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Adrian Weckler solves the everyday problems posed by our everyday gadgets.

18th May, 2013
'Sony, Canon and Panasonic are generally the best consumer camcorder brands, so if you can get one for under €300, you won't go far wrong.'

Question: What's the best camcorder to be had for under €300?

**Answer:** There are two models I'd consider. While smartphones and DSLR cameras have nearly killed the basic camcorder market, there is still a niche for a camcorder for hobbyists or small businesses which need something more stable than a phone and cheaper than a high-spec DSLR camera. This is where a camcorder comes in.

Sony, Canon and Panasonic are generally the best consumer camcorder...

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