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. GoPro MAX — Waterproof 360 + Traditional Camera with Touch Screen Spherical 5.6K30 HD Video 16.6MP...

User Ratings: 65 6

GoPro First Impressions

"Well this was a surprise."

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. My friends are impressed by my work with this Nikon Action Camera. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! It's surprising how well it produces results electronically.

  • GoPro MAX — Waterproof 360 + Traditional Camera with Touch Screen Spherical 5.6K30 HD Video 16.6MP 360 Photos 1080p with Spare GoPro Max Battery, Sandisk 64GB Memory Card, and Ritz Gear Card Reader
  • Three Cameras in One: Maximize your creative freedom. With MAX you can shoot traditional HERO-style video and photos or capture immersive 360 footage. Vlog to the max with shotgun-mic performance and a front-facing screen.
  • Max Hyper Smooth: max gives you unbreakable stabilization by using 180 degrees Capture as the ultimate buffer.
  • Horizon leveling: in Hero mode, game-changing horizon leveling gives you that silky-smooth cinematic look Whether you're getting sideways, flipping through the air or chasing your kids.PowerPivot: Pane without the pan. Take incredible 270 degrees distortion-free panoramic photos without having to scan the horizon. Take PowerPivot selfies, action shots and vertical pics-all with a level horizon.
  • PowerPivot: Pane without the pan. Take incredible 270 degrees distortion-free panoramic photos without having to scan the horizon. Take PowerPivot selfies, action shots and vertical pics-all with a level horizon.
  • Premium 360 + stereo audio: six mics capture true-to-life 360 audio and deliver the best stereo sound Ever From a GoPro.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro
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GoPro Final Thoughts

"This is great."

And the image on the GoPro itself is sharp and clear. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. This action camera is amazing for the price! It can attach to his bike and scooter. This works well enough, except when I want to use it.

Overall Score
4.2


(23 Points)

5. GoPro Hero 7 White - Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 1080p HD Video 10MP Photos C...

GoPro CHDHB-601.1 First Impressions

"Fun gift!"

I will be ordering several more for my personal use! This feature alone is the reason I bought the GoPro CHDHB-601.1. It is small and takes awesome pictures! I cannot say enough great things about this Nikon Action Camera. It was quick and I had no issues.

  • GoPro Hero 7 White - Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 1080p HD Video 10MP Photos CHDHB-601 - Bundle
  • Bundle includes GoPro HERO7 with 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty, Hard Shell Carrying Case w/ Compartments, Microfiber Cleaning Cloth (See Full List in Description Below)
  • The HERO7 White digitally stabilizes your video to remove camera shake so that your footage comes out smoother and steadier
  • Full HD 1080p60 Video | 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps
  • 33' Waterproof without a Housing
  • Touch Zoom Framing via Intuitive 2" LCD | Built-In Video Stabilization
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHB-601.1
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GoPro CHDHB-601.1 Final Thoughts

"Really enjoyed the GoPro CHDHB-601.1."

The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. Great purchase and highly recommended. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this GoPro CHDHB-601.1. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

6. Action Camera 4K Smyidel 16MP Ultra HD WiFi Sport Camera 170° Wide View Angle Underwater Waterproof...

User Ratings: 42

Smyidel First Impressions

"It earns 4 stars."

Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. Good and authentic after replacement. I think at this price range, this is a very good Nikon Action Camera to have. I am very happy that I did it. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines.

  • Action Camera 4K Smyidel 16MP Ultra HD WiFi Sport Camera 170° Wide View Angle Underwater Waterproof 30M 2.0 Inch LCD Screen with Remote Control and Mounting Accessories Kits Black
  • 【4K/30fps Ultra HD Resolution】 It delivers 1080p quality video and is lightweight and compact for increased portability when filming high-intensity activities. Super 4K Recording Save commentary using the built-in microphone. 1080P/30FPS video and 16MP photo resolution enables you to capture exciting moment for you.
  • 【Built -In WIFI 】 Before using WIFI function, please install"XDV" APP program on the smart phone.you can preview the shooting screen on the APP. Remote video,camera,file playback/download.delete and share. built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to connect to the smart phone, tablet, computer and more to your friends, family or followers .
  • 【100FT Waterproof Camera】 Place your camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, etc. 170° ultra-wide field of view allows to capture wider and see more, freely choose narrow, medium or ultra-wide view to suit any shooting conditions.
  • 【Wireless Wrist Remote Control 】 Put the remote control on your wrist while installing the sports camera on your helmet, convenient to record moments in places you can't reach. Wireless range up to 10m(33ft), the remote is not waterproof. 900mAh batteries support recording 120mins under 1080p resolution
  • 【Warranty】 Smyidel 4k Wifi Action/Sport Camera can add up to 64GB Micro SD Card, easy for you to choose the extra storage capacity. We offer 12 months warranty, 30 days free return. Any questions about the product, please feel free to contact us.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Smyidel
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Smyidel Final Thoughts

"So I got the camera."

I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. This thing is solid as ever. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. I cant give the Smyidel enough stars.

Overall Score
4.1


(3 Points)

7. DJI Osmo Action 4K HDR Waterproof Camera Starters Bundle

User Ratings: 70 4

DJI DJIOSACSTR First Impressions

"See the pics yourself."

The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. More like I wanted plus more! Great purchase and highly recommended. I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer.

  • DJI Osmo Action 4K HDR Waterproof Camera Starters Bundle
  • Dual Screens: Whether you want to record your world from behind a lens or be the star of the show, Osmo Action's dual screens allow you to capture it all with the touch of a button. A vivid front screen lets you frame yourself effortlessly in any setting, while the back screen delivers a crystal-clear, hyper-responsive display.
  • RockSteady, Made to Move: RockSteady combines EIS with complex algorithms, delivering stable, shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.
  • More Dynamic Detail with HDR Video: Dramatically enhance the dynamic range of your footage when recording with HDR video. This shooting mode delivers natural transitions between light and dark areas, capturing rich details that are often lost in environments with complex lighting.
  • 11 M Waterproof: Sporting a watertight seal and a hydrophobic coating on the back touchscreen, Osmo Action is waterproof at depths of up to 11 meters, making it the perfect underwater companion.
  • Backed by DJI customer support - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI DJIOSACSTR
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DJI DJIOSACSTR Final Thoughts

"This is a great combo."

Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. This accessory bundle for my DJI DJIOSACSTR has a ton of items. No need to spend hundreds on something else! Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. Also, the customer service is very good!

Overall Score
4.4


(43 Points)

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

Skyzone First Impressions

"It is a great Nikon Action Camera."

The whole outlook and vintage and nice. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Skyzone . It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. It can attach to his bike and scooter. 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,Super Glossy Metallic Orange)
  • 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

"My son loves this."

There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous!

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

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

COOAU CU-SPC06 First Impressions

"Very good!"

When I do I'll post my findings here as well. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Very good customer service top notch.

  • COOAU 4K 20MP Wi-Fi Action Camera External Microphone Remote Control EIS Stabilization Underwater 40M Waterproof Sport Camera Time Lapse with 2X1200mAh Batteries
  • 【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. Any doubt or questions, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected] .
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COOAU CU-SPC06
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COOAU CU-SPC06 Final Thoughts

"Daughter loved it."

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. This little camera will amaze you. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Overall, I think this a great Nikon Action Camera. You can shoot your videos and frame them later.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. DJI 2X 1480 mAh Intelligent Flight Battery for Spark Drone

User Ratings: 83 6

DJI 43222-5656 First Impressions

"Maybe several weeks."

I think at this price range, this is a very good Nikon Action Camera to have. I think at this price range, this is a very good Nikon Action Camera to have. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. Overall an okay Nikon Action Camera that is probably more hype. So I definitely like this Nikon Action Camera as well.

  • DJI 2X 1480 mAh Intelligent Flight Battery for Spark Drone
  • This bundle includes 2 DJI Intelligent Flight Battery for Spark Drone
  • The Spark Intelligent Flight Battery has a capacity of 1480 mAh and a voltage of 11. 4 V. It enables 16 minutes of flight on a single charge.
  • 12 intelligent protection functions help deliver safe flight. Additionally, Spark's battery estimates remaining flight time, letting you know when to land in real-time.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI 43222-5656
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DJI 43222-5656 Final Thoughts

"Upload your footage daily."

The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great.

Overall Score
4.6


(148 Points)

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