Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Gear Pro Action Cameras

1. Gear Pro Ryder Action Camera, Hi-Resolution Full 1080p HD Video, 16 MegaPixel Images, Fold-Out 1.5''...

User Ratings: 54

Gear Pro GDV786GOR First Impressions

"I expected that."

I am very happy that I did it. Good and authentic after replacement. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. The quality and features were more than I expected. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great.

  • Gear Pro Ryder Action Camera, Hi-Resolution Full 1080p HD Video, 16 MegaPixel Images, Fold-Out 1.5'' LCD Display, with Waterproof Case and Helmet Camera, Orange
  • Records HD Video and Snaps Hi-Res Pictures - 1.5'' Fold-Out LCD Display Screen - GPS Navigation Tracking Software with Integrated Google Maps - Instantly Playback Images & Video - Anti Shaking Function for Image Stabilization - 360° Degree Adjustable and Rotating Camera Lens for Horizontal, Vertical, Angled Mounting - Wirelessly Snap Pics & Record Video via Remote Control - HDMI Mini Connector Port (Connects to HDTVs) - Take Pictures While Recording Video - Waterproof Case Safe in Depths up to 99' Feet - Easy Touch Button Controls - Easily Save and Transfer Files to PC - Built-in Rechargeable Battery - Up to 2 Hour Battery Life - Micro SD Card Slot Reader - Preview Media Files Instantly on the Display Screen - Charges via USB Port or Wall Charger (Included).
  • Built-in Speaker & Microphone for Recording Audio - Invertible Screen Display for Upside-Down Mounting/Recording - Up to 4X Digital Zoom Function - Included Gear Pro Ryder GPS Software - Exposure Value, White Balance, Light Frequency Settings Adjustments - LCD Displays Remaining Pictures & Record Time Available - Includes IR Remote: Wirelessly Snap Pics & Record Video - Universal Screw-Threading & Multi-Mount Options - Built-in G-Sensor Activates Video Recording Upon Accident/Collision - Multi-Language Support: English, Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Portuguese.
  • The Gear Pro Ryder GPS Software - Integrated Google Maps for GPS Navigation - Map Displays Traveled Route During Your Recording - Graph Display of Speed and Distance Traveled - Video Playback and Control Interface.
  • Snap Pictures: Capture Images in 5 or 16 Mega Pixels - 16MP (Pixels: 4618 x 3464) - 5MP (Pixels: 2592 x 1944) - High, Normal, Low Quality Selectable - Time Lapse (Automatic Photo) Timer Function - Auto Photo Taking: Choose Between 3, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds - Image File Format: .jpg. - Record Video: Video Capture in 1080p, 720p or VGA - 1080p (1920 x 1080) @ 30FPS - 720p (1280 x 720) @ 60FPS - VGA (640 x 480) @ 120FPS - Motion Detection Recording Ability - Anti Shaking Image Stabilization Assistance - Switchable Video Recording Modes: Normal and Loop - Loop Recording Length: 2 or 5 minutes - Video File Format: .mov
  • Technical Specs: Image Sensor: 5 CMOS Mega - Wide Angle Lens: F=2.4 (f=3.2mm) - 160° (1080p) - 170° (720p & VGA) - Battery: Lithium 1200mAh Li-Polymer - Infrared (IR) Remote Control Operation - Supports Micro SD Cards up to 32GB - Light Frequency Options: 50Hz, 60Hz - G Sensor Sensitivity Selectable: 4G or 8G - Date Stamp: On/Off - Camera Weight: 3.35 oz - Camera Dimensions (L x W x H): 3.85'' x 1.77'' x 1.37'' - Accessories Included: Waterproof Case, Helmet/Goggle Belt, 3M Adhesive Pads, USB and HDMI Cables, AC Wall Charger, Velcro Strap.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Gear Pro GDV786GOR
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Gear Pro GDV786GOR Final Thoughts

"Great pix."

Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. I'm looking forward to using this Gear Pro GDV786GOR. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize.

Overall Score
4.1


(2 Points)

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

Skyzone First Impressions

"Well done."

This accessory bundle for my Skyzone has a ton of items. Video stabilization is astonishing. I'm looking forward to using this Skyzone . I cannot say enough great things about this Gear Pro Action Camera. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs.

  • Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker Fan LED for RC Racing Drone (SKY03S,red)
  • 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

"Sound is not great."

I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

3. Crosstour Action Camera Underwater Cam WiFi 1080P Full HD 12MP Waterproof 30m 2" LCD 170 Degree Wide...

User Ratings: 81 3

Crosstour CT8500 First Impressions

"Product is flawless."

Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. This is high quality and you can tell. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. Great purchase and highly recommended. Great purchase and highly recommended.

  • Crosstour Action Camera Underwater Cam WiFi 1080P Full HD 12MP Waterproof 30m 2" LCD 170 Degree Wide-Angle Sports Camera with 2 Rechargeable 1050mAh Batteries and Mounting Accessory Kits (Black)
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Crosstour CT8500
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Crosstour CT8500 Final Thoughts

"Plus it has has self time."

Overall, I think this a great Gear Pro Action Camera. The device itself is fabulous. Overall an okay Gear Pro Action Camera that is probably more hype. I just love this little camera! Very good customer service top notch.

Overall Score
4.6


(1468 Points)

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

Skyzone First Impressions

"Great decision!"

It is small and takes awesome pictures! It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. I got this Skyzone to record our trip’s adventure. The device itself is fabulous. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great.

  • Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker Fan LED for RC Racing Drone (SKY03S,Amber)
  • 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

"Everything is great."

I got this Skyzone to record our trip’s adventure. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. This is a very well-made little camera. Has loads and loads of accessories.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

5. Ghost Hunting Full Spectrum Night Vision GhostPro Waterproof Action Camera HD 720p 5mp

GhostPro 8595694244 First Impressions

"Upload your footage daily."

I think at this price range, this is a very good Gear Pro Action Camera to have. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! Great purchase and highly recommended. This is enough for most use cases! Get a stainless steel tether.

  • Ghost Hunting Full Spectrum Night Vision GhostPro Waterproof Action Camera HD 720p 5mp
  • HD 720P Video Recording
  • 5MP Digital Still Images
  • Waterproof Housing
  • Dash Cam Mount
  • Full Spectrum Night Vision (Illuminator Not Included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GhostPro 8595694244
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GhostPro 8595694244 Final Thoughts

"You can hook it on and go."

I got this GhostPro 8595694244 to record our trip’s adventure. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. First off I would like to commend GhostPro. This is a very well-made little camera. I cannot say enough great things about this Gear Pro Action Camera.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

6. ISAW Edge 4K Ultra HD / 1080P Full HD Action Camera with LCD View-Finder Built-in Wi-Fi + Free ISAW ...

ISAW First Impressions

"Good picture quality."

No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. So I definitely like this Gear Pro Action Camera as well. I am very happy that I did it. This feature alone is the reason I bought the ISAW .

  • ISAW Edge 4K Ultra HD / 1080P Full HD Action Camera with LCD View-Finder Built-in Wi-Fi + Free ISAW Viewer II App …
  • 170° Degree 7 x Elements Glass lens. Shoots video - Ultra HD 4K @ 10fps / Full HD 1080p @ 60fps
  • Sony Exmor 16MP Exmor image sensor / Time Lapse and Burst photos / Built-in Microphone to record crystal clear audio
  • Built in 1.5 inch LCD viewfinder / Built-in WiFi to stream your videos to ISAW Viewer II smartphone App
  • Durable & Waterproof to 131-Feet 40m in Waterproof housing (Waterproof Housing included). Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions.
  • Supports microSD cards up to 32GB (class 10 or UHS-1 required) Sold Separately.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
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ISAW Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

Has loads and loads of accessories. It is easy to mount the ISAW on and it stays in place. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. Love ISAW, and this mount works great too. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. BlackVue DR900S-2CH with 32GB Micro SD Card with Power Magic Pro Hardwiring Kit Included | WiFi GPS ...

User Ratings: 57

Blackvue BV-KIT110 First Impressions

"It is always in focus."

The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. Good and authentic after replacement. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. Get a stainless steel tether.

  • BlackVue DR900S-2CH with 32GB Micro SD Card with Power Magic Pro Hardwiring Kit Included | WiFi GPS 4K Recording with Parking Mode
  • ✔ 4K Ultra High Definition Capture - 4x the Resolution of 1080p
  • ✔ Improved H. 265 Compression Codec - With this new compression, the DR900 is able to have it’s 4K video the same file size as a similar camera recording 1080P using H. 264 compression
  • ✔ Built-In GPS And Dual Band Wi-Fi - Change Settings and Review Video on the Fly! Simply connect to your Android or iOS device
  • ✔ Built-In Impact And Motion Detection - Lock in Event Recordings in case of an accident or event, without the fear of them being overwritten by Loop Recording. Parking mode, together with Motion Detection
  • Power Consumption - Avg. 380 mA (4.56 W at 12 V, when GPS is On and Wi-Fi is Off).Avg. 360 mA (4.32 W at 12 V, when GPS and Wi-Fi are Off)
  • ✔ BlackVue Over The Cloud Compatible - View Your Videos Anywhere in the World over the Internet (Hotspot required)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackvue BV-KIT110
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Blackvue BV-KIT110 Final Thoughts

"I enjoyed using it."

Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. Very nice package of accessories. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great.

Overall Score
4.3


(7 Points)

8. APEMAN A79 4K Action Camera 20MP WiFi External Microphone Remote Control Underwater 40M Waterproof S...

User Ratings: 71 5

APEMAN A79 First Impressions

"Battery life is not tested."

I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. Has a lot to offer at a good price. I am very happy that I did it. Overall an okay Gear Pro Action Camera that is probably more hype. The APEMAN A79 is very easy to use.

  • APEMAN A79 4K Action Camera 20MP WiFi External Microphone Remote Control Underwater 40M Waterproof Sports Cam for Yutube/Vlog Videos, PC Webcam
  • 4K 20MP ACTION CAMERA: APEMAN A79 Action Camera delivers ultra HD videos with 4K 30FPS resolution. Capture 20MP photo with EIS/ISO and advanced sensor. Enables you to store up every snow-covered landscape in skiing.
  • EXTERNAL MICROPHONE & USEFUL ACCESSORIES: The sports camera supports external microphone (included in accessories) for better sound recordings. Multiple mounting kits allows you shooting when biking, motorcycling, swimming, diving, snorkeling
  • REMOTE CONTROL & INSTANT SHARING: 2.4G remote control within 10M range. WiFi connect via APP, control the action cam or download files on phone. USB and HD out port for transmitting and playing files on PC or TV
  • 40M WATERPROOF UNDERWATER CAMERA: An improved waterproof case guarantees the cam underwater 40M, protects the cam for daily use
  • MULTI-RECORDING MODES: Time lapse Videos, Still Pictures, Slow Motion, Burst, Selfie Timer, Loop Recordings and Auto Mode
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The APEMAN A79
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APEMAN A79 Final Thoughts

"Everything is great."

The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. Overall an okay Gear Pro Action Camera that is probably more hype. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included.

Overall Score
4.4


(963 Points)

9. Vuze XR Dual 3D 360 / 2D 180 VR Camera, Black - Bundle with 128GB Micro SDXC Card, Joby TelePod 325,...

User Ratings: 51

Vuze Vuze XR First Impressions

"I am so glad I did!"

When I do I'll post my findings here as well. Very nice package of accessories. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! This action camera is amazing for the price! It was quick and I had no issues.

  • Vuze XR Dual 3D 360 / 2D 180 VR Camera, Black - Bundle with 128GB Micro SDXC Card, Joby TelePod 325, Cleaning Kit
  • Vuze XR Dual 3D 360 / 2D 180 VR Camera - Pouch - USB-3 type A to type C cable - User Manual - Hand strap - Vuze 1 Year Limited Warranty - 128GB Micro SDXC Card -JOBY TelePod 325
  • "click" between 2D 360° mode and 3D VR180 mode
  • Up to 5.7K at 30fps or up to 4K at 60fps (H.264 MP4)
  • Still photo resolution of 18MP
  • In-camera stitching up to 4K, desktop stitching up to 5.7K resolution
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Vuze Vuze XR
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Vuze Vuze XR Final Thoughts

"Very well made rig."

I am very happy that I did it. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. The Vuze Vuze XR is very easy to use. It was quick and I had no issues.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

10. DJI DJI-OCU-AS Ocusync Air System

DJI DJI-OCU-AS First Impressions

"Well this was a surprise."

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case.

  • DJI DJI-OCU-AS Ocusync Air System
  • DJI OcuSync Air system
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DJI DJI-OCU-AS Final Thoughts

"It looks brand new."

First off I would like to commend DJI. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. The device itself is fabulous.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

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