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. foulon Digital Video Camera,Portable Rotatable 2.0 LCD Display Screen HD 1080P Camcorder Video Camer...

foulon First Impressions

"The video quality is great."

This is a fantastic camera for the price. LCD display could be better. I like The light weight small size. Overall, decent product for this price. Picture quality is outstanding.

  • foulon Digital Video Camera,Portable Rotatable 2.0 LCD Display Screen HD 1080P Camcorder Video Camera Night Vision Camcorders
  • Material: Plastic
  • System Requirements: For Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista (32-bit), etc
  • Mini digital video camera, easy to carry. Adjustable white balance: automatic / daylight lamp / tungsten light / fluorescent / cloudy. 4x digital zoom, 2.0 inches LCD display sreen. Rotatable screen design makes shooting more arbitrary.
  • Memory card slot of SD/MMC card slot (up to 32GB).
  • Night Vision Function: This camcorder full hd is equipped with IR Night Vision technology, it could also capture good photos and videos in black and white while in the darkness.
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foulon Final Thoughts

"An amazing device."

It is inexpensive Ruggedized Camcorder. This little camera meets all those needs! This thing does everything it says it does. For this, we purchased this foulon . LCD display could be better.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

7. Panasonic AG-AC7 Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder, 1920 x 1080 Resolution, 23x Intelligent / 16.8X Opt...

Panasonic First Impressions

"Great picture and sound."

However I am glad I did purchase! I really appreciate with the extra battery. The Panasonic is small and lightweight. Not that many left on the inexpensive end. Super easy to read instructions too!

  • Panasonic AG-AC7 Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder, 1920 x 1080 Resolution, 23x Intelligent / 16.8X Optical Zoom, 2.7 inch LCD Touchscreen, HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 (60i) RecordingAlso Records Standard-Def 480i23x Intelligent / 16.8x Optical Zoom35.8mm (35mm Equivalent) at Full WideProfessional-Style Ergonomics
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Panasonic Final Thoughts

"Totally unusable."

The best part is the real-time imagery. That is not the case with the Panasonic . Feel free to contact me if you have questions. The material of the Panasonic seems really good. First off this was an open box purchase.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

8. 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 Ruggedized 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)

9. ONETHINGCAM Model Z5 2 inch Screen Body Cameras Wide Angle 125 Degree External Lens, Night Vision Up...

ONETHINGCAM BC-15 First Impressions

"Very good value as well!"

Every detail is well designed. We are very pleased with this product. This is an amazing camera, it really is. Works and looks much better than expected. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode.

  • ONETHINGCAM Model Z5 2 inch Screen Body Cameras Wide Angle 125 Degree External Lens, Night Vision Up to 15M Included 32G Memory Use Friendly
  • HD 1296p @30FPS 32G memeory storage, used Ambarella A7LA50. Body-mounted video/ audio recorder for law enforcement with true HD 1296P recording (4 resolution choices). 135° wide angle and 2X/4X/8X/16X/32X/64X digital zoom allow user to get footage clearly and widely
  • Waterproof IP66 certificated/Prevent breakage/dustproof, wifi hotspot control body camera take a picture or video
  • GPS Function - Using GPS mode recorded vedio which will track where your location and show the latitude and longitude position on your video footage alongside the time & date, it can be showed on google map or google earth, within 30S (GPS works for Windows 10, XP, 7, 8 and Mac operating systems use original cable in the box)
  • WIDE 125 DEGREE ANGLE LENS with 2 inch screen COMPATIBLE with any of the klick Fast products. built in 2900mah lithium battery that lasts up to 10 hours on one charge.(1296p - 4.5 Hours) (1080p - 6.3 Hours) (720p - 8 Hours) (480p - 10 Hours) (when using the infrared night vision the battery life/time will be lower).It takes 4 hours to fully charge and has a standby time of 240 hours. Here is the average life under different recording resolutions.
  • EASY TO OPERATE: Video recording, take photos, voice recorder and infrared light all can be achieved by this mufti-functional item. Moreover, they can be enabled with the simple touch of a button. 162g and 9.4*6*3.1cm makes it easy to wear and carry.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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ONETHINGCAM BC-15 Final Thoughts

"This worked great."

I did exactly what the ad said. Very easy to hold in one hand. Still, it's worth knowing about. Works and looks much better than expected. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. Full HD Video Camera Camcorder, ORDRO Portable 24MP Full HD 1080P 30FPS Camcorder with Macro Digital...

User Ratings: 62

ORDRO F5 First Impressions

"The hole is so tiny."

It is also great as a gift for kids. This was well worth the money. Wow this was such a great purchase! Indoors it performed quite well. Really great camera and easy to use.

  • Full HD Video Camera Camcorder, ORDRO Portable 24MP Full HD 1080P 30FPS Camcorder with Macro Digital Video Camcorder Recorder Camcorders with Remote and 2 Batteties
  • ORDRO Video Camera HDV-F5 Features: Portable HD 1920x1080P 30 FPS(FHD) camcorder. CMOS sensor. Up to 24.0MP. 3.0'' TFT LCD screen support 270 degree rotation. LED fill light. 16X digital zoom. Macro shooting function.
  • Memory Media: This camcorder supports SD / SDHC card expansion, up to 64GB. It does not have memory card in the package, you must to buy a new memory card first, then to use the camcorder. We recommend using the original class 10 SDcard, up to 64GB max. When you use the camcorder, please format the memory card first.
  • External Powerful Li-ion Battery: Equipped with 2x NP-180, 3.7V 1800mAh Li-ion external battery and a USB charger. Please install the battery on the camcorder and use the USB cable to charge. It need to charge more than 8 hours for the first time, after that, 3 hours is enough. When the battery is fully charged, it can take video up to 2 hours, and pictures up to 3 hours.
  • Compact and Lightweight: Size: 5.0 * 2.6 * 2.2 inches, 128mm (L) * 66mm (H) * 55mm (W). Weight: 0.66 pounds (300g). Small volume light weight. Easy to carry and store. This camera support standard tripod.
  • Multi-functions: Support remote-controlled. Face capture. Macro function, internal microphone and speaker. 16X digital zoom video camera. Support HDMI cable output to TV and USB cable to computer.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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ORDRO F5 Final Thoughts

"Makes a great gift!"

I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. More noticeable on the night vision set up. The phone/camera mount piece works great. The price Also made this a great deal. Still, it's worth knowing about.

Overall Score
4.2


(3 Points)

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