From 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) models that bristle with features and diddy action cams that go anywhere to compact pocket rockets able to shoot blisteringly sharp HD, the world of camcorders is a cauldron of temptation for those that hanker after a dedicated video camera.
The choice can seem bewildering, which is why we’ve assembled this handy guide to the best of the best.
If you want to shoot in UHD (Ultra High Definition), we have a 4K camcorder that produces near broadcast-quality footage. Backpackers and adventures will want something rather lighter and rugged, so we’ve got their back too. Statistically, most camcorder buyers (either new to the hobby or returning to the fold after early adventures with 8mm and VHS-C) are simply keen to record holidays and family events. If that’s you, we’ve some suggestions that are both easy in the hand and gentle on the pocket.
All these camcorder crackers combine exceptional value and performance, so let’s get cracking. Here’s our guide to the best camcorders you can buy right now. As someone wise once said: Lights, camera, action!