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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, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.1 mm - 61 mm - F/1.8-3.0, Canon HV30 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 3.5 in, 3.2 in, 5.4 in

Canon GL2 Reviewed on September 23, 2002 Check prices
Product overview
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, Canon GL2 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 4.6 in, 12 in, 5.4 in

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, Canon XH A1 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/1.6, 13.8 in, 6.4 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, 14.3 in, Leica 10 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 45 mm - F/1.6, 5.5 in, 6.3 in, Panasonic AG-DVX100B - Camcorder - Mini DV

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, 5.9 in, 14.4 in, 7.1 in, Carl Zeiss 12 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 54 mm - F/1.6-2.8, Sony Handycam HDR-FX1 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV)

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

Canon ZR600 Reviewed on May 4, 2006 Check prices
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Canon ZR600
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.6 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 8 reviews

The Bottom Line: Stick with well-lit environments and you're sure to like the Canon ZR600, a low-priced, feature-rich camcorder. Read review

Specs: CCD, 680,000 pixels, None, 0.9 lbs, Canon ZR600 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 4.5 in, 3.6 in, 1.9 in, 25 x x Zoom lens - 2.6 mm - 65 mm - F/1.8-2.6

Sony DSR-PDX10
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews

Specs: Advanced HAD 3CCD, None, 2.2 lbs, 8 in, 3.9 in, 3.7 in, 12 x x Zoom lens - 3.6 mm - 43.2 mm - F/1.6-2.8, Sony DSR-PDX10 - Camcorder - Mini DV, - Mini DVCAM

Panasonic PV-GS39 Reviewed on May 10, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
Panasonic PV-GS39
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews

The Bottom Line: With its extreme zoom range and its low price, the Panasonic PV-GS39 is a good choice for shooting distant subjects. Read review

Specs: CCD, 14.5 oz, 2.7 in, 30 x x Zoom lens - 1.9 mm - 57 mm - F/1.8-3.9, 4.7 in, 3.2 in, Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS39 - Camcorder - Mini DV

Sony Handycam DCR-HC85 Reviewed on March 21, 2005 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam DCR-HC85
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.4 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews

The Bottom Line: The DCR-HC85 is easy to use and compact, but we expect better video quality from a camcorder in its class. Read review

Specs: CCD, Pop-up flash, 1.3 lbs, 2.7 in, 3.5 in, Sony Handycam DCR-HC85 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 6.8 in, Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 45 mm - F/1.8-2.1

Canon ZR100 Reviewed on June 30, 2005 Check prices
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Canon ZR100
  • CNET Editor rating:
    2.5 stars Average
      Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 reviews

The Bottom Line: Canon's bargain-basement camcorder provides home-moviemakers with the tools to shoot surprisingly high-quality video, but good lighting is essential. Read review

Specs: CCD, None, 15.2 oz, 5.1 in, 2 in, Canon ZR100 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 20 x x Zoom lens - 2.8 mm - 56 mm - F/1.6-3.2, 3.7 in

Sony Handycam HDR-HC9
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews

Specs: ClearVid CMOS, 6.1 megapixels, Pop-up flash, 1.2 lbs, Sony Handycam HDR-HC9 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 3.2 in, 5.4 in, 3.2 in, Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 5.4 mm - 54 mm - F/1.8-2.9

Canon GL1

Specs: 3CCD, None, 2.6 lbs, 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.2 mm - 84 mm - F/1.6-2.9, Canon GL1 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 4.6 in, 5.3 in, 10.7 in

Sony Handycam HDR-FX1000
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews

Specs: 3 ClearVid CMOS, None, 4.6 lbs, 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.1 mm - 82 mm - F/1.6-3.4, 13.7 in, 6.7 in, 7 in, Sony Handycam HDR-FX1000 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV)

Sony Handycam DCR-HC36 Reviewed on July 26, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam DCR-HC36
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 9 reviews

The Bottom Line: Unless this camcorder's low-resolution, low-quality stills are important to you, you might as well go for Sony's less expensive DCR-HC26. Read review

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, 0.34 megapixels, Built-in, 0.9 lbs, 4.4 in, 3.1 in, Carl Zeiss 20 x x Zoom lens - 2.3 mm - 46 mm - F/1.8-3.1, 2.6 in, Sony Handycam DCR-HC36 - Camcorder - Mini DV

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, 6.1 in, 5.7 in, 12.7 in, 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

Sony HVR-V1U
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews

Specs: 3 ClearVid CMOS, 1.04 megapixels, 3.3 lbs, 5.7 in, Sony HVR-V1U - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 7.2 in, Carl Zeiss 20 x x Zoom lens - 3.9 mm - 78 mm - F/1.6-2.8, 17 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, Leica 10 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 45 mm - F/1.6, 5.5 in, 6.3 in, 14.3 in, Panasonic DV PROLINE AG-DVX100A - Camcorder - Mini DV

Panasonic PV-GS320 Reviewed on April 16, 2007 Check prices
Product overview
Panasonic PV-GS320
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 20 reviews

The Bottom Line: Delivering high-quality MiniDV footage and decent still images, the Panasonic PV-GS320 should appeal to advanced amateurs searching for a tape-based camcorder. Read review

Specs: 3CCD, 0.54 megapixels, 15.9 oz, 5.8 in, 3.1 in, 3.3 in, Panasonic PV-GS320 - Camcorder - Mini DV, Leica 10 x x Zoom lens - 3 mm - 30 mm - F/1.8-2.8

Sony DCR-HC90 Reviewed on May 2, 2005 Check prices
Product overview
Sony DCR-HC90
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 42 reviews

The Bottom Line: If you're ready to make the move to 16:9 videography or want to shoot a lot of romantically lit scenes, look no further than Sony's top-of-the-line single-chip Handycam. Read review

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, Pop-up flash, 0.9 lbs, 2.6 in, Sony Handycam DCR-HC90 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 3.6 in, 4.3 in, Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 5.1 mm - 51 mm - F/1.8-2.9

Sony Handycam DCR-HC52
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 3 reviews

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, 13.4 oz, 4.5 in, 3.3 in, Sony Handycam DCR-HC52 - Camcorder - Mini DV, Carl Zeiss 40 x x Zoom lens - 1.9 mm - 76 mm - F/1.8-4.1, 2.5 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, 3.2 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.1 mm - 61 mm - F/1.8-3.0, Canon VIXIA HV40 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 3.5 in, 5.4 in

Canon ZR500 Reviewed on May 12, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
Canon ZR500
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.6 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 17 reviews

The Bottom Line: Canon's compact, capable ZR500 MiniDV camcorder is a dream come true for videographers on a shoestring budget. Read review

Specs: CCD, 680,000 pixels, None, 0.9 lbs, Canon ZR500 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 1.9 in, 3.6 in, 4.5 in, 25 x x Zoom lens - 2.6 mm - 65 mm - F/1.8-2.6

Sony Handycam DCR-HC40 Reviewed on May 14, 2004 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam DCR-HC40
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 64 reviews

The Bottom Line: The DCR-HC40's touch screen can be inconvenient to use, but this affordable compact camcorder's footage in automatic mode isn't likely to need many adjustments. Read review

Specs: CCD, 1.0 megapixels, None, 0.9 lbs, Sony Handycam DCR-HC40 - Camcorder - Mini DV, Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 3.2 mm - 32 mm - F/1.8-2.3, 4.4 in, 3.4 in, 2 in

Canon ZR900 miniDV
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews

Specs: CCD, None, 13.4 oz, 37 x x Zoom lens - 2.6 mm - 96.2 mm - F/2.0-5.2, 2.2 in, Canon ZR900 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 3.6 in, 4.7 in

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