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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FOCUSHD
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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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lilliput 5D-ii/O/P
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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)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Light Weight Camcorders

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. 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)

7. Insta360 ONE R 360 Degree Action Camera 5.7K Dual Lens Sports Video Adaptive Stabilization Waterproo...

User Ratings: 65 11

insta360 First Impressions

"We are so happy to have it."

This is designed to be simple and easy to use. This unit is awesome and the price is great. Functions are straightforward. The videos and pictures are both very clear. He was pretty happy about the microphone.

  • Insta360 ONE R 360 Degree Action Camera 5.7K Dual Lens Sports Video Adaptive Stabilization Waterproof Voice Control (360 Edition)
  • 【SUPER 5.7K】 All pixels are not created equal. The Dual-Lens 360 Mod raises the bar with Super 5.7K resolution, leveraging H.265 encoding, advanced image processing and an AI-powered finishing algorithm to preserve detail and make your footage pop.
  • 【FlowState Stabilization】 FlowState achieves gimbal-like stabilization without the gimbal. Thanks to a new scene-detection algorithm, your footage stays clear and steady even in low light.
  • 【Invisible Selfie Stick】 ONE R's Invisible Selfie Stick feature lets you capture easy aerial angles and unique third-person perspectives with a flick of the wrist while using the Dual-Lens 360 Mod.
  • 【Super 5.7K】 All pixels are not created equal. The Dual-Lens 360 Mod raises the bar with Super 5.7K resolution, leveraging H.265 encoding, advanced image processing and an AI-powered finishing algorithm to preserve detail and make your footage pop.
  • 【Package List】360 Edition includes 1x Dual-Lens 360 Mod, 1x Core, 1x Battery Base, 1x Lens Cap and 1x Mounting Bracket.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The insta360
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insta360 Final Thoughts

"Very well presented."

The quality is great considering the price. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. The insta360 is very compact. Indoors it performed quite well. And it’s so easy to carry around.

Overall Score
4.2


(819 Points)

8. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with ECMGZ1M microphone and GPVPT1 Grip & Tri...

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony First Impressions

"This Sony is great."

I like The light weight small size. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. But not an awful lot better. This is a fantastic camera for the price. The mic isn't great, but it'll work.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with ECMGZ1M microphone and GPVPT1 Grip & Tripod for Camcorders (Black)
  • 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
  • Shooting grip with built in tripod
  • Designed for a comfortable fit
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Actually really good."

Every detail is well designed. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. I haven’t had one in so long. I really like the features of the camera. Works and looks much better than expected.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

9. ORDRO HDR-AC3 Video Camera Ultra HD 4k Camcorder with Microphone,1080P 60fps, Digital Zoom, 3.1" IPS...

ORDRO -AC3- First Impressions

"Quite easy to follow."

More noticeable on the night vision set up. Really great camera and easy to use. I do wish there was a time & date stamp. Well packed and worth the money. The quality is great considering the price.

  • ORDRO HDR-AC3 Video Camera Ultra HD 4k Camcorder with Microphone,1080P 60fps, Digital Zoom, 3.1" IPS, Wi-Fi Camera Recorder with Infrared Night Vision, Wide Angle Lens and 2 Batteries
  • 4K Video Camera: The high-resolution sensor AC3 camera is equipped with a 13,000-megapixel full-HD SONY CMOS image sensor that captures your memory in 4K resolution.
  • Digital Zoom: Equipped with an advanced zoom lens and 30x digital zoom that provides you a more sensitive and smooth zoom experience for stable and smooth zooming of subjects. Let you capture your favorite images more easily in various sports events.
  • 4k camcorder with microphone: External high-performance microphone, heart-shaped pickup can be charged with an external shotgun to interview the video microphone to improve the recording quality. Effectively shielding electromagnetic interference.
  • Infrared Night Vision/High-definition touchscreen: features a 3.1" capacitive touch screen LCD that is clearly visible even in outdoor sunlight, with rich, natural color reproduction.Ensure clear images in low light conditions and at night.
  • In The Box: Rechargeable Battery (NP120), Wide Angle Lens, Microphone, lens hood, lens cap, HDMI/USB cable, Charger,Stabilizer, Remote control
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ORDRO -AC3-
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ORDRO -AC3- Final Thoughts

"I can accept it."

This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. I haven’t had one in so long. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. There are not any fancy professional features. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. 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)

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