1080i HD video; BSI CMOS sensor; 30x optical zoom; 3-inch touchscreen LCD monitor; Optical image stabilization; Captures to 32 GB built-in flash memory; SD/SDHC media cards; USB charging; 3-hour battery
Samsung's mid-range H305 HD camcorder won't shoot the best video out there, but the overall feature set is somewhat attractive. The 1080i video quality should be decent considering the price tag, but its sensor has an effective size of 1/6.3", which makes it one of the smaller sensors among HD camcorders. Even so, the 3-inch touch LCD and 3-hour battery life are generous, and the 30x zoom lens could even make it a solid option for shooting sports in high-def. The H305 records to 32GB of built-in flash memory, plus SD/SDHC cards; also check out the H300 for card only recording, or the H303 and H304 configurations for less built-in memory.