Editor's Choice - Our Favorite High Definition Camcorders

1. Runcam Camera FPV Drone And Remote Control Camcorder, Orange

User Ratings: 66 10

RunCam RUNCAM2-OR First Impressions

"Small, stylish and refined."

Must be turned on and off manually. This is an amazing camera, it really is. Using it for filming kids sports. I love it and definitely recommend to others. It's the small things that count.

  • Runcam Camera FPV Drone And Remote Control Camcorder, Orange
  • High Definition [email protected] [email protected]
  • Low Latency 60ms under 1080p 40ms under 720p
  • Built-in Wi-Fi iOS App Android App
  • USB Power Port 5-17V 2-4S batteries
  • FPV Camera Removable lens hood Multifunctional bracket RF shielding
  • Editor's Impressions Of The RunCam RUNCAM2-OR
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RunCam RUNCAM2-OR Final Thoughts

"I like the RunCam RUNCAM2-OR."

Formatting the SD card was easy. It has a microphone so the sound is better. He was pretty happy about the microphone. Much better then other same style High Definition Camcorder. Recording effect is very good!

Overall Score
4.2


(255 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated High Definition Camcorders

2. Sony HDR-PJ230/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) (Discontinued by Manuf...

User Ratings: 60 7

Sony HDR-PJ230/B First Impressions

"Uses it a lot."

Really like the clarity of the picture. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! I haven’t had to change the date. Really like the clarity of the picture. I love the audio options.

  • Sony HDR-PJ230/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • 1920x1080 Full HD 60p with 8.9MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Project up to 100" videos with 13lm built-in projector
  • Up to 3hr10min of recording with 8GB embedded Flash Memory
  • SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
  • 2.7" wide Clear Photo LCD display (230K)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDR-PJ230/B
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Sony HDR-PJ230/B Final Thoughts

"Instructions are decent."

This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. It has an camera and it does video. I really like the features of the camera. So many features, streamlined everything. This thing does everything it says it does.

Overall Score
4.2


(164 Points)

3. Sony HDR-CX230/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) (Discontinued by Manuf...

User Ratings: 60 7

Sony HDR-CX230/B First Impressions

"I like it so much."

What you get is quite a lot, really. The quality is great considering the price. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. This is an amazing camera, it really is.

  • Sony HDR-CX230/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • 1920x1080 Full HD 60p with 8.9MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Up to 3hr 10min recording with 8GB embedded Flash Memory
  • SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
  • 27x Optical / 32x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
  • 2.7" wide Clear Photo LCD display (230K)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDR-CX230/B
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Sony HDR-CX230/B Final Thoughts

"Overall, I really like it!"

It did come with a memory card on top of it. The material of the Sony HDR-CX230/B seems really good. Overall this High Definition Camcorder is a great buy. Functions are straightforward. And the rocker zoom is awesome.

Overall Score
4.2


(164 Points)

4. Video Camera Camcorder for YouTube, Aasonida Digital Vlogging Camera FHD 1080P 30FPS 24MP 16X Digita...

User Ratings: 65 12

Aasonida First Impressions

"We are so happy to have it."

Works and looks much better than expected. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. That is not the case with the Aasonida . Overall it is a decent High Definition Camcorder for the price. The lanyard has been amazing.

  • Video Camera Camcorder for YouTube, Aasonida Digital Vlogging Camera FHD 1080P 30FPS 24MP 16X Digital Zoom 3.0 Inch 270° Rotation Screen Video Recorder with Microphone, Remote Control, 2 Batteries
  • 【Ultra HD 1080P/30FPS Video Camera】Aasonida video camera adopts the newest upgraded chip, which presents you incredible 1080P/30fps video and 24MP photos. What’s more, the advanced high-sensitivity CMOS Sensor can offer clear and steady photos even in low light. With its powerful digital zoom, you can record precious moments near, far and in between. With remote control, you can control the camcorder to take videos and pictures in any direction and angle.
  • 【Multifunctional Video Camera with Microphone】The external stereo microphone can effectively eliminate noise, improve stability of audio and receive clear, precise stereo. It is very useful in course record, speech and conference. More Functions: 3 inch 270 degree rotation screen, built-in fill light, anti-shake, face detect, beauty face, smile capture, self-timer, webcam, pause function, auto power off, USB 2.0, TV output and so on.
  • 【Webcam Function & HDMI Output】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. You can also connect this YouTube camera with HDMI cable directly to TV to play the videos you took in high definition. What's more, you can connect the YouTube camera to the computer via USB cable to upload, edit and then share your beautiful pictures and video with yo
  • 【Pause Function & Selfie】The digital video camera supports pause function. You can pause the video whenever you want and continue the recording without restarting a new file. 3 inch flip screen(270 degrees rotation) and self-timer function allows you to take selfies anytime any angle you want. The auto power off feature helps you reduce power loss. The vlogging camera also supports standard tripod and external led fill light (both not include).
  • 【Long-time Recording & Quality Assurance】The video recorder is small, lightweight, portable for you to carry around. Coming with two rechargeable batteries, the camcorders also supports recording while charging. No more miss any precious moments! 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 Aasonida
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Aasonida Final Thoughts

"The Aasonida works great."

Very crystal clear picture and sounds. The phone/camera mount piece works great. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! This was well worth the money.

Overall Score
4.2


(44 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling High Definition Camcorders

5. LAIDUOAO 2.7K Video Camera Digital Camera Vlogging Camera WiFi HD 1080P Camcorder with 16X Zoom, 2 R...

User Ratings: 57 8

laiduoao First Impressions

"I advise you!"

That is not the case with the laiduoao . I love it and definitely recommend to others. The best part is the real-time imagery. I really like the features of the camera. And the photo is acceptable also.

  • LAIDUOAO 2.7K Video Camera Digital Camera Vlogging Camera WiFi HD 1080P Camcorder with 16X Zoom, 2 Rechargeable Batteries, 30FPS 24MP 3 Inch Touch Screen Easy Operation with Remote
  • Full HD WiFi Digital Camera Camcorder with Flashlight: The digital camera allows vivid shots at 24 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor to capture your memories in true 1920 x 1080 resolution (30FPS). By WiFi connection, the camera can connect to the the smartphone.Flashlight makes the camcorder performs incredibly well in low-light condition by simply touch the flash screen button to illuminate dark areas.It would be a perfect gift for your parents and kids.
  • Multifunctional Camcorder: This camcorder has 3 inch LCD touch screen(Touch Control Panel) with 270 degree rotation, 16X digital zoom(Not Auto or optical zoom), built-in LED fill light, anti-shake, face capture, beautification, Self-timer, webcam function, pause function, USB 2.0, TV output, internal and external microphones, hot shoe interface, standard tripod screw mounting bracket (excluding tripod), remote control, etc., make the shooting process easier and more convenient.
  • Remote Control and Pause Function: Support remote control, and you can take photoes and videos by yourself anywhere and anytime through remote. No members are excluded from the group photo and no longer asking people around to take photos for you. You can pause the video whenever you want and continue the recording without restarting new file.
  • Rechargeable Camcorder And IR Night Vision Camcorder: Digital camera is powered by 1500mAh 3.7V rechargeable batteries, full-charged battery provides up to 60-90 minutes of continuous recording. Batteries supports charged by USB cable and work while charging, no more worry for running out of battery. Under IR Night Vision,the camera can shoot high definition image videos,work perfectly in the darkness,also shoot great in low light.
  • Good Service and Support External Microphone(Not Included): This camera camcorder recorder supports storage up to 32GB. (Kind Notice: SD CARD DOES NOT INCLUDED).We provide 24hrs Friendly Customer Services.It supports external microphone(Not Included) and will provide the vivid video and clear sound. Our digital camera can record sharp video without microphone.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The laiduoao
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laiduoao Final Thoughts

"Great picture and sound."

This is a fantastic camera for the price. The clarity of the video was amazing. I really like the features of the camera. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. I am so glad I chose this particular unit!

Overall Score
4.0


(30 Points)

6. 4K Video Camera Ultra HD Camcorder 48.0MP IR Night Vision Digital Camera WiFi Vlogging Camera with E...

Lincom Tech First Impressions

"I noticed two problems."

It has a microphone so the sound is better. I did exactly what the ad said. It’s really time to buy this Lincom Tech . This thing does everything it says it does. It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant.

  • 4K Video Camera Ultra HD Camcorder 48.0MP IR Night Vision Digital Camera WiFi Vlogging Camera with External Microphone and Lens Hood, 3 in Touch Screen
  • ♫ 4K Ultra HD Camcorder with 2 Batteries: This NEW UPGRADED 4K camcorder delivers clear images at 48MP and crisp video at 4K/3880*2160( 30FPS). This vlogging camera for youtube has a 16x digital zoom enabling you to get closer to your focus from far away. The digital camera comes with 2 batteries and supports recording while charging. This vlogging camera is great for interviews, music, YouTube and much more.
  • ♫ Equipped with Microphone & Lens Hood: This youtube camera is equipped with a Lens Cover and a gun microphone. The microphone helps to accurately pick up sound and reduce the noise during recording to deliver the best sound quality. The lens cover can block the sun or other light sources to prevent glare and lens flare. The video camera for youtube has a 3.0” LCD 270° rotatable Touch Screen which you can swivel for selfies and see exactly what you're filming.
  • ♫ WiFi Connection and Remote Control: This vlog camera can be controlled remotely ( from less than 33ft away) to take photo/video and share videos to social media easily by downloading APP (XDV PR) on your smart phone. This camera for youtube also comes with a remote control that can be used to control the camcorder to take photos and videos from a distance. (Less than 23ft away). Tips: When using the remote control, please remove the plastic sheet at the bottom.
  • ♫ Night Vision & Pause Function: This video camcorder is equipped with an IR night vision function and a fill light function which can capture photos and videos in black and white while in the dark. This hd video camera also features an excellent PAUSE FUNCTION feature which allows you to continue from where you stopped without starting a new file. Just pause or restart the recording by pressing the “PHOTO” symbol on the hd camcorder.
  • ♫ Webcam & HDMI: This video camera also has a webcam function so you can make a video calls with your family and friends by connecting it to your computer on PC CAMERA mode. You can connect it directly to an HDTV using an HDMI cable and playback the videos you took in high definition. This camcorder with microphone also has a range of great functions including time-lapse recording/photography, motion detection, slow-motion recording and the ability to photos while recording.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lincom Tech
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Lincom Tech Final Thoughts

"Makes a great gift!"

Seems well made, as expected for the price. Still, it's worth knowing about. It’s really time to buy this Lincom Tech . Feel free to contact me if you have questions. This Lincom Tech works great for me.

Overall Score
5.0


(23 Points)

7. 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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SAULEOO
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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 High Definition Camcorder for me. But not an awful lot better.

Overall Score
4.9


(21 Points)

8. Canon XF300 High Definition Professional Camcorder

User Ratings: 58

Canon 4457B001 First Impressions

"So worth it!"

Really great camera and easy to use. But not an awful lot better. The clarity of the video was amazing. First off this was an open box purchase. Super easy to load onto my laptop also.

  • Canon XF300 High Definition Professional Camcorder
  • XF300 Camcorder with lens cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Eyecup
  • Battery Pack BP-955
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-930
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 4457B001
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Canon 4457B001 Final Thoughts

"Please see the photos."

It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant. The Canon 4457B001 makes great quality video! But not an awful lot better. Very crystal clear picture and sounds. This is a gift for my brother's birthday.

Overall Score
4.6


(11 Points)

9. Panasonic HC-X1000 1080p 4K Ultra High Definition Camcorder

User Ratings: 48 11

Panasonic HC-X1000-K First Impressions

"It is worth its price."

This Panasonic HC-X1000-K works great for me. For this, we purchased this Panasonic HC-X1000-K. It is inexpensive High Definition Camcorder. Video was taken when I got it. This is designed to be simple and easy to use.

  • Panasonic HC-X1000 1080p 4K Ultra High Definition Camcorder
  • This version is originally intended for sale outside the USA
  • 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
  • Simultaneous/Relay/Background Recording Wi-Fi / NFC Connectivity
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic HC-X1000-K
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Panasonic HC-X1000-K Final Thoughts

"Pictures are also good."

Now I'm off to charge the battery! For this price, the Panasonic HC-X1000-K is awesome. For this, we purchased this Panasonic HC-X1000-K. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. This little camera meets all those needs!

Overall Score
4.0


(11 Points)

10. Canon XF200 High Definition Professional Camcorder

User Ratings: 57

Canon 9593B002 First Impressions

"It is top quality."

Video was taken when I got it. Good quality without damage at night. It has a microphone so the sound is better. Well packed and worth the money. I haven’t had to change the date.

  • Canon XF200 High Definition Professional Camcorder
  • XF200, Lens Hood with Len Barrier, Eyecup, Battery Pack BP-955
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-930, DC Cable DC-930, Wireless Controller WL-D6000
  • Microphone Holder Unit, Canon XF Utilities Disc
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 9593B002
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Canon 9593B002 Final Thoughts

"I noticed two problems."

Must be turned on and off manually. Able to get a great cinematic look. Using it for filming kids sports. Very easy to hold in one hand. We travel out after I receive this Canon 9593B002.

Overall Score
4.6


(7 Points)

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