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Best Mini Video Camcorders: HD, DV & More

Updated on January 7, 2014

Best Mini Video Camcorders For Parents, Professionals and More

Mini video camcorders are making a comeback for 2014. No matter if you're looking for a waterproof mini camcorder, a slim mini video camcorder (like me), or a "pro-sumer" video camcorder (one that lends itself more towards the professional realm), you've come to the right place.

Why did I get a mini camcorder? I had a son! Every word and step needed to be recorded so we'd always have that memory capture. It's sounds corny, but I need to start recording all of life's moments; I don't want to miss a thing. Like me, once you get one of these mini video camcorders, you'll be surprised at how much you'll be able to capture.

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Waterproof Mini Video Camcorder - Easy to use mini video camcorder

This is a great mini video camcorder if you don't like overly complicated devices: this is very easy to use. If you want a mini video camera that is waterproof and rugged yet still takes high quality video, this is a great choice.

Mini Video Waterproof Camcorder - Mini Camcorder in Several Colors

There are a ton of color choices for this mini video camcorder: aqua blue, grey, orange, lime green and red. This is one of the best mini video camcorders if you'll be taking video mostly outdoors; it captures outdoor scenes beautifully. It does, however, lack a flash, making video appear grainy in low-light situations.

It has a TON of features and great battery life. I especially like the fact that this mini video camera is rated to 15 feet underwater; many others are only rated to 10 feet. The best feature, however, is the price--where else can you find a mini video camcorder under $100?

Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Product Details:

-Capture high-resolution images in 2D and 3D

-Record HD 3D movies (720p resolution); dual 10-megapixel CCD and lens system

-3.5-inch widescreen autostereoscopic LCD displays images and movies in 3D instantly, with no glasses required

-Mini-HDMI output jack offers easy connection to a compatible 3D HDTV; view images and movies instantly in 3D

-Capture images and movies to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Full HD Memory Camera Blue
Full HD Memory Camera Blue

Product Details:

-When recording in HD, you get up to 40x optical zoom - the industry's highest level.

-Low light performance is one of the key factors for quality video.

-F1.2 lens is approximately two times brighter than conventional camera lenses and is a perfect match for the Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor.

-Instantaneously analyzes faces, brightness, color and distance, to automatically select the best settings for the scene.

-Record in AVCHD Full HD* if you want to watch the results on an HDTV or burn 1920 x 1080 resolution videos to a Blu-ray disc or DVD

-When recording in Standard Definition, the Dynamic Zoom function uses nearly all of the effective pixels of the CMOS

-Achieves up to 70x magnification without any degradation of picture quality

-Brightness, sharpness, chroma and gamma values and more, are all continuously optimized. Get the best possible shot, anytime!

-You'll be able to record in low light environments with confidence. Record indoors or outside in darker situations with brilliant results

-Everio's Super LoLux ensures superior sensitivity to low light.

-No worry while indoors or in dark situations

-With a Back-illuminated CMOS sensor (on select models), you can capture clear images with precise colors even in low light.


Do You Have a Mini Video Camcorder? - Which do you have?

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      Heather Burns 

      5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I have a Jazz camcorder and it's fine for what little I use it. :)

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      5 years ago

      I have the Tec Mini DV 80S Camcorder. Sound and pictures are OK but it really needs image stabilization. It takes good video as long as you keep it steady but as soon as you move it, the video becomes jerky.


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