Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Outside Camcorders

1. Panasonic HC-X1000 1080p 4K Ultra High Definition Camcorder

User Ratings: 48 11

Panasonic HC-X1000-K First Impressions

"It is worth its price."

This Panasonic HC-X1000-K works great for me. For this, we purchased this Panasonic HC-X1000-K. It is inexpensive Outside Camcorder. Video was taken when I got it. This is designed to be simple and easy to use.

  • Panasonic HC-X1000 1080p 4K Ultra High Definition Camcorder
  • This version is originally intended for sale outside the USA
  • Leica Dicomar 20x Optical Zoom Lens Switchable between NTSC and PAL
  • Individual Focus, Zoom & Iris Lens Rings Power O.I.S, & Hybrid O.I.S.
  • 0.45" EVF / 3.5" LCD Touch Screen Records MP4, MOV, AVCHD to SDXC Cards
  • Simultaneous/Relay/Background Recording Wi-Fi / NFC Connectivity
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic HC-X1000-K
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Panasonic HC-X1000-K Final Thoughts

"Pictures are also good."

Now I'm off to charge the battery! For this price, the Panasonic HC-X1000-K is awesome. For this, we purchased this Panasonic HC-X1000-K. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. This little camera meets all those needs!

Overall Score
4.0


(11 Points)

2. Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

User Ratings: 60 10

Canon 9176B001 First Impressions

"Great value for the price."

Recording effect is very good! Over all, good quality for the price. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. The phone/camera mount piece works great. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder.

  • Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor.
  • 57x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer helps provide outstanding, steady video.
  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and helps provide exceptional imaging performance.
  • Record Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card.
  • 1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for high quality capture of moving subjects.
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 9176B001
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Canon 9176B001 Final Thoughts

"The video quality is great."

Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! Every detail is well designed. It did come with a memory card on top of it. For this, we purchased this Canon 9176B001. I love the audio options.

Overall Score
4.1


(368 Points)

3. 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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ACTITOP
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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)

4. Sony PXW-X70 4K Upgrade License

User Ratings: 56

Sony CBKZ-X70FX First Impressions

"I like that!"

Well packed and worth the money. An additional battery is included as backup. Really great camera and easy to use. It has a microphone so the sound is better. Now I'm off to charge the battery!

  • Sony PXW-X70 4K Upgrade License
  • For Sony PXW-X70 camcorder
  • License to add 4K recording capability
  • 3840x2160 in 30p/25p/24p XAVC-L
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony CBKZ-X70FX
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Sony CBKZ-X70FX Final Thoughts

"An amazing device."

The material of the Sony CBKZ-X70FX seems really good. So know your needs and pick the right Outside Camcorder. The quality is great considering the price. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. We travel out after I receive this Sony CBKZ-X70FX.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

5. Bell & Howell DV30HD 1080p HD Video Camera Camcorder (Black) + Case, Tripod, 16GB Memory Card, Card ...

XPIX 872589 First Impressions

"Yes I like."

The mic isn't great, but it'll work. The image stabilizer works very well. The XPIX 872589 is my favorite. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. The price Also made this a great deal.

  • Bell & Howell DV30HD 1080p HD Video Camera Camcorder (Black) + Case, Tripod, 16GB Memory Card, Card Reader & Cleaning Accessories
  • GREAT PRICE - The Bell & Howell DV30HD Video Camera Camcorder provides excellent value for its price and is fitting for beginners, teens, and young students.
  • SHARP STILL IMAGES - The DV30HD has a built-in 20.0-megapixel digital camera for shooting sharp, crisp, and vivid still images.
  • MOVIES IN STUNNING DETAIL - Featuring 1920 x 1080 full HD recording, the DV30HD produces high-quality videos that are ready for playback on your HDTV.
  • SHOOT FROM A DISTANCE - With 8x digital zoom, you can capture awesome videos and stills even from a distance.
  • SUPERB VALUE - Photo Savings Accessory Bundle includes a lightweight tripod to keep the camcorder steady, a camcorder case for protection, 16GB memory card, cleaning accessories, and more.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The XPIX 872589
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XPIX 872589 Final Thoughts

"Awesome bundle."

It is more for show than for use. Much better then other same style Outside Camcorder. I haven’t had one in so long. I really like the features of the camera. The phone/camera mount piece works great.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. DXG USA DXG-V567VR HD 720p High-Definition Mini Camcorder Value Pack (Red) (Discontinued by Manufact...

DXG USA DXG-V567VR HD First Impressions

"It is top quality."

I haven’t had one in so long. I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. So many aspects about this camera. Using it for filming kids sports. Not that many left on the inexpensive end.

  • DXG USA DXG-V567VR HD 720p High-Definition Mini Camcorder Value Pack (Red) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • 720p high-definition video
  • Built-in USB plug
  • High-resolution LCD screen
  • Includes 2 GB Secure Digital Card?, portable tripod, 4 AAA rechargeable batteries, charger, cable & software
  • color: Red
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DXG USA DXG-V567VR HD
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DXG USA DXG-V567VR HD Final Thoughts

"Perfect!"

This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. I love it and definitely recommend to others. I am still learning how to use it. Overall, decent product for this price. The clarity of the video was amazing.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

7. DJI OSMO Action with Spare Battery

User Ratings: 70 9

DJI First Impressions

"Overall, I really like it!"

I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. LCD display could be better. I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. For this, we purchased this DJI . It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky.

  • DJI OSMO Action with Spare Battery
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DJI Final Thoughts

"It is top quality."

This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! I had no problems at all with setup at all. This is a fantastic camera for the price. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. So many aspects about this camera.

Overall Score
4.3


(773 Points)

8. Panasonic PV-L501 VHS-C Camcorder (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

User Ratings: 50

Panasonic PVL501 First Impressions

"Please see the photos."

I really like the features of the camera. I haven’t had one in so long. Works and looks much better than expected. However I am glad I did purchase! The quality is great considering the price.

  • Panasonic PV-L501 VHS-C Camcorder (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • VHS-C camcorder
  • 20x optical and 150x digital zoom with digital image stabilization
  • 2.5 inch color LCD moniter and EVF
  • Autolight for low-light shooting situations
  • Integrated motion sensor
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic PVL501
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Panasonic PVL501 Final Thoughts

"Materials feel premium."

Very compact that it fits in my purse! Wow this was such a great purchase! Well packed and worth the money. I like The light weight small size. This thing does everything it says it does.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

9. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) & Sony NP-FV70A V-Series Rechargeable Digital...

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony First Impressions

"The hole is so tiny."

I had no problems at all with setup at all. It’s really time to buy this Sony . Now I'm off to charge the battery! It is inexpensive Outside Camcorder. Able to get a great cinematic look.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) & Sony NP-FV70A V-Series Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery Pack, Black & Sony BCTRV Travel Charger -Black
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • Capacity Indicationer on Package: 1900mAh (13.8Wh)
  • Compact battery charger
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"I advise you!"

This is an amazing camera, it really is. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! Wow this was such a great purchase! Very easy to hold in one hand.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

10. Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 16X Digital...

User Ratings: 85 7

HAOHUNT NN604S First Impressions

"Totally unusable."

Overall this Outside Camcorder is a great buy. This unit is awesome and the price is great. In my opinion, the price you got is very low. Used this multiple times for church lectures. Really like the clarity of the picture.

  • Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 16X Digital Zoom 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation LCD 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.
  • 【Portable 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. 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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HAOHUNT NN604S
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HAOHUNT NN604S Final Thoughts

"Perfect!"

I like The light weight small size. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. We are very pleased with this product. We travel out after I receive this HAOHUNT NN604S. Wow this was such a great purchase!

Overall Score
4.6


(136 Points)

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