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Updated by George Igor on Mar 16, 2013
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Top Pocket Camcorders

List of pocket camcorders that make it easy to shoot videos on the go. Quality and ease of use is paramount.

Flip Ultra HD

The Flip UltraHD camcorder combines Flip Video’s signature shoot-and-share simplicity with the power of vivid, vibrant HD video. It shoots in 720P HD, has built-in 8GB of storage and can run off included rechargeable battery pack or standard AA cells. It also has HDMI output for quick viewing of recorded clips.

Flip Mino HD 2nd Generation

The Mino HD Captures 120 minutes of 720p HD video on 8 GB of built-in memory. It comes with internal Lithium-ion battery chargeable with USB cable. It comes with Flipshare software and an HDMI port for quick viewing on TV.

Apple iPod Nano 5th Generation

The iPod Nano is a iPod first, but it does video recording as well. The recorded video is not HD, but mere 640x480. It has integrated microphone and sharing is enabled via iTunes.

Kodak Playsport

The latest (March 2010) pocket camcorder from Kodak looks like a winner. While it does not have the larger LCD screen or Macro capabilities of the Zi8, it is still full HD at 1080p AND waterproof up to 10ft. It also has image stabilization as well can take a lick or two if you have kids (or are into extreme sports).

Kodak Zi8 HD Pocket Video Camera

The Zi8 records HD video at 1080P at 16:9 aspect ratio. It does not have built-in memory, but can take up to 32GB SDHC cards. It comes with rechargeable batteries, and includes software for copying and sharing clips on your computer. It also has HDMI port for playing clips on your TV.

The Vado shoots at 720P HD and can record up to 2 hours in its built in 4GB memory. It comes with rechargeable battery pack, HDMI and USB ports for playing and copying clips. Also included is the Vado Central Software that makes it easy to edit and share clips on Youtube and other online sharing sites.