Best big camcorders

Bag-friendly 'corders that deliver HD video and stellar snaps

1. Sony HDR-CX350

Love: Top images and crisp sound from a compact hi-def unit
Hate: Touchscreen icons can be fiddly. relatively expensive

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2. JVC Everio GZ-HMS50

Love: Great 1080p video at up to 50fps. Bluetooth enabled
Hate: Low-resolution LCD screen compared to its rivals

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3. Panasonic HDC-SD600


Love: Natural colours, sharp images and helpful auto features
Hate: Bulky. Awkward menus

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4. Canon Legria HF M31


Love: Great auto controls and a decent lens with 15x zoom
Hate: Exposure issues when shooting in auto mode

5. Panasonic HDC-SD200

Love: 3MOS technology produce incredibly vibrant images
Hate: Good low-light shooting but noise does still occur