$180 - $240 Camcorders

Sony Action Cam Mini
REVIEW

Sony Action Cam Mini

A leaner, lighter version of its top POV camera, the Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 puts big performance in a little package.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 30, 2014
Contour Roam3
REVIEW

Contour Roam3

All the features that make Contour's action cams excellent are here in its entry-level Roam3. While it's not loaded with extras, it's one of the best you'll find for its price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 23, 2014
Sony Action Cam AS100V
REVIEW

Sony Action Cam AS100V

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 6, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
iON Air Pro 2
REVIEW

iON Air Pro 2

One of the better action cam options available, the iON Air Pro 2 improves on the original, while still offering a good value.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 12, 2013
GoPro Hero3 White Edition (5MP)
REVIEW

GoPro Hero3 White Edition ( 5MP)

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.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on October 24, 2012
3.1 stars User rating out of 5 votes
ContourRoam Hands-Free HD Camcorder
REVIEW

ContourRoam Hands-Free HD Camcorder

The ContourRoam finally matches the rugged construction and ultrawide field of view of the competition, while still excelling as a sports camera with its ease of use and low price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 26, 2011
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung W200 Rugged (Red)
REVIEW

Samsung W200 Rugged ( Red)

The Samsung HMX-W200 might be a little less impressive than its specs, but it's still a very good rugged minicamcorder for the money.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 5, 2011
Kodak Playsport Zx5 (Red)
REVIEW

Kodak Playsport Zx5 ( Red)

The rugged Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is a very good minicamcorder, but falls just shy of improving on last year's model, despite being more durable.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 1, 2011
Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20 (Silver)
REVIEW

Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20 ( Silver)

If you're looking for a simple shoot-and-share minicamcorder, the Bloggie Touch is a good option--that is, as long as you understand its limitations.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 25, 2011
2.3 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Kodak PlayTouch (Red)
REVIEW

Kodak PlayTouch ( Red)

Mediocre video quality and a couple design issues keep the Kodak PlayTouch from being a top-notch minicamcorder.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 17, 2011