Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Case Logic Action Cameras

1. Case Logic MGC-101 Security Camera

User Ratings: 70

Case Logic MGC-101 First Impressions

"Did I mention."

This works well enough, except when I want to use it. First off I would like to commend Case Logic. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Case Logic MGC-101.

  • Case Logic MGC-101 Security Camera
  • Memento Action Cam Organizer Plus Case
  • Design that delivers high availability, scalability, and for maximum flexibility and price/performance
  • Manufactured In China
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Case Logic MGC-101
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Case Logic MGC-101 Final Thoughts

"Good picture quality."

This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. I'm looking forward to using this Case Logic MGC-101. I will be ordering several more for my personal use!

Overall Score
4.6


(15 Points)

2. Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition Dual Lenses Sports Action Camera Supports FlowState Stabilization Hyperl...

insta360 First Impressions

"Killer deal!"

I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. Has a lot to offer at a good price. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member.

  • Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition Dual Lenses Sports Action Camera Supports FlowState Stabilization Hyperlapse Voice Control Slow Motion Night Shot HDR Photo Video + Insta360 Invisible Selfie Stick
  • Two Way to Shoot(5.7K 360°Lens+ 4K Wide Lens): ONE R Twin Edition transforms on the fly from a 360° cam to a 4K 60fps wide-angle shooter. You'll always have the right tool to capture the action.
  • FlowState Stabilization & Point to Track: FlowState can achieve gimbal-like stabilization without the gimbal; Point to Track + Deep Track, always lock your tracking subject in center-frame.
  • HDR Photo + Video & Color Plus: The ONE R supports HDR capture for photo and video. Highlights, shadows and everything in between come across just as you see them. Color Plus automatically color grades your footage. Vibrant, bright and stunning visuals with a single tap.
  • Night Shot & Starlapse Mode: After dark, turn on Night Shot to capture photos that stay natural, clear and vibrant; Starlapse mode automatically adjusts exposure settings to capture brilliant sweeping.
  • 5M(16.4ft) Body Waterproof: IPX8 body waterproof to 5M(16.4ft), whether you are poolside or on a rainy-day ride, ONE R can handle it. Comes with a Invisible Selfie Stick: Let you capture easy aerial angles and unique third-person perspectives with a flick of the wrist while using the dual-lens 360 mod.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The insta360
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insta360 Final Thoughts

"Battery life is not tested."

I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. It was quick and I had no issues. I was shocked at how small this unit is. Very good customer service top notch. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. SmilePowo 42-in-1 Action Camera Accessorries Kit Mount for GoPro Hero 8 Max 7 6 5 4 3 3+ 2 1 Black G...

User Ratings: 71 4

SmilePowo 4332104005 First Impressions

"Did I mention."

First off I would like to commend SmilePowo. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing!

  • SmilePowo 42-in-1 Action Camera Accessorries Kit Mount for GoPro Hero 8 Max 7 6 5 4 3 3+ 2 1 Black GoPro 2018 Session Fusion Silver Insta360 DJI AKASO APEMAN YI Campark SJCAM XIAOMI (Carrying Case)
  • 【Perfect for Vlog, skiing, cycling, canoe and more other high speed sports activities】: Wrist strap (with 360 degree power clips), car suction cup mount, head strap, chest mount, tripod, selfie and floating handle grip can freindly connect your sport action camera like GoPro Hero 8 7 6 5 4 3/3+ 2 1 Black, GoPro Max Black, 2018 Session Fusion Silver White and more. The GoPro accessory kits can make it easier to capture immersive video and photo, and protect your camera stabler and safer.
  • 【360°Rotating Wrist Strap + Car Suction Cup Mount】: wrist strap features 360°rotation helps you adjust your capture angle. Car suction can help you attach your action camera to cars, boats, motorcycles and more to record your self-driving journey.
  • 【Chest Strap + Head Strap】: Fully adjustable to fit a wide range of body types,stably capturing hands-free footage with sports cameras. Get the first point of view videos and photos and enable you breath well during heavy activities and look around the world from the angle of your beating heart.
  • 【Lightweight Mini Tripod + 180 Degree Selfie Stick】: The mini tripod is compatible with smartphones, for maximum convenience. You can use it as a flexible tripod, or phone stand for reading, watching videos, or during long phone calls or video calls. The selfie stick helps you take perfect pictures every time and everywhere for self-timer, group shots and travel, but not recommended for extreme sports.
  • 【Floating Handle Grip + Floating Block + Large EVA Shockproof Carry Bag】: Floating handle grip and yellow block make it much easier to view the underwater scenery leisurely and never worry about losing your camera. Bright colors help you locate your camera quickly. The large black case can store all accessories, foam padding with pre-cut slots to hold your gear in place, keeps your GoPro and accessories safe, protected, and organized.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SmilePowo 4332104005
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SmilePowo 4332104005 Final Thoughts

"My only gripe is the stand."

The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case.

Overall Score
4.4


(1709 Points)

4. FHD 1080P Helmet Sports Action Camera WiFi Bike Motorcycle Front and Rear Dual Lens Dash Cams Waterp...

Elikliv First Impressions

"This cannot be disabled."

Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. No need to spend hundreds on something else! Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

  • FHD 1080P Helmet Sports Action Camera WiFi Bike Motorcycle Front and Rear Dual Lens Dash Cams Waterproof 140° Wide Angle for Outdoor Skiing Riding Hiking
  • 1. Dual Channel Camera: All-in-one portable dual channel motorcycle dashcam, easy DIY installation
  • 2. 1600mAh battery: 2.5 working hours for dual channel recording, intelligent energy-saving system, when the machine stays static for 3 minutes it will auto-off to save power.
  • 3. Dual FHD 1080P: SONY IMX307 sensor and FHD 1080P resolution
  • 4. Optional Remote Controller: can lock the file/take photos to save the important files.
  • 5. WIFI Connection: Review video on mobile-phone via WIFI
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Elikliv
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Elikliv Final Thoughts

"It just what he wanted!"

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. Also, the customer service is very good! More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

5. GoPro HERO3 Black: Surf Edition (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

User Ratings: 66 9

GoPro CHDSX-301 First Impressions

"I'm terribly impressed."

All features are the same but this is way cheaper. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. Video stabilization is astonishing.

  • GoPro HERO3 Black: Surf Edition (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • The GoPro HERO3 Black: Surf Edition includes surf mounts in addition to the basic mounts and hardware included with the standard Black Edition Hero3 camera
  • The Black Edition features 1080p-60, 720p-120, WVGA-240, 960p-100 and 1440p-48 video modes while those desiring a cinematic look will appreciate the ultra-high resolution 2.7KP-30 fps and 4KP-15 fps (Protune only) video modes.
  • 3X Faster Photo Performance: The Black Edition features a 12MP burst capture at a staggering 30 frames per second
  • Wi-Fi built-in, and compatible with Wi-Fi remote (included) and GoPro App (free)
  • Built with waterproof housing to explore depths up to 60m (nearly 200 feet)
  • Weighing in at a scant 2.6 ounces
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDSX-301
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GoPro CHDSX-301 Final Thoughts

"Thank you!"

All features are the same but this is way cheaper. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! All features are the same but this is way cheaper. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this GoPro CHDSX-301.

Overall Score
4.2


(2820 Points)

6. Campark Action Camera X20 4K 20MP Touch Screen Waterproof Video Cam Underwater Camcorder EIS, Dual S...

User Ratings: 65 6

Campark FBA_ACT73R+BF513/FBA First Impressions

"Well this was a surprise."

So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. The quality is decent for the size. Very good customer service top notch. I just love this little camera!

  • Campark Action Camera X20 4K 20MP Touch Screen Waterproof Video Cam Underwater Camcorder EIS, Dual Screen, Remote Control
  • 【4K/20MP & SONY Sensor】 This sport camera records Ultra HD videos in professional 4K resolution and 20MP high quality photos of all your adventures. With built-in SONY sensor, this Campark X20 Action Camera will definitively give you the highest enjoyment.
  • 【UPGARDE Waterproof and IMPRESSIVE Image Stabilizer】 With the waterproof case, you can dive up to 30 meters (98ft) deep, and built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) makes it an excellent choice to shoot fast-moving objects, ideal for outdoor activities. Let your Campark X20 action camera take care of stabilizing your footage.
  • 【Built-in Wifi and 2.4G Remote Control】Download and install APP “CamKing” on your smart phone or tablet, it allows you to share photos and videos with your family and friends whenever and wherever you are. And with the 2.4G remote control, easy to control your action camera when skiing, cycling, swimming, drafting, etc.
  • 【2.0 Inch Touch Screen & 0.96’’ Vice Screen】Quickly switch between modes, take the perfect shot and check out your footage, you will have a wonderful experience with the touch screen. Vice screen for you easy to know the camera status (mode/battery level/lasting time) when recording.
  • 【Various Photo and Video Modes】 Awesome modes like time lapse, motion detection, car mode, underwater mode and loop recording will satisfy you in all aspects. (Carry case is not included.)
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Campark FBA_ACT73R+BF513/FBA
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Campark FBA_ACT73R+BF513/FBA Final Thoughts

"So exciting!"

The device itself is fabulous. Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip! More like I wanted plus more! There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. So I definitely like this Case Logic Action Camera as well.

Overall Score
4.4


(1246 Points)

7. 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)

8. 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 Case Logic 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 Case Logic 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)

9. DJI Zenmuse X5S Camera for DJI Inspire 2

User Ratings: 51

Epic SS-DJI-ZX5S First Impressions

"Easily worth the money."

On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. Great purchase and highly recommended.

  • DJI Zenmuse X5S Camera for DJI Inspire 2
  • Perfect Purchase for any Hobby
  • Great craftsmanship
  • Must Buy Item
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Epic SS-DJI-ZX5S
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Epic SS-DJI-ZX5S Final Thoughts

"This is the perfect setup."

The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. I especially like it simplified design. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

10. DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Camera with 128GB SD Card Supports 4K Video

User Ratings: 66 9

DJI First Impressions

"The light."

I may have to pick up a second one at this price! Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Cost more than half the price of the drone. It is easy to mount the DJI on and it stays in place. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Camera with 128GB SD Card Supports 4K Video
  • Osmo Pocket does not include any SD cards in the box. Additional 128GB 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 ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Maybe several weeks."

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. The quality is decent for the size. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! Cost more than half the price of the drone.

Overall Score
4.4


(16 Points)

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