If you’re searching for a camcorder for hunting then you know it has to have certain features that make it ideal for use both at night and during the daytime hours. Animals are always on the move and so are you, (when you’re tracking them that is).
Recording has to be done with perfect clarity and now you can get it with the selections from the most popular names in the industry. Below is a collection of some of the best camcorders for hunting.
High-End Camera System
For true professionalism Sony’s PXW-FS7 XDCAM is by far one of the most impressive choices for recording the hunt from start to finish. The handheld camcorder comes equipped with Sony’s Super 35 Exmor CMOS sensor and a 28x zoom capability. It is also equipped with full onboard UHD 4K and full HD recording quality.
The 10 pound camcorder is compatible with A-Mount and Native E-Mount lenses. Sony designed the PXW-FS7 to offer both slow and quick motion. The XAVC-L codec makes the recording process easier compared to other leading brands and the 14.4 Volt lithium ion battery provides hours of flawless filming.
Users absolutely loved the high quality graphics of the PXW-FS7.
Best Professional Micro 4/3 HD Camcorder
The Panasonic AG-AF100 Professional Micro 4/3 High Definition Camcorder is perfect for those just beginning to use a camcorder and those searching for one that delivers professional quality performance. At nearly 11 pounds, the camcorder comes with a battery powered remote control, a charger, power cable, and an eyecup. The camcorder’s interchangeable lens has a micro 4/3″ mount allowing you to change out the lens anytime with one or several of your choosing, (with the use of an adaptor any professional lens can be used, including film-style).
Sony’s impressive camcorder requires the use of two lithium ion batteries unlike other competing brands that require only one. Yet the wide field of view and the quality of the video make up for the power this camcorder requires in order to run efficiently. With the AG-AF100’s full HD quality (1080/720p) and a host of cinematic options, your hunts will be remembered forever in perfect clarity.
Users adored the AG-AF100 for costing less than the competition yet delivering more than was anticipated in quality and performance for its price.
Best Rated HD Professional Camcorder
A good choice for a camcorder on any hunt is the Canon XF300. The camcorder comes equipped with a lens cap, lens hood, eye cup, battery pack, and compact power adaptor. Canon’s XF300 has been the ideal choice for several different industries and Indie filmmakers including: documentary producers, news-gathering crews, and military agencies. The camcorder’s files are all compressed into MPEG-2 format and the 1080×1920 CMOS Image Sensors provide optimum clarity while recording and during playback.
Canon made certain to use an MXF file wrapper so that video and audio could be wrapped together into a single file. Unlike other competing brands, Canon’s XF300 uses CF (Compact Flashcards) to store data. There are a handful of different recording options. These include: relay recording, hot swapping, file copy and backup, and pre-record. Ideal for those who want to step up to something more professional from a basic camcorder, the XF300 will not fail to impress.
Users were stunned with the XF300’s incredible DOF (depth of field).
Top 4K Video Camera to Buy
Another Sony that doesn’t fail to impress is the Sony FDR-AX100/B. This 4k video camera comes with a 3.5″ LCD display screen and a 1″ Exmor R CMOS sensor and Direct Pixel Read Out. The video resolution is 14MP and the still image capture is 20MP so you can record everything you see on the hunt without missing even the smallest detail.
This 5 pound camcorder is lightweight in comparison to other models in its class and travels easily while at the same time not taking up too much space making it the perfect camcorder for every hunting trip.
Users appreciated the accessories that were available for purchase along with the camera.