Camcorders: Best of the best

Sony Handycam HDR-CX100 CNET rating: 3.5 stars out

Sony Handycam HDR-CX100

CNET rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 (Very good)

The good: Compact and attractive; above-average low-light video.

The bad: Not terribly great lens; occasionally awkward design.

The cost: $385.00 - $499.00

The bottom ine: You can tell where Sony cut corners on this compact, flash-based HD camcorder. While it's decent, there are better options for the money than the Sony Handycam HDR-CX100.

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