Canon Legria HF S21
Canon's Legria HF S21 is the Ferrari of camcorders, without the supercar pricetag. It packs 64GB of on board memory plus dual SDHC cards that you can swap while filming, meaning you could – theoretically – shoot forever. The compact supercam also crams in a 3.5in touchscreen, and manages 8.59MP stills and 25p cinema-rate shooting.
GoPro HD Hero
If you’ve got a new BMX for Christmas and want to get some footage while risking life and limb, there’s no better camera for the job than a GoPro HD Hero. It shoots full 1080p footage from a wide-angle lens and comes with a waterproof multi-mounting housing. You’ll break before it does.
Kodak PlaySport Zx5
Planning on falling about drunk this Christmas? Want to leave your valuables in the path of rampaging sugar-fuelled children? The Kodak Playsport Zx5 has you covered with its waterproof, shockproof, dustproof build that still manages full HD video, 5MP stills and has expandable SDHC memory – all for under a hundred quid.
Sure, for 3D you could get the cheaper GoPro HD 3D package, but then you wouldn’t have a screen to view what you’re filming or the options a 'proper' camcorder offers. Two Exmor chips make for superb high quality footage with dual lenses that capture amazing depth, all in face-slapping three dimensions.
Olloclip for iPhone 4 and 4S
Carrying camera lenses doesn’t have to mean a hernia – the Olloclip gives you wide-angle, macro and fisheye lenses all in your pocket. Clip on whichever you need and start shooting for an instant quality upgrade.