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Canon Vixia HF G70 UHD 4K Camcorder (Black)

Canon Vixia HF G70 UHD 4K Camcorder (Black)

B&H # CAHFG70 MFR # 5734C002
Key Features
  • 1/2.3" UHD 4K CMOS Sensor
  • Record up to UHD 4K30 Video
  • DIGIC DV 6 Image Processor
  • 29.3 to 627mm, 20x Optical Zoom in 4K
$1,09900
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Panasonic HC-VX981K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

Panasonic HC-VX981K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

B&H # PAHCVX981K MFR # HC-VX981K
Key Features
  • Ultra HD 4K Video at 24/30 fps
  • 1/2.3" BSI MOS Sensor
  • 20x Leica Dicomar Optical Zoom Lens
  • Wireless Multicamera Support
$79799
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Sony FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder

B&H # SOFDRAX53 MFR # FDRAX53/B
Key Features
  • 4K Ultra HD 24/30p & 16.6MP Stills
  • Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 26.8mm Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Zoom Lens
  • 20x Optical Zoom & 40x Clear Image Zoom
$1,09999
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Mevo Start Live Streaming Camera

B&H # MESTART MFR # 961-000498
Key Features
  • Stream and/or Record up to 1080p30
  • Three-Mic Array + External Audio Support
  • Controlled via Live Production Mevo App
  • 6-Hour Battery; NDI-Enabled Video Output
$39900
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Sony HDR-CX405 HD Handycam

B&H # SOHDRCX405 MFR # HDRCX405/B
Key Features
  • Full HD Video / 9.2MP Stills
  • Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Bionz X Processor
  • Zeiss 30x Optical Zoom Lens
$22999
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Minolta MN4K30NV UHD 4K IR Night Vision Camcorder (Champagne)

B&H # MIN4K30NVC MFR # MN4K30NV-C
Key Features
  • 13MP CMOS Sensor
  • Record up to UHD Video, 30MP Photos
  • IR Illumination in Video and Stills
  • Tiltable 3" Touchscreen LCD
$15999
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Mevo Start Live Streaming Camera (3-Pack)

B&H # MESTART3PK MFR # 961-000500
Key Features
  • Stream and/or Record up to 1080p30
  • Three-Mic Array + External Audio Support
  • Controlled via Live Production Mevo App
  • 6-Hour Battery; NDI-Enabled Video Output
$99999
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Panasonic HC-V785K Full HD Camcorder

B&H # PAHCV785K MFR # HC-V785K
Key Features
  • Record Full HD Video and 24MP Stills
  • 1/2.3" Back-Illuminated MOS Sensor
  • 20x Optical/50x Intelligent Zoom
  • HYBRID OIS 5-Axis Image Stabilization
$46299
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Panasonic HC-V800 Full HD Camcorder

B&H # PAHCV800K MFR # HC-V800K
Key Features
  • Full HD Video and 26MP Stills
  • 1/2.5" Back-Illuminated MOS Sensor
  • 24x Leica Dicomar Optical Zoom
  • Three OIS Stabilizer Systems
$59999
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Panasonic HC-WXF1 UHD 4K Camcorder with Twin & Multicamera Capture

B&H # PAHCWXF1K MFR # HC-WXF1K
Key Features
  • UHD 4K Video at 24 & 30 fps/26MP Stills
  • Twin Camera & Wireless Multicam Options
  • 1/2.5" Back-Illuminated MOS Sensor
  • Viewfinder & 3" LCD Display
$79799
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Minolta MN4K30NV UHD 4K IR Night Vision Camcorder (Black)

B&H # MIN4K30NVBK MFR # MN4K30NV-BK
Key Features
  • 13MP CMOS Sensor
  • Record up to UHD Video, 30MP Photos
  • IR Illumination in Video and Stills
  • Tiltable 3" Touchscreen LCD
$15999
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Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder

B&H # PAHCVX870 MFR # HC-VX870K
Key Features
  • 4K Ultra HD Video and 25.9MP Stills
  • 1/2.3" Back-Illuminated MOS Sensor
  • 20x Optical Zoom / 40x Intelligent Zoom
  • HYBRID OIS 5-Axis Image Stabilization
$66700
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Zoom Q2n-4K Handy Video Recorder

B&H # ZOZQ2N4K MFR # ZQ2N4K
Key Features
  • Up to 4K at 30 fps or 1080p60 Video
  • 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor
  • 150° f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens
  • 5 x Wide to Tele Field-of-View Settings
$18999
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Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder

B&H # ZOZQ8 MFR # ZQ8
Key Features
  • Records up to 2304x1296 Video at 30 fps
  • Wide-Angle 160° Lens
  • Detachable X/Y Condenser Microphone
  • Compatible with Zoom Microphone Capsules
$23000
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Zoom Q8n-4K Handy Video Recorder

B&H # ZOZQ8N4K MFR # ZQ8N4K
Key Features
  • Records up to UHD 4K Video at 30 fps
  • Wide-Angle 150° Lens
  • Detachable X/Y Condenser Microphone
  • Compatible with Zoom Microphone Capsules
$36900
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Panasonic HC-VX1 4K HD Camcorder

B&H # PAHCVX1 MFR # HC-VX1K
Key Features
  • 4K30 MP4 HD Video & 26MP Stills
  • 1/2.5" Back-Illuminated MOS Sensor
  • 24x Leica Dicomar Optical Zoom
  • Wireless Multi-Cam Smartphone Function
$59799
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Canon PowerShot V10 Vlog Camera (Silver)

B&H # CAPSV10VS MFR # 5946C002
Key Features
  • For Vlogging and Live Streaming
  • 20.9MP 1" CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K up to 29.97 fps
  • Full HD up to 59.94 fps
$42900
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Minolta MN4K40NV UHD 4K IR Night Vision Camcorder (Blue)

B&H # MIN4K40NVBL MFR # MN4K40NV-BL
Key Features
  • 13MP CMOS Sensor
  • Capture up to UHD Video, 30MP Photos
  • IR Illumination in Video and Stills
  • Tiltable 3" Touchscreen LCD
$15809
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Canon PowerShot V10 Vlog Camera (Black)

B&H # CAPSV10VB MFR # 5947C002
Key Features
  • For Vlogging and Live Streaming
  • 20.9MP 1" CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K up to 29.97 fps
  • Full HD up to 59.94 fps
$42900
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Minolta MN4K20NV UHD 4K IR Night Vision Camcorder (Black)

B&H # MIN4K20NV MFR # MN4K20NV
Key Features
  • 8MP CMOS Sensor
  • Capture up to UHD 4K Video, 30MP Photos
  • 35' IR Illumination in Video and Stills
  • Tiltable 3" Touchscreen LCD
$12441
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eMeet StreamCam One Wireless Live Streaming HD Camera

B&H # EMMC2 MFR # EMMC2
Key Features
  • Wireless Live H.264 Streaming
  • Up to 1080p30 Video with HDR Support
  • Wireless Wi-Fi and Ethernet Streaming
  • Multicamera and Multi-Platform Functions
$21249
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Panasonic HC-VX870K 4K Ultra HD Camcorder (Refurbished)

B&H # PAHCVX870KR MFR # HC-VX870KR
Key Features
  • 4K Ultra HD Video and 25.9MP Stills
  • 1/2.3" Back-Illuminated MOS Sensor
  • 20x Optical Zoom / 50x Intelligent Zoom
  • HYBRID OIS 5-Axis Image Stabilization
$79900
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Pixellot Air Portable Tracking Camera

B&H # PIAIR MFR # PXL-650-0011
Key Features
  • Lightweight Video Tracking Camera
  • Capture Wide-Angle Action
  • Analyze & Share Every Game Automatically
  • Suitable for Indoor & Outdoor Use
$84900
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Sony FDR-AX43A UHD 4K Handycam Camcorder

B&H # SOFDRAX43A MFR # FDR-AX43A/B
Key Features
  • UHD 4K 24/30p & 16.6MP Stills
  • Built-In Gimbal, Optical Stabilization
  • 1/2.5" Exmor R Low-Light CMOS Sensor
  • 3" LCD Flip-Out & Tilting Touchscreen
$94800
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HamiltonBuhl ActionPro 30MP Full HD Digital Camcorder

B&H # HAHDV17BK MFR # HDV17BK
Key Features
  • 720p Video at 30 fps / 1080p at 12 fps
  • 18x Digital Zoom
  • Rotating 2.7" LCD Screen
  • Built-In LED Light
$14229
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Minolta MN100HDZ Full HD Night Vision Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (Black)

B&H # MIN100HDZBK MFR # MN100HDZ-BK
Key Features
  • Capture up to 1080p30 Video, 24MP Photos
  • Tiltable 3" Touchscreen LCD
  • 10x Optical/120x Digital Zoom
  • Anti-Shake Image Stabilization
$19940
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Hollyland VenusLiv One-Touch 24/7 Live Streaming Camera (Black)

B&H # HOVENUSLIV MFR # HL-VENUSLIV
Key Features
  • 24/7 Live Streaming 1080p Camera
  • Horizontal & Vertical Output
  • 5" Touchscreen, HollyOS
  • RTMP, UVC, Ethernet & Wi-Fi Support
$99900
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Minolta MN260NV Full HD IR Night Vision Camcorder (Red)

B&H # MIMN260NVR MFR # MN260NV-R
Key Features
  • Records in 1080p Full HD Resolution
  • 5MP CMOS Sensor & 16x Digital Zoom
  • Infrared Night Vision Mode
  • Integrated 3" IPS Touchscreen LCD
$9900
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Selecting Camcorders/Video Cameras

Although DSLRs and smartphones capture video, few have the all-round capabilities of video recording cameras, which have the primary function of video recording. As technology has evolved, video recording abilities have improved; the size of camcorders is now at the point where consumer models are small, lightweight, easy to handle, and capable of stunning results.

 

How Video Cameras Work

Digital video cameras record motion and sound to produce movies. Camcorders use either CCD (charge coupled device) or CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) sensors to capture action and convert this information into a digital signal. The number of sensor pixels determines the camcorder's definition, while the size of the sensor affects its low-light sensitivity. Camcorders use digital viewfinders and LCD screens for monitoring filming. Data records to some form of memory for later downloading, editing, and viewing on computers or televisions.

 

Differences Between Standard, HD, and Ultra HD Camcorders

Early digital camcorders worked to the NTSC SD standard based on a resolution of 720 x 480 pixels, with a 4:3 aspect ratio. While still available, this isn't common, but has the advantage of smaller files that are easy to process and upload to the internet.

Full HD video cameras have a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1920 x 1080 pixels, identified as 1080i or 1080p. The difference is that 1080i signals are interpolated while 1080p aren't, but the latter offers slightly better definition. HD camcorders can film at 1280 x 720 pixels (720p) to reduce file size with minimal loss of definition.

Professional camcorders have ultra HD capability (4K) and produce the best results with a 3840 x 2160 pixel capability.

 

Recording Medium for Consumer Digital Video Cameras

Digital camcorders use various ways to record data, ranging from digital video tape to hard drives and flash memory. Many camcorders have some built-in storage capability, while others use removable media such as SD cards and memory sticks. When filming in HD and UHD, most manufacturers recommend fast SDHC and SDHX type cards. Some use CF cards and SxS express cards commonly found on used pro and prosumer camcorders.


Features of Consumer Video Camcorders

The range of features built into consumer camcorders is a major reason why they're so popular, and these include:

  • Standard zoom lenses with high levels of magnification
  • Variable frame rates, including 24, 30, and 60 fps, and slow-motion capabilities
  • Robust action cameras and accessories for extreme sports
  • Optical stabilization to reduce camera shake
  • Several video-encoding options
  • Range of finishes, such as a black or white camcorder
  • NTSC and PAL options
  • Good low-light sensitivity

While some DSLRs have similar capabilities, few are as compact and usable for video filming as dedicated camcorders that have the ability to get close to the action.


B&H Photo and Video stocks a comprehensive selection of consumer HD video cameras, as well as a wide array of related accessories. Take advantage of its stock whether you film on a daily basis or plan some casual vacation recording.