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. DJI Osmo Action - 4K Action Cam 12MP Digital Camera with 2 Displays 36ft Underwater Waterproof WiFi ...

User Ratings: 70 9

DJI CP.OS.00000020.01 First Impressions

"So fun!"

Super easy to read instructions too! Its really worth every dollar I paid. Because my phone camera wasn’t good enough. I got these for my husband for Xmas. This is absolutely the perfect tool for me.

  • DJI Osmo Action - 4K Action Cam 12MP Digital Camera with 2 Displays 36ft Underwater Waterproof WiFi HDR Video 145° Angle, Black
  • Dual Screens: Osmo Action’s dual screens allow you to capture it all with the touch of a button. A vivid front screen lets you frame yourself effortlessly in any setting, while the back screen delivers a crystal-clear, hyper-responsive display. This durable, versatile action camera is jam-packed with advanced technology that lets you spend less time worrying about equipment and more time living the action.
  • The RockSteady technology combines EIS with complex algorithms, delivering stable, shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.
  • Action camera with 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, 12MP, wide-angle 145° that allows you to shoot 4K HDR videos.
  • 8x Slow Motion: Capture every epic move with jaw-dropping clarity and detail when you use 8x slow motion with 1080p resolution and 240fps. Time-lapse: Condense time and movement for stunning, easy-to-achieve results.
  • 11m Waterproof, -10℃ Temperature Resistant Sporting a watertight seal and a hydrophobic coating on the back touchscreen, Osmo Action is waterproof at depths of up to 11 meters, making it the perfect underwater companion. Versatile batteries perform well even in extremely cold environments with temperatures as low as -10℃.
  • What you get: DJI Osmo Action, Camera Frame, Flat Adhesive Mount, Curved Adhesive Mount, Quick-Release Base, Battery, Battery Case, Locking Screw, USB-C Cable
  • DJI Mimo App requires iOS 10.0, Android 7.0 or above. Compatible devices include: iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, 11, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6s Plus, 6s, 6 Plus, 6, SE, Samsung Galaxy S10+, S10, S9+, S9 , S9+, S9, S8+, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, Note 8, Huawei P30 Pro, P30, P20, P10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10, Mate 9 Pro, Mate 9, Honor 10, Honor 9, Vivo NEX, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Mi 8, Mi 6, OnePlus 7, 6T, 5, Pixel 3 XL, 2 XL, 2, Google Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.OS.00000020.01
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DJI CP.OS.00000020.01 Final Thoughts

"Love this camera!"

For this, we purchased this DJI CP.OS.00000020.01. Picture quality is outstanding. I do wish there was a time & date stamp. Able to get a great cinematic look. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all.

Overall Score
4.3


(773 Points)

3. 4K Video Camera Camcorder ORDRO HDR-AE8 Full HD 1080P 60FPS Digital WiFi Camera Camcorders with IR N...

User Ratings: 60 4

ORDRO HDR-AE8 First Impressions

"Not sure."

I do wish there was a time & date stamp. He was pretty happy about the microphone. Functions are straightforward. Super easy to read instructions too! I did exactly what the ad said.

  • 4K Video Camera Camcorder ORDRO HDR-AE8 Full HD 1080P 60FPS Digital WiFi Camera Camcorders with IR Night Vision 3.0'' IPS Touchscreen and Remote Control DV Camera Recorder
  • 4K Video Camera with Hot Shoes: 2880*2160 24FPS resolution. The camera has built-in microphone and speaker which bring a great video sound quality. Unique hot shoe function to attach an external microphone(3.5mm interface) and video camera light, it also supports 37mm external wide angle lens, teleconverter, fisheye lens and UV lens. It has recording while charging, pause/resume video recording features.
  • Ultra HD 4K Camcorder: CMOS 8.0 MP sensor, up to 30.0 mega pixels, 3.0'' IPS HD touch screen, 16X digital zoom, remote control, loop recording, motion detection, face detection, self-timer, auto power-off, date stamp, MIC/USB2.0/HDMI output. Supports standard tripod and SD card (32-128GB Class10 SD card is recommended, need to be purchased separately). HDMI cable only used for connecting with TV, does not support live stream. Please connect the 4k TV for watching videos.
  • Video Camera Camcorder with IR Night Vision and Wi-Fi Features: After turning the camera on, press the “POWER / IR” button to enable night vision to take photos or videos on a dark night. Please use your smartphone to download and install the "C-Video" APP to connect camcorder Wi-Fi function. It can control camcorder to take recording videos, and upload or download files to your smartphone or tablet (Wi-Fi effective connection range ≤ 9.8 feet). NOTE: does not support wireless internet access.
  • Powerful Li-on Battery Supply: It comes with two NP-180 3.7V 1800mAh Li-ion batteries and a USB charger. When first use, please charge the battery for 3 hours to make sure its fully charged, it can take videos up to 2 hours, and pictures up to 2.5 hours. This camcorder supports recording while charging. (Tips: The battery working time will shorten in the Wi-Fi mode).
  • What You Get: 1 x 4K Video camera HDR-AE8 (ORDRO BRAND), 1 x HDMI cable,1 x USB charging cable, 2 x NP-180 Lithium batteries, 1 x USB charger, 1 x Remote control, 1 x Camera bag, 1 x Lens cap, 1 x Wrist strap, 1 x Card reader(random color), 1 x User manual. NO SD CARD/MIC/Wide-angle LENS. We offer 12-month warranty and excellent customer service.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ORDRO HDR-AE8
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ORDRO HDR-AE8 Final Thoughts

"It was a hit!"

The ORDRO HDR-AE8 is small and lightweight. Used this multiple times for church lectures. I love the audio options. Able to get a great cinematic look. The image stabilizer works very well.

Overall Score
4.1


(31 Points)

4. Panasonic AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Viewscreen AG-AC30PJ + 64GB Memory Card + M...

User Ratings: 51

Panasonic First Impressions

"The box looks good."

I have had NO issues with battery life so far. That is not the case with the Panasonic . Able to get a great cinematic look. It's the small things that count. Much better then other same style insta360 Camcorder.

  • Panasonic AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Viewscreen AG-AC30PJ + 64GB Memory Card + Microfiber Cloth + Deluxe Cleaning Kit Bundle
  • Panasonic AG-AC30 Full HD Camcorder with Touch Panel LCD Viewscreen
  • 64GB SDXC Class 10 Secure Digital High Speed Memory Card
  • MicroFiber Cloth
  • Blower Brush, Lens Cleaning Solution, Microfiber Cloth and more
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic
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Panasonic Final Thoughts

"Clear and work fast."

I do wish there was a time & date stamp. Must be turned on and off manually. Used this multiple times for church lectures. Still, it's worth knowing about. I've tried many brands & models.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

5. Waterproof Camera Underwater Camera Full HD 2.7K 48 MP Camera Selfie Dual Screens Point and Shoot Ca...

Kansing First Impressions

"I thank you so much."

The Kansing makes great quality video! Much better then other same style insta360 Camcorder. Picks up good sound without the mic. The Kansing is small and lightweight. Super easy to read instructions too!

  • Waterproof Camera Underwater Camera Full HD 2.7K 48 MP Camera Selfie Dual Screens Point and Shoot Camera Selfie Dual Screen Waterproof Camera for Snorkeling
  • 2.7K & 48MP Waterproof Camera: 2.7K video resolution for high-definition video images sharing a realistic and delicate visual feast. Full-image captures of up to 48 million pixels for detailed, high-resolution photos and motion pictures. You also can shoot vivid pictures with flashlight in dark or dim environment.
  • 10 Ft Underwater Camera: 10-feet in depth waterproof without casing for one hour per time. It's really handy and portable digital camera, great for snorkeling, camping, swimming, diving and beaching while holiday trips. Our waterproof camera can help you to shoot the meaningful moment you want record in anytime and anywhere. Just enjoy your time.
  • Dual-Screen digital Camera: This dual screen underwater camera is equipped with 2.7 inch rear screen and 1.8 inch front screen. It's extremely easy to use and you won't be out of frame when taking selfie photos. It can also be mounted to a tripod (exclude in standard package) and comes with a wrist strap and drawstring bag.
  • Continuous Shooting & Recording While Charging: You can take multiple photos in a short time, capture more interesting pictures and provide more life materials for you. The waterproof camera for snorkeling supports the function of charging and recording. Even though you need to use the camera for a long time, you have no need to worry about no power.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Any after-sale questions will be replied within 24 hours in working days. This underwater digital camera supports a micro SD card up to 128GB (need to be purchased separately) just shoot the moment without worry about memory capacity.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Kansing Final Thoughts

"It’s a good buy."

I really appreciate with the extra battery. I used to just take videos on my phone. Using it for filming kids sports. So many features, streamlined everything. The lanyard has been amazing.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

6. Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder with 64GB Memory Card, LED Light, Case, Telepho...

User Ratings: 68

Panasonic HC-X1000 First Impressions

"Well packaged."

The material of the Panasonic HC-X1000 seems really good. There is a zoom feature on the Panasonic HC-X1000. And it’s so easy to carry around. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. I did exactly what the ad said.

  • Panasonic HC-X1000 4K DCI/Ultra HD/Full HD Camcorder with 64GB Memory Card, LED Light, Case, Telephoto Lens, and More - Advanced Bundle
  • 1 x Panasonic HC-X1000 4K Camcorder (HC-X1000) | 1 x Sony 64GB Memory Card | 1 x Large Padded Carrying Case | 1 x Professional LED 160 Video Light | 1 x 49mm 3 Piece Filter Kit | 1 x Super-High Performance HDMI Cable 2 Meter | 1 x 49mm Ultraviolet UV Filter | 1 x Deluxe Cleaning Kit | 1 x SD Card USB Reader | 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

"And it was a good decision."

Seems well made, as expected for the price. He was pretty happy about the microphone. So many features, streamlined everything. Good camera for what I’m using it for. I did exactly what the ad said.

Overall Score
4.7


(7 Points)

7. BOBLOV PD50 Body Camera 1296P Body Worn Mounted Camera Lightweight Smart Fast Charging Night Vision ...

User Ratings: 67 7

BOBLOV First Impressions

"So fun!"

Picture quality is outstanding. More noticeable on the night vision set up. The video it takes it pretty good. I love it and definitely recommend to others. The BOBLOV is small and lightweight.

  • BOBLOV PD50 Body Camera 1296P Body Worn Mounted Camera Lightweight Smart Fast Charging Night Vision Cam 150 Degree Angle Playback 5-7Hours Recording (32G+GPS)
  • ❤【Campacity with Qiuck Charge 3.0 Tech with only 1hour charging】Employs Qualcamm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, it can take about 1 hours to fully fast charge with ORIGINAL cable and adaptor, Support 5-6hours 1080p continuous recording.
  • ❤【HD 1080P Compact Body Camera】Features with sony IMX2921, capture HD 1080P high resolution with 150 degree wide angle. Built-in mic for synchronized audio recording.Decent microphone that comes through clear on the video.Drive-free installation, plug and play, supports Windows win7/win8/win10/MAC.
  • ❤【IR Night Vision manually】Built-in IR lights, one button to switch on/off audio recording when low lights condition.Press”Down”Button to turn on the Night vision manually.
  • ❤【Easy to use personal surveillance camera】Simply turn on and hit record.As a security camera, this body camera is priced well below other personal surveillance camera's but offers premium results.Plus in a self defense situation will have proof that the life was threatened in daily. driving the bike,Photo dogs ect.
  • ❤【Dashcam mode】Camera automatically starts recording when ignition,saved video footage when engine off.With 115g net weight, Portable size and lightweight Body cameras
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BOBLOV Final Thoughts

"Exceeded expectations."

I love it and definitely recommend to others. I didn't get to test the far away sound mode. Functions are straightforward. Must be turned on and off manually. This unit is awesome and the price is great.

Overall Score
4.3


(69 Points)

8. Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black) International Version No Warranty

Sony FBA_HDR-CX900/B First Impressions

"Materials feel premium."

I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. Really like the clarity of the picture. It is inexpensive insta360 Camcorder.

  • Sony HDR-CX900 Full HD Handycam Camcorder (Black) International Version No Warranty
  • 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor 1080p Video and 20 MP Still Images
  • XAVC S, AVCHD, and MP4 Recording Options Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Lens
  • 12x Optical Zoom & 24x Clear Image Zoom BIONZ X Processor / High Speed 120 fps
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization 0.39" OLED EVF / 3.5" XtraFine LCD
  • Wi-Fi / NFC Connectivity Multi Interface Shoe for Accessories
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony FBA_HDR-CX900/B
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Sony FBA_HDR-CX900/B Final Thoughts

"It’s like 007."

The Sony FBA_HDR-CX900/B is my favorite. The Sony FBA_HDR-CX900/B makes great quality video! I received the Sony FBA_HDR-CX900/B today. Every detail is well designed. Not that many left on the inexpensive end.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Ikan Corporation ELE-BMC-HDL Video Camera (Black)

Ikan ELE-BMC-HDL First Impressions

"Clear and work fast."

Perfect camera for my up coming vacation! Good camera for what I’m using it for. I like The light weight small size. So many features, streamlined everything. There is a zoom feature on the Ikan ELE-BMC-HDL.

  • Ikan Corporation ELE-BMC-HDL Video Camera (Black)
  • Non-slip Grip Handle
  • Handle Rotates 360 with Rosette System
  • Short Riser Provides Clearance Between Handle and Rig
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ikan ELE-BMC-HDL
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Ikan ELE-BMC-HDL Final Thoughts

"Exceeded expectations."

Well packed and worth the money. The lanyard has been amazing. Really like the clarity of the picture. This Camera/Camcorder Is Great! He was pretty happy about the microphone.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. 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)

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