Video Cameras

  • JVC GC-XA1 Adixxion review

    144
    inc VAT

    An inexpensive compact action camera with a useful LCD screen, but the GC-XA1 is let down by its poor battery life

    Key specs 

    Sensor: Size not disclosed CMOS, Sensor pixels: 5000000, Max recording resolution: 1080p (30fps), AV connections: Mini HDMI, Size (HxWxD): 64x53x35mm, Weight: 126g, Warranty: One-year RTB

    Published 
    20 Oct 2014
  • Garmin Virb Elite review

    Garmin Virb Elite front angle
    220
    inc VAT

    The Virb Elite is an attractive action camera with built-in GPS, but its battery life is disappointing

    Key specs 

    Sensor: 1/2.3in CMOS, Sensor pixels: 16000000, Max recording resolution: 1080p (30fps), AV connections: Micro HDMI, Size (HxWxD): 21x53x111mm, Weight: 177g, Warranty: One-year RTB

    Published 
    18 Oct 2014
  • Aiptek SportyCam Z3 review

    Aiptek SportyCam Z3 front
    110
    inc VAT

    The SportyCam Z3 is a keenly priced entry-level action camera with an excellent selection of mounting options but poor battery life

    Key specs 

    Sensor: Size not disclosed CMOS, Sensor pixels: 5000000, Max recording resolution: 1080p (30fps), AV connections: Mini HDMI, Composite, Size (HxWxD): 85x50x23mm, Weight: 81g, Warranty: Two-year RTB

    Published 
    11 Oct 2014
  • Rollei Actioncam 7S WiFi review

    270
    inc VAT approx (€330)

    The Actioncam 7S WiFi is a well-built action camera with a massive array of video modes, but our test footage was wobbly

    Key specs 

    Sensor: Not disclosed, Sensor pixels: 16000000, Max recording resolution: 4K (12fps), AV connections: Micro HDMI, 3.5mm microphone input, Size (HxWxD): 60x43x46mm, Weight: 113g, Warranty: Two-year RTB

    Published 
    11 Oct 2014
  • Ion Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi review

    Ion Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi front angle
    300
    inc VAT

    The Ion Air Pro is a well-designed action camera with good battery life and fantastic image quality

    Key specs 

    Sensor: 1/2.3in CMOS, Sensor pixels: 16,000,000, Max recording resolution: 1080p (30fps), AV connections: Micro HDMI, Size (HxWxD): 21x53x111mm, Weight: 177g, Warranty: One-year RTB

    Published 
    8 Oct 2014
  • Drift Innovation Ghost-S review

    Drift Innovation Ghost-S front angle
    330
    inc VAT

    The Ghost-S has excellent battery life, good video quality and a wide choice of recording options

    Key specs 

    Sensor: Not disclosed, Sensor pixels: 12000000, Max recording resolution: 1080p (60fps), AV connections: Mini HDMI, 3.5mm microphone input, Size (HxWxD): 105x52x33mm, Weight: 171g, Warranty: One-year RTB

    Published 
    7 Oct 2014
  • Sony HDR-MV1 review

    249
    Amazon

    The HDR-MV1 is a good choice for musicians looking to record performances for social media, but video quality could be better

    Key specs 

    Optical zoom: N/A, Sensor: 1/2.3 back-illuminated CMOS, LCD screen: 2.7in, 230,000 dots, Size (HxWxD): 116.5x70.5x27mm, Weight: 165g

    Published 
    8 Sep 2014
  • Archos Smart Home review

    199
    inc VAT

    One of the first Android-powered Smart Home systems, Archos Smart Home is cheap but has a number of issues

    Key specs 

    Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core RK3168, Screen size: 7in, Screen resolution: 1,024x600, Rear camera: N/A, Storage: 4GB, Wireless data: none, Size: 190x60x130mm, Weight: 460g, Operating system: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

    Published 
    23 Aug 2014
  • Panasonic HX-A500

    Panasonic HX-A500 Camera Main Unit and Camera
    355
    inc VAT

    An excellent Ultra HD action camera but we wish more mounts were included

    Key specs 

    Optical zoom: N/A, Sensor: 1/2.3in BSI MOS, LCD screen: 1.5in, 115,200 dots, Size (HxWxD): Camera: 26.5x68.5mm Operating Unit: 59.5x94x26.7mm, Weight: Camera: 31g, Operating Unit: 128g

    Published 
    26 Jul 2014
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

    749
    inc VAT

    A stunning all-round talent, the Panasonic FZ1000 excels both indoors and out

    Key specs 

    Sensor resolution: 20 megapixels, Sensor size: 20 megapixels, Viewfinder: electronic (2,359,000 dots), LCD screen: 3in (921,000 dots), Optical zoom (35mm-equivalent focal lengths): 16 (25-400mm), 35mm-equivalent aperture: f/7.6-10.8, Weight: 834g, Size (HxWxD): 99x137x137mm

    Published 
    24 Jul 2014
  • Toshiba Camileo X-Sports

    Toshiba Camileo X-Sports
    199
    inc VAT

    Not as good as the GoPro Hero3, but it’s much cheaper

    Key specs 

    Optical zoom: 0, Sensor: 1/2.3in CMOS, LCD screen: 2in, Size (HxWxD): 73x49.5x29.5mm, Weight: 94g

    Published 
    12 Jul 2014
  • GoPro Hero3 Black Edition review

    GoPro Hero3 Black Edition
    360
    inc VAT

    Excellent image quality and great apps make this a superb action camera, but we'd go for one of the cheaper models in the GoPro range

    Key specs 

    sensor, 800x480 (240fps), 720p (60fps, 120fps), 1080p (24fps, 30fps, 48fps, 60fps), 4K Cinema (12fps), 0.0x zoom, 76g

    Published 
    11 Apr 2014
  • Panasonic HC-V550 review

    Panasonic HC-V550
    469
    inc VAT

    Good camcorder with built-in Wi-Fi, but it’s too expensive

    Key specs 

    1/5.8in BSI MOS sensor, 1,920x1,080, 50.0x zoom, 280.0kg

    Published 
    10 Apr 2014
  • Panasonic HC-W850 review

    Panasonic HC-W850
    699
    inc VAT

    Great image quality, but the secondary camera sensor may be of little interest to many

    Key specs 

    1/2.3in BSI MOS sensor, PAL, 1,920x1,080, 1,280x720, 20.0x zoom, 360g

    Published 
    9 Mar 2014
  • Sony HDR-CX410VE review

    Sony HDR-CX410VE
    375
    inc VAT

    Good connections, but video quality could be better and we’re surprised there’s no Wi-Fi

    Key specs 

    1/3.91in CMOS sensor, PAL 1,920x1,080, 1,440x1,080, 30.0x zoom

    Published 
    21 Jan 2014
  • Panasonic HC-V720 review

    Panasonic HC-V720
    462
    inc VAT

    A good mid-range camcorder with great Wi-Fi features and good image quality for the money

    Key specs 

    1/2.33in CMOS sensor, PAL, 1,920x1,080, 21.0x zoom

    Published 
    17 Jan 2014
  • Panasonic HC-W850 camcorder review

    Panasonic HC-W850

    Panasonic has revealed its line-up of camcorders for 2014 at CES, with the HC-W850 gaining a new lens, new imaging sensor and Full HD slow motion video

    Published 
    6 Jan 2014
  • Panasonic HX-A100 review

    Panasonic HX-A100
    299
    inc VAT

    An unusual wearable camcorder with great image stabilisation that is better suited to lifelogging than extreme sports

    Key specs 

    1/4.1in CMOS sensor, , 0.0x zoom, 167g

    Published 
    19 Oct 2013
  • Veho Muvi HD NPNG Special Edition review

    Veho Muvi HD
    179
    inc VAT

    Good value, but the mount isn’t up to serious action-packed recording

    Key specs 

    1/2.5in CMOS sensor, 800x480 (60fps), 720p (30fps), 1080p (30fps), 0.0x zoom, 81g

    Published 
    13 Oct 2013
  • Liquid Image Ego review

    Liquid Image Ego
    120
    inc VAT

    A cracking action camcorder for the price

    Key specs 

    sensor, 1,280x720 (60fps), 1,920x1,080 (30fps), 0.0x zoom, 68g

    Published 
    11 Oct 2013