Have a great phone but want a camera with more bells and whistles? While an iPhone may be great, a topnotch camcorder can do so much more — and it doesn’t have to break the bank, either. These are camcorders for personal use and not necessarily high-end professional gigs, but the three selects here can get you pretty close. And so, here are the top camcorders for 2021.
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When it comes to buying tech, it’s always smart to stick with a proven company like Sony. The Sony FDR-AX43 may be compact but it delivers!
- Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T lens with a 20x optical zoom
- Built-in gimbal – Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilizer
- 20x optical zoom and Clear Image Zoom of 30x for 4K1 / 40x for HD2
- 4K shooting
- Low noise Exmor R CMOS sensor
- Dual-video recording in XAVC S or AVCHD
The price is also amazing at under $900 on Amazon.
Taking a camera into action can be dangerous for the tech (and possibly you) but the DJI Osmo Action 4K Action Cam has you covered.
- Dual screens allow you to capture all the action
- Stable, shake-free footage
- Action camera with 1/2.3″ CMOS Sensor, 12MP, wide-angle 145° that allows you to shoot 4K HDR videos
- 8x Slow Motion
- 11m Waterproof, -10℃ Temperature Resistant. Sporting a watertight seal and a hydrophobic coating on the back touchscreen, Osmo Action is waterproof at depths of up to 11 meters, making it the perfect underwater companion
- Versatile batteries that perform well even in extremely cold environments
Adventurers rave about the brand because for the longest time it was one of the toughest and most versatile action sports video cameras on the market. So no list of the Top Camcorders for 2021 would be complete without it.
The GoPro HERO9 covers a lot of what the above cameras cover, but for less cash.
- 5K Video – Shoot stunning video with up to 5K resolution
- Capture crisp, pro-quality photos with 20MP clarity
- Front Display + Rear Touch Screen
- Live Streaming + Webcam for your social media needs
- HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization ever
- Rugged and Waterproof