Capture Every Hipster Moment With These 10 Retro Video Cameras

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Every cellphone has a camera nowadays, so there’s absolutely no reason to purchase a separate video camera. That is, unless you’re a hipster.

If you’re interested in casual vlogging, part-time youtubing or just reliving the early 2000’s glory days of making home videos with your friends - a vintage-style camcorder is where you should set your sights. With their flip-out screens and chunky façade, these handheld video cameras are not only about the videos themselves, but also the videoing experience.

Check out our list of 10 must-have camcorders below.

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Kimire Digital Camcorder

kimire digital camcorder

VMOTAL Camcorder

vmotal camcorder

Kicteck Camcorder

kicteck camcorder

Kimire Digital Camcorder

Kimire Digital Camcorder

kimire digital camcorder

The video camera is useful to take the beautiful photos and share it in your Youtube. It supports Pause function, so you can pause the recording when you need, then continue recording again without starting a new one, which makes it easier for you to edit and upload the videos.

The Kimire Digital Video Camera is first on our list for three reasons: it has that classic camcorder style, it’s perfect for beginners and it’s really affordable. This camera is great value for the low cost, and it features additional functions like anti-shake and self-timer - making it perfect for aspiring vloggers and YouTubers looking to save some cash.

  • SD card not included
  • 3.0 inch LCD screen that supports 270°rotation
  • Anti-shake, face detection, beauty filter, self-timer and webcam functions

Vmotal Camcorder

VMOTAL Camcorder

vmotal camcorder

This Full HD Video Camcorder is small size, easy to carry, perfect to be a gift for the children, beginners, the elderly. For amateurs, not for professional users.

This Full HD Video Camcorder is a conveniently affordable option that is recommended for beginners such as kids and the elderly. There’s nothing fancy or flashy about this practical camera, but the great price and retro style make it a worthy contender on this list.

  • SD card not included
  • Tripod compatible
  • FHD 1080P Camera
  • Face capture, auto power-off and anti-shake functions
  • USB2.0 compatible and TV output

Kicteck Camcorder 

Kicteck Camcorder

kicteck camcorder

This video camera max supports 1080P(15FPS) AVI Video Resolution, 24M(6000x4500) JPEG Image Resolution. 3.0 inch LCD Screen and supports 270°rotation, 16X digital zoom, built-in fill light, Anti-shaking, Face Capture, Beauty Function, Self-timer, Webcam function, Pause function, USB 2.0, TV Output.

The Kickteck Camcorder is small and lightweight, perfect for you to carry around on hiking trips or out on the town. It has most of the bells and whistles that come with modern cameras such as anti-shake and face capture functions, but with the quintessential look of an old camcorder with a flip-out screen and chrome accents.

  • Anti-shaking, face capture, beauty, self-timer, webcam and pause functions
  • 3” LCD Screen that supports 270°rotation
  • 16x digital zoom

Vivitar Video Recorder

Vivitar Video Recorder

vivitar video recorder

This video camera has 10 Megapixels of amazing high definition recording, and SD card supported.

Never miss a moment with the Digital Camcorder from Vivitar. Before you flip open the screen you might not even be convinced that this camera is digital: that’s how retro it looks. It comes in three colors - blue, red and black - and boasts a 1.8 inch preview screen attached to a bulky base handle. If this doesn’t bring back memories of high school AV club, we don’t know what will (cool kids not allowed).

  • 1080 Full HD
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Requires batteries

AbergBest Video Camera

Abergest Video Camera

abergbest video camera

This video camera has features like anti-shake, face detect, smile capture, continue shot, self timer, 8x digital zoom, photags express software for photo editing, printing, and sharing with e-mails.

We had to slide in a classic 2000’s digital camera, because at this point even they could be considered retro. Reminiscent of pre-Instagram duck face selfies in the club, this compact and colorful camera takes both photos and videos. It comes in all the colors you can imagine so you’ll be able to add a hint of style to an otherwise mainstream activity.

  • Anti-shake, face detect, smile capture, continue shot, self timer, 8x digital zoom functions
  • SD card not included

Vmotal Video Camera

VMOTAL Video Camera

vmotal video camera

The digital camcorder supports recording AVI videos at 1080p(20fps) resolution and JPG images at 12MP resolution and audio recordings. Equipped with built-in fill light, it also supports 8x digital zoom, anti-shake, face capture, self-timer, pause function, HDMI output.

At the time when handheld video cameras were all the rage, this Vmotal camcorder would’ve been considered slick. Now, you can get better videos on your phone. But phones don’t give you the same experience, which is why we recommend this camera! It’s easy to use, compact and effortlessly cool.

  • 8x digital zoom, anti-shake, face capture, self-timer and pause function
  • 270 degree flip screen camera
  • SD card not included

SEROUDER VIDEO CAMERA

Serouder Video Camera

serouder video camera

This video camera support 16MP resolution ratio of image and 720p resolution ratio of video. 2.7 inch 270 degree rotation LCD screen, 16x digital zoom, automatic.

Available in red or black, this video camera from Serouder is designed for amateur videographers or vloggers. It has a self timer and continuous shooting functions, which makes it easier to create content on your own.

  • Self timer and continuous shooting features
  • 2.7” 270 degree rotation LCD screen
  • 16x digital zoom
  • Automatic photosensitive white balance LED light is designed for amateurs.

Sosun Camcorder 

Sosun Camcorder

sosun camcorder

The camera can support 24M resolution ratio of image and 1080P resolution ratio of video(15FPS),the image format is JPEG, the video format is AVI.3.0 inch 270 degree rotation TFT LCD screen, 16X digital zoom, dual LED white lights in front of the camera. The camera is small, lightweight carry to everywhere and simple to use.

Another video camera that would’ve been a hit during the heyday of handheld cameras, the Sosun Camcorder is a top pick for the nostalgic types. The camera is small and lightweight, so you can carry it everywhere and it’s also super simple to work with, which makes it perfect for beginner ‘ograhers.

  • Face detect, smile capture and pause functions
  • SD card not included
  • 3.0” 270 degree rotation LCD screen
  • 16x digital zoom

Minolta Camcorder

Minolta Camcorder

minolta camcorder

The MN80NV will record in 1080p Full HD video and 24MP photos. The Night Vision capabilities use an advanced infrared sensor to illuminate your view in the dark and lets you capture videos & photos with precision and clarity.

The MN80NV from Minolta has a distinct early 2000’s aesthetic about it thanks to the soft edges and maroon hue. What’s cool about this camcorder is that, unlike most normal camcorders, it has Night Vision capabilities that use an advanced infrared sensor to illuminate your view in the dark. You can still do all your day-to-day (excuse the pun) shooting, but when night rolls over this camera really shines (again, excuse the pun).

  • Night Vision capabilities use an advanced infrared sensor

Minolta Ultra Camcorder

Minolta Ultra Camcorder

minolta ultra camcorder

The MN4K20NV Camcorder will record in 4K Ultra HD video and take 30MP photos. Packing a 16x digital zoom lens with anti-shake stabilization and a 3.0" IPS High-resolution Touch Screen LCD. The Night Vision capabilities use an advanced infrared sensor to illuminate your view in the dark to capture videos & photos with clarity.

Didn’t we just list this Minolta camcorder? Yes! But this one is even better. Packing a 16x digital zoom lens with anti-shake stabilization and a touch screen LCD, this camera takes videos in 4K Ultra HD. Just like the previous one, it also has Night Vision capabilities to help you shoot videos in the dark. If you’re looking for impressive quality - this is the camera for you.

  • Night Vision capabilities use an advanced infrared sensor
  • 16x digital zoom lens with anti-shake stabilization
  • 3.0" Touch Screen LCD

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