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. Campark ACT74 Action Camera 4K Ultra HD WiFi Underwater Waterproof Camera 16MP 170° Adjustable Wide...

User Ratings: 61 8

Campark ACT74-black+BF513 First Impressions

"I expected that."

Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Campark ACT74-black+BF513.

  • Campark ACT74 Action Camera 4K Ultra HD WiFi Underwater Waterproof Camera 16MP 170° Adjustable Wide Angle Lens with 2 Rechargeable Batteries and Multiple Accessories Kits
  • Super 4K Action Camera: Campark 4K sports action camera records video footage in 4K/30fps and takes photo at 16M, help you capture and share your world in a fantastic resolution.
  • 170 Degree Optional Wide Angle Lens: This gopro type camera features 2 inch HD screen and 170 adjustable angle lens, giving you a different visual experience. You won't miss out on any background details.
  • Wi-fi Remote Control: The sports camera allows you control camera via the phone in real time, instantly share pics and videos on social media.(Compatible with iOS and Android System)
  • Waterproof up to 30M(100FT) Depth: With the included waterproof case, this underwater camera allows you to dive up to 30M (100ft) in depth. Ideal for water sports like swimming, drifting, surfing etc.
  • Accessories Kits with Two Batteries: Comes with dual rechargeable batteries and multifunctional accessories (most are compatible with gopro cameras), enable you to mount your camera to helmet, bicycles, wrist, etc.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Campark ACT74-black+BF513
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Campark ACT74-black+BF513 Final Thoughts

"I love this little guy!"

This is high quality and you can tell. I am very happy that I did it. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. The device itself is fabulous.

Overall Score
4.3


(6399 Points)

3. GoPro Hero7 Silver Bundle with GoPro Float Handle, Sandisk U3 32GB Memory Card and Ritz Camera Memor...

User Ratings: 62

GoPro GOH7S First Impressions

"And Wallah!"

And the image on the GoPro GOH7S itself is sharp and clear. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. The quality and features were more than I expected. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies.

  • GoPro Hero7 Silver Bundle with GoPro Float Handle, Sandisk U3 32GB Memory Card and Ritz Camera Memory Card Reader
  • 4k 30 video get stunning 4k video that's as amazing as the moment itself; You can also shoot time lapse videos to turn longer events into short, shareable moments
  • Rugged + waterproof : Share experiences you can't capture with your phone; Hero7 silver is tough, tiny, totally water proof and up for any adventure
  • Intuitive: touch screen with a touch screen and simple, streamlined capture modes, it's easy to jump right in and get great shots; just swipe and tap
  • Voice control : Stay in the moment; control your Hero7 silver hands free with voice commands like "GoPro, take a photo" and "GoPro, start recording
  • GoPro Hero 7 Silver Camera has Full US Warranty and Manufacturer-Supplied Accessories. Bundle Includes: Sandisk Extreme 32GB MicroSD, GoPro Handler Mount, Ritz Gear Card Reader and Cleaning Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro GOH7S
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GoPro GOH7S Final Thoughts

"So I chose this one."

The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. I cant give the GoPro GOH7S enough stars. Get a stainless steel tether. This Infrared Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape.

Overall Score
4.2


(10 Points)

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

Skyzone First Impressions

"It is a great Infrared 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)

5. Premium 4k WiFi Sports Action Camera | Ultra HD Waterproof Camcorder | 16MP 170° Wide Angle Len | 2...

User Ratings: 25

HYPECAM FBA-GDV485BL.0 First Impressions

"Love the layout."

Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. The quality and features were more than I expected. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. This feature alone is the reason I bought the HYPECAM FBA-GDV485BL.0. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

  • Premium 4k WiFi Sports Action Camera | Ultra HD Waterproof Camcorder | 16MP 170° Wide Angle Len | 2 Inch LCD Screen and Full Accessory Kit
  • LET ADRENALINE LEVELS RISE! Turn up the next generation sports action HYPE Cam and capture all breath-taking action in that thrilling sports event, the football match, the wild party, the surfing holidays or the weekend in nature, taking unique HD CLARITY shots and creating your personal record of the most fascinating moments! Register all action in Slo-Mo and treat your audience to an HD stream of the extreme!
  • YOUR TRAVEL BUDDY: Set off on a bike trip with mini cam fixed on the handlebar, on a hair-raising extreme sports venture or just on relaxed holidays, never leaving capturing precious moments to luck! Mini sized and compact, weighing just 1.3lb to be carried in your backpack, in your purse or just in your jacket pocket, this premium Mini Cam with the RECHARGEABLE BATTERY will make your travel buddy everywhere!
  • CAPTURE THE MOMENT COME RAIN OR SHINE! The FULLY SUBMERGIBLE WATERPROOF CASE makes the camera perfect for shooting water sports or even daily life scenes in the pouring rain! The 2.0’’ LCD PREVIEW SCREEN & the PLAYBACK display panel, along with the INTEGRATED MICROPHONE for audio recording make an excellent 2-in-1 CAMERA and CAMCORDER kit, the #1 choice for crisp images and videos!
  • CONNECT IT WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE: With a Built-in WiFi for Wireless Connectivity & Control, high-end HYPE Cam offers you connectivity to the App & Control via your smartphone, making the perfect equipment for iPhone & Android to remotely record videos and snap pictures. Featuring a Micro SD Memory Card Slot and compatible with both Mac & PC and, it allows you to easily save your recordings and share them with your amazed audience!
  • PERFECT GIFTING IDEA: Provide your kids, partner or a loved friend with the new generation mini cam and take their entertainment to the whole level! Offer this premium accessory kit to someone special on their birthday, graduation, at Christmas or on any occasion and enjoy their ear-to-ear smile at this amazing gift!
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HYPECAM FBA-GDV485BL.0
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HYPECAM FBA-GDV485BL.0 Final Thoughts

"Which brings up the point."

This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Overall, I think this a great Infrared Action Camera. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. My friends are impressed by my work with this Infrared Action Camera. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it.

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

6. SP Gadgets POV Case 3.0 for GoPro (Small, Blue)

User Ratings: 60 4

SP Gadgets 52031 First Impressions

"Five Stars!"

But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. Amazing video quality and from something so small. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. Love the accessories and the bag.

  • SP Gadgets POV Case 3.0 for GoPro (Small, Blue)
  • Compatible with HERO, HERO2, HERO3, HERO3+ and HERO4 cameras
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.7 x 2.7 in
  • Waterproof: no
  • Recommended Use: travel, storage
  • Material: [case] nylon, [padding] foam, [lining] velour
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SP Gadgets 52031
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SP Gadgets 52031 Final Thoughts

"Cheers!"

I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. This action camera is amazing for the price! A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star.

Overall Score
4.3


(1137 Points)

7. 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 Infrared Action Camera. Overall an okay Infrared Action Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(1101 Points)

8. Vemico Action Camera Battery, 3x1050mAh Rechargeable Sports Action Camera Battery for AKASO/Campark ...

User Ratings: 73 6

Vemico 868694 First Impressions

"Well done."

Love the accessories and the bag. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. I think at this price range, this is a very good Infrared Action Camera to have. If you have a Vemico 868694, then you need this case.

  • Vemico Action Camera Battery, 3x1050mAh Rechargeable Sports Action Camera Battery for AKASO/Campark APEMAN/DBPOWER/NEXGADGET/WiMiUS/Lightdow/EKEN with Dual Battery Charger Kit
  • 【Wide Compatibility】Compatible with AKASO EK7000/ DBPOWER EX5000/ Campark ACT74 ACT68 ACT73R/ FITFORT/ APEMAN A60 A77/ SJ4000/ EKEN H9 H9R H9s V8s W9s/ Lightdow LD4000 LD6000/ WiMiUS Q1 Q2 Q4/ SOOCOO C30 C30R/ Dragon Touch/ Yuntab/ Vemico/ Vtin/ Aokon/ DROGRACE/ Review XP/ Wewdigi/ CAMKONG/ Bekhic/ LEADTRY/ WeyTy / Victure/ GJT/ Amuoc/ GEEKAM/ MGcool/ Xtreme/ Muson/ TEC.BEAN/ GSPON/ Vikeepro/ Victure/ GJT/ ICONNTECHS IT/ Bekhic/ Bototek/ Powmax/ BOROFONE/ GEEKAM/ Legazone/ Globmall/ SEENTRON
  • 【Friendly Notice】 Not compatible with Gopro, Yi, DBPOWER N6, Wimius L1, SJ5000, EKEN H8 PRO, SJCAM SJ6000 Legend, Thieye T5e, SJ7 Star, SJCAM M20, Actionpro X8, Wimius Q6, Wimius L1 L2, Soocoo s100 Pro, NEXGADGET DISCOVER-660 SERIES , DISCOVER-650 SERIES etc
  • 【2-channel charger】Dual battery charger design is convenient to charge 2 batteries at the same time; saves charging time effeciently. Great backup batteries provide longer recording time, no more worry about run out of juice.
  • 【Rated capacity】 1050mAh 4k action camera battery ; Charging time: approx. 1.5 - 3 hours; Running time: Max 90 minutes at 1080 P and 720P, Max 60 minutes at 2.7K and 4K mode for each.
  • 【Action Camera Charger Kit】 Package includes: 3 * 1050mAh Batteries + 1 * USB Dual Charger + 1 * USB Micro Cable.. (Warm Tip: Please run out of all the battery power before charging for the first time)
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Vemico 868694
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Vemico 868694 Final Thoughts

"See the pics yourself."

I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. I think at this price range, this is a very good Infrared Action Camera to have. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

Overall Score
4.4


(292 Points)

9. DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Starter Bundle with Tripod...

DJI Osmo Pocket First Impressions

"Easily worth the money."

The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. These are original DJI Osmo Pocket batteries, and charger. First off I would like to commend DJI. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Starter Bundle with Tripod, PolarPro Mount, Cradle, 64GB microSD Card, Case, Cloth
  • KIT INCLUDES: DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld Gimbal Camcorder | USB-C Adapter | Lightning (iOS) Smartphone Adapter | Charging Cable | Cover | Polar Pro Tripod Mount for Osmo Pocket | FotoPro UFO 2 Flexible Tripod | Froggi 1/4" Cup Support + Adapter Multifunctional Expanding Switch Connection | SanDisk 64GB Extreme UHS-I U3 microSD Card | PGYTECH Carrying Case | Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • KEY FEATURES: 4K Ultra HD Recording at 60fps | 1/2.3-Inch Sensor | 1.55 Mu m Pixel Size | 140 Minute Max Battery Life | Compact, 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal | T-Type Cooling System | FPV Mode | ActiveTrack Facial Tracking | 3x3 Panorama Photos | Motionlapse | Nightshot | Still Images at 12 Megapixels | Single-Handed Design | H x W x D 4.8” x 1.10” x 1.5” (121.9 x 28.6 x 36.9mm) | Weighs only 4.10oz (116g)
  • Osmo Pocket transforms all your life's moments into wonderful images. It snaps photos in stunning detail, thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80 deg. FOV and f/2.0 aperture. It can also shoot 4K/60fps video at 100Mbps and photos at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 Mu m for footage worth sharing every time. Osmo Pocket uses a small 3-axis mechanical handheld gimbal. It precisely adjusts for your movements in real time turning your video captures into a movie-like scene.
  • Osmo Pocket includes a Universal Port is the door to further creativity. This multifunctional expansion interface connects Osmo Pocket to your smartphone, as well as an ever-growing suite of accessories that sets you free to film in any way. For perfectly quiet performance, Osmo Pocket takes advantage of a fan-less, passive cooling solution that dissipates heat evenly, ensuring long-term performance and stability.
  • DJI Mimo editing suite was designed for all types of users to enhance their content with a professional touch. My Story lets you set the tone of your video with templates, filters, music and watermark stickers in a single tap. WARRANTY: DJI Authorized Reseller. Includes a DJI 1 Year Warranty (6 Months on Battery)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI Osmo Pocket
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DJI Osmo Pocket Final Thoughts

"This is great."

Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. I contacted DJI customer service and they were amazing. These are original DJI Osmo Pocket batteries, and charger. These are original DJI Osmo Pocket batteries, and charger.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. GoPro HERO7 Black + 32GB Memory Card + Hard Case + Card Reader + Chest Strap Mount + Head Strap Moun...

User Ratings: 66 6

Shutter Stop First Impressions

"But it is all good."

The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. Shutter Stop wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. This accessory bundle for my Shutter Stop has a ton of items. If you have a Shutter Stop , then you need this case.

  • GoPro HERO7 Black + 32GB Memory Card + Hard Case + Card Reader + Chest Strap Mount + Head Strap Mount + Flexible Tripod + Extendable Monopod + Floating Handle + Hero 7 Best Value Bundle
  • Supports 4K60, 2.7K120, 1080p240 Video
  • Capture 12MP Photos at 30fps
  • HyperSmooth Video Stabilization
  • Direct Live Streaming to Facebook Live
  • Waterproof to 33' without a Housing
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Shutter Stop Final Thoughts

"And Wallah!"

More like I wanted plus more! Has loads and loads of accessories. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. I was shocked at how small this unit is. Also, the customer service is very good!

Overall Score
4.3


(69 Points)

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