Camcorder comparison: Sony vs. Panasonic

We compare the price, features and performance of Sony and Panasonic video cameras

Panasonic and Sony are responsible for creating some of the best camcorders on the market. Whether you're looking for a cheap pocket cam or a high-end prosumer model, it's hard to look past these two manufacturers. In the following roundup, we take a look at some of the best camcorders from Sony and Panasonic. Read on to see how they compare.

To read our in-depth review of each product, click on the accompanying image.

Previous Frame Next Frame
Item:
1 / 12
Panasonic HM-TA1

The Panasonic HM-TA1 is a great choice for people who just want to do the basics. It will suit casual videographers, teenagers and bloggers on the go.

  • Review Date:
  • Reviewer:
  • Manufacturer:
  • 6th Sept., 2010
  • Chris Jager
  • Panasonic
  • Rating:
  • Price:
  • Pros:
  • Solid video performance, user-friendly interface, attractive styling, good still image mode
  • Cons:
  • No HDMI port, limited feature set, no lens cap
Show Comments


Most Popular Reviews

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?