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The best point-and-shoot cameras for shooting video

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These fixed-lens, compact cameras have the best video quality in their class.

Samsung HMX-H104

This HD camcorder is stylish and feature-packed, but it simply doesn’t deliver the kind of high-quality HD images we expect.

First look video: Sony bloggie MHS-CM5/V HD camcorder

The new Bloggie MHS-CM5/V pocketable Sony camcorder has a 5X optical zoom, and shoots 1080p footage at 30fps and 5 mega-pixel photos. It's also compatible with SD/SDHC cards, ending the company's Memory Stick-only era.

eBuddy and eBuddy Pro for iPhone

Both the free and pro versions of this multi-protocol IM app work pretty well, though not right out of the box. But if you're willing to tweak a few settings, eBuddy performs quite capably.

JVC GY-HM100U

The GY-HM100U is a one-of-a-kind small professional camcorder with the quality of a much larger model.

BT-1 Bluetooth Webcam

Ecamm's BT-1 wireless Webcam works over the Bluetooth likely already built into your Mac, letting you bring your camera to your subject instead of vice versa. But it's not without its drawbacks.

Camcorders for the holidays

A look at HD camcorders for the holiday shopping season.

Sony Handycam HDR-XR520V

Sony’s Handycam HDR-XR520V is a monster when it comes to storage capacity, with a 240GB hard drive.

Sony Handycam HDR-CX520V

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Memorex MCC225 MyVideo

The MyVideo is purely a budget buy, but a solid one. Its looks and build quality may not be something you can fall in love with, but it shoots good enough video in bright light to make it a decent value for the $130 price.

Panasonic HDC-HS300

Panasonic’s HDC-HS300 is capable of extraordinary video quality and offer a good range of manual options, with manual lens ring controls that are as easy to use as they are capable.

Panasonic HDC-TM300

Panasonic's HDC-TM300 HD camcorder captures good video and still images, allows deep manual control, and provides useful automated settings.

Sanyo VPC-WH1

There are only two reasons to buy Sanyo’s Xacti VPC-WH1 HD camcorder, but they’re good reasons: It’s inexpensive, and it’s waterproof.

JVC Everio GZ-HM400

Designed to sit at the top of JVC’s Everio camcorder line, the GZ-HM400 should give its rivals a run for their money.

JVC Picsio GC-FM1

On paper, JVC’s Picsio GC-FM1 pocket HD camcorder is loaded. But pocket-camcorder championships aren’t won on paper, they’re won on-screen and in your hands