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Pure Digital Flip UltraHD

The Pure Digital Flip UltraHD is very likely the last one of its kind. It represents the final permutation of the basic Flip design; that, coupled with Pure Digital's acquisition by Cisco, signals that the next incarnation of the Flip, a 2nd g...

Grade: D Price: $345.00

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Kodak PlaySport Zx3

I’ll admit that I really wanted to like this camera. As an independent digital filmmaker, I had not had the opportunity to do an underwater shoot until I received the Kodak PlaySport Zx3 for review. I had to really wrestle with the grade on ...

Grade: C+ Price: $214.00

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Flip MinoHD 8GB - 3rd Generation

Here we have the Cisco Flip Video MinoHD 2010 (3rd Generation). It’s the latest update to the ever-popular Flip series and brings the pocket-cam originator back into the game, finally catching up to the handful of small shooters that surpass...

Grade: D- Price: $185.00

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Flip UltraHD 8GB 3rd Generation

This latest (late 2010) Flip UltraHD is a modest but welcome upgrade from its predecessor. The new model features a redesigned sensor which shoots about 2 hours of 720p HD video at 60 frames per second (on this 8GB model) and captures richer color...

Grade: C- Price: $250.00

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Panasonic X900MK

The HC-X900M camcorder, which can record 1920 x 1080, 60 progressive, and builds on the success of last year’s HDC-HS900 by adding the new 3MOS System Pro to help achieve dramatic increases in performance thanks to a re-engineering of all the core...

Grade: C+ Price: $100.00

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Panasonic HCV700K 3D

The top-of-the-line 1MOS camcorders, the Panasonic’s HC-V700 and HC-V700M models, capture stunning indoor and nighttime shots, regardless of dark lighting conditions. Thanks to the High Sensitivity Sensor, which greatly improves image quality in ...

Grade: D+ Price: $99.00

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Panasonic SD80

Panasonic’s SD80 offers some ample specs in a small, reasonably priced package. It comes with 1080i/60fps AVCHD video, 3 megapixel stills, a ton of features, and easy-to-use controls. However, something’s got to give and in the SD80&rs...

Grade: B+ Price: $577.00

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Panasonic HDC-TM900

The Panasonic TM900 is about as serious as a consumer camcorder gets. It's part of Panasonic's top-end 3MOS line, which uses three CMOS sensors for filming; one sensor is dedicated to each primary color, so the color reproduction is incredibly tru...

Grade: B+ Price: $1,899.00

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Kodak PlaySport Zx5

Kodak hasn't produced new camcorders in a few years, yet the Playsport Zx5 is still a popular option. Here's what we had to say about the Zx5 when it was first released:The Kodak Playsport Zx5 is the world's first truly rugged pocket c...

Grade: C Price: $290.00

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Sony HDR-XR160

The XR160 is one of Sony's entry-level high-def camcorders, and judging by last year's models, we think it'll be a great value for anyone who wants a solid HD shooter without a whole bunch of bells and whistles. It captures 1080i AVCHD...

Grade: C- Price: $50.00

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JVC Everio GZ-E10

A no-frills HD camcorder, the GZ-E10 offers the same 1.5 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor and 40x optical zoom as its more expensive siblings (the E200, EX210, and EX250). You don't get the GPS, WiFi, or face recognition features of these other model...

Grade: B Price: $365.00

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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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JVC Everio GZ-EX210

A $50 upgrade over the E200 base model, the EX210 features the same 40x optical zoom range and 1.5 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, but also includes built-in WiFi and a larger battery. If you need the wireless, or want to play with the latest gadge...

Grade: B Price: $70,925.00

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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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JVC Everio GZ-EX250

The EX-250 is exactly the same as the cheaper EX210, other than the inclusion of 16GB of internal flash memory. Key features include a 1.5 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, 40x optical zoom, 3-inch touchscreen LCD, and built-in WiFi. Video quality is...

Grade: B+ Price: $387.00

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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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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

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Canon VIXIA HF M50

Canon's M50 replaces the older M40, 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 M40. Other up...

Grade: A- Price: $449.00

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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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JVC Everio GZ-VX700

The V500 and VX700 both feature larger sensors than JVC's cheaper E-series, and thus sport a less impressive 10x optical zoom. Still, the lens is a bright f1.8-2.8 and image quality from the 3.32 megapixel backlit CMOS chip used should be better a...

Grade: B+ Price: $185.00

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Sony HDR-CX260V

Sony's CX line has long been a favorite, and we don't expect the CX260 to be any different. For around $550, the CX260 offers high quality 1920x1080 60p HD recording, 16 GB of flash memory, optical image stabilization, GPS and a nice back ...

Grade: B+ Price: $1,499.00

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JVC Everio GZ-E200

A $50 upgrade over the E10 base model, the E200 features the same 40x optical zoom range and 1.5 megapixel backlit CMOS sensor, but adds a number of effects including face recognition and a larger, 3-inch touchscreen LCD. The biggest change is the...

Grade: B Price: $250.00

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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: $219.00