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Believe it or not, you can get your child, or even yourself started on the journey of producing videos for less than $50.00

​Maybe your looking for your child’s first camcorder, or maybe you are taking a vacation and you want to record it. Whatever the reason it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.

I have found 5 great camcorders under 50 dollars to share with you that I am sure you are going to love. They are nothing fancy but they will get the job done.​

5 Beginner Camcorders Around 50 Dollars

We searched for the highest rated beginner camcorders suitable for kids and occasional users that were under 50 dollars. Just remember, that these are cheap camcorders and not the greatest of quality, So our grading is based on expense and customer satisfaction,

At the time we wrote this article, all these camcorders were under 50 dollars. However prices change over time so they might not be that low today. The prices you see are taken from Amazon’s API and are the current prices today.

Benefits Of An Inexpensive Camcorder

​There is no sense trying to buffalo you about how great these camcorders are. They are inexpensive no frill units. However that does not mean they have no value. Their value lies in what you can accomplish with them. Not how many bells and whistles they have. Some of those values are….

  • They teach children media literacy. (Not everything on TV is real.)
  • They help children develop imagination.
  • They help people with confidence in speaking and presentation.
  • ​They teach the value of clear communication.
  • They teach children the to treat something with adult responsibility.
  • They record memories just like the rest.

These are just a few of the benefits of giving an inexpensive camcorder as a gift.

The Best Inexpensive Camcorders

​Webat WB312 Digital Video Camcorder Review

​Webat WB312 Digital Video Camcorder

Price: Out of stock

This camcorder has the best reviews on Amazon but I was unable to find any that were from verified purchasers. That makes me a little cautious. However it has all the features you would want.

​Features

  • Mini USB output
  • 16x zoom
  • 2-3 hour battery life.​

Besteker Portable Digital Video Camcorder Review

Besteker Portable Digital Video Camcorder

Price: $48.99

The customers on Amazon seem to love this little camcorder. Especially for their kids. Of course there are some that want more features but come on. This is just an entry level camcorder, not a professional grade camcorder.

​Features

  • Mini USB output
  • 16x zoom
  • Shockproof

ODGear Portable Digital Video Camcorder Review

ODGear Portable Digital Video Camcorder

Price: Out of stock

The people who bought this camcorder on Amazon love the fact that this camcorder produces high definition videos and has an external SD card so instead of using the USB port, they can just put in another SD card and keep on going or plug the SD card into their computer to be read.

​Features

  • Mini USB output
  • 16x zoom
  • High Definition
  • SD Card

Vivitar DVR-508 4X Digital Zoom Video Recorder Review

Vivitar DVR-508 4X Digital Zoom Video Recorder

Price: $36.26

The reviews on this camcorder indicate that expectations play a large part on what how people view this camera. If you are looking for a gift for a child then they were satisfied. If they wanted more, then they were not.

However this is the least expensive camcorder I could find on Amazon. What do you expect for such a price?

​Features

  • Mini USB output
  • 4x digital zoom
  • SD Card Supported But Not Included

ANDEX HD 16X Digital Zoom Video Camcorder Review

ANDEX Camera Camcorders, HD 16X Digital Zoom Video Camcorder

Price: $41.89

Most of the reviews on Amazon indicate that this camcorder works great and makes a great gift for a teen or pre-teen. They are satisfied with the video quality and the operation of the camcorder. They claim that the audio quality is not as good, but then again this is not an expensive camcorder.

​Features

  • USB output
  • 16x zoom
  • Pocket Sized

Well there you have it. 5 entry level camcorders for under 50 dollars. I don’t think you can go wrong with these as long as your expectations are not very high. They are after all the cheapest camcorders on the market. But they should make a great gift for your child or to take on a vacation if you are not that much of a video buff.

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