The best camcorders in 2024: perfect all-in-one video cameras

The best camcorders can certainly compete with modern mirrorless cameras, but with the convenience of a big built-in zoom lens and, in most cases, better audio options. 

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Chris George

Chris has been writing about photography and video-making professionally for nearly 40 years and has tested hundreds of different cameras and camcorders. He was the editor of Video Camera magazine, and a regular contributor to What Camcorder and Camcorder User. At the height of the camcorder boom in the 1990s he wrote the book Teach Yourself The Camcorder

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.

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