Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Epic Action Cameras

1. 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
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

2. Campark X20 4K Action Camera 20MP with EIS Touch Screen Remote Control Waterproof Camera 30M 170° A...

User Ratings: 65 6

Campark X20 First Impressions

"This is my first Campark."

I got this Campark X20 to record our trip’s adventure. This is enough for most use cases! Has a lot to offer at a good price. The device itself is fabulous. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it.

  • Campark X20 4K Action Camera 20MP with EIS Touch Screen Remote Control Waterproof Camera 30M 170° Adjustable View Angle 2 Batteries and Accessories Kit Compatible with GoPro
  • 4K HD & 2.0" TOUCH SCREEN: Featuring 4K/24fps, 2K/30fps and 1080P/60fps video resolutions, the Campark X20 action camera records ultra HD videos and incredible photos; A 2.0" touch screen lets you quickly switch between modes to take the perfect shot and check your footage, while the 0.96" vice screen makes it easy to check camera status (mode/battery level/video length) while recording.
  • ANTI-SHAKING & ADJUSTABLE VIEWING ANGLE: Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) makes the X20 sports camera an excellent choice for recording fast-moving objects and outdoor activities, while you control the shot with wide (170°), middle or narrow angles.
  • SPORTS CAMERA WITH WIFI & REMOTE CONTROL: Edit and share your videos on your smartphone with the free “CamKing” app; The Campark X20 gives you a WIFI range up to 10 meters and the 2.4G wrist remote control makes it easy to control the camera while skiing, cycling, swimming, drafting, or any outdoor activity imaginable.
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA WITH VALUABLE ACCESSORIES: Included waterproof case keeps the 4K camera safe in water up to 100 feet; Included in the package is 2 batteries, remote control wristband, and an accessory kit comparable with a GoPro.
  • PERFECT GIFT FOR EVERYONE: The strong, small and lightweight Campark X20 is perfect for any occasion, making it easy to capture all the important moments with family and friends; The X20 comes with a 45-day refund policy,12-month warranty within 24 months, and professional after-sales service. Buy with confidence!
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Campark X20
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Campark X20 Final Thoughts

"Very well made rig."

Get a stainless steel tether. It was quick and I had no issues. Very good customer service top notch. Cost more than half the price of the drone. If you have a Campark X20, then you need this case.

Overall Score
4.4


(1246 Points)

3. 2020 Gun Camera for Hunting

TACHYON First Impressions

"Thank you Thank you!"

If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. These are original TACHYON batteries, and charger. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer.

  • 2020 Gun Camera for Hunting
  • New 2020 GunCam for Hunting, Multiple reticle with Caibration, Zoom level and Slow-mo Playback,1080p Hunting Gun Mounted Video Camera with Crosshairs. Tap to Pause & Resume Recording
  • 2 Plus Hours Recording on Internal Battery, 24 Hrs. with Optional Power Bank to charge while recording & 256GB Card
  • One-Tap Pause & Resume Recording, fits to Over and Under, Semiautomatic & Pump shotguns. Rifles
  • Included Secure Adjustable Mounting for 12, 20, 28 Gauge or .410 Bore
  • Live WiFi Streaming and Playback to iOS and Android. Plug n' Play to PC and Mac. Memory card sold separately.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TACHYON
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

TACHYON Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip! The value of all the parts is incredible. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. Very good customer service top notch.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. GoPro HERO5 Black with Headstrap Mount + Quick Clip (GoPro Official Mount) and Chesty (Chest Harness...

User Ratings: 69 12

GoPro First Impressions

"Great pix."

This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. These are original GoPro batteries, and charger. It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use.

  • GoPro HERO5 Black with Headstrap Mount + Quick Clip (GoPro Official Mount) and Chesty (Chest Harness)(GoPro Official Mount)
  • Stunning 4K video and 12MP photos in Single, Burst and Time Lapse modes. Charger not included
  • Durable by design, HERO5 Black is waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing
  • Additional GoPro HERO5 Black Features + Benefits below on item page. Time Lapse Photo Intervals: 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds
  • Head Strap is fully adjustable to fit all sizes
  • Head Strap can be worn over a helmet or directly on your head in a headlamp-like position
  • QuickClip allows you to attach your GoPro to a backwards baseball cap or other 3mm to 10mm thick object
  • Provides an ultra immersive perspective
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro
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GoPro Final Thoughts

"So exciting!"

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. I especially like it simplified design. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation.

Overall Score
4.2


(3045 Points)

5. COOAU 4K 20MP Wi-Fi Action Camera External Microphone Remote Control EIS Stabilization Underwater 40...

User Ratings: 79 6

COOAU CU-SPC06 First Impressions

"All in all, A+."

I am very happy that I did it. Love the accessories and the bag. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today.

  • COOAU 4K 20MP Wi-Fi Action Camera External Microphone Remote Control EIS Stabilization Underwater 40M Waterproof Sport Camera Time Lapse with 2X1200mAh Batteries and 20 Accessories
  • 【Ultra HD 4K 20MP Action Camera】- This action camera adopts the newest upgraded chip, 7 layers of optical glass lens which bring ultra HD 4K videos and 20MP photos. Featuring rich video resolution: 4K/30FPS(others only 25FPS), 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 720P/120FPS and so on, the sport cam will definitely offer you all vivid and incredible footage.
  • 【EIS Stabilization and 40M Waterproof】- Smart anti-shake program is embedded in the chip. Therefore video fluency and stability are greatly improved when you do some extreme sports, such as parachute jumping, skiing, playing ball, etc. Made of upgraded durable material, the case improves the waterproof level from 30M to 40M. Just enjoy scenery in deeper underwater world.
  • 【Built-in and External Microphone】- Comes with external microphone which helps a lot in places where there is much noise or it is inconvenient to collect sound, such as skiing, cycling and so on. 170° wide angle enables the camera to record more while shooting scenery or important moments.
  • 【Remote Control plus Wi-Fi】- You are able to control your camera remotely from 10 meters away with the remote control. Red button for photo taking and gray button for video recording. You do not need to hold the camera in your hands any longer. After downloading the App LIVE DV on your smart phone (iOS/Android) or tablet, you can control the camera on your devices, including changing settings, taking pictures, recording videos and downloading files.
  • 【Various Functions to Meet your needs】- This camera almost covers all the functions that you need or you can imagine. For example, loop recording, time lapse recording, slow motion, self-timer, burst photo, screen saver, upside down, white balance and so on. We also have professional after sales team to serve you.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COOAU CU-SPC06
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COOAU CU-SPC06 Final Thoughts

"Excellent!"

Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip! Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this COOAU CU-SPC06. The quality is decent for the size. All features are the same but this is way cheaper.

Overall Score
4.5


(830 Points)

6. DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer Camera Attachable to Smartphone, Android, iPhone F...

User Ratings: 66 10

DJI E1DJIOSMOPOCKET First Impressions

"My kids love using this!"

This is enough for most use cases! The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. I got this DJI E1DJIOSMOPOCKET to record our trip’s adventure. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing!

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer Camera Attachable to Smartphone, Android, iPhone Filmaker Bundle with Hard Travel Case,Sandisk Ultra 32GB High Speed Micro SD Card + Corel Pro X9
  • AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full USA WARRANTY
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • IN BOX: DJI Osmo pocket, carrying case, smartphone Adapter (USB-C), smartphone Adapter (Lightning), power cable
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES : Sandisk Imaging Ultra microSDHC 32GB UHS Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter |Corel Corel Paint Shop Pro 2018 (Digital Download Card - Updated Version of the X9) |Deco Gear Hard EVA Case with Zipper | LCD/Lens Cleaning Pen |Deco Gear 6 x 6 inch Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI E1DJIOSMOPOCKET
  • Video Quality
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DJI E1DJIOSMOPOCKET Final Thoughts

"Great Buy!"

Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. I think at this price range, this is a very good Epic Action Camera to have. The quality and features were more than I expected. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time.

Overall Score
4.4


(17 Points)

7. Panasonic 4K video camera WX970M wipe takes lightweight 447g Brown HC-WX970M-T - International Versi...

User Ratings: 51

Panasonic HC-WX970M-T First Impressions

"Buy more batteries."

But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. More like I wanted plus more! For the price this is a great buy. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast.

  • Panasonic 4K video camera WX970M wipe takes lightweight 447g Brown HC-WX970M-T - International Version (No Warranty)
  • Dimensions: Height 7.3 × width 6.5 × depth 16.1cm (included battery when mounted) / body weight / when using mass: about 362g / about 447g (battery: when using the supplied battery pack)
  • Accessories 1: Battery pack (VW-VQT380-K), AC adapter, DC cable, HDMI micro cable, USB connection cable, shoe adapter, lens hood
  • Power (AC adapter): AC100V-240V (50 / 60Hz)
  • ※ Japanese manual included (product LCD monitor English / Japanese switchable)
  • Japanese manual URL (PDF): http://dl-ctlg.panasonic.com/jp/manual/hc/hc_w870m_wx970m.pdf
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic HC-WX970M-T
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Panasonic HC-WX970M-T Final Thoughts

"Thank you Panasonic!"

First off I would like to commend Panasonic. Has loads and loads of accessories. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. I got this Panasonic HC-WX970M-T to record our trip’s adventure.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

8. DJI OSMO Mobile Bundle - Handheld Stabilized Gimbal with 32GB Micro SD Card, Case, Wrist Strap and M...

User Ratings: 72

DJI FBA_OSMO First Impressions

"First off the quality."

I contacted DJI customer service and they were amazing. Amazing video quality and from something so small. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! All features are the same but this is way cheaper. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous!

  • DJI OSMO Mobile Bundle - Handheld Stabilized Gimbal with 32GB Micro SD Card, Case, Wrist Strap and Micro Fiber Koozam Cloth (Black)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI FBA_OSMO
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DJI FBA_OSMO Final Thoughts

"Daughter loved it."

Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. Video stabilization is astonishing. These are original DJI FBA_OSMO batteries, and charger. Video stabilization is astonishing. Great purchase and highly recommended.

Overall Score
4.7


(9 Points)

9. EZVIZ One Action Camera HD 1080P 60FPS WiFi Enabled (Blue)

User Ratings: 55

EZVIZ One (Blue) First Impressions

"We love this camera!"

Very good customer service top notch. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. I cant give the EZVIZ One (Blue) enough stars. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I don't consider these as cons, just my observations.

  • EZVIZ One Action Camera HD 1080P 60FPS WiFi Enabled (Blue)
  • VIDEO RECORDING 1080P/60FPS, 720P/120FPS, 480P/240FPS.
  • CAPTURE BURST PHOTO at 16MP 5PFS or 5MP at 30FPS.
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE with up to 3 hours recording time on 720p/30FPS, 2.33 hours for 1080p/30FPS.
  • DURABLE AND WATERPROOF housing up to 131 feet (40m) while enjoying smooth video recording from an integrated G-sensor for image auto-flipping.
  • CAPTURE MORE ACTION with a 152° wide viewing-angle.
  • CONTROL AND SHARE with Wi-Fi connectivity to the EZVIZ Sports App.
  • ADAPTABLE with 1/4" mount that fits most action camera mounting brackets and accessories. Device accepts up to a 64GB UHS-1 micro SD card.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EZVIZ One (Blue)
  • Video Quality
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  • Affordability

EZVIZ One (Blue) Final Thoughts

"Great Buy!"

For the price this is a great buy. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. This feature alone is the reason I bought the EZVIZ One (Blue). I may have to pick up a second one at this price! The device itself is fabulous.

Overall Score
4.1


(7 Points)

10. 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 Epic 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
  • Video Quality
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Well this was a surprise."

Overall, I think this a great Epic 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)

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