Pocket HD Camcorders: Group Test

Pocket HD Camcorders: Group Test

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  • With smartphones adding HD video capture to their arsenals, pocket camcorders of the Flip-following variety have to step up their game. That means better zooms, higher frame rates, classier still photos and even 3D capture. These are all pocketable and generally pocket friendly too, though prices do reach £300…

    Best: Ease of use
    Flip Video UltraHD
    £160
    Love: Fuss-free recording. Easy upload via USB
    Hate: No SD card slot for extra storage. Not full HD
    Flip VidUltra HD pics I Flip VidUltra HD review I Link: Flip

    Best: Zoom
    Toshiba Camileo SX900
    £250
    Love: Handy zoom. HDMI cable and case included.
    Hate: Chunky. No built-in storage. Sensitive mic
    Toshiba Camileo pics I Toshiba Camileo review I Link: Toshiba

    Best: 3D capture
    Aiptek 3D i2
    £200
    Love: 3D in your pocket
    Hate: Ugly. Not full-HD. Fiddly joystick. Gimmicky
    Aiptek 3D i2 review I Link: Aiptek

    Best: In harsh conditions
    Sanyo Xacti VPC-CA100
    £300
    Love: Waterproof HD recording. Decent sound
    Hate: Relatively pricey
    Sanyo Xacti VPC pics I Sanyo Xacti VPC review I Link: Sanyo

    Best: Touchscreen control
    JVC Picsio GC-FM2
    £160
    Love: Touchscreen control
    Hate: Cheap construction. Grainy photos
    JVC Picsio pics I JVC Picsio review I Link: JVC

    Best: Portability
    Panasonic HM-TA1
    £130
    Love: Very small. Full HD. Includes iFrame mode
    Hate: Small screen. No HDMI. Average footage
    Panasonic HM-TA1 pics I Link: Panasonic

    • http://media.t3.com/img/resized/ai/xs_Aiptek_3Di2_610.jpg
    • http://media.t3.com/img/resized/fl/xs_Flip Ultra HD dual view.jpg
    • http://media.t3.com/img/resized/pa/xs_Panasonic TA1 front.jpg
    • http://media.t3.com/img/resized/sa/xs_Sanyo CA100.jpg
    • http://media.t3.com/img/resized/to/xs_Toshiba Camileo SX900.jpg
    • http://media.t3.com/img/resized/jv/xs_JVC Picsia FM2 back.jpg
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