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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, Carl Zeiss 20 x x Zoom lens - 3.9 mm - 78 mm - F/1.6-2.8, 6.1 in, 12.7 in, 5.7 in, Sony Handycam HDR-FX7 - 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, 4.4 in, 3.4 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, 2 in

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, 6.8 in, 3.5 in, Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 45 mm - F/1.8-2.1, 2.7 in, Sony Handycam DCR-HC85 - Camcorder - Mini DV

Canon ZR100 Reviewed on June 30, 2005 Check prices
Product overview
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, Canon ZR100 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 2 in, 5.1 in, 20 x x Zoom lens - 2.8 mm - 56 mm - F/1.6-3.2, 3.7 in

Canon ZR200 Reviewed on June 28, 2005 Check prices
Product overview
Canon ZR200
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 15 reviews

The Bottom Line: Canon's affordable, compact ZR200 performs beautifully when the lights are bright, but you're probably better off with its less expensive sibling, the ZR100. Read review

Specs: CCD, None, 0.9 lbs, 3.7 in, 20 x x Zoom lens - 2.8 mm - 56 mm - F/1.6-3.2, Canon ZR200 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 5.1 in, 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 GR-D250 Reviewed on October 27, 2005 Check prices
Product overview
JVC GR-D250
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 6 reviews

Specs: CCD, 0.9 lbs, 2.2 in, 4.4 in, 25 x x Zoom lens - 2.2 mm - 55 mm - F/1.8-3.2, JVC GR-D250 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 3.7 in

Sony HVR-A1U
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews

Specs: CMOS, 1.5 lbs, Sony HVR-A1U - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 7.5 in, 4.1 in, Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 5.1 mm - 51 mm - F/1.8-2.1, 2.8 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, 1.9 in, 25 x x Zoom lens - 2.6 mm - 65 mm - F/1.8-2.6, 4.5 in, Canon ZR700 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 3.6 in

Samsung SC-D363 - camcorder - Mini DV
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews

Specs: CCD, 12.3 oz, 2.1 in, 3.7 in, 4.1 in, 30 x x Zoom lens - F/1.6, Samsung SC-D363 - Camcorder - Mini DV

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, 2.2 in, 3.6 in, 4.7 in, Canon ZR830 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 35 x x Zoom lens - 2.6 mm - 91 mm - F/2.0

Sony Handycam DCR-HC38
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 9 reviews

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, 15.9 oz, Sony Handycam DCR-HC38 - Camcorder - Mini DV, Carl Zeiss 40 x x Zoom lens - 1.9 mm - 76 mm - F/1.8-4.1, 4.5 in, 3.3 in, 2.5 in

Panasonic PV GS80 Reviewed on April 12, 2007 Check prices
Product overview
Panasonic PV GS80
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.2 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Panasonic PV-GS80 is a serviceable budget camcorder, but better choices are out there. Read review

Specs: CCD, 0.46 megapixels, None, 15.9 oz, 3.1 in, 2.9 in, Panasonic PV-GS80 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 5.4 in, 32 x x Zoom lens - 2.3 mm - 73.6 mm - F/1.8-3.7

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, Leica 10 x x Zoom lens - 3 mm - 30 mm - F/1.8-2.8, 3.1 in, 5.8 in, 3.3 in, Panasonic PV-GS320 - Camcorder - Mini DV

Panasonic PV-GS90
  • 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, 13.8 oz, Panasonic PV-GS90 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 42 x x Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 75.6 mm - F/1.9-4.3, 3.3 in, 2.6 in, 4.7 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, 4.1 in, Canon ZR70 MC - Camcorder - Mini DV, 5.8 in, 22 x x Zoom lens - 2.8 mm - 61.6 mm - F/1.6-3.6, 2.3 in

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, Sony Handycam DCR-HC65 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 6.8 in, Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 3.2 mm - 32 mm - F/1.8-2.3, 2.7 in, 3.5 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, Sony Handycam HDR-FX1000 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 13.7 in, 7 in, 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.1 mm - 82 mm - F/1.6-3.4, 6.7 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

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 GL2 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 4.6 in, Canon 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.2 mm - 84 mm - F/1.6-2.9, 12 in, 5.4 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, 2.1 in, Samsung SC-D453 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 3 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - F/1.8-2.4, 4 in

Canon ZR600 Reviewed on May 4, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
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, 1.9 in, 3.6 in, 25 x x Zoom lens - 2.6 mm - 65 mm - F/1.8-2.6, 4.5 in, Canon ZR600 - Camcorder - Mini DV

JVC GR D750 Mini DV Camcorder
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 6 reviews

Specs: CCD, 14.5 oz, JVC GR-D750 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 3.7 in, 34 x x Zoom lens - 2.3 mm - 78.2 mm - F/2.0-4.8, 4.5 in, 2.4 in

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 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, 2.2 in, 37 x x Zoom lens - 2.6 mm - 96.2 mm - F/2.0-5.2, 4.7 in, Canon ZR930 - Camcorder - Mini DV

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