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. DveeTech 4K+ 30fps WiFi Real 4K Action Camera 100 Feet Waterproof Remote Control Sports Camera Touch...

User Ratings: 52

DveeTech KHU-890 First Impressions

"Thank you Thank you!"

But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. Get a stainless steel tether. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. The DveeTech KHU-890 is very easy to use. More like I wanted plus more!

  • DveeTech 4K+ 30fps WiFi Real 4K Action Camera 100 Feet Waterproof Remote Control Sports Camera Touch Screen 170 Degree Ultra Wide Angle Lens with 2 Rechargeable Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • ●【Real 4K Recording】-DveeTech 4k Sports Action Camera records video footage in 4K/30fps and takes photo at 16M.DveeTech 4k Action cameras help you capture and share your world in a fantastic resolution.
  • ●【2 Inch HD Screen + 170°Ultra wide angle lens】-This Action Cam with 2 Inch HD Screen and 170 degree lens, you won't miss out on any background details.
  • ●【Waterproof up to 30m(98Feet) depth】-The waterproof case design for underwater world.Waterproof up to 30 meters.Ideal for water sports like swimming, drifting, surfing etc.
  • ●【WIFI Remote Control】-The sports camera allows you control camera via the phone in real time, What is more, instantly send pics and videos via email or share them on social media easily.
  • ●【1050mAh Rechargeable Batteries】 High capacity 3.7V lithium-ion battery records up to 60 minutes of 4K/30fps video or 100 minutes of 1080P/60fps video with a single charge.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DveeTech KHU-890
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DveeTech KHU-890 Final Thoughts

"I expected that."

This Infrared Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. I'm looking forward to using this DveeTech KHU-890. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. Overall, I think this a great Infrared Action Camera.

Overall Score
4.3


(5 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 Infrared 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. Matego Native 4K WiFi EIS Action Camera with 16MP Image Stabilization 170° Wide Angle Helmet Action...

Matego Matego-X2H First Impressions

"It just what he wanted!"

It is small and takes awesome pictures! Matego Matego-X2H wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. It was quick and I had no issues. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater.

  • Matego Native 4K WiFi EIS Action Camera with 16MP Image Stabilization 170° Wide Angle Helmet Action Cam Waterproof Sport Camcorder 98ft Underwater Cameras for Diving Snorkeling,Accessories Kit
  • 【Real 4k Action Camera】Mageto X7+ 4k ESI anti-shake sport action camera with 6-DOF (degrees of freedom) image stabilization highest support record in ultra-clear 4K(3840x2160)/30fps resolution video, as well as 2.7K, 1080P, 720P and VGA(up to 240fps in VGA). Capture beautiful still images up to 16MP. this high definition action cam which provides incredibly smooth video footage and shoot pretty decent still images, making the captured scene more real and natural.
  • 【WiFi Action Cam With App Control】The Sport Video Camera with built-in WiFi, easily connect your action camera to your Android or iOS phone APP via a WiFi signal that ranges up to 30 feet. You can control camera functions, as well as review videos and photos you have taken and share them directly to your social media channels, such as Facebook & YouTube. provides remote operation of basic camera functions (up to 30 ft) and the ability to share videos and images directly from the camera.
  • 【30M Waterproof Action Camcorder】This Sport Camera comes with a waterproof case, Max waterproof depth is 98 feet, this underwater video camera Capture underwater happy video and pictures of outdoor watersport with kids and friends and film all of the action while your skiing, surfing, riding your motorcycle/bicycle. enjoy the happy hours that outdoor action camera bring to you.Comes with rechargeable 1000mAh batteries which can record up to 90 minutes in 1080P mode w/ WiFi turned off.
  • 【Time-Lapse&Loop Recording】This sport camera supports Burst Mode,photo Timer,Loop Recording,Time stamp, Time-Lapse and Motion Detection.can be dash camera when switching it to Loop Recording, It also records video automatically if anything moving around when the Motion Detection function turned on. The TIME LAPSE function makes it possible to shoot a sequence of pictures (such as a flower opening, fading of sunset and sunrise in a short time) automatically under pre-set conditions.
  • 【Camcorders For Sports 】With 2 inch screen and with the help of the Hi-Silicon Chipset & Sony Exmore Image Sensor,allow you operate camera functions/adjustments and review Native 4K Ultra Clear Recorded Video footage directly, 170°wide angle sport camera provide wider vision for you.Lets you shoot larger scenes and capture more incredible moments.It supports max 32G TF card(Not Included),please choose Brand Class 10 card and format your card before using.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Matego Matego-X2H
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Matego Matego-X2H Final Thoughts

"Cross your fingers."

My friends are impressed by my work with this Infrared Action Camera. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. This accessory bundle for my Matego Matego-X2H has a ton of items.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

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

User Ratings: 79

DJIParts First Impressions

"Which brings up the point."

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. I got this DJIParts to record our trip’s adventure. I'm looking forward to using this DJIParts . I just love this little camera!

  • OSMO Action Camera 4K HD Video Cam Digital Waterproof HDR-Video Battery Charging Kit Adhesive Mount Kit Frame Kit Accessories Compatible with DJI OSMO Action Camera (DJI Genuine Battery Charging Kit)
  • 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.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJIParts
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DJIParts Final Thoughts

"This is the perfect setup."

Great purchase and highly recommended. Video stabilization is astonishing. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. I think at this price range, this is a very good Infrared Action Camera to have. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

6. OSMO Action Camera 4K HD Video Cam Digital Waterproof HDR-Video Battery Charging Kit Adhesive Mount ...

User Ratings: 79

DJIParts First Impressions

"I love this little guy!"

The quality is decent for the size. This is a very well-made little camera. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. It is small and takes awesome pictures! And the image on the DJIParts itself is sharp and clear.

  • OSMO Action Camera 4K HD Video Cam Digital Waterproof HDR-Video Battery Charging Kit Adhesive Mount Kit Frame Kit Accessories Compatible with DJI OSMO Action Camera (DJI Genuine Camera Frame Kit)
  • 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.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJIParts
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DJIParts Final Thoughts

"And Wallah!"

All features are the same but this is way cheaper. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! Video stabilization is astonishing.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

7. DJI Zenmuse X5S Camera for DJI Inspire 2

User Ratings: 51

Epic SS-DJI-ZX5S First Impressions

"Easily worth the money."

On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. Great purchase and highly recommended.

  • DJI Zenmuse X5S Camera for DJI Inspire 2
  • Perfect Purchase for any Hobby
  • Great craftsmanship
  • Must Buy Item
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Epic SS-DJI-ZX5S
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Epic SS-DJI-ZX5S Final Thoughts

"This is the perfect setup."

The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. I especially like it simplified design. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

8. BRINNO TLC200PRO HDR TIME Lapse Video Camera and ATH120 Weather Resistant HOUSING Bundle - Ideal for...

User Ratings: 64 6

Brinno TLC200PRO+ATH120 First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. I contacted Brinno customer service and they were amazing. It is easy to mount the Brinno on and it stays in place. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it.

  • BRINNO TLC200PRO HDR TIME Lapse Video Camera and ATH120 Weather Resistant HOUSING Bundle - Ideal for Home School, Work from Home - Flexible Schedule Setup-Weatherproofing for Outdoor Environments
  • PROFESSIONAL GRADE: Capture the perfect shot or chronicling your activities, big project while the ATH120 keeps your equipment safe. Freedom and flexibility to capture any shot, anytime, anywhere, your creativity can be unleashed while in self isolation.
  • WEATHERPROOF CASE: The ATH120 housing fits our TLC200 Pro camera and designed to keep your equipment safe and protected in virtually any climate and any location. Keep unwanted moisture, sand, and dust away to guarantee you always get the perfect shot.
  • SET IT & FORGET IT: While in quarantine you can home school, work from home & not miss anything. Case is designed to complement the hands-off technology by protecting your camera even in the worst weather conditions.
  • TIME LAPSE CAMERA: Select a time interval from 1 sec-24hr for your activities & next project to ensure you don’t miss anything. Ready to view technology, it creates the AV1file in the camera so it is instantly available with no post-processing required.
  • TRUSTED BRAND: Never miss a shot – Brinno is a full-service company that provides customers with regular firmware. We know you'll love our camera as much as we do, that is why we include a 30-day money-back guarantee and a limited 1-yr warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Brinno TLC200PRO+ATH120
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Brinno TLC200PRO+ATH120 Final Thoughts

"Great Infrared Action Camera."

The device itself is fabulous. Video stabilization is astonishing. Overall an okay Infrared Action Camera that is probably more hype. Has a lot to offer at a good price. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case.

Overall Score
4.2


(51 Points)

9. OYTRO HD 1080P Outdoor Sports DV Camera Waterproof Recorder Sports & Action Video Cameras

OYTRO First Impressions

"See the pics yourself."

I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. These are original OYTRO batteries, and charger. Love the accessories and the bag. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles.

  • OYTRO HD 1080P Outdoor Sports DV Camera Waterproof Recorder Sports & Action Video Cameras
  • Material: ABS
  • Perfect for your sports designs
  • Connector: USB2.0/AV OUT
  • Focal length range: 1080P HD wide-angle lens 140 degrees
  • External: SD card (up to 32G card)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OYTRO
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OYTRO Final Thoughts

"This cannot be disabled."

Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. Get a stainless steel tether. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. I was shocked at how small this unit is. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. Campark V30 Native 4K Action Camera 20MP EIS Touch Screen WiFi Waterproof Camera with Optional View ...

User Ratings: 81 2

Campark V30 First Impressions

"The light."

Very good customer service top notch. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. The value of all the parts is incredible. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. These are original Campark V30 batteries, and charger.

  • Campark V30 Native 4K Action Camera 20MP EIS Touch Screen WiFi Waterproof Camera with Optional View Angle, 2 1350mAh Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit Compatible with GoPro
  • TOP 4K VIDEO QUALITY: Featuring native 4K(3840x2160)/30fps, 2.7k/30fps, 2k/60fps, 1080P/90fps resolution and 20MP image, Campark V30 action camera delivers the most excellent video footage.
  • SUPER ANTI-SHAKE FUNCTION: Built-in advanced Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) with 6-axis gyroscope detects position and motion changes, producing steady and smooth videos even when shooting fast-moving objectives.
  • INTUITIVE TOUCH SCREEN AND WIFI: Equipped with 2.0 inch high-sensitive IPS touch screen, it shows everything clearly and brightly, easy to change settings, switch shooting modes, preview and playback footage. Built-in WIFI enables you to share wonderful moment on social media instantly.
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA WITH OPTIONAL VIEW ANGLE: This underwater camera can dive up to 30 meters with the included waterproof case, a great choice for underwater recording. The lens angle is adjustable among 170°, 140°, 110°, 70°.
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE: 2 Rechargeable 1350mAh batteries are included for long time recording. Other accessories like waterproof case, mounting kit meet all your need for daily recording. (Most accessories are compatible with GoPro)
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Campark V30
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Campark V30 Final Thoughts

"My son loves this."

My friends are impressed by my work with this Infrared Action Camera. I cannot say enough great things about this Infrared Action Camera. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. It is small and takes awesome pictures!

Overall Score
4.7


(224 Points)

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