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Buying Guide

Before purchasing a camcorder, make use of this guide to understand the features, formats and technologies available in the market, as well as the questions you'll need to ask to get the best camcorder possible.

Panasonic's CES 2012 Camcorder Introductions
A look at Panasonic's 2012 camcorder introductions at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Samsung 2012 CES Camcorder Introductions
A look at Samsung's 2012 CES camcorder introductions

Canon's 2012 CES Camcorder Introductions
A look at Canon 2012 CES camcorder introductions

Budget Camcorders at CES 2012
There were several low-cost camcorders introduced at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.

Guide to Helmet Cams
Everything you need to know about helmet cams and sports video cameras.

Sony's 2012 CES Camcorder Introductions
A look at Sony's 2012 CES camcorder introductions

Top Camcorder Trends
A look at the top trends shaping camcorders today.

Pocket Camcorders vs. Smartphones
What takes better video: a pocket camcorder or a smartphone? We compare the two.

JVC's 2012 CES Camcorder Introductions
A look at JVC's 2012 CES camcorder introductions

Panasonic HC-V500 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V500 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.

The Top Camcorder Trends of 2011
The top camcorder trends for 2011 revealed.

Best HD Camcorders
As more and more consumers snap up high definition televisions, it's only natural that they want their home movies in high definition (HD) too. HD camcorders come in all shapes, sizes and price points. We've selected the best HD camcorders across a range of features and prices.

Best Pocket Camcorders
Looking for an inexpensive, highly portable and easy to use camera? Pocket camcorders make an excellent choice for consumers looking to record web-friendly videos without worrying about a lot of technological bells and whistles. See Guide to Pocket Camcorders for more on the difference between a pock

Where's the best place to buy a camcorder: in a store or online?
Deciding which camcorder model is hard enough, but you also need to decide where to buy.

HD Camcorders: Beginner's Guide to HD Camcorders
Everything you need to know about HD camcorders before you buy one.

What to Consider When Buying a Digital Camcorder
What you need to know before purchasing a digital camcorder.

Guide to Camcorder Audio Recording
What to look for in a camcorder to ensure excellent audio recording.

Kodak PlayFull Overview
An overview and first impressions review of the Kodak PlayFull HD pocket camcorder.

Panasonic HC-V700 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V700 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.

Panasonic HC-V700M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V700M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.

Panasonic HC-V500M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V500M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.

Kodak PlayFull Waterproof Overview
An overview and first impressions review of the Kodak PlayFull Waterproof HD pocket camcorder.

Panasonic HC-V100M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V100M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.

Canon HF S30 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF S30 camcorder.

Panasonic HC-V100 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V100 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.

Panasonic HC-X900M Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-X900M high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.

Canon Vixia HF G10 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia Hf G10 camcorder.

Canon Vixia HF S20 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF S20 camcorder.

Guide to Toy Camcorders
What you need to know before buying a toy camcorder or toy camera.

Canon Vixia HF S200 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF S200 camcorder.

Kodak Mini Video Camera Overview
An overview and first impressions review of the Kodak Mini ultra-compact pocket camcorder.

Canon Vixia HF M400 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF M400 HD camcorder.

Before You Buy a Camcorder: Questions to Ask at the Store
What questions should you ask at the store before you purchase a camcorder? Here are a few questions you will want to be sure to ask before you buy a new camcorder.

Before You Buy a Camcorder: Finding the Best Camcorder For You
Before you purchase a new camcorder there are a few questions you should ask yourself about your camcorder needs and potential camcorder usage. The best camcorder for you will be determined in part by what you plan on using it for.

JVC Everio GZ-HM50 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM50 high definition camcorder.

Canon Vixia HF R21 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF R21 HD camcorder.

JVC Everio GZ-HM440 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM440 high definition camcorder.

Canon Vixia HF M41 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF M41 high definition camcorder.

JVC Everio GZ-HM450 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM450 high definition camcorder.

Canon Vixia HF R200 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF R200 HD camcorder.

JVC Everio GZ-HM650 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM650 high definition camcorder.

JVC Everio GZ-HM670 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM670 high definition camcorder.

JVC Everio GZ-HM690 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM690 high definition camcorder.

JVC Everio GZ-HM300 Overview
An overview and impressions of JVC's Everio GZ-HM300 high definition camcorder.

Canon Vixia HF S21 Camcoder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia Hf S21 camcorder.

Canon Vixia HF M40 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF M40 HD camcorder.

JVC Everio GZ-HM320 Overview
An overview and impressions of JVC's Everio GZ-HM320 high definition camcorder.

Canon Vixia HF R20 Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Canon Vixia HF R20 HD camcorder.

Sony Handycam CX560V Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Sony Handycam CX560V HD camcorder.

JVC Everio GZ-HM960 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM960 high definition camcorder.

JVC Everio GZ-HM340 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM340 high definition camcorder.

Before You Buy a Camcorder: The Important Specifications
A link to CNET's take on the important specifications you'll want to look for when purchasing a digital camcorder.

JVC Everio GZ-HM550 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM340 high definition camcorder.

Sony Handycam CX700V Camcorder Overview
A first impressions overview of the Sony Handycam CX700V HD camcorder.

JVC Everio GZ-HM860 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM860 high definition camcorder.

Where to Buy a Digital Camcorder
Where should you go to purchase a digital camcorder? This article runs down your camcorder shopping options.

Guide to Web Friendly Camcorders
A look at the camcorder features you want to create Web friendly video.

JVC Everio GZ-HM1S Overview
An overview and first impression review of JVC's Everio GZ-HM1S high definition camcorder.

Camcorders for Father's Day
Being a dad means being the go-to-guy for family video recording. This year, why not update the old man's camcorder? We know dad likes the latest and greatest, which, in camcorder terms, means high definition video recording on flash memory or hard disc drives.

JVC Everio GZ-HD500 Overview
A first impressions review of JVC's Everio GZ-HD500 high definition camcorder.

Waterproof Camcorder Roundup
If there's one thing most camcorders don't care for, it's water. It will wreck their circuits and, potentially, fry the owner as well. Fortunately there are several camcorders that are specifically designed to go underwater. Here's a look at some of the latest waterproof digital cameras.

Guide to Waterproof Camcorders
What you need to know about waterproof camcorders.

3D Camcorder Roundup
Consumer-friendly 3D camcorders have just begun to hit the market. Though it remains to be seen whether 3D camcorders will go from a curiosity to a real competitor in the camcorder market, they do offer a novel way to record and view your home movies. Keep in mind that not all 3D camcorders will be able to connect and display their content on a 3D HDTV. In some cases they ship with specialized d…

Guide to 3D Camcorders
What you need to know about 3D camcorders.

Panasonic HDC-TM41H Overview
An overview of the Panasonic HDC-TM41H high definition camcorder.

Guide to Camcorder Software
A guide to the software that's included with your camcorder.

JVC Everio GZ-HM30 Overview
An overview of JVC's Everio GZ-HM30 high definition camcorder.

Panasonic HC-V10 Camcorder Overview
An overview of Panasonic's HC-V10 high definition camcorder introduced in 2012.

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