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5 Best Camcorders Under $100 in the US - March 2021

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Updated 10 February 2021
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5 best camcorders under $100

What Camcorder Under $100 to Buy in February 2021?

Best Buy Great Price
DJI Osmo+ Polaroid Cube Xiaomi Yi 4K Transcend DrivePro 100 KitVision Escape HD5W
DJI Osmo+ Polaroid Cube Xiaomi Yi 4K Transcend DrivePro 100 KitVision Escape HD5W
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12MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
268g
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
8MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
59g
30
FPS
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
12MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
95g
4K
RESOLUTION
SONY IMX377
12MP 1 / 2.3
? SENSOR
3MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
72.6g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
0.5h
BATTERY LIFE
12MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
58g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
94
Reviews
438 Reviews + 6 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
90
Reviews
257 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
98 Reviews + 5 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
154 Reviews + 2 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
7 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
The best scoring camcorder under $100, with a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer and a night mode and is waterproof and Full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a good video quality, it's very easy to use and good-looking. An award winning and staggeringly light weight 8MP video camera, with a very good spec and a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer and an optical sensor size of 1/2" and is waterproof and Full HD. Our review analysis indicates that it has a good video quality, great picture quality and it's very easy to use. A fully featured and multi award winning 95g, 12MP camcorder, with an affordable price. Owners report that this camcorder has an outstanding video quality, outstanding features but it's bad at resisting water ingress. A fully featured and award winning 3MP 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution video camera, with an spectacularly light 72.6g weight and an affordable price. It has a night mode, a built-in display and a built-in microphone and is Full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that this video camera has a very great picture quality, a very good video quality and it's really easy to setup. Our review analysis indicates that this video camera is good at resisting water ingress, quick to charge and easy to use. It's an award winning and fully featured 12MP 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution video camera, with a sensationally light 58g weight and a reasonable price. It is waterproof and Full HD, supports HDMI and has a built-in display.
22 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Total Megapixels
3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Pixels Resolution
Image Stabilizer
1 Higher Maximum Aperture Number
Full HD
3D
Remote Operation
GPS
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
44% Longer Maximum Battery Life
Night Mode
Waterproof
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling It
One Month Newer
Five More Awards
More Customers Recommend It
11 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Has a Better Long Battery Life
Has a Better Design
9 Reasons For
Image Stabilizer
Full HD
Waterproof
Cheaper by $10
Better Brand
More Reliable
Better in Terms of Size
Has a Better OK Noise Level
Better Great Audio Quality
8 Reasons For
Bigger Total Megapixels
Higher Maximum Video Resolution
Built-in Microphone
Better User Reviews
Slightly Better Overall Reviews
5 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
More Fairly Priced
Better Great Video Quality
8 Reasons For
A Lot Lower Minimum Aperture Number
Full HD
Built-in Microphone
Night Mode
Expert Reviews Are Marginally Better
Overall Reviews Are Marginally Better
Easier to Use
Has Useful Technical Features
6 Reasons For
Significantly Lighter
Bigger Total Megapixels
Full HD
HDMI
Wi-Fi
Waterproof
14 Reasons Against
44% Heavier
1 Higher Minimum Aperture Number
$69 More Expensive
A Little Lower Expert Review Score
Hugely Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
1 Expert Review Site Gave It a Lower Review Score
Less Robust
Worse in Terms of Size
Harder to Use
Worse Nice Technical Features
Has a Worse OK Noise Level
Worse Great Video Quality
Worse Great Audio Quality
18 Reasons Against
1g Heavier
34% Smaller Total Megapixels
Does Not Have a Built-in Display
Does Not Feature Wi-Fi
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over One Year
Five Less Awards
Expert Review Rating is Hugely Worse
User Review Rating is Hugely Worse
Less Customers Recommend It
11 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Has a Worse Price
Has a Worse Battery Life
Less Well Designed
Harder to Use
Has Worse Technical Features
Worse Great Video Quality
9 Reasons Against
A Lot Heavier
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $128
Fewer Sellers
Older by One Month
One Less Award
Expert Review Rating is Worse
Worse Brand
9 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
16 Reasons Against
Heavier
9MP Smaller Total Megapixels
Lower Maximum Video Resolution
Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer
A Lot Lower Maximum Aperture Number
Shorter Maximum Battery Life
Not Waterproof
Worse Kagoo Score
$25 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over Three Years Older
Fewer Awards
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
Has a Worse Price
Worse Great Video Quality
9 Reasons Against
4 Times Lower Maximum Video Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $10
Fewer Sellers
Older by One Month
Five Less Awards
Expert Review Rating is Worse
User Review Rating is Worse
Worse Brand
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DJI Osmo+

$99.00
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DJI Osmo+

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DJI Osmo+
12MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
268g
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
2.25h
BATTERY LIFE
4000 X 3000
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
256GB
MAXIMUM

The DJI Osmo+ has a Kagoo Score of 86. With a price tag of $99.00 this camcorder is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the DJI Osmo+.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (12MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Image stabilizer
Night mode
4000 x 3000 still image resolution

The best scoring camcorder under $100, with a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer and a night mode and is waterproof and Full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a good video quality, it's very easy to use and good-looking.

94
Reviews
438 Reviews + 6 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that DJI Osmo+ has very good expert reviews and good user reviews with 75% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.

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22 Reasons For for Choosing the DJI Osmo+

A Lot Bigger Total Megapixels

The DJI Osmo+ has a total megapixels of 12MP (as do the KitVision Escape HD5W and the Xiaomi Yi 4K), however the Polaroid Cube is only an 8MP camcorder (4MP smaller) and the Transcend DrivePro 100 is only a 3MP camcorder (9MP smaller). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The DJI Osmo+ has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels pixels (as is the Xiaomi Yi 4K), whereas the KitVision Escape HD5W and the Transcend DrivePro 100 have a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Image Stabilizer

The DJI Osmo+ has an image stabilizer, and so does the Polaroid Cube, whereas the KitVision Escape HD5W, the Transcend DrivePro 100 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K do not. More ...

'Image Stabilizer' denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

1 Higher Maximum Aperture Number

The DJI Osmo+ is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the Transcend DrivePro 100 is only a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (1 lower). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Full HD

The DJI Osmo+ is Full HD, and so are the KitVision Escape HD5W, the Polaroid Cube and the Transcend DrivePro 100, whereas the Xiaomi Yi 4K is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

3D

The DJI Osmo+ is 3D, but the KitVision Escape HD5W, the Polaroid Cube, the Transcend DrivePro 100 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K are not. More ...

'3D' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of recording video in 3D or not.

3D videos have the ability to be far more immersive and captivating than standard 2D videos. However be aware that displaying them requires a monitor or TV that is capable of displaying 3D videos, and a set of glasses to allow you to view them properly.

Remote Operation

The DJI Osmo+ supports remote operation, however the KitVision Escape HD5W, the Polaroid Cube, the Transcend DrivePro 100 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K do not support this feature. More ...

'Remote Operation' denotes whether the camcorder can be controlled (start/stop recording) by a separate remote, or whether all control has to happen on the device itself.

A remotely operated camera is helpful because it allows you to mount the camera on a tripod and be in your own movies.

GPS

The DJI Osmo+ has a GPS, whereas the KitVision Escape HD5W, the Polaroid Cube, the Transcend DrivePro 100 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K do not. More ...

GPS denotes whether the camcorder has a GPS system built in, allowing it to record precisely where the video was taken.

Wi-Fi

The DJI Osmo+ features Wi-Fi, and so does the KitVision Escape HD5W, but the Polaroid Cube, the Transcend DrivePro 100 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K do not. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DJI Osmo+ supports Near Field Communication (NFC), whereas the KitVision Escape HD5W, the Polaroid Cube, the Transcend DrivePro 100 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K do not. More ...

Near Field Communications (NFC) allows the camcorder to wirelessly communicate with smartphones over very short distances (<1m).

NFC can be used to transfer videos and photos from your camcorder direct to your phone, where you can then share them with friends or upload to Facebook/Twitter/etc.

Bluetooth

The DJI Osmo+ supports bluetooth, but the KitVision Escape HD5W, the Polaroid Cube, the Transcend DrivePro 100 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K do not support this feature. More ...

'Bluetooth' indicates whether the camcorder supports bluetooth, a communication protocol frequently used with accessories such as wireless flash units.

44% Longer Maximum Battery Life

The DJI Osmo+ is a 2.25h battery life camcorder. That's 1.75h longer than the Transcend DrivePro 100 (0.5h). More ...

'Maximum Battery Life' indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Night Mode

The DJI Osmo+ has a night mode (as does the Transcend DrivePro 100), however the KitVision Escape HD5W, the Polaroid Cube and the Xiaomi Yi 4K do not have this feature. More ...

'Night Mode' denotes whether the camcorder has a special mode for shooting video at night - it does this by upping the light taken in by the lens of the camcorder, leading to a brighter recorded image.

Camcorders usually struggle to record video in low-light conditions - a specially designed night mode fixes that.

Waterproof

The DJI Osmo+ is waterproof, and so are the KitVision Escape HD5W and the Polaroid Cube, whereas the Transcend DrivePro 100 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K are not. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

Better Kagoo Score

The DJI Osmo+ has received a Kagoo Score of 86, but the KitVision Escape HD5W scored 83, the Polaroid Cube scored 83, the Transcend DrivePro 100 scored 83 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K scored 82.

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

One Month Newer

The DJI Osmo+ was released four years ago, but the KitVision Escape HD5W was released five years ago, the Polaroid Cube was released six years ago, the Transcend DrivePro 100 was released eight years ago and the Xiaomi Yi 4K was released five years ago

Five More Awards

The DJI Osmo+ has received 6 awards, however the KitVision Escape HD5W has received 1 award, the Polaroid Cube has received 1 award, the Transcend DrivePro 100 has received 2 awards and the Xiaomi Yi 4K has received 5 awards.

More Customers Recommend It

10.4% of 461 customers recommend the DJI Osmo+, however only 2.8% of 398 customers recommend the Polaroid Cube.

11 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Trusted Reviews, Techadvisor.co.uk, Les Numeriques.com, Digitalfoto.dk, Benchmark.pl, Pcformat.pl, Info.abril.com.br, M3.idg.se, Gizlogic.com, Techstage.de and Tecnoandroid.it all gave the DJI Osmo+ a better review score. More ...

Trusted Reviews: DJI Osmo+ = 90% vs Xiaomi Yi 4K = 80%

Techadvisor.co.uk: DJI Osmo+ = 100% vs Xiaomi Yi 4K = 80%

Les Numeriques.com: DJI Osmo+ = 100% vs Xiaomi Yi 4K = 80%

Digitalfoto.dk: DJI Osmo+ = 90% vs Polaroid Cube = 78%

Benchmark.pl: DJI Osmo+ = 92% vs Xiaomi Yi 4K = 90%

Pcformat.pl: DJI Osmo+ = 97% vs Polaroid Cube = 72%

Info.abril.com.br: DJI Osmo+ = 85% vs Polaroid Cube = 72%

M3.idg.se: DJI Osmo+ = 80% vs Polaroid Cube = 60%

Gizlogic.com: DJI Osmo+ = 90% vs Xiaomi Yi 4K = 85%

Techstage.de: DJI Osmo+ = 100% vs Xiaomi Yi 4K = 83%

Tecnoandroid.it: DJI Osmo+ = 83% vs Xiaomi Yi 4K = 81%
Has a Better Long Battery Life

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the DJI Osmo+ has a better long battery life. Several people thought that it had a bad battery life and wasn't quick to charge.

Has a Better Design

Our analysis of the DJI Osmo+ reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the DJI Osmo+ has a better design. Over 30 people thought that it was good-looking and more than 20 people thought that it was also very smooth. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that several people thought that it was really well designed, had a good form factor and was ergonomic.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the DJI Osmo+

44% Heavier

The DJI Osmo+ is a 268g camcorder. That's 210g heavier than the KitVision Escape HD5W (58g), 209g heavier than the Polaroid Cube (59g), 195.4g heavier than the Transcend DrivePro 100 (72.6g) and 173g heavier than the Xiaomi Yi 4K (95g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

1 Higher Minimum Aperture Number

The DJI Osmo+ is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 lower). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

$69 More Expensive

The DJI Osmo+ is more expensive than the KitVision Escape HD5W by $59, more expensive than the Polaroid Cube by $69 and more expensive than the Transcend DrivePro 100 by $44.

A Little Lower Expert Review Score

The DJI Osmo+ has an average expert rating of 86%, but the Transcend DrivePro 100 has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 10 reviews).

Hugely Lower User Review Score

The DJI Osmo+ only has an average user rating of 78%, but the KitVision Escape HD5W has an average user rating of 95% (based on 4 reviews), the Transcend DrivePro 100 has an average user rating of 88% (based on 144 reviews) and the Xiaomi Yi 4K has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Worse Brand

DJI camcorders have an average rating of only 68.1%, however Polaroid has an average rating of 69.7% and Transcend has an average rating of 69.4%.

1 Expert Review Site Gave It a Lower Review Score

Camerajabber.com all gave the DJI Osmo+ a lower review score. More ...

Camerajabber.com: DJI Osmo+ = 90% vs Xiaomi Yi 4K = 92%
Less Robust

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the DJI Osmo+ was less robust.

Worse in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the DJI Osmo+ reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the DJI Osmo+ was worse in terms of size.

Harder to Use

On average reviewers thought the DJI Osmo+ was harder to use.

Worse Nice Technical Features

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the DJI Osmo+ was worse nice technical features.

Has a Worse OK Noise Level

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the DJI Osmo+ has a worse OK noise level.

Worse Great Video Quality

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the DJI Osmo+ was worse great video quality.

Worse Great Audio Quality

Our analysis of the DJI Osmo+ reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the DJI Osmo+ was worse great audio quality.

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Polaroid Cube

$29.95
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Polaroid Cube

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Polaroid Cube
8MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
59g
30
FPS
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL

The Polaroid Cube has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $29.95 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Polaroid Cube.

Features We Love:
Large optical sensor size (1/2")
Lighter than average (59g)
Image stabilizer
Higher than average maximum video resolution (2560x1440 pixels)
Waterproof

An award winning and staggeringly light weight 8MP video camera, with a very good spec and a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer and an optical sensor size of 1/2" and is waterproof and Full HD. Our review analysis indicates that it has a good video quality, great picture quality and it's very easy to use.

90
Reviews
257 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Polaroid Cube has good user reviews but average expert reviews. 79% of buyers recommended this video camera to others.

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9 Reasons For for Choosing the Polaroid Cube

Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid Cube has an image stabilizer (as does the DJI Osmo+), whereas the KitVision Escape HD5W, the Transcend DrivePro 100 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K do not have this feature. More ...

'Image Stabilizer' denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Full HD

The Polaroid Cube is a Full HD camcorder (as are the DJI Osmo+, the KitVision Escape HD5W and the Transcend DrivePro 100), whereas the Xiaomi Yi 4K is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Waterproof

The Polaroid Cube is a waterproof camcorder (as are the DJI Osmo+ and the KitVision Escape HD5W), whereas the Transcend DrivePro 100 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K are not. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

Cheaper by $10

The Polaroid Cube costs $29.95, whereas the DJI Osmo+ is $99.00, the KitVision Escape HD5W is $40.17, the Transcend DrivePro 100 is $55.00 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K is $157.64.

Better Brand

Polaroid camcorders have an average rating of 69.7%, however DJI only has an average rating of 68.1%, KitVision only has an average rating of 67.8%, Transcend only has an average rating of 69.4% and Xiaomi only has an average rating of 66.7%.

More Reliable

On average reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube was more reliable. Several people thought that it was well made, was very strong and durable and was reliable.

Better in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the Polaroid Cube reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube was better in terms of size. Several people thought that it was an outstanding size, was really compact and lightweight.

Has a Better OK Noise Level

The Polaroid Cube reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube has a better OK noise level. Several people thought that it wasn't quiet and was noisy.

Better Great Audio Quality

Our analysis of the Polaroid Cube reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube was better great audio quality. More than 10 people thought that it had a great audio quality.

18 Reasons Against for Choosing the Polaroid Cube

1g Heavier

The Polaroid Cube has a weight of 59g, but the DJI Osmo+ is a 268g camcorder (209g heavier), the KitVision Escape HD5W is a 58g camcorder (1g lighter), the Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 72.6g camcorder (13.6g heavier) and the Xiaomi Yi 4K is a 95g camcorder (36g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

34% Smaller Total Megapixels

The Polaroid Cube is an 8MP camcorder. That's 4MP smaller than the DJI Osmo+, the KitVision Escape HD5W and the Xiaomi Yi 4K (12MP) and 5MP bigger than the Transcend DrivePro 100 (3MP). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Does Not Have a Built-in Display

The Polaroid Cube does not have a built-in display, but the DJI Osmo+, the KitVision Escape HD5W, the Transcend DrivePro 100 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K do. More ...

'Built-In Display' indicates whether the camcorder has a display built into the body of the device or not.

A built-in display is very helpful for checking the framing of the shot, or for quickly replaying your video to check everything recorded fine.

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The Polaroid Cube does not feature Wi-Fi, whereas the DJI Osmo+, the KitVision Escape HD5W, the Transcend DrivePro 100 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K do. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Polaroid Cube has received a Kagoo Score of 83, but the DJI Osmo+ scored 86.

Not As Many Stockists

The Polaroid Cube is only stocked by 5 shops, however the DJI Osmo+ is stocked by 6 sellers. More ...

Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by Over One Year

The Polaroid Cube is 14 months older than the DJI Osmo+, 13 months older than the KitVision Escape HD5W and 13 months older than the Xiaomi Yi 4K.

Five Less Awards

The Polaroid Cube has only received 1 award, however the DJI Osmo+ has received 6 awards, the Transcend DrivePro 100 has received 2 awards and the Xiaomi Yi 4K has received 5 awards.

Expert Review Rating is Hugely Worse

The Polaroid Cube only has an average expert score of 68%, but the DJI Osmo+ has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 104 reviews), the KitVision Escape HD5W has an average expert rating of 84% (based on 3 reviews), the Transcend DrivePro 100 has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 10 reviews) and the Xiaomi Yi 4K has an average expert rating of 82% (based on 97 reviews).

User Review Rating is Hugely Worse

The Polaroid Cube only has an average user score of 77%, but the DJI Osmo+ has an average user rating of 78% (based on 334 reviews), the KitVision Escape HD5W has an average user rating of 95% (based on 4 reviews), the Transcend DrivePro 100 has an average user rating of 88% (based on 144 reviews) and the Xiaomi Yi 4K has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Less Customers Recommend It

Only 2.8% of 398 customers recommend the Polaroid Cube, however 10.4% of 461 customers recommend the DJI Osmo+.

11 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

CNET.com.au, CNET.co.uk, Digitaltrends.com, Cnetfrance.fr, Les Numeriques.com, Digitalfoto.dk, Pcformat.pl, Benchmark.pl, Info.abril.com.br, M3.idg.se and Curved.de all gave the Polaroid Cube a lower review score. More ...

CNET.com.au: Polaroid Cube = 70% vs Xiaomi Yi 4K = 80%

CNET.co.uk: Polaroid Cube = 70% vs Xiaomi Yi 4K = 80%

Digitaltrends.com: Polaroid Cube = 70% vs Xiaomi Yi 4K = 80%

Cnetfrance.fr: Polaroid Cube = 74% vs Xiaomi Yi 4K = 75%

Les Numeriques.com: Polaroid Cube = 20% vs Xiaomi Yi 4K = 80%

Digitalfoto.dk: Polaroid Cube = 78% vs DJI Osmo+ = 90%

Pcformat.pl: Polaroid Cube = 72% vs DJI Osmo+ = 97%

Benchmark.pl: Polaroid Cube = 90% vs DJI Osmo+ = 92%

Info.abril.com.br: Polaroid Cube = 72% vs DJI Osmo+ = 85%

M3.idg.se: Polaroid Cube = 60% vs DJI Osmo+ = 80%

Curved.de: Polaroid Cube = 77% vs Xiaomi Yi 4K = 86%
Has a Worse Price

On average reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube has a worse price.

Has a Worse Battery Life

The Polaroid Cube reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube has a worse battery life.

Less Well Designed

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Polaroid Cube was less well designed.

Harder to Use

Our analysis of the Polaroid Cube reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube was harder to use.

Has Worse Technical Features

On average reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube has worse technical features.

Worse Great Video Quality

Our analysis of the Polaroid Cube reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube was worse great video quality.

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Xiaomi Yi 4K

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Xiaomi Yi 4K
12MP
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OPTICAL ZOOM
95g
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The Xiaomi Yi 4K has a Kagoo Score of 82. However with a price tag of $157.64 this camcorder is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Xiaomi Yi 4K.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (12MP)
Very light (95g)
Built-in microphone
Wireless connection
Continuous shooting mode

A fully featured and multi award winning 95g, 12MP camcorder, with an affordable price. Owners report that this camcorder has an outstanding video quality, outstanding features but it's bad at resisting water ingress.

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Reviews
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83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Xiaomi Yi 4K has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%, based on 98 reviews.

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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Xiaomi Yi 4K

Bigger Total Megapixels

The Xiaomi Yi 4K is a 12MP camcorder, and so do the DJI Osmo+ and the KitVision Escape HD5W. That's 4MP bigger than the Polaroid Cube (8MP) and 9MP bigger than the Transcend DrivePro 100 (3MP). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Higher Maximum Video Resolution

The Xiaomi Yi 4K has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels pixels, and so is the DJI Osmo+, which is 4 times higher maximum video resolution as the KitVision Escape HD5W and the Transcend DrivePro 100 (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Built-in Microphone

The Xiaomi Yi 4K has a built-in microphone, and so does the Transcend DrivePro 100, however the DJI Osmo+, the KitVision Escape HD5W and the Polaroid Cube do not. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

Better User Reviews

Based on 1 user review, the Xiaomi Yi 4K has an average review score of 100%, whereas the DJI Osmo+ has an average rating of 78% (based on 334 reviews), the KitVision Escape HD5W has an average rating of 95% (based on 4 reviews), the Polaroid Cube has an average rating of 77% (based on 195 reviews) and the Transcend DrivePro 100 has an average rating of 88% (based on 144 reviews).

Slightly Better Overall Reviews

Based on 98 reviews, the Xiaomi Yi 4K has an average review score of 90%, whereas the DJI Osmo+ has an average rating of 85% (based on 438 reviews), the KitVision Escape HD5W has an average rating of 89% (based on 7 reviews) and the Polaroid Cube has an average rating of 72% (based on 257 reviews).

5 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Camerajabber.com, Digitaltrends.com, CNET.com.au, CNET.co.uk and Cnetfrance.fr all gave the Xiaomi Yi 4K a better review score. More ...

Camerajabber.com: Xiaomi Yi 4K = 92% vs DJI Osmo+ = 90%

Digitaltrends.com: Xiaomi Yi 4K = 80% vs Polaroid Cube = 70%

CNET.com.au: Xiaomi Yi 4K = 80% vs Polaroid Cube = 70%

CNET.co.uk: Xiaomi Yi 4K = 80% vs Polaroid Cube = 70%

Cnetfrance.fr: Xiaomi Yi 4K = 80% vs Polaroid Cube = 74%
More Fairly Priced

Our analysis of the Xiaomi Yi 4K reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Xiaomi Yi 4K was more fairly priced.

Better Great Video Quality

On average reviewers thought the Xiaomi Yi 4K was better great video quality. Several people thought that it had an outstanding video quality and had a very great picture quality.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Xiaomi Yi 4K

A Lot Heavier

The Xiaomi Yi 4K has a weight of 95g, whereas the DJI Osmo+ is a 268g camcorder (173g heavier), the KitVision Escape HD5W is a 58g camcorder (37g lighter), the Polaroid Cube is a 59g camcorder (36g lighter) and the Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 72.6g camcorder (22.4g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Xiaomi Yi 4K has received a Kagoo Score of 82, whereas the DJI Osmo+ scored 86, the KitVision Escape HD5W scored 83, the Polaroid Cube scored 83 and the Transcend DrivePro 100 scored 83.

More Expensive by $128

The Xiaomi Yi 4K is $59 more expensive than the DJI Osmo+, $117 more expensive than the KitVision Escape HD5W, $128 more expensive than the Polaroid Cube and $103 more expensive than the Transcend DrivePro 100.

Fewer Sellers

The Xiaomi Yi 4K is only stocked by 1 seller, but the DJI Osmo+ is stocked by 6 shops and the Polaroid Cube is stocked by 5 retailers. More ...

The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by One Month

The Xiaomi Yi 4K is one month older than the DJI Osmo+. The Xiaomi Yi 4K is the same age as the KitVision Escape HD5W.

One Less Award

The Xiaomi Yi 4K has only received 5 awards, but the DJI Osmo+ has received 6 awards.

Expert Review Rating is Worse

The average expert rating of the Xiaomi Yi 4K is 82%, whereas the average expert rating of the DJI Osmo+ is 86% (based on 104 reviews), the KitVision Escape HD5W is 84% (based on 3 reviews) and the Transcend DrivePro 100 is 90% (based on 10 reviews).

Worse Brand

Xiaomi camcorders have an average rating of only 66.7%, but DJI has an average rating of 68.1%, KitVision has an average rating of 67.8%, Polaroid has an average rating of 69.7% and Transcend has an average rating of 69.4%.

9 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Trusted Reviews, Techradar, Techadvisor.co.uk, Les Numeriques.com, Cnetfrance.fr, Benchmark.pl, Gizlogic.com, Techstage.de and Tecnoandroid.it all gave the Xiaomi Yi 4K a lower review score. More ...

Trusted Reviews: Xiaomi Yi 4K = 80% vs DJI Osmo+ = 90%

Techradar: Xiaomi Yi 4K = 70% vs DJI Osmo+ = 90%

Techadvisor.co.uk: Xiaomi Yi 4K = 80% vs DJI Osmo+ = 100%

Les Numeriques.com: Xiaomi Yi 4K = 80% vs DJI Osmo+ = 100%

Cnetfrance.fr: Xiaomi Yi 4K = 73% vs Polaroid Cube = 74%

Benchmark.pl: Xiaomi Yi 4K = 90% vs DJI Osmo+ = 92%

Gizlogic.com: Xiaomi Yi 4K = 85% vs DJI Osmo+ = 90%

Techstage.de: Xiaomi Yi 4K = 83% vs DJI Osmo+ = 100%

Tecnoandroid.it: Xiaomi Yi 4K = 81% vs DJI Osmo+ = 83%

The cheapest price that we could find for the Yi 4K in the US is $157.64 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Transcend DrivePro 100

$55.00
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Transcend DrivePro 100
3MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
72.6g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
0.5h
BATTERY LIFE
2.4"
SCREEN SIZE

The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $55.00 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Transcend DrivePro 100.

Features We Love:
Lighter than average (72.6g)
Large optical sensor size (1/1.8")
Night mode
Built-in microphone
Full HD

A fully featured and award winning 3MP 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution video camera, with an spectacularly light 72.6g weight and an affordable price. It has a night mode, a built-in display and a built-in microphone and is Full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that this video camera has a very great picture quality, a very good video quality and it's really easy to setup.

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154 Reviews + 2 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Transcend DrivePro 100 has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%, based on 154 reviews.

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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Transcend DrivePro 100

A Lot Lower Minimum Aperture Number

The Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the DJI Osmo+ is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Full HD

The Transcend DrivePro 100 is Full HD, and so are the DJI Osmo+, the KitVision Escape HD5W and the Polaroid Cube, whereas the Xiaomi Yi 4K is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Built-in Microphone

The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a built-in microphone (as does the Xiaomi Yi 4K), whereas the DJI Osmo+, the KitVision Escape HD5W and the Polaroid Cube do not have this feature. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

Night Mode

The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a night mode (as does the DJI Osmo+), however the KitVision Escape HD5W, the Polaroid Cube and the Xiaomi Yi 4K do not have this feature. More ...

'Night Mode' denotes whether the camcorder has a special mode for shooting video at night - it does this by upping the light taken in by the lens of the camcorder, leading to a brighter recorded image.

Camcorders usually struggle to record video in low-light conditions - a specially designed night mode fixes that.

Expert Reviews Are Marginally Better

The average expert review score of the Transcend DrivePro 100 is 90% based on 10 reviews, but the average rating of the DJI Osmo+ is 86% (based on 104 reviews), the average rating of the KitVision Escape HD5W is 84% (based on 3 reviews), the average rating of the Polaroid Cube is 68% (based on 62 reviews) and the average rating of the Xiaomi Yi 4K is 82% (based on 97 reviews).

Overall Reviews Are Marginally Better

The average overall review score of the Transcend DrivePro 100 is 90% based on 154 reviews, but the average rating of the DJI Osmo+ is 85% (based on 438 reviews), the average rating of the KitVision Escape HD5W is 89% (based on 7 reviews) and the average rating of the Polaroid Cube is 72% (based on 257 reviews).

Easier to Use

Our analysis of the Transcend DrivePro 100 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Transcend DrivePro 100 was easier to use. Several people thought that it was very easy to setup and to use.

Has Useful Technical Features

Our analysis of the Transcend DrivePro 100 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Transcend DrivePro 100 has useful technical features. Several people thought that it had a powerful motor, had good features and safety features.

16 Reasons Against for Choosing the Transcend DrivePro 100

Heavier

The Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 72.6g camcorder. That's 195.4g lighter than the DJI Osmo+ (268g), 14.6g heavier than the KitVision Escape HD5W (58g), 13.6g heavier than the Polaroid Cube (59g) and 22.4g lighter than the Xiaomi Yi 4K (95g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

9MP Smaller Total Megapixels

The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a total megapixels of 3MP, however the DJI Osmo+, the KitVision Escape HD5W and the Xiaomi Yi 4K are all 12MP camcorders (9MP bigger) and the Polaroid Cube is an 8MP camcorder (5MP bigger). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as is the KitVision Escape HD5W), whereas the DJI Osmo+ and the Xiaomi Yi 4K have a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Transcend DrivePro 100 does not have an image stabilizer, however the DJI Osmo+, the KitVision Escape HD5W, the Polaroid Cube and the Xiaomi Yi 4K have this feature. More ...

'Image Stabilizer' denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

A Lot Lower Maximum Aperture Number

The Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the DJI Osmo+ is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (1 higher). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Shorter Maximum Battery Life

The Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 0.5h battery life camcorder. That's 1.75h shorter than the DJI Osmo+ (2.25h). More ...

'Maximum Battery Life' indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Not Waterproof

The Transcend DrivePro 100 is not waterproof, however the DJI Osmo+, the KitVision Escape HD5W, the Polaroid Cube and the Xiaomi Yi 4K are. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

Worse Kagoo Score

The Transcend DrivePro 100 has received a Kagoo Score of 83, but the DJI Osmo+ scored 86.

$25 More Expensive

The Transcend DrivePro 100 is more expensive than the KitVision Escape HD5W by $15 and more expensive than the Polaroid Cube by $25.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 shop sell the Transcend DrivePro 100, however 6 retailers sell the DJI Osmo+ and 5 shops sell the Polaroid Cube. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over Three Years Older

The Transcend DrivePro 100 is older than the DJI Osmo+ by three years, older than the KitVision Escape HD5W by three years, older than the Polaroid Cube by two years and older than the Xiaomi Yi 4K by three years.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Transcend DrivePro 100 has received 2 awards, the DJI Osmo+ has received 6 awards and the Xiaomi Yi 4K has received 5 awards.

Appreciably Lower User Review Score

The Transcend DrivePro 100 has an average user rating of 88%, but the KitVision Escape HD5W has an average user rating of 95% (based on 4 reviews) and the Xiaomi Yi 4K has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Worse Brand

Transcend camcorders have an average rating of only 69.4%, however Polaroid has an average rating of 69.7%.

Has a Worse Price

On average reviewers thought the Transcend DrivePro 100 has a worse price.

Worse Great Video Quality

The Transcend DrivePro 100 reviewers thought the Transcend DrivePro 100 was worse great video quality.

The cheapest price that we could find for the DrivePro 100 in the US is $55.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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KitVision Escape HD5W

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KitVision Escape HD5W

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KitVision Escape HD5W
12MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
58g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
HD
CAMCOR-
DERS

The KitVision Escape HD5W has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $40.17 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the KitVision Escape HD5W.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (12MP)
Lighter than average (58g)
Supports HDMI
Waterproof
Features Wi-Fi

Our review analysis indicates that this video camera is good at resisting water ingress, quick to charge and easy to use. It's an award winning and fully featured 12MP 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution video camera, with a sensationally light 58g weight and a reasonable price. It is waterproof and Full HD, supports HDMI and has a built-in display.

95
Reviews
7 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that KitVision Escape HD5W has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the KitVision Escape HD5W

Significantly Lighter

The KitVision Escape HD5W has a weight of 58g, whereas the DJI Osmo+ is a 268g camcorder (210g heavier), the Polaroid Cube is a 59g camcorder (1g heavier), the Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 72.6g camcorder (14.6g heavier) and the Xiaomi Yi 4K is a 95g camcorder (37g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Bigger Total Megapixels

The KitVision Escape HD5W is a 12MP camcorder, and so do the DJI Osmo+ and the Xiaomi Yi 4K. That's 4MP bigger than the Polaroid Cube (8MP) and 9MP bigger than the Transcend DrivePro 100 (3MP). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Full HD

The KitVision Escape HD5W is a Full HD camcorder (as are the DJI Osmo+, the Polaroid Cube and the Transcend DrivePro 100), however the Xiaomi Yi 4K is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

HDMI

The KitVision Escape HD5W supports HDMI, whereas the DJI Osmo+, the Polaroid Cube, the Transcend DrivePro 100 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K do not support this feature. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Wi-Fi

The KitVision Escape HD5W features Wi-Fi (as does the DJI Osmo+), whereas the Polaroid Cube, the Transcend DrivePro 100 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Waterproof

The KitVision Escape HD5W is a waterproof camcorder (as are the DJI Osmo+ and the Polaroid Cube), however the Transcend DrivePro 100 and the Xiaomi Yi 4K are not. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the KitVision Escape HD5W

4 Times Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The KitVision Escape HD5W has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so is the Transcend DrivePro 100, which is 4 times lower maximum video resolution as the DJI Osmo+ and the Xiaomi Yi 4K (3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Worse Kagoo Score

The KitVision Escape HD5W has received a Kagoo Score of 83, whereas the DJI Osmo+ scored 86.

More Expensive by $10

The KitVision Escape HD5W is $10 more expensive than the Polaroid Cube.

Fewer Sellers

The KitVision Escape HD5W is only stocked by 1 store, but the DJI Osmo+ is stocked by 6 shops and the Polaroid Cube is stocked by 5 shops. More ...

The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by One Month

The KitVision Escape HD5W is one month older than the DJI Osmo+. The KitVision Escape HD5W is the same age as the Xiaomi Yi 4K.

Five Less Awards

The KitVision Escape HD5W has only received 1 award, but the DJI Osmo+ has received 6 awards, the Transcend DrivePro 100 has received 2 awards and the Xiaomi Yi 4K has received 5 awards.

Expert Review Rating is Worse

The average expert rating of the KitVision Escape HD5W is 84%, whereas the average expert rating of the DJI Osmo+ is 86% (based on 104 reviews) and the Transcend DrivePro 100 is 90% (based on 10 reviews).

User Review Rating is Worse

The average user rating of the KitVision Escape HD5W is 95%, whereas the average user rating of the Xiaomi Yi 4K is 100% (based on 1 review).

Worse Brand

KitVision camcorders have an average rating of only 67.8%, but DJI has an average rating of 68.1%, Polaroid has an average rating of 69.7% and Transcend has an average rating of 69.4%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Escape HD5W in the US is $40.17 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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