Best pocket camcorders

Our favourite pocket-sized digital camcorders

The pocket camcorder market has exploded in recent years, with popular models like the Flip Mino and Vado HD helping to usher in a new era of video. Perfect for bloggers and casual shooters, these pocket camcorders offer an affordable, ultra-portable alternative to a traditional video camera. Some of the following products also come from leading camcorder manufacturers, including Sony and Panasonic. All of the pocket camcorders featured on this list record video in high-definition.

To read our full, in-depth review, click on the model name of each camcorder.

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Toshiba Camileo S20

For sheer bang for the buck, look no further than the fun-filled, 1080p-shooting Toshiba Camileo S20. It's unsurpassed in features, but we've seen better usability and build quality.

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  • 21st May, 2010
  • Tim Moynihan
  • Toshiba
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  • Pros:
  • Time-lapse mode, white balance presets, fun extras, LED lamp for low-light shooting, Very slim and light
  • Cons:
  • Menu navigation and zoom can be frustrating, no built-in USB connector, cheap-feeling build
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