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. Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis 4k Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera Bundle, w/Extreme SD Card, B...

User Ratings: 76 6

DJI First Impressions

"I am so glad I did!"

If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. The value of all the parts is incredible. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. This little camera will amaze you. I may have to pick up a second one at this price!

  • Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis 4k Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera Bundle, w/Extreme SD Card, Base, and More (Must-Have)
  • Lightweight and Portable: As the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera DJI has ever designed, the compact and intelligent Osmo Pocket turns any moment into a cinematic memory.
  • 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal: The Osmo Pocket camera is equipped with a remarkable 3-axis stabilized gimbal and a new algorithm that ensures a control accuracy of ±0.005° and maximum control speed of 120°/s.
  • Amazingly Powerful Performance: Osmo Pocket snaps photos in stunning detail, thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° 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 μm for footage worth sharing every time.
  • DJI Mimo: Osmo Pocket is meant for anyone with a story to tell, which is why we developed DJI Mimo. This dedicated app expands your imagination with editing tools and opens the door to a community that inspires your own visual storytelling.
  • In the bundle: DJI Osmo Pocket, Smartphone Adapter (USB-C), Smartphone Adapter (Lightning), Power Cable. Plus CLT Gear's choice accessories: Extreme SD card, and more.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Great price!"

This works well enough, except when I want to use it. It can attach to his bike and scooter. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. It was quick and I had no issues.

Overall Score
4.5


(38 Points)

3. GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition 12MP Waterproof Sports & Action Camera Bundle with 2 Batteries

User Ratings: 80 5

GoPro MAIN-92281 First Impressions

"Not a scratch on it."

The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. The device itself is fabulous. The value of all the parts is incredible. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really.

  • GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition 12MP Waterproof Sports & Action Camera Bundle with 2 Batteries
  • Built-in touch display for easy camera control, shot-framing and playback,Protune with SuperView delivers cinema-quality capture and advanced manual control for photos and video with the world's most immersive wide-angle field of view
  • Professional 1080p60 and 720p120 video with 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second. Video Supported: 4K15 / 2.7K30 / 1440p48 / 1080p60 / 960p100 / 720p120 fps
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support the GoPro App, Smart Remote and more
  • Improved camera control and built-in video trimming lets you create and save short video clips right on your camera
  • Includes an extra battery, dual battery charger and a 16GB Micro SD card
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro MAIN-92281
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GoPro MAIN-92281 Final Thoughts

"Conclusion."

This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. These are original GoPro MAIN-92281 batteries, and charger. It is easy to mount the GoPro on and it stays in place. I am very happy that I did it. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize.

Overall Score
4.5


(88 Points)

4. AlcovePro 4K Cine Waterproof Action Camera UHD Video and 12MP Photos - Slow Motion WiFi Sports Cam w...

AlcovePro 868866 First Impressions

"So I got the camera."

A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. This little camera will amaze you. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use.

  • AlcovePro 4K Cine Waterproof Action Camera UHD Video and 12MP Photos - Slow Motion WiFi Sports Cam with Huge 2.45 Inch Touchscreen and Accessories
  • ✅ CAPTURE UNIQUE SHOTS OR STUNNING UHD VIDEO with the real 4K sport camera. With multiple video resolutions, 4k/30fps, 2.7K/30fps, 2k/60fps, 1080p/120fps & 720p/240fps this mini digital cam is made for adrenaline addicts.
  • ✅ TAKE IT WITH YOU EVERYWHERE and keep your mind-blowing action alive forever! Fix it on your handlebar, helmet or wrist or toss it into your backpack. Compact just 2.5" x 1.7" x 0.85”, it will follow you wherever you are.
  • ✅ HUGE 2.45" SCREEN & WIDE ANGLE LENS: With an XL 2.45" touchscreen LCD display, 170° wide angle lens (wide/narrow/middle), a 7-element optical glass lens and image stabilization, this action cam is made for convenience.
  • ✅ SHOOT YOUR SNORKELING, DIVING OR SURFING ADVENTURES: Waterproof up to 90ft and equipped with UltraSlo SLOW MOTION feature, our water proof cam provides you with crisp pictures of your water sports, slides or swimming.
  • ✅ YOUR 100% SATISFACTION - OUR BUSINESS: In case you are not 100% happy with our Wi-Fi action camera, just let us know and we will send a fast replacement or full refund. Order yours today, as you have NOTHING to lose!
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AlcovePro 868866
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AlcovePro 868866 Final Thoughts

"But that can be fixed."

I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. The quality and features were more than I expected. I think at this price range, this is a very good Infrared Action Camera to have. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. My friends are impressed by my work with this Infrared Action Camera.

Overall Score
5.0


(8 Points)

5. GoPro MAX Waterproof 360 Camera + Hero Style Video with Touch Screen, Spherical 5.6K30 UHD Video 16....

GoPro MAX First Impressions

"Its Genius!"

Love GoPro, and this mount works great too. Amazing video quality and from something so small. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. My friends are impressed by my work with this Infrared Action Camera. I was shocked at how small this unit is.

  • GoPro MAX Waterproof 360 Camera + Hero Style Video with Touch Screen, Spherical 5.6K30 UHD Video 16.6MP 360 Photos 1080p Live Streaming Basic Bundle with 64GB microSD Card, Cleaning Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera (CHDHZ-201) | Rechargeable Battery | Curved Adhesive Mount | 2x Protective Lenses | 2x Lens Caps | Microfiber Bag | Mounting Buckle + Thumb Screw | USB-C Cable | SanDisk 64GB Extreme UHS-I Class 10 V30 U3 microSDXC Memory Card with SD Adapter | ProOptic Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • KEY FEATURES: Dual-lens 360 Degree Camera | 5.6K 30fps Video | Single Lens Hero Video | 16.6 MP Photos | Max HyperSmooth Stabilization | Max TimeWarp | Digital Lenses (Max SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow) | Reframe Footage from Your Phone | PowerPano 270-degree Panoramic Images | 6 Built-in 360 Microphones with Directional Audio | Horizon Leveling | Rugged and Waterproof up to 16-Feet (5m) | 1.7-inch Intuitive Touch Screen | 1080p Live Streaming | 2x Slo-Mo | Foldable Mount Fingers
  • The GoPro Max allows for shooting single-lens HERO-style video with unbreakable stabilization or capture immersive 360 video content. You can vlog to the max with shotgun-mic performance and a front-facing screen. Say hello to the new king of stabilization. Max HyperSmooth delivers the smoothest video ever from a GoPro, plus game-changing horizon leveling, when you want it.
  • PowerNano feature lets you capture unbelievable, distortion-free 270-degree panoramic shots with one click. Take PowerPano selfies, action shots and vertical pics, all with a level horizon. With six built-in microphones it combines to capture immersive 360 audio, directional audio for vlogging, wind-noise reduction and the best stereo sound ever from a GoPro.
  • WARRANTY: GoPro Authorized Reseller. Includes a Limited GoPro 1 Year USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro MAX
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GoPro MAX Final Thoughts

"All in all, A+."

Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. This is a very well-made little camera. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. Victure AC900 4K 30fps Action Camera 20MP WiFi Touch Screen 30M Underwater Recording Camera Image St...

User Ratings: 80 5

Victure AC900 First Impressions

"My only gripe is the stand."

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. Love the accessories and the bag. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! The value of all the parts is incredible.

  • Victure AC900 4K 30fps Action Camera 20MP WiFi Touch Screen 30M Underwater Recording Camera Image Stabilization Sports Cam with 2 1350mAh Rechargeable Batteries and Helmet Accessories Kit Included
  • 【4K Video 20MP Photo Resolution】- Victure AC900 action camera supports 4K, 2.7K, 1080P, and 720P videos, and has 20MP photo resolution. This helps you capture wonderful moments with your family and friends, and you can enjoy the crystal clear video when playback.
  • 【2-Inch Touch Screen Built-in WiFi】- With a 2-inch full HD touch screen, you can adjust the settings freely and record every memorable moment easily while doing sports. The action cam is compatible with both the Android and iOS systems. Simply download the YKJ app or FN Cam to your phone or tablet, you can view and share the video and pictures.
  • 【2*1350mAh Batteries Abuntant Mounting Accessories】- Equipped with two pieces of rechargeable 1350mAh batteries, the camera can record at least 2hrs. Also, the sports camera comes with a kit of accessories, so that you can freely enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities.
  • 【30 Meters Waterproof Adjustable Wide Angle】- Come with a waterproof case designed for the underwater world, you can dive below 98 feet 30 meters. It is ideal for water sports, including swimming, drifting, surfing, diving, etc. Adjustable up to170° wide-angle lens allows you to choose the best viewing angle according to your needs.
  • 【Adjustable Exposure Value Multiple Functions】- Support exposure value from +2.0 to -2.0, you can adjust the brightness or darkness in some specific conditions. It also supports multiple functions, such as anti-shake, 180° rotation, loop recording, burst photos, slow motion, time-lapse and so on.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Victure AC900
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Victure AC900 Final Thoughts

"Buy with confidence!"

When I do I'll post my findings here as well. It is easy to mount the Victure on and it stays in place. If you have a Victure AC900, then you need this case. It is small and takes awesome pictures! Captures all my adventures when I need it to.

Overall Score
4.6


(1673 Points)

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

User Ratings: 79

DJIParts First Impressions

"Just a thought."

I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. Get a stainless steel tether.

  • OSMO Action Camera 4K HD Video Cam Digital Waterproof Battery Charging Kit Adhesive Mount Frame Accessories Compatible with DJI OSMO Action Camera (PGYTECH Osmo Action Hand and Wrist Strap)
  • 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

"I enjoyed using it."

I think at this price range, this is a very good Infrared Action Camera to have. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. This accessory bundle for my DJIParts has a ton of items.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

8. OhO sunshine Waterproof Video Sunglasses, 1080P Full HD Video Recording Camera with 32GB Built-in Me...

User Ratings: 65

OhO sunshine First Impressions

"Thank you OhO sunshine!"

The whole outlook and vintage and nice. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Love OhO sunshine, and this mount works great too. I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer.

  • OhO sunshine Waterproof Video Sunglasses, 1080P Full HD Video Recording Camera with 32GB Built-in Memory and Polarized UV400 Protection Safety Lenses,Unisex Sport Design … (Only Lens)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OhO sunshine
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OhO sunshine Final Thoughts

"My son loves this."

Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. I cant give the OhO sunshine enough stars. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! Cost more than half the price of the drone.

Overall Score
4.3


(2 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 HDR Waterproof Action Camera with 2 Displays with Lowepro Dashpoint Hardshell Cas...

User Ratings: 64

The Tech Expert First Impressions

"I love this little guy!"

And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I think at this price range, this is a very good Infrared Action Camera to have. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui.

  • DJI OSMO Action 4K HDR Waterproof Action Camera with 2 Displays with Lowepro Dashpoint Hardshell Case, Sandisk 64GB microSD Card Deluxe Kit
  • Dual Screens: Whether you want to record your world from behind a lens or be the star of the show, Osmo Action’s dual screens allow you to capture it all with the touch of a button. A vivid front screen lets you frame yourself effortlessly in any setting, while the back screen delivers a crystal-clear, hyper-responsive display.
  • RockSteady, Made to Move: RockSteady combines EIS with complex algorithms, delivering stable, shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.
  • More Dynamic Detail with HDR Video: Dramatically enhance the dynamic range of your footage when recording with HDR video. This shooting mode delivers natural transitions between light and dark areas, capturing rich details that are often lost in environments with complex lighting.
  • 11 M Waterproof: Sporting a watertight seal and a hydrophobic coating on the back touchscreen, Osmo Action is waterproof at depths of up to 11 meters, making it the perfect underwater companion.
  • ALSO INCLUDED: LOWEPRO AVC II 60 Hardshell Action Case, Sandisk 64GB microSD Memory Card, 2-in-1 Card Reader and Cleaning Cloth. In the box: Osmo Action, Camera Frame, Flat Adhesive Mount, Quick-Release Base, Battery, Battery Case, Locking Screw, USB-C Cable
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The The Tech Expert
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The Tech Expert Final Thoughts

"Upload your footage daily."

I'm looking forward to using this The Tech Expert . So I definitely like this Infrared Action Camera as well. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. The value of all the parts is incredible.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

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