Best Pocket Camcorders

Things have changed since Pure Digital first unleashed the original Flip Video pocket camcorder in 2007. The Flip is now dead, for starters, but the concept lives on: small, relatively low-cost cameras that shoot decent video and make it easy to share over the web. Some of the newest models have accessory ports, LCDs on both sides of the body, or even waterproof casing. You probably already have a decent video camera on your cell phone or still camera, but if you want something that stands alone and does bit more than the run-of-the-mill Flip clone, start looking below.

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Nikon KeyMission 80

The Nikon KeyMission 80 is an odd camera -- though that's not necessarily to say that it's a bad camera. Shaped more like an old voice recorder, the KeyMission 80 uses two cameras, a front and rear facing option much like a smartphone, of ...

Grade: B- Price: $277.00

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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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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