Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Quality Camcorders

1. 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)
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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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Quality Camcorders

2. Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

User Ratings: 60 10

Canon 9176B001 First Impressions

"Great value for the price."

Recording effect is very good! Over all, good quality for the price. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. The phone/camera mount piece works great. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder.

  • Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor.
  • 57x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer helps provide outstanding, steady video.
  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and helps provide exceptional imaging performance.
  • Record Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card.
  • 1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for high quality capture of moving subjects.
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
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Canon 9176B001 Final Thoughts

"The video quality is great."

Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! Every detail is well designed. It did come with a memory card on top of it. For this, we purchased this Canon 9176B001. I love the audio options.

Overall Score
4.1


(368 Points)

3. Sony DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera with Ultra 32GB Micro SDHC UHS-I Card and NP-BX1/M8 Li...

User Ratings: 62 10

Sony First Impressions

"I like it so much."

Still, it's worth knowing about. I love the audio options. The image stabilizer works very well. Picks up good sound without the mic. I haven’t had to change the date.

  • Sony DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera with Ultra 32GB Micro SDHC UHS-I Card and NP-BX1/M8 Lithium-Ion X Type Battery
  • 30x Optical/60x Clear Image Zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor for superb low light images, Built-in retractable OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder
  • Versatile video w/ high-quality XAVC S, AVCHD & MP4 formats, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi w/NFC, 5-axis image stabilization greatly reduces camera shake blur
  • Selfie-ready 3" Extra Fine LCD multi-angle display, P/A/S/M modes, customizable settings and Memory Recall mode, Enhance features w/ downloadable camera apps, Capture the decisive moments with up to 10fps or keep your subject in focus with Lock-on AF
  • Ideal for Android-based smartphones and tablets
  • Transfer speeds of up to 98MB/s**
  • Rated A1 for faster app performance3 and UHS Speed Class U1 and Speed Class 10 for Full HD video recording and playback1
  • Shoot up to 330 photos or 80 minutes of video
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Great value for the price."

Now I'm off to charge the battery! Really like the clarity of the picture. I will definitely use it more often. This little camera meets all those needs! There are not any fancy professional features.

Overall Score
4.1


(321 Points)

4. Video Camera Camcorder Vlogging Camera for Youtube Full HD 2.7K 30FPS 30 MP IR Night Vision 3 Inch T...

User Ratings: 60 14

YIDA TECH YDU-01 First Impressions

"The box looks good."

And the photo is acceptable also. For this, we purchased this YIDA TECH YDU-01. Overall this Quality Camcorder is a great buy. The YIDA TECH YDU-01 makes great quality video! Really great camera and easy to use.

  • Video Camera Camcorder Vlogging Camera for Youtube Full HD 2.7K 30FPS 30 MP IR Night Vision 3 Inch Touch Screen Time-Lapse Camcorder with Microphone Remote Control Lens Hood and 2 Batteries
  • ✪FHD 2.7K Camcorder: The video camera for youtube has a good performance in recording with FHD 2.7K & 30fps video resolution and high quality 30MP still images. The 3-inch touch screen and 270 degrees rotatable youtube camera allows you to capture and watch with precision. This digital camcorder supports 128G High Speed Large Sd Card (EXCLUDED), which allows you to store more video, picture, and memories ,never miss an important moment in your life.
  • ✪IR Night Vision Camcorder: The vloging camera for youtube is equipped with infrared night vision. In the dark environment, turn on the infrared night vision light, you can still take a clear video or photo (the color is black and white). In addition, screen with 16X digital zoom, camera with flip screen can zoom in and zoom out to change the range of angles of view, giving you a clearer view of distant objects.
  • ✪Camcorder with Microphone & Lens Hood: This vlog camera comes with a lens hood, external microphone and remote control. The lens hood filters out excess stray light, prevents lens flare caused by extraneous light and protects against unexpected bumps or shock.. The video camera with microphone is very useful, you can be heard better when recording one of those special moments. With the remote control, you can control the camera to shoot video and pictures in any direction and angle.
  • ✪Multifunctional Video Camcorder: The hd camcorder supports the pause function, HDMI output ,webcam, time-lapse slow motion, continuous shooting, You can pause or restart the video by press the "photo" Button. The webcam feature allows you to make video calls with your family and friends. Time lapse function: series of successive images can be combined in the camera to produce time lapse video.
  • ✪Friendly Service: The video recorder camera is equipped with two 1500 mAh lithium batteries, and supports recording while charging, no more worry about power running out during the happy times with your family and friends in a short time.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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YIDA TECH YDU-01 Final Thoughts

"I advise you!"

For this price, the YIDA TECH YDU-01 is awesome. I used to just take videos on my phone. Its really worth every dollar I paid. Good camera for what I’m using it for. First off this was an open box purchase.

Overall Score
4.0


(270 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Quality Camcorders

5. Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX440 Handycam Camcorder w/ 32GB Deluxe Accessory Bundle

User Ratings: 64 4

Sony HDR-CX440/B First Impressions

"I like it so much."

Very easy to hold in one hand. We travel out after I receive this Sony HDR-CX440/B. Over all, good quality for the price. I used to just take videos on my phone. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough.

  • Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX440 Handycam Camcorder w/ 32GB Deluxe Accessory Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony HDRCX440 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder with 8GB Internal Memory, SanDisk 32GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card (Class 10), Focus Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack for Sony NP-BX1 with Focus QC-105 Battery Charger, Focus DSLR Camera Holster Case Accessory Bundle, and 12-Inch Spider Tripod
  • CODECS: The Sony HDR-CX440 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder delivers XAVC S format cinema-like HD video in 1920x1080 24p/60p at up to 50Mbps and high quality 9.2MP still images. For video compression this camcorder employs MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, while linear PCM is responsible for audio compression
  • DISPLAY: The Sony HDR-CX440 HD Handycam simplifies the recording process with a 2.7-inch (16:9) Clear Photo LCD (230K) display that delivers sharp, bright, vivid images even outdoors. It also allows you to easily adjust the settings to best represent the scene
  • STABILIZATION: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensate for heavy camera shake so you can capture the best possible videos. Whether you're wide angle or full telephoto shooting, you can always expect the Sony HDRCX440 HD Handycam camcorder to produce smooth video
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Guarantee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDR-CX440/B
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Sony HDR-CX440/B Final Thoughts

"Good product."

I really appreciate with the extra battery. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! This is a fantastic camera for the price. I really like the features of the camera. This is designed to be simple and easy to use.

Overall Score
4.3


(202 Points)

6. Sony HDR-CX440/B Full HD Video Handycam Camcorder w/Sony 16GB SD Card Bundle

User Ratings: 64 4

Sony HDR-CX440 First Impressions

"I like it so much."

The videos and pictures are both very clear. Overall it is a decent Quality Camcorder for the price. The best part is the real-time imagery. Its really worth every dollar I paid. It did come with a memory card on top of it.

  • Sony HDR-CX440/B Full HD Video Handycam Camcorder w/Sony 16GB SD Card Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony CX405 Handycam 1080p Full HD Camcorder with Exmor R CMOS Sensor (Black), SanDisk 32GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card, Battery for Sony NP-BX1 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1, DSC-RX100, HDR-AS10, HDR-AS15, and Focus Camera Deluxe SLR Soft Photo and Video Medium Case with Shoulder Strap and 2 Dividers
  • CODECS: he Sony HDR-CX440 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder delivers XAVC S format cinema-like HD video in 1920x1080 24p/60p at up to 50Mbps and high quality 9.2MP still images. For video compression this camcorder employs MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, while linear PCM is responsible for audio compressio
  • DISPLAY: The Sony HDR-CX440 HD Handycam simplifies the recording process with a 2.7-inch (16:9) Clear Photo LCD (230K) display that delivers sharp, bright, vivid images even outdoors. It also allows you to easily adjust the settings to best represent the scene
  • OPTICAL STEADYSHOT IMAGE STABILIZATION: The 26.8mm wide-angle lens ensures that you get everything you want into one shot and is perfect for capturing large landscapes. Unlike most digital zooms that use the electronic cropping technique to get closer to the subject, the Sony HDR-CX440 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder lets you get amazingly close with 30x optical zoom and 60x Clear Image digital zoom
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Sony HDR-CX440 Final Thoughts

"It suits me perfectly."

Very crystal clear picture and sounds. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. Very easy to hold in one hand. It’s really time to buy this Sony HDR-CX440.

Overall Score
4.3


(202 Points)

7. SAULEOO Camcorder Video Camera,Vlogging Camera for Youtube Camcorder Ultra HD 2.7K 16X Digital Zoom ...

User Ratings: 60 11

SAULEOO First Impressions

"I got camera for my mom."

Over all, good quality for the price. Video was taken when I got it. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. The SAULEOO is very compact. I have had NO issues with battery life so far.

  • SAULEOO Camcorder Video Camera,Vlogging Camera for Youtube Camcorder Ultra HD 2.7K 16X Digital Zoom 3 In Touch Screen Support IR Night Vision
  • ❄【Ultra HD 2.7K 30FPS Video Camera】:This is 2.7K full HD (2688x1520) /30fps video camera with 24.0MP picture resolution. compared with the traditional 1080P video, it is much clearer. equipped with an 8 megapixel CMOS image sensor, it delivers true-to-life HD video and natural colors even in low light conditions. with a 270-degree rotating 3.0-inch IPS screen and 16X digital zoom, you can take a selfie or shoot a distant view easily.
  • ❄【Built-in Wifi Camcorder】: You can feel free to control the video camera to snap pictures or record video with your phone or tablet. The Wi-Fi camera can transmit data through “Action Cam” APP via which you may view the photos. Besides, you could upload videos and pictures to your tablet, smartphone and laptop at any time. What’s more, you may turn your tablet and smartphone into a real-time remote control via the WiFi connection to control the camera (Range: 16.4 feet).
  • ❄【Webcam and HDMI Output】: This vlogging camera can be used as a webcam. (connecting to a computer via a USB cable, the USB cable is included in the box) once connected to your computer, you can make video calls with family and friends.feel free to connect it directly to your TV with an HDMI cable and play HD video shots from your camera.
  • ❄【Powerful Vlogging Camera】: This camcorder also supports pause, anti-shaking, slow motion recording, infrared night vision, remote control, recording while charging, time-lapse shooting (select a frame from a few frames and combine it into a video), and functions such as taking pictures while recording. Surprise! The camera comes with a touchable camera screen so it is definitely a good choice for family photography, meeting minutes, and presenting friends and family.
  • ❄【Battery】: A single full charged NP40 battery can last around 60 to 90 minutes for continues shooting. This lightweight, small and easy-to-use digital camcorder is equipped with high-class material and advanced technology, records high-quality image, and it's a perfect gift for friends, family members to record their special lovely moments and travel time!. The video camera supports up to 128GB macro SD card(The SD card are not included with the purchase of camera).
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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SAULEOO Final Thoughts

"Awesome studio camera."

Really like the clarity of the picture. More noticeable on the night vision set up. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. What you get is quite a lot, really. Its really worth every dollar I paid.

Overall Score
4.1


(129 Points)

8. Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder FHD 1080P 24.0MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree...

User Ratings: 65 16

ACTITOP First Impressions

"So worth it!"

The ACTITOP makes great quality video! Overall this Quality Camcorder is a great buy. This is an amazing camera, it really is. I love the audio options. The ACTITOP is small and lightweight.

  • Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder FHD 1080P 24.0MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation Screen 16X Digital Zoom with Microphone, Remote Controller 2 Batteries
  • 【FHD 1080P Camcorder】It features all the connectivity hardware you should expect from a modern camcorder, and all the features needed to capture beautiful footage. The camcorder has 16x digital zoom with a 1-drive lens system, HDR (high dynamic range) video capture, Back Side Illumination (BSI) sensor that suppresses noise, and Full-HD (1080p) slow-motion video capture.
  • 【Built-in external microphone】 The external stereo microphone uses X-Y stereo pickup technology, and the low-cut filter reduces sound distortion and increases clarity. The external microphone enhances sound recording volume and reduces noise. It picks up the sound accurately, eliminating noise and NCR noise during recording, giving you a purer sound quality.
  • 【Remote Control and Pause Function】It comes with remote control, you can take photos and videos by yourself anywhere and anytime. Do not need to ask others to help you take photos and videos. No members are excluded from the group photo. You can pause the video whenever you want and continue the recording without restarting a new file.
  • 【Multifunction Digital Video Camera】16X powerful zoom; face detection; HDMI connection; 3.0 inch screen; support playback; HD output; support connect with computer; support recording while charging; support loop recording; Support multiple languages; Support 2.0 USB port. It features built-in image stabilization as well, with a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer that detect tilts and motion changes and compensates accordingly.
  • 【Powerful Battery Life】Come with 2 rechargeable lithium batteries. Its rechargeable 1250mAh high-voltage 3.7V lithium-ion battery can record up to 60 minutes of 1080P video or 90 minutes of 1080P Pictures on a single charge, so you don’t need to worry about missing any of the action.
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ACTITOP Final Thoughts

"It is worth its price."

The phone/camera mount piece works great. Picks up good sound without the mic. The camcorder is nice and compact. I do wish there was a time & date stamp. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere.

Overall Score
4.0


(111 Points)

9. Sony FDR-AX100/B 4K Video Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD (Black)

User Ratings: 62 7

Sony FDRAX100/B First Impressions

"I really appreciate that."

This is a gift for my brother's birthday. Able to get a great cinematic look. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. Overall this Quality Camcorder is a great buy. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos.

  • Sony FDR-AX100/B 4K Video Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD (Black)
  • Capture 4k/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution, High-frame-rate shooting at 120p
  • 1" Exmor R CMOS sensor with Direct Pixel Read Out
  • 14MP resolution video and 20MP still image capture
  • Advanced BIONZ X image processing engine for higher speed and peerless quality
  • Speaker : Monaural Speaker.Filter Diameter:2.44 inches
  • Lens Type: Fixed-Zoom
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony FDRAX100/B
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Sony FDRAX100/B Final Thoughts

"The Sony FDRAX100/B wins."

Must be turned on and off manually. Seems well made, as expected for the price. Must be turned on and off manually. Functions are straightforward. So many aspects about this camera.

Overall Score
4.2


(102 Points)

10. Canon VIXIA HF R50 Full HD Camcorder with Wi-Fi and 3-Inch LCD (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer...

User Ratings: 58 6

Canon 9175B001 First Impressions

"This is a great camera."

And it’s so easy to carry around. Very crystal clear picture and sounds. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. And the photo is acceptable also. Picks up good sound without the mic.

  • Canon VIXIA HF R50 Full HD Camcorder with Wi-Fi and 3-Inch LCD (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor.
  • 57x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer helps provide outstanding, steady video.
  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and helps provide exceptional imaging performance.
  • Record up to 3 hours of video to a 8GB internal flash drive or directly to a removable SD memory card.
  • 1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for high quality capture of moving subjects.
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 9175B001
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Canon 9175B001 Final Thoughts

"This camera was a hit."

Picks up good sound without the mic. It has a microphone so the sound is better. Indoors it performed quite well. Great Quality Camcorder and meets my needs. I'll get to the point of figuring it out.

Overall Score
4.1


(100 Points)

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