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. Panasonic AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Viewscreen and Built-in LED Light Pro Vlogg...

Panasonic AG-AC30PJ First Impressions

"Great all round camera."

This is an amazing camera, it really is. The Panasonic AG-AC30PJ is small and lightweight. However I am glad I did purchase! Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. The zoom did not really impress me.

  • Panasonic AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Viewscreen and Built-in LED Light Pro Vlogger Combo
  • SERIOUS VLOGGING EQUIPMENT FOR SERIOUS VLOGGERS ONLY. Begin you vlogging career now with a Panasonic AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Viewscreen and Built-In LED Light
  • RECORD VIDEO IN STUNNING 4k QUALITY | SET YOUR VLOG APART FROM THE REST!
  • KIT INCLUDES High Quality DSLR Microphone, Tripod, Filter Kit, Carrying Case, and more!
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic AG-AC30PJ
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Panasonic AG-AC30PJ Final Thoughts

"Has a remote control!"

Good quality without damage at night. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. It is inexpensive GoPro Camcorder. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. Using it for filming kids sports.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

3. SONY FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder Black Bundle Kit with Lowepro Camera Bag + Green Extrem...

User Ratings: 73

Sony FDR-AX53 First Impressions

"Actually really good."

Very crystal clear picture and sounds. The Sony FDR-AX53 is my favorite. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. For this price, the Sony FDR-AX53 is awesome. What you get is quite a lot, really.

  • SONY FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder Black Bundle Kit with Lowepro Camera Bag + Green Extreme Extra Battery + ProOptic Cleaning Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: Sony FDR-AX53 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder | Lowepro Camera Bag | Green Extreme Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70) | SONY Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70) | AC Adapter | Power Cord | HDMI (micro) Cable | Micro USB Cable | Operating Guide | ProOptic Cleaning Kit
  • KEY FEATURES: 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) recording | 1/2.5 type (0.28 in) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor | Image Stabilization - Balanced Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis Intelligent Active Mode | ZEISS 1.06 inch Wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens | 20x Optical Zoom with 30x/40x (4K/HD) Clear Image Zoom | Digital Zoom up to 250x | Extra Fine Touch LCD Screen Type 3.0-inch (7.5cm) | Effective Pixels (Video): Approx. 8.29 Megapixels (16:9) | Effective Pixels (Still Image): Approx. 8.29 MP
  • Auto Backlight Compensation | AGC Limit |Face Detection | Smile Shutter | Cinematone | NIGHTSHOT | Golf Shot | Intelligent Auto | Red-Eye Reduction | Smooth Slow Rec | Fader Effects | Built-in 5.1ch Zoom Microphone | Voice Cancelling | Auto Wind Noise Reduction | Monaural Speaker | Wi-Fi Capable | NFC One-touch sharing | Time-Lapse Capture Yes (Shooting Interval (1/2/5/10/30/60 sec).
  • Aperture F 2.0-3.8 | Focal Distance f=4.4-88 mm | Filter Diameter 2.17 inch (55 mm) | Focal Length (1.38 in) VIDEO: f=26.8-536.0mm (16:9), STILL IMAGE: f=1 1/16-21 1/8 inch (16:9), f=1 5/16-25 7/8 inch (4:3), f=26.8-536.0mm (16:9), f=32.8-656.0mm (4:3) | Min. Focus Distance Approx. 13/32 inch [1cm] (Wide), Approx. 31 1/2 inch [80cm] (Tele).
  • WARRANTY: SONY Authorized Reseller. Includes a Sony 1 Year Limited Warranty on Parts; 90 Day Limited Warranty on Labor.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony FDR-AX53
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Sony FDR-AX53 Final Thoughts

"Quite easy to follow."

Really great camera and easy to use. What you get is quite a lot, really. It’s really time to buy this Sony FDR-AX53. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. Every detail is well designed.

Overall Score
4.7


(4 Points)

4. Video Camera 2.7K Camcorder FHD 36MP Vlogging Camera for YouTube IR Night Vision 3.0" LCD Touch Scre...

Aabeloy First Impressions

"Awesome bundle."

For this price, the Aabeloy is awesome. Wow this was such a great purchase! I have had NO issues with battery life so far. Overall this GoPro Camcorder is a great buy. More noticeable on the night vision set up.

  • Video Camera 2.7K Camcorder FHD 36MP Vlogging Camera for YouTube IR Night Vision 3.0" LCD Touch Screen 16X Digital Zoom Camera Recorder with Microphone Handheld Stabilizer Remote Control, 2 Batteries
  • ★ Ultra HD 2.7K Camcorder with Handheld Stabilizer: Video camcorder with 2.7K 2688X1520/24fps (UHD) video resolution, 36.0 MP (max) picture pixel, The CMOS image sensor is 8.0 megapixels.3.0'' TFT-LCD touch screen(supports 270°rotation), 16X digital zoom, Record while charging etc. Handheld Holder Keep the 2.7K camera stable when recording, Ideal for making moving low angle videos and images
  • ★ Camera with Lens Hood & Remote Control: The camcorder comes with a lens hood. It can block excess light and protect your camcorder lens from accidental damage.It improves the photos overall color and contrast.This digital video camera comes with a remote control. Through the buttons, take photoes and videos by yourself, control TV playback or pause the camcorder videos from the remote place(Within 23FT). The webcam feature allows you to make video calls with your family and friends
  • ★ Webcam & Slow Motion: The HD Camcorder is the only one that can stream directly to YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. You can also make video chat with friends or family. Slow motion-2X video recording, let you understand more clearly the course of action of the target. The fundamental role of slow motion is to extend the actual movement process.These special features help you create more exciting movies or videos through this small and lightweight vlogging camera
  • ★ IR Night Vision & External microphone: Under IR Night Vision, the camera can shoot high definition image videos, work perfectly in the darkness, also shoot great in low light. It Adopts X-Y stereo pickup technology, clear and stable sound image localization. It is the ideal video camera with microphone for bloggers and videography lover
  • ★ Multifunctional Camcorder: Remote controller, anti-shake, Pause Function, slow motion, continuous shooting, face capture, self-timer, beauty function, auto power-off, up to 128GB SD card, the tripod ( not included), Mini USB2.0 output, with hot shoe and external mic jack, support external LED Light (not included).The camera comes with two batteries.One full-charged battery can be sustainably used for 90-150 minutes.You can record videos while charging
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Aabeloy
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Aabeloy Final Thoughts

"I like it when I hold it."

The videos and pictures are both very clear. Recording effect is very good! Overall, decent product for this price. It has an camera and it does video. More noticeable on the night vision set up.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. BOBLOV P100 1296P Body Mounted Camera 8-9hrs Recording Wearable Video Recorder Manually Night Vision...

BOBLOV First Impressions

"So fun!"

It is more for show than for use. The image quality is amazing. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough. An additional battery is included as backup. There are not any fancy professional features.

  • BOBLOV P100 1296P Body Mounted Camera 8-9hrs Recording Wearable Video Recorder Manually Night Vision for Law Enforcement (64G)
  • [Portable 1296P Police Body Worn Camera]❤ Built-in 2 Inch LCD display and ONE-BUTTON operation feature
  • [8-9hours Recording Time]❤ 2800mAh rechargeable battery gives 8-9 hours working time (1080p, screen off) and takes about 3 hours Charging time .
  • [User Friendly Operation Interface] ❤ Redesigned operation interface makes it easier to get started.Housing with frosted rubber, provide better grip feel and protective performance.
  • [140° ultra wide angle&File Protection]❤ With the 140° ultra wide angle, it can capture much more information for the critical scene near by. And has file protection and manually night vision.
  • [After service warrantty]❤ This police body camera comes with one year device replacement and life time parts warranty, meanwhile, 24hours reply in any aftersale channel. No need to worry any after-sale issue.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BOBLOV
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BOBLOV Final Thoughts

"It's very compact to carry."

It is more for show than for use. I really appreciate with the extra battery. Very compact that it fits in my purse! This little camera meets all those needs! I really appreciate with the extra battery.

Overall Score
5.0


(9 Points)

6. FocusHD 1080P Sunglasses Action Camera 16GB Memory Integrated, UV400 Anti-Impact Lens Video Eyewear ...

User Ratings: 53 6

FOCUSHD First Impressions

"Actually really good."

It’s really time to buy this FOCUSHD . Much better then other same style GoPro Camcorder. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. The FOCUSHD is very compact. Great GoPro Camcorder and meets my needs.

  • FocusHD 1080P Sunglasses Action Camera 16GB Memory Integrated, UV400 Anti-Impact Lens Video Eyewear Camcorder for Outdoor Sports
  • 【Unique Sunglasses】: Fully upgarded video sunglasses combining new technique, new design and new material, ensure to bring you the fully new exciting & joyful experience, as a professional sunglasses goggles and sport camcorder
  • 【High-performance】: Built-in 16GB integrated memory support continual loop 1080P real time video recording up to 60-90 minutes,122 degree wide angle, free from extral SD card
  • 【User-friendly】: Simple one touch operation with quick response for instant-access recording or standby status, specially with DUAL indicators of both LED and vibration for easy on/off identification anytime
  • 【Unbreakable & stable】: Utilize the light weight and durable material on body, and built in upgraded stable IC system
  • 【Warranty & Service】: All products passed strict 100% QC in detail with 1-year warranty, you''ll not be disappointed with our 7/14 service, 365 days technical support
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FOCUSHD
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FOCUSHD Final Thoughts

"No big deal though."

The videos and pictures are both very clear. But not an awful lot better. Recording effect is very good! This unit is awesome and the price is great. It did come with a memory card on top of it.

Overall Score
4.0


(20 Points)

7. Canon XC15 4K Professional Camcorder + Creative Filter Kit and Video Editing Software

Canon 1456C002 First Impressions

"The camera feels good."

Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. Much better then other same style GoPro Camcorder. Used this multiple times for church lectures. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. I had no problems at all with setup at all.

  • Canon XC15 4K Professional Camcorder + Creative Filter Kit and Video Editing Software
  • An upgraded follow-up to the XC10, the Canon XC15 4K Professional Camcorder is enhanced for more professional use, providing for a more complete audio/video capture workflow among other in the same compact, ergonomic form factor.
  • The XC15 features a 1" 12MP CMOS sensor capable of capturing up to Ultra HD 4K resolutions at up to 29.97 fps and 1080p at up to 59.94p, and an integrated f/2.8 - 5.6, 8.9 to 89mm zoom lens, which has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 27.3 to 273mm in video mode.
  • The camera has separate focus and zoom rings and offers auto and manual focus controls. The XC15 supports both CFast and SD cards like the XC10 did.
  • 4K video records to CFast cards in an MXF wrapper at up to 305 Mbps in an H.264-based, IntraFrame, 4:2:2, 8-bit codec; while 1080p video writes to SD cards at up to 50 Mbps in an H.264-based, Long-GOP, 4:2:2, 8-bit codec, also in an MXF wrapper.
  • Still images are also written to SD cards. Keeping 4K video separate from 1080p and stills will help avoid data mix-ups.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1456C002
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Canon 1456C002 Final Thoughts

"Does decent in low light."

The batteries come already charged. I love it and definitely recommend to others. It’s really time to buy this Canon 1456C002. I received the Canon 1456C002 today. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. Canon XA50 Professional Camcorder, Black

Canon XA50 First Impressions

"Overall, I really like it!"

So far I am happy with this purchase. I used to just take videos on my phone. But not an awful lot better. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. Super easy to load onto my laptop also.

  • Canon XA50 Professional Camcorder, Black
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 13.4
  • Max Focal Length: 382.5
  • Viewfinder Type: Lcd
  • Lens Type: Fixed
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Canon XA50 Final Thoughts

"This camera was a hit."

The mic isn't great, but it'll work. What you get is quite a lot, really. Well packed and worth the money. I used to just take videos on my phone. What you get is quite a lot, really.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

9. DJI OSMO Action with Spare Battery

User Ratings: 70 9

DJI First Impressions

"Overall, I really like it!"

I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. LCD display could be better. I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. For this, we purchased this DJI . It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky.

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DJI Final Thoughts

"It is top quality."

This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! I had no problems at all with setup at all. This is a fantastic camera for the price. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. So many aspects about this camera.

Overall Score
4.3


(773 Points)

10. 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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The insta360
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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)

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