Editor's Choice - Our Favorite insta360 Camcorders

1. 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)

2. 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.

  • DJI OSMO Action with Spare Battery
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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)

3. LAIDUOAO 2.7K Video Camera Digital Camera Vlogging Camera WiFi HD 1080P Camcorder with 16X Zoom, 2 R...

User Ratings: 57 8

laiduoao First Impressions

"I advise you!"

That is not the case with the laiduoao . I love it and definitely recommend to others. The best part is the real-time imagery. I really like the features of the camera. And the photo is acceptable also.

  • LAIDUOAO 2.7K Video Camera Digital Camera Vlogging Camera WiFi HD 1080P Camcorder with 16X Zoom, 2 Rechargeable Batteries, 30FPS 24MP 3 Inch Touch Screen Easy Operation with Remote
  • Full HD WiFi Digital Camera Camcorder with Flashlight: The digital camera allows vivid shots at 24 Megapixel Full HD CMOS Image Sensor to capture your memories in true 1920 x 1080 resolution (30FPS). By WiFi connection, the camera can connect to the the smartphone.Flashlight makes the camcorder performs incredibly well in low-light condition by simply touch the flash screen button to illuminate dark areas.It would be a perfect gift for your parents and kids.
  • Multifunctional Camcorder: This camcorder has 3 inch LCD touch screen(Touch Control Panel) with 270 degree rotation, 16X digital zoom(Not Auto or optical zoom), built-in LED fill light, anti-shake, face capture, beautification, Self-timer, webcam function, pause function, USB 2.0, TV output, internal and external microphones, hot shoe interface, standard tripod screw mounting bracket (excluding tripod), remote control, etc., make the shooting process easier and more convenient.
  • Remote Control and Pause Function: Support remote control, and you can take photoes and videos by yourself anywhere and anytime through remote. No members are excluded from the group photo and no longer asking people around to take photos for you. You can pause the video whenever you want and continue the recording without restarting new file.
  • Rechargeable Camcorder And IR Night Vision Camcorder: Digital camera is powered by 1500mAh 3.7V rechargeable batteries, full-charged battery provides up to 60-90 minutes of continuous recording. Batteries supports charged by USB cable and work while charging, no more worry for running out of battery. Under IR Night Vision,the camera can shoot high definition image videos,work perfectly in the darkness,also shoot great in low light.
  • Good Service and Support External Microphone(Not Included): This camera camcorder recorder supports storage up to 32GB. (Kind Notice: SD CARD DOES NOT INCLUDED).We provide 24hrs Friendly Customer Services.It supports external microphone(Not Included) and will provide the vivid video and clear sound. Our digital camera can record sharp video without microphone.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The laiduoao
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laiduoao Final Thoughts

"Great picture and sound."

This is a fantastic camera for the price. The clarity of the video was amazing. I really like the features of the camera. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. I am so glad I chose this particular unit!

Overall Score
4.0


(30 Points)

4. Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder with 16GB Memory Card, LED Light, Case and More...

User Ratings: 54

Panasonic HC-X1000 First Impressions

"Exceeded expectations."

We are very pleased with this product. I will definitely use it more often. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. The phone/camera mount piece works great. This unit is awesome and the price is great.

  • Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder with 16GB Memory Card, LED Light, Case and More. - Starter Bundle
  • 1 x Panasonic HC-X1000 4K Camcorder (HC-X1000) | 1 x Large Padded Carrying Case | 1 x Professional LED 160 Video Light | 1 x Sony 16GB microSDHC Memory Card | 1 x 49mm Ultraviolet UV Filter | 1 x SD Card USB Reader | 1 x Deluxe Cleaning Kit | 1 x Memory Card Wallet | 1 x MicroFiber Cloth
  • 4K DCI & UHD Video/ 8.8MP Stills | 1/2.3" MOS Sensor; 2 x Venus Processors
  • Leica Dicomar 20x Optical Zoom Lens | Switchable between NTSC and PAL
  • Individual Focus, Zoom & Iris Lens Rings | Power O.I.S, & Hybrid O.I.S.
  • 0.45" EVF / 3.5" LCD Touch Screen | Records MP4, MOV, AVCHD to SDXC Cards
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic HC-X1000
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Panasonic HC-X1000 Final Thoughts

"Totally unusable."

Every detail is well designed. For this, we purchased this Panasonic HC-X1000. The videos and pictures are both very clear. LCD display could be better. Seems well made, as expected for the price.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

5. 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)

6. Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with GPVPT1 Grip and Tripod for Camcorders (B...

User Ratings: 64 11

Sony First Impressions

"Really good one!"

Functions are straightforward. The lanyard has been amazing. Works and looks much better than expected. Using it for filming kids sports. Must be turned on and off manually.

  • Sony FDRAX53/B 4K HD Video Recording Camcorder (Black) with GPVPT1 Grip and 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
  • 3.0" LCD (Touch panel), EVF, Wi-Fi/NFC, manual ring, night shot, 4K Time-lapse capture
  • Shooting grip with built in tripod
  • Designed for a comfortable fit
  • Built in functions work equally well in either the left or right hand
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Not sure."

Not that many left on the inexpensive end. This was well worth the money. I've tried many brands & models. Great insta360 Camcorder and meets my needs. We travel out after I receive this Sony .

Overall Score
4.1


(206 Points)

7. 4K Video Camera Ultra HD Camcorder 48.0MP IR Night Vision Digital Camera WiFi Vlogging Camera with E...

Lincom Tech First Impressions

"I noticed two problems."

It has a microphone so the sound is better. I did exactly what the ad said. It’s really time to buy this Lincom Tech . This thing does everything it says it does. It keeps the frames still and colors vibrant.

  • 4K Video Camera Ultra HD Camcorder 48.0MP IR Night Vision Digital Camera WiFi Vlogging Camera with External Microphone and Lens Hood, 3 in Touch Screen
  • ♫ 4K Ultra HD Camcorder with 2 Batteries: This NEW UPGRADED 4K camcorder delivers clear images at 48MP and crisp video at 4K/3880*2160( 30FPS). This vlogging camera for youtube has a 16x digital zoom enabling you to get closer to your focus from far away. The digital camera comes with 2 batteries and supports recording while charging. This vlogging camera is great for interviews, music, YouTube and much more.
  • ♫ Equipped with Microphone & Lens Hood: This youtube camera is equipped with a Lens Cover and a gun microphone. The microphone helps to accurately pick up sound and reduce the noise during recording to deliver the best sound quality. The lens cover can block the sun or other light sources to prevent glare and lens flare. The video camera for youtube has a 3.0” LCD 270° rotatable Touch Screen which you can swivel for selfies and see exactly what you're filming.
  • ♫ WiFi Connection and Remote Control: This vlog camera can be controlled remotely ( from less than 33ft away) to take photo/video and share videos to social media easily by downloading APP (XDV PR) on your smart phone. This camera for youtube also comes with a remote control that can be used to control the camcorder to take photos and videos from a distance. (Less than 23ft away). Tips: When using the remote control, please remove the plastic sheet at the bottom.
  • ♫ Night Vision & Pause Function: This video camcorder is equipped with an IR night vision function and a fill light function which can capture photos and videos in black and white while in the dark. This hd video camera also features an excellent PAUSE FUNCTION feature which allows you to continue from where you stopped without starting a new file. Just pause or restart the recording by pressing the “PHOTO” symbol on the hd camcorder.
  • ♫ Webcam & HDMI: This video camera also has a webcam function so you can make a video calls with your family and friends by connecting it to your computer on PC CAMERA mode. You can connect it directly to an HDTV using an HDMI cable and playback the videos you took in high definition. This camcorder with microphone also has a range of great functions including time-lapse recording/photography, motion detection, slow-motion recording and the ability to photos while recording.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Lincom Tech
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Lincom Tech Final Thoughts

"Makes a great gift!"

Seems well made, as expected for the price. Still, it's worth knowing about. It’s really time to buy this Lincom Tech . Feel free to contact me if you have questions. This Lincom Tech works great for me.

Overall Score
5.0


(23 Points)

8. Video Camera Camcorder Full HD 1080P 30FPS 24MP Vlogging Camera for YouTube 18x Digital Zoom Camera ...

YIDA TECH First Impressions

"Not sure."

But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. First off this was an open box purchase. The YIDA TECH is very compact. And the rocker zoom is awesome. Good camera for what I’m using it for.

  • Video Camera Camcorder Full HD 1080P 30FPS 24MP Vlogging Camera for YouTube 18x Digital Zoom Camera Camcorder Camera 3 Inches IPS Screen Video Camcorder with Remote Control and 2 Batteries
  • 【Record for Longer】This camcorder comes with the 2 high-capacity 1,500 mAh rechargeable lithium battery, you can enjoy recording or shooting for up to 3 hours. This video camera also supports recording while charging, it can even be powered by the excluded power bank, ensuring you can use it for longer anytime, anywhere.
  • 【Webcam camcorder】This camcorder has webcam function. You can enjoy to video call with friends or family but there is no camera on your computer. Connect to your computer by using a USB cable and select "PC CAM" mode as your webcam, then you can stream live videos to your channel. Lifestyle, fashion, film or something more niche, there'll be an audience waiting to watch.
  • 【FHD 1080P Camcorder】Taking [email protected] full HD videos and 24MP photos is a cinch with this camcorder. Never be stuck for a viewing angle as the 3'' swivel display screen with 270-degree rotation flip allows you to get the perfect view every time, wtih the included remote control is ideal for shooting group pictures.
  • 【Camcoder with Pause Funtion】A neat feature of this portable vlogging camera for youtube is that it has a pause function, which means the video camera will pause the video whenever you want and continue the recording in the same file without restarting new file. The camcorders supports up to 128G SD card(Not Included) to store the video and can shoot in anything up to 1080p quality.
  • 【Functions for More】 The camcorder features compact design, fill light, anti-shake, self-timer, 18x digital zoom, beauty and face detection – along with versatile shooting features to deliver brilliant image quality and an extensive array of creative options for photographers lover. The camocrder is a perfect gift for your family or friends.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The YIDA TECH
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YIDA TECH Final Thoughts

"I like the YIDA TECH ."

Must be turned on and off manually. For this price, the YIDA TECH is awesome. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. 3 settings, up close, mid range and infinity.

Overall Score
5.0


(10 Points)

9. Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder with ECMGZ1M Gun / Zoom Microphone (Black)

User Ratings: 69 7

Sony First Impressions

"No big deal though."

It has an camera and it does video. However I am glad I did purchase! Really great camera and easy to use. Used this multiple times for church lectures. The Sony is very compact.

  • Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder with ECMGZ1M Gun / Zoom Microphone (Black)
  • Capture 4k/24p/30p video that far exceeds HD resolution
  • Zeiss lens w/ balanced optical steady shot image stabilization
  • Direct pixel read out for smooth edges and color gradation
  • Records in Zoom Mic and Gun mic modes
  • Zoom Mic Mode records audio level corresponding to zoom length
  • Gun Mic Mode records super directional
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Sony Final Thoughts

"It works perfectly so far."

Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. Great seller and very fast shipping! Used this multiple times for church lectures. So many aspects about this camera.

Overall Score
4.4


(173 Points)

10. Canon XA11 Compact Full HD Camcorder 2218C002 with 64GB Memory Card, Extra Battery and Charger, UV F...

User Ratings: 59

eDigitalUSA 2218C002 First Impressions

"Pretty good video camera."

It did come with a memory card on top of it. I really like the features of the camera. He was pretty happy about the microphone. Still, it's worth knowing about. The video it takes it pretty good.

  • Canon XA11 Compact Full HD Camcorder 2218C002 with 64GB Memory Card, Extra Battery and Charger, UV Filter, LED Light, Case and More. - Starter Bundle
  • QUALITY IMAGE: Native 1920 x 1080, 1/2.84" CMOS Sensor
  • 20x HD Zoom Lens
  • LATEST TECH: Canon Digic DV 4 Image Processor
  • Dynamic Image Stabilization
  • EASY CONTROLS: 3" OLED Touch Panel View Screen / Manual Camera Controls / VERSATILE: 2 x XLR with Manual/Auto Audio Levels / HDMI and Composite Output
  • Editor's Impressions Of The eDigitalUSA 2218C002
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eDigitalUSA 2218C002 Final Thoughts

"I didn't realize that."

Good camera for what I’m using it for. We travel out after I receive this eDigitalUSA 2218C002. The eDigitalUSA 2218C002 is small and lightweight. Much better then other same style insta360 Camcorder. LCD display could be better.

Overall Score
4.3


(10 Points)

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