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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Ruggedized Camcorders

2. 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.

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5.0


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3. 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)

4. 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.
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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)

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5. 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)

6. Panasonic HDC-TM40 16GB camcorder with 16GB Internal Flash Memory (Black)

User Ratings: 58 18

Panasonic 4332103502 First Impressions

"It’s like 007."

Really like the clarity of the picture. If you are also an amateur photographer. The videos and pictures are both very clear. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me.

  • Panasonic HDC-TM40 16GB camcorder with 16GB Internal Flash Memory (Black)
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Panasonic 4332103502 Final Thoughts

"Instructions are decent."

It's the small things that count. I really like the features of the camera. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. I have had NO issues with battery life so far.

Overall Score
4.0


(13 Points)

7. Canon XA45 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder (3665C002) W/Extra Battery, Soft Padded Bag, 64GB Memory Ca...

Canon 3665C002 First Impressions

"Not sure."

Must be turned on and off manually. The zoom did not really impress me. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. Picks up good sound without the mic. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode.

  • Canon XA45 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder (3665C002) W/Extra Battery, Soft Padded Bag, 64GB Memory Card, LED Light, and More Base Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: 1 x Canon XA45 Professional UHD 4K Camcorder | 1 x Professional LED 160 Video Light | 1 x BP-828 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack | 1 x 64GB UHS-I SDXC Memory Card | 1 x Soft Padded Carrying Case | 1 x External AC/DC Quick Charger | 1 x 6 x 6 inch Velcro Straps (Assorted Colors) | 1 x Deluxe Cleaning Kit | 1 x SD Card USB Reader | 1 x Memory Card Wallet
  • 8.29MP, 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor | Up to UHD 4K30 Video Recording
  • Mini-HDMI and 3G-SDI Outputs | Integrated 20x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Dual XLR and Mic/Line Audio Input | Dual SD Relay and Simultaneous Recording
  • DIG!C DV 6 Processor | 3" Touchscreen LCD, Tiltable Viewfinder
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Canon 3665C002 Final Thoughts

"So many extra features."

There are not any fancy professional features. I've tried many brands & models. This Canon 3665C002 works great for me. The video it takes it pretty good. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

8. Video Camera 4K Camcorder IR Night Vision Camera Recorder 3.1’’ IPS Touch Screen Digital WiFi Ca...

User Ratings: 34

ORDRO 4K+MIC First Impressions

"An amazing device."

I love the audio options. So many aspects about this camera. It is more for show than for use. Really like the clarity of the picture. Not that many left on the inexpensive end.

  • Video Camera 4K Camcorder IR Night Vision Camera Recorder 3.1’’ IPS Touch Screen Digital WiFi Camcorders with Microphone
  • Ultra HD 4K Video Camera Camcorder: With 4K ultra HD resolution, ORDRO HDR-AC3 can perform extremely high quality image and capture wonderful moment. With 3.1 inches IPS touch panel, this camcorder can perform the higher quality and vivid images and videos. Support Wi-Fi connection: Video and photo can be controlled and shared by downloading APP (LzxViewer) on smart phone (support for Android or IOS system). Wi-Fi is not to connect to your router.
  • Video Camera AC3 with Sony IMX258 CMOS Sensor: IMX258 is 13M sensor, the maximum pixels is 24M by interpolation, and it adopts Exmor RS technology. With the high-sensitivity sensor, it can sense the surrounding environment and delicately handle complex light. With fast image capture rate and image processing capability, it can enhance image clarity to perform more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality. (Tips: Please keep the video camera steady when recording).
  • ORDRO CM520 External Microphone is Mount on the Camcorder Hot Shoe: With the exclusive hot shoe design, it can support to attach an external microphone or LED light. The microphone can accurately pick up the sound, eliminate the noise and NCR noise reduction during recording, bringing you purer sound quality. (Tips: Please use the mic adapter to connect external microphone with camcorder.
  • 4K Camcorder with IR Night Vision: The HDR-AC3 camcorder has an IR infrared night vision light that can take clear video and photos even when there is no light at night. You can use it to capture the smile of your lovely daughter sleeping. And it also can be used to observe animals at night, shoot in the wild in the evening and so on. The image in infrared night vision mode is black and white. Press the "IR" button the enable the camera night vision function. Note: Effective distance <16 ft.
  • Wi-Fi Connection and Remote Control: Video and photo can be controlled and shared by downloading APP (LzxViewer) on smart phone (support for Android or IOS system, less than 9.8 feets). Comes with a remote control that can be used to control the camcorder to take photos and videos from a distance, less than 16 feets. Tips: When using the remote control, please remove the plastic sheet at the bottom.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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ORDRO 4K+MIC Final Thoughts

"It was a hit!"

It's the small things that count. It is also great as a gift for kids. I like The light weight small size. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! So many features, streamlined everything.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

9. Camera Camcorder, ODGear Portable Digital Video Camcorder Full HD 24 Mega Pixels 3.0inch LCD Rotatab...

User Ratings: 47

ODGear CDOE3 First Impressions

"I can accept it."

Not that many left on the inexpensive end. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. I like The light weight small size. Seems well made, as expected for the price. LCD display could be better.

  • Camera Camcorder, ODGear Portable Digital Video Camcorder Full HD 24 Mega Pixels 3.0inch LCD Rotatable Touch Screen 16 Digital Zoom Camera Recorder Black 16GB SD Card Included
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ODGear CDOE3 Final Thoughts

"Extremely user friendly."

I've tried many brands & models. Wow this was such a great purchase! I am still learning how to use it. The image stabilizer works very well. I have had NO issues with battery life so far.

Overall Score
4.2


(5 Points)

10. Panasonic AG-HMC80 3MOS AVCCAM HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder + Extended Life Battery + 32GB Memory Car...

Panasonic AG-HMC80 B6 First Impressions

"I like the Panasonic AG-HMC80 B6."

I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. Its really worth every dollar I paid. The Panasonic AG-HMC80 B6 is very compact. The clarity of the video was amazing. I like The light weight small size.

  • Panasonic AG-HMC80 3MOS AVCCAM HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder + Extended Life Battery + 32GB Memory Card + Accessory Saver Bundle
  • Four professional AVCCAM HD recording modes: HA mode (approx.17 Mbps), HG mode (approx.13 Mbps), the extended recording HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps)
  • And the highest-quality PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24Mbps)
  • Supports the following HD formats in PH mode at 60Hz:
  • 1080/60i, 1080/30p, 1080/24pN, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24pN; in HA, HG and HE modes, it records in 1080/60i
  • Records stunning 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 AVCHD video with high sensitivity
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Panasonic AG-HMC80 B6 Final Thoughts

"The box looks good."

Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! I received the Panasonic AG-HMC80 B6 today. And the rocker zoom is awesome. But not an awful lot better. The best part is the real-time imagery.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

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