Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Infrared 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. WASPcam Camo Edition 9906 Action-Sports Camera, Camo

User Ratings: 85

Cobra 9906 First Impressions

"It's just amazing!"

But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. I contacted Cobra customer service and they were amazing. So I definitely like this Infrared Action Camera as well.

  • WASPcam Camo Edition 9906 Action-Sports Camera, Camo
  • Brand: Cobra Electronics Corporation
  • Part Number: 9906
  • Wi-Fi Action Camera Camo
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Cobra 9906
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Cobra 9906 Final Thoughts

"Product is flawless."

So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I am very happy that I did it. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great.

Overall Score
4.9


(9 Points)

3. Xtech ACCESSORIES Kit Bundle for HERO4 HERO 4 3+ 3 2 1

Xtech First Impressions

"Pretty fast charge time."

The device itself is fabulous. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies.

  • Xtech ACCESSORIES Kit Bundle for HERO4 HERO 4 3+ 3 2 1
  • Xtech Must Have GoPro HERO ACCESSORIES Kit Bundle includes the The Ideal Accessories That enable Capturing Extraordinary Photos and Videos in virtually any angle, Indoor, Outdoor, Underwater and while In-Motion with a GOPRO HERO4 Session, HERO4 HERO 4 3+ 3 2 1 Hero4 Hero3 Hero2, Hero 4 Black, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 3 White, Hero 3 Black, Hero 3 Silver, Hero 960, Surf HERO Camera / Camcorder.
  • Includes an Adjustable Head Strap Mount with adjustable buckles and straps designed to fit all sizes + Chest Strap Mount + an Adjustable Camera Wrist Mount that attaches directly on the arm, a great accessory for hands free filming.
  • Includes a Bike Handlebar Mount that can be attached onto a Bike HandleBar or any similar type of object + an Attachable Helmet Harness Mount designed to Attach onto a Helmet or a similar object + 2 J-Hooks Mount. 3 Curved Adhesive Stickers + Curved Surface Mounts + 3 Flat Adhesive Stickers + Flat Surface Mounts.
  • Includes an Extendable 43” inch Monopod Pole that conveniently folds back into 8” inches + an Attachable Helmet Harness Mount designed to Attach onto a Helmet or a similar object + Remote Control Wrist Strap.
  • Includes Assorted Clips and Mounts + 2 Screen Protectors + Mini Table Tripod + Memory Card Wallet Holder + Lens Cap Keeper + 7 Piece Deluxe Cleaning Kit + Ultra Fine HeroFiber Cleaning Cloth specially designed to clean electronics and accessories.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Xtech
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Xtech Final Thoughts

"All in all, A+."

It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. The device itself is fabulous. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Love Xtech, and this mount works great too.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

4. PARROT BEBOP 2 DRONE CAMERA

User Ratings: 73 6

Parrot PF070202 First Impressions

"Very happy with this."

It was quick and I had no issues. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. Video stabilization is astonishing. First off I would like to commend Parrot. I will be ordering several more for my personal use!

  • PARROT BEBOP 2 DRONE CAMERA
  • PARROT BEBOP 2 DRONE CAMERA
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Parrot PF070202
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Parrot PF070202 Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. Amazing video quality and from something so small.

Overall Score
4.5


(75 Points)

5. OSMO Action Camera 4K HD Video Cam Digital Waterproof Battery Charging Kit Adhesive Mount Frame Acce...

User Ratings: 79

DJIParts First Impressions

"Thank you DJIParts!"

Overall an okay Infrared Action Camera that is probably more hype. Love the accessories and the bag. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. I cannot say enough great things about this Infrared Action Camera.

  • OSMO Action Camera 4K HD Video Cam Digital Waterproof Battery Charging Kit Adhesive Mount Frame Accessories Compatible with DJI OSMO Action Camera (PGYTECH Action Camera Floating Hand Grip)
  • DJI Osmo Action Camera Captures Every Adventure in Stunning 4K Detail, Mavic 2, incredibly smooth content with Osmo Pocket, or heart-racing footage with Osmo Action, DJI offers a full suite of products for your creative needs.
  • Accessories include a mounting frame, a USB Type-C cable, a quick release base, a flat adhesive mount, a curved adhesive mount, and a connector screw for connecting the mounting frame to a compatible action mount.
  • Dual microphones with noise reduction technology and dual speakers; can input audio with an external microphone using the USB Type-C input.
  • This pocket-sized camera somehow manages to fit not only one, but two displays on its tiny frame. The back 2.25" 16:9 display has a crisp 640 x 360 resolution that covers the entire back of the unit. The front 1.4" 320 x 320 square display sits right next to the lens and allows you to preview your image while you're in the action or taking selfies. Both displays feature touchscreen control, saving precious housing space from those pesky old-fashioned buttons
  • With SnapShot you'll never miss a moment of the action. Press the shutter button to power on and begin recording in under two seconds. Pressing the shutter button once when the camera is in sleep mode or powered off engages preset shooting modes.
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DJIParts Final Thoughts

"Thanks guys!"

Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. This is enough for most use cases! I don't consider these as cons, just my observations.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

6. 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 Infrared 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)

7. GoPro HERO8 Black, Waterproof Action Camera, Pro Explorer Bundle with Dive/Protective Case, 3-Way Mo...

User Ratings: 40

GoPro HERO8 Black First Impressions

"See the pics yourself."

Good and authentic after replacement. I contacted GoPro customer service and they were amazing. And the image on the GoPro HERO8 Black itself is sharp and clear. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Has a lot to offer at a good price.

  • GoPro HERO8 Black, Waterproof Action Camera, Pro Explorer Bundle with Dive/Protective Case, 3-Way Mount, 2 Batteries, 128B microSD Card, Cleaning Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: GoPro HERO 8 Black Camera (CHDHX-801) | Rechargeable Battery (1220mAh) | Curved Adhesive Mount | Mounting Buckle | USB-C Cable | Thumb Screw| GoPro 3-Way 3-in-1 Mount (Grip Handle, Extension Arm and Tripod) AFAEM-001 | GoPro Dive Case / Protective Housing for HERO8 Camera (AJDIV-001) | 2x Extra GoPro Rechargeable Battery (GPAJBAT001) | SanDisk 128GB Extreme UHS-I Class 10 V30 U3 microSD Card | ProOptic Cleaning Kit
  • KEY FEATURES: 4K60 Video + 12MP Photos | HyperSmooth 2.0 Video Stabilization | TimeWarp 2.0 Time-Lapse Video | Night Time-Lapse Video | 1080p Live Streaming | SuperPhoto + Improved HDR | Foldable Mount Fingers | LiveBurst Image Capture | Digital Lenses (SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow) | Rugged + Waterproof 33ft (10M) | 8x Slo-Mo Video | 2-inch Intuitive Touch Screen | Face, Smile + Scene Detection | 3 Built-in Mics with Reduced Wind Noise | USB-C Charging | Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Enabled
  • WARRANTY: GoPro Authorized Reseller. Includes a Limited GoPro 1 Year USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro HERO8 Black
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GoPro HERO8 Black Final Thoughts

"I like the video capability."

I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. I'm looking forward to using this GoPro HERO8 Black. My friends are impressed by my work with this Infrared Action Camera. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

Overall Score
4.2


(7 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 Infrared 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. Bodhi Floaty Case, Orange for GoPro Hero 7, Hero 6, Hero 5 Black and Hero 2018

User Ratings: 66 10

Bodhi Floaty GP192c First Impressions

"Five Stars!"

There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. I got this Bodhi Floaty GP192c to record our trip’s adventure. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great.

  • Bodhi Floaty Case, Orange for GoPro Hero 7, Hero 6, Hero 5 Black and Hero 2018
  • NEVER LOSE YOUR MEMORIES OR CAMERA - This ultra-floaty, hard-rubber case will prevent your camera from sinking like a rock. It's bright orange color makes it easy to find on the surface of the water. This will help keep your priceless memories and expensive new GoPro, in your possession, as well as help from ruining your day, vacation or honeymoon.
  • VIEWABLE SCREEN - The Bodhi Floaty allows you to see and touch the display in the water. Since you can frame and review your shots, your photos and videos will come out looking amazing!
  • MOST VERSITLE FLOATY - Works great with mounts, harnesses, poles and grips. No trade-offs or bad use-cases. Unlike floaty backdoors, it works great with Headstrap and Chesty mounts and does block your LCD. Floating grips and poles leave you unprotected when your camera is mounted on your body, a surfboard, kayak, jet ski, etc. We would never do that to you ;)
  • GREAT AUDIO - The Bodhi Floaty takes full advantage of the HERO5 Black's three mic system. Your footage will sound great
  • EASY TO PUT ON - Fits around your camera like a smartphone case, and can be quickly put on or removed. No need to hassle with attaching it to a backdoor. No need to put adhesive on your GoPro Housing or trust those adhesives to stick. Does not rely on velcro because thats a terrible idea (unless you want to lose your GoPro)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Bodhi Floaty GP192c
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Bodhi Floaty GP192c Final Thoughts

"All in all, A+."

I will be ordering several more for my personal use! Has loads and loads of accessories. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use.

Overall Score
4.2


(194 Points)

10. DJI Osmo Action 4K Camera with 38-in-1 Action Bundle

User Ratings: 68 12

K&M CPOS0000002001 First Impressions

"Great little camera!"

This Infrared Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. So I definitely like this Infrared Action Camera as well. This accessory bundle for my K&M CPOS0000002001 has a ton of items. Video stabilization is astonishing.

  • DJI Osmo Action 4K Camera with 38-in-1 Action Bundle
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard DJI Accessories + Limited 1 Year Warranty
  • DJI Box Includes: DJI Osmo Action 4K Camera, Mounting Frame, 1300mAh Li-Ion Battery, Battery Case, USB Type-C Cable, Quick Release Base, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Connector Screw, Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Product Highlights: 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, Wide f/2.8 Lens, Up to 4K60 Video, 12MP Still Photos, Up to 3200 ISO, HDR Support, Wide Dynamic Range in 4K30, RockSteady Digital Video Stabilization, Time-Lapse, Hyperlapse, Slow-Motion Mode, Waterproof to 36' without a Housing, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Support, Touchscreen Displays on Front and Back, Records to microSD/SDXC/SDHC Cards
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M CPOS0000002001
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K&M CPOS0000002001 Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

Has loads and loads of accessories. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. This accessory bundle for my K&M CPOS0000002001 has a ton of items.

Overall Score
4.2


(31 Points)

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