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Garmin Virb 360

Following up their successful action camera the Virb 30, the Garmin Virb 360 brings immersive content to the manufacturer's line-up. Garmin is known as a GPS company, and the Virb 360 has five different sensors that work together to embed data...

Grade: A- Price: $800.00

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Canon VIXIA HF R82

Canon is continuing the tradition of modest updates for the Vixia HF consumer camcorder line -- and that's okay, if you're looking for an affordable camcorder.Like earlier models, the Vixia R82 uses a 1/4.85 inch sensor coupled with a pret...

Grade: B- Price: $399.00

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Canon VIXIA HF R800

The Canon Vixia RF800, in a nutshell, is a $300 camcorder that can do (at least) one thing your smartphone can't: zoom.The RF800 offers a 32x optical zoom lens, combined with digital zoom for a 57x hybrid zoom. That's paired with a 3.82 me...

Grade: B- Price: $249.00

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Canon VIXIA HF R80

The Canon Vixia HF R80 is the middle child in the company's 2017 budget R8 line-up. With half the built-in memory of the big sibling R82, the camera offers the same imaging power for $50 less.Like the R82 and R800, the camera uses a 3.28 megap...

Grade: B- Price: $349.00

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Kodak PIXPRO ORBIT360 4K

The third 360 camera from Kodak takes a big step up with new dual lenses. While previous models used an ultra wide lens to capture a (not exactly) 360 perspective, the ORBIT360 uses dual lenses and dual sensors to shoot in 4K.The camera uses 20 me...

Grade: B- Price: $499.00

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Sony X3000R

Sony is bringing optical image stabilization to action cameras with the X3000R — and it’s a pretty big deal. Image stabilization is hard to come by in the tiny cameras, yet action cameras are the most prone to getting bounced around.Al...

Grade: A Price: $398.00

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Nikon KeyMission 360

Camera giant Nikon took everyone by surprise when they launched not just their first action camera, but their first 360 video camera — the Nikon KeyMission 360. Using two lenses and internal stitching software, the KeyMission 360 puts immers...

Grade: B- Price: $497.00

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Nikon KeyMission 80

The Nikon KeyMission 80 is an odd camera -- though that's not necessarily to say that it's a bad camera. Shaped more like an old voice recorder, the KeyMission 80 uses two cameras, a front and rear facing option much like a smartphone, of ...

Grade: B- Price: $275.00

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Nikon KeyMission 170

Nikon's entry into the action camera market with the KeyMission 360 earlier this year took most by surprise -- but apparently they weren't done. In September, Nikon introduced two more action cameras, each named for the angle of view their...

Grade: B+ Price: $69.00

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GoPro HERO5 Session

The original GoPro HERO Session was designed for portability, skipping out on a few key features to become the action camera giant's budget option. And while the new GoPro HERO5 Session follows the same body style, it doesn't follow the sa...

Grade: A- Price: $299.00

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GoPro Hero 5 Black

GoPro promised their best action camera yet -- and they certainly delivered with the GoPro Hero 5 and the addition of several new features.The GoPro Hero 5 Black ditches the typical GoPro housing, waterproof to 33 feet without it. While not the fi...

Grade: A Price: $399.00

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Canon XC15

The Canon XC15 may look more like a DSLR, but it’s actually a fixed-lens camcorder designed for pros that need to mix quality with portability. The Canon XC15 shoots 4K video at 25 fps on a one inch sensor. According to Canon, the DIGIC DV 5...

Grade: A- Price: $3,000.00

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Garmin VIRB Ultra 30

The Garmin Virb Ultra 30 wraps up everything you'd expect from a company that also manufacturers GPS units, and then some. The action camera includes several built in sensors, including a GPS, altimeter and speedometer, and embeds the details ...

Grade: A Price: $400.00

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Olympus TG-Tracker

If Olympus' first action camcorder is anything like their tough cameras, the TG-Tracker should be an excellent performer. Taking the "TG" name of still cameras like the TG-4, the TG Tracker is named for the load of equipment it carri...

Grade: A- Price: $279.00

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360Fly 4k

The 360Fly 4K is a sphere-shaped 360 degree action camera, and while the tiny camera isn't designed for production-worthy video, it looks like a neat little action camera for capturing adventures with virtual reality.Don't let the name foo...

Grade: B- Price: $249.00

Samsung Gear 360

While 360 cameras are relatively new, at least from a consumer standpoint, the Samsung Gear 360 is a very highly anticipated VR camera. Unlike other options under $500, the Gear 360 uses a pair of lenses instead of a single lens for better quality...

Grade: A- Price: $380.00

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LG 360 Cam

New tech trends tend to be pretty pricey, but the LG 360 Cam is sitting pretty at just $200. Capturing a 360 view, the LG 360 Cam isn't the best 360 camera on the market, but it is the most affordable and has a set of specs good enough for man...

Grade: B- Price: $113.00

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Kodak PIXPRO SP360 4K

The Kodak PIXPRO SP360 mixes two of the most up-and-coming features in video cameras, 360 and 4K -- or does it? While consumers should take a closer look at what the tech sheet really says, the SP360 is still a fun, affordable way to record consum...

Grade: B- Price: $339.00

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Panasonic HC-W580

For about $70 more than the V380, the Panasonic W580 offers a twin camera, HDR recording and higher frame rate, though skimps a bit on the zoom with 50x instead of 62x.Recording 1080p HD video at 60 fps, footage from the W580 should be smooth, not...

Grade: A- Price: $348.00

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Panasonic HC-V380

Panasonic has added a bit more zoom to their mid-range consumer option, packing a 62x optical zoom and a 90x intelligent zoom into the V380.The Panasonic V380 records 1080p HD video at a smooth 50 fps. The 62x optical zoom, paired with a hybrid im...

Grade: B+ Price: $298.00

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Canon XA30

Canon's professional XA camcorder line is popular for its blend of performance with portability. The new Canon XA30 retains those two key features, while adding a few updates to push the video quality even further.The biggest change comes to t...

Grade: A- Price: $1,599.00

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Canon XA35

Continuing a tradition of quality professional video in a smaller package, Canon has released the XA35, an update to the XA line. The Canon XA35 gets a redesigned sensor than its predecessor, which allows for better footage in low light. While the...

Grade: A- Price: $1,949.00

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Ricoh Theta S

The Ricoh Theta S is being touted as a digital camera, but since it's just as capable of shooting video (and there are few 360 options on the market) we've added it here as well as the original post on Digital Camera HQ. Here's our tho...

Grade: B- Price: $327.00

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GoPro Hero Session

The leading action cam manufacturer is going big--with a tiny camera. GoPros have stuck with a similar exterior for several years, but the new GoPro Hero4 Session is completely different, with a cube-like design and a teensy, tiny weight of just 2...

Grade: B+ Price: $240.00

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GoPro Hero+LCD

GoPro's mountable action cams are among the most popular in the business, and for good reason. There's a range of mounts and even a range of camera options. Now, there's one more with the GoPro Hero+LCD, an entry-level model that featu...

Grade: A- Price: $264.00

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Panasonic W570

The Panasonic W570 uses a secondary camera to capture simultaneous picture-in-picture footage without any editing. While the extra camera is certainly the headlining feature, the W570 also includes a few other perks, like a 50x optical zoom.The W5...

Grade: B+ Price: $306.00

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Panasonic WX970

4K is gradually becoming more and more accessible to the average consumer. Where 4K meant about $4K just two years ago, the Panasonic WX970 is one of two $1K 4K camcorders introduced in January 2014, alongside the Sony AX33.The Panasonic WX970 rep...

Grade: A- Price: $900.00

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Panasonic VX870

Panasonic introduced two 4K camcorders at the beginning of 2015--the WX970 and the VX870. The difference between the two is simple: the WX970 has a built-in secondary camera while the VW870 does not. Opting to forgo the extra camera will save cons...

Grade: A Price: $700.00

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Panasonic HC-V270

Priced at under $300, the Panasonic V270 offers a substantial amount of zoom for a budget cam.The 50x optical zoom is paired with optical image stabilization, a step up over the electronic type on the cheaper Panasonic V160. The video is captured ...

Grade: B- Price: $299.00

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Panasonic HC-V770

The Panasonic V750 is a solid consumer camcorder--the 2015 Panasonic V770 keeps the goods and adds a few extras, including high dynamic range video and the option for a sub-camera using wi-fi and a smartphone.Equipped with a slightly larger-than-a...

Grade: A- Price: $448.00