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Canon XH A1 Reviewed on May 23, 2007 Check prices
Product overview
Canon XH A1
  • CNET Editor rating:
    Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.9 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 19 reviews

The Bottom Line: 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. Read review

Specs: 3CCD, None, 4.7 lbs, 7.4 in, 13.8 in, Canon XH A1 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/1.6, 6.4 in

Sony Handycam HDR-CX580V
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, Camcorder flash light, 12.2 oz, 3.5 in, 3.2 in, Sony Handycam HDR-CX580V - Camcorder - Flash card, 12 x x Zoom lens - 2.9 mm - 34.8 mm - F/1.8-3.4, 6 in

Panasonic HDC-HS80 Reviewed on May 20, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
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, 37 x x Zoom lens - 2.38 mm - 81 mm - F/1.8-4, Panasonic HDC-HS80 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, - Flash card, 2.4 in, 4.3 in, 2.5 in

Sony NEX-VG20 (body only)

Specs: Exmor APS HD CMOS, 1.4 lbs, 3.6 in, Sony Handycam NEX-VG20 - Camcorder - Flash card, 5.1 in, 8.8 in

Canon Optura 50 Reviewed on May 11, 2005 Check prices
Product overview
Canon Optura 50
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 6 reviews

The Bottom Line: Canon's feature-packed camcorder shoots very good daylight footage but has reason to be scared of the dark. Read review

Specs: CCD, Built-in flash, 1.1 lbs, Canon Optura 50 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 2.8 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 4.6 mm - 46 mm - F/1.8-2.8, 5.2 in, 3.2 in

Sony HVR-HD1000E

Specs: ClearVid CMOS, None, 6 lbs, Sony HVR-HD1000E - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 4.4 mm - 54 mm

JVC Everio GZ-V500

Specs: BSI-CMOS, 7.4 oz, 2.2 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 3.33 mm - 33.3 mm - F/1.2-2.8, 4.6 in, 1.4 in, JVC Everio GZ-V500 - Camcorder - Flash card

Canon XL H1A

Specs: 3CCD, 5.01 megapixels, None, 5.5 lbs, 8.9 in, 19.5 in, Canon XL H1A - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 8.7 in, 20 x x Zoom lens - 5.4 mm - 108 mm - F/1.6-3.5 L IS III Canon XL

Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 (Black) Reviewed on May 9, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 (Black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews

The Bottom Line: Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card. Read review

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, 8.8 oz, 2.1 in, Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 - Camcorder - Flash card, 4.5 in, 30 x x Zoom lens - 2.1 mm - 63 mm - F/1.8-3.4, 2.2 in

Panasonic HDC-TM80 (Red) Reviewed on May 20, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
Panasonic HDC-TM80 (Red)

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, 6.8 oz, 34 x x Zoom lens - 2.38 mm - 81 mm - F/1.8-4, 4.3 in, 2.3 in, Panasonic HDC-TM80 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2 in

Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1R

Specs: 3 Exmor CMOS, 5.3 lbs, 14 x x Zoom lens - 5.8 mm - 81.2 mm - F/1.9, 12.1 in, 7 in, Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1R - Camcorder - Flash card, 7.8 in

Canon Vixia HF S100 Reviewed on April 7, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
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, Canon VIXIA HF S100 - Camcorder - Flash card, 5.4 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.4 mm - 64 mm - F/1.8-3.0, 2.8 in, 2.7 in

Panasonic HC-X900M

Specs: 3MOS, Built-in flash, 15 oz, 2.6 in, Leica 12 x x Zoom lens - 2.84 mm - 34.1 mm - F/1.5-2.8, 5.9 in, 2.8 in, Panasonic HC-X900M - Camcorder - Flash card, - Internal flash memory

Canon Vixia HV30 Reviewed on February 25, 2008 Check prices
Product overview
Canon Vixia HV30
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 21 reviews

The Bottom Line: An extremely minor upgrade from the HV20, the Canon Vixia HV30 remains a quality HDV camcorder with a couple of performance issues. Read review

Specs: CMOS, Built-in flash, 1.2 lbs, 5.4 in, 3.5 in, Canon HV30 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 3.2 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.1 mm - 61 mm - F/1.8-3.0

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ650V - camcorder - internal flash memory

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, Built-in flash, 15.9 oz, 2.6 in, 5.3 in, Sony Handycam HDR-PJ650V - Camcorder - Internal flash memory, 2.9 in, 12 x x Zoom lens - 2.9 mm - 34.8 mm - F/1.8-3.4 G

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V - camcorder - flash card

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, Camcorder flash light, 20.3 oz, 3.3 in, 5.4 in, 2.9 in, Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 3.8 mm - 38 mm - F/1.8-3.4, Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V - Camcorder - Flash card

Canon Vixia HF S10 Reviewed on April 6, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
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, 2.8 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.4 mm - 64 mm - F/1.8-3.0, 2.7 in, 5.4 in, Canon VIXIA HF S10 - Camcorder - Flash card

Panasonic HDC-SD100 Reviewed on April 10, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
Panasonic HDC-SD100

The Bottom Line: Though it has a nice feature set for the price, the Panasonic HDC-SD100 doesn't deliver the quality of video you expect from an HD camcorder in its price segment. Read review

Specs: 3MOS, Built-in flash, 11.3 oz, Leica 12 x x Zoom lens - 2.95 mm - 35.4 mm - F/1.8-2.8, 5.4 in, Panasonic HDC-SD100-K - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.6 in, 2.8 in

Panasonic SDR-H60
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 5 reviews

Specs: CCD, 12 oz, 2.8 in, 4.6 in, 50 x x Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 90 mm - F/2.0-5.0, 2.6 in, Panasonic SDR-H60 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, - Flash card

Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 (Red) Reviewed on July 10, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
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, 4.6 in, Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 - Camcorder - Flash card, Carl Zeiss 27 x x Zoom lens - 2.1 mm - 5.7 mm - F/1.9-4.0, 2.1 in

Canon Vixia HF M31 Reviewed on August 5, 2010 Check prices
Product overview
Canon Vixia HF M31
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 6 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, 15 x x Zoom lens - 4.1 mm - 61.5 mm - F/1.8-3.2, 2.7 in, 2.4 in, 4.8 in, Canon VIXIA HF M31 - Camcorder - Flash card

Samsung HMX-Q10 HD (Dark Blue)

Specs: BSI-CMOS, 4.7 in, Samsung HMX-Q10 - Camcorder - Flash card, 1.7 in, Schneider-Kreuznach 10 x x Zoom lens - 2.75 mm - 27.5 mm - F/1.8, 2.1 in

Canon Vixia HF M50
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 1 review

Specs: HD CMOS Pro, 10.9 oz, 2.5 in, 4.8 in, 2.7 in, Canon VIXIA HF M50 - Camcorder - Flash card, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.1 mm - 61 mm - F/1.8-3.0

Panasonic HDC-TM15
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews

Specs: CCD, Built-in flash, 8 oz, 4.5 in, 1.9 in, 2.5 in, 16 x x Zoom lens - 2.95 mm - 47.2 mm - F/1.8-2.8, Panasonic HDC-TM15 - Camcorder - Flash card

GE Active Series DVZ (Red)

Specs: CMOS, 4.6 oz, GE Active Series DVZ - Camcorder - Flash card, 0.8 in, 3 x x Zoom lens - 6 mm - 18 mm - F/2.8-4.6, 4.3 in, 2.2 in

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