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Canon Vixia HF R40 Reviewed on January 7, 2013 Check prices
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Canon Vixia HF R40

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, 4.6 in, 2.1 in, 32 x x, Zoom lens - 2.8 mm - 89.6 mm, - Camcorder, Canon VIXIA HF R40 - Flash card, - Internal flash memory, 2.2 in

Sony Handycam DCR-SX45 (Black) Reviewed on June 14, 2011 Check prices
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Sony Handycam DCR-SX45 (Black)

The Bottom Line: Sony's Handycam DCR-SX45, SX65, and SX85 standard-definition camcorders pack a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model. Read review

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, 8.1 oz, 2.2 in, 2 in, 4.9 in, Sony Handycam DCR-SX45 - Camcorder - Flash card, Carl Zeiss 60 x x Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 108 mm - F/1.8-6.0

Sony Handycam DCR SX85 (Silver) Reviewed on June 14, 2011 Check prices
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Sony Handycam DCR SX85 (Silver)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.2 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.0 stars out of 7 reviews

The Bottom Line: Sony's Handycam DCR-SX45, SX65, and SX85 standard-definition camcorders pack a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model. Read review

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, 8.1 oz, 2 in, Sony Handycam DCR-SX85 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.2 in, Carl Zeiss 60 x x Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 108 mm - F/1.8-6.0, 4.9 in

Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 (Silver) Reviewed on May 6, 2010 Check prices
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Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 (Silver)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.2 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 10 reviews

The Bottom Line: Sony's Handycam DCR-SR68 (and larger-capacity SR88) offers up ample storage and a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model. Read review

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, 9.9 oz, Carl Zeiss 60 x x Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 108 mm - F/1.8-6.0, 2.6 in, 2.2 in, 4.2 in, Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, - Flash card

Sony Handycam DCR-SX65 (Silver) Reviewed on June 14, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam DCR-SX65 (Silver)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.2 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: Sony's Handycam DCR-SX45, SX65, and SX85 standard-definition camcorders pack a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model. Read review

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, 8.1 oz, 2 in, Sony Handycam DCR-SX65 - Camcorder - Flash card, Carl Zeiss 60 x x Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 108 mm - F/1.8-6.0, 2.2 in, 4.9 in

Sony Handycam DCR-SR45 Reviewed on August 4, 2008 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam DCR-SR45
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.2 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 17 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Sony Handycam DCR-SR45 has a good design and reasonable feature set for its price, but the video quality doesn't measure up to the rest of the package. Read review

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, None, 12.3 oz, 3 in, Carl Zeiss 40 x x Zoom lens - 1.9 mm - 76 mm - F/1.8-4.1, 3 in, 4.4 in, Sony Handycam DCR-SR45 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, - Flash card

Canon FS100 (Silver) Reviewed on June 30, 2008 Check prices
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Canon FS100 (Silver)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 18 reviews

The Bottom Line: Convenient, well-designed camcorders that look pricier than they are, models in the Canon FS series--FS11, FS10, and FS100--nevertheless deliver typical budget video in line with their budget price tags. Read review

Specs: CCD, 9.2 oz, 2.4 in, 4.9 in, 2.3 in, 37 x x Zoom lens - 2.6 mm - 96.2 mm - F/2.0-5.2, Canon FS100 - Camcorder - Flash card

Sony Handycam DCR-SR47 (Silver) Reviewed on May 28, 2009 Check prices
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Sony Handycam DCR-SR47 (Silver)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.6 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 11 reviews

The Bottom Line: If storage amount, zoom range, and easy operation are on your list of needs before video quality, check out the Sony Handycam DCR-SR47. Read review

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, 10.6 oz, 2.7 in, Sony Handycam DCR-SR47 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, - Flash card, 4.4 in, Carl Zeiss 60 x x Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 108 mm - F/1.8-6.0, 2.4 in

Sony DCR-DVD650 Reviewed on October 13, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
Sony DCR-DVD650
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.6 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 7 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 offers an all-in-one, on-the-go way to capture standard-def video and burn it to a DVD, but hard-disk-drive and flash-memory models are otherwise a better option. Read review

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, 13.8 oz, 3.5 in, Sony Handycam DCR-DVD650 - Camcorder - Flash card, - DVD, Carl Zeiss 60 x x Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 108 mm - F/1.8-6.0, 5.1 in, 2.2 in

Panasonic HDC-HS80 Reviewed on May 20, 2011 Check prices
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Panasonic HDC-HS80
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: A functional trio of camcorders, the Panasonic HDC-SD80, TM80, and HS80 are notable for their manual exposure controls (unusual for their price class) and well-designed touch-screen interface, but otherwise you can find better options. Of the three, the SD80 is the best choice simply on price. Read review

Specs: MOS, 9.3 oz, Panasonic HDC-HS80 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, - Flash card, 2.4 in, 2.5 in, 37 x x Zoom lens - 2.38 mm - 81 mm - F/1.8-4, 4.3 in

JVC Everio GZ-MS120 (Black) Reviewed on June 8, 2009 Check prices
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JVC Everio GZ-MS120 (Black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 12 reviews

The Bottom Line: The JVC Everio GZ-MS120 is a nice little flash-memory-based standard-definition camcorder. Read review

Specs: CCD, None, 8.5 oz, 4.4 in, JVC Everio GZ-MS120BU - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.2 in, Konica Minolta 35 x x Zoom lens - 2.2 mm - 77 mm - F/1.8, 2.6 in

Sony Handycam DCR-SX40 (Silver)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 12 reviews

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, 8.8 oz, Sony Handycam DCR-SX40 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.1 in, Carl Zeiss 60 x x Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 108 mm - F/1.8-6.0, 2.3 in, 4.4 in

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD610
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 8 reviews

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, None, 13.8 oz, Carl Zeiss 40 x x Zoom lens - 1.9 mm - 76 mm - F/1.8-4.1, 3.5 in, 5.1 in, 2.2 in, Sony Handycam DCR-DVD610 - Camcorder - DVD

Panasonic HDC-HS900 Reviewed on November 9, 2011 Check prices
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Panasonic HDC-HS900

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, 16 oz, Leica 12 x x Zoom lens - 3.45 mm - 41.4 mm - F/1.5-2.8, 2.8 in, 5.7 in, Panasonic HDC-HS900 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, - Flash card, 2.6 in

Panasonic SDR-H40
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 32 reviews

Specs: CCD, 12 oz, 4.6 in, 42 x x Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 75.6 mm - F/1.9-4.3, 2.6 in, 2.8 in, Panasonic SDR-H40 - Camcorder - Hard disk drive

Samsung SC-DC164 - camcorder - DVD
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.5 stars out of 10 reviews

Specs: CCD, 15.2 oz, 33 x x Zoom lens - F/1.6, 4.8 in, Samsung SC-DC164 - Camcorder - DVD, 3.4 in, 33.9 in

Canon ZR500 Reviewed on May 12, 2006 Check prices
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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, 25 x x Zoom lens - 2.6 mm - 65 mm - F/1.8-2.6, 3.6 in, 4.5 in, 1.9 in

Sony Handycam HDR-CX100 (Silver) Reviewed on March 30, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-CX100 (Silver)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 6 reviews

The Bottom Line: You can tell where Sony cut corners on this compact, flash-based HD camcorder. While it's decent, there are better options for the money than the Sony Handycam HDR-CX100. Read review

Specs: Exmor CMOS, 9.9 oz, Sony Handycam HDR-CX100 - Camcorder - Flash card, 4.5 in, 2.2 in, 2.4 in, Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 3.2 mm - 32 mm - F/1.8-2.2

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

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD108
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 12 reviews

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, 15.5 oz, 3.5 in, 5.2 in, Carl Zeiss 40 x x Zoom lens - 1.9 mm - 76 mm - F/1.8-4.1, 2.2 in, Sony Handycam DCR-DVD108 - Camcorder - DVD

Panasonic SDR-S26 (Black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.0 stars out of 4 reviews

Specs: CCD, 8.3 oz, 70 x x Zoom lens - 1.5 mm - 105 mm - F/1.9-5.7, Panasonic SDR-S26K - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.2 in, 2.6 in, 4.2 in

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, 3.1 in, 4.4 in, Sony Handycam DCR-HC36 - Camcorder - Mini DV, Carl Zeiss 20 x x Zoom lens - 2.3 mm - 46 mm - F/1.8-3.1, 2.6 in

Sony Handycam DCR-SX45 (Blue) Reviewed on June 14, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam DCR-SX45 (Blue)

The Bottom Line: Sony's Handycam DCR-SX45, SX65, and SX85 standard-definition camcorders pack a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model. Read review

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, 8.1 oz, 4.9 in, 2.2 in, Sony Handycam DCR-SX45 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2 in, Carl Zeiss 60 x x Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 108 mm - F/1.8-6.0

JVC Everio GZ-MG330 (30GB, Red) Reviewed on July 23, 2008 Check prices
Product overview
JVC Everio GZ-MG330 (30GB, Red)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.4 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.5 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: The near-identical models of the JVC Everio GZ-MG300 series--the MG330, MG335, MG360 and MG365--are budget-priced, hard-drive-based camcorders that are nice enough, but produce typical low-budget video. Read review

Specs: CCD, None, 11.1 oz, 2.1 in, 2.7 in, 4.7 in, Konica Minolta 35 x x Zoom lens - 2.2 mm - 77 mm - F/1.8-4, JVC Everio GZ-MG330R - Camcorder - Hard disk drive

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, 20 x x Zoom lens - 2.8 mm - 56 mm - F/1.6-3.2, 2 in, 3.7 in, 5.1 in, Canon ZR100 - Camcorder - Mini DV

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