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Video Cameras

  • Panasonic HX-A500

    355
    inc VAT

    An excellent Ultra HD action camera but we wish more mounts were included

    Key specs 

    Optical zoom: N/A, Sensor: 1/2.3in BSI MOS, LCD screen: 1.5in, 115,200 dots, Size (HxWxD): Camera: 26.5x68.5mm Operating Unit: 59.5x94x26.7mm, Weight: Camera: 31g, Operating Unit: 128g

    Published 
    26 Jul 2014
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

    749
    inc VAT

    A stunning all-round talent, the Panasonic FZ1000 excels both indoors and out

    Key specs 

    Sensor resolution: 20 megapixels, Sensor size: 20 megapixels, Viewfinder: electronic (2,359,000 dots), LCD screen: 3in (921,000 dots), Optical zoom (35mm-equivalent focal lengths): 16 (25-400mm), 35mm-equivalent aperture: f/7.6-10.8, Weight: 834g, Size (HxWxD): 99x137x137mm

    Published 
    24 Jul 2014
  • 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
  • GoPro Hero3 Black Edition review

    GoPro Hero3 Black Edition
    360
    inc VAT

    Excellent image quality and great apps make this a superb action camera, but we'd go for one of the cheaper models in the GoPro range

    Key specs 

    sensor, 800x480 (240fps), 720p (60fps, 120fps), 1080p (24fps, 30fps, 48fps, 60fps), 4K Cinema (12fps), 0.0x zoom, 76g

    Published 
    11 Apr 2014
  • Panasonic HC-V550 review

    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 review

    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 review

    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 review

    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
  • Panasonic HC-W850 camcorder review

    Panasonic HC-W850

    Panasonic has revealed its line-up of camcorders for 2014 at CES, with the HC-W850 gaining a new lens, new imaging sensor and Full HD slow motion video

    Published 
    6 Jan 2014
  • Panasonic HX-A100 review

    Panasonic HX-A100
    299
    inc VAT

    An unusual wearable camcorder with great image stabilisation that is better suited to lifelogging than extreme sports

    Key specs 

    1/4.1in CMOS sensor, , 0.0x zoom, 167g

    Published 
    19 Oct 2013
  • Veho Muvi HD NPNG Special Edition review

    Veho Muvi HD
    179
    inc VAT

    Good value, but the mount isn’t up to serious action-packed recording

    Key specs 

    1/2.5in CMOS sensor, 800x480 (60fps), 720p (30fps), 1080p (30fps), 0.0x zoom, 81g

    Published 
    13 Oct 2013
  • Liquid Image Ego review

    Liquid Image Ego
    120
    inc VAT

    A cracking action camcorder for the price

    Key specs 

    sensor, 1,280x720 (60fps), 1,920x1,080 (30fps), 0.0x zoom, 68g

    Published 
    11 Oct 2013
  • Ion Air Pro 2 review

    Ion Air Pro 2
    180
    inc VAT

    Poor software mars this otherwise well-designed action camera

    Key specs 

    sensor, PAL, 1,280x720 (50fps), 1,280x720 (25fps), 1,920x1,080 (25fps), 0.0x zoom, 130g

    Published 
    9 Oct 2013
  • Contour Roam2 review

    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
  • Sony HDR-AS15 review

    Sony HDR-AS15
    169
    inc VAT

    A neat design and impressive image stabilisation, but only mediocre overall video quality

    Key specs 

    1/2.3 CMOS sensor, 640x480, 1,280x720, 1,920x1,080, 0.0x zoom, 65g

    Published 
    5 Oct 2013
  • Drift Innovation HD Ghost review

    Drift Innovation HD Ghost
    250
    inc VAT

    A well-designed and resolved action camera with excellent app support

    Key specs 

    CMOS sensor, WVGA (120fps), 720p, 960p, 1080p (30fps), 0.0x zoom, 167g

    Published 
    3 Oct 2013
  • Canon Legria HF G30 review

    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 review

    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 review

    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 review

    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