Our Top Choice
Sony NEX-VG30H Handycam
Amateurs can create professional quality videos at a price that is lower than a “pro” grade camcorder. But still enough features or pros who don’t want to spend that much.
Great for both amateurs and professionals. Lots of rich features – 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound, image stabilization & manual mode
Doesn’t have a lot of add on accessories. Need an adapter for XLR sound.
Canon VIXIA HF G40 HD Camcorder
Good for beginners or professionals who don’t want to put out a lot of money. Great value for the price.
Easy to operate. Produces vibrant high definition images. WiFi remote. Can customize the buttons and dials. Works with all lighting conditions.
Doesn’t have XLR input. Some people report that location of customizable dial is awkward.
Samsung F90 Camcorder with 2.7" LCD Screen
Great budget priced camera for people who want to great videos that are better than smart phone. Simple to use.
Produces videos with better quality than smartphones. Affordable price for the quality features including 52X optical zoom. Portable
No WiFi option. Auto-focus feature is a little bit slow.