Editor's Choice - Our Favorite KODAK Camcorders

1. Kodak PlaySport (Zx5) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera - Black (2nd Generation) 8GB Accessory Saver...

KODAK KDOAK ZX5 BLACK First Impressions

"It was a hit!"

Good camera for what I’m using it for. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. Still, it's worth knowing about. This unit is awesome and the price is great. And it’s so easy to carry around.

  • Kodak PlaySport (Zx5) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera - Black (2nd Generation) 8GB Accessory Saver Bundle
  • Kodak's Share button lets you choose your favorite sharing destination, e-mail address, or Kodak Pulse Display
  • Full 1080p HD videos and 5 MP HD stills, with auto focus
  • Get sharper videos and less blur thanks to built-in digital image stabilization
  • On-camera editing
  • Shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof up to 10 ft
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KODAK KDOAK ZX5 BLACK Final Thoughts

"Really good one!"

I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. Works and looks much better than expected. But not an awful lot better. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! The KODAK KDOAK ZX5 BLACK is my favorite.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 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. Canon ZR830 MiniDV Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

User Ratings: 35

Canon Video 1879B001 First Impressions

"Quite easy to follow."

Functions are straightforward. The Canon Video 1879B001 is small and lightweight. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. Good quality without damage at night. An additional battery is included as backup.

  • Canon ZR830 MiniDV Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Genuine Canon Optics with 35x optical zoom/1000x digital zoom
  • DIGIC DV image processor; image stabilization
  • 2.7-inch widescreen LCD monitor; widescreen HR recording
  • Still image recording
  • Smooth zoom control; level shot control
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Canon Video 1879B001 Final Thoughts

"But it works great."

This is designed to be simple and easy to use. The material of the Canon Video 1879B001 seems really good. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. I love it and definitely recommend to others. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me.

Overall Score
4.0


(38 Points)

4. Video Camera Camcorder HD 1080P 24MP YouTube Vlogging Camera 3" LCD 270 Degrees Rotatable Screen 16X...

User Ratings: 84 8

Actinow First Impressions

"It has a nice case as well."

The mic isn't great, but it'll work. That is not the case with the Actinow . Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! Must be turned on and off manually. This is designed to be simple and easy to use.

  • Video Camera Camcorder HD 1080P 24MP YouTube Vlogging Camera 3" LCD 270 Degrees Rotatable Screen 16X Digital Zoom Digital Camera Recorder with 2 Batteries
  • Video Camera:This video camera max supports 1080P(15FPS) AVI Video Resolution,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.The camera is small,lightweight carry to everywhere and simple to use.(The camera is designed for Amateurs,not for Professional Users)
  • Webcam Video Camera:The digital camera has a Webcam function.When you want to video chat with your friends or family but without a cam on your computer, you may need this function.By connecting the computer with a USB cable,then press the camera“MODE”button to switch into the“PC CAM”mode.Please download the software“AMCAP”before using the PC-CAM function,finally open the “AMCAP”,then enter the video interface,and then you can video chat with your friends.
  • Pause Function:The camcorder 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.You can pause or restart the video by press the "OK" button.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 to the TV to watch the photos and videos.Also share it to social platforms such as YouTube at any time.
  • Recording While Charging:The digital camera comes with two 3.7V 1250 mAh Li-ion battery(Model: NP-40).One full-charged battery can be sustainably used for 90-150 minutes. Or you can record videos while charging, in this case, you can record long enough videos as you wish and no need to worry about battery drains. The digital camera supports SD card 4GB to 32GB(The SD card is not included in the package,please format the SD card before using this camera).
  • Perfect Gift & Quality Assurance:The camcorder support the tripod connection and the hole is standard size.(the tripod is not included).The camcorder support LED Video Light(Supplement Light not included).But not support the external microphone.If you have any problems or concerns,please feel free to contact us,we will give you a satisfied solution within 24 hours.
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Actinow Final Thoughts

"Well packaged."

This little camera meets all those needs! I have had NO issues with battery life so far. First off this was an open box purchase. If you are also an amateur photographer. More noticeable on the night vision set up.

Overall Score
4.5


(35 Points)

5. 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)
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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)

6. DJI Osmo Action - 4K Action Cam 12MP Digital Camera with 2 Displays 36ft Underwater Waterproof WiFi ...

User Ratings: 70 9

DJI CP.OS.00000020.01 First Impressions

"So fun!"

Super easy to read instructions too! Its really worth every dollar I paid. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough. I got these for my husband for Xmas. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me.

  • DJI Osmo Action - 4K Action Cam 12MP Digital Camera with 2 Displays 36ft Underwater Waterproof WiFi HDR Video 145° Angle, Black
  • Dual Screens: Osmo Action’s dual screens allow you to capture it all with the touch of a button. A vivid front screen lets you frame yourself effortlessly in any setting, while the back screen delivers a crystal-clear, hyper-responsive display. This durable, versatile action camera is jam-packed with advanced technology that lets you spend less time worrying about equipment and more time living the action.
  • The RockSteady technology combines EIS with complex algorithms, delivering stable, shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.
  • Action camera with 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, 12MP, wide-angle 145° that allows you to shoot 4K HDR videos.
  • 8x Slow Motion: Capture every epic move with jaw-dropping clarity and detail when you use 8x slow motion with 1080p resolution and 240fps. Time-lapse: Condense time and movement for stunning, easy-to-achieve results.
  • 11m Waterproof, -10℃ Temperature Resistant Sporting a watertight seal and a hydrophobic coating on the back touchscreen, Osmo Action is waterproof at depths of up to 11 meters, making it the perfect underwater companion. Versatile batteries perform well even in extremely cold environments with temperatures as low as -10℃.
  • What you get: DJI Osmo Action, Camera Frame, Flat Adhesive Mount, Curved Adhesive Mount, Quick-Release Base, Battery, Battery Case, Locking Screw, USB-C Cable
  • DJI Mimo App requires iOS 10.0, Android 7.0 or above. Compatible devices include: iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, 11, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6s Plus, 6s, 6 Plus, 6, SE, Samsung Galaxy S10+, S10, S9+, S9 , S9+, S9, S8+, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, Note 8, Huawei P30 Pro, P30, P20, P10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10, Mate 9 Pro, Mate 9, Honor 10, Honor 9, Vivo NEX, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Mi 8, Mi 6, OnePlus 7, 6T, 5, Pixel 3 XL, 2 XL, 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
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DJI CP.OS.00000020.01 Final Thoughts

"Love this camera!"

For this, we purchased this DJI CP.OS.00000020.01. Picture quality is outstanding. I do wish there was a time & date stamp. Able to get a great cinematic look. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all.

Overall Score
4.3


(773 Points)

7. Video Camera Camcorder WiFi IR Night Vision FHD 1080P 30FPS YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder 26MP 3....

User Ratings: 72 9

ALSONE 3051STRM First Impressions

"And it was a good decision."

Well packed and worth the money. The best part is the real-time imagery. I haven’t had one in so long. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. Using it for filming kids sports.

  • Video Camera Camcorder WiFi IR Night Vision FHD 1080P 30FPS YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder 26MP 3.0'' Touch Screen 16X Digital Zoom Camcorder with Microphone,Remote and 2 Batteries
  • 【FHD Camcorder with Microphone】The video camera is full HD 1080P, with 26.0MP picture resolution,3.0 inch 270° rotation IPS ultra-clear touch screen and 16X digital zoom camera. It also has 8 mega pixel CMOS image sensor, you can capture vibrant and extremely realistic images and videos. This video camcorder supports external microphone which enhances sound recording volume and reduces noise.
  • 【Multifunctional Video Recorder】This vlog camera comes supports Slow Motion,Video Capture,Motion Detection,Loop Recording,Continuous Shooting, Face Capture, Beauty Function, Self-Timer, Playback Modes, Anti-Shaking Function and Remote Control(22ft/7m) ect..You can record your wonderful moments with these special features.
  • 【WiFi & IR Night Vision Camcorder】Download the App 'YKJ' in Google Play on you phone or tablet and connect it with your camera,then you may operate the camera or check through Android or IOS devices to review the photos and videos. With IR night vision function, you can shoot clear white and black photo or video in the dark environment without visible light or low light(within 16ft/5m)
  • 【Multipurpose Video Camera】The camcorder supports for video chatting and live streaming. By connecting the computer with a USB cable, then choose the “PC CAM” mode as a webcam.( Please download the software “AMCAP” before using the “PC CAM” function, and enter the video interface, then you can video chat with your friends.)
  • 【Recording While Charging】The video camera comes with 2 rechargeable batteries, and it supports recording while charging. ALSONE provides 30 days refund or replacement. If you have any question or suggestion,please feel free to contact us.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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ALSONE 3051STRM Final Thoughts

"It’s a good buy."

Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. An additional battery is included as backup. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. There is a zoom feature on the ALSONE 3051STRM. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder.

Overall Score
4.3


(234 Points)

8. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with Microphone

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony First Impressions

"Uses it a lot."

This little camera meets all those needs! Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Good camera for what I’m using it for. Must be turned on and off manually. The Sony is very compact.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with Microphone
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • ZEISS lens(26.8mm) 20x optical zoom in 4K, 30x Clear Image Zoom in 4K
  • Records in Zoom Mic and Gun mic modes
  • Zoom Mic Mode records audio level corresponding to zoom length
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Totally unusable."

Wow this was such a great purchase! Good quality without damage at night. Its really worth every dollar I paid. The best part is the real-time imagery. But not an awful lot better.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

9. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (5.4mm Semi Wide, Night)

Contour First Impressions

"Very good value as well!"

Well packed and worth the money. This unit is awesome and the price is great. The quality is great considering the price. I really appreciate with the extra battery. Feel free to contact me if you have questions.

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (5.4mm Semi Wide, Night)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
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Contour Final Thoughts

"So fun!"

Very compact that it fits in my purse! This Contour works great for me. It has an camera and it does video. And the photo is acceptable also. I've tried many brands & models.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. Minolta MN50HD 1080p HD Video Camera Camcorder (Blue) Includes 8GB Card

Minolta MN50HD-BL First Impressions

"My friend have fun with it."

I really like the features of the camera. I am so glad I chose this particular unit! I will definitely use it more often. So far I am happy with this purchase. Works and looks much better than expected.

  • Minolta MN50HD 1080p HD Video Camera Camcorder (Blue) Includes 8GB Card
  • MINOLTA MN50HD-BL 20-Megapixel 1080p Full HD MN50HD Camcorder (Blue)
  • 3" LCD screen
  • 8x digital zoom
  • Automatic face detection/smile shutter
  • Anti-shake image stabilization
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Minolta MN50HD-BL Final Thoughts

"I like that!"

I have had NO issues with battery life so far. It has a microphone so the sound is better. And it’s so easy to carry around. It has a microphone so the sound is better. I had no problems at all with setup at all.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

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