HD camcorders: Compare features & prices

Using our handy product comparison tool, you can see the camcorders which have the exact features you're looking for. You can even select to see standard definition models if you're not looking for an HD camcorder.

Brand

Choose your preferred brands

Which? have rated the key areas of performance for HD camcorders.

Once logged in you can filter the results by some of these ratings:

  • Video quality under dim light
  • Overall video quality
  • Autofocussing
  • Still photos
  • Sound quality

HD or Standard definition

High definiition camcorders take much better videos, but they come at higher prices.

HD or Standard definition High definition camcorders take much better videos, but they come at higher prices.

Select standard definition or high definition camcorders.

Built-in memory

Choose from flash memory or hard drive models. Almost all new digital camcorders also record to memory card.

Built-in memory type Hard disk and flash memory are different types of internal memory storage. Hard disk drives tend to offer larger memory capcities, but they have moving parts which have a small risk of damage if the camcorder is dropped. Flash memory storage has no moving parts, but tends to offer less recording capacity.

Select your preferred built-in memory type.

Built-in memory size The larger the memory size, measured in gigabytes (GB), determines how much footage you can store on the camcorder itself. For example, 32GB offers around four hours of HD recording, or eight hours of standard definition recording.

Select the size of the hard drive or flash memory.

Zoom and weight

The length of the optical zoom built into the camcorder, and the total weight of the device including batteries and strap.

Touchscreen

Some models have touchscreen LCDs to control functions and focusing.

Touchscreen A touchscreen display lets you control some of the camcorders functions - for example, you can scroll through your videos, or even select the parts of the picture you want the camcorder to focus on.

Choose a model with a touchscreen LCD display.

Viewfinder

Some models have an electronic viewfinder you can hold to your eye.

Viewfinder An electronic viewfinder can make it easier to record video - by holding the viewfinder to your eye, it's easier to hold the camcorder steadily. A viewfinder can also help when strong sunlight makes the LCD screen hard to view.

Choose a camcorder with a viewfinder or not.

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Add this product to the comparison basket Toshiba Camileo Z100 Toshiba
Camileo Z100

Feb 2012
£219.00
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Add this product to the comparison basket Toshiba Camileo X400 Toshiba
Camileo X400

Jul 2011
£159.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Sony HDR-PJ650V Sony
HDR-PJ650V

May 2013
£637.39
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Add this product to the comparison basket Sony HDR-PJ530E Sony
HDR-PJ530E

Apr 2014
£369.97
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Add this product to the comparison basket Sony HDR-PJ420VE Sony
HDR-PJ420VE

Mar 2013
£499.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Sony HDR-PJ320E Sony
HDR-PJ320E

Mar 2013
£384.96
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Add this product to the comparison basket Sony HDR-PJ240E Sony
HDR-PJ240E

Jan 2014
£219.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Sony HDR-PJ220E Sony
HDR-PJ220E

Mar 2013
£177.00
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Add this product to the comparison basket Sony HDR-GW66VE Sony
HDR-GW66VE

Jul 2013
£369.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Sony HDR-CX320E Sony
HDR-CX320E

Mar 2013
£359.00
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Add this product to the comparison basket Sony HDR-CX280E Sony
HDR-CX280E

Mar 2013
£229.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Sony HDR-CX240E Sony
HDR-CX240E

Jan 2014
£200.00
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Add this product to the comparison basket Sony HDR-CX220E Sony
HDR-CX220E

Mar 2013
£99.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Samsung HMX-QF20 Samsung
HMX-QF20

Jan 2012
£192.59
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Add this product to the comparison basket Samsung HMX-F90 Samsung
HMX-F90

Mar 2013
£109.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Panasonic HC-X800 Panasonic
HC-X800

Jan 2012
£399.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Panasonic HC-W850 Panasonic
HC-W850

Jan 2014
£449.00
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Add this product to the comparison basket Panasonic HC-V750 Panasonic
HC-V750

Jan 2014
£445.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Panasonic HC-V550 Panasonic
HC-V550

Jan 2014
£264.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Panasonic HC-V500 Panasonic
HC-V500

Jan 2012
£299.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Panasonic HC-V250 Panasonic
HC-V250

Jan 2014
£199.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Panasonic HC-V130 Panasonic
HC-V130

Jan 2014
£139.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket JVC GZ-VX715 JVC
GZ-VX715

Jan 2012
£149.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket JVC GZ-GX1 JVC
GZ-GX1

Jan 2012
£439.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket JVC GZ-EX215 JVC
GZ-EX215

Jan 2012
£243.12
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Add this product to the comparison basket JVC GZ-E15 JVC
GZ-E15

Jan 2012
£199.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket JVC Everio GZ-RX110 JVC
Everio GZ-RX110

Mar 2014
£349.00
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Add this product to the comparison basket JVC Everio GZ-EX515 JVC
Everio GZ-EX515

Mar 2013
£281.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket JVC Everio GZ-E305 JVC
Everio GZ-E305

Mar 2013
£110.16
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Add this product to the comparison basket JVC Everio GZ-E105 JVC
Everio GZ-E105

Mar 2013
£110.16
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Add this product to the comparison basket Ion AirPro WiFi Ion
AirPro WiFi

Aug 2012
£94.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Canon Legria Mini X Canon
Legria Mini X

Jan 2014
£319.00
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Add this product to the comparison basket Canon Legria Mini Canon
Legria Mini

Aug 2013
£189.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Canon Legria HF R56 Canon
Legria HF R56

Jan 2014
£226.93
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Add this product to the comparison basket Canon Legria HF R506 Canon
Legria HF R506

Jan 2014
£159.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Canon Legria HF R48 Canon
Legria HF R48

Mar 2013
£329.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Canon Legria HF R46 Canon
Legria HF R46

Mar 2013
£255.99
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Add this product to the comparison basket Canon Legria HF R406 Canon
Legria HF R406

Mar 2013
£209.21
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Add this product to the comparison basket Canon Legria HF R38 Canon
Legria HF R38

Jan 2012
£193.99
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Legria HF R16

Jan 2010
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