Editors' Choice

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

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Our Score 8

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Garmin Virb XE HD Action Camera Review

  • Onboard GPS
  • ANT+ sensor compatibility
  • Automatic Metric Overlays
  • Compatible with all GoPro mounts
  • Waterproof
  • ANT+ sensors drop occasionally
Our Score 8

Kodak PIXPRO SP360 Review

  • Easy, fun to use
  • YouTube support
  • Weather-resistant body
  • Compact, lightweight
  • Good companion app
  • Mediocre image quality
  • Washed out colors
  • Full HD not available in panoramas
  • Can’t view or share using standard software
Our Score 6

Drift Stealth 2 Review

  • Compact size
  • Rotating lens
  • Splash-resistant body
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Subpar smartphone app
  • Video resolution could be stronger
  • Time-lapse, burst modes only 3 megapixels
Our Score 5

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