Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Ruggedized Camcorders

1. Tactacam Wide Angle Camera (No Fish Eye)

User Ratings: 67

TACTACAM SG_B07BYXJ627_US First Impressions

"The video is great."

I really appreciate with the extra battery. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. I am so glad I chose this particular unit! So many features, streamlined everything. This is a gift for my brother's birthday.

  • Tactacam Wide Angle Camera (No Fish Eye)
  • ITEM INCLUDES: Tactacam 5.0 Wide Angle action camera, Battery, Head Mount, USB cable with charging wall adapter, Tactacam lens cloth, Tactacam camera bag, User manual, Tactacam decal, Tactacam Universal Adapter
  • EASY USE: Attach the Tactacam 5.0 Wide to your bow, crossbow or firearm, push the power on auto record button to start recording. Push the button again when you want to stop recording.
  • COMPATIBILITY: The Tactacam 5.0 Wide is compatible with both the Tactacam Remote and Tactacam app. Turn on multiple cameras at once with the Tactacam Remote and share your hunt instantly with the Facebook live feature.
  • HIGH QUALITY LENS: This small hunting video camera was built with an ultra-high-quality lens and low-light sensor.
  • MADE TO PERFORM: Tactacam 5.0 Wide films 4K HD, low light sensor and a 360-degree mic. Combined with Tactacam’s newly designed shell, quick change mode button, external battery indicator and rugged water-resistant construction… This camera is made to perform and will stand up to the rigors of your hunt.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TACTACAM SG_B07BYXJ627_US
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TACTACAM SG_B07BYXJ627_US Final Thoughts

"To me, it looks great."

In my opinion, the price you got is very low. But not an awful lot better. The phone/camera mount piece works great. This TACTACAM SG_B07BYXJ627_US works great for me. Indoors it performed quite well.

Overall Score
4.3


(3 Points)

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2. 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)

3. Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 Broadcast Camera for Live Production

Blackmagic Design CINSTUDMFT/HD/2 First Impressions

"It has a nice case as well."

Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Really great camera and easy to use. LCD display could be better. I had no problems at all with setup at all.

  • Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 Broadcast Camera for Live Production
  • DESIGNED FOR LIVE PRODUCTION - Now you can produce multiple camera live production in any location
  • REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN - Advanced technology in a compact, rugged design. Features a compact and durable magnesium alloy body that is packed with innovative technology, making it the most rugged, portable and advanced studio camera in the world
  • EASY ACCESS BUTTONS FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT SETTINGS - Quickly and easily access the most important controls using the built in row of buttons below the viewfinder
  • MICRO FOUR THIRDS LENS MOUNT - The Blackmagic Studio Camera features an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount that is compatible with an incredibly wide range of lenses and adapters
  • LARGE 10" FULL HD VIEWFINDER - The Blackmagic Studio Camera includes the world's largest viewfinder built in! The massive 10" high resolution screen has a super wide viewing angle and the large viewing area
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackmagic Design CINSTUDMFT/HD/2
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Blackmagic Design CINSTUDMFT/HD/2 Final Thoughts

"I noticed two problems."

I love it and definitely recommend to others. Formatting the SD card was easy. The price Also made this a great deal. Using it for filming kids sports. I do wish there was a time & date stamp.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

4. OPKIX One - Wearable Dual HD Camera System - Hands-Free POV - Tiny, Rugged and Waterproof - Don’t ...

OPKIX First Impressions

"My friend have fun with it."

In my opinion, the price you got is very low. Overall it is a decent Ruggedized Camcorder for the price. In my opinion, the price you got is very low. What you get is quite a lot, really. This little camera meets all those needs!

  • OPKIX One - Wearable Dual HD Camera System - Hands-Free POV - Tiny, Rugged and Waterproof - Don’t Miss A Moment of Life!
  • LIVE IN THE MOMENT - Never miss another memory fumbling for your phone or camera - capture all of life’s adventures as a participant, not a spectator. Tiny, rugged and waterproof up to 30 feet, the wearable OPKIX One is ready to go wherever you are!
  • CAPTURE WHAT YOU SEE AND HEAR - Conveniently record POV footage without missing a moment. With versatile mounts included for your favorite eyewear or hat, plus 4 universal sticky mounts, the compact OPKIX One blends in so fun can stand out.
  • KEEP IT SIMPLE - One-button recording and fixed-focus make operation effortless. Wirelessly upload your memories from the Smart Egg to your smart phone with our free OPKIX Studio App. Just press, record and upload!
  • AMAZING VIDEO QUALITY - Full 1080p HD video quality, EIS and HD audio with noise cancellation. Record up to 15 minutes per camera, use the included Smart Egg to wirelessly recharge your cameras and store over 100 minutes of footage.
  • INCREDIBLE EDITING FEATURES - Edit, add filters, text, music and more, then easily upload your footage to social media with the tap of a screen using the free OPKIX Studio App.
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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OPKIX Final Thoughts

"Really good one!"

The image quality is amazing. The phone/camera mount piece works great. It has an camera and it does video. Recording effect is very good! It is more for show than for use.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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5. OPKIX One - Wearable HD Camera System - Hands-Free POV - Tiny, Rugged and Waterproof - Don’t Miss ...

OPKIX First Impressions

"I like it when I hold it."

The lanyard has been amazing. Great Ruggedized Camcorder and meets my needs. There are not any fancy professional features. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough. I like The light weight small size.

  • OPKIX One - Wearable HD Camera System - Hands-Free POV - Tiny, Rugged and Waterproof - Don’t Miss A Moment of Life!
  • LIVE IN THE MOMENT - Never miss another memory fumbling for your phone or camera - capture all of life’s adventures as a participant, not a spectator. Tiny, rugged and waterproof up to 30 feet, the wearable OPKIX One is ready to go wherever you are!
  • CAPTURE WHAT YOU SEE AND HEAR - Conveniently record POV footage without missing a moment. With versatile mounts included for your favorite eyewear or hat, plus 4 universal sticky mounts, the compact OPKIX One blends in so fun can stand out.
  • KEEP IT SIMPLE - One-button recording and fixed-focus make operation effortless. Wirelessly upload your memories from the Smart Egg to your smart phone with our free OPKIX Studio App. Just press, record and upload!
  • AMAZING VIDEO QUALITY - Full 1080p HD video quality, EIS and HD audio with noise cancellation. Record up to 15 minutes per camera, use the included Smart Egg to wirelessly recharge your cameras and store over 100 minutes of footage.
  • INCREDIBLE EDITING FEATURES - Edit, add filters, text, music and more, then easily upload your footage to social media with the tap of a screen using the free OPKIX Studio App.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OPKIX
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OPKIX Final Thoughts

"It’s overall a good pick."

This thing does everything it says it does. Very easy to hold in one hand. I had no problems at all with setup at all. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. We travel out after I receive this OPKIX .

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. DXG USA DXG-V567VR HD 720p High-Definition Mini Camcorder Value Pack (Red) (Discontinued by Manufact...

DXG USA DXG-V567VR HD First Impressions

"It is top quality."

I haven’t had one in so long. I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. So many aspects about this camera. Using it for filming kids sports. Not that many left on the inexpensive end.

  • DXG USA DXG-V567VR HD 720p High-Definition Mini Camcorder Value Pack (Red) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • 720p high-definition video
  • Built-in USB plug
  • High-resolution LCD screen
  • Includes 2 GB Secure Digital Card?, portable tripod, 4 AAA rechargeable batteries, charger, cable & software
  • color: Red
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DXG USA DXG-V567VR HD
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DXG USA DXG-V567VR HD Final Thoughts

"Perfect!"

This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. I love it and definitely recommend to others. I am still learning how to use it. Overall, decent product for this price. The clarity of the video was amazing.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

7. OPKIX One - Wearable HD Camera System - Hands-Free POV - Tiny, Rugged and Waterproof - Don’t Miss ...

OPKIX First Impressions

"I like it when I hold it."

The lanyard has been amazing. Great Ruggedized Camcorder and meets my needs. There are not any fancy professional features. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough. I like The light weight small size.

  • OPKIX One - Wearable HD Camera System - Hands-Free POV - Tiny, Rugged and Waterproof - Don’t Miss A Moment of Life!
  • LIVE IN THE MOMENT - Never miss another memory fumbling for your phone or camera - capture all of life’s adventures as a participant, not a spectator. Tiny, rugged and waterproof up to 30 feet, the wearable OPKIX One is ready to go wherever you are!
  • CAPTURE WHAT YOU SEE AND HEAR - Conveniently record POV footage without missing a moment. With versatile mounts included for your favorite eyewear or hat, plus 4 universal sticky mounts, the compact OPKIX One blends in so fun can stand out.
  • KEEP IT SIMPLE - One-button recording and fixed-focus make operation effortless. Wirelessly upload your memories from the Smart Egg to your smart phone with our free OPKIX Studio App. Just press, record and upload!
  • AMAZING VIDEO QUALITY - Full 1080p HD video quality, EIS and HD audio with noise cancellation. Record up to 15 minutes per camera, use the included Smart Egg to wirelessly recharge your cameras and store over 100 minutes of footage.
  • INCREDIBLE EDITING FEATURES - Edit, add filters, text, music and more, then easily upload your footage to social media with the tap of a screen using the free OPKIX Studio App.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OPKIX
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OPKIX Final Thoughts

"It’s overall a good pick."

This thing does everything it says it does. Very easy to hold in one hand. I had no problems at all with setup at all. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. We travel out after I receive this OPKIX .

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. DJI OSMO Action with Spare Battery

User Ratings: 70 9

DJI First Impressions

"Overall, I really like it!"

I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. LCD display could be better. I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. For this, we purchased this DJI . It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky.

  • DJI OSMO Action with Spare Battery
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DJI Final Thoughts

"It is top quality."

This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! I had no problems at all with setup at all. This is a fantastic camera for the price. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. So many aspects about this camera.

Overall Score
4.3


(773 Points)

9. Video Camera Camcorder CamKing HDV-312 24MP HD 1080P 16X Digital Zoom Video Camcorder with 3.0" LCD ...

User Ratings: 68 5

CamKing First Impressions

"Very well presented."

The image quality is amazing. Now I'm off to charge the battery! This is designed to be simple and easy to use. Wow this was such a great purchase! The material of the CamKing seems really good.

  • Video Camera Camcorder CamKing HDV-312 24MP HD 1080P 16X Digital Zoom Video Camcorder with 3.0" LCD and 270 Degree Rotation Screen YouTube Vlogging Camera
  • 【HD 1080P Video Camcorder】- The camera can support 24M resolution ratio of image and 1080P resolution ratio of video(30FPS), the image format is JPEG, the video format is AVI. 3.0 Inch TFT LCD screen, 270° Rotation Flip Screen, 16X digital zoom, big STORAGE media up to 32GB(NOTE: SD card are not included)
  • 【Multi-function Camcorder】The camcorder has multi-functionality, It also supports DIS electronic anti-shake to ensure your photos look perfect. In addition, it supports face recognition, self-timer, continuous shooting, date Stamp (set time and date),multi-language, internal Microphone and Speaker and many other functions.(NOTE: The camera is designed for Amateurs, not for Professional Users)
  • 【Lightweight and Portable】 Lightweight and fits in your backpack, handbag or even your laptop case. The camcorder supports video resolutions at 1920x1080p, shoot pictures at 24.0M. It has 3.0 Inch TFT LCD screen, 270° Rotation Flip Screen for extended flexibility when taking photos. Comes with everything you need to take pictures and videos, including a USB cable for charging. Charge it anywhere. In your car, or with a mobile battery charger if you are on the go.
  • 【LED Fill Light】LED fill lights allows you to record high-quality videos and photos at night. The included rechargeable external battery has a large 1250mAh capacity allowing you to record for longer and even when the battery runs low, plug in the charger and keep recording as this camera supports recording whilst charging.
  • 【Best gift for your family】Family-friendly video camera,Perfect gift for a loved one to enjoy all the memories,record your growth from childhood,keep a record of your wedding moments,record all the precious times in your life,can bring fun for the entire family.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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CamKing Final Thoughts

"Yes I like."

The video it takes it pretty good. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. It is more for show than for use. What you get is quite a lot, really. The CamKing is small and lightweight.

Overall Score
4.4


(48 Points)

10. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (2.5mm Wide, Day)

Contour First Impressions

"Game changer!"

Great Ruggedized Camcorder and meets my needs. For this, we purchased this Contour . This is a gift for my brother's birthday. But not an awful lot better. So many aspects about this camera.

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (2.5mm Wide, Day)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Contour
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Contour Final Thoughts

"And it was a good decision."

I really like the features of the camera. An additional battery is included as backup. Very easy to hold in one hand. For this, we purchased this Contour . I love it and definitely recommend to others.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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