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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26293
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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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ablebro
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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. Ipevo VZ-R HDMI/USB Dual Mode 8MP Document Camera — Mac OS, Windows, Chromebook Compatible for Liv...

User Ratings: 78 9

Ipevo 5-883-4-01-00 First Impressions

"Did I mention."

My friends are impressed by my work with this 35mm Action Camera. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. I think at this price range, this is a very good 35mm Action Camera to have. Love the accessories and the bag.

  • Ipevo VZ-R HDMI/USB Dual Mode 8MP Document Camera — Mac OS, Windows, Chromebook Compatible for Live Demo, Web Conferencing, Remote Teaching, Distance Learning, 8 Megapixel (5-883-4-01-00)
  • Hdmi and USB dual mode. 8 Megapixel camera that captures up to 3264 x 2448 (10Fps) in USB mode, and up to 1920 x 1080 (30Fps) in HDMI mode. Works on Mac, Windows PC and Chromebook.
  • Max shooting area: 10. 6” x 18. 9” (270 x 480mm) [16: 9]/13. 5” x 18. 1” (344 x 460mm) [4: 3]. Size - With base-4.57 x 4.25 x 11.85 inches (11.6 x 10.8 x 30.1cm). Without base-3.07 x 1.57 x 11.42 inches (7.8 x 4.0 x 29.0cm)
  • Performance boost with Sony CMOS Image Sensor and Ambarella integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC) – faster focusing speed, better noise reduction under low-light conditions and excellent reproduction of colors for lesser disruptions, distortion and latency.
  • Stronger yet lighter with glass fiber reinforced stand (GVX-5H) – increased durability for daily usage yet light-weighted (2. 2 lbs. /1 kg) for swapping between classrooms or conference rooms
  • Designed and made in Taiwan. Swivelling head, Multi-Jointed stand, and small footprint allow you to capture freely from different height, angle, and orientation. Buttons conveniently located on vz-r's body enable you to adjust real-time images instantly.
  • Max Focal Length: 3.57
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ipevo 5-883-4-01-00
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Ipevo 5-883-4-01-00 Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. This thing is solid as ever. I got this Ipevo 5-883-4-01-00 to record our trip’s adventure. Overall an okay 35mm Action Camera that is probably more hype. Has a lot to offer at a good price.

Overall Score
4.4


(130 Points)

4. SJCAM Action Camera SJ4000 WiFi Wireless Chipset Novatek 96655 4x Digital Zoom Full HD 1080P Sport W...

User Ratings: 60 7

SJCAM SU1903 First Impressions

"First off the quality."

Good and authentic after replacement. For the price this is a great buy. If you have a SJCAM SU1903, then you need this case. Overall an okay 35mm Action Camera that is probably more hype. The quality and features were more than I expected.

  • SJCAM Action Camera SJ4000 WiFi Wireless Chipset Novatek 96655 4x Digital Zoom Full HD 1080P Sport Waterproof 30m Extra 2 BatterieS
  • ✔Chipset Novatek 96655,170 degree A+ grade HD wide angle. BACK-ILLUMINATED sensor with low-light sensitive night vision for shooting night scene perfectly, 170 degrees ultra wide angle lens for shooting broader vision. 4x Digital Zoom keeps you close to the action. High-definition digital motion video recording device
  • ✔The accessories contain two batteries, and there's another one inside the camera. Three pieces of battery, three times record time and three times enjoyment
  • ✔Ultra compact and lightweight design(59.2*41*29.8mm,58g).Comes with a waterproof case,IP68 waterproof up to 30m for capturing water action
  • ✔BUILT IN WI-FI wireless module: effective distance up to 3-5 meters, apply on your phone or tablet, easily record videos and take photos, upload and share every moment in a timely fashion
  • ✔Perfect for outdoor sports, extreme sports, water sports, home security, car DVR, and diving. 100% Customer satisfaction with service by Vivid View Accessories
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SJCAM SU1903
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SJCAM SU1903 Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

It can attach to his bike and scooter. Great purchase and highly recommended. Very good customer service top notch. It can attach to his bike and scooter. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles.

Overall Score
4.2


(240 Points)

5. Neewer G1 Ultra HD 4K Action Camera 12MP, 98 ft Underwater Waterproof Camera 170 Degree Wide Angle W...

User Ratings: 62 7

Neewer 10093702 First Impressions

"This is great."

When I do I'll post my findings here as well. I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. Also, the customer service is very good!

  • Neewer G1 Ultra HD 4K Action Camera 12MP, 98 ft Underwater Waterproof Camera 170 Degree Wide Angle WiFi Sports Cam High-tech Sensor and 2-inch Screen with Battery and Mounting Accessories Kit (Black)
  • KIT INCLUDES: (1) Action Camera; (1) Waterproof Housing; (1) Protective Backdoor; (1) Back Clip, (1) Battery; (1) USB Cable; (1) Handled Bar/Pole Mount; (4)Bandage Tether Strape; (1) Lens Cleaning Cloth; (1) Adhesive Mount; (4)Ribbon; (1) Wire Cable; (3) Switch Support; (1) Base Buckle; (3) Mount Adapter
  • 4K ACTION CAMERA: Professional 4K/25FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 1080P/30fps video and 12MP photo resolution created by high-tech sensor to capture exciting moment for you; With a protective layer which can be slit to use is attached to cammera screen and waterproof housing lens
  • WIFI SPORTS CAMERA: Just download the Ez iCam App on your iOS or Android phone and connect with this action camera. It lets you control your camera remotely. Share the picture and video on social media. WiFi signal ranges up to 10 meters (15 meters on opening area)
  • 2-INCH HD LCD DISPLAY AND 170 DEGREE WIDE ANGLE: Nondeformable fish-eye lens, large display enable the impressive and vivid images
  • MULTIPLE MODES: Driving mode, continuous shooting (3 Photos), time-lapse, loop recording(4K/2K NOT Support), image rotation, exposure; You can bring it to more applicable conditions beyond your expectation
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Neewer 10093702
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Neewer 10093702 Final Thoughts

"But it is all good."

Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. Overall an okay 35mm Action Camera that is probably more hype. I am very happy that I did it. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. When I do I'll post my findings here as well.

Overall Score
4.1


(71 Points)

6. StarDot NETCAM-Live-B NetCamLIVE YouTube Live Stream Camera Bundle, Gray

User Ratings: 53

StarDot NETCAM-LIVE-B First Impressions

"But it is all good."

I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. Video stabilization is astonishing. I think at this price range, this is a very good 35mm Action Camera to have. The quality is decent for the size. Amazing video quality and from something so small.

  • StarDot NETCAM-Live-B NetCamLIVE YouTube Live Stream Camera Bundle, Gray
  • Easy to set up - plug to any available Connection on your internet switch and stream directly to YouTube
  • High quality video - resolutions include: HD 1440P, HD 1080P, HD 720P, 360P
  • No need to change your router or modem settings
  • Industry standard CS mount - multiple lens options available, standard 4. 5Mm-10mm lens included
  • 3 year on a rugged camera design which will easily last much longer
  • Editor's Impressions Of The StarDot NETCAM-LIVE-B
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StarDot NETCAM-LIVE-B Final Thoughts

"Sound is not great."

Love the accessories and the bag. The device itself is fabulous. I especially like it simplified design. Very nice package of accessories. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies.

Overall Score
4.3


(4 Points)

7. GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Adventure Kit Essential Bundle

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M BUNDLECHDHX501002 First Impressions

"Conclusion."

A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. Overall, I think this a great 35mm Action Camera. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. The whole outlook and vintage and nice. You can shoot your videos and frame them later.

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Adventure Kit Essential Bundle
  • 1. This Bundle Includes GoPro Official Accessories + Limited 1 Year Warranty
  • 2. Product Highlights: Record 4K30, 1440p60, and 1080p60 Video, Capture 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps, Built-In Video Stabilization, Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media, 33' Waterproof without a Housing, Touch Zoom Framing via Intuitive 2" LCD, Voice Control, Time-Lapse Capture, Photo Timer for Individual/Group Selfies, GPS Performance Stickers & More
  • 3. GoPro Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Silver, The Frame for HERO7 Silver, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB Type-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • 4. GoPro Adventure Kit Includes: The Handler Floating Handgrip, Head Strap and QuickClip & Customizable Compact Case
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M BUNDLECHDHX501002
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K&M BUNDLECHDHX501002 Final Thoughts

"Thank you K&M!"

Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Video stabilization is astonishing. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. The device itself is fabulous.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

8. Campark X30 Native 4K 60fps Action Camera 20MP with EIS Anti Shake Touch Screen WiFi Waterproof Came...

User Ratings: 60 8

Campark M5 First Impressions

"Can't wait to use it."

The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. For the price this is a great buy. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON!

  • Campark X30 Native 4K 60fps Action Camera 20MP with EIS Anti Shake Touch Screen WiFi Waterproof Camera 40m with 2 1350mAh Batteries, 1 Charger and Mounting Accessories
  • NATIVE 4K UHD VIDEO: Recording at professional 4K(3200x1800)/60fps, 4K(3840x2160)/30fps, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/120fps, 720P/240fps, Campark X30 action camera captures high-quality ultra HD footages.
  • ANTI-SHAKING FUNCTION: Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) with 6-axis gyroscope detects position and motion changes, delivering steady and smooth videos even when shooting fast-moving and shaking objects.
  • WATERPROOF CAMERA UP TO 131FT: With the waterproof case, this underwater camera can dive up to 131ft (40M). The function of lens distortion correction can remove fisheye effect.
  • BUILT-IN WIFI AND TOUCH SCREEN: Download the app (DV King 4K) on your phone or tablet to control your sports camera and share your wonderful moments instantly. 2.0 inch Intuitive touch screen makes it easy to change settings and play back footage.
  • OPTIONAL VIEW ANGLE AND DUAL BATTERIES: View angle is adjustable among Wide/Middle/Narrow. This action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1350 mAh batteries, a charger and lots of accessories kits.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Campark M5
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Campark M5 Final Thoughts

"This cannot be disabled."

First off I would like to commend Campark. This is a very well-made little camera. It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. The whole outlook and vintage and nice. This 35mm Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started!

Overall Score
4.2


(1131 Points)

9. DJI OSMO Action – Dual Touch Display Waterproof Digital Action Camera with 4K HD Video 12MP Photos...

User Ratings: 62 9

FS TFSTOYS OSMO Action First Impressions

"Which brings up the point."

I will be ordering several more for my personal use! There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing!

  • DJI OSMO Action – Dual Touch Display Waterproof Digital Action Camera with 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization (128GB Memory)
  • Front-facing display with RockSteady stabilization, making it much easier to capture selfie videos.
  • 12-megapixel camera capable of 4K 60 fps video at 100 Mbps or 240 fps video at 1080
  • water-resistant at depths of up to 36', making it a perfect underwater companion
  • Crisp 2.25" touchscreen display on back with 640 x 360 resolution; additional 320 x 320 resolution display on front.
  • OSMO Action with Extra SanDisk Extreme 128 GB Card, plus tfstoys Cleaning cloth
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FS TFSTOYS OSMO Action
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FS TFSTOYS OSMO Action Final Thoughts

"Great pix."

Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this FS TFSTOYS OSMO Action. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling.

Overall Score
4.2


(29 Points)

10. Sport Camera Sport Video 1080P HD 4K WiFi Touch Screen Action Camera Underwater 30M Cam with 170 W...

User Ratings: 61

SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869090 First Impressions

"The result was pretty good."

And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! And the image on the SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869090 itself is sharp and clear. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great.

  • Sport Camera Sport Video 1080P HD 4K WiFi Touch Screen Action Camera Underwater 30M Cam with 170 Wide Angle Rechargeable Battery DV White
  • ✔Multiple shooting modes - 4k,2k,1080P,720P,VGA. Record your movements clearly. Plus a 170-degree wide-angle design. The scope of shooting is wider and the picture is wider
  • ✔Built-in 2.45 inch touch screen. Waterproof up to 98 feet underwater. Equipped with waterproof shell and can be directly touch screen waterproof shell. operating more convenient!
  • ✔1000mAH removable rechargeable battery. Absolutely no need to worry shooting time. Long-lasting battery life. And the camera supports up to 64GMicro SD
  • ✔Scan the two-dimensional code of the manual, you can download APP. Use the phone to connect WIFI. via the mobile phone controls the camera. The camera has anti-shake technology, shooting more stable
  • ✔Equipped with a full set of accessories. The tilting, rotating, flip - out screen lets you shoot over your head knee level or even self - portraits. And we promise 3 years warranty. So you do not have the worry about the quality
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869090
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SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869090 Final Thoughts

"Easily worth the money."

This feature alone is the reason I bought the SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869090. Get a stainless steel tether. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. Very good customer service top notch.

Overall Score
4.2


(4 Points)

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