The Best Camcorders of 2019
The Best Camcorders of 2019

Camcorders might be dead in its trend, but not in its sector which is still thriving for those who love it. Although its fame is fading away with smartphones and DSLRs getting more attention, yet camcorders are still loved by many.

Camcorders have the biggest advantage over smartphones and that is its lens size and light sensor. It is obvious that a larger lens physically has the ability to capture more light which in turn creates a sharper image and more dynamic images in good lighting conditions. Most of the light sensors in camcorders are bigger than those in smartphones. While its fame getting fogged by smartphones, little do people that Camcorders is a better option when it comes to quality.

Best Camcorders of 2019

Since we have discussed about how camcorders are better even in 2019, now we will see a list of best camcorders of 2019 which will make a mark on your list of camcorders.

Canon XA11 Professional Camcorder

Product name: Canon XA11

Price: Rs 82,900/-

Pros: Healthy zoom range

Cons: Lack of SDI port

Model Year2018
Item Weight726 g
Product Dimensions23.1 x 13.2 x 18 cm
Batteries1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
Screen Size3 Inches
Optical Zoom20 X
Aspect Ratio16:9
Battery Cell CompositionLithium
Media TypeSD Card

Canon XA11 Professional Camcorder has high definition Optical Zoom Lens with new advanced HD CMOS pro image sensor and improved low-light performance. It also has full HD (1920×1080) recording capabilities with 3.0-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with a tiltable electronic viewfinder.

Bottom Line: The Canon XA11 is an excellent camcorder which has great zooming range and great aperture to click great pictures and record videos although it lacks the SDI port which is present on other models.

Sony PXW-X70 Camcorder

Product Name: Sony PXW-X70

Price: Rs 50,600/-

Pros: Dual SDXC slots, active steady mode.

Cons: Can’t output from SDI and HDMI simultaneously, no camera audio control while using SMAD-P3 adaptor.

Item Weight1.4 Kg
Product Dimensions27.4 x 12.1 x 10.3 cm
Item model numberPXW-X70
Included ComponentsXLR Handle Unit, Lens Hood, Lens Cap,
Large Eyecup, Accessory Shoe Kit, USB Cable, Rechargeable Battery Pack, Ac Adaptor, Power Cord, Wireless Remote Commander, Operating Guide, CD-ROM, Warranty
Batteries IncludedNo
Batteries RequiredNo
Has Auto FocusYes

The model, X70 has a 12x Optical Zoom on its fixated Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens. The handy clear image zoom feature can double it to a 24x Zoom. With a pinch, you can increase it again to 48x with a Digital Extender, a traditional digital zoom on the image which although imperceptibly lowers the image quality. Another significant feature is the X70’s 4k resolution sensor that makes the camera appear in the center of the 4k sensor which can record 1080p and thereby giving extra zoom.

Bottom Line: Sony PXW-X70 Camcorder has great camera quality, but you have to put extra manual efforts for capturing pictures or videos.

Panasonic HC-WXF1

The Best Camcorders of 2019

Product name: Panasonic HC-WXF1

Price: Rs 109,382/-

Pros: HDR mode enhances picture

Cons: Battery life isn’t long enough, Aperture is a little slow


Item Weight454 g
Product Dimensions16.7 x 6.9 x 7.7 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model numberHC-WXF1K
RAM Size0.10 GB
Screen Size3 Inches
Optical Zoom24 X
Aspect Ratio16:9
Max Resolution8.57 Megapixels
Includes External MemoryNo

The Panasonic HC-WXF1 has a trio of optical image stabilizing technologies to ensure that your final product is nice and smooth, even if your hands were a bit shaky at the time of recording. Its manual control ring can be used for performing several functions.

Bottom Line: The Panasonic HC-WXF1 has HDR mode to enhance your picture quality. But you may face the short battery-life as you record and keep its adaptor handy.

Canon Vixia Hf R800 Camcorder

The Best Camcorders of 2019

Product Name: Canon Vixia Hf R800

Price: Rs 32,999/-

Pros: Zoom Framing Assist helps keep far-away subjects in the frame

Cons: Low video quality, heavy

ModelVixia Hf R800
Model Year2018
Item Weight240 g
Product Dimensions11.7 x 5.3 x 5.8 cm
Batteries1 Lithium ion batteries required
ProcessorDigic DV 4 image processor.
Optical Zoom32X
Battery Cell CompositionLithium
Media TypeSD Card

Canon Vixia Hf R800 Camcorder has a 32x optical zoom with an advanced mode to take it to 57x without loss of image quality. It has optical image stabilization to keep images steady, mainly when you use the long zoom lens. The camcorder also records in .mp4 format and share it on your social media accounts. The Canon R800 has a faster frame rate 60p mode, which is excellent for sports. It has the new Digic DV4 processor and improved long-life battery. Also, it comes with an External Microphone Jack which gives more options of quality sound, with a headphone jack that allows you to monitor the audio.

Bottom Line: The camcorder comes with great zoom features, but it lacks in video quality. However, its is quite cheaper compared to others in that range.

Sony FDR-AX700 

The Best Camcorders of 2019

Product name: Sony FDR-AX700 

Price: Rs 119,990/-

Pros: Big comfortable eyecup

Cons: No pixel binning, monitor compatibility issues

Item Weight934 g
Product Dimensions11.8 x 9.2 x 19.7 cm
Batteries1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
Sensor 1″ (1.0-Type) stacked Exmor RS back Illuminated CMOS
Optical Zoom12 X
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Battery Cell CompositionLithium
Media TypeSD Card

Camcorder captures every subject with the realism of 4K HDR (HLG)1 video, thanks to fast hybrid af and other Pro-class capabilities. Capture life just as you see it in true-to-life 4k3 hdr (HLG) images with the 1.0–Type stacked exmor rs cmos image sensor. The unrivalled performance of fast hybrid af ensures that autofocus and af tracking are exceptionally precise, responsive, and reliable, so you’ll have every chance to take fantastic shots of fleeting action.

Bottom Line: With its prices range, the camcorder works well. It captures videos with sharpness with its 4K HDR feature.

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