The Panasonic HC-V500M offers 16GB of built in memory. (Gannett/Panasonic/File)
As smartphones get smarter and digital cameras get better at shooting video, the importance of owning a dedicated camcorder is less obvious.
But people still love to make home movies, especially if they have young kids. And small camcorders remain the most effective and versatile means of documenting memorable moments. We've compiled a list of easy-to-use and mostly affordable video cameras to help you create your own home films.Panasonic HC-V700 ($399-$549)
This camcorder is just awesome. As the winner of our 2012 awards for Mid-Range Camcorder of the Year and Best Camcorder for the ...