Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Low Light Action Cameras

1. GoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition

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 COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Camouflag...

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 COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Orange) (...

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 ONE R Sports Video Adaptive Action Camera 4K Wide Angle Interchangeable Lens Stabilization ...

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 ONE R 360 Degree Action Camera 4K Wide Angle 5.7K Dual Lens Interchangeable Sports Video Ad...

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. 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 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. GIT2PANA170 GitUp Git2P (170 FOV) 2017 Updated Panasonic Sensor Action Camera Pro Pack 170 Degree Le...

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)

8. Vuze XR Dual 3D 360 / 2D 180 VR Camera, Black - Bundle with 128GB Micro SDXC Card, Joby TelePod 325,...

User Ratings: 51

Vuze Vuze XR First Impressions

"I am so glad I did!"

When I do I'll post my findings here as well. Very nice package of accessories. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! This action camera is amazing for the price! It was quick and I had no issues.

  • Vuze XR Dual 3D 360 / 2D 180 VR Camera, Black - Bundle with 128GB Micro SDXC Card, Joby TelePod 325, Cleaning Kit
  • Vuze XR Dual 3D 360 / 2D 180 VR Camera - Pouch - USB-3 type A to type C cable - User Manual - Hand strap - Vuze 1 Year Limited Warranty - 128GB Micro SDXC Card -JOBY TelePod 325
  • "click" between 2D 360° mode and 3D VR180 mode
  • Up to 5.7K at 30fps or up to 4K at 60fps (H.264 MP4)
  • Still photo resolution of 18MP
  • In-camera stitching up to 4K, desktop stitching up to 5.7K resolution
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Vuze Vuze XR
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Vuze Vuze XR Final Thoughts

"Very well made rig."

I am very happy that I did it. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. The Vuze Vuze XR is very easy to use. It was quick and I had no issues.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

9. Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker...

Skyzone First Impressions

"Daughter loved it."

The value of all the parts is incredible. Get a stainless steel tether. The quality and features were more than I expected. This is high quality and you can tell. For the price this is a great buy.

  • Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker Fan LED for RC Racing Drone (SKY03O,Diamond Midnight Blue)
  • 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

"Well this was a surprise."

But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. I cannot say enough great things about this Low Light Action Camera. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. This Low Light Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! I cannot say enough great things about this Low Light Action Camera.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

10. GoPro HERO3 Black: Surf Edition (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

User Ratings: 66 9

GoPro CHDSX-301 First Impressions

"I'm terribly impressed."

All features are the same but this is way cheaper. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. Video stabilization is astonishing.

  • GoPro HERO3 Black: Surf Edition (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
  • The GoPro HERO3 Black: Surf Edition includes surf mounts in addition to the basic mounts and hardware included with the standard Black Edition Hero3 camera
  • The Black Edition features 1080p-60, 720p-120, WVGA-240, 960p-100 and 1440p-48 video modes while those desiring a cinematic look will appreciate the ultra-high resolution 2.7KP-30 fps and 4KP-15 fps (Protune only) video modes.
  • 3X Faster Photo Performance: The Black Edition features a 12MP burst capture at a staggering 30 frames per second
  • Wi-Fi built-in, and compatible with Wi-Fi remote (included) and GoPro App (free)
  • Built with waterproof housing to explore depths up to 60m (nearly 200 feet)
  • Weighing in at a scant 2.6 ounces
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDSX-301
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GoPro CHDSX-301 Final Thoughts

"Thank you!"

All features are the same but this is way cheaper. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! All features are the same but this is way cheaper. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this GoPro CHDSX-301.

Overall Score
4.2


(2820 Points)

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