Don't-Miss Camcorder Stories
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.
The first Flip camcorder released under the Cisco brand is a winner.
Sanyo’s Xacti VPC-FH1 is a high-definition (HD) camcorder that delivers good-looking video and stills.
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.
The Kodak Zi8 is notable for shooting 1080p video. Unfortunately, that video isn't terribly good.
The Zx1 is more compact than most pocket HD camcorders, but its video quality leaves much to be desired.
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’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.
Pure Digital has lowered the price and increased the video quality of pocket HD with the Flip UltraHD.
Pocket-able HD camcorder sports lots of options but compromises on quality.
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’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.
Another HD pocket camcorder, with its own collections of quirks and charms.
Inexpensive pocket camcorder is a poor performer.
The Panasonic HDC-SD100 HD camcorder provides a great set of well-implemented tools that are in the right place at the right price. Unfortunately, poor connection placement and poor imaging make it hard to recommend this camera.