1. JVC ADIXXION GC-XA

    JVC ADIXXION GC-XA2

    Price as reviewed £249.95
    2 Sep 2013
    Our rating:
    9/10

    GoPro has a serious rival in JVC's second generation action camera

  2. Panasonic HX-WA3

    Panasonic HX-WA3

    Price as reviewed £239.00
    25 Apr 2013
    Our rating:
    9/10

    A waterproof, dustproof and freezeproof camcorder that takes great footage

  3. Samsung HMX-QF30

    Samsung HMX-QF30

    Price as reviewed £249.00
    16 Apr 2013
    Our rating:
    9/10

    Good luck finding a better camcorder for less than this £250 beauty.

  4. JVC HD Everio GZ-EX515BEK

    JVC HD Everio GZ-EX515BEK

    Price as reviewed £262.00
    25 Feb 2013
    Our rating:
    9/10

    The JVC Everio GZ-EX515BEK offers decent image quality and lots of features for a keen price.

  5. JVC ADIXXION GC-XA1BE

    JVC ADIXXION GC-XA1BE

    Price as reviewed £298.80
    25 Oct 2012
    Our rating:
    9/10

    JVC's GC-XA1BE is an ADIXXION worth having if you're serious about capturing your extreme sporting activities on video.

  6. CyberLink PowerDirector 11 Director Suite

    CyberLink PowerDirector 11 Director Suite

    Price as reviewed £239.99
    19 Sep 2012
    Our rating:
    9/10

    A great value video editing package with powerful colour and audio apps.

  7. JVC HD Everio GZ-V515

    JVC HD Everio GZ-V515

    Price as reviewed £289.99
    26 Aug 2012
    Our rating:
    9/10

    JVC's HD Everio GZ-V515 achieves better image quality than expected from such bijou body.

  8. Dogcam Mini DVR HD

    Dogcam MiniDVR HD

    Price as reviewed £249.95
    10 Jun 2012
    Our rating:
    9/10

    Dogcam's MiniDVR HD is the king of action cameras, with a separate screen and recording unit.

  9. Samsung HMX-R10

    Samsung HMX-R10

    Price as reviewed £229.99
    17 May 2010
    Our rating:
    9/10

    Samsung blends value with a reasonable level of image quality and features in this tidy little camcorder package.

  10. TomTom Bandit

    TomTom Bandit

    Price as reviewed £299.99
    22 Jul 2015
    Our rating:
    8/10

    A capable action camera that loves to go extreme

  11. JVC Everio GZ-R315DE

    JVC Everio GZ-R315DE

    Price as reviewed £243.20
    9 Jun 2015
    Our rating:
    8/10

    Limited manual controls but still a keenly priced, very rugged camcorder

  12. Canon

    Canon LEGRIA mini

    Price as reviewed £269.99
    3 Dec 2013
    Our rating:
    8/10

    Canon produces a camcorder for the YouTube blogger generation

  13. iON Air Pro 2

    iON Air Pro 2 Wi-Fi

    Price as reviewed £299.99
    6 Jul 2013
    Our rating:
    8/10

    iON's Air Pro 2 Wi-Fi provides wireless app operation and rugged waterproofing in an action camera format.

  14. Canon LEGRIA HF R406

    Canon LEGRIA HF R406

    Price as reviewed £259.99
    15 May 2013
    Our rating:
    8/10

    A great, low cost camcorder with a 32x optical zoom

  15. Panasonic HC-V500

    Panasonic HC-V500

    Price as reviewed £292.20
    18 Jun 2012
    Our rating:
    8/10

    Panasonic's HC-V500 brings proper optical image stabilisation to the budget camcorder.