The best high-definition camcorders, as of 2015, are the GoPro Hero4 Silver, Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1, Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000V, GoPro Hero4 Black, Replay XD Prime X, GoPro Hero4 Session, Drift Ghost-S Action Camera, Contour Roam3 and Xiaomi Yi, as ranked by CNET. The Panasonic HC-V750K is the most ideal camcorder for the average person, notes Forbes magazine.
Other quality high-definition camcorders, as of 2015, include the Sony NEX-VG30H, Sony FDR-AX100, JVC Adixxion GC-XA2, Polaroid Cube, HTC RE Camera, JVC GZ-R10 and Canon Vixia Mini, as rated by Digital Trends. Many of these camcorders, such as the GoPro models, are small and sturdy because they are designed to be used as action cameras. While they are compact and some even waterproof, they often have a shorter battery life. Larger camcorders, such as the Sony NEX-VG30H, feature touchscreens and superior video quality, but they are expensive and can be difficult to handle with one hand.