Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Generic Action Cameras

1. Generic new WIFI Sports Action Camera 1.5" TFT 12.0 MP 2/3 CMOS Helmet Camera 1080P Full HD Waterpro...

Generic First Impressions

"It is waaay undersized."

I just love this little camera! And the image on the Generic itself is sharp and clear. Generic wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. The value of all the parts is incredible. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it.

  • Generic new WIFI Sports Action Camera 1.5" TFT 12.0 MP 2/3 CMOS Helmet Camera 1080P Full HD Waterproof/ShockproofOutdoor Sports Digital Video Camera -Silver
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Generic
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Generic Final Thoughts

"It’s a total winner!"

I think at this price range, this is a very good Generic Action Camera to have. I got this Generic to record our trip’s adventure. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. I got this Generic to record our trip’s adventure. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

2. Govision Pro1 Ultra HD Video Camera Sunglasses | Water Resistant Sunglasses Camera | 15MP Camera Gla...

GoVision GVGK004019 First Impressions

"Loving this purchase!"

Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest.

  • Govision Pro1 Ultra HD Video Camera Sunglasses | Water Resistant Sunglasses Camera | 15MP Camera Glasses | Wide Angle View, Unisex Design, Stylish, Water Resistant and Lightweight Frame | Maroon
  • ULTRA HD 720P VIDEO RECORDING: Amazing 720P Ultra Full HD Resolution Video with Audio, Very Comfortable to Wear and Widely Used When Cycling, Hunting, Fishing, Police, Traveling and Living, Perfect for Fast Action Shots and Recording
  • WATERPROOF FEATURE: GoVision Video Recording Camera Sunglasses is Water Protection Sunglasses,Available for all Kinds Water Sports Including Surfing, Water Moto Bike or Raining Weather etc.
  • Hands free Ultra HD Video Recording
  • Auto Focus / Light Adjustment
  • One Touch Operation
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoVision GVGK004019
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GoVision GVGK004019 Final Thoughts

"I loved it."

This accessory bundle for my GoVision GVGK004019 has a ton of items. It is small and takes awesome pictures! I cannot say enough great things about this Generic Action Camera. I am very happy that I did it. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

3. Dragon Touch Vista 5 Action Camera Native 4K 20MP Ultra HD Touch Screen EIS 4X Zoom Remote Control W...

User Ratings: 70 8

Dragon Touch Vista 5-New First Impressions

"It recharges quick."

On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it.

  • Dragon Touch Vista 5 Action Camera Native 4K 20MP Ultra HD Touch Screen EIS 4X Zoom Remote Control WiFi Waterproof Camera Support External Mic 2x 1350mAh Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit (Black)
  • NATIVE 4K 20MP ACTION CAMERA: This action camera takes higher-quality ultra HD 4K video and 20MP sharp photo, helping you capture each wonderful moment with higher clarity.
  • OUTSTANDING IMAGE STABILIZATION: Cutting-edge technology such as the EIS(Electronic Image Stabilization) technology built in this action camera ensures the best capture of your life with stabilized footage of up to 4K/30fps. More possibilities for you to snap the moment in your adventures and life journeys.
  • SUPPORT EXTERNAL MICROPHONE: This action camera supports external microphone which captures sound from all directions with crisp details. External microphone is not included.
  • 2 INCH TOUCH SCREEN: Touch screen makes the action camera easier to change settings, switch shooting modes, preview and playback footage. Built-in WiFi, just download App (RoadCam) on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wireless remote control frees your hands to control this action camera when hiking, cycling or self recording.
  • 100 FEET WATERPROOF CAMERA: Dragon Touch Vista 5 waterproof camera is waterproof to 100ft (30m) with case, which allows you to dive as deep as 30 meters. It is suitable to the pro and amateur and it is ideal for extreme sports such as surfing, swimming, snorkeling, diving and so on.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dragon Touch Vista 5-New
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Dragon Touch Vista 5-New Final Thoughts

"It's just amazing!"

This thing is solid as ever. It is easy to mount the Dragon Touch on and it stays in place. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Get a stainless steel tether. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it.

Overall Score
4.3


(60 Points)

4. 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)
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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)

5. FIMI Palm XIAOMI 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with 4K Smart Camera, 128° Ultra Wide Angle Lens, 120g, W...

PERGEAR First Impressions

"Thank you Thank you!"

Captures all my adventures when I need it to. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. I got this PERGEAR to record our trip’s adventure. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines.

  • FIMI Palm XIAOMI 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with 4K Smart Camera, 128° Ultra Wide Angle Lens, 120g, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Connection, Built-in Microphone and External MIC Supported
  • [Compact & Portable]: FIMI features a weight as light as 120g in a compact size of 30.5*22.7*127mm, which renders the Palm high portable and lets you film on the go.
  • [Micro 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal with 128° Ultra Wide Angle Lens]: The high-precision sensors, with a fully closed-loop servo system and the third-generation LOS stabilization algorithm, are upgraded to eliminate picture jitters in real-time and dynamic shooting. And the exclusive 128° ultra wide-angle lens, which perfectly fits the best angle of human vision, captures more memorable moments while portraying a bigger world for you.
  • [Wireless Connectionon]: FIMI PALM can be connected to your smartphone via the built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. During shooting, remote control and transmission allow for aasy preview and smarter gimbal camera control. You can also download relevant materials wirelessly to your phone and edit footage on the APP.
  • [240-min Battery Life]: The PALM adopts professional Hisilicon SOC and a smart lithum battery that has superior power management capability, offering a 240-min working time. With a USB-C port, it fulfills your daily filming needs and delivers stunning results.
  • [Built-in Microphone]: Except the dual-microphone system, FIMI features a 3.5mm port on the base to connect with external MIC(Base Sold Separately), which you can get more possibilities for external audio recording.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PERGEAR
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PERGEAR Final Thoughts

"Fun camera for kids."

I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. And the image on the PERGEAR itself is sharp and clear.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

6. 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)

7. Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera 16MP Vision 3 Underwater Waterproof Camera 170° Wide Angle WiFi Sport...

User Ratings: 66 7

Dragon Touch Vision 3 First Impressions

"The light."

Overall an okay Generic Action Camera that is probably more hype. It was quick and I had no issues. This feature alone is the reason I bought the Dragon Touch Vision 3. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well.

  • Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera 16MP Vision 3 Underwater Waterproof Camera 170° Wide Angle WiFi Sports Cam with Remote 2 Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • 4K ACTION CAMERA with 4X ZOOM: Professional 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/60FPS video and 16MP photo resolution enables you to capture exciting moment for you. This action camera also features zoom range from 1.0X to 4.0X.
  • WIRELESS WRIST REMOTE CONTROL: Put the remote control on your wrist while installing the sports camera on your helmet, convenient to record moments in places you can't reach. Wireless range up to 10m(33ft), the remote is not waterproof.
  • WIFI ACTION CAMERA with 2" SCREEN: Save and share your sports action camera moments on the phone/tablet with App XDV, WiFi signal ranges up to 33 feet. 2'' screen allows you to preview the video in action camera.
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA with FREE ACCESSORIES: Place your camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, etc. This underwater camera also comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, charger and accessories which available for most action camera even Gopro.
  • VERSATILE BUT COMPACT: This action camera features multiple functions including driving mode, image rotation, time-lapse, loop recording, slow motion, dramashot, exposure and white balance. Bringing this sports camera to more applicable conditions beyond your expectation. This action camera is not Mac compatible.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dragon Touch Vision 3
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Dragon Touch Vision 3 Final Thoughts

"So exciting!"

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Very good customer service top notch.

Overall Score
4.3


(3618 Points)

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

User Ratings: 67 8

COOAU SPC06 First Impressions

"Cheers!"

There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Great purchase and highly recommended. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. This is high quality and you can tell. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast.

  • COOAU 4K 20MP Wi-Fi Action Camera External Microphone Remote Control EIS Stabilization Underwater 40M Waterproof Sport Camera with 2X1200mAh Batteries
  • 【Ultra 4K 20MP & EIS Action Camera】This action camera adopts SONY sensor and 7 layers of optical glass lens. It features 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 720P/120FPS and so on. Furthermore, it is also embeded with anti-shaking digital algorithm, which makes the videos smooth.Thus capturing the ultra high quality pictures and videos, through which you can share the wonderful world to your friends and families.
  • 【 External Microphone & Mutiple Accessories】Configured with the original microphone which is compatible with the camera, the action camera is great to record the sound clear even in the noisy place or some outdoor activities. Moreover, the action camera comes with tons of free accessories that enable you to mount your camera to the helmet, bicycles, wrist, etc.
  • 【Upgraded Waterproof & Protective Case】Equiped with the upgraded and sturdy waterproof case, the sport camera enables you to shoot freely and capture scenery not only in the mysterious underwater world but also on the land. You can use it without worrying about any crash or hit during the outdoor activities. The action camera especially ideal for swimming, diving, surfing , snorkelling, drifting, cycling, hiking and skiing etc.
  • 【Remote Control & Built-in Hand-free Wi-Fi】Featuring a wireless remote control, you can shoot pictures and record videos without holding the action camera. Download the App LIVE DV ( compatible with iOS and Android system) on your phone and connect the action camera via Wi-Fi, you can change setting, take pictures, record videos and download files on your phone.
  • 【More Valuable Functions Surprise You】The action camera comes with amazing functions that are beyond your imagination. Such as the loop recording, time lapse video, slow motion, self-timer, upside down, exposure, white balance effect, contrast and sharpness.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COOAU SPC06
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COOAU SPC06 Final Thoughts

"It’s worth it."

I cant give the COOAU SPC06 enough stars. First off I would like to commend COOAU. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. I cannot say enough great things about this Generic Action Camera. This is a very well-made little camera.

Overall Score
4.3


(419 Points)

9. COOAU 4K 16MP Underwater Action Camera with Wi-Fi 2-Channel Charger Remote Control EIS Stabilization...

User Ratings: 79 9

COOAU SPC05 First Impressions

"Really enjoyed the COOAU SPC05."

I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. The quality and features were more than I expected. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! Overall, I think this a great Generic Action Camera.

  • COOAU 4K 16MP Underwater Action Camera with Wi-Fi 2-Channel Charger Remote Control EIS Stabilization 40M Waterproof Sport Camera Time Lapse
  • 【Ultra HD 4K Videos 16MP Photos Action Camera】- SPC05 action camera is the newest camera published by COOAU. With SONY sensor and 7 layers of optical glass adopted, the image quality both in daytime or at night will definitely meet most of your demands for daily use. Just go out and make your own VLOG. Video resolution: 4K/30FPS(others only 25FPS), 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 720P/120FPS)
  • 【Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization Sport Camera】- The stabilization technology adopts the intelligent jitter compensation algorithm, which can independently detect the jitter in all directions of the cam and effectively reduce the shake to keep the image stable. The algorithm preserves the steering motion of the camera at the same time, resulting in stable and smooth video and photo.
  • 【Comes with 2 Extra Batteries and a 2-channel Charger】- Most of the accessories that they want to buy together with the cam is battery charger which usually costs about 15 dollars according to our detailed survey on over 1000 members of our previous customers. So we now deicde to add the charger to the product.
  • 【Various Features to Meet Your Needs】- This helmet waterproof camera is delicate and compact, almost covers all the functions that you need for daily use. For example, loop recording, time lapse recording, slow motion, self-timer, burst photo, screen saver, auto ISO, white balance and so on.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COOAU SPC05
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COOAU SPC05 Final Thoughts

"Really enjoyed the COOAU SPC05."

Captures all my adventures when I need it to. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. For the price this is a great buy. I think at this price range, this is a very good Generic Action Camera to have. I will be ordering several more for my personal use!

Overall Score
4.4


(54 Points)

10. GoPro Anti-Fog Inserts (GoPro OFFICIAL ACCESSORY)

User Ratings: 72 5

GoPro AHDAF-301 First Impressions

"And Wallah!"

It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Love GoPro, and this mount works great too. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight.

  • GoPro Anti-Fog Inserts (GoPro OFFICIAL ACCESSORY)
  • Inserts prevent fogging of lens in cold and humid environments
  • Each insert lasts for approximately 4 uses
  • Includes (12) Twelve Anti-Fog Inserts
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro AHDAF-301
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GoPro AHDAF-301 Final Thoughts

"Its Genius!"

The quality is decent for the size. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. I got this GoPro AHDAF-301 to record our trip’s adventure. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are.

Overall Score
4.5


(426 Points)

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