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. APEMAN Action Camera 1080P Full HD Web Cam Underwater 30m Waterproof Sport Camera

User Ratings: 67 10

APEMAN A70-A First Impressions

"Don't take chances."

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. I contacted APEMAN customer service and they were amazing. I may have to pick up a second one at this price! Get a stainless steel tether. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries.

  • APEMAN Action Camera 1080P Full HD Web Cam Underwater 30m Waterproof Sport Camera
  • PROFESSIONAL QUALITY VIDEO RECORDING:1080P videos and 12 MP photos with the 170 ° wide angle and 6G high quality Sony sensor glass lens.
  • BUILT-IN ANTI-SHAKE: With this technology, Apeman action camera help you to shoot clearer when you do the high speed extreme sports such as riding, avoid blurry videos and pictures.
  • VARIABLE PHOTO and VIDEO RECORDING: Single and also timer capture the photos, optional resolution and scene, quite simple make your own movies.
  • VERY USER FRIENDLY OPERATING SYSTEM: apeman action camera with simple but mature system, never worry how to your recording.
  • FREE VALUABLE ACCESSORIES: There are many different possibilities for fixing, you can have creative ideas and always find new ways.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The APEMAN A70-A
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APEMAN A70-A Final Thoughts

"Easily worth the money."

Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. This feature alone is the reason I bought the APEMAN A70-A. It can attach to his bike and scooter. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots.

Overall Score
4.3


(359 Points)

7. DJI OSMO Action Camera Bundle with Micro SD Card, Tempered Glass Screen Protectors, Carrying Case, a...

User Ratings: 63

DJI First Impressions

"I expected that."

I think at this price range, this is a very good Light Weight Action Camera to have. This is a very well-made little camera. Great purchase and highly recommended. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it.

  • DJI OSMO Action Camera Bundle with Micro SD Card, Tempered Glass Screen Protectors, Carrying Case, and Must Have Accessories (55 Items)
  • 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 stablization technology combines EIS with complex algorithms, delivering stable, shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.
  • Osmo Action is waterproof at depths of up to 11 meters, making it the perfect underwater companion.
  • More dynamic detail HDR 4K/60fps video recording capability, speed up to 100 Mb/s bit rate records.
  • Sold By DJI Authorized Dealer! Includes all accessories you will ever need for your DJI OSMO Action Camera.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Loving this purchase!"

More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. Love the accessories and the bag.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

8. 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)

9. Campark 4K Action Camera 16MP WiFi 30M Underwater Cam 170° Wide Angle with Remote 2 Batteries and M...

User Ratings: 63 7

Campark ACT67-32GB First Impressions

"Conclusion."

Also, the customer service is very good! The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. I may have to pick up a second one at this price! I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Campark ACT67-32GB. I cant give the Campark ACT67-32GB enough stars.

  • Campark 4K Action Camera 16MP WiFi 30M Underwater Cam 170° Wide Angle with Remote 2 Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit (32GB Memory Card Included)
  • 【4K 16MP ACTION CAMERA】 ACT76 Campark Action Camera delivers ultra HD videos with  Professional 4K 30FPS resolution. Capture 16MP photo with advanced sony sensor.With a wide angle 170 degree lens, you won’t miss out on any background details and the support of 32GB on an Micro SD card will let you store all your photos and videos right on the camera.
  • 【Wireless Remote Control】2.4GHz remote control within 8M range. WiFi connect via APP(XDV), control the WiFi action cam or download files on phone. Red button for photo taking and gray button for video recording. Quite convenient for you to take photos or record videos in places you can't reach.
  • 【Built-in Wi-Fi Sports Cam】With Wi-Fi connected, the camera is completely under your control in "XDV" APP. You can see what is displaying in camera without delay. Resolution setting, video recording, files deleting can be all realized. You are able to share your happiness to social medias.
  • 【30M Underwater Camera 】Adhering to the concept of environmental friendliness,this waterproof action cam case comes with is made of IP68 material.In addition to the waterproof case to take a photo underwater 98 feet deep, you will get helmet mount kit,4 zip ties, 3 straps, one bicycle mount and more. Perfect protection from rocks, dust and scratches. Ideal for water sports like swimming, drifting, surfing etc. Take you to have a nice travel underwater world.
  • 【Longer battery life】Campark ACT76 action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries.Please choose 5V/1A charger(no charger in package )The sports camera can last recording for 90 minutes when WIFI is turned on.No more worry about the recording time for this Action camera.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Campark ACT67-32GB
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Campark ACT67-32GB Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

I may have to pick up a second one at this price! The whole outlook and vintage and nice. And the image on the Campark ACT67-32GB itself is sharp and clear. For the price this is a great buy. Very nice package of accessories.

Overall Score
4.3


(3078 Points)

10. VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 (Frustration Free Packaging)

User Ratings: 65 8

VTech 80-507001 First Impressions

"And Wallah!"

So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. I especially like it simplified design. It is small and takes awesome pictures!

  • VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 (Frustration Free Packaging)
  • Take photos and record videos on the go
  • Take selfies or shoot videos with exciting features like slow and fast-motion using the 180 degree rotatable camera
  • Use included accessories to mount the camera to your bike, skateboard and more to take great action shots. Add the all-weather, waterproof case for use up to six feet underwater
  • Includes two platform-style games and one augmented reality game for even more fun
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery with continuous photo-taking and recording time of 2.5 hours. Action cam has a microSD card slot; with a 32GB microSD card (sold separately) the camera records 240 minutes of 640 x 480 video or 278,400 photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VTech 80-507001
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VTech 80-507001 Final Thoughts

"Daughter loved it."

I'm looking forward to using this VTech 80-507001. I just love this little camera! It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. Also, the customer service is very good! The new form factor and weight are fantastic!

Overall Score
4.2


(127 Points)

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