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. GoPro MAX Waterproof 360 Camera + Hero Style Video, 5.6K30 UHD Video 16.6MP Photos Power Bundle with...

GoPro First Impressions

"Upload your footage daily."

Also, the customer service is very good! Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. Very nice package of accessories. Love GoPro, and this mount works great too. It is easy to mount the GoPro on and it stays in place.

  • GoPro MAX Waterproof 360 Camera + Hero Style Video, 5.6K30 UHD Video 16.6MP Photos Power Bundle with Dual Charger, 2 Extra Battery, 32GB microSD Card, Cleaning Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera (CHDHZ-201) | Rechargeable Battery | Curved Adhesive Mount | 2x Protective Lenses | 2x Lens Caps | Microfiber Bag | Mounting Buckle + Thumb Screw | USB-C Cable | GoPro Dual Battery Charger for Max (ACDBD-001) | 2x Extra Rechargeable Battery (1600mAh) ACBAT-001 | SanDisk 32GB Extreme microSDHC Class 10 U3 Memory Card | ProOptic Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • KEY FEATURES: Dual-lens 360 Degree Camera | 5.6K 30fps Video | Single Lens Hero Video | 16.6 MP Photos | Max HyperSmooth Stabilization | Max TimeWarp | Digital Lenses (Max SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow) | Reframe Footage from Your Phone | PowerPano 270-degree Panoramic Images | 6 Built-in 360 Microphones with Directional Audio | Horizon Leveling | Rugged and Waterproof up to 16-Feet (5m) | 1.7-inch Intuitive Touch Screen | 1080p Live Streaming | 2x Slo-Mo | Foldable Mount Fingers
  • The GoPro Max allows for shooting single-lens HERO-style video with unbreakable stabilization or capture immersive 360 video content. You can vlog to the max with shotgun-mic performance and a front-facing screen. Say hello to the new king of stabilization. Max HyperSmooth delivers the smoothest video ever from a GoPro, plus game-changing horizon leveling, when you want it.
  • PowerNano feature lets you capture unbelievable, distortion-free 270-degree panoramic shots with one click. Take PowerPano selfies, action shots and vertical pics, all with a level horizon. With six built-in microphones it combines to capture immersive 360 audio, directional audio for vlogging, wind-noise reduction and the best stereo sound ever from a GoPro.
  • WARRANTY: GoPro Authorized Reseller. Includes a Limited GoPro 1 Year USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro
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GoPro Final Thoughts

"Product is flawless."

Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Amazing video quality and from something so small. This feature alone is the reason I bought the GoPro .

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. 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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

5. SP Gadgets POV Case 3.0 for GoPro (Small, Blue)

User Ratings: 60 4

SP Gadgets 52031 First Impressions

"Five Stars!"

But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. Amazing video quality and from something so small. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. Love the accessories and the bag.

  • SP Gadgets POV Case 3.0 for GoPro (Small, Blue)
  • Compatible with HERO, HERO2, HERO3, HERO3+ and HERO4 cameras
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.7 x 2.7 in
  • Waterproof: no
  • Recommended Use: travel, storage
  • Material: [case] nylon, [padding] foam, [lining] velour
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SP Gadgets 52031
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SP Gadgets 52031 Final Thoughts

"Cheers!"

I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. This action camera is amazing for the price! A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star.

Overall Score
4.3


(1137 Points)

6. KAMRE Bluetooth Sunglasses Camera, 1080P Video Recorder Glasses Camera with UV Protection Polarized ...

User Ratings: 81

KAMRE MG18A First Impressions

"Thank you!"

I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps.

  • KAMRE Bluetooth Sunglasses Camera, 1080P Video Recorder Glasses Camera with UV Protection Polarized Lens, Great Gift for Daily Life
  • BLUETOOTH SUNGLASSES CAMERA: Leaving your hands free to answer phone calls or record what you see with the cool KAMRE video sunglass. Comfortable to wear and widely used in cycling, hunting, fishing, vacation and living. Enjoy the outdoor sunshine!
  • BlUETOOTH 4.1: You can answer phone calls and listen to the music with Bluetooth connected to your smart phone or other Bluetooth enabled device. The stable and comfortable ear buds makes you enjoy a pleasant experience during your journey.
  • EASY TO USE: No need any complicated configuration, use simple, built-in 32GB card, no extra purchase required, independent control of Camera and Bluetooth, compatible with windows and mac computer, but not support chromebook
  • 1080P: This sunglasses camera records 1080P videos with clear sound, help you save wonderful moments in your journey. Built in rechargeable lithium battery provides 80 minutes continuous video recording.
  • Guarantee: Adhere to the highest manufacturing standards, Offer 90 Days Money Back Guarantee & 12 Months Warranty & Lifetime Support. So what are you waiting for, buy now, give it a try.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KAMRE MG18A
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KAMRE MG18A Final Thoughts

"Christmas gift."

This accessory bundle for my KAMRE MG18A has a ton of items. I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound.

Overall Score
4.8


(3 Points)

7. DJI OSMO Action Cam Digital Camera Bundle with 2 Displays 36FT/11M Waterproof 4K HDR-Video 12MP 145...

DJI Osmo Action First Impressions

"The quality is unreal."

No need to spend hundreds on something else! So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! First off I would like to commend DJI. Cost more than half the price of the drone. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight.

  • DJI OSMO Action Cam Digital Camera Bundle with 2 Displays 36FT/11M Waterproof 4K HDR-Video 12MP 145° Angle, 128gb Micro SD Card, Card Reader, Must Have Accessories
  • Sold By DJI Authorized Dealer. Come with SanDisk 128GB Extreme Micro SD, VanCityUAV Cleaning Kit
  • DJI Osmo Camera Dual screens comes with 1. 4" front 300 pip screen and2. 25" back 325 pip screen
  • DJI Osmo Camera Dual screens comes with 1. 4" front 300 pip screen and2. 25" back 325 pip screen
  • Rocksteady stabilization technology combines EIS with complex algorithms deliver stable
  • Osmo Action Camera Comes 11m Waterproof, 8x Slow Motion under 1080p and 240fps. 2.5 inches, 1.6 inches, 1.3 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI Osmo Action
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DJI Osmo Action Final Thoughts

"Very well made rig."

This feature alone is the reason I bought the DJI Osmo Action. Amazing video quality and from something so small. Has a lot to offer at a good price. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam!

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

8. DJI Osmo Action 4K Camera with 32GB Basic Accessory Bundle - Includes: SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSDH...

DJI DJIOSMACTNBAB1 First Impressions

"My only gripe is the stand."

The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. It is easy to mount the DJI on and it stays in place. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. Overall an okay 35mm Action Camera that is probably more hype.

  • DJI Osmo Action 4K Camera with 32GB Basic Accessory Bundle - Includes: SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSDHC Memory Card (UHS-I / V30 / A1 / U3 / Class-10) + Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, Wide f/2.8 Lens; Up to 4K60 Video, 12MP Still Photos
  • Up to 3200 ISO, HDR Support; Wide Dynamic Range in 4K30
  • RockSteady Digital Video Stabilization; Time-Lapse, Hyperlapse, Slow-Motion Mode
  • Waterproof to 36' without a Housing; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Support
  • Touchscreen Displays on Front and Back; Records to microSD/SDXC/SDHC Cards
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI DJIOSMACTNBAB1
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DJI DJIOSMACTNBAB1 Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

No need to spend hundreds on something else! I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. Victure AC600 4K WiFi Action Camera, 16MP Underwater Waterproof Camera, 170° Wide Angle WiFi Sports...

User Ratings: 72 8

Victure AC700 First Impressions

"I expected that."

The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. The Victure AC700 is very easy to use. Also, the customer service is very good! Good and authentic after replacement. I was shocked at how small this unit is.

  • Victure AC600 4K WiFi Action Camera, 16MP Underwater Waterproof Camera, 170° Wide Angle WiFi Sports Video Camera with 2 Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • High-Resolution and170°Wide-Angle: Victure AC600 action camera features pleasing 4K 2.7K 1080P 720P video and 16MP stills images, 2-inch screen, and 170°wide angle lens, can vividly record your precious moments with friends, kids, and pets.
  • Built-in Wifi and HDMI Connection: Victure waterproof ski camera is compatible with IOS and Android system. Download the iSmart DV App on your phone or tablet, you can watch the streaming in real-time via the app and edit videos easily to post online.
  • Adjustable Exposure Value and Multiple Functions: Victure underwater camcorder supports exposure value from -2 to +2 so that you can adjust the brightness/darkness under specific conditions. Multi-functions are available with the 4k action camera like 180°Rotation, burst photo, looping video, time-lapse.
  • 30 Meters Waterproof Performance: Victure sports camera has a newly designed waterproof case. Place your action camera into the case and close it securely. you can dive up to 98 feet 30 meters underwater. This diving camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, diving, snorkeling, surfing, etc.
  • 2PCS Batteries and Abundant Mounting Accessories: Equipped with two pieces rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, one battery can record up to 90 minutes. If any problem, please feel free to email us. We are ready to offer you a satisfactory solution at any time.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Victure AC700
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Victure AC700 Final Thoughts

"I expected that."

Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. Cost more than half the price of the drone.

Overall Score
4.3


(353 Points)

10. GoPro HERO7 Black + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC UHS-I, U3 + 2 Total Rechargeable Batteries - Waterpro...

User Ratings: 74 7

GoPro CHDXX-701 First Impressions

"Loving this purchase!"

GoPro CHDXX-701 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. I just love this little camera! Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. I especially like it simplified design. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

  • GoPro HERO7 Black + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC UHS-I, U3 + 2 Total Rechargeable Batteries - Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization
  • BUNDLE: GoPro HERO7 Black Camera + 2 Total Rechargeable Batteries for HERO7 Black + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card with Adapter-UHS-I, U3
  • 4K60 VIDEO AND 12MP PHOTOS: Awesome as the moments themselves. 8x Sol-Mo Video - With ultra high frame rate 1080p240 video, you can slow things down by up to 8x to relive funny, interesting or epic moments in all their glory
  • HYPERSMOOTH VIDEO STABILIZATION: Get gimbal-like stabilization—without the gimbal. HERO7 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage
  • TIME WARP VIDEO + SUPER PHOTO: Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move about a scene. Increase the speed up to 30x to turn longer activities into shareable moments. Get the best photos automatically. With Super Photo, HERO7 Black intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping or noise reduction to optimize your shots.
  • RUGGED + WATERPROOF: Share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. HERO7 Black is rugged, waterproof without a housing to 33ft (10m) and up for any adventure
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDXX-701
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GoPro CHDXX-701 Final Thoughts

"Definitely a good buy."

If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. I just love this little camera! This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied.

Overall Score
4.4


(379 Points)

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