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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for video cameras under $500.

If you're looking for a video camera to record your kids' soccer games, your dog's agility trials, or your friend's wedding, you'll find that the best video cameras under $500 are more than capable of producing high-quality footage. Browse the top-ranked list of video cameras under $500 below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. DJI - Osmo Action 4 4K Action Camera Standard Bundle - Gray - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "The best action camera par excellence...This camara have a high definition and Image and video quality, it also has good sound capture, allowing you to preserve the good moments in your videos...Action camera...It's a nice device; quality of the video is good; for those who need a video camera for sport activities, it is great, but for normal videos, it may not be the best option."

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    Product Description

    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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    "The best action camera par excellence...This camara have a high definition and Image and video quality, it also has good sound capture, allowing you to preserve the good moments in your videos...Action camera...It's a nice device; quality of the video is good; for those who need a video camera for sport activities, it is great, but for normal videos, it may not be the best option."

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    Product Description

    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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  2. 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. ...The camera in general is crazy with the great video quality it has to capture incredible moving scenes. "

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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. ...The camera in general is crazy with the great video quality it has to capture incredible moving scenes. "

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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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  3. DJI - Osmo Action 4 4K Action Camera Adventure Bundle - Gray - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great for quick video shots, action shots, travel videos, etc. I upgraded to the Action 4 because it connects wirelessly to the DJI Mic 2 which for me is huge! ...Worth the cost over cheap action cameras...I love the camera so far for movies, the battery life and video quality is great. "

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    Product Description

    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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    Top comment

    "Great for quick video shots, action shots, travel videos, etc. I upgraded to the Action 4 because it connects wirelessly to the DJI Mic 2 which for me is huge! ...Worth the cost over cheap action cameras...I love the camera so far for movies, the battery life and video quality is great. "

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    Product Description

    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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  4. Insta360 - ONE X2 360 Degree Digital Video Camera - Black - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Best action camera yet...Even though is older model , does the job and it’s great for anyone getting into 360 action cameras . All my friend comment on videos and cool pictures produce by this camera....best camera ever...great camera and the videos are sick, great image on the video"

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    Insta360 ONE X2 is the pocket-sized action camera that packs a punch. Shoot in stunning 5.75K resolution, now with an ultra-bright touchscreen and new waterproof durability(33ft/10m), the ONE X2 has the same familiar pocket-sized form factor of the ONE X, but is packed with a range of new features like Steady Cam Mode and FlowState stabilization, no gimble needed. Immersive 360° audio with smart wind-reduction delivers premium sound quality no matter the conditions, plus easily control the shot using the voice control feature, or directly from your iPhone to Apple Watch.
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    Top comment

    "Best action camera yet...Even though is older model , does the job and it’s great for anyone getting into 360 action cameras . All my friend comment on videos and cool pictures produce by this camera....best camera ever...great camera and the videos are sick, great image on the video"

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    Product Description

    Insta360 ONE X2 is the pocket-sized action camera that packs a punch. Shoot in stunning 5.75K resolution, now with an ultra-bright touchscreen and new waterproof durability(33ft/10m), the ONE X2 has the same familiar pocket-sized form factor of the ONE X, but is packed with a range of new features like Steady Cam Mode and FlowState stabilization, no gimble needed. Immersive 360° audio with smart wind-reduction delivers premium sound quality no matter the conditions, plus easily control the shot using the voice control feature, or directly from your iPhone to Apple Watch.
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  5. GoPro - HERO11 Black Action Camera Bundle - Black - Alt_View_Zoom_1
    Top comment

    "Great action camera...This is my first action camera and it is great. It is small and takes great quality video. ...Amazing video...My first GoPro camera and I am amazed at the video this thing takes. "

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    Product Description

    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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    Top comment

    "Great action camera...This is my first action camera and it is great. It is small and takes great quality video. ...Amazing video...My first GoPro camera and I am amazed at the video this thing takes. "

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    Product Description

    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. Canon - EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Video Camera with 18-55mm Lens - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great photos. Ok videos...Great camera for pictures. Decent quality for video but must use on Manuel for best use. ...Really good buy. This camera take good quality pictures like the cameras that cost 1k. "

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    Product Description

    Take professional-looking photos with this Canon DSLR camera bundle. The 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor captures the smallest details, even in low light, and the optical image stabilizer technology ensures handheld shots are sharp. The 18-55mm lens included in this Canon DSLR camera bundle is suitable for taking wide-angle pictures or zooming in for portraits..
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    "Great photos. Ok videos...Great camera for pictures. Decent quality for video but must use on Manuel for best use. ...Really good buy. This camera take good quality pictures like the cameras that cost 1k. "

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    Take professional-looking photos with this Canon DSLR camera bundle. The 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor captures the smallest details, even in low light, and the optical image stabilizer technology ensures handheld shots are sharp. The 18-55mm lens included in this Canon DSLR camera bundle is suitable for taking wide-angle pictures or zooming in for portraits..
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  7. GoPro - MAX 360 Action Camera - Black - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "A camera there good for 360 and normal pucs/videos...360 video and pictures and amazing. Great stabilty and picture/video quality. ...Great camera...This go bro camera takes excellent 360 video. It is one of the best 360 video cameras on the market today. "

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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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    Top comment

    "A camera there good for 360 and normal pucs/videos...360 video and pictures and amazing. Great stabilty and picture/video quality. ...Great camera...This go bro camera takes excellent 360 video. It is one of the best 360 video cameras on the market today. "

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    Product Description

    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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  8. DJI - Pocket 2 Creator Combo 3-Axis Stabilized 4K Handheld Camera - Black - Alt_View_Zoom_2
    Top comment

    "You need this camera ! Very easy to use, videos transfer the phone very efficiently. ...This DJI is the best 4k video camera I currently own. I small and works well on all my motion videos I take."

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    Product Description

    Pocket-sized and extremely portable, DJI Pocket 2 is a tiny camera that lets you single-handedly record memorable moments. Equipped to stabilize movement and take sharp photos and smooth videos, Pocket 2 gives you the freedom to create magic at hand.
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    "You need this camera ! Very easy to use, videos transfer the phone very efficiently. ...This DJI is the best 4k video camera I currently own. I small and works well on all my motion videos I take."

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    Product Description

    Pocket-sized and extremely portable, DJI Pocket 2 is a tiny camera that lets you single-handedly record memorable moments. Equipped to stabilize movement and take sharp photos and smooth videos, Pocket 2 gives you the freedom to create magic at hand.
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  9. GoPro - HERO10 Black Action Camera - Black - Angle_Zoom

    Model: CHDHX-101-CN/CHDHX-101-TH
    SKU: 6474501
    Top comment

    "Ride videos to share...Great video so far....Takes great videos but there are better cameras for strictly photos."

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    Product Description

    Capture quality vlogs with this black GoPro HERO10 camera. The removable rechargeable 1720 mAh battery offers long shooting periods, while the rugged, waterproof design allows flexible use on different terrains. This GoPro HERO10 camera features a 1.4-inch screen for framing shots seamlessly, and the 23MP sensor captures 5.3K videos effortlessly.
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    Top comment

    "Ride videos to share...Great video so far....Takes great videos but there are better cameras for strictly photos."

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    Product Description

    Capture quality vlogs with this black GoPro HERO10 camera. The removable rechargeable 1720 mAh battery offers long shooting periods, while the rugged, waterproof design allows flexible use on different terrains. This GoPro HERO10 camera features a 1.4-inch screen for framing shots seamlessly, and the 23MP sensor captures 5.3K videos effortlessly.
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  10. Insta360 - X3 5.7K 360 Degree Action Camera - Black - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great 360 cameras...for 360 and regular videos, this is a great camera. Easy to use and the quality if really good. ...Music video camera...Works perfectly for what i need, currently use it to shoot music videos!"

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    Product Description

    Insta360 has made some of the most fun and interesting cameras of the past few years and the new Insta360 X3 is no different. The X3 is a 360-degree camera with two super-wide lenses that capture everything around you, allowing you to 'reframe' the footage into a standard movie later. But a host of upgrades mean it's also now much more usable as a traditional action camera in 'single-lens' mode. But on the X3 you can now shoot in 4K resolution in this 'single-lens' mode, making it more like having two cameras in one.
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    Top comment

    "Great 360 cameras...for 360 and regular videos, this is a great camera. Easy to use and the quality if really good. ...Music video camera...Works perfectly for what i need, currently use it to shoot music videos!"

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    Product Description

    Insta360 has made some of the most fun and interesting cameras of the past few years and the new Insta360 X3 is no different. The X3 is a 360-degree camera with two super-wide lenses that capture everything around you, allowing you to 'reframe' the footage into a standard movie later. But a host of upgrades mean it's also now much more usable as a traditional action camera in 'single-lens' mode. But on the X3 you can now shoot in 4K resolution in this 'single-lens' mode, making it more like having two cameras in one.
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