Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Hunting Camcorders

1. Tactacam Wide Angle Camera (No Fish Eye)

User Ratings: 67

TACTACAM SG_B07BYXJ627_US First Impressions

"The video is great."

I really appreciate with the extra battery. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. I am so glad I chose this particular unit! So many features, streamlined everything. This is a gift for my brother's birthday.

  • Tactacam Wide Angle Camera (No Fish Eye)
  • ITEM INCLUDES: Tactacam 5.0 Wide Angle action camera, Battery, Head Mount, USB cable with charging wall adapter, Tactacam lens cloth, Tactacam camera bag, User manual, Tactacam decal, Tactacam Universal Adapter
  • EASY USE: Attach the Tactacam 5.0 Wide to your bow, crossbow or firearm, push the power on auto record button to start recording. Push the button again when you want to stop recording.
  • COMPATIBILITY: The Tactacam 5.0 Wide is compatible with both the Tactacam Remote and Tactacam app. Turn on multiple cameras at once with the Tactacam Remote and share your hunt instantly with the Facebook live feature.
  • HIGH QUALITY LENS: This small hunting video camera was built with an ultra-high-quality lens and low-light sensor.
  • MADE TO PERFORM: Tactacam 5.0 Wide films 4K HD, low light sensor and a 360-degree mic. Combined with Tactacam’s newly designed shell, quick change mode button, external battery indicator and rugged water-resistant construction… This camera is made to perform and will stand up to the rigors of your hunt.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TACTACAM SG_B07BYXJ627_US
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TACTACAM SG_B07BYXJ627_US Final Thoughts

"To me, it looks great."

In my opinion, the price you got is very low. But not an awful lot better. The phone/camera mount piece works great. This TACTACAM SG_B07BYXJ627_US works great for me. Indoors it performed quite well.

Overall Score
4.3


(3 Points)

2. Sony DCR-DVD650 DVD Camcorder (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

User Ratings: 69 9

Sony DCRDVD650 First Impressions

"Great all round camera."

It is more for show than for use. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. Picture quality is outstanding. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck.

  • Sony DCR-DVD650 DVD Camcorder (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Capture video to DVD; DVD-R/-RW/+RW and +R DL (Dual Layer) compatible
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens; 60x optical zoom, 2000x digital zoom
  • 2.7-inch wide touch panel LCD display
  • One Touch Disc Burn; USB 2.0 interface
  • Includes AC adaptor, rechargeable battery pack, A/V connecting cable, application software, USB cable
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony DCRDVD650
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Sony DCRDVD650 Final Thoughts

"Perfect!"

This is a gift for my brother's birthday. Not that many left on the inexpensive end. Seems well made, as expected for the price. Not that many left on the inexpensive end. LCD display could be better.

Overall Score
4.2


(135 Points)

3. Panasonic PV-L501 VHS-C Camcorder (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

User Ratings: 50

Panasonic PVL501 First Impressions

"Please see the photos."

I really like the features of the camera. I haven’t had one in so long. Works and looks much better than expected. However I am glad I did purchase! The quality is great considering the price.

  • Panasonic PV-L501 VHS-C Camcorder (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • VHS-C camcorder
  • 20x optical and 150x digital zoom with digital image stabilization
  • 2.5 inch color LCD moniter and EVF
  • Autolight for low-light shooting situations
  • Integrated motion sensor
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic PVL501
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Panasonic PVL501 Final Thoughts

"Materials feel premium."

Very compact that it fits in my purse! Wow this was such a great purchase! Well packed and worth the money. I like The light weight small size. This thing does everything it says it does.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

4. Video Camera Camcorder Full HD 1080P 36MP 30FPS Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Video Recorder with ...

ACTITOP First Impressions

"It’s overall a good pick."

I love it and definitely recommend to others. This is a fantastic camera for the price. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. That is not the case with the ACTITOP .

  • Video Camera Camcorder Full HD 1080P 36MP 30FPS Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Video Recorder with Night Vision 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation IPS Screen 16X Zoom Remote Control, 2 Batteries
  • ACTITOP Full HD 1080P Camcorder: Full HD 1080P (30FPS), with a maximum interpolation of 36 million Sony sensor. it supports Motion detection, Time-lapse recording, Slow motion, Infrared night vision, 16X Digital Zoom, 3.0 inch IPS screen and so on. Perfect vlogging youtube camera gift for amateurs,, such as kids, teens, and others.
  • Webcam &HDMI Function: It can live stream directly connected directly to an HDTV with an HDMI cable and playback the videos you took. The vlogging youtube cameras also can be connected to the PC with USB cable. Then you can transfer your files to your computer by choosing “MSDC” or take it as a webcam by choosing the “PC CAM” mode so as to enjoy video chatting or live streaming.
  • Infrared Night Video Recorder: You can record in the dark with IR light. Its Infrared night vision has no effect on video and photo, and the color is black and white. Under ‘Infrared Night Vision’ function, the camera can capture high-definition images and videos, and it works perfectly in the dark, and can also shoot high-quality images in very low light.
  • Pause Function and Remote Control: the filming camera 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.
  • Multi-function Video Camera: Our digital video camera support Time-lapse Recording; Time-lapse Photo; Recording While Charging;; Beauty function;Face Detection; Slow Motion; Motion Detection; Anti-shake; Continuous shooting. It also comes with 2 rechargeable powerful lithium batteries, it also supports recording while charging.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ACTITOP
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ACTITOP Final Thoughts

"It has a nice case as well."

Super easy to read instructions too! Picture quality is outstanding. Still, it's worth knowing about. The ACTITOP is small and lightweight. There is a zoom feature on the ACTITOP .

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

5. Video Camera Camcorder Digital Vlogging Camera Recorder for YouTube Aabeloy HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 16X ...

User Ratings: 82

Aabeloy Aabeloy-N301AM First Impressions

"It is worth its price."

What you get is quite a lot, really. The price Also made this a great deal. Overall this Hunting Camcorder is a great buy. So many aspects about this camera. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere.

  • Video Camera Camcorder Digital Vlogging Camera Recorder for YouTube Aabeloy HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 16X Digital Zoom 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation Screen Camcorder with 2 Batteries
  • ★ Webcam For YouTube Live Stream : This video camcorder is useful to take the beauty photos and share it in your Youtube. The Webcam function can allow you to make video calls with your family and friends. Connecting the vlog camcorder to a PC with a USB cable, then press the “MODE” button to switch into the “PC CAM” mode. Please download the software “AMCAP” before using this function, open “AMCAP” and enter the video interface, then you can use the camera as the webcam.
  • ★ Multipurpose Camera Camcorder : The video camera produces video at 1080P(15FPS) AVI Video Resolution, max supports 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.
  • ★ Pause Function : The digital 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. 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 the digital camcorder to the TV to watch the photos and videos.
  • ★ Recording While Charging : The hd video camera come with two 3.7V 1250 mAh Li-ion battery (Model: NP-40). It allows you to keep recording around 90-150 minutes when it's fully charged. Also, the camcorder support record videos while charging, so you can record long enough videos as you wish and no need to worry about battery drains. The video recorder supports SD card 4GB to 32GB(not included, please format the SD card before using this camcorder).
  • ★ Perfect Gift & Quality Service : The hd camcorder is small and lightweight, portable for you to carry around. The YouTube camcorder can support external LED light and standard tripod but NOT support external microphone(both not included). The camcorder supports 1-month worry-free returns and one-year warranty, we have a dedicated customer service team to provide professional technical support services within 24 hours.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aabeloy Aabeloy-N301AM
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Aabeloy Aabeloy-N301AM Final Thoughts

"Uses it a lot."

Really great camera and easy to use. Formatting the SD card was easy. I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. The videos and pictures are both very clear. It has a microphone so the sound is better.

Overall Score
4.8


(8 Points)

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

Contour First Impressions

"No big deal though."

We travel out after I receive this Contour . I haven’t had one in so long. LCD display could be better. Used this multiple times for church lectures. Really like the clarity of the picture.

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

"Crisp clean pics."

He was pretty happy about the microphone. An additional battery is included as backup. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. The Contour is my favorite. I used to just take videos on my phone.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (12mm Narrow, Night)

Contour First Impressions

"Very good value as well!"

But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. The image quality is amazing. Well packed and worth the money. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. I do wish there was a time & date stamp.

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (12mm Narrow, Night)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
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Contour Final Thoughts

"Very good value as well!"

Formatting the SD card was easy. The camcorder is nice and compact. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. Works and looks much better than expected. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. Panasonic HC-V380K Full HD Camcorder with Wi-Fi Multi Scene Camera (Black)

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic HC-V380K First Impressions

"Exceeded expectations."

I had no problems at all with setup at all. The lanyard has been amazing. Good quality without damage at night. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. The image stabilizer works very well.

  • Panasonic HC-V380K Full HD Camcorder with Wi-Fi Multi Scene Camera (Black)
  • Super-sharp Full HD 1080p recording;3 inches touch-enabled LCD
  • Intelligent 90x zoom, with 5-axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization provides maximum handheld stability
  • Wi-Fi and NFC enabled for quickly sharing content and controlling camcorder features remotely
  • Wi-Fi mobile device Camera feature adds multi-camera scene picture-in-picture recording
  • In-camera Creative Control and Intelligent Auto Plus modes enhance creative possibilities
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic HC-V380K
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Panasonic HC-V380K Final Thoughts

"And guess what!"

Good camera for what I’m using it for. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. Now I'm off to charge the battery! Much better then other same style Hunting Camcorder. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all.

Overall Score
4.3


(379 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 Hunting 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. 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 Hunting Camcorder. What you get is quite a lot, really. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck.

Overall Score
4.6


(514 Points)

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