Sony Handycam HDR-PJ760V is spendy, but worth every cent

In both features and price, Sony’s Handycam HDR-PJ760V falls squarely between the consumer and higher end prosumer worlds.

Panasonic's HC-V700M is no looker, but delivers great value

Panasonic didn’t get everything right with this model, but I found this camcorder generally easy to use. It shoots exceptional video, and comes with a lot of well-implemented extras.

Pocket-sized JVC Everio GZ-V500 offers large-camcorder features, trade-offs

With the Everio GZ-V500, JVC tried to pack some big camcorder prowess into a pocket-sized case—but only partly succeeded.

JVC Everio GZ-E200 camcorder has low price, but many shortcomings

This camcorder seemed almost too good to be true, and indeed our testing revealed some serious flaws.

Anatomy of a video file

You’ve started shopping for an camcorder, and you’re swamped by a sea of letters, numbers, and indecipherable acronyms. What does it all mean? Our camcorder expert Bryan Hastings breaks it down in this handy guide.

Toshiba Camileo P100 camcorder offers exceptional features but proves a mixed bag

Despite a promising start, the Toshiba Camileo P100 was a disappointment.


How to Buy a Digital Camcorder

The sizes of current consumer HD camcorders range from small to smaller. Here's an overview of your camcorder options, from pocket-size to professional-grade.

Samsung HMX-H304BN camcorder provides high-end features for a low price

This generally pleasing compact model has a durable feel, is easy to use, and offers a rich set of talents for the money.