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. Dragon Touch Vista 5 Action Camera Native 4K 20MP Ultra HD Touch Screen EIS 4X Zoom Remote Control W...

User Ratings: 70 8

Dragon Touch Vista 5-New First Impressions

"It recharges quick."

On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it.

  • Dragon Touch Vista 5 Action Camera Native 4K 20MP Ultra HD Touch Screen EIS 4X Zoom Remote Control WiFi Waterproof Camera Support External Mic 2x 1350mAh Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit (Black)
  • NATIVE 4K 20MP ACTION CAMERA: This action camera takes higher-quality ultra HD 4K video and 20MP sharp photo, helping you capture each wonderful moment with higher clarity.
  • OUTSTANDING IMAGE STABILIZATION: Cutting-edge technology such as the EIS(Electronic Image Stabilization) technology built in this action camera ensures the best capture of your life with stabilized footage of up to 4K/30fps. More possibilities for you to snap the moment in your adventures and life journeys.
  • SUPPORT EXTERNAL MICROPHONE: This action camera supports external microphone which captures sound from all directions with crisp details. External microphone is not included.
  • 2 INCH TOUCH SCREEN: Touch screen makes the action camera easier to change settings, switch shooting modes, preview and playback footage. Built-in WiFi, just download App (RoadCam) on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wireless remote control frees your hands to control this action camera when hiking, cycling or self recording.
  • 100 FEET WATERPROOF CAMERA: Dragon Touch Vista 5 waterproof camera is waterproof to 100ft (30m) with case, which allows you to dive as deep as 30 meters. It is suitable to the pro and amateur and it is ideal for extreme sports such as surfing, swimming, snorkeling, diving and so on.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dragon Touch Vista 5-New
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Dragon Touch Vista 5-New Final Thoughts

"It's just amazing!"

This thing is solid as ever. It is easy to mount the Dragon Touch on and it stays in place. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Get a stainless steel tether. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it.

Overall Score
4.3


(60 Points)

7. Original SJCAM SJ4000 Air 4K Wi-Fi Action Camera 16MP Waterproof DV Camcorder 170 Degree Wide Angle ...

User Ratings: 66

SJCAM First Impressions

"Sound is not great."

I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. This is a very well-made little camera. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater.

  • Original SJCAM SJ4000 Air 4K Wi-Fi Action Camera 16MP Waterproof DV Camcorder 170 Degree Wide Angle LCD with 2 Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • 【100% 4K HD Action Camera】: Provides 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 1080P/30FPS and 720P/120FPS Video Resolution. 16MP Image Resolution & 170 Super Wide Angle Lens Delivers Skip-Free HD Video and Accurately Capture Every Epic View And Exciting Moment For You.
  • Comes with a waterproof case and is waterproof up to 30 m. You can take video or photos controlled by an iPad above water with the connection to the SJCAM app. Also comes with a camera back door that can be interchanged with the waterproof backdoor if you would like better audio but a bit more protection for your camera.
  • Built-In WiFi wireless module: effective distance up to 3-5meters, apply on your phone or tablet, easily record videos and take photoes, upload and share every moments timely.
  • Long Battery Life: This Action Cam comes with 2 rechargeable batteries(One in camera,one in the box). Never run out of battery life again! Perfect for your outdoor activity and applications to extreme sports, outdoor activity, bicycle, car DVR, diving, web camera ect.
  • SJ4000 AIR is from SJCAM. You can verify the security code on the SJCAM website. You can also contact the customer service staff at SJCAM's official website. They will answer your questions about this product. SJ4000AIR is not compatible with "SJCAMZONE" for technical reasons. It can only use "sportcam". It is already on the box.You can scan and download.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SJCAM
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SJCAM Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. I cant give the SJCAM enough stars. It is easy to mount the SJCAM on and it stays in place. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture.

Overall Score
4.5


(11 Points)

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

Skyzone First Impressions

"Win win."

More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied.

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

"Very well made rig."

Overall an okay Light Weight Action Camera that is probably more hype. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Skyzone . So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! This is enough for most use cases!

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

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

Skyzone First Impressions

"Also great battery life."

For the price this is a great buy. Very good customer service top notch. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase.

  • Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker Fan LED for RC Racing Drone (SKY03O,Vagary Ice Blue)
  • 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

"10/10 recommend."

The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

10. DJI Osmo Action 4K HDR Waterproof Camera Essentials Bundle

User Ratings: 58

DJI DJIOSACESS First Impressions

"Pretty fast charge time."

I cant give the DJI DJIOSACESS enough stars. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! This little camera will amaze you. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. The value of all the parts is incredible.

  • DJI Osmo Action 4K HDR Waterproof Camera Essentials Bundle
  • 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.
  • Backed by DJI customer support - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI DJIOSACESS
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DJI DJIOSACESS Final Thoughts

"I have a DJI DJIOSACESS."

Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. This is a very well-made little camera. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. It is small and takes awesome pictures! I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good.

Overall Score
4.2


(6 Points)

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