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.
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.
Belkin's NetCam HD+ is a fantastic option for budget-minded DIY security enthusiasts, but you'll need to pay the monthly fee to get the most from this entry-level IP camera.
Built-in image stabilization and high bitrate recording make this Sony's best Action Cam yet, but there are still a few usability quirks remaining.
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.
The Samsung SmartCam HD Pro is a very good IP camera, but Dropcam Pro still has it beat in terms of durability, app design, and overall video quality.
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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