Holiday gift guide: Top 5 HD pocket camcorders of 2010

We shortlist the best HD pocket cams from Sony, Flip, Panasonic and more

Pocket camcorders are small, flash-memory based cameras designed for casual users and video bloggers. They are around the size of a digital compact camera and are very easy to shoot with (simply point and press record). This makes them a good choice for families, as everyone - including young children - will be able to have a turn. They are also more affordable than traditional camcorders, with some models costing under $200.

All of the pocket camcorders featured on this list record video in high-definition and come from respected brands such as Sony, Panasonic and Cisco. To read our full, in-depth review, click on the photo of each camcorder.

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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.

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  • 6th Sept., 2010
  • Chris Jager
  • Panasonic
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  • Solid video performance, user-friendly interface, attractive styling, good still image mode
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  • No HDMI port, limited feature set, no lens cap
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