Awesome Camcorders

Olympus Tough TG-Tracker

Olympus Tough TG-Tracker

Waterproof, crushproof, shockproof, dustproof, and freezeproof, this action camera is ready to take on whatever you throw at it, shooting 4K video via a wide-angle F2.0 lens, with 5-axis image stabilization, and built in GPS, compass, altitude sensor, and accelerometers.

DJI Osmo

DJI Osmo

DJI leverages what its learned from making quadcopter cameras to make a fully stabilized lightweight handheld camera. The Osmo comes with a 12MP camera that takes 4K videos, but it’s also compatible with the Zenmuse X5 micro four-thirds camera.

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360fly 360º Action Camera

360fly 360º Action Camera

A compact camcorder that shoots 1504×1504 360º videos at 30fps. It’s water-, dust- and shock-resistant and comes with a flat and a curved mount. Use its mobile app to view videos in real time and share them on Facebook and Twitter.

Sony FDR-AX33 4K Handycam

Sony FDR-AX33 4K Handycam

The FDR-AX33 is the most compact 4K Handycam yet. It has a 1″ Exmor R CMOS sensor, 12x optical zoom and balanced optical image stabilization. It can shoot 3840×2160 video at 30/24fps and 1920×1080 video at 60/30/24fps.

Sony HDR-AS200V 4K Action Cam

Sony HDR-AS200V 4K Action Cam

A compact, splashproof 4K video camera that shoots 3840×2160 video at 30fps. A powerful Bionz X processor helps overall image quality. Has Wi-Fi for remote control and HDMI for direct connection to 4K TVs. Drops 3/15 for $500.

Joey 4K 360º Video Camera

Joey 4K 360º Video Camera

Kogeto’s Joey is a panoramic video camera. Its 13mp image sensor captures 360º 3840 x 720 video at 30fps. Kogeto already has its video hosting service running, so you can immediately upload and share your videos online.

Zoom Q4 Camera

Zoom Q4 Camera

Targeted at musicians, the Zoom Q4 captures 1080p/30 HD video, and high quality sound (up to 24-bit/96kHz) via X/Y stereo microphones. Its built-in LCD screen can be flipped around or removed, and it can even live-stream via USB.

Sony FDR-AX100/B 4K Camcorder

Sony FDR-AX100/B 4K Camcorder

The FDR-AX100/B shoots at up to 3840×2160 resolution. It has a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with 12x optical zoom, a 1″ Exmor R CMOS sensor, optical image stabilization, OLED electronic viewfinder and 3.5″ LCD screen.

Sony DEV-50V Binoculars

Sony DEV-50V Binoculars

You might not mind the bleachers with Sony’s new DEV-50V binoculars. They sport a much sleeker design, are 30 percent lighter than the DEV-5 predecessor and can record and play HD video in stereoscopic 3D. Out 6/13 for $2K.

Mophie OutRide

Mophie OutRide

Attempting to steal some thunder from dedicated action-cams, the OutRide adds a wide-angle lens, protective case and mounts for your iPhone 4/4S, and a companion app for instant online sharing.

Zeal Optics iON HD Goggles

Zeal Optics iON HD Goggles
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Instead of slapping an add-on camera onto headgear, the iON is an 8mp/1080p HD camera built into a slick pair of impact and fog-resistant goggles. Its controls work through thick gloves too.

Sony Action Cam

Sony Action Cam

The Action Cam weighs just about 0.20lbs and can take clear 1080p videos thanks to its backlit Exmor R CMOS sensor, SteadyShot stabilization and ultra wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens. Available with Wi-Fi.

JVC Adixxion Camcorder

JVC Adixxion Camcorder

Aimed squarely at GoPro, the oddly-named GC-XA1 ADDIXION is waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and freezeproof, captures video at 1080p/30 or 720p/60, and offers Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Aiming to be the new king of the DSLR hill, the D4 has a jumbo 16.2MP sensor, broadcast quality 1080p video, uncompressed HDMI output, and an ISO range of 50 to 204800. Price? Around $6k.

Drift HD Action Camera

Drift HD Action Camera
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An intriguing alternative to the ubiquitous GoPro, the aerodynamic Drift HD shoots 1080p video, has a small screen for reviewing footage and a wrist-worn remote. Offers a variety of mounting options.

GoPro HD Hero2

GoPro HD Hero2

Offers 2x faster image processing, captures wide angles up to 170-degrees in 720p or full 1080p HD. Shoots 120fps slow-mo 800×480 footage, 11mp stills and time-lapse. Wi-Fi option, too.

Replay XD1080 Action Cam

Replay XD1080 Action Cam

The latest incarnation of Replay’s tiny, durable XD action camcorder shoots 1080p full HD footage at 30fps, wind-resistant audio and offers a ton of mounting options. Video demo footage here.

Sony NXCAM Pro Camcorder

Sony NXCAM Pro Camcorder

Sony’s interchangeable lens pro camcorders have a new 35mm EXMOR image sensor that’s designed to shoot 1080p video with a film-like depth-of-field and captures incredible low-light images.

JVC GC-PX1 Hybrid Camera

JVC GC-PX1 Hybrid Camera

Combining the best of still and video cameras, it shoots full 1080p60 full HD videos, 10 megapixel stills, 300fps high-speed shots and has a 10x optical zoom lens. Arrives in Japan first.

Panasonic AG-AF100 Camcorder

Panasonic AG-AF100 Camcorder

This micro four-thirds camcorder is for serious video pros, with interchangeable lenses and a mirrorless design. It shoots full HD at 1080/60i or 1080/30p, and stores up to 12 hours of video.

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ATC9K All-Terrain Camera

ATC9K All-Terrain Camera
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Oregon Scientfic’s action-cam shoots full 1080p video at 30fps (720p at 60fps) in a sturdy waterproof housing. A sensor even measures and records G-forces during your escapades.

Panasonic HDC-SDT750

Panasonic HDC-SDT750

Engadget managed to get the scoop on this prosumer camcorder, capable of shooting 1080p HD footage in 3D in AVCHD format. We don’t know much else yet, but it’s sure got a big lens.

Sony Handycam NEX-VG10

Sony Handycam NEX-VG10
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Sony’s latest Handycam has the unique distinction of being the first and only HD consumer camcorder with interchangeable lenses. It’s also got a massive Exmor HD sensor, providing film-like image quality.

Aiptek 3D-HD Camcorder

Aiptek 3D-HD Camcorder
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While it isn’t pretty looking, Aiptek’s portable camera can shoot 720p images in true 3D, thanks to its dual-lens setup. It even has a tiny 3D LCD display so you can see your shots immediately.

Kodak ZxD HD Camcorder

Kodak ZxD HD Camcorder
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Looking to shoot some HD footage on the cheap? Kodak’s latest entry into the HD digicam fray shoots 720p video at 60fps, and is their first HD camcorder for less than $100 bucks.

Casio Exilim EF-FH100

Casio Exilim EF-FH100
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On the surface, Casio’s 10MP camera looks rather ordinary, but has a 10X optical zoom, a 3″ LCD, shoots hi-res stills at 40 fps, and slow-motion video at an astounding 120 to 1000 fps at low resolutions.

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