Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 1080p Camcorders

1. DJI CP.OS.00000020.01 1080p Camcorder

User Ratings: 70 9

DJI CP.OS.00000020.01 First Impressions

"So fun!"

Super easy to read instructions too! Its really worth every dollar I paid. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough. I got these for my husband for Xmas. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me.

  • DJI Osmo Action - 4K Action Cam 12MP Digital Camera with 2 Displays 36ft Underwater Waterproof WiFi HDR Video 145° Angle, Black
  • Dual Screens: Osmo Action’s dual screens allow you to capture it all with the touch of a button. A vivid front screen lets you frame yourself effortlessly in any setting, while the back screen delivers a crystal-clear, hyper-responsive display. This durable, versatile action camera is jam-packed with advanced technology that lets you spend less time worrying about equipment and more time living the action.
  • The RockSteady technology combines EIS with complex algorithms, delivering stable, shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.
  • Action camera with 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, 12MP, wide-angle 145° that allows you to shoot 4K HDR videos.
  • 8x Slow Motion: Capture every epic move with jaw-dropping clarity and detail when you use 8x slow motion with 1080p resolution and 240fps. Time-lapse: Condense time and movement for stunning, easy-to-achieve results.
  • 11m Waterproof, -10℃ Temperature Resistant Sporting a watertight seal and a hydrophobic coating on the back touchscreen, Osmo Action is waterproof at depths of up to 11 meters, making it the perfect underwater companion. Versatile batteries perform well even in extremely cold environments with temperatures as low as -10℃.
  • What you get: DJI Osmo Action, Camera Frame, Flat Adhesive Mount, Curved Adhesive Mount, Quick-Release Base, Battery, Battery Case, Locking Screw, USB-C Cable
  • DJI Mimo App requires iOS 10.0, Android 7.0 or above. Compatible devices include: iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, 11, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6s Plus, 6s, 6 Plus, 6, SE, Samsung Galaxy S10+, S10, S9+, S9 , S9+, S9, S8+, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, Note 8, Huawei P30 Pro, P30, P20, P10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10, Mate 9 Pro, Mate 9, Honor 10, Honor 9, Vivo NEX, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Mi 8, Mi 6, OnePlus 7, 6T, 5, Pixel 3 XL, 2 XL, 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.OS.00000020.01
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DJI CP.OS.00000020.01 Final Thoughts

"Love this camera!"

For this, we purchased this DJI CP.OS.00000020.01. Picture quality is outstanding. I do wish there was a time & date stamp. Able to get a great cinematic look. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all.

Overall Score
4.3


(773 Points)

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2. Panasonic HC-W580K 1080p Camcorder

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic HC-W580K First Impressions

"I noticed two problems."

I'll get to the point of figuring it out. An additional battery is included as backup. Super easy to read instructions too! I love it and definitely recommend to others. I like The light weight small size.

  • Panasonic HC-W580K Full HD Camcorder with Wi-Fi, Built with Multi Scene Twin Camera (Black)
  • Super-sharp Full HD 1080p recording
  • Intelligent 90x zoom and 5-axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization provide maximum handheld stability
  • Wi-Fi and NFC enabled for quickly sharing content and controlling camcorder features remotely
  • Built in Twin Camera plus Wi-Fi mobile device features add multi-camera scene picture-in-picture recording
  • Exclusive High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode reduces the overly high-contrast look created by overexposed and underexposed shooting conditions
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic HC-W580K
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Panasonic HC-W580K Final Thoughts

"Great picture and sound."

The material of the Panasonic HC-W580K seems really good. Good camera for what I’m using it for. Every detail is well designed. This is an amazing camera, it really is. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc.

Overall Score
4.3


(379 Points)

3. Panasonic HC-V380K 1080p Camcorder

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic HC-V380K First Impressions

"Exceeded expectations."

I had no problems at all with setup at all. The lanyard has been amazing. Good quality without damage at night. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. The image stabilizer works very well.

  • Panasonic HC-V380K Full HD Camcorder with Wi-Fi Multi Scene Camera (Black)
  • Super-sharp Full HD 1080p recording;3 inches touch-enabled LCD
  • Intelligent 90x zoom, with 5-axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization provides maximum handheld stability
  • Wi-Fi and NFC enabled for quickly sharing content and controlling camcorder features remotely
  • Wi-Fi mobile device Camera feature adds multi-camera scene picture-in-picture recording
  • In-camera Creative Control and Intelligent Auto Plus modes enhance creative possibilities
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic HC-V380K
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Panasonic HC-V380K Final Thoughts

"And guess what!"

Good camera for what I’m using it for. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. Now I'm off to charge the battery! Much better then other same style 1080p Camcorder. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all.

Overall Score
4.3


(379 Points)

4. RunCam RUNCAM2-OR 1080p Camcorder

User Ratings: 66 10

RunCam RUNCAM2-OR First Impressions

"Small, stylish and refined."

Must be turned on and off manually. This is an amazing camera, it really is. Using it for filming kids sports. I love it and definitely recommend to others. It's the small things that count.

  • Runcam Camera FPV Drone And Remote Control Camcorder, Orange
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  • Low Latency 60ms under 1080p 40ms under 720p
  • Built-in Wi-Fi iOS App Android App
  • USB Power Port 5-17V 2-4S batteries
  • FPV Camera Removable lens hood Multifunctional bracket RF shielding
  • Editor's Impressions Of The RunCam RUNCAM2-OR
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RunCam RUNCAM2-OR Final Thoughts

"I like the RunCam RUNCAM2-OR."

Formatting the SD card was easy. It has a microphone so the sound is better. He was pretty happy about the microphone. Much better then other same style 1080p Camcorder. Recording effect is very good!

Overall Score
4.2


(255 Points)

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5. ALSONE 3051STRM 1080p Camcorder

User Ratings: 72 9

ALSONE 3051STRM First Impressions

"And it was a good decision."

Well packed and worth the money. The best part is the real-time imagery. I haven’t had one in so long. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. Using it for filming kids sports.

  • Video Camera Camcorder WiFi IR Night Vision FHD 1080P 30FPS YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder 26MP 3.0'' Touch Screen 16X Digital Zoom Camcorder with Microphone,Remote and 2 Batteries
  • 【FHD Camcorder with Microphone】The video camera is full HD 1080P, with 26.0MP picture resolution,3.0 inch 270° rotation IPS ultra-clear touch screen and 16X digital zoom camera. It also has 8 mega pixel CMOS image sensor, you can capture vibrant and extremely realistic images and videos. This video camcorder supports external microphone which enhances sound recording volume and reduces noise.
  • 【Multifunctional Video Recorder】This vlog camera comes supports Slow Motion,Video Capture,Motion Detection,Loop Recording,Continuous Shooting, Face Capture, Beauty Function, Self-Timer, Playback Modes, Anti-Shaking Function and Remote Control(22ft/7m) ect..You can record your wonderful moments with these special features.
  • 【WiFi & IR Night Vision Camcorder】Download the App 'YKJ' in Google Play on you phone or tablet and connect it with your camera,then you may operate the camera or check through Android or IOS devices to review the photos and videos. With IR night vision function, you can shoot clear white and black photo or video in the dark environment without visible light or low light(within 16ft/5m)
  • 【Multipurpose Video Camera】The camcorder supports for video chatting and live streaming. By connecting the computer with a USB cable, then choose the “PC CAM” mode as a webcam.( Please download the software “AMCAP” before using the “PC CAM” function, and enter the video interface, then you can video chat with your friends.)
  • 【Recording While Charging】The video camera comes with 2 rechargeable batteries, and it supports recording while charging. ALSONE provides 30 days refund or replacement. If you have any question or suggestion,please feel free to contact us.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ALSONE 3051STRM
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ALSONE 3051STRM Final Thoughts

"It’s a good buy."

Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. An additional battery is included as backup. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. There is a zoom feature on the ALSONE 3051STRM. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder.

Overall Score
4.3


(234 Points)

6. Sony HDR-CX440 1080p Camcorder

User Ratings: 64 4

Sony HDR-CX440 First Impressions

"I like it so much."

The videos and pictures are both very clear. Overall it is a decent 1080p Camcorder for the price. The best part is the real-time imagery. Its really worth every dollar I paid. It did come with a memory card on top of it.

  • Sony HDR-CX440/B Full HD Video Handycam Camcorder w/Sony 16GB SD Card Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony CX405 Handycam 1080p Full HD Camcorder with Exmor R CMOS Sensor (Black), SanDisk 32GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card, Battery for Sony NP-BX1 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1, DSC-RX100, HDR-AS10, HDR-AS15, and Focus Camera Deluxe SLR Soft Photo and Video Medium Case with Shoulder Strap and 2 Dividers
  • CODECS: he Sony HDR-CX440 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder delivers XAVC S format cinema-like HD video in 1920x1080 24p/60p at up to 50Mbps and high quality 9.2MP still images. For video compression this camcorder employs MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, while linear PCM is responsible for audio compressio
  • DISPLAY: The Sony HDR-CX440 HD Handycam simplifies the recording process with a 2.7-inch (16:9) Clear Photo LCD (230K) display that delivers sharp, bright, vivid images even outdoors. It also allows you to easily adjust the settings to best represent the scene
  • OPTICAL STEADYSHOT IMAGE STABILIZATION: The 26.8mm wide-angle lens ensures that you get everything you want into one shot and is perfect for capturing large landscapes. Unlike most digital zooms that use the electronic cropping technique to get closer to the subject, the Sony HDR-CX440 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder lets you get amazingly close with 30x optical zoom and 60x Clear Image digital zoom
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Guarantee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDR-CX440
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Sony HDR-CX440 Final Thoughts

"It suits me perfectly."

Very crystal clear picture and sounds. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. Very easy to hold in one hand. It’s really time to buy this Sony HDR-CX440.

Overall Score
4.3


(202 Points)

7. NESENNI N604S 1080p Camcorder

User Ratings: 75 7

NESENNI N604S First Impressions

"Does decent in low light."

Overall, decent product for this price. I am so glad I chose this particular unit! I really like the features of the camera. It’s really time to buy this NESENNI N604S. The price Also made this a great deal.

  • Camcorder Digital Video YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation LCD 16X Digital Zoom Camcorder with 2 Batteries
  • 【Webcam Video Camera for Yotube】: This digital camcorder is useful to take the beauty photos and share it in your Youtube.The video camera can be used as webcam when the camera connect the computer.Please operate the camera button to choose the “PC CAM” mode.When the “AMCAP ” window is opened,from which shooting object through the camera will be showed on this window.You can have a video call with your families or friends.Please download the software “AMCAP ” before use the webcam function.
  • 【Pause Function】:This video camera supports Pause function,so you can pause the recording when you need,then continue recording again without starting a new one, which makes it easier for you to edit and upload the videos.This video camera included a USB cable,you can connect it directly to the computer to upload videos.This video camera included a AV cable,you can connect it directly to the TV to playback the videos.
  • 【Recording While Charging】:The camcorder come with two 1500 mAh NP-FV5 batteries.It allows you to keep recording around 60 to 90 minutes when it's fully charged.For the first time use need to charge more than 8 hours.The camcorder support the recording while charging,good to record long videos anytime.
  • 【Multifunction Camcorder】: 1080P(15fps) Video Resolution,24M(6000x4500) Image Resolution,image format (JPEG),video format(AVI),16X digital zoom,camcorder with fill light,3.0 inch LCD and supports 270°rotation,Anti-shake,Face Capture,Beauty Function,Self-timer and Webcam function,Pause function,USB 2.0,TV Output,Setting Date and Time.
  • 【Small and Compact Camcorder】:The camcorder supports SD/SDHC card up to 32GB (not included), just remember to format the SD card before use the camcorder first time.The camcorder support the tripod(not included) connection and the hole is standard size.The customer service will provided solution within 24 hours.Please contact us if you have any questions,we will try our best to help you solve the issue.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NESENNI N604S
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NESENNI N604S Final Thoughts

"Hardware attachment is OK."

I do wish there was a time & date stamp. Now I'm off to charge the battery! For this price, the NESENNI N604S is awesome. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode.

Overall Score
4.4


(138 Points)

8. HAOHUNT NN604S 1080p Camcorder

User Ratings: 85 7

HAOHUNT NN604S First Impressions

"Totally unusable."

Overall this 1080p Camcorder is a great buy. This unit is awesome and the price is great. In my opinion, the price you got is very low. Used this multiple times for church lectures. Really like the clarity of the picture.

  • Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 16X Digital Zoom 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation LCD Camcorder with 2 Batteries
  • 【Webcam Video Camera for Yotube】: This digital camcorder is useful to take the beauty photos and share it in your Youtube.The video camera can be used as webcam when the camera connect the computer.Please operate the camera button to choose the “PC CAM” mode.When the “AMCAP ” window is opened,from which shooting object through the camera will be showed on this window.You can have a video call with your families or friends.Please download the software “AMCAP ” before use the webcam function.
  • 【Pause Function】:This video camera supports Pause function,so you can pause the recording when you need,then continue recording again without starting a new one, which makes it easier for you to edit and upload the videos.This video camera included a USB cable,you can connect it directly to the computer to upload videos.This video camera included a AV cable,you can connect it directly to the TV to playback the videos.
  • 【Recording While Charging】:The camcorder come with two 1500 mAh NP-FV5 batteries.It allows you to keep recording around 60 to 90 minutes when it's fully charged.For the first time use need to charge more than 8 hours.The camcorder support the recording while charging,good to record long videos anytime.
  • 【Multifunction Camcorder】: 1080P(15fps) Video Resolution,24M(6000x4500) Image Resolution,image format (JPEG),video format(AVI),16X digital zoom,camcorder with fill light,3.0 inch LCD and supports 270°rotation,Anti-shake,Face Capture,Beauty Function,Self-timer and Webcam function,Pause function,USB 2.0,TV Output,Setting Date and Time.
  • 【Portable Camcorder】:The camcorder supports SD/SDHC card up to 32GB (not included), just remember to format the SD card before use the camcorder first time.The camcorder support the tripod(not included) connection and the hole is standard size. Please contact us if you have any questions,we will try our best to help you solve the issue.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HAOHUNT NN604S
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HAOHUNT NN604S Final Thoughts

"Perfect!"

I like The light weight small size. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. We are very pleased with this product. We travel out after I receive this HAOHUNT NN604S. Wow this was such a great purchase!

Overall Score
4.6


(136 Points)

9. SAULEOO 1080p Camcorder

User Ratings: 60 11

SAULEOO First Impressions

"I got camera for my mom."

Over all, good quality for the price. Video was taken when I got it. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. The SAULEOO is very compact. I have had NO issues with battery life so far.

  • SAULEOO Camcorder Video Camera,Vlogging Camera for Youtube Camcorder Ultra HD 2.7K 16X Digital Zoom 3 In Touch Screen Support IR Night Vision
  • ❄【Ultra HD 2.7K 30FPS Video Camera】:This is 2.7K full HD (2688x1520) /30fps video camera with 24.0MP picture resolution. compared with the traditional 1080P video, it is much clearer. equipped with an 8 megapixel CMOS image sensor, it delivers true-to-life HD video and natural colors even in low light conditions. with a 270-degree rotating 3.0-inch IPS screen and 16X digital zoom, you can take a selfie or shoot a distant view easily.
  • ❄【Built-in Wifi Camcorder】: You can feel free to control the video camera to snap pictures or record video with your phone or tablet. The Wi-Fi camera can transmit data through “Action Cam” APP via which you may view the photos. Besides, you could upload videos and pictures to your tablet, smartphone and laptop at any time. What’s more, you may turn your tablet and smartphone into a real-time remote control via the WiFi connection to control the camera (Range: 16.4 feet).
  • ❄【Webcam and HDMI Output】: This vlogging camera can be used as a webcam. (connecting to a computer via a USB cable, the USB cable is included in the box) once connected to your computer, you can make video calls with family and friends.feel free to connect it directly to your TV with an HDMI cable and play HD video shots from your camera.
  • ❄【Powerful Vlogging Camera】: This camcorder also supports pause, anti-shaking, slow motion recording, infrared night vision, remote control, recording while charging, time-lapse shooting (select a frame from a few frames and combine it into a video), and functions such as taking pictures while recording. Surprise! The camera comes with a touchable camera screen so it is definitely a good choice for family photography, meeting minutes, and presenting friends and family.
  • ❄【Battery】: A single full charged NP40 battery can last around 60 to 90 minutes for continues shooting. This lightweight, small and easy-to-use digital camcorder is equipped with high-class material and advanced technology, records high-quality image, and it's a perfect gift for friends, family members to record their special lovely moments and travel time!. The video camera supports up to 128GB macro SD card(The SD card are not included with the purchase of camera).
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SAULEOO
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SAULEOO Final Thoughts

"Awesome studio camera."

Really like the clarity of the picture. More noticeable on the night vision set up. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. What you get is quite a lot, really. Its really worth every dollar I paid.

Overall Score
4.1


(129 Points)

10. ACTITOP 1080p Camcorder

User Ratings: 65 16

ACTITOP First Impressions

"So worth it!"

The ACTITOP makes great quality video! Overall this 1080p Camcorder is a great buy. This is an amazing camera, it really is. I love the audio options. The ACTITOP is small and lightweight.

  • Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder FHD 1080P 24.0MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation Screen 16X Digital Zoom with Microphone, Remote Controller 2 Batteries
  • 【FHD 1080P Camcorder】It features all the connectivity hardware you should expect from a modern camcorder, and all the features needed to capture beautiful footage. The camcorder has 16x digital zoom with a 1-drive lens system, HDR (high dynamic range) video capture, Back Side Illumination (BSI) sensor that suppresses noise, and Full-HD (1080p) slow-motion video capture.
  • 【Built-in external microphone】 The external stereo microphone uses X-Y stereo pickup technology, and the low-cut filter reduces sound distortion and increases clarity. The external microphone enhances sound recording volume and reduces noise. It picks up the sound accurately, eliminating noise and NCR noise during recording, giving you a purer sound quality.
  • 【Remote Control and Pause Function】It comes with remote control, you can take photos and videos by yourself anywhere and anytime. Do not need to ask others to help you take photos and videos. No members are excluded from the group photo. You can pause the video whenever you want and continue the recording without restarting a new file.
  • 【Multifunction Digital Video Camera】16X powerful zoom; face detection; HDMI connection; 3.0 inch screen; support playback; HD output; support connect with computer; support recording while charging; support loop recording; Support multiple languages; Support 2.0 USB port. It features built-in image stabilization as well, with a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer that detect tilts and motion changes and compensates accordingly.
  • 【Powerful Battery Life】Come with 2 rechargeable lithium batteries. Its rechargeable 1250mAh high-voltage 3.7V lithium-ion battery can record up to 60 minutes of 1080P video or 90 minutes of 1080P Pictures on a single charge, so you don’t need to worry about missing any of the action.
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ACTITOP Final Thoughts

"It is worth its price."

The phone/camera mount piece works great. Picks up good sound without the mic. The camcorder is nice and compact. I do wish there was a time & date stamp. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere.

Overall Score
4.0


(111 Points)

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