Editor's Choice - Our Favorite GPS Action Cameras

1. Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Camouflag...

User Ratings: 70 8

Nikon 26363 First Impressions

"It is always in focus."

It can attach to his bike and scooter. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. Cost more than half the price of the drone. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Nikon 26363 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black.

  • Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Camouflage) (OLD MODEL)
  • Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet.
  • Shockproof if dropped from 5 ft, operating temperature down to 14 degrees F
  • 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation
  • GPS and e-Compass functions
  • Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26363
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Nikon 26363 Final Thoughts

"Great little camera!"

And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. My friends are impressed by my work with this GPS Action Camera. Overall an okay GPS Action Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(1101 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated GPS Action Cameras

2. Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Orange) (...

User Ratings: 70 8

Nikon 26293 First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

First off I would like to commend Nikon. Good and authentic after replacement. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

  • Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Orange) (OLD MODEL)
  • Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet;3 inch LCD display
  • 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation,Zoom: Optical: 5x, Digital: 4x
  • Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound and movie-record button that enables one-touch recording (HDMI mini connector equipped)
  • Aperture: f/3.9 to f/4.8,Lens Focal Length : 5.0-25.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-140mm lens in 35mm (135) format)
  • Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26293
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Nikon 26293 Final Thoughts

"So I got the camera."

This is enough for most use cases! The new form factor and weight are fantastic! The quality is decent for the size. Overall, I think this a great GPS Action Camera. Overall an okay GPS Action Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(1101 Points)

3. GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Adventure Kit Essential Bundle

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M BUNDLECHDHX501002 First Impressions

"Conclusion."

A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. Overall, I think this a great GPS Action Camera. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. The whole outlook and vintage and nice. You can shoot your videos and frame them later.

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Adventure Kit Essential Bundle
  • 1. This Bundle Includes GoPro Official Accessories + Limited 1 Year Warranty
  • 2. Product Highlights: Record 4K30, 1440p60, and 1080p60 Video, Capture 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps, Built-In Video Stabilization, Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media, 33' Waterproof without a Housing, Touch Zoom Framing via Intuitive 2" LCD, Voice Control, Time-Lapse Capture, Photo Timer for Individual/Group Selfies, GPS Performance Stickers & More
  • 3. GoPro Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Silver, The Frame for HERO7 Silver, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB Type-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • 4. GoPro Adventure Kit Includes: The Handler Floating Handgrip, Head Strap and QuickClip & Customizable Compact Case
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M BUNDLECHDHX501002
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K&M BUNDLECHDHX501002 Final Thoughts

"Thank you K&M!"

Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Video stabilization is astonishing. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. The device itself is fabulous.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

4. GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera w/ 32GB Memory and Floating Grip Bundle

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"Don't take chances."

This works well enough, except when I want to use it. Cost more than half the price of the drone. Overall, I think this a great GPS Action Camera. If you have a K&M , then you need this case. This little camera will amaze you.

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera w/ 32GB Memory and Floating Grip Bundle
  • This Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1 Year Warranty
  • GoPro Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Silver, The Frame for HERO7 Silver, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB Type-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Product Highlights: Record 4K30, 1440p60, and 1080p60 Video, Capture 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps, Built-In Video Stabilization, Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media, 33' Waterproof without a Housing, Touch Zoom Framing via Intuitive 2" LCD, Voice Control, Time-Lapse Capture, Photo Timer for Individual/Group Selfies, GPS Performance Stickers & More
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M
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K&M Final Thoughts

"Daughter loved it."

And the image on the K&M itself is sharp and clear. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. I got this K&M to record our trip’s adventure. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling GPS Action Cameras

5. Sony HDR-AS100VR POV Action Video Camera with Live View Remote (White)

User Ratings: 66 5

Sony HDRAS100VR/W First Impressions

"Not a scratch on it."

A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. This is enough for most use cases! This feature alone is the reason I bought the Sony HDRAS100VR/W. I contacted Sony customer service and they were amazing. If you have a Sony HDRAS100VR/W, then you need this case.

  • Sony HDR-AS100VR POV Action Video Camera with Live View Remote (White)
  • Advanced image stabilization adjusts to vibration
  • New splash proof body with tripod mount
  • View and control via smartphone/ Live View Remote1
  • Shoot pro quality video in XAVC-S 60p(50 Mbps)
  • Plot location and display telemetry with built-in GPS
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDRAS100VR/W
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Sony HDRAS100VR/W Final Thoughts

"My kids love using this!"

This accessory bundle for my Sony HDRAS100VR/W has a ton of items. Overall, I think this a great GPS Action Camera. I cant give the Sony HDRAS100VR/W enough stars. I may have to pick up a second one at this price! Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps.

Overall Score
4.3


(388 Points)

6. ULANZI V2 Multifunctional Vlogging Case w Cold Shoe Mount for Microphone LED Video Light,Wire Connec...

User Ratings: 69 8

ULANZI V2 Case First Impressions

"This is a great combo."

It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. This is a very well-made little camera. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size.

  • ULANZI V2 Multifunctional Vlogging Case w Cold Shoe Mount for Microphone LED Video Light,Wire Connectable Frame Housing Shell Mount Cage for Gopro Hero 7 6 5 Action Camera Video Vlog Creator Setup
  • 【Reserved Microphone Adapter Place】Specially Designed Microphone Adapter Position,perfectly solved the Gopro audio problem, so you can use Gopro Vlogging.
  • 【Easy to install】Lightweight Case for GoPro HERO 7 6 5. Portable to take out, could be mounted on bicycles, handrack, helmet, chest belt, etc
  • 【Video and Vlog Creator Case】Preferred case accessory used by pro photographers & video makers on YouTube,the hot shoe mount on the top of this case to mount flash, GPS locator, video light, microphone, etc.
  • 【Cold Shoe Mount on Top】With Cold Shoe Mount on Top, you can mount microphone or led video light on it,necessary for Gopro Video Shooting.
  • 【Super Lightweight】The Gopro Vlog Case was made of high quality ABS material, it is super lightweigt and portable.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ULANZI V2 Case
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ULANZI V2 Case Final Thoughts

"We love this camera!"

You can shoot your videos and frame them later. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it.

Overall Score
4.4


(239 Points)

7. Action Camera 4K16MP WiFi Waterproof Sports Diving Cam DV Camcorder 170 Ultra Wide-Angle Len with Se...

User Ratings: 63 12

HLS hls001 First Impressions

"Not even close."

More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. Very good customer service top notch. Overall an okay GPS Action Camera that is probably more hype. Great purchase and highly recommended.

  • Action Camera 4K16MP WiFi Waterproof Sports Diving Cam DV Camcorder 170 Ultra Wide-Angle Len with Sensor 2 Rechargeable Batteries/Floating Hand Grip and Accessories Kit
  • 4K WIFI ACTION CAMERA: Supports 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 1080P/30FPS and 720P/120FPS Video Resolution. 12MP Image Resolution & 170 Super Wide Angle Lens Delivers Skip-Free HD Video and Accurately Capture Every Epic View And Exciting Moment For You
  • ADAPTED GAME: CLIMING MOUTAIN, DRIVING, DIVING, FLYING, SKIING, SKATING, JUMPING, SURFING, SNOWBOARD, ETC
  • 2 BIG BATTERIES: you can use adaptor Max 5V1A only, Comes With 2 Rechargeable 1350mAh Battery(one in the camera, one in the box) Enables Continuous Recording Without Worry. Supports Up To 90 Minutes Recording For Each Battery. (please select 4K/2.7K when the battery is fully charged, and keep low light screen protect light),
  • 100 FEET WATERPROOF: with waterproof case, ideal for outdoor activities, like swimming, diving, surfing etc. Perfect for water sports lover.
  • WARRANTY TIME: 15 MONTHS warranty to sure you enjoying your colorful life
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HLS hls001
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HLS hls001 Final Thoughts

"Well done."

The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. Has a lot to offer at a good price. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. First off I would like to commend HLS.

Overall Score
4.1


(61 Points)

8. Sony HDRAS300/W HD Recording, Action Cam Underwater Camcorder, White

User Ratings: 64 9

Sony HDRAS300/W First Impressions

"Not a scratch on it."

Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. This is enough for most use cases! The value of all the parts is incredible. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had.

  • Sony HDRAS300/W HD Recording, Action Cam Underwater Camcorder, White
  • Ultimate image stabilization from Balanced Optical SteadyShot Outstanding Full HD with ZEISS lens and Exmor R CMOS sensorCamera control / viewing w/ supplied LiveView Remote or smartphone
  • Splash-proof body or use incl. waterproof housing down to 197ft. Selectable viewing angle: Wide, Medium or Narrow and 3x zoomHigh quality 12MP still images and up to 10 fps in burst mode
  • Interval record at 8.3MP for stills and 4K time-lapse videoHigh Quality stereo sound with wind noise reductionBuilt-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, HDMI, USB and mic jack
  • Intuitive interface, 3x rec. lights and adjustable beep volume
  • Exposure Mode:Multi-segment
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDRAS300/W
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Sony HDRAS300/W Final Thoughts

"A very versatile GPS Action Camera."

The new form factor and weight are fantastic! Has loads and loads of accessories. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print.

Overall Score
4.2


(48 Points)

9. Garmin Dash Cam 55 Wide-Angle Lens and Car GPS Location Data Driving Recorder Bundle with 64GB Memor...

User Ratings: 65 8

Garmin 010-01750-10 64GB Bundle First Impressions

"It’s worth it."

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Get a stainless steel tether. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. This GPS Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! The pictures are captured in the swimming pool.

  • Garmin Dash Cam 55 Wide-Angle Lens and Car GPS Location Data Driving Recorder Bundle with 64GB Memory Card, Point and Shoot Field Bag Camera Case and Universal Screen Cleaner for LED TVs
  • Garmin Dash Cam 55
  • 64GB Ultra MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card
  • Universal Screen Cleaning
  • Ultra-Compact Carrying Case
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Garmin 010-01750-10 64GB Bundle
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Garmin 010-01750-10 64GB Bundle Final Thoughts

"It earns 4 stars."

This is enough for most use cases! Very nice package of accessories. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. For the price this is a great buy. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize.

Overall Score
4.2


(46 Points)

10. GoPro HERO6 Black Action Camera

User Ratings: 90

GoPro GoPro Hero6 First Impressions

"I love this little guy!"

Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. The value of all the parts is incredible. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. Also, the customer service is very good! I just love this little camera!

  • GoPro HERO6 Black Action Camera
  • Capture and playback the coolest moments exactly as they happened with what HERO is calling its best stabilization to-date, plus two times the performance at 4k60 and 1080/240 to record life at double the frames per second for smooth footage and unparalleled slow-motion playback
  • Take 12mp photos; a series of photos at 12mp/30fps; time lapse photos with .5, 1.2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 second intervals; night photos with seven different exposure settings to choose from; and night lapse photos with up to 60 minute intervals
  • Built-in GPS capabilities capture speed, elevation and other real-time stats, so your footage tells the whole astonishing story and use QuikStories to share an auto-edited rewind of the day, with total customization such as music, titles and more
  • With the new built-in GP1 processor, image quality looks unbelievably crisp—because it is; added 5GHz Wi-Fi means video and image transfers to your phone happen three times faster than before for seamless sharing
  • Use up to 12 voice commands without ever hitting a button, so you play action hero and director simultaneously
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro GoPro Hero6
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GoPro GoPro Hero6 Final Thoughts

"Win win."

I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. This is enough for most use cases! The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print.

Overall Score
4.7


(15 Points)

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