Editor's Choice - Our Favorite FLIR Video Cameras

1. 45-Degree Lens with Case for E40, E50, E60, T420, T440, T460

User Ratings: 53

FLIR 1196960 First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! Love FLIR, and this mount works great too. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize.

  • 45-Degree Lens with Case for E40, E50, E60, T420, T440, T460
  • Field of view (FOV): 45-Degree times33.8-Degree
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.20 m (0.66 ft.)
  • Focal length: 9.66 mm (0.38 in.)
  • Spatial resolution (IFOV): 3.93 mrad/2.45 mrad
  • F-number: 1.3
  • Please note this lens must be calibrated to the camera to measure temperature correctly. The user has 6 months after purchase to send the camera and lens to FLIR Service for calibration at no additional charge
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FLIR 1196960
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FLIR 1196960 Final Thoughts

"Cheers!"

Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. You can shoot your videos and frame them later.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

2. GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP...

User Ratings: 69 12

GoPro CHDHX-502 First Impressions

"The quality is unreal."

It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. I got this GoPro CHDHX-502 to record our trip’s adventure. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON!

  • GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos
  • Stunning 4k video and 12MP photos in single, burst and time lapse modes charger not included
  • Durable by design, Hero5 black is waterproof to 33 feet (10 meter) without a housing
  • Additional GoPro Hero5 black features + benefits below on item page time lapse photo intervals: 05, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds
  • Preview and playback your shots, change settings and trim your footage, all on your GoPro
  • Note: Check user manual on technical specification and instruction video available before use; audio format: wav
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHX-502
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GoPro CHDHX-502 Final Thoughts

"Not even close."

It can attach to his bike and scooter. The GoPro CHDHX-502 is very easy to use. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. This thing is solid as ever. If you have a GoPro CHDHX-502, then you need this case.

Overall Score
4.2


(3045 Points)

3. Holy Stone HS100G Drone with 1080p FHD Camera 5G FPV Live Video and GPS Return Home Function RC Quad...

User Ratings: 72 6

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Lots of parts."

Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! It seems to do just about everything. Could not get the remote camera controls to work. Now l have all kinds of parts and extra batteries. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost.

  • Holy Stone HS100G Drone with 1080p FHD Camera 5G FPV Live Video and GPS Return Home Function RC Quadcopter for Beginners Kids Adults with Follow Me, Altitude Hold, Intelligent Battery
  • Upgraded 1080P FHD Camera: 1080p FHD lenses with 120° FOV and 90° adjustable angle that help you capture every aerial moment
  • 5G FPV Wi-Fi Transmission: Lets you see what your drone see, provides you with clear and fluent live video feed from up to 1600ft away, offers a thrilling flight experience
  • GPS Auto Return Home: GPS positioning prevents drone loss; the drone will automatically return to home when its battery is low or loss signal, helps you fly safely
  • Easy and Fun to Fly: Assisted with Headless Mode, Altitude Hold and One Key Takeoff/Landing functions and up to 15 min flying time, perfect drone for kids or beginners
  • Follow Me Mode: The drone will automatically follow and capture your every move; you can take photos or videos the way you like, ideal selfie drone
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Great range."

This drone is very easy to fly, very stable. Everything you need to fly and fly a lot. I was very excited to receive this Holy Stone . The safety features are second to none. Controls are smooth and easy to use.

Overall Score
4.4


(376 Points)

4. Campark ACT74 Action Camera 4K 30fps WiFi Ultra HD Waterproof Sports Action Cam,Free Mounting Access...

User Ratings: 61 8

Campark ACT74 First Impressions

"Thank you Campark!"

I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! I cant give the Campark ACT74 enough stars. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it.

  • Campark ACT74 Action Camera 4K 30fps WiFi Ultra HD Waterproof Sports Action Cam,Free Mounting Accessories 2 Rechargeable Batteries Bikes Motorbike Snorkeling(Silver)
  • 【2-inch HD Display + Sony Sensor】Portable and easily to shoot or view real time video or picture.HDMI output. Excellent 170° wide angle fish-eye lens offer a wide field of view and can take much more stunning scenes of your world.
  • 【4K Ultra HD videos+16MP photos】Dynamic capture outstanding visual quality videos and pictures. makes moving image more smooth and greatly reduces ghosting.Built in Time lapse,Slow motion,Loop recording,Can be used as a security cam, dash cam. DVR. Allows to set ISO Sensitivity, Exposure Compensation, White Balance, Image Sharpness etc to get high quality images. Much clearer than the ordinary 12MP lens.
  • 【100 Feet(30m) Waterproof】with waterproof case, ideal for outdoor activities, like swimming, drifting, surfing etc. Perfect for water sports lover.
  • 【A lots of Accessories】Compatible for brand camera and market mainstream action camera.Attached to helmets, bike, surfboards, belt, arm band and other objects easily with Lots of accessories, mountable design for shooting the thrill of extreme activities.
  • 【Long Battery Life】Up to 240 minutes (Dual Rechargeable Lithium Batteries) shooting time,More Safe Guarantee with Campark: 45 days money back and 12-month warranty and professional after-sale service within 24 hours.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Campark ACT74
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Campark ACT74 Final Thoughts

"Now they are fantastic."

Video stabilization is astonishing. I cant give the Campark ACT74 enough stars. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. I cannot say enough great things about this FLIR Video Camera. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots.

Overall Score
4.3


(6398 Points)

5. DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Camera with 128GB SD Card Supports 4K Video

User Ratings: 66 9

DJI First Impressions

"The light."

I may have to pick up a second one at this price! Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Cost more than half the price of the drone. It is easy to mount the DJI on and it stays in place. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Camera with 128GB SD Card Supports 4K Video
  • Osmo Pocket does not include any SD cards in the box. Additional 128GB microSD Card with Adapter included (UHS 3; High-performance for 4K UHD video recording; Brand May Vary)
  • Additional 3.5mm Adapter allows the user to plug in an external 3.5mm microphone into Osmo Pocket for higher-quality sound recording.
  • Lightweight and Portable: As the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera DJI has ever designed, the compact and intelligent Osmo Pocket turns any moment into a cinematic memory. 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal: The Osmo Pocket camera is equipped with a remarkable 3-axis stabilized gimbal and a new algorithm that ensures a control accuracy of ±0.005° and maximum control speed of 120°/s.
  • Amazingly Powerful Performance: Osmo Pocket snaps photos in stunning detail, thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° FOV, and f/2.0 aperture. It can also shoot 4K/60fps video at 100Mbps and photos at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 μm for footage worth sharing every time.
  • DJI Mimo: Osmo Pocket is meant for anyone with a story to tell, which is why we developed DJI Mimo. This dedicated app expands your imagination with editing tools and opens the door to a community that inspires your own visual storytelling.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Maybe several weeks."

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. The quality is decent for the size. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! Cost more than half the price of the drone.

Overall Score
4.4


(16 Points)

6. DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo Portable Drone Quadcopter Preferred Travel Bundle Kit

Woodland Hills m First Impressions

"Camera is great!"

My eyes are not as good as they used to be. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. Also I would HIGHLY suggest you use the prop guards. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! Great product if you have multiple batteries.

  • DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo Portable Drone Quadcopter Preferred Travel Bundle Kit
  • Up to 30 Minutes of Flight Time
  • Stream HD Video From up to 2.5 Miles
  • Includes Controller & Flight Battery
  • 12MP/2.7K Quad HD 3-Axis Gimbal Camera
  • Comes with 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Woodland Hills m
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Woodland Hills m Final Thoughts

"Cool case."

This is a great FLIR Video Camera for the price. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. This arrived earlier than I expected from Woodland Hills. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. It works perfectly with no problems, indoors, outdoors.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. WONNIE 4K Sports Action Camera Ultra HD WiFi Remote Control, 30m Waterproof Camera 170°Wide-Angle S...

User Ratings: 61 16

WONNIE USACMA-001 First Impressions

"Great FLIR Video Camera."

This accessory bundle for my WONNIE USACMA-001 has a ton of items. It is small and takes awesome pictures! This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller!

  • WONNIE 4K Sports Action Camera Ultra HD WiFi Remote Control, 30m Waterproof Camera 170°Wide-Angle Shooting with 2 Pcs Rechargeable Batteries and Accessories Sets
  • 【4K Ultra HD Action Camera】Portable and easily to shoot or view real time video or picture, with 1600 Pixels, Which will help you capture and share your world in a fantastic resolution.
  • 【Wifi Connection】Sport Camera with wireless control, Suport 2.4G remote. Convenient to control the camera, fram shots or record video.
  • 【Mulit-Angle Field of View】 Excellent 170°wide angle, the angle can be adjusted to 170° ,152°,90°.So you can take more unique picture or record video as a wide angle.
  • 【Longer Battery Life】 Wonnie action camera comes with 2 1050mAh batteries. Each battery can record up to 120 minutes. No more worry about the recording time for this action camera.
  • 【Accessories & Function】Compatible for brand camera and market mainstream action camera. Attached to helmets, bike, surfboards, belt, arm band and other objects easily with Lots of accessories, mountable design for shooting the thrill of extreme activities. Any problem feel free to contact us and we will reply you within 24 hours.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WONNIE USACMA-001
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WONNIE USACMA-001 Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

This is enough for most use cases! Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. More like I wanted plus more! This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps.

Overall Score
4.0


(46 Points)

8. Amcrest A6-B Skyview Pro RC WiFi Drone with Camera HD FPV Quadcopter Video Drone with Camera for Adu...

User Ratings: 59 9

Amcrest First Impressions

"As Expected!"

Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. It doesn't have that annoying buzz that some have. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed. But overall, I am very happy with the product. I plan to research other drone accessories built by Amcrest.

  • Amcrest A6-B Skyview Pro RC WiFi Drone with Camera HD FPV Quadcopter Video Drone with Camera for Adults, 2.4ghz WiFi Helicopter w/Remote Control, Stunt Flip, Headless Mode, Smartphone (Black)
  • HD FPV CAMERA - Put yourself in the pilot seat and fly the FPV drone using the Amcrest SkyView app available on Google Play and App Store. Capture all the action with the adult Drone's 1.3 Megapixel HD camera and 90° Wide Viewing Angle.
  • ALTITUDE HOLD - The Altitude Hold function uses the built-in 6-axis gyroscope to automatically detect air pressure to maintain steady altitude. The Amcrest RC Drone is equipped with Auto-Calibration and Trimming features to keep the drone exactly where you want it.
  • HEADLESS MODE - The Headless Mode feature allows you to fly the video drone in the direction you want, no matter which direction the drone is facing. Record incredible HD footage using the Stunt Flip feature. Fly faster with 3-speed options to adapt to any environment.
  • LONG DISTANCE COMMUNICATION RANGE - The Amcrest SkyView Pro WiFi Drone for adults has a maximum communication range of 984 feet (300 meters) so that you can easily keep track of your drone. Operating Temperature: -14°F ~ 104°F.
  • FLIGHT TIME - Stay in the air for up to 20 minutes on a full charge with the included Drone battery. Charging Time: 180 minutes for a full charge. Additional Drone batteries and remote control batteries sold separately. Additional Batteries can be purchased under ASIN: B07X5MH7VT.
  • Batteries: 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Amcrest
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Amcrest Final Thoughts

"I was right."

We've started a collection of Amcrest drones now. Wish I got a bit longer on the drone battery though. It seems to do just about everything. This is a great flyer for both indoor and outside flying. The Amcrest is well built, and the controls work well.

Overall Score
4.1


(42 Points)

9. Potensic D80 GPS Drone with Camera for Adults, 2K FHD Camera, 2Battery 40Min Quadcopter with Brushle...

Potensic First Impressions

"Almost forgot."

I would definitely buy this one again! I love this FLIR Video Camera, it is a beast in a small package! It seems to do just about everything. Picture and video quality better than expected. Even my high end drone buddies were impressed.

  • Potensic D80 GPS Drone with Camera for Adults, 2K FHD Camera, 2Battery 40Min Quadcopter with Brushless Motor, Auto Return Home, Follow Me, Long Control Range, Includes Aluminum Carrying Case-Sliver
  • [5G WiFi 2K FPV CAMERA] - Upgraded 2K with 5G WIFI design to captured more smooth, cinematic HD video you've expected with fast transmission. Note: 2K content requires a 16/32 GB SD card(Card not included).
  • [2BATTERY FOR 40MIN] - Come with 2pcs 1800mAh batteries& elegant aluminum Case to extend your playtime up to 40 minutes and better protect this Potensic D80 drone.
  • [MULTIFUNCTION AND MUCH FUN] -Equipped with functions like Auto Return, FPV, One Key Take Off/Landing, Altitude Hold, Follow Me and Tap Fly, perfect drone to catch your surfing, skating, parkour and other exciting moment.
  • [POWERFUL BRUSHLESS MOTORS] - Compare to other drones, this D80 GPS drone adopts the advanced 4 brushless motors to ensure stable flight at high speed(40km/h at most) and long-distance(up to 500-1000m) with low consumption. It may not suitable for kids under 14 but ideal drones for adults.
  • [DUAL GPS NEVER LOST] - Integrates the latest technology with dual GPS to keep accurate positioning detail of your drone. The Return-to-Home function enables this camera drone automatically return when battery low/ signal weak/ out of range. No worry about the lost.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Potensic
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Potensic Final Thoughts

"Loving it so far."

This really is a great drone for anyone of any ability. Even the gravity control works well enough to fly it. Very durable for a beginner to crash lots of times. I liked it enough, so I'm buying another one. I think Potensic definitely has a potential winner here.

Overall Score
5.0


(5 Points)

10. Panasonic AG-HMC80 3MOS AVCCAM HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder + Extended Life Battery + 32GB Memory Car...

Panasonic AG-HMC80 B6 First Impressions

"I like the Panasonic AG-HMC80 B6."

I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. Its really worth every dollar I paid. The Panasonic AG-HMC80 B6 is very compact. The clarity of the video was amazing. I like The light weight small size.

  • Panasonic AG-HMC80 3MOS AVCCAM HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder + Extended Life Battery + 32GB Memory Card + Accessory Saver Bundle
  • Four professional AVCCAM HD recording modes: HA mode (approx.17 Mbps), HG mode (approx.13 Mbps), the extended recording HE mode (approx. 6 Mbps)
  • And the highest-quality PH mode (average 21 Mbps/Max 24Mbps)
  • Supports the following HD formats in PH mode at 60Hz:
  • 1080/60i, 1080/30p, 1080/24pN, 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24pN; in HA, HG and HE modes, it records in 1080/60i
  • Records stunning 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 AVCHD video with high sensitivity
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic AG-HMC80 B6
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Panasonic AG-HMC80 B6 Final Thoughts

"The box looks good."

Honestly, the tiny size is my favorite thing! I received the Panasonic AG-HMC80 B6 today. And the rocker zoom is awesome. But not an awful lot better. The best part is the real-time imagery.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

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