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Award Winning CamcordersJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

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Hero 5

GoPro Hero 5

536 Reviews + 17 Awards
Techradar - Best in ClassTrusted Reviews - RecommendedPhotographyBlog.com - RecommendedPocket Lint - Editor's Choice
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£155.00

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An impressive value for money and very popular 1x optical zoom 4200 x 2800 pixels resolution camcorder, with an Editor's Choice award from four expert review websites and 13 further awards from other expert sites

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Gear 360

Samsung Gear 360

498 Reviews + 14 Awards
mobi-test.de - Recommendedallround-pc.com - Innovation AwardLydogbilde.no - Especially Recommendedljudochbild.se - Especially Recommended
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£72.44

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30MP
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Sep 2016
A multi award winning and bargain price 1x optical zoom 3840 x 1920 pixels resolution video camera, with good features and a massive 30MP total megapixels

88

Osmo+

DJI Osmo+

57 Reviews + 9 Awards
avforums.com - Highly Recommendedlydogbillede.dk - Best in Test 6 Starljudochbild.se - Best in TestLydogbilde.no - Best in Test 6 Star
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£110.00

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A top-value and very popular 1x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with good features and multiple awards

79

HC-X920

Panasonic HC‑X920

143 Reviews + 7 Awards
Les Numeriques.com - 5 StarDigital Versus - 5 StarPocket Lint - RecommendedExpert Reviews - Best Buy
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£679.99

e-GlobaL Central UK
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38.28MP
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The highest scoring 3D camcorder around, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 5 further awards from other expert sites

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FDR-AX100

Sony FDR‑AX100

643 Reviews + 7 Awards
Digitaltrends.com - Recommended ProductDigital Versus - 5 Starlydogbillede.dk - Especially Recommended 5 StarLydogbilde.no - Especially Recommended
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£649.99

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Jan 2014
A top-quality and multi award winning 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with an enormous 1" optical sensor size but representing only moderate value for money

83

Hero

GoPro Hero

864 Reviews + 7 Awards
mod-your-case.de - GoldCNET.com - Editor's ChoicePhotographyBlog.com - Highly RecommendedPocket Lint - Editor's Choice
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£64.99

Decathlon UK
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1920 X 1080 Pixels
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5MP
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Dec 2012
A very popular and bargain price 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 4 further awards from other expert sites

86

Theta S

Ricoh Theta S

296 Reviews + 6 Awards
gadgetgear.nl - Silverhardwarezone.com.my - 9/10Ephotozine - Recommendedtomsguide.com - Editor's Choice
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£57.99

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Park Cameras
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14MP
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Oct 2015
A very popular and top-value 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 5 further awards from other expert sites

83

FDR-X3000

Sony FDR‑X3000

126 Reviews + 6 Awards
log.com.tr - Editor's Choiceguru3d.com - Recommendeddigifotopro.nl - Goldgagadget.com - Recommended
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£438.55

Amazon UK
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Nov 2016
A multi award winning and best selling 1x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with a gold award from one expert review website and 5 further awards from other expert sites

77

Legria HF G30

Canon Legria HF G30

187 Reviews + 5 Awards
camcorderinfo.com - Best of YearPC Mag - Editor's ChoiceTrusted Reviews - RecommendedExpert Reviews - Ultimate
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£1,025.00

Amazon UK
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A fully featured and multi award winning 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only moderate value for money

76

360FLY

360fly 360FLY

43 Reviews + 5 Awards
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£258.99

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2880 X 2880 Pixels
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Sep 2015
A cheap but 2 year old 1x optical zoom 2880 x 2880 pixels resolution camcorder, with good features

83

Hero 4

GoPro Hero 4

947 Reviews + 4 Awards
hwt.dk - Silver Product of the YearDigitaltrends.com - Recommended ProductPC Mag - Editor's ChoicePC Advisor.co.uk - Gold
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£150.00

MCL Media
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Dec 2012
A best selling and multi award winning 1x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features and a low price

84

DrivePro 200

Transcend DrivePro 200

924 Reviews + 4 Awards
technews.lt - Worth Consideringin4.pl - Best Buymegaobzor.com/ - HITchip.com.my - Recommended
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£89.99

Ebuyer Business
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Jul 2013
A staggeringly light weight and best selling 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with very good features and a staggeringly cheap price

88

SP360

Kodak SP360

74 Reviews + 4 Awards
01net.com - 4 StarLes Numeriques.com - 5 StarDigital Versus - 5 Startomsguide.com - Editor's Choice
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£179.00

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16MP
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Sep 2015
The cheapest 4K camcorder on the market, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 3 further awards from other expert sites

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EOS C300

Canon EOS C300

8 Reviews + 2 Awards
focus-numerique.fr - Recommendedtipa.com - Technical Image Press Association Award
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£4,299.00

Preston Media
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Jul 2013
A gigantic optical sensor size and award winning 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution 9.84MP video camera, with very good features but representing only middle of the road value for money

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HC-X1000

Panasonic HC‑X1000

18 Reviews + 2 Awards
reviewed.com - Editor's ChoiceExpert Reviews - Recommended
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£1,734.00

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Wex Photographic
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4096 X 2160 Pixels
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18.47MP
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Oct 2014
A fully loaded and high image quality 20x optical zoom 4096 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with two industry awards but representing only middle of the road value for money

85

DrivePro 100

Transcend DrivePro 100

895 Reviews + 2 Awards
megaobzor.com/ - Recommendedua.gecid.com - Quality Award
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£94.39

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Jul 2013
A staggeringly cheap and stunningly light weight 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with two industry awards and good features

84

FDR-X1000

Sony FDR‑X1000

10 Reviews + 2 Awards
Pocket Lint - Hot ProductExpert Reviews - Ultimate
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£294.00

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Jul 2013
An award winning and fully featured 1x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with a fair price and an spectacularly light 89g weight

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HDR-MV1

Sony HDR‑MV1

88 Reviews + 2 Awards
01net.com - 4 StarExpert Reviews - Recommended
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£204.99

e-GlobaL Central UK
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An award winning but moderately out of date 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with a good price and good features

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Stealth 2

DRIFT Stealth 2

95 Reviews + 2 Awards
Lydogbilde.no - Best Buy 5 Starljudochbild.se - Best Buy
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£156.45

DigitalRev UK
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Jul 2015
A fully featured and award winning 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only average value for money

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XF305

Canon XF305

5 Reviews + 1 Award
luminous-landscape.com - Tested & Recommended
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£3,594.00

Wex Photographic
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A good spec and award winning 18x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, but representing only moderate value for money

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is an 'action camcorder'?
AAn action camcorder is a very small recording device meant to be worn on clothing or attached to a helmet. It's normally used to film extreme sports or give a 'first person' view of what the subject sees.
QWhat's the difference between 'optical' and 'digital' zoom?
AOptical zoom uses the hardware of the camcorder to physically move the lenses, enlarging the captured picture. Digital zoom uses software to further enlarge the picture. This means digital zooms can go far beyond the range of optical zooms, but the quality is much worse, and degrades sharply as the image is zoomed in.
QWhat is an 'image stabiliser'?
AAn image stabiliser detects and compensates for small judders and shakes while filming, meaning the resulting video is far smoother and still.
QWhy is a big sensor size important?
AA larger optical sensor produces better quality videos, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.