Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Low Light Video Cameras

1. GoPro CHDHN-302 Low Light Video Camera

User Ratings: 68 9

GoPro CHDHN-302 First Impressions

"Great Buy!"

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. So I definitely like this Low Light Video Camera as well. Good and authentic after replacement. This is enough for most use cases! It was quick and I had no issues.

  • GoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition
  • 15 Percent smaller and lighter housing (waterproof to 131 feet /40 meter)
  • 2x faster image processor enables 1080p60 and 720p120 fps video
  • Enhanced low light performance
  • 30 Percent longer battery life
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHN-302
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GoPro CHDHN-302 Final Thoughts

"Christmas gift."

Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. I am very happy that I did it. When I do I'll post my findings here as well.

Overall Score
4.3


(1791 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Low Light Video Cameras

2. Nikon 26363 Low Light Video Camera

User Ratings: 70 8

Nikon 26363 First Impressions

"It is always in focus."

It can attach to his bike and scooter. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. Cost more than half the price of the drone. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Nikon 26363 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black.

  • Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Camouflage) (OLD MODEL)
  • Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet.
  • Shockproof if dropped from 5 ft, operating temperature down to 14 degrees F
  • 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation
  • GPS and e-Compass functions
  • Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26363
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Nikon 26363 Final Thoughts

"Great little camera!"

And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. My friends are impressed by my work with this Low Light Video Camera. Overall an okay Low Light Video Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(1101 Points)

3. Nikon 26293 Low Light Video Camera

User Ratings: 70 8

Nikon 26293 First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

First off I would like to commend Nikon. Good and authentic after replacement. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

  • Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Orange) (OLD MODEL)
  • Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet;3 inch LCD display
  • 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation,Zoom: Optical: 5x, Digital: 4x
  • Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound and movie-record button that enables one-touch recording (HDMI mini connector equipped)
  • Aperture: f/3.9 to f/4.8,Lens Focal Length : 5.0-25.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-140mm lens in 35mm (135) format)
  • Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26293
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Nikon 26293 Final Thoughts

"So I got the camera."

This is enough for most use cases! The new form factor and weight are fantastic! The quality is decent for the size. Overall, I think this a great Low Light Video Camera. Overall an okay Low Light Video Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(1101 Points)

4. insta360 Low Light Video Camera

User Ratings: 65 11

insta360 First Impressions

"We are so happy to have it."

This is designed to be simple and easy to use. This unit is awesome and the price is great. Functions are straightforward. The videos and pictures are both very clear. He was pretty happy about the microphone.

  • Insta360 ONE R 360 Degree Action Camera 5.7K Dual Lens Sports Video Adaptive Stabilization Waterproof Voice Control (360 Edition)
  • 【SUPER 5.7K】 All pixels are not created equal. The Dual-Lens 360 Mod raises the bar with Super 5.7K resolution, leveraging H.265 encoding, advanced image processing and an AI-powered finishing algorithm to preserve detail and make your footage pop.
  • 【FlowState Stabilization】 FlowState achieves gimbal-like stabilization without the gimbal. Thanks to a new scene-detection algorithm, your footage stays clear and steady even in low light.
  • 【Invisible Selfie Stick】 ONE R's Invisible Selfie Stick feature lets you capture easy aerial angles and unique third-person perspectives with a flick of the wrist while using the Dual-Lens 360 Mod.
  • 【Super 5.7K】 All pixels are not created equal. The Dual-Lens 360 Mod raises the bar with Super 5.7K resolution, leveraging H.265 encoding, advanced image processing and an AI-powered finishing algorithm to preserve detail and make your footage pop.
  • 【Package List】360 Edition includes 1x Dual-Lens 360 Mod, 1x Core, 1x Battery Base, 1x Lens Cap and 1x Mounting Bracket.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The insta360
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insta360 Final Thoughts

"Very well presented."

The quality is great considering the price. But to my surprise, it isn’t heavy at all. The insta360 is very compact. Indoors it performed quite well. And it’s so easy to carry around.

Overall Score
4.2


(819 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Low Light Video Cameras

5. insta360 Low Light Video Camera

User Ratings: 65 11

insta360 First Impressions

"Win win."

These are original insta360 batteries, and charger. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. No need to spend hundreds on something else! It has a one year warranty that I hope applies.

  • Insta360 ONE R Sports Video Adaptive Action Camera 4K Wide Angle Interchangeable Lens Stabilization IPX8 Waterproof Voice Control Reversible Touch Display (4K Edition)
  • 【Wide Angle Capture】ONE R 4K Edition, 4K 60fps wide-angle shooter.
  • 【FlowState Stabilization】FlowState achieves gimbal-like stabilization without the gimbal. Thanks to a new scene-detection algorithm, your footage stays clear and steady even in low light.
  • 【IPX8 Waterproof】ONE R is IPX8 waterproof to 16.7ft (5m). *Whether you're poolside or on a rainy-day ride, ONE R can handle it. *NOTE: ONE R is waterproof after being fully assembled and installed in the included Mounting Bracket.
  • 【Voice Control】When ONE R is out of reach, just give a shout to start shooting with voice commands. "Take a Photo" or "Start recording"
  • 【Package List】 Insta360 ONE R 4K Edition includes 1x 4K Wide Angle Mod, 1x Core, 1x Battery Base and 1x Mounting Bracket.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The insta360
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insta360 Final Thoughts

"10/10 recommend."

It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. Love the accessories and the bag. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better.

Overall Score
4.2


(816 Points)

6. insta360 Low Light Video Camera

User Ratings: 65 11

insta360 First Impressions

"Win win."

This is high quality and you can tell. I got this insta360 to record our trip’s adventure. This action camera is amazing for the price! More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. insta360 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black.

  • Insta360 ONE R 360 Degree Action Camera 4K Wide Angle 5.7K Dual Lens Interchangeable Sports Video Adaptive Stabilization Waterproof Voice Control Reversible Touch Display (Twin Edition)
  • 【5.7K 360 + 4K WIDE】 ONE R Twin Edition transforms on the fly from a 360 cam to a 4K 60fps wide-angle shooter. You'll always have the right tool to capture the action.
  • 【FlowState Stabilization】 FlowState achieves gimbal-like stabilization without the gimbal. Thanks to a new scene-detection algorithm, your footage stays clear and steady even in low light.
  • 【SUPER 5.7K】 All pixels are not created equal. The Dual-Lens 360 Mod raises the bar with Super 5.7K resolution, leveraging H.265 encoding, advanced image processing and an AI-powered finishing algorithm to preserve detail and make your footage pop.
  • 【IPX8 WATERPROOF】 ONE R is IPX8 waterproof to 5m (16.4ft). Whether you're poolside or on a rainy-day ride, ONE R can handle it. !!! NOTE: ONE R is waterproof after being fully assembled and installed in the included Mounting Bracket.
  • 【PACKAGE LIST】 Twin Edition includes 1x 4K Wide Angle Mod, 1x Dual-Lens 360 Mod, 1x Core, 1x Battery Base, 1x Lens Cap and 1x Mounting Bracket.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The insta360
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insta360 Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. The insta360 is very easy to use. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. Good and authentic after replacement.

Overall Score
4.2


(816 Points)

7. Sony Low Light Video Camera

User Ratings: 62 10

Sony First Impressions

"I like it so much."

Still, it's worth knowing about. I love the audio options. The image stabilizer works very well. Picks up good sound without the mic. I haven’t had to change the date.

  • Sony DSCHX80/B High Zoom Point & Shoot Camera with Ultra 32GB Micro SDHC UHS-I Card and NP-BX1/M8 Lithium-Ion X Type Battery
  • 30x Optical/60x Clear Image Zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 18.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor for superb low light images, Built-in retractable OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder
  • Versatile video w/ high-quality XAVC S, AVCHD & MP4 formats, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi w/NFC, 5-axis image stabilization greatly reduces camera shake blur
  • Selfie-ready 3" Extra Fine LCD multi-angle display, P/A/S/M modes, customizable settings and Memory Recall mode, Enhance features w/ downloadable camera apps, Capture the decisive moments with up to 10fps or keep your subject in focus with Lock-on AF
  • Ideal for Android-based smartphones and tablets
  • Transfer speeds of up to 98MB/s**
  • Rated A1 for faster app performance3 and UHS Speed Class U1 and Speed Class 10 for Full HD video recording and playback1
  • Shoot up to 330 photos or 80 minutes of video
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
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Sony Final Thoughts

"Great value for the price."

Now I'm off to charge the battery! Really like the clarity of the picture. I will definitely use it more often. This little camera meets all those needs! There are not any fancy professional features.

Overall Score
4.1


(321 Points)

8. ALSONE 3051STRM Low Light Video Camera

User Ratings: 72 9

ALSONE 3051STRM First Impressions

"And it was a good decision."

Well packed and worth the money. The best part is the real-time imagery. I haven’t had one in so long. It's only a bit heavier, but it's bulky. Using it for filming kids sports.

  • Video Camera Camcorder WiFi IR Night Vision FHD 1080P 30FPS YouTube Vlogging Camera Recorder 26MP 3.0'' Touch Screen 16X Digital Zoom Camcorder with Microphone,Remote and 2 Batteries
  • 【FHD Camcorder with Microphone】The video camera is full HD 1080P, with 26.0MP picture resolution,3.0 inch 270° rotation IPS ultra-clear touch screen and 16X digital zoom camera. It also has 8 mega pixel CMOS image sensor, you can capture vibrant and extremely realistic images and videos. This video camcorder supports external microphone which enhances sound recording volume and reduces noise.
  • 【Multifunctional Video Recorder】This vlog camera comes supports Slow Motion,Video Capture,Motion Detection,Loop Recording,Continuous Shooting, Face Capture, Beauty Function, Self-Timer, Playback Modes, Anti-Shaking Function and Remote Control(22ft/7m) ect..You can record your wonderful moments with these special features.
  • 【WiFi & IR Night Vision Camcorder】Download the App 'YKJ' in Google Play on you phone or tablet and connect it with your camera,then you may operate the camera or check through Android or IOS devices to review the photos and videos. With IR night vision function, you can shoot clear white and black photo or video in the dark environment without visible light or low light(within 16ft/5m)
  • 【Multipurpose Video Camera】The camcorder supports for video chatting and live streaming. By connecting the computer with a USB cable, then choose the “PC CAM” mode as a webcam.( Please download the software “AMCAP” before using the “PC CAM” function, and enter the video interface, then you can video chat with your friends.)
  • 【Recording While Charging】The video camera comes with 2 rechargeable batteries, and it supports recording while charging. ALSONE provides 30 days refund or replacement. If you have any question or suggestion,please feel free to contact us.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ALSONE 3051STRM
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ALSONE 3051STRM Final Thoughts

"It’s a good buy."

Christmas, kids' plays, recitals, etc. An additional battery is included as backup. The mic isn't great, but it'll work. There is a zoom feature on the ALSONE 3051STRM. Overall, this is a very-very good camcorder.

Overall Score
4.3


(234 Points)

9. SAULEOO Low Light Video Camera

User Ratings: 60 11

SAULEOO First Impressions

"I got camera for my mom."

Over all, good quality for the price. Video was taken when I got it. This is absolutely the best bang for the buck. The SAULEOO is very compact. I have had NO issues with battery life so far.

  • SAULEOO Camcorder Video Camera,Vlogging Camera for Youtube Camcorder Ultra HD 2.7K 16X Digital Zoom 3 In Touch Screen Support IR Night Vision
  • ❄【Ultra HD 2.7K 30FPS Video Camera】:This is 2.7K full HD (2688x1520) /30fps video camera with 24.0MP picture resolution. compared with the traditional 1080P video, it is much clearer. equipped with an 8 megapixel CMOS image sensor, it delivers true-to-life HD video and natural colors even in low light conditions. with a 270-degree rotating 3.0-inch IPS screen and 16X digital zoom, you can take a selfie or shoot a distant view easily.
  • ❄【Built-in Wifi Camcorder】: You can feel free to control the video camera to snap pictures or record video with your phone or tablet. The Wi-Fi camera can transmit data through “Action Cam” APP via which you may view the photos. Besides, you could upload videos and pictures to your tablet, smartphone and laptop at any time. What’s more, you may turn your tablet and smartphone into a real-time remote control via the WiFi connection to control the camera (Range: 16.4 feet).
  • ❄【Webcam and HDMI Output】: This vlogging camera can be used as a webcam. (connecting to a computer via a USB cable, the USB cable is included in the box) once connected to your computer, you can make video calls with family and friends.feel free to connect it directly to your TV with an HDMI cable and play HD video shots from your camera.
  • ❄【Powerful Vlogging Camera】: This camcorder also supports pause, anti-shaking, slow motion recording, infrared night vision, remote control, recording while charging, time-lapse shooting (select a frame from a few frames and combine it into a video), and functions such as taking pictures while recording. Surprise! The camera comes with a touchable camera screen so it is definitely a good choice for family photography, meeting minutes, and presenting friends and family.
  • ❄【Battery】: A single full charged NP40 battery can last around 60 to 90 minutes for continues shooting. This lightweight, small and easy-to-use digital camcorder is equipped with high-class material and advanced technology, records high-quality image, and it's a perfect gift for friends, family members to record their special lovely moments and travel time!. The video camera supports up to 128GB macro SD card(The SD card are not included with the purchase of camera).
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SAULEOO
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SAULEOO Final Thoughts

"Awesome studio camera."

Really like the clarity of the picture. More noticeable on the night vision set up. I'm using it to make my YouTube videos. What you get is quite a lot, really. Its really worth every dollar I paid.

Overall Score
4.1


(129 Points)

10. PGYTECH 5823853990 Low Light Video Camera

User Ratings: 72 8

PGYTECH 5823853990 First Impressions

"Simply awesome!"

The manual is very clear and it takes 5 minutes to set up. I did a lot of reading before choosing it. Didn’t unplug in the middle of the flights. The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. I would give it more stars if I could!

  • PGYTECH Landing Gear Leg Extended with LED Kit for DJI Mavic 2 PRO/Mavic 2 Zoom
  • ✔ Landing Gear Working - Designed for DJI MAVIC 2 PRO/MAVIC 2 ZOOM
  • ✔ Landing Gear Function - It can avoid dirty fuselage or damage the DJI MAVIC 2 PRO/MAVIC 2 ZOOM drone gimbal when taking off and landing. And it can still take off and land in the uneven environment of the ground.
  • ✔ Landing Gear Feature - The landing gear can effectively increase the height of 1.37inch【3.5cm】
  • ✔ LED light Feature - LED light 4 mode light source, suitable for different scenes. Strong light, medium light, low light, flash.
  • ✔ Package Content - 1 x Increased Landing Gear LED Kit
  • Recommended Age: 8 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PGYTECH 5823853990
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PGYTECH 5823853990 Final Thoughts

"Great kit!"

Excellent Price for a Drone like this one. Seems well built and blades are well protected. Positively the best drone for inexperienced pilots. Easy to fly, fast and the most important durable! You have to make sure it’s facing the same way as your glove.

Overall Score
4.4


(103 Points)

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