Camcorders

Monoprice MHD 2.0 Action Camera
REVIEW

Monoprice MHD 2.0 Action Camera

If you're in the market for no-frills, cheap-and-easy point-and-shoot action cam, the Monoprice MHD 2.0 gets the job done.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 5, 2015
VSN Mobil V.360°
REVIEW

VSN Mobil V.360°

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 16, 2015
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Xiaomi Yi
REVIEW

Xiaomi Yi ( White)

​The Xiaomi Yi Action Cam's video quality and shooting options are well above other cameras in its class, but you'll need to bring your own accessories.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 26, 2015
Kodak Pixpro SP360 Extreme Pack
REVIEW

Kodak Pixpro SP360 Extreme Pack

The Kodak Pixpro SP360's 360-degree video is fun to view and experiment with, while its regular full HD video means you're not stuck with a one-trick camera. The rest of the package could use some fine-tuning, though.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 3, 2015
Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000V
REVIEW

Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000V

Sony's X1000V offers power and performance in a package that goes head-to-head with the GoPro.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 5, 2015
GoPro Hero4 Black
REVIEW

GoPro Hero4 Black

The GoPro Hero4 Silver is still our top choice for most people, but if you need the best video quality with the most shooting options, the Hero4 Black is it.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 11, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
GoPro Hero
REVIEW

GoPro Hero

Though the GoPro Hero is nearly devoid of features, this entry point for GoPro's lineup is just enough to get you started in the world of little, mountable cameras.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 11, 2014
HTC Re Camera
REVIEW

HTC Re Camera ( White)

The HTC Re's features might not be as unusual as its design, but it's still a solid little camera that's easier and faster to shoot with than your average smartphone.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 6, 2014
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
GoPro Hero4 Silver
REVIEW

GoPro Hero4 Silver

The GoPro Hero4 Silver takes everything we liked about the Hero3+ Black -- especially the solid video quality -- and adds in some handy new features including a touchscreen, making it one of the best little action cameras around.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 24, 2014
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Replay XD Prime X
REVIEW

Replay XD Prime X

The Replay XD Prime X might not have the name recognition of others in the category, but thanks to its lightweight, ultracompact and waterproof body; solid 1080p video quality and pro-centric features, it deserves a spot on your short list.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 10, 2014
3.8 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Polaroid Cube
REVIEW

Polaroid Cube ( Black)

The eye-catching Polaroid Cube is an inexpensive 1080p action cam with video quality that takes a backseat to design.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 23, 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
Logitech Bemo
REVIEW

Logitech Bemo ( Manhattan Black)

While it's a niche product, the Logitech Bemo is a new spin on the point-and-shoot mini camcorder that makes shooting video and creating short movies accessible to just about anyone.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 22, 2014
JVC Everio GZ-R10
REVIEW

JVC Everio GZ-R10 ( Black)

JVC's move to offer consumers a durable family camcorder is solid, but the quadproof Everio GZ-R10 on the whole comes up short.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 5, 2014
Polaroid XS100i Wi-Fi Extreme Edition
REVIEW

Polaroid XS100i Wi-Fi Extreme Edition

As long as you respect its limitations and keep the camera steady, the Polaroid XS100i is a good easy-to-use budget-friendly option for dabbling in hands-free video.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 18, 2014
JVC ADIXXION GC-XA2
REVIEW

JVC ADIXXION GC-XA2

After making several improvements and adding a list of new features to its first action cam, JVC's Adixxion GC-XA2 is easily one of the best options for capturing your thrills and spills.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 14, 2014
Dimika Action Cam
REVIEW

Dimika Action Cam

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 28, 2014

MSRP: $99.00

GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition
REVIEW

GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition

If you like GoPro's camera design and just want solid HD video, you might be able to save yourself $100 and get this instead of the $400 Black Edition.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 28, 2014
Monoprice MHD Sport Wifi
REVIEW

Monoprice MHD Sport Wifi

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 13, 2014
Oregon Scientific ATC Chameleon Action Camera
REVIEW

Oregon Scientific ATC Chameleon Action Camera

The dual-camera Oregon Scientific ATC Chameleon is a good idea, but the execution and the overall feature set are lacking.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 30, 2014
Drift Ghost-S Action Camera
REVIEW

Drift Ghost-S Action Camera

Long battery life, solid video quality, and a great all-in-one design make the Drift Ghost-S tough to beat.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 22, 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
GoPro Hero3+
REVIEW

GoPro Hero3+ ( Black Edition)

Like the Hero3, the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition's strongest attributes are its excellent video quality and impressive list of shooting options. If that's what matters most to you, this is the action cam to get.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 13, 2013
iOn Air Pro 3
REVIEW

iOn Air Pro 3

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 30, 2013
Cyclops Gear CGLife 2 1080p HD Video Glasses
REVIEW

Cyclops Gear CGLife 2 1080p HD Video Glasses ( Black)

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.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on October 23, 2013
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
Sony Handycam HDR-CX220
REVIEW

Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 ( Red)

The only thing the Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 seems to have going for it is the low price, but "you get what you pay for" has never rung truer.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 10, 2013
Monoprice MHD Action Camera
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 30, 2013
ContourRoam2
REVIEW

ContourRoam2 ( Blue)

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 15, 2013