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. Campark ACT74 Action Camera 4K 30fps WiFi Ultra HD Waterproof Sports Action Cam,Free Mounting Access...

User Ratings: 61 8

Campark ACT74 First Impressions

"Thank you Campark!"

I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! I cant give the Campark ACT74 enough stars. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it.

  • Campark ACT74 Action Camera 4K 30fps WiFi Ultra HD Waterproof Sports Action Cam,Free Mounting Accessories 2 Rechargeable Batteries Bikes Motorbike Snorkeling(Silver)
  • 【2-inch HD Display + Sony Sensor】Portable and easily to shoot or view real time video or picture.HDMI output. Excellent 170° wide angle fish-eye lens offer a wide field of view and can take much more stunning scenes of your world.
  • 【4K Ultra HD videos+16MP photos】Dynamic capture outstanding visual quality videos and pictures. makes moving image more smooth and greatly reduces ghosting.Built in Time lapse,Slow motion,Loop recording,Can be used as a security cam, dash cam. DVR. Allows to set ISO Sensitivity, Exposure Compensation, White Balance, Image Sharpness etc to get high quality images. Much clearer than the ordinary 12MP lens.
  • 【100 Feet(30m) Waterproof】with waterproof case, ideal for outdoor activities, like swimming, drifting, surfing etc. Perfect for water sports lover.
  • 【A lots of Accessories】Compatible for brand camera and market mainstream action camera.Attached to helmets, bike, surfboards, belt, arm band and other objects easily with Lots of accessories, mountable design for shooting the thrill of extreme activities.
  • 【Long Battery Life】Up to 240 minutes (Dual Rechargeable Lithium Batteries) shooting time,More Safe Guarantee with Campark: 45 days money back and 12-month warranty and professional after-sale service within 24 hours.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Campark ACT74
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Campark ACT74 Final Thoughts

"Now they are fantastic."

Video stabilization is astonishing. I cant give the Campark ACT74 enough stars. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. I cannot say enough great things about this Beginners Action Camera. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots.

Overall Score
4.3


(6398 Points)

3. GoPro HERO7 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos wit...

GoPro First Impressions

"Sound is not great."

On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. And the image on the GoPro itself is sharp and clear. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. I was shocked at how small this unit is. I think at this price range, this is a very good Beginners Action Camera to have.

  • GoPro HERO7 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos with Amazon.com $50 Gift Card as a Bookmark
  • HyperSmooth Video Stabilization - Get gimbal-like stabilization—without the gimbal. HERO7 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage
  • Time Warp Video - Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move about a scene. Increase the speed up to 30x to turn longer activities into shareable moments
  • Gift card is also usable as a bookmark (6.5" x 2" x 0.1")
  • Gift Card has no fees and no expiration date
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro
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GoPro Final Thoughts

"Win win."

It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. It is easy to mount the GoPro on and it stays in place.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. Crosstour CT9500 Native 4K50FPS Action Camera 20MP WiFi Waterproof Camera Underwater 40M with EIS, 2...

User Ratings: 83 8

Crosstour First Impressions

"Everything is great."

It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. This Beginners Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! The new form factor and weight are fantastic! This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations.

  • Crosstour CT9500 Native 4K50FPS Action Camera 20MP WiFi Waterproof Camera Underwater 40M with EIS, 2x1350mAh Batteries and Accessories Kit
  • 4K Ultra HD Sport Camera - Professional 4K/50fps, 2.7K/30fps and 720P/60fps and so on, which provide a highly reductive photographic experience for you, enables you to take incredible photos and ultra HD videos.
  • Optional Lens Angle & Anti-shake - 170° wide-angle lens allows you to shoot wider scenes and built-in electronic Image stabilization (EIS) with gyroscope producing steady and smooth videos even shooting fast-moving.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi Action Camera - Download APP(YUTUPRO) on your phone or ipad and connect it to this camera, you can share your wonderful moment on social media instantly. WiFi signal ranges up to 10 meters.
  • Lightweight & Powerful - The waterproof case design for underwater world and waterproof up to 40m. Various recording modes: Time lapse, Loop Recording and Burst, brings you creative footages and shooting effect.
  • Abundant Accessories Kit - This camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1350mAh batteries for long time recording. Other accessories kit meet all your need for daily recording. (Most accessories are compatible with GoPro)
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Crosstour
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Crosstour Final Thoughts

"It looks brand new."

I cant give the Crosstour enough stars. I cant give the Crosstour enough stars. The Crosstour is very easy to use. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. It is small and takes awesome pictures!

Overall Score
4.5


(71 Points)

5. OhO Motorcycle Goggles, 4K WiFi Adjusted Action Camera Goggles UV ATV Off Road Dirt Bike Goggles

User Ratings: 48

OhO sunshine First Impressions

"My only gripe is the stand."

This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. First off I would like to commend OhO sunshine. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes.

  • OhO Motorcycle Goggles, 4K WiFi Adjusted Action Camera Goggles UV ATV Off Road Dirt Bike Goggles
  • WiFi 4K LIVE STREAMING FEATURE: Live Streaming Video from Goggles to Mobile Phone by APP (Android & iOS). You Can Playback or Download Videos & Photos from Goggles to Your Mobile Phone, and Share with Social Media. OhO Goggles Capture Ultra HD Crisp and Clear Photos and Videos. Come with 32GB Micro SD Card, Support Maximum 128GB Memory
  • TWO BUTTONS OPERATION: One Button for Video Recording with Audio, One Button for Photo Taking or WiFi Live Streaming with LED Indicator Light inside the frame. The Battery in Goggles and Spare Battery is All Changeable and Rechargeable.
  • IMPACT RESISTANT FRAME: The Goggle Collection is Driven by Adventure. And That is Why We Have Developed a Line That is Designed to Go Beyond Everyday Boundaries. In The Harshest Conditions, When Everything is on The Line, We Know that Having a Trusted, Quality and Durable Goggle is Paramount.
  • HELMET COMPATIBLE: Very Comfortable to Wear and Compatible with Helmet, a Double Beading Layer of Silicon Coats Each and Every Goggle Strap to Ensure that Beanie or Helmet, Your Goggle will Stay Exactly where You Place It
  • FULL UV PROTECTION : All OhO Lenses Go Through a State-of-the-art Infusion to Ensure Your Vision is Never Compromised. Anti-Fog Molecules are Permanently Infused into the Lens Material so OhO Goggles Last Longer against the Elements. You Can't Wipe it off - Even if you try
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OhO sunshine
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OhO sunshine Final Thoughts

"Very good!"

But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. The device itself is fabulous. If you have a OhO sunshine , then you need this case.

Overall Score
4.3


(38 Points)

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

User Ratings: 75 12

DJI First Impressions

"Well this was a surprise."

Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. If you have a DJI , then you need this case. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro (20 MP Hasselblad Camera) with Smart Controller and Fly More Kit Ultimate Bundle (3 Batteries, 4 ND Filters, 128 GB Extreme Card, Charging Hub and More) (RefreshCarewithHardCase)
  • Hasselblad L1D-20C Camera provided Ultra-Image Quality; 20 MP 1 inch CMOS Sensor and Adjustable Aperture, 10 bit HRD Video
  • Smart Controller is designed to maximize your outdoor aerial experience with its ultra-bright screen, intuitive controls, and portable size.
  • DJI Care Refresh: Provides two replacement units for a small additional charge in one year and covers kinds of accidents, such as water damage and collisions, giving you peace of mind.
  • Mavic 2 Pro Aircraft with Smart Controller , 3 Intelligent Flight Batteries (one on the drone), Shoulder Bag (Doesn't Fit with Smart Controller), Charging Hub and Car Charger, Gimbal Protector, total 5 Pairs Propellers, Battery Charger and more
  • Ultimate Accessories: Smatree Waterproof Case (fits Smart Controller), 128GB Extreme Card, One Set of ND Filters, 75 cm Landing Pad, Smart Controller screen protector and Shoulder Strap and propellers bags
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Daughter loved it."

Get a stainless steel tether. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. This is a very well-made little camera.

Overall Score
4.4


(11 Points)

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

Skyzone First Impressions

"It is a great Beginners Action Camera."

The whole outlook and vintage and nice. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Skyzone . It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. It can attach to his bike and scooter. For the price this is a great buy.

  • Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker Fan LED for RC Racing Drone (SKY03O,Super Glossy Metallic Orange)
  • 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.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Skyzone
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Skyzone Final Thoughts

"My son loves this."

There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous!

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

8. DveeTech 4K+ 30fps WiFi Real 4K Action Camera 100 Feet Waterproof Remote Control Sports Camera Touch...

User Ratings: 52

DveeTech KHU-890 First Impressions

"Thank you Thank you!"

But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. Get a stainless steel tether. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. The DveeTech KHU-890 is very easy to use. More like I wanted plus more!

  • DveeTech 4K+ 30fps WiFi Real 4K Action Camera 100 Feet Waterproof Remote Control Sports Camera Touch Screen 170 Degree Ultra Wide Angle Lens with 2 Rechargeable Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • ●【Real 4K Recording】-DveeTech 4k Sports Action Camera records video footage in 4K/30fps and takes photo at 16M.DveeTech 4k Action cameras help you capture and share your world in a fantastic resolution.
  • ●【2 Inch HD Screen + 170°Ultra wide angle lens】-This Action Cam with 2 Inch HD Screen and 170 degree lens, you won't miss out on any background details.
  • ●【Waterproof up to 30m(98Feet) depth】-The waterproof case design for underwater world.Waterproof up to 30 meters.Ideal for water sports like swimming, drifting, surfing etc.
  • ●【WIFI Remote Control】-The sports camera allows you control camera via the phone in real time, What is more, instantly send pics and videos via email or share them on social media easily.
  • ●【1050mAh Rechargeable Batteries】 High capacity 3.7V lithium-ion battery records up to 60 minutes of 4K/30fps video or 100 minutes of 1080P/60fps video with a single charge.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DveeTech KHU-890
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DveeTech KHU-890 Final Thoughts

"I expected that."

This Beginners Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. I'm looking forward to using this DveeTech KHU-890. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. Overall, I think this a great Beginners Action Camera.

Overall Score
4.3


(5 Points)

9. GoPro HERO7 White + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card Adapter-UHS-I, U3 - Waterproof Action Camera wit...

User Ratings: 74 7

GoPro CHDXX-716 First Impressions

"Very well made rig."

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. This Beginners Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! For the price this is a great buy. The value of all the parts is incredible. Great purchase and highly recommended.

  • GoPro HERO7 White + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card Adapter-UHS-I, U3 - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 1080p HD Video 10MP Photos
  • BUNDLE: GoPro HERO7 White + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card with Adapter-UHS-I, U3
  • RUGGED & WATERPROOF: Share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. HERO7 White is tough, tiny, totally waterproof and up for any adventure
  • INTUITIVE TOUCH SCREEN: With a touch screen and simple, streamlined capture modes, it’s easy to jump right in and get great shots. Just swipe and tap
  • FULL HD VIDEO: HERO7 White records beautiful Full HD video. You can also shoot unique time lapse videos to turn longer events into short, shareable moments
  • 10MP PHOTOS:  HERO7 White takes high quality 10MP photos. And with Burst mode, you can get 15 photos in one second so you never miss a moment
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDXX-716
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GoPro CHDXX-716 Final Thoughts

"Battery life is not tested."

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. The quality is decent for the size. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. Has loads and loads of accessories.

Overall Score
4.4


(379 Points)

10. SJCAM SJ4000 WIFI Action Camera FHD1080P waterproof Underwater Camera 12MP Sports Camcorder 2.0 LCD ...

User Ratings: 69

SJCAM First Impressions

"Can't wait to use it."

Great purchase and highly recommended. It can attach to his bike and scooter. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. This action camera is amazing for the price! I will be ordering several more for my personal use!

  • SJCAM SJ4000 WIFI Action Camera FHD1080P waterproof Underwater Camera 12MP Sports Camcorder 2.0 LCD Screen Display -Black
  • 12 Megapixels Sensor - SJCAM SJ4000 wifi sports camera Allow recording Full HD 1080P/30FPS 1920*1080 videos and 720/60FPS, 720/30FPS, WVGA/30FPS, VGA640*480 videos, shoot 12M burst crisp photos
  • 2.0 LCD Screen FHD Display - Clearly see your operation ,easy setting to replay the footage you are shooting just by your action camera, convenient your operation
  • Wireless Control Wifi Action Camera - Built-in wifi, transfer your action in minutes to your mobile device, edit and share your wonderful moments instantly
  • Durable and Waterproof to 30 Meters - The camera is designed to withstand any extreme situation with the waterproof camera housing,whether your are skiing, diving, snorkeling, climbing or gliding
  • Professional Car Mode - The sports action camera work feel your moving and constant recording with motion detection and loop recording function also work as a helmet camera, web camera, capture the word you live
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SJCAM
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SJCAM Final Thoughts

"We love this camera!"

It is easy to mount the SJCAM on and it stays in place. This action camera is amazing for the price! All features are the same but this is way cheaper. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. Love SJCAM, and this mount works great too.

Overall Score
4.7


(3 Points)

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