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This list of the best camcorders for kids are all easy to use and handle and not too expensive.

Ruggedness and ease-of-use are easily the top qualities of the best camcorders for kids to use. Digital zoom and a flip-out LCD screen are features that offer some room for creativity and are sure to please the young shooter. Look for top-rated camcorders for kids that include a connection to the TV, use rechargeable batteries and have reasonable storage options.

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GoPro HERO3

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camcorder


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GoPro HERO3
Contour ROAM2
Panasonic HX-WA03
Samsung HMX-W300
Panasonic HX-WA2
GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camcorder
Contour ROAM2 Waterproof Video Camera
Panasonic HX-WA03 Dual Waterproof 16MP Digital Camcorder
Samsung HMX-W300YN Camcorder
Panasonic HX-WA2 Flash Media Camcorder
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Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition
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NTSC, PAL
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Digital
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Memory Still Resolution
12.0 MegaPixels
5.0 MegaPixels
11.9 MegaPixels
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14.3 MegaPixels
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Flash Media, High Definition, AVCHD
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  • The GoPro Hero3 Silver and White editions are strong contenders in the sports camera market, but the faster, more powerful Black Edition is head and shoulders the best sports camera on the market today.


  • If you're looking to upgrade from your HD Hero2, the Hero3: Black Edition should give you plenty to be excited about. The enhanced video performance means your videos will be sharper, have more detail in low light, and moving subjects will look smoother than anything you shot with the Hero2. In addition to being both smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the Hero3's built-in WiFi functions make it an easier camcorder to us, especially if you have a smartphone.


  • The GoPro Hero3 Black Edition delivers outstanding video quality and features like 4K that you won't find anywhere else.


  • As long as you don't need to change shooting modes on the go, the ContourRoam2 is a simple way to capture fine-quality POV videos in dry or wet conditions.


  • As an all-weather, easy-to-use action camera, the Contour ROAM 2 is a great little piece of technology. It's got some useful enhancements from the original ROAM, and is far cheaper than the high-end Contour+2. It captures good, but not great, video and photos, and the internal microphone still isn't the best, but for the casual user it's good value.


  • For basic POV filming the ROAM2 passes the test, although, outside of the rotating lens, there isn't any standout feature to set it apart from the rapidly expanding choices for compact, mountable video cameras. Definitely check out the available mounting options to find the correct mount or one that allows for multiple placements.


  • This pocket camcorder is a great bang for your buck. You can take it nearly anywhere you go because it's waterproof and compact, and the video quality is fantastic.


  • The Samsung HMX-W300 rugged minicamcorder is a good traveling companion for capturing Web-friendly movie clips and photos of your next hike or beach trip.


  • If you're planning to spend less than $200 on a camcorder, you can't get much better than the Samsung HMX-W300. It's easy to use, has a waterproof design, and its image quality is very good for a camcorder of its size and price. The camcorder is not for people who want top-notch image quality, though, nor is it for people who require access to manual controls. This is a simple pocket cam that is great for capturing poolside activities or passing off to your kids during a picnic.


  • The FZ60 offers a lengthy optical zoom in a well-featured package, but image purists won't be satisfied with just JPEG capture and a steep price.

    If you are forking out for a premium-priced superzoom camera, you might as well save up a little more and spend it on the FZ200, which gives you a fast and constant lens at f/2.8, as well as RAW capture.


  • At first blush, it doesn't seem like the Panasonic HX-WA2 will be a top camcorder. Construction is shoddy, design is boneheaded, and if either of these are an indicator of image quality, then we're not expecting much. Of course we've been fooled before. And not by just any camcorder, but by this model's direct ancestors: the Sanyo Xacti models like the VPC-HD2000 and VPC-CG10, which, thanks to Panasonic's acquisition of Sanyo, featured very similar designs as the WA2.

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    If you're looking for a small camcorder, with lots of features, that you can take with you next time someone tells you to go jump in the lake, then the HX-WA2 may be just what the mermaid ordered.


  • At a little over £200, Panasonic's HX-WA2 isn't as budget conscious as pocket Internet camcorders costing £100 or less. It doesn't quite have the immediate single-function appeal of Flip-style camcorders, either. But if you do fancy a go-anywhere pocket-friendly shooter, and are willing to pay a little extra for quite a lot more features, this is a capable camcorder for the money.


Top 5 camcorder for kids:

  1. GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camcorder
  2. Contour ROAM2 Waterproof Video Camera
  3. Panasonic HX-WA03 Dual Waterproof 16MP Digital Camcorder
  4. Samsung HMX-W300YN Camcorder
  5. Panasonic HX-WA2 Flash Media Camcorder