Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Active Action Cameras

1. Voyager HD Action Camera With Waterproof Case Underwater Sports Camera SD Card Slot Mounting Kit 30M...

Active First Impressions

"Great Active Action Camera."

It is small and takes awesome pictures! Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. The quality and features were more than I expected. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are.

  • Voyager HD Action Camera With Waterproof Case Underwater Sports Camera SD Card Slot Mounting Kit 30M Diving 2” LCD Screen Wide Angle Lens Sports Cam Rechargeable 8 GB SD Card Included
  • 30 METERS WATERPROOF PERFORMANCE: With the solid and pretty waterproof case, you can dive into water up to 98 feet / 30 meters. Perfect for water sports, such as swimming, diving, surfing and so on. You can explore the unknown underwater world.
  • 2” LCD AND MOUNTING ACCESSORY KITS: A larger screen allows you to view videos or pictures more clearly. Multifunctional accessories enable you to mount your camera to helmet, bicycles, wrist, etc. Great companion to shoot the exciting moment.
  • SUPER CEAR VIDEO: Full HD video action cam with wide angle lens for beautiful picture
  • MICRO SD MEMORY CARD SLOT: Never run out of storage you can insert any size capacity that works for you
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Active
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Active Final Thoughts

"Awesome camera!"

And the image on the Active itself is sharp and clear. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

2. Xtech CAR MOUNT ACCESSORIES Kit for GoPro Hero 4 3+ 3 2 1 Hero4 Hero3 Hero2, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 4 B...

Xtech First Impressions

"So I got the camera."

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Xtech wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. It can attach to his bike and scooter.

  • Xtech CAR MOUNT 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 Car / Cars, Car Racing, Motorcycles, Motorcycle Racing, Racing, Rallying, Sport Car Racing, Auto Racing, Dirt Bikes, Cycling, Biking, ATV and other Similar Activities Includes: Car Suction Cup Mount + Helmet Harness Mount + Chest Strap Mount + Head Strap Mount + Large GoPro Camera Travel Case + Camera Wrist Mount + Monopod Pole + MORE
  • Includes the Xtech GOPRO Hero CAR MOUNT 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 Car / Cars, Car Racing, Motorcycles, Motorcycle Racing, Racing, Rallying, Sport Car Racing, Auto Racing, Dirt Bikes, Cycling, Biking, ATV and other Similar Activities.
  • Includes a Car Suction Cup Mount design to record Videos and capture photos while in motion, a great Accessory for any Car recording purpose + an Attachable Helmet Harness Mount designed to Attach onto a Helmet or a similar objects.
  • 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-Hook Mounts + 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 a Large Travel Case designed with removable foam boxes to enable shaping the interior of the case to customly fit item as desired + Camera Wrist Mount that attaches directly on the arm, a great accessory for hands free filming + 2 Flat Adhesive Stickers + Flat Surface Mounts + 2 Curved Adhesive Stickers + Curved Surface Mounts.
  • 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

"Great Active Action Camera."

Great purchase and highly recommended. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Xtech . These are original Xtech batteries, and charger. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. All features are the same but this is way cheaper.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Camera with 64GB SD Card Supports 4K Video

User Ratings: 66 9

DJI First Impressions

"Great Buy!"

It is small and takes awesome pictures! Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip! Great purchase and highly recommended. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Overall an okay Active Action Camera that is probably more hype.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Camera with 64GB SD Card Supports 4K Video
  • Osmo Pocket does not include any SD cards in the box. Additional 64GB microSD Card with Adapter included (UHS 3; High-performance for 4K UHD video recording; Brand May Vary)
  • Additional 3.5mm Adapter allows the user to plug in an external 3.5mm microphone into Osmo Pocket for higher-quality sound recording.
  • Lightweight and Portable: As the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera DJI has ever designed, the compact and intelligent Osmo Pocket turns any moment into a cinematic memory. 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal: The Osmo Pocket camera is equipped with a remarkable 3-axis stabilized gimbal and a new algorithm that ensures a control accuracy of ±0.005° and maximum control speed of 120°/s.
  • Amazingly Powerful Performance: Osmo Pocket snaps photos in stunning detail, thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° FOV, and f/2.0 aperture. It can also shoot 4K/60fps video at 100Mbps and photos at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 μm for footage worth sharing every time.
  • DJI Mimo: Osmo Pocket is meant for anyone with a story to tell, which is why we developed DJI Mimo. This dedicated app expands your imagination with editing tools and opens the door to a community that inspires your own visual storytelling.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Pretty fast charge time."

The quality is decent for the size. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this DJI . I cannot say enough great things about this Active Action Camera. The device itself is fabulous. The device itself is fabulous.

Overall Score
4.4


(16 Points)

4. DJI Osmo Action 4K Camera with 38-in-1 Action Bundle

User Ratings: 68 12

K&M CPOS0000002001 First Impressions

"Great little camera!"

This Active Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. So I definitely like this Active Action Camera as well. This accessory bundle for my K&M CPOS0000002001 has a ton of items. Video stabilization is astonishing.

  • DJI Osmo Action 4K Camera with 38-in-1 Action Bundle
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard DJI Accessories + Limited 1 Year Warranty
  • DJI Box Includes: DJI Osmo Action 4K Camera, Mounting Frame, 1300mAh Li-Ion Battery, Battery Case, USB Type-C Cable, Quick Release Base, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Connector Screw, Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Product Highlights: 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, Wide f/2.8 Lens, Up to 4K60 Video, 12MP Still Photos, Up to 3200 ISO, HDR Support, Wide Dynamic Range in 4K30, RockSteady Digital Video Stabilization, Time-Lapse, Hyperlapse, Slow-Motion Mode, Waterproof to 36' without a Housing, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Support, Touchscreen Displays on Front and Back, Records to microSD/SDXC/SDHC Cards
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M CPOS0000002001
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K&M CPOS0000002001 Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

Has loads and loads of accessories. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. This accessory bundle for my K&M CPOS0000002001 has a ton of items.

Overall Score
4.2


(31 Points)

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

User Ratings: 77 9

DJI 1 First Impressions

"Now they are fantastic."

This accessory bundle for my DJI 1 has a ton of items. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. Amazing video quality and from something so small. Has a lot to offer at a good price.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro (20 MP Hasselblad Camera) with Smart Controller and Fly More Kit Ultimate Bundle (3 Batteries, ND Filters, 128 GB Extreme Card, Charging Hub and More)
  • Hasselblad L1D-20C Camera provided Ultra-Image Quality; 20 MP 1 inch CMOS Sensor and Adjustable Aperture, 10 bit HRD Video
  • The DJI Smart Controller is designed to maximize your outdoor aerial experience with its ultra-bright screen, intuitive controls, and portable size.
  • Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, low noise propellers, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, SD card support up to 128GB
  • Mavic 2 Pro Aircraft, Mavic 2 Smart Controller, 3 Intelligent Flight Batteries (total), Shoulder Bag (Doesn't Fit with Smart Controller), Charging Hub and Car Charger,Gimbal Protector, 5 pairs Propellers (total), Battery Charger, Power Cable, Communication Cable (USB3.0 Type-C),Spare Control Sticks (Pair)
  • Extra Accessories: Unique Design Hard Case for Mavic 2 Pro with Smart Controller, One Set of Dronemanhub ND Filters (ND 8, 16,32 and CPL),128 GB SanDisk Extreme microSD card, Sandisk adapter, 75 cm Landing Pad, SunlyLife Landing Gear, Anti-Scratch Tempered Glass and Lanyard Neck Strap for Smart Controller, and TFSTOYs Propeller Bag
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI 1
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DJI 1 Final Thoughts

"First off the quality."

If you have a DJI 1, then you need this case. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! My friends are impressed by my work with this Active Action Camera. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great.

Overall Score
4.4


(40 Points)

6. 4K Action Camera, Yimaler HD 1080P WiFi Waterproof Mini Sport Cam 2 Inch LCD Screen 16MP Remote Cont...

User Ratings: 44

YIMALER sdv1 First Impressions

"Not a scratch on it."

All features are the same but this is way cheaper. I got this YIMALER sdv1 to record our trip’s adventure. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. Very nice package of accessories. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots.

  • 4K Action Camera, Yimaler HD 1080P WiFi Waterproof Mini Sport Cam 2 Inch LCD Screen 16MP Remote Control 100 Feet 170 Degree Wide Angle 2 Rechargeable 1050mAh Battery Free Travel Bag Black
  • 1.【100% 4K HD Action Camera】: Provides 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 1080P/30FPS and 720P/120FPS Video Resolution. 12MP Image Resolution & 170 Super Wide Angle Lens Delivers Skip-Free HD Video and Accurately Capture Every Epic View And Exciting Moment For You
  • 2.【100 Feet waterproof camera】This action camera is designed to withstand extreme environments. Equipped with waterproof case,durable waterproof to 100 Feet (30m).Ideal for water sports like swimming, drifting, surfing etc. Come along with tons of free accessories, you can transform it to fit various indoor and outdoor extreme activities.
  • 3.【Built-in WiFi & HDMI output】Edit and share your actions as soon as it’s recorded with the App. WiFi signal ranges up to 10 meters. HDMI output is supported, which means you can preview videos or see real-time display on the TV with a HDMI cable.
  • 4.【Longer working time camera】Rechargeable 1050mAh batteries can record up tp 90 minutes when WIFI is open. You will no more worry about the recording time for our action camera.
  • 5.【Other Excellent Features】Portable package, Loop recording, micro SD card supported maximum up to 64GB, HDMI output, various languages.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The YIMALER sdv1
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YIMALER sdv1 Final Thoughts

"Thank you YIMALER!"

I got this YIMALER sdv1 to record our trip’s adventure. This is high quality and you can tell. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound.

Overall Score
4.0


(10 Points)

7. GoPro HERO8 Black, Waterproof Action Camera, Pro Explorer Bundle with Dive/Protective Case, 3-Way Mo...

User Ratings: 40

GoPro HERO8 Black First Impressions

"See the pics yourself."

Good and authentic after replacement. I contacted GoPro customer service and they were amazing. And the image on the GoPro HERO8 Black itself is sharp and clear. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Has a lot to offer at a good price.

  • GoPro HERO8 Black, Waterproof Action Camera, Pro Explorer Bundle with Dive/Protective Case, 3-Way Mount, 2 Batteries, 128B 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 3-Way 3-in-1 Mount (Grip Handle, Extension Arm and Tripod) AFAEM-001 | GoPro Dive Case / Protective Housing for HERO8 Camera (AJDIV-001) | 2x Extra GoPro Rechargeable Battery (GPAJBAT001) | SanDisk 128GB Extreme UHS-I Class 10 V30 U3 microSD Card | ProOptic 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
  • WARRANTY: GoPro Authorized Reseller. Includes a Limited GoPro 1 Year USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro HERO8 Black
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GoPro HERO8 Black Final Thoughts

"I like the video capability."

I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. I'm looking forward to using this GoPro HERO8 Black. My friends are impressed by my work with this Active Action Camera. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

Overall Score
4.2


(7 Points)

8. TechComm AT43W 4K 16MP Sony IMX078 Cmos Waterproof Action Camera

TechComm AT43W First Impressions

"So far so good."

It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. Good and authentic after replacement. This thing is solid as ever.

  • TechComm AT43W 4K 16MP Sony IMX078 Cmos Waterproof Action Camera
  • 4k ultra HD action camera takes incredible photos and videos: 4 times the resolution of a traditional HD cameras
  • Longer battery life: Our action camera comes with rechargeable 1050mah battery, which can record up to 90 minutes
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & hdmi: Edit & share your action in minutes, just download the app (I smart dv) on your phone or tablet
  • Safely waterproof for up to 100 feet (30m): TechComm at43w is designed to withstand extreme environments
  • 170 degree wide view angle: Allows you to take breathtaking pictures and videos of your unforgettable experiences
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TechComm AT43W
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TechComm AT43W Final Thoughts

"Good picture quality."

This little camera will amaze you. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! The new form factor and weight are fantastic! I'll hear about that one with my critical family member.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

9. 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.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COMWINN
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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)

10. GoPro HERO Session Waterproof Digital Action Camera

User Ratings: 64 9

GoPro CHDHS-102 First Impressions

"So exciting!"

Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. I got this GoPro CHDHS-102 to record our trip’s adventure. It is easy to mount the GoPro on and it stays in place. No need to spend hundreds on something else! There is no need for me to buy extra batteries.

  • GoPro HERO Session Waterproof Digital Action Camera
  • Simple, grab and go operation with a compact, waterproof design and weight of just 2.6 ounce (74 grams), Hero session is the perfect camera for first time GoPro users
  • Easy one button control press the button once to power on the camera and begin capturing video or photos automatically
  • Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions, Hero session is waterproof to 33 feet (10 meter), no housing needed
  • Additional GoPro Hero session features + benefits below on item page; Hero session camera Supports up to 128gb; For the best results we recommend formatting your microsd card regularly; Does not have lcd display
  • Stunning GoPro video quality records stunning 1440p30, 1080p60 and 720p100 video; powerful photo capture captures 8mp single photos, 10 fps burst photos and 0.5 to 60 second time lapse photos
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHS-102
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GoPro CHDHS-102 Final Thoughts

"I have a GoPro CHDHS-102."

GoPro CHDHS-102 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. If you have a GoPro CHDHS-102, then you need this case. Love the accessories and the bag. I just love this little camera! More than you'd likely use an action camera for really.

Overall Score
4.2


(1380 Points)

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