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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for hd camcorders under $500.

If you're looking for a camcorder that can capture high-quality video, shoot in HD, and still fit in your backpack, you've come to the right place. Browse the top-ranked list of HD camcorders under $500 below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Minolta - MN4KP1 4K Video 16.0-Megapixel Waterproof Camcorder Bundle - Black - Left_Zoom
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    "Pocket size waterproof camcorder....COMPACT CAMCORDER THAT WORKS...THIS CAMCORDER IS JUST RIGHT FOR JET SKING. I AM GLAD BEST BUY COULD GET IT. "

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    Minolta’s MN4KP1 UHD 4K Compact Camcorder features a pocket-sized form factor capable of recording high-quality 4K Ultra HD video at 30 fps and 16MP photos. Its 39mm fixed focus lens has a super-wide 170° field of view and can rotate 270° to capture the action in front of or behind you. A 1.3" high resolution LCD makes monitoring your image a breeze. Digital enhancements like time-lapse recording, photo burst, slow-motion recording and other neat features allow to create the perfect shot. An included waterproof housing with a 100' depth rating allows you to capture 4K UHD video underwater footage. The MN4KP1 offers a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 64GB. A mini-USB port both outputs recorded video and charges the lithium-ion battery, while the 2.5mm mic port supports the included external microphone to increase audio quality. Easily sync your videos and photos with your smartphone utilizing the built-in WiFi.
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    "Pocket size waterproof camcorder....COMPACT CAMCORDER THAT WORKS...THIS CAMCORDER IS JUST RIGHT FOR JET SKING. I AM GLAD BEST BUY COULD GET IT. "

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    Minolta’s MN4KP1 UHD 4K Compact Camcorder features a pocket-sized form factor capable of recording high-quality 4K Ultra HD video at 30 fps and 16MP photos. Its 39mm fixed focus lens has a super-wide 170° field of view and can rotate 270° to capture the action in front of or behind you. A 1.3" high resolution LCD makes monitoring your image a breeze. Digital enhancements like time-lapse recording, photo burst, slow-motion recording and other neat features allow to create the perfect shot. An included waterproof housing with a 100' depth rating allows you to capture 4K UHD video underwater footage. The MN4KP1 offers a microSD card slot that supports cards up to 64GB. A mini-USB port both outputs recorded video and charges the lithium-ion battery, while the 2.5mm mic port supports the included external microphone to increase audio quality. Easily sync your videos and photos with your smartphone utilizing the built-in WiFi.
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  2. Vivitar 4K Digital camcorder - Black - Angle_Zoom

    Model: DVRE401-BLK-STK-4
    SKU: 6574116
    Top comment

    "I enjoyed seeing how the videos came out for my graduation a really good choice for a camcorder. I’m glad its good quality so that I can futher take more great videos and photos. "

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    Capture life's moments in stunning detail with the Vivitar DVRE401 BLK STK 4 Digital Camcorder. This innovative device is designed to elevate your photography and videography experience with its impressive features. Perfect your angles with the 3.0" display that boasts a 270-degree rotatable design. Whether you're capturing selfies, vlogging, or exploring unique angles, this feature allows you to frame your shots with precision, unleashing your creativity like never before. Experience cinematic brilliance with real 4K Ultra HD video recording capabilities. Every detail, color, and nuance of your surroundings is captured in breathtaking clarity, ensuring that your videos stand out with vivid realism. Take your photography to the next level with a maximum 42-megapixel photo resolution. Immerse yourself in crystal-clear captures that preserve every detail with stunning precision. From sweeping landscapes to intricate close-ups, this camera ensures that your images speak volumes, allowing you to express your creativity effortlessly. Explore the art of photography with built-in enhanced zoom capabilities that bring the world closer to you. Whether you're capturing distant landscapes or zooming in for intricate details, this camera empowers you to achieve stunning compositions with ease.
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    "I enjoyed seeing how the videos came out for my graduation a really good choice for a camcorder. I’m glad its good quality so that I can futher take more great videos and photos. "

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    Capture life's moments in stunning detail with the Vivitar DVRE401 BLK STK 4 Digital Camcorder. This innovative device is designed to elevate your photography and videography experience with its impressive features. Perfect your angles with the 3.0" display that boasts a 270-degree rotatable design. Whether you're capturing selfies, vlogging, or exploring unique angles, this feature allows you to frame your shots with precision, unleashing your creativity like never before. Experience cinematic brilliance with real 4K Ultra HD video recording capabilities. Every detail, color, and nuance of your surroundings is captured in breathtaking clarity, ensuring that your videos stand out with vivid realism. Take your photography to the next level with a maximum 42-megapixel photo resolution. Immerse yourself in crystal-clear captures that preserve every detail with stunning precision. From sweeping landscapes to intricate close-ups, this camera ensures that your images speak volumes, allowing you to express your creativity effortlessly. Explore the art of photography with built-in enhanced zoom capabilities that bring the world closer to you. Whether you're capturing distant landscapes or zooming in for intricate details, this camera empowers you to achieve stunning compositions with ease.
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  3. GoPro - Max Lens Mod 2.0 for HERO12 - Black - Left_Zoom
    Top comment

    "It gives an Ultimate HD look. I love this lens one of the best features for the go pro"

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    Max Lens Mod 2.0 transforms your HERO12 Black into the ultimate POV camera, delivering super-immersive footage for any adventure. Capture more of the scene in every shot from an expansive FOV that’s 36% wider than widescreen capture on HERO12 Black alone. Vertical Capture with Max Lens Mod expands your field of view by up to 48% without needing to rotate the camera or adding any additional mounts. Max HyperSmooth delivers unbreakable stabilization up to 4K60, and powerful Horizon Lock keeps footage level and steady even if you rotate a full 360°. Max Lens Mod 2.0 provides a wide field of view and high level of video stabilization in a HERO camera, all in stunning 4K60 resolution.
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    Top comment

    "It gives an Ultimate HD look. I love this lens one of the best features for the go pro"

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    Max Lens Mod 2.0 transforms your HERO12 Black into the ultimate POV camera, delivering super-immersive footage for any adventure. Capture more of the scene in every shot from an expansive FOV that’s 36% wider than widescreen capture on HERO12 Black alone. Vertical Capture with Max Lens Mod expands your field of view by up to 48% without needing to rotate the camera or adding any additional mounts. Max HyperSmooth delivers unbreakable stabilization up to 4K60, and powerful Horizon Lock keeps footage level and steady even if you rotate a full 360°. Max Lens Mod 2.0 provides a wide field of view and high level of video stabilization in a HERO camera, all in stunning 4K60 resolution.
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  4. GoPro - HERO12 Black Action Camera - Black - Angle_Zoom

    Model: CHDHX-121-TH/CHDHX-121-CN
    SKU: 6554864
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    "Excellent product! Gives full HD video with extreme quality. Easy to use and fun to work with. ...Recording games in hd at 60 fps with a long battery life has never been easier."

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    Incredible image quality, even better HyperSmooth video stabilization and a huge boost in battery life come together in the new GoPro HERO12 Black. It takes superb 5.3K video and adds High Dynamic Range (HDR) to capture once in a lifetime journeys and amazing everyday moments in even more detail. Thanks to its improved power management, it delivers 2x longer continuous recording at 5.3K60 (70 minutes). Tough, lightweight and easily mountable for hands-free recording, it’s ready for anything (on land or in the water) while advanced video stabilization keeps your footage smooth over rough terrain. After recording, simply plug in your GoPro. While it’s charging, your footage will automatically upload to the cloud and be sent to your phone as a highlight video that lets you relive your adventure and share the fun.
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    "Excellent product! Gives full HD video with extreme quality. Easy to use and fun to work with. ...Recording games in hd at 60 fps with a long battery life has never been easier."

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    Product Description

    Incredible image quality, even better HyperSmooth video stabilization and a huge boost in battery life come together in the new GoPro HERO12 Black. It takes superb 5.3K video and adds High Dynamic Range (HDR) to capture once in a lifetime journeys and amazing everyday moments in even more detail. Thanks to its improved power management, it delivers 2x longer continuous recording at 5.3K60 (70 minutes). Tough, lightweight and easily mountable for hands-free recording, it’s ready for anything (on land or in the water) while advanced video stabilization keeps your footage smooth over rough terrain. After recording, simply plug in your GoPro. While it’s charging, your footage will automatically upload to the cloud and be sent to your phone as a highlight video that lets you relive your adventure and share the fun.
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  5. GoPro - HERO12 Black Action Camera Bundle - Black - Alt_View_Zoom_1

    Model: CHDRB-121-TH/CHDRB-121-RW
    SKU: 6561204
    Top comment

    "The battery exceeded 150°. As is typical of HD video cameras, the Hero 12 Black gets hot, even when the ambient environment is not. ...My boyfriend loves it. Its clear. More HD than the older ones. Super easy to use. I love the sleek look. "

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    Product Description

    This awesome bundle comes with everything you need to capture and share amazing GoPro footage. It includes the GoPro HERO12 Black—a tough, lightweight camera with incredible image quality, even better HyperSmooth video stabilization and a huge boost in battery life. Thanks to its improved power management, it delivers 2x longer continuous recording at 5.3K60 (70 minutes). After recording, simply charge your GoPro and your footage will auto-upload to the cloud and a highlight video will be automatically sent to you. This bundle also includes The Handler (Floating Hand Grip), Head Strap 2.0, an extra Enduro battery and a case.
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    Top comment

    "The battery exceeded 150°. As is typical of HD video cameras, the Hero 12 Black gets hot, even when the ambient environment is not. ...My boyfriend loves it. Its clear. More HD than the older ones. Super easy to use. I love the sleek look. "

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    Product Description

    This awesome bundle comes with everything you need to capture and share amazing GoPro footage. It includes the GoPro HERO12 Black—a tough, lightweight camera with incredible image quality, even better HyperSmooth video stabilization and a huge boost in battery life. Thanks to its improved power management, it delivers 2x longer continuous recording at 5.3K60 (70 minutes). After recording, simply charge your GoPro and your footage will auto-upload to the cloud and a highlight video will be automatically sent to you. This bundle also includes The Handler (Floating Hand Grip), Head Strap 2.0, an extra Enduro battery and a case.
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  6. Logitech - PTZ Pro 2 HD 1080p Video Camera with Enhanced Pan/Tilt and Zoom - Black - Alt_View_Zoom_11

    Product Description

    Logitech PTZ Pro 2 camera delivers premium optics and life-like video calls to create the experience of sitting together in the same room, even if you are a thousand miles away. Technical enhancements and performance improvements accent the camera’s brilliantly sharp image resolution, outstanding color reproduction, and exceptional optical accuracy.
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    Logitech PTZ Pro 2 camera delivers premium optics and life-like video calls to create the experience of sitting together in the same room, even if you are a thousand miles away. Technical enhancements and performance improvements accent the camera’s brilliantly sharp image resolution, outstanding color reproduction, and exceptional optical accuracy.
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  7. Minolta - MN4K300WP 4K Video 56-Megapixel Waterproof Camcorder - Black - Angle_Zoom

    Product Description

    Minolta’s MN4K300WP Waterproof Camcorder records video content in high-quality 4K Ultra HD video and captures photos in 56 Mega Pixel resolution. Loaded with features, it includes an 18x digital zoom, digital photo stabilization, time lapse recording and a 3.0" IPS LCD HD monitor. Its body is IPX7 waterproof up t0 16 feet (5 meters) deep allowing you to take your camcorder directly underwater and capture amazing footage while swimming. Anti-shake digital image stabilization enables image capture in high speed and low-light by electronically minimizing motion blur. Easily mount additional video accessories with the integrated accessory-shoe mount. Fully expandable with a 37mm front lens diameter threading to attach auxiliary lenses and filters.
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    Minolta’s MN4K300WP Waterproof Camcorder records video content in high-quality 4K Ultra HD video and captures photos in 56 Mega Pixel resolution. Loaded with features, it includes an 18x digital zoom, digital photo stabilization, time lapse recording and a 3.0" IPS LCD HD monitor. Its body is IPX7 waterproof up t0 16 feet (5 meters) deep allowing you to take your camcorder directly underwater and capture amazing footage while swimming. Anti-shake digital image stabilization enables image capture in high speed and low-light by electronically minimizing motion blur. Easily mount additional video accessories with the integrated accessory-shoe mount. Fully expandable with a 37mm front lens diameter threading to attach auxiliary lenses and filters.
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  8. Minolta - MN4K40NV 4K Video 30-Megapixel Night Vision Camcorder - Black - Left_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Neat little camcorder...Great little camcorder, and works very well in the dark"

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    Minolta's MN4K40NV Camcorder records video content in 4K Ultra HD video and captures photos in 30 Mega Pixel resolution. Loaded with features, it includes a 16x digital zoom, anti-shake stabilization, face detection and a 3.0" high-resolution touch screen LCD monitor. Its Night Vision capability uses an advanced infrared sensor that illuminates the scene in low light or dark conditions, while also including a White LED for extra assistance. Anti-shake digital image stabilization enables image capture in high speed and low-light by electronically minimizing motion blur. Easily mount additional video accessories with the integrated accessory-shoe mount. Fully expandable with its extra I/O ports and 37mm front lens diameter threading to attach auxiliary lenses and filters.
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    Top comment

    "Neat little camcorder...Great little camcorder, and works very well in the dark"

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    Product Description

    Minolta's MN4K40NV Camcorder records video content in 4K Ultra HD video and captures photos in 30 Mega Pixel resolution. Loaded with features, it includes a 16x digital zoom, anti-shake stabilization, face detection and a 3.0" high-resolution touch screen LCD monitor. Its Night Vision capability uses an advanced infrared sensor that illuminates the scene in low light or dark conditions, while also including a White LED for extra assistance. Anti-shake digital image stabilization enables image capture in high speed and low-light by electronically minimizing motion blur. Easily mount additional video accessories with the integrated accessory-shoe mount. Fully expandable with its extra I/O ports and 37mm front lens diameter threading to attach auxiliary lenses and filters.
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  9. Minolta - MN4K100Z 4K Video 28-Megapixel 10x Zoom Camcorder - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Good camcorder...Good camcorder for the price. Easy to learn and use."

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    Minolta's MN4K100Z Camcorder records video content in 4K Ultra HD video and captures photos in 28 Mega Pixel resolution. Loaded with features, it includes a 10x optical zoom and 36x digital zoom to bring your subject closer with clarity and precision using the advanced optical system. Also includes anti-shake stabilization, face detection and a 3.5" high-res touch screen LCD monitor. Its low-light capability uses an advanced white LED for extra assistance in darker scenes. Anti-shake digital image stabilization enables image capture in high speed and low-light by electronically minimizing motion blur. Other advanced shooting modes include macro mode, burst-shooting, time-lapse recording, self-timer and face detection. Easily mount additional video accessories with the integrated accessory-shoe mount. Fully expandable with its extra I/O ports of HDMI and 3.5mm MIC, and a 37mm front lens diameter threading to attach auxiliary lenses and filters.
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    "Good camcorder...Good camcorder for the price. Easy to learn and use."

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    Minolta's MN4K100Z Camcorder records video content in 4K Ultra HD video and captures photos in 28 Mega Pixel resolution. Loaded with features, it includes a 10x optical zoom and 36x digital zoom to bring your subject closer with clarity and precision using the advanced optical system. Also includes anti-shake stabilization, face detection and a 3.5" high-res touch screen LCD monitor. Its low-light capability uses an advanced white LED for extra assistance in darker scenes. Anti-shake digital image stabilization enables image capture in high speed and low-light by electronically minimizing motion blur. Other advanced shooting modes include macro mode, burst-shooting, time-lapse recording, self-timer and face detection. Easily mount additional video accessories with the integrated accessory-shoe mount. Fully expandable with its extra I/O ports of HDMI and 3.5mm MIC, and a 37mm front lens diameter threading to attach auxiliary lenses and filters.
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  10. Vivitar 8K Digital Camcorder - Black - Angle_Zoom

    Model: DVR8K-BLK-STK-4
    SKU: 6574115
    Top comment

    "Amazing camcorder"

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    Capture life's moments in stunning detail with the Vivitar DVR8K BLK STK 4 Digital Camcorder. Boasting cutting-edge technology and innovative features, this camera is designed to elevate your photography and videography experience. Equipped with a 3.0" touch display that can rotate 270 degrees, the Vivitar DVR8K offers intuitive control for easy navigation of settings, previewing shots, and reviewing captures with a simple touch. This flexibility allows you to achieve the perfect angle and frame your shots effortlessly, ensuring you never miss a moment! Experience the future of video recording with real 8K Ultra HD video capabilities, delivering unparalleled video quality that brings your surroundings to life with cinematic brilliance. From sweeping landscapes to intimate moments, every video you capture will be nothing short of spectacular.
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    "Amazing camcorder"

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    Capture life's moments in stunning detail with the Vivitar DVR8K BLK STK 4 Digital Camcorder. Boasting cutting-edge technology and innovative features, this camera is designed to elevate your photography and videography experience. Equipped with a 3.0" touch display that can rotate 270 degrees, the Vivitar DVR8K offers intuitive control for easy navigation of settings, previewing shots, and reviewing captures with a simple touch. This flexibility allows you to achieve the perfect angle and frame your shots effortlessly, ensuring you never miss a moment! Experience the future of video recording with real 8K Ultra HD video capabilities, delivering unparalleled video quality that brings your surroundings to life with cinematic brilliance. From sweeping landscapes to intimate moments, every video you capture will be nothing short of spectacular.
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