Camcorders are popular everyday accessories for surveillance, recording of video journals, and making do it yourself videos for sharing with friends and or the world via social sites. They are easy to use, functional, and durable. They also have a high capacity and easy to maintain following manufacturer’s instructions. If you are planning to cover a wedding event or shoot a Do it yourself (DIY) project for your home renovation website and want a quality camcorder that will serve you perfectly, several quality models are attainable in offline and web stores. This article sifts through the available brands to bring you the top 10 best in 2017.
10. Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder
The VIXIA HF R500 by Canon is a professional grade digital camcorder with a 1080p 3.28 mega pixel full HD CMOS sensor, a DIGIC DV 4 image processor, and a 57x advanced optical zoom lens with a super range image stabilizer. It is easy to use, perfect for shooting videos in low and high light environments, and has a large 3-inch capacitive touch panel LCD screen that eases setup and usage. You can use it to customize camcorder settings while planning for a project. You can also use it to preview your completed works before sharing or backing up to your computer. This camcorder has many screen modes and a durable battery.
9. Panasonic Pro AG-DVC60 3CCD MiniDV Proline Camcorder
Panasonic Pro AG-DVC60 3CCD MiniDV Proline is a compact well-built camcorder with a high-magnification 16x Leica Dicomar Optical zoom lens. The lens is durable. It is also scratch proof and shoots stellar wide-angle videos both indoors and outdoors. Panasonic Pro AG-DVC60 3CCD MiniDV Proline has a 410,000-pixel 3CCD image system. It also has an advanced optical image stabilizer that eliminates shakes, built-in infrared light for recording in low light environments, and a durable carbon fiber chassis that fits comfortably in the hand.
8. GMYLE HD 1080p 8X Monocular Digital Video Camcorder
Are you looking for a new video camcorder? Do you want a light and feature-rich model that will serve you excellently for long? Look no further than this 1080p 8X monocular digital video camcorder by GMYLE. It records quality high definition (HD) videos, has a precisely designed 8X zoom optical lens that captures clear objects from a long distance, and a large 2.4-inch TFT panel LCD screen for easier setup and previewing of recorded works. The TFT screen is foldable for easier storage. It is also durable, colored, and eases usage of this digital camcorder. GMYLE is light and compact. It fits comfortably in the hands; records 30 frames per second (fps) and 60 fps videos; and has a stylish rugged casing that lasts long.
7. Samsung F90 White Camcorder
If you are on the market for a quality camcorder and do not mind owning a white accessory, Samsung F90 is one of the best models to buy. It is affordable. It is also easy to maintain and has the following desirable features that will improve how you cover social event or record video diaries: by buying an original from a good store, for instance, you get a well-built camcorder with a powerful 52x optical zoom lens. The lens in durable and shoots quality 5Mp still photographs and high definition 720p videos. You also get a powerful CMOS sensor, a compact ergonomic casing, and a functional 2.7-inch LCD screen for setting recording jobs.
6. Panasonic AG-DVX100 3CCD Professional Camcorder
As its name suggests, Panasonic AG-DVX100 3CCD is a professional grade camcorder that is light, durable, and perfect for both novices and professionals. It supports Cinema style 480p/24fps and 480p/30fps image capture. It also has an exclusive CineSwitchTM technology, an advanced optical image stabilization system, and an f1.6 auto/manual focus with a durable 72mm filter. This camcorder has a sensitive on-chip lens, a power zoom speed, and a good 3CCD RGB system.
5. Canon GL1 MiniDV Digital Camcorder
In many top 10 best camcorder in 2017 reviews, Canon is a favored brand with this GL1 MiniDV digital camcorder being one of the most sought after models in the market. It has the renowned CCD technology. It also has an ergonomic and sturdy body, an image stabilized optical zoom lens (20x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom), and a 2.5-inch color LCD screen with a color EVF. When in use, this one-of-a-kind digital camcorder records high definition still and videos. Its built in rechargeable battery pack lasts long, while its wireless remote works well.
4. Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX405 HDR-CX405/B Handycam Camcorder
With each Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX405 HDR-CX405/B that you buy, you get a well-designed Handycam camcorder with a 26.8mm wide-angle ZEISS lens, Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, and a high speed 32GB Sony microSDHC/SDXC memory card. Its rechargeable NP-BX1 lithium ion battery is durable. Its rugged body is ergonomic and highly durable, while the five-piece digital camera accessory kit it comes with boosts its flexibility significantly. This camcorder is affordable, very easy to use, and has a sturdy a functional tripod.
3. Sony NEX-EA50UH Professional Camcorder
Sony NEX-EA50UH, as many products on this list is a professional-grade camcorder that offers value for money. It has an innovative interchangeable lens system, a HD Exmor APS CMOS sensor, and a functional full HD 18-200mm Servo zoom lens that records 720p and 1080p videos between 50 and 60fps. This camcorders semi-shoulder design is innovative. Its 4.2.2 uncompressed HDMI port eases transfer of recording, while its well-placed buttons offer a fine shooting experience. You will never regret buying an original model from a reputable store.
2. Samsung HMX-F90 Black Camcorder
Light, durable, and fitted with a powerful optical zoom lens, Samsung HMX-F90 is a functional camcorder that records quality HD videos when in use. It is affordable, has a sturdy well-built body, and comes with a durable Vidpro Gripster III flexible tripod that eases usage outdoors. It has a 2.7-inch LCD screen. It also has a deluxe accessory bundle and a rechargeable battery pack.
1. Panasonic HC-V550K Full HD Wi-Fi Enabled Zoom Camcorder
Panasonic HC-V550K is a Wi-Fi-enabled full HD zoom camcorder with a mega zoom range of between 28mm and 1400mm. Its lightweight body is portable. Its built-in 3-inch LCD screen large and easy to use, while its fitted five axis hybrid optical image stabilization system keeps its steady for people with shaky hands.
The Bottom Line
Camcorders are sought-after everyday accessories worldwide for many reasons. They, for instance, are perfect for covering social events such as birthday parties and weddings. They are also perfect surveillance tools and recommended accessories for people who shoot video blogs often. While many functional models are available online, the 10 on this list are the best in 2017.