Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 35mm Action Cameras

1. Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Orange) (...

User Ratings: 70 8

Nikon 26293 First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

First off I would like to commend Nikon. Good and authentic after replacement. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

  • Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Orange) (OLD MODEL)
  • Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet;3 inch LCD display
  • 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation,Zoom: Optical: 5x, Digital: 4x
  • Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound and movie-record button that enables one-touch recording (HDMI mini connector equipped)
  • Aperture: f/3.9 to f/4.8,Lens Focal Length : 5.0-25.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-140mm lens in 35mm (135) format)
  • Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Nikon 26293 Final Thoughts

"So I got the camera."

This is enough for most use cases! The new form factor and weight are fantastic! The quality is decent for the size. Overall, I think this a great 35mm Action Camera. Overall an okay 35mm Action Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(1101 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 35mm Action Cameras

2. Shotgun Camera,Action Video Camcorder 1080P HD Recording for Shot, Helmet Cam, Sports DV, US Stock F...

User Ratings: 52

Ablebro First Impressions

"The quality is unreal."

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Has loads and loads of accessories. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. First off I would like to commend Ablebro. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

  • Shotgun Camera,Action Video Camcorder 1080P HD Recording for Shot, Helmet Cam, Sports DV, US Stock Fast Delivery
  • 【Fit for most of Gun】Gun barrel outer diameter smaller then 35mm/1inch: rifle,shotgun,paintball gun,airsoft, crossbows etc. such as Gun Gauge...12, 20, 28 and .410.
  • 【2 Batteries long working time】Ultra small size can be installed easily,light weight camera 90 gram ,Gun clip 88 gram, convenient for photography and carry with.Built-in vibrating motor, shake to remind you the working status.Built-in high sensitivity microphone for sound pick up.
  • 【Waterproof with 1080P video】170 degree wide angle matching with high resolution lens,The videos the camera produces are .avi files.One button control,It is POV camera(point of view), has no Zoom,Support TF card memory extend to 32GB, recommend high speed CLASS 10 or above,(TF card not included)
  • 【High quality with Alloy case】Multi-use for outdoor activities, Such as riding,running,skiting,surfing,skiing,diving,hunting,clay shoot,skeet shooting and trap shooting etc. Record your wonderful actions and splendid moments.
  • 【US Local Stock】Accessories included:Gun clip Mount;helmet strap mount;Handlebar Mount;snap ring;USB Charging Cable;hanging rope;User Manual
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Ablebro Final Thoughts

"Love the layout."

The quality and features were more than I expected. Very nice package of accessories. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! I will be ordering several more for my personal use!

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

3. Xtech CAR MOUNT ACCESSORIES Kit for GoPro Hero 4 3+ 3 2 1 Hero4 Hero3 Hero2, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 4 B...

Xtech First Impressions

"So I got the camera."

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Xtech wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. It can attach to his bike and scooter.

  • Xtech CAR MOUNT ACCESSORIES Kit for GoPro Hero 4 3+ 3 2 1 Hero4 Hero3 Hero2, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 4 Black, Hero 3+ Hero3+ Hero 3 Silver, Hero 3 Black and for Car / Cars, Car Racing, Motorcycles, Motorcycle Racing, Racing, Rallying, Sport Car Racing, Auto Racing, Dirt Bikes, Cycling, Biking, ATV and other Similar Activities Includes: Car Suction Cup Mount + Helmet Harness Mount + Chest Strap Mount + Head Strap Mount + Large GoPro Camera Travel Case + Camera Wrist Mount + Monopod Pole + MORE
  • Includes the Xtech GOPRO Hero CAR MOUNT ACCESSORIES Kit for GoPro Hero 4 3+ 3 2 1 Hero4 Hero3 Hero2, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 4 Black, Hero 3+ Hero3+ Hero 3 Silver, Hero 3 Black and for Car / Cars, Car Racing, Motorcycles, Motorcycle Racing, Racing, Rallying, Sport Car Racing, Auto Racing, Dirt Bikes, Cycling, Biking, ATV and other Similar Activities.
  • Includes a Car Suction Cup Mount design to record Videos and capture photos while in motion, a great Accessory for any Car recording purpose + an Attachable Helmet Harness Mount designed to Attach onto a Helmet or a similar objects.
  • Includes an Adjustable HEAD STRAP / Headstrap Mount Designed to fit all sizes + Chest Strap Mount that can be worn either directly over a body or over clothes + 2 J-Hook Mounts + an Extendable 43” inch Selfie Stick Monopod Pole that conveniently fold back to 8” enabling to capture Extraordinary Photo and Videos in unique angles.
  • Includes a Large Travel Case designed with removable foam boxes to enable shaping the interior of the case to customly fit item as desired + Camera Wrist Mount that attaches directly on the arm, a great accessory for hands free filming + 2 Flat Adhesive Stickers + Flat Surface Mounts + 2 Curved Adhesive Stickers + Curved Surface Mounts.
  • Includes Assorted Clips and Mounts + Remote Control Wrist Strap + Lens Cap Keeper + 2 Screen Protectors + Memory Card Wallet Holder + Mini Table Tripod + 7 Piece Deluxe Cleaning Kit + Ultra Fine HeroFiber Cleaning Cloth.
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Xtech Final Thoughts

"Great 35mm Action Camera."

Great purchase and highly recommended. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Xtech . These are original Xtech batteries, and charger. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. All features are the same but this is way cheaper.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. GoPro Hero 8 Black Action Camera with Accessory Bundle - Sandisk 64GB MicroSD, Memory Card Reader an...

User Ratings: 69 11

GoPro First Impressions

"So far so good."

This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. I am very happy that I did it. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. I got this GoPro to record our trip’s adventure.

  • GoPro Hero 8 Black Action Camera with Accessory Bundle - Sandisk 64GB MicroSD, Memory Card Reader and Carrying Case
  • GoPro Hero 8 all Accessories + Full USA Warranties PREMIUM RITZ CAMERA BUNDLE INCLUDES: GoPro Hero 8 Action Camera, Sandisk 64GB High-Performance U3 MicroSD Video Memory Card, Medium GoPro Case and Ritz Gear Card Reader
  • STREAMLINED DESIGN - The re-imagined shape is more pocketable, and folding fingers at the base let you swap mounts quickly. A new side door makes changing batteries even faster, and the lens is now 2x more impact-resistant.
  • HERO8 BLACK MODS - Vloggers, pro filmmakers and aspiring creators can do more than ever imagined – with quick-loading accessories like flashes, microphones, LCD screens and more. Just add the optional Media Mod to up your capture game.
  • HYPERSMOOTH 2.0 - Smooth just got smoother. Now HERO8 Black has three levels of stabilisation – On, High and Boost – so you can pick the best option for whatever you do. Get the widest views possible, or boost it up to the smoothest video ever offered in a HERO camera. Plus, HyperSmooth works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon levelling.
  • TIMEWARP 2.0 - Capture super-stabilised time lapse videos while you move through an activity. And now, TimeWarp automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. You can even slow down the effect to real time – savouring interesting moments – and then tap to speed it back up.
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GoPro Final Thoughts

"Everything is great."

This little camera will amaze you. This is high quality and you can tell. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. The quality is decent for the size.

Overall Score
4.4


(12 Points)

5. OSMO Action Camera 4K HD Video Cam Digital Waterproof HDR-Video Battery Charging Kit Adhesive Mount ...

User Ratings: 79

DJIParts First Impressions

"Easily worth the money."

It is easy to mount the DJIParts on and it stays in place. I cannot say enough great things about this 35mm Action Camera. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. This feature alone is the reason I bought the DJIParts .

  • OSMO Action Camera 4K HD Video Cam Digital Waterproof HDR-Video Battery Charging Kit Adhesive Mount Kit Frame Kit Accessories Compatible with DJI OSMO Action Camera (DJI Genuine Adhesive Mount Kit)
  • DJI Osmo Action Camera Captures Every Adventure in Stunning 4K Detail, Mavic 2, incredibly smooth content with Osmo Pocket, or heart-racing footage with Osmo Action, DJI offers a full suite of products for your creative needs.
  • Accessories include a mounting frame, a USB Type-C cable, a quick release base, a flat adhesive mount, a curved adhesive mount, and a connector screw for connecting the mounting frame to a compatible action mount.
  • Dual microphones with noise reduction technology and dual speakers; can input audio with an external microphone using the USB Type-C input.
  • This pocket-sized camera somehow manages to fit not only one, but two displays on its tiny frame. The back 2.25" 16:9 display has a crisp 640 x 360 resolution that covers the entire back of the unit. The front 1.4" 320 x 320 square display sits right next to the lens and allows you to preview your image while you're in the action or taking selfies. Both displays feature touchscreen control, saving precious housing space from those pesky old-fashioned buttons
  • With SnapShot you'll never miss a moment of the action. Press the shutter button to power on and begin recording in under two seconds. Pressing the shutter button once when the camera is in sleep mode or powered off engages preset shooting modes.
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DJIParts Final Thoughts

"Not even close."

Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. Great purchase and highly recommended. The quality is decent for the size. This 35mm Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

6. Action Camera 4K 60fps 20MP WiFi Ultra HD 131ft Waterproof Underwater Camera with EIS 2.4G Remote Co...

User Ratings: 77 11

TOYAWORD OUTDOOR SPORT First Impressions

"Battery life is not tested."

Captures all my adventures when I need it to. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. Amazing video quality and from something so small.

  • Action Camera 4K 60fps 20MP WiFi Ultra HD 131ft Waterproof Underwater Camera with EIS 2.4G Remote Control 170° Wide Angle Sports Camera with 2 Batteries and Helmet Mounting Accessories Kits
  • 4K Full HD Waterproof Camera: Supports 4K 60fps video and 20MP image resolution enables you to capture and record wonderful moments with family and friends at any time, the cost-effective entry-level ordinary camera for outdoor sports lovers.
  • Anti-shaking & 170° Wide Angle: Built-in gyroscope for anti-shaking, video and image stabilization captures super smooth footage, whether the action cam is handheld or mounted. And 170° wide-angle lens allows you to shoot wider scenes and catch more amazing moment of your surroundings.
  • Remote Control & Instant Sharing: With a wrist 2.4G remote control, you can capture the world in an all-new way, controlling the camera, framing shots or recording video more conveniently. Compatible with Apple iOS and Android system, the sports action camera allows you control it via the “iSmart DV” APP on your smart phone in real time, sharing the beauty moments that you recorded instantly.
  • 131ft Waterproof Performance & Useful Accessories: The waterproof case design for up to 131 feet depth underwater world, ideal for water sports like snorkeling, swimming, drifting, surfing etc. Also comes with 2 rechargeable 1350 mAh batteries for 120min working time per battery. No more worry for power running out during the happy times with your family and friends in a short time. Multifunctional accessories enable you to mount your camera to helmet, bicycles, wrist and so on.
  • Versatile & Compact: This 4K action camera features multiple functions including driving mode, loop recording, slow motion, burst, selfie timer, exposure and white balance, supporting external microphone for better sound recordings, great companion to shoot the exciting moment.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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TOYAWORD OUTDOOR SPORT Final Thoughts

"Its Genius!"

The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. Very nice package of accessories. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. More like I wanted plus more!

Overall Score
4.4


(13 Points)

7. Premium 4k WiFi Sports Action Camera | Ultra HD Waterproof Camcorder | 16MP 170° Wide Angle Len | 2...

User Ratings: 25

HYPECAM FBA-GDV485BL.0 First Impressions

"Love the layout."

Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. The quality and features were more than I expected. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. This feature alone is the reason I bought the HYPECAM FBA-GDV485BL.0. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

  • Premium 4k WiFi Sports Action Camera | Ultra HD Waterproof Camcorder | 16MP 170° Wide Angle Len | 2 Inch LCD Screen and Full Accessory Kit
  • LET ADRENALINE LEVELS RISE! Turn up the next generation sports action HYPE Cam and capture all breath-taking action in that thrilling sports event, the football match, the wild party, the surfing holidays or the weekend in nature, taking unique HD CLARITY shots and creating your personal record of the most fascinating moments! Register all action in Slo-Mo and treat your audience to an HD stream of the extreme!
  • YOUR TRAVEL BUDDY: Set off on a bike trip with mini cam fixed on the handlebar, on a hair-raising extreme sports venture or just on relaxed holidays, never leaving capturing precious moments to luck! Mini sized and compact, weighing just 1.3lb to be carried in your backpack, in your purse or just in your jacket pocket, this premium Mini Cam with the RECHARGEABLE BATTERY will make your travel buddy everywhere!
  • CAPTURE THE MOMENT COME RAIN OR SHINE! The FULLY SUBMERGIBLE WATERPROOF CASE makes the camera perfect for shooting water sports or even daily life scenes in the pouring rain! The 2.0’’ LCD PREVIEW SCREEN & the PLAYBACK display panel, along with the INTEGRATED MICROPHONE for audio recording make an excellent 2-in-1 CAMERA and CAMCORDER kit, the #1 choice for crisp images and videos!
  • CONNECT IT WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE: With a Built-in WiFi for Wireless Connectivity & Control, high-end HYPE Cam offers you connectivity to the App & Control via your smartphone, making the perfect equipment for iPhone & Android to remotely record videos and snap pictures. Featuring a Micro SD Memory Card Slot and compatible with both Mac & PC and, it allows you to easily save your recordings and share them with your amazed audience!
  • PERFECT GIFTING IDEA: Provide your kids, partner or a loved friend with the new generation mini cam and take their entertainment to the whole level! Offer this premium accessory kit to someone special on their birthday, graduation, at Christmas or on any occasion and enjoy their ear-to-ear smile at this amazing gift!
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HYPECAM FBA-GDV485BL.0
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HYPECAM FBA-GDV485BL.0 Final Thoughts

"Which brings up the point."

This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Overall, I think this a great 35mm Action Camera. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. My friends are impressed by my work with this 35mm Action Camera. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

8. MiGear Extreme X Explorer 1080p Action Camera Bundle with Waterproof Case Black

MiGear Extreme X First Impressions

"Well this was a surprise."

The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. Has a lot to offer at a good price. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! It can attach to his bike and scooter.

  • MiGear Extreme X Explorer 1080p Action Camera Bundle with Waterproof Case Black
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MiGear Extreme X Final Thoughts

"It earns 4 stars."

I got this MiGear Extreme X to record our trip’s adventure. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. Overall an okay 35mm Action Camera that is probably more hype. No need to spend hundreds on something else!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera w/ GoPro The Handler Floating Hand Grip and 32GB Memory Card

User Ratings: 70

K&M CHDHZ-201 First Impressions

"Great price!"

I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! This thing is solid as ever.

  • GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera w/ GoPro The Handler Floating Hand Grip and 32GB Memory Card
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty (through Manufacturer)
  • GoPro MAX 360 Box Includes: GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera, GoPro Rechargeable Battery, GoPro Lens Caps (Pair), Curved Adhesive Mount, 2 x Protective Lens, USB Type-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro MAX 360 Features: HERO mode + 360 mode, Max HyperSmooth, Premium 360 + stereo audio with 6 microphones, Shotgun-mic performance, Live streaming in 1080p, Fast-charging ready, Compatible with GoPro mounts + accessories
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K&M CHDHZ-201 Final Thoughts

"10/10 recommend."

But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. It was quick and I had no issues. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this K&M CHDHZ-201. First off I would like to commend K&M. I think at this price range, this is a very good 35mm Action Camera to have.

Overall Score
4.7


(4 Points)

10. GoPro HERO5 Black with Headstrap Mount + Quick Clip (GoPro Official Mount) and Chesty (Chest Harness...

User Ratings: 69 12

GoPro First Impressions

"Great pix."

This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. These are original GoPro batteries, and charger. It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use.

  • GoPro HERO5 Black with Headstrap Mount + Quick Clip (GoPro Official Mount) and Chesty (Chest Harness)(GoPro Official Mount)
  • Stunning 4K video and 12MP photos in Single, Burst and Time Lapse modes. Charger not included
  • Durable by design, HERO5 Black is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing
  • Additional GoPro HERO5 Black Features + Benefits below on item page. Time Lapse Photo Intervals: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds
  • Head Strap is fully adjustable to fit all sizes
  • Head Strap can be worn over a helmet or directly on your head in a headlamp-like position
  • QuickClip allows you to attach your GoPro to a backwards baseball cap or other 3mm to 10mm thick object
  • Provides an ultra immersive perspective
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GoPro Final Thoughts

"So exciting!"

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. I especially like it simplified design. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation.

Overall Score
4.2


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