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.
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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. Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 16X Digital...

User Ratings: 85 7

HAOHUNT NN604S First Impressions

"Totally unusable."

Overall this GoPro Camcorder is a great buy. This unit is awesome and the price is great. In my opinion, the price you got is very low. Used this multiple times for church lectures. Really like the clarity of the picture.

  • Video Camera Camcorder Digital YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 16X Digital Zoom 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation LCD Camcorder with 2 Batteries
  • 【Webcam Video Camera for Yotube】: This digital camcorder is useful to take the beauty photos and share it in your Youtube.The video camera can be used as webcam when the camera connect the computer.Please operate the camera button to choose the “PC CAM” mode.When the “AMCAP ” window is opened,from which shooting object through the camera will be showed on this window.You can have a video call with your families or friends.Please download the software “AMCAP ” before use the webcam function.
  • 【Pause Function】:This video camera supports Pause function,so you can pause the recording when you need,then continue recording again without starting a new one, which makes it easier for you to edit and upload the videos.This video camera included a USB cable,you can connect it directly to the computer to upload videos.This video camera included a AV cable,you can connect it directly to the TV to playback the videos.
  • 【Recording While Charging】:The camcorder come with two 1500 mAh NP-FV5 batteries.It allows you to keep recording around 60 to 90 minutes when it's fully charged.For the first time use need to charge more than 8 hours.The camcorder support the recording while charging,good to record long videos anytime.
  • 【Multifunction Camcorder】: 1080P(15fps) Video Resolution,24M(6000x4500) Image Resolution,image format (JPEG),video format(AVI),16X digital zoom,camcorder with fill light,3.0 inch LCD and supports 270°rotation,Anti-shake,Face Capture,Beauty Function,Self-timer and Webcam function,Pause function,USB 2.0,TV Output,Setting Date and Time.
  • 【Portable Camcorder】:The camcorder supports SD/SDHC card up to 32GB (not included), just remember to format the SD card before use the camcorder first time.The camcorder support the tripod(not included) connection and the hole is standard size. Please contact us if you have any questions,we will try our best to help you solve the issue.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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HAOHUNT NN604S Final Thoughts

"Perfect!"

I like The light weight small size. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. We are very pleased with this product. We travel out after I receive this HAOHUNT NN604S. Wow this was such a great purchase!

Overall Score
4.6


(136 Points)

3. Canon VIXIA GX10 UHD 4K Camcorder with 1" CMOS Sensor & Dual-Pixel CMOS AF + Pro Memory Card

Canon 2214C002 First Impressions

"Small, stylish and refined."

For this price, the Canon 2214C002 is awesome. Good camera for what I’m using it for. Wow this was such a great purchase! Video was taken when I got it. It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant.

  • Canon VIXIA GX10 UHD 4K Camcorder with 1" CMOS Sensor & Dual-Pixel CMOS AF + Pro Memory Card
  • Canon VIXIA GX10 UHD 4K Camcorder with 1" CMOS Sensor & Dual-Pixel CMOS AF with Memory Card
  • CAMERA SPECS and FEATURES: UHD 4K Output up to 60 fps
  • 8.29MP, 1" CMOS Sensor
  • Dual-Pixel CMOS Autofocus Feature
  • Integrated 15x Optical Zoom Lens - 2 x DIGIC DV 6 Processors
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Canon 2214C002 Final Thoughts

"Extremely user friendly."

The price Also made this a great deal. Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! So many features, streamlined everything. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. We travel out after I receive this Canon 2214C002.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

4. Digital Camera Vlogging Camera for YouTube with Flip Screen 2.7K 24.0MP 3.0 inch Ultra HD WiFi Camer...

User Ratings: 84 6

SUNLEO yu-ko First Impressions

"Not sure."

I've tried many brands & models. It is more for show than for use. LCD display could be better. The best part is the real-time imagery. The mic isn't great, but it'll work.

  • Digital Camera Vlogging Camera for YouTube with Flip Screen 2.7K 24.0MP 3.0 inch Ultra HD WiFi Camera Retractable Flashlight
  • ❤3.0-Inch Flip Screen: The 3.0-inch LCD display of this vlogging camera is designed to be rotated 180 degrees. It allows you to see exactly what you’re taking a picture of while taking a selfie. This digital camera can support 2.7K video resolution and 24MP picture resolution. So the quality of videos and pictures is very good. It is also super easy to transfer files from the camera to the computer—you literally just plug in the USB or insert the card and wait for the file to pop up.
  • ❤Easy to Handle: This vlog camera is easy to operate and navigate. It comes with easy to operate buttons that can be seen easily. Of course, if you have any problems operating it, you can review the detailed instructions that come with this camera or request additional support from our customer service team. The added support and ease of use make this camera a great gift for a child or a beginner.
  • ❤Lightweight slim and stylish design: This digital camera has a compact design with a sturdy and durable body. It’s lightweight and tiny to hold, so you can carry it around easily while traveling. In addition, the compact camera comes with built-in face detection, face beauty and white balance and so on to help record and improve your special moments.
  • ❤Long Battery Life:Camcorder has a strong metal body whereas you are also provided by 800mAh li-ion battery. In case,if you want to buy an extra one, you can look over on Amazon. With all these features in one package, this camcorder will be the best at an affordable price.
  • ❤Easy to share it:It is super easy to transfer files from the camera to the computer—you literally just plug in the USB or insert the card and wait for the file to pop up. Don't hesitate to share your videos with your friends through social media.#Please note:The camera support Micro SD card up to 32 GB(Not included)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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SUNLEO yu-ko Final Thoughts

"And it was a good decision."

The quality is great considering the price. Great GoPro Camcorder for me. The best part is the real-time imagery. What you get is quite a lot, really. I love the audio options.

Overall Score
4.7


(43 Points)

5. Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 Broadcast Camera for Live Production

Blackmagic Design CINSTUDMFT/HD/2 First Impressions

"It has a nice case as well."

Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Really great camera and easy to use. LCD display could be better. I had no problems at all with setup at all.

  • Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD 2 Broadcast Camera for Live Production
  • DESIGNED FOR LIVE PRODUCTION - Now you can produce multiple camera live production in any location
  • REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN - Advanced technology in a compact, rugged design. Features a compact and durable magnesium alloy body that is packed with innovative technology, making it the most rugged, portable and advanced studio camera in the world
  • EASY ACCESS BUTTONS FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT SETTINGS - Quickly and easily access the most important controls using the built in row of buttons below the viewfinder
  • MICRO FOUR THIRDS LENS MOUNT - The Blackmagic Studio Camera features an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount that is compatible with an incredibly wide range of lenses and adapters
  • LARGE 10" FULL HD VIEWFINDER - The Blackmagic Studio Camera includes the world's largest viewfinder built in! The massive 10" high resolution screen has a super wide viewing angle and the large viewing area
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Blackmagic Design CINSTUDMFT/HD/2 Final Thoughts

"I noticed two problems."

I love it and definitely recommend to others. Formatting the SD card was easy. The price Also made this a great deal. Using it for filming kids sports. I do wish there was a time & date stamp.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

6. 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)
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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)

7. Camcorder Video Camera Ultra HD 2.7K WiFi YouTube Vlogging Camera 1080P 30MP 30FPS Digital Camera 3....

User Ratings: 64

Weton CAWIFI0927 First Impressions

"Great picture and sound."

I am still learning how to use it. That is not the case with the Weton CAWIFI0927. For this price, the Weton CAWIFI0927 is awesome. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. Able to get a great cinematic look.

  • Camcorder Video Camera Ultra HD 2.7K WiFi YouTube Vlogging Camera 1080P 30MP 30FPS Digital Camera 3.0 Inch Touch Screen IR Night Vision Recorder with Remote Control,USB,TV Output,2 Batteries
  • ➤2.7K/30FPS Video Camera: The digital video camera can record max 1080P/60FPS HD video and high-resolution image sensor to capture JPEG photos at 30MP, it gives you lifelike MOV videos at 2.7K/2688x1520 30FPS, especially when shooting fast-running scenes. With 16X digital zoom & 3.0 inch 270° rotation (16:9) rotation Touch Screen for YouTube Vlogging, this cost-effective portable multifunctional camcorder is a pretty good choice for you!
  • ➤WiFi Function & IR Night Vision:Built-in Wi-Fi, download the app 'Action Camera' on you smart phone or tablet form App store and connect it to your camera, then you can remote the camera(Remote view, Image capture and Video shooting).Moreover,Equipped with IR LED light for Night Vision shot.Under the infrared night vision,the video and photo functions can be used as normal under the dark night or the light intensity is insufficient.
  • ➤Pause Function & Recording While Charging: The "PAUSE" function allow you can choose to pause and continue to recording with different time and scene in one video,recording in the same file without open a new one file. The video camera comes with 2x1500mAh 3.7v Rechargeable batteries. It allows you to recording around 60 to 90 minutes after fully charged. Or you can record videos while charging through the power bank.No need to worry about battery drains.
  • ➤Hot Shoe for External Microphones: Built-in microphone and speaker,meanwhile this digital camera has a real Hot Shoe mount at the top for install External Microphones(EXCLUDED) to record video for better audio effects.The 1/4 inch screw at the bottom fits most camera Tripods(Not included).Modes can be switched in Video/Video Lapse/Slow Motion/Photo/Photo Lapse/Burst Capture/Video playback/Photo Playback/ Motion Detection.
  • ➤Perfect Gift & 128GB SD Card Supported: The camcorder supports SD/SDHC card (4GB to 128GB, Not included).Also Support External lens setup: 37mm lens like Teleconverter/UV Lens/ Wide angle lens (EXCLUDED). The lightweight camcorder is easy to carry for YouTube Vlogger to enjoy recording all the precious times in your life and bring much fun for the entire family. Any questions, please feel free to contact us.
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Weton CAWIFI0927 Final Thoughts

"It’s like 007."

Picks up good sound without the mic. Using it for filming kids sports. I haven’t had to change the date. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. Recording effect is very good!

Overall Score
4.5


(7 Points)

8. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (25mm Narrow, Night)

Contour First Impressions

"It has a nice case as well."

Overall, decent product for this price. Formatting the SD card was easy. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. It is more for show than for use.

  • CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (25mm Narrow, Night)
  • Brand New Contour 4K with Modified Lens
  • 4K 30FPS
  • 1080P 120FPS
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Contour Final Thoughts

"This Contour is great."

Must be turned on and off manually. Every detail is well designed. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. I am so glad I chose this particular unit! I didn't get to test the far away sound mode.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black)

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony FDRAX53/B First Impressions

"Worth what I paid."

Very easy to hold in one hand. I am so glad I chose this particular unit! It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant. If you are also an amateur photographer. However I am glad I did purchase!

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black)
  • 4K XAVC-S recording with 16.6MP, Exmor R sensor, B.O.SS stabilization
  • ZEISS lens(26.8mm) 20x optical zoom in 4K, 30x Clear Image Zoom in 4K
  • 3.0" LCD (Touch panel), EVF, Wi-Fi/NFC, manual ring, night shot, 4K Time-lapse capture
  • Built-in Zoom Microphone. Minimum Focus Distance- approx. 13/32 Inch (Wide), approx. 31 1/2 Inch (Tele), approx. 1 cm (Wide), approx. 80 cm (Tele). Focal Length (35mm equivalent) (Still Image)- f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9) f=32.8-656.0 mm (4:3).Focal Length (35 mm equivalent) (Video)- f=26.8-536.0 mm (16:9)2
  • In-the-box: Rechargeable Battery Pack(NP-FV70/NP-FV70A) (1); AC Adaptor (1); Power Cord (1); Operating Guide(1); HDMI(micro) Cable (1); micro USB Cable (1)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Sony FDRAX53/B Final Thoughts

"And guess what!"

Picture quality is outstanding. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. He was pretty happy about the microphone. The clarity of the video was amazing. Seems well made, as expected for the price.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

10. Sony HDR-CX440/B Full HD Video Handycam Camcorder w/Sony 16GB SD Card Bundle

User Ratings: 64 4

Sony HDR-CX440 First Impressions

"I like it so much."

The videos and pictures are both very clear. Overall it is a decent GoPro Camcorder for the price. The best part is the real-time imagery. Its really worth every dollar I paid. It did come with a memory card on top of it.

  • Sony HDR-CX440/B Full HD Video Handycam Camcorder w/Sony 16GB SD Card Bundle
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony CX405 Handycam 1080p Full HD Camcorder with Exmor R CMOS Sensor (Black), SanDisk 32GB Ultra UHS-I microSDHC Memory Card, Battery for Sony NP-BX1 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1, DSC-RX100, HDR-AS10, HDR-AS15, and Focus Camera Deluxe SLR Soft Photo and Video Medium Case with Shoulder Strap and 2 Dividers
  • CODECS: he 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 compressio
  • 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
  • OPTICAL STEADYSHOT IMAGE STABILIZATION: The 26.8mm wide-angle lens ensures that you get everything you want into one shot and is perfect for capturing large landscapes. Unlike most digital zooms that use the electronic cropping technique to get closer to the subject, the Sony HDR-CX440 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder lets you get amazingly close with 30x optical zoom and 60x Clear Image digital zoom
  • SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER: Includes USA Manufacturer Guarantee
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Sony HDR-CX440 Final Thoughts

"It suits me perfectly."

Very crystal clear picture and sounds. Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. Very easy to hold in one hand. It’s really time to buy this Sony HDR-CX440.

Overall Score
4.3


(202 Points)

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