Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Nikon Action Cameras

1. 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 Nikon Action Camera. Overall an okay Nikon Action Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(1101 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Nikon 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)
  • 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 Nikon Action Camera. Overall an okay Nikon Action Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(1101 Points)

3. Nikon WP-AA1 Waterproof Case for KeyMission 170

User Ratings: 68

Nikon VHW00401 First Impressions

"My only gripe is the stand."

I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. Has a lot to offer at a good price. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. It is easy to mount the Nikon on and it stays in place. No need to spend hundreds on something else!

  • Nikon WP-AA1 Waterproof Case for KeyMission 170
  • Nikon WP-AA1 Waterproof Case - Nikon 90 Day Limited Warranty
  • Compatibility: Nikon KeyMission 170 Action Camera
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx. 3.6 x 3.2 x 2.0" (90.2 x 80.3 x 48.8mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 4.7 oz (133g) excluding battery and camera
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon VHW00401
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Nikon VHW00401 Final Thoughts

"The light."

It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. This is a very well-made little camera.

Overall Score
4.5


(18 Points)

4. DJI Osmo Action 4K Camera with Deluxe Accessory Bundle – Includes: SanDisk Extreme 128GB microSDXC...

User Ratings: 72 5

DJI DJIOSMACTNDAB1 First Impressions

"It works fine."

The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. I was shocked at how small this unit is. Has a lot to offer at a good price.

  • DJI Osmo Action 4K Camera with Deluxe Accessory Bundle – Includes: SanDisk Extreme 128GB microSDXC Memory Card + Carrying Case + Suction Cup Mount + Floating Handle + Flexible Tripod + More
  • 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, Wide f/2.8 Lens; Up to 4K60 Video, 12MP Still Photos
  • Up to 3200 ISO, HDR Support; Wide Dynamic Range in 4K30; Records to microSD/SDXC/SDHC Cards
  • RockSteady Digital Video Stabilization; Time-Lapse, Hyperlapse, Slow-Motion Mode
  • Waterproof to 36' without a Housing; Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Support; Touchscreen Displays on Front and Back
  • Backed by DJI customer support - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI DJIOSMACTNDAB1
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DJI DJIOSMACTNDAB1 Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. I especially like it simplified design. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. This is high quality and you can tell.

Overall Score
4.4


(65 Points)

5. GoPro HERO8 Black Action Camera w/GoPro Dual Lithium-Ion Battery Charger with 1 x Battery and 32GB M...

User Ratings: 80 3

K&M CHDHX-801 First Impressions

"Buy with confidence!"

Also, the customer service is very good! It is small and takes awesome pictures! Very good customer service top notch. This accessory bundle for my K&M CHDHX-801 has a ton of items. First off I would like to commend K&M.

  • GoPro HERO8 Black Action Camera w/GoPro Dual Lithium-Ion Battery Charger with 1 x Battery and 32GB Memory Card
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty (through Manufacturer)
  • GoPro HERO 8 Box Includes: GoPro HERO8 Black, Rechargeable Battery, Curved Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, Thumbscrew, USB-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 8 Features: HyperSmooth 2.0 Video Stabilization, TimeWarp 2.0 Stabilized Time-Lapse Video, Live streaming in 1080p, RAW in all Photo modes, Night lapse video
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M CHDHX-801
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K&M CHDHX-801 Final Thoughts

"Great pix."

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. The value of all the parts is incredible. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

Overall Score
4.7


(58 Points)

6. DJI Osmo Pocket - 4K/60FPS Handheld 3-Axis Action Camera with 64 GB Extreme microSD Card Ultimate Bu...

User Ratings: 78 7

FS TFSTOYS First Impressions

"Working good so far."

On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. I cannot say enough great things about this Nikon Action Camera. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket - 4K/60FPS Handheld 3-Axis Action Camera with 64 GB Extreme microSD Card Ultimate Bundle
  • Small size, weighs 116g and can let you film up to 140 minutes
  • With a 1/2.3-inch sensor, Osmo Pocket can shoot 4K/60fps video at 100 Mbps and photos at 12MP with a pixel size of 1.55μm.
  • 1-inch integrated touch screen provides a high quality live view as well as the ability to toggle through the various shooting modes, adjust settings, review footage and gain access to a full suite of creative features like ActiveTrack, Motionlapse, Panorama and FPV mode.In Stock, arrive before Christmas!
  • Osmo Pocket includes a universal port which allows the users to connect the smartphone as well as a wide range of accessories.
  • In the bundle: DJI Osmo Pocket with full DJI accessories, extra large hard case, extreme 64gb Memory card, Phone Adapter, mini Tripod, Osmo Pocket Holder et al
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FS TFSTOYS
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FS TFSTOYS Final Thoughts

"I expected that."

If you have a FS TFSTOYS , then you need this case. I cant give the FS TFSTOYS enough stars. I contacted FS TFSTOYS customer service and they were amazing. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. This accessory bundle for my FS TFSTOYS has a ton of items.

Overall Score
4.5


(86 Points)

7. Oregon Scientific ATCCHAMELEON/WBXBK Scientific ATC Chameleon WBXBK Dual - Lens Action Camera with V...

Oregon Scientific ATCCHAMELEON/WBXBK First Impressions

"Maybe several weeks."

Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape.

  • Oregon Scientific ATCCHAMELEON/WBXBK Scientific ATC Chameleon WBXBK Dual - Lens Action Camera with Vented Helmet Mount Video Camera (Black)
  • Two built-in lens that shoot videos in two preset angles Two built-in lens that shoot videos in two preset angles
  • User selectable screen splits: horizontal (VGA for each channel) or vertical (1280x720P for each channel)
  • Automatic exposure and white balance
  • Micro SD card slot support up to 32GB class 6 SD card
  • Optional external 60m waterproof housing
  • Two built-in lens that shoot videos in two preset angles Two built-in lens that shoot videos in two preset angles
  • User selectable screen splits: horizontal (VGA for each channel) or vertical (1280x720P for each channel)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Oregon Scientific ATCCHAMELEON/WBXBK
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Oregon Scientific ATCCHAMELEON/WBXBK Final Thoughts

"I enjoyed using it."

Cost more than half the price of the drone. Overall an okay Nikon Action Camera that is probably more hype. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! This action camera is amazing for the price!

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

8. OSMO Pocket - 4K/60FPS Handheld 3-Axis Action Camera with128 GB Extreme microSD Card

User Ratings: 78 7

FS TFSTOYS First Impressions

"Battery life is not tested."

No need to spend hundreds on something else! Also, the customer service is very good! So I definitely like this Nikon Action Camera as well. Great purchase and highly recommended. This feature alone is the reason I bought the FS TFSTOYS .

  • OSMO Pocket - 4K/60FPS Handheld 3-Axis Action Camera with128 GB Extreme microSD Card
  • Small size, weighs 116g and can let you film up to 140 minutes
  • With a 1/2.3-inch sensor, Osmo Pocket can shoot 4K/60fps video at 100 Mbps and photos at 12MP with a pixel size of 1.55μm.
  • 1-inch integrated touch screen provides a high quality live view as well as the ability to toggle through the various shooting modes, adjust settings, review footage and gain access to a full suite of creative features like ActiveTrack, Motionlapse, Panorama and FPV mode.In Stock, arrive before Christmas!
  • Osmo Pocket includes a universal port which allows the users to connect the smartphone as well as a wide range of accessories.
  • In the bundle: DJI Osmo Pocket, Carrying Case, Smartphone Adapter (USB-C), Smartphone Adapter (Lightning), Power Cable, 128 gb Extreme SD card and TFSToys Cleaning Cloth.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FS TFSTOYS
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FS TFSTOYS Final Thoughts

"Thank you FS TFSTOYS!"

FS TFSTOYS wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. I cannot say enough great things about this Nikon Action Camera. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip!

Overall Score
4.5


(86 Points)

9. COOAU 4K 20MP Wi-Fi Action Camera External Microphone Remote Control EIS Stabilization Underwater 40...

User Ratings: 67 8

COOAU SPC06 First Impressions

"Cheers!"

There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Great purchase and highly recommended. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. This is high quality and you can tell. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast.

  • COOAU 4K 20MP Wi-Fi Action Camera External Microphone Remote Control EIS Stabilization Underwater 40M Waterproof Sport Camera with 2X1200mAh Batteries
  • 【Ultra 4K 20MP & EIS Action Camera】This action camera adopts SONY sensor and 7 layers of optical glass lens. It features 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 720P/120FPS and so on. Furthermore, it is also embeded with anti-shaking digital algorithm, which makes the videos smooth.Thus capturing the ultra high quality pictures and videos, through which you can share the wonderful world to your friends and families.
  • 【 External Microphone & Mutiple Accessories】Configured with the original microphone which is compatible with the camera, the action camera is great to record the sound clear even in the noisy place or some outdoor activities. Moreover, the action camera comes with tons of free accessories that enable you to mount your camera to the helmet, bicycles, wrist, etc.
  • 【Upgraded Waterproof & Protective Case】Equiped with the upgraded and sturdy waterproof case, the sport camera enables you to shoot freely and capture scenery not only in the mysterious underwater world but also on the land. You can use it without worrying about any crash or hit during the outdoor activities. The action camera especially ideal for swimming, diving, surfing , snorkelling, drifting, cycling, hiking and skiing etc.
  • 【Remote Control & Built-in Hand-free Wi-Fi】Featuring a wireless remote control, you can shoot pictures and record videos without holding the action camera. Download the App LIVE DV ( compatible with iOS and Android system) on your phone and connect the action camera via Wi-Fi, you can change setting, take pictures, record videos and download files on your phone.
  • 【More Valuable Functions Surprise You】The action camera comes with amazing functions that are beyond your imagination. Such as the loop recording, time lapse video, slow motion, self-timer, upside down, exposure, white balance effect, contrast and sharpness.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COOAU SPC06
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COOAU SPC06 Final Thoughts

"It’s worth it."

I cant give the COOAU SPC06 enough stars. First off I would like to commend COOAU. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. I cannot say enough great things about this Nikon Action Camera. This is a very well-made little camera.

Overall Score
4.3


(419 Points)

10. Crosstour Action Camera Underwater Cam WiFi 1080P Full HD 12MP Waterproof 30m 2" LCD 170 Degree Wide...

User Ratings: 51

Crosstour CT8000 First Impressions

"Buy with confidence!"

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. I think at this price range, this is a very good Nikon Action Camera to have. Very good customer service top notch.

  • Crosstour Action Camera Underwater Cam WiFi 1080P Full HD 12MP Waterproof 30m 2" LCD 170 Degree Wide-Angle Sports Camera with 2 Rechargeable 1050mAh Batteries and Mounting Accessory Kits (4K)
  • 4K ULTRA HD ACTION CAM - Ultra HD 4K resolution can make sure you capture high quality pictures and videos easily. And 170°Wide-angle lens will broaden your horizon to a great extent. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole world.
  • 30M UNDERWATER CAMERA - Wearing the waterproof case, you can dive up to 30m/98.4ft. Perfect protection from rocks, dust and scratches. No worries for your camera taking in water. Fill yourself with joy of beauties in underwater world.
  • BUILT-IN Wi-Fi SPORTS CAM - After connecting with your phone via Wi-Fi, you can directly operate the camera in iSmart DV APP on your cellphone, such as recording videos, taking pictures. In addition, you can download, delete and view files.
  • 2 INCH LCD HELMET CAMERA - Larger screen size brings you better visual experience. 18 fascinating mounting accessories enable you to mount your camera to helmet, bicycles, wrist, etc. Great companion to shoot your exciting moment.
  • 2 LONG LIFE CAMERA BATTERIES - Equipped with two pieces rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, one battery can record up to 90 minutes. No more worry for power running out during the happy times with your family and friends in a short time.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Crosstour CT8000
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Crosstour CT8000 Final Thoughts

"Loving this purchase!"

The device itself is fabulous. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! These are original Crosstour CT8000 batteries, and charger. When I do I'll post my findings here as well.

Overall Score
4.1


(18 Points)

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