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Our list below,of the best pocket camcorders under $150 has been designed to alleviate your dilemma of choosing and has been narrowed down to highly rated models with a thickness less than 2 inches and available for around $150. Although these are pretty much the best as far as pocket camcorders go, many of these units suffer from lack of proper image stabilization and optical zoom.

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Samsung HMX-W300
GE DVX EG3
Sony Bloggie Sport HD MHS-TS22
Toshiba Camileo Air10
Spy Tec Mobius Action 1080P HD Mini Sports Cam
Samsung HMX-W300YN Camcorder
GE DVX EG3 Waterproof/Shockproof 1080P Pocket Video Camera
Sony Bloggie Sport HD MHS-TS22/R Camcorder
Toshiba Camileo Air10 Camcorder
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2.0 in.
0.7 in.
0.8 in.
0.84 in.
0.75 in.
Recording Format
High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
High Definition
MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Flash Media
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Digital
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SD card
AVCHD
SD card
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MP4
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Video
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  • 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.


  • Sony's bloggies have never quite been the value option. If you want a decent waterproof pocket Internet camcorder, then Samsung's W200 is very keenly priced, Polaroid's X720 even more cost effective, and then Panasonic's HM-TA20 and Kodak's Playsport Zx5 are also both cheaper than the bloggie Sport. Features are also very limited, even for a camcorder of this type. But this is a typically solid Sony device, and of course image quality is top of the genre.

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    The Bloggie Sport won't challenge the pro-level video cameras in terms of features and quality, but its simple interface and sturdy, waterproof body is likely to appeal to families at the beach or the extreme sports enthusiast who regularly finds his or her camera submerged in water.


  • The Sony Bloggie Sport is much like previous Sony pocket camcorders only a lot hardier. Waterproof and impervious to dust and (moderate) drops onto hard surfaces, you'll struggle to break it. It's simple to use, with barely any settings to tweak and one huge record button to kick off video although the touchscreen can be slightly unresponsive at times.


Top 5 pocket camcorder under $150:

  1. Spy Tec Mobius Action 1080P HD Mini Sports Cam
  2. Samsung HMX-W300YN Camcorder
  3. GE DVX EG3 Waterproof/Shockproof 1080P Pocket Video Camera
  4. Sony Bloggie Sport HD MHS-TS22/R Camcorder
  5. Toshiba Camileo Air10 Camcorder