Editor's Choice - Our Favorite 8mm Action Cameras

1. SJCAM Action Camera SJ4000 WiFi Wireless Chipset Novatek 96655 4x Digital Zoom Full HD 1080P Sport W...

User Ratings: 60 7

SJCAM SU1903 First Impressions

"First off the quality."

Good and authentic after replacement. For the price this is a great buy. If you have a SJCAM SU1903, then you need this case. Overall an okay 8mm Action Camera that is probably more hype. The quality and features were more than I expected.

  • SJCAM Action Camera SJ4000 WiFi Wireless Chipset Novatek 96655 4x Digital Zoom Full HD 1080P Sport Waterproof 30m Extra 2 BatterieS
  • ✔Chipset Novatek 96655,170 degree A+ grade HD wide angle. BACK-ILLUMINATED sensor with low-light sensitive night vision for shooting night scene perfectly, 170 degrees ultra wide angle lens for shooting broader vision. 4x Digital Zoom keeps you close to the action. High-definition digital motion video recording device
  • ✔The accessories contain two batteries, and there's another one inside the camera. Three pieces of battery, three times record time and three times enjoyment
  • ✔Ultra compact and lightweight design(59.2*41*29.8mm,58g).Comes with a waterproof case,IP68 waterproof up to 30m for capturing water action
  • ✔BUILT IN WI-FI wireless module: effective distance up to 3-5 meters, apply on your phone or tablet, easily record videos and take photos, upload and share every moment in a timely fashion
  • ✔Perfect for outdoor sports, extreme sports, water sports, home security, car DVR, and diving. 100% Customer satisfaction with service by Vivid View Accessories
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SJCAM SU1903
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SJCAM SU1903 Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

It can attach to his bike and scooter. Great purchase and highly recommended. Very good customer service top notch. It can attach to his bike and scooter. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles.

Overall Score
4.2


(240 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated 8mm Action Cameras

2. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon VHW00401
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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)

3. DJI 2170 Carbon Fiber Reinforced Folding Propeller for E2000 Tuned Propulsion System (2x Counter Clo...

DJI First Impressions

"My kids love using this!"

These are original DJI batteries, and charger. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. So I definitely like this 8mm Action Camera as well. The DJI is very easy to use. This feature alone is the reason I bought the DJI .

  • DJI 2170 Carbon Fiber Reinforced Folding Propeller for E2000 Tuned Propulsion System (2x Counter Clockwise Blade)
  • The 21-inch propeller is made of Ultra Carbon Pro, an advanced composite material, for lower rotational inertia in combination with high strength and stiffness. Their aerodynamic profile combined with optimized electro-magnetic design of the motor make the E2000 extremely energy efficient.
  • REQUIRES E2000 - 2170 Folding Propeller Adapter
  • In The Box: Blade (CCW) x 2; Screws pack x 1; Washers pack x 1 (Propeller Adapter NOT included)
  • Specification Diameter/Thread Pitch: 21 x 7.0 inch (533 x 178mm)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Great Buy!"

I think at this price range, this is a very good 8mm Action Camera to have. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! This 8mm Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! So I definitely like this 8mm Action Camera as well.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. VanTop Moment 4 4K 20MP 30M Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen, Remote, EIS, Lightweight Bac...

User Ratings: 80 2

VanTop MOMENT 4 First Impressions

"Not even close."

It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. And the image on the VanTop MOMENT 4 itself is sharp and clear. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. The value of all the parts is incredible. I think at this price range, this is a very good 8mm Action Camera to have.

  • VanTop Moment 4 4K 20MP 30M Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen, Remote, EIS, Lightweight Backpack, 2 Rechargeable Batteries, GoPro Accessories Kit
  • 【Affordable Price with Beating 4K】Featuring 4K/24fps, 2K/30fps and 1080P/60FPS video resolution and 20MP photos, the camera optimize your shots by delivering insanely exquisite, fine and smooth footage with Sony sensor. Images are in their glory with captivating color, gripping 4K detail and most of all, 1/5 price of the GoPro.
  • 【Intuitive Touch Screen】Following one of the cool touch display function of Gopro, this action camera equips with the intuitive touch screen. One effortless touch and the action camera is on the go. Never miss a shot again.
  • 【Electronic Image Stabilization】Just turn on the EIS, and you will never sigh for the blurry shot or video during the bumps and knocks. The EIS integrated helps to deliver clear and stable videos, rendering a hyper smooth video stabilization. Relive every moment.
  • 【Brilliant in Every Way】Adjustable viewing angle varying from 70°to 170°presents the scene like never before. Up to 100FT waterproof shoot showcases the wonderland below water while diving to a new level. Handy wrist remote control perfects the shot. The additional loop recording, time lapse,burst photo, sound record, WDR, diving mode, motion detection all highlight the action cam, which makes it brilliant in every way.
  • 【Insane Bonus Accessories for Free】An ultra lightweight backpack is included to pack all the GoPro accessories for a ride or a dive. Selected and essential accessories kit help you get the shot. Celebrate the moment in an uncompromising way.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VanTop MOMENT 4
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VanTop MOMENT 4 Final Thoughts

"We love this camera!"

Great purchase and highly recommended. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! You can shoot your videos and frame them later.

Overall Score
4.7


(268 Points)

5. Mevo Plus Live Event Camera by Livestream, Black - with Mevo Boost by Livestream, Microfiber Cloth

MEVO Plus Live First Impressions

"Killer deal!"

It can attach to his bike and scooter. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. Love the accessories and the bag. Amazing video quality and from something so small.

  • Mevo Plus Live Event Camera by Livestream, Black - with Mevo Boost by Livestream, Microfiber Cloth
  • Mevo Plus Camera - Mevo Mount - 16GB Micro SD Card and Adapter - Power Adapter - 10' USB Cable - Mevo 1 Year Warranty - Mevo Boost by Livestream - Microfiber Cloth
  • Stream to Livestream, Facebook, YouTube, Periscope and Twitter in up to Full HD 1080p from virtually anywhere over Wi-Fi or LTE.
  • Your mobile device is now your personal video editing suite - zoom, pan and cut with Ease, all from a single camera and app. Available for Android (6 or higher) and iOS (9.3 or higher).
  • New - 802.11ac Wi-Fi chip with 2x2 MIMO antennas delivers faster data transmission speeds, stronger Wi-Fi performance and increased range.
  • 150 deg all-glass Lens and Sony 4K / 12MP CMOS sensor enables recording in stunning 4K or streaming in up to full 1080P HD.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MEVO Plus Live
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MEVO Plus Live Final Thoughts

"Sound is not great."

The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. For the price this is a great buy. The device itself is fabulous. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. Ipevo VZ-R HDMI/USB Dual Mode 8MP Document Camera — Mac OS, Windows, Chromebook Compatible for Liv...

User Ratings: 78 9

Ipevo 5-883-4-01-00 First Impressions

"Did I mention."

My friends are impressed by my work with this 8mm Action Camera. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. I think at this price range, this is a very good 8mm Action Camera to have. Love the accessories and the bag.

  • Ipevo VZ-R HDMI/USB Dual Mode 8MP Document Camera — Mac OS, Windows, Chromebook Compatible for Live Demo, Web Conferencing, Remote Teaching, Distance Learning, 8 Megapixel (5-883-4-01-00)
  • Hdmi and USB dual mode. 8 Megapixel camera that captures up to 3264 x 2448 (10Fps) in USB mode, and up to 1920 x 1080 (30Fps) in HDMI mode. Works on Mac, Windows PC and Chromebook.
  • Max shooting area: 10. 6” x 18. 9” (270 x 480mm) [16: 9]/13. 5” x 18. 1” (344 x 460mm) [4: 3]. Size - With base-4.57 x 4.25 x 11.85 inches (11.6 x 10.8 x 30.1cm). Without base-3.07 x 1.57 x 11.42 inches (7.8 x 4.0 x 29.0cm)
  • Performance boost with Sony CMOS Image Sensor and Ambarella integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC) – faster focusing speed, better noise reduction under low-light conditions and excellent reproduction of colors for lesser disruptions, distortion and latency.
  • Stronger yet lighter with glass fiber reinforced stand (GVX-5H) – increased durability for daily usage yet light-weighted (2. 2 lbs. /1 kg) for swapping between classrooms or conference rooms
  • Designed and made in Taiwan. Swivelling head, Multi-Jointed stand, and small footprint allow you to capture freely from different height, angle, and orientation. Buttons conveniently located on vz-r's body enable you to adjust real-time images instantly.
  • Max Focal Length: 3.57
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ipevo 5-883-4-01-00
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Ipevo 5-883-4-01-00 Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. This thing is solid as ever. I got this Ipevo 5-883-4-01-00 to record our trip’s adventure. Overall an okay 8mm Action Camera that is probably more hype. Has a lot to offer at a good price.

Overall Score
4.4


(130 Points)

7. GoPro Hero 8 Black Action Camera with Accessory Bundle - Sandisk 64GB MicroSD, Memory Card Reader an...

User Ratings: 69 11

GoPro First Impressions

"So far so good."

This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. I am very happy that I did it. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. I got this GoPro to record our trip’s adventure.

  • GoPro Hero 8 Black Action Camera with Accessory Bundle - Sandisk 64GB MicroSD, Memory Card Reader and Carrying Case
  • GoPro Hero 8 all Accessories + Full USA Warranties PREMIUM RITZ CAMERA BUNDLE INCLUDES: GoPro Hero 8 Action Camera, Sandisk 64GB High-Performance U3 MicroSD Video Memory Card, Medium GoPro Case and Ritz Gear Card Reader
  • STREAMLINED DESIGN - The re-imagined shape is more pocketable, and folding fingers at the base let you swap mounts quickly. A new side door makes changing batteries even faster, and the lens is now 2x more impact-resistant.
  • HERO8 BLACK MODS - Vloggers, pro filmmakers and aspiring creators can do more than ever imagined – with quick-loading accessories like flashes, microphones, LCD screens and more. Just add the optional Media Mod to up your capture game.
  • HYPERSMOOTH 2.0 - Smooth just got smoother. Now HERO8 Black has three levels of stabilisation – On, High and Boost – so you can pick the best option for whatever you do. Get the widest views possible, or boost it up to the smoothest video ever offered in a HERO camera. Plus, HyperSmooth works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon levelling.
  • TIMEWARP 2.0 - Capture super-stabilised time lapse videos while you move through an activity. And now, TimeWarp automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. You can even slow down the effect to real time – savouring interesting moments – and then tap to speed it back up.
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GoPro Final Thoughts

"Everything is great."

This little camera will amaze you. This is high quality and you can tell. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. The quality is decent for the size.

Overall Score
4.4


(12 Points)

8. GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera Essential Bundle - Includes: SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSDXC Memory Card ...

GoPro CHDHZ-201 First Impressions

"It’s worth it."

This 8mm Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead.

  • GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera Essential Bundle - Includes: SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSDXC Memory Card + Selfie Stick + Protective Carrying Case + Flexible Gripster Tripod Floating “Bobber” Handle + More
  • Video: HERO Mode 1440p60 / 1080p60; Spherical Video: 6K30 Source / 5.6K30 Stitched (Supports 4992 x 2496 360° Video)
  • Photo: 18MP Source / 16.6MP Stitched 360 Photo / 5.5MP HERO Photo (Resolution Up to 5760 x 2880)
  • MAX HyperSmooth Digital Stabilization; MAX TimeWarp Stabilized Time-Lapse Video
  • HERO Mode 2x Slo-Mo; Live Streaming (1080p); Max SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow, & PowerPano
  • Waterproof Up to 16’ Without Housing; Wide 8.9mm Focal Length; GPS, Wi-Fi, & Bluetooth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHZ-201
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GoPro CHDHZ-201 Final Thoughts

"Plus it has has self time."

Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. Love GoPro, and this mount works great too. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. I especially like it simplified design. The value of all the parts is incredible.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

9. DJI OSMO Action Camera Bundle with 3 Batteries, Charging Hub, Adjustable Polarizer Filter Set, SD Ca...

DJI First Impressions

"This is great."

I cant give the DJI enough stars. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. This 8mm Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! The whole outlook and vintage and nice.

  • DJI OSMO Action Camera Bundle with 3 Batteries, Charging Hub, Adjustable Polarizer Filter Set, SD Card, Extension Rod/Selfie Stick, Tripod & Must Have Accessories (14 Items)
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! Whether you want to record your world from behind a lens or be the star of the show, Osmo Action’s dual screens allow you to capture it all with the touch of a button. A vivid front screen lets you frame yourself effortlessly in any setting, while the back screen delivers a crystal-clear, hyper-responsive display.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! After years of providing advanced, reliable stabilization technology to filmmakers around the globe, DJI has gone one step further. RockSteady combines EIS with complex algorithms, delivering stable, shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! Dramatically enhance the dynamic range of your footage when recording with HDR video. This shooting mode delivers natural transitions between light and dark areas, capturing rich details that are often lost in environments with complex lighting.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! Action OS is an extremely fast interactive system that combines an efficient, streamlined UI with three accessible buttons to provide rapid, flexible operation. Powering on, recording, and setting modes can all be done in the blink of an eye.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! We make the factory package more complete by adding some unique and must have tools to the packages. Please see the description for a list of everything included in this bundle
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"I loved it."

So I definitely like this 8mm Action Camera as well. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture.

Overall Score
5.0


(7 Points)

10. Xtech SKI / SKIING ACCESSORIES Kit for GoPro Hero 4 3+ 3 2 1 Hero4 Hero3 Hero2, Hero 4 Silver, Hero ...

Xtech First Impressions

"Upload your footage daily."

I contacted Xtech customer service and they were amazing. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well.

  • Xtech SKI / SKIING ACCESSORIES Kit for GoPro Hero 4 3+ 3 2 1 Hero4 Hero3 Hero2, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 4 Black, Hero 3+ Hero3+ Hero 3 Silver, Hero 3 Black and for Skiing, Ski-Bobbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Rollerblading, Skating, Ice Skating, Roller Skating and other Similar Sports Activities Includes: Head Strap Mount + Selfie Stick Monopod Pole + Helmet Harness Mount + Chest Strap Mount + Camera Wrist Mount +MORE
  • Includes the Xtech GOPRO Hero SKI / SKIING ACCESSORIES Kit for GoPro Hero 4 3+ 3 2 1 Hero4 Hero3 Hero2, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 4 Black, Hero 3+ Hero3+ Hero 3 Silver, Hero 3 Black and for Skiing, Ski-Bobbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Rollerblading, Skating, Ice Skating, Roller Skating and other Similar Sports Activities.
  • Includes an Adjustable HEAD STRAP / Headstrap Mount Designed to fit all sizes + Chest Strap Mount that can be worn either directly over a body or over clothes + 2 J-Hooks.
  • Includes an Extendable 43” inch Selfie Stick Monopod Pole that conveniently fold back to 8” enabling to capture Extraordinary Photo and Videos in unique angles.
  • Includes an Attachable Helmet Harness Mount designed to Attach onto a Helmet or a similar objects + 3 Curved Adhesive Stickers + Curved Surface Mounts + 3 Flat Adhesive Stickers + Flat Surface Mounts.Camera Wrist Mount that attaches directly on the arm, a great accessory for hands free filming.
  • Includes Assorted Clips and Mounts + Remote Control Wrist Strap + Lens Cap Keeper + 2 Screen Protectors + Memory Card Wallet Holder + Mini Table Tripod + 7 Piece Deluxe Cleaning Kit + Ultra Fine HeroFiber Cleaning Cloth.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Xtech
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Xtech Final Thoughts

"It earns 4 stars."

Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. It can attach to his bike and scooter. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! The order arrived faster than expected, which was great.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

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