Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 35mm Video Cameras

1. Nikon 26293 35mm Video Camera

User Ratings: 70 8

Nikon 26293 First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

First off I would like to commend Nikon. Good and authentic after replacement. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

  • Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Orange) (OLD MODEL)
  • Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet;3 inch LCD display
  • 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation,Zoom: Optical: 5x, Digital: 4x
  • Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound and movie-record button that enables one-touch recording (HDMI mini connector equipped)
  • Aperture: f/3.9 to f/4.8,Lens Focal Length : 5.0-25.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-140mm lens in 35mm (135) format)
  • Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26293
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Nikon 26293 Final Thoughts

"So I got the camera."

This is enough for most use cases! The new form factor and weight are fantastic! The quality is decent for the size. Overall, I think this a great 35mm Video Camera. Overall an okay 35mm Video Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(1101 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 35mm Video Cameras

2. Sony HDRCX405/B 35mm Video Camera

User Ratings: 58 8

Sony HDRCX405/B First Impressions

"It works perfectly so far."

The camcorder is nice and compact. I will definitely use it more often. The clarity of the video was amazing. What you get is quite a lot, really. Great 35mm Video Camera and meets my needs.

  • Sony - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder (black)
  • 50Mbps XAVC S1 1920x1080 at 60P, AVCHD and MP4 codecs. 30x Optical / 60x Clear Image Zoom to get closer to the action. 26.8mm wide angle ZEISS Lens
  • Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode. Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
  • Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction. Get creative w/ 7 picture effects for video and still photos.For windows computers, details vary according to OS (Windows7/VISTA/XP)
  • View on 2.7” Clear Photo Plus LCD display. Intelligent Auto (60 different scene combinations possible) , Focal Length (35mm) (Video) f=26.8 - 804.0 mm (16:9) Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image) f=26.8-804.0mm (16:9), f=32.8-984.0mm (4:3)
  • This product does not have an external microphone input.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDRCX405/B
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Sony HDRCX405/B Final Thoughts

"Instructions are decent."

I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. There are not any fancy professional features. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. And the rocker zoom is awesome. The lanyard has been amazing.

Overall Score
4.1


(660 Points)

3. Sony FDRAX53/B 35mm Video Camera

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony FDRAX53/B First Impressions

"Worth what I paid."

Very easy to hold in one hand. I am so glad I chose this particular unit! It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant. If you are also an amateur photographer. However I am glad I did purchase!

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black)
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • ZEISS lens(26.8mm) 20x optical zoom in 4K, 30x Clear Image Zoom in 4K
  • 3.0" LCD (Touch panel), EVF, Wi-Fi/NFC, manual ring, night shot, 4K Time-lapse capture
  • Built-in Zoom Microphone. Minimum Focus Distance- approx. 13/32 Inch (Wide), approx. 31 1/2 Inch (Tele), approx. 1 cm (Wide), approx. 80 cm (Tele). Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image)- f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9) f=32.8-656.0 mm (4:3).Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Video)- f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9)2
  • In-the-box: Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70/NP-FV70A) (1); AC Adaptor (1); Power Cord (1); Operating Guide(1); HDMI(micro) Cable (1); micro USB Cable (1)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony FDRAX53/B
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Sony FDRAX53/B Final Thoughts

"And guess what!"

Picture quality is outstanding. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. He was pretty happy about the microphone. The clarity of the video was amazing. Seems well made, as expected for the price.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

4. ScharkSpark 35mm Video Camera

User Ratings: 66 7

ScharkSpark First Impressions

"Works fantastic."

The ScharkSpark is well built, and the controls work well. Fast quick delivery of this hard to find drone. I plan to research other drone accessories built by ScharkSpark. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. Very pleasantly surprised by the video quality of this!

  • ScharkSpark Drone with 720 HD Adjustable Camera Detachable WiFi FPV Live Video RC Quadcopter with Altitude Hold, One Key Take Off/Landing, Headless Mode, Gravity Sensor
  • ✈ WiFi FPV Drone with 720P HD Adjustable Camera:The camera drone is equipped with an adjustable 720P HD camera, which captures high definition video and clear aerial photos. The Wi-Fi real-time transmission FPV system can connect your phone with the drone and the view will be shown directly on your phone, accurately capture photos and record videos for extraordinary moments.
  • ✈ Detachable & DIY Drone: Detachable drone with all parts like fuselage, motors ,blades, protection cover, landing gear and camera. While learning the structure of the quadcopter, you can also enjoy connecting the pieces and the success of completing the work!
  • ✈ Easy to Carry & Replaceable Arm : The small fuselage containing carrying bag and detachable design, let you travel light, enjoy the flight fun. The drone arm is replaceable, when the motor or drone arm is broken, you don't need to worry about the drone not performing anymore. Just replace the drone arm and it can fly again.
  • ✈ Altitude Hold: High-precision orientation sensors steadily help the drone with camera for a steadier flight. You can accurately lock the height and location, stable hover and capture video or photos from any angle shooting, making the experience very easy and convenient. More clear photos and videos could be easily obtained.
  • ✈ Customer Service: ScharkSpark drone comes with an assurance of 3-year extended warranty. Maybe this is your first drone of aerial. So whether you have questions about our features or general maintenance and repairs. Feel free to contact us and we are always at your side. Our dedicated customer service representatives will solve your flying problem in time.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ScharkSpark
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ScharkSpark Final Thoughts

"Recommended."

The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. I have some really cool ideas for them. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. The durability of this ScharkSpark is ridiculous. The controls are easy to master and intuitive.

Overall Score
4.2


(23 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling 35mm Video Cameras

5. DJI 35mm Video Camera

User Ratings: 62 14

DJI First Impressions

"Just my imagination."

The camera on this thing is awesome. Everything worked well right out of the box. The liability insurance is worth it. Other than that, these out perform other drones I own. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times.

  • DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo Drone - Quadcopter with 64gb SD Card - 4K Professional Camera Gimbal – 4 Battery Bundle - Kit - with Must Have Accessories (Onyx Black)
  • The ultraportable Mavic Air features high-end flight performance and functionality for limitless exploration.
  • The portable Mavic Air houses a 3-axis mechanical gimbal with an angular vibration range reduced to 0.005° and is equipped with dampeners that help ensure steady shooting
  • The Mavic Air can shoot 4K video at 30 fps and record footage at 100 Mb/s
  • The Mavic Air's onboard camera integrates a 1/2.3" 12MP CMOS sensor and an f/2.8 lens with a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 24mm to shoot high-quality photos and videos
  • You are getting a complete bundle here so you dont need to add anything to your flying experience
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Super fun!"

It's well designed and self protected. This is the second DJI Drone I have purchased. Really pleased with the DJI performance. I travel a lot and can take all I need in a backpack. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot.

Overall Score
4.2


(20 Points)

6. Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K 35mm Video Camera

User Ratings: 45

Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K First Impressions

"Worth the price."

This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. So many features, streamlined everything. We travel out after I receive this Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K. However I am glad I did purchase! We are very pleased with this product.

  • Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera with EF Mount, External Camera Controls
  • 4.6K Super-35mm CMOS Sensor
  • 4608 x 2592 Video up to 60p
  • CinemaDNG and ProRes 444 & 422 Recording
  • Full Set of External Controls
  • Built in ND Filters
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K
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Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K Final Thoughts

"It’s a good buy."

Over all, good quality for the price. The material of the Blackmagic Design FBA_CINEURSAMUPRO46K seems really good. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. Functions are straightforward.

Overall Score
4.0


(8 Points)

7. JVC GYHM70U 35mm Video Camera

User Ratings: 43

JVC GYHM70U First Impressions

"The JVC GYHM70U works great."

He was pretty happy about the microphone. I've tried many brands & models. I used to just take videos on my phone. The phone/camera mount piece works great. I like The light weight small size.

  • JVC GYHM70U HD Shoulder Mount Camcorder
  • 29.5mm wide angle autofocus zoom lens (35mm equivalent: 25.5mm - 476mm); 16x dynamic zoom, 200x digital zoom
  • Full 1080/60P capture and recording in the AVCHD Progressive format (28Mbps)
  • High speed video recording (for slow motion) 300 fps (720 x 480 resolution); 12MP digital still capture (JPEG format)
  • 1/2.3” 12MP oversampled CMOS imager; Optical image stabilizer
  • Time lapse recording (1 to 80 sec. intervals); Manual focus, zoom, iris, shutter, white balance
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JVC GYHM70U
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JVC GYHM70U Final Thoughts

"Very nice!"

Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. Indoors it performed quite well. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! Must be turned on and off manually. Much better then other same style 35mm Video Camera.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

8. JVC GYHM200U 35mm Video Camera

User Ratings: 80 20

JVC GYHM200U First Impressions

"I got camera for my mom."

I received the JVC GYHM200U today. Still, it's worth knowing about. And the photo is acceptable also. Wow this was such a great purchase! Super easy to read instructions too!

  • JVC GY-HM200U Ultra 4K HD 4KCAM Professional Camcorder & Top Handle Audio Unit
  • JVC GY-HM200U 4KCAM Handheld Camcorder - Handle unit - Battery (SSL-JVC50) - AC AdapterThis Item Includes: Single 1/2.3-inch CMOS image sensor with 12.4 million pixelsHigh quality integrated 12x F1.2-3.5 zoom lens (35mm equivalent 29.5-354mm)Dynamic Zoom in HD mode combines optical zoom and pixel mapping to create seamless and lossless 24x zoom.4K Ultra HD recording (150 Mbps, 24/30p) to SDXC(UHS-I Speed class3) card
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JVC GYHM200U
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JVC GYHM200U Final Thoughts

"Quite easy to follow."

So many features, streamlined everything. Very easy to hold in one hand. The image stabilizer works very well. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. But not an awful lot better.

Overall Score
4.2


(4 Points)

9. Lilliput 5D-ii/O/P 35mm Video Camera

User Ratings: 32

Lilliput 5D-ii/O/P First Impressions

"So fun!"

It has an camera and it does video. This unit is awesome and the price is great. Very crystal clear picture and sounds. And the photo is acceptable also. Picture quality is outstanding.

  • LILLIPUT 7" 664 IPS Screen Hdmi in Slim Shutter Release Camera-top Monitor with Broadcast Quality for DSLR & Full Hd Camcorder
  • MODEL:664(HDMI IN)
  • Super light weight (365g) and super slim (35mm)
  • Super high quality IPS Panel Screen ,1280x800 (takes 1080P input)
  • High Brightness 400cd/m2
  • High Contrast 800:1
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lilliput 5D-ii/O/P
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Lilliput 5D-ii/O/P Final Thoughts

"Very light and compact."

Well packed and worth the money. This unit is awesome and the price is great. I've tried many brands & models. Great 35mm Video Camera for me. It did come with a memory card on top of it.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

10. JVC GY-HM250U 35mm Video Camera

User Ratings: 53

JVC GY-HM250U First Impressions

"We bought the JVC GY-HM250U."

Great 35mm Video Camera and meets my needs. I had no problems at all with setup at all. Really great camera and easy to use. Really like the clarity of the picture. Overall this 35mm Video Camera is a great buy.

  • JVC GY-HM250U Camcorder, 3.5", Black
  • JVC gy-hm250 12.4MP 4K UHD camcorder with FHD live streaming - handle unit - SSL-JVC50 7.4V IDX lithium-ion battery - AC Adapter - JVC 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Single 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor with 12.4 million pixels
  • High quality integrated 12x F1.2-3.5 zoom Lens (35mm equivalent: 29.6-355Mm)
  • Lower-third and full-screen titling solutions for recorded or stream video (in HD mode)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The JVC GY-HM250U
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JVC GY-HM250U Final Thoughts

"I like the JVC GY-HM250U."

I did exactly what the ad said. Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! That is not the case with the JVC GY-HM250U. It is inexpensive 35mm Video Camera. Super easy to load onto my laptop also.

Overall Score
4.1


(2 Points)

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