Monoprice MHD Action Camera
The Monoprice MHD Action Camera is a very good value. You'll just have to be forgiving of its video quality.
Sony Action Cam HDR-AS10
The Sony Action Cam is a solid first effort and worth its price, but some design shortcomings may be enough to put off some potential buyers.
As long as you don't need to change shooting modes on the go, the ContourRoam2 is a simple way to capture fine-quality POV videos in dry or wet conditions.
Liquid Image Ego ( White)
The egg-sized Liquid Image Ego wins on size and simplicity, but its features -- outside of built-in Wi-Fi -- are minimal.
Drift HD Ghost Action Camera
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.
For good-enough video for Web sharing and a 20x zoom lens, the Samsung HMX-QF20 gets the job done.
GoPro Hero3 Black Edition ( 12MP)
The GoPro Hero3 Silver and White editions are strong contenders in the sports camera market, but the faster, more powerful Black Edition is head and shoulders the best sports camera on the market today.
The Contour+2 combines the best features of the entire Contour camera line in one simple, powerful flagship model.
JVC Everio GZ-EX250
As entry-level camcorders go, JVC's Everio GZ-EX250 is an OK option, especially if Wi-Fi functionality and a 40x zoom lens are at the top of your want list.
Sony Handycam HDR-CX200
They're cheap and capture video, but don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder. If you're going to buy one, get the cheapest; nothing on any of these is really worth the extra bucks.