Camcorder Reviews

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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 Hero6 Black review

With faster frame rates and superior stabilization, GoPro again secures its spot at the front of the pack. We take a look at the new action camera to beat in our GoPro Hero6 Black review. See Full Review »

Our Score 8

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Ricoh Theta V Review

  • Simple to use
  • Tried-and-true design
  • Spatial audio
  • Good image quality
  • Faster performance
  • App could use an update
  • Wireless casting isn’t straightforward
  • Built-in storage capacity is small
  • No optical image stabilization
Our Score 7

GoPro Fusion Review

  • Best-in-class stitching on desktop
  • ProTune exposure controls
  • Solid build quality
  • Great mobile app
  • OverCapture offers flexible reframing options
  • Mobile stitching is far inferior to desktop
  • Fusion Studio on desktop feels very unfinished
  • OverCapture lacks keyframe support
  • Sharpness is still a sore point of 360
Our Score 7

MADV Madventure 360 Review

  • Truly pocketable design
  • IP67 dust and water sealed
  • Good exposure controls for this class
  • Selfie stick and mini-tripod included
  • Good still photo quality
  • So-so video quality
  • Very buggy app experience
  • Uninspired editing controls
  • The 360 party trick is cheaper elsewhere
Our Score 6

Rylo Review

  • Incredible image stabilization
  • Easy to use editing features
  • Fast, reliable USB connection
  • Just plain fun
  • Simple interface
  • Waterproof case is extra
  • No multi-clip editing
  • Underexposes foreground when sky is bright
Our Score 7

Xiaomi Yi 4K+ Review

  • Solid features for the price
  • Impressive image quality
  • Great touchscreen
  • Works with GoPro accessories
  • Voice Control (coming in a future firmware update)
  • Not waterproof without additional case
  • USB Type-C port can be difficult to open
Our Score 8

GoPro Hero6 Black Review

  • Excellent electronic image stabilization
  • 4K/60 and 1080p/240
  • Improved dynamic range and color
  • Great mobile app
  • Refined, if familiar, design
  • HEVC video is very demanding
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

Wolfcom Venture Review

  • Very small, lightweight
  • Simple and easy to use
  • Works with add-on cameras
  • Lens tilts
  • Built-in LED lights
  • Add-on cameras bring a mix of resolutions, aspects…
  • Not the most appealing design
  • Video quality and many features remain to be seen
  • No built-in LCD screen
  • Kind of expensive