Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Beginners Action Cameras

1. DJI Osmo Action 4K HDR Waterproof Camera Beginners Bundle - with Free SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC

User Ratings: 70 6

DJI DJIOSMACTNBAB3 First Impressions

"The result was pretty good."

I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. I especially like it simplified design. This little camera will amaze you. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I contacted DJI customer service and they were amazing.

  • DJI Osmo Action 4K HDR Waterproof Camera Beginners Bundle - with Free SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC
  • Dual Screens: 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.
  • RockSteady, Made to Move: RockSteady combines EIS with complex algorithms, delivering stable, shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.
  • More Dynamic Detail with HDR Video: 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.
  • 11 M Waterproof: Sporting a watertight seal and a hydrophobic coating on the back touchscreen, Osmo Action is waterproof at depths of up to 11 meters, making it the perfect underwater companion.
  • Backed by DJI customer support - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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DJI DJIOSMACTNBAB3 Final Thoughts

"It is a great Beginners Action Camera."

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

Overall Score
4.3


(14 Points)

2. 2019 DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal with Integrated 4K Camera Bundle, Comes 128GB Extreme Mi...

User Ratings: 81 2

DJI First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. And the image on the DJI itself is sharp and clear. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

  • 2019 DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal with Integrated 4K Camera Bundle, Comes 128GB Extreme Micro SD
  • Sold by DJI Authorized Dealer, Come with SanDisk 128GB Extreme Micro SD, VanCityUAV Cleaning Cloth Bundle
  • Osmo Pocket Vlog Camera Up to 4K Video at 60 fps, up to 100 Mb/s, 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
  • DJI Osmo Pocket Action Gimbal Camera with 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, Single Handed Vlog Design
  • Compact 4.1 oz, 4.8" High Design, 12MP JPEG or DNG Raw Still Photos. Feature: FPV, ActiveTrack, 3X3 Panorama, Motionlapse, NightShot
  • ***Minimum requirements: iOS 10.0: iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone se Android 5.0: Samsung Note 8, Samsung S9+, Samsung S9, Samsung S8+, Samsung S8, HUAWEI P20, HUAWEI P10, HUAWEI, mate 10 Pro, HUAWEI mate 10, Huawei mate 9 Pro, honor 10, Honor 9, vivo NEX, Mi mix 2S, Mi 8, Mi6, one plus 5T, Google Pixel 2XL, Google Pixel 2.***
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Fun camera for kids."

Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! It is easy to mount the DJI on and it stays in place. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation.

Overall Score
4.7


(152 Points)

3. Govision Pro1 Ultra HD Video Camera Sunglasses | Water Resistant Sunglasses Camera | 15MP Camera Gla...

GoVision GVGK004040 First Impressions

"It works fine."

I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. More like I wanted plus more! I don't consider these as cons, just my observations.

  • Govision Pro1 Ultra HD Video Camera Sunglasses | Water Resistant Sunglasses Camera | 15MP Camera Glasses | Wide Angle View, Unisex Design, Stylish, Water Resistant and Lightweight Frame | Titanium
  • ULTRA HD 720P VIDEO RECORDING: Amazing 720P Ultra Full HD Resolution Video with Audio, Very Comfortable to Wear and Widely Used When Cycling, Hunting, Fishing, Police, Traveling and Living, Perfect for Fast Action Shots and Recording
  • WATERPROOF FEATURE: GoVision Video Recording Camera Sunglasses is Water Protection Sunglasses,Available for all Kinds Water Sports Including Surfing, Water Moto Bike or Raining Weather etc.
  • Hands free Ultra HD Video Recording
  • Auto Focus / Light Adjustment
  • One Touch Operation
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoVision GVGK004040
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GoVision GVGK004040 Final Thoughts

"This is my first GoVision."

No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. Overall, I think this a great Beginners Action Camera.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

4. DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Camera with Osmo Shield

User Ratings: 66 9

DJI First Impressions

"So I chose this one."

This works well enough, except when I want to use it. For the price this is a great buy. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Camera with Osmo Shield
  • OSMO Shield: Unlimited maintenance within the eligible conditions for DJI Service; One-time only Accidental Hardware Damage Coverage is included within the two years of this service.
  • 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.
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DJI Final Thoughts

"So exciting!"

Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. This thing is solid as ever. Also, the customer service is very good! Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing!

Overall Score
4.4


(16 Points)

5. Campark 4K Action Camera 16MP WiFi 30M Underwater Cam 170° Wide Angle with Remote 2 Batteries and M...

User Ratings: 63 7

Campark ACT67-32GB First Impressions

"Conclusion."

Also, the customer service is very good! The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. I may have to pick up a second one at this price! I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Campark ACT67-32GB. I cant give the Campark ACT67-32GB enough stars.

  • Campark 4K Action Camera 16MP WiFi 30M Underwater Cam 170° Wide Angle with Remote 2 Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit (32GB Memory Card Included)
  • 【4K 16MP ACTION CAMERA】 ACT76 Campark Action Camera delivers ultra HD videos with  Professional 4K 30FPS resolution. Capture 16MP photo with advanced sony sensor.With a wide angle 170 degree lens, you won’t miss out on any background details and the support of 32GB on an Micro SD card will let you store all your photos and videos right on the camera.
  • 【Wireless Remote Control】2.4GHz remote control within 8M range. WiFi connect via APP(XDV), control the WiFi action cam or download files on phone. Red button for photo taking and gray button for video recording. Quite convenient for you to take photos or record videos in places you can't reach.
  • 【Built-in Wi-Fi Sports Cam】With Wi-Fi connected, the camera is completely under your control in "XDV" APP. You can see what is displaying in camera without delay. Resolution setting, video recording, files deleting can be all realized. You are able to share your happiness to social medias.
  • 【30M Underwater Camera 】Adhering to the concept of environmental friendliness,this waterproof action cam case comes with is made of IP68 material.In addition to the waterproof case to take a photo underwater 98 feet deep, you will get helmet mount kit,4 zip ties, 3 straps, one bicycle mount and more. Perfect protection from rocks, dust and scratches. Ideal for water sports like swimming, drifting, surfing etc. Take you to have a nice travel underwater world.
  • 【Longer battery life】Campark ACT76 action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries.Please choose 5V/1A charger(no charger in package )The sports camera can last recording for 90 minutes when WIFI is turned on.No more worry about the recording time for this Action camera.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Campark ACT67-32GB
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Campark ACT67-32GB Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

I may have to pick up a second one at this price! The whole outlook and vintage and nice. And the image on the Campark ACT67-32GB itself is sharp and clear. For the price this is a great buy. Very nice package of accessories.

Overall Score
4.3


(3078 Points)

6. DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo & DJI Goggles (Onyx Black)

User Ratings: 75 4

DJI First Impressions

"This cannot be disabled."

Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. This Beginners Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. The quality and features were more than I expected.

  • DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo & DJI Goggles (Onyx Black)
  • DJI's top priority delivery channel,direct fulfill by DJI
  • Foldable & Portable; 32 MP Sphere Panoramas
  • 3-Axis Gimbal & 4K Camera,21-Minute Flight Time
  • 3-Directional Environment Sensing,SmartCapture,Advanced Pilot Assistance System
  • Immersive FPV, a pair of 1920×1080 HD screens and a head tracking feature, enabling you to look at the world from above
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Well this was a surprise."

Overall, I think this a great Beginners Action Camera. These are original DJI batteries, and charger. Has loads and loads of accessories. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries.

Overall Score
4.4


(24 Points)

7. Gurmoir 18in1 Action Camera Accessories Outdoor Climbing Hiking Universal Action Camera Kit for GoPr...

User Ratings: 83

Gurmoir First Impressions

"Amazing Beginners Action Camera!"

This is a very well-made little camera. Overall an okay Beginners Action Camera that is probably more hype. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. This is high quality and you can tell. Love Gurmoir, and this mount works great too.

  • Gurmoir 18in1 Action Camera Accessories Outdoor Climbing Hiking Universal Action Camera Kit for GoPro Hero 8/Max/7/6/5/4Session5/4/AKASO/DJI Osmo Action/SJCAM/APEMAN and More Action Cameras(AT09)
  • 【Strong Compatibility. Compatible with Gopro and Other Action Cameras】Work with GoPro Hero 8/Hero 7/ Hero 6/Hero 5 Session 5, Hero 5, Hero 4, Hero 3, Hero 2, DJI Osmo Action,SJCAM, YI, 4K,AKASO and More Action Cameras
  • 【Twist-lock High-end Golden Color Monopod Selfie Stick Shows Different and Unique】Extendable selfie stick tripod has a beautiful outlook.You can pull the selfie stick to any length you needed (extend length range:25cm~89cm),then twist to lock and use It.convenient to twist-lock or extend. with 4 extendable sections.You can use it as a camera hand grip for static or close-up shots when fully extended or as a longer mount pole to capture excellent point view footage
  • 【Portable Mini Tripod Stand (Length:14cm) with Adjustable Chest Strap】The mini tripod stand can used with adapter to mount the camera on it,the universal 1/4 inch screw allows to attach it to any monopod or other kits which have 1/4 inch screw hole.with chest strap.You can wear most Action cameras on your chest strap,.fully-adjustable design fits all sizes,idea kit for skiing, kayaking, biking, motocross, equestrian and other action sports
  • 【Wrist Strap with Medium Size Storage Case】You can mount your Gopro or action Camera to your arm and wrist, it allows for hands-free recording with your action camera, and for both of your hands using,perfect for capturing video and pictures in multiple sports, such as biking, skydiving, surfing, scuba diving etc.Length 22cm wide: 17cm high: 6.9cm, material: EVA, Storage, Protect, and organize your Gopro accessory. recommend for traveling and home storage
  • 【DIY Your Kit ,Meet Different Using Requirement】DIY your kit,meet your different sports needs,the kit allows you to create exciting moments. you can take it whenever you climbing, riding bicycle,skiing, kayaking, biking, motocross, equestrian and other action sports.
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Gurmoir Final Thoughts

"Buy with confidence!"

Very good customer service top notch. The quality and features were more than I expected. This thing is solid as ever. The device itself is fabulous. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great.

Overall Score
4.8


(8 Points)

8. Sykik Rider XR3.0 pair of 2 Full 1080p waterproof cameras with 3” display Wi-Fi and Smart Park, mo...

User Ratings: 78

Sykik CR3.0 First Impressions

"Value for the money."

Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. This is a very well-made little camera. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

  • Sykik Rider XR3.0 pair of 2 Full 1080p waterproof cameras with 3” display Wi-Fi and Smart Park, motion activated camera system. One year Sykik USA parts and labor warranty (XR3.0)
  • Pair of 1080p waterproof Action cameras for front and back recording simultaneously.
  • Wireless Wi-Fi connection with 3" picture in picture monitor, to view both front and back.
  • With "Smart Park" , starts recording automatically once movement sensed. With rare camera mirror effect
  • Recording from your bike's view, rather than your helmet, with Emergency recording in case of an accident
  • Long hours of recording in Cruse and Sports modes with up to 128GB removebla Micro SD card
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Sykik CR3.0 Final Thoughts

"Love the layout."

This is high quality and you can tell. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! I'm looking forward to using this Sykik CR3.0. My friends are impressed by my work with this Beginners Action Camera. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes.

Overall Score
4.3


(3 Points)

9. 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)

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

User Ratings: 79

DJIParts First Impressions

"Pretty fast charge time."

The quality and features were more than I expected. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. DJIParts wow is it nice when you come from a hero black.

  • 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 Lens Filter Cap)
  • 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

"I am so glad I did!"

I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. This little camera will amaze you. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

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