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.


First Look: Ion's Air Pro Wi-Fi action camcorder moves into wireless social networking world

Ion's Air Pro Wi-Fi offers a lot of extras, including the ability to wirelessly view and offload images and videos via Wi-Fi, great mounting hardware, fast battery charging using the wall-power USB charger, four wall-plug adapters to let you recharge in most countries, and 8GB of free storage in the cloud. Bryan Hastings takes a first look.