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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, 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, 5.7 in

Panasonic PV-GS29
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 1 review

Specs: CCD, 14.5 oz, 2.7 in, 4.7 in, 30 x x Zoom lens - 1.9 mm - 57 mm - F/1.8-3.9, 3.2 in, Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS29 - Camcorder - Mini DV

Sony DCR-PC55 (Silver) Reviewed on June 10, 2005 Check prices
Product overview
Sony DCR-PC55 (Silver)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    2.5 stars Average
      Overall score: 5.4 (2.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews

The Bottom Line: Unless portability is your primary consideration, you can find better choices than this petite underachiever. Read review

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, None, 0.7 lbs, Sony Handycam DCR-PC55/S - Camcorder - Mini DV, 1.8 in, 3.9 in, 2.8 in, Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 2.3 mm - 23 mm - F/1.7-2.2

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, 2.8 in, 5.2 in, Canon Optura 50 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 3.2 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 4.6 mm - 46 mm - F/1.8-2.8

Canon Elura 60 Reviewed on October 12, 2004 Check prices
Product overview
Canon Elura 60
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.4 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 6 reviews

The Bottom Line: A good budget home-movie camcorder but think twice before forgoing the night light in the Elura 65. Read review

Specs: CCD, None, 1.1 lbs, 3.1 in, Canon Elura 60 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 14 x x Zoom lens - 3.5 mm - 49 mm - F/1.8-3.1, 5.1 in, 2.9 in

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, 3.6 in, Sony Handycam DCR-HC90 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 4.3 in, 2.6 in, Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 5.1 mm - 51 mm - F/1.8-2.9

Canon ZR400 Reviewed on November 8, 2005 Check prices
Product overview
Canon ZR400
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 reviews

The Bottom Line: The compact Canon ZR400 camcorder performs beautifully in the great outdoors, but Canon continues to drop the ball when it comes to low-light shooting. Read review

Specs: CCD, None, 0.9 lbs, Canon ZR400 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 3.7 in, 5.1 in, 2 in, 14 x x Zoom lens - 3.7 mm - 51.8 mm - F/1.8

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, 1.9 in, 3.6 in, Canon ZR500 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 4.5 in, 25 x x Zoom lens - 2.6 mm - 65 mm - F/1.8-2.6

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, 6.7 in, 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.1 mm - 82 mm - F/1.6-3.4, 7 in, 13.7 in, Sony Handycam HDR-FX1000 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV)

Sony Handycam DCR-VX2100

Specs: 3CCD, None, 3.3 lbs, Sony Handycam DCR-VX2100 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 6.3 in, 12 x x Zoom lens - 6 mm - 72 mm - F/1.6-2.4, 15.5 in, 4.7 in

Canon GL1

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

Samsung SC-D453 Reviewed on November 11, 2005 Check prices
Product overview
Samsung SC-D453
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Samsung SC-D453 is a compact bargain if you're shooting primarily outdoors, but its indoor performance is extremely poor. Read review

Specs: CCD, None, 0.9 lbs, 4 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - F/1.8-2.4, Samsung SC-D453 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 2.1 in, 3 in

Canon ZR830 Reviewed on March 1, 2007 Check prices
Product overview
Canon ZR830
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.6 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: If you don't shoot in low light and don't plan on using it to shoot still images, this feature-rich camcorder is a bargain. Read review

Specs: CCD, 6.8 megapixels, None, 13.4 oz, 4.7 in, 2.2 in, 3.6 in, Canon ZR830 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 35 x x Zoom lens - 2.6 mm - 91 mm - F/2.0

Canon ZR950
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 4 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, 3.6 in, 4.7 in, Canon ZR950 - Camcorder - Mini DV

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, 12 x x Zoom lens - 3.6 mm - 43.2 mm - F/1.6-2.8, 3.7 in, 8 in, 3.9 in, 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, 30 x x Zoom lens - 1.9 mm - 57 mm - F/1.8-3.9, 2.7 in, 3.2 in, Panasonic Palmcorder Multicam PV-GS39 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 4.7 in

Sony HVR-Z7U
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 1 review

Specs: 3 ClearVid CMOS, None, 5.3 lbs, Sony HVR-Z7U - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), Carl Zeiss 12 x x Zoom lens - 4.4 mm - 52.8 mm - F/1.6-2.0

Sony HVR-HD1000E

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

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, 3.4 in, 2 in, 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

Canon ZR70MC Reviewed on April 2, 2004 Check prices
Product overview
Canon ZR70MC
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 27 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Canon ZR70MC is a compact, full-featured camcorder that will serve you well unless you're shooting in dim light. Read review

Specs: CCD, 1.1 lbs, 22 x x Zoom lens - 2.8 mm - 61.6 mm - F/1.6-3.6, Canon ZR70 MC - Camcorder - Mini DV, 2.3 in, 5.8 in, 4.1 in

Canon ZR930
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews

Specs: CCD, None, 13.4 oz, 3.6 in, 4.7 in, 2.2 in, 37 x x Zoom lens - 2.6 mm - 96.2 mm - F/2.0-5.2, Canon ZR930 - Camcorder - Mini DV

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 DCR-HC65
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 3 reviews

Specs: CCD, None, 1.3 lbs, 2.7 in, 6.8 in, Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 3.2 mm - 32 mm - F/1.8-2.3, 3.5 in, Sony Handycam DCR-HC65 - Camcorder - Mini DV

Sony Handycam DCR-HC21 Reviewed on August 16, 2005 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam DCR-HC21
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 26 reviews

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, 3.4 megapixels, None, 0.9 lbs, 2.2 in, Sony Handycam DCR-HC21 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 4.4 in, Carl Zeiss 20 x x Zoom lens - 2.3 mm - 46 mm - F/1.8-3.1, 3.5 in

Canon ZR700 Reviewed on April 26, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
Canon ZR700
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 10 reviews

The Bottom Line: Canon's latest entry-level camcorder, the ZR700, is easy to use, affordable, and ideal for wide-screen moviemaking, but low-light performance remains a problem. Read review

Specs: CCD, 680,000 pixels, None, 0.9 lbs, 3.6 in, 1.9 in, 25 x x Zoom lens - 2.6 mm - 65 mm - F/1.8-2.6, Canon ZR700 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 4.5 in

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