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. Sony Hi8 Camcorder 8mm Cassettes 120 Minute (4-Pack) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

User Ratings: 73 2

Sony P6120HMPR/4 First Impressions

"This worked great."

I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. Really like the clarity of the picture. The quality is great considering the price. This little camera meets all those needs! So far I am happy with this purchase.

  • Sony Hi8 Camcorder 8mm Cassettes 120 Minute (4-Pack) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Hi8 120-minute
  • Brilliant Color and Sound
  • Metal Particle
  • Sony. Our media is your memory.
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Sony P6120HMPR/4 Final Thoughts

"Remember exposure setting."

It is also great as a gift for kids. The clarity of the video was amazing. The Sony P6120HMPR/4 is very compact. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity.

Overall Score
4.5


(212 Points)

8. JVC GY-HM710U ProHD COMPACT SHOULDER SOLID STATE CAMCORDER W/14X CANON LENS (Discontinued by Manufac...

JVC GY-HM710U First Impressions

"Actually really good."

That is not the case with the JVC GY-HM710U. The JVC GY-HM710U is very compact. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. For this, we purchased this JVC GY-HM710U. Not that many left on the inexpensive end.

  • JVC GY-HM710U ProHD COMPACT SHOULDER SOLID STATE CAMCORDER W/14X CANON LENS (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • The GY-HM710 utilizes three precisely aligned 1/3-inch progressive scan full HD CCDs-one each for red, green and blue primary color-and outputs full resolution in both 1080 interlace and progressive
  • Upgraded 35Mbps MPEG2 Encoder: Drawing on its long experience of developing dedicated encoders for the broadcasting industry, JVC has equipped the GY-HM710U with a powerful MPEG2 encoder capable of compressing full 1920 x 1080 HD video at up to 35 Mbps
  • Standard Definition Recording Capability: Responding to the needs of the industry, the GY-HM710U, in addition to its capability as an HD recorder, offers Standard Definition recording for maximum flexibility
  • High performance Canon HD lens: The GY-HM710U includes a detachable 14x Canon KT14x4.4KRSJ HD lens based on the superb optics found in more expensive HD lenses. Its superior MTF provides higher resolution than typical "stock" lenses
  • Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory card recording: The GY-HM710 records on widely available SDHC Class 6 or Class 10 memory cards, presently available in capacities up to 32GB
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JVC GY-HM710U Final Thoughts

"I like the JVC GY-HM710U."

I will definitely use it more often. Works and looks much better than expected. Its really worth every dollar I paid. We are very pleased with this product. The image stabilizer works very well.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Sony HDR-CX230/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) (Discontinued by Manuf...

User Ratings: 60 7

Sony HDR-CX230/B First Impressions

"I like it so much."

What you get is quite a lot, really. The quality is great considering the price. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. This is an amazing camera, it really is.

  • Sony HDR-CX230/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • 1920x1080 Full HD 60p with 8.9MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Up to 3hr 10min recording with 8GB embedded Flash Memory
  • SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
  • 27x Optical / 32x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
  • 2.7" wide Clear Photo LCD display (230K)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Sony HDR-CX230/B Final Thoughts

"Overall, I really like it!"

It did come with a memory card on top of it. The material of the Sony HDR-CX230/B seems really good. Overall this Beginners Camcorder is a great buy. Functions are straightforward. And the rocker zoom is awesome.

Overall Score
4.2


(164 Points)

10. BOBLOV PD50 Body Camera 1296P Body Worn Mounted Camera Lightweight Smart Fast Charging Night Vision ...

User Ratings: 67 7

BOBLOV 8595771424 First Impressions

"I like that!"

This is designed to be simple and easy to use. Using it for filming kids sports. The batteries come already charged. So far I am happy with this purchase. Good quality without damage at night.

  • BOBLOV PD50 Body Camera 1296P Body Worn Mounted Camera Lightweight Smart Fast Charging Night Vision Cam 150 Degree Angle Playback 5-7Hours Recording (32G)
  • ❤【Campacity with Qiuck Charge 3.0 Tech with only 1hour charging】Employs Qualcamm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, it can take about 1 hours to fully fast charge with ORIGINAL cable and adaptor, Support 5-6hours 1080p continuous recording.
  • ❤【HD 1080P Compact Body Camera】Features with sony IMX2921, capture HD 1080P high resolution with 150 degree wide angle. Built-in mic for synchronized audio recording.Decent microphone that comes through clear on the video.Drive-free installation, plug and play, supports Windows win7/win8/win10/MAC.
  • ❤【IR Night Vision manually】Built-in IR lights, one button to switch on/off audio recording when low lights condition.Press”Down”Button to turn on the Night vision manually.
  • ❤【Easy to use personal surveillance camera】Simply turn on and hit record.As a security camera, this body camera is priced well below other personal surveillance camera's but offers premium results.Plus in a self defense situation will have proof that the life was threatened in daily. driving the bike,Photo dogs ect.
  • ❤【Dashcam mode】Camera automatically starts recording when ignition,saved video footage when engine off.With 115g net weight, Portable size and lightweight Body cameras
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BOBLOV 8595771424 Final Thoughts

"I like that!"

Great seller and very fast shipping! It’s really time to buy this BOBLOV 8595771424. There are not any fancy professional features. Must be turned on and off manually. Indoors it performed quite well.

Overall Score
4.3


(69 Points)

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