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. AKASO Brave 4 4K 20MP WiFi Action Camera Ultra HD with EIS 30m Underwater Waterproof Camera Remote C...

User Ratings: 71 5

AKASO Brave4 First Impressions

"It worked great."

It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. I cant give the AKASO Brave4 enough stars. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON!

  • AKASO Brave 4 4K 20MP WiFi Action Camera Ultra HD with EIS 30m Underwater Waterproof Camera Remote Control 5X Zoom Underwater Camcorder with 2 Batteries and Helmet Accessories Kit
  • UPGRADE SERIES OF AKASO EK7000: Featuring 4K/24fps, 2K/30fps and 1080P/60FPS video resolution and 20MP photos, AKASO Brave 4 action camera enables you to take incredible photos and ultra HD videos, clearly recording the beauty and wonders in life!
  • OPTIONAL VIEW ANGLE AND ANTI-SHAKING: Adjust the view angle of this action camera according to your needs between 170°, 140°, 110°, and 70°. Built in smart gyroscope for anti-shaking and image stabilization to make your video much more smooth.
  • SPORTS CAMERA WITH WIFI AND HDMI: Sharing & editing videos from an action camera is easier with the free app. Just download the App on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wi-Fi signal ranges up to 10 meters. With HDMI Port allows you to connect it with television.
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA AND 2'' IPS SCREEN: Place your action camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, then you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, etc. 2'' IPS screen allows you to preview the video in action camera.
  • FREE VALUABLE ACCESSORIES: This underwater camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, remote control wristband and 19 accessories kit, the kits are available for most kinds of camera even Gopro. Each battery can record up to 90 minutes. The remote wristband is not waterproof.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
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AKASO Brave4 Final Thoughts

"I enjoyed using it."

The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. Get a stainless steel tether. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. The whole outlook and vintage and nice. This accessory bundle for my AKASO Brave4 has a ton of items.

Overall Score
4.5


(3968 Points)

4. TEGRAX Action Camera 2" Screen Full HD 1080P 170 Degree Wide Angle 30 Meters Waterproof housing

User Ratings: 69

TegraX First Impressions

"Love the layout."

I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! This action camera is amazing for the price!

  • TEGRAX Action Camera 2" Screen Full HD 1080P 170 Degree Wide Angle 30 Meters Waterproof housing
  • Video : 1920*1080 pixels 30 fps ; 1280*720 pixels 60 fps
  • Battery : 2 x 900 mAh
  • Wide Angel Lens 170 degrees
  • Input/Output : Micro SD/HDMI
  • Waterproof up to 30 meters ; Storage : Micro SD Card ( not included )
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TegraX Final Thoughts

"Win win."

This accessory bundle for my TegraX has a ton of items. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. And the image on the TegraX itself is sharp and clear. I contacted TegraX customer service and they were amazing. Captures all my adventures when I need it to.

Overall Score
4.7


(3 Points)

5. VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 (Frustration Free Packaging)

User Ratings: 65 8

VTech 80-507001 First Impressions

"And Wallah!"

So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. I especially like it simplified design. It is small and takes awesome pictures!

  • VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 (Frustration Free Packaging)
  • Take photos and record videos on the go
  • Take selfies or shoot videos with exciting features like slow and fast-motion using the 180 degree rotatable camera
  • Use included accessories to mount the camera to your bike, skateboard and more to take great action shots. Add the all-weather, waterproof case for use up to six feet underwater
  • Includes two platform-style games and one augmented reality game for even more fun
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery with continuous photo-taking and recording time of 2.5 hours. Action cam has a microSD card slot; with a 32GB microSD card (sold separately) the camera records 240 minutes of 640 x 480 video or 278,400 photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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VTech 80-507001 Final Thoughts

"Daughter loved it."

I'm looking forward to using this VTech 80-507001. I just love this little camera! It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. Also, the customer service is very good! The new form factor and weight are fantastic!

Overall Score
4.2


(127 Points)

6. OhO sunshine THB588F OHO Video Sunglasses, 32GB Ultra HD Outdoor Sports Action Camera with Built in ...

User Ratings: 58

OhO sunshine 3216564641 First Impressions

"Love the layout."

Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. The quality and features were more than I expected. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize.

  • OhO sunshine THB588F OHO Video Sunglasses, 32GB Ultra HD Outdoor Sports Action Camera with Built in 16MP Camera and Polarized UV400 Lens, Compatiable with Prescription Lens (1920x1080)
  • Ultra HD 1080P video recording: video sunglasses is recording Ultra full HD resolution video with audio and shooting 16M Pixel photo By 16G supplying memory card
  • Video outdoor sport: camera sunglasses is comfortable to wear and widely used when cycling, hunting, fishing, police, traveling and living, etc. to record every memorable moment in life
  • Safety lenses: us safety lens standard ANSI/ISEA Z87. 1-2015 impact resistant for eye and Face Protection, 100% UV protection polarized lens with FDA audited, interchangeable lens for action sporting camera sunglasses
  • Video recording time: video recording camera is recording for 50-60 minutes around with safety built-in MSDS, Un38. 3 Certificated rechargeable battery
  • Video storage: come with 16G micro SD card, you can insert maximum 32GB micro SD card
  • max_focal_length: 1.0
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OhO sunshine 3216564641
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OhO sunshine 3216564641 Final Thoughts

"Now they are fantastic."

So I definitely like this 35mm Action Camera as well. I'm looking forward to using this OhO sunshine 3216564641. The value of all the parts is incredible. Great purchase and highly recommended. Captures all my adventures when I need it to.

Overall Score
4.4


(21 Points)

7. Nikon WP-AA1 Waterproof Case for KeyMission 170

User Ratings: 68

Nikon VHW00401 First Impressions

"My only gripe is the stand."

I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. Has a lot to offer at a good price. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. It is easy to mount the Nikon on and it stays in place. No need to spend hundreds on something else!

  • Nikon WP-AA1 Waterproof Case for KeyMission 170
  • Nikon WP-AA1 Waterproof Case - Nikon 90 Day Limited Warranty
  • Compatibility: Nikon KeyMission 170 Action Camera
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx. 3.6 x 3.2 x 2.0" (90.2 x 80.3 x 48.8mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 4.7 oz (133g) excluding battery and camera
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Nikon VHW00401 Final Thoughts

"The light."

It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. This is a very well-made little camera.

Overall Score
4.5


(18 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.
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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. PGYTECH OSMO Pocket Universal Mount Kit

User Ratings: 76

PGYTECH P-18C-033 First Impressions

"Win win."

Love PGYTECH, and this mount works great too. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Very good customer service top notch. This accessory bundle for my PGYTECH P-18C-033 has a ton of items. The PGYTECH P-18C-033 is very easy to use.

  • PGYTECH OSMO Pocket Universal Mount Kit
  • Provide a variety of possibilities for the OSMO POCKET to connect to other accessories, creating richer usage scenarios
  • OSMO POCKET L BRACKET+More possibilities when shooting 180¡ã rotatable angle.
  • OSMO POCKET DATA PORT TO UNIVERSAL MOUNTIt fixes the OSMO POCKET to a variety of expansion accessories.
  • ACTION CAMERA UNIVERSAL MOUNT TO 1/4¡±Light and quick mounting-releasing process. 1/4¡±?thread. Made with a selection of copper for rust-proof and durability.
  • Packing ListProduct Set£ºOSMO Pocket Data Port to Universal Mount x1- OSMO Pocket L Bracket+ x1- Action Camera Universal-Mount to 1/4 x1-User Manual x1
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PGYTECH P-18C-033 Final Thoughts

"I have a PGYTECH P-18C-033."

I got this PGYTECH P-18C-033 to record our trip’s adventure. I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. My friends are impressed by my work with this 35mm Action Camera.

Overall Score
4.7


(25 Points)

10. GoPro HERO8 Black, Waterproof Digital Sports and Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K UHD Video 12MP P...

User Ratings: 78

GoPro HERO8 Black First Impressions

"It looks brand new."

My friends are impressed by my work with this 35mm Action Camera. It can attach to his bike and scooter. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. This accessory bundle for my GoPro HERO8 Black has a ton of items. I will be ordering several more for my personal use!

  • GoPro HERO8 Black, Waterproof Digital Sports and Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K UHD Video 12MP Photos, Power Bundle with Dual Charger, 3 Extra Batteries, 128GB microSD Card, Cleaning Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: GoPro HERO 8 Black Camera (CHDHX-801) | Rechargeable Battery (1220mAh) | Curved Adhesive Mount | Mounting Buckle | USB-C Cable | Thumb Screw| GoPro Dual Battery Charger (GPAJDBD001) | 3x GoPro Rechargeable Battery (GPAJBAT001) | SanDisk 128GB Extreme UHS-I Class 10 V30 U3 microSDXC Memory Card, SD Adapter | ProOptic Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • KEY FEATURES: 4K60 Video + 12MP Photos | HyperSmooth 2.0 Video Stabilization | TimeWarp 2.0 Time-Lapse Video | Night Time-Lapse Video | 1080p Live Streaming | SuperPhoto + Improved HDR | Foldable Mount Fingers | LiveBurst Image Capture | Digital Lenses (SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow) | Rugged + Waterproof 33ft (10M) | 8x Slo-Mo Video | 2-inch Intuitive Touch Screen | Face, Smile + Scene Detection | 3 Built-in Mics with Reduced Wind Noise | USB-C Charging | Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Enabled
  • The GoPro HERO8 Black features the HyperSmooth 2.0 Video Stabilization with gimbal like video that's insanely smooth (without the gimbal). A radical enhancement to HyperSmooth, HyperSmooth 2.0 now has multiple levels of stabilization, including Boost and game-changing in-app horizon leveling. It’s now easier to get the best view of whatever you’re doing with the Digital-Lenses feature. Tap through four lenses: Narrow, distortion-free Linear, Wide and SuperView.
  • TimeWarp 2.0 Video lets you capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move about a scene. Get that surreal TimeWarp effect you love now with automatic speed selection. Or just tap to speed it up or slow it down. Increase the speed up to 30x to turn longer activities into shareable moments. The SuperPhoto feature and Improved HDR lets you crank up the contrast, kill the blur and shred. The revamped algorithm delivers professional action shots with detail you never thought possible.
  • With LiveBurst mode it captures 1.5 seconds before and after you hit the shutter, so you can pick the perfect shot from 90 still images. Or, share a 3-second 4K video clip of amazing footage. With Voice Control, say one of the 16 preset commands and the camera will do the rest for you. | WARRANTY: GoPro Authorized Reseller. Includes a Limited GoPro 1 Year USA Warranty.
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GoPro HERO8 Black Final Thoughts

"Daughter loved it."

Very nice package of accessories. The value of all the parts is incredible. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. Video stabilization is astonishing. The quality is decent for the size.

Overall Score
4.5


(23 Points)

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