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

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, 6.3 in, 3 in, - Camcorder, Canon VIXIA HF G20 - Flash card, 10 x x, Zoom lens - 4.25 mm - 42.5 mm - F/1.8-2.8, 3.1 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, 20 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 90 mm - F/1.6, 6.4 in, Canon XH A1 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), 13.8 in, 7.4 in

Canon Vixia HF G30 Reviewed on April 3, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
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, 4.3 in, - Camcorder, Canon VIXIA HF G30 - Flash card, 20 x x, Zoom lens - 3.67 mm - 73.4 mm - F/1.8-2.8, 3.3 in, 7.2 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, 5.4 in, 4.6 in, Canon GL2 - Camcorder - Mini DV, 12 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, 14.4 in, 5.9 in, Sony Handycam HDR-FX1 - Camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), Carl Zeiss 12 x x Zoom lens - 4.5 mm - 54 mm - F/1.6-2.8, 7.1 in

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, Canon VIXIA HF200 - Camcorder - Flash card, 4.9 in, 15 x x Zoom lens - 4.1 mm - 61.5 mm - F/1.8-3.2, 2.8 in, 2.4 in

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, 2.6 in, 2.4 in, - Camcorder, Sony Handycam HDR-PJ430V - Flash card, 4.8 in, 30 x x, Zoom lens - 1.9 mm - 57 mm - F/1.8-4.0 G

Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 (with 18-200mm Lens) Reviewed on June 16, 2011 Check prices
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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 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 200 mm - F/3.5-6.3, 3.8 in, Sony Handycam NEX-VG10 - Camcorder - Flash card, 11.6 in, 5.2 in

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V Reviewed on January 8, 2013 Check prices
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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, - Camcorder, Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V - Flash card, 10 x x, Carl Zeiss Zoom lens - 3.8 mm - 38 mm - F/1.8-3.4, 2.9 in, 3.3 in, 5.4 in

Sony Handycam HDR-CX430V (Black)

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, 11.3 oz, 2.6 in, 2.3 in, 4.8 in, Sony Handycam HDR-CX430V - Camcorder - Flash card, - Internal flash memory, 30 x x Zoom lens - 1.9 mm - 57 mm - F/1.8-4.0 G

Canon Vixia HF M500
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews

Specs: HD CMOS Pro, 10.9 oz, Canon VIXIA HF M500 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.5 in, 4.8 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.1 mm - 61 mm - F/1.8-3.0, 2.7 in

Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V Reviewed on May 26, 2010 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.9 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V 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 if have large hands that could benefit from the extra grip that the hard drive provides, the CX550V is a better deal than its hard-disk-based sibling. Read review

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, Built-in flash, 15.5 oz, 2.9 in, 5.6 in, Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V - Camcorder - Flash card, 10 x x Zoom lens - 3.8 mm - 38 mm - F/1.8-3.4, 2.6 in

Canon Vixia HF S100 Reviewed on April 7, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
Canon Vixia HF S100
  • 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: An excellent flash-based prosumer HD camcorder, you may nevertheless pass on the Canon Vixia HF S100 because it lacks an eye-level viewfinder. It's probably a better buy than the identical--but more expensive, because it has 32GB built-in memory--Vixia HF S10. Read review

Specs: CMOS, Pop-up flash, 15.9 oz, Canon VIXIA HF S100 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.8 in, 5.4 in, 2.7 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.4 mm - 64 mm - F/1.8-3.0

Canon Vixia HF M40 (Black) Reviewed on May 3, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
Canon Vixia HF M40 (Black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 3 reviews

The Bottom Line: A fine follow-up to last year's M3xx series, the Canon Vixia M4xx series should please most home-movie-oriented videographers despite its relatively high price. If you don't need the EVF, the M400 is your best buy, but if you'll be shooting a lot in sunlight, it's worth it to step up to the M41. Read review

Specs: CMOS, 12.3 oz, 5.2 in, Canon VIXIA HF M40 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.9 in, - F/1.8 - 3.0, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.1 mm - 61 mm, 2.8 in

Canon Vixia HF S10 Reviewed on April 6, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
Canon Vixia HF S10
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 7 reviews

The Bottom Line: An excellent flash-based prosumer HD camcorder, you may nevertheless pass on the Canon Vixia HF S10 because it lacks an eye-level viewfinder. And the identical--but cheaper, because it has no built-in memory--Vixia HF S100 may also be a better buy. Read review

Specs: CMOS, Pop-up flash, 15.9 oz, Canon VIXIA HF S10 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.8 in, 5.4 in, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.4 mm - 64 mm - F/1.8-3.0, 2.7 in

Canon Vixia HF M30 Reviewed on August 5, 2010 Check prices
Product overview
Canon Vixia HF M30
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews

The Bottom Line: At its best, the Canon Vixia HF M3x series--composed of the M300, M30, M31, and M32--delivers a very good blend of video quality, features, and performance for the money, but some people may find the touch-screen interface extremely frustrating to use and the battery life painfully short. Plus, you really need to bump up to the highest bit rate quality. Of the series, the HF M300 is the best deal. Read review

Specs: CMOS, Built-in flash, 11.3 oz, 2.7 in, 15 x x Zoom lens - 4.1 mm - 61.5 mm - F/1.8-3.2, 2.4 in, 4.8 in, Canon VIXIA HF M30 - Camcorder - Flash card

Canon Vixia HF20 Reviewed on April 20, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
Canon Vixia HF20
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 17 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, 15 x x Zoom lens - 4.1 mm - 61.5 mm - F/1.8-3.2, Canon VIXIA HF20 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.8 in, 2.4 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, 4.3 in, Sony Handycam NEX-VG900 - Camcorder - Flash card

Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V Reviewed on May 26, 2010 Check prices
Product overview
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, 10 x x Zoom lens - 3.8 mm - 38 mm - F/1.8-3.4, 5.6 in, Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, - Flash card, 2.8 in, 2.9 in

Sony Handycam HDR-CX580V
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, Camcorder flash light, 12.2 oz, 6 in, 3.2 in, Sony Handycam HDR-CX580V - Camcorder - Flash card, 3.5 in, 12 x x Zoom lens - 2.9 mm - 34.8 mm - F/1.8-3.4

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 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, 3.3 in, 5.4 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, Panasonic DV PROLINE AG-DVX100A - Camcorder - Mini DV, 14.3 in, 5.5 in, 6.3 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, 12 x x Zoom lens - 4.8 mm - 57 mm - F/1.8-3.0, 3 in, 5.4 in, 3.1 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, Canon HG10 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, 10 x x Zoom lens - 6.1 mm - 61 mm - F/1.8-3.0, 3 in, 3.2 in

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