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Canon Vixia HV30 Reviewed on February 25, 2008 Check prices
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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, Canon HV30 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.1 mm - 61 mm - F/1.8-3.0, 3.2 in, 3.5 in, 5.4 in

Canon Vixia HF G20 Reviewed on January 7, 2013 Check prices
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Canon Vixia HF G20

The Bottom Line: The Vixia HF G20 announced at CES incorporates a new sensor and lower price. Read review

Specs: HD CMOS Pro, 1.3 lbs, 3.1 in, 6.3 in, 10 x x, Zoom lens - 4.25 mm - 42.5 mm - F/1.8-2.8, 3 in, - Camcorder, Canon VIXIA HF G20 - Flash card

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, Canon XH A1 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 6.4 in, 7.4 in, 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/1.6, 13.8 in

Canon Vixia HF G30 Reviewed on April 3, 2013 Check prices
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Canon Vixia HF G30

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: HD CMOS Pro, 27 oz, - Camcorder, Canon VIXIA HF G30 - Flash card, 7.2 in, 4.3 in, 20 x x, Zoom lens - 3.67 mm - 73.4 mm - F/1.8-2.8, 3.3 in

Canon GL2 Reviewed on September 23, 2002 Check prices
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Canon GL2
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 55 reviews

The Bottom Line: This outstanding performer raises the bar for prosumer MiniDV camcorders. Read review

Specs: 3CCD with Pixel Shift, None, 2.6 lbs, Canon 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.2 mm - 84 mm - F/1.6-2.9, 12 in, 5.4 in, Canon GL2 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 4.6 in

Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 (with 18-200mm Lens) Reviewed on June 16, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 (with 18-200mm Lens)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 4 reviews

The Bottom Line: A solid first effort in a nascent category, the Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 nevertheless needs some conceptual refinement. Read review

Specs: Exmor APS HD CMOS, External, 2.9 lbs, 3.8 in, 11 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 200 mm - F/3.5-6.3, 11.6 in, Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 - Camcorder - Flash card, 5.2 in

Sony HDR-FX1 Reviewed on May 2, 2005 Check prices
Product overview
Sony HDR-FX1
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 36 reviews

The Bottom Line: Though it lacks some audio flexibility and isn't recommended for 24fps shooting, the HDR-FX1 provides advanced consumers with professional-level video controls and entry-level pros with an affordable starting camcorder. Read review

Specs: Super HAD 3CCD, 921600 pixels, No, 4.4 lbs, Carl Zeiss 12 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 54 mm - F/1.6-2.8, 14.4 in, 5.9 in, 7.1 in, Sony Handycam HDR-FX1 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV)

Sony Handycam HDR-SR11 Reviewed on April 10, 2008 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-SR11
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 52 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, Sony Handycam HDR-SR11 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, Carl Zeiss 12 x x Zoom lens - 4.9 mm - 58.8 mm - F/1.8-3.1, 3.3 in, 3 in

Panasonic AG-DVX100B Reviewed on January 21, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
Panasonic AG-DVX100B
  • CNET Editor rating:
    Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 7 reviews

The Bottom Line: Panasonic has listened. The third incarnation of the AG-DVX100 offers unrivalled bang for the buck in a prosumer standard-definition MiniDV camera. Read review

Specs: 3CCD, 3.8 megapixels, None, 3.7 lbs, Leica 10 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 45 mm - F/1.6, 6.3 in, 5.5 in, Panasonic AG-DVX100B - Camcorder - Mini DV, 14.3 in

Sony Handycam HDR-FX7 Reviewed on January 30, 2007 Check prices
Product overview
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), Carl Zeiss 20 x x Zoom lens - 3.9 mm - 78 mm - F/1.6-2.8, 12.7 in, 5.7 in, 6.1 in

Canon XA10
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews

Specs: HD CMOS Pro, None, 1.7 lbs, 3 in, 3 in, Zoom lens, 10 x x 4.25 mm - 42.5 mm - F/1.8-2.8, - Camcorder, Canon XA10 - Flash card, 6.3 in

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V Reviewed on January 8, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V

The Bottom Line: Despite a perceived lull in the camcorder market, Sony announces 10 models at CES. Read review

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

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, 4.3 in, - Camcorder, Canon XA20 - Flash card, 3.3 in, 20 x x, Zoom lens - 3.67 mm - 73.4 mm - F/1.8-2.8, 7.2 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-SR12 Reviewed on April 10, 2008 Check prices
Product overview
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, 3.3 in, 5.4 in, Sony Handycam HDR-SR12 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, Carl Zeiss 12 x x Zoom lens - 4.9 mm - 58.8 mm - F/1.8-3.1, 3 in

Panasonic AG-DVX100A Reviewed on March 22, 2004 Check prices
Product overview
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, 6.3 in, Leica 10 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 45 mm - F/1.6, Panasonic DV PROLINE AG-DVX100A - Camcorder - Mini DV, 5.5 in, 14.3 in

Canon HG10 Reviewed on August 10, 2007 Check prices
Product overview
Canon HG10
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 29 reviews

The Bottom Line: A solid hard-drive based HD camcorder, the Canon HG10 nevertheless has its share of annoying quirks. Read review

Specs: CMOS, 2.07 megapixels, Built-in flash, 1.1 lbs, 5.1 in, 3 in, Canon HG10 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, 3.2 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.1 mm - 61 mm - F/1.8-3.0

Sony Handycam HDR-SR1 Reviewed on October 30, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-SR1
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 38 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Sony Handycam HDR-SR1's combination of hard disk capacity, easy adapatability, great design, and a broad feature set make it the consumer HD model to beat for 2006. Read review

Specs: ClearVid CMOS, 1.6 lbs, 3.1 in, 3.3 in, Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 5.1 mm - 51 mm - F/1.8-2.9, Sony Handycam HDR-SR1 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, 6.5 in

Canon Vixia HG20 Reviewed on September 29, 2008 Check prices
Product overview
Canon Vixia HG20
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 32 reviews

The Bottom Line: Like its cousin, the flash-based HF11, Canon's Vixia HG20 delivers excellent HD video quality and performance albeit in a slightly larger, heavier package. However, you do get more storage space and a lower price. Read review

Specs: CMOS, Built-in flash, 16.4 oz, Canon VIXIA HG20 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, - Flash card, 3 in, 5.4 in, 12 x x Zoom lens - 4.8 mm - 57 mm - F/1.8-3.0, 3.1 in

Canon VIXIA HV40
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 5 reviews

Specs: CMOS, Built-in flash, 1.2 lbs, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.1 mm - 61 mm - F/1.8-3.0, 3.2 in, 3.5 in, Canon VIXIA HV40 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 5.4 in

Sony Handycam NEX-VG900 (Body Only) Reviewed on September 12, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam NEX-VG900 (Body Only)

The Bottom Line: It's kind of an oddball -- a full-frame camcorder that requires an adapter for full-frame lenses -- but it's sure to garner some attention. Read review

Specs: Exmor HD CMOS, 1.8 lbs, 5.1 in, 8.9 in, Sony Handycam NEX-VG900 - Camcorder - Flash card, 4.3 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, Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 4.4 mm - 54 mm, Sony HVR-HD1000U - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV)

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV280
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 13 reviews

Specs: CCD, 2.9 megapixels, None, 1.8 lbs, Sony Handycam DCR-TRV280 - Camcorder - Digital8, 3.9 in, 20 x x Zoom lens - 2.5 mm - 50 mm - F/1.6-2.4, 3.3 in, 5.9 in

Sony Handycam NEX-VG30 (with 18-200mm PZ lens) Reviewed on September 12, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam NEX-VG30 (with 18-200mm PZ lens)

The Bottom Line: The most interesting thing about the new model is its ability to work with the new power zoom lenses. Read review

Specs: Exmor APS HD CMOS, 22.9 oz, 3.6 in, Sony Handycam NEX-VG30H - Camcorder - Flash card, 5.1 in, 11.1 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 200 mm - F/3.5-6.3 PZ OSS, 8.8 in

Sony Handycam HDR-SR10
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews

Specs: ClearVid CMOS, Built-in flash, 1.2 lbs, Carl Zeiss 15 x x Zoom lens - 3.1 mm - 46.5 mm - F/1.8-2.6, 5.1 in, Sony Handycam HDR-SR10 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, - Flash card, 3 in, 3.2 in

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