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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.

GoPro Hero5 Black review

With voice control, image stabilization, and loads of great new features, the Hero5 Black is the best GoPro yet. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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Sony FDR-X1000V/W 4K Action Cam Review

  • 4K (UHD) video recording
  • Good-looking, smooth videos
  • High 100-Mbps bitrate
  • SteadyShot stabilization
  • Larger than most action cams
  • 4K requires SDXC card
  • Some quality issues in bright light
  • Pricey compared to competition
Our Score 6

Sony Action Cam Mini HDR-AZ1 Review

  • Great image quality
  • Compact size
  • Rugged body without housing
  • Bundle includes remote
  • Short battery life
  • No fine-tuning adjustments
  • High-bitrate requires SDXC card
Our Score 8

VSN Mobil V.360 camera Review

  • Easy, fun to use
  • 360-degree videos and photos
  • Processing done in-camera
  • Works with standard tripods and GoPro mounts
  • Video, photo quality could be improved
  • Lag, long wait-times using mobile app
  • Pricey, early-adopter territory
  • Panoramas aren’t fully spherical
Our Score 5

Vievu2 Review

  • Solid aluminum body
  • Rugged, waterproof
  • Simple to use
  • Wi-Fi pairing with smartphones
  • So-so video quality, no photos
  • Inconsistent stability with Wi-Fi connections
  • No extra benefits for its target user
  • Difficult to wear
  • Poor battery life
Our Score 5

HTC RE Camera Review

  • Funky but thoughtful design
  • Wide-angle lens
  • Instantly ready to use
  • Shoots decent photos
  • Additional features, settings buried in app
  • Video quality could be better
  • Short battery life
  • Overpriced
Our Score 7

GoPro Hero4 Silver Review

  • Great video and photo quality
  • Simple yet sophisticated
  • Vivid touchscreen
  • Highly stable Wi-Fi
  • Limited battery life
  • Some issues with pixelation
  • Can’t handle bright, direct light
Our Score 8

Polaroid Cube Review

  • Easy to use
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Inexpensive
  • Easily mounted to anything metal
  • No conventional mount included
  • Video quality less than some phones
Our Score 7

JVC GZ-R10 Review

  • Simple-to-use design and UI
  • Small, lightweight, tough
  • Powerful zoom lens
  • Effective anti-vibration system at reasonable zoom…
  • Decent HD video quality
  • Water sealing system not fool-proof
  • Tinny sound due to waterproofing
  • Hand-holding at longest zoom lengths not really…
  • Some purple fringing at longest zoom settings
Our Score 6.5