Editor's Choice - Our Favorite The Tech Expert Camcorders

1. DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Attachable to Smartphone, ...

User Ratings: 74 12

The Tech Expert First Impressions

"I thank you so much."

Really great camera and easy to use. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! That is not the case with the The Tech Expert . Works and looks much better than expected.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Attachable to Smartphone, Android (USB-C), iPhone with 64GB MicroSD 4K Video Memory Card, LED Light & Microfiber Cloth
  • 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.
  • What you get: DJI Osmo Pocket, Carrying Case, Smartphone Adapter (USB-C), Smartphone Adapter (Lightning), Power Cable, 64GB microSD Memory Card, Clip-on LED Selfie Light for Focused Lighting for Blogging and Vlogging Videography and a Microfiber Cleaning Cloth. Note: A USB-C to Micro USB adapter(NOT INCLUDED in the package) is required when connecting the Osmo Pocket with smartphones that use a Micro USB port.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
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The Tech Expert Final Thoughts

"It functions as expected."

I do wish there was a time & date stamp. I love the audio options. It is also great as a gift for kids. Formatting the SD card was easy. Functions are straightforward.

Overall Score
4.2


(10 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated The Tech Expert Camcorders

2. DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Attachable to Smartphone, ...

User Ratings: 74 12

The Tech Expert First Impressions

"And guess what!"

Wow this was such a great purchase! Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. And the photo is acceptable also. This unit is awesome and the price is great. I'll get to the point of figuring it out.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Attachable to Smartphone, Android (USB-C), iPhone with Bonus MicroSD Memory Card
  • 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.
  • What you get: DJI Osmo Pocket, Carrying Case, Smartphone Adapter (USB-C), Smartphone Adapter (Lightning), Power Cable. Note: A USB-C to Micro USB adapter(NOT INCLUDED in the package) is required when connecting the Osmo Pocket with smartphones that use a Micro USB port.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
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The Tech Expert Final Thoughts

"It's very compact to carry."

Works and looks much better than expected. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. The video it takes it pretty good. The quality is great considering the price. I really appreciate with the extra battery.

Overall Score
4.2


(10 Points)

3. Sony DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera with Ultra 32GB Micro SDHC UHS-I Card and NP-BX1/M8 Li...

User Ratings: 62 10

Sony First Impressions

"I like it so much."

Still, it's worth knowing about. I love the audio options. The image stabilizer works very well. Picks up good sound without the mic. I haven’t had to change the date.

  • Sony DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera with Ultra 32GB Micro SDHC UHS-I Card and NP-BX1/M8 Lithium-Ion X Type Battery
  • 30x Optical/60x Clear Image Zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor for superb low light images, Built-in retractable OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder
  • Versatile video w/ high-quality XAVC S, AVCHD & MP4 formats, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi w/NFC, 5-axis image stabilization greatly reduces camera shake blur
  • Selfie-ready 3" Extra Fine LCD multi-angle display, P/A/S/M modes, customizable settings and Memory Recall mode, Enhance features w/ downloadable camera apps, Capture the decisive moments with up to 10fps or keep your subject in focus with Lock-on AF
  • Ideal for Android-based smartphones and tablets
  • Transfer speeds of up to 98MB/s**
  • Rated A1 for faster app performance3 and UHS Speed Class U1 and Speed Class 10 for Full HD video recording and playback1
  • Shoot up to 330 photos or 80 minutes of video
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Great value for the price."

Now I'm off to charge the battery! Really like the clarity of the picture. I will definitely use it more often. This little camera meets all those needs! There are not any fancy professional features.

Overall Score
4.1


(321 Points)

4. Panasonic HC-X1 Ultra HD 4K Professional Camcorder (HC-X1) with UV Filter, Close Up Diopters, Wide A...

Panasonic 6PANHCX1JGP3 First Impressions

"This camera was a hit."

The Panasonic 6PANHCX1JGP3 makes great quality video! Works and looks much better than expected. In my opinion, the price you got is very low. This unit is awesome and the price is great. So many aspects about this camera.

  • Panasonic HC-X1 Ultra HD 4K Professional Camcorder (HC-X1) with UV Filter, Close Up Diopters, Wide Angle Lens,Tripod, Padded Case, LED Light, 64GB Memory Card and More Advanced Bundle
  • 1 x Panasonic HC-X1 Ultra HD 4K Professional Camcorder | 1 x Large Padded Carrying Case | 1 x Professional LED 160 Video Light | 1 x 64GB SDXC High Speed Memory Card | 1 x 67mm Telephoto HD Lens | 1 x 67mm Wide Angle Lens with Pouch and Lens Caps | 1 x 67mm Close Up Filter Set | 1 x 67mm UV Filter | 1 x 6 x 6 inch Velcro Straps (Assorted Colors) | 1 x Deluxe Cleaning Kit | 1 x Memory Card Wallet | 1 x SD Card USB Reader
  • 1"-Type MOS Sensor | DCI 4K Recording at 24p
  • UHD 4K Recording up to 60p | MP4, MOV, and AVCHD Formats
  • Dual SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots | HDMI and A/V Outputs
  • 24-480 20x Zoom Lens | f/2.8 Maximum Aperture
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Panasonic 6PANHCX1JGP3 Final Thoughts

"Small, stylish and refined."

Feel free to contact me if you have questions. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. The zoom did not really impress me. Video was taken when I got it. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. 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)

6. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (25mm Narrow, Day)

Contour First Impressions

"Instructions are decent."

Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. Picture quality is outstanding. Formatting the SD card was easy. That is not the case with the Contour . The Contour is small and lightweight.

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (25mm Narrow, Day)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
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Contour Final Thoughts

"It was a hit!"

Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. I love it and definitely recommend to others. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. This was well worth the money. Formatting the SD card was easy.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. 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
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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)

8. 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


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9. Osmo OSMOPOCKET Pocket HD Video Camera

User Ratings: 76 4

DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01 First Impressions

"Actually really good."

The videos and pictures are both very clear. We travel out after I receive this DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. The camcorder is nice and compact. And the photo is acceptable also.

  • Osmo OSMOPOCKET Pocket HD Video Camera
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
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DJI CP.ZM.00000097.01 Final Thoughts

"Thought they worked great!"

I love the audio options. Formatting the SD card was easy. Much better then other same style The Tech Expert Camcorder. What you get is quite a lot, really. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck.

Overall Score
4.6


(514 Points)

10. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (12mm Narrow, Night)

Contour First Impressions

"Very good value as well!"

But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. The image quality is amazing. Well packed and worth the money. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. I do wish there was a time & date stamp.

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (12mm Narrow, Night)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
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Contour Final Thoughts

"Very good value as well!"

Formatting the SD card was easy. The camcorder is nice and compact. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. Works and looks much better than expected. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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