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Canon Vixia HF S10

The overall image quality, deep manual controls, and decent ease of use make Canon’s Vixia HF S10 an excellent choice for both advanced and casual videographers.

Flip MinoHD (120 minutes)

The first Flip camcorder released under the Cisco brand is a winner.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-FH1

Sanyo’s Xacti VPC-FH1 is a high-definition (HD) camcorder that delivers good-looking video and stills.

Review roundup: Pocket HD camcorders

In this review roundup, we will look at what defines a pocket HD camcorder and review the features of some of today’s popular models.

Kodak Zi8

The Kodak Zi8 is notable for shooting 1080p video. Unfortunately, that video isn't terribly good.

Kodak Zx1

The Zx1 is more compact than most pocket HD camcorders, but its video quality leaves much to be desired.

Genius G-Shot HD520

The G-Shot HD520 pocket HD camcorder from Genius is more affordable than its competitors, such as the Flip UltraHD, the Vado HD, or the Zi6.

Sony Webbie MHS-PM1

Sony’s pocket camcorder entry, the Webbie MHS-PM1 offers a few features that make it unique, but it unfortunately falters where it counts the most: video image quality.

Flip UltraHD pocket camcorder

Pure Digital has lowered the price and increased the video quality of pocket HD with the Flip UltraHD.

Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10

Pocket-able HD camcorder sports lots of options but compromises on quality.

Nikon D90

If you shoot pictures with a digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera and carry a point-and-shoot for its video capability, then Nikon’s D90 might be the camera for you.

Canon Vixia HG21

Canon’s Vixia HG21 is a feature-filled high-definition camcorder that acts and feels like a workhorse. And for such a small camera, it produces great video image quality. Alex Lindsay thinks it's one of the better HD camcorders he's seen.

Creative Labs Vado HD pocket camcorder

Another HD pocket camcorder, with its own collections of quirks and charms.