Like other Everios before it, the JVC Everio GZ-HD300, is a bit of a maverick. Although a number of the smaller camcorder manufacturers have attempted to shoehorn HD video quality into a pocket-friendly format, only JVC has achieved it with superb image quality and over five hours of storage in a still very compact package. It sounds like the same winning combination as the MG330, but there is one catch: this camcorder currently costs £700. So Panasonic's HDC-SD9 offers much better value, and Canon's HF100 superior image quality for less as well. If prices drop to £500 or below, it will be a very tempting proposition indeed, though.