Editor's Choice - Our Favorite High Resolution Action Cameras

1. 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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated High Resolution Action Cameras

2. NeuTab Xtrem 4K Action Camera, Dual 2 Inch LCD Screen 16 MP Sony Image Sensor 170 Wide-Angle Lens Sp...

User Ratings: 55 7

NeuTab DV First Impressions

"Ordered spur of the moment."

I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! If you have a NeuTab DV, then you need this case. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller!

  • NeuTab Xtrem 4K Action Camera, Dual 2 Inch LCD Screen 16 MP Sony Image Sensor 170 Wide-Angle Lens Sports Camera 100 FT Waterproof Case Included in Accessories Kit (Limited time Offer)
  • Only high quality would tell the real story: 4K High Resolution Video & 16M HD Pictures: Professional video recording and photo shooting, it gives you incredible and splendid footages and pictures.
  • Edit and post easily and freely: Built-in WiFi & HDMI Output easily and freely. Download the free app on your smart phone or tablet, connect with NeuTab action camera, then you can take full control of the camera. Save and Post the video/picture to Facebook, Instagram etc.
  • In the water or On the Snow: 100 Feet with the water-resistant case, it allows you to take pictures or video while diving, cycling, gliding, zip-lining, skateboarding or skiing. All you need is having fun and let the camera capture the moments of adventures.
  • Long working time with short charging time: you don’t have to worry the recording time, and it can record up to 60 minute. You won’t lose the chance to capture the special moments.
  • Stable functionalities with excellent features: 170°ultra wide angle, 2.0" LCD screen, HDMI output, time-lapse recording, loop recording, SD card slot, help you to share your life to others effortlessly.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NeuTab DV
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NeuTab DV Final Thoughts

"I loved it."

The quality and features were more than I expected. This is high quality and you can tell. The quality is decent for the size. No need to spend hundreds on something else! Love NeuTab, and this mount works great too.

Overall Score
4.2


(303 Points)

3. Xiaomi YDXJ01FM Mi 4K Action Camera, 2.4” Touchscreen WiFi Sports Camera with Sony Image Sensor, 1...

User Ratings: 59 3

Xiaomi YDXJ01FM First Impressions

"Go figure."

We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. The quality is decent for the size. The quality and features were more than I expected. Love the accessories and the bag. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead.

  • Xiaomi YDXJ01FM Mi 4K Action Camera, 2.4” Touchscreen WiFi Sports Camera with Sony Image Sensor, 145° Wide Angle 4K/30fps 1080P/100fps Video Raw Image, Black
  • 【Vivid Interpretation】Xiaomi Mi 4K Camera records 4k/30fps, 1080p/100fps, 720p/200fps video, and 8MP raw images with a build-in IMX317 image sensor( 1. 62um/single-pixel point) from Sony and Ambarella chip A12S75; Equipped with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) can capture super-smooth footage at 4k/30fps, to ensure excellent experience in shooting fast-moving objects
  • 【Non-stop Shooting】High capacity 1450mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery records up to 120mins of 4K/30fps video with a single charge. Without the battery, use Mi Power Bank Pro 10000mAh to power up the camera via USB port. High performing cooling system prevents Mi 4K Action Camera of overheating and enables stable video recording
  • 【Intuitive Touchscreen】Built-in 2. 4” high responsive LCD touchscreen with 960x480 high resolution for easy setting, previewing and shooting. The touchscreen is made with Gorilla Glass Retina to resist scratches and daily impact
  • 【Instant Sharing】Built-in 4. 1 Bluetooth and high speed 5GHz/2. 4GHz WiFi support for wireless remote control and the Mi Home App for instant photo and video editing, sharing and live streaming to social media
  • 【Advanced Features】Flexible settings of ISO/WB/SHUTTER/EV/METER for 12MP raw file help you produce high-quality images even in low-light condition; Multi record/capture modes, including time-lapse, slow-motion, burst, etc, get more creative and fun
  • 【Package Include】Action Camera x 1, Battery x 1, USB Cable x 1, User Manual x 1. Please note: Micro-SD card, waterproof case and other accessories are not included. Recommended SD card: Kingston SDCA3 U3 32G, SanDisk Extreme PRO U3 32G, SanDisk Extreme U3 32G.
  • Lens Type: Extension-Tube
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Xiaomi YDXJ01FM
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Xiaomi YDXJ01FM Final Thoughts

"Did I mention."

The value of all the parts is incredible. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! This feature alone is the reason I bought the Xiaomi YDXJ01FM. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. If you have a Xiaomi YDXJ01FM, then you need this case.

Overall Score
4.3


(163 Points)

4. Crosstour CT9100 4K 20MP Action Camera with WiFi EIS LDC Remote Control Sports Camera 40M Waterproof...

User Ratings: 81 7

Crosstour P600 First Impressions

"First off the quality."

But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. I especially like it simplified design. These are original Crosstour P600 batteries, and charger. I just love this little camera! It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

  • Crosstour CT9100 4K 20MP Action Camera with WiFi EIS LDC Remote Control Sports Camera 40M Waterproof Underwater Camcorder with Accessories Kit
  • 4K 20MP ULTRA HD ACTION CAMERA - Professional 4K/30fps videos and 20MP photos high resolution, which is provided by 7 layers optical glass camera Lens, enables to capture the real world more vividly.
  • WIDE ANGLE LENS WITH DISTORTION CORRECTION - 170°wide-angle lens allows you to shoot wider scenes and LDC (Lens Distortion Correction) will help to remove fish-eye effect which is caused by the wide angle.
  • 40M UNDERWATER CAMERA WITH DIVING MODE - The durable waterproof case and underwater Diving Mode would enable you to record vivider and more colorful footage within 40M/131ft under the water.
  • Wi-Fi & WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL - After connecting the Wi-Fi from the camera, you could control the camera on the app “DV KING 4K”. Wireless wrist remote control could help to control the camera without holding it.
  • ABUNDANT MOUNTING ACCESSORIES - This camera comes with two 1050mAh batteries, remote control, a selection of mounting accessories. The accessories are suitable for most action cameras (i.e. Gopro, etc.).
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Crosstour P600
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Crosstour P600 Final Thoughts

"So I got the camera."

Very good customer service top notch. My friends are impressed by my work with this High Resolution Action Camera. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. And the image on the Crosstour P600 itself is sharp and clear.

Overall Score
4.5


(160 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling High Resolution Action Cameras

5. SJCAM SJ4000 WiFi Action Camera - 12MP, 1080P, 2 Inch Screen, Waterproof (Silver)

User Ratings: 51 8

SJCAM SJ4000 WIFI First Impressions

"Thank you Thank you!"

I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. For the price this is a great buy. For the price this is a great buy. Love SJCAM, and this mount works great too.

  • SJCAM SJ4000 WiFi Action Camera - 12MP, 1080P, 2 Inch Screen, Waterproof (Silver)
  • This sport HD mini action camera captures all of your breath-taking moments in full 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second with built-in WiFi module.
  • Features 1.5 inch high resolution LCD capturing HQ 1080P FHD video. With WiFi function. 4x Digital Zoom keeps you close to the action. High-definition digital motion video recording device
  • Ultra compact and lightweight design. IP68 waterproof up to 30m for capturing water action. An extra battery is included for more capture time out and about
  • Perfect for outdoor sports, extreme sports, water sports, home security, car DVR, and diving
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SJCAM SJ4000 WIFI
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SJCAM SJ4000 WIFI Final Thoughts

"Pretty fast charge time."

Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. I may have to pick up a second one at this price!

Overall Score
4.1


(125 Points)

6. LETSCOM 4k60fps WiFi Action Camera Touch Screen Sports Cam 16MP Underwater Waterproof Video Recorder...

LETSCOM Q6H First Impressions

"Great decision!"

My friends are impressed by my work with this High Resolution Action Camera. This action camera is amazing for the price! This is enough for most use cases! Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Good and authentic after replacement.

  • LETSCOM 4k60fps WiFi Action Camera Touch Screen Sports Cam 16MP Underwater Waterproof Video Recorder, 170° Ultra Wide Angle,HD Travel Vlog Camera with Helmet Accessories
  • Ultra High Resolution: Shoots 4K/60FPS, 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/120FPS ultra HD video and 16MP high resolutions photo, delivering sharp and clear images. The intergrated distortion correction offers an extra option, recording video without fish-eye effect.
  • 2'' Touch Screen & Wi-Fi Connectivity: Operate your action camera and switch functions more convenient with the built-in touch screen. Wireless connectivity allows you to directly save photos and videos to your phone(via "DV KING 4K" App) and share your amazing moments online at real time.
  • IP68 Waterproof: The supplied IP68 waterproof case supports you to dive deep into the ocean up to 100ft with this sport camera, explore and capture more amazing moment of the mysterious underwater world with 170° wide angle lens.
  • Accessories Kits with Two Batteries: Comes with multifunctional accessories enable you to mount this action sports camera to helmets, bicycles, wrist, etc. 2 rechargable 1050mAh batteries extend your recording time up to 180 minutes (90 minutes for each). No worries for outdoor recording.
  • Featured Functions: slow motion, loop recording,time-lapse, burst shot, auto shoot, timer, exposure/white balance adjustment, Image rotation, HDMI output etc different modes and functions support you to discover and record the world on your own way.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The LETSCOM Q6H
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LETSCOM Q6H Final Thoughts

"Maybe several weeks."

And the image on the LETSCOM Q6H itself is sharp and clear. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. Very nice package of accessories. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had.

Overall Score
5.0


(15 Points)

7. Shotgun Camera,Action Video Camcorder 1080P HD Recording for Shot, Helmet Cam, Sports DV, US Stock F...

User Ratings: 52

Ablebro First Impressions

"The quality is unreal."

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Has loads and loads of accessories. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. First off I would like to commend Ablebro. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

  • Shotgun Camera,Action Video Camcorder 1080P HD Recording for Shot, Helmet Cam, Sports DV, US Stock Fast Delivery
  • 【Fit for most of Gun】Gun barrel outer diameter smaller then 35mm/1inch: rifle,shotgun,paintball gun,airsoft, crossbows etc. such as Gun Gauge...12, 20, 28 and .410.
  • 【2 Batteries long working time】Ultra small size can be installed easily,light weight camera 90 gram ,Gun clip 88 gram, convenient for photography and carry with.Built-in vibrating motor, shake to remind you the working status.Built-in high sensitivity microphone for sound pick up.
  • 【Waterproof with 1080P video】170 degree wide angle matching with high resolution lens,The videos the camera produces are .avi files.One button control,It is POV camera(point of view), has no Zoom,Support TF card memory extend to 32GB, recommend high speed CLASS 10 or above,(TF card not included)
  • 【High quality with Alloy case】Multi-use for outdoor activities, Such as riding,running,skiting,surfing,skiing,diving,hunting,clay shoot,skeet shooting and trap shooting etc. Record your wonderful actions and splendid moments.
  • 【US Local Stock】Accessories included:Gun clip Mount;helmet strap mount;Handlebar Mount;snap ring;USB Charging Cable;hanging rope;User Manual
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ablebro
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Ablebro Final Thoughts

"Love the layout."

The quality and features were more than I expected. Very nice package of accessories. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! I will be ordering several more for my personal use!

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

8. Sony PXW-X70 XDCAM Hand-Held Camcorder, 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor, 12x Optical Zoom, Bundle with 62mm F...

Sony PXW-X70 First Impressions

"Great price!"

Love the accessories and the bag. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well.

  • Sony PXW-X70 XDCAM Hand-Held Camcorder, 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor, 12x Optical Zoom, Bundle with 62mm Filter Kit, Spare Battery, 32GB SDHC U3 Card, Cleaning Kit, Card Reader, Memory Wallet
  • Sony PXW-X70 XDCAM XAVC HD422 Hand-Held Camcorder - XLR Handle Unit - Lens Hood - Lens Cap - Eyecup - Accessory Shoe Kit - USB Cable - NP-FV70 Rechargeable Battery Pack - AC-L200D AC Adapter - AC Power Cord - RMT-845 Wireless Remote Commander - CR2025 Battery - Sony 1Year Limited Warranty - 62mm Filter Kit - Spare Battery - 32GB SDHC U3 Card - Cleaning Kit - Card Reader, Memory Wallet
  • 1.0" type Exmor R CMOS sensor for a wide range of shooting conditions
  • High sensitivity and high resolution
  • Compact body
  • Optical 12x ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens with lens ring
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony PXW-X70
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Sony PXW-X70 Final Thoughts

"Don't take chances."

The value of all the parts is incredible. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. No need to spend hundreds on something else! When I do I'll post my findings here as well.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

9. Sport and Action Camera Touch Screen 1080P HD 4K WiFi Underwater 30M Cam with 170 Wide Angle Rech...

User Ratings: 61

SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869057 First Impressions

"You don't need it."

Cost more than half the price of the drone. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! This little camera will amaze you.

  • Sport and Action Camera Touch Screen 1080P HD 4K WiFi Underwater 30M Cam with 170 Wide Angle Rechargeable Battery DV Black
  • ✔Multiple shooting modes - 4k,2k,1080P,720P,VGA. Record your movements clearly. Plus a 170-degree wide-angle design. The scope of shooting is wider and the picture is wider
  • ✔Built-in 2.45 inch touch screen. Waterproof up to 98 feet underwater. Equipped with waterproof shell and can be directly touch screen waterproof shell. operating more convenient!
  • ✔1000mAH removable rechargeable battery. Absolutely no need to worry shooting time. Long-lasting battery life. And the camera supports up to 64GMicro SD
  • ✔Scan the two-dimensional code of the manual, you can download APP. Use the phone to connect WIFI. via the mobile phone controls the camera. The camera has anti-shake technology, shooting more stable
  • ✔Equipped with a full set of accessories. The tilting, rotating, flip - out screen lets you shoot over your head knee level or even self - portraits. And we promise 3 years warranty. So you do not have the worry about the quality
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869057
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SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869057 Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

This is enough for most use cases! Very good customer service top notch. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically.

Overall Score
4.2


(4 Points)

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

Skyzone First Impressions

"It is a great High Resolution Action Camera."

No need to spend hundreds on something else! There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Very nice package of accessories. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. More like I wanted plus more!

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

"Also great battery life."

These are original Skyzone batteries, and charger. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! More than you'd likely use an action camera for really.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

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