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. 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)

3. Sony HDR-PJ230/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) (Discontinued by Manuf...

User Ratings: 60 7

Sony HDR-PJ230/B First Impressions

"Uses it a lot."

Really like the clarity of the picture. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! I haven’t had to change the date. Really like the clarity of the picture. I love the audio options.

  • Sony HDR-PJ230/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 2.7-Inch LCD (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • 1920x1080 Full HD 60p with 8.9MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • Project up to 100" videos with 13lm built-in projector
  • Up to 3hr10min of recording with 8GB embedded Flash Memory
  • SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
  • 2.7" wide Clear Photo LCD display (230K)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDR-PJ230/B
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Sony HDR-PJ230/B Final Thoughts

"Instructions are decent."

This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. It has an camera and it does video. I really like the features of the camera. So many features, streamlined everything. This thing does everything it says it does.

Overall Score
4.2


(164 Points)

4. Sony Handycam FDR-AX700 4K HD Video Camera Camcorder + 2 Extra Batteries and Charger + 128GB Memory ...

eDigitalUSA FDR-AX700/B First Impressions

"Pictures are also good."

Still, it's worth knowing about. Recording effect is very good! Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. Works and looks much better than expected. Very crystal clear picture and sounds.

  • Sony Handycam FDR-AX700 4K HD Video Camera Camcorder + 2 Extra Batteries and Charger + 128GB Memory Card + Hard Case + Mic + Monitor and More (International Model) - Professional Bundle
  • Bundle Includes: Sony Handycam FDR-AX700 4K HD Camcorder | 1 x 7" Full HD Monitor with 4K Support | 128GB Memory Card | Rode Mic | 1 x Professional Full Size Tripod | 1 x Video LED Light | 2 x NP-FV70A V-Series Battery Pack | 1 x 62mm 3 Piece Filer Kit | 1 x Padded Deluxe Carrying Case w/Strap | 1 x Premium Flexible Tripod | 1 x External Battery Charger | 1 x Micro HDMI to HDMI High Performance Cable | 1 x Deluxe Cleaning Kit | 1 x Memory Card Wallet | 1 x SD Card USB Reader
  • 4K HDR Video Recording | 1"-Type Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • Bionz X Image Processor | 273-Point Phase Detection Autofocus
  • Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Lens | 12x Optical Zoom & 18x Clear Image Zoom
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization | 0.39" OLED EVF / 3.5" XtraFine LCD
  • Editor's Impressions Of The eDigitalUSA FDR-AX700/B
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eDigitalUSA FDR-AX700/B Final Thoughts

"Wonderful package!"

I love it and definitely recommend to others. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. Recording effect is very good! Works and looks much better than expected. More noticeable on the night vision set up.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

5. Panasonic AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Viewscreen and Built-in LED Light Pro Vlogg...

Panasonic AG-AC30PJ First Impressions

"Great all round camera."

This is an amazing camera, it really is. The Panasonic AG-AC30PJ is small and lightweight. However I am glad I did purchase! Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. The zoom did not really impress me.

  • Panasonic AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Viewscreen and Built-in LED Light Pro Vlogger Combo
  • SERIOUS VLOGGING EQUIPMENT FOR SERIOUS VLOGGERS ONLY. Begin you vlogging career now with a Panasonic AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Viewscreen and Built-In LED Light
  • RECORD VIDEO IN STUNNING 4k QUALITY | SET YOUR VLOG APART FROM THE REST!
  • KIT INCLUDES High Quality DSLR Microphone, Tripod, Filter Kit, Carrying Case, and more!
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic AG-AC30PJ
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Panasonic AG-AC30PJ Final Thoughts

"Has a remote control!"

Good quality without damage at night. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. It is inexpensive Outside Camcorder. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. Using it for filming kids sports.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

6. BOBLOV PD50 Body Camera 1296P Body Worn Mounted Camera Lightweight Smart Fast Charging Night Vision ...

User Ratings: 67 7

BOBLOV PD5064 First Impressions

"This camera was a hit."

The zoom did not really impress me. Wow this was such a great purchase! I haven’t had to change the date. If you are also an amateur photographer. The video it takes it pretty good.

  • BOBLOV PD50 Body Camera 1296P Body Worn Mounted Camera Lightweight Smart Fast Charging Night Vision Cam 150 Degree Angle Playback 5-7Hours Recording (64G)
  • ❤【Campacity with Qiuck Charge 3.0 Tech with only 1hour charging】Employs Qualcamm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, it can take about 1 hours to fully fast charge with ORIGINAL cable and adaptor, Support 5-6hours 1080p continuous recording.
  • ❤【HD 1080P Compact Body Camera】Features with sony IMX2921, capture HD 1080P high resolution with 150 degree wide angle. Built-in mic for synchronized audio recording.Decent microphone that comes through clear on the video.Drive-free installation, plug and play, supports Windows win7/win8/win10/MAC.
  • ❤【IR Night Vision manually】Built-in IR lights, one button to switch on/off audio recording when low lights condition.Press”Down”Button to turn on the Night vision manually.
  • ❤【Easy to use personal surveillance camera】Simply turn on and hit record.As a security camera, this body camera is priced well below other personal surveillance camera's but offers premium results.Plus in a self defense situation will have proof that the life was threatened in daily. driving the bike,Photo dogs ect.
  • ❤【Dashcam mode】Camera automatically starts recording when ignition,saved video footage when engine off.With 115g net weight, Portable size and lightweight Body cameras
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BOBLOV PD5064
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BOBLOV PD5064 Final Thoughts

"Totally unusable."

Every detail is well designed. The BOBLOV PD5064 makes great quality video! It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. LCD display could be better. The clarity of the video was amazing.

Overall Score
4.3


(69 Points)

7. Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera with EF Mount, External Camera Controls

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)

8. Canon XA50 Professional Camcorder, Black

Canon XA50 First Impressions

"Overall, I really like it!"

So far I am happy with this purchase. I used to just take videos on my phone. But not an awful lot better. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. Super easy to load onto my laptop also.

  • Canon XA50 Professional Camcorder, Black
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 13.4
  • Max Focal Length: 382.5
  • Viewfinder Type: Lcd
  • Lens Type: Fixed
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon XA50
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Canon XA50 Final Thoughts

"This camera was a hit."

The mic isn't great, but it'll work. What you get is quite a lot, really. Well packed and worth the money. I used to just take videos on my phone. What you get is quite a lot, really.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

9. Ikan Corporation SHD7 Video Camera (Black)

Ikan SHD7 First Impressions

"The video quality is great."

This is designed to be simple and easy to use. There are not any fancy professional features. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. For this price, the Ikan SHD7 is awesome. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck.

  • Ikan Corporation SHD7 Video Camera (Black)
  • Sun hood for D7 and D7w
  • supports D7
  • Supports d7w
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ikan SHD7
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Ikan SHD7 Final Thoughts

"It suits me perfectly."

Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. This Ikan SHD7 works great for me. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. Over all, good quality for the price. Great Outside Camcorder for me.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. Video Camera Camcorder with Microphone Webcam, Aasonida Digital YouTube Camera with IR Night Vision ...

User Ratings: 88

Aasonida First Impressions

"Clear and work fast."

I haven’t had one in so long. The zoom did not really impress me. Great seller and very fast shipping! Used this multiple times for church lectures. However I am glad I did purchase!

  • Video Camera Camcorder with Microphone Webcam, Aasonida Digital YouTube Camera with IR Night Vision 3'' IPS Touch Screen Vlogging Camera with 32GB SD Card, Remote Control, 16X Digital Zoom
  • ➤ Ultra HD Video Camera: Featuring 1080P/30fps video recording and 24MP photos, Aasonida video camera ensures you capture the world in high-definition videos and shoot stunning photos. 3 inch 270° rotation touch screen, 16X digital zoom, IR night vision, pause function, built-in fill light, webcam function, anti-shake, motion detect, face detect, beauty face, smile capture, external microphone and speaker, USB 2.0,TV Output and so on.
  • ➤ IR Night Vision & Webcam Function: With IR night vision function, you can shoot clear white and black photo or video under the dark night or the light intensity is insufficient. The video camera can be used as webcam to provide excellent quality video streaming on social media such as Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, etc, also perfect for daily video calling.
  • ➤ External Microphone: The external microphone can accurately pick up the sound, eliminate the noise and NCR noise reduction during recording, bringing you purer sound quality.
  • ➤ Pause Function & Recording While Charging: Pause function allows you to pause a video and continue this video later in the same file. It comes with two rechargable batteries for long time continuous shooting. It also recording while charging. Therefore, you do not need worry about low power.
  • ➤ Perfect Gift & Quality Assurance: The YouTube camera recorder is small, lightweight, portable for you to carry around. No more miss any important moments! It is also a perfect gift for your family, friends, colleagues.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 Aasonida
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Aasonida Final Thoughts

"The camera feels good."

Indoors it performed quite well. And the photo is acceptable also. This is an amazing camera, it really is. Well packed and worth the money. Well packed and worth the money.

Overall Score
4.9


(13 Points)

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