HD camcorders: Best Buys
Getting the perfect picture
A Best Buy camcorder can record that perfect moment forever, but a poor camcorder might make you wish it had never happened.
Which? tests camcorders ten times a year, so there are always reviews of the latest models online, keeping you up to date and helping you choose the best.
We test the most important aspects of camcorders, such as battery life, to make sure you don't run out of power at the crucial moment
- We use our specially constructed 'camcorder shaker', to make sure your video is clear and blur-free
We tell you which cameras to avoid, ensuring your video is more blockbuster than lacklustre
A blockbuster film may cost millions to make, but a Which? trial to find the best camcorder only costs £1.
What makes a Best Buy?
Camcorder reviews you can trust
Our tests are thorough and demanding. When a product performs exceptionally well in those tests, we award it Which? Best Buy status. The HD Camcorders that we have made Which? Best Buys impressed our experts, and we think they’ll impress you, too.
Which? is independent - we work for you, the consumer, so you can be sure that our product recommendations are influenced only by our test results. We don't take advertising and we buy all the products that we test ourselves, so our advice helps you to make the right choice first time and avoid costly mistakes.
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