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5 Best Award Winning Camcorders in the UK - January 2020

Updated 20 December 2019 by Matthew
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5 best award winning camcorders

Which Are the Best Award Winning Camcorders?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best award winning camcorders? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best award winning camcorders are:


What Award Winning Camcorder to Buy in January 2020?

Let's take a look at the top 5 award winning camcorders currently for sale in the UK, compared side by side:

Best Buy
Canon XA10 Samsung SMX-F40 Sony MHSPM5 AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER Midland XTC100
Canon XA10 Samsung SMX-F40 Sony MHSPM5 AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER Midland XTC100
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2.37MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
820g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
0.8MP
52x
OPTICAL ZOOM
220g
720 X 576
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
5MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
130g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
5.03MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
145g
5.2MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
93g
640 X 480
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
32GB
MAXIMUM
96
Reviews
16 Reviews + 2 Awards
79
Features
Good Features
68
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
66
Value for Money
Good
68
Age
8 Years Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
55
Brand Rating
Average Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Age
9 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
89
Reviews
29 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
70
Age
10 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Age
8 Years Old
65
Kagoo Score
Good
48
Brand Rating
Mediocre Brand
75
Features
Good Features
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
79
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Age
7 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A good spec and award winning 10x optical zoom, 820g camcorder, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site. It has an image stabilizer, a face detection and a built-in display and supports HDMI. Our review analysis indicates that it has a really great audio quality, a very good video quality and very good controls. An optical zoom and fully featured 220g, 0.8MP camcorder, with an affordable price. Multiple reviews mentioned that this video camera has a very good lens, it's easy to use but it has a bad video quality. It's a fully featured and classic 130g, 5MP video camera, with a fair price. It has an image stabilizer, a face detection and a built-in microphone and is Full HD. A fully featured but 8 year old 145g, 5.03MP video camera. It has an image stabilizer and a face detection, supports HDMI and is waterproof. A max video resolution and good value for money 93g, 5.2MP video camera, with a good spec.
7 Reasons For
Higher Maximum Video Resolution
36% Lower Minimum Aperture Number
Face Detection
Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
Two More Awards
Better Brand
4 Reasons For
Bigger Optical Zoom
Built-in Microphone
2.52h Longer Maximum Battery Life
30% Longer Video Recording Time
7 Reasons For
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution
Full HD
Faster Maximum Frame Rate
Face Detection
Built-in Microphone
Better Kagoo Score
£7 Cheaper
6 Reasons For
Higher Maximum Video Resolution
Full HD
Face Detection
2560 X 1440 Still Image Resolution
HDMI
Waterproof
4 Reasons For
89% Lighter
A Lot Bigger Total Megapixels
More Shops Are Selling it
Three Months Newer
11 Reasons Against
81% Smaller Optical Zoom
A Lot Heavier
Smaller Total Megapixels
2,198x Smaller Digital Zoom
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Does Not Have a Built-in Microphone
19% Shorter Video Recording Time
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £931
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Three Months
12 Reasons Against
127g Heavier
85% Smaller Total Megapixels
Lower Maximum Video Resolution
Not Full HD
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Smaller Display Diagonal
Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution
Does Not Support HDMI
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
Older by Over One Year
Worse Brand
11 Reasons Against
51x Smaller Optical Zoom
37g Heavier
Marginally Smaller Total Megapixels
Vastly Smaller Digital Zoom
1.1" Smaller Display Diagonal
Lower Still Image Resolution
Does Not Support Bluetooth
62% Shorter Maximum Battery Life
Fewer Sellers
Over Two Years Older
Worse Brand
14 Reasons Against
99% Smaller Optical Zoom
A Lot Heavier
Smaller Total Megapixels
Smaller Digital Zoom
27% Higher Minimum Aperture Number
30fps Slower Maximum Frame Rate
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
29% Smaller Display Diagonal
Shorter Video Recording Time
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £102
Less Retailers
Older by Seven Months
One Less Award
8 Reasons Against
51x Smaller Optical Zoom
Only 640 X 480 Pixels Pixels Resolution
Slower Maximum Frame Rate
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Does Not Support HDMI
Worse Kagoo Score
£7 More Expensive
Worse Brand
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Canon XA10

£953.99
Toby Deals

Canon XA10

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Canon XA10
2.37MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
820g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
2x
(DIGITAL)
3.5"
SCREEN SIZE
1.8h
VIDEO

The Canon XA10 has a Kagoo Score of 78. However with a price tag of £953.99 this camcorder is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Canon XA10 or read our article on whether you should buy a Canon camcorder.

Features We Love:
Image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Large display diagonal (3.5")
Face detection
Continuous shooting mode

A good spec and award winning 10x optical zoom, 820g camcorder, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site. It has an image stabilizer, a face detection and a built-in display and supports HDMI. Our review analysis indicates that it has a really great audio quality, a very good video quality and very good controls.

96
Reviews
16 Reviews + 2 Awards
79
Features
Good Features
68
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
66
Value for Money
Good
68
Age
8 Years Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Canon XA10 has excellent expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 95%, based on 16 reviews. Canon XA10 has received two awards including an "Editor's Choice" from Macworld.co.uk and a "Recommended" from Pcactual.com.

macworld.co.uk Editor's Choice
pcactual.com Recommended
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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon XA10

Higher Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon XA10 has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so are the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER and the Sony MHSPM5, which is 7 times higher maximum video resolution as the Midland XTC100 (640 x 480 pixels) and 5 times higher maximum video resolution as the Samsung SMX-F40 (720 x 576 pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

36% Lower Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon XA10 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 lower than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER (2.8). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Face Detection

The Canon XA10 has a face detection (as do the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER and the Sony MHSPM5), but the Midland XTC100 and the Samsung SMX-F40 do not have this feature. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

Larger Display Diagonal

Canon XA10 is 3.5 screen size. That's 1.1" larger than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Samsung SMX-F40 and the Sony MHSPM5 (2.4"). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

HDMI

The Canon XA10 supports HDMI (as does the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER), but the Midland XTC100, the Samsung SMX-F40 and the Sony MHSPM5 do not support this feature. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Two More Awards

The Canon XA10 has received 2 awards from expert review sites, however the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER has received 1 award, the Midland XTC100 has received no awards, the Samsung SMX-F40 has received no awards and the Sony MHSPM5 has received no awards.

Better Brand

Canon camcorders have an average rating of 95%, however Midland only has an average rating of 61.1%, Samsung only has an average rating of 70.8% and Sony only has an average rating of 94.8%.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon XA10

81% Smaller Optical Zoom

The Canon XA10 is a 10 optical zoom camcorder. That's 9x bigger than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Midland XTC100 and the Sony MHSPM5 (1x) and 42x smaller than the Samsung SMX-F40 (52x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

A Lot Heavier

The Canon XA10 has a weight of 820, but the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER is a 145g camcorder (675g lighter), the Midland XTC100 is a 93g camcorder (727g lighter), the Samsung SMX-F40 is a 220g camcorder (600g lighter) and the Sony MHSPM5 is a 130g camcorder (690g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Smaller Total Megapixels

The Canon XA10 is a 2.37 camcorder. That's 2.63MP smaller than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Midland XTC100 and the Sony MHSPM5 (5MP) and 1.57MP bigger than the Samsung SMX-F40 (0.8MP). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

2,198x Smaller Digital Zoom

The Canon XA10 is a 2 (digital) camcorder, whereas the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER and the Sony MHSPM5 are both 4x (digital) camcorders (2x bigger) and the Samsung SMX-F40 is a 2,200x (digital) camcorder (2,198x bigger). More ...

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The Canon XA10 does not have a built-in flash (As do the the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Midland XTC100 and the Samsung SMX-F40), whereas the Sony MHSPM5 does. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Does Not Have a Built-in Microphone

The Canon XA10 does not have a built-in microphone, however the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Midland XTC100, the Samsung SMX-F40 and the Sony MHSPM5 have this feature. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

19% Shorter Video Recording Time

The Canon XA10 is a 1.8 video recording time camcorder. That's 0.5h longer than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER (1.3h) and 0.4h shorter than the Samsung SMX-F40 (2.2h). More ...

'Video Recording Time' is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Canon XA10 has received a Kagoo Score of 78, but the Sony MHSPM5 scored 81.

More Expensive by £931

The Canon XA10 is £829 more expensive than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, £924 more expensive than the Midland XTC100 and £931 more expensive than the Sony MHSPM5.

Not As Many Stockists

The Canon XA10 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Midland XTC100 is stocked by 3 sellers. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by Three Months

The Canon XA10 is three months older than the Midland XTC100.

The cheapest price that we could find for the XA10 in the UK is £953.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Samsung SMX-F40

Samsung SMX-F40

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Samsung SMX-F40
0.8MP
52x
OPTICAL ZOOM
220g
720 X 576
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
4.1h
BATTERY LIFE
2,200x
(DIGITAL)
2.7"
SCREEN SIZE
1600 X 1200
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2.2h
VIDEO

The Samsung SMX-F40 has a Kagoo Score of 75. With a price tag of £0.00 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Samsung SMX-F40 or read our article on whether you should buy a Samsung camcorder.

Features We Love:
Huge optical zoom (52x)
Image stabilizer
Long maximum battery life (4.1h)
Huge digital zoom (2,200x)
Wind filter

An optical zoom and fully featured 220g, 0.8MP camcorder, with an affordable price.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Age
9 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Samsung smxf40 max zoom test
Samsung smxf40 max zoom test

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Samsung SMX-F40

Bigger Optical Zoom

The Samsung SMX-F40 is a 52 optical zoom camcorder. That's 51x bigger than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Midland XTC100 and the Sony MHSPM5 (1x) and 42x bigger than the Canon XA10 (10x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Built-in Microphone

The Samsung SMX-F40 has a built-in microphone, and so does the Sony MHSPM5, whereas the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Canon XA10 and the Midland XTC100 do not. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

2.52h Longer Maximum Battery Life

The Samsung SMX-F40 is a 4.1 battery life camcorder, whereas the Sony MHSPM5 is only a 1.58h battery life camcorder (2.52h shorter). More ...

'Maximum Battery Life' indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

30% Longer Video Recording Time

The Samsung SMX-F40 is a 2.2 video recording time camcorder. That's 0.4h longer than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER and the Canon XA10 (1.8h). More ...

'Video Recording Time' is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Samsung SMX-F40

127g Heavier

The Samsung SMX-F40 has a weight of 220, but the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER is a 145g camcorder (75g lighter), the Canon XA10 is an 820g camcorder (600g heavier), the Midland XTC100 is a 93g camcorder (127g lighter) and the Sony MHSPM5 is a 130g camcorder (90g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

85% Smaller Total Megapixels

The Samsung SMX-F40 is a 0.8 camcorder. That's 4.2MP smaller than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Midland XTC100 and the Sony MHSPM5 (5MP) and 1.57MP smaller than the Canon XA10 (2.37MP). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The Samsung SMX-F40 has a max video resolution of 720 x 576 pixels pixels, which is 5 times lower maximum video resolution as the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Canon XA10 and the Sony MHSPM5 (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Not Full HD

The Samsung SMX-F40 is not Full HD, however the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Canon XA10, the Midland XTC100 and the Sony MHSPM5 are. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The Samsung SMX-F40 does not have a built-in flash (As do the the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Canon XA10 and the Midland XTC100), whereas the Sony MHSPM5 does. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Smaller Display Diagonal

Samsung SMX-F40 is only 2.7 screen size. That's 0.3" larger than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER and the Sony MHSPM5 (2.4") and 0.8" smaller than the Canon XA10 (3.5"). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Only 1600 X 1200 Still Image Resolution

The Samsung SMX-F40 supports a still image resolution of 1600 x 1200, but the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER supports a still image resolution of 2560 x 1440 and the Sony MHSPM5 supports a still image resolution of 2048 x 1536. We do not know what type of still image resolution the Canon XA10 and the Midland XTC100 support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Does Not Support HDMI

The Samsung SMX-F40 does not support HDMI (As does the the Midland XTC100), whereas the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Canon XA10 and the Sony MHSPM5 do. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Worse Kagoo Score

The Samsung SMX-F40 has received a Kagoo Score of 75, but the Canon XA10 scored 78 and the Sony MHSPM5 scored 81.

Not Currently Available

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Older by Over One Year

The Samsung SMX-F40 is nine months older than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, 13 months older than the Canon XA10 and 16 months older than the Midland XTC100.

Worse Brand

Samsung camcorders have an average rating of only 70.8%, however Canon has an average rating of 95% and Sony has an average rating of 94.8%.

Sony MHSPM5

£23.00
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Sony MHSPM5

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Sony MHSPM5
5MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
130g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
1.58h
BATTERY LIFE
4x
(DIGITAL)
2.4"
SCREEN SIZE
2048 X 1536
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION

The Sony MHSPM5 has a Kagoo Score of 81. With a price tag of £23.00 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Sony MHSPM5 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony camcorder.

Features We Love:
Very light (130g)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.5")
Image stabilizer
Face detection
Built-in microphone

Multiple reviews mentioned that this video camera has a very good lens, it's easy to use but it has a bad video quality. It's a fully featured and classic 130g, 5MP video camera, with a fair price. It has an image stabilizer, a face detection and a built-in microphone and is Full HD.

89
Reviews
29 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
70
Age
10 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Sony MHSPM5 has good user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 73%, based on 29 reviews. Looking across the entire Sony camcorder range, the average reviews for all Sony camcorders are also excellent.

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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony MHSPM5

1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The Sony MHSPM5 has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as are the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER and the Canon XA10), however the Midland XTC100 only has a max video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and the Samsung SMX-F40 only has a max video resolution of 720 x 576 pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Full HD

The Sony MHSPM5 is Full HD, and so is the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, however the Canon XA10, the Midland XTC100 and the Samsung SMX-F40 are not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Faster Maximum Frame Rate

The Sony MHSPM5 is a 60 camcorder. That's 30fps faster than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER and the Midland XTC100 (30fps). More ...

'Maximum Frame Rate' denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

Face Detection

The Sony MHSPM5 has a face detection, and so do the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER and the Canon XA10, whereas the Midland XTC100 and the Samsung SMX-F40 do not. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

Built-in Microphone

The Sony MHSPM5 has a built-in microphone (as does the Samsung SMX-F40), however the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Canon XA10 and the Midland XTC100 do not have this feature. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

Better Kagoo Score

The Sony MHSPM5 has received a Kagoo Score of 81, whereas the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER scored only 65, the Canon XA10 scored 78, the Midland XTC100 scored 75 and the Samsung SMX-F40 scored 75.

£7 Cheaper

The Sony MHSPM5 is £101.54 cheaper than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, £930.99 cheaper than the Canon XA10 and £6.95 cheaper than the Midland XTC100.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony MHSPM5

51x Smaller Optical Zoom

The Sony MHSPM5 has an optical zoom of 1 (as do the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER and the Midland XTC100), whereas the Canon XA10 is a 10x optical zoom camcorder (9x bigger) and the Samsung SMX-F40 is a 52x optical zoom camcorder (51x bigger). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

37g Heavier

The Sony MHSPM5 is a 130 camcorder. That's 15g lighter than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER (145g), 690g lighter than the Canon XA10 (820g), 37g heavier than the Midland XTC100 (93g) and 90g lighter than the Samsung SMX-F40 (220g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Marginally Smaller Total Megapixels

The Sony MHSPM5 has a total megapixels of 5, but the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER and the Midland XTC100 are both 5.2MP camcorders (0.2MP bigger), the Canon XA10 is a 2.37MP camcorder (2.63MP smaller) and the Samsung SMX-F40 is a 0.8MP camcorder (4.2MP smaller). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Vastly Smaller Digital Zoom

The Sony MHSPM5 has a digital zoom of 4, and so does the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER. That's 2x bigger than the Canon XA10 (2x) and 2,196x smaller than the Samsung SMX-F40 (2,200x). More ...

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

1.1" Smaller Display Diagonal

The Sony MHSPM5 is a 2.4 screen size camcorder, whereas the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER and the Samsung SMX-F40 are both 2.7" screen size camcorders (0.3" larger) and the Canon XA10 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (1.1" larger). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The Sony MHSPM5 supports a still image resolution of 2048 x 1536, whereas the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER supports a still image resolution of 2560 x 1440. We do not know what type of still image resolution the Canon XA10 and the Midland XTC100 support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Does Not Support Bluetooth

The Sony MHSPM5 does not support bluetooth, however the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Canon XA10, the Midland XTC100 and the Samsung SMX-F40 do. More ...

'Bluetooth' indicates whether the camcorder supports bluetooth, a communication protocol frequently used with accessories such as wireless flash units.

62% Shorter Maximum Battery Life

The Sony MHSPM5 has a maximum battery life of 1.58. That's 2.52h shorter than the Samsung SMX-F40 (4.1h). More ...

'Maximum Battery Life' indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 shop sell the Sony MHSPM5, but 3 retailers sell the Midland XTC100. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over Two Years Older

The Sony MHSPM5 is older than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER by 22 months, older than the Canon XA10 by two years, older than the Midland XTC100 by two years and older than the Samsung SMX-F40 by 13 months.

Worse Brand

Sony camcorders have an average rating of only 94.8%, but Canon has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MHSPM5 in the UK is £23.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER

£124.54
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AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER

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AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER
5.03MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
145g
2.5"
SCREEN SIZE
4x
(DIGITAL)
2560 X 1440
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
32GB
MAXIMUM
1.3h
VIDEO

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER has a Kagoo Score of 65. With a price tag of £124.54 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER.

Features We Love:
Large optical sensor size (1/2.5")
Very light (145g)
Image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Waterproof

A fully featured but 8 year old 145g, 5.03MP video camera. It has an image stabilizer and a face detection, supports HDMI and is waterproof.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Age
8 Years Old
65
Kagoo Score
Good

AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER has received a "Recommended" award from Hardwarezone.com.ph.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the AgfaPhoto EClipse EXPLORER

Higher Maximum Video Resolution

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so are the Canon XA10 and the Sony MHSPM5, which is 7 times higher maximum video resolution as the Midland XTC100 (640 x 480 pixels) and 5 times higher maximum video resolution as the Samsung SMX-F40 (720 x 576 pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Full HD

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER is a Full HD camcorder (as is the Sony MHSPM5), but the Canon XA10, the Midland XTC100 and the Samsung SMX-F40 are not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Face Detection

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER has a face detection (as do the Canon XA10 and the Sony MHSPM5), however the Midland XTC100 and the Samsung SMX-F40 do not have this feature. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

2560 X 1440 Still Image Resolution

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER supports a still image resolution of 2560 x 1440, however the Samsung SMX-F40 supports a still image resolution of 1600 x 1200 and the Sony MHSPM5 supports a still image resolution of 2048 x 1536. We do not know what type of still image resolution the Canon XA10 and the Midland XTC100 support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

HDMI

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER supports HDMI (as does the Canon XA10), however the Midland XTC100, the Samsung SMX-F40 and the Sony MHSPM5 do not support this feature. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Waterproof

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER is a waterproof camcorder, but the Canon XA10, the Midland XTC100, the Samsung SMX-F40 and the Sony MHSPM5 are not. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the AgfaPhoto EClipse EXPLORER

99% Smaller Optical Zoom

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER is a 1 optical zoom camcorder, and so do the Midland XTC100 and the Sony MHSPM5. That's 9x smaller than the Canon XA10 (10x) and 51x smaller than the Samsung SMX-F40 (52x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

A Lot Heavier

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER has a weight of 145, however the Canon XA10 is an 820g camcorder (675g heavier), the Midland XTC100 is a 93g camcorder (52g lighter), the Samsung SMX-F40 is a 220g camcorder (75g heavier) and the Sony MHSPM5 is a 130g camcorder (15g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Smaller Total Megapixels

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER is a 5.03 camcorder. That's 2.66MP bigger than the Canon XA10 (2.37MP), 0.03MP bigger than the Midland XTC100 and the Sony MHSPM5 (5MP) and 4.23MP bigger than the Samsung SMX-F40 (0.8MP). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Smaller Digital Zoom

AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER is only 4 (digital) (as does the Sony MHSPM5), but the Canon XA10 is a 2x (digital) camcorder (2x smaller) and the Samsung SMX-F40 is a 2,200x (digital) camcorder (2,196x bigger). More ...

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

27% Higher Minimum Aperture Number

AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER is 2.8 minimum aperture. That's 1 higher than the Canon XA10 (1.8). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

30fps Slower Maximum Frame Rate

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER has a maximum frame rate of 30 (as does the Midland XTC100), whereas the Sony MHSPM5 is a 60fps camcorder (30fps faster). More ...

'Maximum Frame Rate' denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER does not have a built-in flash (As do the the Canon XA10, the Midland XTC100 and the Samsung SMX-F40), but the Sony MHSPM5 does. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

29% Smaller Display Diagonal

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER has a display diagonal of 2.5. That's 1" smaller than the Canon XA10 (3.5") and 0.1" larger than the Samsung SMX-F40 and the Sony MHSPM5 (2.4"). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Shorter Video Recording Time

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER is a 1.3 video recording time camcorder. That's 0.5h shorter than the Canon XA10 (1.8h) and 0.9h shorter than the Samsung SMX-F40 (2.2h). More ...

'Video Recording Time' is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

Worse Kagoo Score

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER has only received a Kagoo Score of 65, however the Canon XA10 scored 78, the Midland XTC100 scored 75, the Samsung SMX-F40 scored 75 and the Sony MHSPM5 scored 81.

More Expensive by £102

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER is £95 more expensive than the Midland XTC100 and £102 more expensive than the Sony MHSPM5.

Less Retailers

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER is only stocked by 1 retailer, whereas the Midland XTC100 is stocked by 3 stores. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Older by Seven Months

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER is four months older than the Canon XA10 and seven months older than the Midland XTC100.

One Less Award

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER has only received 1 award, whereas the Canon XA10 has received 2 awards.

The cheapest price that we could find for the eClipse EXPLORER in the UK is £124.54 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Midland XTC100

£29.95
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Midland XTC100

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Midland XTC100
5.2MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
93g
640 X 480
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
32GB
MAXIMUM

The Midland XTC100 has a Kagoo Score of 75. With a price tag of £29.95 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Midland XTC100.

Features We Love:
Very light (93g)
Image stabilizer

A max video resolution and good value for money 93g, 5.2MP video camera, with a good spec.

75
Features
Good Features
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
79
Value for Money
Very Good
68
Age
7 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Midland Cameras Review - XTC100, XTC300, XTC280 - Part 1
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4 Reasons For for Choosing the Midland XTC100

89% Lighter

The Midland XTC100 is a 93 camcorder. That's 52g lighter than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER (145g), 727g lighter than the Canon XA10 (820g), 127g lighter than the Samsung SMX-F40 (220g) and 37g lighter than the Sony MHSPM5 (130g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

A Lot Bigger Total Megapixels

The Midland XTC100 has a total megapixels of 5.2, whereas the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER and the Sony MHSPM5 are both only 5MP camcorders (0.2MP smaller), the Canon XA10 is only a 2.37MP camcorder (2.83MP smaller) and the Samsung SMX-F40 is only a 0.8MP camcorder (4.4MP smaller). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Three Months Newer

The Midland XTC100 was released seven months later than the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, released three months later than the Canon XA10, released 16 months later than the Samsung SMX-F40 and released two years later than the Sony MHSPM5

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Midland XTC100

51x Smaller Optical Zoom

The Midland XTC100 has an optical zoom of 1 (as do the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER and the Sony MHSPM5), however the Canon XA10 is a 10x optical zoom camcorder (9x bigger) and the Samsung SMX-F40 is a 52x optical zoom camcorder (51x bigger). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Only 640 X 480 Pixels Pixels Resolution

The Midland XTC100 has a max video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels pixels, but the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Canon XA10 and the Sony MHSPM5 have a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels and the Samsung SMX-F40 has a max video resolution of 720 x 576 pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Slower Maximum Frame Rate

The Midland XTC100 is a 30 camcorder, and so does the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER. That's 30fps slower than the Sony MHSPM5 (60fps). More ...

'Maximum Frame Rate' denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The Midland XTC100 does not have a built-in flash (As do the the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Canon XA10 and the Samsung SMX-F40), but the Sony MHSPM5 has this feature. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Does Not Support HDMI

The Midland XTC100 does not support HDMI (As does the the Samsung SMX-F40), but the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER, the Canon XA10 and the Sony MHSPM5 support this feature. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Worse Kagoo Score

The Midland XTC100 has received a Kagoo Score of 75, however the Canon XA10 scored 78 and the Sony MHSPM5 scored 81.

£7 More Expensive

The Midland XTC100 is more expensive than the Sony MHSPM5 by £7.

Worse Brand

Midland camcorders have an average rating of only 61.1%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95%, Samsung has an average rating of 70.8% and Sony has an average rating of 94.8%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the XTC100 in the UK is £29.95 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Find the best award winning camcorder for you by checking our complete list of all award winning camcorders
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5 Best Award Winning Camcorders in the UK - January 2020
Canon XA10
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Samsung SMX-F40
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Sony MHSPM5
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AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER
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Midland XTC100
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