Best Full HD Camera Camcorders 2018
The best moments of life cannot be easily forgotten by the people who experienced it. Take, for instance, a couple that had their wedding in Hawaii – that’s sensational. In as much as they cannot forget the sweet memories they had, they can also allow other people, especially their children, look into their world. This is only possible through images and videos.
With the invention of cameras and mobile phones, keeping memories through images and videos became easier. But to be honest, there’s a limit to what a smartphone camera can do. That explains why companies like Nikon, Canon, and Sony began producing high-quality video cameras and camcorders.
Video camera camcorders bridge the gap between the high-end video cameras and the smartphone cameras. These full HD camera camcorders are smaller yet very powerful to shoot videos with 1080 resolution.
This best full HD camera camcorders review article will
- Review some of the top full HD camera camcorders.
- Share some buying tips in our buying guide
Let’s begin with the review.
Here are the best full HD camera camcorders we are reviewing.
Let’s find out why these cameras are regarded as the best.
Many are of the opinion that the Panasonic HC-X920 full HD camera camcorder is expensive. To be honest, it is expensive, but it’s worth every penny you pay for it. The Panasonic HC-X920 offers a plethora of features. They include variable optical zoom, larger camera sensors, top of the line lens quality and a whopping maximum resolution pegged at 20.4 MP.
The Panasonic HC-X920’s video resolution and framerate stand at 1080p at 60fps with a maximum aperture of f/1.5 – f/2.8. Aside from the standard optical zoom which stands at 12x, it also has a 25x extended zoom capability.
The camera is equipped with face detection technology alongside a super responsive optical image stabilizer. It also comes with Integrated WiFi support, and a built-in storage and a 3.5-inch touchscreen. In my opinion, the touch screen is not as responsive as I imagined, however, it still works great.
Weighing 12.7 ounces, the Panasonic HC-X920 full HD camera camcorder can be said to be lightweight.
- Top-notch image quality thanks to its 1080p HD 20.4 MP camera
- Integrated WiFi support for sharing the video to a screen, for instance
- Memory card slot
- Crystal clear 3.5-inch LCD screen
- 12x optical zoom with 25x extended zoom
- Slow responding touchscreen
- The plastic build of the camera’s body makes it prone to damage if it falls
Conclusion: The Panasonic HC-X920 full HD camera camcorder is the perfect recommended camcorder for anyone seeking to buy one. Its price, however, keeps people away from it.
The Canon Vixia HF R700 full HD camera camcorder is an outstanding product from Canon. Canon is one of the market leaders when it comes to photography and its related products and services. The HF R700 is undoubtedly a great masterpiece from them.
Firstly, the Vixia HF R700 addresses the issue of the lackluster performance of the Panasonic HC-X920’s touchscreen. This implies that the Vixia’s touchscreen is more responsive than that of the Panasonic.
The Vixia HF R700 weighs 8.32 ounces and as such, is lightweight and portable.
Canon equipped the HF R700 with state of the art 20.7MP camera which provides 32x optical zoom. Additionally, you’ll get a whopping 57x extended zoom as well as an optical image stabilizer, face detection ability, and a 3-inch touchscreen.
The HF R700 camera produces high-quality images and videos with a resolution and framerate of 1080p at 60fps. Its maximum aperture stands at f/1.8 – f/4.5.
- Glossy exterior body finishing gives it a premium look
- High quality 20.7 MP camera with 32x optical zoom and 57x extended zoom
- Super responsive 3-inch LCD screen
- Very lightweight and portable
- Smudges and fingerprints stick to the camera’s glossy exterior
- If you’ve used a higher end camera, you may be displeased with its video quality.
Conclusion: The Canon Vixia HF R700 camera can serve as a good backup full HD camera camcorder for anyone looking for a backup camera camcorder.
Last on our list of the best full HD camera camcorders is the Sony HDR-CX440 Handycam camcorder. The first thing you may notice about the Sony CX440 is the absence of a touchscreen and an inbuilt storage. You’ll need to navigate the camera’s 2.7-inch screen via the buttons. However, Sony made up for that flaw with some of the other features on the CX440. Next, you’ll notice the camera is more lightweight than the other cameras above and will be a good travel companion.
It has the same resolution and framerate as the Canon Vixia HF R700 but a slightly different maximum aperture.
Furthermore, the image quality of the CX440 is below par, but that is why the camera costs less than other camera models which have those features. It has a 9.2 MP camera for with 30x optical zoom but lacks the extended zoom feature.
Other features of the Sony HDR-CX440 include NFC2 and WiFi support. More so, you can stream your videos live via the Ustream 4 live streaming interface.
- Crystal clear images via the 9.2 MP camera with 30x optical zoom
- UStream live support for direct video streaming
- NFC2 and WiFi support for wirelessly sharing the camera’s videos
- Crystal clear 2.7-inch LCD screen (non-touchscreen)
- The LCD screen is not touchscreen
- Lacks inbuilt storage
- Lack of extended zoom.