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Sony AS15

Sony's HDR-AS15 features a rugged, portable exterior for action videos. The wearable camcorder also has Wi-Fi for faster sharing, image stabilization, a wide angle lens and a CMOS sensor with improved low-light capabilities.

Grade: B- Price: $160.00

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Canon VIXIA HF G30

Canon's prosumer grade flagship, the VIXIA HF G30, brings professional quality footage to the average consumer. A manual focus ring, new 2.91 megapixel HD CMOS pro image sensor and new DIGIC DV 4 Image High Speed Processor, two memory card slo...

Grade: B+ Price: $1,550.00

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Canon XA20

Canon's XA20 is an excellent prosumer camcorder with an upgraded 20x zoom lens and eight-blade circular aperture. With manual modes, a five axis image stabilization system, a new automatic correction circuit and options for various microphone ...

Grade: B+ Price: $1,635.00

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Samsung F90

Samsung emphasizes the zoom on their newest budget mainstream model. And while the 52x optical zoom is pretty impressive, there's not too much else to boast about. The extra zoom sacrifices a little bit of quality at with 720p recording, but h...

Grade: B- Price: $270.00

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JVC GC-PX100

JVCs' PX100 is the odd man out with an unusual yet comfortable design that resembles a DSLR camera. The PX100 is capable of frame rates up to 600 frames per second (at a reduced resolution) and 60 fps at full resolution. Most users will want t...

Grade: C+ Price: $1,967.00

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Panasonic AG-AF105A

With a large Micro 4/3" image sensor and interchangeable lenses, the Panasonic AG-AF105A offers a wider range of artistic possibilities than smaller camcorders, including better depth of field and wider angles. The AG-AF105A records in 1920x1...

Grade: A- Price: $2,396.00

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JVC GZ-E300

The JVC GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder captures HD video at 24 Mbps with a nice 40x optical zoom capabilities. Users will enjoy switching through this model's various features and settings with the 3" touchscreen. The sensor is a little...

Grade: B- Price: $230.00

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Canon VIXIA HF R42

Canon's 2013 $500 mainstream model is easy to use, yet includes features like built-in wi-fi and 32 GB of built-in memory. A nice 53x zoom lens gets up close to the action, and the optical image stabilization should leave footage sharp. The pr...

Grade: A- Price: $399.00

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Sony HDR-CX380/B

Sony's compact mainstream CX380 includes a 3" touchscreen and records in full HD, 1920x1080. With a 30x optical zoom and 16 GB of flash memory, this model looks to be a fair contender for the basic mainstream category.

Grade: B Price: $1,000.00

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Sony CX220

Sony's 2013 affordable, compact HD option boasts better video quality from their new Exmor R CMOS sensor, designed to reduced noise. This model shoots 1920 x 1080 60p videos along with 8.9 megapixel stills. The image stabilization includes an ...

Grade: B- Price: $499.00

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Panasonic HX-WA03

Panasonic's rugged travel cam is designed for consumers with active lifestyles with its portability and all-weather design. Initial reviews are strong for the pistol-grip style camcorder with 18x zoom and a variety of creative effects. This mo...

Grade: C+ Price: $349.00

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Sony PJ790V

The PJ790 is near the top of Sony's popular PJ line in both budget and features. Video quality should be suburb at 1080 24p/60p, and still shots should also stand out at 24.1 megapixels. Sony's back-illuminated sensors handle low light wel...

Grade: A- Price: $1,260.00

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Sony CX290

Sony's popular CX line continues to offer performance without a big bottom line in the CX290. We've reviewed some of Sony's 2013 offerings and were quite pleased; expect no less from the CX290. Features include 1080 60p recording, 8 GB...

Grade: A- Price: $340.00

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Panasonic HX-A100

The HX-A100 has our curiosity up with a unique design for the wearable/mountable camcorder category. The different design looks like this model will be easy to wear for action shots, plus it's waterproof, fairly rugged and weighs in at about a...

Grade: B+ Price: $125.00

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Panasonic AG-AC90

The Panasonic AG-AC90 AVCCAM Handheld Camcorder features 1/4.7" 3MOS sensors, with 2.19MP each, to capture Full HD 1920x1080 resolution video. Variable frame rates record HD video at 60p, 60i, 30p, and 24p. The camera's fixed lens has a 1...

Grade: A- Price: $2,837.00

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Sony NEX-EA50UH NXCAM

The NEX-EA50UH is the first in a new series of affordable, entry-level large sensor NXCAM professional camcorders. Thanks to its E mount interchangeable lens system, Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, powerful imaging capabilities and flexible semi-shoulde...

Grade: A Price: $2,795.00

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GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro has long been setting the standard for wearable and mountable action cams. The manufacturer is continuing their rep with the number one seller in the camcorder category on Amazon, the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition. Over the previous model, the H...

Grade: A Price: $400.00

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Contour ROAM2

Contour is one of the top sellers when it comes to action cams and their latest ROAM2 has been met with positive early reviews. This cam shoots at 60 fps and doesn't need any add-ons to become water resistant. Plus it's lightweight and low...

Grade: B- Price: $194.00

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Sony NEXVG900

Full frame, 24.3 megapixels, HD CMOS sensor, interchangeable lenses--there's a lot to look for in the Sony NEX-VG900. This entry-level professional camcorder also has a high resolution electronic viewfinder, Quad Capsule microphone and manual ...

Grade: A- Price: $2,299.00

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JVC GC-XA1 Adixxion

JVC's Adixxion is a mountable camcorder with everything included in the four ounce body, unlike the more popular GoPro that offfers an LCD screen and GPS only as an add on. Ready to go right out of the box without any extra casing, this camcor...

Grade: B Price: $149.00

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Sony HXR-NX30

Sony's newest addition to their NX line is high tech but handheld. Dubbed the "Palm Size" camera, it shoots full HD 1080p at 60 fps and also captures stills. Sony has taken the built in projectors of the PJ line and added it to this ...

Grade: A Price: $2,299.00

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Sony GW77V

Sony's 2012 all-weather pocket cam features 1920x1080 full HD video with 20.4 megapixel stills. Sony claims the Exmor R CMOS sensor allows for better low light shots with a smaller sensor, based on relocating it within the camera and customer ...

Grade: B Price: $842.00

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Samsung SMX-F50

Samsung's standard-def F series has been popular over the past few years because a) the camcorders are cheap and b) they have huge zoom ranges. The F50 carries on that tradition with a 52x optical zoom range (65x software-enhanced Intelli-zoom...

Grade: D Price: $198.00

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Samsung W300

Samsung's W300 is a compact, rugged model. This model has been applauded for the simple interface and the small size; however the sensor size is just 3 megapixels and the only zoom is digital, not optical. But for someone looking for a compact...

Grade: B- Price: $344.00

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Canon VIXIA HF M500

Canon's M500 replaces the older M400, and offers some real improvements to entice potential upgraders. The headliner here is the new HD CMOS Pro, which supposedly offers 20% better low-light performance than the sensor found in the M400. Other...

Grade: B- Price: $1,499.00

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Canon VIXIA HF R30

The Canon R-series doesn't have the same high-quality sensor as the more expensive M-series, but the smaller sensor used does allow for an enormous 51x optical zoom. The R30 comes with 8GB of memory built in with an SDXC expansion slot, while ...

Grade: C+ Price: $499.00

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Sony HDR-TD20V

Capture your precious moments in an immersive 3D experience with the compact HDR-TD20V Handycam Camcorder. Dual full HD sensors produce true 3D videos with 1920x1080 60p/24presolution and 24.1MP still images. View 3D video directly on the3.5"...

Grade: B- Price: $1,000.00

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Sony HDR-PJ710V

Take the shake out of 1920x1080 60p/24p Full HD video with Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization in the HDRPJ710V Handycam camcorder. Enjoy ultra-stable video from its 10X Optical/17X extended digital zoom lens, and boost creativity usin...

Grade: A- Price: $1,764.00

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Canon VIXIA HF R32

The Canon R-series doesn't have the same high-quality sensor as the more expensive M-series, but the smaller sensor used does allow for an enormous 51x optical zoom. The R32 comes with 32GB of memory built in with an SDXC expansion slot, while...

Grade: B+ Price: $540.00

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Canon VIXIA HF R300

The Canon R-series doesn't have the same high-quality sensor as the more expensive M-series, but the smaller sensor used does allow for an enormous 51x optical zoom. The R300 doesn't come with any built-in memory, unlike the 32GB R32 or 8G...

Grade: B+ Price: $289.00