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The latest Camcorder reviews at PC Advisor. Camcorder user reviews, ratings, buying advice and price comparison

  • Sony HDR-FX1E

    When digital camcorders first went on sale around a decade ago, they cost thousands. Amazingly, the first high-definition camcorder to arrive in the UK comes in at a…

    £2,399 inc VAT

    Score - 4 out of 10

  • JVC Everio GZ-MC500EK

    Not only is this the smallest three-CCD camcorder we've ever seen, it's also a JVC Everio, so it doesn't record to DV tape. Like its MC200 predecessor (see April 05…

    £750 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Genius G-Shot DV610

    The G-Shot DV610 is an example of how not to make a great digital camera/camcorder hybrid. In fact, Genius touts the DV610 as a six-in-one voice recorder, MP3 player,…

    £135 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Sanyo Xacti VPC-C5

    When we reviewed Sanyo's Xacti VPC-C1, we were quite enamoured with the hybrid digital camera and mini-camcorder approach. We were less impressed by the lack of…

    £500 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Sony HDR-HC1E

    This is turning into a huge year for camcorders. On the one hand, tape is under threat from DVD and hard-disk-based alternatives. But on the other, it has received a…

    £1,234 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Panasonic SDRS100

    Apart from JVC, most manufacturers are backing recordable DVD as the next step for consumer video cameras. But Panasonic is taking another tack. Instead of the…

    £900 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • JVC Everio GZ-MG50EK

    JVC's Everio GZ-MC500EK had desirability written all over it. But it's still around £750, and only records an hour of best-quality video out of the box. So JVC has…

    £519 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Canon DC20

    The pretenders to DV's crown are lining up for battle. One of the first to enter the fray was recordable DVD, and Canon has finally joined the ranks of its backers…

    £570 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Panasonic NV-GS180

    The NV-GS180 is the successor to the mid-range NV-GS150, and its specifications are remarkably similar. It's based around a trio of 1/6in 0.8Mp CCDs, offering true…

    £449 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Panasonic VDR-D300

    It's a surprise to see the very consumer-oriented DVD camcorder format married to semi-pro three-CCD optics in Panasonic's VDR-D300.

    £667 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Sanyo Xacti VPC-C6E

    One of the strangest devices we've seen in a long time, the Xacti VPC-C6E looks like a Dictaphone that's been cross-bred with a camcorder.

    £364 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Panasonic NV-GS500EB-S

    The Panasonic NV-GS500EB-S is an extremely good camcorder that offers a host of controls, shoots extremely realistic video and is very flexible.

    £690 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Samsung VP-DC161W

    Aimed at the novice end of the market, the VP-DC161W is designed to ensure users spend less time figuring out how to use it and more time filming.

    £260 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Panasonic VDR-D100

    In anything other than good natural light, the D100 suffered obtrusive and persistent blotchy noise issues and compression artefacts.

    £379 inc VAT

    Score - 4 out of 10

  • Panasonic HDC-SD1

    We were initially sceptical about the concept of a camcorder that records HD (high-definition) video to an SD (secure digital) card. Our doubts faded - the HDC-SD1…

    £875 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Canon HV10 HD Camcorder

    The Canon HV10 HD Camcorder produces superb footage but, as our review shows, the Canon HV10 HD is by no means perfect.

    £650 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Panasonic PV-GS320 camcorder

    The Panasonic PV-GS320 camcorder fits nicely in the palm, and both its zoom control and its menu dial with joystick button were right at our fingertips. The Panasonic…

    £385 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Canon DC50 DVD camcorder

    The Canon DC50 is a stylish Mini DVD recorder, with all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a Canon camcorder.

    £499 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Sony DCR-DVD408 DVD Handycam camcorder

    Easy to operate, Sony's DCR-DVD408 DVD Handycam produces great-looking movies in widescreen (16:9) format. The Sony DCR-DVD408 DVD Handycam's DVD media lets you…

    £409 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • JVC Everio GZ-MG155 camcorder

    The JVC Everio GZ-MG155 is an excellent choice for users who want a versatile camcorder.

    £549 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

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