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. Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with Samsung 500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Blue), E...

Blackmagic Design BMDPCCAM4KS500GBSSDSB1 First Impressions

"Good product."

Super easy to read instructions too! Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! We travel out after I receive this Blackmagic Design BMDPCCAM4KS500GBSSDSB1. I received the Blackmagic Design BMDPCCAM4KS500GBSSDSB1 today. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky.

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with Samsung 500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Blue), Extended Life LP-E6 Spare Battery (2700mAh / 20.0Wh), Home/Travel Battery Charger & Cleaning Cloth
  • CAMERA FEATURES: 4/3"-Sized HDR Sensor; Rolling Shutter; Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Construction; DCI 4K60, 2.8K80 Raw in 4:3 Anamorphic; Blackmagic Raw and ProRes Options; Dual Native 400/3200 ISO / up to 25,600; Up to 2.6K 120 Raw for Super16 Lenses; Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount; 5" Touchscreen Display; CFast 2.0 & SD/UHS-II Card Slots; USB Type-C Output for External Drive
  • SSD FEATURES: 500GB Storage Capacity; 256-Bit AES Encryption; Max Read Speed - 540 MB/s, Maximum Write Speed – 515 MB/s; Multi-Level Cell (MLC); Password Protection; Shock Protection from Up to 6.6’ (2m); USB 3.1 Type-C and Type-A Connections; USB Type-C & USB Type-A Cables Included
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K; Samsung 500GB T5 Portable Solid-State Drive (Blue); Extended Life LP-E6 Series Replacement Battery (7.4V / 2700mAh / 20.0Wh); AC/DC Rapid Home & Travel Battery Charger; Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • CAMERA MANUFACTURER ACCESSORIES: DaVinci Resolve Studio Activation Key; Canon LP-E6 Type Battery; 30W Power Supply with International Adapters; Dust Cap
  • SSD MANUFACTURER ACCESSORIES: USB Type-C Cable; USB Type-C to Type-A Cable
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackmagic Design BMDPCCAM4KS500GBSSDSB1
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Blackmagic Design BMDPCCAM4KS500GBSSDSB1 Final Thoughts

"Wonderful package!"

This unit is awesome and the price is great. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. Well packed and worth the money. What you get is quite a lot, really.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 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 Hunting 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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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. Camera Camcorder, ODGear Portable Digital Video Camcorder Full HD 24 Mega Pixels 3.0inch LCD Rotatab...

User Ratings: 47

ODGear CDOE3 First Impressions

"I can accept it."

Not that many left on the inexpensive end. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. I like The light weight small size. Seems well made, as expected for the price. LCD display could be better.

  • Camera Camcorder, ODGear Portable Digital Video Camcorder Full HD 24 Mega Pixels 3.0inch LCD Rotatable Touch Screen 16 Digital Zoom Camera Recorder Black 16GB SD Card Included
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ODGear CDOE3
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ODGear CDOE3 Final Thoughts

"Extremely user friendly."

I've tried many brands & models. Wow this was such a great purchase! I am still learning how to use it. The image stabilizer works very well. I have had NO issues with battery life so far.

Overall Score
4.2


(5 Points)

5. Panasonic X1500 4K Professional Camcorder with 24X Optical Zoom, WiFi HD Live Streaming, HC-X1500 (U...

Panasonic HC-X1500 First Impressions

"Good product."

Every detail is well designed. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. I like The light weight small size. Not that many left on the inexpensive end. I received the Panasonic HC-X1500 today.

  • Panasonic X1500 4K Professional Camcorder with 24X Optical Zoom, WiFi HD Live Streaming, HC-X1500 (USA Black)
  • [PRO FEATURES] Manual rings, ND filters, and 24-bit high resolution linear PCM audio recording, 4: 2: 2 10-bit internal recording, double SD card slots
  • [WIFI LIVE STREAMING] HD live streaming supported by built-in Wi-Fi
  • [4K RECORDING] 4K 60p recording in a small and light body with a heat-dispersing design
  • [LEICA DICOMAR LENS] Wide-angle 25mm 24x optical zoom with 5-Axis Hybrid O. I. S (Optical Image Stabilization) and high-speed and focusing.
  • [DISPLAY / LVF] The 3. 5-inch monitor (2, 760K-dots) with electrostatic touch panel, plus up/down tiltable viewfinder (1, 555K-dot). Simultaneous LCD output is available.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic HC-X1500
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Panasonic HC-X1500 Final Thoughts

"My son loves it."

The batteries come already charged. The Panasonic HC-X1500 is small and lightweight. This is a gift for my brother's birthday. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. And the rocker zoom is awesome.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. 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 Hunting 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)

7. JVC GY-HM200U Ultra 4K HD 4KCAM Professional Camcorder & Top Handle Audio Unit

User Ratings: 80 20

JVC GYHM200U First Impressions

"I got camera for my mom."

I received the JVC GYHM200U today. Still, it's worth knowing about. And the photo is acceptable also. Wow this was such a great purchase! Super easy to read instructions too!

  • JVC GY-HM200U Ultra 4K HD 4KCAM Professional Camcorder & Top Handle Audio Unit
  • JVC GY-HM200U 4KCAM Handheld Camcorder - Handle unit - Battery (SSL-JVC50) - AC AdapterThis Item Includes: Single 1/2.3-inch CMOS image sensor with 12.4 million pixelsHigh quality integrated 12x F1.2-3.5 zoom lens (35mm equivalent 29.5-354mm)Dynamic Zoom in HD mode combines optical zoom and pixel mapping to create seamless and lossless 24x zoom.4K Ultra HD recording (150 Mbps, 24/30p) to SDXC(UHS-I Speed class3) card
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JVC GYHM200U
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JVC GYHM200U Final Thoughts

"Quite easy to follow."

So many features, streamlined everything. Very easy to hold in one hand. The image stabilizer works very well. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. But not an awful lot better.

Overall Score
4.2


(4 Points)

8. ContourROAM Waterproof HD 1080P Hands-Free HD Camcorder Watersports Kit (1653)

Contour AX-S5YK-Y56E First Impressions

"An amazing device."

Wow this was such a great purchase! I did exactly what the ad said. We are very pleased with this product. Overall, decent product for this price. Must be turned on and off manually.

  • ContourROAM Waterproof HD 1080P Hands-Free HD Camcorder Watersports Kit (1653)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Contour AX-S5YK-Y56E
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Contour AX-S5YK-Y56E Final Thoughts

"Back to this camcorder."

Used this multiple times for church lectures. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. He was pretty happy about the microphone. And it’s so easy to carry around.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

9. Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Premium Professional Camcorder (AG-UX180) Studio Starter Bundle

User Ratings: 60

Panasonic AG-UX180PJ First Impressions

"Great picture and sound."

Much better then other same style Hunting Camcorder. I haven’t had to change the date. I am still learning how to use it. There are not any fancy professional features. I haven’t had one in so long.

  • Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Premium Professional Camcorder (AG-UX180) Studio Starter Bundle
  • Panasonic AG-UX180 4K Premium Professional Camcorder AG-UX180PJ | 67mm Wide Angle Lens with Pouch and Lens Caps | 67mm Telephoto HD Lens | Professional 3 Piece Filter Kit, 67mm | 67mm Close Up Filter Set, Diopters +1 +2 +4 +10 | Professional 160 LED Video Light Studio Series | Dual-Channel VHF Wireless Handheld & Lavalier/Headset Microphone System | Carrying Case | Deluxe Cleaning Kit | USB SDHC Card Reader | Memory Card Wallet | 32GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 600X Flash Memory Card
  • 1.0" Type CMOS Sensor - 4K 24P, UHD 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
  • FHD Slow Motion Recording at 120 FPS - UHD/FHD Dual Codec Recording
  • 16-Axis Color Correction Function - 8.8 to 176mm 20x Optical Zoom with OIS
  • 3 x Manual Lens Control Rings - IR Night Shooting
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic AG-UX180PJ
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Panasonic AG-UX180PJ Final Thoughts

"The Panasonic AG-UX180PJ works great."

Great Hunting Camcorder and meets my needs. Formatting the SD card was easy. I haven’t had to change the date. I will definitely use it more often. Over all, good quality for the price.

Overall Score
4.6


(2 Points)

10. Camcorder Video Camera Kimire HD 1080P 16X Powerful Digital Zoom Camera with Microphone and Wide Ang...

User Ratings: 73 5

kimire First Impressions

"Wonderful package!"

Feel free to contact me if you have questions. The image quality is amazing. Much better then other same style Hunting Camcorder. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. Very compact that it fits in my purse!

  • Camcorder Video Camera Kimire HD 1080P 16X Powerful Digital Zoom Camera with Microphone and Wide Angle Lens 3.0 Inch Screen 24 MP Remote Control Infrared Night Vision Recorder
  • Camera With External Microphone: Adopts X-Y stereo pickup technology,clear and stable sound image localization,low noise, professional shotgun sensitive microphone.Equipped with 37mm professional 0.39Xsuper external wide angle lens,to record every wonderful moment.
  • Infrared Night Vision Function:Night Vision Camcorders, includes indoor scenes and night scapes, now you can take photos and videos during night. Under the infrared night vision function,the video and photo functions can be used as normal.
  • Mass Storage &PC Camera Functions:The Camcorder can connect to the computer to download the photoes and videos.You also can use the “PC Camera”on the computer,need to download the software “Amcap ” to use the webcam function. You can share your life with your close family or friends all over the world in real-time.The camcorder has TV HD output,show the photoes and videos on the TV.You can use the remote control to control TV playback videos from remote place.
  • Video Digital Camcorder:3.0 inch touch screen(support 270°rotation),16X digital zoom,HDMI output,Loop recording,Face Detection,Anti-Shaking,Date Stamp,Beauty,support the SD/MMC card(4GB to 32GB) and the tripod (please note that the SD card and the tripod are not included),USB 2.0 interface,support multiple languages.
  • Remote Control Function: Mini handheld camcorder, it is portable and lightweight,support remote control,you can take photoes and videos by yourself anywhere and anytime.No members are excluded from the group photo and no longer asking people around to take photos for you.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The kimire
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kimire Final Thoughts

"I like that!"

The kimire is very compact. So know your needs and pick the right Hunting Camcorder. The lanyard has been amazing. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos.

Overall Score
4.3


(69 Points)

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