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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Ruggedized Camcorders

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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OPKIX
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Ruggedized Camcorders

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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. DJI 2019 Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera Essentials Travel Bund...

User Ratings: 71 8

DJI First Impressions

"To me, it looks great."

Over all, good quality for the price. More noticeable on the night vision set up. It is more for show than for use. So far I am happy with this purchase. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough.

  • DJI 2019 Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera Essentials Travel Bundle
  • Lightweight and Portable: 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.
  • 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal: The Osmo Pocket camera is equipped with a remarkable 3-axis stabilized gimbal and a new algorithm that ensures a control accuracy of ±0.005° and maximum control speed of 120°/s.
  • Amazingly Powerful Performance: Osmo Pocket 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 100Mbps and photos at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 μm for footage worth sharing every time.
  • DJI Mimo: Osmo Pocket is meant for anyone with a story to tell, which is why we developed DJI Mimo. This dedicated app expands your imagination with editing tools and opens the door to a community that inspires your own visual storytelling.
  • Backed by DJI customer support - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI Final Thoughts

"So worth it!"

This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. Not that many left on the inexpensive end. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. Well packed and worth the money. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough.

Overall Score
4.3


(62 Points)

7. 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 Ruggedized 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

8. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (6mm Semi Wide, Night)

Contour First Impressions

"It's very compact to carry."

Good quality without damage at night. It's the small things that count. First off this was an open box purchase. For this price, the Contour is awesome. This is a gift for my brother's birthday.

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (6mm Semi Wide, Night)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Contour
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Contour Final Thoughts

"Hardware attachment is OK."

The phone/camera mount piece works great. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. It has a microphone so the sound is better. This was well worth the money. I haven’t had to change the date.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Panasonic AG-AC30 Full-HD AVCCAM Handheld Camera (US Version)

User Ratings: 75 25

Panasonic AG-AC30PJ First Impressions

"Thought they worked great!"

Good quality without damage at night. The Panasonic AG-AC30PJ makes great quality video! I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. The clarity of the video was amazing. It’s really time to buy this Panasonic AG-AC30PJ.

  • Panasonic AG-AC30 Full-HD AVCCAM Handheld Camera (US Version)
  • This Unit Is An International Version (Fully Compatible In USA)
  • HD Camcorder with Built-In LED Light 1/3.1" BSI MOS Sensor
  • 1920 x 1080 Up to 59,94p 20x Optical Zoom Lens 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S.
  • Individual Focus, Zoom & Iris Lens Rings 0.24" EVF / 3" LCD Touch Screen FHD Up to 120 FPS
  • Records MP4, MOV, AVCHD to SDXC Cards Dual SDXC Card Slots
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic AG-AC30PJ
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic AG-AC30PJ Final Thoughts

"It's very compact to carry."

The best part is the real-time imagery. LCD display could be better. For this, we purchased this Panasonic AG-AC30PJ. The best part is the real-time imagery. If you are also an amateur photographer.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 Points)

10. Sony HXR-MC2500 Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder

User Ratings: 61 6

Sony HXRMC2500 First Impressions

"I like it so much."

It has a microphone so the sound is better. Indoors it performed quite well. Overall this Ruggedized Camcorder is a great buy. Wow this was such a great purchase! This is an amazing camera, it really is.

  • Sony HXR-MC2500 Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder
  • Wide angle 26.8mm professional quality Sony G Lens technology provides exceptional image fidelity, 12x zoom: 2.9mm to 34.8mm provides wide angle of view
  • 1/4" back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor offers exceptional low-light sensitivity, Quick AF system improves precise auto focus even in low light situations
  • Built-in 32GB solid state flash drive can store up to three hours of HD video recorded in PS mode
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F); Storage Temperature: -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HXRMC2500
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony HXRMC2500 Final Thoughts

"The camera feels good."

I like The light weight small size. Picture quality is outstanding. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! For this price, the Sony HXRMC2500 is awesome. So far I am happy with this purchase.

Overall Score
4.1


(25 Points)

Copyright © 2020 Glyn Dewis Blog - Website by Digital Drivers Web Design

Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, function 'wpb_hook_javascript' not found or invalid function name in /home/carlmaho/photorater.org/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php on line 308