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. Rear View Safety RVS-MV1 Video Camera (Black/White)

Rear View Safety RVS-MV1 First Impressions

"Well packaged."

Good quality without damage at night. Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! The whole family enjoyed this purchase. I used to just take videos on my phone. This thing does everything it says it does.

  • Rear View Safety RVS-MV1 Video Camera (Black/White)
  • COMPACT DESIGN - This Backup Camera from Rear View Safety features a compact but rugged design. Made to fit flush against your vehicle, it is nearly invisible when installed and looks at home on vehicles of any size.
  • ULTRA WIDE VIEWING ANGLE - This backup camera from Rear View Safety boasts a 150° viewing angle, to make sure that you can see more than just directly behind your vehicle.
  • GREAT NIGHT VISION - This camera is designed to give you excellent, clear picture no matter the time of day or night.
  • COMPLETELY WATERPROOF - With an IP68 rating, this camera is completely waterproof and ready to brave the elements.
  • 1 YEAR WARRANTY - Rear View Safety backs their systems up with a full 1 year warranty, and are known in the industry for their excellent service.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Rear View Safety RVS-MV1
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Rear View Safety RVS-MV1 Final Thoughts

"Great picture and sound."

Functions are straightforward. Really great camera and easy to use. LCD display could be better. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

3. BOBLOV P100 1296P Body Mounted Camera 8-9hrs Recording Wearable Video Recorder Manually Night Vision...

BOBLOV First Impressions

"So fun!"

It is more for show than for use. The image quality is amazing. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough. An additional battery is included as backup. There are not any fancy professional features.

  • BOBLOV P100 1296P Body Mounted Camera 8-9hrs Recording Wearable Video Recorder Manually Night Vision for Law Enforcement (64G)
  • [Portable 1296P Police Body Worn Camera]❤ Built-in 2 Inch LCD display and ONE-BUTTON operation feature
  • [8-9hours Recording Time]❤ 2800mAh rechargeable battery gives 8-9 hours working time (1080p, screen off) and takes about 3 hours Charging time .
  • [User Friendly Operation Interface] ❤ Redesigned operation interface makes it easier to get started.Housing with frosted rubber, provide better grip feel and protective performance.
  • [140° ultra wide angle&File Protection]❤ With the 140° ultra wide angle, it can capture much more information for the critical scene near by. And has file protection and manually night vision.
  • [After service warrantty]❤ This police body camera comes with one year device replacement and life time parts warranty, meanwhile, 24hours reply in any aftersale channel. No need to worry any after-sale issue.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BOBLOV
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BOBLOV Final Thoughts

"It's very compact to carry."

It is more for show than for use. I really appreciate with the extra battery. Very compact that it fits in my purse! This little camera meets all those needs! I really appreciate with the extra battery.

Overall Score
5.0


(9 Points)

4. JVC GY-HM710U ProHD COMPACT SHOULDER SOLID STATE CAMCORDER W/14X CANON LENS (Discontinued by Manufac...

JVC GY-HM710U First Impressions

"Actually really good."

That is not the case with the JVC GY-HM710U. The JVC GY-HM710U is very compact. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. For this, we purchased this JVC GY-HM710U. Not that many left on the inexpensive end.

  • JVC GY-HM710U ProHD COMPACT SHOULDER SOLID STATE CAMCORDER W/14X CANON LENS (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • The GY-HM710 utilizes three precisely aligned 1/3-inch progressive scan full HD CCDs-one each for red, green and blue primary color-and outputs full resolution in both 1080 interlace and progressive
  • Upgraded 35Mbps MPEG2 Encoder: Drawing on its long experience of developing dedicated encoders for the broadcasting industry, JVC has equipped the GY-HM710U with a powerful MPEG2 encoder capable of compressing full 1920 x 1080 HD video at up to 35 Mbps
  • Standard Definition Recording Capability: Responding to the needs of the industry, the GY-HM710U, in addition to its capability as an HD recorder, offers Standard Definition recording for maximum flexibility
  • High performance Canon HD lens: The GY-HM710U includes a detachable 14x Canon KT14x4.4KRSJ HD lens based on the superb optics found in more expensive HD lenses. Its superior MTF provides higher resolution than typical "stock" lenses
  • Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory card recording: The GY-HM710 records on widely available SDHC Class 6 or Class 10 memory cards, presently available in capacities up to 32GB
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JVC GY-HM710U
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JVC GY-HM710U Final Thoughts

"I like the JVC GY-HM710U."

I will definitely use it more often. Works and looks much better than expected. Its really worth every dollar I paid. We are very pleased with this product. The image stabilizer works very well.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. JVC GRDVP9 Digital Ultra Compact Camcorder

User Ratings: 50

JVC GR-DVP9US First Impressions

"The remote is great."

There is a zoom feature on the JVC GR-DVP9US. Using it for filming kids sports. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. I haven’t had one in so long.

  • JVC GRDVP9 Digital Ultra Compact Camcorder
  • MiniDV camcorder with 10x optical zoom
  • Image stabilization for smoother and steadier video
  • Color LCD screen with 200,000 Pixel Resolution
  • Comes with software for easy CD creation
  • USB PC Link
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JVC GR-DVP9US
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JVC GR-DVP9US Final Thoughts

"Very light and compact."

The price Also made this a great deal. I had no problems at all with setup at all. Very crystal clear picture and sounds. I really appreciate with the extra battery. For this, we purchased this JVC GR-DVP9US.

Overall Score
4.0


(4 Points)

6. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Pro Camcorders UX90PJ
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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)

7. 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)

8. Osmo OSMOPOCKET Pocket HD Video Camera

User Ratings: 76 4

DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01 First Impressions

"Actually really good."

The videos and pictures are both very clear. We travel out after I receive this DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. The camcorder is nice and compact. And the photo is acceptable also.

  • Osmo OSMOPOCKET Pocket HD Video Camera
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01
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DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01 Final Thoughts

"Thought they worked great!"

I love the audio options. Formatting the SD card was easy. Much better then other same style Outside Camcorder. What you get is quite a lot, really. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck.

Overall Score
4.6


(514 Points)

9. GoPro Hero 8 Black Action Camera + GoPro Dual Battery Charger + Battery (HERO8 Black) + Gopro Shorty...

GoPro hero8black First Impressions

"Everything was great!"

Able to get a great cinematic look. He was pretty happy about the microphone. Very compact that it fits in my purse! The best part is the real-time imagery. The mic isn't great, but it'll work.

  • GoPro Hero 8 Black Action Camera + GoPro Dual Battery Charger + Battery (HERO8 Black) + Gopro Shorty Tripod + Sandisk 32GB U3 Memory Card + Ritz Gear 5 Piece Cleaning Kit
  • Streamlined design - The reimagined shape is more pocketable, and folding fingers at the base let you swap mounts quickly. A new side door makes changing batteries even faster, and the lens is now 2x more impact resistant.
  • HERO8 Black Mods - Vloggers, pro filmmakers and aspiring creators can do more than ever imagined—with quick-loading accessories like flashes, microphones, LCD screens and more. Just add the optional Media Mod to up your capture game.
  • Time Warp 2. 0 - Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move through an activity. And now, Time Warp automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. You can even slow down the effect to real time—savoring interesting moments—and then tap to speed it back up.
  • Hyper Smooth 2. 0 - Smooth just got smoother. Now HERO8 Black has three levels of stabilization—On, High and Boost—so you can pick the best option for whatever you do. Get the widest views possible, or boost it up to the smoothest video ever offered in a HERO camera. Plus, Hyper Smooth works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon leveling.
  • Live Burst - Record the moments 1. 5 seconds before and after your shot, so you can choose the best single frame for the perfect photo—or an awesome shareable video.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro hero8black
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GoPro hero8black Final Thoughts

"This camera was a hit."

The camcorder is nice and compact. The lanyard has been amazing. More noticeable on the night vision set up. This unit is awesome and the price is great. The batteries come already charged.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

10. Power Vision PowerRay Wizard Underwater ROV Kit

PowerVision PRW10 First Impressions

"Uses it a lot."

Able to get a great cinematic look. I received the PowerVision PRW10 today. So many aspects about this camera. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. It's the small things that count.

  • Power Vision PowerRay Wizard Underwater ROV Kit
  • UPC: 852123007813
  • Weight: 16.000 lbs
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PowerVision PRW10
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PowerVision PRW10 Final Thoughts

"It functions as expected."

The image stabilizer works very well. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. There is a zoom feature on the PowerVision PRW10. Video was taken when I got it. The lanyard has been amazing.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

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