Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Pocket Camcorders

1. 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 Pocket Camcorder. What you get is quite a lot, really. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck.

Overall Score
4.6


(514 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Pocket Camcorders

2. 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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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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)

3. Digital Camera YouTube Vlogging Camera HD 1080P 24MP Video Camcorder 16X Digital Zoom with Wide Angl...

User Ratings: 75 7

Welcam First Impressions

"Back to this camcorder."

The price Also made this a great deal. Great Pocket Camcorder for me. The videos and pictures are both very clear. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. For this price, the Welcam is awesome.

  • Digital Camera YouTube Vlogging Camera HD 1080P 24MP Video Camcorder 16X Digital Zoom with Wide Angle Lens, WiFi, Pause Function, Face Detection, 3’’ IPS Screen, 32GB SD Card, 2xBattery
  • [Vlogging Camera with Flip Screen]: This digital vlog camera has a 3.0 inch IPS screen with 180 degree rotation, allows you to see yourself while taking selfie and recording. It takes photos with 24.0MP image resolution and videos with 1920X1080/30FPS video resolution. Its lightweight and compact pocket size design makes it easy to take around everywhere.
  • [16x Digital Zoom with Wide Angle Lens & Macro Lens]: This digital vlogging camera comes with an ultra wide angle lens(with macro lens). It can widen the viewing angle up to 118 degree for a wider range of of scenery.The macro lens allows you to take close-up photography with clear details such as water droplets, flowers and insects etc.
  • [ Digital Camera with WiFi Connection]: This WiFi digital camera supports to take pictures and shoot videos through your smartphone. It will turn your smartphone or tablet into a real-time remote to control the camcorder (Effective range: 32.8 ft). Need to download APP from the App store or through the QR code(see it in the User Manual), support Android and IOS system.(APP for IOS system: YKJ ; APP for Android system: N4KDigitalVideo)
  • [ YouTube Camera Camcorder]: This video camera supports picture video mode. It can take clear pictures as well as videos. It also functions as a webcam. The hot shoe interface supports external microphone and LED light. It can be attached on standard size tripod. Perfect for live streaming and vlogs taking.
  • [Two Batteries & LED fill light]: This youtube camera comes with two 1500mAh 3.7V rechargeable batteries and supports charging while recording. No worry about running out of power and missing the important moment.The built-in flashlight enables to take beautiful pictures in low light conditions. Easy to operate and supports face detection, smile capture, beauty face, loop recording, pause function, continuous shooting, image stabilization, date stamp, auto power-off, HD output.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Welcam
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Welcam Final Thoughts

"Pictures are also good."

It is more for show than for use. It has a microphone so the sound is better. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. He was pretty happy about the microphone. Super easy to load onto my laptop also.

Overall Score
4.3


(77 Points)

4. DJI 2019 Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera Essentials Travel Bund...

User Ratings: 71 8

DJI First Impressions

"To me, it looks great."

Over all, good quality for the price. More noticeable on the night vision set up. It is more for show than for use. So far I am happy with this purchase. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough.

  • DJI 2019 Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera Essentials Travel Bundle
  • 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.
  • Backed by DJI customer support - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"So worth it!"

This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. Not that many left on the inexpensive end. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. Well packed and worth the money. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough.

Overall Score
4.3


(62 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Pocket Camcorders

5. DJI OSMO Pocket 3 Axis Gimbal Camera Bundle with OSMO Pocket Expansion Kit, ND & Rotating Polarizer ...

User Ratings: 77 4

DJI First Impressions

"Thought they worked great!"

Now I'm off to charge the battery! In my opinion, the price you got is very low. Good camera for what I’m using it for. This is an amazing camera, it really is. But not an awful lot better.

  • DJI OSMO Pocket 3 Axis Gimbal Camera Bundle with OSMO Pocket Expansion Kit, ND & Rotating Polarizer Filter Set, Extension Rod/Selfie Stick, Tripod & Must Have Accessories (14 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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
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DJI Final Thoughts

"The video is great."

Overall this Pocket Camcorder is a great buy. There is a zoom feature on the DJI . I do wish there was a time & date stamp. This is a fantastic camera for the price. This thing does everything it says it does.

Overall Score
4.6


(47 Points)

6. Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with EF Lens Mount

User Ratings: 77 8

Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K First Impressions

"Thought they worked great!"

That is not the case with the Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K. Indoors it performed quite well. Still, it's worth knowing about. Functions are straightforward. Very easy to hold in one hand.

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with EF Lens Mount
  • Effective sensor size 23 10 x 12 99 millimeter (super 35)
  • Shooting resolutions 6144 x 3456 (6K) up to 50 fps/ 6144 x 2560 (6K 2 4 1) up to 60 fps/ 5744 x 3024 (5 7K 17 9) up to 60 fps/ 4096 x 2160 (4K DCI) up to 60 fps/ 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD) Up To 60 fps/ 3728 x 3104 (3 7K 6 5 anamorphic) up to 60 fps/ 2868 x 1512 (2 8K 17 9) up to 120 fps/ 1920 x 1080 (HD) Up To 120 fps
  • Maximum sensor frame rate Dependent on resolution and codec selected Project frame rates of 23 98 24 25 29 97 30 50 59 94 and 60 FPS supported off-speed frame rates up to 60 fps in 6K 2 4 1 120 fps in 2 8K 17 9 and 1080H
  • Video inputs None/ video outputs 1x HDMI type a
  • Active EF mount lens not included
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K
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Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K Final Thoughts

"It’s like 007."

The videos and pictures are both very clear. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. I received the Blackmagic Design CINECAMPOCHDEF6K today. The phone/camera mount piece works great. Video was taken when I got it.

Overall Score
4.5


(28 Points)

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

User Ratings: 74 12

The Tech Expert First Impressions

"I thank you so much."

Really great camera and easy to use. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! That is not the case with the The Tech Expert . Works and looks much better than expected.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Attachable to Smartphone, Android (USB-C), iPhone with 64GB MicroSD 4K Video Memory Card, LED Light & Microfiber Cloth
  • 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, 64GB microSD Memory Card, Clip-on LED Selfie Light for Focused Lighting for Blogging and Vlogging Videography and a Microfiber Cleaning Cloth. 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.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The The Tech Expert
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The Tech Expert Final Thoughts

"It functions as expected."

I do wish there was a time & date stamp. I love the audio options. It is also great as a gift for kids. Formatting the SD card was easy. Functions are straightforward.

Overall Score
4.2


(10 Points)

8. 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.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The The Tech Expert
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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)

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. 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)

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