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.

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.