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We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in camcorders.

Giroptic iO 360 camera review

With a direct Lightning connection to an iPhone or iPad, the Giroptic iO will have you live streaming in 360 degrees, in mere seconds. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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Insta360 Air Review

  • Compact and lightweight
  • No charging needed
  • Cheap to buy
  • 360-degree live video streaming
  • Easy to use
  • Low resolution
  • Some connection problems depending on device
  • Low live video quality
Our Score 7

Giroptic iO Review

  • Excellent design
  • Very easy to use
  • Direct Lightning connection
  • Facebook, YouTube, and Periscope live-streaming
  • Competitive price
  • iOS only (for now)
  • Limited to 1920 x 960 video
  • Battery not user-replaceable
Our Score 8

Olympus Tough TG-Tracker Review

  • Great design and control layout
  • GPS and environmental sensors
  • Waterproof without extra case
  • Built-in, flip-out screen
  • Electronic stabilization works in 4K
  • Ultra-wide lens leads to distortion, softness
  • Mobile app is confusing
  • High frame rates limited to 720p
Our Score 7

Logitech Brio 4K Pro Review

  • Sharp images
  • Infrared depth-sensing
  • Background replacement
  • Plug and play support
  • Barebones internal software
  • Tinny microphone
  • Few programs capture in 4K
Our Score 6

360Fly 4K Review

  • Stitch-free video
  • Compact, durable design
  • Plenty of extras, including motion trigger
  • Water-resistant
  • Not true 4k resolution (2880 x 2880)
  • Prone to lens flares and fringing
  • Very expensive
Our Score 6

Livestream Mevo Review

  • Easy to use
  • Supports Facebook Live
  • Remote pan-and-zoom functions
  • Wide-angle lens
  • Automatically adjusts for proper exposure
  • HD limited to 720p
  • Limited battery life
  • Doesn’t support YouTube, Android
Our Score 7

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 Review

  • Intuitive and simple controls
  • Comprehensive G-Metrix sensor data
  • Built-in touchscreen
  • YouTube live streaming via mobile app
  • 3-axis electronic image stabilization
  • 4K mode lacks stabilization, other features
  • USB 2 interface is painfully slow
  • Touchscreen doesn’t work well if case is…
Our Score 8

GoPro Hero5 Black Review

  • Rugged and waterproof without housing
  • Great photo and video quality
  • Responsive touchscreen
  • Three stereo mics, with noise canceling
  • Voice control
  • Battery life remains the same
  • Requires some new accessories
Our Score 8