Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Compact Video Cameras

1. Dragon Touch Vision 3 Compact Video Camera

User Ratings: 66 7

Dragon Touch Vision 3 First Impressions

"The light."

Overall an okay Compact Video Camera that is probably more hype. It was quick and I had no issues. This feature alone is the reason I bought the Dragon Touch Vision 3. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well.

  • Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera 16MP Vision 3 Underwater Waterproof Camera 170° Wide Angle WiFi Sports Cam with Remote 2 Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • 4K ACTION CAMERA with 4X ZOOM: Professional 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/60FPS video and 16MP photo resolution enables you to capture exciting moment for you. This action camera also features zoom range from 1.0X to 4.0X.
  • WIRELESS WRIST REMOTE CONTROL: Put the remote control on your wrist while installing the sports camera on your helmet, convenient to record moments in places you can't reach. Wireless range up to 10m(33ft), the remote is not waterproof.
  • WIFI ACTION CAMERA with 2" SCREEN: Save and share your sports action camera moments on the phone/tablet with App XDV, WiFi signal ranges up to 33 feet. 2'' screen allows you to preview the video in action camera.
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA with FREE ACCESSORIES: Place your camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, etc. This underwater camera also comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, charger and accessories which available for most action camera even Gopro.
  • VERSATILE BUT COMPACT: This action camera features multiple functions including driving mode, image rotation, time-lapse, loop recording, slow motion, dramashot, exposure and white balance. Bringing this sports camera to more applicable conditions beyond your expectation. This action camera is not Mac compatible.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dragon Touch Vision 3
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Dragon Touch Vision 3 Final Thoughts

"So exciting!"

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Very good customer service top notch.

Overall Score
4.3


(3618 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Compact Video Cameras

2. GoPro CHDHS-102 Compact Video Camera

User Ratings: 64 9

GoPro CHDHS-102 First Impressions

"So exciting!"

Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. I got this GoPro CHDHS-102 to record our trip’s adventure. It is easy to mount the GoPro on and it stays in place. No need to spend hundreds on something else! There is no need for me to buy extra batteries.

  • GoPro HERO Session Waterproof Digital Action Camera
  • Simple, grab and go operation with a compact, waterproof design and weight of just 2.6 ounce (74 grams), Hero session is the perfect camera for first time GoPro users
  • Easy one button control press the button once to power on the camera and begin capturing video or photos automatically
  • Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions, Hero session is waterproof to 33 feet (10 meter), no housing needed
  • Additional GoPro Hero session features + benefits below on item page; Hero session camera Supports up to 128gb; For the best results we recommend formatting your microsd card regularly; Does not have lcd display
  • Stunning GoPro video quality records stunning 1440p30, 1080p60 and 720p100 video; powerful photo capture captures 8mp single photos, 10 fps burst photos and 0.5 to 60 second time lapse photos
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHS-102
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GoPro CHDHS-102 Final Thoughts

"I have a GoPro CHDHS-102."

GoPro CHDHS-102 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. If you have a GoPro CHDHS-102, then you need this case. Love the accessories and the bag. I just love this little camera! More than you'd likely use an action camera for really.

Overall Score
4.2


(1380 Points)

3. SP Gadgets 52030 Compact Video Camera

User Ratings: 60 4

SP Gadgets 52030 First Impressions

"But it is all good."

But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. For the price this is a great buy. Overall, I think this a great Compact Video Camera. No need to spend hundreds on something else! If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another.

  • POV Case 3.0 Small black - suitable for GoPro HD Hero 4, 3+, 3, 2
  • Compact and easy to use
  • Perfectly shaped compartments for your GoPro camera & accessories
  • Sleek and Lightweight
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SP Gadgets 52030
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SP Gadgets 52030 Final Thoughts

"Everything is great."

We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. My friends are impressed by my work with this Compact Video Camera. This is enough for most use cases!

Overall Score
4.3


(1137 Points)

4. SP Gadgets 52040 Compact Video Camera

User Ratings: 60 4

SP Gadgets 52040 First Impressions

"It earns 4 stars."

This action camera is amazing for the price! The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. These are original SP Gadgets 52040 batteries, and charger. First off I would like to commend SP Gadgets. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press.

  • POV Case 3.0 Large black - suitable for GoPro HD Hero 4, 3+, 3, 2
  • Compact and easy to use
  • Perfectly shaped compartments for your GoPro camera & accessories
  • Sleek and Lightweight
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SP Gadgets 52040
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SP Gadgets 52040 Final Thoughts

"Ordered spur of the moment."

Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape.

Overall Score
4.3


(1137 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Compact Video Cameras

5. CamKing DV520 Compact Video Camera

User Ratings: 67 13

CamKing DV520 First Impressions

"It’s a good buy."

It's the small things that count. The image quality is amazing. It has an camera and it does video. The batteries come already charged. I did exactly what the ad said.

  • Video Camera Camcorder, CamKing 2.7K 18X HD Ultra-Thin Digital Video Camera with 3.0 Inch HD Touch Screen Digital Zoom Camera Recorder
  • Lightweight and compact camera The CamKing camera has a slim design with a 2 7K HD screen for easy carrying and storage It combines photos videos and playback with state-of-the-art materials and advanced technology to record the moments in your life This is the best choice for your own use and gift(The camera is designed for Amateurs not for Professional Users)
  • High-definition picture quality lockable 8 0Mega pixel sensor The max 48 0Mega pixels of high-definition picture quality let you lock in the wonderful bright and sharp imaging performance allowing you to record more details with high quality the image format is JPEG the video format is AVI 3 0 inch LCD touch screen 18X digital zoom(max)
  • Multiple scene modes CamKing camera with automatic night scene portrait night scene landscape sports party beach and other scene modes high sensitivity Ultra HD mode can switch the scene you want according to your actual needs Bring you the ultimate shooting experience
  • Camera features HD camera face capture beauty face auto power off Dis anti-shake speaker USB 2 0 and HDMI output Easy to carry and store it's perfect as a gift and record your special moments
  • Support remote control function add beauty function support Wi-Fi connection download "smart DV" Application in mobile phone to connect camera Therefore the phone can control the camera and download files from the camera as well as take photos and shoot as a remote control The camera adds beauty features to make you meet more beautiful yourself!
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CamKing DV520
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CamKing DV520 Final Thoughts

"The remote is great."

It's the small things that count. For this price, the CamKing DV520 is awesome. Not very heavy and can take it anywhere. I'll get to the point of figuring it out. The best part is the real-time imagery.

Overall Score
4.2


(975 Points)

6. Contixo Compact Video Camera

User Ratings: 68 11

Contixo First Impressions

"Loving it so far."

Below I will list the pros and cons I've got with this drone. Overall, a decent purchase at this price point. I like the functionality of the Contixo . But once I put it together it worked like a charm. It is super responsive and performs well.

  • Contixo F22 Plus Foldable GPS Drone with Camera for Adults - 40 Mins Max Flight Time - 1080p HD FPV Gimbal Quadcopter - Multiple GPS Functions for all experience levels - 2 Batteries and Carrying Case
  • ✔ GPS ASSISTED FLIGHT WITH TONS OF FEATURES: With GPS location, the drone can hover stably and automatically return to Home precisely when its battery is low or the signal is lost. Shoot with ease when using the follow Me, Orbit Mode or just set the drone to fly in a circle along the path you set. Also it includes Selfie Mode /Gesture Control, Headless Mode, Auto Hover, First Person View, 1-Key Takeoff/ Landing.
  • ✔ BUILT-IN ADJUSTABLE WIDE-ANGLE 1080P HD WiFi CAMERA - Be the Videographer, the Contixo F22 drone allows you to both take pictures or record live video. Edit and upload your videos clips to Social Media using your iphone or ipad. Use our free downloadable app to fly and operate your F22 RC Remote.
  • ✔ PRE-ASSEMBLED GPS FOLDABLE DRONE WITH COMPACT DESIGN – The Contixo F22 comes ready to fly right out the box. No need to put the drone together! It's a small, compact, foldable drone with a super portable design that makes it fun and easy to take everywhere you go, The Popular F22 is one of the Best Drones for Adults and for kids alike.
  • ✔ CUSTOM STORAGE CASE INCLUDED- The exclusive carrying case made specifically for the Contixo F22 Drone, allows you to safely store and transport your Foldable GPS Drone. Never worry about removing the propellers or taking your new hobby apart. This carrying case makes it safe and convenient to transport your unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) everywhere!
  • ✔ VIDEO TRANSMISSION WITH A WIFI RANGE OF 750 FEET. The Contixo F22 Drone provides video transmission within a range of up to 750 feet. You can capture Pictures and Videos while flying for up to 15 minutes allowing you to fly farther. Get still images and stream Live HD footage and then upload it to social media from your iPhone or iPad. The video clips are automatically saved to the Micro SD card in 1080P Quality.
  • Recommended Age: 12 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Contixo
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Contixo Final Thoughts

"Easy to fly."

It's well designed and self protected. Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. It seems to do just about everything. But this Contixo was a complete and total win from the get go. It is really easy to use for me and my kids.

Overall Score
4.2


(777 Points)

7. K&M BUNDLECHDHX501002 Compact Video Camera

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M BUNDLECHDHX501002 First Impressions

"Conclusion."

A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. Overall, I think this a great Compact Video Camera. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. The whole outlook and vintage and nice. You can shoot your videos and frame them later.

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Adventure Kit Essential Bundle
  • 1. This Bundle Includes GoPro Official Accessories + Limited 1 Year Warranty
  • 2. Product Highlights: Record 4K30, 1440p60, and 1080p60 Video, Capture 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps, Built-In Video Stabilization, Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media, 33' Waterproof without a Housing, Touch Zoom Framing via Intuitive 2" LCD, Voice Control, Time-Lapse Capture, Photo Timer for Individual/Group Selfies, GPS Performance Stickers & More
  • 3. GoPro Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Silver, The Frame for HERO7 Silver, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB Type-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • 4. GoPro Adventure Kit Includes: The Handler Floating Handgrip, Head Strap and QuickClip & Customizable Compact Case
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M BUNDLECHDHX501002
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K&M BUNDLECHDHX501002 Final Thoughts

"Thank you K&M!"

Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Video stabilization is astonishing. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. The device itself is fabulous.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

8. K&M Compact Video Camera

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"This is a great combo."

It was quick and I had no issues. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. This action camera is amazing for the price!

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Travel Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Shorty, Sleeve and Lanyard, and Case.
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Silver, The Frame for HERO7 Silver, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB Type-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty.
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera Highlights: Record 4K30, 1440p60, and 1080p60 Video, Capture 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps, Built-In Video Stabilization, Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media.
  • GoPro Travel Kit Box Includes: Shorty (Mini Extension Pole + Tripod), Sleeve + Lanyard, Compact Case
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M
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K&M Final Thoughts

"Cross your fingers."

The value of all the parts is incredible. I think at this price range, this is a very good Compact Video Camera to have. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. Love the accessories and the bag. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

9. K&M Compact Video Camera

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"Easily worth the money."

It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. I was shocked at how small this unit is. This is a very well-made little camera. I contacted K&M customer service and they were amazing.

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera with GoPro Travel Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Shorty, Sleeve and Lanyard, and Case.
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Black, Rechargeable Battery, The Frame for HERO7 Black, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty.
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera Highlights: 4K60/50, 2.7K120/100 & 1080p240/200, 12MP Still Photos with Selectable HDR, HyperSmooth Video Stabilization, Direct Live Streaming to Facebook Live
  • GoPro Travel Kit Box Includes: Shorty (Mini Extension Pole + Tripod), Sleeve + Lanyard, Compact Case
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M
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K&M Final Thoughts

"All in all, A+."

This feature alone is the reason I bought the K&M . Good and authentic after replacement. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! It was quick and I had no issues. This thing is solid as ever.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

10. K&M Compact Video Camera

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"Upload your footage daily."

It is easy to mount the K&M on and it stays in place. Great purchase and highly recommended. No need to spend hundreds on something else! I got this K&M to record our trip’s adventure. This little camera will amaze you.

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera with GoPro Sports Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Chesty, Handlebar/Seatpost/Pole Mount, Large + Small Rubber Insert, Vertical Mounting Buckle, and Compact
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Black, Rechargeable Battery, The Frame for HERO7 Black, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty.
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera Highlights: 4K60/50, 2.7K120/100 & 1080p240/200, 12MP Still Photos with Selectable HDR, HyperSmooth Video Stabilization, Direct Live Streaming to Facebook Live.
  • GoPro Sports Kit Box Includes: Chesty (Performance Chest Mount), Handlbar/Seatpost/Pole Mount, Large Rubber Insert, Small Rubber Insert, Vertical Mounting Buckle, Thumb Screw, and Compact Case.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M
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K&M Final Thoughts

"The features are great."

But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. This action camera is amazing for the price! More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. More like I wanted plus more!

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

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