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. 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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OPKIX
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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. Video Camera Camcorder Full HD 1080P 36MP 30FPS Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Video Recorder with ...

ACTITOP First Impressions

"It’s overall a good pick."

I love it and definitely recommend to others. This is a fantastic camera for the price. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. That is not the case with the ACTITOP .

  • Video Camera Camcorder Full HD 1080P 36MP 30FPS Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Video Recorder with Night Vision 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation IPS Screen 16X Zoom Remote Control, 2 Batteries
  • ACTITOP Full HD 1080P Camcorder: Full HD 1080P (30FPS), with a maximum interpolation of 36 million Sony sensor. it supports Motion detection, Time-lapse recording, Slow motion, Infrared night vision, 16X Digital Zoom, 3.0 inch IPS screen and so on. Perfect vlogging youtube camera gift for amateurs,, such as kids, teens, and others.
  • Webcam &HDMI Function: It can live stream directly connected directly to an HDTV with an HDMI cable and playback the videos you took. The vlogging youtube cameras also can be connected to the PC with USB cable. Then you can transfer your files to your computer by choosing “MSDC” or take it as a webcam by choosing the “PC CAM” mode so as to enjoy video chatting or live streaming.
  • Infrared Night Video Recorder: You can record in the dark with IR light. Its Infrared night vision has no effect on video and photo, and the color is black and white. Under ‘Infrared Night Vision’ function, the camera can capture high-definition images and videos, and it works perfectly in the dark, and can also shoot high-quality images in very low light.
  • Pause Function and Remote Control: the filming camera 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.
  • Multi-function Video Camera: Our digital video camera support Time-lapse Recording; Time-lapse Photo; Recording While Charging;; Beauty function;Face Detection; Slow Motion; Motion Detection; Anti-shake; Continuous shooting. It also comes with 2 rechargeable powerful lithium batteries, it also supports recording while charging.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ACTITOP
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ACTITOP Final Thoughts

"It has a nice case as well."

Super easy to read instructions too! Picture quality is outstanding. Still, it's worth knowing about. The ACTITOP is small and lightweight. There is a zoom feature on the ACTITOP .

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

7. Canon VIXIA HF R800 Full HD Camcorder with 57x Advanced Zoom, 1080P Video and 3" Touchscreen - Black...

User Ratings: 70

Canon VIXIA HF R800 First Impressions

"It works perfectly so far."

Works and looks much better than expected. Must be turned on and off manually. An additional battery is included as backup. I love the audio options. Still, it's worth knowing about.

  • Canon VIXIA HF R800 Full HD Camcorder with 57x Advanced Zoom, 1080P Video and 3" Touchscreen - Black (US Model)
  • Canon 3.28MP Full HD CMOS Sensor, DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor
  • Record up to 1920 x 1080/60p Video
  • 57x Advanced Zoom & SuperRange O.I.S., Capacitive 3" LCD Touch Panel Display
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slot.
  • Highlight Priority Mode, Fast & Slow Motion Recording
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon VIXIA HF R800
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Canon VIXIA HF R800 Final Thoughts

"Very well presented."

For this, we purchased this Canon VIXIA HF R800. I've tried many brands & models. Really great camera and easy to use. The Canon VIXIA HF R800 makes great quality video! Seems well made, as expected for the price.

Overall Score
4.7


(5 Points)

8. Runcam Camera FPV Drone And Remote Control Camcorder, Orange

User Ratings: 66 10

RunCam RUNCAM2-OR First Impressions

"Small, stylish and refined."

Must be turned on and off manually. This is an amazing camera, it really is. Using it for filming kids sports. I love it and definitely recommend to others. It's the small things that count.

  • Runcam Camera FPV Drone And Remote Control Camcorder, Orange
  • High Definition [email protected] [email protected]
  • Low Latency 60ms under 1080p 40ms under 720p
  • Built-in Wi-Fi iOS App Android App
  • USB Power Port 5-17V 2-4S batteries
  • FPV Camera Removable lens hood Multifunctional bracket RF shielding
  • Editor's Impressions Of The RunCam RUNCAM2-OR
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RunCam RUNCAM2-OR Final Thoughts

"I like the RunCam RUNCAM2-OR."

Formatting the SD card was easy. It has a microphone so the sound is better. He was pretty happy about the microphone. Much better then other same style Ruggedized Camcorder. Recording effect is very good!

Overall Score
4.2


(255 Points)

9. Panasonic HC-V180 HD Video Camera Camcorder with 32GB Card + Case + Flex Tripod + Kit

User Ratings: 86

Panasonic K-91516-01 First Impressions

"This Panasonic K-91516-01 is great."

Really like the clarity of the picture. And it’s so easy to carry around. It has an camera and it does video. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. Used this multiple times for church lectures.

  • Panasonic HC-V180 HD Video Camera Camcorder with 32GB Card + Case + Flex Tripod + Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES 7 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Panasonic HC-V180 HD Video Camera Camcorder +
  • [2] Transcend 32GB SDHC Card + [3] PD-C15 Camera / Camcorder Case +
  • [4] PD-T14 Flexible Camera Tripod + [5] PD 5pc Complete Cleaning Kit +
  • [6] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [7] LCD Screen Protectors
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic K-91516-01
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Panasonic K-91516-01 Final Thoughts

"My son loves it."

Video was taken when I got it. Great Ruggedized Camcorder for me. I used to just take videos on my phone. This little camera meets all those needs! Great Ruggedized Camcorder for me.

Overall Score
4.7


(10 Points)

10. 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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony FDRAX53/B
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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)

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