Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Canon Video Camcorders

1. Canon ZR830 MiniDV Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

User Ratings: 35

Canon Video 1879B001 First Impressions

"Quite easy to follow."

Functions are straightforward. The Canon Video 1879B001 is small and lightweight. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. Good quality without damage at night. An additional battery is included as backup.

  • Canon ZR830 MiniDV Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Genuine Canon Optics with 35x optical zoom/1000x digital zoom
  • DIGIC DV image processor; image stabilization
  • 2.7-inch widescreen LCD monitor; widescreen HR recording
  • Still image recording
  • Smooth zoom control; level shot control
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Video 1879B001
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Canon Video 1879B001 Final Thoughts

"But it works great."

This is designed to be simple and easy to use. The material of the Canon Video 1879B001 seems really good. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. I love it and definitely recommend to others. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me.

Overall Score
4.0


(38 Points)

2. Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Premium Professional Camcorder (AG-UX180) Studio Starter Bundle

User Ratings: 60

Panasonic AG-UX180PJ First Impressions

"Great picture and sound."

Much better then other same style Canon Video Camcorder. I haven’t had to change the date. I am still learning how to use it. There are not any fancy professional features. I haven’t had one in so long.

  • Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Premium Professional Camcorder (AG-UX180) Studio Starter Bundle
  • Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Premium Professional Camcorder AG-UX180PJ | 67mm Wide Angle Lens with Pouch and Lens Caps | 67mm Telephoto HD Lens | Professional 3 Piece Filter Kit, 67mm | 67mm Close Up Filter Set, Diopters +1 +2 +4 +10 | Professional 160 LED Video Light Studio Series | Dual-Channel VHF Wireless Handheld & Lavalier/Headset Microphone System | Carrying Case | Deluxe Cleaning Kit | USB SDHC Card Reader | Memory Card Wallet | 32GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 600X Flash Memory Card
  • 1.0" Type CMOS Sensor - 4K 24P, UHD 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
  • FHD Slow Motion Recording at 120 FPS - UHD/FHD Dual Codec Recording
  • 16-Axis Color Correction Function - 8.8 to 176mm 20x Optical Zoom with OIS
  • 3 x Manual Lens Control Rings - IR Night Shooting
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic AG-UX180PJ
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Panasonic AG-UX180PJ Final Thoughts

"The Panasonic AG-UX180PJ works great."

Great Canon Video Camcorder and meets my needs. Formatting the SD card was easy. I haven’t had to change the date. I will definitely use it more often. Over all, good quality for the price.

Overall Score
4.6


(2 Points)

3. Video Camera 4k Camcorder, ORDRO 1080P 60FPS Vlog Camera 3.1’’ IPS IR Night Vision WiFi Camcorde...

ORDRO AC3TOP First Impressions

"Record our good life."

Overall this Canon Video Camcorder is a great buy. Formatting the SD card was easy. I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. This is designed to be simple and easy to use.

  • Video Camera 4k Camcorder, ORDRO 1080P 60FPS Vlog Camera 3.1’’ IPS IR Night Vision WiFi Camcorder with Microphone, Wide Angle Lens, LED Fill Light, Handheld Holder and Storage case, 64GB SD Card
  • 4K Ultra HD Camcorder: With 4K 3840x2160(24FPS) video resolution and 13MP Sony COMS sensor, ORDRO AC3 4k camcorder takes the details of the picture to a new level and records high quality and vivid videos. 3.1 IPS capacitive touch screen brings you accurate color and layering for high definition motion image. Also, this 4k video camera supports recording while charging.
  • IR Night Vision Function: Turn on the IR infrared night vision function. After the infrared wave is reflected by the object, it is sensed by 13MP Sony CMOS sensor. With the 4K ultra high definition image system, it can be 4K ultra clear image even in the environment of 0 illuminance.(IR image is black and white)
  • Wifi Connection: ORDRO App “VF Cam” changes your smart phone into a real-time remote to control the camcorder. When you finish recording, it is also very easy to download the recorded videos to your smart phone and share to Ins and Facebook.
  • External Microphone and Wide Angle Lens: External microphone accurately picks up the sound, eliminate the noise and NCR noise reduction during recording, bringing you purer sound quality. Wide angle lens captures wider view for image, also, you could split up the macro lens for close up shots such as plants and animals, etc.
  • What You Get: an ORDRO AC3 4K Camcorder, a 64GB SD card,a Storage Box, a Microphone, a LED light, a 72mm Wide Angle Lens, a Lens Hood, a Lens Cover, a Remote Control, a Battery Charger, 2 Lithium Batteries, a Camera Bag Strap, a Card Reader, a Micro USB Cable, a USB Cable, an HDMI Cable, an English User Manual. ORDRO offers ONE YEAR Warranty and friendly customer service. Please be feel to contact us if you have any questions.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ORDRO AC3TOP
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ORDRO AC3TOP Final Thoughts

"Good product."

It has an camera and it does video. It is also great as a gift for kids. Indoors it performed quite well. The batteries come already charged. For this price, the ORDRO AC3TOP is awesome.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. Sony PXW-X70 4K Upgrade License

User Ratings: 56

Sony CBKZ-X70FX First Impressions

"I like that!"

Well packed and worth the money. An additional battery is included as backup. Really great camera and easy to use. It has a microphone so the sound is better. Now I'm off to charge the battery!

  • Sony PXW-X70 4K Upgrade License
  • For Sony PXW-X70 camcorder
  • License to add 4K recording capability
  • 3840x2160 in 30p/25p/24p XAVC-L
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Sony CBKZ-X70FX Final Thoughts

"An amazing device."

The material of the Sony CBKZ-X70FX seems really good. So know your needs and pick the right Canon Video Camcorder. The quality is great considering the price. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. We travel out after I receive this Sony CBKZ-X70FX.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

5. Kenuo Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder with Rechargeable Microphone 1080P 26MP WiFi Vlogging Camera Y...

User Ratings: 69

Kenuo First Impressions

"Great all round camera."

Formatting the SD card was easy. We are very pleased with this product. This was well worth the money. The best part is the real-time imagery. This was well worth the money.

  • Kenuo Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder with Rechargeable Microphone 1080P 26MP WiFi Vlogging Camera YouTube Digital Camera IPS Touch Screen Remote Control IR Night Vision, Wide Lens
  • ➤Full HD 1080P Video Camera with Rechargeable Microphone: This rechargeable external microphone, adopts X-Y stereo sound pickup technology, recording your sound clearly and smoothly , NCR noise reduction design can effectively reduce background noise and current sound. Whether you're recording a home video or a live social media, this microphone will give you a satisfying sound. The hot shoe interface can also be equipped with an external fill light (not included in the package)
  • ➤Ultra HD 1080P Camcorder with Multiple Functions: This camera has a powerful CMOS not only to record 1080P/30FPS video but also to capture 26MP still photos. 720P/60FPS will give you a better experience when recording fast moving objects. At the same time, the 3-inch HD screen gives you a better playback experience. When you turn the zoom lever to the far left, you can preview your videos and photos.
  • ➤Infrared Night Vision, Time-lapse Record and More Features Waiting for You: Infrared night vision allows you to get clear, bright black and white images with or without light. The time-lapse video function can record the process of changing things and compress it to play in a short time. You can record flowers in full bloom, sunrise. Sunset process. More features slow motion, timed photo, face detection, beauty, recording while charging and so on.
  • ➤Full HD 1080P Youtube Camera with Webcam for Live Stream and Video Call: This camcorder can record 1080P HD video, it comes with a mini USB cable to connect laptop directly for YouTube, Facebook, live Streaming. After connecting the computer, please choose "PC Camera" and your YouTube Instagram Livestream will automatically recognize the camera. Pause function allows you to pause the recording and continue with the same file without having to start a new one File, which makes it easier for you
  • ➤Full HD 1080P Vdieo Camcorder with Wifi and Wide-angle Lens: Please download and install the "YKJ" APP on your smartphone. You can use the app to control YOUR camcorder or upload your video to Youtube, Facebook, Twitter (wifi working range ≤ 9.8 feet). At the same time this camera comes with a wide-angle lens and a macro lens. We offers 30 days money back, 12-Month warranty and friendly after-sale service. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Kenuo
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Kenuo Final Thoughts

"Please see the photos."

That is not the case with the Kenuo . The image quality is amazing. The Kenuo is my favorite. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. Great Canon Video Camcorder and meets my needs.

Overall Score
4.4


(8 Points)

6. Osmo OSMOPOCKET Pocket HD Video Camera

User Ratings: 76 4

DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01 First Impressions

"Actually really good."

The videos and pictures are both very clear. We travel out after I receive this DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. The camcorder is nice and compact. And the photo is acceptable also.

  • Osmo OSMOPOCKET Pocket HD Video Camera
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01
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DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01 Final Thoughts

"Thought they worked great!"

I love the audio options. Formatting the SD card was easy. Much better then other same style Canon Video Camcorder. What you get is quite a lot, really. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck.

Overall Score
4.6


(514 Points)

7. 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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Actinow
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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)

8. Video Camera Camcorder HD 1080P 24MP YouTube Vlogging Camera 3" LCD 270 Degrees Rotatable Screen 16X...

User Ratings: 84 8

Actinow First Impressions

"It has a nice case as well."

The mic isn't great, but it'll work. That is not the case with the Actinow . Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! Must be turned on and off manually. This is designed to be simple and easy to use.

  • Video Camera Camcorder HD 1080P 24MP YouTube Vlogging Camera 3" LCD 270 Degrees Rotatable Screen 16X Digital Zoom Digital Camera Recorder with 2 Batteries
  • Video Camera:This video camera max supports 1080P(15FPS) 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 capture, Self-timer, Webcam function, Pause function, internal Microphone and Speaker(record sound videos),USB 2.0, TV Output and so on.The camera is small,lightweight carry to everywhere and simple to use.(The camera is designed for Amateurs,not for Professional Users)
  • Webcam Video Camera:The digital camera has a Webcam function.When you want to video chat with your friends or family but without a cam on your computer, you may need this function.By connecting the computer with a USB cable,then press the camera“MODE”button to switch into the“PC CAM”mode.Please download the software“AMCAP”before using the PC-CAM function,finally open the “AMCAP”,then enter the video interface,and then you can video chat with your friends.
  • Pause Function:The camcorder 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 "OK" button.And then you can download the video to your computer through a USB cable and then edit it before uploading to your social media,also can use a AV cable connect to the TV to watch the photos and videos.Also share it to social platforms such as YouTube at any time.
  • Recording While Charging:The digital camera comes with two 3.7V 1250 mAh Li-ion battery(Model: NP-40).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 digital camera supports SD card 4GB to 32GB(The SD card is not included in the package,please format the SD card before using this camera).
  • Perfect Gift & Quality Assurance:The camcorder support the tripod connection and the hole is standard size.(the tripod is not included).The camcorder support LED Video Light(Supplement Light not included).But not support the external microphone.If you have any problems or concerns,please feel free to contact us,we will give you a satisfied solution within 24 hours.
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Actinow Final Thoughts

"Well packaged."

This little camera meets all those needs! I have had NO issues with battery life so far. First off this was an open box purchase. If you are also an amateur photographer. More noticeable on the night vision set up.

Overall Score
4.5


(35 Points)

9. Digital Camera YouTube Vlogging Camera HD 1080P 24MP Video Camcorder 16X Digital Zoom with Wide Angl...

User Ratings: 75 7

Welcam First Impressions

"Back to this camcorder."

The price Also made this a great deal. Great Canon Video Camcorder for me. The videos and pictures are both very clear. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. For this price, the Welcam is awesome.

  • Digital Camera YouTube Vlogging Camera HD 1080P 24MP Video Camcorder 16X Digital Zoom with Wide Angle Lens, WiFi, Pause Function, Face Detection, 3’’ IPS Screen, 32GB SD Card, 2xBattery
  • [Vlogging Camera with Flip Screen]: This digital vlog camera has a 3.0 inch IPS screen with 180 degree rotation, allows you to see yourself while taking selfie and recording. It takes photos with 24.0MP image resolution and videos with 1920X1080/30FPS video resolution. Its lightweight and compact pocket size design makes it easy to take around everywhere.
  • [16x Digital Zoom with Wide Angle Lens & Macro Lens]: This digital vlogging camera comes with an ultra wide angle lens(with macro lens). It can widen the viewing angle up to 118 degree for a wider range of of scenery.The macro lens allows you to take close-up photography with clear details such as water droplets, flowers and insects etc.
  • [ Digital Camera with WiFi Connection]: This WiFi digital camera supports to take pictures and shoot videos through your smartphone. It will turn your smartphone or tablet into a real-time remote to control the camcorder (Effective range: 32.8 ft). Need to download APP from the App store or through the QR code(see it in the User Manual), support Android and IOS system.(APP for IOS system: YKJ ; APP for Android system: N4KDigitalVideo)
  • [ YouTube Camera Camcorder]: This video camera supports picture video mode. It can take clear pictures as well as videos. It also functions as a webcam. The hot shoe interface supports external microphone and LED light. It can be attached on standard size tripod. Perfect for live streaming and vlogs taking.
  • [Two Batteries & LED fill light]: This youtube camera comes with two 1500mAh 3.7V rechargeable batteries and supports charging while recording. No worry about running out of power and missing the important moment.The built-in flashlight enables to take beautiful pictures in low light conditions. Easy to operate and supports face detection, smile capture, beauty face, loop recording, pause function, continuous shooting, image stabilization, date stamp, auto power-off, HD output.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Welcam Final Thoughts

"Pictures are also good."

It is more for show than for use. It has a microphone so the sound is better. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. He was pretty happy about the microphone. Super easy to load onto my laptop also.

Overall Score
4.3


(77 Points)

10. Video Camera Camcorder,Touch Monitor Mini Compact YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 30F...

User Ratings: 69

GordVE First Impressions

"I advise you!"

It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant. I received the GordVE today. Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! Works and looks much better than expected. Very crystal clear picture and sounds.

  • Video Camera Camcorder,Touch Monitor Mini Compact YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 30FPS 48MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation Screen 18X Digital Zoom Camcorder (Golden)
  • 【Video Camera】This video camera max supports 2.7K(2704x1520),FHD(1080P),HD AVI Video Resolution, 48M JPEG Image Resolution. 3.0 inch 270 degree rotation TFT LCD screen,18X digital zoom (no optical zoom),built-in fill light, Anti-shaking, Face detect, Smile capture,Self-timer, Pause Function,Beauty function,internal Microphone and Speaker(record sound videos),USB 2.0,TV Output and so on(The camera is designed for Amateurs,not for Professional Users).
  • 【Touch Monitor and Supports Remote Control】The 3.0-inch Touch Monitor makes it easy to shoot, view and edit image.It supports remote control(not included) and camera tripod(not included),you can take photos and videos by yourself at home or outdoor.Support LED fill Light and Internal microphone,you can open the flash light according to scene needs, excellent performance in low light conditions,you can also adjust the ISO settings for darker environments.
  • 【Pause Function】This camcorder supports the pause function,a good idea for YouTube and Vlogging.You can continue the recording in the same File without restarting a new one.You can download the video to your computer through a USB cable and then edit it before uploading to your social media,also can use a HDMI cable connect to the TV to watch the photos and videos.Also share it to social platforms such as YouTube at any time.
  • 【Recording While Charging】This Video Camera contains a large capacity rechargeable lithium battery.One full-charged battery can be sustainably used for 90-150 minutes(Please charge the battery up to 8 hours the first time you use it).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.Built-in 32MB flash memory,expandable SD card/HCSD card to 128GB(Not included).
  • 【Perfect Gift】This camera is slim and compact,small size 110*51.66*32.08mm,only Weight 135g,easy to carry and use,record high-quality image and video, perfect to be a gift for family members, friends,parents and kids,record your especially happy moments and travel time, let you enjoy photos/videos anytime and save a beautiful memory anywhere.
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GordVE Final Thoughts

"Yes I like."

Super easy to read instructions too! I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough. Very compact that it fits in my purse! Super easy to read instructions too!

Overall Score
4.7


(7 Points)

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