Top Rated Picks Among the Camcorder Best Sellers

The holidays are upon us and it’s that time of year that shoppers go crazy! While you’re checking off your christmas list for the kids don’t forget about yourself. I’ve been researching camcorders trying to decide on the perfect one and thought this would be as good a time as any to bring you some great picks among the camcorder best sellers. Get ready to capture all of those holiday memories as the little ones tear open their gifts in delight.

Our little ones grow up so fast, which is why owning a camcorder is really useful for capturing their precious moments on video that you can always look back on. Many of these camcorders have awesome advanced features that deliver really great quality and high definition videos.

Best Selling HD Camcorders Under $500

If you have a HD television then a HD camcorder would be for ideal for watching videos on. These were some of the best sellers for taking videos of baby’s milestones and special events.

Panasonic HC-V520


4.6 out of 5 stars

A consumer reports best buy, this Panasonic digital camcorder features amazing quality at an impressive 80x Intelligent zoom with 50x optical zoom for long range of video. Advanced zoom paired with the 28mm wide angle lens as well as  5-AXIS Hybrid O.I.S. provides clear images with minimal blurriness and combined with an anti-tilt function that corrects your images providing ultimate quality to the final result. This camcorder also features remote Wifi control that allows you to send live recording via the Internet to share with friends and family. View the reviews here.


Sony HDR-CX380/B Handycam

Sony HDR

4.3 out of 5 stars

This Sony camcorder records with 1920/1080p resolution and features Dualcapture ¬†which allows you to take 8.9MP pictures as well. It has a nice 55x extended zoom so you can capture clear videos even at a distance. It’s a really neat little camcorder that delivers high quality results even in low-light settings, while moving around and in two different formats for watching full HD videos on your TV or in MP4 for sharing over the computer. There’s a handy built-in USB cable that makes transferring your files easy and also serves to charge it through your computer faster. See the reviews

Sony HDR-PJ380/B

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What makes this camera really cool is that it has a built in projector. The camcorder offers a 30x optical zoom with a 26.8mm wide angle lens so you get that HD quality you expect even from a distance or for capturing close-ups. It’s great for recording while on the move with SteadyShot image stabilization as well as TrackingFocus that keeps your subjects in play using the touch LCD screen to track the focus of your shot. You can shoot in one of two formats for watching videos on your HD TV or uploading to the web. The camcorder’s built-in projector displays your videos as well as from devices that are HDMI compatible. See reviews

ContourRoam Hands-Free HD Camcorder


4.2 out of 5 stars

If you’re looking for a hands-free camcorder that is simple to use and can go wherever you go, then consider a Contour. This camera features a really simple function- you simply turn it on and you’re ready to start recording. The camcorder shoots in multiple resolution formats up to 1080p at 30fps. It also has a very durable design to stand up to mud, dirt, and even water so you can take it with you to beach or the pool while on vacations to record the memories. Check out the reviews

Canon Vixia HF R300

Canon vixia

4.1 out of 5 stars

This Canon camcorder comes a little on the high end in price but it has many nice attributes that make up for it. The 33.9mm wide angle lens with an impressive 51x advanced zoom allows you to capture more while shooting and provides fantastic clarity on subjects that are in long-range. It features a 3.0″ LCD Touch screen that makes it easy to use and navigate through different features such as the decorations that allow you to add graphics and writing to your videos. The camcorder uses SD memory cards for storing your videos which can be purchased in multiple sizes. Check out the reviews

Panasonic V100M


4.1 out of 5 stars

Panasonic’s V100M camcorder comes equipped with advanced technology that features 42x Intelligent zoom with clear, sharp images. The 32.5mm wide-angle lens allows you to get more in the shot while recording so you don’t miss anyone, perfect for birthday parties. You can also freeze images while playing them back to take still images. It features image stabilization to reduce blurriness while recording and iAuto helps to adjust the settings for you for optimal quality. A long-lasting battery will last for up to 155 minutes of recording when on a full charge for convenience. See the reviews

I kept the list a little short this time for your convenience to provide some of the top camcorder best sellers because I know how busy one gets around this time of year. There are hundreds of camcorders out there to suit your needs, although I think most parents would side on these that are a little more budget-friendly than some of the high-end models. Not all best sellers have great ratings and I strive to provide my readers with only decent quality products as an informative buying guide, not a marketing tactic. If you have a particular brand or model that you really like please feel free to share with us in the comments!

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