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)
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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. Canon ZR830 MiniDV Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

User Ratings: 35

Canon Video 1879B001 First Impressions

"Quite easy to follow."

Functions are straightforward. The Canon Video 1879B001 is small and lightweight. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. Good quality without damage at night. An additional battery is included as backup.

  • Canon ZR830 MiniDV Camcorder with 35x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • Genuine Canon Optics with 35x optical zoom/1000x digital zoom
  • DIGIC DV image processor; image stabilization
  • 2.7-inch widescreen LCD monitor; widescreen HR recording
  • Still image recording
  • Smooth zoom control; level shot control
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Video 1879B001
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Canon Video 1879B001 Final Thoughts

"But it works great."

This is designed to be simple and easy to use. The material of the Canon Video 1879B001 seems really good. This is designed to be simple and easy to use. I love it and definitely recommend to others. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me.

Overall Score
4.0


(38 Points)

3. CONTOUR4K HD Camera 4K Action Camera Waterproof Helmet CAM RAGECAMS MOD (4mm Wide, Night)

Contour First Impressions

"No big deal though."

We travel out after I receive this Contour . I haven’t had one in so long. LCD display could be better. Used this multiple times for church lectures. Really like the clarity of the picture.

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

"Crisp clean pics."

He was pretty happy about the microphone. An additional battery is included as backup. Super easy to load onto my laptop also. The Contour is my favorite. I used to just take videos on my phone.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. Panasonic HC-V380K Full HD Camcorder with Wi-Fi Multi Scene Camera (Black)

User Ratings: 64 8

Panasonic HC-V380K First Impressions

"Exceeded expectations."

I had no problems at all with setup at all. The lanyard has been amazing. Good quality without damage at night. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me. The image stabilizer works very well.

  • Panasonic HC-V380K Full HD Camcorder with Wi-Fi Multi Scene Camera (Black)
  • Super-sharp Full HD 1080p recording;3 inches touch-enabled LCD
  • Intelligent 90x zoom, with 5-axis Hybrid Optical Image Stabilization provides maximum handheld stability
  • Wi-Fi and NFC enabled for quickly sharing content and controlling camcorder features remotely
  • Wi-Fi mobile device Camera feature adds multi-camera scene picture-in-picture recording
  • In-camera Creative Control and Intelligent Auto Plus modes enhance creative possibilities
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic HC-V380K
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Panasonic HC-V380K Final Thoughts

"And guess what!"

Good camera for what I’m using it for. The whole family enjoyed this purchase. Now I'm off to charge the battery! Much better then other same style insta360 Camcorder. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all.

Overall Score
4.3


(379 Points)

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

Contour First Impressions

"Instructions are decent."

Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. Picture quality is outstanding. Formatting the SD card was easy. That is not the case with the Contour . The Contour is small and lightweight.

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

"It was a hit!"

Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder. I love it and definitely recommend to others. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. This was well worth the money. Formatting the SD card was easy.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. 11.0MP Compact Camcorder with 2.4" LCD

User Ratings: 33

Jazz DV171 First Impressions

"Crisp clean pics."

It's the small things that count. This Jazz DV171 works great for me. Used this multiple times for church lectures. The phone/camera mount piece works great. It’s really time to buy this Jazz DV171.

  • 11.0MP Compact Camcorder with 2.4" LCD
  • MPEG 4 Video Record
  • SD Card Slot up to 4GB
  • 2.4" TFT LCD
  • Motion Detection/Night Mode
  • *5.0MP CMOS Sensor
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Jazz DV171 Final Thoughts

"But it works great."

Functions are straightforward. Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! If you are also an amateur photographer. Very compact that it fits in my purse! Great insta360 Camcorder and meets my needs.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 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. 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 insta360 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.
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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)

9. 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)

10. 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)
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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)

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