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Tech podcast: our verdict on HD pocket camcorders

Plus Google ebooks, O2 home phone, and iPad prices

Sony Bloggie pocket camcorder, Casio Exilim camera, Panasonic HD camcorder

This week’s Which? tech podcast takes a close look at pocket camcorders – the mobile phone-sized recorders that are simple to operate, allowing users to capture HD video footage and upload it to their PCs or websites. 

The test results are in from our first group test of pocket camcorders, models which include the Flip Mino HD, the Kodak Zi8 and the Sony Bloggie. 

There’s no doubt that pocket camcorders are becoming increasingly popular for quick handheld video clips, but how does their HD video quality compare to what you’d get using a mobile phone’s video capabilities, the movie mode on a digital camera or a full-size HD camcorder? We share the results from the Which? test labs in this week’s podcast. 

Google Editions, O2 home phone and iPad tariffs

As Google announces its Editions ebook download service, promising digital books that can be read on any web-connected device, we discuss what this means for Amazon’s Kindle and users of Apple’s iBooks on their iPad or iPhone.  

Regular podcast guest, telecoms expert Ceri Stanaway, is also in the studio to run through the details of O2’s newly launched home phone service, and see how it compares to rival services from BT and TalkTalk on price.

Price is also the focus of our iPad update, as the cost of buying Apple’s tablet in the UK is revealed, along with O2’s, Vodafone’s and Orange’s data tariffs. 

It’s all in this week’s Which? tech podcast. Hit the play button to listen or use the arrows to scroll through the podcast archive to see every available edition from the past year.


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Podcast links:

  • Watch the Which? HD camcorder buyers’ guide video
  • Which? review: ebook readers
  • Which? review: pocket camcorders – including Flip Mino HD and Sony Bloggie
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