Budget camcorders have not been Canon's forte in the past, but the LEGRIA HF R26 gives the low end of the market a decent stab. It's not the absolute best value camcorder around, but for £250 you get a healthy 20x optical zoom, 8GB of Flash memory alongside two SDXC-compatible card slots, and a decent set of manual settings. There's touch focus and exposure, and even an usual Decorate option for animated paint and particle effects. With reasonable image quality for the price as well, this is a respectable value camcorder.
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