Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Minolta Camcorders

1. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Minolta MN50HD-BL
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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)

2. SONY FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder Black Bundle Kit with Lowepro Camera Bag + Green Extrem...

User Ratings: 73

Sony FDR-AX53 First Impressions

"Actually really good."

Very crystal clear picture and sounds. The Sony FDR-AX53 is my favorite. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. For this price, the Sony FDR-AX53 is awesome. What you get is quite a lot, really.

  • SONY FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder Black Bundle Kit with Lowepro Camera Bag + Green Extreme Extra Battery + ProOptic Cleaning Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: Sony FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder | Lowepro Camera Bag | Green Extreme Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70) | SONY Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70) | AC Adapter | Power Cord | HDMI (micro) Cable | Micro USB Cable | Operating Guide | ProOptic Cleaning Kit
  • KEY FEATURES: 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) recording | 1/2.5 type (0.28 in) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor | Image Stabilization - Balanced Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis Intelligent Active Mode | ZEISS 1.06 inch Wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens | 20x Optical Zoom with 30x/40x (4K/HD) Clear Image Zoom | Digital Zoom up to 250x | Extra Fine Touch LCD Screen Type 3.0-inch (7.5cm) | Effective Pixels (Video): Approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9) | Effective Pixels (Still Image): Approx. 8.29 MP
  • Auto Backlight Compensation | AGC Limit |Face Detection | Smile Shutter | Cinematone | NIGHTSHOT | Golf Shot | Intelligent Auto | Red-Eye Reduction | Smooth Slow Rec | Fader Effects | Built-in 5.1ch Zoom Microphone | Voice Cancelling | Auto Wind Noise Reduction | Monaural Speaker | Wi-Fi Capable | NFC One-touch sharing | Time-Lapse Capture Yes (Shooting Interval (1/2/5/10/30/60 sec).
  • Aperture F 2.0-3.8 | Focal Distance f=4.4-88 mm | Filter Diameter 2.17 inch (55 mm) | Focal Length (1.38 in) VIDEO: f=26.8-536.0mm (16:9), STILL IMAGE: f=1 1/16-21 1/8 inch (16:9), f=1 5/16-25 7/8 inch (4:3), f=26.8-536.0mm (16:9), f=32.8-656.0mm (4:3) | Min. Focus Distance Approx. 13/32 inch [1cm] (Wide), Approx. 31 1/2 inch [80cm] (Tele).
  • WARRANTY: SONY Authorized Reseller. Includes a Sony 1 Year Limited Warranty on Parts; 90 Day Limited Warranty on Labor.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony FDR-AX53
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Sony FDR-AX53 Final Thoughts

"Quite easy to follow."

Really great camera and easy to use. What you get is quite a lot, really. It’s really time to buy this Sony FDR-AX53. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. Every detail is well designed.

Overall Score
4.7


(4 Points)

3. Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder 16GB (International Model)

eBasket HC-X1000 K1 First Impressions

"It is top quality."

I got these for my husband for Xmas. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! The camcorder is nice and compact. There are not any fancy professional features. I am so glad I chose this particular unit!

  • Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder 16GB (International Model)
  • 4K DCI & UHD Video/ 8.8MP Stills
  • 1/2.3" MOS Sensor
  • 2 x Venus Image Processing Engines
  • Leica Dicomar 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Individual Focus, Zoom & Iris Lens Rings
  • Editor's Impressions Of The eBasket HC-X1000 K1
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eBasket HC-X1000 K1 Final Thoughts

"It’s a good buy."

I really appreciate with the extra battery. So far I am happy with this purchase. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. Functions are straightforward. Used this multiple times for church lectures.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 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. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (12mm Narrow, Night)

Contour First Impressions

"Very good value as well!"

But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. The image quality is amazing. Well packed and worth the money. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. I do wish there was a time & date stamp.

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (12mm Narrow, Night)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
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Contour Final Thoughts

"Very good value as well!"

Formatting the SD card was easy. The camcorder is nice and compact. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. Works and looks much better than expected. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (2.8mm Wide, Day)

Contour First Impressions

"Thought they worked great!"

Overall this Minolta Camcorder is a great buy. We travel out after I receive this Contour . Using it for filming kids sports. We travel out after I receive this Contour . It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant.

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (2.8mm Wide, Day)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
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Contour Final Thoughts

"Overall very satisfied."

Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. Well packed and worth the money. Very compact that it fits in my purse! I like The light weight small size. Good quality without damage at night.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. Video Camera 4K Camcorder IR Night Vision Camera Recorder 3.1’’ IPS Touch Screen Digital WiFi Ca...

User Ratings: 34

ORDRO 4K+MIC First Impressions

"An amazing device."

I love the audio options. So many aspects about this camera. It is more for show than for use. Really like the clarity of the picture. Not that many left on the inexpensive end.

  • Video Camera 4K Camcorder IR Night Vision Camera Recorder 3.1’’ IPS Touch Screen Digital WiFi Camcorders with Microphone
  • Ultra HD 4K Video Camera Camcorder: With 4K ultra HD resolution, ORDRO HDR-AC3 can perform extremely high quality image and capture wonderful moment. With 3.1 inches IPS touch panel, this camcorder can perform the higher quality and vivid images and videos. Support Wi-Fi connection: Video and photo can be controlled and shared by downloading APP (LzxViewer) on smart phone (support for Android or IOS system). Wi-Fi is not to connect to your router.
  • Video Camera AC3 with Sony IMX258 CMOS Sensor: IMX258 is 13M sensor, the maximum pixels is 24M by interpolation, and it adopts Exmor RS technology. With the high-sensitivity sensor, it can sense the surrounding environment and delicately handle complex light. With fast image capture rate and image processing capability, it can enhance image clarity to perform more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality. (Tips: Please keep the video camera steady when recording).
  • ORDRO CM520 External Microphone is Mount on the Camcorder Hot Shoe: With the exclusive hot shoe design, it can support to attach an external microphone or LED light. The microphone can accurately pick up the sound, eliminate the noise and NCR noise reduction during recording, bringing you purer sound quality. (Tips: Please use the mic adapter to connect external microphone with camcorder.
  • 4K Camcorder with IR Night Vision: The HDR-AC3 camcorder has an IR infrared night vision light that can take clear video and photos even when there is no light at night. You can use it to capture the smile of your lovely daughter sleeping. And it also can be used to observe animals at night, shoot in the wild in the evening and so on. The image in infrared night vision mode is black and white. Press the "IR" button the enable the camera night vision function. Note: Effective distance <16 ft.
  • Wi-Fi Connection and Remote Control: Video and photo can be controlled and shared by downloading APP (LzxViewer) on smart phone (support for Android or IOS system, less than 9.8 feets). Comes with a remote control that can be used to control the camcorder to take photos and videos from a distance, less than 16 feets. Tips: When using the remote control, please remove the plastic sheet at the bottom.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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ORDRO 4K+MIC Final Thoughts

"It was a hit!"

It's the small things that count. It is also great as a gift for kids. I like The light weight small size. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! So many features, streamlined everything.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

8. Ikan Corporation ELE-BMC-HDL Video Camera (Black)

Ikan ELE-BMC-HDL First Impressions

"Clear and work fast."

Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! Good camera for what I’m using it for. I like The light weight small size. So many features, streamlined everything. There is a zoom feature on the Ikan ELE-BMC-HDL.

  • Ikan Corporation ELE-BMC-HDL Video Camera (Black)
  • Non-slip Grip Handle
  • Handle Rotates 360 with Rosette System
  • Short Riser Provides Clearance Between Handle and Rig
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Ikan ELE-BMC-HDL Final Thoughts

"Exceeded expectations."

Well packed and worth the money. The lanyard has been amazing. Really like the clarity of the picture. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! He was pretty happy about the microphone.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Panasonic AG-UX90 4K/HD Professional Camcorder with Dual Auxiliary Lens Bundle & eDig Maintenance it...

Pro Camcorders UX90PJ First Impressions

"It is worth its price."

We travel out after I receive this Pro Camcorders UX90PJ. The camcorder is nice and compact. Well packed and worth the money. I got these for my husband for Xmas. It is more for show than for use.

  • Panasonic AG-UX90 4K/HD Professional Camcorder with Dual Auxiliary Lens Bundle & eDig Maintenance it
  • Panasonic AG-UX90 4K PAL Camcorder Bundle
  • 1.0" Type CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 29.97/23.98/FHD 59.94p/29.97p/23.98p
  • FHD Variable Frame Rate Up to 60 FPS
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Pro Camcorders UX90PJ Final Thoughts

"The box looks good."

I had no problems at all with setup at all. Works and looks much better than expected. I really appreciate with the extra battery. For this price, the Pro Camcorders UX90PJ is awesome. I've tried many brands & models.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

10. Digital Camera YouTube Vlogging Camera HD 1080P 24MP Video Camcorder 16X Digital Zoom with Wide Angl...

User Ratings: 75 7

Welcam First Impressions

"Back to this camcorder."

The price Also made this a great deal. Great Minolta Camcorder for me. The videos and pictures are both very clear. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. For this price, the Welcam is awesome.

  • Digital Camera YouTube Vlogging Camera HD 1080P 24MP Video Camcorder 16X Digital Zoom with Wide Angle Lens, WiFi, Pause Function, Face Detection, 3’’ IPS Screen, 32GB SD Card, 2xBattery
  • [Vlogging Camera with Flip Screen]: This digital vlog camera has a 3.0 inch IPS screen with 180 degree rotation, allows you to see yourself while taking selfie and recording. It takes photos with 24.0MP image resolution and videos with 1920X1080/30FPS video resolution. Its lightweight and compact pocket size design makes it easy to take around everywhere.
  • [16x Digital Zoom with Wide Angle Lens & Macro Lens]: This digital vlogging camera comes with an ultra wide angle lens(with macro lens). It can widen the viewing angle up to 118 degree for a wider range of of scenery.The macro lens allows you to take close-up photography with clear details such as water droplets, flowers and insects etc.
  • [ Digital Camera with WiFi Connection]: This WiFi digital camera supports to take pictures and shoot videos through your smartphone. It will turn your smartphone or tablet into a real-time remote to control the camcorder (Effective range: 32.8 ft). Need to download APP from the App store or through the QR code(see it in the User Manual), support Android and IOS system.(APP for IOS system: YKJ ; APP for Android system: N4KDigitalVideo)
  • [ YouTube Camera Camcorder]: This video camera supports picture video mode. It can take clear pictures as well as videos. It also functions as a webcam. The hot shoe interface supports external microphone and LED light. It can be attached on standard size tripod. Perfect for live streaming and vlogs taking.
  • [Two Batteries & LED fill light]: This youtube camera comes with two 1500mAh 3.7V rechargeable batteries and supports charging while recording. No worry about running out of power and missing the important moment.The built-in flashlight enables to take beautiful pictures in low light conditions. Easy to operate and supports face detection, smile capture, beauty face, loop recording, pause function, continuous shooting, image stabilization, date stamp, auto power-off, HD output.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Welcam Final Thoughts

"Pictures are also good."

It is more for show than for use. It has a microphone so the sound is better. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. He was pretty happy about the microphone. Super easy to load onto my laptop also.

Overall Score
4.3


(77 Points)

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