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Six HD Pocket Camcorders Side-by-Side

At a Glance

The MinoHD brings high-def to the world of mini camcorders--and does a good job of it.

Pros

  • Excellent low-light video
  • Very small and compact

Cons

  • Fixed storage and battery
  • Very limited feature set
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At a Glance

Creative's high-definition pocket camcorder impresses with its features and performance.

Price when rated: $230
Lowest price: $120.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Wide-angle lens
  • Top-notch video for a pocket camcorder

Cons

  • Microphone a bit weak
  • Struggles in low light
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At a Glance

The Kodak Zi6's features and frame-rate options are superb for a pocket camcorder, but video quality is a shade below the competition.

Lowest price: $175.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Frame-rate options and vivid footage
  • Removable, expandable storage

Cons

  • Colors look a bit blown out
  • Focus quality can be spotty
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At a Glance

The flashy, well-priced Sony Webbie HD MHS-PM1 doesn't deliver outstanding video quality, but it does offer great features and versatility for a high-def pocket camcorder.

Price when rated: $170
Lowest price: $100.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Five shooting modes and three resolution settings
  • Swiveling lens and fashionable looks

Cons

  • No integrated USB connector
  • Must remove battery to charge it
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At a Glance

The Kodak Zx1 is a pocketable HD camcorder for the snowboarder set, with a slick, durable design to go along with its decent performance.

Price when rated: $150

Pros

  • Rugged design
  • HDMI-out and frame-rate control

Cons

  • Weak microphone
  • No integrated USB connector
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At a Glance

The Flip UltraHD improves an already excellent line of pocket camcorders with a wider-angle lens, better low-light footage, more storage capacity, and an HDMI-out port.

Lowest price: $220.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Best low-light performance of any pocket camcorder
  • Runs on AA batteries; HDMI-out port

Cons

  • Bulkier than most pocket camcorders
  • HDMI cable not included
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