Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Small Video Cameras

1. GoPro CHDHX-301 Small Video Camera

User Ratings: 66 9

GoPro CHDHX-301 First Impressions

"Win win."

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. Very good customer service top notch. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. The whole outlook and vintage and nice.

  • GoPro HERO3: Black Edition
  • Versatile shooting modes for pros
  • More detail in brightly-lit areas
  • Wi-Fi built in
  • Lighter and smaller
  • Reduced fogging in the housing
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHX-301
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GoPro CHDHX-301 Final Thoughts

"The result was pretty good."

So I definitely like this Small Video Camera as well. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. I got this GoPro CHDHX-301 to record our trip’s adventure. First off I would like to commend GoPro. Very good customer service top notch.

Overall Score
4.2


(2820 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Small Video Cameras

2. GoPro CHDHN-302 Small 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 Small 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
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

3. Deyard FBA_D068 Small Video Camera

User Ratings: 68 4

Deyard FBA_D068 First Impressions

"Buy more batteries."

Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. If you have a Deyard FBA_D068, then you need this case. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star.

  • Deyard Accessories Kit for GoPro Hero 7(Only Black)/HD(2018)/6/5 with Shockproof Small Case Waterproof Case Screen Protector Bundle for GoPro Hero 7 black/ Hero HD(2018)/Hero 6/Hero 5
  • Compared to other waterproof cases, Deyard upgraded waterproof case is not necessary to remove the cover lens before placing the camera in the case, which is convenient and time-saving.
  • The waterproof case for GoPro Hero 7(Not Compatible with Hero 7 White/Silver)/Hero 5 /Hero 6 is extremely durable and water resistant to 45 meters. Ideal for diving, snorkeling, and other underwater activities.
  • Give your action-cam to set the home that it deserves, with this case. Keeps your camera safe and sound from scratching, shock and dust.
  • The red filter is professional color correction for blue and tropical water. Anti-fog insert prevents lens fog in cold and humid environment.
  • Screen protector and lens cap keep the camera from daily scratches, dust, scrapes, and normal signs of wear.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Deyard FBA_D068
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Deyard FBA_D068 Final Thoughts

"Awesome camera!"

If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Love the accessories and the bag. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. I am very happy that I did it.

Overall Score
4.4


(1691 Points)

4. Holy Stone Small Video Camera

User Ratings: 57 14

Holy Stone First Impressions

"Battery life."

This is our first drone, never used one before. And it looks like a UFO if flown at dusk. Takes great photos and videos and is a lot of fun. Those will simplify drone flying a lot for beginners. I think the Holy Stone app will take some getting used to.

  • Holy Stone HS160 Shadow FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera Live Video Feed 2.4GHz 6-Axis Gyro Quadcopter for Kids & Beginners - Altitude Hold, One Key Start, Foldable Arms,Bonus Battery
  • FOLDABLE STRUCTURE: Foldable & flexible blades make the drone small and portable. Also provides a better and safer flight experience
  • Wi-Fi FPV 720P HD CAMERA: Equipped with 720P HD camera to take aerial photos and videos. Images and videos will be stored in both the app and the mobile album system
  • APP CONTROL SYSTEM: Operate your drone through an APP after connecting the Wi-Fi to your phone (iOS or Android), offering you real-time image transmission, easy to shoot and read, fun to share
  • MODULAR and BONUS BATTERY: There are 2 powerful 3.7V 500mAh Modular batteries including 1 bonus, which can support longer flight time for you and your family, this modular design ensures the safety of charge and storage
  • ONE KEY START/ LANDING: Allows players of any level to fly the drone easily with perfect control and wonderful performance. WI-FI Connection: serach wifi signal (HolyStone FPV-XXXXXXX). Input the WIFI password: 6264657134 and connect it.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Holy Stone
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Holy Stone Final Thoughts

"Very cool."

Controls are smooth and easy to use. So no complaints here. The case is really well-made and everything fits perfectly. The quality that this offers far exceeds the cost. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind.

Overall Score
4.0


(1637 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Small Video Cameras

5. Campark X20 Small Video Camera

User Ratings: 65 6

Campark X20 First Impressions

"This is my first Campark."

I got this Campark X20 to record our trip’s adventure. This is enough for most use cases! Has a lot to offer at a good price. The device itself is fabulous. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it.

  • Campark X20 4K Action Camera 20MP with EIS Touch Screen Remote Control Waterproof Camera 30M 170° Adjustable View Angle 2 Batteries and Accessories Kit Compatible with GoPro
  • 4K HD & 2.0" TOUCH SCREEN: Featuring 4K/24fps, 2K/30fps and 1080P/60fps video resolutions, the Campark X20 action camera records ultra HD videos and incredible photos; A 2.0" touch screen lets you quickly switch between modes to take the perfect shot and check your footage, while the 0.96" vice screen makes it easy to check camera status (mode/battery level/video length) while recording.
  • ANTI-SHAKING & ADJUSTABLE VIEWING ANGLE: Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) makes the X20 sports camera an excellent choice for recording fast-moving objects and outdoor activities, while you control the shot with wide (170°), middle or narrow angles.
  • SPORTS CAMERA WITH WIFI & REMOTE CONTROL: Edit and share your videos on your smartphone with the free “CamKing” app; The Campark X20 gives you a WIFI range up to 10 meters and the 2.4G wrist remote control makes it easy to control the camera while skiing, cycling, swimming, drafting, or any outdoor activity imaginable.
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA WITH VALUABLE ACCESSORIES: Included waterproof case keeps the 4K camera safe in water up to 100 feet; Included in the package is 2 batteries, remote control wristband, and an accessory kit comparable with a GoPro.
  • PERFECT GIFT FOR EVERYONE: The strong, small and lightweight Campark X20 is perfect for any occasion, making it easy to capture all the important moments with family and friends; The X20 comes with a 45-day refund policy,12-month warranty within 24 months, and professional after-sales service. Buy with confidence!
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Campark X20
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Campark X20 Final Thoughts

"Very well made rig."

Get a stainless steel tether. It was quick and I had no issues. Very good customer service top notch. Cost more than half the price of the drone. If you have a Campark X20, then you need this case.

Overall Score
4.4


(1246 Points)

6. SP Gadgets 52030 Small 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 Small 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 Small Video Camera. This is enough for most use cases!

Overall Score
4.3


(1137 Points)

7. SP Gadgets 52031 Small Video Camera

User Ratings: 60 4

SP Gadgets 52031 First Impressions

"Five Stars!"

But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. Amazing video quality and from something so small. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. Love the accessories and the bag.

  • SP Gadgets POV Case 3.0 for GoPro (Small, Blue)
  • Compatible with HERO, HERO2, HERO3, HERO3+ and HERO4 cameras
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.7 x 2.7 in
  • Waterproof: no
  • Recommended Use: travel, storage
  • Material: [case] nylon, [padding] foam, [lining] velour
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SP Gadgets 52031
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SP Gadgets 52031 Final Thoughts

"Cheers!"

I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. This action camera is amazing for the price! A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star.

Overall Score
4.3


(1137 Points)

8. DROCON Small Video Camera

User Ratings: 58 9

DROCON First Impressions

"Well made."

This is a good Selfie or Video drone. But u will have an extra one to exchange. We are currently having 12-15MPH gusts of wind. Make sure to get extra batteries to keep the fun going. Easy to assemble, easy to fly, easy to maneuver.

  • DROCON Ninja Drone for Kids & Beginners FPV RC Drone with 720P HD Wi-Fi Camera, Quadcopter Drone with Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, Foldable Arms, One Key Take Off/Landing, Blue
  • 720P FPV HD WI-FI CAMERA: The sky’s the limit with this 720p/30fps HD camera. Get an awesome perspective from the air and record wonderful moments. The 120-degree wide-angle lens captures the true color and panoramic views that will amaze. Great for travel, parties, sports, and adventures.
  • ALTITUDE HOLD MODE FOR EASY CONTROL: Equipped with an advanced barometer, this drone can perform altitude hold for more stable flight. Beginners can easily get to grips with it and be taking stunning pictures and video from the sky in no time!
  • APP CONTROL: Operate your drone through the app after connecting it with your phone via Wi-Fi, offering you real-time image transmission so that you can easily shoot fun videos and pics to share with your friends and family.
  • FOLDABLE DESIGN: Foldable and flexible blades make this drone small and portable. It is easy to take with you so that you can create your own little air show anywhere you like.
  • NEW TO DRONES? NO PROBLEM: The headless mode function, one-key take-off/landing and altitude hold function truly allow for easier operation, which makes flying this drone a breeze for any level of player.
  • Recommended Age: 14 years and up
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DROCON
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DROCON Final Thoughts

"Charges well."

My eyes are not as good as they used to be. I plan to research other drone accessories built by DROCON. This is our first drone that uses GPS. Turn on the drone and go to wifi setting in your phone. Without it the recordings would have cutouts and visible lag.

Overall Score
4.2


(828 Points)

9. Contixo Small 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)

10. K&M Small 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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