Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Beginners Camcorders

1. Video Camera Camcorder, Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera FHD 1080P 30FPS 24MP 16X Digital Zoom 3 Inch...

User Ratings: 66 8

YEHOO First Impressions

"Great picture and sound."

The image stabilizer works very well. It did come with a memory card on top of it. Using it for filming kids sports. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. Very compact that it fits in my purse!

  • Video Camera Camcorder, Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera FHD 1080P 30FPS 24MP 16X Digital Zoom 3 Inch Touch Screen Video Recorder with Remote Control and Tripod, 2 Batteries
  • 1.[Full HD 1080P Video Camera] Full HD 1080P 30fps video camera, 24MP SONY CMOS sensor, 3.0-inch touch screen with 270-degree rotation, 16X powerful digital zoom. It allows you to faithfully reproduce every aspect of the scene with harmonious colors.
  • 2.[Infrared Night Vision Camcorder] The camcorder is equipped with infrared night vision. In the dark environment, turn on the infrared night vision light, you can still take a clear video or photo (the color is black and white). In addition, the camcorder is equipped with a new hot shoe, which can be stabilized on the camera if you want to use an external microphone or LED light.
  • 3.[Multifunction Video Camera with Remote Control] The video camera support remote control, you can remotely control the camera self-timer. It also supports photos taking, beauty function, pause function, slow-motion record, motion-detecting recording, video lapse mode, playback modes, auto power-off, internal microphone and speaker (record sound videos), USB 2.0 interface, HDMI output, multi-language. And the camcorder supports the SD memory card 4GB up to 128GB.
  • 4.[Easy to Use Camera with Tripod] The camcorder can be operated with one hand and all the buttons are handy and easily accessible. it is a great choice for beginners. A lightweight, compact and convenient body means it is a perfect gift.
  • 5.[Worry-free Warranty] The video camera is equipped with 2 1500 mAh lithium batteries, so you can record it at any time. And we offer 12 months warranty(replace or refund) and lifetime technical support. Come on
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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YEHOO Final Thoughts

"Has a remote control!"

I have had NO issues with battery life so far. This is a gift for my brother's birthday. Its really worth every dollar I paid. The image quality is amazing. The videos and pictures are both very clear.

Overall Score
4.2


(58 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Beginners Camcorders

2. SAULEOO Video Camera Camcorders,Vlogging Camera for YouTube Full HD 30MP 18X Digital Zoom Camcorder ...

User Ratings: 93

SAULEOO First Impressions

"This SAULEOO is great."

Very compact that it fits in my purse! Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. I do wish there was a time & date stamp. Video was taken when I got it.

  • SAULEOO Video Camera Camcorders,Vlogging Camera for YouTube Full HD 30MP 18X Digital Zoom Camcorder with Microphone 3 In Touch Screen
  • 【2.7K FHD 30MP Clear Camcorders】The easy used video camera has a good performance in recording with 2.7K FHD video resolution and high quality 30MP still images. The 3.0 inch IPS touch screen can rotate at 270 degree allows you to capture and watch vivid picture with precision. The camcorder is really a ideal gift for amateurs and beginners to take self-photo and start filming.
  • 【External Mic And Webcam】This cost-effective camera can be connected to a microphone to reduce sound distortion and increase clarity. Even the video camera for youtube could work as a webcam when you have a video call with your families or friends. You just need to choose PC CAMERA mode for USB. In addition, you can connect it directly to an HDTV with HDMI cable and playback the videos you took in high definition. It is the ideal video camera with microphone for bloggers and video lover!
  • 【Remote And Pause Function】The 2.7k video camera supports continuous recording and pause function which you can pause the video in recording and continue the same file by pressing "OK". And it comes with a remote control, which means no member will miss any precious moment in the group photo and no more bothering others to take photos for you. This camcorder also supports recording while charging, which is a huge plus for recording your happy memory and traveling.
  • 【Multifunctional Camcorder】The camcorder which is light and easy to carry supports photos taking,anti-shake, face recognition, beauty function, pause function, continuous shooting, 20 special effects, webcam, video lapse mode, playback modes, auto power-off, internal microphone and speaker (record sound videos), USB 2.0 interface, HDMI output. With the compact design and various features, this vlogging camera can help you start a channel soon and win more subscribers.
  • 【Robust Product Maintenance】On-time camcorder customer service/tech support, excellent quality guarantees customer satisfactory. This video camera can be used for 2hours on a full charge. Maximum support for 128GB SD card, 1/4 inch standard tripod and external 37mm lens(SD card, tripod and external lens are NOT INCLUDED).
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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SAULEOO Final Thoughts

"Clear and work fast."

I'll get to the point of figuring it out. He was pretty happy about the microphone. The quality is great considering the price. Great Beginners Camcorder for me. But not an awful lot better.

Overall Score
4.9


(21 Points)

3. Digital Camera Camcorder, ACTITOP FHD 1080P 24MP 30FPS Vlogging Camera WiFi Video Camera 16X Digital...

User Ratings: 64 11

ACTITOP DC102 First Impressions

"Small, stylish and refined."

Very easy to hold in one hand. It's the small things that count. I do wish there was a time & date stamp. And it’s so easy to carry around. Recording effect is very good!

  • Digital Camera Camcorder, ACTITOP FHD 1080P 24MP 30FPS Vlogging Camera WiFi Video Camera 16X Digital Zoom 3.0’’ Rotation Flip Screen with Wide Angle Lens and 2 Batteries
  • 【1080P Digital Camera】Capture vibrant and extremely realistic images with wide angle/macro lens; 13.MP CMOS image sensor records 30fps in FHD 1080P and 60fps in HD resolution; Digital Anti-Shake reduces shake and distortion in videos and still photos
  • 【WiFi Vlogging Camera】You can remotely control the camera's shutter, zoom, and other operations wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet device with the ”N4KDigtakVideo”(for Android) and “YKJ” (for IOS) applications. You can also transfer still photos and videos wirelessly
  • 【Long-lasting Shooting】Come with 2 rechargeable lithium batteries; When the battery is fully charged, it can take videos up to 2.5 hours, and pictures 3.5 hours. Support charging while recording,and never miss your special moments. Ideal gift for amateurs and beginners
  • 【Compact Digital Camera】Palm-sized and lightweight digital camera camcorder with the easy-to-hold grip facilitates stable framing and reduced shaking.It also support motion detection /Loop Recording /Continuous Shooting/ Face Recognition/Face Beauty/Time Stamp and etc.
  • 【What You Get】1* Digital Camera Camcorder,2*Rechargeable Lithium-ion Batteries,1*Macro Lens,1*Wide Angle Lens,1* Digital Camera Strap,1*Charging Adapter,1* USB Cable,2*User Manual; 30-Days Replacement or Refund Warranty,1 Year Limited Warranty, 24hrs Friendly Customer Service
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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ACTITOP DC102 Final Thoughts

"This worked great."

It has an camera and it does video. If you are also an amateur photographer. It’s really time to buy this ACTITOP DC102. Indoors it performed quite well. Great Beginners Camcorder for me.

Overall Score
4.2


(15 Points)

4. 【Full Upgrade】 Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder with Powerful Microphone 1080P Vlogging Camera Re...

User Ratings: 64 14

LVQUONE First Impressions

"Exceeded expectations."

But not an awful lot better. Great Beginners Camcorder and meets my needs. So far I am happy with this purchase. Picks up good sound without the mic. It did come with a memory card on top of it.

  • 【Full Upgrade】 Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder with Powerful Microphone 1080P Vlogging Camera Recorder 3.0 Inch IPS Screen 16X Zoom Camcorders YouTube Camera Remote Control, Lens Hood,Battery Charger
  • 【Ultra HD 1080P Camera Necessary for Beginners】LVQUONE Ultra HD 1080p camcorder is equipped with a large Panasonic image sensor ,with effective pixels up to 24M (5600X4200),it can be fine restore every details of the photographed subject.Use Intel CPU PIII667 processor for image processing and record every wonderful moment.
  • 【Ultra HD 1080P Camcorder with Webcam Live Stream Function and 32G SD Card】High performance configuration and gift box are ideal gifts for teenagers,friends and high requirements.This 1080P Ultra HD can be streamed directly to Facebook,YouTube,Instagram and Skype.And equipped with a 32G large capacity memory card allows you to store more video,picture and memories , never miss an important moment in your life.
  • 【Ultra HD 1080p Camcorder with Poerful External Microphone】The external microphone of LVQUONE camera recorder adopts NCR noise reduction pickup technology to effectively reduce the mechanical noise and other vibration noise interference of the camera.Provide decisive significance for recording every important moment. In addition, the vloging camera has a 16x digital zoom that can be zoomed in and out to change the angle of view range, so you can see distant objects more clearly.
  • 【Ultra HD 1080p Camcorder with Pause Function and Recording While Charging Function】You can pause video capture for a long time at any time,and then resume shooting from where you stopped without starting a new file.The vlog camera recording while charging and is equipped with two 1500mAh batteries, so you don't have to worry about running out of power when recording important events.
  • 【Multifunctional Portable Ultra HD 1080p Camera】The 1080P camera designed for beginners supports multiple functions,3.0-inch IPS touch screen,16X digital zoom (Not Auto or optical zoom),Face Capture, Beauty Function, Self-timer, ,Remote control,etc. LVQUONE's customer service provides a one month worry free return and a one-year warranty.No matter what problems you encounter in the use process,please feel free to contact us,we will serve you wholeheartedly.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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LVQUONE Final Thoughts

"Night vision mode."

However I am glad I did purchase! Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! For this price, the LVQUONE is awesome. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! Formatting the SD card was easy.

Overall Score
4.2


(10 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Beginners Camcorders

5. Bell & Howell DV30HD 1080p HD Video Camera Camcorder (Black) + Case, Tripod, 16GB Memory Card, Card ...

XPIX 872589 First Impressions

"Yes I like."

The mic isn't great, but it'll work. The image stabilizer works very well. The XPIX 872589 is my favorite. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. The price Also made this a great deal.

  • Bell & Howell DV30HD 1080p HD Video Camera Camcorder (Black) + Case, Tripod, 16GB Memory Card, Card Reader & Cleaning Accessories
  • GREAT PRICE - The Bell & Howell DV30HD Video Camera Camcorder provides excellent value for its price and is fitting for beginners, teens, and young students.
  • SHARP STILL IMAGES - The DV30HD has a built-in 20.0-megapixel digital camera for shooting sharp, crisp, and vivid still images.
  • MOVIES IN STUNNING DETAIL - Featuring 1920 x 1080 full HD recording, the DV30HD produces high-quality videos that are ready for playback on your HDTV.
  • SHOOT FROM A DISTANCE - With 8x digital zoom, you can capture awesome videos and stills even from a distance.
  • SUPERB VALUE - Photo Savings Accessory Bundle includes a lightweight tripod to keep the camcorder steady, a camcorder case for protection, 16GB memory card, cleaning accessories, and more.
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XPIX 872589 Final Thoughts

"Awesome bundle."

It is more for show than for use. Much better then other same style Beginners Camcorder. I haven’t had one in so long. I really like the features of the camera. The phone/camera mount piece works great.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. Camcorder 4K Video Camera, ORDRO AC5 UHD Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom 3.1"IPS Touchscreen HD 1080...

ORDRO First Impressions

"Game changer!"

There are not any fancy professional features. The video it takes it pretty good. Very easy to hold in one hand. The best part is the real-time imagery. It is more for show than for use.

  • Camcorder 4K Video Camera, ORDRO AC5 UHD Camcorder with 12x Optical Zoom 3.1"IPS Touchscreen HD 1080P 60FPS Digital WiFi Camera Camcorder with Microphone, Video Light, Wide Angle Lens and 64G SD Card
  • 【Optical Zoom 4K camcorder】Vlogging video camcorder with 5MP CMOS sensor is a great gift for beginners and teenagers. Take pictures and video with the resolution 24MP and 3840x2160 24FPS. This video camera for YouTube comes with 2 NP-120 3.7V 1700mAh batteries that allow continuous recording of up to 3 hours. You don't have to worry about the battery going dead. Please charge the battery for up to 5 hours for the first time.
  • 【4K Video Camera with LED Video Light & Microphone】The LED video light with 96 light bulbs is a fill light specially developed for photographers. Stepless adjustment of the cold and warm color temperature in order to achieve the most satisfactory light source. The microphone picks up the sound, eliminates noise and NCR noise reduction during recording, and ensures cleaner sound quality.
  • 【4K video camera with wide-angle lens & lens hood】The 4K video camera is supplied with a 2 in 1 HD wide-angle lens. The macro lens is only intended for close-ups of micro-objects such as insects and flowers. The 4k camcorder comes with a lens hood. It can block excess light and protect the camcorder's lens from accidental damage. It improves the color and contrast of the photos.
  • 【As a webcam camera & WiFi camcorder】As a webcam camera you can stream directly to Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Skype. Connect the video camera to the computer with the USB cable and select PC camera (webcam). WiFi function can control via the smartphone app, so you can transfer photos and videos directly to your smartphone or share them with your friends. Download the "D video" APP by scanning the QR code in the manual or search the App Store.
  • 【Perfect gift】With a portable storage bag, particularly light and compact that is easy to carry and store. Record important events (wedding, birthday party, sporting events, sights). Use the camera to share your life with your close family or friends.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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ORDRO Final Thoughts

"I like that!"

So many features, streamlined everything. I love it and definitely recommend to others. We travel out after I receive this ORDRO . This is an amazing camera, it really is. Really like the clarity of the picture.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. 4K Video Camera Camcorder ORDRO HDR-AE8 Full HD 1080P 60FPS Digital WiFi Camera Camcorders with IR N...

User Ratings: 60 4

ORDRO HDR-AE8 First Impressions

"Not sure."

I do wish there was a time & date stamp. He was pretty happy about the microphone. Functions are straightforward. Super easy to read instructions too! I did exactly what the ad said.

  • 4K Video Camera Camcorder ORDRO HDR-AE8 Full HD 1080P 60FPS Digital WiFi Camera Camcorders with IR Night Vision 3.0'' IPS Touchscreen and Remote Control DV Camera Recorder
  • 4K Video Camera with Hot Shoes: 2880*2160 24FPS resolution. The camera has built-in microphone and speaker which bring a great video sound quality. Unique hot shoe function to attach an external microphone(3.5mm interface) and video camera light, it also supports 37mm external wide angle lens, teleconverter, fisheye lens and UV lens. It has recording while charging, pause/resume video recording features.
  • Ultra HD 4K Camcorder: CMOS 8.0 MP sensor, up to 30.0 mega pixels, 3.0'' IPS HD touch screen, 16X digital zoom, remote control, loop recording, motion detection, face detection, self-timer, auto power-off, date stamp, MIC/USB2.0/HDMI output. Supports standard tripod and SD card (32-128GB Class10 SD card is recommended, need to be purchased separately). HDMI cable only used for connecting with TV, does not support live stream. Please connect the 4k TV for watching videos.
  • Video Camera Camcorder with IR Night Vision and Wi-Fi Features: After turning the camera on, press the “POWER / IR” button to enable night vision to take photos or videos on a dark night. Please use your smartphone to download and install the "C-Video" APP to connect camcorder Wi-Fi function. It can control camcorder to take recording videos, and upload or download files to your smartphone or tablet (Wi-Fi effective connection range ≤ 9.8 feet). NOTE: does not support wireless internet access.
  • Powerful Li-on Battery Supply: It comes with two NP-180 3.7V 1800mAh Li-ion batteries and a USB charger. When first use, please charge the battery for 3 hours to make sure its fully charged, it can take videos up to 2 hours, and pictures up to 2.5 hours. This camcorder supports recording while charging. (Tips: The battery working time will shorten in the Wi-Fi mode).
  • What You Get: 1 x 4K Video camera HDR-AE8 (ORDRO BRAND), 1 x HDMI cable,1 x USB charging cable, 2 x NP-180 Lithium batteries, 1 x USB charger, 1 x Remote control, 1 x Camera bag, 1 x Lens cap, 1 x Wrist strap, 1 x Card reader(random color), 1 x User manual. NO SD CARD/MIC/Wide-angle LENS. We offer 12-month warranty and excellent customer service.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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ORDRO HDR-AE8 Final Thoughts

"It was a hit!"

The ORDRO HDR-AE8 is small and lightweight. Used this multiple times for church lectures. I love the audio options. Able to get a great cinematic look. The image stabilizer works very well.

Overall Score
4.1


(31 Points)

8. LILLIPUT 7" 664 IPS Screen Hdmi in Slim Shutter Release Camera-top Monitor with Broadcast Quality fo...

User Ratings: 32

Lilliput 5D-ii/O/P First Impressions

"So fun!"

It has an camera and it does video. This unit is awesome and the price is great. Very crystal clear picture and sounds. And the photo is acceptable also. Picture quality is outstanding.

  • LILLIPUT 7" 664 IPS Screen Hdmi in Slim Shutter Release Camera-top Monitor with Broadcast Quality for DSLR & Full Hd Camcorder
  • MODEL:664(HDMI IN)
  • Super light weight (365g) and super slim (35mm)
  • Super high quality IPS Panel Screen ,1280x800 (takes 1080P input)
  • High Brightness 400cd/m2
  • High Contrast 800:1
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Lilliput 5D-ii/O/P Final Thoughts

"Very light and compact."

Well packed and worth the money. This unit is awesome and the price is great. I've tried many brands & models. Great Beginners Camcorder for me. It did come with a memory card on top of it.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

9. Panasonic HDC-SD20 HD Flash Camcorder (Red)

User Ratings: 50

Panasonic HDC-SD20-R First Impressions

"Crisp clean pics."

I really appreciate with the extra battery. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. And the rocker zoom is awesome. The price Also made this a great deal. Great seller and very fast shipping!

  • Panasonic HDC-SD20 HD Flash Camcorder (Red)
  • Capture Full HD video; 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • Record directly so SD memory cards
  • 16x Leica Dicomar lens with Optical Image Stabilization
  • 9 lux low-light performance with built in video light
  • 2.7-inch touch-panel LCD
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Panasonic HDC-SD20-R Final Thoughts

"The camera feels good."

This is a fantastic camera for the price. So many features, streamlined everything. It has a microphone so the sound is better. Still, it's worth knowing about. He was pretty happy about the microphone.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

10. DJI OSMO Pocket 3 Axis Gimbal Camera Bundle with OSMO Pocket Expansion Kit, ND & Rotating Polarizer ...

User Ratings: 77 4

DJI First Impressions

"Thought they worked great!"

Now I'm off to charge the battery! In my opinion, the price you got is very low. Good camera for what I’m using it for. This is an amazing camera, it really is. But not an awful lot better.

  • DJI OSMO Pocket 3 Axis Gimbal Camera Bundle with OSMO Pocket Expansion Kit, ND & Rotating Polarizer Filter Set, Extension Rod/Selfie Stick, Tripod & Must Have Accessories (14 Items)
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! Because Life is Big! How do you capture moments worth keeping? As the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera DJI has ever designed, the compact and intelligent Osmo Pocket turns any moment into a cinematic memory. In just seconds, Osmo Pocket lets you share your life anywhere, anytime.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! Incredibly Small, Truly Smooth Osmo Pocket uses DJI's smallest 3-axis mechanical handheld gimbal. In real time, it precisely adjusts for your movements, turning your handheld video of a golden sunset or your child’s first steps into a movie-like scene.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! A Powerful Tool for Limitless Imagination Osmo Pocket transforms all your life’s moments into wonderful images. It snaps photos in stunning detail, thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° FOV, and f/2.0 aperture. It can also shoot 4K/60fps video at 100 Mbps, slow motion video at 1080p/120fps 4x, and photos at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 μm for footage worth sharing every time.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! Designed with Intelligence in Mind Osmo Pocket doesn't just let you shoot smooth, cinematic footage. With access to several intelligent functions like ActiveTrack, Motionlapse, and 3x3 Panorama, Osmo Pocket unleashes your creativity with impressive effects that are impossible with smartphones.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! We make the factory package more complete by adding some unique and must have tools to the packages. Please see the description for a list of everything included in this bundle
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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DJI Final Thoughts

"The video is great."

Overall this Beginners Camcorder is a great buy. There is a zoom feature on the DJI . I do wish there was a time & date stamp. This is a fantastic camera for the price. This thing does everything it says it does.

Overall Score
4.6


(47 Points)

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