In the recent years, we have witnessed stiff competition in the camera market wars. Each brand is coming up with superior cameras with top class features and performance. Some of the top players here include Sony, Canon, and Panasonic. 2016 seems to be just a continuation of this war with several brands introducing their latest super video cameras that come with some of the latest technologies. Today, we reveal the top 5 best video cameras in 2016.
The 5 Best Video Recorders in 2016
5. Sony HDR-SR11 Handycam 10.2MP Video Recorder
Among Sony’s best camcorders that get a slot in this list is the Sony HDR-SR11 that has a 3.2-inch LCD display and 60GB storage space. This 10.2MP beast can capture beautiful photos and videos. The sound is equally good as it has Dolby Digital 5.1-channel recording. The ClearVid CMOS Sensor and BIONZ image processor are notably behind this super performance. The Zeiss lens has up to 12x optical zoom and 150x digital zoom. Other features include image stabilization, long battery life Super SteadyShot, and Hybrid Recording.
4. Panasonic HC-W850 Twin Camera 6.03/3.8MP Video Camera
The Panasonic HC-W850 is also a great photography powerhouse that comes with a unique twin camera feature that allows you to shoot two scene modes at the same time. The second camera that is on the flip-out LCD gives you versatility as it is able to turn up to 270-degrees. The main sensor has 6.03MP while the second one has 5.21MP. This camera’s lens has an incredible 20x optical zoom and 50x intelligent zoom. Other key features include 5-axis optical IS, night mode, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, BSI Sensors, New Crystal Engine Pro+
3. Panasonic HC-X920 Ultrafine Full HD 20.4MP Video Camera
Another great addition in the Top 5 Camcorders in 2016 list is the HC-X920 from Panasonic that comes with a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen display. This piece also features a compact yet sleek design that makes it a photo enthusiast’s all day companion. This 20.4MP camera can record 3D high definition videos in all environments. The 29.8mm Leica Dicomar lens has up to 12x optical zoom and 25x intelligent zoom. Other features include 3MOS System Pro with BSI Sensor, built-in Wi-Fi, Crystal Engine Pro II, 5.1 channel zoom and an HD writer.
2. Canon VIXIA HF G10 Full HD 2.37MP Camcorder
The VIXIA HF G10 is Canon’s new flagship consumer video recorder that brings on board the biggest features packed in a compact lightweight camcorder. This camera has a 3.5-inch Hi-Res Touch LCD display and a 2.37 MP CMOS Pro Sensor that captures high-quality images and Full HD Videos. The Vixia HF G10 has a great lens with up to 10x optical zoom. Among the new features in this camera is the Eye-Fi SD compatibility, a feature that allows you to transfer content to your PC or even to social media. It also has Intelligent Lithium-Ion Battery that precisely indicates the exact remaining power. Other features include Canon’s DIGIC DV III Image Processor, 24Mbps Recording, Touch and Track, Face Detection and HDMI.
1.Sony FDR–AX100/B 14.2MP 4K Video Camera with 3.5’’ Display
At number 1 is the Sony FDR–AX100/B Video Camera that boasts of a compact sleek design and an all metal body making it so easy to carry around and most importantly, durable. The FDR–AX100/B has a 3.5-inch LCD touch display and a great Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom that opens and closes very smoothly. The 14.2Mp CMOS sensor, on the other hand, allows you to shoot high-quality videos with 14MP resolution and 20MP still pictures. This camera features Sony’s first 1.0″ Exmor R CMOS sensor with back-illuminated technology that makes it possible to shoot high-quality images even in lowly-lit environments. Other features include 4k/30p shooting, NFC, high-performance BIONZ X Processor, noise reduction and a 0.39” OLED Tru-Finder EVF.
Now that you know the best cameras in 2016, your shopping has been made easy. Evaluate your budget, get any of these cameras and enjoy the best photo and videos sessions.