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Camcorders

  • Toshiba Camileo X-Sports

    Toshiba Camileo X-Sports
    199
    inc VAT

    Not as good as the GoPro Hero3, but it’s much cheaper

    Key specs 

    Optical zoom: 0, Sensor: 1/2.3in CMOS, LCD screen: 2in, Size (HxWxD): 73x49.5x29.5mm, Weight: 94g

    Published 
    12 Jul 2014
  • Panasonic HC-V550

    Panasonic HC-V550
    469
    inc VAT

    Good camcorder with built-in Wi-Fi, but it’s too expensive

    Key specs 

    1/5.8in BSI MOS sensor, 1,920x1,080, 50.0x zoom, 280.0kg

    Published 
    10 Apr 2014
  • Panasonic HC-W850

    Panasonic HC-W850
    699
    inc VAT

    Great image quality, but the secondary camera sensor may be of little interest to many

    Key specs 

    1/2.3in BSI MOS sensor, PAL, 1,920x1,080, 1,280x720, 20.0x zoom, 360g

    Published 
    9 Mar 2014
  • Sony HDR-CX410VE

    Sony HDR-CX410VE
    375
    inc VAT

    Good connections, but video quality could be better and we’re surprised there’s no Wi-Fi

    Key specs 

    1/3.91in CMOS sensor, PAL 1,920x1,080, 1,440x1,080, 30.0x zoom

    Published 
    21 Jan 2014
  • Panasonic HC-V720

    Panasonic HC-V720
    462
    inc VAT

    A good mid-range camcorder with great Wi-Fi features and good image quality for the money

    Key specs 

    1/2.33in CMOS sensor, PAL, 1,920x1,080, 21.0x zoom

    Published 
    17 Jan 2014
  • Contour Roam2

    Contour Roam2
    170
    inc VAT

    We like the design of the Roam2 and it's fairly good value, but we're not keen on plugging it into a computer to change settings and video quality isn't the best we've seen

    Key specs 

    sensor, 1,280x720 (60fps), 1,280x960 (30fps), 1,920x1,080 (30fps), 0.0x zoom, 145g

    Published 
    7 Oct 2013
  • Canon Legria HF G30

    Canon Legria HF G30
    1 300
    inc VAT

    This big camcorder has great image quality, controls and touchscreen

    Key specs 

    1/2.84 CMOS sensor, PAL, 1,920x1,080, 1,280x1,080, 640x360, 20.0x zoom, 900g

    Published 
    15 Sep 2013
  • Samsung HMX-QF30

    Samsung HMX-QF30
    250
    inc VAT

    So-so video quality, but the HMX-QF30 has a fairly low price and Wi-Fi connectivity

    Key specs 

    1/4in CMOS sensor, PAL, 1,920x1,080/1,920x720, 20.0x zoom, 180.0kg

    Published 
    16 May 2013
  • Canon Legria HF R48

    Canon Legria HF R48
    365
    inc VAT

    Great picture quality, useful Wi-Fi functions and a good price make the HF R48 a Best Buy

    Key specs 

    1/4.85in CMOS sensor, PAL, 1,920x1,080/1,920x720/1,440x1,080, 32.0x zoom, 277.0kg

    Published 
    15 May 2013
  • Sony DEV-5 3D Recording Binoculars

    Sony DEV-5 3D Recording Binoculars
    1 459
    inc VAT

    Great viewfinder, good video quality, but the zoom range is too low to replace high-end binoculars

    Key specs 

    2x 1/4in CMOS sensor, 1,920x1,080, 10.0x zoom, 1.2kg

    Published 
    31 Mar 2013
  • Pansonic HC-V520

    Pansonic HC-V520
    425
    inc VAT

    Good image quality and great Wi-Fi features, but few connections

    Key specs 

    1/5.8in BSI MOS sensor, PAL, 1,920x1,080, 62.0x zoom

    Published 
    29 Mar 2013
  • Panasonic HC-X920

    Panasonic HC-X920
    840
    inc VAT

    A great update to an already excellent camcorder - with Wi-Fi, improved image quality and additional stabilisation

    Key specs 

    3x 1/2.3 BSI MOS sensor, PAL, 1,920x1,080, 12.0x zoom

    Published 
    26 Mar 2013
  • Canon C100

    Canon C100 review - Hands on

    At the bottom end of Canon's professional video camera range, the C100 is still a mouth-watering prospect for enthusiasts

    Published 
    7 Mar 2013
  • Sony HDR-AS15 Action Cam

    Sony Action Cam AS15

    Sony gets into the sports market with the HDR-AS15 Action Cam

    Published 
    10 Jan 2013
  • Panasonic HX-A100 Wearable Camcorder

    Panasonic Stylish Wearable Camera

    With the Panasonic HX-A100 Wearable Camcorder, Panasonic enters the sports camcorder market

    Published 
    7 Jan 2013
  • Sony HDR-TD20VE

    Sony HDR-TD20VE
    1 158
    inc VAT

    This is a great 3D camcorder with lots of connectivity and a magnificent touchscreen monitor

    Key specs 

    1/3.91in CMOS sensor, 1,920x1,080, 10.0x zoom, 460g

    Published 
    8 Dec 2012
  • Toshiba Camileo Clip

    Toshiba Camileo Clip
    60
    inc VAT

    Not the best image quality, but it’s great for children or to use in places you don’t want to wield your expensive smartphone

    Key specs 

    5MP CMOS sensor, Full HD, 1920x1080, 0.0x zoom, 85g

    Published 
    3 Nov 2012
  • Toshiba Camileo Z100

    Toshiba Camileo Z100
    154
    inc VAT

    The Z100’s hateful touchscreen menu doesn’t ruin what is otherwise a fun and good value 3D camcorder

    Key specs 

    CMOS (size not disclosed) sensor, 1,920x1,080, 10.0x zoom, 286g

    Published 
    4 Oct 2012
  • Samsung QF20

    Samsung QF20
    247
    inc VAT

    Great online features, but this camcorder's image quality and touchscreen could be better

    Key specs 

    1/4in CMOS sensor, 1,920x1,080, 20.0x zoom, 180g

    Published 
    30 Jul 2012
  • Sony HDR-CX730E

    Sony HDR-CX730E
    799
    inc VAT

    Excellent image quality with natural colour reproduction. A real enthusiast camcorder

    Key specs 

    1/2.88 CMOS sensor, 1,920x1,080, 10.0x zoom, 645g

    Published 
    19 Jun 2012