Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Mini Camcorders

1. Sony FDRAX53/B Mini Camcorder

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony FDRAX53/B First Impressions

"Worth what I paid."

Very easy to hold in one hand. I am so glad I chose this particular unit! It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant. If you are also an amateur photographer. However I am glad I did purchase!

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (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
  • 3.0" LCD (Touch panel), EVF, Wi-Fi/NFC, manual ring, night shot, 4K Time-lapse capture
  • Built-in Zoom Microphone. Minimum Focus Distance- approx. 13/32 Inch (Wide), approx. 31 1/2 Inch (Tele), approx. 1 cm (Wide), approx. 80 cm (Tele). Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image)- f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9) f=32.8-656.0 mm (4:3).Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Video)- f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9)2
  • In-the-box: Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70/NP-FV70A) (1); AC Adaptor (1); Power Cord (1); Operating Guide(1); HDMI(micro) Cable (1); micro USB Cable (1)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony FDRAX53/B
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Sony FDRAX53/B Final Thoughts

"And guess what!"

Picture quality is outstanding. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. He was pretty happy about the microphone. The clarity of the video was amazing. Seems well made, as expected for the price.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

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2. kimire 604S Mini Camcorder

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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The kimire 604S
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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)

3. Sony E12SNHRDCX405 Mini Camcorder

User Ratings: 60 8

Sony E12SNHRDCX405 First Impressions

"I thank you so much."

More noticeable on the night vision set up. This thing does everything it says it does. The lanyard has been amazing. Picks up good sound without the mic. The clarity of the video was amazing.

  • Sony HDR-CX405/B Full HD 60p Camcorder + 64GB Ultra MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card + NP-BX1 Battery Pack + Accessory Bundle
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER - Bundle Includes FULL SONY USA WARRANTY
  • Sony HDR-CX405/B Full HD 60p Camcorder (Black)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag for Cameras/Camcorders
  • 64GB Ultra MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card
  • NP-BX1 Battery Pack - Battery Charger for NP-BX1 - SLR Photo/Video Rechargeable LED Light - 12" Rubberized Spider Tripod - Memory Card Wallet - Card Reader - Mini Tripod - Screen Protectors - 3pc. Cleaning Kit - Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - High-Speed Micro HDMI to HDMI 6ft. Cable - LCD Lens Cleaning Pen
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony E12SNHRDCX405
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Sony E12SNHRDCX405 Final Thoughts

"Everything was great!"

Picture quality is outstanding. He was pretty happy about the microphone. I am still learning how to use it. The camcorder is nice and compact. There are not any fancy professional features.

Overall Score
4.2


(84 Points)

4. kimire Mini Camcorder

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 Mini 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 Mini 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)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Mini Camcorders

5. Canon 4332103229 Mini Camcorder

User Ratings: 75 2

Canon 4332103229 First Impressions

"Pretty good video camera."

It's the small things that count. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. The clarity of the video was amazing. This was well worth the money. The price Also made this a great deal.

  • Canon Vixia HF R800 HD Camcorder (Black) Deluxe Bundle W/Camcorder Case, 64 GB SD Card, 3 Pc. Filter Kit, LED Light Kit, and Xpix Cleaning Accessories
  • MP4 1080/60p recording to capture sharp and clear videos even of fast-moving subjects.
  • 57x Advanced Zoom for easy shooting from far distances.
  • SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization minimizes camera shake ensuring steady shooting throughout the zoom range.
  • Backlight correction in Highlight Priority Mode produces movies with lifelike colors and tones.
  • Records Full HD video directly to a removable SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card in MP4 format for easy playback on most devices.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 4332103229
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Canon 4332103229 Final Thoughts

"Cool little camera."

Over all, good quality for the price. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. Very easy to hold in one hand. And the photo is acceptable also. That is not the case with the Canon 4332103229.

Overall Score
4.6


(50 Points)

6. Canon Video 1879B001 Mini Camcorder

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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Video 1879B001
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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)

7. SUNLEO gh-fgh Mini Camcorder

SUNLEO gh-fgh First Impressions

"No big deal though."

So many features, streamlined everything. Great Mini Camcorder and meets my needs. Good camera for what I’m using it for. First off this was an open box purchase. What you get is quite a lot, really.

  • Digital Camera vlogging Camera for YouTube with Flip Screen 2.7K UHD 30.0MP 3.0 Inch Flip Screen 16X Digital Zoom Point and Shoot Camera
  • Multi-function Vlogging camera for Youtube: This multi-function video camera supports motion detection, loop recording, pause fuction, mute recording, self-timer, continuous shooting, time-lapse, DISP (light on/off screen display interface), and automatic shut off. The digital cameras best buys also has a flash, built-in microphone and speaker. An external UV lens, wide-angle lens or teleconverter are supported (These lenes are sold separately).
  • Record While Charging : The digital camera supports recording while charging so you can record videos without worrying about running out of power and miss important shots. This mini camera supports HDMI output and can be connected to the TV so you can share your videos with family and friends. You can also connect the vlogging camera to your computer via USB cable so you can share your videos on Facebook, YouTube, etc., so more people can enjoy every moment you capture.
  • 2.7K Digital Camera: The camera with flip screen shoots 30MP resolution JPEG format images and records 2.7K / 30FPS resolution MOV format video. The vlogging camera is equipped with 16x digital zoom, a 3-inch ultra-clear screen supports 180-degree flip, great for vloggers.
  • Pause Function and Mute Recording: The digital camera supports the recording pause function. You can press the "Pause" button at any time, allowing you to continue recording in the same file without having to restart the new one. In addition, the mute recording function can create more with this camera without interference.
  • Portability: The cheap camera is small, lightweight, portable, and supports up to 128GB expandable micro SD card (not included in the package). The compact cameras come with a rechargeable battery that can be used for 2-3 hours on a full charge. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.free to contact us.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SUNLEO gh-fgh
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SUNLEO gh-fgh Final Thoughts

"Good camera for the price."

I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. What you get is quite a lot, really. The batteries come already charged. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. Its really worth every dollar I paid.

Overall Score
5.0


(32 Points)

8. SEREE Mini Camcorder

User Ratings: 85

SEREE First Impressions

"I advise you!"

The price Also made this a great deal. The SEREE is small and lightweight. Works and looks much better than expected. I love it and definitely recommend to others. It’s really time to buy this SEREE .

  • Camcorder Full HD 1080p 30fps Video Camera Support Shotgun Microphone WiFi Camera 3" Touch Screen 16x Digital Zoom
  • This video camera supports detachable shotgun mic. When WiFi is enabled, you can use Android/IOS app to control it and view the picture on your smart phone. It has built-in double LED lights, so you will have a good quality in the dark with minimal graininess. It has standard hole to fix this camera on tripod. It's suitable for personal videotaping or a small video projects.
  • The camera recorder has good internal mic. It can also use external mic by using standard hot shoe mount and standard mic jack with 3.5mm. This camera's hot shoe can also be used to mount other kinds of accessories. If you want to do family videos, or just as a video hobbyist, it works prefect. The detachable mic is convenient and it is useful for vacations or behind the scene footage at events or parties. A mini wired mic is coming with the package.
  • This digital camcorder supports wifi as remoter controller. You can download the app to your IOS/android smart phone and connect to the camera via WiFi to control it or transfer video or pictures. You can easily make videos and share with your family and friends on social media. It also comes with a remote controller which is easy and simple to use. You can also access the recorded files when the app is connected to your camcorder.
  • This mini video camera can be used as web camera, so you can use it to make video call with your friends or families. The touch screen makes going through the menu a clear and easy operation. The screen rotates 270 degree, so you can make it to be a vlog camera or a selfie camera.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SEREE
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SEREE Final Thoughts

"Does decent in low light."

LCD display could be better. It has a microphone so the sound is better. For this price, the SEREE is awesome. What you get is quite a lot, really. I am still learning how to use it.

Overall Score
4.8


(9 Points)

9. Kenuo Mini Camcorder

User Ratings: 69

Kenuo First Impressions

"Great all round camera."

Formatting the SD card was easy. We are very pleased with this product. This was well worth the money. The best part is the real-time imagery. This was well worth the money.

  • Kenuo Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder with Rechargeable Microphone 1080P 26MP WiFi Vlogging Camera YouTube Digital Camera IPS Touch Screen Remote Control IR Night Vision, Wide Lens
  • ➤Full HD 1080P Video Camera with Rechargeable Microphone: This rechargeable external microphone, adopts X-Y stereo sound pickup technology, recording your sound clearly and smoothly , NCR noise reduction design can effectively reduce background noise and current sound. Whether you're recording a home video or a live social media, this microphone will give you a satisfying sound. The hot shoe interface can also be equipped with an external fill light (not included in the package)
  • ➤Ultra HD 1080P Camcorder with Multiple Functions: This camera has a powerful CMOS not only to record 1080P/30FPS video but also to capture 26MP still photos. 720P/60FPS will give you a better experience when recording fast moving objects. At the same time, the 3-inch HD screen gives you a better playback experience. When you turn the zoom lever to the far left, you can preview your videos and photos.
  • ➤Infrared Night Vision, Time-lapse Record and More Features Waiting for You: Infrared night vision allows you to get clear, bright black and white images with or without light. The time-lapse video function can record the process of changing things and compress it to play in a short time. You can record flowers in full bloom, sunrise. Sunset process. More features slow motion, timed photo, face detection, beauty, recording while charging and so on.
  • ➤Full HD 1080P Youtube Camera with Webcam for Live Stream and Video Call: This camcorder can record 1080P HD video, it comes with a mini USB cable to connect laptop directly for YouTube, Facebook, live Streaming. After connecting the computer, please choose "PC Camera" and your YouTube Instagram Livestream will automatically recognize the camera. Pause function allows you to pause the recording and continue with the same file without having to start a new one File, which makes it easier for you
  • ➤Full HD 1080P Vdieo Camcorder with Wifi and Wide-angle Lens: Please download and install the "YKJ" APP on your smartphone. You can use the app to control YOUR camcorder or upload your video to Youtube, Facebook, Twitter (wifi working range ≤ 9.8 feet). At the same time this camera comes with a wide-angle lens and a macro lens. We offers 30 days money back, 12-Month warranty and friendly after-sale service. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Kenuo
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Kenuo Final Thoughts

"Please see the photos."

That is not the case with the Kenuo . The image quality is amazing. The Kenuo is my favorite. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. Great Mini Camcorder and meets my needs.

Overall Score
4.4


(8 Points)

10. Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K Mini Camcorder

User Ratings: 45

Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K First Impressions

"Worth the price."

This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. So many features, streamlined everything. We travel out after I receive this Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K. However I am glad I did purchase! We are very pleased with this product.

  • Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera with EF Mount, External Camera Controls
  • 4.6K Super-35mm CMOS Sensor
  • 4608 x 2592 Video up to 60p
  • CinemaDNG and ProRes 444 & 422 Recording
  • Full Set of External Controls
  • Built in ND Filters
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K
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Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K Final Thoughts

"It’s a good buy."

Over all, good quality for the price. The material of the Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K seems really good. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. Functions are straightforward.

Overall Score
4.0


(8 Points)

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