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

Skyzone First Impressions

"Win win."

More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied.

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

"Very well made rig."

Overall an okay Infrared Action Camera that is probably more hype. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Skyzone . So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! This is enough for most use cases!

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

3. Sykik Rider XR3.0 pair of 2 Full 1080p waterproof cameras with 3” display Wi-Fi and Smart Park, mo...

User Ratings: 78

Sykik CR3.0 First Impressions

"Value for the money."

Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. This is a very well-made little camera. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

  • Sykik Rider XR3.0 pair of 2 Full 1080p waterproof cameras with 3” display Wi-Fi and Smart Park, motion activated camera system. One year Sykik USA parts and labor warranty (XR3.0)
  • Pair of 1080p waterproof Action cameras for front and back recording simultaneously.
  • Wireless Wi-Fi connection with 3" picture in picture monitor, to view both front and back.
  • With "Smart Park" , starts recording automatically once movement sensed. With rare camera mirror effect
  • Recording from your bike's view, rather than your helmet, with Emergency recording in case of an accident
  • Long hours of recording in Cruse and Sports modes with up to 128GB removebla Micro SD card
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sykik CR3.0
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Sykik CR3.0 Final Thoughts

"Love the layout."

This is high quality and you can tell. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! I'm looking forward to using this Sykik CR3.0. My friends are impressed by my work with this Infrared Action Camera. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes.

Overall Score
4.3


(3 Points)

4. Brotherhood HD Sports Helmet Action Waterproof Camera As Go Professional Underwater Camcorder Kit - ...

Brotherhood First Impressions

"Can't wait to use it."

I'm looking forward to using this Brotherhood . It was quick and I had no issues. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. Video stabilization is astonishing. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs.

  • Brotherhood HD Sports Helmet Action Waterproof Camera As Go Professional Underwater Camcorder Kit - DSP:NT96650 + 1.5" LPS-TFT LCD + Bonus Battery + 140° Wide Angle Lens White
  • Pro Action Sports Camera 720p HD Waterproof to 100 Feet 90 Degree Lens w LCD Mount For Handlebar Pole Helmet & More
  • About accessories: This camera come with all kind of brand new accessories,includeding Waterproof Case,Helmet Mount,Clip,Adhesive,Bandage, it's conveniente for you to mount the camera anywhere.With this accessories, you can take this digital camera with you to swimming, hunting,diving,skiing, and running.You will never miss the wonderful moment anymore.The accessories compatible with all the gopro camera(Waterproof case not included). Also the camera will works with gopro accessories
  • Other function:This camera including 5 settings:They are Video,Photo,Burst Photo,Time Lapse,and Settings.And this camera supports loop recording,which means when your SD card is full,it will delete previous recording to make room for more,you can turn off this function in the settings.Micro sd up to 32GB (Not included)
  • Supports TF card up to 32GB: 8 hours videos in 720p or 5 hours in 1080p HDMI, USB, AV video output, available for connecting computers, TVs and projectors
  • If you are the man like photograph,this will be your good mate,if you are the man like sports,this will be your good partner.If you are the man like photograph and sports,this camera will be your best choice!Do not miss this fantastic digital camera!
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Brotherhood Final Thoughts

"I expected that."

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. The quality is decent for the size. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. More like I wanted plus more!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. DJI OSMO Action Ultimate Bundle – Dual Touch Display Waterproof Digital Action Camera with 4K HD V...

User Ratings: 62 9

FS TFSTOYS First Impressions

"So far so good."

Also, the customer service is very good! I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON!

  • DJI OSMO Action Ultimate Bundle – Dual Touch Display Waterproof Digital Action Camera with 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization (Premium Accessories and 128 GB Memory Card Included)
  • Front-facing display with RockSteady stabilization, making it much easier to capture selfie videos.
  • 12-megapixel camera capable of 4K 60 fps video at 100 Mbps or 240 fps video at 1080
  • water-resistant at depths of up to 36', making it a perfect underwater companion
  • Crisp 2.25" touchscreen display on back with 640 x 360 resolution; additional 320 x 320 resolution display on front.
  • OSMO Action with Extra SanDisk Extreme 128 GB Card, with premium quality accessories for OSMO Action
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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FS TFSTOYS Final Thoughts

"I am so glad I did!"

I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! No need to spend hundreds on something else! Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. All features are the same but this is way cheaper.

Overall Score
4.2


(29 Points)

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

Skyzone First Impressions

"Thank you Skyzone!"

I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. This thing is solid as ever.

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

"Buy with confidence!"

The Skyzone is very easy to use. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. I'm looking forward to using this Skyzone . Very good customer service top notch. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

7. TechComm AT43W 4K 16MP Sony IMX078 Cmos Waterproof Action Camera

TechComm AT43W First Impressions

"So far so good."

It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. Good and authentic after replacement. This thing is solid as ever.

  • TechComm AT43W 4K 16MP Sony IMX078 Cmos Waterproof Action Camera
  • 4k ultra HD action camera takes incredible photos and videos: 4 times the resolution of a traditional HD cameras
  • Longer battery life: Our action camera comes with rechargeable 1050mah battery, which can record up to 90 minutes
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & hdmi: Edit & share your action in minutes, just download the app (I smart dv) on your phone or tablet
  • Safely waterproof for up to 100 feet (30m): TechComm at43w is designed to withstand extreme environments
  • 170 degree wide view angle: Allows you to take breathtaking pictures and videos of your unforgettable experiences
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TechComm AT43W
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TechComm AT43W Final Thoughts

"Good picture quality."

This little camera will amaze you. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! The new form factor and weight are fantastic! I'll hear about that one with my critical family member.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

8. 4K Action Camera,Full HD Waterproof DV Camcorde, 2.0 Inch LCD 170° Wide Angle WiFi Sports Cam with ...

User Ratings: 56 13

IAMWAY Z7768WTO First Impressions

"It recharges quick."

This is a very well-made little camera. This little camera will amaze you. Amazing video quality and from something so small. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. This is a very well-made little camera.

  • 4K Action Camera,Full HD Waterproof DV Camcorde, 2.0 Inch LCD 170° Wide Angle WiFi Sports Cam with Remote and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • IAMWAY Night vision action cam, with good night vision function, in the case of night or dim light can still get a wonderful vision .It can get more clear pictures than any other brand.
  • 30meters long WIFI distance: WIFI distance of up to 30 meters, aerial photography without Graphic transmitter, mobile phone real-time check aerial picture. After the mobile phone to connect sports camera WIFI, open the downloaded APP software, then the mobile phone and DV will connected synchronously, so the mobile phone acts as the DV monitor, and now you can operate and record by mobile phone, so convenient and easy .
  • Burst shooting/self-timer function: Same as professional digital camera, you can set the 3/5/10 burst shooting, set 2/5/10/20 seconds camera timer, and with a Selfie stick ,Self timer is available at anytime and anywhere.
  • Wireless remote control: The operation is more simple, when you self-timer, photo, ride, diving, skiing, Inconvenient to operate the action camera, you can use the remote control to take pictures, video or pause.
  • Motion detection function: when the objects move in front of the IAMWAY 4k wifi sports action camera,it will automatic video recording. If the figure is static will stop recording to save the space of SD card,but if the objects move fast will automatically start the video camera. You can also look it as home monitor.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The IAMWAY Z7768WTO
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IAMWAY Z7768WTO Final Thoughts

"The features are great."

It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. These are original IAMWAY Z7768WTO batteries, and charger. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. This action camera is amazing for the price!

Overall Score
4.0


(49 Points)

9. Bower Xtreme Action Series Action Mount 6-in-1 Sports Bundle for GoPro

BOWER XAS-ASB1 First Impressions

"Now they are fantastic."

We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. All features are the same but this is way cheaper.

  • Bower Xtreme Action Series Action Mount 6-in-1 Sports Bundle for GoPro
  • 6-in-1 Bundle for GoPro Hero Digital Cameras
  • Helmet Mount, Tether, Suction Cup Mount, Monopole and Handlebar/Pole/Seat post Mount
  • Sturdy Medium Storage Case 8" x 6.5"
  • 1-Year Manufacturer Limited Warranty
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BOWER XAS-ASB1
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BOWER XAS-ASB1 Final Thoughts

"My son loves this."

The value of all the parts is incredible. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. Love the accessories and the bag. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. Has loads and loads of accessories.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

10. Campark 4K Action Camera 16MP WiFi 30M Underwater Cam 170° Wide Angle with Remote 2 Batteries and M...

User Ratings: 63 7

Campark ACT67-32GB First Impressions

"Conclusion."

Also, the customer service is very good! The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. I may have to pick up a second one at this price! I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Campark ACT67-32GB. I cant give the Campark ACT67-32GB enough stars.

  • Campark 4K Action Camera 16MP WiFi 30M Underwater Cam 170° Wide Angle with Remote 2 Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit (32GB Memory Card Included)
  • 【4K 16MP ACTION CAMERA】 ACT76 Campark Action Camera delivers ultra HD videos with  Professional 4K 30FPS resolution. Capture 16MP photo with advanced sony sensor.With a wide angle 170 degree lens, you won’t miss out on any background details and the support of 32GB on an Micro SD card will let you store all your photos and videos right on the camera.
  • 【Wireless Remote Control】2.4GHz remote control within 8M range. WiFi connect via APP(XDV), control the WiFi action cam or download files on phone. Red button for photo taking and gray button for video recording. Quite convenient for you to take photos or record videos in places you can't reach.
  • 【Built-in Wi-Fi Sports Cam】With Wi-Fi connected, the camera is completely under your control in "XDV" APP. You can see what is displaying in camera without delay. Resolution setting, video recording, files deleting can be all realized. You are able to share your happiness to social medias.
  • 【30M Underwater Camera 】Adhering to the concept of environmental friendliness,this waterproof action cam case comes with is made of IP68 material.In addition to the waterproof case to take a photo underwater 98 feet deep, you will get helmet mount kit,4 zip ties, 3 straps, one bicycle mount and more. Perfect protection from rocks, dust and scratches. Ideal for water sports like swimming, drifting, surfing etc. Take you to have a nice travel underwater world.
  • 【Longer battery life】Campark ACT76 action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries.Please choose 5V/1A charger(no charger in package )The sports camera can last recording for 90 minutes when WIFI is turned on.No more worry about the recording time for this Action camera.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Campark ACT67-32GB
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Campark ACT67-32GB Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

I may have to pick up a second one at this price! The whole outlook and vintage and nice. And the image on the Campark ACT67-32GB itself is sharp and clear. For the price this is a great buy. Very nice package of accessories.

Overall Score
4.3


(3078 Points)

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