Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Rear View Safety Camcorders

1. Rear View Safety RVS-MV1 Video Camera (Black/White)

Rear View Safety RVS-MV1 First Impressions

"Well packaged."

Good quality without damage at night. Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! The whole family enjoyed this purchase. I used to just take videos on my phone. This thing does everything it says it does.

  • Rear View Safety RVS-MV1 Video Camera (Black/White)
  • COMPACT DESIGN - This Backup Camera from Rear View Safety features a compact but rugged design. Made to fit flush against your vehicle, it is nearly invisible when installed and looks at home on vehicles of any size.
  • ULTRA WIDE VIEWING ANGLE - This backup camera from Rear View Safety boasts a 150° viewing angle, to make sure that you can see more than just directly behind your vehicle.
  • GREAT NIGHT VISION - This camera is designed to give you excellent, clear picture no matter the time of day or night.
  • COMPLETELY WATERPROOF - With an IP68 rating, this camera is completely waterproof and ready to brave the elements.
  • 1 YEAR WARRANTY - Rear View Safety backs their systems up with a full 1 year warranty, and are known in the industry for their excellent service.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Rear View Safety RVS-MV1
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Rear View Safety RVS-MV1 Final Thoughts

"Great picture and sound."

Functions are straightforward. Really great camera and easy to use. LCD display could be better. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

2. Canon XA11 Compact Full HD Camcorder 2218C002 with 64GB Memory Card, Extra Battery and Charger, UV F...

User Ratings: 78 12

eDigitalUSA 2218C002 First Impressions

"Very nice!"

Well packed and worth the money. I do wish there was a time & date stamp. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. Overall this Rear View Safety Camcorder is a great buy. And the photo is acceptable also.

  • Canon XA11 Compact Full HD Camcorder 2218C002 with 64GB Memory Card, Extra Battery and Charger, UV Filter, LED Light, Case, Telephoto Lens, Wide Angle Lens, and More - Advanced Bundle
  • QUALITY IMAGE: Native 1920 x 1080, 1/2.84" CMOS Sensor
  • 20x HD Zoom Lens
  • LATEST TECH: Canon Digic DV 4 Image Processor
  • Dynamic Image Stabilization
  • EASY CONTROLS: 3" OLED Touch Panel View Screen / Manual Camera Controls / VERSATILE: 2 x XLR with Manual/Auto Audio Levels / HDMI and Composite Output
  • Editor's Impressions Of The eDigitalUSA 2218C002
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eDigitalUSA 2218C002 Final Thoughts

"Pretty good video camera."

I haven’t had one in so long. The eDigitalUSA 2218C002 is my favorite. I will definitely use it more often. The videos and pictures are both very clear. This was well worth the money.

Overall Score
4.3


(11 Points)

3. 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)
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DJI Final Thoughts

"The video is great."

Overall this Rear View Safety 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)

4. Video Camera Camcorder with 32GB Card Full HD 1080P 30FPS Digital Camera Vlogging Camera for YouTube...

User Ratings: 94 6

toberto First Impressions

"I like that!"

Really like the clarity of the picture. We travel out after I receive this toberto . Video was taken when I got it. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. Over all, good quality for the price.

  • Video Camera Camcorder with 32GB Card Full HD 1080P 30FPS Digital Camera Vlogging Camera for YouTube 3.0 Inch LCD 270 Degrees IPS Screen LED
  • 【1080P+3.0 inch IPS Screen】This video camera max supports 1080P(15FPS) AVI Video Resolution, 24M(6000x4500) JPEG Image Resolution. 3.0 inch IPS Screen and supports 270°rotation, 16X digital zoom, built-in fill light, Anti-shaking, Face Capture, Beauty Function, Self-timer, Webcam function, Pause function, USB 2.0, TV Output and so on.
  • 【PC CAM】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 choose the “PC CAM” mode as a webcam. Please download the software “AMCAP” before using the PC-CAM function, 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. And then you can download the video to your computer through a USB cable and then edit it before uploading to your social media.
  • 【Recording While Charging & Complimentary 32G Card】: The digital camera comes with two 1500mAh 3.7V rechargeable batteries(Model: NP-FV5) One full-charged battery can be sustainably used for 60-90 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 included in the package, and please format the SD card before using this camera).
  • 【Portable Camcorder+Warranty.】: The camcorder is small and lightweight, portable for you to carry around. The camcorder can support external LED light and standard tripod but not support external microphone(LED light and tripod are not included in the package). If you have any problems or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Contact us - and you will get 60 days free return & 360-day free replacement warranty.
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toberto Final Thoughts

"It has a nice case as well."

It's the small things that count. Seems well made, as expected for the price. Its really worth every dollar I paid. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. Video was taken when I got it.

Overall Score
4.8


(65 Points)

5. Video Camera Camcorder Full HD 1080P 36MP 30FPS Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Video Recorder with ...

ACTITOP First Impressions

"It’s overall a good pick."

I love it and definitely recommend to others. This is a fantastic camera for the price. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. That is not the case with the ACTITOP .

  • Video Camera Camcorder Full HD 1080P 36MP 30FPS Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Video Recorder with Night Vision 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation IPS Screen 16X Zoom Remote Control, 2 Batteries
  • ACTITOP Full HD 1080P Camcorder: Full HD 1080P (30FPS), with a maximum interpolation of 36 million Sony sensor. it supports Motion detection, Time-lapse recording, Slow motion, Infrared night vision, 16X Digital Zoom, 3.0 inch IPS screen and so on. Perfect vlogging youtube camera gift for amateurs,, such as kids, teens, and others.
  • Webcam &HDMI Function: It can live stream directly connected directly to an HDTV with an HDMI cable and playback the videos you took. The vlogging youtube cameras also can be connected to the PC with USB cable. Then you can transfer your files to your computer by choosing “MSDC” or take it as a webcam by choosing the “PC CAM” mode so as to enjoy video chatting or live streaming.
  • Infrared Night Video Recorder: You can record in the dark with IR light. Its Infrared night vision has no effect on video and photo, and the color is black and white. Under ‘Infrared Night Vision’ function, the camera can capture high-definition images and videos, and it works perfectly in the dark, and can also shoot high-quality images in very low light.
  • Pause Function and Remote Control: the filming camera 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.
  • Multi-function Video Camera: Our digital video camera support Time-lapse Recording; Time-lapse Photo; Recording While Charging;; Beauty function;Face Detection; Slow Motion; Motion Detection; Anti-shake; Continuous shooting. It also comes with 2 rechargeable powerful lithium batteries, it also supports recording while charging.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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ACTITOP Final Thoughts

"It has a nice case as well."

Super easy to read instructions too! Picture quality is outstanding. Still, it's worth knowing about. The ACTITOP is small and lightweight. There is a zoom feature on the ACTITOP .

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

6. JVC GY-HM250U Camcorder, 3.5", Black

User Ratings: 53

JVC GY-HM250U First Impressions

"We bought the JVC GY-HM250U."

Great Rear View Safety Camcorder and meets my needs. I had no problems at all with setup at all. Really great camera and easy to use. Really like the clarity of the picture. Overall this Rear View Safety Camcorder is a great buy.

  • JVC GY-HM250U Camcorder, 3.5", Black
  • JVC gy-hm250 12.4MP 4K UHD camcorder with FHD live streaming - handle unit - SSL-JVC50 7.4V IDX lithium-ion battery - AC Adapter - JVC 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Single 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor with 12.4 million pixels
  • High quality integrated 12x F1.2-3.5 zoom Lens (35mm equivalent: 29.6-355Mm)
  • Lower-third and full-screen titling solutions for recorded or stream video (in HD mode)
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JVC GY-HM250U Final Thoughts

"I like the JVC GY-HM250U."

I did exactly what the ad said. Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! That is not the case with the JVC GY-HM250U. It is inexpensive Rear View Safety Camcorder. Super easy to load onto my laptop also.

Overall Score
4.1


(2 Points)

7. Sony - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder (black)

User Ratings: 58 8

Sony HDRCX405/B First Impressions

"It works perfectly so far."

The camcorder is nice and compact. I will definitely use it more often. The clarity of the video was amazing. What you get is quite a lot, really. Great Rear View Safety Camcorder and meets my needs.

  • Sony - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder (black)
  • 50Mbps XAVC S1 1920x1080 at 60P, AVCHD and MP4 codecs. 30x Optical / 60x Clear Image Zoom to get closer to the action. 26.8mm wide angle ZEISS Lens
  • Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode. Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
  • Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction. Get creative w/ 7 picture effects for video and still photos.For windows computers, details vary according to OS (Windows7/VISTA/XP)
  • View on 2.7” Clear Photo Plus LCD display. Intelligent Auto (60 different scene combinations possible) , Focal Length (35mm) (Video) f=26.8 - 804.0 mm (16:9) Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image) f=26.8-804.0mm (16:9), f=32.8-984.0mm (4:3)
  • This product does not have an external microphone input.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDRCX405/B
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Sony HDRCX405/B Final Thoughts

"Instructions are decent."

I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. There are not any fancy professional features. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. And the rocker zoom is awesome. The lanyard has been amazing.

Overall Score
4.1


(660 Points)

8. Sony Hi8 Camcorder 8mm Cassettes 120 Minute (4-Pack) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

User Ratings: 73 2

Sony P6120HMPR/4 First Impressions

"This worked great."

I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. Really like the clarity of the picture. The quality is great considering the price. This little camera meets all those needs! So far I am happy with this purchase.

  • Sony Hi8 Camcorder 8mm Cassettes 120 Minute (4-Pack) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Hi8 120-minute
  • Brilliant Color and Sound
  • Metal Particle
  • Sony. Our media is your memory.
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Sony P6120HMPR/4 Final Thoughts

"Remember exposure setting."

It is also great as a gift for kids. The clarity of the video was amazing. The Sony P6120HMPR/4 is very compact. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity.

Overall Score
4.5


(212 Points)

9. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black)

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony FDRAX53/B First Impressions

"Worth what I paid."

Very easy to hold in one hand. I am so glad I chose this particular unit! It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant. If you are also an amateur photographer. However I am glad I did purchase!

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black)
  • 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
  • 3.0" LCD (Touch panel), EVF, Wi-Fi/NFC, manual ring, night shot, 4K Time-lapse capture
  • Built-in Zoom Microphone. Minimum Focus Distance- approx. 13/32 Inch (Wide), approx. 31 1/2 Inch (Tele), approx. 1 cm (Wide), approx. 80 cm (Tele). Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image)- f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9) f=32.8-656.0 mm (4:3).Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Video)- f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9)2
  • In-the-box: Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70/NP-FV70A) (1); AC Adaptor (1); Power Cord (1); Operating Guide(1); HDMI(micro) Cable (1); micro USB Cable (1)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony FDRAX53/B
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Sony FDRAX53/B Final Thoughts

"And guess what!"

Picture quality is outstanding. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. He was pretty happy about the microphone. The clarity of the video was amazing. Seems well made, as expected for the price.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

10. Panasonic HC-V180 HD Video Camera Camcorder with 32GB Card + Case + Flex Tripod + Kit

User Ratings: 86

Panasonic K-91516-01 First Impressions

"This Panasonic K-91516-01 is great."

Really like the clarity of the picture. And it’s so easy to carry around. It has an camera and it does video. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. Used this multiple times for church lectures.

  • Panasonic HC-V180 HD Video Camera Camcorder with 32GB Card + Case + Flex Tripod + Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES 7 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Panasonic HC-V180 HD Video Camera Camcorder +
  • [2] Transcend 32GB SDHC Card + [3] PD-C15 Camera / Camcorder Case +
  • [4] PD-T14 Flexible Camera Tripod + [5] PD 5pc Complete Cleaning Kit +
  • [6] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [7] LCD Screen Protectors
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic K-91516-01
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Panasonic K-91516-01 Final Thoughts

"My son loves it."

Video was taken when I got it. Great Rear View Safety Camcorder for me. I used to just take videos on my phone. This little camera meets all those needs! Great Rear View Safety Camcorder for me.

Overall Score
4.7


(10 Points)

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