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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ACTITOP DC102
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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.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The XPIX 872589
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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. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (4mm Wide, Night)

Contour First Impressions

"No big deal though."

We travel out after I receive this Contour . I haven’t had one in so long. LCD display could be better. Used this multiple times for church lectures. Really like the clarity of the picture.

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

"Crisp clean pics."

He was pretty happy about the microphone. An additional battery is included as backup. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. The Contour is my favorite. I used to just take videos on my phone.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. 2019 DJI Smart Controller with 5.5-inch 1080p Display, comes USB 3.0 Card Reader, Signal Booster, Cl...

User Ratings: 80 5

DJI RM500 First Impressions

"No big deal though."

If you are also an amateur photographer. That is not the case with the DJI RM500. The video it takes it pretty good. Over all, good quality for the price. Used this multiple times for church lectures.

  • 2019 DJI Smart Controller with 5.5-inch 1080p Display, comes USB 3.0 Card Reader, Signal Booster, Cleaning Kit, with OcuSync 2.0, Customized Android System, Only Compatible with Mavic 2 Series
  • Sold by DJI Authorized Dealer VanCityUAV, comes SanDisk 64gb Micro SD, USB 3.0 Reader, Signal Booster, VanCityUAV Cleaning Cloth
  • For OcuSync 2.0-compatible Drones, Works ONLY with Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom/Enterprise
  • Built-In 5.5" Full HD 1080p Screen, Ultra-Bright 1000 cd/m2, ROM 16 GB + scalable (microSD)
  • DJI Go Share for Easy Mobile Transfers, Livestream on Social Media with SkyTalk
  • Built-in Microphone and Speaker, HDMI Port Outputs 4K Video at 60 fps, Long Lasting 5000mAh Battery
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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DJI RM500 Final Thoughts

"Yes I like."

Picks up good sound without the mic. We travel out after I receive this DJI RM500. And the rocker zoom is awesome. The lanyard has been amazing. The quality is great considering the price.

Overall Score
4.5


(48 Points)

9. Camcorder Video Camera FHD 1080P 30FPS Vlogging Camera Digital Video Recorder WiFi Camera Infrared N...

User Ratings: 54 5

ORDRO Z20+Kit First Impressions

"Uses it a lot."

I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. The clarity of the video was amazing. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. Overall this Beginners Camcorder is a great buy.

  • Camcorder Video Camera FHD 1080P 30FPS Vlogging Camera Digital Video Recorder WiFi Camera Infrared Night Vision Camcorders with Mic, LED Light, Wide Angle Lens, Handheld Stabilizer and Carrying Case
  • Full HD 1080P Camcorder: With Full HD 1920x1080p video resolution, H.264 video coding, MP4 video format. ORDRO camcorder can record extremely high quality video and capture wonderful moment. 3.0'' capacitive IPS touch screen with 270° rotation and 16X digital zoom, the hd video camera can finish higher quality and vivid videos. Comes with two 3.7V 1250mAh rechargeable batteries (NP-40), it can recording up to 1.2 hours, and the camcorder supports recording while charging, and pause function.
  • Portable Video Camera: Lightweight and compact camera, comes with a 32 GB SD card, you can use the camera out of the box. Be sure to format the SD card and restore the camera default. Go back to video mode to record. Switch to photo mode to take picture (Up to 24MP, JPEG format). Tips: The camera is a fixed zoom lens, so make sure the focus distance is 8 feet or more. If you need a close-up, please use a macro lens and keep a distance of 0.13-0.16 feet from the object.
  • Wifi Connection Function & IR Night Vision: The "VF Cam" APP turns your tablet or smart phone into a real-time remote to control the camcorder (valid range: 9.8 feet). Download the " VF Cam" APP directly by scanning QR Code on the user manual, or search on Google Play for Android system and Apple App Store for iOS system. Under the infrared night vision, the video and photo functions can be used as normal in the dark night. Night vision effective distance is less than 16 feet.
  • External Microphone & Wide Angle Lens & LED Video Light: The external mono microphone adopts super-cardioid polar pattern pickup technology, low cut filter to reduce noise, enhance sound effect. The professional 0.39X wide-angle lens, captures wide view and tiny meticulous landscape. The led video light, 2700-6500K color, 80pcs cold and warm lights, can enhance the fill light. The external microphone and LED lights are mounted on the camera via a uniquely designed cold shoe bracket.
  • Accessories & Quality Assurance: Comes with a professional carrying case, 32GB SD card, shotgun microphone, 1 to 2 usb/mic adapter, wide angle lens (include a macro lens), LED video light, lens hood, camera handheld stabilizer, two np40 batteries, battery charger, USB charger, camera bag and strap, card reader(random color), micro USB cable, USB charging cable(5 pin), HDMI cable, cold shoe bracket, an English user's manual. ORDRO is always ready to provide excellent customer service.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ORDRO Z20+Kit
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ORDRO Z20+Kit Final Thoughts

"It also looks very nice."

I am so glad I chose this particular unit! It is more for show than for use. In my opinion, the price you got is very low. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. What you get is quite a lot, really.

Overall Score
4.2


(27 Points)

10. Video Camera Camcorder, ElecRat 24MP HD Interpolation 1080P Digital Video Camera 18X Digital Zoom 3....

User Ratings: 86 14

ElecRat 2322K First Impressions

"Remember exposure setting."

The ElecRat 2322K makes great quality video! Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. It is inexpensive Beginners Camcorder. Used this multiple times for church lectures. This is an amazing camera, it really is.

  • Video Camera Camcorder, ElecRat 24MP HD Interpolation 1080P Digital Video Camera 18X Digital Zoom 3.0 HD Touch Screen Digital Camera Recorder
  • 【HD Video Camera】The ElecRat camera supports up to 24. 0 Mega Pixels, 18X Zoom, 1920*1080p, 3. 0 inches TFT LCD screen (16: 9), CMOS 3. 0 Mega Pixels. Support SD/SDHC card (32GB max, Our package does not include SD card).
  • 【Lightweight and compact camera】: The ElecRat camera has a slim design with a 2. 7K HD screen for easy carrying and storage. It combines photos, videos and playback with state-of-the-art materials and advanced technology to record the moments in your life. (The camera is designed for Amateurs, not for Professional Users).
  • 【Multifunctional Camcorder】:5. 0 mega pixels, 24. 0 mega pixels (Max), 18X Digital Zoom, high-class material and advanced technology make sure high-quality image. With LED light, Face Capture, Beauty Face, auto power off, DIS anti-shake, speaker, USB 2. 0, and HDMI output.
  • 【Multiple scene modes】: ElecRat camera with automatic night scene, portrait night scene, landscape, sports, party, beach and other scene modes, high sensitivity, ultra HD mode can switch the scene you want according to your actual needs, bring you the ultimate shooting Experience.
  • 【Support remote control function】: support Wi-Fi connection, download "smart DV" application in mobile phone to connect camera. Therefore, the phone can control the camera and download files from the camera, as well as take photos and shoot as a remote control.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ElecRat 2322K
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ElecRat 2322K Final Thoughts

"Thought they worked great!"

I am still learning how to use it. I will definitely use it more often. For this, we purchased this ElecRat 2322K. It did come with a memory card on top of it. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all.

Overall Score
4.4


(10 Points)

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