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. GoPro HERO3: Silver Edition

User Ratings: 66 9

GoPro CHDHN-301 First Impressions

"First off the quality."

I was shocked at how small this unit is. GoPro CHDHN-301 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. Has loads and loads of accessories. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. This is enough for most use cases!

  • GoPro HERO3: Silver Edition
  • Professional 1080p 30 fps, 960p 48 fps, and 720p 60 fps and WVGA 240 fps video capture
  • 11MP photo capture with 10 frames per second burst
  • Wi Fi built in, and compatible with Wi Fi remote (sold separatly) and GoPro App (free)
  • 197 Feet / 60 meter Waterproof Housing
  • Basic mounts and hardware included for attaching to helmets, gear, and more
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHN-301
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GoPro CHDHN-301 Final Thoughts

"It’s a total winner!"

The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. I especially like it simplified design. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. I may have to pick up a second one at this price! Cost more than half the price of the drone.

Overall Score
4.2


(2820 Points)

7. DJI Osmo Pocket 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated 4K Camera, Comes DJI Osmo Shield(2 Years Wt...

User Ratings: 81 2

DJI First Impressions

"It earns 4 stars."

More like I wanted plus more! The value of all the parts is incredible. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. This accessory bundle for my DJI has a ton of items. This is a very well-made little camera.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated 4K Camera, Comes DJI Osmo Shield(2 Years Wty), 128GB Extreme Micro SD, Attachable to Android(USB Type C), iPhone
  • Sold by DJI Authorized Dealer VanCityUAV, comes DJI Osmo Shield (2 Years Warranty), SanDisk 128GB Extreme Micro SD, VanCityUAV Cleaning Kit
  • DJI Osmo Shield Extends Your Osmo Pocket Warranty from 1 year to 2 Years
  • Gimbal Camera with 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, Up to 4K Video at 60 fps, up to 100 Mb/s
  • Compact 4.1 oz, 4.8" High Design, 12MP JPEG or DNG Raw Still Photos
  • ***Minimum Requirements: iOS 10.0: iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone se Android 5.0: Samsung Note 8, Samsung S9+, Samsung S9, Samsung S8+, Samsung S8, HUAWEI P20, HUAWEI P10, HUAWEI, mate 10 Pro, HUAWEI mate 10, Huawei mate 9 Pro, honor 10, Honor 9, vivo NEX, Mi mix 2S, Mi 8, Mi6, one plus 5T, Google Pixel 2XL, Google Pixel 2.***
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Maybe several weeks."

DJI wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. The DJI is very easy to use. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. Very good customer service top notch.

Overall Score
4.7


(152 Points)

8. Nikon WP-AA1 Waterproof Case for KeyMission 170

User Ratings: 68

Nikon VHW00401 First Impressions

"My only gripe is the stand."

I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. Has a lot to offer at a good price. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. It is easy to mount the Nikon on and it stays in place. No need to spend hundreds on something else!

  • Nikon WP-AA1 Waterproof Case for KeyMission 170
  • Nikon WP-AA1 Waterproof Case - Nikon 90 Day Limited Warranty
  • Compatibility: Nikon KeyMission 170 Action Camera
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx. 3.6 x 3.2 x 2.0" (90.2 x 80.3 x 48.8mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 4.7 oz (133g) excluding battery and camera
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon VHW00401
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Nikon VHW00401 Final Thoughts

"The light."

It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. This is a very well-made little camera.

Overall Score
4.5


(18 Points)

9. DJI CP.OS.00000022.01 Osmo Mobile 3

User Ratings: 78 5

DJI CP.OS.00000022.01 First Impressions

"It works fine."

Cost more than half the price of the drone. DJI CP.OS.00000022.01 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. First off I would like to commend DJI. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles.

  • DJI CP.OS.00000022.01 Osmo Mobile 3
  • Capture Stabilized Handheld Footage
  • Folds down for Storage
  • Redesigned Handle and Ports
  • A comfortable grip fits perfectly in palm, enabling to create without limitations. Grips = 15 Degree Angle
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.OS.00000022.01
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DJI CP.OS.00000022.01 Final Thoughts

"I love this little guy!"

This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. Love the accessories and the bag. I cant give the DJI CP.OS.00000022.01 enough stars. This is enough for most use cases! It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest.

Overall Score
4.6


(330 Points)

10. GoPro HERO3: Black Edition

User Ratings: 66 9

GoPro CHDHX-301 First Impressions

"Win win."

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. Very good customer service top notch. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. The whole outlook and vintage and nice.

  • GoPro HERO3: Black Edition
  • Versatile shooting modes for pros
  • More detail in brightly-lit areas
  • Wi-Fi built in
  • Lighter and smaller
  • Reduced fogging in the housing
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHX-301
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GoPro CHDHX-301 Final Thoughts

"The result was pretty good."

So I definitely like this Light Weight Action Camera as well. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. I got this GoPro CHDHX-301 to record our trip’s adventure. First off I would like to commend GoPro. Very good customer service top notch.

Overall Score
4.2


(2820 Points)

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