May 2022

Digital Cameras: Aggregated Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Digital Camera rankings posted by key online experts, as of May 2022.

At a glance - May 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Digital Camera
Photography PX
BestReviews
Find This Best
Technpick
Futurism
PixelsPhy
The Techlounge
HotRate
Tom's Guide
Gadget Review
1
- $1998
Sony Alpha A7 III
1
3
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2
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5
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2
- $2497
Nikon D850
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1
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2
3
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3
- Check price
Fujifilm X-T30
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6
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6
6
3
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4
- $448
Panasonic Lumix FZ300
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1
14
10
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5
- $929
Nikon D3500
2
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9
2
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6
- $649
Canon EOS Rebel SL3
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2
8
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7
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7
- Check price
Nikon D5600
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5
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7
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5
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8
- $1699
Fujifilm X-T4
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1
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12
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9
+1 Check price
Sony Alpha a6000
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1
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4
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10
-1 $1597
Nikon Z6
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10
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1
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11
+2 $298
Panasonic Lumix FZ80
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2
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3
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12
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Sony DSC-W800
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5
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2
13
New * Check price
Canon PowerShot ELPH 180
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17
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3
14
-2 $3498
Sony Alpha 7R IV
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10
2
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15
New * $50
Kodak Printomatic
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2
16
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16
-2 $899
Canon EOS Rebel T8i
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5
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2
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17
-2 Check price
Canon PowerShot SX420
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10
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5
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18
+1 $648
Panasonic Lumix ZS200
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4
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12
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19
-2 $449
Olympus Tough TG-6
4
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7
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20
-2 $479
Canon Eos Rebel T7
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4
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8
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21
-5 $472
GoPro Hero10 Black
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8
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10
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We ranked Sony Alpha A7 III #1 in May 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Sony Alpha A7 III as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Photography PX

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BestReviews

Best for Experts

Pros
Produces 24.2MP, 4K, HD images and true-to-life colors. Sensor technology for clear shots. 28-70 millimeter zoom lens lets you capture details from a distance. Includes a nice accessory set.

Cons
Menu is confusing to navigate and may not be ideal for beginners.

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Technpick

Full-Frame Mirrorless Small Digital Camera

Pros
Durable and compact body
Improved speed
Good image quality
Continuous shooting up to 10fps
Well priced

Cons
The imbalance with greater lenses
Battery life not good
The absence of a built-in flash
AF working not good in dim light

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The Techlounge

The Best Full-Frame Digital Camera for Beginners

Pros
4D focus AF system
ISO range 100 – 51200
3” tilting touchscreen
Excellent 4K video

Cons
EVF feels dated
Only one UHS-II slot

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We ranked Nikon D850 #2 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Nikon D850 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Technpick

High Resolution For Recording And Still Photography

Pros
By utilizes the whole width of the sensor
4K capture is possible
Touchscreen

Cons
Low hit rate

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PixelsPhy

Pros
Silent mode feature
Tilting LCD screen
Captures in low-light
Quality resolution images

Cons
Defective LCD screen

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The Techlounge

Top-Tier Performance From a Flagship DSLR

Pros
45.7MP BSI CMOS sensor
Rugged, weather-resistant design
Large Pentaprism viewfinder
Amazing battery life
Bluetooth & Wi-Fi

Cons
Live view could use some work
Not beginner-friendly
The price tag

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend Digital Cameras.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of Digital Cameras, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for May 2022 ranking

We ranked Fujifilm X-T30 #3 in May 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Technpick

Super Zoom Digital Camera

Pros
Large battery
Sophisticated design
Good image quality

Cons
The imbalance with greater lenses
Battery life not good
The absence of a built-in flash
AF working not good in dim light

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The Techlounge

Excellence in a Retro Package

Pros
Great photo and video quality
Good autofocus
Attractive retro-look

Cons
No built-in image stabilization

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HotRate

Pros
Above average video shooting
Powerful performance in a little frame
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi compatible
Small frame with a great grip

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Tom's Guide

Amazing Retro-Styled Mirrorless Camera

Pros
Solid image quality
Responsive touchscreen
Excellent feature set

Cons
10 minute 4K recording limit
No in-body image stabilization

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We ranked Panasonic Lumix FZ300 #4 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Panasonic Lumix FZ300 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
BestReviews

Best of the Best

Pros
Provides 12.1MP and the ability to film in 4K. 24x zoom ability 3 inch touchscreen display to set focus on an image. Takes macro shots as close as 1cm. Dust and splash proof.

Cons
Some buyers found this didn't take really clear pictures in low light.

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Find This Best

Best CCD Sensor Digital Camera / Best Panasonic LUMIX Digital Camera

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Technpick

Long zoom best digital camera

Pros
Large battery
Sophisticated design
Good image quality

Cons
The imbalance with greater lenses
Battery life not good
The absence of a built-in flash
AF working not good in dim light

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We ranked Nikon D3500 #5 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Photography PX

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PixelsPhy

Pros
Simple to operate
Light in weight
Two lenses included
Auto mode feature

Cons
Defective wireless connectivity

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The Techlounge

An Affordable DSLR for Beginners

Pros
ISO range 100 to 25600
SnapBridge compatibility
Plenty of features
Ease of use
Nice price point

Cons
Fixed display
No Wi-Fi
AF system could be better

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We ranked Canon EOS Rebel SL3 #6 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Futurism

Best Digital Camera for Beginners

Pros
Lightweight and compact for a DSLR
Vari-angle touch screen
Easy to adjust and use controls
Good live view autofocus

Cons
Thicker body than a mirrorless model
Limited to 9 AF points
Limited view in 4K

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PixelsPhy

Pros
Small and portable
Touchscreen LCD
Wireless connectivity
DIGIC 8 image processor

Cons
Cropping in 4K videos

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Tom's Guide

4K Video on a Budget

Pros
Fully articulated touchscreen
4K video
Excellent battery life

Cons
Modest AF points
Not compatible with 3rd-party flash units

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We ranked Nikon D5600 #7 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Technpick

Lightweight Digital SLR camera

Pros
Long-lasting battery
Sophisticated design
Premium image quality
Lightweight chassis

Cons
No observations

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PixelsPhy

Pros
Touchscreen LCD
Large sensor
Interchangeable lenses
Easy to use

Cons
Low quality wireless connectivity

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Tom's Guide

Best DSLR by Nikon under $1,000

Pros
Top-notch image quality
Responsive performance
Solid set of practical and creative features

Cons
Minimal manual control for video
No 4K video

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We ranked Fujifilm X-T4 #8 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Fujifilm X-T4 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
Futurism

Best Digital Camera Overall

Pros
In-body image stabilization (IBIS)
Flip-out screen for easier 4K video
Improved battery performance
Excellent RAW processing
Dust and splash-proof body

Cons
Can’t create low-quality clips
No headphone jack

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The Techlounge

The Best Aps-C Digital Camera

Pros
Cutting-edge APS-C sensor
Vari-angle screen
IBIS is second to none
15 FPS burst shooting
Impressive Face & Eye detection AF
Superb low light performance

Cons
Lacks headphone jack

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We ranked Sony Alpha a6000 #9 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Sony Alpha a6000 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
PixelsPhy

Pros
Interchangeable lenses
Easy to use
Light in weight
Rechargeable batteries

Cons
Poor image quality

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HotRate

Pros
Now available at a deep discount
Long lasting battery life
Continuous shooting speed of 11 fps
Bright and expressive optical viewfinder

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We ranked Nikon Z6 #10 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Nikon Z6 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
PixelsPhy

Pros
24MP sensor
Weather-resistant body
Headphone and microphone ports
Blown out highlights warning

Cons
Battery gets drained with wireless connectivity

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HotRate

Pros
Uses an Expeed 6 image processor
Backed by a manufacturer’s warranty
Includes an FTX mount adapter
Maximum sensitivity of 51,200 ISO

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We ranked Panasonic Lumix FZ80 #11 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Find This Best

Best AA Digital Camera/Best Image Stabilization Digital Camera

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HotRate

Pros
Decent performance for a great price
Lens offers a 60X zoom
Wi-Fi connectivity for sharing photos
Ergonomic grip is easy to hold

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We ranked Sony DSC-W800 #12 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Find This Best

Best CCD Sensor Digital Camera / Best Nikon 1 Digital Camera

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Gadget Review

Honorable Mention/Best Point and Shoot

Pros
Incredibly user friendly
Ultra compact
High-performance Xenon flash

Cons
No 1080p video
Plastic build feels cheap
No Wi-Fi

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We ranked Canon PowerShot ELPH 180 #13 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Find This Best

Best CCD Sensor Digital Camera / Best AA Digital Camera

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Gadget Review

Best Value/Best Compact

Pros
Super compact design
Large and colorful display
Great for beginners

Cons
No 1080p video
Doesn’t offer much in manual controls
Doesn’t do well in dim lighting

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We ranked Sony Alpha 7R IV #14 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Techlounge

An Amazing Mirrorless Camera

Pros
Sharp and detailed images
Excellent AF
61MP Exmor R sensor
Dual UHS-II card slots
Very good battery life
Very good wireless connectivity

Cons
No 60/50p video
A bit outdated looks

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HotRate

Pros
The best full frame sensor around
Incredibly sturdy build quality
AF tracking system is incredibly powerful
Shoots in full 4K video

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We ranked Kodak Printomatic #15 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
BestReviews

Best Bang for the Buck

Pros
Prints in full color on sticky back photo paper. Camera can print up to 25 photos with a single charge. Additional storage with a micro SD card slot. Comes in several colors.

Cons
For traveling or parties, but doesn't have professional features.

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Best Polaroid Snap Touch Digital Camera / Best Instant Digital Camera

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We ranked Canon EOS Rebel T8i #16 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
BestReviews

Feature-Packed

Pros
24.1MP sensor and 4K video. Autofocus, face recognition, and high frame rate for taking action shots easy. User friendly and great for beginners. Viewfinder and built-in WiFi.

Cons
This camera may be lacking for experienced photographers.

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Tom's Guide

Best DSLR for Most People

Pros
Records 4K video
Easy to use
Good guides for newbies

Cons
No USB charging

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We ranked Canon PowerShot SX420 #17 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Find This Best

Best CCD Sensor Digital Camera / Best AA Digital Camera

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Futurism

Best Cheap Digital Camera

Pros
42x zoom lens coupled with a good price
Lightweight build
Quick to start up
Built-in WiFi for easy image transfer
Ease of use

Cons
Doesn’t do well in dim light
Can’t shoot in RAW format
Shutter lag

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We ranked Panasonic Lumix ZS200 #18 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
PixelsPhy

Pros
Longer battery life
Optical zoom
Wi-Fi connectivity
Large sensor

Cons
Fixed LCD

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Tom's Guide

A Great Pocketable Travel Camera

Pros
Long optical zoom lens
Compact
Sharp electronic viewfinder and touch-screen LCD

Cons
No hot shoe for an external flash
Poorly organized controls and settings

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We ranked Olympus Tough TG-6 #19 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Photography PX

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HotRate

Pros
Available in both red and black
Offers four macro shooting modes
One of the most durable models around
Tons of great underwater modes

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We ranked Canon Eos Rebel T7 #20 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Find This Best

Best Infrared Digital Camera / Best LCD DSLR Camera

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HotRate

Pros
High resolution 3 inch LCD
Includes Wi-Fi and NFC
Very wide ISO range
Natural optical viewfinder

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We ranked GoPro Hero10 Black #21 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Digital Cameras” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Techlounge

An Amazing Digital Action Camera

Pros
Durable
Strong GP2 processor
Great image quality
Livestreaming support
Lightweight
Excellent image stabilization

Cons
Questionable low-light performance
There is no EVF

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Tom's Guide

The Best Action Cam Overall

Pros
Excellent image stabilization
Removable lens
Media “Mods” add functionality

Cons
Heavy

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