Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Jazz Camcorders

1. 11.0MP Compact Camcorder with 2.4" LCD

User Ratings: 33

Jazz DV171 First Impressions

"Crisp clean pics."

It's the small things that count. This Jazz DV171 works great for me. Used this multiple times for church lectures. The phone/camera mount piece works great. It’s really time to buy this Jazz DV171.

  • 11.0MP Compact Camcorder with 2.4" LCD
  • MPEG 4 Video Record
  • SD Card Slot up to 4GB
  • 2.4" TFT LCD
  • Motion Detection/Night Mode
  • *5.0MP CMOS Sensor
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Jazz DV171 Final Thoughts

"But it works great."

Functions are straightforward. Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! If you are also an amateur photographer. Very compact that it fits in my purse! Great Jazz Camcorder and meets my needs.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

2. AV-1360 20x Full HD PTZ Camera with IP Streaming

AVIPAS AV-1360 First Impressions

"Awesome studio camera."

This is a gift for my brother's birthday. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. First off this was an open box purchase. We travel out after I receive this AVIPAS AV-1360. Feel free to contact me if you have questions.

  • AV-1360 20x Full HD PTZ Camera with IP Streaming
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AVIPAS AV-1360 Final Thoughts

"But it works great."

Super easy to read instructions too! I will definitely use it more often. So far I am happy with this purchase. I love the audio options. I really like the features of the camera.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. Camcorder Video Camera FHD 1080P 30FPS Vlogging Camera Digital Video Recorder WiFi Camera Infrared N...

User Ratings: 54 5

ORDRO Z20+Kit First Impressions

"Uses it a lot."

I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. The clarity of the video was amazing. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. Overall this Jazz Camcorder is a great buy.

  • Camcorder Video Camera FHD 1080P 30FPS Vlogging Camera Digital Video Recorder WiFi Camera Infrared Night Vision Camcorders with Mic, LED Light, Wide Angle Lens, Handheld Stabilizer and Carrying Case
  • Full HD 1080P Camcorder: With Full HD 1920x1080p video resolution, H.264 video coding, MP4 video format. ORDRO camcorder can record extremely high quality video and capture wonderful moment. 3.0'' capacitive IPS touch screen with 270° rotation and 16X digital zoom, the hd video camera can finish higher quality and vivid videos. Comes with two 3.7V 1250mAh rechargeable batteries (NP-40), it can recording up to 1.2 hours, and the camcorder supports recording while charging, and pause function.
  • Portable Video Camera: Lightweight and compact camera, comes with a 32 GB SD card, you can use the camera out of the box. Be sure to format the SD card and restore the camera default. Go back to video mode to record. Switch to photo mode to take picture (Up to 24MP, JPEG format). Tips: The camera is a fixed zoom lens, so make sure the focus distance is 8 feet or more. If you need a close-up, please use a macro lens and keep a distance of 0.13-0.16 feet from the object.
  • Wifi Connection Function & IR Night Vision: The "VF Cam" APP turns your tablet or smart phone into a real-time remote to control the camcorder (valid range: 9.8 feet). Download the " VF Cam" APP directly by scanning QR Code on the user manual, or search on Google Play for Android system and Apple App Store for iOS system. Under the infrared night vision, the video and photo functions can be used as normal in the dark night. Night vision effective distance is less than 16 feet.
  • External Microphone & Wide Angle Lens & LED Video Light: The external mono microphone adopts super-cardioid polar pattern pickup technology, low cut filter to reduce noise, enhance sound effect. The professional 0.39X wide-angle lens, captures wide view and tiny meticulous landscape. The led video light, 2700-6500K color, 80pcs cold and warm lights, can enhance the fill light. The external microphone and LED lights are mounted on the camera via a uniquely designed cold shoe bracket.
  • Accessories & Quality Assurance: Comes with a professional carrying case, 32GB SD card, shotgun microphone, 1 to 2 usb/mic adapter, wide angle lens (include a macro lens), LED video light, lens hood, camera handheld stabilizer, two np40 batteries, battery charger, USB charger, camera bag and strap, card reader(random color), micro USB cable, USB charging cable(5 pin), HDMI cable, cold shoe bracket, an English user's manual. ORDRO is always ready to provide excellent customer service.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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ORDRO Z20+Kit Final Thoughts

"It also looks very nice."

I am so glad I chose this particular unit! It is more for show than for use. In my opinion, the price you got is very low. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. What you get is quite a lot, really.

Overall Score
4.2


(27 Points)

4. Sony Handycam HDR-CX405 1080p HD Video Camera Camcorder with 32GB Card + Case + LED Light + Battery ...

User Ratings: 65

Sony K-86671-02 First Impressions

"Please see the photos."

This thing does everything it says it does. Wow this was such a great purchase! The clarity of the video was amazing. This little camera meets all those needs! So far I am happy with this purchase.

  • Sony Handycam HDR-CX405 1080p HD Video Camera Camcorder with 32GB Card + Case + LED Light + Battery + Tripod + Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES 9 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Sony Handycam HDR-CX405 1080p HD Video Camera Camcorder + [2] Transcend 32GB MicroSD Card +
  • [3] Spare NP-BX1 Battery for Sony + [4] PD LED Video Light w/ Bracket +
  • [5] PD 50" Compact Travel Tripod + [6] PD-C20 Camera / Camcorder Case +
  • [7] PD 5pc Complete Cleaning Kit + [8] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [9] LCD Screen Protectors
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony K-86671-02
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Sony K-86671-02 Final Thoughts

"Really good one!"

The video it takes it pretty good. I got these for my husband for Xmas. I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. We are very pleased with this product. I like The light weight small size.

Overall Score
4.3


(21 Points)

5. Panasonic HC-X1 Ultra HD 4K Professional Camcorder (HC-X1) with UV Filter, Close Up Diopters, Wide A...

Panasonic 6PANHCX1JGP3 First Impressions

"This camera was a hit."

The Panasonic 6PANHCX1JGP3 makes great quality video! Works and looks much better than expected. In my opinion, the price you got is very low. This unit is awesome and the price is great. So many aspects about this camera.

  • Panasonic HC-X1 Ultra HD 4K Professional Camcorder (HC-X1) with UV Filter, Close Up Diopters, Wide Angle Lens,Tripod, Padded Case, LED Light, 64GB Memory Card and More Advanced Bundle
  • 1 x Panasonic HC-X1 Ultra HD 4K Professional Camcorder | 1 x Large Padded Carrying Case | 1 x Professional LED 160 Video Light | 1 x 64GB SDXC High Speed Memory Card | 1 x 67mm Telephoto HD Lens | 1 x 67mm Wide Angle Lens with Pouch and Lens Caps | 1 x 67mm Close Up Filter Set | 1 x 67mm UV Filter | 1 x 6 x 6 inch Velcro Straps (Assorted Colors) | 1 x Deluxe Cleaning Kit | 1 x Memory Card Wallet | 1 x SD Card USB Reader
  • 1"-Type MOS Sensor | DCI 4K Recording at 24p
  • UHD 4K Recording up to 60p | MP4, MOV, and AVCHD Formats
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots | HDMI and A/V Outputs
  • 24-480 20x Zoom Lens | f/2.8 Maximum Aperture
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic 6PANHCX1JGP3
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Panasonic 6PANHCX1JGP3 Final Thoughts

"Small, stylish and refined."

Feel free to contact me if you have questions. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. The zoom did not really impress me. Video was taken when I got it. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. Contour ROAM Hands-Free Waterproof Camcorder + 16GB Ultra High Speed Memory & CountourROAM Waterproo...

Contour ComtourROAM-1650-16GB First Impressions

"Great picture and sound."

The image quality is amazing. Used this multiple times for church lectures. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Very easy to hold in one hand. Feel free to contact me if you have questions.

  • Contour ROAM Hands-Free Waterproof Camcorder + 16GB Ultra High Speed Memory & CountourROAM Waterproof Case Watersport Edition
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Contour ComtourROAM-1650-16GB Final Thoughts

"The video quality is great."

The phone/camera mount piece works great. More noticeable on the night vision set up. It is more for show than for use. This is a gift for my brother's birthday. Wow this was such a great purchase!

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

7. DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Attachable to Smartphone, ...

User Ratings: 74 12

The Tech Expert First Impressions

"And guess what!"

Wow this was such a great purchase! Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. And the photo is acceptable also. This unit is awesome and the price is great. I'll get to the point of figuring it out.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Attachable to Smartphone, Android (USB-C), iPhone with Bonus MicroSD Memory Card
  • 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.
  • What you get: DJI Osmo Pocket, Carrying Case, Smartphone Adapter (USB-C), Smartphone Adapter (Lightning), Power Cable. Note: A USB-C to Micro USB adapter(NOT INCLUDED in the package) is required when connecting the Osmo Pocket with smartphones that use a Micro USB port.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
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The Tech Expert Final Thoughts

"It's very compact to carry."

Works and looks much better than expected. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. The video it takes it pretty good. The quality is great considering the price. I really appreciate with the extra battery.

Overall Score
4.2


(10 Points)

8. Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder & GP-VPT1 Grip + 64GB Card + Tripod ...

User Ratings: 70

Sony K-105201-08 First Impressions

"Remember exposure setting."

Video was taken when I got it. This is a fantastic camera for the price. This is a fantastic camera for the price. It's the small things that count. Indoors it performed quite well.

  • Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder & GP-VPT1 Grip + 64GB Card + Tripod + Battery & Charger + LED Light + Mic + Case Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES 14 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder + [2] Sony GP-VPT1 Grip & Tripod + [3] SanDisk 64GB SDXC I U3 Card +
  • [4] Spare NP-FV70 Battery + [5] Battery Charger + [6] PD 150 LED Video Light Set +
  • [7] Vidpro Condenser Mic + [8] Vivitar DC-79 Camera Case + [9] Vivitar 55mm UV Glass Filter + [10] Vivitar HF-TR59 59" Tripod +
  • [11] PD 5pc Complete Cleaning Kit + [12] PD SD & MicroSD Card Reader + [13] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [14] LCD Screen Protectors
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony K-105201-08
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Sony K-105201-08 Final Thoughts

"Great value for the price."

Very easy to hold in one hand. It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant. The lanyard has been amazing. The zoom did not really impress me. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere.

Overall Score
4.7


(5 Points)

9. ORDRO 4K 60FPS Hands-Free Camcorder Head Wearable Vlog Video Camera EP7 Built in 2-Axis Gimbal with ...

User Ratings: 49

ORDRO EP7 First Impressions

"Appreciate it."

The ORDRO EP7 is my favorite. The videos and pictures are both very clear. The ORDRO EP7 is very compact. The best part is the real-time imagery. Good camera for what I’m using it for.

  • ORDRO 4K 60FPS Hands-Free Camcorder Head Wearable Vlog Video Camera EP7 Built in 2-Axis Gimbal with 64G TF Card, Carrying Case
  • Sony 13MP CMOS Sensor/ 4K 60FPS video recording
  • IP65 life waterproof/ 2-axis Gimbal Anti-Shake
  • Portable and hands free design/ First view /Anti-misoperation design
  • Wi-Fi Connection/App&remote Control/2-3 hours battery life.
  • In the box: EP7 camera,64GB TF Card, remote control ,carrying case, USB cable,user manual
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ORDRO EP7
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ORDRO EP7 Final Thoughts

"The ORDRO EP7 works great."

He was pretty happy about the microphone. The ORDRO EP7 is small and lightweight. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough. For this, we purchased this ORDRO EP7. Really great camera and easy to use.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

10. XA45 Professional Video Camcorder

Canon XA45 First Impressions

"It’s a good buy."

The video it takes it pretty good. It is also great as a gift for kids. Wow this was such a great purchase! There is a zoom feature on the Canon XA45. It’s really time to buy this Canon XA45.

  • XA45 Professional Video Camcorder
  • 4K UHD 30p recording
  • 20X optical zoom lens
  • 3 inch LCD Touchscreen
  • Dual SD card slots
  • HD-SDI Output
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon XA45
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Canon XA45 Final Thoughts

"And guess what!"

Functions are straightforward. Overall it is a decent Jazz Camcorder for the price. Every detail is well designed. This Canon XA45 works great for me. It did come with a memory card on top of it.

Overall Score
5.0


(5 Points)

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