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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 8k Camcorders

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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aabeloy
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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. Digital Camera Vlogging Camera for YouTube with Flip Screen 2.7K 24.0MP 3.0 inch Ultra HD WiFi Camer...

User Ratings: 84 6

SUNLEO yu-ko First Impressions

"Not sure."

I've tried many brands & models. It is more for show than for use. LCD display could be better. The best part is the real-time imagery. The mic isn't great, but it'll work.

  • Digital Camera Vlogging Camera for YouTube with Flip Screen 2.7K 24.0MP 3.0 inch Ultra HD WiFi Camera Retractable Flashlight
  • ❤3.0-Inch Flip Screen: The 3.0-inch LCD display of this vlogging camera is designed to be rotated 180 degrees. It allows you to see exactly what you’re taking a picture of while taking a selfie. This digital camera can support 2.7K video resolution and 24MP picture resolution. So the quality of videos and pictures is very good. It is also super easy to transfer files from the camera to the computer—you literally just plug in the USB or insert the card and wait for the file to pop up.
  • ❤Easy to Handle: This vlog camera is easy to operate and navigate. It comes with easy to operate buttons that can be seen easily. Of course, if you have any problems operating it, you can review the detailed instructions that come with this camera or request additional support from our customer service team. The added support and ease of use make this camera a great gift for a child or a beginner.
  • ❤Lightweight slim and stylish design: This digital camera has a compact design with a sturdy and durable body. It’s lightweight and tiny to hold, so you can carry it around easily while traveling. In addition, the compact camera comes with built-in face detection, face beauty and white balance and so on to help record and improve your special moments.
  • ❤Long Battery Life:Camcorder has a strong metal body whereas you are also provided by 800mAh li-ion battery. In case,if you want to buy an extra one, you can look over on Amazon. With all these features in one package, this camcorder will be the best at an affordable price.
  • ❤Easy to share it:It is super easy to transfer files from the camera to the computer—you literally just plug in the USB or insert the card and wait for the file to pop up. Don't hesitate to share your videos with your friends through social media.#Please note:The camera support Micro SD card up to 32 GB(Not included)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SUNLEO yu-ko
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SUNLEO yu-ko Final Thoughts

"And it was a good decision."

The quality is great considering the price. Great 8k Camcorder for me. The best part is the real-time imagery. What you get is quite a lot, really. I love the audio options.

Overall Score
4.7


(43 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. Video Camera Camcorder YouTube Vlogging Camera HD 1080P 30FPS 24MP 16X Digital Zoom 3" LCD 270 Degre...

Actinow First Impressions

"Crisp clean pics."

For this, we purchased this Actinow . But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. The best part is the real-time imagery. Using it for filming kids sports. I did exactly what the ad said.

  • Video Camera Camcorder YouTube Vlogging Camera HD 1080P 30FPS 24MP 16X Digital Zoom 3" LCD 270 Degrees Rotatable Screen Digital Camera Recorder with Microphone,Remote Control,2 Batteries
  • FHD 1080P Video Camera:This video camera max supports 1080P(30FPS) AVI Video Resolution,24M (6000x4500) JPEG Image Resolution.3.0 inch 270 degree rotation TFT LCD screen,16X digital zoom,built-in fill light,Anti-shaking,Face detect,Smile capture,Self-timer,Webcam function,Pause function,Beauty function,internal and external Microphone and Speaker(record sound videos),USB 2.0,TV Output and so on.
  • Webcam Function:The video camera for YouTube can be used as webcam to provide excellent quality video streaming on social media such as Facebook,Twitch,YouTube,Twitter,etc,also perfect for daily video calling.This HD camcorder supports HDMI output and can be connected to TV to share your video with family and friends.At the same time,you can also connect the video recorder camera to the computer via USB cable to upload,edit and then share your video on social media.
  • Pause Function:The video camera supports the pause function,a good choice for YouTube and Vlogging.You can continue the recording in the same file without restarting a new one.You can pause or restart the video by press the "Photo" button.The camcorder built-in and external microphone reduce sound distortion and increase clarity.The external microphone enhances sound recording volume and reduces noise.It supports remote control(within 7 meters) and camera tripod (the tripod is not included).
  • Recording While Charging:The digital camera comes with two 3.7V 1500mAh Li-ion battery(Model: NP-FV5).One full-charged battery can be sustainably used for 90-150 minutes.Or you can record videos while charging,in this case,you can record long enough videos as you wish and no need to worry about battery drains.The camera supports SD memory card and MMC card,4GB up to 32GB(The SD card or MMC card is not included,please format the SD card before using this camera).
  • Easily Share Your Memories & Quality Service:The video camera is small,lightweight carry to everywhere and simple to use.If you have any problems or concerns,please feel free to contact us,we will give you a satisfied solution within 24 hours.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Actinow Final Thoughts

"This camera was a hit."

LCD display could be better. I haven’t had one in so long. The Actinow is very compact. Really great camera and easy to use. He was pretty happy about the microphone.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

9. Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder & GP-VPT1 Grip + 64GB Card + Tripod ...

User Ratings: 70

Sony K-105201-08 First Impressions

"Remember exposure setting."

Video was taken when I got it. This is a fantastic camera for the price. This is a fantastic camera for the price. It's the small things that count. Indoors it performed quite well.

  • Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder & GP-VPT1 Grip + 64GB Card + Tripod + Battery & Charger + LED Light + Mic + Case Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES 14 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder + [2] Sony GP-VPT1 Grip & Tripod + [3] SanDisk 64GB SDXC I U3 Card +
  • [4] Spare NP-FV70 Battery + [5] Battery Charger + [6] PD 150 LED Video Light Set +
  • [7] Vidpro Condenser Mic + [8] Vivitar DC-79 Camera Case + [9] Vivitar 55mm UV Glass Filter + [10] Vivitar HF-TR59 59" Tripod +
  • [11] PD 5pc Complete Cleaning Kit + [12] PD SD & MicroSD Card Reader + [13] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [14] LCD Screen Protectors
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony K-105201-08
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Sony K-105201-08 Final Thoughts

"Great value for the price."

Very easy to hold in one hand. It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant. The lanyard has been amazing. The zoom did not really impress me. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere.

Overall Score
4.7


(5 Points)

10. Panasonic 4K HC-X1000 20x Optical Zoom Camcorder - MPEG - 4 AVC and H.264 - CMOS (International Mode...

User Ratings: 72 5

Panasonic HC-X1000E First Impressions

"Love this camera!"

I am so glad I chose this particular unit! Able to get a great cinematic look. What you get is quite a lot, really. The best part is the real-time imagery. Great 8k Camcorder and meets my needs.

  • Panasonic 4K HC-X1000 20x Optical Zoom Camcorder - MPEG - 4 AVC and H.264 - CMOS (International Model)
  • 4K DCI & UHD Video/ 8.8MP Stills 1/2.3" MOS Sensor; 2 x Venus Processors
  • Leica Dicomar 20x Optical Zoom Lens Switchable between NTSC and PAL
  • Individual Focus, Zoom & Iris Lens Rings Power O.I.S, & Hybrid O.I.S.
  • 0.45" EVF / 3.5" LCD Touch Screen Records MP4, MOV, AVCHD to SDXC Cards
  • Simultaneous/Relay/Background Recording Wi-Fi / NFC Connectivity
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic HC-X1000E
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Panasonic HC-X1000E Final Thoughts

"It is worth its price."

Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. It has an camera and it does video. It has a microphone so the sound is better. It did come with a memory card on top of it.

Overall Score
4.5


(64 Points)

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