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. AlcovePro 4K Cine Waterproof Action Camera UHD Video and 12MP Photos - Slow Motion WiFi Sports Cam w...

AlcovePro 868866 First Impressions

"So I got the camera."

A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. This little camera will amaze you. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use.

  • AlcovePro 4K Cine Waterproof Action Camera UHD Video and 12MP Photos - Slow Motion WiFi Sports Cam with Huge 2.45 Inch Touchscreen and Accessories
  • ✅ CAPTURE UNIQUE SHOTS OR STUNNING UHD VIDEO with the real 4K sport camera. With multiple video resolutions, 4k/30fps, 2.7K/30fps, 2k/60fps, 1080p/120fps & 720p/240fps this mini digital cam is made for adrenaline addicts.
  • ✅ TAKE IT WITH YOU EVERYWHERE and keep your mind-blowing action alive forever! Fix it on your handlebar, helmet or wrist or toss it into your backpack. Compact just 2.5" x 1.7" x 0.85”, it will follow you wherever you are.
  • ✅ HUGE 2.45" SCREEN & WIDE ANGLE LENS: With an XL 2.45" touchscreen LCD display, 170° wide angle lens (wide/narrow/middle), a 7-element optical glass lens and image stabilization, this action cam is made for convenience.
  • ✅ SHOOT YOUR SNORKELING, DIVING OR SURFING ADVENTURES: Waterproof up to 90ft and equipped with UltraSlo SLOW MOTION feature, our water proof cam provides you with crisp pictures of your water sports, slides or swimming.
  • ✅ YOUR 100% SATISFACTION - OUR BUSINESS: In case you are not 100% happy with our Wi-Fi action camera, just let us know and we will send a fast replacement or full refund. Order yours today, as you have NOTHING to lose!
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AlcovePro 868866
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AlcovePro 868866 Final Thoughts

"But that can be fixed."

I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. The quality and features were more than I expected. I think at this price range, this is a very good Low Light Action Camera to have. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. My friends are impressed by my work with this Low Light Action Camera.

Overall Score
5.0


(8 Points)

9. Sports Camera Sports Video 4K WiFi Action Cam 12 MP Underwater Camcorder HD 1080P and 2 Batteries 17...

SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869468 First Impressions

"Excellent!"

So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. Very nice package of accessories. Very good customer service top notch.

  • Sports Camera Sports Video 4K WiFi Action Cam 12 MP Underwater Camcorder HD 1080P and 2 Batteries 170° Wide-Angle Yellow
  • ✔ Ultra 4k and 170°HD wide-angle lens action camera: For filming every moment of your life, Capture breath-taking moments and footage of every adventure. 170 degrees ultra wide angle lens for shooting broader vision. Back-illuminated sensor with low-light sensitive night vision for shooting night scene perfectly, Share your world in a fantastic resolution.
  • ✔ It can be up to a depth of 30 meters, You can have a seabed tour and surfing, free shot, bringing amazing movement and enjoyable shooting experience, No any burden when rock climbing, diving and other extreme sports, vehicle-mounted recording, take pictures underwater, From your bike, your car, or screwed onto a helmet, home security, etc
  • ✔ Longer Battery Life and warranty and with a full set of equipment: Action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 900mAh batteries, each 900mAh battery can record up to 90 minutes. Support external high speed SD card max to 32GB.
  • ✔ Built-In WIFI wireless module: Effective distance up to 3-5meters, Apply on your phone or tablet, easily record videos and take photos, Android or IOS devices all supported.
  • ✔ The sport camera comes with a full three-year warranty, If you have any problems, Please contact us and we will take care of it immediately.
  • Batteries: 900 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869468
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SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869468 Final Thoughts

"See the pics yourself."

This action camera is amazing for the price! Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. The SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869468 is very easy to use.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

10. DJI OSMO Mobile Bundle - Handheld Stabilized Gimbal with 32GB Micro SD Card, Case, Wrist Strap and M...

User Ratings: 72

DJI FBA_OSMO First Impressions

"First off the quality."

I contacted DJI customer service and they were amazing. Amazing video quality and from something so small. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! All features are the same but this is way cheaper. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous!

  • DJI OSMO Mobile Bundle - Handheld Stabilized Gimbal with 32GB Micro SD Card, Case, Wrist Strap and Micro Fiber Koozam Cloth (Black)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI FBA_OSMO
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DJI FBA_OSMO Final Thoughts

"Daughter loved it."

Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. Video stabilization is astonishing. These are original DJI FBA_OSMO batteries, and charger. Video stabilization is astonishing. Great purchase and highly recommended.

Overall Score
4.7


(9 Points)

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