Having a video camera on hand lets you capture all those important moments that occur in life. You can record your child’s first soccer or basketball game, take recordings at your next family reunion and even get videos of your kids opening their Christmas presents. While older cameras used film that broke down and degraded over time, new devices use digital recordings that you can save for years. Your family and friends can have watching those videos year after year and remembering all the great memories that you shared together. Find a new camera that does everything you want after looking at a list of the 10 best camcorders.
1. GoPro HERO4 SILVER Starter Bundle
GoPro camcorders are great for active people who are always on the go. This camera comes with both a head strap and a quick clip that connects to that mount. You can clip the camcorder in place when horseback riding or racing down a hill on your bike. This set also comes with two batteries, a charging kit for quickly charging those batteries and a memory card and adapter for transferring your videos between devices.
2. Canon VIXIA HF R700 Camcorder
This Canon camcorder is proof that the best things in life are sometimes the most basic things. While it doesn’t come with any mounting hardware or accessories, it’s a great camera for beginners and those who want something that is easy to use. A pop out screen on one side lets you get a clear look at the people and things you want to shoot, and it features an advanced zoom to get in even closer.
3. PowerLead CAM06 720P 16MP Digital Video Camcorder Camera
Get clear videos and still images that you’ll get a kick out of years from now with this DVR recorder. Its sleek design features a small wrist strap on one side that you can easily slide your hand through to hold and control all the videos that you shoot, and is small enough to fit in your pocket. It features 16X digital zoom and a stabilizer feature that keeps your finished videos from looking shaky or jumpy.
4. Xiaoyi Yi Action Camera with Wi-Fi
Though this Xiaoyi might look like an ordinary digital camcorder, it’s actually a camcorder that captures better and sharper videos than any regular camera could. A small slot on one side supports a micro SD card of up to 64 GB that ensures you always have enough memory space to capture all the events in your life. The white camcorder also uses a wireless Internet signal to transfer data to your phone, tablet or computer.
5. Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX405 Handycam Camcorder
This Handyman camcorder from Sony ranks as one of the best all-around camcorders for beginners and experts. Special features automatically detect faces and make adjustments to clear up the images you record and to reduce the amount of background noise that you capture. A 2.7” full color display helps you keep track of everything around you, and you can make adjustments and change the features that you want to use via that little display.
6. Besteker HD 720p 2.7 TFT LCD Rotation Digital Video Camcorder
Besteker makes its first appearance on this list with this camcorder, which has a rotating display that helps you easily angle the camera up and down to get the perfect video each and every time. Simple keys on the very end let you start and stop your recordings, connect the camcorder to other electronic devices and make other changes too. Its battery can capture more than two hours of constant filming on just a short three hour charge.
7. Besteker Protable FHD1080p Touch Screen Video Recorder
This camcorder from Besteker makes the list because it can capture audio and video in the dead of the night. Capable of capturing 24 megapixels, which is more than most other camcorders, this one provides you with all the clear recordings that you want when working in the bright sunshine or under the moonlight. An internal microphone picks up the noises you want while weeding out background noises, and you can connect the camcorder to your TV via a separate cable.
8. Indigi® HD 1080P Sports DV Action Camera Camcorder
With this digital camcorder from Indigi, you’ll never again worry about how to record your memories while in the rain. The case is water resistant at up to 30 feet below water, which means that you can take it with you when swimming, boating, snorkeling or even scuba diving. The 1080 HP camcorder also uses a wireless Internet connection to help you share and transfer data between any two electronic devices.
9. Canon VIXIA HF R600
An optical image stabilizer feature on this Canon camcorder helps you capture professional images as a beginner. It also comes with a 57X advanced zoom that helps you get closer to your subjects than ever before. A touch screen panel that pops out from one side gives you complete control over all its amazing features and lets you make adjustments with the touch of a button to zoom in or take a still shot.
10. SEREER HDV-M6 Full HD 1080P Video Camera
Budget shoppers will love this camcorder, which comes with some of the same features as more expensive cameras but at a much lower price. A 2.7” LCD screen lets you rotate the camera and capture more videos without adjusting your own body. It also has an 18X digital zoom and an internal microphone that helps you get movie studio quality shots on your next vacation, reunion or game.