You'll have to overlook quirks in design and performance, but the VSN Mobil V.360 360-degree action cam offers up some serious wow factor now and potentially even more in the future.
CNET editors choose the best GoPro models, action cameras, and camcorders of 2015.
The highlight of Panasonic's camcorder announcements are a couple of feature-packed 4K/UHD models.
A new prosumer run-and-gun-style camcorder has tons of entry-level pro features -- it's just missing the three sensors.
Lean on features with merely OK video and a design that isn't for everyone, the best part about the Cyclops Gear CGLife 2 HD video glasses is their simplicity.
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 Wi-Fi, an LCD, and a waterproof body, as well as some nice accessories, the Drift HD Ghost uses its features to beat back the action cam competition.
Live stream your day's activities straight to your Facebook wall with the Looxcie HD camera.
With capable, speedy performance, and a friendly but powerful interface, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is a good choice for people looking to upgrade from a point-and-shoot.
Panasonic's trio of prosumer camcorders, the hard-disk-based HDC-HS900 and flash-based TM900 and SD800, deliver generally excellent video quality and provide the full set of manual controls and features advanced users want. But you have to be willing to baby the white balance a bit. The TM900 is my top pick of the three for its EVF, but if you're on a tight budget the SD800 should suit just fine.
Panasonic's HDC-TM40, TM41 and SD40 are some of the cheapest camcorders you can buy with a zoom lens and manual controls. If you care about video quality, spend a little more money on another model; if you don't, buy the cheapest one of these you can find, adjusting for the cost of memory for the SD40.