When you are buying a camcorder, the first thing you should consider is your purpose for purchasing it. Whether you’re going to use your video camera for shooting the outdoors, events and parties, YouTube, and more, you need to consider the features you need in a recorder.
With recent technological advancements, camcorders are more portable than DSLR cameras and hold a high video quality standard for recording that some DSLR cameras lack. The main purpose of a camcorders is to shoot a video. We’ve chosen the top three camcorders that are priced well and can be used to shoot a variety of content.
1. Sony HDR-CX405/B Handycam HD Camcorder
The Sony HDR CX405/B Handycam HD Camcorder has a wide angle zoom lens and is designed with light design that allows for recording during low light situations. Its steady shot technology provides smooth, clear footage even while shooting high action scenes. The optimal steady shot stabilization and active mode make this a great camera for shooting sporting events. This camcorder comes with HD 1080p resolution 1920 x 1980 at a 60p frame rate.
PROS: Ability to shoot clear action without blur.
CONS: Can be challenging to transfer content to smartphone.
2. Canon VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder
The Canon VIXIA HF R800 Camcorder has a 3.28 megapixel CMOS image sensor and a 32x optical zoom focus. It also has a DV 4 image processor with slow and fast recording options. This Canon’s lightweight and simple but high quality recording options makes this a great camcorder for recording family and creating superb home videos. This camcorder will give you up to 8-16 hours of recording, depending on the resolution with which you’re filming.
PROS: Lightweight and easy to carry
CONS: No USB charging.
3. Video Camera Camcorder SOSUN HD 1080P
The SOSUN Video Camera supports 24M resolution and has 1080p resolution for video. It also has 16x digital zoom and a reversible viewing screen. The camcorder has some extra features like face detect, smile capture and a pause function, which allows you to pause while recording without having to start a new file. This is a durable, lightweight, high quality camera that is easy to use. This camera fits the needs of beginner videographers but is not robust enough for professionals.
PROS: Reversible viewing screen.
CONS: Not as high tech as other recorders.