Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 8k Camcorders

1. Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with EF Lens Mount

User Ratings: 77 8

Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K First Impressions

"Thought they worked great!"

That is not the case with the Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K. Indoors it performed quite well. Still, it's worth knowing about. Functions are straightforward. Very easy to hold in one hand.

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with EF Lens Mount
  • Effective sensor size 23 10 x 12 99 millimeter (super 35)
  • Shooting resolutions 6144 x 3456 (6K) up to 50 fps/ 6144 x 2560 (6K 2 4 1) up to 60 fps/ 5744 x 3024 (5 7K 17 9) up to 60 fps/ 4096 x 2160 (4K DCI) up to 60 fps/ 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD) Up To 60 fps/ 3728 x 3104 (3 7K 6 5 anamorphic) up to 60 fps/ 2868 x 1512 (2 8K 17 9) up to 120 fps/ 1920 x 1080 (HD) Up To 120 fps
  • Maximum sensor frame rate Dependent on resolution and codec selected Project frame rates of 23 98 24 25 29 97 30 50 59 94 and 60 FPS supported off-speed frame rates up to 60 fps in 6K 2 4 1 120 fps in 2 8K 17 9 and 1080H
  • Video inputs None/ video outputs 1x HDMI type a
  • Active EF mount lens not included
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K
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Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K Final Thoughts

"It’s like 007."

The videos and pictures are both very clear. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. I received the Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K today. The phone/camera mount piece works great. Video was taken when I got it.

Overall Score
4.5


(28 Points)

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2. Aleta S2C 360 Camera Camcorder Standard Set (Without Batteries)+ 12V DC Adapter (US Version)

User Ratings: 49

Aleta Aleta S2C First Impressions

"Yes I like."

For this, we purchased this Aleta Aleta S2C. But not an awful lot better. It's the small things that count. The batteries come already charged. I got these for my husband for Xmas.

  • Aleta S2C 360 Camera Camcorder Standard Set (Without Batteries)+ 12V DC Adapter (US Version)
  • 【12K ultra high resolution 360 still photo, HDR: 7-shot exposure bracket. Best for 360 photography】1 click get one 12K, 66MP (11520 x 5760) high resolution 360 panoramic photo, real time in-camera optical stitching, 7-shot exposure bracket for HDR. Countdown function (2/5/10/20 second). 12K Burst (1 sec~60sec). 8K time-lapse video. 4 Shooting modes: DAY, NIGHT, Sport, Manual. AEB, Dynamic Object Removal.
  • 【OSC API support, Real time in-camera optical stitching, easy operation】One shot to get photo WITHOUT any post production. Direct output .jpg, .mp4 files. Recognize and stitching subject instantly. Ideal for Google Street View (OSC support), virtual tours: real estate, construction site, interior design, architecture, engineering, archaeology, 3D modeling (with Laser scanner), travel, VR/AR content, standalone 360 live streaming
  • 【9 axis function / Great low light photography】G sensor make photo shot in any angles and viewed it normally on Google map, Facebook. 5 lens make Aleta S2C take good photo under low light conditions
  • 【”AletaS2C viewer” app ,support iOS/Android】Real time viewer on “AletaS2C viewer app”. Manual EV, exposure, white Balance, contrast, color, sharpness, stitching adjustment. HDR mode one photo (up to 7 brackets), Customized nadir sticker
  • 【2 power modes: 18650 battery or 12V DC adapter】 a) By removable standard 3.7V 18650 rechargeable Li-ion battery x2 (DO NOT use any battery exceed 3400 mAh) ; or b) by an AC/CD power adapter, battery life is not an issue anymore
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aleta Aleta S2C
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Aleta Aleta S2C Final Thoughts

"It suits me perfectly."

Used this multiple times for church lectures. He was pretty happy about the microphone. I had no problems at all with setup at all. I like The light weight small size. There are not any fancy professional features.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 Points)

3. Kids Camera, Waterproof Digital High Definition Underwater Swimming Digital Action Camera Camcorder ...

User Ratings: 37

Yosoo First Impressions

"We'll see."

This was well worth the money. Very easy to hold in one hand. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough. Good camera for what I’m using it for. I love it and definitely recommend to others.

  • Kids Camera, Waterproof Digital High Definition Underwater Swimming Digital Action Camera Camcorder for Children Boys Girls Gift Toys
  • 3-meter waterproof, full-color, 12-megapixel images, 1080P HD Video with audio record, 4 times digital zoom, ideal gift for your kids outdoor fun
  • This camera is high resolution digital underwater camera for kids.Design for kids, with cute, lightweight compact size, dustproof and durable design, intended to children of ages 3 to 14
  • 2.0inch TFT high definition screen for easy viewing and photo editing.USB connectivity for easy downloading your kids creations to your computer
  • It requires two AAA batteries (not included), accepts up to a 32GB memory card (TF card, the card is not included)
  • We provide a 6 months warranty for this Kids Camera.If you have any quality problem. We aim at "the best can be better" as operation tenet. Your satisfaction is our happiness
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Yosoo Final Thoughts

"Pretty good video camera."

It is also great as a gift for kids. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. I did exactly what the ad said. So many aspects about this camera. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me.

Overall Score
4.4


(3 Points)

4. Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with Samsung 500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Blue), E...

Blackmagic Design BMDPCCAM4KS500GBSSDSB1 First Impressions

"Good product."

Super easy to read instructions too! Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! We travel out after I receive this Blackmagic Design BMDPCCAM4KS500GBSSDSB1. I received the Blackmagic Design BMDPCCAM4KS500GBSSDSB1 today. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky.

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with Samsung 500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Blue), Extended Life LP-E6 Spare Battery (2700mAh / 20.0Wh), Home/Travel Battery Charger & Cleaning Cloth
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 4/3"-Sized HDR Sensor; Rolling Shutter; Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Construction; DCI 4K60, 2.8K80 Raw in 4:3 Anamorphic; Blackmagic Raw and ProRes Options; Dual Native 400/3200 ISO / up to 25,600; Up to 2.6K 120 Raw for Super16 Lenses; Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount; 5" Touchscreen Display; CFast 2.0 & SD/UHS-II Card Slots; USB Type-C Output for External Drive
  • SSD FEATURES: 500GB Storage Capacity; 256-Bit AES Encryption; Max Read Speed - 540 MB/s, Maximum Write Speed – 515 MB/s; Multi-Level Cell (MLC); Password Protection; Shock Protection from Up to 6.6’ (2m); USB 3.1 Type-C and Type-A Connections; USB Type-C & USB Type-A Cables Included
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K; Samsung 500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Blue); Extended Life LP-E6 Series Replacement Battery (7.4V / 2700mAh / 20.0Wh); AC/DC Rapid Home & Travel Battery Charger; Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • CAMERA MANUFACTURER ACCESSORIES: DaVinci Resolve Studio Activation Key; Canon LP-E6 Type Battery; 30W Power Supply with International Adapters; Dust Cap
  • SSD MANUFACTURER ACCESSORIES: USB Type-C Cable; USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackmagic Design BMDPCCAM4KS500GBSSDSB1
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Blackmagic Design BMDPCCAM4KS500GBSSDSB1 Final Thoughts

"Wonderful package!"

This unit is awesome and the price is great. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. Well packed and worth the money. What you get is quite a lot, really.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 8k Camcorders

5. Video Camera 2.7K Camcorder FHD 36MP Vlogging Camera for YouTube IR Night Vision 3.0" LCD Touch Scre...

Aabeloy First Impressions

"Awesome bundle."

For this price, the Aabeloy is awesome. Wow this was such a great purchase! I have had NO issues with battery life so far. Overall this 8k Camcorder is a great buy. More noticeable on the night vision set up.

  • Video Camera 2.7K Camcorder FHD 36MP Vlogging Camera for YouTube IR Night Vision 3.0" LCD Touch Screen 16X Digital Zoom Camera Recorder with Microphone Handheld Stabilizer Remote Control, 2 Batteries
  • ★ Ultra HD 2.7K Camcorder with Handheld Stabilizer: Video camcorder with 2.7K 2688X1520/24fps (UHD) video resolution, 36.0 MP (max) picture pixel, The CMOS image sensor is 8.0 megapixels.3.0'' TFT-LCD touch screen(supports 270°rotation), 16X digital zoom, Record while charging etc. Handheld Holder Keep the 2.7K camera stable when recording, Ideal for making moving low angle videos and images
  • ★ Camera with Lens Hood & Remote Control: The camcorder comes with a lens hood. It can block excess light and protect your camcorder lens from accidental damage.It improves the photos overall color and contrast.This digital video camera comes with a remote control. Through the buttons, take photoes and videos by yourself, control TV playback or pause the camcorder videos from the remote place(Within 23FT). The webcam feature allows you to make video calls with your family and friends
  • ★ Webcam & Slow Motion: The HD Camcorder is the only one that can stream directly to YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. You can also make video chat with friends or family. Slow motion-2X video recording, let you understand more clearly the course of action of the target. The fundamental role of slow motion is to extend the actual movement process.These special features help you create more exciting movies or videos through this small and lightweight vlogging camera
  • ★ IR Night Vision & External microphone: Under IR Night Vision, the camera can shoot high definition image videos, work perfectly in the darkness, also shoot great in low light. It Adopts X-Y stereo pickup technology, clear and stable sound image localization. It is the ideal video camera with microphone for bloggers and videography lover
  • ★ Multifunctional Camcorder: Remote controller, anti-shake, Pause Function, slow motion, continuous shooting, face capture, self-timer, beauty function, auto power-off, up to 128GB SD card, the tripod ( not included), Mini USB2.0 output, with hot shoe and external mic jack, support external LED Light (not included).The camera comes with two batteries.One full-charged battery can be sustainably used for 90-150 minutes.You can record videos while charging
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Aabeloy Final Thoughts

"I like it when I hold it."

The videos and pictures are both very clear. Recording effect is very good! Overall, decent product for this price. It has an camera and it does video. More noticeable on the night vision set up.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. SONY FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder Black Bundle Kit with Lowepro Camera Bag + Green Extrem...

User Ratings: 73

Sony FDR-AX53 First Impressions

"Actually really good."

Very crystal clear picture and sounds. The Sony FDR-AX53 is my favorite. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. For this price, the Sony FDR-AX53 is awesome. What you get is quite a lot, really.

  • SONY FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder Black Bundle Kit with Lowepro Camera Bag + Green Extreme Extra Battery + ProOptic Cleaning Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: Sony FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder | Lowepro Camera Bag | Green Extreme Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70) | SONY Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70) | AC Adapter | Power Cord | HDMI (micro) Cable | Micro USB Cable | Operating Guide | ProOptic Cleaning Kit
  • KEY FEATURES: 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) recording | 1/2.5 type (0.28 in) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor | Image Stabilization - Balanced Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis Intelligent Active Mode | ZEISS 1.06 inch Wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens | 20x Optical Zoom with 30x/40x (4K/HD) Clear Image Zoom | Digital Zoom up to 250x | Extra Fine Touch LCD Screen Type 3.0-inch (7.5cm) | Effective Pixels (Video): Approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9) | Effective Pixels (Still Image): Approx. 8.29 MP
  • Auto Backlight Compensation | AGC Limit |Face Detection | Smile Shutter | Cinematone | NIGHTSHOT | Golf Shot | Intelligent Auto | Red-Eye Reduction | Smooth Slow Rec | Fader Effects | Built-in 5.1ch Zoom Microphone | Voice Cancelling | Auto Wind Noise Reduction | Monaural Speaker | Wi-Fi Capable | NFC One-touch sharing | Time-Lapse Capture Yes (Shooting Interval (1/2/5/10/30/60 sec).
  • Aperture F 2.0-3.8 | Focal Distance f=4.4-88 mm | Filter Diameter 2.17 inch (55 mm) | Focal Length (1.38 in) VIDEO: f=26.8-536.0mm (16:9), STILL IMAGE: f=1 1/16-21 1/8 inch (16:9), f=1 5/16-25 7/8 inch (4:3), f=26.8-536.0mm (16:9), f=32.8-656.0mm (4:3) | Min. Focus Distance Approx. 13/32 inch [1cm] (Wide), Approx. 31 1/2 inch [80cm] (Tele).
  • WARRANTY: SONY Authorized Reseller. Includes a Sony 1 Year Limited Warranty on Parts; 90 Day Limited Warranty on Labor.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony FDR-AX53
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Sony FDR-AX53 Final Thoughts

"Quite easy to follow."

Really great camera and easy to use. What you get is quite a lot, really. It’s really time to buy this Sony FDR-AX53. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. Every detail is well designed.

Overall Score
4.7


(4 Points)

7. Mavic Air waterproofed Carrying Case- Explorer Case Edition - Made in Germany - 5 Years Warranty

mccases First Impressions

"Takes super video."

It is more for show than for use. He was pretty happy about the microphone. This was well worth the money. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. This little camera meets all those needs!

  • Mavic Air waterproofed Carrying Case- Explorer Case Edition - Made in Germany - 5 Years Warranty
  • The new DJI Mavic Air transport case Explorer Case Edition by MC-CASES is the ideal companion for trips and offers the optimal storage possibility for the Copter with all of its accessories of the DJI Mavic Air and the extensive DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo Edition (see below for details). Everything has its place and is always within reach – so that nothing will get lost. There is even enough space for the large propeller protectors / propguards.
  • All of the parts can be directly accessed despite the compact dimensions (336 x 300 x 148 mm). The copter and the transmitter are ready to fly without the tiresome necessity of installing single parts, like it is the case with the provided bag and the competitors. True to our slogan „Out of the box – ready to fly“ , take the Copter and transmitter out and you can take off. The handy case, which is water and dust proof (IP67), offers the ideal protection against shocks.
  • The case was designed to include all accessories of the DJI Mavic Air but also the large DJI Mavic Air Combo-Edition. See below for details. The interior of the case is made of a high-quality special molded foam which is robust and durable; ideal for fragile and delicate electrical components (Due its vulnerability, we have not used press mold foam, which is normally being utilized for products from the Far East). High-quality case in accordance with IP67 with a granted warranty of 5 years.
  • Developed and designed by experienced and long-time Copter pilots and holders of a pilot‘s license of different classes as well as qualified design engineers and CAD experts. A product „made in Germany“ - Production in Germany in accordance with the strict provisions for the foam processing industry.
  • The particular accessories that will fit into the case are: 1x DJI Mavic Air Copter with battery and assembled propellers (ready to fly), 1x DJI Mavic Air remote control with the assembled control stick (ready to fly), optionally up to 7 more batteries or 3 additional batteries and the 4 propeller protectors, Compartment for the DJI Mavic RC Cable, Lightning Connector, Typ-C USB cable, 1x DJI battery charger, 1x DJI charging station, 1x Power Bank adapter, 1x Power cable, replacement propeller
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mccases Final Thoughts

"It also looks very nice."

The price Also made this a great deal. That is not the case with the mccases . It has a microphone so the sound is better. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. The videos and pictures are both very clear.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (2.8mm Wide, Day)

Contour First Impressions

"Thought they worked great!"

Overall this 8k Camcorder is a great buy. We travel out after I receive this Contour . Using it for filming kids sports. We travel out after I receive this Contour . It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant.

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (2.8mm Wide, Day)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
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Contour Final Thoughts

"Overall very satisfied."

Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. Well packed and worth the money. Very compact that it fits in my purse! I like The light weight small size. Good quality without damage at night.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Sony HXR-NX3/1 NXCAM Professional Handheld Camcorder with 20x Optical Zoom G Lens, 3x1/2.8" Exmor CM...

Sony HXRNX3/1 First Impressions

"Clear and work fast."

This is designed to be simple and easy to use. I will definitely use it more often. I love it and definitely recommend to others. So many aspects about this camera. If you are also an amateur photographer.

  • Sony HXR-NX3/1 NXCAM Professional Handheld Camcorder with 20x Optical Zoom G Lens, 3x1/2.8" Exmor CMOS Sensor, 1080p Resolution, Wi-Fi, USB2.0/HDMI
  • Exmor CMOS 1/2. 8, USB, BNC, XLR, RCA, HDMI, IEEE 802. 11 b/g/n, 2. 21kg
  • Batteries: Nonstandard Battery batteries required.
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Sony HXRNX3/1 Final Thoughts

"Wonderful package!"

Great seller and very fast shipping! The videos and pictures are both very clear. Works and looks much better than expected. The quality is great considering the price. The clarity of the video was amazing.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

10. Mavic 2 Pro with Extra Battery, Ultimate Bundle, Smartree Waterproof Hard Case, 4-Filter Set (CPL ND...

DJI First Impressions

"The DJI works great."

This was well worth the money. Seems well made, as expected for the price. So know your needs and pick the right 8k Camcorder. Very easy to hold in one hand. This was well worth the money.

  • Mavic 2 Pro with Extra Battery, Ultimate Bundle, Smartree Waterproof Hard Case, 4-Filter Set (CPL ND8 ND16 ND32), 128 GB Extreme MicroSD, Landing Pad, and More
  • Powered by Hasselblad L1D-20C Camera provided Ultra-Image Quality; 20 MP 1 inch CMOS Sensor and Adjustable Aperture, 10 bit HRD Video
  • Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, low noise propellers, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, SD card support up to 128GB
  • More Functionality: ActiveTrack 2.0, Dolly Zoom, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, HDR Photos
  • Package includes: Mavic 2 Pro Aircraft Body, 2X Intelligent Flight Battery, Gimbal Protector, Remote Controller, 3x Propellers (Pair), Battery Charger, Power Cable, Communication Cable (USB3.0 Type-C), USB Adapter, Spare Control Sticks (Pair), RC Cable (Lightning connector), RC Cable (Standard Micro USB connector), RC Cable (USB Type-C connector)
  • Extra Dealer's Choice Accessories: Smatree WaterProof Hard Case for Mavic 2, Polares ND filters (CPL, ND8, ND16, ND32) for Mavic 2 Pro, 128GB SanDisk Extreme SD card, 75 CM Landing Pad, Signal Booster. Authorized Dealer, Full Manufacturer warranty
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Perfect!"

Super easy to read instructions too! The batteries come already charged. Good quality without damage at night. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. Indoors it performed quite well.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

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