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. 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)

3. Replay XD Prime X DeepDive 197 Waterproof Case

Replay XD 70-PRIMEX-STD-DD-197 First Impressions

"Great Infrared Action Camera."

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member.

  • Replay XD Prime X DeepDive 197 Waterproof Case
  • Replay XD 70-PRIMEX-STD-DD-197 Repaly PrimeX Waterproof Case
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Replay XD 70-PRIMEX-STD-DD-197
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Replay XD 70-PRIMEX-STD-DD-197 Final Thoughts

"I expected that."

Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. I am very happy that I did it. Overall, I think this a great Infrared Action Camera. Has loads and loads of accessories. And the image on the Replay XD 70-PRIMEX-STD-DD-197 itself is sharp and clear.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

4. MiGear Extreme X Explorer 1080p Action Camera Bundle with Waterproof Case Black

MiGear Extreme X First Impressions

"Well this was a surprise."

The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. Has a lot to offer at a good price. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! It can attach to his bike and scooter.

  • MiGear Extreme X Explorer 1080p Action Camera Bundle with Waterproof Case Black
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MiGear Extreme X
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MiGear Extreme X Final Thoughts

"It earns 4 stars."

I got this MiGear Extreme X to record our trip’s adventure. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. Overall an okay Infrared Action Camera that is probably more hype. No need to spend hundreds on something else!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. PGYTECH OSMO Pocket Universal Mount Kit

User Ratings: 76

PGYTECH P-18C-033 First Impressions

"Win win."

Love PGYTECH, and this mount works great too. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Very good customer service top notch. This accessory bundle for my PGYTECH P-18C-033 has a ton of items. The PGYTECH P-18C-033 is very easy to use.

  • PGYTECH OSMO Pocket Universal Mount Kit
  • Provide a variety of possibilities for the OSMO POCKET to connect to other accessories, creating richer usage scenarios
  • OSMO POCKET L BRACKET+More possibilities when shooting 180¡ã rotatable angle.
  • OSMO POCKET DATA PORT TO UNIVERSAL MOUNTIt fixes the OSMO POCKET to a variety of expansion accessories.
  • ACTION CAMERA UNIVERSAL MOUNT TO 1/4¡±Light and quick mounting-releasing process. 1/4¡±?thread. Made with a selection of copper for rust-proof and durability.
  • Packing ListProduct Set£ºOSMO Pocket Data Port to Universal Mount x1- OSMO Pocket L Bracket+ x1- Action Camera Universal-Mount to 1/4 x1-User Manual x1
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PGYTECH P-18C-033
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PGYTECH P-18C-033 Final Thoughts

"I have a PGYTECH P-18C-033."

I got this PGYTECH P-18C-033 to record our trip’s adventure. I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. My friends are impressed by my work with this Infrared Action Camera.

Overall Score
4.7


(25 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. GoPro Protective Housing (HERO7 Silver / HERO7 White) (GoPro Official Accessory)

User Ratings: 50

GoPro ABDIV-001 First Impressions

"Well done."

The value of all the parts is incredible. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. This thing is solid as ever.

  • GoPro Protective Housing (HERO7 Silver / HERO7 White) (GoPro Official Accessory)
  • Protects your GoPro from mud, dirt and debris during extreme activities
  • Waterproof down to 131ft (40m)—perfect for deep-water diving
  • Includes a Skeleton Backdoor for easy access to the camera’s touch screen and improved audio capture
  • ​A flat glass lens makes for sharp, high-quality images above and below water
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro ABDIV-001
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GoPro ABDIV-001 Final Thoughts

"Great little camera!"

The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! I cannot say enough great things about this Infrared Action Camera. My friends are impressed by my work with this Infrared Action Camera. First off I would like to commend GoPro.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

8. DJI Osmo Universal Mount Bundle, Fully stabilized 4K, 12Mp Camera with DJI Universal Mount, Lanyard ...

CAMRISE DJI Osmo Universal Mount bundle First Impressions

"Go figure."

I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. I think at this price range, this is a very good Infrared Action Camera to have. This action camera is amazing for the price!

  • DJI Osmo Universal Mount Bundle, Fully stabilized 4K, 12Mp Camera with DJI Universal Mount, Lanyard and USB Reader
  • DJI Osmo Universal Mount Bundle includes: DJI Osmo, 4K Camera, Universal Mount, Lanyard and usb reader-Fully stabilized 4K, 12Mp camera optimized for ground use
  • Tripod-free long exposures
  • Remote camera control
  • Ergonomic, secure grip
  • Also available: Suite of accessories including bike & car mount, tripod, extension stick and phone mount 6-hour standby time 1 hour of video shooting
  • Editor's Impressions Of The CAMRISE DJI Osmo Universal Mount bundle
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CAMRISE DJI Osmo Universal Mount bundle Final Thoughts

"I have a CAMRISE DJI Osmo Universal Mount bundle."

I was shocked at how small this unit is. I was shocked at how small this unit is. I may have to pick up a second one at this price! I got this CAMRISE DJI Osmo Universal Mount bundle to record our trip’s adventure. Love CAMRISE, and this mount works great too.

Overall Score
5.0


(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. Sony HDRAZ1VR/W Action Camera Mini Kit with Live View Remote

User Ratings: 46 6

Sony HDRAZ1VR/W First Impressions

"Now they are fantastic."

This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. Cost more than half the price of the drone. The Sony HDRAZ1VR/W is very easy to use. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied.

  • Sony HDRAZ1VR/W Action Camera Mini Kit with Live View Remote
  • Sony's smallest splash-proof Action Cam
  • SteadyShot image stabilization conquers bumps and blur
  • Control ActionCam via phone or up to 5 w/ Live-View Remote
  • 5 video modes (1080/60p @50Mbps HD and 2x slow motion)
  • Built-In stereo mic for quality sound recording
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDRAZ1VR/W
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Sony HDRAZ1VR/W Final Thoughts

"Cross your fingers."

These are original Sony HDRAZ1VR/W batteries, and charger. It is small and takes awesome pictures! Has loads and loads of accessories. Overall, I think this a great Infrared Action Camera. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

Overall Score
4.1


(119 Points)

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