Editor's Choice - Our Favorite RunCam Camcorders

1. 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
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  • 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
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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 RunCam Camcorder. Recording effect is very good!

Overall Score
4.2


(255 Points)

2. Kodak PlaySport (Zx5) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera - Black (2nd Generation) 8GB Accessory Saver...

KODAK KDOAK ZX5 BLACK First Impressions

"It was a hit!"

Good camera for what I’m using it for. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. Still, it's worth knowing about. This unit is awesome and the price is great. And it’s so easy to carry around.

  • Kodak PlaySport (Zx5) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera - Black (2nd Generation) 8GB Accessory Saver Bundle
  • Kodak's Share button lets you choose your favorite sharing destination, e-mail address, or Kodak Pulse Display
  • Full 1080p HD videos and 5 MP HD stills, with auto focus
  • Get sharper videos and less blur thanks to built-in digital image stabilization
  • On-camera editing
  • Shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof up to 10 ft
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KODAK KDOAK ZX5 BLACK Final Thoughts

"Really good one!"

I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. Works and looks much better than expected. But not an awful lot better. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! The KODAK KDOAK ZX5 BLACK is my favorite.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

3. DJI Osmo Action - 4K Action Cam 12MP Digital Camera with 2 Displays 36ft Underwater Waterproof WiFi ...

User Ratings: 70 9

DJI CP.OS.00000020.01 First Impressions

"So fun!"

Super easy to read instructions too! Its really worth every dollar I paid. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough. I got these for my husband for Xmas. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me.

  • DJI Osmo Action - 4K Action Cam 12MP Digital Camera with 2 Displays 36ft Underwater Waterproof WiFi HDR Video 145° Angle, Black
  • Dual Screens: Osmo Action’s dual screens allow you to capture it all with the touch of a button. A vivid front screen lets you frame yourself effortlessly in any setting, while the back screen delivers a crystal-clear, hyper-responsive display. This durable, versatile action camera is jam-packed with advanced technology that lets you spend less time worrying about equipment and more time living the action.
  • The RockSteady technology combines EIS with complex algorithms, delivering stable, shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.
  • Action camera with 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, 12MP, wide-angle 145° that allows you to shoot 4K HDR videos.
  • 8x Slow Motion: Capture every epic move with jaw-dropping clarity and detail when you use 8x slow motion with 1080p resolution and 240fps. Time-lapse: Condense time and movement for stunning, easy-to-achieve results.
  • 11m Waterproof, -10℃ Temperature Resistant Sporting a watertight seal and a hydrophobic coating on the back touchscreen, Osmo Action is waterproof at depths of up to 11 meters, making it the perfect underwater companion. Versatile batteries perform well even in extremely cold environments with temperatures as low as -10℃.
  • What you get: DJI Osmo Action, Camera Frame, Flat Adhesive Mount, Curved Adhesive Mount, Quick-Release Base, Battery, Battery Case, Locking Screw, USB-C Cable
  • DJI Mimo App requires iOS 10.0, Android 7.0 or above. Compatible devices include: iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, 11, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6s Plus, 6s, 6 Plus, 6, SE, Samsung Galaxy S10+, S10, S9+, S9 , S9+, S9, S8+, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, Note 8, Huawei P30 Pro, P30, P20, P10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10, Mate 9 Pro, Mate 9, Honor 10, Honor 9, Vivo NEX, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Mi 8, Mi 6, OnePlus 7, 6T, 5, Pixel 3 XL, 2 XL, 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
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DJI CP.OS.00000020.01 Final Thoughts

"Love this camera!"

For this, we purchased this DJI CP.OS.00000020.01. Picture quality is outstanding. I do wish there was a time & date stamp. Able to get a great cinematic look. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all.

Overall Score
4.3


(773 Points)

4. Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder with Carrying Case and Travel Charger

User Ratings: 69 7

Sony First Impressions

"Great value for the price."

Seems well made, as expected for the price. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! Overall it is a decent RunCam Camcorder for the price. This is a gift for my brother's birthday. We are very pleased with this product.

  • Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder with Carrying Case and Travel Charger
  • Capture 4k/24p/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution
  • Zeiss lens w/ balanced optical steady shot image stabilization
  • Designed for Handycam camcorders, Cyber-shot cameras, and Alpha NEX cameras.
  • Stylish soft-sided case provides extra protection
  • Compact battery charger
  • Charging status indication lamp with 3-step LED
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Record our good life."

Super easy to read instructions too! It’s really time to buy this Sony . Not that many left on the inexpensive end. This is a gift for my brother's birthday. He was pretty happy about the microphone.

Overall Score
4.4


(173 Points)

5. Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder & GP-VPT1 Grip + 64GB Card + Tripod ...

User Ratings: 70

Sony K-105201-08 First Impressions

"Remember exposure setting."

Video was taken when I got it. This is a fantastic camera for the price. This is a fantastic camera for the price. It's the small things that count. Indoors it performed quite well.

  • Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder & GP-VPT1 Grip + 64GB Card + Tripod + Battery & Charger + LED Light + Mic + Case Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES 14 PRODUCTS -- All BRAND NEW Items with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties:
  • [1] Sony Handycam FDR-AX53 Wi-Fi 4K Ultra HD Video Camera Camcorder + [2] Sony GP-VPT1 Grip & Tripod + [3] SanDisk 64GB SDXC I U3 Card +
  • [4] Spare NP-FV70 Battery + [5] Battery Charger + [6] PD 150 LED Video Light Set +
  • [7] Vidpro Condenser Mic + [8] Vivitar DC-79 Camera Case + [9] Vivitar 55mm UV Glass Filter + [10] Vivitar HF-TR59 59" Tripod +
  • [11] PD 5pc Complete Cleaning Kit + [12] PD SD & MicroSD Card Reader + [13] PD 8 SD Card Memory Card Case + [14] LCD Screen Protectors
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony K-105201-08
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Sony K-105201-08 Final Thoughts

"Great value for the price."

Very easy to hold in one hand. It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant. The lanyard has been amazing. The zoom did not really impress me. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere.

Overall Score
4.7


(5 Points)

6. Sony - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder (black)

User Ratings: 58 8

Sony HDRCX405/B First Impressions

"It works perfectly so far."

The camcorder is nice and compact. I will definitely use it more often. The clarity of the video was amazing. What you get is quite a lot, really. Great RunCam Camcorder and meets my needs.

  • Sony - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder (black)
  • 50Mbps XAVC S1 1920x1080 at 60P, AVCHD and MP4 codecs. 30x Optical / 60x Clear Image Zoom to get closer to the action. 26.8mm wide angle ZEISS Lens
  • Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode. Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
  • Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction. Get creative w/ 7 picture effects for video and still photos.For windows computers, details vary according to OS (Windows7/VISTA/XP)
  • View on 2.7” Clear Photo Plus LCD display. Intelligent Auto (60 different scene combinations possible) , Focal Length (35mm) (Video) f=26.8 - 804.0 mm (16:9) Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image) f=26.8-804.0mm (16:9), f=32.8-984.0mm (4:3)
  • This product does not have an external microphone input.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Sony HDRCX405/B Final Thoughts

"Instructions are decent."

I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. There are not any fancy professional features. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. And the rocker zoom is awesome. The lanyard has been amazing.

Overall Score
4.1


(660 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 RunCam 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
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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. 11.0MP Compact Camcorder with 2.4" LCD

User Ratings: 33

Jazz DV171 First Impressions

"Crisp clean pics."

It's the small things that count. This Jazz DV171 works great for me. Used this multiple times for church lectures. The phone/camera mount piece works great. It’s really time to buy this Jazz DV171.

  • 11.0MP Compact Camcorder with 2.4" LCD
  • MPEG 4 Video Record
  • SD Card Slot up to 4GB
  • 2.4" TFT LCD
  • Motion Detection/Night Mode
  • *5.0MP CMOS Sensor
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Jazz DV171 Final Thoughts

"But it works great."

Functions are straightforward. Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! If you are also an amateur photographer. Very compact that it fits in my purse! Great RunCam Camcorder and meets my needs.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

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

Contour First Impressions

"No big deal though."

We travel out after I receive this Contour . I haven’t had one in so long. LCD display could be better. Used this multiple times for church lectures. Really like the clarity of the picture.

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (4mm Wide, Night)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
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Contour Final Thoughts

"Crisp clean pics."

He was pretty happy about the microphone. An additional battery is included as backup. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. The Contour is my favorite. I used to just take videos on my phone.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. Camcorder Digital Video YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degre...

User Ratings: 75 7

NESENNI N604S First Impressions

"Does decent in low light."

Overall, decent product for this price. I am so glad I chose this particular unit! I really like the features of the camera. It’s really time to buy this NESENNI N604S. The price Also made this a great deal.

  • Camcorder Digital Video YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation LCD 16X Digital Zoom Camcorder with 2 Batteries
  • 【Webcam Video Camera for Yotube】: This digital camcorder is useful to take the beauty photos and share it in your Youtube.The video camera can be used as webcam when the camera connect the computer.Please operate the camera button to choose the “PC CAM” mode.When the “AMCAP ” window is opened,from which shooting object through the camera will be showed on this window.You can have a video call with your families or friends.Please download the software “AMCAP ” before use the webcam function.
  • 【Pause Function】:This video camera supports Pause function,so you can pause the recording when you need,then continue recording again without starting a new one, which makes it easier for you to edit and upload the videos.This video camera included a USB cable,you can connect it directly to the computer to upload videos.This video camera included a AV cable,you can connect it directly to the TV to playback the videos.
  • 【Recording While Charging】:The camcorder come with two 1500 mAh NP-FV5 batteries.It allows you to keep recording around 60 to 90 minutes when it's fully charged.For the first time use need to charge more than 8 hours.The camcorder support the recording while charging,good to record long videos anytime.
  • 【Multifunction Camcorder】: 1080P(15fps) Video Resolution,24M(6000x4500) Image Resolution,image format (JPEG),video format(AVI),16X digital zoom,camcorder with fill light,3.0 inch LCD and supports 270°rotation,Anti-shake,Face Capture,Beauty Function,Self-timer and Webcam function,Pause function,USB 2.0,TV Output,Setting Date and Time.
  • 【Small and Compact Camcorder】:The camcorder supports SD/SDHC card up to 32GB (not included), just remember to format the SD card before use the camcorder first time.The camcorder support the tripod(not included) connection and the hole is standard size.The customer service will provided solution within 24 hours.Please contact us if you have any questions,we will try our best to help you solve the issue.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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NESENNI N604S Final Thoughts

"Hardware attachment is OK."

I do wish there was a time & date stamp. Now I'm off to charge the battery! For this price, the NESENNI N604S is awesome. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode.

Overall Score
4.4


(138 Points)

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