Best Selling Camcorders

Compare the 10 Best Selling CamcordersJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

Best selling camcorder models according to Amazon sales data
Compare top brands including Sony, Canon and Panasonic
Every week we rank the best camcorders based on features, reviews and price
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#1

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Hero 5

GoPro Hero 5

536 Reviews + 17 Awards
Techradar - Best in ClassTrusted Reviews - RecommendedPhotographyBlog.com - RecommendedPocket Lint - Editor's Choice
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£155.00

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An impressive value for money and very popular 1x optical zoom 4200 x 2800 pixels resolution camcorder, with an Editor's Choice award from four expert review websites and 13 further awards from other expert sites
#2

83

Hero

GoPro Hero

864 Reviews + 7 Awards
Digitaltrends.com - Editor's ChoiceCNET.com - Editor's ChoicePhotographyBlog.com - Highly RecommendedPocket Lint - Editor's Choice
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£64.99

Decathlon UK
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5MP
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Dec 2012
A very popular and bargain price 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 4 further awards from other expert sites
#3

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HDR-CX405

Sony HDR‑CX405

939 Reviews
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£189.99

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Sep 2015
A critically acclaimed and very popular 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with a very fair price and very good features
#4

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HDR-CX405

Sony HDR‑CX405

939 Reviews
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£198.00

Wex Photographic
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2.29MP
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Jan 2015
A critically acclaimed and very popular 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with an affordable price and great features
#5

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Hero 4

GoPro Hero 4

947 Reviews + 4 Awards
hwt.dk - Silver Product of the YearDigitaltrends.com - Recommended ProductPC Mag - Editor's ChoicePC Advisor.co.uk - Gold
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£150.00

MCL Media
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Dec 2012
A best selling and multi award winning 1x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features and a low price
#6

86

Theta S

Ricoh Theta S

296 Reviews + 6 Awards
Digitaltrends.com - Recommended Producthardwarezone.com.my - 9/10Ephotozine - Recommendedtomsguide.com - Editor's Choice
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£57.99

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Park Cameras
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14MP
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125g
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Oct 2015
A very popular and top-value 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 5 further awards from other expert sites
#7

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HDR-CX625B

Sony HDR‑CX625B

12 Reviews
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£349.00

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Jan 2016
A best selling and top-rated 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with good features and a good price
#8

87

HDR-PJ410

Sony HDR‑PJ410

147 Reviews
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£246.50

Amazon UK
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Aug 2015
A very popular and positively reviewed 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with very good features and a cheap price
#9

85

HC-V770

Panasonic HC‑V770

15 Reviews + 1 Award
Trusted Reviews - Recommended
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£345.27

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6MP
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Jul 2016
An award winning and very popular 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with very good features and a fair price
#10

83

Bandit Action

TomTom Bandit Action

64 Reviews
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£169.99

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4096 X 2160 Pixels
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Jul 2013
A very popular and low cost 1x optical zoom 4096 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with very good features
#11

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FDR-X3000

Sony FDR‑X3000

126 Reviews + 6 Awards
log.com.tr - Editor's Choicedigifotopro.nl - Goldchip.com.my - Outstandinggagadget.com - Recommended
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£442.10

Amazon UK
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Nov 2016
A multi award winning and best selling 1x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with a gold award from one expert review website and 5 further awards from other expert sites
#12

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Legria HF R806

Canon Legria HF R806

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£169.00

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Jan 2017
A bargain price and very popular 32x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with features
#13

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Legria HF R806

Canon Legria HF R806

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£198.99

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Feb 2016
A giant optical sensor size and very popular 32x optical zoom, 3.28MP video camera, with very good features and a reasonable price
#14

82

FDR-AX33

Sony FDR‑AX33

758 Reviews + 1 Award
Digital Versus - 5 Star
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£499.99

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May 2015
A very popular and high image quality 10x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with an industry award and fantastic features
#15

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FDR-AX53

Sony FDR‑AX53

144 Reviews
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£699.00

Bristol Cameras
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Jan 2016
The highest rated video camera under £1,000, with excellent user reviews but representing only middle of the road value for money
#16

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POLC3

Polaroid POLC3

63 Reviews
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£60.48

Amazon UK
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Dec 2012
A best selling and affordable 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with good features
#17

84

DrivePro 200

Transcend DrivePro 200

924 Reviews + 4 Awards
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£89.99

Ebuyer Business
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Jul 2013
A staggeringly light weight and best selling 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with very good features and a staggeringly cheap price
#18

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Premium Pack Bandit

TomTom Premium Pack Bandit

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£232.29

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Sep 2015
A best selling and affordable 1x optical zoom 4656 x 3492 pixels resolution camcorder, with good features
#19

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Osmo+

DJI Osmo+

57 Reviews + 9 Awards
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£110.00

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Nov 2016
A top-value and very popular 1x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with good features and multiple awards
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HXR-MC2500E

Sony HXR‑MC2500E

6 Reviews
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£1,190.00

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The highest scoring shoulder camcorder around, with very good features but representing only middle of the road value for money

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£177.99
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is an 'action camcorder'?
AAn action camcorder is a very small recording device meant to be worn on clothing or attached to a helmet. It's normally used to film extreme sports or give a 'first person' view of what the subject sees.
QWhat's the difference between 'optical' and 'digital' zoom?
AOptical zoom uses the hardware of the camcorder to physically move the lenses, enlarging the captured picture. Digital zoom uses software to further enlarge the picture. This means digital zooms can go far beyond the range of optical zooms, but the quality is much worse, and degrades sharply as the image is zoomed in.
QWhat is an 'image stabiliser'?
AAn image stabiliser detects and compensates for small judders and shakes while filming, meaning the resulting video is far smoother and still.
QWhy is a big sensor size important?
AA larger optical sensor produces better quality videos, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.