Sony HDR-AS100V

In the template of the camcorders of old, the AS100V is designed to be held rather than strapped to your bonce. If you're happy with that, Sony's little cam comes with some significant specs and features. The 170 degree wide-angle lens and 13.5MP stills trump both the Ion Air Pro 3 and the high-performing GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition. It can be made shock, water and dustproof via the accompanying case, and can be controlled remotely from your phone too. We wait with baited breath.
Price: $300 | Sony