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Dropcam Pro review: Enhance your Wi-Fi video like a crime-scene investigator

Catching bad guys (or bad dogs) in random acts of mischief has never been easier.


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.

Toshiba Camileo B10 camcorder sports cool features but performance is uneven

Toshiba’s new little pocket camcorder looked like a great catch, but nagging problems prevent us from recommending it.

Samsung HMX-Q10UN camcorder offers ambidextrous operation

Remarkable little full HD camcorder lets you quickly swap it between hands with barely a pause in shooting.

Samsung SMX-F54BN camcorder offers a powerful zoom

If all you need is basic documentation—and the convenience of not having to hassle with multiple SD cards and large files—this camcorder might interest you.

Review: Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD2BK camcorder

While the Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD2BK is not the most stylishly designed camcorder, it does what it's supposed to: make good videos.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-SH1

The Sanyo VPC-SH1 is not a great camcorder, but its blend of respectable video and still image quality, compact size, functional features, and reasonable price make it a sensible purchase.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG102

If you can live with its compromises and like the small size, the Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG102 may work for you.

Canon Vixia HF M32

The Canon Vixia HF M32 is very good camcorder that’s a pleasure to use, but choosing it depends on whether you need a lot of on-board memory.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CS1

While extremely portable and crammed with attractive features, Sanyo's Xacti VPC-CS1 can be difficult to use and produces mediocre video.