Our Top Choice
GoPro was only founded in 2002 but they’ve already sold 26 million cameras in 100 countries. Their cameras are perfect if you have an active lifestyle or like an adventure.
Spherical video and photo. 5.2K video. 18MP photo. Stabilization. Waterproof up to 16ft. Voice control. 4 microphones. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS enabled. Multiple shooting modes.
There’s no internal storage so you have to buy an SD card separately.
5.2K video/18MP photo
2.6 x 1.61 x 2.87” / 0.5lbs
4 built-in microphones
Panasonic Full HD Camcorder
Panasonic was founded in 1918, giving them a centuries experience in the electronics industry. They manufacture high-quality cameras, camcorders, kitchen and office products.
HD quality, 1080p. 90x zoom with 50x stabilized optical zoom. 2.7” LCD screen. 2-channel zoom microphone. 28mm wide lens. Back-Illuminated Sensor. Level Shot function.
No manual controls, isn’t great for super-experienced videographers.
1080p HD video/2.2MP photo
90x zoom / 50x stabilized zoom
4.6 x 2.1 x 2.3” / 7.5lbs
2ch Stereo, Zoom Microphone
Canon VIXIA HF G40 Camcorder
Canon is synonymous with high-quality cameras and camcorders. Since 1955 they’ve been innovating and perfecting the world of photography, evident in all their products.
Full HD recording. 20x optical zoom. Compact size. HD CMOS pro image sensor. 3.5” OLED touchscreen. 8-blade circular aperture. Built in Wi-Fi and FTP transfer. Custom controls.
Video quality could be better due to the price.
Full HD video
20x optical zoom
10.5 x 7 x 8” / 1.98lbs
Surround Microphone SM-V1
Sony Full HD 60p Camcorder
Sony was founded in 1946 and is a household name in the electronics industry. Their product range includes high quality TV’s, headphones, speakers, cameras, camcorders and more.
Comes as a bundle with accessories. Full HD video. 7 modes. 60x Clear Image zoom. Back Illuminated sensor. Highlight Movie Maker. ActiveMode and SteadyShot for on-the-go.
Light mounts to the bottom of the camcorder making it difficult to hold.
Full HD video/9.2MP photo
60x Clear Image zoom
12 x 10.5 x 6.5” / 3.85lbs
Built-in zoom microphone
KINGEAR PL018 Night Vision Video Camera
KINGEAR is a popular distributor on Amazon selling a range of electronics including cameras, video cameras, cell phone accessories, smart watched and much more.
Compact size. External microphone included. Comes with a camera bag. 24MP resolution. 16x digital zoom. High tech CMOS sensor. 3” rotating LCD screen. Compression technology.
The quality isn’t good enough for professional-level videos.
Compact, with external mic
1080p video / 24MP photo
16x digital zoom
12 x 6 x 4” / 1lb
Built-in and external mic