Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Compact Camcorders

1. Video Camera Camcorder, CamKing 2.7K 18X HD Ultra-Thin Digital Video Camera with 3.0 Inch HD Touch S...

User Ratings: 67 13

CamKing DV520 First Impressions

"It’s a good buy."

It's the small things that count. The image quality is amazing. It has an camera and it does video. The batteries come already charged. I did exactly what the ad said.

  • Video Camera Camcorder, CamKing 2.7K 18X HD Ultra-Thin Digital Video Camera with 3.0 Inch HD Touch Screen Digital Zoom Camera Recorder
  • Lightweight and compact camera The CamKing 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 This is the best choice for your own use and gift(The camera is designed for Amateurs not for Professional Users)
  • High-definition picture quality lockable 8 0Mega pixel sensor The max 48 0Mega pixels of high-definition picture quality let you lock in the wonderful bright and sharp imaging performance allowing you to record more details with high quality the image format is JPEG the video format is AVI 3 0 inch LCD touch screen 18X digital zoom(max)
  • Multiple scene modes CamKing 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
  • Camera features HD camera face capture beauty face auto power off Dis anti-shake speaker USB 2 0 and HDMI output Easy to carry and store it's perfect as a gift and record your special moments
  • Support remote control function add beauty 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 The camera adds beauty features to make you meet more beautiful yourself!
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CamKing DV520
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CamKing DV520 Final Thoughts

"The remote is great."

It's the small things that count. For this price, the CamKing DV520 is awesome. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. The best part is the real-time imagery.

Overall Score
4.2


(975 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Compact Camcorders

2. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) & Sony NP-FV70A V-Series Rechargeable Digital...

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony First Impressions

"The hole is so tiny."

I had no problems at all with setup at all. It’s really time to buy this Sony . Now I'm off to charge the battery! It is inexpensive Compact Camcorder. Able to get a great cinematic look.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) & Sony NP-FV70A V-Series Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery Pack, Black & Sony BCTRV Travel Charger -Black
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • Capacity Indicationer on Package: 1900mAh (13.8Wh)
  • Compact battery charger
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Sony Final Thoughts

"I advise you!"

This is an amazing camera, it really is. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! Wow this was such a great purchase! Very easy to hold in one hand.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

3. Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder with Carrying Case and Travel Charger

User Ratings: 69 7

Sony First Impressions

"Great value for the price."

Seems well made, as expected for the price. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! Overall it is a decent Compact Camcorder for the price. This is a gift for my brother's birthday. We are very pleased with this product.

  • Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder with Carrying Case and Travel Charger
  • Capture 4k/24p/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution
  • Zeiss lens w/ balanced optical steady shot image stabilization
  • Designed for Handycam camcorders, Cyber-shot cameras, and Alpha NEX cameras.
  • Stylish soft-sided case provides extra protection
  • Compact battery charger
  • Charging status indication lamp with 3-step LED
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Record our good life."

Super easy to read instructions too! It’s really time to buy this Sony . Not that many left on the inexpensive end. This is a gift for my brother's birthday. He was pretty happy about the microphone.

Overall Score
4.4


(173 Points)

4. Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder with Camcorder Bag Bundle

User Ratings: 69 7

Sony First Impressions

"And guess what!"

It has a microphone so the sound is better. The price Also made this a great deal. That is not the case with the Sony . I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. So many aspects about this camera.

  • Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder with Camcorder Bag Bundle
  • Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder
  • Sony LCSU11 Soft Compact Carrying Case for Cyber-Shot Cameras (Black)
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Pictures are also good."

This thing does everything it says it does. Really like the clarity of the picture. There are not any fancy professional features. We travel out after I receive this Sony . Not very heavy and can take it anywhere.

Overall Score
4.4


(173 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Compact Camcorders

5. Camcorder Digital Video YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degre...

User Ratings: 75 7

NESENNI N604S First Impressions

"Does decent in low light."

Overall, decent product for this price. I am so glad I chose this particular unit! I really like the features of the camera. It’s really time to buy this NESENNI N604S. The price Also made this a great deal.

  • Camcorder Digital Video YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation LCD 16X Digital Zoom Camcorder with 2 Batteries
  • 【Webcam Video Camera for Yotube】: This digital camcorder is useful to take the beauty photos and share it in your Youtube.The video camera can be used as webcam when the camera connect the computer.Please operate the camera button to choose the “PC CAM” mode.When the “AMCAP ” window is opened,from which shooting object through the camera will be showed on this window.You can have a video call with your families or friends.Please download the software “AMCAP ” before use the webcam function.
  • 【Pause Function】:This video camera supports Pause function,so you can pause the recording when you need,then continue recording again without starting a new one, which makes it easier for you to edit and upload the videos.This video camera included a USB cable,you can connect it directly to the computer to upload videos.This video camera included a AV cable,you can connect it directly to the TV to playback the videos.
  • 【Recording While Charging】:The camcorder come with two 1500 mAh NP-FV5 batteries.It allows you to keep recording around 60 to 90 minutes when it's fully charged.For the first time use need to charge more than 8 hours.The camcorder support the recording while charging,good to record long videos anytime.
  • 【Multifunction Camcorder】: 1080P(15fps) Video Resolution,24M(6000x4500) Image Resolution,image format (JPEG),video format(AVI),16X digital zoom,camcorder with fill light,3.0 inch LCD and supports 270°rotation,Anti-shake,Face Capture,Beauty Function,Self-timer and Webcam function,Pause function,USB 2.0,TV Output,Setting Date and Time.
  • 【Small and Compact Camcorder】:The camcorder supports SD/SDHC card up to 32GB (not included), just remember to format the SD card before use the camcorder first time.The camcorder support the tripod(not included) connection and the hole is standard size.The customer service will provided solution within 24 hours.Please contact us if you have any questions,we will try our best to help you solve the issue.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NESENNI N604S
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NESENNI N604S Final Thoughts

"Hardware attachment is OK."

I do wish there was a time & date stamp. Now I'm off to charge the battery! For this price, the NESENNI N604S is awesome. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode.

Overall Score
4.4


(138 Points)

6. DJI OSMO Pocket 3 Axis Gimbal Camera Bundle with ND & Rotating Polarizer Filter Set, Extension Rod/S...

User Ratings: 74 8

DJI First Impressions

"This is a great camera."

Overall, decent product for this price. The DJI is small and lightweight. It is more for show than for use. The best part is the real-time imagery. I love the audio options.

  • DJI OSMO Pocket 3 Axis Gimbal Camera Bundle with ND & Rotating Polarizer Filter Set, Extension Rod/Selfie Stick, Tripod & Must Have Accessories (15 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

"Remember exposure setting."

LCD display could be better. Functions are straightforward. The zoom did not really impress me. We travel out after I receive this DJI . I haven’t had to change the date.

Overall Score
4.4


(92 Points)

7. Sony HDR-CX405/B Full HD 60p Camcorder + 64GB Ultra MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card + NP-BX1 Battery Pac...

User Ratings: 60 8

Sony E12SNHRDCX405 First Impressions

"I thank you so much."

More noticeable on the night vision set up. This thing does everything it says it does. The lanyard has been amazing. Picks up good sound without the mic. The clarity of the video was amazing.

  • Sony HDR-CX405/B Full HD 60p Camcorder + 64GB Ultra MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card + NP-BX1 Battery Pack + Accessory Bundle
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER - Bundle Includes FULL SONY USA WARRANTY
  • Sony HDR-CX405/B Full HD 60p Camcorder (Black)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag for Cameras/Camcorders
  • 64GB Ultra MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card
  • NP-BX1 Battery Pack - Battery Charger for NP-BX1 - SLR Photo/Video Rechargeable LED Light - 12" Rubberized Spider Tripod - Memory Card Wallet - Card Reader - Mini Tripod - Screen Protectors - 3pc. Cleaning Kit - Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - High-Speed Micro HDMI to HDMI 6ft. Cable - LCD Lens Cleaning Pen
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Sony E12SNHRDCX405 Final Thoughts

"Everything was great!"

Picture quality is outstanding. He was pretty happy about the microphone. I am still learning how to use it. The camcorder is nice and compact. There are not any fancy professional features.

Overall Score
4.2


(84 Points)

8. 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 Compact 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)

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

User Ratings: 67 7

BOBLOV First Impressions

"So fun!"

It is also great as a gift for kids. We are very pleased with this product. More noticeable on the night vision set up. I will definitely use it more often. This BOBLOV works great for me.

  • BOBLOV PD50 Body Camera 1296P Body Worn Mounted Camera Lightweight Smart Fast Charging Night Vision Cam 150 Degree Angle Playback 5-7Hours Recording (64G+GPS)
  • ❤【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 Final Thoughts

"We are so happy to have it."

I do wish there was a time & date stamp. It’s really time to buy this BOBLOV . The videos and pictures are both very clear. So many features, streamlined everything. Not that many left on the inexpensive end.

Overall Score
4.3


(69 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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