Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 4k Camcorders

1. DJI Osmo Action - 4K Action Cam 12MP Digital Camera with 2 Displays 36ft Underwater Waterproof WiFi ...

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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 4k Camcorders

2. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black)

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony FDRAX53/B First Impressions

"Worth what I paid."

Very easy to hold in one hand. I am so glad I chose this particular unit! It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant. If you are also an amateur photographer. However I am glad I did purchase!

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black)
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • ZEISS lens(26.8mm) 20x optical zoom in 4K, 30x Clear Image Zoom in 4K
  • 3.0" LCD (Touch panel), EVF, Wi-Fi/NFC, manual ring, night shot, 4K Time-lapse capture
  • Built-in Zoom Microphone. Minimum Focus Distance- approx. 13/32 Inch (Wide), approx. 31 1/2 Inch (Tele), approx. 1 cm (Wide), approx. 80 cm (Tele). Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image)- f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9) f=32.8-656.0 mm (4:3).Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Video)- f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9)2
  • In-the-box: Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70/NP-FV70A) (1); AC Adaptor (1); Power Cord (1); Operating Guide(1); HDMI(micro) Cable (1); micro USB Cable (1)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony FDRAX53/B
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Sony FDRAX53/B Final Thoughts

"And guess what!"

Picture quality is outstanding. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. He was pretty happy about the microphone. The clarity of the video was amazing. Seems well made, as expected for the price.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

3. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with Travel Charger

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony First Impressions

"I advise you!"

This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. I used to just take videos on my phone. There are not any fancy professional features. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. An additional battery is included as backup.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with Travel Charger
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Perfect!"

I haven’t had one in so long. The Sony is small and lightweight. This is an amazing camera, it really is. The material of the Sony seems really good. So many features, streamlined everything.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

4. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) & Sony NP-FV70A V-Series Rechargeable Digital...

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony First Impressions

"The hole is so tiny."

I had no problems at all with setup at all. It’s really time to buy this Sony . Now I'm off to charge the battery! It is inexpensive 4k Camcorder. Able to get a great cinematic look.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) & Sony NP-FV70A V-Series Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery Pack, Black & Sony BCTRV Travel Charger -Black
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • Capacity Indicationer on Package: 1900mAh (13.8Wh)
  • Compact battery charger
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Sony Final Thoughts

"I advise you!"

This is an amazing camera, it really is. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! Wow this was such a great purchase! Very easy to hold in one hand.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 4k Camcorders

5. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with GPVPT1 Grip and Tripod for Camcorders (B...

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony First Impressions

"Really good one!"

Functions are straightforward. The lanyard has been amazing. Works and looks much better than expected. Using it for filming kids sports. Must be turned on and off manually.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with GPVPT1 Grip and Tripod for Camcorders (Black)
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • ZEISS lens(26.8mm) 20x optical zoom in 4K, 30x Clear Image Zoom in 4K
  • 3.0" LCD (Touch panel), EVF, Wi-Fi/NFC, manual ring, night shot, 4K Time-lapse capture
  • Shooting grip with built in tripod
  • Designed for a comfortable fit
  • Built in functions work equally well in either the left or right hand
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Not sure."

Not that many left on the inexpensive end. This was well worth the money. I've tried many brands & models. Great 4k Camcorder and meets my needs. We travel out after I receive this Sony .

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

6. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with Microphone

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony First Impressions

"Uses it a lot."

This little camera meets all those needs! Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Good camera for what I’m using it for. Must be turned on and off manually. The Sony is very compact.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with Microphone
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • ZEISS lens(26.8mm) 20x optical zoom in 4K, 30x Clear Image Zoom in 4K
  • Records in Zoom Mic and Gun mic modes
  • Zoom Mic Mode records audio level corresponding to zoom length
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Totally unusable."

Wow this was such a great purchase! Good quality without damage at night. Its really worth every dollar I paid. The best part is the real-time imagery. But not an awful lot better.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

7. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with ECMGZ1M microphone and GPVPT1 Grip & Tri...

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony First Impressions

"This Sony is great."

I like The light weight small size. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. But not an awful lot better. This is a fantastic camera for the price. The mic isn't great, but it'll work.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with ECMGZ1M microphone and GPVPT1 Grip & Tripod for Camcorders (Black)
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • ZEISS lens(26.8mm) 20x optical zoom in 4K, 30x Clear Image Zoom in 4K
  • Records in Zoom Mic and Gun mic modes
  • Zoom Mic Mode records audio level corresponding to zoom length
  • Shooting grip with built in tripod
  • Designed for a comfortable fit
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Actually really good."

Every detail is well designed. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. I haven’t had one in so long. I really like the features of the camera. Works and looks much better than expected.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

8. Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder with ECMGZ1M Gun / Zoom Microphone (Black)

User Ratings: 69 7

Sony First Impressions

"No big deal though."

It has an camera and it does video. However I am glad I did purchase! Really great camera and easy to use. Used this multiple times for church lectures. The Sony is very compact.

  • Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder with ECMGZ1M Gun / Zoom Microphone (Black)
  • Capture 4k/24p/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution
  • Zeiss lens w/ balanced optical steady shot image stabilization
  • Direct pixel read out for smooth edges and color gradation
  • Records in Zoom Mic and Gun mic modes
  • Zoom Mic Mode records audio level corresponding to zoom length
  • Gun Mic Mode records super directional
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Sony Final Thoughts

"It works perfectly so far."

Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. Great seller and very fast shipping! Used this multiple times for church lectures. So many aspects about this camera.

Overall Score
4.4


(173 Points)

9. Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder with Carrying Case and Travel Charger

User Ratings: 69 7

Sony First Impressions

"Great value for the price."

Seems well made, as expected for the price. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! Overall it is a decent 4k Camcorder for the price. This is a gift for my brother's birthday. We are very pleased with this product.

  • Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder with Carrying Case and Travel Charger
  • Capture 4k/24p/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution
  • Zeiss lens w/ balanced optical steady shot image stabilization
  • Designed for Handycam camcorders, Cyber-shot cameras, and Alpha NEX cameras.
  • Stylish soft-sided case provides extra protection
  • Compact battery charger
  • Charging status indication lamp with 3-step LED
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Record our good life."

Super easy to read instructions too! It’s really time to buy this Sony . Not that many left on the inexpensive end. This is a gift for my brother's birthday. He was pretty happy about the microphone.

Overall Score
4.4


(173 Points)

10. Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder

User Ratings: 69 7

Sony FDRAX33/B First Impressions

"This camera was a hit."

The batteries come already charged. So many aspects about this camera. I received the Sony FDRAX33/B today. I got these for my husband for Xmas. The batteries come already charged.

  • Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder
  • Capture 4K/24P/30P video that far exceeds HD resolution
  • Zeiss lens w/ balanced optical Steady Shot image stabilization
  • Direct Pixel read out for smooth edges and color gradation.Iris Diaphragm:6 blades
  • Manual control ring (Iris/shutter/exposure/white balance). manual Iris control: F1. 8-F9. 6, shutter speed: manual Iris control (photo mode) 1/30–1/10000
  • Versatile shooting w/ XAVC S3, AVCHD and MP4 codecs
  • 0. 27” EVF (201K) and touch screen 3" Extra Fine LCD (921K)
  • 5. 1Ch surround sound mic w/ manual audio controls
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Sony FDRAX33/B Final Thoughts

"Makes a great gift!"

This unit is awesome and the price is great. It has an camera and it does video. So far I am happy with this purchase. Very compact that it fits in my purse! Great 4k Camcorder for me.

Overall Score
4.4


(173 Points)

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