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. Seree Camcorder Video Camera 2.7K WiFi Vlogging Camera Night Vision Digital Camera with Microphone V...

User Ratings: 71 14

SEREE First Impressions

"Takes super video."

The material of the SEREE seems really good. Really like the clarity of the picture. This is a gift for my brother's birthday. Functions are straightforward. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere.

  • Seree Camcorder Video Camera 2.7K WiFi Vlogging Camera Night Vision Digital Camera with Microphone Vlog Blogging Video Camera for YouTube
  • 【2.7K Video Camera for Youtube】This video camera comes with various features like Wifi, IR night vision, remote control, external microphone, time lapse, slow motion, pause/photo while recording, webcam and 3" 270° flip touch screen. It equipped with 16x digital zoom and can record video resolutions at 2.7k/2688x1520(30FPS), shoot pictures at 24.0M, which is a surprisingly capable budget camera that can do more than you might think, perfect for your Youtube videos and daily recording.
  • 【Webcam and WIFI Camcorder】This camcorder supports webcam function, you can use the camcorder live on YouTube. Also it supports wireless transmission function. Built-in Wifi function make for awesome connectivity, the camera app makes it convenient to modify and edit your video footage also it can automatically upload your videos and make vlogging much easier. With Wi-Fi connected, the camera is completely under your control you can see what is displaying in camera without any delay.
  • 【Camcorder with Night vision】This vlogging camera has an incredible night vision so taking video at night is still nice and clear. It supports pausing the recording when you require and to continue recording again by pressing the "Photo" key on both the camera and the remote controller provided. You can also press the "Mode" button to shoot pictures while recording. Besides, it supports recording while charging. You don't need to worry about the battery power off with the charger connected.
  • 【Slow Motion & Time Lapse】Bonus! More features equipped for this vlogging camera. You can easily shoot birds in flight with the slow motion feature. You can capture the magic world around you in action with time lapse function. No more guest-guessing! You can even detect any movement by your gate with the motion detection function on. This vlog camera also supports max 128GB SD card and tripod (both not included).
  • 【What You Get】2.7K Seree camcorder x 1, external microphone x 1, remote control x1, NP-40 Lithium battery x2, HDMI cable x 1, Adapter x1, USB cable x1, Camera bag x 1, User manual x1.Lens Hoods x 1 . The vlog camcorder has a hood that filters out unwanted stray light and prevents lens halos from external light.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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SEREE Final Thoughts

"Update next week."

This little camera meets all those needs! The mic isn't great, but it'll work. And it’s so easy to carry around. There is a zoom feature on the SEREE . It's the small things that count.

Overall Score
4.3


(10 Points)

3. OBSBOT Tail Auto Director Ai Camera 4K Video Camera AI Tracking Shooting 1850Mah 360 4k 60fps OBSBOT...

JYYX First Impressions

"Makes a great gift!"

And the rocker zoom is awesome. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. The lanyard has been amazing. This is an amazing camera, it really is. What you get is quite a lot, really.

  • OBSBOT Tail Auto Director Ai Camera 4K Video Camera AI Tracking Shooting 1850Mah 360 4k 60fps OBSBOT Tail Ai Camera (Red)
  • A camera from future for today : OBSBOT Tail uses deep learning neural networks to achieve AI tracking,smart composition and gesture control .Equipped with a Sony CMOS sensor.Hoya optical lens system and three-axis gimbal it provides industry leading videography experience.
  • AI Tracking: Equipped with a supreme AI technologies such as deep visual subject tracking,recorgnition,posture estimation and behavioral analysis.OBSBOT Tail ensure stable and smooth tracking and shooting in more complex conditions,such as low light environment,twisted postures,tricky angles,and colorful background.
  • Intelligent Composition: OBSBOT Tail introduces AI technologies such as portrait compositon and position estimation to a smart video shooting system,enabling the device to perform autonomous optimization and processing of composition featuring human and pet .
  • Power Gesture :OBSBOT Tail has first of it's kind implementation of gesture control in AI video shooting,empowering users to access a series of functions such as start recording,tracking,zoom and creative camera movements with natural simple gestures.Together with Launch pad,gesture control unlocks over 30 control possibilities.
  • Live Stream:OBSBOT Tail supports RTMP Live Stream,the supporting App provides a variety of post-editing and seamless social sharing functions,enabling users to become fully independent creators.
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JYYX Final Thoughts

"The hole is so tiny."

I love it and definitely recommend to others. This was well worth the money. This is an amazing camera, it really is. I haven’t had to change the date. Very easy to hold in one hand.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. Video Camera Camcorder Vlogging Camera for Youtube Full HD 2.7K 30FPS 30 MP IR Night Vision 3 Inch T...

User Ratings: 60 14

YIDA TECH YDU-01 First Impressions

"The box looks good."

And the photo is acceptable also. For this, we purchased this YIDA TECH YDU-01. Overall this GoPro Camcorder is a great buy. The YIDA TECH YDU-01 makes great quality video! Really great camera and easy to use.

  • Video Camera Camcorder Vlogging Camera for Youtube Full HD 2.7K 30FPS 30 MP IR Night Vision 3 Inch Touch Screen Time-Lapse Camcorder with Microphone Remote Control Lens Hood and 2 Batteries
  • ✪FHD 2.7K Camcorder: The video camera for youtube has a good performance in recording with FHD 2.7K & 30fps video resolution and high quality 30MP still images. The 3-inch touch screen and 270 degrees rotatable youtube camera allows you to capture and watch with precision. This digital camcorder supports 128G High Speed Large Sd Card (EXCLUDED), which allows you to store more video, picture, and memories ,never miss an important moment in your life.
  • ✪IR Night Vision Camcorder: The vloging camera for youtube is equipped with infrared night vision. In the dark environment, turn on the infrared night vision light, you can still take a clear video or photo (the color is black and white). In addition, screen with 16X digital zoom, camera with flip screen can zoom in and zoom out to change the range of angles of view, giving you a clearer view of distant objects.
  • ✪Camcorder with Microphone & Lens Hood: This vlog camera comes with a lens hood, external microphone and remote control. The lens hood filters out excess stray light, prevents lens flare caused by extraneous light and protects against unexpected bumps or shock.. The video camera with microphone is very useful, you can be heard better when recording one of those special moments. With the remote control, you can control the camera to shoot video and pictures in any direction and angle.
  • ✪Multifunctional Video Camcorder: The hd camcorder supports the pause function, HDMI output ,webcam, time-lapse slow motion, continuous shooting, You can pause or restart the video by press the "photo" Button. The webcam feature allows you to make video calls with your family and friends. Time lapse function: series of successive images can be combined in the camera to produce time lapse video.
  • ✪Friendly Service: The video recorder camera is equipped with two 1500 mAh lithium batteries, and supports recording while charging, no more worry about power running out during the happy times with your family and friends in a short time.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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YIDA TECH YDU-01 Final Thoughts

"I advise you!"

For this price, the YIDA TECH YDU-01 is awesome. I used to just take videos on my phone. Its really worth every dollar I paid. Good camera for what I’m using it for. First off this was an open box purchase.

Overall Score
4.0


(270 Points)

5. JVC GY-HM250U Camcorder, 3.5", Black

User Ratings: 53

JVC GY-HM250U First Impressions

"We bought the JVC GY-HM250U."

Great GoPro Camcorder and meets my needs. I had no problems at all with setup at all. Really great camera and easy to use. Really like the clarity of the picture. Overall this GoPro Camcorder is a great buy.

  • JVC GY-HM250U Camcorder, 3.5", Black
  • JVC gy-hm250 12.4MP 4K UHD camcorder with FHD live streaming - handle unit - SSL-JVC50 7.4V IDX lithium-ion battery - AC Adapter - JVC 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Single 1/2.3" CMOS image sensor with 12.4 million pixels
  • High quality integrated 12x F1.2-3.5 zoom Lens (35mm equivalent: 29.6-355Mm)
  • Lower-third and full-screen titling solutions for recorded or stream video (in HD mode)
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JVC GY-HM250U Final Thoughts

"I like the JVC GY-HM250U."

I did exactly what the ad said. Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! That is not the case with the JVC GY-HM250U. It is inexpensive GoPro Camcorder. Super easy to load onto my laptop also.

Overall Score
4.1


(2 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
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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 - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder (black)

User Ratings: 58 8

Sony HDRCX405/B First Impressions

"It works perfectly so far."

The camcorder is nice and compact. I will definitely use it more often. The clarity of the video was amazing. What you get is quite a lot, really. Great GoPro Camcorder and meets my needs.

  • Sony - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder (black)
  • 50Mbps XAVC S1 1920x1080 at 60P, AVCHD and MP4 codecs. 30x Optical / 60x Clear Image Zoom to get closer to the action. 26.8mm wide angle ZEISS Lens
  • Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode. Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
  • Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction. Get creative w/ 7 picture effects for video and still photos.For windows computers, details vary according to OS (Windows7/VISTA/XP)
  • View on 2.7” Clear Photo Plus LCD display. Intelligent Auto (60 different scene combinations possible) , Focal Length (35mm) (Video) f=26.8 - 804.0 mm (16:9) Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image) f=26.8-804.0mm (16:9), f=32.8-984.0mm (4:3)
  • This product does not have an external microphone input.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Sony HDRCX405/B Final Thoughts

"Instructions are decent."

I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. There are not any fancy professional features. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity. And the rocker zoom is awesome. The lanyard has been amazing.

Overall Score
4.1


(660 Points)

8. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with ECMGZ1M microphone and GPVPT1 Grip & Tri...

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony First Impressions

"This Sony is great."

I like The light weight small size. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. But not an awful lot better. This is a fantastic camera for the price. The mic isn't great, but it'll work.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with ECMGZ1M microphone and GPVPT1 Grip & Tripod for Camcorders (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
  • Records in Zoom Mic and Gun mic modes
  • Zoom Mic Mode records audio level corresponding to zoom length
  • Shooting grip with built in tripod
  • Designed for a comfortable fit
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Actually really good."

Every detail is well designed. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. I haven’t had one in so long. I really like the features of the camera. Works and looks much better than expected.

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

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

User Ratings: 82

Aabeloy Aabeloy-N301AM First Impressions

"It is worth its price."

What you get is quite a lot, really. The price Also made this a great deal. Overall this GoPro Camcorder is a great buy. So many aspects about this camera. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere.

  • Video Camera Camcorder Digital Vlogging Camera Recorder for YouTube Aabeloy HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 16X Digital Zoom 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation Screen Camcorder with 2 Batteries
  • ★ Webcam For YouTube Live Stream : This video camcorder is useful to take the beauty photos and share it in your Youtube. The Webcam function can allow you to make video calls with your family and friends. Connecting the vlog camcorder to a PC with a USB cable, then press the “MODE” button to switch into the “PC CAM” mode. Please download the software “AMCAP” before using this function, open “AMCAP” and enter the video interface, then you can use the camera as the webcam.
  • ★ Multipurpose Camera Camcorder : The video camera produces video at 1080P(15FPS) AVI Video Resolution, max supports 24M(6000x4500) JPEG Image Resolution. 3.0 inch 270 degree rotation TFT LCD screen, 16X digital zoom, built-in fill light, Anti-shaking, Face Capture, Self-timer, Webcam function, Pause function, internal Microphone and Speaker (record sound videos), USB 2.0, TV Output and so on.
  • ★ Pause Function : The digital video camera supports the pause function, a good choice for YouTube and Vlogging. You can continue the recording in the same File without restarting a new one. And then you can download the video to your computer through a USB cable and then edit it before uploading to your social media, also can use a AV cable connect the digital camcorder to the TV to watch the photos and videos.
  • ★ Recording While Charging : The hd video camera come with two 3.7V 1250 mAh Li-ion battery (Model: NP-40). It allows you to keep recording around 90-150 minutes when it's fully charged. Also, the camcorder support record videos while charging, so you can record long enough videos as you wish and no need to worry about battery drains. The video recorder supports SD card 4GB to 32GB(not included, please format the SD card before using this camcorder).
  • ★ Perfect Gift & Quality Service : The hd camcorder is small and lightweight, portable for you to carry around. The YouTube camcorder can support external LED light and standard tripod but NOT support external microphone(both not included). The camcorder supports 1-month worry-free returns and one-year warranty, we have a dedicated customer service team to provide professional technical support services within 24 hours.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Aabeloy Aabeloy-N301AM Final Thoughts

"Uses it a lot."

Really great camera and easy to use. Formatting the SD card was easy. I highly recommend this [FEATURE]. The videos and pictures are both very clear. It has a microphone so the sound is better.

Overall Score
4.8


(8 Points)

10. CofunKool Video Camera Camcorder 1080P 30FPS Full HD YouTube Vlogging Camera 36MP 3.0 inch IPS Touch...

User Ratings: 71 5

CofunKool First Impressions

"I like it so much."

The zoom did not really impress me. Much better then other same style GoPro Camcorder. Able to get a great cinematic look. I love the audio options. The CofunKool makes great quality video!

  • CofunKool Video Camera Camcorder 1080P 30FPS Full HD YouTube Vlogging Camera 36MP 3.0 inch IPS Touch Screen IR Night Vision Video Recorder with Remote Control Battery Charger 2 Batteries
  • ➤Full HD Camcorder: CofunKool video camera max supports 1080P(30FPS) MOV Video Resolution, 36MP JPEG Image Resolution. Equipped with 3.0 inch IPS touchscreen, support 270-degree rotation, 16X digital zoom. Camera Mode support Face Capture, Beauty Function, built-in fill light, Anti-shaking. Camcorder Mode Support IR night vision, loop recording, motion detection, slow motion. can be used as a Webcam, USB 2.0, TV Output and so on.
  • ➤Slow-Motion & USB, TV Output: Video camcorder's slow-motion feature allows you to capture amazing slow-motion footage, support-2X video recording. USB Output makes it a good choice of YouTube and Vlogging camera. You can download the video to your computer through a USB cable and then edit it before uploading to your social media. Also, you can use HD cable connect to the TV to watch the photos and videos.
  • ➤Video Capture& Loop Recording: Open the digital camera's video capture function, you can take photos while video recording, needn't switch mode. Never miss a photo you want to capture. When the memory card is full, the Loop Recording function allows you to set loop recording time (off/3/5/10 minutes), the newest recording will automatically overwrite the oldest one.
  • ➤3" IPS Touch Screen & 270° Flipping Screen: CofunKool video camera is equipped with precise and sensitive 3" IPS touch screen which makes it easier to operate the camera. The screen can be 270° flipped, Self-timer, recording videos, never difficult for yourself
  • ➤Recording While Charging & Accessories: The 1080P camcorder comes with an external microphone, remote control, 2 rechargeable batteries and 1 USB charger adapter, support charging by power bank for you extend shooting time. The digital camera supports SD card 4GB to 32GB(Please note that SD card is not included, and please format the SD card before using this camera).
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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CofunKool Final Thoughts

"Very light and compact."

I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. I haven’t had to change the date. I will definitely use it more often. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. It is inexpensive GoPro Camcorder.

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4.2


(22 Points)

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