Summary: The practicality of having a camcorder that’s this durable is a big plus point. However, with a price tag of over £300 the video quality just doesn’t pass muster. Upgrade it to HD and take a look at the pricing of other pocket-sized high-def shooters and then we’re talking.
Summary: Every gadget owner suffers to varying degrees from ‘the fear’ – that strange sensation where you want to take a shiny toy to a shindig but worry it’ll get damaged, so don’t. If this sounds familiar, Panasonic’s SDR-SW21 could be the camcorder for you. It’s a super-compact, record-to SD-card model, and boasts waterproof, shockproof and dustproof credentials. Armbands required Don’t go throwing it in the river just yet, though.