Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Low Light Action Cameras

1. GoPro CHDHN-302 Low Light Action Camera

User Ratings: 68 9

GoPro CHDHN-302 First Impressions

"Great Buy!"

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. So I definitely like this Low Light Action Camera as well. Good and authentic after replacement. This is enough for most use cases! It was quick and I had no issues.

  • GoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition
  • 15 Percent smaller and lighter housing (waterproof to 131 feet /40 meter)
  • 2x faster image processor enables 1080p60 and 720p120 fps video
  • Enhanced low light performance
  • 30 Percent longer battery life
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHN-302
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GoPro CHDHN-302 Final Thoughts

"Christmas gift."

Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. I am very happy that I did it. When I do I'll post my findings here as well.

Overall Score
4.3


(1791 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Low Light Action Cameras

2. Nikon 26363 Low Light Action Camera

User Ratings: 70 8

Nikon 26363 First Impressions

"It is always in focus."

It can attach to his bike and scooter. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. Cost more than half the price of the drone. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Nikon 26363 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black.

  • Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Camouflage) (OLD MODEL)
  • Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet.
  • Shockproof if dropped from 5 ft, operating temperature down to 14 degrees F
  • 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation
  • GPS and e-Compass functions
  • Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26363
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Nikon 26363 Final Thoughts

"Great little camera!"

And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. My friends are impressed by my work with this Low Light Action Camera. Overall an okay Low Light Action Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(1101 Points)

3. Nikon 26293 Low Light Action Camera

User Ratings: 70 8

Nikon 26293 First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

First off I would like to commend Nikon. Good and authentic after replacement. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

  • Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Orange) (OLD MODEL)
  • Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet;3 inch LCD display
  • 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation,Zoom: Optical: 5x, Digital: 4x
  • Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound and movie-record button that enables one-touch recording (HDMI mini connector equipped)
  • Aperture: f/3.9 to f/4.8,Lens Focal Length : 5.0-25.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-140mm lens in 35mm (135) format)
  • Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26293
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Nikon 26293 Final Thoughts

"So I got the camera."

This is enough for most use cases! The new form factor and weight are fantastic! The quality is decent for the size. Overall, I think this a great Low Light Action Camera. Overall an okay Low Light Action Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(1101 Points)

4. insta360 Low Light Action Camera

User Ratings: 65 11

insta360 First Impressions

"Win win."

These are original insta360 batteries, and charger. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. No need to spend hundreds on something else! It has a one year warranty that I hope applies.

  • Insta360 ONE R Sports Video Adaptive Action Camera 4K Wide Angle Interchangeable Lens Stabilization IPX8 Waterproof Voice Control Reversible Touch Display (4K Edition)
  • 【Wide Angle Capture】ONE R 4K Edition, 4K 60fps wide-angle shooter.
  • 【FlowState Stabilization】FlowState achieves gimbal-like stabilization without the gimbal. Thanks to a new scene-detection algorithm, your footage stays clear and steady even in low light.
  • 【IPX8 Waterproof】ONE R is IPX8 waterproof to 16.7ft (5m). *Whether you're poolside or on a rainy-day ride, ONE R can handle it. *NOTE: ONE R is waterproof after being fully assembled and installed in the included Mounting Bracket.
  • 【Voice Control】When ONE R is out of reach, just give a shout to start shooting with voice commands. "Take a Photo" or "Start recording"
  • 【Package List】 Insta360 ONE R 4K Edition includes 1x 4K Wide Angle Mod, 1x Core, 1x Battery Base and 1x Mounting Bracket.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The insta360
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insta360 Final Thoughts

"10/10 recommend."

It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. Love the accessories and the bag. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better.

Overall Score
4.2


(816 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Low Light Action Cameras

5. insta360 Low Light Action Camera

User Ratings: 65 11

insta360 First Impressions

"Win win."

This is high quality and you can tell. I got this insta360 to record our trip’s adventure. This action camera is amazing for the price! More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. insta360 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black.

  • Insta360 ONE R 360 Degree Action Camera 4K Wide Angle 5.7K Dual Lens Interchangeable Sports Video Adaptive Stabilization Waterproof Voice Control Reversible Touch Display (Twin Edition)
  • 【5.7K 360 + 4K WIDE】 ONE R Twin Edition transforms on the fly from a 360 cam to a 4K 60fps wide-angle shooter. You'll always have the right tool to capture the action.
  • 【FlowState Stabilization】 FlowState achieves gimbal-like stabilization without the gimbal. Thanks to a new scene-detection algorithm, your footage stays clear and steady even in low light.
  • 【SUPER 5.7K】 All pixels are not created equal. The Dual-Lens 360 Mod raises the bar with Super 5.7K resolution, leveraging H.265 encoding, advanced image processing and an AI-powered finishing algorithm to preserve detail and make your footage pop.
  • 【IPX8 WATERPROOF】 ONE R is IPX8 waterproof to 5m (16.4ft). Whether you're poolside or on a rainy-day ride, ONE R can handle it. !!! NOTE: ONE R is waterproof after being fully assembled and installed in the included Mounting Bracket.
  • 【PACKAGE LIST】 Twin Edition includes 1x 4K Wide Angle Mod, 1x Dual-Lens 360 Mod, 1x Core, 1x Battery Base, 1x Lens Cap and 1x Mounting Bracket.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The insta360
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insta360 Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. The insta360 is very easy to use. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. Good and authentic after replacement.

Overall Score
4.2


(816 Points)

6. HLS hls001 Low Light Action Camera

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 Low Light 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)

7. GitUp GIT2PANA170 Low Light Action Camera

User Ratings: 74

GitUp GIT2PANA170 First Impressions

"It is a great Low Light Action Camera."

I cant give the GitUp GIT2PANA170 enough stars. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations.

  • GIT2PANA170 GitUp Git2P (170 FOV) 2017 Updated Panasonic Sensor Action Camera Pro Pack 170 Degree Lens 2160P 24fps 1080P 60fp ActionCam (Black)
  • Updated Panasonic Sensor 2160P 24fps 1080P 60fps Full HD WiFi Action Camera High quality all glass elements
  • FOV: 170°,120° , Remote Control, TV Out, HDMI Out (FYI: "Git2P" is not the same firmware as "Git2" Pro)
  • Updated Panasonic MN34120PA 16MP sensor has better white balance and better low light performance
  • microSD memory card (not included) with a Class 10 or UHS-1 rating Up to 128GB capacity supported Record times vary with resolutions and frame rates
  • Complete Pro Kit as shown in the photos.(30M Waterproof Casing, Bike Roll Bar, Frame, Various Mount Connectors) GitUp, as seen on DashCamTalk !
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GitUp GIT2PANA170
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GitUp GIT2PANA170 Final Thoughts

"Well this was a surprise."

I may have to pick up a second one at this price! This action camera is amazing for the price! The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. The value of all the parts is incredible.

Overall Score
4.2


(8 Points)

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