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. Video Camera Camcorder,Touch Monitor Mini Compact YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 30F...

User Ratings: 69

GordVE First Impressions

"I advise you!"

It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant. I received the GordVE today. Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! Works and looks much better than expected. Very crystal clear picture and sounds.

  • Video Camera Camcorder,Touch Monitor Mini Compact YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 30FPS 48MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation Screen 18X Digital Zoom Camcorder (Golden)
  • 【Video Camera】This video camera max supports 2.7K(2704x1520),FHD(1080P),HD AVI Video Resolution, 48M JPEG Image Resolution. 3.0 inch 270 degree rotation TFT LCD screen,18X digital zoom (no optical zoom),built-in fill light, Anti-shaking, Face detect, Smile capture,Self-timer, Pause Function,Beauty function,internal Microphone and Speaker(record sound videos),USB 2.0,TV Output and so on(The camera is designed for Amateurs,not for Professional Users).
  • 【Touch Monitor and Supports Remote Control】The 3.0-inch Touch Monitor makes it easy to shoot, view and edit image.It supports remote control(not included) and camera tripod(not included),you can take photos and videos by yourself at home or outdoor.Support LED fill Light and Internal microphone,you can open the flash light according to scene needs, excellent performance in low light conditions,you can also adjust the ISO settings for darker environments.
  • 【Pause Function】This camcorder supports the pause function,a good idea for YouTube and Vlogging.You can continue the recording in the same File without restarting a new one.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 HDMI 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】This Video Camera contains a large capacity rechargeable lithium battery.One full-charged battery can be sustainably used for 90-150 minutes(Please charge the battery up to 8 hours the first time you use it).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.Built-in 32MB flash memory,expandable SD card/HCSD card to 128GB(Not included).
  • 【Perfect Gift】This camera is slim and compact,small size 110*51.66*32.08mm,only Weight 135g,easy to carry and use,record high-quality image and video, perfect to be a gift for family members, friends,parents and kids,record your especially happy moments and travel time, let you enjoy photos/videos anytime and save a beautiful memory anywhere.
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GordVE Final Thoughts

"Yes I like."

Super easy to read instructions too! I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough. Very compact that it fits in my purse! Super easy to read instructions too!

Overall Score
4.7


(7 Points)

3. Runcam Camera FPV Drone And Remote Control Camcorder, Orange

User Ratings: 66 10

RunCam RUNCAM2-OR First Impressions

"Small, stylish and refined."

Must be turned on and off manually. This is an amazing camera, it really is. Using it for filming kids sports. I love it and definitely recommend to others. It's the small things that count.

  • Runcam Camera FPV Drone And Remote Control Camcorder, Orange
  • High Definition [email protected] [email protected]
  • Low Latency 60ms under 1080p 40ms under 720p
  • Built-in Wi-Fi iOS App Android App
  • USB Power Port 5-17V 2-4S batteries
  • FPV Camera Removable lens hood Multifunctional bracket RF shielding
  • Editor's Impressions Of The RunCam RUNCAM2-OR
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RunCam RUNCAM2-OR Final Thoughts

"I like the RunCam RUNCAM2-OR."

Formatting the SD card was easy. It has a microphone so the sound is better. He was pretty happy about the microphone. Much better then other same style Outside Camcorder. Recording effect is very good!

Overall Score
4.2


(255 Points)

4. Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder kimire HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch ...

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)

5. Canon XA11 Compact Full HD Camcorder 2218C002 with 64GB Memory Card, Extra Battery and Charger, UV F...

User Ratings: 59

eDigitalUSA 2218C002 First Impressions

"Pretty good video camera."

It did come with a memory card on top of it. I really like the features of the camera. He was pretty happy about the microphone. Still, it's worth knowing about. The video it takes it pretty good.

  • Canon XA11 Compact Full HD Camcorder 2218C002 with 64GB Memory Card, Extra Battery and Charger, UV Filter, LED Light, Case and More. - Starter Bundle
  • QUALITY IMAGE: Native 1920 x 1080, 1/2.84" CMOS Sensor
  • 20x HD Zoom Lens
  • LATEST TECH: Canon Digic DV 4 Image Processor
  • Dynamic Image Stabilization
  • EASY CONTROLS: 3" OLED Touch Panel View Screen / Manual Camera Controls / VERSATILE: 2 x XLR with Manual/Auto Audio Levels / HDMI and Composite Output
  • Editor's Impressions Of The eDigitalUSA 2218C002
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eDigitalUSA 2218C002 Final Thoughts

"I didn't realize that."

Good camera for what I’m using it for. We travel out after I receive this eDigitalUSA 2218C002. The eDigitalUSA 2218C002 is small and lightweight. Much better then other same style Outside Camcorder. LCD display could be better.

Overall Score
4.3


(10 Points)

6. 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)

7. Aleta S2C 360 Camera Camcorder Standard Set (Without Batteries)+ 12V DC Adapter (US Version)

User Ratings: 49

Aleta Aleta S2C First Impressions

"Yes I like."

For this, we purchased this Aleta Aleta S2C. But not an awful lot better. It's the small things that count. The batteries come already charged. I got these for my husband for Xmas.

  • Aleta S2C 360 Camera Camcorder Standard Set (Without Batteries)+ 12V DC Adapter (US Version)
  • 【12K ultra high resolution 360 still photo, HDR: 7-shot exposure bracket. Best for 360 photography】1 click get one 12K, 66MP (11520 x 5760) high resolution 360 panoramic photo, real time in-camera optical stitching, 7-shot exposure bracket for HDR. Countdown function (2/5/10/20 second). 12K Burst (1 sec~60sec). 8K time-lapse video. 4 Shooting modes: DAY, NIGHT, Sport, Manual. AEB, Dynamic Object Removal.
  • 【OSC API support, Real time in-camera optical stitching, easy operation】One shot to get photo WITHOUT any post production. Direct output .jpg, .mp4 files. Recognize and stitching subject instantly. Ideal for Google Street View (OSC support), virtual tours: real estate, construction site, interior design, architecture, engineering, archaeology, 3D modeling (with Laser scanner), travel, VR/AR content, standalone 360 live streaming
  • 【9 axis function / Great low light photography】G sensor make photo shot in any angles and viewed it normally on Google map, Facebook. 5 lens make Aleta S2C take good photo under low light conditions
  • 【”AletaS2C viewer” app ,support iOS/Android】Real time viewer on “AletaS2C viewer app”. Manual EV, exposure, white Balance, contrast, color, sharpness, stitching adjustment. HDR mode one photo (up to 7 brackets), Customized nadir sticker
  • 【2 power modes: 18650 battery or 12V DC adapter】 a) By removable standard 3.7V 18650 rechargeable Li-ion battery x2 (DO NOT use any battery exceed 3400 mAh) ; or b) by an AC/CD power adapter, battery life is not an issue anymore
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aleta Aleta S2C
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Aleta Aleta S2C Final Thoughts

"It suits me perfectly."

Used this multiple times for church lectures. He was pretty happy about the microphone. I had no problems at all with setup at all. I like The light weight small size. There are not any fancy professional features.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 Points)

8. Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 Broadcast Camera for Live Production

Blackmagic Design CINSTUDMFT/HD/2 First Impressions

"It has a nice case as well."

Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Really great camera and easy to use. LCD display could be better. I had no problems at all with setup at all.

  • Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 Broadcast Camera for Live Production
  • DESIGNED FOR LIVE PRODUCTION - Now you can produce multiple camera live production in any location
  • REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN - Advanced technology in a compact, rugged design. Features a compact and durable magnesium alloy body that is packed with innovative technology, making it the most rugged, portable and advanced studio camera in the world
  • EASY ACCESS BUTTONS FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT SETTINGS - Quickly and easily access the most important controls using the built in row of buttons below the viewfinder
  • MICRO FOUR THIRDS LENS MOUNT - The Blackmagic Studio Camera features an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount that is compatible with an incredibly wide range of lenses and adapters
  • LARGE 10" FULL HD VIEWFINDER - The Blackmagic Studio Camera includes the world's largest viewfinder built in! The massive 10" high resolution screen has a super wide viewing angle and the large viewing area
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackmagic Design CINSTUDMFT/HD/2
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Blackmagic Design CINSTUDMFT/HD/2 Final Thoughts

"I noticed two problems."

I love it and definitely recommend to others. Formatting the SD card was easy. The price Also made this a great deal. Using it for filming kids sports. I do wish there was a time & date stamp.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

9. Panasonic 4K HC-X1000 20x Optical Zoom Camcorder - MPEG - 4 AVC and H.264 - CMOS (International Mode...

User Ratings: 72 5

Panasonic HC-X1000E First Impressions

"Love this camera!"

I am so glad I chose this particular unit! Able to get a great cinematic look. What you get is quite a lot, really. The best part is the real-time imagery. Great Outside Camcorder and meets my needs.

  • Panasonic 4K HC-X1000 20x Optical Zoom Camcorder - MPEG - 4 AVC and H.264 - CMOS (International Model)
  • 4K DCI & UHD Video/ 8.8MP Stills 1/2.3" MOS Sensor; 2 x Venus Processors
  • 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
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic HC-X1000E
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Panasonic HC-X1000E Final Thoughts

"It is worth its price."

Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. It has an camera and it does video. It has a microphone so the sound is better. It did come with a memory card on top of it.

Overall Score
4.5


(64 Points)

10. Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder with Carrying Case and Travel Charger

User Ratings: 69 7

Sony First Impressions

"Great value for the price."

Seems well made, as expected for the price. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! Overall it is a decent Outside Camcorder for the price. This is a gift for my brother's birthday. We are very pleased with this product.

  • Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder with Carrying Case and Travel Charger
  • Capture 4k/24p/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution
  • Zeiss lens w/ balanced optical steady shot image stabilization
  • Designed for Handycam camcorders, Cyber-shot cameras, and Alpha NEX cameras.
  • Stylish soft-sided case provides extra protection
  • Compact battery charger
  • Charging status indication lamp with 3-step LED
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Record our good life."

Super easy to read instructions too! It’s really time to buy this Sony . Not that many left on the inexpensive end. This is a gift for my brother's birthday. He was pretty happy about the microphone.

Overall Score
4.4


(173 Points)

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