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Cheap Samsung camcorder rates well for video

14 new models from £180 - £1125 compared

Sony HDR-PJ50

The Sony HDR-PJ50. 220GB and built-in projector

£200 isn’t a huge budget when buying a camcorder, but it can buy you good video quality if you choose wisely. The Samsung HMX-Q10 impressed our testers, belying its bargain basement price-tag.

Dim light conditions can often make a camcorder struggle. We often see dull, unnatural colours and a grainy picture in our tests, but the Q10 holds up well, doing better even than some more expensive rivals.

That’s not all that sets the Q10 apart, however, as it also sports an ambidextrous design so that it can be used by right and left handed people in exactly the same way. 

Does its decent image quality and innovative mark it out as a Best Buy? Find out in our full Samsung HMX-Q10 review.

Sony camcorder with massive 220GB hard drive

Intensive filming requires lots of memory space. The £750 Sony HDR-PJ50 has a 220GB hard disk inside, enough space for 18 hours of footage recorded at the highest quality setting. It also has a mini-projector that can display video up to 5 feet diagonal on a flat surface. This projector is built into the back of the LCD screen.

To see how the Sony HDR-PJ50, and the 14 other models in our latest test got on, head to our camcorder reviews section.

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