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. 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)

7. Action Camera 4K16MP WiFi Waterproof Sports Diving Cam DV Camcorder 170 Ultra Wide-Angle Len with Se...

User Ratings: 63 12

HLS hls001 First Impressions

"Not even close."

More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. Very good customer service top notch. Overall an okay Light Weight Action Camera that is probably more hype. Great purchase and highly recommended.

  • Action Camera 4K16MP WiFi Waterproof Sports Diving Cam DV Camcorder 170 Ultra Wide-Angle Len with Sensor 2 Rechargeable Batteries/Floating Hand Grip and Accessories Kit
  • 4K WIFI ACTION CAMERA: Supports 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 1080P/30FPS and 720P/120FPS Video Resolution. 12MP Image Resolution & 170 Super Wide Angle Lens Delivers Skip-Free HD Video and Accurately Capture Every Epic View And Exciting Moment For You
  • ADAPTED GAME: CLIMING MOUTAIN, DRIVING, DIVING, FLYING, SKIING, SKATING, JUMPING, SURFING, SNOWBOARD, ETC
  • 2 BIG BATTERIES: you can use adaptor Max 5V1A only, Comes With 2 Rechargeable 1350mAh Battery(one in the camera, one in the box) Enables Continuous Recording Without Worry. Supports Up To 90 Minutes Recording For Each Battery. (please select 4K/2.7K when the battery is fully charged, and keep low light screen protect light),
  • 100 FEET WATERPROOF: with waterproof case, ideal for outdoor activities, like swimming, diving, surfing etc. Perfect for water sports lover.
  • WARRANTY TIME: 15 MONTHS warranty to sure you enjoying your colorful life
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The HLS hls001
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HLS hls001 Final Thoughts

"Well done."

The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. Has a lot to offer at a good price. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. First off I would like to commend HLS.

Overall Score
4.1


(61 Points)

8. Super Comwinn Sports Accessories Kit for GoPro Hero 4/3+ / 3/2 / 1 / SJ4000 / SJ5000 / SJ6000 (37 It...

User Ratings: 58

COMWINN First Impressions

"The result was pretty good."

All features are the same but this is way cheaper. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. The quality and features were more than I expected. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! This little camera will amaze you.

  • Super Comwinn Sports Accessories Kit for GoPro Hero 4/3+ / 3/2 / 1 / SJ4000 / SJ5000 / SJ6000 (37 Items)
  • Chest Belt Strap Mount + J-Hook Buckle. It allows you to install the gopro camera on your chest. The length of the strap can be adjusted to the best to make you comfortable. No need to worry about the firming problem. When the camera is fixed well, you are free to do anything. Any awesome pictures won't be missed.
  • Monopod Handhold Mount. It is a fashion to share your moments with extendable handle monopod. It can be elongated and shortened easily (8 to 37in).It is only 8 inches when it is reduced to the shortest length. Easy to carry in your pocket or bag .No matter where you are (park, party etc), it will help you adjust the distance and height to take pictures of yourself, especially group photo.
  • Car Suction Cup Mount Holder + Tripod Mount Adapter. The car suction cup mount holder is an universal gadgets.You can adjust the GoPro to different angles by rotating the adapter's position. It records the scene inside or outside the car easily when you are driving a car.
  • Bike Handlebar Holder Mount + Three-way Adjustable Pivot Arm(Without Surface Quick Release Buckle).By turning the screw, you can achieve the effect of adjusting the size of the interface. No matter what size of your bike or motorcycle's handlebar is, it can be easily and securely installed on your bike or motorcycle handlebar.
  • Wrist Strap Mount. By adjusting the three-way adjustable pivot arm, you can adjust your gopro camera to any angles through the combination to enjoy all good pictures freely and easily.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COMWINN
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COMWINN Final Thoughts

"The result was pretty good."

Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. Love the accessories and the bag. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

9. Brotherhood HD Sports Helmet Action Waterproof Camera As Go Professional Underwater Camcorder Kit - ...

Brotherhood First Impressions

"Can't wait to use it."

I'm looking forward to using this Brotherhood . It was quick and I had no issues. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. Video stabilization is astonishing. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs.

  • Brotherhood HD Sports Helmet Action Waterproof Camera As Go Professional Underwater Camcorder Kit - DSP:NT96650 + 1.5" LPS-TFT LCD + Bonus Battery + 140° Wide Angle Lens White
  • Pro Action Sports Camera 720p HD Waterproof to 100 Feet 90 Degree Lens w LCD Mount For Handlebar Pole Helmet & More
  • About accessories: This camera come with all kind of brand new accessories,includeding Waterproof Case,Helmet Mount,Clip,Adhesive,Bandage, it's conveniente for you to mount the camera anywhere.With this accessories, you can take this digital camera with you to swimming, hunting,diving,skiing, and running.You will never miss the wonderful moment anymore.The accessories compatible with all the gopro camera(Waterproof case not included). Also the camera will works with gopro accessories
  • Other function:This camera including 5 settings:They are Video,Photo,Burst Photo,Time Lapse,and Settings.And this camera supports loop recording,which means when your SD card is full,it will delete previous recording to make room for more,you can turn off this function in the settings.Micro sd up to 32GB (Not included)
  • Supports TF card up to 32GB: 8 hours videos in 720p or 5 hours in 1080p HDMI, USB, AV video output, available for connecting computers, TVs and projectors
  • If you are the man like photograph,this will be your good mate,if you are the man like sports,this will be your good partner.If you are the man like photograph and sports,this camera will be your best choice!Do not miss this fantastic digital camera!
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Brotherhood
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Brotherhood Final Thoughts

"I expected that."

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. The quality is decent for the size. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. More like I wanted plus more!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. 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)

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