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. Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker...

Skyzone First Impressions

"It worked great."

I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. Has loads and loads of accessories. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Skyzone . I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Skyzone .

  • Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker Fan LED for RC Racing Drone (SKY03S,Black)
  • Our goggles is first goggles integrated with receiver and fully functional user interface, pilots just need install the antenna and plug the battery, easy to use, no need to purchase extra receiver and head track-er module, the user interface is easy use, no need take off the goggles to do all the setting.
  • SKY03S is the update version of Original sky03, we update the ergonomics, which fits pilots face perfectly, and we update the software off the goggles, pilots can calibrate the voltage readings of the goggles.
  • SKY03O is the OLED version of SKY03, with resolution of 1024*768 and OLED display, the vivid color and high contrast ratio, pilots can see more details, the new optical make the image crystal clear and no image distortion and blur edge.
  • - Support head tracking; Pan : 180°/120°/90°; Tilt: 120°/90°/60° - Adjustable 57.5 to 69.5mm wide ran-ge IPD. - RSSI Signal Inten-sity Indicator.  - Diversity 5.8Ghz receiving modules,total 48CH and 6 bands.
  • - Support  RF Normal, RF Racing, HDMI IN, AV IN and PLAYBACK modes.  - Built-in fan for defogging and dissipate the heat.  - With a display window for the LED light. The LED MODE can be set in the system menu.  - Support 2S~6S battery, more convenient in the field.
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Skyzone Final Thoughts

"It looks brand new."

Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. This is high quality and you can tell. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. If you have a Skyzone , then you need this case. This feature alone is the reason I bought the Skyzone .

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

3. DJI OSMO Action Camera Bundle with Micro SD Card, Tempered Glass Screen Protectors, Carrying Case, a...

User Ratings: 63

DJI First Impressions

"I expected that."

I think at this price range, this is a very good Beginners Action Camera to have. This is a very well-made little camera. Great purchase and highly recommended. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it.

  • DJI OSMO Action Camera Bundle with Micro SD Card, Tempered Glass Screen Protectors, Carrying Case, and Must Have Accessories (55 Items)
  • 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 stablization technology combines EIS with complex algorithms, delivering stable, shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.
  • Osmo Action is waterproof at depths of up to 11 meters, making it the perfect underwater companion.
  • More dynamic detail HDR 4K/60fps video recording capability, speed up to 100 Mb/s bit rate records.
  • Sold By DJI Authorized Dealer! Includes all accessories you will ever need for your DJI OSMO Action Camera.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Loving this purchase!"

More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. Love the accessories and the bag.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

4. Studyset Firefly Q6 4K HD FPV Aerial Camcorder 120 Wide Angle Action Camera for ZMR250 QAV250 210 QA...

Studyset First Impressions

"Product is flawless."

Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. No need to spend hundreds on something else! It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize.

  • Studyset Firefly Q6 4K HD FPV Aerial Camcorder 120 Wide Angle Action Camera for ZMR250 QAV250 210 QAV180 Racing Drone
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Studyset Final Thoughts

"Its Genius!"

My friends are impressed by my work with this Beginners Action Camera. Very nice package of accessories. Love Studyset, and this mount works great too. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

5. AKASO EK7000 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angl...

User Ratings: 62 8

AKASO EK7000SL First Impressions

"Fun camera for kids."

Great purchase and highly recommended. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included.

  • AKASO EK7000 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle 2 inch LCD Screen/2.4G Remote Control/2 Rechargeable Batteries/19 Mounting Kits-Silver
  • 4K Ultra HD action Camera. Professional 4K 25Fps & 2.7K 30Fps video with 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second for incredible photos, which is 4 times the resolution of traditional HD cameras.
  • Wireless wrist remote control sports camera. With a wrist 2.4G remote, you can capture the world in an all-new way. Controlling the camera, framing shots or recording video is convenient.
  • Longer battery life. AKASO EK7000 action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries. Each battery can record up to 90 minutes. No more worry about the recording time for this Action camera.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & HDMI, edit & share YOUR action in minutes. Just download App(smart DV) on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wi-Fi signal ranges up to 10 meters.
  • 100 Feet waterproof camera. AKASO EK7000 is designed to withstand extreme environments, together with durable waterproof case. With the accessories, transform it for indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AKASO EK7000SL
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AKASO EK7000SL Final Thoughts

"Value for the money."

Very good customer service top notch. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. This is enough for most use cases! More like I wanted plus more! I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots.

Overall Score
4.2


(1302 Points)

6. GeeKam Action Camera 4K WiFi Ultra HD Underwater 30M Waterproof 170° Wide Angle Lens Sports Camcord...

User Ratings: 63 10

GeeKam GeeKam-S9R First Impressions

"This is the perfect setup."

No need to spend hundreds on something else! When I do I'll post my findings here as well. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. Overall an okay Beginners Action Camera that is probably more hype.

  • GeeKam Action Camera 4K WiFi Ultra HD Underwater 30M Waterproof 170° Wide Angle Lens Sports Camcorder with Remote Control 2 Rechargeable Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • 4K Action camera & Super Image Quality:4K/30FPS,1080P/60FPS,720P/120FPS video and 16MP image together can make sure you capture high quality pictures and videos easily.
  • Remote Control & WiFi Control:A single press of the wireless wrist remote control to freeze and seal the perfect moment.Just download App on your phone or tablet and connect it to this action camera, you can share your wonderful moment on social media instantly.
  • 100FT Waterproof Camera & 170°Wide Angle Lens: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,snorkeling, etc. 170° wide angle lens enables you to capture wider angle view than those of 120° or 90° action cameras, which presents expansive field view.
  • 2 Rechargeable Batteries & 2" IPS Screen:With 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, you can get super long recording time, no more worries about missing any precious moments.2" IPS screen allows you to preview the video in action camera.
  • HDMI Output & Valuable Accessories:With HDMI Port allows you to connect it to TV.This underwater camera comes with remote control wristband and accessories kit, the kits are available for most kinds of camera even Gopro.
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GeeKam GeeKam-S9R
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GeeKam GeeKam-S9R Final Thoughts

"It’s a total winner!"

So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

Overall Score
4.2


(224 Points)

7. GoPro HERO+ Action Camera (Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Enabled, 1080p Movie, 8MP Photo, Waterproof ...

GoPro CHDHC-101 First Impressions

"This is great."

So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! GoPro CHDHC-101 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. Amazing video quality and from something so small. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous!

  • GoPro HERO+ Action Camera (Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Enabled, 1080p Movie, 8MP Photo, Waterproof to 131’)
  • GoPro action camcorder takes crystal-clear video in a broad range of environments
  • Ideal for the amateur photographer or entry-level professional alike
  • Movie resolution: 1080p, Photo resolution: 8MP
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enables connectivity to the GoPro App or Smart Remote to adjust modes and settings, control the camera remotely, and view and share your content
  • Waterproof action camcorder resists moisture at depths of up to 131' (40m)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHC-101
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GoPro CHDHC-101 Final Thoughts

"Thank you!"

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

8. DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo & DJI Goggles (Flame Red)

User Ratings: 75 4

DJI First Impressions

"Great Buy!"

This works well enough, except when I want to use it. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. So I definitely like this Beginners Action Camera as well. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON!

  • DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo & DJI Goggles (Flame Red)
  • 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
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required.
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DJI Final Thoughts

"You don't need it."

Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries.

Overall Score
4.4


(24 Points)

9. DJI CP.PT.00000069.01 Mavic Pro Platinum, Fly More Combo-US

User Ratings: 69 10

DJI CP.PT.00000069.01 First Impressions

"I just received my DJI CP.PT.00000069.01."

It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. For the price this is a great buy. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. Overall, I think this a great Beginners Action Camera.

  • DJI CP.PT.00000069.01 Mavic Pro Platinum, Fly More Combo-US
  • Enhanced endurance
  • Quieter flight
  • display size: 0.01
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.00000069.01
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DJI CP.PT.00000069.01 Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! Has loads and loads of accessories. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this DJI CP.PT.00000069.01. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print.

Overall Score
4.2


(24 Points)

10. GoPro HERO6 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP...

User Ratings: 68 11

GoPro CHDHX-601 First Impressions

"Great Beginners Action Camera."

I'm looking forward to using this GoPro CHDHX-601. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. Amazing video quality and from something so small. This little camera will amaze you.

  • GoPro HERO6 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera for Travel with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos
  • Hero6 black automatically sends your footage to your phone where the app turns it into a quikstory an awesome edited video
  • With 4k60 and 1080p240 video, Hero6 black delivers 2x the performance compared to Hero5 black with an all new GP1 chip optimized for GoPro capture, Hero6 black delivers vastly improved image quality
  • With our most advanced video stabilization yet, Hero6 black captures super smooth footage, whether it’s handheld or mounted to your gear Hero6 black is waterproof to 33 feet (10 meter) without a housing
  • Now featuring touch zoom and an updated UI, the 2 inch display makes it easy to frame shots, change settings and play back footage
  • Featuring 5ghz wi fi, you can copy photos and videos over to your phone 3x faster than with Hero5 black; Note low or high temperature conditions may temporarily shorten the battery life or cause the camera to temporarily stop working properly
  • Batteries: 1 A batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHX-601
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GoPro CHDHX-601 Final Thoughts

"I am so glad I did!"

Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. This action camera is amazing for the price! I was shocked at how small this unit is.

Overall Score
4.2


(1743 Points)

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