Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Full Frame Camcorders

1. Digital Camera Vlogging Camera with Flip Screen for YouTube 24MP 3.0 Inch 2.7K Camera with Retractab...

User Ratings: 97

SUNLEO ERT-J First Impressions

"The camera feels good."

Formatting the SD card was easy. What you get is quite a lot, really. The batteries come already charged. Really like the clarity of the picture. The lanyard has been amazing.

  • Digital Camera Vlogging Camera with Flip Screen for YouTube 24MP 3.0 Inch 2.7K Camera with Retractable Flashlight
  • GOOD GIFT FOR KIDS: If this camcorder is going to be a present for a kid, it is highly compatible. It has been designed to make it easy to use and its features are easy to operate. Its lightweight and mode button which can switch between three modes makes it best suited for the children. Children can use it to record any videos they like, whether they are for youtubes or for homemade memories. Data transfer from camcorder to your computer is an easy job as well.
  • STURDY DESIGN: Its sturdy and admirable body makes it easy to carry for quick jobs. It also has additional features which are highly recommended for users. It supports full 2.7K UHD video resolution with 24.0 MP picture with crisp quality. You don’t have to worry about the UV Rays as 52mm UV Lens will filter out the rays while it will also provide full protection from problems of dust and rain. You can also buy 32G standard SD card if you want because the camcorder also supports it.
  • FLIP SCREEN FOR VLOGGING: It is highly efficient in vlogging. as it has 3 inch full frame view screen which can rotate at 180 degrees. To make things more easier, it has features such as anti-shaking, face detection and smile shooting, all of which can be utilized for capturing high quality pictures. Its menu has been designed so that you can make adjustments easily such as white balance, exposure, ISO, sharpness, date and time stamp etc.
  • RETRACTRABLE FLASHLIGHT: It has an admirable retractable flashlight system. Since users usually have many problems handling their photographs in dim light, the retractable flashlight in picture mode provides the best solutions. It can be easily set between auto, red eye selection, flash on or flash off mode whereas its OPEN button can be used to illuminate larger areas. With its digital 4x digital zoom, you can further use the zoom in or zoom out pictures or photos.
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE:Camcorder has a strong metal body whereas you are also provided by 800mAh li-ion battery. In case,if you want to buy an extra one, you can look over on Amazon. With all these features in one package, this camcorder will be the best at an affordable price.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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SUNLEO ERT-J Final Thoughts

"Uses it a lot."

The SUNLEO ERT-J is very compact. I like The light weight small size. Well packed and worth the money. The phone/camera mount piece works great. And the rocker zoom is awesome.

Overall Score
5.0


(61 Points)

2. 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.

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4.4


(173 Points)

3. Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder

User Ratings: 69 7

Sony FDRAX33/B First Impressions

"This camera was a hit."

The batteries come already charged. So many aspects about this camera. I received the Sony FDRAX33/B today. I got these for my husband for Xmas. The batteries come already charged.

  • Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder
  • Capture 4K/24P/30P video that far exceeds HD resolution
  • Zeiss lens w/ balanced optical Steady Shot image stabilization
  • Direct Pixel read out for smooth edges and color gradation.Iris Diaphragm:6 blades
  • Manual control ring (Iris/shutter/exposure/white balance). manual Iris control: F1. 8-F9. 6, shutter speed: manual Iris control (photo mode) 1/30–1/10000
  • Versatile shooting w/ XAVC S3, AVCHD and MP4 codecs
  • 0. 27” EVF (201K) and touch screen 3" Extra Fine LCD (921K)
  • 5. 1Ch surround sound mic w/ manual audio controls
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Sony FDRAX33/B Final Thoughts

"Makes a great gift!"

This unit is awesome and the price is great. It has an camera and it does video. So far I am happy with this purchase. Very compact that it fits in my purse! Great Full Frame Camcorder for me.

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4.4


(173 Points)

4. Kids Camera, Waterproof Digital High Definition Underwater Swimming Digital Action Camera Camcorder ...

User Ratings: 37

Yosoo First Impressions

"We'll see."

This was well worth the money. Very easy to hold in one hand. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough. Good camera for what I’m using it for. I love it and definitely recommend to others.

  • Kids Camera, Waterproof Digital High Definition Underwater Swimming Digital Action Camera Camcorder for Children Boys Girls Gift Toys
  • 3-meter waterproof, full-color, 12-megapixel images, 1080P HD Video with audio record, 4 times digital zoom, ideal gift for your kids outdoor fun
  • This camera is high resolution digital underwater camera for kids.Design for kids, with cute, lightweight compact size, dustproof and durable design, intended to children of ages 3 to 14
  • 2.0inch TFT high definition screen for easy viewing and photo editing.USB connectivity for easy downloading your kids creations to your computer
  • It requires two AAA batteries (not included), accepts up to a 32GB memory card (TF card, the card is not included)
  • We provide a 6 months warranty for this Kids Camera.If you have any quality problem. We aim at "the best can be better" as operation tenet. Your satisfaction is our happiness
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Yosoo Final Thoughts

"Pretty good video camera."

It is also great as a gift for kids. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. I did exactly what the ad said. So many aspects about this camera. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me.

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4.4


(3 Points)

5. SONY FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder Black Bundle Kit with Lowepro Camera Bag + Green Extrem...

User Ratings: 73

Sony FDR-AX53 First Impressions

"Actually really good."

Very crystal clear picture and sounds. The Sony FDR-AX53 is my favorite. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. For this price, the Sony FDR-AX53 is awesome. What you get is quite a lot, really.

  • SONY FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder Black Bundle Kit with Lowepro Camera Bag + Green Extreme Extra Battery + ProOptic Cleaning Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: Sony FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder | Lowepro Camera Bag | Green Extreme Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70) | SONY Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70) | AC Adapter | Power Cord | HDMI (micro) Cable | Micro USB Cable | Operating Guide | ProOptic Cleaning Kit
  • KEY FEATURES: 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) recording | 1/2.5 type (0.28 in) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor | Image Stabilization - Balanced Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis Intelligent Active Mode | ZEISS 1.06 inch Wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens | 20x Optical Zoom with 30x/40x (4K/HD) Clear Image Zoom | Digital Zoom up to 250x | Extra Fine Touch LCD Screen Type 3.0-inch (7.5cm) | Effective Pixels (Video): Approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9) | Effective Pixels (Still Image): Approx. 8.29 MP
  • Auto Backlight Compensation | AGC Limit |Face Detection | Smile Shutter | Cinematone | NIGHTSHOT | Golf Shot | Intelligent Auto | Red-Eye Reduction | Smooth Slow Rec | Fader Effects | Built-in 5.1ch Zoom Microphone | Voice Cancelling | Auto Wind Noise Reduction | Monaural Speaker | Wi-Fi Capable | NFC One-touch sharing | Time-Lapse Capture Yes (Shooting Interval (1/2/5/10/30/60 sec).
  • Aperture F 2.0-3.8 | Focal Distance f=4.4-88 mm | Filter Diameter 2.17 inch (55 mm) | Focal Length (1.38 in) VIDEO: f=26.8-536.0mm (16:9), STILL IMAGE: f=1 1/16-21 1/8 inch (16:9), f=1 5/16-25 7/8 inch (4:3), f=26.8-536.0mm (16:9), f=32.8-656.0mm (4:3) | Min. Focus Distance Approx. 13/32 inch [1cm] (Wide), Approx. 31 1/2 inch [80cm] (Tele).
  • WARRANTY: SONY Authorized Reseller. Includes a Sony 1 Year Limited Warranty on Parts; 90 Day Limited Warranty on Labor.
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Sony FDR-AX53 Final Thoughts

"Quite easy to follow."

Really great camera and easy to use. What you get is quite a lot, really. It’s really time to buy this Sony FDR-AX53. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. Every detail is well designed.

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4.7


(4 Points)

6. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (4mm Wide, Day)

Contour First Impressions

"An amazing device."

It’s really time to buy this Contour . The mic isn't great, but it'll work. It has an camera and it does video. Picture quality is outstanding. Its really worth every dollar I paid.

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

"Cool little camera."

Indoors it performed quite well. There is a zoom feature on the Contour . Now I'm off to charge the battery! Well packed and worth the money. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me.

Overall Score
5.0


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7. Canon Vixia HF R800 HD Camcorder (Black) Deluxe Bundle W/Camcorder Case, 64 GB SD Card, 3 Pc. Filter...

User Ratings: 75 2

Canon 4332103229 First Impressions

"Pretty good video camera."

It's the small things that count. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. The clarity of the video was amazing. This was well worth the money. The price Also made this a great deal.

  • Canon Vixia HF R800 HD Camcorder (Black) Deluxe Bundle W/Camcorder Case, 64 GB SD Card, 3 Pc. Filter Kit, LED Light Kit, and Xpix Cleaning Accessories
  • MP4 1080/60p recording to capture sharp and clear videos even of fast-moving subjects.
  • 57x Advanced Zoom for easy shooting from far distances.
  • SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization minimizes camera shake ensuring steady shooting throughout the zoom range.
  • Backlight correction in Highlight Priority Mode produces movies with lifelike colors and tones.
  • Records Full HD video directly to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card in MP4 format for easy playback on most devices.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
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Canon 4332103229 Final Thoughts

"Cool little camera."

Over all, good quality for the price. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. Very easy to hold in one hand. And the photo is acceptable also. That is not the case with the Canon 4332103229.

Overall Score
4.6


(50 Points)

8. Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder FHD 1080P 24.0MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree...

User Ratings: 65 16

ACTITOP First Impressions

"So worth it!"

The ACTITOP makes great quality video! Overall this Full Frame Camcorder is a great buy. This is an amazing camera, it really is. I love the audio options. The ACTITOP is small and lightweight.

  • Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder FHD 1080P 24.0MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation Screen 16X Digital Zoom with Microphone, Remote Controller 2 Batteries
  • 【FHD 1080P Camcorder】It features all the connectivity hardware you should expect from a modern camcorder, and all the features needed to capture beautiful footage. The camcorder has 16x digital zoom with a 1-drive lens system, HDR (high dynamic range) video capture, Back Side Illumination (BSI) sensor that suppresses noise, and Full-HD (1080p) slow-motion video capture.
  • 【Built-in external microphone】 The external stereo microphone uses X-Y stereo pickup technology, and the low-cut filter reduces sound distortion and increases clarity. The external microphone enhances sound recording volume and reduces noise. It picks up the sound accurately, eliminating noise and NCR noise during recording, giving you a purer sound quality.
  • 【Remote Control and Pause Function】It comes with remote control, you can take photos and videos by yourself anywhere and anytime. Do not need to ask others to help you take photos and videos. No members are excluded from the group photo. You can pause the video whenever you want and continue the recording without restarting a new file.
  • 【Multifunction Digital Video Camera】16X powerful zoom; face detection; HDMI connection; 3.0 inch screen; support playback; HD output; support connect with computer; support recording while charging; support loop recording; Support multiple languages; Support 2.0 USB port. It features built-in image stabilization as well, with a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer that detect tilts and motion changes and compensates accordingly.
  • 【Powerful Battery Life】Come with 2 rechargeable lithium batteries. Its rechargeable 1250mAh high-voltage 3.7V lithium-ion battery can record up to 60 minutes of 1080P video or 90 minutes of 1080P Pictures on a single charge, so you don’t need to worry about missing any of the action.
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ACTITOP Final Thoughts

"It is worth its price."

The phone/camera mount piece works great. Picks up good sound without the mic. The camcorder is nice and compact. I do wish there was a time & date stamp. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere.

Overall Score
4.0


(111 Points)

9. Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with EF Lens Mount

User Ratings: 77 8

Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K First Impressions

"Thought they worked great!"

That is not the case with the Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K. Indoors it performed quite well. Still, it's worth knowing about. Functions are straightforward. Very easy to hold in one hand.

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with EF Lens Mount
  • Effective sensor size 23 10 x 12 99 millimeter (super 35)
  • Shooting resolutions 6144 x 3456 (6K) up to 50 fps/ 6144 x 2560 (6K 2 4 1) up to 60 fps/ 5744 x 3024 (5 7K 17 9) up to 60 fps/ 4096 x 2160 (4K DCI) up to 60 fps/ 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD) Up To 60 fps/ 3728 x 3104 (3 7K 6 5 anamorphic) up to 60 fps/ 2868 x 1512 (2 8K 17 9) up to 120 fps/ 1920 x 1080 (HD) Up To 120 fps
  • Maximum sensor frame rate Dependent on resolution and codec selected Project frame rates of 23 98 24 25 29 97 30 50 59 94 and 60 FPS supported off-speed frame rates up to 60 fps in 6K 2 4 1 120 fps in 2 8K 17 9 and 1080H
  • Video inputs None/ video outputs 1x HDMI type a
  • Active EF mount lens not included
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
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Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K Final Thoughts

"It’s like 007."

The videos and pictures are both very clear. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. I received the Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K today. The phone/camera mount piece works great. Video was taken when I got it.

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4.5


(28 Points)

10. Aleta S2C 360 Camera Camcorder Standard Set (Without Batteries)+ 12V DC Adapter (US Version)

User Ratings: 49

Aleta Aleta S2C First Impressions

"Yes I like."

For this, we purchased this Aleta Aleta S2C. But not an awful lot better. It's the small things that count. The batteries come already charged. I got these for my husband for Xmas.

  • Aleta S2C 360 Camera Camcorder Standard Set (Without Batteries)+ 12V DC Adapter (US Version)
  • 【12K ultra high resolution 360 still photo, HDR: 7-shot exposure bracket. Best for 360 photography】1 click get one 12K, 66MP (11520 x 5760) high resolution 360 panoramic photo, real time in-camera optical stitching, 7-shot exposure bracket for HDR. Countdown function (2/5/10/20 second). 12K Burst (1 sec~60sec). 8K time-lapse video. 4 Shooting modes: DAY, NIGHT, Sport, Manual. AEB, Dynamic Object Removal.
  • 【OSC API support, Real time in-camera optical stitching, easy operation】One shot to get photo WITHOUT any post production. Direct output .jpg, .mp4 files. Recognize and stitching subject instantly. Ideal for Google Street View (OSC support), virtual tours: real estate, construction site, interior design, architecture, engineering, archaeology, 3D modeling (with Laser scanner), travel, VR/AR content, standalone 360 live streaming
  • 【9 axis function / Great low light photography】G sensor make photo shot in any angles and viewed it normally on Google map, Facebook. 5 lens make Aleta S2C take good photo under low light conditions
  • 【”AletaS2C viewer” app ,support iOS/Android】Real time viewer on “AletaS2C viewer app”. Manual EV, exposure, white Balance, contrast, color, sharpness, stitching adjustment. HDR mode one photo (up to 7 brackets), Customized nadir sticker
  • 【2 power modes: 18650 battery or 12V DC adapter】 a) By removable standard 3.7V 18650 rechargeable Li-ion battery x2 (DO NOT use any battery exceed 3400 mAh) ; or b) by an AC/CD power adapter, battery life is not an issue anymore
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
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Aleta Aleta S2C Final Thoughts

"It suits me perfectly."

Used this multiple times for church lectures. He was pretty happy about the microphone. I had no problems at all with setup at all. I like The light weight small size. There are not any fancy professional features.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 Points)

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