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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, 2.2 in, 30 x x Zoom lens - 2.1 mm - 63 mm - F/1.8-3.4, 4.5 in, 2.1 in, Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 - Camcorder - Flash card

Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 (Black) Reviewed on July 10, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 (Black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    2.5 stars Average
      Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 1 review

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, - Camcorder, Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 - Flash card, 2.1 in, 4.6 in, 26 x x, Carl Zeiss Zoom lens - 2.1 mm - 5.7 mm - F/1.9-4.0

Canon Vixia HF R400 Reviewed on January 7, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Canon Vixia HF R400
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.5 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: The low-end HF R series announced at CES survives the annual purge for the slowly dying category. Read review

Specs: CMOS, 8.3 oz, 2.2 in, 32 x x, Zoom lens - 2.8 mm - 89.6 mm - F/1.8-4.5, 2.1 in, 4.6 in, - Camcorder, Canon VIXIA HF R400 - Flash card

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

Sony Handycam HDR-CX190 Reviewed on May 14, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-CX190
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.6 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 4 reviews

The Bottom Line: They're cheap and capture video, but don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder. If you're going to buy one, get the cheapest; nothing on any of these is really worth the extra bucks. Read review

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, 1.31 megapixels, 5.9 oz, 2.2 in, 25 x x, Carl Zeiss Zoom lens - 2.5 mm - 62.5 mm - F/1.8-3.2, 2 in, 4.5 in, - Camcorder - Memory stick Pro Duo, Sony Handycam HDR-CX190

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ230 Reviewed on January 8, 2013 Check prices
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Sony Handycam HDR-PJ230
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 2 reviews

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

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, 7.4 oz, 26 x x, Carl Zeiss Zoom lens - 2.1 mm - 57 mm - F/1.9-4.0, 2.2 in, 2.3 in, 4.6 in, - Camcorder, Sony Handycam HDR-PJ230 - Flash card

Samsung HMX-F90

Specs: CMOS, 9.5 oz, 2.1 in, Samsung HMX-F90 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.2 in, 4.7 in, 52 x x Zoom lens - 2.1 mm - 109.2 mm - F/1.8

Canon Vixia HF R42 Reviewed on January 7, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Canon Vixia HF R42

The Bottom Line: The low-end HF R series announced at CES survives the annual purge for the slowly dying category. Read review

Specs: CMOS, 8.3 oz, 2.2 in, 4.6 in, 2.1 in, - Camcorder, Canon VIXIA HF R42 - Flash card, 52 x x, Zoom lens - 2.8 mm - 89.6 mm - F/1.8-4.5

Canon Vixia HF G20 Reviewed on January 7, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
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, 3 in, 10 x x, Zoom lens - 4.25 mm - 42.5 mm - F/1.8-2.8, - Camcorder, Canon VIXIA HF G20 - Flash card, 6.3 in

JVC Everio GZ-EX250 Reviewed on July 11, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
JVC Everio GZ-EX250

The Bottom Line: As entry-level camcorders go, JVC's Everio GZ-EX250 is an OK option, especially if Wi-Fi functionality and a 40x zoom lens are at the top of your want list. Read review

Specs: BSI-CMOS, 8.3 oz, 4.7 in, JVC Everio GZ-EX250 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.2 in, 2 in, Konica Minolta 40 x x Zoom lens - 2.9 mm - 116 mm - F/1.8

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), 13.8 in, 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/1.6, 6.4 in

Panasonic AG-HVX200 Reviewed on March 13, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
Panasonic AG-HVX200
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.9 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews

The Bottom Line: With its AG-HVX200, Panasonic raises the bar again, bringing us professional HD versatility and quality at a lower price than ever. Read review

Specs: 3CCD, Built-in, - DV, Panasonic AG-HVX200 - Camcorder - DVCPRO, - DVCPRO HD, - P2 Card, Leica 13 x x Zoom lens - 4.2 mm - 55 mm - F/1.6

Sony Handycam HDR-CX210 (Black) Reviewed on May 14, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-CX210 (Black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.6 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.5 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: They're cheap and capture video, but don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder. If you're going to buy one, get the cheapest; nothing on any of these is really worth the extra bucks. Read review

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, 6.2 oz, 2.2 in, Carl Zeiss 25 x x Zoom lens - 2.5 mm - 62.5 mm - F/1.8-3.2, 4.5 in, 2 in, Sony Handycam HDR-CX210 - Camcorder - Flash card

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ380 (Black) Reviewed on January 8, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-PJ380 (Black)

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

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, 7.4 oz, 2.2 in, 30 x x, Zoom lens - 1.9 mm - 57 mm - F/1.8-4.0 G, 2.3 in, - Camcorder, Sony Handycam HDR-PJ380 - Internal flash memory, 4.6 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, 7.1 in, Sony Handycam HDR-FX1 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 14.4 in, 5.9 in, Carl Zeiss 12 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 54 mm - F/1.6-2.8

Canon Vixia HF200 Reviewed on April 20, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
Canon Vixia HF200
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 29 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, 4.9 in, 2.8 in, 2.4 in, Canon VIXIA HF200 - Camcorder - Flash card, 15 x x Zoom lens - 4.1 mm - 61.5 mm - F/1.8-3.2

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ10 Reviewed on October 3, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-PJ10
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.5 stars out of 4 reviews

The Bottom Line: You're paying a couple hundred extra for the projector in the otherwise frills-free Sony Handycam HDR-PJ10 over its identical twin, the CX160. But if you regularly show off your vacation videos in the homes of friends and family then it's worth it. Read review

Specs: CMOS, 10.9 oz, 2.3 in, 2.6 in, 5 in, Sony Handycam HDR-PJ10 - Camcorder - Flash card, 30 x x Zoom lens - 2.1 mm - 63 mm - F/1.8-3.4

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ430 Reviewed on January 8, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-PJ430

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

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, 12.2 oz, - Camcorder, Sony Handycam HDR-PJ430V - Flash card, 4.8 in, 2.6 in, 30 x x, Zoom lens - 1.9 mm - 57 mm - F/1.8-4.0 G, 2.4 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, 11.6 in, 11 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 200 mm - F/3.5-6.3, Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 - Camcorder - Flash card, 3.8 in, 5.2 in

Panasonic HDC-TM900 Reviewed on November 9, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
Panasonic HDC-TM900
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 1 review

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, 13.9 oz, Leica 12 x x Zoom lens - 3.45 mm - 41.4 mm - F/1.5-2.8, 2.6 in, 2.8 in, 5.7 in, Panasonic HDC-TM900 - Camcorder - Flash card

Sony Handycam HDR-CX160 (Black) Reviewed on May 9, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-CX160 (Black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 6 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, 2.2 in, 4.5 in, 30 x x Zoom lens - 2.1 mm - 63 mm - F/1.8-3.4, Sony Handycam HDR-CX160 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.1 in

Panasonic HC-V10 (Black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 1 review

Specs: BSI MOS, 7.5 oz, Panasonic HC-V10 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.6 in, 4.3 in, 2.2 in, 63 x x Zoom lens - 1.5 mm - 94.5 mm - F/1.9-5.7

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, 3 in, 3.3 in, Carl Zeiss 12 x x Zoom lens - 4.9 mm - 58.8 mm - F/1.8-3.1, Sony Handycam HDR-SR11 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive

Sony Handycam HDR-CX200 Reviewed on May 14, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-CX200

The Bottom Line: They're cheap and capture video, but don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder. If you're going to buy one, get the cheapest; nothing on any of these is really worth the extra bucks. Read review

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, 6.2 oz, Sony Handycam HDR-CX200 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2 in, Carl Zeiss 25 x x Zoom lens - 2.5 mm - 62.5 mm - F/1.8-3.2, 4.5 in, 2.2 in

Canon Vixia HF100 Reviewed on April 16, 2008 Check prices
Product overview
Canon Vixia HF100
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 29 reviews

The Bottom Line: One of a pair of Canon's first flash-based camcorders, the Canon Vixia HF100, delivers excellent HD video quality and performance in a tiny package. Read review

Specs: CMOS, 13.4 oz, Canon VIXIA HF100 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.9 in, 2.5 in, 5.1 in, 12 x x Zoom lens - 4.8 mm - 57 mm - F/1.8-3.0

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