JVC Everio GZ-HM860
1080p HD video; 1/4.1-inch backside illuminated CMOS sensor; 11-megapixel still images; 10x optical zoom; 29.5mm wide-angle lens; 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD (921k pixels); Face recognition; Animation effects; Bluetooth capability; Time-lapse video; Captures to 16GB flash memory/SD/SDHC/SDXC
JVC's HM860 has some noteworthy 2D-shooting capability. It matches that of the top-of-the-line HM960, but leaves out the 2D-to-3D conversion and 3D LCD -- in our opinion, the HM860 seems like a better option. Thanks to the 1/4.1-inch backside-illuminated CMOS sensor, it should should impressive low-light scenes and have overall crisp image quality. The Bluetooth capability could come in handy for roving reporters that need to transfer video quickly, too. It's rounded out by a 10x optical zoom, 29.5mm wide-angle, and a generous 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD.