Editor's Choice - Our Favorite insta360 Action Cameras

1. Insta360 ONE R Sports Video Adaptive Action Camera 4K Wide Angle Interchangeable Lens Stabilization ...

User Ratings: 65 11

insta360 First Impressions

"Win win."

These are original insta360 batteries, and charger. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. No need to spend hundreds on something else! It has a one year warranty that I hope applies.

  • Insta360 ONE R Sports Video Adaptive Action Camera 4K Wide Angle Interchangeable Lens Stabilization IPX8 Waterproof Voice Control Reversible Touch Display (4K Edition)
  • 【Wide Angle Capture】ONE R 4K Edition, 4K 60fps wide-angle shooter.
  • 【FlowState Stabilization】FlowState achieves gimbal-like stabilization without the gimbal. Thanks to a new scene-detection algorithm, your footage stays clear and steady even in low light.
  • 【IPX8 Waterproof】ONE R is IPX8 waterproof to 16.7ft (5m). *Whether you're poolside or on a rainy-day ride, ONE R can handle it. *NOTE: ONE R is waterproof after being fully assembled and installed in the included Mounting Bracket.
  • 【Voice Control】When ONE R is out of reach, just give a shout to start shooting with voice commands. "Take a Photo" or "Start recording"
  • 【Package List】 Insta360 ONE R 4K Edition includes 1x 4K Wide Angle Mod, 1x Core, 1x Battery Base and 1x Mounting Bracket.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The insta360
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insta360 Final Thoughts

"10/10 recommend."

It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. Love the accessories and the bag. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better.

Overall Score
4.2


(816 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated insta360 Action Cameras

2. Insta360 ONE R 360 Degree Action Camera 4K Wide Angle 5.7K Dual Lens Interchangeable Sports Video Ad...

User Ratings: 65 11

insta360 First Impressions

"Win win."

This is high quality and you can tell. I got this insta360 to record our trip’s adventure. This action camera is amazing for the price! More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. insta360 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black.

  • Insta360 ONE R 360 Degree Action Camera 4K Wide Angle 5.7K Dual Lens Interchangeable Sports Video Adaptive Stabilization Waterproof Voice Control Reversible Touch Display (Twin Edition)
  • 【5.7K 360 + 4K WIDE】 ONE R Twin Edition transforms on the fly from a 360 cam to a 4K 60fps wide-angle shooter. You'll always have the right tool to capture the action.
  • 【FlowState Stabilization】 FlowState achieves gimbal-like stabilization without the gimbal. Thanks to a new scene-detection algorithm, your footage stays clear and steady even in low light.
  • 【SUPER 5.7K】 All pixels are not created equal. The Dual-Lens 360 Mod raises the bar with Super 5.7K resolution, leveraging H.265 encoding, advanced image processing and an AI-powered finishing algorithm to preserve detail and make your footage pop.
  • 【IPX8 WATERPROOF】 ONE R is IPX8 waterproof to 5m (16.4ft). Whether you're poolside or on a rainy-day ride, ONE R can handle it. !!! NOTE: ONE R is waterproof after being fully assembled and installed in the included Mounting Bracket.
  • 【PACKAGE LIST】 Twin Edition includes 1x 4K Wide Angle Mod, 1x Dual-Lens 360 Mod, 1x Core, 1x Battery Base, 1x Lens Cap and 1x Mounting Bracket.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The insta360
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insta360 Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. The insta360 is very easy to use. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. Good and authentic after replacement.

Overall Score
4.2


(816 Points)

3. Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition Dual Lenses Sports Action Camera Supports FlowState Stabilization Hyperl...

insta360 First Impressions

"Killer deal!"

I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. Has a lot to offer at a good price. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member.

  • Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition Dual Lenses Sports Action Camera Supports FlowState Stabilization Hyperlapse Voice Control Slow Motion Night Shot HDR Photo Video + Insta360 Invisible Selfie Stick
  • Two Way to Shoot(5.7K 360°Lens+ 4K Wide Lens): ONE R Twin Edition transforms on the fly from a 360° cam to a 4K 60fps wide-angle shooter. You'll always have the right tool to capture the action.
  • FlowState Stabilization & Point to Track: FlowState can achieve gimbal-like stabilization without the gimbal; Point to Track + Deep Track, always lock your tracking subject in center-frame.
  • HDR Photo + Video & Color Plus: The ONE R supports HDR capture for photo and video. Highlights, shadows and everything in between come across just as you see them. Color Plus automatically color grades your footage. Vibrant, bright and stunning visuals with a single tap.
  • Night Shot & Starlapse Mode: After dark, turn on Night Shot to capture photos that stay natural, clear and vibrant; Starlapse mode automatically adjusts exposure settings to capture brilliant sweeping.
  • 5M(16.4ft) Body Waterproof: IPX8 body waterproof to 5M(16.4ft), whether you are poolside or on a rainy-day ride, ONE R can handle it. Comes with a Invisible Selfie Stick: Let you capture easy aerial angles and unique third-person perspectives with a flick of the wrist while using the dual-lens 360 mod.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The insta360
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insta360 Final Thoughts

"Battery life is not tested."

I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. It was quick and I had no issues. I was shocked at how small this unit is. Very good customer service top notch. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. BlackVue DR900S-2CH with 32GB Micro SD Card with Power Magic Pro Hardwiring Kit Included | WiFi GPS ...

User Ratings: 57

Blackvue BV-KIT110 First Impressions

"It is always in focus."

The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. Good and authentic after replacement. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. Get a stainless steel tether.

  • BlackVue DR900S-2CH with 32GB Micro SD Card with Power Magic Pro Hardwiring Kit Included | WiFi GPS 4K Recording with Parking Mode
  • ✔ 4K Ultra High Definition Capture - 4x the Resolution of 1080p
  • ✔ Improved H. 265 Compression Codec - With this new compression, the DR900 is able to have it’s 4K video the same file size as a similar camera recording 1080P using H. 264 compression
  • ✔ Built-In GPS And Dual Band Wi-Fi - Change Settings and Review Video on the Fly! Simply connect to your Android or iOS device
  • ✔ Built-In Impact And Motion Detection - Lock in Event Recordings in case of an accident or event, without the fear of them being overwritten by Loop Recording. Parking mode, together with Motion Detection
  • Power Consumption - Avg. 380 mA (4.56 W at 12 V, when GPS is On and Wi-Fi is Off).Avg. 360 mA (4.32 W at 12 V, when GPS and Wi-Fi are Off)
  • ✔ BlackVue Over The Cloud Compatible - View Your Videos Anywhere in the World over the Internet (Hotspot required)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Blackvue BV-KIT110
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Blackvue BV-KIT110 Final Thoughts

"I enjoyed using it."

Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. Very nice package of accessories. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great.

Overall Score
4.3


(7 Points)

5. GoPro HERO3 Black: Surf Edition (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

User Ratings: 66 9

GoPro CHDSX-301 First Impressions

"I'm terribly impressed."

All features are the same but this is way cheaper. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. Video stabilization is astonishing.

  • GoPro HERO3 Black: Surf Edition (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • The GoPro HERO3 Black: Surf Edition includes surf mounts in addition to the basic mounts and hardware included with the standard Black Edition Hero3 camera
  • The Black Edition features 1080p-60, 720p-120, WVGA-240, 960p-100 and 1440p-48 video modes while those desiring a cinematic look will appreciate the ultra-high resolution 2.7KP-30 fps and 4KP-15 fps (Protune only) video modes.
  • 3X Faster Photo Performance: The Black Edition features a 12MP burst capture at a staggering 30 frames per second
  • Wi-Fi built-in, and compatible with Wi-Fi remote (included) and GoPro App (free)
  • Built with waterproof housing to explore depths up to 60m (nearly 200 feet)
  • Weighing in at a scant 2.6 ounces
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDSX-301
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GoPro CHDSX-301 Final Thoughts

"Thank you!"

All features are the same but this is way cheaper. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! All features are the same but this is way cheaper. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this GoPro CHDSX-301.

Overall Score
4.2


(2820 Points)

6. PowMax WW-60 HD 4K WIFI Sports Action Camera Waterproof DV Camcorder with 2 Inch LCD Screen/2.4G Rem...

User Ratings: 76 17

PowMax 1 First Impressions

"Great price!"

Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. This is high quality and you can tell. The PowMax 1 is very easy to use. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound.

  • PowMax WW-60 HD 4K WIFI Sports Action Camera Waterproof DV Camcorder with 2 Inch LCD Screen/2.4G Remote Control/2 Batteries/Desktop Charger, Travelling Bag Include Various Practical Accessories
  • 【Longer Battery Life】 With 2 rechargeable900mAh batteries. Each 1050mAh battery can record up to 90 minutes. No worries about the recording time for this action camera.
  • 【Wide Angle Lens】 Provides 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 1080P/30FPS and 720P/120FPS Video Resolution. 16MP Sony IMAX 179A Sensor & 170 Super Wide Angle Lens improves your experience. A perfect choice for you to record every wonderful moment in your life with the incredible photos and fantastic video, and easy to share to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter by smart phone APP.
  • 【IP68 Waterproof】 You can easily take it snorkeling or even diving with the waterproof case (included in the package) and get to learn more about the underwater world.quipped with IP68 waterproof case, it’s durable waterproof rating of 100 feet (30m). Good choice for water sports like swimming, diving, drifting, surfing etc.
  • 【More convenient with two screens】Two screens are configured to make you more convenient and quicker in the actual operation. The front screen is a 0.75 inch LCD screen, showing the shooting state, shooting time, the battery and other information. The rear screen is 2.0 inches, which can display the real-time scenes, replay photos and videos and set various functions and parameters.
  • 【Remote control in-bulit】Wireless Wrist Remote Control Sports Camera.No more looking to your Sports Camera to start and stop recordings or snap photos. Fully control your Sports Camera with the remote. You can also easily operate the camera and manage the photos & videos via your smart phone, just download the "NTK Cam" App on your iOS/Android phone or tablet and connect with the built-in camera wifi.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PowMax 1
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PowMax 1 Final Thoughts

"A very versatile insta360 Action Camera."

This is high quality and you can tell. It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. Has loads and loads of accessories.

Overall Score
4.2


(22 Points)

7. APEMAN 4K Action Camera WiFi 20MP Waterproof Underwater Cam Ultra 170 Angel 2 Inch LCD Display /2 Re...

User Ratings: 53 8

APEMAN A80 First Impressions

"And Wallah!"

I'm looking forward to using this APEMAN A80. Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip! These are original APEMAN A80 batteries, and charger. This feature alone is the reason I bought the APEMAN A80. It is easy to mount the APEMAN on and it stays in place.

  • APEMAN 4K Action Camera WiFi 20MP Waterproof Underwater Cam Ultra 170 Angel 2 Inch LCD Display /2 Rechargeable Batteries/30M Waterproof Case/Carrying Bag/Full Accessories Kits
  • Brand New in box. The product ships with all relevant accessories
  • Editor's Impressions Of The APEMAN A80
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APEMAN A80 Final Thoughts

"10/10 recommend."

This action camera is amazing for the price! I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! I especially like it simplified design.

Overall Score
4.0


(291 Points)

8. GoPro Anti-Fog Inserts (GoPro OFFICIAL ACCESSORY)

User Ratings: 72 5

GoPro AHDAF-301 First Impressions

"And Wallah!"

It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Love GoPro, and this mount works great too. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight.

  • GoPro Anti-Fog Inserts (GoPro OFFICIAL ACCESSORY)
  • Inserts prevent fogging of lens in cold and humid environments
  • Each insert lasts for approximately 4 uses
  • Includes (12) Twelve Anti-Fog Inserts
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro AHDAF-301
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GoPro AHDAF-301 Final Thoughts

"Its Genius!"

The quality is decent for the size. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. I got this GoPro AHDAF-301 to record our trip’s adventure. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are.

Overall Score
4.5


(426 Points)

9. GoPro HERO7 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Accessory Adventure Kit

GoPro First Impressions

"Upload your footage daily."

I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. I cannot say enough great things about this insta360 Action Camera. Overall, I think this a great insta360 Action Camera. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles.

  • GoPro HERO7 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Accessory Adventure Kit
  • ​Hyper smooth video stabilization - get gimbal‑like stabilization-without the gimbal. Hero7 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage. ​
  • ​Rugged + waterproof - share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. Hero7 Black is rugged, waterproof without a housing to 33ft (10M) and up for any adventure.
  • Get a deal on three must-have mounts for capturing your adventures
  • The handlebars (floating hand grip) is great for handheld shots in and out of the water
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro
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GoPro Final Thoughts

"First off the quality."

The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. Love GoPro, and this mount works great too. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. GoPro HERO+ Action Camera (Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Enabled, 1080p Movie, 8MP Photo, Waterproof ...

GoPro CHDHC-101 First Impressions

"This is great."

So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! GoPro CHDHC-101 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. Amazing video quality and from something so small. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous!

  • GoPro HERO+ Action Camera (Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Enabled, 1080p Movie, 8MP Photo, Waterproof to 131’)
  • GoPro action camcorder takes crystal-clear video in a broad range of environments
  • Ideal for the amateur photographer or entry-level professional alike
  • Movie resolution: 1080p, Photo resolution: 8MP
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enables connectivity to the GoPro App or Smart Remote to adjust modes and settings, control the camera remotely, and view and share your content
  • Waterproof action camcorder resists moisture at depths of up to 131' (40m)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHC-101
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GoPro CHDHC-101 Final Thoughts

"Thank you!"

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

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