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Ricoh WG-M1

Coming from a manufacturer with a history of rugged cameras, the Ricoh WG-M1 looks to compete with the likes of the Go Pro and Sony action cams. The WG-M1 has an unusual design to say the least, but unlike most action cams, it still manages to fin...

Grade: A- Price: $185.00

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GoPro HERO4 BLACK

The GoPro HERO4 BLACK is likely the best mountable camera on the market in terms of video quality--though, albeit, the most expensive. Introduced with the GoPro HERO4 SILVER, which is the only GoPro to include a touchscreen, it has the highest vid...

Grade: A Price: $500.00

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GoPro HERO4 SILVER

The most popular action cam manufacturer has released another update, and it's making quite a splash. Released at the same time, the GoPro HERO4 SILVER and BLACK editions have quite a few updates. The GoPro HERO4 SILVER is the first in the lin...

Grade: A+ Price: $400.00

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Sony AS20

Sony's highly reputable action cam line has seen it's latest addition with the Sony HDR-AS20, a $200 1080p HD camcorder that packs in quite a few features for the price. Among the list of features is a battery that can record up to 150 min...

Grade: A- Price: $98.00

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Panasonic HX-A500

4K has taken the world by storm--and now it's coming to wearable camcorders. The Panasonic HX-A500 shoots in 4k video at 30 fps (The Go Pro Hero 3+ shoots at just 15 fps in 4K). But perhaps even more exciting (especially if you don't own a...

Grade: A Price: $299.00

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Panasonic V750

Panasonic has made some pretty substantial updates to their already solid V720 with the V750. The 2014 model now uses a back-side illuminated (BSI) sensor, which enhances the low light performance. On top of that, Panasonic says the new processor ...

Grade: A Price: $528.00

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Panasonic V550

Panasonic's HC-V550 is a camcorder that's big on zoom but small on price. Retailing for under $400, this mainstream cam offers a big 50x zoom with hybrid image stabilization. With 1080/60p HD video at 28 Mbps, video quality should be prett...

Grade: A- Price: $264.00

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Sony CX900

Sony's popular 1" sensor has arrived in their camcorders--and it's a big deal. Camcorders typically have smaller sensors than still cameras; the sensor on the CX900 is about eight times the average size. Larger sensors mean better res...

Grade: A Price: $1,190.00

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Sony FDR-AX100

When Sony released their first 4K Handycam last year, we were pretty impressed with the video quality, but the AX1 is huge and it doesn't just have a 4K resolution, it has a 4K price tag too. Now, the power of 4K resolution comes in a much sma...

Grade: A Price: $1,750.00

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Canon VIXIA HF R52

Another $50 can get you a whopping 32 GB of built-in memory in Canon's top 2014 HF consumer model. With the same 1/4.85” sensor, fast processor and f1.8-45 lens as the HF R500 and HF R50, the HF R52 has the most built-in memory, and like...

Grade: A Price: $329.00

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Canon VIXIA HF R50

Sitting pretty in the middle of Canon's 2014 HF line, the HF R50 offers 8 GB of built-in memory and wi-fi, along with the same sensor/lens/processor combo as the HF R500 and HF 52. The memory and battery allows for up to three hours of continu...

Grade: A- Price: $274.00

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Canon VIXIA HF R500

Canon announced three new HF camcorders during CES 2014; the HF R500 is the least expensive of the trio, with a retail price of $299.99. All three cameras include an impressive 57x zoom, optical image stabilization, a 3.28 megapixel sensor and a t...

Grade: A- Price: $199.00

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Canon VIXIA Mini X

The Canon VIXIA Mini X has seen a few updates over the first of the manufacturer's camcorders designed for bloggers and others that record videos of themselves. Probably the most notable of these changes is the upgrade in audio quality with Li...

Grade: A Price: $339.00

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Sony HDR-PJ540

We've really enjoyed the Sony PJ models in the past, and they've made a few minor updates for their 2014 models. The PJ540 features a 1/5.8" sensor, 30x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, wi-fi and a handful of other features....

Grade: A- Price: $590.00

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Sony AS100V

Sony's Action Cam line offer solid video quality at a reasonable price. The new AS100 uses a redesigned splash-proof body that doesn't require any extra housing to stay safe from the elements. For an extra $100, you can also get the bundle...

Grade: A- Price: $218.00

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Sony PJ810

We're fans of Sony's PJ line not just because of the built-in projectors but for the solid video quality too. The PJ810 is the manufacturer's latest and greatest in the line with manual modes, a 20 megapixel 1/3.95" sensor and 60 ...

Grade: A Price: $1,098.00

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Sony CX240

The Sony CX240 appears to be nearly identical to the CX330 with the exception of a slightly smaller zoom and the absence of wi-fi. It still has the same 1/5.8" backlit sensor and bright f1.8 maximum aperture at the wide end, so video quality ...

Grade: A Price: $128.00

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Sony CX330

Sony's Handycams tend to be pretty solid shooters and the CX330 looks like it has made all the right cuts to hit the under $350 mark without going cheap on quality. The Sony CX330 shoots at a nice 60fps speed, and while the 1/5.8" sensor ...

Grade: A Price: $218.00

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GoPro HERO3+ Silver Edition

The most popular mounted camcorder has added a plus to their name--but it's a pretty significant upgrade. The GoPro HERO3+ is about 20 percent smaller than the original HERO3. The manufacturer claims a 33 percent improvement in sharpness and r...

Grade: A Price: $350.00

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Canon VIXIA Mini

The pocket camcorder category has seen few new products in recent years, but Canon gets back in the game with the Vixia Mini Compact Camcorder, a model that's designed for bloggers and other videographers that frequently record themselves. The...

Grade: B+ Price: $259.00

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Sony AS15

Sony's HDR-AS15 features a rugged, portable exterior for action videos. The wearable camcorder also has Wi-Fi for faster sharing, image stabilization, a wide angle lens and a CMOS sensor with improved low-light capabilities.

Grade: B Price: $130.00

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Canon XA20

Canon's XA20 is an excellent prosumer camcorder with an upgraded 20x zoom lens and eight-blade circular aperture. With manual modes, a five axis image stabilization system, a new automatic correction circuit and options for various microphone ...

Grade: A- Price: $1,950.00

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Canon VIXIA HF G30

Canon's prosumer grade flagship, the VIXIA HF G30, brings professional quality footage to the average consumer. A manual focus ring, new 2.91 megapixel HD CMOS pro image sensor and new DIGIC DV 4 Image High Speed Processor, two memory card slo...

Grade: A Price: $1,229.00

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Samsung F90

Samsung emphasizes the zoom on their newest budget mainstream model. And while the 52x optical zoom is pretty impressive, there's not too much else to boast about. The extra zoom sacrifices a little bit of quality at with 720p recording, but h...

Grade: B- Price: $126.00

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JVC GC-PX100

JVCs' PX100 is the odd man out with an unusual yet comfortable design that resembles a DSLR camera. The PX100 is capable of frame rates up to 600 frames per second (at a reduced resolution) and 60 fps at full resolution. Most users will want t...

Grade: A Price: $680.00

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Panasonic AG-AF105A

With a large Micro 4/3" image sensor and interchangeable lenses, the Panasonic AG-AF105A offers a wider range of artistic possibilities than smaller camcorders, including better depth of field and wider angles. The AG-AF105A records in 1920x1...

Grade: A- Price: $1,650.00

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JVC GZ-E300

The JVC GZ-E300 Full HD Everio Camcorder captures HD video at 24 Mbps with a nice 40x optical zoom capabilities. Users will enjoy switching through this model's various features and settings with the 3" touchscreen. The sensor is a little...

Grade: A Price: $273.00

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Sony HDR-CX380/B

Sony's compact mainstream CX380 includes a 3" touchscreen and records in full HD, 1920x1080. With a 30x optical zoom and 16 GB of flash memory, this model looks to be a fair contender for the basic mainstream category.

Grade: B Price: $302.00

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Canon VIXIA HF R42

Canon's 2013 $500 mainstream model is easy to use, yet includes features like built-in wi-fi and 32 GB of built-in memory. A nice 53x zoom lens gets up close to the action, and the optical image stabilization should leave footage sharp. The pr...

Grade: A- Price: $395.00

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Sony CX290

Sony's popular CX line continues to offer performance without a big bottom line in the CX290. We've reviewed some of Sony's 2013 offerings and were quite pleased; expect no less from the CX290. Features include 1080 60p recording, 8 GB...

Grade: A Price: $255.00