Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Crosstour Camcorders

1. Crosstour Action Camera CT8000-A

Crosstour First Impressions

"I got camera for my mom."

Good camera for what I’m using it for. And the photo is acceptable also. So many features, streamlined everything. Its really worth every dollar I paid. Super easy to load onto my laptop also.

  • Crosstour Action Camera CT8000-A
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Crosstour Final Thoughts

"This Crosstour is great."

Great Crosstour Camcorder and meets my needs. That is not the case with the Crosstour . Super easy to read instructions too! I am still learning how to use it. The zoom did not really impress me.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

2. 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.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony P6120HMPR/4
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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)

3. DJI 2019 Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera Essentials Travel Bund...

User Ratings: 71 8

DJI First Impressions

"To me, it looks great."

Over all, good quality for the price. More noticeable on the night vision set up. It is more for show than for use. So far I am happy with this purchase. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough.

  • DJI 2019 Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera Essentials Travel Bundle
  • Lightweight and Portable: 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.
  • 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal: The Osmo Pocket camera is equipped with a remarkable 3-axis stabilized gimbal and a new algorithm that ensures a control accuracy of ±0.005° and maximum control speed of 120°/s.
  • Amazingly Powerful Performance: Osmo Pocket 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 100Mbps and photos at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 μm for footage worth sharing every time.
  • DJI Mimo: Osmo Pocket is meant for anyone with a story to tell, which is why we developed DJI Mimo. This dedicated app expands your imagination with editing tools and opens the door to a community that inspires your own visual storytelling.
  • Backed by DJI customer support - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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DJI Final Thoughts

"So worth it!"

This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. Not that many left on the inexpensive end. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. Well packed and worth the money. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough.

Overall Score
4.3


(62 Points)

4. Video Camera Camcorder WiFi IR Night Vision FHD 1080P 30FPS YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder 26MP 3....

User Ratings: 72 9

ALSONE 3051STRM First Impressions

"And it was a good decision."

Well packed and worth the money. The best part is the real-time imagery. I haven’t had one in so long. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. Using it for filming kids sports.

  • Video Camera Camcorder WiFi IR Night Vision FHD 1080P 30FPS YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder 26MP 3.0'' Touch Screen 16X Digital Zoom Camcorder with Microphone,Remote and 2 Batteries
  • 【FHD Camcorder with Microphone】The video camera is full HD 1080P, with 26.0MP picture resolution,3.0 inch 270° rotation IPS ultra-clear touch screen and 16X digital zoom camera. It also has 8 mega pixel CMOS image sensor, you can capture vibrant and extremely realistic images and videos. This video camcorder supports external microphone which enhances sound recording volume and reduces noise.
  • 【Multifunctional Video Recorder】This vlog camera comes supports Slow Motion,Video Capture,Motion Detection,Loop Recording,Continuous Shooting, Face Capture, Beauty Function, Self-Timer, Playback Modes, Anti-Shaking Function and Remote Control(22ft/7m) ect..You can record your wonderful moments with these special features.
  • 【WiFi & IR Night Vision Camcorder】Download the App 'YKJ' in Google Play on you phone or tablet and connect it with your camera,then you may operate the camera or check through Android or IOS devices to review the photos and videos. With IR night vision function, you can shoot clear white and black photo or video in the dark environment without visible light or low light(within 16ft/5m)
  • 【Multipurpose Video Camera】The camcorder supports for video chatting and live streaming. By connecting the computer with a USB cable, then choose the “PC CAM” mode as a webcam.( Please download the software “AMCAP” before using the “PC CAM” function, and enter the video interface, then you can video chat with your friends.)
  • 【Recording While Charging】The video camera comes with 2 rechargeable batteries, and it supports recording while charging. ALSONE provides 30 days refund or replacement. If you have any question or suggestion,please feel free to contact us.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ALSONE 3051STRM
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ALSONE 3051STRM Final Thoughts

"It’s a good buy."

Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. An additional battery is included as backup. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. There is a zoom feature on the ALSONE 3051STRM. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder.

Overall Score
4.3


(234 Points)

5. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (2.8mm Wide, Night)

Contour First Impressions

"It is top quality."

I haven’t had one in so long. Works and looks much better than expected. This unit is awesome and the price is great. However I am glad I did purchase! Every detail is well designed.

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (2.8mm Wide, Night)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
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Contour Final Thoughts

"Materials feel premium."

Good camera for what I’m using it for. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! This is a fantastic camera for the price. Overall this Crosstour Camcorder is a great buy. I love the audio options.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. Sony 4K 3-CMOS 1/3-type Sensor XDCAM Professional Camcorder, Black (PXWZ190)

Sony PXWZ190 First Impressions

"Worth the price."

The quality is great considering the price. This is an amazing camera, it really is. This Sony PXWZ190 works great for me. The quality is great considering the price. Great Crosstour Camcorder and meets my needs.

  • Sony 4K 3-CMOS 1/3-type Sensor XDCAM Professional Camcorder, Black (PXWZ190)
  • 4K 60P recording in XAVC long gop format
  • 25x optical zoom Sony g Lens with 28.8mm wide angle
  • Electronic Variable ND filter
  • Instant HDR workflow w/ hlg
  • Simple live Solution with mcx-500 live producer and rm-30bp remote
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony PXWZ190
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Sony PXWZ190 Final Thoughts

"It's very compact to carry."

This is designed to be simple and easy to use. The batteries come already charged. This thing does everything it says it does. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. Not that many left on the inexpensive end.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

7. Boddenly Remote 24 Million Pixel High-definition 18X Digital Zoom Digital Video Camera 2.7 inch LCD ...

User Ratings: 40

Boddenly First Impressions

"I thank you so much."

Picks up good sound without the mic. But not an awful lot better. Overall this Crosstour Camcorder is a great buy. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great!

  • Boddenly Remote 24 Million Pixel High-definition 18X Digital Zoom Digital Video Camera 2.7 inch LCD 270 Degree Rotation FHD1920X1080 HD720P Digital Video Camcorder DVR (dv)
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Boddenly Final Thoughts

"I did it on Mac."

This is designed to be simple and easy to use. This thing does everything it says it does. And the rocker zoom is awesome. It did come with a memory card on top of it. Every detail is well designed.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 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 - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder (black)

User Ratings: 58 8

Sony HDRCX405/B First Impressions

"It works perfectly so far."

The camcorder is nice and compact. I will definitely use it more often. The clarity of the video was amazing. What you get is quite a lot, really. Great Crosstour Camcorder and meets my needs.

  • Sony - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder (black)
  • 50Mbps XAVC S1 1920x1080 at 60P, AVCHD and MP4 codecs. 30x Optical / 60x Clear Image Zoom to get closer to the action. 26.8mm wide angle ZEISS Lens
  • Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode. Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
  • Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction. Get creative w/ 7 picture effects for video and still photos.For windows computers, details vary according to OS (Windows7/VISTA/XP)
  • View on 2.7” Clear Photo Plus LCD display. Intelligent Auto (60 different scene combinations possible) , Focal Length (35mm) (Video) f=26.8 - 804.0 mm (16:9) Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image) f=26.8-804.0mm (16:9), f=32.8-984.0mm (4:3)
  • This product does not have an external microphone input.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDRCX405/B
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Sony HDRCX405/B Final Thoughts

"Instructions are decent."

I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. There are not any fancy professional features. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. And the rocker zoom is awesome. The lanyard has been amazing.

Overall Score
4.1


(660 Points)

10. Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder with 16GB Memory Card, LED Light, Case and More...

User Ratings: 54

Panasonic HC-X1000 First Impressions

"Exceeded expectations."

We are very pleased with this product. I will definitely use it more often. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. The phone/camera mount piece works great. This unit is awesome and the price is great.

  • Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder with 16GB Memory Card, LED Light, Case and More. - Starter Bundle
  • 1 x Panasonic HC-X1000 4K Camcorder (HC-X1000) | 1 x Large Padded Carrying Case | 1 x Professional LED 160 Video Light | 1 x Sony 16GB microSDHC Memory Card | 1 x 49mm Ultraviolet UV Filter | 1 x SD Card USB Reader | 1 x Deluxe Cleaning Kit | 1 x Memory Card Wallet | 1 x MicroFiber Cloth
  • 4K DCI & UHD Video/ 8.8MP Stills | 1/2.3" MOS Sensor; 2 x Venus Processors
  • Leica Dicomar 20x Optical Zoom Lens | Switchable between NTSC and PAL
  • Individual Focus, Zoom & Iris Lens Rings | Power O.I.S, & Hybrid O.I.S.
  • 0.45" EVF / 3.5" LCD Touch Screen | Records MP4, MOV, AVCHD to SDXC Cards
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic HC-X1000
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Panasonic HC-X1000 Final Thoughts

"Totally unusable."

Every detail is well designed. For this, we purchased this Panasonic HC-X1000. The videos and pictures are both very clear. LCD display could be better. Seems well made, as expected for the price.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

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