The best camcorder of CES 2011 top five come in all shapes and sizes. Shooting the best video just isn’t enough any more: any big brand can offer that affordably these days. The question is, who can offer it in a useful form? See our selection right here.
Sony Bloggie 3D
The charming Sony Bloggie 3D was our favourite item on the agenda at Sony’s press conference, flooring the conventional pocket Flip cam. It’s got a much sturdier build and 8GB of storage inside, shoots five megapixel stills, keeps the pop out USB port and throws in a HDMI connection for easy TV playback. Oh, and it also shoots in 3D. Stereoscopic shooting’s never been so easy.
Canon Legria HF G10
For those who like their camcorders traditional, the Canon Legria HF G10 should futureproof you for years to come. It’s a 1080p shooter with a 3.5-inch touchscreen and 10x optical zoom, plus a huge 32GB of internal storage and support for two SDXC memory cards. For simple home and holiday movie shooting this promises to be the best camcorder of 2011.
Sony’s bringing 3D to pocket camcorders, but JVC is stepping up its game with a full size 3D shooter that can even convert 2D video to 3D on output. It’s got 16GB of storage built in, a 10.6 megapixel sensor, SDXC card slot, and a lenticular display so you can see your 3D video without glasses straight away.
The Samsung HMX-Q10 looks like a regular camcorder, but it’s been built especially for southpaws. There’s a sensor inside so that you can flip it around, and it’ll automatically shoot in the right orientation, which is perfect for left-handers.
Casio Exilim Tryx
The Casio Exilim Tryx has ordinary shooting specs: full HD video and 12 megapixel still shooting, plus a touchscreen LCD, SD card slot and HDMI output. But it also has a hoop shaped handle, letting you hold it easily in many more angles, making it the best camcorder for filming inside of cupboards, or perhaps homebrew blue movies from every view. We don’t want to know.