Hitachi DZ-HS300A Video
Take a First Look at the latest relatively inexpensive DVD camcorders from Hitachi.
For a moderate price, you get the convenience of recording your video directly to DVD media, but the entry-level Hitachi DZ-BX35A offers only basic features and can't deliver the image quality of Hitachi's step-up DVD camcorders.
At CES 2007, we take a look at the Sony HDR-HC7 Handycam. This tape-based camcorder films in 1080i resolution, takes 6-megapixel photos, and comes with an easy-to-use menu system.
The Hitachi DZMV780A is a budget DVD camcorder that visibly compromises on video quality.
CNET's Brian Cooley gets a first look at Samsung's IT-Cam 7, which is due later this year. This ultracompact camcorder uses hard drive technology to record video.
In order to edit your home movie, you first have to get video off your camcorder and onto your computer. Molly Wood makes it look easy.
The Hitachi DZGX20A is a reasonable contender for your first DVD camcorder.
Most users will be pleased with the Lyra's sleek, lightweight design and easy-to-use interface, but serious audiophiles will be unimpressed by the sound quality.
The bulky but easy-to-use Creative Zen Vision:W and its nice screen will dazzle video lovers who don't require video recording.
The JVC Everio GZ-MG255 and GZ-MG255 hard-drive camcorders give you lots of control over your videos, and photos look nice.