Category: Best Buys

Our ‘top picks’ from various categories of video kit

Sony PXW-X70

Best entry-level pro camcorder

In August last year, we wrote a guide to the best low-cost camcorder that could reasonably be classed as “professional”, notwithstanding that these days professionals do in fact shoot their masterpieces on anything from a GoPro or iPhone upwards. To a large extent that article...

Panasonic AG-AC90 - front

Best entry-level pro camcorder

*** Please note: this article has now been superseded by a later edition in October 2014 . Click here to see that newer article or read on for historical interest *** This category is surprisingly hard to judge. It’s not the level of competition –...

Panasonic x920

Best bargain consumer camcorder

After some dismal years when enthusiastic videographers were denied camcorders with manual controls and a range of abilities unless they shelled out for low-end professional gear, the top end of the consumer camcorder market has of late been reborn, thanks in part to YouTube and...

Audio Technica ATR3350

Best bargain tie-clip mic

In a world of poor audio on far too many Internet videos, the Audio Technica ATR3350 lapel microphone proves that there is simply no excuse. An absolute bargain at around £20 GBP – and $25 USD apparently – this little marvel may be basic in...