The best 4K camcorders in the world right now

This top trio will capture your world in Ultra High Definition

You may well own a 4K television by now – but how much 4K material have you been able to watch on it?

Sure, there’s a bit of stuff on Netflix and YouTube, and BT Sport broadcasts the odd footie or rugby match to those willing to stump up an extra bit of cash, but until Sky Q pulls its finger out and the long-promised 4K Blu-rays turn up, the best way to actually get hold of 4K footage is to make it yourself.

Thankfully, there’s no shortage of cameras able to record at 4K quality, whether they be compact, system, smartphone or camcorder. We’ve picked up three recently-released examples of the latter, each at different price points: the Panasonic HC-VX870, the Sony FDR-AXP33 and the Canon XC10. So are they any cop at capturing Ultra HD?

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Canon XC10Sony FDR-AXP33Panasonic HC-VX870