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  1. Top comment

    "Love It...It's OK...Great entry level camcorder!...Buying a separate charger for the batteries might be a good idea as you have to charge the batteries IN THE CAMERA which means you can't use the camera at that time OR must remember to charge the batteries over night or when the camera is not being used."

    "Great entry level camcorder!"

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    Product Description

    Utilizing Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, a BIONZ X image processor and an Exmor R CMOS sensor, this Sony Handycam HDRCX405/B camcorder enables you to capture video footage with 1920 x 1080 resolution and sharp still images.
    $229.99
    Top comment

    "Love It...It's OK...Great entry level camcorder!...Buying a separate charger for the batteries might be a good idea as you have to charge the batteries IN THE CAMERA which means you can't use the camera at that time OR must remember to charge the batteries over night or when the camera is not being used."

    "Great entry level camcorder!"

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    Utilizing Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, a BIONZ X image processor and an Exmor R CMOS sensor, this Sony Handycam HDRCX405/B camcorder enables you to capture video footage with 1920 x 1080 resolution and sharp still images.
  2. Model:CHDHB-501
    SKU:6201946
    Top comment

    "love it...Love it!...GREAT ENTRY CAMERA!...I've a Hero 5 session GoPro of my own and I love it, so I knew this would also be a great camera, and I was right!!"

    "GREAT ENTRY CAMERA!"

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    Capture all the action on bike trails, camping trips or boating adventures with the GoPro HERO. This camera features waterproof construction up to 33 feet, so you can record underwater, and the 2-inch touchscreen makes it easy to find your subject and review footage. Use the QuikStories feature to automatically send footage to the GoPro app for an instantly edited video. GoPro HERO features WiFi plus Bluetooth connectivity for easy file transfers.
    $199.99
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    "love it...Love it!...GREAT ENTRY CAMERA!...I've a Hero 5 session GoPro of my own and I love it, so I knew this would also be a great camera, and I was right!!"

    "GREAT ENTRY CAMERA!"

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    Capture all the action on bike trails, camping trips or boating adventures with the GoPro HERO. This camera features waterproof construction up to 33 feet, so you can record underwater, and the 2-inch touchscreen makes it easy to find your subject and review footage. Use the QuikStories feature to automatically send footage to the GoPro app for an instantly edited video. GoPro HERO features WiFi plus Bluetooth connectivity for easy file transfers.
  3. Model:HDRAS50/B
    SKU:4847701
    Top comment

    "Nice camera...Great camera...Great device for an entry level camcorder...Just to get out of the way, this is not a GoPro in case you haven't figured that out for yourself, I have no problem with it not being a GoPro, and considering I paid 150$ for this product versus 300$ due to brand recognition, and I don't regret it."

    "Great device for an entry level camcorder"

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    Enjoy smooth video with SteadyShot image stabilization with the Sony Action Cam with Wi-Fi. The 1080p quality combined with the advanced Exmor R sensor let you show off your adventures to anyone who wants to see them. See more action with the 170-degree viewing angle and the Sony Action Cam with Wi-Fi's exceptionally light 2-ounce weight.
    $199.99
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    "Nice camera...Great camera...Great device for an entry level camcorder...Just to get out of the way, this is not a GoPro in case you haven't figured that out for yourself, I have no problem with it not being a GoPro, and considering I paid 150$ for this product versus 300$ due to brand recognition, and I don't regret it."

    "Great device for an entry level camcorder"

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    Enjoy smooth video with SteadyShot image stabilization with the Sony Action Cam with Wi-Fi. The 1080p quality combined with the advanced Exmor R sensor let you show off your adventures to anyone who wants to see them. See more action with the 170-degree viewing angle and the Sony Action Cam with Wi-Fi's exceptionally light 2-ounce weight.
  4. Top comment

    "Not bad...Love it...Excellent camcorder for a entry level camcorder....I really like the fact that you can take snap shots while you are recording, and if you pause a video on the camera you can take a snap shot of that as well."

    "Excellent camcorder for a entry level camcorder."

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    Product Description

    Shoot high-definition films with this portable Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder. The unit’s 57x zoom makes it easy to get into the action from afar, while its optical image stabilization feature automatically corrects camera shake. Equipped with a 3.28MP full-HD MOS sensor, this Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder captures video in genuine 1920 x 1080 resolution.
    $219.99
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    Was $249.99
    Top comment

    "Not bad...Love it...Excellent camcorder for a entry level camcorder....I really like the fact that you can take snap shots while you are recording, and if you pause a video on the camera you can take a snap shot of that as well."

    "Excellent camcorder for a entry level camcorder."

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    Shoot high-definition films with this portable Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder. The unit’s 57x zoom makes it easy to get into the action from afar, while its optical image stabilization feature automatically corrects camera shake. Equipped with a 3.28MP full-HD MOS sensor, this Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder captures video in genuine 1920 x 1080 resolution.
  5. Top comment

    "Not bad...Love it...Good entry level camera...I really like the fact that you can take snap shots while you are recording, and if you pause a video on the camera you can take a snap shot of that as well."

    "Good entry level camera"

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    Create HD videos quickly and easily with this versatile Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder. Get into the action with the device’s 57x zoom and enjoy optical image stabilization, which helps reduce camera shake. This Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder has an onboard DIGIC DV 4 image processor, which captures extra light and removes noise for an enhanced image.
    $219.99
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    Was $249.99
    Top comment

    "Not bad...Love it...Good entry level camera...I really like the fact that you can take snap shots while you are recording, and if you pause a video on the camera you can take a snap shot of that as well."

    "Good entry level camera"

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    Product Description

    Create HD videos quickly and easily with this versatile Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder. Get into the action with the device’s 57x zoom and enjoy optical image stabilization, which helps reduce camera shake. This Canon Vixia HF R800 camcorder has an onboard DIGIC DV 4 image processor, which captures extra light and removes noise for an enhanced image.
  6. Top comment

    "Nice !...5 Star...Upgraded from a entry level model....I'm a fairly new GoPro user and have a couple older models I decided to order from GoPro directly but customer service is horrible so I turned to bestbuy what a great experience I was able to get a good price with the sale included a very nice Sd card and best of all Same day pickup ...."

    "Upgraded from a entry level model."

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    Product Description

    Hit the road with this GoPro HERO5 Black camera in your pocket, and share every moment with your subscribers and friends. One-button control lets you snap a photo or capture a video with a simple touch of the shutter. This GoPro HERO5 Black camera is compatible with all GoPro accessories for easy incorporation.
    $249.99
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    Was $299.99
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    "Nice !...5 Star...Upgraded from a entry level model....I'm a fairly new GoPro user and have a couple older models I decided to order from GoPro directly but customer service is horrible so I turned to bestbuy what a great experience I was able to get a good price with the sale included a very nice Sd card and best of all Same day pickup ...."

    "Upgraded from a entry level model."

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    Product Description

    Hit the road with this GoPro HERO5 Black camera in your pocket, and share every moment with your subscribers and friends. One-button control lets you snap a photo or capture a video with a simple touch of the shutter. This GoPro HERO5 Black camera is compatible with all GoPro accessories for easy incorporation.
  7. Top comment

    "Love It...Good one...great entry level hd camera...This is a good little video camera that takes much better video than a cell phone and you don't have to worry about memory."

    "great entry level hd camera"

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    Product Description

    Fast five-axis image stabilization and rapid autofocus combine in the Sony CX675 Handycam to create stunning video all day long. Capture wide-angle views to show all the action, or zoom in up to 30 times to focus on a small aspect. You can even use the in-camera effects to create something special with the Sony CX675 Handycam.
    $599.99
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    "Love It...Good one...great entry level hd camera...This is a good little video camera that takes much better video than a cell phone and you don't have to worry about memory."

    "great entry level hd camera"

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    Fast five-axis image stabilization and rapid autofocus combine in the Sony CX675 Handycam to create stunning video all day long. Capture wide-angle views to show all the action, or zoom in up to 30 times to focus on a small aspect. You can even use the in-camera effects to create something special with the Sony CX675 Handycam.
  8. Top comment

    "Good one...Great 4k...Best Entry Level 4K Unit Available...After all is said and done, while the AX100 is an outstanding camcorder for someone who wants a Prosumer 4K video camera for under $2k with great video capabilities in a variety of situations, I was really impressed with Sony's Balanced Optical Stabilization System and went with the FDRAX33/B."

    "Best Entry Level 4K Unit Available"

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    Product Description

    Record high-definition video footage and crisp still images with this Sony Prosumer AX100 4K flash memory camcorder that features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to minimize blur. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you wirelessly transfer files.
    $1,499.99
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    "Good one...Great 4k...Best Entry Level 4K Unit Available...After all is said and done, while the AX100 is an outstanding camcorder for someone who wants a Prosumer 4K video camera for under $2k with great video capabilities in a variety of situations, I was really impressed with Sony's Balanced Optical Stabilization System and went with the FDRAX33/B."

    "Best Entry Level 4K Unit Available"

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    Product Description

    Record high-definition video footage and crisp still images with this Sony Prosumer AX100 4K flash memory camcorder that features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to minimize blur. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you wirelessly transfer files.
  9. Top comment

    "Hero 6...I like...I do have a GoPro Karma as well that I have been using with my hero 5 and now the Hero 6 I have noticed that the GPS works better, meaning I don't have to calibrate it as often and it finds GPS with less interfearance messages....My husband bought it for me for our adventures, the first one wouldn't work, took it back to Best Buy and they did the right thing and gave me a new one and this one works great, has a brilliant pic and video it's so clear."

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    Shoot breathtaking scenes in Ultra HD with this GoPro HERO6 Black action camera. Its 60 fps frame rate provides high-quality 4K video capture, and its 5.0GHz Wi-Fi band enables fast wireless transfer of high-resolution media files to a mobile device. Record GPS data, speed and other active stats with this GoPro HERO6 Black action camera via the Quik mobile app.
    $349.99
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    Was $399.99
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    "Hero 6...I like...I do have a GoPro Karma as well that I have been using with my hero 5 and now the Hero 6 I have noticed that the GPS works better, meaning I don't have to calibrate it as often and it finds GPS with less interfearance messages....My husband bought it for me for our adventures, the first one wouldn't work, took it back to Best Buy and they did the right thing and gave me a new one and this one works great, has a brilliant pic and video it's so clear."

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    Shoot breathtaking scenes in Ultra HD with this GoPro HERO6 Black action camera. Its 60 fps frame rate provides high-quality 4K video capture, and its 5.0GHz Wi-Fi band enables fast wireless transfer of high-resolution media files to a mobile device. Record GPS data, speed and other active stats with this GoPro HERO6 Black action camera via the Quik mobile app.
  10. Top comment

    "Love it...Nice buy...Overall view of the camera: It may seem like I've a lot of complaints listed, these are why I dropped a star, some could be improved and some I could have just done without to save cost (wifi and nfc could have been left of altogether) but this are mainly just issues that come with getting a very nice camera a good price point....There are a few things I haven't figured out on this and I'm a bit annoyed that I can't take photos while recording in 4K but I love how quickly I can transfer my videos and pictures to my smart phone or tablet to upload to YouTube."

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    Capture special moments in 4K video with this Sony Handycam AX33 camcorder, which features a NightShot infrared system and Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to ensure quality footage in a variety of lighting conditions.
    $849.99
    Top comment

    "Love it...Nice buy...Overall view of the camera: It may seem like I've a lot of complaints listed, these are why I dropped a star, some could be improved and some I could have just done without to save cost (wifi and nfc could have been left of altogether) but this are mainly just issues that come with getting a very nice camera a good price point....There are a few things I haven't figured out on this and I'm a bit annoyed that I can't take photos while recording in 4K but I love how quickly I can transfer my videos and pictures to my smart phone or tablet to upload to YouTube."

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    Capture special moments in 4K video with this Sony Handycam AX33 camcorder, which features a NightShot infrared system and Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to ensure quality footage in a variety of lighting conditions.
  11. Top comment

    "Love it...In love...I do a lot of volunteering of making veteran videos, this camera has made a huge difference as I was using a Canon Vixia model that didn't have 4K recording capabilities (Still a great camera that I will continue to use for a number of years)....The only areas I'm disappointed are the audio quality (though this can be improved with a separate or shoe attached microphone) and the stabilization is sometimes too aggressive, introducing shakes or a sense of floating past the point where I intend a pan to stop, as it over compensates for intentional camera movements."

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    Product Description

    Shoot video in ultrahigh 4K resolution with the Sony 4K Expert Handycam. The advanced Exmor R sensor delivers outstanding image clarity and reduces artifacts and noise for a great-looking, consistent video. Use the 29 mm wide-angle lens for up to 12x optical zoom, which ensures your Sony 4K Expert Handycam captures all the action.
    $999.99
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    "Love it...In love...I do a lot of volunteering of making veteran videos, this camera has made a huge difference as I was using a Canon Vixia model that didn't have 4K recording capabilities (Still a great camera that I will continue to use for a number of years)....The only areas I'm disappointed are the audio quality (though this can be improved with a separate or shoe attached microphone) and the stabilization is sometimes too aggressive, introducing shakes or a sense of floating past the point where I intend a pan to stop, as it over compensates for intentional camera movements."

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    Shoot video in ultrahigh 4K resolution with the Sony 4K Expert Handycam. The advanced Exmor R sensor delivers outstanding image clarity and reduces artifacts and noise for a great-looking, consistent video. Use the 29 mm wide-angle lens for up to 12x optical zoom, which ensures your Sony 4K Expert Handycam captures all the action.
  12. Top comment

    "Not Bad...Love it...I am in love with the projector as well; although, I never thought I would use the projector when I purchased the Camcorder it has been so useful to review my recordings or pictures....The picture quality was excellent at all light levels and the video was not jerky or jumpy even though filming was done as part of a walking tour and the camera was held by a student who was a novice photographer."

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    This Sony Handycam HDRCX440/B camcorder features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and an Exmor R CMOS sensor, so you can capture clear videos and still images. Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to share stored footage across devices.
    $299.99
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    "Not Bad...Love it...I am in love with the projector as well; although, I never thought I would use the projector when I purchased the Camcorder it has been so useful to review my recordings or pictures....The picture quality was excellent at all light levels and the video was not jerky or jumpy even though filming was done as part of a walking tour and the camera was held by a student who was a novice photographer."

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    This Sony Handycam HDRCX440/B camcorder features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and an Exmor R CMOS sensor, so you can capture clear videos and still images. Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to share stored footage across devices.
  13. Model:DVR917HD-BLK-BB
    SKU:6060600
    Top comment

    "Not bad...Not bad....Son loves to think he's going to be a YouTube star, so instead of buying him the expensive cameras that he can destroy this one does everything he wants it to do, but won't cost me a fortune when he inevitably breaks it....Aside from a memory card problem during set up this is an excellent action camera for those wanting to try making videos without investing a lot of money."

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    Only at Best Buy Snap colorful photos and record 4K video with this Vivitar camera. It has a water-resistant case and assorted clips for taking it with you on outdoor adventures, and its built-in Wi-Fi lets you directly stream content to any smartphone or tablet. This Vivitar camera has a 2-inch preview screen for playing back videos or viewing photos.
    $39.99
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    Was $79.99
    Top comment

    "Not bad...Not bad....Son loves to think he's going to be a YouTube star, so instead of buying him the expensive cameras that he can destroy this one does everything he wants it to do, but won't cost me a fortune when he inevitably breaks it....Aside from a memory card problem during set up this is an excellent action camera for those wanting to try making videos without investing a lot of money."

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    Only at Best Buy Snap colorful photos and record 4K video with this Vivitar camera. It has a water-resistant case and assorted clips for taking it with you on outdoor adventures, and its built-in Wi-Fi lets you directly stream content to any smartphone or tablet. This Vivitar camera has a 2-inch preview screen for playing back videos or viewing photos.
  14. Top comment

    "Love it...Love it....Pros: - HyperSmooth video stabilization - gimbal-like video quality - Voice Controls - for hands free operation of the camera - TimeWarp time-lapse videos - Easy touch screen operation and settings - Can be used with the Hero5 and Hero6 accessories I already own Cons: - The Frame fitment is really tight, it takes a little bit of force to remove the camera - SD Card slot is in the battery bay and can be a little challenging to put in/take out card Overall, this ...I did not get to test the GoPro Hero 7 for what it is best at, which is faster action videos, and I am sure it is great for this purpose, and I am sure the improved Video Stabilization will result in better action videos."

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    Freakishly smooth footage. Battle-tested and waterproof without a housing. This is HERO7 Black, the most advanced GoPro ever. With HyperSmooth stabilization, you'll get gimbal-like video without the gimbal. A new intelligent photo mode delivers the best, most brilliant images automatically. And now with live streaming and the GoPro app, you can share every amazing moment as you live it. HERO7 Black takes GoPro performance - and your photos and videos - to a whole new level.
    $399.99
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    "Love it...Love it....Pros: - HyperSmooth video stabilization - gimbal-like video quality - Voice Controls - for hands free operation of the camera - TimeWarp time-lapse videos - Easy touch screen operation and settings - Can be used with the Hero5 and Hero6 accessories I already own Cons: - The Frame fitment is really tight, it takes a little bit of force to remove the camera - SD Card slot is in the battery bay and can be a little challenging to put in/take out card Overall, this ...I did not get to test the GoPro Hero 7 for what it is best at, which is faster action videos, and I am sure it is great for this purpose, and I am sure the improved Video Stabilization will result in better action videos."

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    Freakishly smooth footage. Battle-tested and waterproof without a housing. This is HERO7 Black, the most advanced GoPro ever. With HyperSmooth stabilization, you'll get gimbal-like video without the gimbal. A new intelligent photo mode delivers the best, most brilliant images automatically. And now with live streaming and the GoPro app, you can share every amazing moment as you live it. HERO7 Black takes GoPro performance - and your photos and videos - to a whole new level.
  15. Model:FLYC4KC01BEN
    SKU:5256502
    Top comment

    "love it...Super fly...I love this unit - cannot praise it enough - Opens up a whole new world of immersive 4K - I will be using this in my work as often as I can - A great buy......I had to get this camera for a specific project - but the results were so inspiring I will incorporate it into my work whenever I can... Deployment was straightforward - Instructions were clear and options plentiful - Quality is great - My expectations were surpassed - This genuinely opens up many new media horizons - One of my favorite pieces of video gear ever...."

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    Capture your adventures in 4K ultra HD-quality with this 360fly 4K camera. The time-lapse and first person POV modes let you customize your recording experience, and the durable design resists water, shock and dust for rugged durability. Featuring 360-degree recording capabilities, this 360fly 4K camera captures every facet of the world around you.
    $274.99
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    Reg $499.99
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    "love it...Super fly...I love this unit - cannot praise it enough - Opens up a whole new world of immersive 4K - I will be using this in my work as often as I can - A great buy......I had to get this camera for a specific project - but the results were so inspiring I will incorporate it into my work whenever I can... Deployment was straightforward - Instructions were clear and options plentiful - Quality is great - My expectations were surpassed - This genuinely opens up many new media horizons - One of my favorite pieces of video gear ever...."

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    Capture your adventures in 4K ultra HD-quality with this 360fly 4K camera. The time-lapse and first person POV modes let you customize your recording experience, and the durable design resists water, shock and dust for rugged durability. Featuring 360-degree recording capabilities, this 360fly 4K camera captures every facet of the world around you.