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5 Best Camcorders Under $1,000 in the US - June 2021

Matthew
Updated 30 May 2021
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5 best camcorders under $1,000

What Camcorder Under $1,000 to Buy in June 2021?

Best Buy Great Price
Zoom Q2N4K GoPro HERO8 DJI Osmo+ Ricoh THETA SC Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema
Zoom Q2N4K GoPro HERO8 DJI Osmo+ Ricoh THETA SC Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema
$179.00 Buy Now
eBay
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$249.00 Buy Now
Adorama
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$99.00 Buy Now
Adorama
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$195.68 Buy Now
6th Avenue Express
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$495.00 Buy Now
Adorama
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2MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
124g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
2h
BATTERY LIFE
12MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
126g
4K
RESOLUTION
4000 X 3000
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
12MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
268g
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
14MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
102g
1h
BATTERY LIFE
355g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1h
BATTERY LIFE
3.5"
SCREEN SIZE
96
Reviews
114 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
63 Reviews + 11 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
778 Reviews + 7 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
56 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
80 Reviews + 3 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Widely Available
80
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
The best scoring camcorder under $500, with a fair price. It has a night mode and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD. Customers report that this video camera has a very great audio quality, good video quality and it's quiet. Our review analysis indicates that this video camera has a very great picture quality, a very good video quality and it's very easy to use. It's a fully featured and multi award winning 126g, 12MP video camera, with a fair price and the latest technology. It has an image stabilizer and a GPS and is waterproof and Full HD. Purchasers report that this camcorder has a very good video quality, a really great picture quality and it's very easy to use. It's a multi award winning and fully featured 268g, 12MP camcorder, with a good price. It has an image stabilizer and a night mode and is waterproof and 3D. Customers report that this camcorder has a very great picture quality, really great audio quality and it's very easy to use. It's an award winning and fully featured 102g, 14MP camcorder, with a low price. It is Full HD, supports remote operation, has a built-in microphone and features Wi-Fi. A fully featured and award winning 355g 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution video camera, with a reasonable price. It has an interchangeable lens, a built-in display and a built-in microphone and supports HDMI. Our review analysis indicates that it has a really great picture quality, a very good video quality but has a bad battery life.
7 Reasons For
Higher Maximum Aperture Number
Full HD
Built-in Microphone
HDMI
Night Mode
Better Kagoo Score
Better Great Audio Quality
15 Reasons For
Higher Maximum Video Resolution
Image Stabilizer
Full HD
A Lot Larger Maximum Memory Card Size
Built-in Flash
Remote Operation
GPS
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Waterproof
Newer by Four Years
Moderately Better Expert Reviews
Better Brand
10 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
25 Reasons For
3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Pixels Resolution
Image Stabilizer
23% Higher Maximum Aperture Number
Full HD
Faster Maximum Frame Rate
34% Larger Maximum Memory Card Size
3D
Remote Operation
GPS
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
36% Longer Maximum Battery Life
Night Mode
Waterproof
$80 Cheaper
Eight More Awards
User Reviews Are a Bit Better
Overall Reviews Are a Bit Better
More Customers Recommend It
5 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Has a Better Battery Life
Better Nice Technical Features
Has a Better Screen or Viewfinder
Has a Better Lens
15 Reasons For
253g Lighter
47% Bigger Total Megapixels
Full HD
7GB Larger Internal Storage Capacity
Hugely Smaller Closest Focusing Distance
Remote Operation
5376 X 2688 Still Image Resolution
Built-in Microphone
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
A Little Better Expert Reviews
Better Digitalfotoforalla.se Review Score
Has a Better Price
Better in Terms of Size
Easier to Use
9 Reasons For
Interchangeable Lens
34% Larger Display Diagonal
Built-in Microphone
HDMI
More Shops Are Selling It
A Little Better Expert Reviews
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
More Carefully Designed
Better Great Video Quality
22 Reasons Against
16% Heavier
12MP Smaller Total Megapixels
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution
Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer
88% Slower Maximum Frame Rate
Smaller Maximum Memory Card Size
42% Bigger Closest Focusing Distance
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
A Lot Smaller Display Diagonal
Shorter Maximum Battery Life
$80 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Over Four Years Older
Lower User Review Score
Lower Overall Review Score
Less Customers Recommend It
Worse Brand
Less Reasonably Priced
Harder to Use
Worse Well Executed Technical Features
Has a Worse Lens That Was Good
Worse Great Video Quality
10 Reasons Against
Heavier
15% Smaller Total Megapixels
Only 4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $150
Not As Many Stockists
Six Less Awards
Overall Review Rating is Moderately Worse
5 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Worse Great Video Quality
16 Reasons Against
39% Heavier
Smaller Total Megapixels
88% Smaller Internal Storage Capacity
Lower Still Image Resolution
Worse Kagoo Score
Fewer Sellers
Over Four Years Older
A Bit Lower Expert Review Score
Worse Brand
8 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Less Reasonably Priced
A Worse Size
Less Nicely Designed
Harder to Use
Worse Great Video Quality
Worse Great Audio Quality
20 Reasons Against
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution
Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer
Lower Maximum Aperture Number
Significantly Slower Maximum Frame Rate
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Does Not Have a Built-in Display
Does Not Support HDMI
1.25h Shorter Maximum Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $97
Less Retailers
Older by Over Four Years
Seven Less Awards
User Review Rating is a Little Worse
Overall Review Rating is a Little Worse
Less Customers Recommend It
Worse Brand
Worse Les Numeriques.com Review Score
Worse Great Video Quality
Worse Great Audio Quality
17 Reasons Against
A Lot Heavier
Lower Maximum Video Resolution
Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Significantly Shorter Maximum Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $396
Older by Over Six Years
Five Less Awards
User Review Rating is a Little Worse
Overall Review Rating is a Little Worse
Worse Brand
3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Less Reasonably Priced
Has a Worse Battery That Lasted a Long Time
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Has a Worse Lens
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Zoom Q2N4K

$179.00
eBay

Zoom Q2N4K

Buy Now
Zoom Q2N4K
2MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
124g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
2h
BATTERY LIFE
1.77"
SCREEN SIZE
128GB
MAXIMUM

The Zoom Q2N4K has a Kagoo Score of 89. With a price tag of $179.00 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Zoom Q2N4K.

Features We Love:
Very light (124g)
Supports HDMI
Night mode
Full HD
Built-in microphone

The best scoring camcorder under $500, with a fair price. It has a night mode and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD. Customers report that this video camera has a very great audio quality, good video quality and it's quiet.

96
Reviews
114 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Zoom Q2N4K has great user reviews with 86% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.

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Zoom Q2N: Field Test (2018 Glenferrie Road Festival)
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Zoom Q2N Review
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Zoom Q2n 4K test at 1080p 50fps (Yamaha Stage Custom/Paiste Cymbals)
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ZOOM Q2n 4K - REVIEW FOR MUSICIANS
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Zoom Q2n 4k Review and Unboxing
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Zoom Q2n Sound Test - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
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Zoom Q2n Drumset Placement Comparisons
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Zoom Q2N  - video camera test
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Zoom Q2n - audio-video recording - studio test (Pros&Cons in description)
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Zoom Q2n 4k Scenes Comparison Drum Solo at 4k 25fps (Yamaha PHX/Paiste Cymbals)
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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Zoom Q2N4K

Higher Maximum Aperture Number

Zoom Q2N4K is 2.8 maximum aperture value (as does the DJI Osmo+), but the Ricoh THETA SC is only a 2 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.8 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 Zoom Q2N4K is Full HD, and so are the DJI Osmo+, the GoPro HERO8 and the Ricoh THETA SC, but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 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 Zoom Q2N4K has a built-in microphone (as do the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Ricoh THETA SC), but the DJI Osmo+ and the GoPro HERO8 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.

HDMI

The Zoom Q2N4K supports HDMI, and so does the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, however the DJI Osmo+, the GoPro HERO8 and the Ricoh THETA SC do not. 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!

Night Mode

The Zoom Q2N4K has a night mode (as does the DJI Osmo+), whereas the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, the GoPro HERO8 and the Ricoh THETA SC 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.

Better Kagoo Score

The Zoom Q2N4K has received a Kagoo Score of 89, however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema scored 86, the DJI Osmo+ scored 83, the GoPro HERO8 scored 88 and the Ricoh THETA SC scored 86.

Better Great Audio Quality

Our analysis of the Zoom Q2N4K reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Zoom Q2N4K was better great audio quality. Over 40 people thought that it had a very great audio quality.

22 Reasons Against for Choosing the Zoom Q2N4K

16% Heavier

The Zoom Q2N4K is a 124g camcorder. That's 231g lighter than the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema (355g), 144g lighter than the DJI Osmo+ (268g), 2g lighter than the GoPro HERO8 (126g) and 22g heavier than the Ricoh THETA SC (102g). More ...

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

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

12MP Smaller Total Megapixels

The Zoom Q2N4K has a total megapixels of 2MP, whereas the DJI Osmo+ and the GoPro HERO8 are both 12MP camcorders (10MP bigger) and the Ricoh THETA SC is a 14MP camcorder (12MP 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.

Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The Zoom Q2N4K has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as are the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Ricoh THETA SC), but the DJI Osmo+ and the GoPro HERO8 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 Zoom Q2N4K does not have an image stabilizer (As do the the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Ricoh THETA SC), whereas the DJI Osmo+ and the GoPro HERO8 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.

88% Slower Maximum Frame Rate

The Zoom Q2N4K is a 30fps camcorder, and so does the Ricoh THETA SC. That's 210fps slower than the DJI Osmo+ (240fps). More ...

'Maximum Frame Rate' denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

Smaller Maximum Memory Card Size

The Zoom Q2N4K is a 128GB maximum memory card size camcorder. That's 128GB smaller than the DJI Osmo+ and the GoPro HERO8 (256GB). More ...

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

42% Bigger Closest Focusing Distance

The Zoom Q2N4K is a 0.36m closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.26m bigger than the Ricoh THETA SC (0.1m). More ...

'Closest Focusing Distance' indicates the closest distance that the camcorder can be from the subject to achieve a perfect focus. Any closer than this and the subject will be blurry.

A smaller focusing distance means that you can get closer to subjects while filming and still keep in full focus.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The Zoom Q2N4K does not have a built-in flash (As do the the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Ricoh THETA SC), but the DJI Osmo+ and the GoPro HERO8 have this feature. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

A Lot Smaller Display Diagonal

The Zoom Q2N4K has a display diagonal of 1.77", however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (1.73" larger). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Shorter Maximum Battery Life

Zoom Q2N4K is only 2h battery life. That's 1h longer than the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Ricoh THETA SC (1h) and 0.25h 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.

$80 More Expensive

The Zoom Q2N4K is more expensive than the DJI Osmo+ by $80.

Less Retailers

Only 13 stores sells the Zoom Q2N4K, whereas 14 stores sell the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema. More ...

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

The Zoom Q2N4K is older than the GoPro HERO8 by four years.

Lower User Review Score

The Zoom Q2N4K's average user rating is 83%, however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema's is 85% (based on 25 reviews), the DJI Osmo+'s is 89% (based on 693 reviews) and the Ricoh THETA SC's is 87% (based on 43 reviews).

Lower Overall Review Score

The Zoom Q2N4K's average overall rating is 83%, however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema's is 89% (based on 80 reviews), the DJI Osmo+'s is 90% (based on 778 reviews), the GoPro HERO8's is 89% (based on 20 reviews) and the Ricoh THETA SC's is 89% (based on 56 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend It

Only 5.5% of 219 customers recommend the Zoom Q2N4K, whereas 57% of 791 customers recommend the DJI Osmo+ and 22.4% of 76 customers recommend the Ricoh THETA SC.

Worse Brand

Zoom camcorders have an average rating of only 78.1%, whereas GoPro has an average rating of 92.9% and Ricoh has an average rating of 83.8%.

Less Reasonably Priced

Our analysis of the Zoom Q2N4K reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Zoom Q2N4K was less reasonably priced.

Harder to Use

Our analysis of the Zoom Q2N4K reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Zoom Q2N4K was harder to use.

Worse Well Executed Technical Features

The Zoom Q2N4K reviewers thought the Zoom Q2N4K was worse well executed technical features.

Has a Worse Lens That Was Good

Our analysis of the Zoom Q2N4K reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Zoom Q2N4K has a worse lens that was good.

Worse Great Video Quality

The Zoom Q2N4K reviewers thought the Zoom Q2N4K was worse great video quality.

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GoPro HERO8

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GoPro HERO8

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GoPro HERO8
12MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
126g
4K
RESOLUTION
4000 X 3000
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
256GB
MAXIMUM

The GoPro HERO8 has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of $249.00 this camcorder is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the GoPro HERO8.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (12MP)
Very light (126g)
Image stabilizer
4000 x 3000 still image resolution
Waterproof

Our review analysis indicates that this video camera has a very great picture quality, a very good video quality and it's very easy to use. It's a fully featured and multi award winning 126g, 12MP video camera, with a fair price and the latest technology. It has an image stabilizer and a GPS and is waterproof and Full HD.

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88
Popularity
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85
Value for Money
Very Good
88
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Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that GoPro HERO8 has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 89%, based on 63 reviews.

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15 Reasons For for Choosing the GoPro HERO8

Higher Maximum Video Resolution

The GoPro HERO8 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 Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, the Ricoh THETA SC and the Zoom Q2N4K (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 GoPro HERO8 has an image stabilizer (as does the DJI Osmo+), whereas the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, the Ricoh THETA SC and the Zoom Q2N4K 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 GoPro HERO8 is a Full HD camcorder (as are the DJI Osmo+, the Ricoh THETA SC and the Zoom Q2N4K), whereas the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 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.

A Lot Larger Maximum Memory Card Size

The GoPro HERO8 has a maximum memory card size of 256GB (as does the DJI Osmo+), however the Zoom Q2N4K is only a 128GB maximum memory card size camcorder (128GB smaller). More ...

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

Built-in Flash

The GoPro HERO8 has a built-in flash, but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, the DJI Osmo+, the Ricoh THETA SC and the Zoom Q2N4K do not have this feature. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Remote Operation

The GoPro HERO8 supports remote operation, and so do the DJI Osmo+ and the Ricoh THETA SC, however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Zoom Q2N4K do not. 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 GoPro HERO8 has a GPS (as does the DJI Osmo+), whereas the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, the Ricoh THETA SC and the Zoom Q2N4K do not have this feature. 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 GoPro HERO8 features Wi-Fi (as do the DJI Osmo+ and the Ricoh THETA SC), but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Zoom Q2N4K 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.

Near Field Communication (NFC)

The GoPro HERO8 supports Near Field Communication (NFC) (as do the DJI Osmo+ and the Ricoh THETA SC), whereas the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Zoom Q2N4K do not support this feature. 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 GoPro HERO8 supports bluetooth, and so does the DJI Osmo+, but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, the Ricoh THETA SC and the Zoom Q2N4K do not. More ...

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

Waterproof

The GoPro HERO8 is a waterproof camcorder (as is the DJI Osmo+), whereas the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, the Ricoh THETA SC and the Zoom Q2N4K 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!

Newer by Four Years

The GoPro HERO8 was released three months ago, but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema was released six years ago, the DJI Osmo+ was released five years ago, the Ricoh THETA SC was released five years ago and the Zoom Q2N4K was released five years ago

Moderately Better Expert Reviews

Based on 20 reviews, the GoPro HERO8 has an average expert review score of 88%, but the DJI Osmo+ has an average rating of 86% (based on 85 reviews).

Better Brand

GoPro camcorders have an average rating of 92.9%, however Blackmagic Design only has an average rating of 76.2%, DJI only has an average rating of 69%, Ricoh only has an average rating of 83.8% and Zoom only has an average rating of 78.1%.

10 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Techadvisor.co.uk, Expert Reviews, Stuff.tv, Digitalcameraworld.com, Theverge.com, 01net.com, Journaldugeek.com, Showmetech.com.br, Mobilegeeks.de and Webnews.it all gave the GoPro HERO8 a better review score. More ...

Techadvisor.co.uk: GoPro HERO8 = 90% vs DJI Osmo+ = 80%

Expert Reviews: GoPro HERO8 = 100% vs Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema = 80%

Stuff.tv: GoPro HERO8 = 100% vs DJI Osmo+ = 80%

Digitalcameraworld.com: GoPro HERO8 = 100% vs Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema = 90%

Theverge.com: GoPro HERO8 = 80% vs Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema = 75%

01net.com: GoPro HERO8 = 90% vs DJI Osmo+ = 78%

Journaldugeek.com: GoPro HERO8 = 80% vs DJI Osmo+ = 70%

Showmetech.com.br: GoPro HERO8 = 89% vs DJI Osmo+ = 80%

Mobilegeeks.de: GoPro HERO8 = 88% vs DJI Osmo+ = 85%

Webnews.it: GoPro HERO8 = 88% vs DJI Osmo+ = 78%

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the GoPro HERO8

Heavier

The GoPro HERO8 has a weight of 126g, but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is a 355g camcorder (229g heavier), the DJI Osmo+ is a 268g camcorder (142g heavier), the Ricoh THETA SC is a 102g camcorder (24g lighter) and the Zoom Q2N4K is a 124g camcorder (2g 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.

15% Smaller Total Megapixels

The GoPro HERO8 is a 12MP camcorder, and so does the DJI Osmo+. That's 2MP smaller than the Ricoh THETA SC (14MP) and 10MP bigger than the Zoom Q2N4K (2MP). 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.

Only 4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The GoPro HERO8 supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000 (as does the DJI Osmo+), but the Ricoh THETA SC supports a still image resolution of 5376 x 2688. We do not know what type of still image resolution the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Zoom Q2N4K support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Worse Kagoo Score

The GoPro HERO8 has received a Kagoo Score of 88, but the Zoom Q2N4K scored 89.

More Expensive by $150

The GoPro HERO8 is $150 more expensive than the DJI Osmo+, $53 more expensive than the Ricoh THETA SC and $70 more expensive than the Zoom Q2N4K.

Not As Many Stockists

The GoPro HERO8 is only stocked by 10 retailers, however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is stocked by 14 sellers and the Zoom Q2N4K is stocked by 13 shops. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Six Less Awards

The GoPro HERO8 has only received 2 awards, however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has received 3 awards and the DJI Osmo+ has received 8 awards.

Overall Review Rating is Moderately Worse

The GoPro HERO8 has an average overall score of 89%, but the DJI Osmo+ has an average overall rating of 90% (based on 778 reviews).

5 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Gadgetreview.com, Trusted Reviews, Digitalfoto.dk, Digitalfotoforalla.se and Tecnoandroid.it all gave the GoPro HERO8 a lower review score. More ...

Gadgetreview.com: GoPro HERO8 = 85% vs DJI Osmo+ = 93%

Trusted Reviews: GoPro HERO8 = 80% vs Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema = 90%

Digitalfoto.dk: GoPro HERO8 = 89% vs DJI Osmo+ = 90%

Digitalfotoforalla.se: GoPro HERO8 = 89% vs Ricoh THETA SC = 91%

Tecnoandroid.it: GoPro HERO8 = 76% vs DJI Osmo+ = 83%
Worse Great Video Quality

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the GoPro HERO8 was worse great video quality.

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DJI Osmo+

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DJI Osmo+

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DJI Osmo+
12MP
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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 83. With a price tag of $99.00 this camcorder is good 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

Purchasers report that this camcorder has a very good video quality, a really great picture quality and it's very easy to use. It's a multi award winning and fully featured 268g, 12MP camcorder, with a good price. It has an image stabilizer and a night mode and is waterproof and 3D.

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

Multiple reviews mentioned that DJI Osmo+ has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.

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T3.com Platinum Award
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tek.no Recommended
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25 Reasons For for Choosing the DJI Osmo+

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 GoPro HERO8), however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, the Ricoh THETA SC and the Zoom Q2N4K 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 GoPro HERO8, however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, the Ricoh THETA SC and the Zoom Q2N4K 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.

23% Higher Maximum Aperture Number

The DJI Osmo+ has a maximum aperture number of 2.8 (as does the Zoom Q2N4K), however the Ricoh THETA SC is only a 2 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.8 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 GoPro HERO8, the Ricoh THETA SC and the Zoom Q2N4K, however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 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.

Faster Maximum Frame Rate

The DJI Osmo+ is a 240fps camcorder. That's 210fps faster than the Ricoh THETA SC and the Zoom Q2N4K (30fps). More ...

'Maximum Frame Rate' denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

34% Larger Maximum Memory Card Size

The DJI Osmo+ is a 256GB maximum memory card size camcorder, and so does the GoPro HERO8. That's 128GB larger than the Zoom Q2N4K (128GB). More ...

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

3D

The DJI Osmo+ is 3D, whereas the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, the GoPro HERO8, the Ricoh THETA SC and the Zoom Q2N4K 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 (as do the GoPro HERO8 and the Ricoh THETA SC), but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Zoom Q2N4K 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, and so does the GoPro HERO8, however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, the Ricoh THETA SC and the Zoom Q2N4K 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 do the GoPro HERO8 and the Ricoh THETA SC, whereas the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Zoom Q2N4K 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), and so do the GoPro HERO8 and the Ricoh THETA SC, however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Zoom Q2N4K 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 (as does the GoPro HERO8), whereas the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, the Ricoh THETA SC and the Zoom Q2N4K 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.

36% Longer Maximum Battery Life

The DJI Osmo+ has a maximum battery life of 2.25h. That's 1.25h longer than the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Ricoh THETA SC (1h) and 0.25h longer than the Zoom Q2N4K (2h). 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 Zoom Q2N4K), but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, the GoPro HERO8 and the Ricoh THETA SC 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 is the GoPro HERO8, however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, the Ricoh THETA SC and the Zoom Q2N4K 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!

$80 Cheaper

The DJI Osmo+ is $396 cheaper than the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, $150 cheaper than the GoPro HERO8, $96.68 cheaper than the Ricoh THETA SC and $80 cheaper than the Zoom Q2N4K.

Eight More Awards

The DJI Osmo+ has received 8 awards, but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema has received 3 awards, the GoPro HERO8 has received 2 awards, the Ricoh THETA SC has received 1 award and the Zoom Q2N4K has received no awards.

User Reviews Are a Bit Better

Based on 693 reviews, the average user review score of the DJI Osmo+ is 89%, whereas the average rating of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is 85% (based on 25 reviews), the average rating of the Ricoh THETA SC is 87% (based on 43 reviews) and the average rating of the Zoom Q2N4K is 83% (based on 114 reviews).

Overall Reviews Are a Bit Better

Based on 778 reviews, the average overall review score of the DJI Osmo+ is 90%, whereas the average rating of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is 89% (based on 80 reviews), the average rating of the GoPro HERO8 is 89% (based on 20 reviews), the average rating of the Ricoh THETA SC is 89% (based on 56 reviews) and the average rating of the Zoom Q2N4K is 83% (based on 114 reviews).

More Customers Recommend It

57% of 791 customers recommend the DJI Osmo+, but only 22.4% of 76 customers recommend the Ricoh THETA SC and only 5.5% of 219 customers recommend the Zoom Q2N4K.

5 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Expert Reviews, Gadgetreview.com, Les Numeriques.com, Digitalfoto.dk and Tecnoandroid.it all gave the DJI Osmo+ a better review score. More ...

Expert Reviews: DJI Osmo+ = 100% vs Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema = 80%

Gadgetreview.com: DJI Osmo+ = 93% vs GoPro HERO8 = 91%

Les Numeriques.com: DJI Osmo+ = 100% vs Ricoh THETA SC = 60%

Digitalfoto.dk: DJI Osmo+ = 90% vs GoPro HERO8 = 89%

Tecnoandroid.it: DJI Osmo+ = 83% vs GoPro HERO8 = 76%
Has a Better Battery Life

On average reviewers thought the DJI Osmo+ has a better battery life. More than 10 people thought that it had a brilliant battery life.

Better Nice Technical Features

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the DJI Osmo+ was better nice technical features. Over 30 people thought that it had brilliant features.

Has a Better Screen or Viewfinder

On average reviewers thought the DJI Osmo+ has a better screen or viewfinder. More than 20 people thought that it had an excellent screen and two people thought that it also had a touchscreen.

Has a Better Lens

On average reviewers thought the DJI Osmo+ has a better lens. Over 50 people thought that it had a very good image stabiliser and several people thought that it also had a good autofocus, lens and zoom.

16 Reasons Against for Choosing the DJI Osmo+

39% Heavier

The DJI Osmo+ is a 268g camcorder. That's 87g lighter than the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema (355g), 142g heavier than the GoPro HERO8 (126g), 166g heavier than the Ricoh THETA SC (102g) and 144g heavier than the Zoom Q2N4K (124g). More ...

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

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

Smaller Total Megapixels

The DJI Osmo+ has a total megapixels of 12MP (as does the GoPro HERO8), but the Ricoh THETA SC is a 14MP camcorder (2MP bigger) and the Zoom Q2N4K is a 2MP camcorder (10MP 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.

88% Smaller Internal Storage Capacity

The DJI Osmo+ is a 1GB internal storage capacity camcorder. That's 7GB smaller than the Ricoh THETA SC (8GB). More ...

'Internal Storage Capacity' denotes how much storage space comes pre-installed on the camcorder.

A larger internal storage means you will be able to record more video before needing to use a memory card to increase the storage capacity.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The DJI Osmo+ supports a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000, and so does the GoPro HERO8, whereas the Ricoh THETA SC supports a still image resolution of 5376 x 2688. We do not know what type of still image resolution the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Zoom Q2N4K support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Worse Kagoo Score

The DJI Osmo+ has received a Kagoo Score of 83, whereas the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema scored 86, the GoPro HERO8 scored 88, the Ricoh THETA SC scored 86 and the Zoom Q2N4K scored 89.

Fewer Sellers

Only 6 sellers sells the DJI Osmo+, but 14 stores sell the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema, 10 shops sell the GoPro HERO8, 7 sellers sell the Ricoh THETA SC and 13 stores sell the Zoom Q2N4K. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over Four Years Older

The DJI Osmo+ is older than the GoPro HERO8 by four years and older than the Zoom Q2N4K by two months.

A Bit Lower Expert Review Score

The average expert rating of the DJI Osmo+ is 86%, whereas the average expert rating of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is 88% (based on 55 reviews), the GoPro HERO8 is 88% (based on 20 reviews) and the Ricoh THETA SC is 88% (based on 13 reviews).

Worse Brand

DJI camcorders have an average rating of only 69%, but Blackmagic Design has an average rating of 76.2%, GoPro has an average rating of 92.9%, Ricoh has an average rating of 83.8% and Zoom has an average rating of 78.1%.

8 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Stuff.tv, Techadvisor.co.uk, Journaldugeek.com, 01net.com, Showmetech.com.br, Digitalfotoforalla.se, Mobilegeeks.de and Webnews.it all gave the DJI Osmo+ a lower review score. More ...

Stuff.tv: DJI Osmo+ = 80% vs GoPro HERO8 = 100%

Techadvisor.co.uk: DJI Osmo+ = 80% vs GoPro HERO8 = 90%

Journaldugeek.com: DJI Osmo+ = 70% vs GoPro HERO8 = 80%

01net.com: DJI Osmo+ = 78% vs GoPro HERO8 = 90%

Showmetech.com.br: DJI Osmo+ = 80% vs GoPro HERO8 = 89%

Digitalfotoforalla.se: DJI Osmo+ = 90% vs Ricoh THETA SC = 91%

Mobilegeeks.de: DJI Osmo+ = 85% vs GoPro HERO8 = 88%

Webnews.it: DJI Osmo+ = 83% vs GoPro HERO8 = 88%
Less Reasonably Priced

Our analysis of the DJI Osmo+ reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the DJI Osmo+ was less reasonably priced.

A Worse Size

On average reviewers thought the DJI Osmo+ was a worse size.

Less Nicely Designed

The DJI Osmo+ reviewers thought the DJI Osmo+ was less nicely designed.

Harder to Use

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

Worse Great Video Quality

On average reviewers thought the DJI Osmo+ was worse great video quality.

Worse Great Audio Quality

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

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Ricoh THETA SC

$195.68
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Ricoh THETA SC

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Ricoh THETA SC
14MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
102g
1h
BATTERY LIFE
5376 X 2688
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2048 X 1024
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2.9h
VIDEO

The Ricoh THETA SC has a Kagoo Score of 86. With a price tag of $195.68 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Ricoh THETA SC.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (14MP)
Very light (102g)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
5376 x 2688 still image resolution (5376x2688|2048x1024)
Supports remote operation

Customers report that this camcorder has a very great picture quality, really great audio quality and it's very easy to use. It's an award winning and fully featured 102g, 14MP camcorder, with a low price. It is Full HD, supports remote operation, has a built-in microphone and features Wi-Fi.

95
Reviews
56 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Ricoh THETA SC has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with 86% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.

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15 Reasons For for Choosing the Ricoh THETA SC

253g Lighter

The Ricoh THETA SC has a weight of 102g, however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema is a 355g camcorder (253g heavier), the DJI Osmo+ is a 268g camcorder (166g heavier), the GoPro HERO8 is a 126g camcorder (24g heavier) and the Zoom Q2N4K is a 124g camcorder (22g 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.

47% Bigger Total Megapixels

The Ricoh THETA SC is a 14MP camcorder. That's 2MP bigger than the DJI Osmo+ and the GoPro HERO8 (12MP) and 12MP bigger than the Zoom Q2N4K (2MP). 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 Ricoh THETA SC is a Full HD camcorder (as are the DJI Osmo+, the GoPro HERO8 and the Zoom Q2N4K), but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema 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.

7GB Larger Internal Storage Capacity

The Ricoh THETA SC has an internal storage capacity of 8GB, however the DJI Osmo+ is only a 1GB internal storage capacity camcorder (7GB smaller). More ...

'Internal Storage Capacity' denotes how much storage space comes pre-installed on the camcorder.

A larger internal storage means you will be able to record more video before needing to use a memory card to increase the storage capacity.

Hugely Smaller Closest Focusing Distance

The Ricoh THETA SC has a closest focusing distance of 0.1m, but the Zoom Q2N4K is a 0.36m closest focusing distance camcorder (0.26m bigger). More ...

'Closest Focusing Distance' indicates the closest distance that the camcorder can be from the subject to achieve a perfect focus. Any closer than this and the subject will be blurry.

A smaller focusing distance means that you can get closer to subjects while filming and still keep in full focus.

Remote Operation

The Ricoh THETA SC supports remote operation, and so do the DJI Osmo+ and the GoPro HERO8, whereas the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Zoom Q2N4K do not. 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.

5376 X 2688 Still Image Resolution

The Ricoh THETA SC supports a still image resolution of 5376 x 2688, however the DJI Osmo+ and the GoPro HERO8 support a still image resolution of 4000 x 3000. We do not know what type of still image resolution the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Zoom Q2N4K support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Built-in Microphone

The Ricoh THETA SC has a built-in microphone, and so do the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Zoom Q2N4K, but the DJI Osmo+ and the GoPro HERO8 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.

Wi-Fi

The Ricoh THETA SC features Wi-Fi (as do the DJI Osmo+ and the GoPro HERO8), however the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Zoom Q2N4K 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.

Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Ricoh THETA SC supports Near Field Communication (NFC) (as do the DJI Osmo+ and the GoPro HERO8), but the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Zoom Q2N4K do not support this feature. 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.

A Little Better Expert Reviews

The Ricoh THETA SC has an average expert review score of 88% based on 13 reviews, however the DJI Osmo+ has an average rating of 86% (based on 85 reviews).

Better Digitalfotoforalla.se Review Score

Digitalfotoforalla.se's Ricoh THETA SC review gave it a score of 91%, whereas the rating of the DJI Osmo+ was only 90% and the rating of the GoPro HERO8 was only 89% from the same site.

Has a Better Price

On average reviewers thought the Ricoh THETA SC has a better price.

Better in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the Ricoh THETA SC reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Ricoh THETA SC was better in terms of size. Several people thought that it was very lightweight and wasn't heavy and bulky.

Easier to Use

The Ricoh THETA SC reviewers thought the Ricoh THETA SC was easier to use. Over 20 people thought that it was very easy to use.

20 Reasons Against for Choosing the Ricoh THETA SC

Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The Ricoh THETA SC has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so are the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Zoom Q2N4K, which is 4 times lower maximum video resolution as the DJI Osmo+ and the GoPro HERO8 (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 Ricoh THETA SC does not have an image stabilizer (As do the the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema and the Zoom Q2N4K), whereas the DJI Osmo+ and the GoPro HERO8 do. 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.

Lower Maximum Aperture Number

Ricoh THETA SC is only 2 maximum aperture value. That's 0.8 lower than the DJI Osmo+ and the Zoom Q2N4K (2.8). 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.