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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
ContourRoam2
REVIEW

ContourRoam2 (Red)

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

MSRP: $199.00

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Drift HD Ghost Action Camera
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 22, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Looxcie HD
EDITORS' TAKE

Looxcie HD

Live stream your day's activities straight to your Facebook wall with the Looxcie HD camera.

MSRP: $329.99

Sony Handycam NEX-VG900
EDITORS' TAKE

Sony Handycam NEX-VG900 (Body Only)

It's kind of an oddball -- a full-frame camcorder that requires an adapter for full-frame lenses -- but it's sure to garner some attention.

Contour+2
REVIEW

Contour+2

The Contour+2 combines the best features of the entire Contour camera line in one simple, powerful flagship model.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on September 7, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Pivothead Durango
REVIEW

Pivothead Durango (Glacier Blue)

Pivothead's pricey Durango video-recording eyewear is a fast, easy way to shoot Web-friendly POV movies.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 26, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Panasonic HDC-SD800
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-SD800

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 9, 2011
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $849.99

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Panasonic HDC-TM41
REVIEW

Panasonic HDC-TM41

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 16, 2011
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $379.99

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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