Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Panoramic Camcorders

1. 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)

2. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with Microphone

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony First Impressions

"Uses it a lot."

This little camera meets all those needs! Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Good camera for what I’m using it for. Must be turned on and off manually. The Sony is very compact.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with Microphone
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • ZEISS lens(26.8mm) 20x optical zoom in 4K, 30x Clear Image Zoom in 4K
  • Records in Zoom Mic and Gun mic modes
  • Zoom Mic Mode records audio level corresponding to zoom length
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Totally unusable."

Wow this was such a great purchase! Good quality without damage at night. Its really worth every dollar I paid. The best part is the real-time imagery. But not an awful lot better.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

3. Video Camera Camcorder, CamKing 2.7K 18X HD Ultra-Thin Digital Video Camera with 3.0 Inch HD Touch S...

User Ratings: 67 13

CamKing DV520 First Impressions

"It’s a good buy."

It's the small things that count. The image quality is amazing. It has an camera and it does video. The batteries come already charged. I did exactly what the ad said.

  • Video Camera Camcorder, CamKing 2.7K 18X HD Ultra-Thin Digital Video Camera with 3.0 Inch HD Touch Screen Digital Zoom Camera Recorder
  • Lightweight and compact camera The CamKing camera has a slim design with a 2 7K HD screen for easy carrying and storage It combines photos videos and playback with state-of-the-art materials and advanced technology to record the moments in your life This is the best choice for your own use and gift(The camera is designed for Amateurs not for Professional Users)
  • High-definition picture quality lockable 8 0Mega pixel sensor The max 48 0Mega pixels of high-definition picture quality let you lock in the wonderful bright and sharp imaging performance allowing you to record more details with high quality the image format is JPEG the video format is AVI 3 0 inch LCD touch screen 18X digital zoom(max)
  • Multiple scene modes CamKing camera with automatic night scene portrait night scene landscape sports party beach and other scene modes high sensitivity Ultra HD mode can switch the scene you want according to your actual needs Bring you the ultimate shooting experience
  • Camera features HD camera face capture beauty face auto power off Dis anti-shake speaker USB 2 0 and HDMI output Easy to carry and store it's perfect as a gift and record your special moments
  • Support remote control function add beauty function support Wi-Fi connection download "smart DV" Application in mobile phone to connect camera Therefore the phone can control the camera and download files from the camera as well as take photos and shoot as a remote control The camera adds beauty features to make you meet more beautiful yourself!
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CamKing DV520
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CamKing DV520 Final Thoughts

"The remote is great."

It's the small things that count. For this price, the CamKing DV520 is awesome. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. The best part is the real-time imagery.

Overall Score
4.2


(975 Points)

4. Video Camera Camcorder HD 1080P 24MP YouTube Vlogging Camera 3" LCD 270 Degrees Rotatable Screen 16X...

User Ratings: 84 8

Actinow First Impressions

"It has a nice case as well."

The mic isn't great, but it'll work. That is not the case with the Actinow . Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! Must be turned on and off manually. This is designed to be simple and easy to use.

  • Video Camera Camcorder HD 1080P 24MP YouTube Vlogging Camera 3" LCD 270 Degrees Rotatable Screen 16X Digital Zoom Digital Camera Recorder with 2 Batteries
  • Video Camera:This video camera max supports 1080P(15FPS) AVI Video Resolution,24M (6000x4500) JPEG Image Resolution.3.0 inch 270 degree rotation TFT LCD screen,16X digital zoom,built-in fill light, Anti-shaking, Face capture, Self-timer, Webcam function, Pause function, internal Microphone and Speaker(record sound videos),USB 2.0, TV Output and so on.The camera is small,lightweight carry to everywhere and simple to use.(The camera is designed for Amateurs,not for Professional Users)
  • Webcam Video Camera:The digital camera has a Webcam function.When you want to video chat with your friends or family but without a cam on your computer, you may need this function.By connecting the computer with a USB cable,then press the camera“MODE”button to switch into the“PC CAM”mode.Please download the software“AMCAP”before using the PC-CAM function,finally open the “AMCAP”,then enter the video interface,and then you can video chat with your friends.
  • Pause Function:The camcorder supports the pause function,a good choice for YouTube and Vlogging.You can continue the recording in the same File without restarting a new one.You can pause or restart the video by press the "OK" button.And then 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 AV 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:The digital camera comes with two 3.7V 1250 mAh Li-ion battery(Model: NP-40).One full-charged battery can be sustainably used for 90-150 minutes. 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. The digital camera supports SD card 4GB to 32GB(The SD card is not included in the package,please format the SD card before using this camera).
  • Perfect Gift & Quality Assurance:The camcorder support the tripod connection and the hole is standard size.(the tripod is not included).The camcorder support LED Video Light(Supplement Light not included).But not support the external microphone.If you have any problems or concerns,please feel free to contact us,we will give you a satisfied solution within 24 hours.
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Actinow Final Thoughts

"Well packaged."

This little camera meets all those needs! I have had NO issues with battery life so far. First off this was an open box purchase. If you are also an amateur photographer. More noticeable on the night vision set up.

Overall Score
4.5


(35 Points)

5. Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30 Infrared 30 Watt IR Light for Night Vision Camera & Camcorder

Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30IR First Impressions

"The Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30IR works great."

It is also great as a gift for kids. I am still learning how to use it. I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! We travel out after I receive this Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30IR.

  • Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30 Infrared 30 Watt IR Light for Night Vision Camera & Camcorder
  • 30 Watt Infrared Light
  • Includes Diffuser
  • 7th Generation, 10th Anniversary Model
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30IR
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Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30IR Final Thoughts

"My son loves it."

For this, we purchased this Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30IR. Functions are straightforward. Well packed and worth the money. I really appreciate with the extra battery. Still, it's worth knowing about.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder with 64GB Memory Card, LED Light, Case, Telepho...

User Ratings: 68

Panasonic HC-X1000 First Impressions

"Well packaged."

The material of the Panasonic HC-X1000 seems really good. There is a zoom feature on the Panasonic HC-X1000. And it’s so easy to carry around. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. I did exactly what the ad said.

  • Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder with 64GB Memory Card, LED Light, Case, Telephoto Lens, and More - Advanced Bundle
  • 1 x Panasonic HC-X1000 4K Camcorder (HC-X1000) | 1 x Sony 64GB Memory Card | 1 x Large Padded Carrying Case | 1 x Professional LED 160 Video Light | 1 x 49mm 3 Piece Filter Kit | 1 x Super-High Performance HDMI Cable 2 Meter | 1 x 49mm Ultraviolet UV Filter | 1 x Deluxe Cleaning Kit | 1 x SD Card USB Reader | 1 x Memory Card Wallet | 1 x MicroFiber Cloth
  • 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic HC-X1000
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Panasonic HC-X1000 Final Thoughts

"And it was a good decision."

Seems well made, as expected for the price. He was pretty happy about the microphone. So many features, streamlined everything. Good camera for what I’m using it for. I did exactly what the ad said.

Overall Score
4.7


(7 Points)

7. Flip Video Camcorder: 30-Minutes Green

Flip Video Ultra Series 30 minutes First Impressions

"The video quality is great."

This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. It’s really time to buy this Flip Video Ultra Series 30 minutes. The phone/camera mount piece works great. Good quality without damage at night. Video was taken when I got it.

  • Flip Video Camcorder: 30-Minutes Green
  • This refurbished product is tested and certified to work properly. The product will have minor blemishes and/or light scratches. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, and may arrive in a generic box.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Flip Video Ultra Series 30 minutes
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Flip Video Ultra Series 30 minutes Final Thoughts

"It’s overall a good pick."

This was well worth the money. This was well worth the money. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. This Flip Video Ultra Series 30 minutes works great for me.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. foulon Digital Video Camera,Portable Rotatable 2.0 LCD Display Screen HD 1080P Camcorder Video Camer...

foulon First Impressions

"The video quality is great."

This is a fantastic camera for the price. LCD display could be better. I like The light weight small size. Overall, decent product for this price. Picture quality is outstanding.

  • foulon Digital Video Camera,Portable Rotatable 2.0 LCD Display Screen HD 1080P Camcorder Video Camera Night Vision Camcorders
  • Material: Plastic
  • System Requirements: For Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista (32-bit), etc
  • Mini digital video camera, easy to carry. Adjustable white balance: automatic / daylight lamp / tungsten light / fluorescent / cloudy. 4x digital zoom, 2.0 inches LCD display sreen. Rotatable screen design makes shooting more arbitrary.
  • Memory card slot of SD/MMC card slot (up to 32GB).
  • Night Vision Function: This camcorder full hd is equipped with IR Night Vision technology, it could also capture good photos and videos in black and white while in the darkness.
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foulon Final Thoughts

"An amazing device."

It is inexpensive Panoramic Camcorder. This little camera meets all those needs! This thing does everything it says it does. For this, we purchased this foulon . LCD display could be better.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

9. 【Full Upgrade】 Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder with Powerful Microphone 1080P Vlogging Camera Re...

User Ratings: 64 14

LVQUONE First Impressions

"Exceeded expectations."

But not an awful lot better. Great Panoramic Camcorder and meets my needs. So far I am happy with this purchase. Picks up good sound without the mic. It did come with a memory card on top of it.

  • 【Full Upgrade】 Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder with Powerful Microphone 1080P Vlogging Camera Recorder 3.0 Inch IPS Screen 16X Zoom Camcorders YouTube Camera Remote Control, Lens Hood,Battery Charger
  • 【Ultra HD 1080P Camera Necessary for Beginners】LVQUONE Ultra HD 1080p camcorder is equipped with a large Panasonic image sensor ,with effective pixels up to 24M (5600X4200),it can be fine restore every details of the photographed subject.Use Intel CPU PIII667 processor for image processing and record every wonderful moment.
  • 【Ultra HD 1080P Camcorder with Webcam Live Stream Function and 32G SD Card】High performance configuration and gift box are ideal gifts for teenagers,friends and high requirements.This 1080P Ultra HD can be streamed directly to Facebook,YouTube,Instagram and Skype.And equipped with a 32G large capacity memory card allows you to store more video,picture and memories , never miss an important moment in your life.
  • 【Ultra HD 1080p Camcorder with Poerful External Microphone】The external microphone of LVQUONE camera recorder adopts NCR noise reduction pickup technology to effectively reduce the mechanical noise and other vibration noise interference of the camera.Provide decisive significance for recording every important moment. In addition, the vloging camera has a 16x digital zoom that can be zoomed in and out to change the angle of view range, so you can see distant objects more clearly.
  • 【Ultra HD 1080p Camcorder with Pause Function and Recording While Charging Function】You can pause video capture for a long time at any time,and then resume shooting from where you stopped without starting a new file.The vlog camera recording while charging and is equipped with two 1500mAh batteries, so you don't have to worry about running out of power when recording important events.
  • 【Multifunctional Portable Ultra HD 1080p Camera】The 1080P camera designed for beginners supports multiple functions,3.0-inch IPS touch screen,16X digital zoom (Not Auto or optical zoom),Face Capture, Beauty Function, Self-timer, ,Remote control,etc. LVQUONE's customer service provides a one month worry free return and a one-year warranty.No matter what problems you encounter in the use process,please feel free to contact us,we will serve you wholeheartedly.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LVQUONE
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LVQUONE Final Thoughts

"Night vision mode."

However I am glad I did purchase! Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! For this price, the LVQUONE is awesome. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! Formatting the SD card was easy.

Overall Score
4.2


(10 Points)

10. Canon XA15 Compact Full HD Camcorder with SDI, HDMI, and Composite Output Filmmaker Bundle. W/Extra ...

User Ratings: 52

Canon (6AVE) 2217C002 First Impressions

"Very well presented."

Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. This is a gift for my brother's birthday. The clarity of the video was amazing. Great Panoramic Camcorder and meets my needs. This is an amazing camera, it really is.

  • Canon XA15 Compact Full HD Camcorder with SDI, HDMI, and Composite Output Filmmaker Bundle. W/Extra Battery, Case, LED Light, External Monitor, Professional Mic, Sony Headphones, Tripod and More
  • 1 x Canon XA15 Compact Full HD Camcorder5 | 1 x Rode NTG-1 Condenser Shotgun Microphone | 1 x 7 Inch On-Camera LCD Monitor | 1 x Sony MDR-7506 Professional Stereo Headphones | 1 x Dual-Channel VHF Wireless Handheld Microphone System | 1 x Professional 160 LED Video Light | 1 x BP-828 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack | 1 x Professional Full Size Tripod | 1 x Soft Padded Carrying Case | 1 x 58mm Close Up Macro Lens Kit | 1 x Professional Wide Angle Lens 58mm |...and more
  • Native 1920 x 1080, 1/2.84" CMOS Sensor | 20x HD Zoom Lens
  • Canon Digic DV 4 Image Processor | Dynamic Image Stabilization
  • 3" OLED Touch Panel View Screen | Manual Camera Controls
  • 2 x XLR with Manual/Auto Audio Levels | SDI, Mini-HDMI, Composite Outputs
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon (6AVE) 2217C002
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Canon (6AVE) 2217C002 Final Thoughts

"I like it so much."

Super easy to read instructions too! Overall this Panoramic Camcorder is a great buy. Very easy to hold in one hand. Really great camera and easy to use. Formatting the SD card was easy.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

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