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GoPro Hero4 Black, Hero4 Silver are tiny cameras with big performance

The new Black edition rocks twice the processing power of its predecessor, while the updated Silver gets a built-in touchscreen, and both get some new features for when the lights go down.

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Contour's excellent entry-level action cam gets better with the Roam3

With some slight design tweaks and improved waterproofing, this POV camera is ready for action in and out of the water.

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Polaroid's Cube hands-free video in an ultrasmall package

The eye-catching Polaroid Cube is an inexpensive 1080p video camera that's small and light enough to be your constant companion.

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Polar Pro PowerPole juices up your GoPro while keeping you in the action

Don't want to worry about battery life when recording your next adventure? This fully funded Kickstarter project might be the answer.

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Panasonic HC-X1000 4K camcorder gets small for the ENG crowd

Panasonic's answer to Sony's FDR-AX1 is quite a bit smaller and lighter.

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Panasonic's 4K camcorder looks pretty feature-packed for $3,500

A new prosumer run-and-gun-style camcorder has tons of entry-level pro features -- it's just missing the three sensors.

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Sony streamlines its Action Cam to make it Mini (hands-on)

The Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 is smaller and lighter than Sony's top Action Cam AS100V without sacrificing too many features, and it gets a new and improved Live View Remote.

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Logitech's Bemo an oddball video camera for shoot-and-share lovers

One-button video capture matched with a nice viewing and editing app adds up to a fun little camcorder if you get its value.

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JVC brings quad-proof protection to traditional camcorder design

With a 40x zoom lens and a body that can withstand water, drops, dust, and cold, the Everio GZ-R10 is a good move for the family camcorder. Too bad the video quality isn't better.

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JVC Everio GZ-R10 goes where other camcorders can't

The water-, shock-, dust-, and freezeproof consumer video camera is ready for some rough treatment and packs a 40x zoom lens, but that's about all it offers.

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Polaroid's XS100i hits the action cam basics at a good price

No, it's not a GoPro, but if you're just after a good general-purpose action cam, the XS100i is worth a look.

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Versatile JVC Adixxion XA2 competitive GoPro alternative

With sharp video, easy mounting options, a solid feature package, and "quad-proof" protection without a housing, the GC-XA2 is tough to beat.

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