Best Video and Action Cameras for 2018

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
    GoPro Hero5 Black
    Best GoPro to get right now

    There's much to like about the company's new top-of-line GoPro, but being able to control the camera just by speaking to it turns out to be handier than you might think.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
    YI 4K Action Camera
    Best 4K action cam for the money

    A follow-up to its surprisingly good sub-$100, full-HD action cam, the YI 4K might just be the best budget camera you can buy.

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  • £399 at Amazon.co.uk
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 6 Image qual.
    360fly 4K
    Best single-lens 360-degree camera

    An improved design and higher resolution make this better than the original 360fly, but it's the camera's mobile app that completes the picture.

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  • £240 at Amazon.co.uk
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 7 Image qual.
    Ricoh Theta S
    Best dual-lens 360-degree camera

    It might not be the absolute future of photography, but this point-and-shoot 360 camera is damn cool.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
    GoPro Hero4 Silver
    GoPro bargain to beat

    It's been well over a year since the Hero4 Silver hit stores and it's still our top pick for its solid video quality, ample shooting options and built-in touchscreen.

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  • £359 at Amazon.co.uk
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8.5 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Image qual.
    Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000V
    The Anti-GoPro for power users

    Whether you're a pro or just someone who wants the best possible video, the X1000V can go lens-to-lens with GoPro's Hero4 Black, but with features that camera doesn't even offer.

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  • £334 at Amazon.co.uk
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 7 Image qual.
    TomTom Bandit
    Best for fast online sharing

    The Bandit addresses perhaps the biggest complaint with action cams: Editing. It uses built-in sensors to pinpoint the most interesting parts of your videos and assemble them into a sharable clip sent straight ot your smartphone for sharing.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Performance
    • 7 Image qual.
    GoPro Hero4 Session
    Best grab-and-go camera

    What it lacks in performance and features, it makes up for in design and ease of use. And thanks to a couple of price drops, this tiny waterproof cube of a camera is now worth buying.

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