Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Light Weight Action Cameras

1. RunCam Split 3 Nano FPV Camera FOV 165 Degree DC 5-20V M12 Lens 1080P HD Recording WDR NTSC PAL Swit...

User Ratings: 86

RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS First Impressions

"So I got the camera."

I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. No need to spend hundreds on something else! I'm looking forward to using this RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui.

  • RunCam Split 3 Nano FPV Camera FOV 165 Degree DC 5-20V M12 Lens 1080P HD Recording WDR NTSC PAL Switchable for FPV Racing Drone Black
  • New features: Stronger flexible ribbon cable and Optimize TV-OUT interference to reduce ripple.High Definition Display: 1080P/60fps HD recording & WDR FPV camera.
  • Wide Angle View: M12 Lens, FOV 160°beyond the wide angle for recording more wide and beautiful scenes.
  • FPV aspect ratio 16:9/4:3 switchable; PAL / NTSC switchable,Wide voltage (5-20V) Anti-drop SD card .
  • Image Sensor: Ultra light weight (10.5g) Low latency TV-OUT (40ms).
  • Editor's Impressions Of The RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS
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RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS Final Thoughts

"Cheers!"

This little camera will amaze you. This feature alone is the reason I bought the RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS. If you have a RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS, then you need this case. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes.

Overall Score
4.9


(9 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Light Weight Action Cameras

2. Muson Action Camera 4K 16MP Underwater Cam Waterproof 30M WiFi Sports Camera 2.0-inch LCD Monitor 17...

muson M10 First Impressions

"I have a muson M10."

There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. I may have to pick up a second one at this price! I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Amazing video quality and from something so small. I cannot say enough great things about this Light Weight Action Camera.

  • Muson Action Camera 4K 16MP Underwater Cam Waterproof 30M WiFi Sports Camera 2.0-inch LCD Monitor 170 Degree Wide-Angle with Dual 1050mAh Rechargeable Battery Motion Camera Built in Mic
  • [Ultra HD 4K / 16MP Action Camera] - Professional 4K/30FPS video and 16MP photo resolution can empowers you to capture every moment with absolutely crisp and vibrant detail,record your amazing life
  • [30 Meters Waterproof Performance] - This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, etc with its waterproof case. You can easily record every exciting moment under the sea
  • [2.4G Remote Control / Wi-Fi] - A single press of the wireless wrist remote control to capture and store the perfect moment, share & edit videos and images all the time. Besides, with HDMI Port allows you to connect it with television
  • [2 Inch LCD Display / Dual Batteries] - 2 inch screen allows you to preview the video in action camera, larger screen offers better clarity for picture or video. The dual battery can record up to 180 minutes in total
  • [Compact but Various Functions] - Light weight, small size, easy to carry and operate, it covers all function you need,such as driving mode, image rotation, time-lapse, loop recording, slow motion, exposure and white balance
  • Editor's Impressions Of The muson M10
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muson M10 Final Thoughts

"My kids love using this!"

The value of all the parts is incredible. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. The quality is decent for the size.

Overall Score
5.0


(8 Points)

3. Genustech Cage for GoPro Hero 8 Black Action Camera, Aluminum Alloy Case

User Ratings: 62

Genustech First Impressions

"Win win."

Very nice package of accessories. This thing is solid as ever. Love the accessories and the bag. More like I wanted plus more! Overall, I think this a great Light Weight Action Camera.

  • Genustech Cage for GoPro Hero 8 Black Action Camera, Aluminum Alloy Case
  • Specially designed for GoPro HERO 8 Black, it is made by aluminium alloy material, durable and light weight.
  • Allows you to connect cables and popping out SD card Easily
  • At the bottom of the cage, there is a 1/4 screw hole that compatible with tripod
  • Standard Cold Shoe Mount on top, Can Mount Microphone or Led Light on It for Vlog Video Shooting.
  • Perfect for skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking, motocross, climbing, and other action sports.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Genustech
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Genustech Final Thoughts

"Definitely a good buy."

The quality and features were more than I expected. Love the accessories and the bag. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. Very nice package of accessories. Love Genustech, and this mount works great too.

Overall Score
4.2


(3 Points)

4. Shotgun Camera,Action Video Camcorder 1080P HD Recording for Shot, Helmet Cam, Sports DV, US Stock F...

User Ratings: 52

Ablebro First Impressions

"The quality is unreal."

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Has loads and loads of accessories. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. First off I would like to commend Ablebro. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

  • Shotgun Camera,Action Video Camcorder 1080P HD Recording for Shot, Helmet Cam, Sports DV, US Stock Fast Delivery
  • 【Fit for most of Gun】Gun barrel outer diameter smaller then 35mm/1inch: rifle,shotgun,paintball gun,airsoft, crossbows etc. such as Gun Gauge...12, 20, 28 and .410.
  • 【2 Batteries long working time】Ultra small size can be installed easily,light weight camera 90 gram ,Gun clip 88 gram, convenient for photography and carry with.Built-in vibrating motor, shake to remind you the working status.Built-in high sensitivity microphone for sound pick up.
  • 【Waterproof with 1080P video】170 degree wide angle matching with high resolution lens,The videos the camera produces are .avi files.One button control,It is POV camera(point of view), has no Zoom,Support TF card memory extend to 32GB, recommend high speed CLASS 10 or above,(TF card not included)
  • 【High quality with Alloy case】Multi-use for outdoor activities, Such as riding,running,skiting,surfing,skiing,diving,hunting,clay shoot,skeet shooting and trap shooting etc. Record your wonderful actions and splendid moments.
  • 【US Local Stock】Accessories included:Gun clip Mount;helmet strap mount;Handlebar Mount;snap ring;USB Charging Cable;hanging rope;User Manual
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ablebro
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Ablebro Final Thoughts

"Love the layout."

The quality and features were more than I expected. Very nice package of accessories. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! I will be ordering several more for my personal use!

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Light Weight Action Cameras

5. SJCAM Portable Carry Case for Camera, Soft Padded Camera Case/Bag, Anti-Shock Bag for SJCAM, Canon, ...

SJCAM Case-L- B First Impressions

"This cannot be disabled."

All features are the same but this is way cheaper. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. For the price this is a great buy. If you have a SJCAM Case-L- B, then you need this case.

  • SJCAM Portable Carry Case for Camera, Soft Padded Camera Case/Bag, Anti-Shock Bag for SJCAM, Canon, Go pro, Pentax, Hero, Panasonic & More, with Extra Dust-Proof Bag (Large Size of Camera Case)
  • Keeps your Camera and accessories safe, protected, and organized; Perfectly suitable for taking out like camping, climbing, hiking, etc.
  • Made of high quality EVA material, light weight & durable.
  • Outside Dimensions: 23*16*6cm; 6.9"(L) X 4.9"(D) X 1.8"(H).
  • Large Size of Original SJCAM sport camera case, suitable for SJCAM, Nikon, Canon, Go pro, Sony, Pentax, Hero, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung & More Brand’s Action / Digital camera.
  • Multiple Accessory Pockets: Organize extra batteries, memory cards, lens caps, cables or other small accessories. With a extra Dust-proof Bag.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SJCAM Case-L- B
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SJCAM Case-L- B Final Thoughts

"So I got the camera."

We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! This Light Weight Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! It is small and takes awesome pictures! It is small and takes awesome pictures!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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

Skyzone First Impressions

"Fun camera for kids."

We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. These are original Skyzone batteries, and charger. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it.

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

"Fun camera for kids."

The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. The Skyzone is very easy to use. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. You can shoot your videos and frame them later.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

7. AIRON Action Camera 4K 24 MP WiFi Underwater Camera Adjustable Wide Angle Waterproof Action Camera U...

User Ratings: 58

AIRON First Impressions

"Really enjoyed the AIRON ."

This is enough for most use cases! Great purchase and highly recommended. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. I got this AIRON to record our trip’s adventure. I am very happy that I did it.

  • AIRON Action Camera 4K 24 MP WiFi Underwater Camera Adjustable Wide Angle Waterproof Action Camera USB Type C Charger
  • Ultra HD 4K 24 MP action camera and 2.0-inch HD screen, place your camera into the waterproof and dive below 40 meters.
  • Built-in WIFI to share wonderful pictures to social media in seconds .
  • Multiple functions: motion detection, Car mode, video lapse, slow motion, burst mode, axis gyroscope anti-shake etc.
  • Fisheye correction function, effectively improve the distortion angle, restore the image
  • Support up to 128G memory card. Dual channel stereo sound quality, listening to the clearest sound
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AIRON
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AIRON Final Thoughts

"And Wallah!"

I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 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 Light Weight 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. Sony HDRAS300/W HD Recording, Action Cam Underwater Camcorder, White

User Ratings: 64 9

Sony HDRAS300/W First Impressions

"Not a scratch on it."

Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. This is enough for most use cases! The value of all the parts is incredible. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had.

  • Sony HDRAS300/W HD Recording, Action Cam Underwater Camcorder, White
  • Ultimate image stabilization from Balanced Optical SteadyShot Outstanding Full HD with ZEISS lens and Exmor R CMOS sensorCamera control / viewing w/ supplied LiveView Remote or smartphone
  • Splash-proof body or use incl. waterproof housing down to 197ft. Selectable viewing angle: Wide, Medium or Narrow and 3x zoomHigh quality 12MP still images and up to 10 fps in burst mode
  • Interval record at 8.3MP for stills and 4K time-lapse videoHigh Quality stereo sound with wind noise reductionBuilt-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, HDMI, USB and mic jack
  • Intuitive interface, 3x rec. lights and adjustable beep volume
  • Exposure Mode:Multi-segment
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDRAS300/W
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Sony HDRAS300/W Final Thoughts

"A very versatile Light Weight Action Camera."

The new form factor and weight are fantastic! Has loads and loads of accessories. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print.

Overall Score
4.2


(48 Points)

10. Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera 16MP Vision 3 Underwater Waterproof Camera 170° Wide Angle WiFi Sport...

User Ratings: 66 7

Dragon Touch Vision 3 First Impressions

"The light."

Overall an okay Light Weight Action Camera that is probably more hype. It was quick and I had no issues. This feature alone is the reason I bought the Dragon Touch Vision 3. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well.

  • Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera 16MP Vision 3 Underwater Waterproof Camera 170° Wide Angle WiFi Sports Cam with Remote 2 Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • 4K ACTION CAMERA with 4X ZOOM: Professional 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/60FPS video and 16MP photo resolution enables you to capture exciting moment for you. This action camera also features zoom range from 1.0X to 4.0X.
  • WIRELESS WRIST REMOTE CONTROL: Put the remote control on your wrist while installing the sports camera on your helmet, convenient to record moments in places you can't reach. Wireless range up to 10m(33ft), the remote is not waterproof.
  • WIFI ACTION CAMERA with 2" SCREEN: Save and share your sports action camera moments on the phone/tablet with App XDV, WiFi signal ranges up to 33 feet. 2'' screen allows you to preview the video in action camera.
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA with FREE ACCESSORIES: Place your camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, etc. This underwater camera also comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, charger and accessories which available for most action camera even Gopro.
  • VERSATILE BUT COMPACT: This action camera features multiple functions including driving mode, image rotation, time-lapse, loop recording, slow motion, dramashot, exposure and white balance. Bringing this sports camera to more applicable conditions beyond your expectation. This action camera is not Mac compatible.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dragon Touch Vision 3
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Dragon Touch Vision 3 Final Thoughts

"So exciting!"

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Very good customer service top notch.

Overall Score
4.3


(3618 Points)

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