Best Video Cameras in 2020 (April Reviews)

To help you find the best video camera for your recording needs, we tried out a wide variety of top models, testing for true HD recording, occasionally in 4K, boasting a minimum of 30 FPS, with a suite of video-friendly accoutrements, such as built-in microphones, night vision capabilities and simple-to-use touchscreens, for making adjustments on the fly. We were also attracted to products with functionality for SD cards, cloud storage and coming with great remote controls.

The best video camera we tried was easily the Sauleoo 4K Camcorder, which captures true 4K video at a fraction of the price of comparable models, with a built-in noise reducing microphone, night vision capabilities and a large LCD touchscreen that allows for a bevy of adjustments. The product is light, 1.6 pounds, and can capture video and audio even while charging up the battery, which is extremely handy. Keep reading to learn more about the Sauleoo 4K Camcorder and the other models on this list.

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Graava Will Make Your Sports Cam Videos for You
Graava Will Make Your Sports Cam Videos for You
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Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Puts Film Quality In The Palm Of Your Hand
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Zoom Q3HD Camcorder Review
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Sanyo Introduces Their First 1080P Pocket Cam
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Gadget Review brings you the latest and most in-depth video camera reviews out there. The best video cameras and camcorders are assessed by in-house experts for performance, features, and cost. Check out our comparisons of high definition action cameras from GoPro and find out where these stand against models by Sony, Panasonic, and Canon. Find out which digital recorders are the best for recording videos of yourself. Looking for a camcorder with a difference, we regularly cover video cameras that feature a minimalist design and creative looks.

The in-house experts in Gadget Review give you the latest and most thorough reviews of the best video camera reviews and camcorders. All our reviews are written based on performance, features, and cost. 

Check our video camera reviews from GoPro like gopro hero6 black and vixia hf, and compare them with models by Sony, Canon and Panasonic to decide which digital recorders are best for you to record video. 

Our reviews cover best video cameras and hd camcorders with minimalist design and creative looks and the latest camcorders with high resolution, zoom lens and wide-angle lenses, digital zoom and optical zoom features that help capture exquisite moving images and slow motion recordings. There are also many video cameras meant for specialized activities like motorsport, image stabilizing and feature remote controls. 

Other features like wi fi and bluetooth, sd card, hd video, ultra hd, camera records, time lapse, compatibility with other playback devices like smartphone and tablets are also important to make a choice, and are extensively discussed in all of our reviews. 

Gadget reviews help you choose and buy a dynamic range video camcorder or action camera at the right price point, perfect for your audio and video recording needs. 

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