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10 Best Video Recorders for Families: Options for every budget from Canon, Sony, and more!

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Nothing calls up memories of years gone by quite like the classic home movie — though we can remember our kids’ first steps, first words and more as clear as day, memory doesn’t compare to seeing your big kids shrink back down to babbling babies and toddlers on the TV screen. Whether you fancy yourself an amateur filmmaker or the next Scorcese, there are a variety of great film cameras to fit your budget — and preserve those priceless memories that fly by so quickly.

Check out 10 of our favorites, from budget-friendly options to big splurges, after the jump!

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10 Best Video Recorders for Families

ContourROAM HD Camcorder

The family that surfs together needs a way to capture the action — and with a ContourROAM in your bag, you'll never miss another epic shot. Equally hardy in surf or snow, this camera snaps up to 8 hours of wide-angle HD footage, but it's also small enough to mount on Junior's helmet — or stroller bars.
Get it from Amazon, $190

Aaron Burgess lives with his wife and their three wonderful boys in Austin, Texas, where he supports his freelance-writing career with a daytime gig in the high-tech industry. He is a regular contributor to SPINHarpRevolverThe Onion A.V. Club, Alternative Press and the St. Louis Riverfront Times.



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2 thoughts on “10 Best Video Recorders for Families: Options for every budget from Canon, Sony, and more!

  1. Jamie says:

    This list might as well be called “ten unrelated devices that happen to record video.” There’s no logic about what was chosen here. You have a pocket flip cam in the same list as the brand new Mark 5DIII. It’s not the same ballpark- it’s not even the same sport. I would recommend doing separate lists- pocket cams, camcorders, and dslr’s.

  2. TINA says:

    @Jamie They say in the beginning that these are ‘options for every budget’ — and i wish I had the budget for the Mark 5 DIII!!!

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