Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Light Weight Camcorders

1. 4K Camcorder Video Camera KOT HD WiFi 3.0 Inch IPS Touch Screen 48MP 16X Powerful Digital Zoom Camer...

User Ratings: 69 22

KOT 534K First Impressions

"It is top quality."

I'll get to the point of figuring it out. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. Good camera for what I’m using it for. So many features, streamlined everything. Overall it is a decent Light Weight Camcorder for the price.

  • 4K Camcorder Video Camera KOT HD WiFi 3.0 Inch IPS Touch Screen 48MP 16X Powerful Digital Zoom Camera with Microphone and Wide Angle Lens IR Night Vision Vlogging Video Camera Recorder Handy cam
  • 4K UHD HD Camcorder & 3.0 inch touch screen: The video camcorder has a 4K 2880x2160 (24FPS) video resolution, 13MP CMOS image sensor, Max 48MP image resolution, 16X Digital Zoom (no autofocus) and 2 rechargeable batteries, 3.0 inch touch screen that rotate up to 270 degrees and a smart pause function. This digital video camera camcorders supports recording while charging, ideal for vloggers and videography lovers.
  • Stereo Microphone & Wide Angle Lens: External Microphone uses X-Y stereo pickup technology, clear and stable sound image localization. High-quality microphone can be used in conferences, symposiums, media interviews, speeches, course recording and film making. 4K camcorder comes with a professional 0.39X 2 in 1 HD wide-angle lens with macro lens which is great for large scenery, such as Buildings, Landscapes. Macro lens is for close-up shooting of the micro object,such as flowers, etc.
  • Wi-Fi & IR Night Vision: Download "NovaCam" APP at App Store, then you can control the 4k camcorder with your tablet or smartphone (9.8 feet effected)to preview, browse images or download files from the camera to mobile phone or tablet for sharing, both while taking photos or filming. Wi-Fi cannot connect directly to the router. You can record in the dark with the IR light and LED light feature. IR night vision has no influence over video and photo functions and the color is in black and white.
  • Multipurpose Video Camera Recorder & USB, TV Output: The 4k camcorder can be used as a webcam, connect the camcorder to your computer with a USB cable and select PC Camera mode. HD handheld camcorder video camera uses a 13MP sensor, the maximum pixels is 48.0 MP photo resolution (9212X5184 interpolation). HDMI cable connects the camcorder to the TV to watch photos and videos.
  • What You Get: A light weight 4K camcorder bag which is perfect for storage and carrying. We also provide professional technical support services within 24 hours, just contact us with no hesitation. Maximum support for 128GB SD card,1/4 inch standard tripod and external 37MM(1.46 inch) lens (SD card ,tripod and external lens are NOT INCLUDED).
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KOT 534K
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KOT 534K Final Thoughts

"Has a remote control!"

And the photo is acceptable also. Great Light Weight Camcorder and meets my needs. The camcorder is nice and compact. But not an awful lot better. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great!

Overall Score
4.0


(91 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Light Weight Camcorders

2. FocusHD 1080P Sunglasses Action Camera 16GB Memory Integrated, UV400 Anti-Impact Lens Video Eyewear ...

User Ratings: 53 6

FOCUSHD First Impressions

"Actually really good."

It’s really time to buy this FOCUSHD . Much better then other same style Light Weight Camcorder. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. The FOCUSHD is very compact. Great Light Weight Camcorder and meets my needs.

  • FocusHD 1080P Sunglasses Action Camera 16GB Memory Integrated, UV400 Anti-Impact Lens Video Eyewear Camcorder for Outdoor Sports
  • 【Unique Sunglasses】: Fully upgarded video sunglasses combining new technique, new design and new material, ensure to bring you the fully new exciting & joyful experience, as a professional sunglasses goggles and sport camcorder
  • 【High-performance】: Built-in 16GB integrated memory support continual loop 1080P real time video recording up to 60-90 minutes,122 degree wide angle, free from extral SD card
  • 【User-friendly】: Simple one touch operation with quick response for instant-access recording or standby status, specially with DUAL indicators of both LED and vibration for easy on/off identification anytime
  • 【Unbreakable & stable】: Utilize the light weight and durable material on body, and built in upgraded stable IC system
  • 【Warranty & Service】: All products passed strict 100% QC in detail with 1-year warranty, you''ll not be disappointed with our 7/14 service, 365 days technical support
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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FOCUSHD Final Thoughts

"No big deal though."

The videos and pictures are both very clear. But not an awful lot better. Recording effect is very good! This unit is awesome and the price is great. It did come with a memory card on top of it.

Overall Score
4.0


(20 Points)

3. LILLIPUT 7" 664 IPS Screen Hdmi in Slim Shutter Release Camera-top Monitor with Broadcast Quality fo...

User Ratings: 32

Lilliput 5D-ii/O/P First Impressions

"So fun!"

It has an camera and it does video. This unit is awesome and the price is great. Very crystal clear picture and sounds. And the photo is acceptable also. Picture quality is outstanding.

  • LILLIPUT 7" 664 IPS Screen Hdmi in Slim Shutter Release Camera-top Monitor with Broadcast Quality for DSLR & Full Hd Camcorder
  • MODEL:664(HDMI IN)
  • Super light weight (365g) and super slim (35mm)
  • Super high quality IPS Panel Screen ,1280x800 (takes 1080P input)
  • High Brightness 400cd/m2
  • High Contrast 800:1
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Lilliput 5D-ii/O/P Final Thoughts

"Very light and compact."

Well packed and worth the money. This unit is awesome and the price is great. I've tried many brands & models. Great Light Weight Camcorder for me. It did come with a memory card on top of it.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

4. Full HD Video Camera Camcorder, ORDRO Portable 24MP Full HD 1080P 30FPS Camcorder with Macro Digital...

User Ratings: 62

ORDRO F5 First Impressions

"The hole is so tiny."

It is also great as a gift for kids. This was well worth the money. Wow this was such a great purchase! Indoors it performed quite well. Really great camera and easy to use.

  • Full HD Video Camera Camcorder, ORDRO Portable 24MP Full HD 1080P 30FPS Camcorder with Macro Digital Video Camcorder Recorder Camcorders with Remote and 2 Batteties
  • ORDRO Video Camera HDV-F5 Features: Portable HD 1920x1080P 30 FPS(FHD) camcorder. CMOS sensor. Up to 24.0MP. 3.0'' TFT LCD screen support 270 degree rotation. LED fill light. 16X digital zoom. Macro shooting function.
  • Memory Media: This camcorder supports SD / SDHC card expansion, up to 64GB. It does not have memory card in the package, you must to buy a new memory card first, then to use the camcorder. We recommend using the original class 10 SDcard, up to 64GB max. When you use the camcorder, please format the memory card first.
  • External Powerful Li-ion Battery: Equipped with 2x NP-180, 3.7V 1800mAh Li-ion external battery and a USB charger. Please install the battery on the camcorder and use the USB cable to charge. It need to charge more than 8 hours for the first time, after that, 3 hours is enough. When the battery is fully charged, it can take video up to 2 hours, and pictures up to 3 hours.
  • Compact and Lightweight: Size: 5.0 * 2.6 * 2.2 inches, 128mm (L) * 66mm (H) * 55mm (W). Weight: 0.66 pounds (300g). Small volume light weight. Easy to carry and store. This camera support standard tripod.
  • Multi-functions: Support remote-controlled. Face capture. Macro function, internal microphone and speaker. 16X digital zoom video camera. Support HDMI cable output to TV and USB cable to computer.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ORDRO F5
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ORDRO F5 Final Thoughts

"Makes a great gift!"

I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. More noticeable on the night vision set up. The phone/camera mount piece works great. The price Also made this a great deal. Still, it's worth knowing about.

Overall Score
4.2


(3 Points)

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5. Century 1.6X LC Tele-Converter Light Weight

Century 0TC-16LC-85 First Impressions

"Very good value as well!"

Formatting the SD card was easy. Really like the clarity of the picture. Must be turned on and off manually. Really like the clarity of the picture. The price Also made this a great deal.

  • Century 1.6X LC Tele-Converter Light Weight
  • professional quality
  • HD Compatible
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Century 0TC-16LC-85 Final Thoughts

"Great picture and sound."

Much better then other same style Light Weight Camcorder. This unit is awesome and the price is great. Really like the clarity of the picture. Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! I did exactly what the ad said.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. 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)

7. 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)
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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)

8. Camcorder Digital Video YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degre...

User Ratings: 75 7

NESENNI N604S First Impressions

"Does decent in low light."

Overall, decent product for this price. I am so glad I chose this particular unit! I really like the features of the camera. It’s really time to buy this NESENNI N604S. The price Also made this a great deal.

  • Camcorder Digital Video YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation LCD 16X Digital Zoom Camcorder with 2 Batteries
  • 【Webcam Video Camera for Yotube】: This digital camcorder is useful to take the beauty photos and share it in your Youtube.The video camera can be used as webcam when the camera connect the computer.Please operate the camera button to choose the “PC CAM” mode.When the “AMCAP ” window is opened,from which shooting object through the camera will be showed on this window.You can have a video call with your families or friends.Please download the software “AMCAP ” before use the webcam function.
  • 【Pause Function】:This video camera supports Pause function,so you can pause the recording when you need,then continue recording again without starting a new one, which makes it easier for you to edit and upload the videos.This video camera included a USB cable,you can connect it directly to the computer to upload videos.This video camera included a AV cable,you can connect it directly to the TV to playback the videos.
  • 【Recording While Charging】:The camcorder come with two 1500 mAh NP-FV5 batteries.It allows you to keep recording around 60 to 90 minutes when it's fully charged.For the first time use need to charge more than 8 hours.The camcorder support the recording while charging,good to record long videos anytime.
  • 【Multifunction Camcorder】: 1080P(15fps) Video Resolution,24M(6000x4500) Image Resolution,image format (JPEG),video format(AVI),16X digital zoom,camcorder with fill light,3.0 inch LCD and supports 270°rotation,Anti-shake,Face Capture,Beauty Function,Self-timer and Webcam function,Pause function,USB 2.0,TV Output,Setting Date and Time.
  • 【Small and Compact Camcorder】:The camcorder supports SD/SDHC card up to 32GB (not included), just remember to format the SD card before use the camcorder first time.The camcorder support the tripod(not included) connection and the hole is standard size.The customer service will provided solution within 24 hours.Please contact us if you have any questions,we will try our best to help you solve the issue.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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NESENNI N604S Final Thoughts

"Hardware attachment is OK."

I do wish there was a time & date stamp. Now I'm off to charge the battery! For this price, the NESENNI N604S is awesome. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode.

Overall Score
4.4


(138 Points)

9. Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder kimire HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch ...

User Ratings: 88 3

kimire 604S First Impressions

"It suits me perfectly."

The kimire 604S is my favorite. It’s really time to buy this kimire 604S. So many aspects about this camera. It has an camera and it does video. For this, we purchased this kimire 604S.

  • Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder kimire HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation LCD 16X Digital Zoom Camcorder with 2 Batteries
  • [Webcam Video Camera] This digital camcorder is a good choice to take beautiful photos and share them on your social media. You can also use it as a webcam when the camera connects the computer. Please download the "AMCAP" on your computer first and then choose the “PC CAM” mode when connecting the camera to your computer. When everything is ready, what the camera is shooting will be shown on the "AMCAP" window. You can use this function to have a video chat with your families or friends.
  • [Multifunctional Camera] This camcorder can support 1080P(15fps) Resolution AVI format Video and 24M(6000x4500) Resolution JEPG format Image. It supports 16X digital zoom, fill light, 3.0 inch 270°rotation LCD screen, Anti-shake, Face Capture, Beauty Function, Self-timer and Webcam function, Pause function, USB 2.0, TV Output, Date and Time Setting.
  • [Pause Function & Charging] This video camera supports Pause function, you can pause and continue the recording at your wish. This video camera comes with a 2 in 1 8Pin mini USB charging and AV audio cable. You can find a charging port beside the inner buttons and connect the cable to charge the camera. And you can use the AV cable to connect the TV and playback your videos and photos on the TV.
  • [Recording While Charging] The camcorder comes with two 1500 mAh NP-FV5 batteries. One full battery can support 60-90 minutes recording( Note: The battery needs to be charged more than 8 hours for the first time use). If you need a long time recording, this camera can also support record while charging, you can connect the camera to the power source and don't need to worry the batteries run out.
  • [Lightweight and Decent Camera] The camcorder is lightweight and easy to carry around. It supports SD/SDHC memory card up to 32GB (Note: the SD card is not included and please format the SD card before the first time use). The camcorder supports the standard tripod and external LED light( Note: The tripod is not included). Please contact us on Amazon if you have any questions, we will offer you answer your question and give a solution within 24 hours.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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kimire 604S Final Thoughts

"I really appreciate that."

Good camera for what I’m using it for. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. Seems well made, as expected for the price. So many aspects about this camera. This is a gift for my brother's birthday.

Overall Score
4.7


(100 Points)

10. 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)
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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)

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