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5 Best Camcorders Under $200 in the US - October 2019

Updated 07 October 2019 by Matthew
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5 best camcorders under $200

Which Are the Best Camcorders Under $200?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best camcorders under $200? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best camcorders under $200 are:


What Camcorder Under $200 to Buy in October 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 camcorders under $200 currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

Best Buy Great Price
Canon Vixia HF R800 Sony HDRCX405 Zoom Q2N GoPro HERO3 Polaroid Cube
Canon Vixia HF R800 Sony HDRCX405 Zoom Q2N GoPro HERO3 Polaroid Cube
$179.00 Buy Now
B&H Photo
Buy Now
$190.28 Buy Now
Walmart
Buy Now
$148.49 Buy Now
B&H Photo
Buy Now
$323.18 Buy Now
Overstock
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$29.99 Buy Now
Adorama
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3.28MP
32x
OPTICAL ZOOM
235g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
9.2MP
30x
OPTICAL ZOOM
190g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
0.92h
BATTERY LIFE
3MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
90g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
3h
BATTERY LIFE
5MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
163g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
2592 X 1944
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
8MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
59g
30
FPS
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
97
Reviews
25 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
97
Reviews
720 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Very Popular
88
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
71 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
86
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
97
Reviews
54 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
90
Reviews
323 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Multiple reviews mentioned that this camcorder has an outstanding image stabiliser and video quality, and it's very easy to use. It's a stunningly highly rated and fully featured 32x optical zoom, 235g camcorder, with a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer, a built-in display and a digital zoom of 1,140x and supports HDMI. The top scoring camcorder under $500, with an affordable price. It has an image stabilizer, a night mode and a face detection and supports HDMI. Customers report that it has a very great picture quality, good video quality and it's really easy to use. An excellently reviewed and fully featured 90g, 3MP video camera, with a fair price. It has a built-in display and a built-in microphone, supports HDMI and is Full HD. Our review analysis indicates that this video camera has a great audio quality, good video quality and it's quiet. A fully featured and classic 163g, 5MP camcorder, with a reasonable price. It is Full HD and has an optical sensor size of 1/2.3". Multiple reviews mentioned that this video camera has a good video quality, great picture quality and it's really easy to use. It's The best rated video camera under $100, with a very good spec and a low price. It has an image stabilizer and an optical sensor size of 1/2" and is waterproof and Full HD.
7 Reasons For
50% Bigger Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
30fps Faster Maximum Frame Rate
0.35m Smaller Closest Focusing Distance
30% Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
Newer by 16 Months
25 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer
Full HD
Faster Maximum Frame Rate
Higher Effective Megapixels (Image)
Smaller Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Remote Operation
Built-in Microphone
HDMI
Night Mode
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling it
Expert Reviews Are Significantly Better
More Customers Recommend it
Better Brand
More Fairly Priced
More Robust
Has a Better Battery Life
Easier to Use
Has Better Technical Features
Has a Better Lens
Better Great Video Quality
Better Great Audio Quality
6 Reasons For
0.2 Higher Maximum Aperture Number
Full HD
Built-in Microphone
HDMI
41% Longer Maximum Battery Life
Has a Better Acceptable Noise Level
4 Reasons For
Full HD
A Lot Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)
User Reviews Are a Little Better
Overall Reviews Are a Little Better
11 Reasons For
Vastly Lighter
Image Stabilizer
Full HD
Waterproof
Cheaper by $119
More Shops Are Selling it
Better Manufacturer's Guarantee by One Year
One More Award
A Better Size
More Thoughtfully Designed
Has Many Recording Uses
11 Reasons Against
A Lot Heavier
Smaller Total Megapixels
0.22MP Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)
Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $149
Less Retailers
User Review Rating is Marginally Worse
Overall Review Rating is Marginally Worse
Worse Brand
17 Reasons Against
2x Smaller Optical Zoom
41% Heavier
Smaller Digital Zoom
0.2 Lower Maximum Aperture Number
Hugely Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
0.3" Smaller Display Diagonal
70% Shorter Maximum Battery Life
Not Waterproof
$160 More Expensive
Over Two Years Older
Moderately Lower User Review Score
Moderately Lower Overall Review Score
A Worse Size
Less Thoughtfully Designed
Has a Worse OK Noise Level
Has Many Recording Uses
20 Reasons Against
31x Smaller Optical Zoom
26% Heavier
Vastly Smaller Total Megapixels
Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer
Slower Maximum Frame Rate
Bigger Closest Focusing Distance
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
1.23" Smaller Display Diagonal
Worse Kagoo Score
$119 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Lower User Review Score
Lower Overall Review Score
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
Less Reasonably Priced
Harder to Use
Has a Worse Lens
Worse Great Video Quality
Worse Great Audio Quality
9 Reasons Against
31x Smaller Optical Zoom
39% Heavier
A Lot Smaller Total Megapixels
Worse Kagoo Score
$293 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Over Four Years Older
One Month Years Shorter Manufacturer's Guarantee
Worse Brand
16 Reasons Against
97% Smaller Optical Zoom
1.2MP Smaller Total Megapixels
Worse Kagoo Score
Older by Over One Year
Expert Review Rating is Vastly Worse
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
Less Fairly Priced
Less Reliable
Has a Worse Battery Life
Harder to Use
Has Useful Technical Features
Less OK When it Came to Noise Level
Worse Great Video Quality
Worse Great Audio Quality
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Canon Vixia HF R800

$179.00
B&H Photo

Canon Vixia HF R800

Buy Now
Canon Vixia HF R800
3.28MP
32x
OPTICAL ZOOM
235g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
1,140x
(DIGITAL)
3"
SCREEN SIZE
17.33h
VIDEO
RECORDING

The Canon Vixia HF R800 has a Kagoo Score of 87. With a price tag of $179.00 this camcorder is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Canon Vixia HF R800 or read our article on whether you should buy a Canon camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big optical zoom (32x)
Image stabilizer
Big digital zoom (1,140x)
Supports HDMI
Long video recording time (17.33h)

Multiple reviews mentioned that this camcorder has an outstanding image stabiliser and video quality, and it's very easy to use. It's a stunningly highly rated and fully featured 32x optical zoom, 235g camcorder, with a reasonable price. It has an image stabilizer, a built-in display and a digital zoom of 1,140x and supports HDMI.

97
Reviews
25 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Canon Vixia HF R800 has great user reviews with an average user rating of 89%, based on 25 reviews.

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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon Vixia HF R800

50% Bigger Optical Zoom

The Canon Vixia HF R800 is a 32 optical zoom camcorder. That's 31x bigger than the GoPro HERO3, the Polaroid Cube and the Zoom Q2N (1x) and 2x bigger than the Sony HDRCX405 (30x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Image Stabilizer

The Canon Vixia HF R800 has an image stabilizer (as do the Polaroid Cube and the Sony HDRCX405), but the GoPro HERO3 and the Zoom Q2N 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.

30fps Faster Maximum Frame Rate

The Canon Vixia HF R800 has a maximum frame rate of 60 (as does the Sony HDRCX405), whereas the Zoom Q2N is only a 30fps camcorder (30fps slower). 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.

0.35m Smaller Closest Focusing Distance

The Canon Vixia HF R800 has a closest focusing distance of 0.01 (as does the Sony HDRCX405), but the Zoom Q2N is a 0.36m closest focusing distance camcorder (0.35m 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.

30% Larger Display Diagonal

The Canon Vixia HF R800 has a display diagonal of 3. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony HDRCX405 (2.7") and 1.23" larger than the Zoom Q2N (1.77"). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

HDMI

The Canon Vixia HF R800 supports HDMI (as do the Sony HDRCX405 and the Zoom Q2N), however the GoPro HERO3 and the Polaroid Cube 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!

Newer by 16 Months

The Canon Vixia HF R800 was released four years after the GoPro HERO3, released 16 months after the Polaroid Cube and released two years after the Sony HDRCX405

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon Vixia HF R800

A Lot Heavier

The Canon Vixia HF R800 has a weight of 235, however the GoPro HERO3 is a 163g camcorder (72g lighter), the Polaroid Cube is a 59g camcorder (176g lighter), the Sony HDRCX405 is a 190g camcorder (45g lighter) and the Zoom Q2N is a 90g camcorder (145g 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.

Smaller Total Megapixels

The Canon Vixia HF R800 is a 3.28 camcorder. That's 1.72MP smaller than the GoPro HERO3 (5MP), 4.72MP smaller than the Polaroid Cube (8MP), 5.92MP smaller than the Sony HDRCX405 (9.2MP) and 0.28MP bigger than the Zoom Q2N (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.

0.22MP Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)

The Canon Vixia HF R800 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.07, however the Sony HDRCX405 is a 2.29MP camcorder (0.22MP higher). More ...

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)

The Canon Vixia HF R800 is a 2.07 (movie mode) camcorder. That's 2.93MP lower than the GoPro HERO3 (5MP) and 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDRCX405 (2.29MP). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The Canon Vixia HF R800 does not have a built-in flash (As do the the Sony HDRCX405 and the Zoom Q2N), but the GoPro HERO3 and the Polaroid Cube do. 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Canon Vixia HF R800 has received a Kagoo Score of 87, however the Sony HDRCX405 scored 90.

More Expensive by $149

The Canon Vixia HF R800 is $149 more expensive than the Polaroid Cube and $31 more expensive than the Zoom Q2N.

Less Retailers

The Canon Vixia HF R800 is only stocked by 3 stores, whereas the Polaroid Cube is stocked by 5 stores and the Sony HDRCX405 is stocked by 5 shops. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
User Review Rating is Marginally Worse

The Canon Vixia HF R800's average user score is 89%, however the GoPro HERO3's is 92% (based on 54 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Marginally Worse

The Canon Vixia HF R800's average overall score is 89%, however the GoPro HERO3's is 92% (based on 54 reviews) and the Sony HDRCX405's is 90% (based on 720 reviews).

Worse Brand

Canon camcorders have an average rating of only 94.3%, whereas Sony has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Vixia HF R800 in the US is $179.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Sony HDRCX405

$190.28
Walmart

Sony HDRCX405

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Sony HDRCX405
9.2MP
30x
OPTICAL ZOOM
190g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
0.92h
BATTERY LIFE
9.2 MP STILL
IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2.29 MP STILL
IMAGE
RESOLUTION
2.7"
SCREEN SIZE
350x
(DIGITAL)
HD

The Sony HDRCX405 has a Kagoo Score of 90. With a price tag of $190.28 this camcorder is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Sony HDRCX405 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (9.2MP)
Big optical zoom (30x)
Very light (190g)
Image stabilizer
Night mode

The top scoring camcorder under $500, with an affordable price. It has an image stabilizer, a night mode and a face detection and supports HDMI. Customers report that it has a very great picture quality, good video quality and it's really easy to use.

97
Reviews
720 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Very Popular
88
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Sony HDRCX405 has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.

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25 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony HDRCX405

A Lot Bigger Total Megapixels

The Sony HDRCX405 has a total megapixels of 9.2, but the Canon Vixia HF R800 and the Zoom Q2N are both only 3MP camcorders (6.2MP smaller), the GoPro HERO3 is only a 5MP camcorder (4.2MP smaller) and the Polaroid Cube is only an 8MP camcorder (1.2MP 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.

Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDRCX405 has an image stabilizer, and so do the Canon Vixia HF R800 and the Polaroid Cube, however the GoPro HERO3 and the Zoom Q2N 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.

Full HD

The Sony HDRCX405 is Full HD, and so are the GoPro HERO3, the Polaroid Cube and the Zoom Q2N, however the Canon Vixia HF R800 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 Sony HDRCX405 is a 60 camcorder, and so does the Canon Vixia HF R800. That's 30fps faster than the Zoom Q2N (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.

Higher Effective Megapixels (Image)

The Sony HDRCX405 is a 2.29 camcorder. That's 0.22MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R800 (2.07MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller Closest Focusing Distance

The Sony HDRCX405 is a 0.01 closest focusing distance camcorder, and so does the Canon Vixia HF R800. That's 0.35m smaller than the Zoom Q2N (0.36m). 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.

Face Detection

The Sony HDRCX405 has a face detection, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R800, the GoPro HERO3, the Polaroid Cube and the Zoom Q2N do not. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

Smile Detection

The Sony HDRCX405 features smile detection, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R800, the GoPro HERO3, the Polaroid Cube and the Zoom Q2N do not. More ...

Smile detection is a system to automatically detect when people in the camcorder's shot are smiling, and pull focus towards them to make sure they're always in full focus.

Remote Operation

The Sony HDRCX405 supports remote operation, but the Canon Vixia HF R800, the GoPro HERO3, the Polaroid Cube and the Zoom Q2N 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.

Built-in Microphone

The Sony HDRCX405 has a built-in microphone (as does the Zoom Q2N), however the Canon Vixia HF R800, the GoPro HERO3 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.

HDMI

The Sony HDRCX405 supports HDMI, and so do the Canon Vixia HF R800 and the Zoom Q2N, whereas the GoPro HERO3 and the Polaroid Cube 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 Sony HDRCX405 has a night mode, but the Canon Vixia HF R800, the GoPro HERO3, the Polaroid Cube and the Zoom Q2N 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 Sony HDRCX405 has received a Kagoo Score of 90, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R800 scored 87, the GoPro HERO3 scored 87, the Polaroid Cube scored 84 and the Zoom Q2N scored 87.

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.

Expert Reviews Are Significantly Better

Based on 2 reviews, the average expert review score of the Sony HDRCX405 is 90%, whereas the average rating of the Polaroid Cube is 68% (based on 62 reviews).

More Customers Recommend it

65% of 721 customers recommend the Sony HDRCX405, but only 2.5% of 443 customers recommend the Polaroid Cube and only 7.9% of 151 customers recommend the Zoom Q2N.

Better Brand

Sony camcorders have an average rating of 95%, but Canon only has an average rating of 94.3%, GoPro only has an average rating of 87.7%, Polaroid only has an average rating of 77% and Zoom only has an average rating of 82%.

More Fairly Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sony HDRCX405 was more fairly priced. Two people thought that it wasn't expensive.

More Robust

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sony HDRCX405 was more robust. Several people thought that it was very well made, was strong and durable and reliable.

Has a Better Battery Life

On average reviewers thought the Sony HDRCX405 has a better battery life. More than 10 people thought that it had an outstanding battery life and four people thought that it was also quick to charge.

Easier to Use

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Sony HDRCX405 was easier to use. More than 100 people thought that it was very easy to use and several people thought that it was also really easy to setup, was really comfortable and easy to hold and had good controls.

Has Better Technical Features

On average reviewers thought the Sony HDRCX405 has better technical features. More than 20 people thought that it had good features and three people thought that it also had a powerful motor.

Has a Better Lens

On average reviewers thought the Sony HDRCX405 has a better lens. More than 40 people thought that it had a good zoom and several people thought that it also had a good image stabiliser, had a superb lens and had a good autofocus.

Better Great Video Quality

The Sony HDRCX405 reviewers thought the Sony HDRCX405 was better great video quality. More than 80 people thought that it had a good video quality and had a very great picture quality. Analysis of the reviews also revealed that eight people thought that it had a great recording quality.

Better Great Audio Quality

On average reviewers thought the Sony HDRCX405 was better great audio quality. Over 10 people thought that it had a really great audio quality.

17 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony HDRCX405

2x Smaller Optical Zoom

The Sony HDRCX405 has an optical zoom of 30, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R800 is a 32x optical zoom camcorder (2x bigger) and the GoPro HERO3, the Polaroid Cube and the Zoom Q2N are all 1x optical zoom camcorders (29x smaller). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

41% Heavier

The Sony HDRCX405 is a 190 camcorder. That's 45g lighter than the Canon Vixia HF R800 (235g), 27g heavier than the GoPro HERO3 (163g), 131g heavier than the Polaroid Cube (59g) and 100g heavier than the Zoom Q2N (90g). 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 Digital Zoom

The Sony HDRCX405 has a digital zoom of 350. That's 790x smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R800 (1,140x). More ...

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

0.2 Lower Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony HDRCX405 has a maximum aperture number of 1.8, however the Zoom Q2N is a 2 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.2 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.

Hugely Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)

Sony HDRCX405 is only 2.29 (movie mode), but the Canon Vixia HF R800 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP lower) and the GoPro HERO3 is a 5MP (movie mode) camcorder (2.71MP higher). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The Sony HDRCX405 does not have a built-in flash (As do the the Canon Vixia HF R800 and the Zoom Q2N), however the GoPro HERO3 and the Polaroid Cube 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.

0.3" Smaller Display Diagonal

The Sony HDRCX405 is a 2.7 screen size camcorder, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R800 is a 3" screen size camcorder (0.3" larger) and the Zoom Q2N is a 1.77" screen size camcorder (0.93" smaller). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

70% Shorter Maximum Battery Life

The Sony HDRCX405 has a maximum battery life of 0.92. That's 2.08h shorter than the Zoom Q2N (3h). 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 Sony HDRCX405 is not waterproof, but the Canon Vixia HF R800, the GoPro HERO3, the Polaroid Cube and the Zoom Q2N 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!

$160 More Expensive

The Sony HDRCX405 is more expensive than the Canon Vixia HF R800 by $11, more expensive than the Polaroid Cube by $160 and more expensive than the Zoom Q2N by $42.

Over Two Years Older

The Sony HDRCX405 is older than the Canon Vixia HF R800 by two years, older than the Polaroid Cube by nine months and older than the Zoom Q2N by two years.

Moderately Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Sony HDRCX405 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the GoPro HERO3 is 92% (based on 54 reviews).

Moderately Lower Overall Review Score

The average overall rating of the Sony HDRCX405 is 90%, whereas the average overall rating of the GoPro HERO3 is 92% (based on 54 reviews).

A Worse Size

The Sony HDRCX405 reviewers thought the Sony HDRCX405 was a worse size.

Less Thoughtfully Designed

On average reviewers thought the Sony HDRCX405 was less thoughtfully designed.

Has a Worse OK Noise Level

The Sony HDRCX405 reviewers thought the Sony HDRCX405 has a worse OK noise level.

Has Many Recording Uses

The Sony HDRCX405 reviewers thought the Sony HDRCX405 has many recording uses.

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The Zoom Q2N has a Kagoo Score of 87. With a price tag of $148.49 this camcorder is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Zoom Q2N.

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An excellently reviewed and fully featured 90g, 3MP video camera, with a fair price. It has a built-in display and a built-in microphone, supports HDMI and is Full HD. Our review analysis indicates that this video camera has a great audio quality, good video quality and it's quiet.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the Zoom Q2N

0.2 Higher Maximum Aperture Number

The Zoom Q2N is a 2 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the Sony HDRCX405 is only a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.2 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 Q2N is Full HD, and so are the GoPro HERO3, the Polaroid Cube and the Sony HDRCX405, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R800 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 Q2N has a built-in microphone (as does the Sony HDRCX405), whereas the Canon Vixia HF R800, the GoPro HERO3 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.

HDMI

The Zoom Q2N supports HDMI, and so do the Canon Vixia HF R800 and the Sony HDRCX405, but the GoPro HERO3 and the Polaroid Cube 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!

41% Longer Maximum Battery Life

The Zoom Q2N is a 3 battery life camcorder. That's 2.08h longer than the Sony HDRCX405 (0.92h). 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.

Has a Better Acceptable Noise Level

The Zoom Q2N reviewers thought the Zoom Q2N has a better acceptable noise level. More than 20 people thought that it was quiet.

20 Reasons Against for Choosing the Zoom Q2N

31x Smaller Optical Zoom

The Zoom Q2N has an optical zoom of 1 (as do the GoPro HERO3 and the Polaroid Cube), but the Canon Vixia HF R800 is a 32x optical zoom camcorder (31x bigger) and the Sony HDRCX405 is a 30x optical zoom camcorder (29x bigger). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

26% Heavier

The Zoom Q2N is a 90 camcorder. That's 145g lighter than the Canon Vixia HF R800 (235g), 73g lighter than the GoPro HERO3 (163g), 31g heavier than the Polaroid Cube (59g) and 100g lighter than the Sony HDRCX405 (190g). More ...

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

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

Vastly Smaller Total Megapixels

The Zoom Q2N has a total megapixels of 3, however the Canon Vixia HF R800 is a 3.28MP camcorder (0.28MP bigger), the GoPro HERO3 is a 5MP camcorder (2MP bigger), the Polaroid Cube is an 8MP camcorder (5MP bigger) and the Sony HDRCX405 is a 9.2MP camcorder (6.2MP 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.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Zoom Q2N does not have an image stabilizer, however the Canon Vixia HF R800, the GoPro HERO3, the Polaroid Cube and the Sony HDRCX405 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.

Slower Maximum Frame Rate

The Zoom Q2N is a 30 camcorder. That's 30fps slower than the Canon Vixia HF R800 and the Sony HDRCX405 (60fps). 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.

Bigger Closest Focusing Distance

The Zoom Q2N is a 0.36 closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.35m bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R800 and the Sony HDRCX405 (0.01m). 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 Q2N does not have a built-in flash (As do the the Canon Vixia HF R800 and the Sony HDRCX405), whereas the GoPro HERO3 and the Polaroid Cube 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.

1.23" Smaller Display Diagonal

Zoom Q2N is only 1.77 screen size, but the Canon Vixia HF R800 is a 3" screen size camcorder (1.23" larger) and the Sony HDRCX405 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.93" 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Zoom Q2N has received a Kagoo Score of 87, but the Sony HDRCX405 scored 90.

$119 More Expensive

The Zoom Q2N is more expensive than the Polaroid Cube by $119.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 2 sellers sells the Zoom Q2N, however 3 stores sell the Canon Vixia HF R800, 3 retailers sell the GoPro HERO3, 5 sellers sell the Polaroid Cube and 5 stores sell the Sony HDRCX405. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Lower User Review Score

The Zoom Q2N has an average user rating of 87%, but the Canon Vixia HF R800 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 25 reviews), the GoPro HERO3 has an average user rating of 92% (based on 54 reviews) and the Sony HDRCX405 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 718 reviews).

Lower Overall Review Score

The Zoom Q2N has an average overall rating of 87%, but the Canon Vixia HF R800 has an average overall rating of 89% (based on 25 reviews), the GoPro HERO3 has an average overall rating of 92% (based on 54 reviews) and the Sony HDRCX405 has an average overall rating of 90% (based on 720 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 7.9% of 151 customers recommend the Zoom Q2N, however 65% of 721 customers recommend the Sony HDRCX405.

Worse Brand

Zoom camcorders have an average rating of only 82%, however Canon has an average rating of 94.3%, GoPro has an average rating of 87.7% and Sony has an average rating of 95%.

Less Reasonably Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Zoom Q2N was less reasonably priced.

Harder to Use

On average reviewers thought the Zoom Q2N was harder to use.

Has a Worse Lens

On average reviewers thought the Zoom Q2N has a worse lens.

Worse Great Video Quality

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Zoom Q2N was worse great video quality.

Worse Great Audio Quality

The Zoom Q2N reviewers thought the Zoom Q2N was worse great audio quality.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Q2N in the US is $148.49 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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GoPro HERO3

$323.18
Overstock

GoPro HERO3

Buy Now
GoPro HERO3
5MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
163g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
2592 X 1944
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION

The GoPro HERO3 has a Kagoo Score of 87. However with a price tag of $323.18 this camcorder is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the GoPro HERO3.

Features We Love:
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Very light (163g)
Full HD

A fully featured and classic 163g, 5MP camcorder, with a reasonable price. It is Full HD and has an optical sensor size of 1/2.3".

97
Reviews
54 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that GoPro HERO3 has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 92%, based on 54 reviews.

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4 Reasons For for Choosing the GoPro HERO3

Full HD

The GoPro HERO3 is Full HD, and so are the Polaroid Cube, the Sony HDRCX405 and the Zoom Q2N, but the Canon Vixia HF R800 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 Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)

The GoPro HERO3 is a 5 (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R800 and the Sony HDRCX405 are both only 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorders (2.71MP lower). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

User Reviews Are a Little Better

Based on 54 user reviews, the average review score of the GoPro HERO3 is 92%, however the average rating of the Canon Vixia HF R800 is 89% (based on 25 reviews), the average rating of the Polaroid Cube is 79% (based on 261 reviews), the average rating of the Sony HDRCX405 is 89% (based on 718 reviews) and the average rating of the Zoom Q2N is 87% (based on 71 reviews).

Overall Reviews Are a Little Better

Based on 54 reviews, the average review score of the GoPro HERO3 is 92%, however the average rating of the Canon Vixia HF R800 is 89% (based on 25 reviews), the average rating of the Polaroid Cube is 73% (based on 323 reviews), the average rating of the Sony HDRCX405 is 90% (based on 720 reviews) and the average rating of the Zoom Q2N is 87% (based on 71 reviews).

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the GoPro HERO3

31x Smaller Optical Zoom

The GoPro HERO3 has an optical zoom of 1 (as do the Polaroid Cube and the Zoom Q2N), however the Canon Vixia HF R800 is a 32x optical zoom camcorder (31x bigger) and the Sony HDRCX405 is a 30x optical zoom camcorder (29x bigger). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

39% Heavier

The GoPro HERO3 is a 163 camcorder. That's 72g lighter than the Canon Vixia HF R800 (235g), 104g heavier than the Polaroid Cube (59g), 27g lighter than the Sony HDRCX405 (190g) and 73g heavier than the Zoom Q2N (90g). More ...

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

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

A Lot Smaller Total Megapixels

The GoPro HERO3 has a total megapixels of 5, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R800 and the Zoom Q2N are both 3MP camcorders (2MP smaller), the Polaroid Cube is an 8MP camcorder (3MP bigger) and the Sony HDRCX405 is a 9.2MP camcorder (4.2MP 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The GoPro HERO3 has received a Kagoo Score of 87, however the Sony HDRCX405 scored 90.

$293 More Expensive

The GoPro HERO3 is more expensive than the Canon Vixia HF R800 by $144, more expensive than the Polaroid Cube by $293, more expensive than the Sony HDRCX405 by $133 and more expensive than the Zoom Q2N by $175.

Less Retailers

Only 3 sellers sells the GoPro HERO3, whereas 5 retailers sell the Polaroid Cube and 5 shops sell the Sony HDRCX405. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores 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 GoPro HERO3 is older than the Canon Vixia HF R800 by four years, older than the Polaroid Cube by three years, older than the Sony HDRCX405 by two years and older than the Zoom Q2N by four years.

One Month Years Shorter Manufacturer's Guarantee

The GoPro HERO3's manufacturer's guarantee is one year less than the Polaroid Cube.

Worse Brand

GoPro camcorders have an average rating of only 87.7%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 94.3% and Sony has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the HERO3 in the US is $323.18 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Polaroid Cube

$29.99
Adorama

Polaroid Cube

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

The Polaroid Cube has a Kagoo Score of 84. With a price tag of $29.99 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

Multiple reviews mentioned that this video camera has a good video quality, great picture quality and it's really easy to use. It's The best rated video camera under $100, with a very good spec and a low price. It has an image stabilizer and an optical sensor size of 1/2" and is waterproof and Full HD.

90
Reviews
323 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Polaroid Cube has good user reviews but average expert reviews. 79% of buyers recommended this camcorder to others.

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11 Reasons For for Choosing the Polaroid Cube

Vastly Lighter

The Polaroid Cube has a weight of 59, however the Canon Vixia HF R800 is a 235g camcorder (176g heavier), the GoPro HERO3 is a 163g camcorder (104g heavier), the Sony HDRCX405 is a 190g camcorder (131g heavier) and the Zoom Q2N is a 90g camcorder (31g 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.

Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid Cube has an image stabilizer (as do the Canon Vixia HF R800 and the Sony HDRCX405), but the GoPro HERO3 and the Zoom Q2N 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 GoPro HERO3, the Sony HDRCX405 and the Zoom Q2N), but the Canon Vixia HF R800 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, but the Canon Vixia HF R800, the GoPro HERO3, the Sony HDRCX405 and the Zoom Q2N 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 $119

The Polaroid Cube costs $149.01 less than the Canon Vixia HF R800, costs $293.19 less than the GoPro HERO3, costs $160.29 less than the Sony HDRCX405 and costs $118.50 less than the Zoom Q2N.

More Shops Are Selling it

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

Better Manufacturer's Guarantee by One Year

The Polaroid Cube comes with a two year guarantee from the manufacturer, however the GoPro HERO3 has a one year guarantee.

One More Award

The Polaroid Cube has received 1 award from an expert review site, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R800 has received no awards, the GoPro HERO3 has received no awards, the Sony HDRCX405 has received no awards and the Zoom Q2N has received no awards.

A Better Size

The Polaroid Cube reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube was a better size. Over 10 people thought that it was a good size, was compact and was very lightweight. Four people also thought that it was easy to carry around.

More Thoughtfully Designed

Our analysis of the Polaroid Cube reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube was more thoughtfully designed. Over 20 people thought that it was good-looking and over 10 people thought that it was also well designed. Seven people also thought that it had a good case.

Has Many Recording Uses

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Polaroid Cube has many recording uses. Eight people thought that it is good for low-light recording.

16 Reasons Against for Choosing the Polaroid Cube

97% Smaller Optical Zoom

The Polaroid Cube is a 1 optical zoom camcorder, and so do the GoPro HERO3 and the Zoom Q2N. That's 31x smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R800 (32x) and 29x smaller than the Sony HDRCX405 (30x). More ...

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

1.2MP Smaller Total Megapixels

The Polaroid Cube is an 8 camcorder. That's 5MP bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R800 and the Zoom Q2N (3MP), 3MP bigger than the GoPro HERO3 (5MP) and 1.2MP smaller than the Sony HDRCX405 (9.2MP). 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Polaroid Cube has received a Kagoo Score of 84, however the Canon Vixia HF R800 scored 87, the GoPro HERO3 scored 87, the Sony HDRCX405 scored 90 and the Zoom Q2N scored 87.

Older by Over One Year

The Polaroid Cube is 16 months older than the Canon Vixia HF R800 and 16 months older than the Zoom Q2N.

Expert Review Rating is Vastly Worse

The Polaroid Cube's average expert score is only 68%, however the Sony HDRCX405's is 90% (based on 2 reviews).

User Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The Polaroid Cube's average user score is only 79%, however the Canon Vixia HF R800's is 89% (based on 25 reviews), the GoPro HERO3's is 92% (based on 54 reviews), the Sony HDRCX405's is 89% (based on 718 reviews) and the Zoom Q2N's is 87% (based on 71 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 2.5% of 443 customers recommend the Polaroid Cube, whereas 65% of 721 customers recommend the Sony HDRCX405 and 7.9% of 151 customers recommend the Zoom Q2N.

Worse Brand

Polaroid camcorders have an average rating of only 77%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 94.3%, GoPro has an average rating of 87.7%, Sony has an average rating of 95% and Zoom has an average rating of 82%.

Less Fairly Priced

Our analysis of the Polaroid Cube reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube was less fairly priced.

Less Reliable

Our analysis of the Polaroid Cube reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube was less reliable.

Has a Worse Battery Life

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Polaroid Cube has a worse battery life.

Harder to Use

The Polaroid Cube reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube was harder to use.

Has Useful Technical Features

Our analysis of the Polaroid Cube reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube has useful technical features.

Less OK When it Came to Noise Level

On average reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube was less OK when it came to noise level.

Worse Great Video Quality

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Polaroid Cube was worse great video quality.

Worse Great Audio Quality

The Polaroid Cube reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube was worse great audio quality.

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