Camcorders

  • Panasonic HC-X1000E review

    2,300
    inc VAT

    The HC-X1000E has excellent image quality, lots of high-end features and little competition

    Key specs 

    Optical zoom: 20x, Sensor: 1/2.3-type MOS , LCD screen: 3.5in, 1,152,000 dots, Size (HxWxD): 160x170x315mm, Weight: 1.6kg

    Published 
    29 Oct 2014
  • Sony HDR-MV1 review

    249
    Amazon

    The HDR-MV1 is a good choice for musicians looking to record performances for social media, but video quality could be better

    Key specs 

    Optical zoom: N/A, Sensor: 1/2.3 back-illuminated CMOS, LCD screen: 2.7in, 230,000 dots, Size (HxWxD): 116.5x70.5x27mm, Weight: 165g

    Published 
    8 Sep 2014
  • Panasonic HX-A500

    Panasonic HX-A500 Camera Main Unit and Camera
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pansonic HC-V520 review

    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 review

    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 review

    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 review

    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 review

    Panasonic Stylish Wearable Camera

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

    Published 
    7 Jan 2013
  • Sony HDR-TD20VE review

    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