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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI DJIOSMACTNBAB3
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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. Atomos Accessory Kit for Shogun Ninja Inferno & Flame

User Ratings: 89

Atomos ATOMACCKT1 First Impressions

"10/10 recommend."

It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. The device itself is fabulous. I think at this price range, this is a very good Beginners Action Camera to have.

  • Atomos Accessory Kit for Shogun Ninja Inferno & Flame
  • HPRC Hard Flight Case
  • 2.5mm Female to Dual 2.5mm Male Control Cable
  • 2 x NP-F750 5200mAh Batteries
  • Fast Charger
  • USB 3.0 Docking Station
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Atomos ATOMACCKT1
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Atomos ATOMACCKT1 Final Thoughts

"I expected that."

I cannot say enough great things about this Beginners Action Camera. So I definitely like this Beginners Action Camera as well. The quality and features were more than I expected. I may have to pick up a second one at this price! Good and authentic after replacement.

Overall Score
4.9


(12 Points)

3. Matego Native 4K WiFi EIS Action Camera with 16MP Image Stabilization 170° Wide Angle Helmet Action...

Matego Matego-X2H First Impressions

"It just what he wanted!"

It is small and takes awesome pictures! Matego Matego-X2H wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. It was quick and I had no issues. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater.

  • Matego Native 4K WiFi EIS Action Camera with 16MP Image Stabilization 170° Wide Angle Helmet Action Cam Waterproof Sport Camcorder 98ft Underwater Cameras for Diving Snorkeling,Accessories Kit
  • 【Real 4k Action Camera】Mageto X7+ 4k ESI anti-shake sport action camera with 6-DOF (degrees of freedom) image stabilization highest support record in ultra-clear 4K(3840x2160)/30fps resolution video, as well as 2.7K, 1080P, 720P and VGA(up to 240fps in VGA). Capture beautiful still images up to 16MP. this high definition action cam which provides incredibly smooth video footage and shoot pretty decent still images, making the captured scene more real and natural.
  • 【WiFi Action Cam With App Control】The Sport Video Camera with built-in WiFi, easily connect your action camera to your Android or iOS phone APP via a WiFi signal that ranges up to 30 feet. You can control camera functions, as well as review videos and photos you have taken and share them directly to your social media channels, such as Facebook & YouTube. provides remote operation of basic camera functions (up to 30 ft) and the ability to share videos and images directly from the camera.
  • 【30M Waterproof Action Camcorder】This Sport Camera comes with a waterproof case, Max waterproof depth is 98 feet, this underwater video camera Capture underwater happy video and pictures of outdoor watersport with kids and friends and film all of the action while your skiing, surfing, riding your motorcycle/bicycle. enjoy the happy hours that outdoor action camera bring to you.Comes with rechargeable 1000mAh batteries which can record up to 90 minutes in 1080P mode w/ WiFi turned off.
  • 【Time-Lapse&Loop Recording】This sport camera supports Burst Mode,photo Timer,Loop Recording,Time stamp, Time-Lapse and Motion Detection.can be dash camera when switching it to Loop Recording, It also records video automatically if anything moving around when the Motion Detection function turned on. The TIME LAPSE function makes it possible to shoot a sequence of pictures (such as a flower opening, fading of sunset and sunrise in a short time) automatically under pre-set conditions.
  • 【Camcorders For Sports 】With 2 inch screen and with the help of the Hi-Silicon Chipset & Sony Exmore Image Sensor,allow you operate camera functions/adjustments and review Native 4K Ultra Clear Recorded Video footage directly, 170°wide angle sport camera provide wider vision for you.Lets you shoot larger scenes and capture more incredible moments.It supports max 32G TF card(Not Included),please choose Brand Class 10 card and format your card before using.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Matego Matego-X2H
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Matego Matego-X2H Final Thoughts

"Cross your fingers."

My friends are impressed by my work with this Beginners Action Camera. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. This accessory bundle for my Matego Matego-X2H has a ton of items.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

4. DJI Osmo Universal Mount Bundle, Fully stabilized 4K, 12Mp Camera with DJI Universal Mount, Lanyard ...

CAMRISE DJI Osmo Universal Mount bundle First Impressions

"Go figure."

I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. I think at this price range, this is a very good Beginners Action Camera to have. This action camera is amazing for the price!

  • DJI Osmo Universal Mount Bundle, Fully stabilized 4K, 12Mp Camera with DJI Universal Mount, Lanyard and USB Reader
  • DJI Osmo Universal Mount Bundle includes: DJI Osmo, 4K Camera, Universal Mount, Lanyard and usb reader-Fully stabilized 4K, 12Mp camera optimized for ground use
  • Tripod-free long exposures
  • Remote camera control
  • Ergonomic, secure grip
  • Also available: Suite of accessories including bike & car mount, tripod, extension stick and phone mount 6-hour standby time 1 hour of video shooting
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CAMRISE DJI Osmo Universal Mount bundle
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CAMRISE DJI Osmo Universal Mount bundle Final Thoughts

"I have a CAMRISE DJI Osmo Universal Mount bundle."

I was shocked at how small this unit is. I was shocked at how small this unit is. I may have to pick up a second one at this price! I got this CAMRISE DJI Osmo Universal Mount bundle to record our trip’s adventure. Love CAMRISE, and this mount works great too.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. AlcovePro 4K Cine Waterproof Action Camera UHD Video and 12MP Photos - Slow Motion WiFi Sports Cam w...

AlcovePro 868866 First Impressions

"So I got the camera."

A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. This little camera will amaze you. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use.

  • AlcovePro 4K Cine Waterproof Action Camera UHD Video and 12MP Photos - Slow Motion WiFi Sports Cam with Huge 2.45 Inch Touchscreen and Accessories
  • ✅ CAPTURE UNIQUE SHOTS OR STUNNING UHD VIDEO with the real 4K sport camera. With multiple video resolutions, 4k/30fps, 2.7K/30fps, 2k/60fps, 1080p/120fps & 720p/240fps this mini digital cam is made for adrenaline addicts.
  • ✅ TAKE IT WITH YOU EVERYWHERE and keep your mind-blowing action alive forever! Fix it on your handlebar, helmet or wrist or toss it into your backpack. Compact just 2.5" x 1.7" x 0.85”, it will follow you wherever you are.
  • ✅ HUGE 2.45" SCREEN & WIDE ANGLE LENS: With an XL 2.45" touchscreen LCD display, 170° wide angle lens (wide/narrow/middle), a 7-element optical glass lens and image stabilization, this action cam is made for convenience.
  • ✅ SHOOT YOUR SNORKELING, DIVING OR SURFING ADVENTURES: Waterproof up to 90ft and equipped with UltraSlo SLOW MOTION feature, our water proof cam provides you with crisp pictures of your water sports, slides or swimming.
  • ✅ YOUR 100% SATISFACTION - OUR BUSINESS: In case you are not 100% happy with our Wi-Fi action camera, just let us know and we will send a fast replacement or full refund. Order yours today, as you have NOTHING to lose!
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AlcovePro 868866
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AlcovePro 868866 Final Thoughts

"But that can be fixed."

I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. The quality and features were more than I expected. I think at this price range, this is a very good Beginners Action Camera to have. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. My friends are impressed by my work with this Beginners Action Camera.

Overall Score
5.0


(8 Points)

6. 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)

7. DBPOWER EX5000 Action Camera , 14MP 1080P HD WiFi Waterproof Sports Cam 2 Inch LCD Screen , 170 Degr...

User Ratings: 66 8

DBPOWER ODBO0775FBA1 First Impressions

"This is great."

The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. 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 batteries seem to last a decent amount of time.

  • DBPOWER EX5000 Action Camera , 14MP 1080P HD WiFi Waterproof Sports Cam 2 Inch LCD Screen , 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens , 98ft Underwater DV Camcorder With 16 Accessories Kits (A-Action camera)
  • REAL 1080P 30 FPS FULL-HD SPORTS CAMERA: Capture it all with this pocket-sized portable action camera that offers real 1080P HD 30 fps recording and 14-megapixel photos for awesome image quality. It can also record 720p 30 fps or WVGA or VGA. This camera guarantees you lifelike videos with high detail. Get creative and capture and share your world in high definition anywhere.
  • 2-INCH HD LCD DISPLAY & 170° ULTRA WIDE-ANGLE LENS: The 2" HD LCD screen allows you to playback your captured video, as well as offering a convenient and easy way to both frame and shoot your videos. The 170° ultra wide-angle lens will capture everything you could desire and more.
  • BUILT-IN WI-FI, APP & LONG OPERATING TIME: Sharing & editing videos and images taken on an action camera has never been easier with the free app (FinalCam). Download it to your smartphone or tablet then connect with this camera’s Wi-Fi. You can take full control of the camera through the app for ultimate versatility. 2 rechargeable 900mAh batteries, double recording time and double enjoyment. A fully charged battery can record for about 90 mins. (Actual recording time depends on selected functions)
  • WATERPROOF TO DEPTHS OF 30 METERS: The included durable waterproof case can endure depths of up to 30 meters. Place your DBPOWER action camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it. Then you can capture all your water sports action such as diving, swimming, rafting, surfing and snorkeling, etc.
  • MULTIPLE MOUNTS AND ACCESSORIES: Comes with a multitude of fascinating mounts and accessories, making the camera available to shoot many kinds of sports, such as cycling, motorcycling, driving, running, climbing, diving, skiing and snorkeling etc.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DBPOWER ODBO0775FBA1
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DBPOWER ODBO0775FBA1 Final Thoughts

"My only gripe is the stand."

The value of all the parts is incredible. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. I think at this price range, this is a very good Beginners Action Camera to have. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam!

Overall Score
4.3


(607 Points)

8. DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal with Carrying Case Starter Accessory Bundle – Includes: SanDisk Extreme 32G...

DJI First Impressions

"It works fine."

Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. Cost more than half the price of the drone. The quality is decent for the size. I will be ordering several more for my personal use!

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal with Carrying Case Starter Accessory Bundle – Includes: SanDisk Extreme 32GB microSDHC Memory Card + Carrying Case for OSMO Pocket + Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Gimbal Camera with 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor; Compact 4.1 oz, 4.8" High Design
  • Up to 4K Video at 60 fps, up to 100 Mb/s; 12MP JPEG or DNG Raw Still Photos
  • Includes Lightning & USB Type-C Adapters; Connects to Smartphone as Larger Display
  • Optional Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Monitoring; POV, ActiveTrack & FaceTrack Modes
  • Standard Time-Lapse & Motionlapse; NightShot & Panoramic Modes
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"This cannot be disabled."

Video stabilization is astonishing. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. Love the accessories and the bag. I may have to pick up a second one at this price! I am very happy that I did it.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. GoPro LCD Touch BacPac for Gopro Hero4 + Gopro GoPro Rechargable Battery for HERO4 with 32GB Micro S...

User Ratings: 65

GoPro Gopro hero4 LCD First Impressions

"Five Stars!"

If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Also, the customer service is very good! It is small and takes awesome pictures! Love the accessories and the bag.

  • GoPro LCD Touch BacPac for Gopro Hero4 + Gopro GoPro Rechargable Battery for HERO4 with 32GB Micro SD Card Bundle
  • Removable Touch Display: Seamlessly attacheds to the back of your GoPro for added convenience and control. Play Back Content Instantly: View the videos and photos you've captured, including audio and instant slow-motion playback.
  • Frame Your Shots: See what your camera sees to frame your shots with confidence. Easily adjust settings: Delivers touch control of all camera settings. Navigating menus and selecting options is easier than ever.
  • THIS PHOTO4LESS KIT INCLUDES GoPro LCD Touch BacPac - GoPro Rechargable Battery for HERO4
  • Transcend 32GB MicroSDHC Class10 UHS-1
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro Gopro hero4 LCD
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GoPro Gopro hero4 LCD Final Thoughts

"Also great battery life."

Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. I especially like it simplified design. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. More like I wanted plus more!

Overall Score
4.6


(4 Points)

10. GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera with GoPro Travel Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Shorty, Slee...

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"Easily worth the money."

It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. I was shocked at how small this unit is. This is a very well-made little camera. I contacted K&M customer service and they were amazing.

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera with GoPro Travel Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Shorty, Sleeve and Lanyard, and Case.
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera 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.
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera Highlights: 4K60/50, 2.7K120/100 & 1080p240/200, 12MP Still Photos with Selectable HDR, HyperSmooth Video Stabilization, Direct Live Streaming to Facebook Live
  • GoPro Travel Kit Box Includes: Shorty (Mini Extension Pole + Tripod), Sleeve + Lanyard, Compact Case
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M
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K&M Final Thoughts

"All in all, A+."

This feature alone is the reason I bought the K&M . Good and authentic after replacement. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! It was quick and I had no issues. This thing is solid as ever.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

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