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. Full HD Video Camera Camcorder, ORDRO Portable 24MP Full HD 1080P 30FPS Camcorder with Macro Digital...

User Ratings: 62

ORDRO F5 First Impressions

"The hole is so tiny."

It is also great as a gift for kids. This was well worth the money. Wow this was such a great purchase! Indoors it performed quite well. Really great camera and easy to use.

  • Full HD Video Camera Camcorder, ORDRO Portable 24MP Full HD 1080P 30FPS Camcorder with Macro Digital Video Camcorder Recorder Camcorders with Remote and 2 Batteties
  • ORDRO Video Camera HDV-F5 Features: Portable HD 1920x1080P 30 FPS(FHD) camcorder. CMOS sensor. Up to 24.0MP. 3.0'' TFT LCD screen support 270 degree rotation. LED fill light. 16X digital zoom. Macro shooting function.
  • Memory Media: This camcorder supports SD / SDHC card expansion, up to 64GB. It does not have memory card in the package, you must to buy a new memory card first, then to use the camcorder. We recommend using the original class 10 SDcard, up to 64GB max. When you use the camcorder, please format the memory card first.
  • External Powerful Li-ion Battery: Equipped with 2x NP-180, 3.7V 1800mAh Li-ion external battery and a USB charger. Please install the battery on the camcorder and use the USB cable to charge. It need to charge more than 8 hours for the first time, after that, 3 hours is enough. When the battery is fully charged, it can take video up to 2 hours, and pictures up to 3 hours.
  • Compact and Lightweight: Size: 5.0 * 2.6 * 2.2 inches, 128mm (L) * 66mm (H) * 55mm (W). Weight: 0.66 pounds (300g). Small volume light weight. Easy to carry and store. This camera support standard tripod.
  • Multi-functions: Support remote-controlled. Face capture. Macro function, internal microphone and speaker. 16X digital zoom video camera. Support HDMI cable output to TV and USB cable to computer.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ORDRO F5
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ORDRO F5 Final Thoughts

"Makes a great gift!"

I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. More noticeable on the night vision set up. The phone/camera mount piece works great. The price Also made this a great deal. Still, it's worth knowing about.

Overall Score
4.2


(3 Points)

3. Video Camera Camcorder Full HD 1080P 36MP 30FPS Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Video Recorder with ...

ACTITOP First Impressions

"It’s overall a good pick."

I love it and definitely recommend to others. This is a fantastic camera for the price. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. That is not the case with the ACTITOP .

  • Video Camera Camcorder Full HD 1080P 36MP 30FPS Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Video Recorder with Night Vision 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation IPS Screen 16X Zoom Remote Control, 2 Batteries
  • ACTITOP Full HD 1080P Camcorder: Full HD 1080P (30FPS), with a maximum interpolation of 36 million Sony sensor. it supports Motion detection, Time-lapse recording, Slow motion, Infrared night vision, 16X Digital Zoom, 3.0 inch IPS screen and so on. Perfect vlogging youtube camera gift for amateurs,, such as kids, teens, and others.
  • Webcam &HDMI Function: It can live stream directly connected directly to an HDTV with an HDMI cable and playback the videos you took. The vlogging youtube cameras also can be connected to the PC with USB cable. Then you can transfer your files to your computer by choosing “MSDC” or take it as a webcam by choosing the “PC CAM” mode so as to enjoy video chatting or live streaming.
  • Infrared Night Video Recorder: You can record in the dark with IR light. Its Infrared night vision has no effect on video and photo, and the color is black and white. Under ‘Infrared Night Vision’ function, the camera can capture high-definition images and videos, and it works perfectly in the dark, and can also shoot high-quality images in very low light.
  • Pause Function and Remote Control: the filming camera comes with remote control, you can take photos and videos by yourself anywhere and anytime. Do not need to ask others to help you take photos and videos. No members are excluded from the group photo. You can pause the video whenever you want and continue the recording without restarting a new file.
  • Multi-function Video Camera: Our digital video camera support Time-lapse Recording; Time-lapse Photo; Recording While Charging;; Beauty function;Face Detection; Slow Motion; Motion Detection; Anti-shake; Continuous shooting. It also comes with 2 rechargeable powerful lithium batteries, it also supports recording while charging.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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ACTITOP Final Thoughts

"It has a nice case as well."

Super easy to read instructions too! Picture quality is outstanding. Still, it's worth knowing about. The ACTITOP is small and lightweight. There is a zoom feature on the ACTITOP .

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

4. Camera Camcorder, ODGear Portable Digital Video Camcorder Full HD 24 Mega Pixels 3.0inch LCD Rotatab...

User Ratings: 47

ODGear CDOE3 First Impressions

"I can accept it."

Not that many left on the inexpensive end. I have had NO issues with battery life so far. I like The light weight small size. Seems well made, as expected for the price. LCD display could be better.

  • Camera Camcorder, ODGear Portable Digital Video Camcorder Full HD 24 Mega Pixels 3.0inch LCD Rotatable Touch Screen 16 Digital Zoom Camera Recorder Black 16GB SD Card Included
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ODGear CDOE3 Final Thoughts

"Extremely user friendly."

I've tried many brands & models. Wow this was such a great purchase! I am still learning how to use it. The image stabilizer works very well. I have had NO issues with battery life so far.

Overall Score
4.2


(5 Points)

5. Sony DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera with Ultra 32GB Micro SDHC UHS-I Card and NP-BX1/M8 Li...

User Ratings: 62 10

Sony First Impressions

"I like it so much."

Still, it's worth knowing about. I love the audio options. The image stabilizer works very well. Picks up good sound without the mic. I haven’t had to change the date.

  • Sony DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera with Ultra 32GB Micro SDHC UHS-I Card and NP-BX1/M8 Lithium-Ion X Type Battery
  • 30x Optical/60x Clear Image Zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor for superb low light images, Built-in retractable OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder
  • Versatile video w/ high-quality XAVC S, AVCHD & MP4 formats, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi w/NFC, 5-axis image stabilization greatly reduces camera shake blur
  • Selfie-ready 3" Extra Fine LCD multi-angle display, P/A/S/M modes, customizable settings and Memory Recall mode, Enhance features w/ downloadable camera apps, Capture the decisive moments with up to 10fps or keep your subject in focus with Lock-on AF
  • Ideal for Android-based smartphones and tablets
  • Transfer speeds of up to 98MB/s**
  • Rated A1 for faster app performance3 and UHS Speed Class U1 and Speed Class 10 for Full HD video recording and playback1
  • Shoot up to 330 photos or 80 minutes of video
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Great value for the price."

Now I'm off to charge the battery! Really like the clarity of the picture. I will definitely use it more often. This little camera meets all those needs! There are not any fancy professional features.

Overall Score
4.1


(321 Points)

6. Video Camera 4K Camcorder IR Night Vision Camera Recorder 3.1’’ IPS Touch Screen Digital WiFi Ca...

User Ratings: 34

ORDRO 4K+MIC First Impressions

"An amazing device."

I love the audio options. So many aspects about this camera. It is more for show than for use. Really like the clarity of the picture. Not that many left on the inexpensive end.

  • Video Camera 4K Camcorder IR Night Vision Camera Recorder 3.1’’ IPS Touch Screen Digital WiFi Camcorders with Microphone
  • Ultra HD 4K Video Camera Camcorder: With 4K ultra HD resolution, ORDRO HDR-AC3 can perform extremely high quality image and capture wonderful moment. With 3.1 inches IPS touch panel, this camcorder can perform the higher quality and vivid images and videos. Support Wi-Fi connection: Video and photo can be controlled and shared by downloading APP (LzxViewer) on smart phone (support for Android or IOS system). Wi-Fi is not to connect to your router.
  • Video Camera AC3 with Sony IMX258 CMOS Sensor: IMX258 is 13M sensor, the maximum pixels is 24M by interpolation, and it adopts Exmor RS technology. With the high-sensitivity sensor, it can sense the surrounding environment and delicately handle complex light. With fast image capture rate and image processing capability, it can enhance image clarity to perform more naturally vivid and lifelike image quality. (Tips: Please keep the video camera steady when recording).
  • ORDRO CM520 External Microphone is Mount on the Camcorder Hot Shoe: With the exclusive hot shoe design, it can support to attach an external microphone or LED light. The microphone can accurately pick up the sound, eliminate the noise and NCR noise reduction during recording, bringing you purer sound quality. (Tips: Please use the mic adapter to connect external microphone with camcorder.
  • 4K Camcorder with IR Night Vision: The HDR-AC3 camcorder has an IR infrared night vision light that can take clear video and photos even when there is no light at night. You can use it to capture the smile of your lovely daughter sleeping. And it also can be used to observe animals at night, shoot in the wild in the evening and so on. The image in infrared night vision mode is black and white. Press the "IR" button the enable the camera night vision function. Note: Effective distance <16 ft.
  • Wi-Fi Connection and Remote Control: Video and photo can be controlled and shared by downloading APP (LzxViewer) on smart phone (support for Android or IOS system, less than 9.8 feets). Comes with a remote control that can be used to control the camcorder to take photos and videos from a distance, less than 16 feets. Tips: When using the remote control, please remove the plastic sheet at the bottom.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ORDRO 4K+MIC
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ORDRO 4K+MIC Final Thoughts

"It was a hit!"

It's the small things that count. It is also great as a gift for kids. I like The light weight small size. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! So many features, streamlined everything.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

7. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (12mm Narrow, Day)

Contour First Impressions

"The remote is great."

I received the Contour today. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. We are very pleased with this product. For this price, the Contour is awesome. And the rocker zoom is awesome.

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (12mm Narrow, Day)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
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Contour Final Thoughts

"I noticed two problems."

The price Also made this a great deal. The quality is great considering the price. It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant. I love it and definitely recommend to others. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. Insta360 ONE R 360 Degree Action Camera 5.7K Dual Lens Sports Video Adaptive Stabilization Waterproo...

User Ratings: 65 11

insta360 First Impressions

"We are so happy to have it."

This is designed to be simple and easy to use. This unit is awesome and the price is great. Functions are straightforward. The videos and pictures are both very clear. He was pretty happy about the microphone.

  • Insta360 ONE R 360 Degree Action Camera 5.7K Dual Lens Sports Video Adaptive Stabilization Waterproof Voice Control (360 Edition)
  • 【SUPER 5.7K】 All pixels are not created equal. The Dual-Lens 360 Mod raises the bar with Super 5.7K resolution, leveraging H.265 encoding, advanced image processing and an AI-powered finishing algorithm to preserve detail and make your footage pop.
  • 【FlowState Stabilization】 FlowState achieves gimbal-like stabilization without the gimbal. Thanks to a new scene-detection algorithm, your footage stays clear and steady even in low light.
  • 【Invisible Selfie Stick】 ONE R's Invisible Selfie Stick feature lets you capture easy aerial angles and unique third-person perspectives with a flick of the wrist while using the Dual-Lens 360 Mod.
  • 【Super 5.7K】 All pixels are not created equal. The Dual-Lens 360 Mod raises the bar with Super 5.7K resolution, leveraging H.265 encoding, advanced image processing and an AI-powered finishing algorithm to preserve detail and make your footage pop.
  • 【Package List】360 Edition includes 1x Dual-Lens 360 Mod, 1x Core, 1x Battery Base, 1x Lens Cap and 1x Mounting Bracket.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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insta360 Final Thoughts

"Very well presented."

The quality is great considering the price. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. The insta360 is very compact. Indoors it performed quite well. And it’s so easy to carry around.

Overall Score
4.2


(819 Points)

9. Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

User Ratings: 60 10

Canon 9176B001 First Impressions

"Great value for the price."

Recording effect is very good! Over all, good quality for the price. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. The phone/camera mount piece works great. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder.

  • Canon VIXIA HF R500 Digital Camcorder (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Canon 3.28 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor.
  • 57x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer helps provide outstanding, steady video.
  • DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor captures video at 1920 x 1080 resolution and helps provide exceptional imaging performance.
  • Record Full HD video directly to a removable SD memory card.
  • 1080/60p recording in MP4 (35 Mbps) and AVCHD Progressive (28 Mbps) for high quality capture of moving subjects.
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 9176B001
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Canon 9176B001 Final Thoughts

"The video quality is great."

Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! Every detail is well designed. It did come with a memory card on top of it. For this, we purchased this Canon 9176B001. I love the audio options.

Overall Score
4.1


(368 Points)

10. Panasonic Pro AG-HVX205A / HVX200A 3CCD P2/DVCPRO 1080i High Definition Camcorder with 13x Optical Z...

Panasonic 205A First Impressions

"We are so happy to have it."

It is also great as a gift for kids. I did exactly what the ad said. Formatting the SD card was easy. Used this multiple times for church lectures. Must be turned on and off manually.

  • Panasonic Pro AG-HVX205A / HVX200A 3CCD P2/DVCPRO 1080i High Definition Camcorder with 13x Optical Zoom - International Version (No Warranty)
  • True high definition image quality (1080i or 720p) with low-compression DVCPRO HD intrafirm recording
  • Supports HD/SD multi-format and multi-codec recording capabilities
  • Includes the P2 card, offering superior reliability, immediate playback and outstanding cost-performance
  • Features the new Leica DICOMAR HD lens, developed specifically for HD Recording
  • New progressive CCD and DSP for higher sensitivity and image quality
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic 205A
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Panasonic 205A Final Thoughts

"Update next week."

I love the audio options. The price Also made this a great deal. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. It did come with a memory card on top of it. The price Also made this a great deal.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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