Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Mini Action Cameras

1. SmilePowo 42-in-1 Action Camera Accessorries Kit Mount for GoPro Hero 8 Max 7 6 5 4 3 3+ 2 1 Black G...

User Ratings: 71 4

SmilePowo 4332104005 First Impressions

"Did I mention."

First off I would like to commend SmilePowo. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing!

  • SmilePowo 42-in-1 Action Camera Accessorries Kit Mount for GoPro Hero 8 Max 7 6 5 4 3 3+ 2 1 Black GoPro 2018 Session Fusion Silver Insta360 DJI AKASO APEMAN YI Campark SJCAM XIAOMI (Carrying Case)
  • 【Perfect for Vlog, skiing, cycling, canoe and more other high speed sports activities】: Wrist strap (with 360 degree power clips), car suction cup mount, head strap, chest mount, tripod, selfie and floating handle grip can freindly connect your sport action camera like GoPro Hero 8 7 6 5 4 3/3+ 2 1 Black, GoPro Max Black, 2018 Session Fusion Silver White and more. The GoPro accessory kits can make it easier to capture immersive video and photo, and protect your camera stabler and safer.
  • 【360°Rotating Wrist Strap + Car Suction Cup Mount】: wrist strap features 360°rotation helps you adjust your capture angle. Car suction can help you attach your action camera to cars, boats, motorcycles and more to record your self-driving journey.
  • 【Chest Strap + Head Strap】: Fully adjustable to fit a wide range of body types,stably capturing hands-free footage with sports cameras. Get the first point of view videos and photos and enable you breath well during heavy activities and look around the world from the angle of your beating heart.
  • 【Lightweight Mini Tripod + 180 Degree Selfie Stick】: The mini tripod is compatible with smartphones, for maximum convenience. You can use it as a flexible tripod, or phone stand for reading, watching videos, or during long phone calls or video calls. The selfie stick helps you take perfect pictures every time and everywhere for self-timer, group shots and travel, but not recommended for extreme sports.
  • 【Floating Handle Grip + Floating Block + Large EVA Shockproof Carry Bag】: Floating handle grip and yellow block make it much easier to view the underwater scenery leisurely and never worry about losing your camera. Bright colors help you locate your camera quickly. The large black case can store all accessories, foam padding with pre-cut slots to hold your gear in place, keeps your GoPro and accessories safe, protected, and organized.
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SmilePowo 4332104005 Final Thoughts

"My only gripe is the stand."

The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case.

Overall Score
4.4


(1709 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Mini Action Cameras

2. 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)
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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 Mini Action Camera. Overall an okay Mini Action Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(1101 Points)

3. GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Travel Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Shorty, Sle...

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"This is a great combo."

It was quick and I had no issues. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. This action camera is amazing for the price!

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Travel Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Shorty, Sleeve and Lanyard, and Case.
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Silver, The Frame for HERO7 Silver, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB Type-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty.
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera Highlights: Record 4K30, 1440p60, and 1080p60 Video, Capture 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps, Built-In Video Stabilization, Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media.
  • GoPro Travel Kit Box Includes: Shorty (Mini Extension Pole + Tripod), Sleeve + Lanyard, Compact Case
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K&M Final Thoughts

"Cross your fingers."

The value of all the parts is incredible. I think at this price range, this is a very good Mini Action Camera to have. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. Love the accessories and the bag. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

4. GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera with GoPro Travel Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Shorty, Slee...

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"Easily worth the money."

It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. I was shocked at how small this unit is. This is a very well-made little camera. I contacted K&M customer service and they were amazing.

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera with GoPro Travel Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Shorty, Sleeve and Lanyard, and Case.
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Black, Rechargeable Battery, The Frame for HERO7 Black, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty.
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera Highlights: 4K60/50, 2.7K120/100 & 1080p240/200, 12MP Still Photos with Selectable HDR, HyperSmooth Video Stabilization, Direct Live Streaming to Facebook Live
  • GoPro Travel Kit Box Includes: Shorty (Mini Extension Pole + Tripod), Sleeve + Lanyard, Compact Case
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K&M Final Thoughts

"All in all, A+."

This feature alone is the reason I bought the K&M . Good and authentic after replacement. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! It was quick and I had no issues. This thing is solid as ever.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Mini Action Cameras

5. AKASO Outdoor Sports Action Camera Accessories Kit 14 in 1 for AKASO EK7000/ EK7000 Plus/ EK7000 Pro...

User Ratings: 63 5

AKASO 4332065635 First Impressions

"This is a great combo."

No need to spend hundreds on something else! The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! Overall an okay Mini Action Camera that is probably more hype. And the image on the AKASO 4332065635 itself is sharp and clear. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included.

  • AKASO Outdoor Sports Action Camera Accessories Kit 14 in 1 for AKASO EK7000/ EK7000 Plus/ EK7000 Pro/Brave 4/ V50/ V50 Pro/ V50 Elite/CAMPARK/Go Pro Hero 5 in Swimming Any Other Outdoor Sports
  • Removable Suction Cup Mount: Sucker with pad and plastic screw. Work with GoPro for low angle shot, strong and firm suction to reduce the vibration. It can be attached securely to your car window, dashboard or roof.
  • WiFi Remote Fastening Tape Wrist Strap: Long enough to fit around bulky ski coats or just around your wrist comfortably. Attach your WiFi Remote to your wrist, arm, bike handle, steering wheel, the angle can be adjusted freely.
  • Backpack Strap Quick Release Clip Clamp Mount 360 Degree Rotation: 360 degree rotation, the direction and the angle can meet users' needs. Easily clip or remove it at the backpack, hat etc.
  • Mini Retractable Tripod with Foldable Legs(Silver): Small, Lightweight and portable, easy to store. Suitable for all kind of camera, digital cameras, web cameras and camcorders.
  • Floating Hand Grip: Ensure your camera SAFETY when in WATER SPORTS. Easy to be found. Feel particularly comfortable when you holding it.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AKASO 4332065635
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AKASO 4332065635 Final Thoughts

"I loved it."

I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this AKASO 4332065635. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well.

Overall Score
4.3


(411 Points)

6. 2019 DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal with Integrated 4K Camera Bundle, Comes 128GB Extreme Mi...

User Ratings: 81 2

DJI First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. And the image on the DJI itself is sharp and clear. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

  • 2019 DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal with Integrated 4K Camera Bundle, Comes 128GB Extreme Micro SD
  • Sold by DJI Authorized Dealer, Come with SanDisk 128GB Extreme Micro SD, VanCityUAV Cleaning Cloth Bundle
  • Osmo Pocket Vlog Camera Up to 4K Video at 60 fps, up to 100 Mb/s, 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
  • DJI Osmo Pocket Action Gimbal Camera with 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, Single Handed Vlog Design
  • Compact 4.1 oz, 4.8" High Design, 12MP JPEG or DNG Raw Still Photos. Feature: FPV, ActiveTrack, 3X3 Panorama, Motionlapse, NightShot
  • ***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)
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Fun camera for kids."

Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! It is easy to mount the DJI on and it stays in place. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation.

Overall Score
4.7


(152 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)
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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. DJI Mavic 2 Pro - Drone Quadcopter UAV with Hasselblad Camera 3-Axis Gimbal HDR 4K Video Adjustable ...

User Ratings: 82 8

DJI CP.MA.00000019.01 First Impressions

"The light."

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. The whole outlook and vintage and nice. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam!

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro - Drone Quadcopter UAV with Hasselblad Camera 3-Axis Gimbal HDR 4K Video Adjustable Aperture 20MP 1" CMOS Sensor, up to 48mph, Gray
  • Equipped with a Hasselblad L1D-20c camera with a 20MP 1” CMOS Sensor, the Mavic 2 camera drone lets you capture gorgeous aerial shots in stunning color detail.
  • Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, 907G takeoff weight, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, SD card Support up to 128 GB
  • Functions include ActiveTrack 2. 0, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, Adjustable Aperture, HDR Photos
  • The standard remote controller offers up to 135 minutes of battery life on a full charge. Use with the DJI GO 4 App on your smartphone.
  • DJI GO 4 App requires iOS 10.0.2, Android 5.0 or above. Compatible devices include: iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, 11, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6s Plus, 6s, 6 Plus, 6, SE, iPad Pro, iPad, Air 2, mini 4. Samsung Galaxy S10+, S10, S9+, S9, S8+, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, Note 8, Huawei P30 Pro, P30, P20 Pro, P20, P10 Plus, P10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10, Mate 9 Pro, Mate 9, Mate 8, Honor 8X, 10, 9, 20 Pro, Magic 2, Vivo X20, X9, NEX, X27, X21, X20A, Oppo Find X, R15, R11, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, 2, 8, 6, Redmi Note 5, OnePlus 7, 6T, 5, Pixel 3 XL, 2 XL, 2, Google Pixel 2XL, OnePlus 6, 5T.
  • What you get: DJI Mavic 2 Pro, Intelligent Flight Battery, Gimbal Protector, Remote Controller, 3x Propellers (Pair), Battery Charger, Power Cable, Communication Cable (USB3. 0 Type-C), USB adapter, Spare Control Sticks (Pair), RC Cable (Lightning Connector), RC Cable (Standard Micro USB Connector), RC Cable (USB Type-C Connector)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.MA.00000019.01
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DJI CP.MA.00000019.01 Final Thoughts

"Go figure."

Cost more than half the price of the drone. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this DJI CP.MA.00000019.01. So I definitely like this Mini Action Camera as well. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest.

Overall Score
4.5


(131 Points)

9. Premium Carrying Case for DJI Mavic 1 Pro/Platinum (Not for Mavic 2),"Travel Edition Premium Waterpr...

User Ratings: 83

TOMcase XT300 Travel Edition XT300 Travel Edition First Impressions

"Love the layout."

And the image on the TOMcase XT300 Travel Edition XT300 Travel Edition itself is sharp and clear. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. First off I would like to commend TOMcase XT300 Travel Edition. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. For the price this is a great buy.

  • Premium Carrying Case for DJI Mavic 1 Pro/Platinum (Not for Mavic 2),"Travel Edition Premium Waterproof Outdoor Case IP67, Hardcase with Hardfoam Inlay for 5 Batteries and Plenty Accessories
  • Professional waterproof Outdoor Case. Following accessories fitting perfect in the hardfoam-inlay:
  • 1 pcs DJI Mavic Pro1 or Platinum Drone with Battery (does not fit for Mavic 2), Rotor Blades and Gimbal Cover. 1 pcs DJI Mavic standard Remote Control. 1 pcs DJI Mavic Pro RC Cable USB/Lightning Connector.
  • 4 pcs DJI Intelligent Batteries (1 in the Drone = 5 pcs in total). 1 pcs DJI Battery Charger with UK 3-pin Plug (avoids bending of the cable).
  • 1 pcs DJI Battery Charging Hub. 1 pcs DJI Car Charger (cutout can be used for 5th Battery). 4 Spare Rotor Blades. Cuttings for Micro SD Cards.
  • Smartphone or Ipad Mini can be stored behind the egg-foam under the lid. Outer dimension: 13x12x6. Weight: 3.98 lbs. Premium Quality Case and Hard foam - Made in Germany.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TOMcase XT300 Travel Edition XT300 Travel Edition
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TOMcase XT300 Travel Edition XT300 Travel Edition Final Thoughts

"Product is flawless."

Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. First off I would like to commend TOMcase XT300 Travel Edition. Very nice package of accessories.

Overall Score
4.8


(130 Points)

10. SJCAM SJ4000 WiFi Action Camera - 12MP, 1080P, 2 Inch Screen, Waterproof (Silver)

User Ratings: 51 8

SJCAM SJ4000 WIFI First Impressions

"Thank you Thank you!"

I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. For the price this is a great buy. For the price this is a great buy. Love SJCAM, and this mount works great too.

  • SJCAM SJ4000 WiFi Action Camera - 12MP, 1080P, 2 Inch Screen, Waterproof (Silver)
  • This sport HD mini action camera captures all of your breath-taking moments in full 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second with built-in WiFi module.
  • Features 1.5 inch high resolution LCD capturing HQ 1080P FHD video. With WiFi function. 4x Digital Zoom keeps you close to the action. High-definition digital motion video recording device
  • Ultra compact and lightweight design. IP68 waterproof up to 30m for capturing water action. An extra battery is included for more capture time out and about
  • Perfect for outdoor sports, extreme sports, water sports, home security, car DVR, and diving
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SJCAM SJ4000 WIFI
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SJCAM SJ4000 WIFI Final Thoughts

"Pretty fast charge time."

Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. I may have to pick up a second one at this price!

Overall Score
4.1


(125 Points)

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