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. POV Case 3.0 Small black - suitable for GoPro HD Hero 4, 3+, 3, 2

User Ratings: 60 4

SP Gadgets 52030 First Impressions

"But it is all good."

But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. For the price this is a great buy. Overall, I think this a great 35mm Action Camera. No need to spend hundreds on something else! If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another.

  • POV Case 3.0 Small black - suitable for GoPro HD Hero 4, 3+, 3, 2
  • Compact and easy to use
  • Perfectly shaped compartments for your GoPro camera & accessories
  • Sleek and Lightweight
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SP Gadgets 52030 Final Thoughts

"Everything is great."

We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. My friends are impressed by my work with this 35mm Action Camera. This is enough for most use cases!

Overall Score
4.3


(1137 Points)

4. 360RIZE 360Helios 3 360 Plug-n-Play Rig for Blackmagic

360Rize 3R 360HELIOS-3 First Impressions

"Go figure."

I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller!

  • 360RIZE 360Helios 3 360 Plug-n-Play Rig for Blackmagic
  • Capture cinematic 360 video
  • Minimalist form - optimal Lens positions
  • Switch between landscape/portrait modes
  • Capturing full 360 x 180 Degree video
  • Cameras are sold separately.
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360Rize 3R 360HELIOS-3 Final Thoughts

"Thanks guys!"

Love the accessories and the bag. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. I am very happy that I did it. I just love this little camera! This is a very well-made little camera.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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

User Ratings: 79

DJIParts First Impressions

"As far as durability."

It is easy to mount the DJIParts on and it stays in place. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. I cant give the DJIParts enough stars. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling.

  • 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 Battery)
  • 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

"Great 35mm Action Camera."

Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Overall an okay 35mm Action Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

6. GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP...

User Ratings: 69 12

GoPro CHDHX-502 First Impressions

"The quality is unreal."

It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. I got this GoPro CHDHX-502 to record our trip’s adventure. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON!

  • GoPro Hero5 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos
  • Stunning 4k video and 12MP photos in single, burst and time lapse modes charger not included
  • Durable by design, Hero5 black is waterproof to 33 feet (10 meter) without a housing
  • Additional GoPro Hero5 black features + benefits below on item page time lapse photo intervals: 05, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds
  • Preview and playback your shots, change settings and trim your footage, all on your GoPro
  • Note: Check user manual on technical specification and instruction video available before use; audio format: wav
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHX-502
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GoPro CHDHX-502 Final Thoughts

"Not even close."

It can attach to his bike and scooter. The GoPro CHDHX-502 is very easy to use. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. This thing is solid as ever. If you have a GoPro CHDHX-502, then you need this case.

Overall Score
4.2


(3045 Points)

7. GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera w/Dual Battery Charger and Extra Battery Bundle

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"Great 35mm Action Camera."

You can shoot your videos and frame them later. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great.

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera w/Dual Battery Charger and Extra Battery Bundle
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Product Highlights: 4K60/50, 2.7K120/100 & 1080p240/200, 12MP Still Photos with Selectable HDR, HyperSmooth Video Stabilization, Direct Live Streaming to Facebook Live, TimeWarp Stabilized Time-Lapse Video, Waterproof to 33' without a Housing, Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media, Intuitive, Smartphone-Like Touchscreen, Face, Smile & Scene Detection, 16-Command Voice Control
  • GoPro Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Black, Rechargeable Battery, The Frame for HERO7 Black, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty
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K&M Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

The quality is decent for the size. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! I don't consider these as cons, just my observations.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

8. Andoer AN6000 4K 16MP WiFi Action Sports Camera Ultra HD Waterproof with Remote Control 12MP 170 Deg...

Andoer First Impressions

"Killer deal!"

This is a very well-made little camera. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight.

  • Andoer AN6000 4K 16MP WiFi Action Sports Camera Ultra HD Waterproof with Remote Control 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens Support
  • Adopt for Allwinner V3 chipset and for Sony 179 CMOS sensor, high technology ensure excellent image quality and video smoothness.Built-in WiFi, you can share photos with friends instantly.
  • 170 Degree super wide angle HD lens offer a wider vision for group/more scene.Support 4K 30fps/ 1080P 60fps/ 720P 120fps stunning video recording, the image can be rotated.
  • Support up to 16MP photography, with Timed / Auto/ Drama modes. Enjoy more fun with Time Lapse/ Loop Recording/ Slow Motion shooting modes.
  • The waterproof case enable you to shoot underwater 40m, great for diving/swimming & etc water activities.Compact and small, with multiple mounting accessories - ideal for extreme sports talents.
  • 4X digital zoom help to magnify scene from remote, with 2.0 inch LCD screen displaying details.Comes with a wearable remote control, effective distance 10m/32.8ft.
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Andoer Final Thoughts

"Christmas gift."

This feature alone is the reason I bought the Andoer . Also, the customer service is very good! Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. This little camera will amaze you. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

9. VVHOOY 3x1350mAh Rechargeable Action Camera Battery and Charger Compatible with AKASO EK7000/Brave 4...

User Ratings: 78 4

VVHOOY VV-VTBATTERY-1350 First Impressions

"Really enjoyed the VVHOOY VV-VTBATTERY-1350."

Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. I especially like it simplified design. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. I'm looking forward to using this VVHOOY VV-VTBATTERY-1350.

  • VVHOOY 3x1350mAh Rechargeable Action Camera Battery and Charger Compatible with AKASO EK7000/Brave 4/Dragon Touch Vision 3 4K/DBPOWER EX5000/Crosstour/Lightdow/Victure/Campark ACT74/APEMAN/EKEN/ODRVM
  • 【Item included】:3x1350mAh Replacement Battery+Dual Port Charger+USB Cable,A Great Gift and Must Kit Accessories for Your Sports Action Camera Recording,Make Sure you Never Miss Any Important Moment
  • 【Powerful & Longer Working Time】: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack-3.7V, 1350mAh 4.995Wh with safety, longer battery life
  • 【Smart Indicator Charger】:Two Independent Smart LED light indicated RED when charging and GREEN when completed
  • 【Upgraded version Battery】: This item comes with 3 rechargeable 1350mAh batteries. Huge Capacity .Each 1350mAh battery can record up 120 minutes,30% extra power than a 1050mAh battery. The battery style is round,it can fit with more style of action camera than those square battery .You will no more worry about the recording time for this action camera
  • 【Wide Compatibility】:This 1350mah Action Camera Batteries Pack and Dual Charger Compatible with AKASO EK7000/Brave 4/FITFORT/Campark ACT74/DBPOWER EX5000/N5S/APEMAN/Victure/Crosstour/TENKER/Lightdow LD4000 LD6000/ICONNTECHS IT/EKEN H9R/Dragon Touch Vision/SOOCOO/Yuntab/TEC.BEAN/AOKON/GEEKAM/JEEMAK/Davola/BOIFUN/Mospro Sports Action Cam and more.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VVHOOY VV-VTBATTERY-1350
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VVHOOY VV-VTBATTERY-1350 Final Thoughts

"It works fine."

Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. VVHOOY VV-VTBATTERY-1350 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. This is a very well-made little camera. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. Amazing video quality and from something so small.

Overall Score
4.5


(26 Points)

10. Shanren Pocket Time Lapse Camera, Full HD Wi-Fi Mini Camera, Magnet/Clip/Viscose/Sucker Buckle Best ...

SHANREN First Impressions

"My kids love using this!"

I'm looking forward to using this SHANREN . A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. This is a very well-made little camera. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture.

  • Shanren Pocket Time Lapse Camera, Full HD Wi-Fi Mini Camera, Magnet/Clip/Viscose/Sucker Buckle Best for Traveling, Cycling and Party
  • 【Producing time lapse and videos without a tripod】Pocket Mini Camera helps you record videos and take photos like never before, release your hands, it comes with a flexible Magnet/Clip/ Viscose/Sucker buckles allowing you to position it easily. Whether standing still for a stationary time lapse, or moving through your world for a hyper lapse, you can create smooth videos easily without a tripod. capture a beautiful sunset, traffic flow, Stream of people, crazy party and your lovely pets.
  • 【High Quality Videos and Photos】Pocket records beautiful Full HD video, takes high quality 8MP photos in the day or even in a dark environment, Control your Pocket with Shanren a tap of your finger. Smart shooting modes can be controlled and triggered by remote control from the Shanren video app on your smartphone. Four shooting modes: Camera, Video, Time Lapse, Short Video. Multiple Filters available. Supports up to 32GB micro SD card (not included).
  • 【Multi-function sport camera】: Waterproof case bundle available for Cycling, Skiing and Diving, Pocket is the lightest camera, weighs only 20 grams. Battery life up to 60 minutes continuous video recording. An integrated microphone allows onboard audio recording It’s the best choice to put it on your handlebar.
  • 【Perfect Vision】Bringing you highly stabilized imaging with all the benefits of a SONY sensor. 120° wide angle lens, capturing images as it goes while staying completely level.
  • 【Accessories】The basic package have 4 kinds of buckles includes: Magnet/Clip/ Viscose/Sucker Buckle, Waterproof case bundle available for Cycling, Skiing and Diving, there is waterproof case get 30% off on the accessory bundle when you buy together at check out.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SHANREN
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SHANREN Final Thoughts

"It is always in focus."

This accessory bundle for my SHANREN has a ton of items. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this SHANREN . It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. This feature alone is the reason I bought the SHANREN . And the image on the SHANREN itself is sharp and clear.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

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