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Runner-up: JVC Everio GZ-HM445
The Everio offers excellent image quality and a degree of control for the user who wants to move beyond point-and-shoot filming for less than £200. A 40x optical zoom and LCD touchscreen meant this packed in many of the features of model twice the price. Lack of versatility meant this was pipped to the post because of a lack of on-board memory and user control, but there were some nice features including smile recognition and a user-configurable option button, which made this a respected competitor in this category.