Best HD Camcorders Under $200

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Monday, October 23, 2017 - 19:15

The best hd camcorders under 200 dollars list in based on top hd camcorders in price range $100 to $200. Most of the camcorders in this price range have very good basic features for recording videos. Before buying a video camera under 200 dollars, we should consider brand, picture quality, sound, battery backup and storage.

Some of the common features of under 200 dollars camcorders are given below:

Around 3 inch LCD screen,
Small and light pocket size,
Easy to use,
Excellent video quality,
Built-in microphone and HD-Ready,
Good for sports and action shots,
Some waterproof, tough models are also available.

I have compiled this list on the basis of many expert reviews sites like Cnet, PCMag, DigitalTrend, Amazon. In this price range GoPro, Sony, Contour and kodak are the top brands.

Find the top HD camcorders under 200 dollars at Amazon

Top 5 HD camcorders under 200 dollars are given below:

# Rank 1: 

Canon VIXIA HF R700 Camcorder (Black.....

Manufacturer part number(MPN): 1238C001
List Price:$299.00     Lowest Price - $203.00 Compare Prices >>

Ratings from expert review sites:


Product Features:

57x (32.5-1853mm) Advanced Zoom
3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor
DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor, video resolution at 1920 x 1080
3 inches capacitive touch panel LCD
Intelligent IS feature for optimize image stabilization
1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps)

# Rank 2: 

Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX405 Han.....

Manufacturer part number(MPN): HDRCX405/B
List Price:$228.00     Lowest Price - Too low to display Compare Prices >>

Ratings from expert review sites:


Product Features:

Resolution 1920x1080 at 60P
AVCHD and MP4 codecs
30x Optical / 60x Clear Image Zoom
26.8mm wide angle ZEISS Lens
Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge but external microphone input
Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction, 7 picture effects for video and still photos

# Rank 3: 

Camcorders, RockBirds HDV-5052STR Di.....

Manufacturer part number(MPN): R-HDV-5052STR
List Price:$139.99     Lowest Price - $99.99 Compare Prices >>

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# Rank 4: 

KINGEAR HDV-301M 24MP HD 1080P 3.0" .....

Manufacturer part number(MPN): 4331911622
List Price:$103.99     Lowest Price - $103.99 Compare Prices >>

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# Rank 5: 

1080p HD Infrared Night Vision and F.....

Manufacturer part number(MPN): ADV1080p
List Price:$189.00     Lowest Price - $189.00 Compare Prices >>

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Product Features:

Camcorder that switches to Infrared or Full Spectrum mode with a push of a button
1080p mode and Ultra High Quality 720p HD mode at 60 frames per second
10x Optical / 100x Digital zoom
3 inches Touch Screen LCD

Best HD Camcorders Under $200 - Conclusion

Have $200 bucks ready with you? Looking for a cheap camcorder loaded with an optimum number of features? Then the above mentioned 5 camcorders are the best deal you are going to get anywhere in the market.

Although all the camcorders in this list are at least Full HD, but what sets the Cleveland Paranormal 1080p camcorder is that it can quickly switch between Infrared and Full spectrum mode via a dedicated button. The camcorder has Sony Exmor CMOS Sensor for great light capturing even in low-lit conditions. For remote viewing, this camcorder has built-in WiFi to mirror the footage on your smartphone. But then for advanced zooming, maybe you should go for Canon VIXIA HF R700 which allows you to zoom up to 57x. But even at these levels, the SuperOptical Image Stabilizer keeps the footage from shaking. The usual 3.28MP Full HD CMOS Image Sensor imparts fine details to the picture and video which is recorded at 1080p and saved directly to a removable SD card. And after the preliminary work, the DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor does optimally finish the content. Touch Panel of 3-inch to help you control everything easily, has also been made a part of the experience this camcorder avails you.

Regarding Night Visibility, the Kingear HDV-301M would be one of our top recommended picks. The prominent features it has to offer are 16x Digital Zoom, High tech image processor with CMOS sensor to optimally extract light and advanced compression technology for superb data compression. Compatible with 32GB SD card, the HDV-301M lets you store more so that you can create more. Similar to the Kingear HDV-301M, there’s RockBirds HDV-5052STR with 1080p at 30FPS, a bigger 5MP CMOS sensor, 3-inch display panel and max 32GB storage support. For remote usage, the cam allows to connect via WiFi with your smart devices.

The classiest among the five would be the Sony HDR-CX405 1920 x 1080 at an incredible 60FPS with 50Mbps bit rate. Supported codecs in case of this camcorder are XAVC-S 1, AVCHD and MP4. Even at such a low price, this device has 30x Optical Zoom and 60x Clear Image Zoom, which is quite more than what others have to offer. For shooting assistance, there’s Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization, Face detection, Voice enhancement, noise reduction and 2.7” Clear Photo Plus LCD display. For quick transfer, the built-in USB cable comes in handy.