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. Coleman Bravo CX10WP 1080p HD Helmet and Action Camera with Mounts and Waterproof Housing (Silver)

Coleman CX10WP First Impressions

"Everything is great."

Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. I cannot say enough great things about this Light Weight Action Camera. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam!

  • Coleman Bravo CX10WP 1080p HD Helmet and Action Camera with Mounts and Waterproof Housing (Silver)
  • Features 170 Degree Ultra Wide Angle Lens
  • 1080p Full HD video resolution at 30fps, 960p at 30fps and 720p at 60fps
  • Waterproof to 200 ft. with included case
  • Includes camera, waterproof case, swivel tip, lens cap, Velcro strap, anti-fog inserts, secure tether, curved adhesive mount, flat adhesive mount, handlebar/bike mount, T-tip adapter, instruction manual, image editing software, 1 year warranty
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Coleman CX10WP
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Coleman CX10WP Final Thoughts

"Thank you Thank you!"

The Coleman CX10WP is very easy to use. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

7. USA Gear Action Cam Flexible Tripod Mount Stand with Bendable Wrapping Legs - Compatible with Garmin...

User Ratings: 81

USA Gear First Impressions

"Five Stars!"

This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. This thing is solid as ever. I may have to pick up a second one at this price! Get a stainless steel tether.

  • USA Gear Action Cam Flexible Tripod Mount Stand with Bendable Wrapping Legs - Compatible with Garmin VIRB Ultra 30, Vivitar, REMALI 4K Ultra HD Sports Action Camera & More
  • FLEXIBLE TRIPOD MOUNT connects to your Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 , Vivitar Action Cameras & more
  • BENDABLE LEGS can be used to ensure stable shots on rough terrain, wrap around railings and fence posts, or even straightened out and used as a monopod-style hand grip
  • EASY 360-DEGREE ROTATION with the integrated ball-joint, while the locking quick-release plate means you'll always be ready to capture those epic handheld shots at a moment's notice
  • INCLUDES CONTOURED SMARTPHONE ADAPTER that is capable of safely securing phones between 2.0 and 3.4-inches wide
  • 3 YEAR MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY - the USA GEAR Action Mount Series combines value AND top-notch quality
  • Editor's Impressions Of The USA Gear
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USA Gear Final Thoughts

"I enjoyed using it."

It is small and takes awesome pictures! But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. No need to spend hundreds on something else! The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines.

Overall Score
4.8


(5 Points)

8. APEMAN Action Camera 4K WiFi Webcam 16MP Ultra HD Underwater 30M Waterproof with Remote Control Spor...

User Ratings: 77 6

APEMAN A77NEW First Impressions

"It is a great Light Weight Action Camera."

It is easy to mount the APEMAN on and it stays in place. Love the accessories and the bag. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great.

  • APEMAN Action Camera 4K WiFi Webcam 16MP Ultra HD Underwater 30M Waterproof with Remote Control Sports Camera
  • NATIVE 4K VIDEO and 16MP PHOTO: Impressive videos with 4K and photos with 16 MP in loop recording, time lapse, burst photo. Advanced Sensor to capture every exciting moment for you.
  • WIRELESS WRIST REMOTE CONTROL: Hands-free operation of the APEMAN A77 with 2.4G 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.
  • BUILT-IN WIFI and HDMI OUTPUT: View photos and videos via preview and playback, change settings - all directly on the phone via App 'iSmart DV '. HDMI, USB and AV video output are available for connection to computers, televisions and projectors.
  • WATERPROOF 30M and 2 INCH LCD DISPLAY: With waterproof housing, enjoy water sports, such as swimming, diving, surfing and so on. You can explore the unknown underwater world.
  • MORE PRECIOUS CONTENT: Equipped with complete accessories for most action cameras. Dual improved1050mAh batteries to record up to 180 minutes totally.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The APEMAN A77NEW
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APEMAN A77NEW Final Thoughts

"Also great battery life."

This thing is solid as ever. More like I wanted plus more! Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. So I definitely like this Light Weight Action Camera as well. It was quick and I had no issues.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

9. 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)

10. DJI Osmo Action 4K HDR Waterproof Camera Beginners Bundle - with Free SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC

User Ratings: 70 6

DJI DJIOSMACTNBAB3 First Impressions

"The result was pretty good."

I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. I especially like it simplified design. This little camera will amaze you. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I contacted DJI customer service and they were amazing.

  • DJI Osmo Action 4K HDR Waterproof Camera Beginners Bundle - with Free SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC
  • 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
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI DJIOSMACTNBAB3
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DJI DJIOSMACTNBAB3 Final Thoughts

"It is a great Light Weight Action Camera."

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

Overall Score
4.3


(14 Points)

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