Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Rechargeable Camcorders

1. Video Camera Camcorder WiFi IR Night Vision FHD 1080P 30FPS YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder 26MP 3....

User Ratings: 72 9

ALSONE 3051STRM First Impressions

"And it was a good decision."

Well packed and worth the money. The best part is the real-time imagery. I haven’t had one in so long. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. Using it for filming kids sports.

  • Video Camera Camcorder WiFi IR Night Vision FHD 1080P 30FPS YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder 26MP 3.0'' Touch Screen 16X Digital Zoom Camcorder with Microphone,Remote and 2 Batteries
  • 【FHD Camcorder with Microphone】The video camera is full HD 1080P, with 26.0MP picture resolution,3.0 inch 270° rotation IPS ultra-clear touch screen and 16X digital zoom camera. It also has 8 mega pixel CMOS image sensor, you can capture vibrant and extremely realistic images and videos. This video camcorder supports external microphone which enhances sound recording volume and reduces noise.
  • 【Multifunctional Video Recorder】This vlog camera comes supports Slow Motion,Video Capture,Motion Detection,Loop Recording,Continuous Shooting, Face Capture, Beauty Function, Self-Timer, Playback Modes, Anti-Shaking Function and Remote Control(22ft/7m) ect..You can record your wonderful moments with these special features.
  • 【WiFi & IR Night Vision Camcorder】Download the App 'YKJ' in Google Play on you phone or tablet and connect it with your camera,then you may operate the camera or check through Android or IOS devices to review the photos and videos. With IR night vision function, you can shoot clear white and black photo or video in the dark environment without visible light or low light(within 16ft/5m)
  • 【Multipurpose Video Camera】The camcorder supports for video chatting and live streaming. 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, and enter the video interface, then you can video chat with your friends.)
  • 【Recording While Charging】The video camera comes with 2 rechargeable batteries, and it supports recording while charging. ALSONE provides 30 days refund or replacement. If you have any question or suggestion,please feel free to contact us.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ALSONE 3051STRM
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ALSONE 3051STRM Final Thoughts

"It’s a good buy."

Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. An additional battery is included as backup. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. There is a zoom feature on the ALSONE 3051STRM. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder.

Overall Score
4.3


(234 Points)

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2. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) & Sony NP-FV70A V-Series Rechargeable Digital...

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony First Impressions

"The hole is so tiny."

I had no problems at all with setup at all. It’s really time to buy this Sony . Now I'm off to charge the battery! It is inexpensive Rechargeable Camcorder. Able to get a great cinematic look.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) & Sony NP-FV70A V-Series Rechargeable Digital Camera Battery Pack, Black & Sony BCTRV Travel Charger -Black
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • Capacity Indicationer on Package: 1900mAh (13.8Wh)
  • Compact battery charger
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Sony Final Thoughts

"I advise you!"

This is an amazing camera, it really is. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! Wow this was such a great purchase! Very easy to hold in one hand.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

3. 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)
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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)

4. 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
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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)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Rechargeable Camcorders

5. Sony DCR-DVD650 DVD Camcorder (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

User Ratings: 69 9

Sony DCRDVD650 First Impressions

"Great all round camera."

It is more for show than for use. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. Picture quality is outstanding. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck.

  • Sony DCR-DVD650 DVD Camcorder (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Capture video to DVD; DVD-R/-RW/+RW and +R DL (Dual Layer) compatible
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens; 60x optical zoom, 2000x digital zoom
  • 2.7-inch wide touch panel LCD display
  • One Touch Disc Burn; USB 2.0 interface
  • Includes AC adaptor, rechargeable battery pack, A/V connecting cable, application software, USB cable
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Sony DCRDVD650 Final Thoughts

"Perfect!"

This is a gift for my brother's birthday. Not that many left on the inexpensive end. Seems well made, as expected for the price. Not that many left on the inexpensive end. LCD display could be better.

Overall Score
4.2


(135 Points)

6. 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 Rechargeable 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)

7. 4K Camcorder Video Camera KOT HD WiFi 3.0 Inch IPS Touch Screen 48MP 16X Powerful Digital Zoom Camer...

User Ratings: 69 22

KOT 534K First Impressions

"It is top quality."

I'll get to the point of figuring it out. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. Good camera for what I’m using it for. So many features, streamlined everything. Overall it is a decent Rechargeable Camcorder for the price.

  • 4K Camcorder Video Camera KOT HD WiFi 3.0 Inch IPS Touch Screen 48MP 16X Powerful Digital Zoom Camera with Microphone and Wide Angle Lens IR Night Vision Vlogging Video Camera Recorder Handy cam
  • 4K UHD HD Camcorder & 3.0 inch touch screen: The video camcorder has a 4K 2880x2160 (24FPS) video resolution, 13MP CMOS image sensor, Max 48MP image resolution, 16X Digital Zoom (no autofocus) and 2 rechargeable batteries, 3.0 inch touch screen that rotate up to 270 degrees and a smart pause function. This digital video camera camcorders supports recording while charging, ideal for vloggers and videography lovers.
  • Stereo Microphone & Wide Angle Lens: External Microphone uses X-Y stereo pickup technology, clear and stable sound image localization. High-quality microphone can be used in conferences, symposiums, media interviews, speeches, course recording and film making. 4K camcorder comes with a professional 0.39X 2 in 1 HD wide-angle lens with macro lens which is great for large scenery, such as Buildings, Landscapes. Macro lens is for close-up shooting of the micro object,such as flowers, etc.
  • Wi-Fi & IR Night Vision: Download "NovaCam" APP at App Store, then you can control the 4k camcorder with your tablet or smartphone (9.8 feet effected)to preview, browse images or download files from the camera to mobile phone or tablet for sharing, both while taking photos or filming. Wi-Fi cannot connect directly to the router. You can record in the dark with the IR light and LED light feature. IR night vision has no influence over video and photo functions and the color is in black and white.
  • Multipurpose Video Camera Recorder & USB, TV Output: The 4k camcorder can be used as a webcam, connect the camcorder to your computer with a USB cable and select PC Camera mode. HD handheld camcorder video camera uses a 13MP sensor, the maximum pixels is 48.0 MP photo resolution (9212X5184 interpolation). HDMI cable connects the camcorder to the TV to watch photos and videos.
  • What You Get: A light weight 4K camcorder bag which is perfect for storage and carrying. We also provide professional technical support services within 24 hours, just contact us with no hesitation. Maximum support for 128GB SD card,1/4 inch standard tripod and external 37MM(1.46 inch) lens (SD card ,tripod and external lens are NOT INCLUDED).
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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KOT 534K Final Thoughts

"Has a remote control!"

And the photo is acceptable also. Great Rechargeable Camcorder and meets my needs. The camcorder is nice and compact. But not an awful lot better. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great!

Overall Score
4.0


(91 Points)

8. Sony HDR-CX405/B Full HD 60p Camcorder + 64GB Ultra MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card + NP-BX1 Battery Pac...

User Ratings: 60 8

Sony E12SNHRDCX405 First Impressions

"I thank you so much."

More noticeable on the night vision set up. This thing does everything it says it does. The lanyard has been amazing. Picks up good sound without the mic. The clarity of the video was amazing.

  • Sony HDR-CX405/B Full HD 60p Camcorder + 64GB Ultra MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card + NP-BX1 Battery Pack + Accessory Bundle
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER - Bundle Includes FULL SONY USA WARRANTY
  • Sony HDR-CX405/B Full HD 60p Camcorder (Black)
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Compact Deluxe Gadget Bag for Cameras/Camcorders
  • 64GB Ultra MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card
  • NP-BX1 Battery Pack - Battery Charger for NP-BX1 - SLR Photo/Video Rechargeable LED Light - 12" Rubberized Spider Tripod - Memory Card Wallet - Card Reader - Mini Tripod - Screen Protectors - 3pc. Cleaning Kit - Microfiber Cleaning Cloth - High-Speed Micro HDMI to HDMI 6ft. Cable - LCD Lens Cleaning Pen
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Sony E12SNHRDCX405 Final Thoughts

"Everything was great!"

Picture quality is outstanding. He was pretty happy about the microphone. I am still learning how to use it. The camcorder is nice and compact. There are not any fancy professional features.

Overall Score
4.2


(84 Points)

9. 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 Rechargeable 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)
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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)

10. Video Camera Camcorder WiFi FHD 1080P 30FPS 24MP Infrared Night Vision YouTube Vlogging Camera Recor...

User Ratings: 79 6

AIsuoda 5052STR First Impressions

"It’s overall a good pick."

We travel out after I receive this AIsuoda 5052STR. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. It did come with a memory card on top of it. This is an amazing camera, it really is. So many aspects about this camera.

  • Video Camera Camcorder WiFi FHD 1080P 30FPS 24MP Infrared Night Vision YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation Touch Screen 16X Digital Zoom Camcorder with 2 Batteries
  • 【FHD 1080P Video Camera】The digital video camera is full HD 1080P, with 24.0MP picture resolution,3.0 inch 270° rotation ultra-clear touch screen and 16X digital zoom camera.  It also has 8 mega pixel CMOS image sensor,so you can capture vibrant and extremely realistic images and videos. This video camcorder has built-in microphone which gets great sound quality and reduces noise
  • 【Multifunctional Camcorder】This vlog camera supports Time Lapse,Slow Motion,Video Capture,Motion Detection,Loop Recording,Continuous Shooting, Face Capture, Beauty Function, Self-Timer, Playback Modes, Anti-Shaking Function,TV Output and ect..You can record your wonderful moments with these special features
  • 【WiFi & IR Night Vision Camcorder】Download the App ‘iSmart DV’ on you phone or tablet and connect it with your camera,then you may operate the camera or check through Android or IOS devices to review the photos and videos. With IR night vision function, you can shoot clear white and black photo or video in the dark environment without visible light or low light(within 16ft/5m). Note:WiFi and IR function will increase the usage of battery!!
  • 【Webcam & Pause Function】You can use this function for video chatting or live streaming. By connecting the computer with a USB cable, then choose the “PC CAM” mode as a webcam.You can continue the recording in the same File without restarting a new one
  • 【Video Camea Camcorder】The video camera comes with 2 rechargeable batteries, and it supports recording while charging. The camcorder should be charged for 3-4 hours before using and make sure the battery is charged successfully.If you have any question or suggestion,please feel free to contact us!
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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AIsuoda 5052STR Final Thoughts

"My friend have fun with it."

And the rocker zoom is awesome. This is a fantastic camera for the price. This little camera meets all those needs! The lanyard has been amazing. I highly recommend this [FEATURE].

Overall Score
4.4


(76 Points)

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