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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for portable video camera.

A portable video camera is a great tool for capturing memories, whether you're recording your child's first steps or documenting an important milestone in your pet's life. The best models are easy to use, compact enough to carry around everywhere, and have a long battery life. Browse the top-ranked list of portable video cameras below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Polaroid - Wave IE50-NOC 4K Video 18.0-Megapixel Waterproof Digital Camera - Orange/White - Front_Zoom
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    "Work just as it says it does, my niece loves it. Camera is kid friendly and easy to use...Great point and shoot camera for all of your beach trips....Beach Camera...Kids camera"

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    Take clear, crisp, and bright underwater shots the easy way with our waterproof polaroid camera! Whether you are snorkeling or diving in a pool, our waterproof digital camera will give you the freedom to take clear HD photos and make videos in 4K underwater without any hassles. Simply place it in the protective case and dive right in without any worries! Compact, portable, and ideal for everyday use. We use a compact design, which coupled with the sturdy build, makes sure our underwater camera for snorkeling can handle daily use even in the long run. It's lightweight and features a wrist strap to make it even easier to carry whether walking or swimming underwater. Enjoy recording your underwater adventure in crisp 4K UHD. Our portable vlogging camera allows you to record videos in 4K and 1080p so you can capture any memorable moment making it the ideal choice for snorkeling, camping, swimming, diving, vacation trips, and any other occasion.
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    "Work just as it says it does, my niece loves it. Camera is kid friendly and easy to use...Great point and shoot camera for all of your beach trips....Beach Camera...Kids camera"

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    Take clear, crisp, and bright underwater shots the easy way with our waterproof polaroid camera! Whether you are snorkeling or diving in a pool, our waterproof digital camera will give you the freedom to take clear HD photos and make videos in 4K underwater without any hassles. Simply place it in the protective case and dive right in without any worries! Compact, portable, and ideal for everyday use. We use a compact design, which coupled with the sturdy build, makes sure our underwater camera for snorkeling can handle daily use even in the long run. It's lightweight and features a wrist strap to make it even easier to carry whether walking or swimming underwater. Enjoy recording your underwater adventure in crisp 4K UHD. Our portable vlogging camera allows you to record videos in 4K and 1080p so you can capture any memorable moment making it the ideal choice for snorkeling, camping, swimming, diving, vacation trips, and any other occasion.
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  2. GoPro - MAX 360 Action Camera - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "A camera there good for 360 and normal pucs/videos...Compact and portable....Good camera small portable easy carry in ur purse or backpack"

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    Classic HERO-style skills. Spherical-capture wizardry. Unbreakable stabilization. Make way for MAX, the most creative GoPro ever. Capture traditional GoPro video and photos or shoot 360 footage of everything around you. Snap a panoramic shot without having to pan, just point and click. Choose a digital lens to capture your footage exactly how you imagine it. And with six mics onboard, you get immersive 360 audio and the best sound we've ever delivered.
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    "A camera there good for 360 and normal pucs/videos...Compact and portable....Good camera small portable easy carry in ur purse or backpack"

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    Classic HERO-style skills. Spherical-capture wizardry. Unbreakable stabilization. Make way for MAX, the most creative GoPro ever. Capture traditional GoPro video and photos or shoot 360 footage of everything around you. Snap a panoramic shot without having to pan, just point and click. Choose a digital lens to capture your footage exactly how you imagine it. And with six mics onboard, you get immersive 360 audio and the best sound we've ever delivered.
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  3. Insta360 - GO 3 (64GB) Action Camera with Lens Guard - White - Angle_Zoom
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    "Excellent action camera! Portable, very easy, and convenient to use....Its a great camera BUT…...It’s a great product and I love how the videos and pictures come out. The only thing I didn’t like is that I’m not flat chested and every time I try to take a video with the camera mounted on my chest I got a great videos of the ceiling, the sky or the top of someones head."

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    The GO 3 packs all the mighty action camera performance into a tiny body. Wear it to shoot first person POV videos, with multiple accessories mounting options. The brand new Action Pod equipped with flip touch screen can remote control and charge the GO 3 camera with wireless image transmission.
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    "Excellent action camera! Portable, very easy, and convenient to use....Its a great camera BUT…...It’s a great product and I love how the videos and pictures come out. The only thing I didn’t like is that I’m not flat chested and every time I try to take a video with the camera mounted on my chest I got a great videos of the ceiling, the sky or the top of someones head."

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    The GO 3 packs all the mighty action camera performance into a tiny body. Wear it to shoot first person POV videos, with multiple accessories mounting options. The brand new Action Pod equipped with flip touch screen can remote control and charge the GO 3 camera with wireless image transmission.
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  4. DJI - Osmo Pocket 3 3-Axis Stabilized 4K Handheld Camera with Rotatable Touchscreen - Gray - Angle_Zoom
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    "Best camera for price...A professional camera gets way too expensive if you not use it as your job. he Osmo pocket 3 is a great portable camera that even withiut any video editing skiils, you can get great cinematic videos with amazing colors. ...Good portable camera for Vlogging"

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    Osmo Pocket 3 features a powerful 1-inch CMOS sensor that puts detail-rich imaging right in the palm of your hand. With a 2-inch rotatable touchscreen and full-pixel fast focusing, go horizontal or vertical for more precise awareness and control. 4K/120fps, three-axis mechanical stabilization, and a host of intelligent features make Pocket 3 ready for any moving moment.
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    "Best camera for price...A professional camera gets way too expensive if you not use it as your job. he Osmo pocket 3 is a great portable camera that even withiut any video editing skiils, you can get great cinematic videos with amazing colors. ...Good portable camera for Vlogging"

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    Osmo Pocket 3 features a powerful 1-inch CMOS sensor that puts detail-rich imaging right in the palm of your hand. With a 2-inch rotatable touchscreen and full-pixel fast focusing, go horizontal or vertical for more precise awareness and control. 4K/120fps, three-axis mechanical stabilization, and a host of intelligent features make Pocket 3 ready for any moving moment.
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  5. GoPro - HERO11 Black Action Camera Bundle - Black - Alt_View_Zoom_1
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    "Vacation camera...Great camera and portable. It is so much nicer to use than my phone. ...Great camera! Sleek and portable. Awesome design and quality is great"

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    Capture. Charge. Relax. That's all it takes to get incredible highlight videos sent to your phone automatically. Start by capturing your adventures with HERO11 Black-the most powerful GoPro yet. It features front and rear LCD screens that let you frame your shots perfectly, plus a new image sensor that unleashes the tallest and widest field of view ever on a HERO camera. The result is higher image quality, better video stabilization and the flexibility to turn your footage into wide cinematic shots or extra-tall vertical shots for social posts. 5.3K video and 27MP photos help you relive your best moments in stunning detail, while Emmy Award-winning HyperSmooth 5.0 stabilization with Horizon Lock keeps your footage straight even if your camera rotates a full 360°. After your adventure, simply plug in HERO11 Black to charge and kick back. While you're relaxing, your footage is uploaded to the cloud, automatically turned into an amazing highlight video and sent to your phone-ready to share.
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    "Vacation camera...Great camera and portable. It is so much nicer to use than my phone. ...Great camera! Sleek and portable. Awesome design and quality is great"

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    Capture. Charge. Relax. That's all it takes to get incredible highlight videos sent to your phone automatically. Start by capturing your adventures with HERO11 Black-the most powerful GoPro yet. It features front and rear LCD screens that let you frame your shots perfectly, plus a new image sensor that unleashes the tallest and widest field of view ever on a HERO camera. The result is higher image quality, better video stabilization and the flexibility to turn your footage into wide cinematic shots or extra-tall vertical shots for social posts. 5.3K video and 27MP photos help you relive your best moments in stunning detail, while Emmy Award-winning HyperSmooth 5.0 stabilization with Horizon Lock keeps your footage straight even if your camera rotates a full 360°. After your adventure, simply plug in HERO11 Black to charge and kick back. While you're relaxing, your footage is uploaded to the cloud, automatically turned into an amazing highlight video and sent to your phone-ready to share.
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  6. DJI - Osmo Action 4 4K Action Camera Adventure Bundle - Gray - Angle_Zoom
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    "Worth the cost over cheap action cameras...I love the camera so far for movies, the battery life and video quality is great. ...Good action camera...Good camera very portable and takes good 4k videos battery life is good but the extra batteries helps with this . "

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    Capture the raw exhilaration of any moment with striking image quality and unmatched flexibility, even when the lights dim. Osmo Action 4 empowers thrill-seekers to record it all, share the rush, and set the tone.
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    "Worth the cost over cheap action cameras...I love the camera so far for movies, the battery life and video quality is great. ...Good action camera...Good camera very portable and takes good 4k videos battery life is good but the extra batteries helps with this . "

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    Capture the raw exhilaration of any moment with striking image quality and unmatched flexibility, even when the lights dim. Osmo Action 4 empowers thrill-seekers to record it all, share the rush, and set the tone.
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  7. GoPro - HERO12 Black Action Camera - Black - Angle_Zoom

    Model: CHDHX-121-TH/CHDHX-121-CN
    SKU: 6554864
    Top comment

    "Camera man now...So fancy so clear so amazing. Best portable camera to ise to start chronicling adventures...Camera...Functioned as listed takes great photos and videos would definitely recommend this camera to anyone that wants to get started with vlogging / doing active videos"

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    Incredible image quality, even better HyperSmooth video stabilization and a huge boost in battery life come together in the new GoPro HERO12 Black. It takes superb 5.3K video and adds High Dynamic Range (HDR) to capture once in a lifetime journeys and amazing everyday moments in even more detail. Thanks to its improved power management, it delivers 2x longer continuous recording at 5.3K60 (70 minutes). Tough, lightweight and easily mountable for hands-free recording, it’s ready for anything (on land or in the water) while advanced video stabilization keeps your footage smooth over rough terrain. After recording, simply plug in your GoPro. While it’s charging, your footage will automatically upload to the cloud and be sent to your phone as a highlight video that lets you relive your adventure and share the fun.
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    "Camera man now...So fancy so clear so amazing. Best portable camera to ise to start chronicling adventures...Camera...Functioned as listed takes great photos and videos would definitely recommend this camera to anyone that wants to get started with vlogging / doing active videos"

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    Product Description

    Incredible image quality, even better HyperSmooth video stabilization and a huge boost in battery life come together in the new GoPro HERO12 Black. It takes superb 5.3K video and adds High Dynamic Range (HDR) to capture once in a lifetime journeys and amazing everyday moments in even more detail. Thanks to its improved power management, it delivers 2x longer continuous recording at 5.3K60 (70 minutes). Tough, lightweight and easily mountable for hands-free recording, it’s ready for anything (on land or in the water) while advanced video stabilization keeps your footage smooth over rough terrain. After recording, simply plug in your GoPro. While it’s charging, your footage will automatically upload to the cloud and be sent to your phone as a highlight video that lets you relive your adventure and share the fun.
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  8. GoPro - HERO12 Creator Edition Action Camera - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "IT SIMPLY MAGNIFIES A GOOD AND DURABLE PORTABLE CAMERA...Great portable camera...You can watch some YouTube videos on how to adjust settings to get better low light performance but if that's a main buying point then this camera is probably not for you."

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    The HERO12 Black Creator Edition is an all-in-one content capturing powerhouse that makes vlogging, filmmaking and live streaming easier than ever. Packing pro-quality 5.3K 60 video and Emmy Award-winning HyperSmooth 6.0 video stabilization, it puts all the tools you need to tell your story in the palm of your hand. It features High Dynamic Range (HDR) video and photo, a variety of aspect ratios (including full frame 8:7) and 10-bit encoding with Log to deliver great footage and maximum post-production flexibility. The versatile battery grip delivers over 5 hours of 4K recording time per charge and features built-in buttons that let you comfortably control the camera during long shoots. This complete system also has a directional microphone that reduces ambient noise, Bluetooth audio for use with your wireless mic, an LED light and multiple options for transferring footage including wireless, wired and with your SD card.
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    "IT SIMPLY MAGNIFIES A GOOD AND DURABLE PORTABLE CAMERA...Great portable camera...You can watch some YouTube videos on how to adjust settings to get better low light performance but if that's a main buying point then this camera is probably not for you."

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    The HERO12 Black Creator Edition is an all-in-one content capturing powerhouse that makes vlogging, filmmaking and live streaming easier than ever. Packing pro-quality 5.3K 60 video and Emmy Award-winning HyperSmooth 6.0 video stabilization, it puts all the tools you need to tell your story in the palm of your hand. It features High Dynamic Range (HDR) video and photo, a variety of aspect ratios (including full frame 8:7) and 10-bit encoding with Log to deliver great footage and maximum post-production flexibility. The versatile battery grip delivers over 5 hours of 4K recording time per charge and features built-in buttons that let you comfortably control the camera during long shoots. This complete system also has a directional microphone that reduces ambient noise, Bluetooth audio for use with your wireless mic, an LED light and multiple options for transferring footage including wireless, wired and with your SD card.
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  9. GoPro - HERO12 Black Action Camera Bundle - Black - Alt_View_Zoom_1

    Model: CHDRB-121-TH/CHDRB-121-RW
    SKU: 6561204
    Top comment

    "This was my first action video camera. A great starter pack with all the essentials to start making videos. ...Best portable investment...It’s best for snorkeling and for cycling. It is compact and portable in my tiny luggage."

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    This awesome bundle comes with everything you need to capture and share amazing GoPro footage. It includes the GoPro HERO12 Black—a tough, lightweight camera with incredible image quality, even better HyperSmooth video stabilization and a huge boost in battery life. Thanks to its improved power management, it delivers 2x longer continuous recording at 5.3K60 (70 minutes). After recording, simply charge your GoPro and your footage will auto-upload to the cloud and a highlight video will be automatically sent to you. This bundle also includes The Handler (Floating Hand Grip), Head Strap 2.0, an extra Enduro battery and a case.
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    "This was my first action video camera. A great starter pack with all the essentials to start making videos. ...Best portable investment...It’s best for snorkeling and for cycling. It is compact and portable in my tiny luggage."

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    Product Description

    This awesome bundle comes with everything you need to capture and share amazing GoPro footage. It includes the GoPro HERO12 Black—a tough, lightweight camera with incredible image quality, even better HyperSmooth video stabilization and a huge boost in battery life. Thanks to its improved power management, it delivers 2x longer continuous recording at 5.3K60 (70 minutes). After recording, simply charge your GoPro and your footage will auto-upload to the cloud and a highlight video will be automatically sent to you. This bundle also includes The Handler (Floating Hand Grip), Head Strap 2.0, an extra Enduro battery and a case.
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  10. DJI - Osmo Pocket 3 Creator Combo 3-Axis Stabilized 4K Handheld Camera with Rotatable Touchscreen - Gray - Angle_Zoom
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    "Best camera...This is the best portable camera on the market definitely replacing a lot of cameras...Best Portable Camera...Best portable camera I’ve owned in a while. I’m able to vlog with so much practicality. "

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    Osmo Pocket 3 features a powerful 1-inch CMOS sensor that puts detail-rich imaging right in the palm of your hand. With a 2-inch rotatable touchscreen and full-pixel fast focusing, go horizontal or vertical for more precise awareness and control. 4K/120fps, three-axis mechanical stabilization, and a host of intelligent features make Pocket 3 ready for any moving moment.
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    "Best camera...This is the best portable camera on the market definitely replacing a lot of cameras...Best Portable Camera...Best portable camera I’ve owned in a while. I’m able to vlog with so much practicality. "

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    Osmo Pocket 3 features a powerful 1-inch CMOS sensor that puts detail-rich imaging right in the palm of your hand. With a 2-inch rotatable touchscreen and full-pixel fast focusing, go horizontal or vertical for more precise awareness and control. 4K/120fps, three-axis mechanical stabilization, and a host of intelligent features make Pocket 3 ready for any moving moment.
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