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Action cameras
Capture everything from action sports to your kid's soccer game in Full HD. Choose a wearable, waterproof, shock-resistant design for rugged adventures. A Wi-Fi model lets you share instantly.
Traditional camcorders
Traditional camcorders are designed with larger viewing screens than many action cameras, offering accurate framing. Also enjoy powerful zoom ability and instant playback.
VIXIA camcorders and HF and XA camcorders are designed to perfectly match your needs whether you’re a beginner or professional.
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Camcorder Buying Guide

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Finding a New Camcorder

Capture life's important and memorable moments in rich detail and full sound with a video camera from Best Buy. Choose from a great selection of camcorders for sale that are lighter, smaller and more versatile than ever before. Whether you're an extreme sports junkie and you want to capture all your adventures, or you want to become the next viral video star, or you need to preserve live performances and sporting events, we have the best camcorder for you.

Camcorder Types

Camcorders can be broken out into two main groups: action cameras, and traditional or professional camcorders. To decide which is right for you, consider where you most want to shoot footage. If you're constantly on the go or taking shots of your latest adventure vacation, you'll want a wearable, waterproof and easy-to-use action cam. Choose one with remote control features if you're really into action photography. However, if you tend to shoot footage of sporting events or school concerts, you'll want to make sure you have the zoom capability found in traditional camcorders.

 

Camcorder Accessories

Find camcorder deals at Best Buy and get the most out of your money. Plus, you'll want to add the camcorder accessories that make it easier and more enjoyable to capture all the digital video you need. Find monopods and tripods, extra batteries — so you never miss a shot — and different action camera mounts that let you place your camcorder wherever you need it.

Why choose a camcorder over a phone or tablet?

Digital video cameras tend to have better video quality and sound, plus they feature autofocus and a longer battery life.

  • Better video quality: Footage from your phone can look great on a small screen. But be aware that the same footage might look degraded on a bigger screen. That's where an HD video camera comes in. They're designed to shoot larger, high-quality video for bigger screens.
  • Better sound: Many digital camcorders feature a built-in or attachable microphone for superior digital sound recording.
  • Autofocus: The autofocus on many smartphones is designed for still photography. A camcorder's autofocus is designed specifically for motion.
  • Longer battery life: You never want to miss that once-in-a-lifetime shot because your battery ran out at the wrong moment. Camcorders offer extended shooting with larger batteries than smartphones.