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HD Camcorders: Ratings of Sources

Total of 8 Sources
1. CamcorderInfo.com
As of March 2013
Best Camcorders
by Editors of CamcorderInfo.com
Our AssessmentReviews at CamcorderInfo.com are lengthy, detailed and comparative. Camcorders are graded on features, performance, portability, battery life and more, culminating with an overall rating. Editors like the high-end Canon Vixia HF G10, but many of their other picks are discontinued.
Nov. 9, 2011
Best HD Camcorders
by Lori Grunin
Our AssessmentAlthough CNET's reviews are shorter than those at CamcorderInfo.com, they are easier to read and do a nice job in covering camcorders' strengths and weaknesses. However, this list hasn't been updated in more than a year. Canon and Panasonic models dominate here.
3. ConsumerReports.org
Not dated
HD Camcorder Ratings
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentConsumerReports.org rates more than 50 full-featured HD camcorders here. Camcorders are judged on their picture and audio quality, ease of use and other important features, and then they are ranked from best to worst. This review is up to date, but individual write-ups on each model are extremely short.
4. Which? magazine
As of March 2013
by Editors of Which? magazine
Our AssessmentWhich? magazine is a U.K. publication similar to ConsumerReports.org. Editors regularly test camcorders, and each one is rated on a variety of criteria (including video quality in daylight, dim and artificial light). Each gets a concise but comprehensive write-up describing what it's like to use. Top performers are awarded a Best Buy designation. Which? magazine leaves a lot of discontinued models in its Best Buys, though.
5. Amazon.com
As of March 2013
Camcorders -- High Definition
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.com allows camcorder owners to share their experiences with others. The top-selling models here receive enough reviews to make visiting this site useful if you want to read real-world opinions about a high-definition camcorder you might be considering. HD camcorders are listed separately from standard-definition camcorders, and you can sort the camcorders by score.
6. Wired
As of March 2013
Digital Cameras and Camcorders
by Editors of Wired
Our AssessmentWired reviews camcorders from time to time, but no pocket camcorder has impressed reviewers. Among full-featured camcorders, reviewers love the high-end Canon Vixia HF G10, and they're not shy about criticizing camcorders that don't make the grade. Full reviews are short, but testers do a good job of explaining the pros and cons of each camcorder.
7. Videomaker.com
As of March 2013
Digital Camcorder Reviews
by Editors of Videomaker.com
Our AssessmentVideomaker.com's camcorder coverage is aimed at the professional and the serious hobbyist. While the magazine reviews a number of professional camcorders, several consumer-grade HD camcorders also get a once-over. Reviewers cover every major aspect of each camcorder, but they aren't very critical, and they tend to like every camcorder they test.
8. YouTube.com
As of March 2013
Camcorder Reviews
by Contributors to YouTube.com
Our AssessmentMany people have posted video reviews of their HD camcorders on YouTube. Reviewers are usually not experts, but some of the reviews are quite helpful. You can watch some clips in both standard-def and HD to see the difference.
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