CNET editors choose the best GoPro models, action cameras, and camcorders of 2014.
A tiny, point-and-shoot, full-HD video camera that's simple and fun to use, the Dimika Action Cam is a very good inexpensive option for situations in which you don't want to risk your more-expensive camera or smartphone.
An inexpensive option for capturing your exploits for YouTube, the Monoprice MHD Sport Wifi offers just enough value to make it an entry-level action cam worth considering.
The dual-camera Oregon Scientific ATC Chameleon is a good idea, but the execution and the overall feature set are lacking.
Long battery life, solid video quality, and a great all-in-one design make the Drift Ghost-S tough to beat.
A fun, flexible action cam, the iOn Air Pro 3 keeps things simple without sacrificing video or build quality, making it an excellent option for those who just want to go out and shoot -- in or out of the water.
With built-in Wi-Fi and a 2-inch LCD, this little 1080p HD POV camera gives you a couple ways to view your adventures.
Manything can't match the video quality and options of some traditional Wi-Fi cameras, but there's no easier way for iOS users to experiment with DIY home security.
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CNET reporter Jay Greene, an avid skier, recently took two helmet cams up the mountain. See which one took his trophy for best job recording powdery pursuits: the GoPro HD Hero 2 Outdoor Edition or the Contour Roam.
Contour's top-of-the-line Contour+ camera will connect with LiveShell, a gadget made by Toyko-based Cerevo to let users stream their skiing and cycling adventures live online.
The gnarly Panasonic HX-A500 waterproof wearable camcorder shoots sick 4K video of your extreme adventures.