on April 3, 2013 Check prices
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Canon XA20

The Bottom Line: A larger sensor and longer lens are among the improvements Canon incorporates into its top-of-the-line consumer and compact pro models. Read review

Specs: CMOS, 27 oz, 20 x x, Zoom lens - 3.67 mm - 73.4 mm - F/1.8-2.8, 3.3 in, 7.2 in, 4.3 in, - Camcorder, Canon XA20 - Flash card

Panasonic HDC-SD40 Reviewed on October 17, 2011 Check prices
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Panasonic HDC-SD40
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: Panasonic's HDC-TM40, TM41 and SD40 are some of the cheapest camcorders you can buy with a zoom lens and manual controls. If you care about video quality, spend a little more money on another model; if you don't, buy the cheapest one of these you can find, adjusting for the cost of memory for the SD40. Read review

Specs: MOS, 6 oz, zoom, 16.8 x x 2.9 mm - 48.7 mm - F/1.8-2.6, 2.3 in, Panasonic HDC-SD40 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2 in, 4.3 in

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V Reviewed on May 26, 2010 Check prices
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Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V fares well compared with the competition, though its video could be a bit sharper and the interface less cumbersome. Unless you absolutely need to store a lot of video on the camcorder--which I don't suggest--or if have large hands that could benefit from the extra grip that the hard drive provides, the CX550V is a better deal than its hard-disk-based sibling. Read review

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, Built-in flash, 15.5 oz, Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.6 in, 5.6 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 3.8 mm - 38 mm - F/1.8-3.4, 2.9 in

Canon Vixia HF S100 Reviewed on April 7, 2009 Check prices
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Canon Vixia HF S100
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 13 reviews

The Bottom Line: An excellent flash-based prosumer HD camcorder, you may nevertheless pass on the Canon Vixia HF S100 because it lacks an eye-level viewfinder. It's probably a better buy than the identical--but more expensive, because it has 32GB built-in memory--Vixia HF S10. Read review

Specs: CMOS, Pop-up flash, 15.9 oz, 2.7 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.4 mm - 64 mm - F/1.8-3.0, 2.8 in, 5.4 in, Canon VIXIA HF S100 - Camcorder - Flash card

Canon Vixia HF M500
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews

Specs: HD CMOS Pro, 10.9 oz, 2.5 in, 2.7 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.1 mm - 61 mm - F/1.8-3.0, Canon VIXIA HF M500 - Camcorder - Flash card, 4.8 in

Canon Vixia HF20 Reviewed on April 20, 2009 Check prices
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Canon Vixia HF20
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 17 reviews

The Bottom Line: While it's more expensive than its sub-$600 competitors, the Canon Vixia HF20 and Vixia HF200 deliver a more extensive feature set for the extra money. The HF200, which lacks internal memory, is probably a better buy than the HF20, though the HF20's all-black body is a bit classier-looking. Read review

Specs: CMOS, 2.99 megapixels, Built-in flash, 12 oz, Canon VIXIA HF20 - Camcorder - Flash card, 15 x x Zoom lens - 4.1 mm - 61.5 mm - F/1.8-3.2, 2.8 in, 4.9 in, 2.4 in

Sony DCR-DVD650 Reviewed on October 13, 2009 Check prices
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Sony DCR-DVD650
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.6 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 7 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 offers an all-in-one, on-the-go way to capture standard-def video and burn it to a DVD, but hard-disk-drive and flash-memory models are otherwise a better option. Read review

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, 13.8 oz, 3.5 in, Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 - Camcorder - Flash card, - DVD, Carl Zeiss 60 x x Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 108 mm - F/1.8-6.0, 5.1 in, 2.2 in

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V Reviewed on May 26, 2010 Check prices
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Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V fares well compared with the competition, though its video could be a bit sharper and the interface less cumbersome. Unless you absolutely need to store a lot of video on the camcorder--which I don't suggest--or have large hands and therefore could benefit from the extra grip the hard drive provides, the cheaper and nearly identical flash-based CX550V is a better deal. Read review

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, Built-in flash, 1.1 lbs, Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, - Flash card, 5.6 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 3.8 mm - 38 mm - F/1.8-3.4, 2.8 in, 2.9 in

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ260
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 1 review

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, 7.2 oz, 2.2 in, 4.8 in, 30 x x Zoom lens - 2.1 mm - 63 mm - F/1.8-3.4, 2.1 in, Sony Handycam HDR-PJ260V - Camcorder - Flash card

Canon Vixia HF M40 (Black) Reviewed on May 3, 2011 Check prices
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Canon Vixia HF M40 (Black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 3 reviews

The Bottom Line: A fine follow-up to last year's M3xx series, the Canon Vixia M4xx series should please most home-movie-oriented videographers despite its relatively high price. If you don't need the EVF, the M400 is your best buy, but if you'll be shooting a lot in sunlight, it's worth it to step up to the M41. Read review

Specs: CMOS, 12.3 oz, Canon VIXIA HF M40 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.9 in, - F/1.8 - 3.0, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.1 mm - 61 mm, 5.2 in, 2.8 in

Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 (Red) Reviewed on July 10, 2013 Check prices
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Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 (Red)

The Bottom Line: The only thing the Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 seems to have going for it is the low price, but "you get what you pay for" has never rung truer. Read review

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, 6.3 oz, 2.2 in, Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.1 in, 4.6 in, Carl Zeiss 27 x x Zoom lens - 2.1 mm - 5.7 mm - F/1.9-4.0

Canon Vixia HF M30 Reviewed on August 5, 2010 Check prices
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Canon Vixia HF M30
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews

The Bottom Line: At its best, the Canon Vixia HF M3x series--composed of the M300, M30, M31, and M32--delivers a very good blend of video quality, features, and performance for the money, but some people may find the touch-screen interface extremely frustrating to use and the battery life painfully short. Plus, you really need to bump up to the highest bit rate quality. Of the series, the HF M300 is the best deal. Read review

Specs: CMOS, Built-in flash, 11.3 oz, Canon VIXIA HF M30 - Camcorder - Flash card, 15 x x Zoom lens - 4.1 mm - 61.5 mm - F/1.8-3.2, 4.8 in, 2.4 in, 2.7 in

Panasonic HDC-HS80 Reviewed on May 20, 2011 Check prices
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Panasonic HDC-HS80
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: A functional trio of camcorders, the Panasonic HDC-SD80, TM80, and HS80 are notable for their manual exposure controls (unusual for their price class) and well-designed touch-screen interface, but otherwise you can find better options. Of the three, the SD80 is the best choice simply on price. Read review

Specs: MOS, 9.3 oz, Panasonic HDC-HS80 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, - Flash card, 2.4 in, 2.5 in, 37 x x Zoom lens - 2.38 mm - 81 mm - F/1.8-4, 4.3 in

Sony Handycam HDR-SR12 Reviewed on April 10, 2008 Check prices
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Sony Handycam HDR-SR12
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 13 reviews

The Bottom Line: Sony's Handycam HDR-SR11 and SR12 60GB hard-drive-based AVCHD camcorders deliver top notch performance and image quality. Read review

Specs: ClearVid CMOS, Built-in flash, 1.2 lbs, 5.4 in, 3 in, Carl Zeiss 12 x x Zoom lens - 4.9 mm - 58.8 mm - F/1.8-3.1, 3.3 in, Sony Handycam HDR-SR12 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive

Panasonic AG-DVX100A Reviewed on March 22, 2004 Check prices
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Panasonic AG-DVX100A
  • CNET Editor rating:
    Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 19 reviews

The Bottom Line: If you're looking for a MiniDV camera for pro-level videography with a film-like look, this 24P model is a top contender. Read review

Specs: 3CCD, None, 3.7 lbs, Panasonic DV PROLINE AG-DVX100A - Camcorder - Mini DV, 6.3 in, 5.5 in, Leica 10 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 45 mm - F/1.6, 14.3 in

Canon Vixia HF S10 Reviewed on April 6, 2009 Check prices
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Canon Vixia HF S10
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 7 reviews

The Bottom Line: An excellent flash-based prosumer HD camcorder, you may nevertheless pass on the Canon Vixia HF S10 because it lacks an eye-level viewfinder. And the identical--but cheaper, because it has no built-in memory--Vixia HF S100 may also be a better buy. Read review

Specs: CMOS, Pop-up flash, 15.9 oz, Canon VIXIA HF S10 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.8 in, 2.7 in, 5.4 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.4 mm - 64 mm - F/1.8-3.0

Panasonic HC-V100M

Specs: MOS, 6.5 oz, 34 x x Zoom lens - 2.38 mm - 81 mm - F/1.8-4.0, 2.4 in, Panasonic HC-V100M - Camcorder - Flash card, 4.4 in, 2 in

Panasonic HC-V100

Specs: MOS, 6.4 oz, 2.4 in, Panasonic HC-V100 - Camcorder - Flash card, 4.4 in, 34 x x Zoom lens - 2.38 mm - 81 mm - F/1.8-4.0, 2 in

Panasonic SDR-H85 (Black) Reviewed on March 23, 2010 Check prices
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Panasonic SDR-H85 (Black)

The Bottom Line: The Panasonic SDR-H85 standard-definition camcorder is worth considering for its manual controls and powerful zoom lens in a very compact body--not video quality. Read review

Specs: CCD, 9.6 oz, 70 x x Zoom lens - 1.48 mm - 104 mm - F/1.9-5.7, 2.2 in, 4.2 in, 2.5 in, Panasonic SDR-H85 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, - Flash card

Panasonic HDC-HS900 Reviewed on November 9, 2011 Check prices
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Panasonic HDC-HS900

The Bottom Line: Panasonic's trio of prosumer camcorders, the hard-disk-based HDC-HS900 and flash-based TM900 and SD800, deliver generally excellent video quality and provide the full set of manual controls and features advanced users want. But you have to be willing to baby the white balance a bit. The TM900 is my top pick of the three for its EVF, but if you're on a tight budget the SD800 should suit just fine. Read review

Specs: 3MOS, Built-in flash, 16 oz, Leica 12 x x Zoom lens - 3.45 mm - 41.4 mm - F/1.5-2.8, 2.8 in, 5.7 in, Panasonic HDC-HS900 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, - Flash card, 2.6 in

Sony HVR-HD1000U
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 6 reviews

Specs: ClearVid CMOS, None, 6 lbs, Sony HVR-HD1000U - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 4.4 mm - 54 mm

Sony Handycam HDR-CX12 Reviewed on February 12, 2009 Check prices
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Sony Handycam HDR-CX12
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews

The Bottom Line: As the flash-memory-based equivalent of the HDR-SR11, the Sony Handycam HDR-CX12 serves up the same pleasing performance and quality as its hard-drive cousin. Read review

Specs: ClearVid CMOS, Built-in flash, 15.9 oz, 5.4 in, Carl Zeiss 12 x x Zoom lens - 5.9 mm - 58.8 mm - F/1.8-3.1, 3 in, Sony Handycam HDR-CX12 - Camcorder - Flash card, 3.3 in

Panasonic SDR-H40
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 32 reviews

Specs: CCD, 12 oz, 4.6 in, 42 x x Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 75.6 mm - F/1.9-4.3, 2.6 in, 2.8 in, Panasonic SDR-H40 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive

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