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
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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. DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Attachable to Smartphone, ...

User Ratings: 74 12

The Tech Expert First Impressions

"And guess what!"

Wow this was such a great purchase! Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. And the photo is acceptable also. This unit is awesome and the price is great. I'll get to the point of figuring it out.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Attachable to Smartphone, Android (USB-C), iPhone with Bonus MicroSD Memory Card
  • Lightweight and Portable: As the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera DJI has ever designed, the compact and intelligent Osmo Pocket turns any moment into a cinematic memory.
  • 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal: The Osmo Pocket camera is equipped with a remarkable 3-axis stabilized gimbal and a new algorithm that ensures a control accuracy of ±0.005° and maximum control speed of 120°/s.
  • Amazingly Powerful Performance: Osmo Pocket snaps photos in stunning detail, thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° FOV, and f/2.0 aperture. It can also shoot 4K/60fps video at 100Mbps and photos at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 μm for footage worth sharing every time.
  • DJI Mimo: Osmo Pocket is meant for anyone with a story to tell, which is why we developed DJI Mimo. This dedicated app expands your imagination with editing tools and opens the door to a community that inspires your own visual storytelling.
  • What you get: DJI Osmo Pocket, Carrying Case, Smartphone Adapter (USB-C), Smartphone Adapter (Lightning), Power Cable. Note: A USB-C to Micro USB adapter(NOT INCLUDED in the package) is required when connecting the Osmo Pocket with smartphones that use a Micro USB port.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
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The Tech Expert Final Thoughts

"It's very compact to carry."

Works and looks much better than expected. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. The video it takes it pretty good. The quality is great considering the price. I really appreciate with the extra battery.

Overall Score
4.2


(10 Points)

3. SAULEOO Video Camera Camcorders,Vlogging Camera for YouTube Full HD 30MP 18X Digital Zoom Camcorder ...

User Ratings: 93

SAULEOO First Impressions

"This SAULEOO is great."

Very compact that it fits in my purse! Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. I do wish there was a time & date stamp. Video was taken when I got it.

  • SAULEOO Video Camera Camcorders,Vlogging Camera for YouTube Full HD 30MP 18X Digital Zoom Camcorder with Microphone 3 In Touch Screen
  • 【2.7K FHD 30MP Clear Camcorders】The easy used video camera has a good performance in recording with 2.7K FHD video resolution and high quality 30MP still images. The 3.0 inch IPS touch screen can rotate at 270 degree allows you to capture and watch vivid picture with precision. The camcorder is really a ideal gift for amateurs and beginners to take self-photo and start filming.
  • 【External Mic And Webcam】This cost-effective camera can be connected to a microphone to reduce sound distortion and increase clarity. Even the video camera for youtube could work as a webcam when you have a video call with your families or friends. You just need to choose PC CAMERA mode for USB. In addition, you can connect it directly to an HDTV with HDMI cable and playback the videos you took in high definition. It is the ideal video camera with microphone for bloggers and video lover!
  • 【Remote And Pause Function】The 2.7k video camera supports continuous recording and pause function which you can pause the video in recording and continue the same file by pressing "OK". And it comes with a remote control, which means no member will miss any precious moment in the group photo and no more bothering others to take photos for you. This camcorder also supports recording while charging, which is a huge plus for recording your happy memory and traveling.
  • 【Multifunctional Camcorder】The camcorder which is light and easy to carry supports photos taking,anti-shake, face recognition, beauty function, pause function, continuous shooting, 20 special effects, webcam, video lapse mode, playback modes, auto power-off, internal microphone and speaker (record sound videos), USB 2.0 interface, HDMI output. With the compact design and various features, this vlogging camera can help you start a channel soon and win more subscribers.
  • 【Robust Product Maintenance】On-time camcorder customer service/tech support, excellent quality guarantees customer satisfactory. This video camera can be used for 2hours on a full charge. Maximum support for 128GB SD card, 1/4 inch standard tripod and external 37mm lens(SD card, tripod and external lens are NOT INCLUDED).
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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SAULEOO Final Thoughts

"Clear and work fast."

I'll get to the point of figuring it out. He was pretty happy about the microphone. The quality is great considering the price. Great Outside Camcorder for me. But not an awful lot better.

Overall Score
4.9


(21 Points)

4. LAIDUOAO 2.7K Video Camera Digital Camera Vlogging Camera WiFi HD 1080P Camcorder with 16X Zoom, 2 R...

User Ratings: 57 8

laiduoao First Impressions

"I advise you!"

That is not the case with the laiduoao . I love it and definitely recommend to others. The best part is the real-time imagery. I really like the features of the camera. And the photo is acceptable also.

  • LAIDUOAO 2.7K Video Camera Digital Camera Vlogging Camera WiFi HD 1080P Camcorder with 16X Zoom, 2 Rechargeable Batteries, 30FPS 24MP 3 Inch Touch Screen Easy Operation with Remote
  • Full HD WiFi Digital Camera Camcorder with Flashlight: The digital camera allows vivid shots at 24 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor to capture your memories in true 1920 x 1080 resolution (30FPS). By WiFi connection, the camera can connect to the the smartphone.Flashlight makes the camcorder performs incredibly well in low-light condition by simply touch the flash screen button to illuminate dark areas.It would be a perfect gift for your parents and kids.
  • Multifunctional Camcorder: This camcorder has 3 inch LCD touch screen(Touch Control Panel) with 270 degree rotation, 16X digital zoom(Not Auto or optical zoom), built-in LED fill light, anti-shake, face capture, beautification, Self-timer, webcam function, pause function, USB 2.0, TV output, internal and external microphones, hot shoe interface, standard tripod screw mounting bracket (excluding tripod), remote control, etc., make the shooting process easier and more convenient.
  • Remote Control and Pause Function: Support remote control, and you can take photoes and videos by yourself anywhere and anytime through remote. No members are excluded from the group photo and no longer asking people around to take photos for you. You can pause the video whenever you want and continue the recording without restarting new file.
  • Rechargeable Camcorder And IR Night Vision Camcorder: Digital camera is powered by 1500mAh 3.7V rechargeable batteries, full-charged battery provides up to 60-90 minutes of continuous recording. Batteries supports charged by USB cable and work while charging, no more worry for running out of battery. Under IR Night Vision,the camera can shoot high definition image videos,work perfectly in the darkness,also shoot great in low light.
  • Good Service and Support External Microphone(Not Included): This camera camcorder recorder supports storage up to 32GB. (Kind Notice: SD CARD DOES NOT INCLUDED).We provide 24hrs Friendly Customer Services.It supports external microphone(Not Included) and will provide the vivid video and clear sound. Our digital camera can record sharp video without microphone.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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laiduoao Final Thoughts

"Great picture and sound."

This is a fantastic camera for the price. The clarity of the video was amazing. I really like the features of the camera. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. I am so glad I chose this particular unit!

Overall Score
4.0


(30 Points)

5. 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
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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)

6. OPKIX One - Wearable Dual HD Camera System - Hands-Free POV - Tiny, Rugged and Waterproof - Don’t ...

OPKIX First Impressions

"My friend have fun with it."

In my opinion, the price you got is very low. Overall it is a decent Outside Camcorder for the price. In my opinion, the price you got is very low. What you get is quite a lot, really. This little camera meets all those needs!

  • OPKIX One - Wearable Dual HD Camera System - Hands-Free POV - Tiny, Rugged and Waterproof - Don’t Miss A Moment of Life!
  • LIVE IN THE MOMENT - Never miss another memory fumbling for your phone or camera - capture all of life’s adventures as a participant, not a spectator. Tiny, rugged and waterproof up to 30 feet, the wearable OPKIX One is ready to go wherever you are!
  • CAPTURE WHAT YOU SEE AND HEAR - Conveniently record POV footage without missing a moment. With versatile mounts included for your favorite eyewear or hat, plus 4 universal sticky mounts, the compact OPKIX One blends in so fun can stand out.
  • KEEP IT SIMPLE - One-button recording and fixed-focus make operation effortless. Wirelessly upload your memories from the Smart Egg to your smart phone with our free OPKIX Studio App. Just press, record and upload!
  • AMAZING VIDEO QUALITY - Full 1080p HD video quality, EIS and HD audio with noise cancellation. Record up to 15 minutes per camera, use the included Smart Egg to wirelessly recharge your cameras and store over 100 minutes of footage.
  • INCREDIBLE EDITING FEATURES - Edit, add filters, text, music and more, then easily upload your footage to social media with the tap of a screen using the free OPKIX Studio App.
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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OPKIX Final Thoughts

"Really good one!"

The image quality is amazing. The phone/camera mount piece works great. It has an camera and it does video. Recording effect is very good! It is more for show than for use.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. DJI OSMO Pocket 3 Axis Gimbal Camera Bundle with ND & Rotating Polarizer Filter Set, Extension Rod/S...

User Ratings: 74 8

DJI First Impressions

"This is a great camera."

Overall, decent product for this price. The DJI is small and lightweight. It is more for show than for use. The best part is the real-time imagery. I love the audio options.

  • DJI OSMO Pocket 3 Axis Gimbal Camera Bundle with ND & Rotating Polarizer Filter Set, Extension Rod/Selfie Stick, Tripod & Must Have Accessories (15 Items)
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! Because Life is Big! How do you capture moments worth keeping? As the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera DJI has ever designed, the compact and intelligent Osmo Pocket turns any moment into a cinematic memory. In just seconds, Osmo Pocket lets you share your life anywhere, anytime.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! Incredibly Small, Truly Smooth Osmo Pocket uses DJI's smallest 3-axis mechanical handheld gimbal. In real time, it precisely adjusts for your movements, turning your handheld video of a golden sunset or your child’s first steps into a movie-like scene.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! A Powerful Tool for Limitless Imagination Osmo Pocket transforms all your life’s moments into wonderful images. It snaps photos in stunning detail, thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° FOV, and f/2.0 aperture. It can also shoot 4K/60fps video at 100 Mbps, slow motion video at 1080p/120fps 4x, and photos at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 μm for footage worth sharing every time.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! Designed with Intelligence in Mind Osmo Pocket doesn't just let you shoot smooth, cinematic footage. With access to several intelligent functions like ActiveTrack, Motionlapse, and 3x3 Panorama, Osmo Pocket unleashes your creativity with impressive effects that are impossible with smartphones.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! We make the factory package more complete by adding some unique and must have tools to the packages. Please see the description for a list of everything included in this bundle
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Remember exposure setting."

LCD display could be better. Functions are straightforward. The zoom did not really impress me. We travel out after I receive this DJI . I haven’t had to change the date.

Overall Score
4.4


(92 Points)

8. ContourROAM Waterproof HD 1080P Hands-Free HD Camcorder Watersports Kit (1653)

Contour AX-S5YK-Y56E First Impressions

"An amazing device."

Wow this was such a great purchase! I did exactly what the ad said. We are very pleased with this product. Overall, decent product for this price. Must be turned on and off manually.

  • ContourROAM Waterproof HD 1080P Hands-Free HD Camcorder Watersports Kit (1653)
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Contour AX-S5YK-Y56E Final Thoughts

"Back to this camcorder."

Used this multiple times for church lectures. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. He was pretty happy about the microphone. And it’s so easy to carry around.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

9. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (5.4mm Semi Wide, Day)

Contour First Impressions

"Does decent in low light."

I have had NO issues with battery life so far. Much better then other same style Outside Camcorder. The image stabilizer works very well. For this, we purchased this Contour . For this, we purchased this Contour .

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (5.4mm Semi Wide, Day)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
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Contour Final Thoughts

"This worked great."

The material of the Contour seems really good. LCD display could be better. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. Great Outside Camcorder and meets my needs. The video it takes it pretty good.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. 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)
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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)

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