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. Campark X25 Native 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 16MP 170 Degree Wid...

User Ratings: 69 3

Campark X25 First Impressions

"Love the layout."

Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. Has a lot to offer at a good price. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. Also, the customer service is very good!

  • Campark X25 Native 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 16MP 170 Degree Wide Angle
  • 4K Ultra HD Action Camera. Campark X25 action cam records incredible HD video at professional 4K(3840x2160)/30fps, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/120fps and 720P/240fps, presenting you a crystal clear video of your wonderful life and adventures.
  • 30M Waterproof Camera. With the included waterproof case, this underwater camera allows you to dive up to 30M (100ft) in depth, displaying an amazing underwater world. Ideal for outdoor water sports like swimming, diving, surfing etc.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & HDMI. Connect this sports camera to your smartphone or tablet through APP "DV King 4K" (compatible with iOS and Android System), share pictures and videos on social media in real time.
  • 170° Wide Angle & Distortion Correction. Featuring 170° wide angle and distortion correction, the camera delivers you normal pictures just as a digital camera does, but with a wider perspective.
  • Various Modes to Meet your needs. Awesome modes like video recording, slow motion, loop recording, time lapse, photo mode, burst photo, together with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries and many valuable accessories will meet all your needs for outdoor shootings. (Most accessories are compatible with go pro)
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Campark X25
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Campark X25 Final Thoughts

"It is waaay undersized."

I'm looking forward to using this Campark X25. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. This thing is solid as ever. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. I contacted Campark customer service and they were amazing.

Overall Score
4.5


(326 Points)

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

User Ratings: 79 6

COOAU CU-SPC06 First Impressions

"All in all, A+."

I am very happy that I did it. Love the accessories and the bag. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today.

  • COOAU 4K 20MP Wi-Fi Action Camera External Microphone Remote Control EIS Stabilization Underwater 40M Waterproof Sport Camera Time Lapse with 2X1200mAh Batteries and 20 Accessories
  • 【Ultra HD 4K 20MP Action Camera】- This action camera adopts the newest upgraded chip, 7 layers of optical glass lens which bring ultra HD 4K videos and 20MP photos. Featuring rich video resolution: 4K/30FPS(others only 25FPS), 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 720P/120FPS and so on, the sport cam will definitely offer you all vivid and incredible footage.
  • 【EIS Stabilization and 40M Waterproof】- Smart anti-shake program is embedded in the chip. Therefore video fluency and stability are greatly improved when you do some extreme sports, such as parachute jumping, skiing, playing ball, etc. Made of upgraded durable material, the case improves the waterproof level from 30M to 40M. Just enjoy scenery in deeper underwater world.
  • 【Built-in and External Microphone】- Comes with external microphone which helps a lot in places where there is much noise or it is inconvenient to collect sound, such as skiing, cycling and so on. 170° wide angle enables the camera to record more while shooting scenery or important moments.
  • 【Remote Control plus Wi-Fi】- You are able to control your camera remotely from 10 meters away with the remote control. Red button for photo taking and gray button for video recording. You do not need to hold the camera in your hands any longer. After downloading the App LIVE DV on your smart phone (iOS/Android) or tablet, you can control the camera on your devices, including changing settings, taking pictures, recording videos and downloading files.
  • 【Various Functions to Meet your needs】- This camera almost covers all the functions that you need or you can imagine. For example, loop recording, time lapse recording, slow motion, self-timer, burst photo, screen saver, upside down, white balance and so on. We also have professional after sales team to serve you.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COOAU CU-SPC06
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COOAU CU-SPC06 Final Thoughts

"Excellent!"

Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip! Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this COOAU CU-SPC06. The quality is decent for the size. All features are the same but this is way cheaper.

Overall Score
4.5


(830 Points)

6. COOAU 4K 16MP Wi-Fi Action Camera 40M Waterproof with 2 Batteries - 9

COOAU SPC05 First Impressions

"It is fantastic."

I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this COOAU SPC05. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. It was quick and I had no issues.

  • COOAU 4K 16MP Wi-Fi Action Camera 40M Waterproof with 2 Batteries - 9
  • 【Multiple Functionalities to Satisfy Every Need】 -This waterproof action cam with a nice and nice design, thanks to the numerous functions, can satisfy almost all needs in daily use. Main functions: continuous recording, self-timer, automatic ISO adjustment, white balance and much more. Furthermore, the after-sales assistance team is always at your disposal for any questions or concerns
  • 【Wi-Fi and Remote Control for Simplified Use】 -By using WI-FI connection it is possible to control the action cam with the Smartphone through the LIVE-DV application while transferring the files without having to use data traffic. In addition to this you will be able to see in real time what the camera is looking at. The WI-FI remote control is up to 10M away allowing you to take photos and start and stop video recording while keeping your hands free
  • 【Electronic Image Stabilization Sport Camera】 - The technology adopted for electronic image stabilization adopts an intelligent algorithm that allows you to predict and compensate for involuntary movements, thus reducing vibrations and maintaining stable shooting at the same time. The algorithm also reduces abrupt movements at the same time, allowing you to get smooth videos and particularly stable photos
  • 【Dual Battery and Charger with 2 Compartments】 -From our market research, conducted on more than a thousand customers, it emerged that the accessory, more purchased, separately from the action cam is the charger that carries an additional cost of about 15 €. So we decided to include it in packaging making the user experience as complete as possible
  • 【Action HD Ultra HD Video in 4K and Photographs up to 16MP】 - The action cam SPC05 is the latest addition to COOAU. The SONY sensor in combination with the lens made up of seven layers of high quality glass, allow you to capture always clear images with any lighting situation. All you have to do is go out and concentrate on the shoot. Supported resolutions 4K to 30FPS (other models arriving up to 25FPS only), 2.7K / 30FPS, 1080P / 60FPS, 720P / 120FPS
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COOAU SPC05
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COOAU SPC05 Final Thoughts

"The light."

I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip! I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. I think at this price range, this is a very good Nikon Action Camera to have.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

7. GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera w/ Extra (1) Battery Bundle

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"Great Buy!"

I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera w/ Extra (1) Battery Bundle
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Product Highlights: 4K60/50, 2.7K120/100 & 1080p240/200, 12MP Still Photos with Selectable HDR, HyperSmooth Video Stabilization, Direct Live Streaming to Facebook Live, TimeWarp Stabilized Time-Lapse Video, Waterproof to 33' without a Housing, Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media, Intuitive, Smartphone-Like Touchscreen, Face, Smile & Scene Detection, 16-Command Voice Control
  • GoPro 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M
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K&M Final Thoughts

"It just what he wanted!"

If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. It was quick and I had no issues. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. If you have a K&M , then you need this case. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

8. DJI CP.PT.00000069.01 Mavic Pro Platinum, Fly More Combo-US

User Ratings: 69 10

DJI CP.PT.00000069.01 First Impressions

"I just received my DJI CP.PT.00000069.01."

It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. For the price this is a great buy. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. Overall, I think this a great Nikon Action Camera.

  • DJI CP.PT.00000069.01 Mavic Pro Platinum, Fly More Combo-US
  • Enhanced endurance
  • Quieter flight
  • display size: 0.01
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.PT.00000069.01
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DJI CP.PT.00000069.01 Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! Has loads and loads of accessories. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this DJI CP.PT.00000069.01. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print.

Overall Score
4.2


(24 Points)

9. GoPro HERO7 Black Digital Action Camera with 4K HD Video 12MP Photos, SanDisk 32GB Micro SD Card, Ha...

User Ratings: 78 4

PHOTO4LESS CHDHX-701 First Impressions

"Don't take chances."

I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. Cost more than half the price of the drone. I'm looking forward to using this PHOTO4LESS CHDHX-701. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

  • GoPro HERO7 Black Digital Action Camera with 4K HD Video 12MP Photos, SanDisk 32GB Micro SD Card, Hard Case - Gopro Hero 7 Accessory Bundle
  • This GoPro hero 7 Bundle with a Top Value Accessories Kit includes:
  • GoPro hero7: Hyper smooth video stabilization,waterproof without a housing to 33ft (10M),Voice control, 12MP, 4K, 60 fps.
  • SanDisk Extreme 32GB micro SD Card with Adapter - Medium Hard Case,with removeable foam is the perfect way to transport your GoPro cameras without worrying about damage.
  • Gopro Hero 7 Acsessories Kit: Be prepared for all adventures with this kit which includes, Photo4Less Spike Mount (Brown) Head Strap Mount, Chest Strap Mount,Floating Handle.
  • Flexible Tripod, Handheld Extendable Monopod, Tripod Mount, J-Hook Buckle Mount, Hi-Speed SD USB Card Reader.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PHOTO4LESS CHDHX-701
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PHOTO4LESS CHDHX-701 Final Thoughts

"It recharges quick."

The quality and features were more than I expected. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically.

Overall Score
4.5


(151 Points)

10. Shanren Pocket Time Lapse Camera, Full HD Wi-Fi Mini Camera, Magnet/Clip/Viscose/Sucker Buckle Best ...

SHANREN First Impressions

"My kids love using this!"

I'm looking forward to using this SHANREN . A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. This is a very well-made little camera. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture.

  • Shanren Pocket Time Lapse Camera, Full HD Wi-Fi Mini Camera, Magnet/Clip/Viscose/Sucker Buckle Best for Traveling, Cycling and Party
  • 【Producing time lapse and videos without a tripod】Pocket Mini Camera helps you record videos and take photos like never before, release your hands, it comes with a flexible Magnet/Clip/ Viscose/Sucker buckles allowing you to position it easily. Whether standing still for a stationary time lapse, or moving through your world for a hyper lapse, you can create smooth videos easily without a tripod. capture a beautiful sunset, traffic flow, Stream of people, crazy party and your lovely pets.
  • 【High Quality Videos and Photos】Pocket records beautiful Full HD video, takes high quality 8MP photos in the day or even in a dark environment, Control your Pocket with Shanren a tap of your finger. Smart shooting modes can be controlled and triggered by remote control from the Shanren video app on your smartphone. Four shooting modes: Camera, Video, Time Lapse, Short Video. Multiple Filters available. Supports up to 32GB micro SD card (not included).
  • 【Multi-function sport camera】: Waterproof case bundle available for Cycling, Skiing and Diving, Pocket is the lightest camera, weighs only 20 grams. Battery life up to 60 minutes continuous video recording. An integrated microphone allows onboard audio recording It’s the best choice to put it on your handlebar.
  • 【Perfect Vision】Bringing you highly stabilized imaging with all the benefits of a SONY sensor. 120° wide angle lens, capturing images as it goes while staying completely level.
  • 【Accessories】The basic package have 4 kinds of buckles includes: Magnet/Clip/ Viscose/Sucker Buckle, Waterproof case bundle available for Cycling, Skiing and Diving, there is waterproof case get 30% off on the accessory bundle when you buy together at check out.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SHANREN
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SHANREN Final Thoughts

"It is always in focus."

This accessory bundle for my SHANREN has a ton of items. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this SHANREN . It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. This feature alone is the reason I bought the SHANREN . And the image on the SHANREN itself is sharp and clear.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

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