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. Full Hd Action Camera 'Eyeshot' with Wi-fi and Watch Remote Control - 1920x1080p, Panasonic Sensor, ...

High-Tech Place ICVCS0010 First Impressions

"Plus it has has self time."

Video stabilization is astonishing. Overall, I think this a great 35mm Action Camera. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. The device itself is fabulous. The quality and features were more than I expected.

  • Full Hd Action Camera 'Eyeshot' with Wi-fi and Watch Remote Control - 1920x1080p, Panasonic Sensor, Ultra Wide 145 Degree Lens
  • La Eyeshot est une caméra sport Full HD 1080P, waterproof jusqu'à 60m, anti-choc, et dipose de nombreuses fonctionnalité comme la puce A7L ( la même que la GoPro Hero 3+), un capteur Panasonic 16MP, une montre télécommande et une connectivité WiFi avec une application iOS et Android.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The High-Tech Place ICVCS0010
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High-Tech Place ICVCS0010 Final Thoughts

"Product is flawless."

I contacted High-Tech Place customer service and they were amazing. This is a very well-made little camera. The quality is decent for the size. Overall, I think this a great 35mm Action Camera. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

4. GoPro HERO8 Black Action Camera w/GoPro Smart Remote and 32GB Memory Card

K&M CHDHX-801 First Impressions

"Great Buy!"

Amazing video quality and from something so small. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. This thing is solid as ever. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. The device itself is fabulous.

  • GoPro HERO8 Black Action Camera w/GoPro Smart Remote and 32GB Memory Card
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty (through Manufacturer)
  • GoPro HERO 8 Box Includes: GoPro HERO8 Black, Rechargeable Battery, Curved Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, Thumbscrew, USB-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 8 Features: HyperSmooth 2.0 Video Stabilization, TimeWarp 2.0 Stabilized Time-Lapse Video, Live streaming in 1080p, RAW in all Photo modes, Night lapse video
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M CHDHX-801
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K&M CHDHX-801 Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. It was quick and I had no issues. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. You can shoot your videos and frame them later.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

5. Crosstour Action Camera Underwater Cam WiFi 1080P Full HD 12MP Waterproof 30m 2" LCD 170 Degree Wide...

User Ratings: 51

Crosstour CT8000 First Impressions

"Buy with confidence!"

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. I think at this price range, this is a very good 35mm Action Camera to have. Very good customer service top notch.

  • Crosstour Action Camera Underwater Cam WiFi 1080P Full HD 12MP Waterproof 30m 2" LCD 170 Degree Wide-Angle Sports Camera with 2 Rechargeable 1050mAh Batteries and Mounting Accessory Kits (4K)
  • 4K ULTRA HD ACTION CAM - Ultra HD 4K resolution can make sure you capture high quality pictures and videos easily. And 170°Wide-angle lens will broaden your horizon to a great extent. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole world.
  • 30M UNDERWATER CAMERA - Wearing the waterproof case, you can dive up to 30m/98.4ft. Perfect protection from rocks, dust and scratches. No worries for your camera taking in water. Fill yourself with joy of beauties in underwater world.
  • BUILT-IN Wi-Fi SPORTS CAM - After connecting with your phone via Wi-Fi, you can directly operate the camera in iSmart DV APP on your cellphone, such as recording videos, taking pictures. In addition, you can download, delete and view files.
  • 2 INCH LCD HELMET CAMERA - Larger screen size brings you better visual experience. 18 fascinating mounting accessories enable you to mount your camera to helmet, bicycles, wrist, etc. Great companion to shoot your exciting moment.
  • 2 LONG LIFE CAMERA BATTERIES - Equipped with two pieces rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, one battery can record up to 90 minutes. No more worry for power running out during the happy times with your family and friends in a short time.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Crosstour CT8000
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Crosstour CT8000 Final Thoughts

"Loving this purchase!"

The device itself is fabulous. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! These are original Crosstour CT8000 batteries, and charger. When I do I'll post my findings here as well.

Overall Score
4.1


(18 Points)

6. GoPro Hero5 Black (E-Commerce Packaging)

User Ratings: 72 10

GoPro CHDHX501 First Impressions

"The light."

I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. And the image on the GoPro CHDHX501 itself is sharp and clear. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. Amazing video quality and from something so small.

  • GoPro Hero5 Black (E-Commerce Packaging)
  • This product is in manufacturer E-Commerce packing (see pictures). The product itself is identical to the one found in retail packaging & it is covered under full standard warranty
  • Stunning 4K video and 12MP photos in Single, Burst and Time Lapse modes
  • Durable by design, HERO5 Black is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing
  • Additional GoPro HERO5 Black Features + Benefits below on item page
  • Preview and playback your shots, change settings and trim your footage, all on your GoPro
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHX501
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GoPro CHDHX501 Final Thoughts

"It is always in focus."

I will be ordering several more for my personal use! There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. This action camera is amazing for the price!

Overall Score
4.3


(1304 Points)

7. Victure AC900 4K 30fps Action Camera 20MP WiFi Touch Screen 30M Underwater Recording Camera Image St...

User Ratings: 80 5

Victure AC900 First Impressions

"My only gripe is the stand."

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. Love the accessories and the bag. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! The value of all the parts is incredible.

  • Victure AC900 4K 30fps Action Camera 20MP WiFi Touch Screen 30M Underwater Recording Camera Image Stabilization Sports Cam with 2 1350mAh Rechargeable Batteries and Helmet Accessories Kit Included
  • 【4K Video 20MP Photo Resolution】- Victure AC900 action camera supports 4K, 2.7K, 1080P, and 720P videos, and has 20MP photo resolution. This helps you capture wonderful moments with your family and friends, and you can enjoy the crystal clear video when playback.
  • 【2-Inch Touch Screen Built-in WiFi】- With a 2-inch full HD touch screen, you can adjust the settings freely and record every memorable moment easily while doing sports. The action cam is compatible with both the Android and iOS systems. Simply download the YKJ app or FN Cam to your phone or tablet, you can view and share the video and pictures.
  • 【2*1350mAh Batteries Abuntant Mounting Accessories】- Equipped with two pieces of rechargeable 1350mAh batteries, the camera can record at least 2hrs. Also, the sports camera comes with a kit of accessories, so that you can freely enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities.
  • 【30 Meters Waterproof Adjustable Wide Angle】- Come with a waterproof case designed for the underwater world, you can dive below 98 feet 30 meters. It is ideal for water sports, including swimming, drifting, surfing, diving, etc. Adjustable up to170° wide-angle lens allows you to choose the best viewing angle according to your needs.
  • 【Adjustable Exposure Value Multiple Functions】- Support exposure value from +2.0 to -2.0, you can adjust the brightness or darkness in some specific conditions. It also supports multiple functions, such as anti-shake, 180° rotation, loop recording, burst photos, slow motion, time-lapse and so on.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Victure AC900
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Victure AC900 Final Thoughts

"Buy with confidence!"

When I do I'll post my findings here as well. It is easy to mount the Victure on and it stays in place. If you have a Victure AC900, then you need this case. It is small and takes awesome pictures! Captures all my adventures when I need it to.

Overall Score
4.6


(1673 Points)

8. Super Comwinn Sports Accessories Kit for GoPro Hero 4/3+ / 3/2 / 1 / SJ4000 / SJ5000 / SJ6000 (37 It...

User Ratings: 58

COMWINN First Impressions

"The result was pretty good."

All features are the same but this is way cheaper. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. The quality and features were more than I expected. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! This little camera will amaze you.

  • Super Comwinn Sports Accessories Kit for GoPro Hero 4/3+ / 3/2 / 1 / SJ4000 / SJ5000 / SJ6000 (37 Items)
  • Chest Belt Strap Mount + J-Hook Buckle. It allows you to install the gopro camera on your chest. The length of the strap can be adjusted to the best to make you comfortable. No need to worry about the firming problem. When the camera is fixed well, you are free to do anything. Any awesome pictures won't be missed.
  • Monopod Handhold Mount. It is a fashion to share your moments with extendable handle monopod. It can be elongated and shortened easily (8 to 37in).It is only 8 inches when it is reduced to the shortest length. Easy to carry in your pocket or bag .No matter where you are (park, party etc), it will help you adjust the distance and height to take pictures of yourself, especially group photo.
  • Car Suction Cup Mount Holder + Tripod Mount Adapter. The car suction cup mount holder is an universal gadgets.You can adjust the GoPro to different angles by rotating the adapter's position. It records the scene inside or outside the car easily when you are driving a car.
  • Bike Handlebar Holder Mount + Three-way Adjustable Pivot Arm(Without Surface Quick Release Buckle).By turning the screw, you can achieve the effect of adjusting the size of the interface. No matter what size of your bike or motorcycle's handlebar is, it can be easily and securely installed on your bike or motorcycle handlebar.
  • Wrist Strap Mount. By adjusting the three-way adjustable pivot arm, you can adjust your gopro camera to any angles through the combination to enjoy all good pictures freely and easily.
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COMWINN Final Thoughts

"The result was pretty good."

Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. Love the accessories and the bag. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

9. 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)

10. FHD 1080P Helmet Sports Action Camera WiFi Bike Motorcycle Front and Rear Dual Lens Dash Cams Waterp...

Elikliv First Impressions

"This cannot be disabled."

Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. No need to spend hundreds on something else! Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

  • FHD 1080P Helmet Sports Action Camera WiFi Bike Motorcycle Front and Rear Dual Lens Dash Cams Waterproof 140° Wide Angle for Outdoor Skiing Riding Hiking
  • 1. Dual Channel Camera: All-in-one portable dual channel motorcycle dashcam, easy DIY installation
  • 2. 1600mAh battery: 2.5 working hours for dual channel recording, intelligent energy-saving system, when the machine stays static for 3 minutes it will auto-off to save power.
  • 3. Dual FHD 1080P: SONY IMX307 sensor and FHD 1080P resolution
  • 4. Optional Remote Controller: can lock the file/take photos to save the important files.
  • 5. WIFI Connection: Review video on mobile-phone via WIFI
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elikliv
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Elikliv Final Thoughts

"It just what he wanted!"

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. Also, the customer service is very good! More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

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