Editor's Choice - Our Favorite GoPro Camcorders

1. GoPro Hero 8 Black Action Camera + GoPro Dual Battery Charger + Battery (HERO8 Black) + Gopro Shorty...

GoPro hero8black First Impressions

"Everything was great!"

Able to get a great cinematic look. He was pretty happy about the microphone. Very compact that it fits in my purse! The best part is the real-time imagery. The mic isn't great, but it'll work.

  • GoPro Hero 8 Black Action Camera + GoPro Dual Battery Charger + Battery (HERO8 Black) + Gopro Shorty Tripod + Sandisk 32GB U3 Memory Card + Ritz Gear 5 Piece Cleaning Kit
  • Streamlined design - The reimagined shape is more pocketable, and folding fingers at the base let you swap mounts quickly. A new side door makes changing batteries even faster, and the lens is now 2x more impact resistant.
  • HERO8 Black Mods - Vloggers, pro filmmakers and aspiring creators can do more than ever imagined—with quick-loading accessories like flashes, microphones, LCD screens and more. Just add the optional Media Mod to up your capture game.
  • Time Warp 2. 0 - Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move through an activity. And now, Time Warp automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. You can even slow down the effect to real time—savoring interesting moments—and then tap to speed it back up.
  • Hyper Smooth 2. 0 - Smooth just got smoother. Now HERO8 Black has three levels of stabilization—On, High and Boost—so you can pick the best option for whatever you do. Get the widest views possible, or boost it up to the smoothest video ever offered in a HERO camera. Plus, Hyper Smooth works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon leveling.
  • Live Burst - Record the moments 1. 5 seconds before and after your shot, so you can choose the best single frame for the perfect photo—or an awesome shareable video.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro hero8black
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GoPro hero8black Final Thoughts

"This camera was a hit."

The camcorder is nice and compact. The lanyard has been amazing. More noticeable on the night vision set up. This unit is awesome and the price is great. The batteries come already charged.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

2. Canon XF200 High Definition Professional Camcorder

User Ratings: 57

Canon 9593B002 First Impressions

"It is top quality."

Video was taken when I got it. Good quality without damage at night. It has a microphone so the sound is better. Well packed and worth the money. I haven’t had to change the date.

  • Canon XF200 High Definition Professional Camcorder
  • XF200, Lens Hood with Len Barrier, Eyecup, Battery Pack BP-955
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-930, DC Cable DC-930, Wireless Controller WL-D6000
  • Microphone Holder Unit, Canon XF Utilities Disc
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 9593B002
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Canon 9593B002 Final Thoughts

"I noticed two problems."

Must be turned on and off manually. Able to get a great cinematic look. Using it for filming kids sports. Very easy to hold in one hand. We travel out after I receive this Canon 9593B002.

Overall Score
4.6


(7 Points)

3. Tactacam Wide Angle Camera (No Fish Eye)

User Ratings: 67

TACTACAM SG_B07BYXJ627_US First Impressions

"The video is great."

I really appreciate with the extra battery. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. I am so glad I chose this particular unit! So many features, streamlined everything. This is a gift for my brother's birthday.

  • Tactacam Wide Angle Camera (No Fish Eye)
  • ITEM INCLUDES: Tactacam 5.0 Wide Angle action camera, Battery, Head Mount, USB cable with charging wall adapter, Tactacam lens cloth, Tactacam camera bag, User manual, Tactacam decal, Tactacam Universal Adapter
  • EASY USE: Attach the Tactacam 5.0 Wide to your bow, crossbow or firearm, push the power on auto record button to start recording. Push the button again when you want to stop recording.
  • COMPATIBILITY: The Tactacam 5.0 Wide is compatible with both the Tactacam Remote and Tactacam app. Turn on multiple cameras at once with the Tactacam Remote and share your hunt instantly with the Facebook live feature.
  • HIGH QUALITY LENS: This small hunting video camera was built with an ultra-high-quality lens and low-light sensor.
  • MADE TO PERFORM: Tactacam 5.0 Wide films 4K HD, low light sensor and a 360-degree mic. Combined with Tactacam’s newly designed shell, quick change mode button, external battery indicator and rugged water-resistant construction… This camera is made to perform and will stand up to the rigors of your hunt.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TACTACAM SG_B07BYXJ627_US
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TACTACAM SG_B07BYXJ627_US Final Thoughts

"To me, it looks great."

In my opinion, the price you got is very low. But not an awful lot better. The phone/camera mount piece works great. This TACTACAM SG_B07BYXJ627_US works great for me. Indoors it performed quite well.

Overall Score
4.3


(3 Points)

4. Camcorder Video Camera FHD 1080P 30FPS Vlogging Camera Digital Video Recorder WiFi Camera Infrared N...

User Ratings: 54 5

ORDRO Z20+Kit First Impressions

"Uses it a lot."

I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. The clarity of the video was amazing. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. Overall this GoPro Camcorder is a great buy.

  • Camcorder Video Camera FHD 1080P 30FPS Vlogging Camera Digital Video Recorder WiFi Camera Infrared Night Vision Camcorders with Mic, LED Light, Wide Angle Lens, Handheld Stabilizer and Carrying Case
  • Full HD 1080P Camcorder: With Full HD 1920x1080p video resolution, H.264 video coding, MP4 video format. ORDRO camcorder can record extremely high quality video and capture wonderful moment. 3.0'' capacitive IPS touch screen with 270° rotation and 16X digital zoom, the hd video camera can finish higher quality and vivid videos. Comes with two 3.7V 1250mAh rechargeable batteries (NP-40), it can recording up to 1.2 hours, and the camcorder supports recording while charging, and pause function.
  • Portable Video Camera: Lightweight and compact camera, comes with a 32 GB SD card, you can use the camera out of the box. Be sure to format the SD card and restore the camera default. Go back to video mode to record. Switch to photo mode to take picture (Up to 24MP, JPEG format). Tips: The camera is a fixed zoom lens, so make sure the focus distance is 8 feet or more. If you need a close-up, please use a macro lens and keep a distance of 0.13-0.16 feet from the object.
  • Wifi Connection Function & IR Night Vision: The "VF Cam" APP turns your tablet or smart phone into a real-time remote to control the camcorder (valid range: 9.8 feet). Download the " VF Cam" APP directly by scanning QR Code on the user manual, or search on Google Play for Android system and Apple App Store for iOS system. Under the infrared night vision, the video and photo functions can be used as normal in the dark night. Night vision effective distance is less than 16 feet.
  • External Microphone & Wide Angle Lens & LED Video Light: The external mono microphone adopts super-cardioid polar pattern pickup technology, low cut filter to reduce noise, enhance sound effect. The professional 0.39X wide-angle lens, captures wide view and tiny meticulous landscape. The led video light, 2700-6500K color, 80pcs cold and warm lights, can enhance the fill light. The external microphone and LED lights are mounted on the camera via a uniquely designed cold shoe bracket.
  • Accessories & Quality Assurance: Comes with a professional carrying case, 32GB SD card, shotgun microphone, 1 to 2 usb/mic adapter, wide angle lens (include a macro lens), LED video light, lens hood, camera handheld stabilizer, two np40 batteries, battery charger, USB charger, camera bag and strap, card reader(random color), micro USB cable, USB charging cable(5 pin), HDMI cable, cold shoe bracket, an English user's manual. ORDRO is always ready to provide excellent customer service.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ORDRO Z20+Kit
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ORDRO Z20+Kit Final Thoughts

"It also looks very nice."

I am so glad I chose this particular unit! It is more for show than for use. In my opinion, the price you got is very low. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. What you get is quite a lot, really.

Overall Score
4.2


(27 Points)

5. Camcorder Video Camera Kimire HD 1080P 16X Powerful Digital Zoom Camera with Microphone and Wide Ang...

User Ratings: 73 5

kimire First Impressions

"Wonderful package!"

Feel free to contact me if you have questions. The image quality is amazing. Much better then other same style GoPro Camcorder. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. Very compact that it fits in my purse!

  • Camcorder Video Camera Kimire HD 1080P 16X Powerful Digital Zoom Camera with Microphone and Wide Angle Lens 3.0 Inch Screen 24 MP Remote Control Infrared Night Vision Recorder
  • Camera With External Microphone: Adopts X-Y stereo pickup technology,clear and stable sound image localization,low noise, professional shotgun sensitive microphone.Equipped with 37mm professional 0.39Xsuper external wide angle lens,to record every wonderful moment.
  • Infrared Night Vision Function:Night Vision Camcorders, includes indoor scenes and night scapes, now you can take photos and videos during night. Under the infrared night vision function,the video and photo functions can be used as normal.
  • Mass Storage &PC Camera Functions:The Camcorder can connect to the computer to download the photoes and videos.You also can use the “PC Camera”on the computer,need to download the software “Amcap ” to use the webcam function. You can share your life with your close family or friends all over the world in real-time.The camcorder has TV HD output,show the photoes and videos on the TV.You can use the remote control to control TV playback videos from remote place.
  • Video Digital Camcorder:3.0 inch touch screen(support 270°rotation),16X digital zoom,HDMI output,Loop recording,Face Detection,Anti-Shaking,Date Stamp,Beauty,support the SD/MMC card(4GB to 32GB) and the tripod (please note that the SD card and the tripod are not included),USB 2.0 interface,support multiple languages.
  • Remote Control Function: Mini handheld camcorder, it is portable and lightweight,support remote control,you can take photoes and videos by yourself anywhere and anytime.No members are excluded from the group photo and no longer asking people around to take photos for you.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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kimire Final Thoughts

"I like that!"

The kimire is very compact. So know your needs and pick the right GoPro Camcorder. The lanyard has been amazing. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos.

Overall Score
4.3


(69 Points)

6. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (5.4mm Semi Wide, Day)

Contour First Impressions

"Does decent in low light."

I have had NO issues with battery life so far. Much better then other same style GoPro Camcorder. The image stabilizer works very well. For this, we purchased this Contour . For this, we purchased this Contour .

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (5.4mm Semi Wide, Day)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Contour
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Contour Final Thoughts

"This worked great."

The material of the Contour seems really good. LCD display could be better. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. Great GoPro Camcorder and meets my needs. The video it takes it pretty good.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX440 Handycam Camcorder w/ 32GB Deluxe Accessory Bundle

User Ratings: 64 4

Sony HDR-CX440/B First Impressions

"I like it so much."

Very easy to hold in one hand. We travel out after I receive this Sony HDR-CX440/B. Over all, good quality for the price. I used to just take videos on my phone. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough.

  • Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX440 Handycam Camcorder w/ 32GB Deluxe Accessory Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony HDRCX440 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder with 8GB Internal Memory, SanDisk 32GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card (Class 10), Focus Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack for Sony NP-BX1 with Focus QC-105 Battery Charger, Focus DSLR Camera Holster Case Accessory Bundle, and 12-Inch Spider Tripod
  • CODECS: The Sony HDR-CX440 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder delivers XAVC S format cinema-like HD video in 1920x1080 24p/60p at up to 50Mbps and high quality 9.2MP still images. For video compression this camcorder employs MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, while linear PCM is responsible for audio compression
  • DISPLAY: The Sony HDR-CX440 HD Handycam simplifies the recording process with a 2.7-inch (16:9) Clear Photo LCD (230K) display that delivers sharp, bright, vivid images even outdoors. It also allows you to easily adjust the settings to best represent the scene
  • STABILIZATION: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode compensate for heavy camera shake so you can capture the best possible videos. Whether you're wide angle or full telephoto shooting, you can always expect the Sony HDRCX440 HD Handycam camcorder to produce smooth video
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Guarantee
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDR-CX440/B
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Sony HDR-CX440/B Final Thoughts

"Good product."

I really appreciate with the extra battery. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! This is a fantastic camera for the price. I really like the features of the camera. This is designed to be simple and easy to use.

Overall Score
4.3


(202 Points)

8. Panasonic AG-AC30 Full-HD AVCCAM Handheld Camera (US Version)

User Ratings: 75 25

Panasonic AG-AC30PJ First Impressions

"Thought they worked great!"

Good quality without damage at night. The Panasonic AG-AC30PJ makes great quality video! I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. The clarity of the video was amazing. It’s really time to buy this Panasonic AG-AC30PJ.

  • Panasonic AG-AC30 Full-HD AVCCAM Handheld Camera (US Version)
  • This Unit Is An International Version (Fully Compatible In USA)
  • HD Camcorder with Built-In LED Light 1/3.1" BSI MOS Sensor
  • 1920 x 1080 Up to 59,94p 20x Optical Zoom Lens 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S.
  • Individual Focus, Zoom & Iris Lens Rings 0.24" EVF / 3" LCD Touch Screen FHD Up to 120 FPS
  • Records MP4, MOV, AVCHD to SDXC Cards Dual SDXC Card Slots
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic AG-AC30PJ
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Panasonic AG-AC30PJ Final Thoughts

"It's very compact to carry."

The best part is the real-time imagery. LCD display could be better. For this, we purchased this Panasonic AG-AC30PJ. The best part is the real-time imagery. If you are also an amateur photographer.

Overall Score
4.0


(5 Points)

9. Panasonic AG-UX180

User Ratings: 64 14

Panasonic AG-UX180PJ First Impressions

"It also looks very nice."

But not an awful lot better. It has an camera and it does video. I haven’t had one in so long. Functions are straightforward. There are not any fancy professional features.

  • Panasonic AG-UX180
  • 1. 0" Type CMOS sensor 4K 24P, UHD 60P/50P/30P/25P/24P
  • Fhd slow motion recording at 120 fps UHD/FHD Dual codec recording
  • 16-Axis color correction function 8. 8 to 176mm 20x optical zoom with OIS
  • 3 x Manual lens control rings IR night shooting
  • Dual codec recording in UHD/FHD relay, simultaneous, and background REC
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic AG-UX180PJ
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Panasonic AG-UX180PJ Final Thoughts

"Wonderful package!"

Its really worth every dollar I paid. First off this was an open box purchase. So many aspects about this camera. Formatting the SD card was easy. I really appreciate with the extra battery.

Overall Score
4.1


(14 Points)

10. Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30 Infrared 30 Watt IR Light for Night Vision Camera & Camcorder

Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30IR First Impressions

"The Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30IR works great."

It is also great as a gift for kids. I am still learning how to use it. I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! We travel out after I receive this Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30IR.

  • Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30 Infrared 30 Watt IR Light for Night Vision Camera & Camcorder
  • 30 Watt Infrared Light
  • Includes Diffuser
  • 7th Generation, 10th Anniversary Model
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30IR
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Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30IR Final Thoughts

"My son loves it."

For this, we purchased this Ghost Light GL7-PRO-30IR. Functions are straightforward. Well packed and worth the money. I really appreciate with the extra battery. Still, it's worth knowing about.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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