Canon ZR300 Video
A winner when it comes to size, price, and quality, the Canon Elura 90 is an excellent choice if you're looking for a compact MiniDV camera and don't mind occasionally fumbling with awkward controls.
The compact Canon ZR400 camcorder performs beautifully in the great outdoors, but Canon continues to drop the ball when it comes to low-light shooting.
The JVC GR-D250 is a budget MiniDV camcorder with a big zoom range.
This pocket MiniDV camcorder excels outdoors, and back home, you'll love the Handycam Station dock.
The Handycam DCR-TRV460 offers an excellent upgrade from an 8mm or Hi8 camcorder, with digital video recording and the ability to view and transfer your old tapes. But if you don't need 8mm or Hi8 compatibility, competing MiniDV cameras offer superior qua
Attractive and compact, the Sony Handycam DCR-PC1000 MiniDV camera offers excellent image quality for its class and brings CMOS technology to the world of camcorders. But its overly clever user interface doesn't do its feature set justice.
CNET's Brian Cooley and Janice Chen, editor in chief, CNET Reviews, look at affordable MiniDV camcorders from Sony and Canon. Both the Sony DCR-TRV22 and the Canon Elura 50 offer high-end features for a low price.
Capturing video on MiniDV cassettes and 3-megapixel stills on a Memory Stick Duo card, the DCR-HC96 comes in at the top of Sony's HC tape-based consumer camcorder line.
Sony's top midlevel MiniDV camcorder delivers quality video that'sworth the step up from its less-expensive siblings.
The slick, compact Optura 300 is an excellent choice for picky shooters who want a solid vacation camcorder without the excess baggage.