Top-Rated HD Pocket Camcorders
The third-generation Creative Vado HD is our top-rated pocket camcorder, offering exposure controls, a mic-in port, and impressive low-light performance. If you need a rugged model, the Kodak PlaySport Zx3 is a great option.
The third-generation Vado HD has the widest-angle lens of any HD pocket camcorder, as well as exposure controls, great low-light video quality, and a sub-$200 price.
Rated: Jul 25, 2011 1:00 PM
The Kodak PlaySport Zx3 shoots top-notch 1080p video and still images, and offers a waterproof frame, but we've seen pocket camcorders that are easier to use.
Rated: Jul 25, 2011 3:33 PM
The awkward-looking Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD2 offers good video and photo quality to go along with its 3X-optical-zoom lens and stereo microphones.
Rated: Apr 26, 2011 1:49 PM
It doesn't offer the same impressive video quality as its predecessors, but the final version of Cisco's Flip UltraHD pocket camcorder still dominates the field in ease of use.
Rated: May 17, 2010 2:20 PM
The Flip SlideHD is great for video playback, but its touchscreen is extremely frustrating to use when you're shooting video.
Rated: Jul 25, 2011 2:25 PM
Although the Sony Bloggie Touch offers a beautiful design and excellent still-image quality, it stumbles on its core function: capturing video.
Rated: Jul 25, 2011 4:26 PM
Subpar video quality from both the camcorder and the projector makes the Shoot 'n Share hard to recommend.
Rated: Jul 25, 2011 3:20 PM
The JVC Picsio GC-WP10AUS is a serviceable pocket camcorder for your underwater-shooting needs, but the video quality is a major disappointment.