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GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition Reviewed on November 14, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: The GoPro HD Hero2 is easily the best GoPro camera yet, with the ruggedness and quality that we've come to expect and a new user-friendly interface. Read review

Specs: CMOS, 11.0 megapixels, GoPro HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition - Camcorder - Flash card, Lens - F/2.8

iOn Air Pro 3 Reviewed on October 30, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
iOn Air Pro 3

The Bottom Line: A fun, flexible action cam, the iOn Air Pro 3 keeps things simple without sacrificing video or build quality, making it an excellent option for those who just want to go out and shoot -- in or out of the water. Read review

Samsung SC-DC164 - camcorder - DVD
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.5 stars out of 10 reviews

Specs: CCD, 15.2 oz, Samsung SC-DC164 - Camcorder - DVD, 3.4 in, 33.9 in, 33 x x Zoom lens - F/1.6, 4.8 in

Contour+2 Reviewed on September 7, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Contour+2
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.5 stars Spectacular
      Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: The Contour+2 combines the best features of the entire Contour camera line in one simple, powerful flagship model. Read review

Ion Air Pro Reviewed on May 23, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Ion Air Pro

The Bottom Line: The standard Ion Air Pro is a rugged sports camcorder that is easy to use with many thoughtful features, but the addition of Wi-Fi and app connectivity makes it a truly standout camera. Read review

Specs: CMOS, 5 megapixels, 0.3 lbs, Fixed focus - f/2.8, 1.5 in, 4.2 in

Samsung HMX-W300 (Red) Reviewed on April 30, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Samsung HMX-W300 (Red)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Samsung HMX-W300 rugged minicamcorder is a good traveling companion for capturing Web-friendly movie clips and photos of your next hike or beach trip. Read review

Specs: BSI-CMOS, 4.8 oz, Lens - 4.3 mm - F/2.2, Samsung HMX-W300 - Camcorder - Flash card, 4.4 in, 0.7 in, 2.4 in

Canon Vixia HF100 Reviewed on April 16, 2008 Check prices
Product overview
Canon Vixia HF100
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 29 reviews

The Bottom Line: One of a pair of Canon's first flash-based camcorders, the Canon Vixia HF100, delivers excellent HD video quality and performance in a tiny package. Read review

Specs: CMOS, 13.4 oz, Canon VIXIA HF100 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.9 in, 12 x x Zoom lens - 4.8 mm - 57 mm - F/1.8-3.0, 2.5 in, 5.1 in

GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition Reviewed on December 13, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

The Bottom Line: Like the Hero3, the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition's strongest attributes are its excellent video quality and impressive list of shooting options. If that's what matters most to you, this is the action cam to get. Read review

Specs: - Camcorder

Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 (Black) Reviewed on July 10, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 (Black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    2.5 stars Average
      Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: The only thing the Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 seems to have going for it is the low price, but "you get what you pay for" has never rung truer. Read review

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, 6.3 oz, 4.6 in, - Camcorder, Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 - Flash card, 2.1 in, 2.2 in, 26 x x, Carl Zeiss Zoom lens - 2.1 mm - 5.7 mm - F/1.9-4.0

iON Air Pro 2 Reviewed on September 12, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
iON Air Pro 2

The Bottom Line: One of the better action cam options available, the iON Air Pro 2 improves on the original, while still offering a good value. Read review

Sony Handycam HDR-CX210 (Black) Reviewed on May 14, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-CX210 (Black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.6 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.5 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: They're cheap and capture video, but don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder. If you're going to buy one, get the cheapest; nothing on any of these is really worth the extra bucks. Read review

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, 6.2 oz, Sony Handycam HDR-CX210 - Camcorder - Flash card, 4.5 in, 2 in, 2.2 in, Carl Zeiss 25 x x Zoom lens - 2.5 mm - 62.5 mm - F/1.8-3.2

Sony Bloggie Live HD Camera (Silver) Reviewed on January 20, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Bloggie Live HD Camera (Silver)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: The Sony Bloggie Live HD lets you wirelessly live stream all your life events with the ease of a shoot-and-share camcorder. But, not without a few caveats. Read review

Specs: Exmor CMOS, 12.8 megapixels, 4.8 oz, 4.4 in, Lens - 5.3 mm - F/2.8, 0.6 in, 2.2 in, Sony Bloggie Live HD MHS-TS55 - Camcorder - Internal flash memory

Sony Handycam DCR SX85 (Silver) Reviewed on June 14, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam DCR SX85 (Silver)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.2 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.0 stars out of 7 reviews

The Bottom Line: Sony's Handycam DCR-SX45, SX65, and SX85 standard-definition camcorders pack a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model. Read review

Specs: Advanced HAD CCD, 8.1 oz, Carl Zeiss 60 x x Zoom lens - 1.8 mm - 108 mm - F/1.8-6.0, Sony Handycam DCR-SX85 - Camcorder - Flash card, 2 in, 4.9 in, 2.2 in

Sony Action Cam AS100V Reviewed on January 7, 2014 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Action Cam AS100V

The Bottom Line: This little white splashproof POV camera targets potential GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition buyers with broadcast-quality high-bit-rate video, time-code recording, and a pro color mode. Read review

Specs: - Camcorder

Kodak Playsport (Black) Reviewed on May 28, 2010 Check prices
Product overview
Kodak Playsport (Black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 63 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Kodak Playsport is an excellent minicamcorder that can take some rough treatment and capture solid HD video. Read review

Specs: Lens - 5.54 mm - F/2.8, Kodak Playsport - Camcorder - Flash card

GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (12MP) Reviewed on October 24, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
GoPro Hero3 Black Edition (12MP)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.5 stars Spectacular
      Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.5 stars out of 10 reviews

The Bottom Line: The GoPro Hero3 Silver and White editions are strong contenders in the sports camera market, but the faster, more powerful Black Edition is head and shoulders the best sports camera on the market today. Read review

Specs: CMOS, 2.6 oz, GoPro HERO3 - Black Edition - Camcorder - Flash card, Lens - F/2.8

Ion Air Pro WiFi Reviewed on May 23, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
Ion Air Pro WiFi

The Bottom Line: The standard Ion Air Pro is a rugged sports camcorder that is easy to use with many thoughtful features, but the addition of Wi-Fi and app connectivity makes it a truly standout camera. Read review

Specs: CMOS, 0.3 lbs, 4.2 in, 1.5 in, Fixed focus - f/2.8

GoPro HD Hero Camera
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 4 reviews

Specs: CMOS, 5,000,000 pixels, 3.3 oz, 1.7 in, 1.2 in, Lens - F/2.8, GoPro HD Hero Naked - Camcorder, 2.4 in

Kodak Playsport Zx5 (Red) Reviewed on June 1, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
Kodak Playsport Zx5 (Red)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 4 reviews

The Bottom Line: The rugged Kodak PlaySport Zx5 is a very good minicamcorder, but falls just shy of improving on last year's model, despite being more durable. Read review

Specs: CMOS, None, 4.4 oz, 2.3 in, 4.4 in, 0.7 in, Lens - 5.5 mm - F/2.8, Kodak PLAYSPORT Zx5 - Camcorder - Flash card

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Reviewed on April 8, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

The Bottom Line: The company famous for its affordable 4K camera announces a $995 compact camera with a Micro Four Thirds lens mount that generates HD Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG raw files. Read review

Specs: CMOS, 12.5 oz, 5 in, 2.6 in, 1.5 in, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera - Camcorder - Flash card

Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 (Black) Reviewed on May 9, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 (Black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.0 stars Good
      Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews

The Bottom Line: Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card. Read review

Specs: Exmor R CMOS, 8.8 oz, Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 - Camcorder - Flash card, 30 x x Zoom lens - 2.1 mm - 63 mm - F/1.8-3.4, 2.2 in, 2.1 in, 4.5 in

Drift HD Ghost Action Camera Reviewed on March 22, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Drift HD Ghost Action Camera
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 3 reviews

The Bottom Line: With Wi-Fi, an LCD, and a waterproof body, as well as some nice accessories, the Drift HD Ghost uses its features to beat back the action cam competition. Read review

Specs: - Camcorder

GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition (11MP)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews

Specs: CMOS, 2.6 oz, GoPro HERO3 - Silver Edition - Camcorder - Flash card, Lens - F/2.8

Sony Handycam HDR-SR1E

Specs: ClearVid CMOS, Built-in flash, 1.6 lbs, 3.3 in, Sony Handycam HDR-SR1E - Camcorder - Hard disk drive, 3.1 in, 6.5 in, Carl Zeiss 10 x x Zoom lens - 5.1 mm - 51 mm - F/1.8-2.9

JVC Everio GZ-MS120 (Black) Reviewed on June 8, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
JVC Everio GZ-MS120 (Black)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 12 reviews

The Bottom Line: The JVC Everio GZ-MS120 is a nice little flash-memory-based standard-definition camcorder. Read review

Specs: CCD, None, 8.5 oz, 4.4 in, 2.6 in, Konica Minolta 35 x x Zoom lens - 2.2 mm - 77 mm - F/1.8, JVC Everio GZ-MS120BU - Camcorder - Flash card, 2.2 in

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