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. DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with integrated Camera, Attachable to Smartphone, ...

User Ratings: 89

DJI Osmo Pocket First Impressions

"Thank you DJI!"

Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. The DJI Osmo Pocket is very easy to use. These are original DJI Osmo Pocket batteries, and charger. The quality is decent for the size. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with integrated Camera, Attachable to Smartphone, Android (USB-C), iPhone with Osmo Pocket Expansion Kit
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI Osmo Pocket
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DJI Osmo Pocket Final Thoughts

"Well this was a surprise."

I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. I especially like it simplified design. This action camera is amazing for the price! I'm looking forward to using this DJI Osmo Pocket. This action camera is amazing for the price!

Overall Score
4.9


(8 Points)

4. Sunglasses Camera, KAMRE Full HD 1080P Mini Video Camera with UV Protection Polarized Lens, A

User Ratings: 61 3

KAMRE 8595731333 First Impressions

"Great little camera!"

Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. Cost more than half the price of the drone. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer.

  • Sunglasses Camera, KAMRE Full HD 1080P Mini Video Camera with UV Protection Polarized Lens, A
  • STYLISH SUNGLASSES CAMERA: Not only does it look fashion and protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, but also it can record amazing HD video with clear audio. Leaving your hands free to record what you see. Comfortable to wear and widely used when cycling, hunting, fishing, traveling and living.
  • FULL HD 1080P: Record video at 1920*1080 resolutions with 65 degree wide angle. Support Max 32GB Micro sd card (Not included). Built-in 450mAh lithium battery, work about 1.5 hours after full charged. Stunning high-definition video and audio help you record every wonderful moment in your life!
  • ONE-KEY OPERATION: Simplicity camera with only one button control. Automatic video recording after camera is turned on. The indicator light on the inner left arm flashes when recording, always on when standby. It is so user-friendly control that everyone could operate.
  • EASY TO SET: Compatible with Windows and Mac. Function settings are made by modifying the "SportDV.txt" file that is automatically generated in the memory card after use once. Change the settings you want on computer, and then save. If you are still confused, please feel free to contact me.
  • A COOL SUNGLASS: Stylish and elegant design, high-quality rubber material, more durable than ABS plastic, perfect combination between HD Camera and Polarized Sunglasses. A great companion for your daily life! Great for yourself or as a gift for your friends and family! You won't be disappointed!
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KAMRE 8595731333
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KAMRE 8595731333 Final Thoughts

"Amazing 35mm Action Camera!"

A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. It was quick and I had no issues. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound.

Overall Score
4.4


(82 Points)

5. RunCam Split 3 Nano FPV Camera FOV 165 Degree DC 5-20V M12 Lens 1080P HD Recording WDR NTSC PAL Swit...

User Ratings: 86

RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS First Impressions

"So I got the camera."

I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. No need to spend hundreds on something else! I'm looking forward to using this RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui.

  • RunCam Split 3 Nano FPV Camera FOV 165 Degree DC 5-20V M12 Lens 1080P HD Recording WDR NTSC PAL Switchable for FPV Racing Drone Black
  • New features: Stronger flexible ribbon cable and Optimize TV-OUT interference to reduce ripple.High Definition Display: 1080P/60fps HD recording & WDR FPV camera.
  • Wide Angle View: M12 Lens, FOV 160°beyond the wide angle for recording more wide and beautiful scenes.
  • FPV aspect ratio 16:9/4:3 switchable; PAL / NTSC switchable,Wide voltage (5-20V) Anti-drop SD card .
  • Image Sensor: Ultra light weight (10.5g) Low latency TV-OUT (40ms).
  • Editor's Impressions Of The RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS
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RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS Final Thoughts

"Cheers!"

This little camera will amaze you. This feature alone is the reason I bought the RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS. If you have a RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS, then you need this case. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes.

Overall Score
4.9


(9 Points)

6. 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)

7. DJI Mavic 2 Pro (20 MP Hasselblad Camera) with Smart Controller and Fly More Kit Ultimate Bundle (3 ...

User Ratings: 75 12

DJI First Impressions

"Well this was a surprise."

Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. If you have a DJI , then you need this case. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro (20 MP Hasselblad Camera) with Smart Controller and Fly More Kit Ultimate Bundle (3 Batteries, 4 ND Filters, 128 GB Extreme Card, Charging Hub and More) (RefreshCarewithHardCase)
  • Hasselblad L1D-20C Camera provided Ultra-Image Quality; 20 MP 1 inch CMOS Sensor and Adjustable Aperture, 10 bit HRD Video
  • Smart Controller is designed to maximize your outdoor aerial experience with its ultra-bright screen, intuitive controls, and portable size.
  • DJI Care Refresh: Provides two replacement units for a small additional charge in one year and covers kinds of accidents, such as water damage and collisions, giving you peace of mind.
  • Mavic 2 Pro Aircraft with Smart Controller , 3 Intelligent Flight Batteries (one on the drone), Shoulder Bag (Doesn't Fit with Smart Controller), Charging Hub and Car Charger, Gimbal Protector, total 5 Pairs Propellers, Battery Charger and more
  • Ultimate Accessories: Smatree Waterproof Case (fits Smart Controller), 128GB Extreme Card, One Set of ND Filters, 75 cm Landing Pad, Smart Controller screen protector and Shoulder Strap and propellers bags
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Daughter loved it."

Get a stainless steel tether. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. This is a very well-made little camera.

Overall Score
4.4


(11 Points)

8. Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker...

Skyzone First Impressions

"Daughter loved it."

The value of all the parts is incredible. Get a stainless steel tether. The quality and features were more than I expected. This is high quality and you can tell. For the price this is a great buy.

  • Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker Fan LED for RC Racing Drone (SKY03O,Diamond Midnight Blue)
  • Our goggles is first goggles integrated with receiver and fully functional user interface, pilots just need install the antenna and plug the battery, easy to use, no need to purchase extra receiver and head track-er module, the user interface is easy use, no need take off the goggles to do all the setting.
  • SKY03S is the update version of Original sky03, we update the ergonomics, which fits pilots face perfectly, and we update the software off the goggles, pilots can calibrate the voltage readings of the goggles.
  • SKY03O is the OLED version of SKY03, with resolution of 1024*768 and OLED display, the vivid color and high contrast ratio, pilots can see more details, the new optical make the image crystal clear and no image distortion and blur edge.
  • - Support head tracking; Pan : 180°/120°/90°; Tilt: 120°/90°/60° - Adjustable 57.5 to 69.5mm wide ran-ge IPD. - RSSI Signal Inten-sity Indicator.  - Diversity 5.8Ghz receiving modules,total 48CH and 6 bands.
  • - Support  RF Normal, RF Racing, HDMI IN, AV IN and PLAYBACK modes.  - Built-in fan for defogging and dissipate the heat.  - With a display window for the LED light. The LED MODE can be set in the system menu.  - Support 2S~6S battery, more convenient in the field.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Skyzone
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Skyzone Final Thoughts

"Well this was a surprise."

But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. I cannot say enough great things about this 35mm Action Camera. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. This 35mm Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! I cannot say enough great things about this 35mm Action Camera.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

9. PARROT BEBOP 2 DRONE CAMERA

User Ratings: 73 6

Parrot PF070202 First Impressions

"Very happy with this."

It was quick and I had no issues. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. Video stabilization is astonishing. First off I would like to commend Parrot. I will be ordering several more for my personal use!

  • PARROT BEBOP 2 DRONE CAMERA
  • PARROT BEBOP 2 DRONE CAMERA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Parrot PF070202
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Parrot PF070202 Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. Amazing video quality and from something so small.

Overall Score
4.5


(75 Points)

10. WASPcam Camo Edition 9906 Action-Sports Camera, Camo

User Ratings: 85

Cobra 9906 First Impressions

"It's just amazing!"

But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. I contacted Cobra customer service and they were amazing. So I definitely like this 35mm Action Camera as well.

  • WASPcam Camo Edition 9906 Action-Sports Camera, Camo
  • Brand: Cobra Electronics Corporation
  • Part Number: 9906
  • Wi-Fi Action Camera Camo
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Cobra 9906
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Cobra 9906 Final Thoughts

"Product is flawless."

So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I am very happy that I did it. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great.

Overall Score
4.9


(9 Points)

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