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Edit Static BlockHuge number of new camcorder models released last and this year. Which one is right for you or your special someone? We understand your hesitation here, at Camcorder-HQ, and have therefore pulled together this list of the best camcorders in each class. If you need pocketable travel camcorder check the Pocket Camcorders category. Need not too expensive high definition camcorder check Affordable HD Camcorders section or, perhaps, Budget Camcorders. And as always, don't hesitate to send us a question if you still can't find exactly what you're looking for.

  1. JVC Everio GZ-E200

    Best Camcorders For New Parents / Camcorder HQ Buyer's Guide

    Mar 20, 2013
    When you have a new baby you don't want to miss a thing. Every bounce and giggle is a screen-worthy moment so you want a camcorder that will catch them all easily, smoothly, and accurately. Of course, you also don't want your camcorder to cut too far into your diaper budget. Here are some picks for stress-free memory-making machines. Read More »
  2. Canon VIXIA HF R42

    Best Camcorders for Shooting Sports / Camcorder HQ Buyer's Guide

    Mar 13, 2013
    So your kid's an ace on the field and you want to capture the domination while it happens so you can show it off to everyone you know. Or maybe you're a pro-sports fanatic (or shopping for one) and would love nothing more than capturing that regional MMA fight in gory, high-definition detail. In either case, one of the following models will definitely suit both your budget and the hankering for video to last a lifetime. Read More »
  3. Panasonic HX-WA03 Dual Waterproof

    Best Pocket Camcorders / Camcorder HQ Buyer's Guide

    Mar 14, 2013
    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. Read More »
  4. JVC Everio GZ-E200

    Best Budget Camcorders / Camcorder HQ's Buyer's Guide

    Mar 20, 2013
    Now that pretty much every kind of gadget is a capable camcorder -- mobile phones, tablets, even digital still cameras -- the appeal of low-end stand-alone camcorders is a bit limited. But manufacturers are still finding ways to keep budget-friendly video cameras relevant with impressive zoom ranges and creative interfaces. Below, you'll see our favorite affordable camcorders. Read More »
  5. Sony Handycam HDR-CX130

    Best Affordable HD Camcorders

    Jul 21, 2011
    HD camcorders are no longer a luxury item. Anyone can take home a solid video camera for under $500. They’re ready to roll as soon as they come out of the box, suitable for filming anything from a backyard BBQ to a high school football championship. These cams won’t quite give you broadcast-quality footage, but the video will still fill up any HDTV the way it’s meant to be filled. Read More »
  6. Sony HDR-PJ790V

    Best High-End Consumer Camcorders / Camcorder HQ Buyer's Guide

    Jul 16, 2013
    Are you looking for a camcorder to match your Rolex? Is no price too high for performance? Then you'll probably find what you're looking for in this roundup. These camcorders all sit at the top of their manufacturers' consumer lines. They represent the best quality HD available before making the massive leap to "Pro" price tags. They are the perfect camcorders for recording the countryside as it whizzes past the window of your BMW. In all seriousness, these are as good as the consumer class gets. Read More »