Camcorders have decreased in popularity thanks to smartphones, but that doesn't mean that they should be dismissed forever. Camcorders can serve many different purposes, and a wide variety of camcorders are on sale this month.
We went through our highest-rated camcorders and found the best deals.
Canon Vixia HF G10
The Vixia HF G10 has a wide variety of features that make it nearly professional, but is just portable and user-friendly enough for any consumer.
- Canon Vixia HF G10: $1,032.29 at B&H Photo
Even at $200 less than the list price, the HF G10 is still a little expensive. However, $500 off the MSRP is a great deal.
Waterproof cameras are great for that family vacation, or that trip to the beach. The HX-WA2 is a solid buy, as it is waterproof up to 10 feet. It's more expensive than the competition at $279 MSRP, but that's what deals are for.
-Panasonic HX-WA2: $199 at Adorama
Kodak Playsport Zx5
Kodak's line of waterproof cameras are popular for a reason. This second generation model, while improving little over its predecessor, is still a solid camera with good low light performance and sharpness.
- Kodak Playsport Zx5: $87.98 at Amazon
The Playsport was originally priced at $179, so it's a great deal if you are looking for an underwater camera.
Canon Vixia HF M52
While this one didn't blow us away, the HF M52 is still a great mid-range camcorder with crisp picture quality, and more options than its predecessor.
- Canon Vixia HF M52: $499 at B&H Photo
The original list price is $599, so this isn't the biggest deal. Although, that's an extra $100 in your pocket on an already inexpensive camcorder.
This consumer camcorder has terrible battery life, and its hardware is poor, but the GZ-GX1 has some smooth WiFi features. It's a solid camera, especially since it retails at less than $1,000 on most websites.
- JVC GZ-GX1: $599 at Adorama (Adorama also offers free shipping.
Canon Vixia HF R30
The HF R30 is one of the best budget camcorders on the market. However, its price means that the camcorder has plenty of flaws that are common with cheaper models such as lackluster video performance.
- Canon Vixia HF R30: $249 at B&H Photo
The HF R30 originally retailed at $449 MSRP. But to pay nearly $200 less for it? That's something you can't pass up if you're looking for a cheap, solid camcorder.
This Sony isn't the best camcorder on the market, but it does have wi-fi which makes it easy to upload videos onto the Internet, and share with family and friends.
- Sony MHS-TS55: 119 at B&H Photo
Originally priced at $269, this already inexpensive camcorder is now more affordable for someone looking for no-frills product with sharing capabilities. US customers also get free shipping.