Editor's Choice - Our Favorite pakpod Action Cameras

1. PAKPOD Bundle - Packable Tripod for Mirrorless, DSLR, GoPro, Smartphone & VR 360º Cameras Bundle wi...

pakpod 019962654336 First Impressions

"I love this little guy!"

My friends are impressed by my work with this pakpod Action Camera. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. Very nice package of accessories. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON!

  • PAKPOD Bundle - Packable Tripod for Mirrorless, DSLR, GoPro, Smartphone & VR 360º Cameras Bundle with Universal Smartphone, iPhone, GoPro, Action Video Camera Mount Kit
  • 2 Items - Pakpod Packable Tripod for Mirrorless, DSLR, GoPro, Smartphone & VR 360º Cameras Bundle with Pakpod Universal Smartphone, iPhone, GoPro, Action Video Camera Mount Kit for Standard Tripods with 1/4-20 Thread
  • World's Most Versatile Camera Mount - Perfect for time-lapse, video, hiking and travel
  • Lightweight and ultra compact, with patented stabilizing stakes for securing in turf, sand and snow
  • Pakpok Tripod constructed of high-impact ABS plastic and stainless steel
  • Attaches almost anywhere at any angle - 36 rigging points and telescopic legs with 180˙range of motion
  • Editor's Impressions Of The pakpod 019962654336
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pakpod 019962654336 Final Thoughts

"It works fine."

It can attach to his bike and scooter. This pakpod Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. Love the accessories and the bag. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

2. SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 12MP Sony IMX078 Sensor 4K at 24FPS 2" LCD Sport Action Camera

User Ratings: 60 13

SJCAM SJ5000X First Impressions

"Upload your footage daily."

I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. SJCAM SJ5000X wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. For the price this is a great buy. I contacted SJCAM customer service and they were amazing. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots.

  • SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 12MP Sony IMX078 Sensor 4K at 24FPS 2" LCD Sport Action Camera
  • SJCAM SJ5000x 4K Action Camera - Waterproof Housing - Base Mount - Long Screw - Li-ion Battery - QR J-Shaped Buckle - Housing Backdoor w/Holes - Bike Handlebar Seatpost Pole Mount - Curved Adhesive Mount - Flat Adhesive Mount - Tape - 3-WayPivot Arm Mount - 2x Short Connector w/Screw - Camera Tripod Mount - Tripod Mount Adapter - Backpack Clip Mount Shell - 2x Velcro Strap - USB Cable - Lens Cover - Cleaning Cloth - 2x SJCAM Sticker - User Manual - SJCAM 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • 170 degree A+ grade HD wide angle
  • 12.0MP imx078 CMOS image sensor
  • Multiple photo shooting modes: Single shot, burst-shot, time lapse, continuous
  • Perfect for outdoor sports, extreme sports, water sports, home security, diving, etc
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SJCAM SJ5000X
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SJCAM SJ5000X Final Thoughts

"Well this was a surprise."

Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. I think at this price range, this is a very good pakpod Action Camera to have. If you have a SJCAM SJ5000X, then you need this case. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. If you have a SJCAM SJ5000X, then you need this case.

Overall Score
4.0


(96 Points)

3. Original SJCAM SJ4000 Air 4K Wi-Fi Action Camera 16MP Waterproof DV Camcorder 170 Degree Wide Angle ...

User Ratings: 66

SJCAM First Impressions

"Sound is not great."

I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. This is a very well-made little camera. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater.

  • Original SJCAM SJ4000 Air 4K Wi-Fi Action Camera 16MP Waterproof DV Camcorder 170 Degree Wide Angle LCD with 2 Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • 【100% 4K HD Action Camera】: Provides 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 1080P/30FPS and 720P/120FPS Video Resolution. 16MP Image Resolution & 170 Super Wide Angle Lens Delivers Skip-Free HD Video and Accurately Capture Every Epic View And Exciting Moment For You.
  • Comes with a waterproof case and is waterproof up to 30 m. You can take video or photos controlled by an iPad above water with the connection to the SJCAM app. Also comes with a camera back door that can be interchanged with the waterproof backdoor if you would like better audio but a bit more protection for your camera.
  • Built-In WiFi wireless module: effective distance up to 3-5meters, apply on your phone or tablet, easily record videos and take photoes, upload and share every moments timely.
  • Long Battery Life: This Action Cam comes with 2 rechargeable batteries(One in camera,one in the box). Never run out of battery life again! Perfect for your outdoor activity and applications to extreme sports, outdoor activity, bicycle, car DVR, diving, web camera ect.
  • SJ4000 AIR is from SJCAM. You can verify the security code on the SJCAM website. You can also contact the customer service staff at SJCAM's official website. They will answer your questions about this product. SJ4000AIR is not compatible with "SJCAMZONE" for technical reasons. It can only use "sportcam". It is already on the box.You can scan and download.
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SJCAM Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. I cant give the SJCAM enough stars. It is easy to mount the SJCAM on and it stays in place. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture.

Overall Score
4.5


(11 Points)

4. GoPro HERO7 Black - Bundle with 3-in-1 Mount, Extra Rechargeable Battery, and 32GB Card

User Ratings: 74

GoPro HERO7 Black First Impressions

"Cheers!"

It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. Amazing video quality and from something so small. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. Captures all my adventures when I need it to.

  • GoPro HERO7 Black - Bundle with 3-in-1 Mount, Extra Rechargeable Battery, and 32GB Card
  • Kit Includes: HERO7 Black Camera - Rechargeable Battery - The Frame (HERO7 Black) - Curved Adhesive Mount - Flat Adhesive Mount - Mounting Buckle - USB C Cable - GoPro 1 Year Warranty - GoPro 3-Way 3-in-1 Mount - 32GB MicroSDHC U3 Card - Spare Battery
  • HyperSmooth Video Stabilization: Get gimbal-like stabilization-without the gimbal. HERO7 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage.  - Rugged + Waterproof: Share experiences you can't capture with your phone. HERO7 Black is rugged, waterproof without a housing to 33ft (10m) and up for any adventure.
  • Voice Control: Stay in the moment. Control your HERO7 Black hands free with Voice commands like "GoPro, take a photo" and "GoPro, start recording."  SuperPhoto: Get the best photos automatically. With SuperPhoto, HERO7 Black intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping or noise reduction to optimize your shots. Live Streaming: Share your story as you live it with video streaming to Facebook Live. You can save your streamed videos to your SD card
  • Time warp video Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move about a scene. Increase the speed up to 30x to turn longer activities into shareable moments. 4K60 Video+12MP Photos HERO7 Black shoots stunning 4K60 video and 12MP photos that are as awesome as the moments themselves. 8x SloMo Video With ultra high frame rate 1080p240 video, you can slow things down by up to 8x to relive funny, interesting or epic moments in all their glory
  • Intuitive Touch Screen: If you have a smartphone, using HERO7 Black will feel familiar. Three main capture modes with streamlined settings make navigating easy. - Face, Smile + Scene Detection: HERO7 Black knows when you face the camera, smile and more. The GoPro app uses those details to handpick your best shots and create amazing videos.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro HERO7 Black
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GoPro HERO7 Black Final Thoughts

"Easily worth the money."

Good and authentic after replacement. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. This action camera is amazing for the price!

Overall Score
4.7


(29 Points)

5. SJCAM WiFi Underwater Camera Diving Action Cam with High-end Chips and Sensors,Sports Camcorder with...

SJCAM SJ4000-WiFi- CBB First Impressions

"It earns 4 stars."

I cannot say enough great things about this pakpod Action Camera. I just love this little camera! It was quick and I had no issues. I'm looking forward to using this SJCAM SJ4000-WiFi- CBB. The SJCAM SJ4000-WiFi- CBB is very easy to use.

  • SJCAM WiFi Underwater Camera Diving Action Cam with High-end Chips and Sensors,Sports Camcorder with Dual Charger, Extra Battery, Bag (SJ4000-WiFi +Charger+Battery+Bag, Black)
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SJCAM SJ4000-WiFi- CBB
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SJCAM SJ4000-WiFi- CBB Final Thoughts

"Pretty fast charge time."

I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. I cannot say enough great things about this pakpod Action Camera. Very good customer service top notch. This is enough for most use cases!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. California Sugar Wide Angle WIFI HD 1080P Sports Camera , waterproof/shockproof Cam Dv Camcorder Out...

California Sugar SPORTCAM111 First Impressions

"Great little camera!"

Captures all my adventures when I need it to. Love the accessories and the bag. I was shocked at how small this unit is. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. This pakpod Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started!

  • California Sugar Wide Angle WIFI HD 1080P Sports Camera , waterproof/shockproof Cam Dv Camcorder Outdoor with Accessorries Kit
  • 1.Improved Great 2.0 inch LCD Display Screen to view real time HD pictures and videos
  • 2.Double Improved rechargeable batteries, double recording time and double enjoyment.
  • 3.Improved 14MP Panasonic CMOS Sensor with 170 wide angle Lens
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The California Sugar SPORTCAM111
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California Sugar SPORTCAM111 Final Thoughts

"Killer deal!"

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. California Sugar SPORTCAM111 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

7. 4K Action Camera, Yimaler HD 1080P WiFi Waterproof Mini Sport Cam 2 Inch LCD Screen 16MP Remote Cont...

User Ratings: 44

YIMALER sdv1 First Impressions

"Not a scratch on it."

All features are the same but this is way cheaper. I got this YIMALER sdv1 to record our trip’s adventure. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. Very nice package of accessories. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots.

  • 4K Action Camera, Yimaler HD 1080P WiFi Waterproof Mini Sport Cam 2 Inch LCD Screen 16MP Remote Control 100 Feet 170 Degree Wide Angle 2 Rechargeable 1050mAh Battery Free Travel Bag Black
  • 1.【100% 4K HD Action Camera】: Provides 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
  • 2.【100 Feet waterproof camera】This action camera is designed to withstand extreme environments. Equipped with waterproof case,durable waterproof to 100 Feet (30m).Ideal for water sports like swimming, drifting, surfing etc. Come along with tons of free accessories, you can transform it to fit various indoor and outdoor extreme activities.
  • 3.【Built-in WiFi & HDMI output】Edit and share your actions as soon as it’s recorded with the App. WiFi signal ranges up to 10 meters. HDMI output is supported, which means you can preview videos or see real-time display on the TV with a HDMI cable.
  • 4.【Longer working time camera】Rechargeable 1050mAh batteries can record up tp 90 minutes when WIFI is open. You will no more worry about the recording time for our action camera.
  • 5.【Other Excellent Features】Portable package, Loop recording, micro SD card supported maximum up to 64GB, HDMI output, various languages.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The YIMALER sdv1
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YIMALER sdv1 Final Thoughts

"Thank you YIMALER!"

I got this YIMALER sdv1 to record our trip’s adventure. This is high quality and you can tell. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound.

Overall Score
4.0


(10 Points)

8. COOAU 4K 16MP Underwater Action Camera with Wi-Fi 2-Channel Charger Remote Control EIS Stabilization...

User Ratings: 79 9

COOAU SPC05 First Impressions

"Really enjoyed the COOAU SPC05."

I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. The quality and features were more than I expected. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! Overall, I think this a great pakpod Action Camera.

  • COOAU 4K 16MP Underwater Action Camera with Wi-Fi 2-Channel Charger Remote Control EIS Stabilization 40M Waterproof Sport Camera Time Lapse
  • 【Ultra HD 4K Videos 16MP Photos Action Camera】- SPC05 action camera is the newest camera published by COOAU. With SONY sensor and 7 layers of optical glass adopted, the image quality both in daytime or at night will definitely meet most of your demands for daily use. Just go out and make your own VLOG. Video resolution: 4K/30FPS(others only 25FPS), 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 720P/120FPS)
  • 【Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization Sport Camera】- The stabilization technology adopts the intelligent jitter compensation algorithm, which can independently detect the jitter in all directions of the cam and effectively reduce the shake to keep the image stable. The algorithm preserves the steering motion of the camera at the same time, resulting in stable and smooth video and photo.
  • 【Comes with 2 Extra Batteries and a 2-channel Charger】- Most of the accessories that they want to buy together with the cam is battery charger which usually costs about 15 dollars according to our detailed survey on over 1000 members of our previous customers. So we now deicde to add the charger to the product.
  • 【Various Features to Meet Your Needs】- This helmet waterproof camera is delicate and compact, almost covers all the functions that you need for daily use. For example, loop recording, time lapse recording, slow motion, self-timer, burst photo, screen saver, auto ISO, white balance and so on.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COOAU SPC05
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COOAU SPC05 Final Thoughts

"Really enjoyed the COOAU SPC05."

Captures all my adventures when I need it to. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. For the price this is a great buy. I think at this price range, this is a very good pakpod Action Camera to have. I will be ordering several more for my personal use!

Overall Score
4.4


(54 Points)

9. 45-Degree Lens with Case for E40, E50, E60, T420, T440, T460

User Ratings: 53

FLIR 1196960 First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! Love FLIR, and this mount works great too. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize.

  • 45-Degree Lens with Case for E40, E50, E60, T420, T440, T460
  • Field of view (FOV): 45-Degree times33.8-Degree
  • Minimum focus distance: 0.20 m (0.66 ft.)
  • Focal length: 9.66 mm (0.38 in.)
  • Spatial resolution (IFOV): 3.93 mrad/2.45 mrad
  • F-number: 1.3
  • Please note this lens must be calibrated to the camera to measure temperature correctly. The user has 6 months after purchase to send the camera and lens to FLIR Service for calibration at no additional charge
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FLIR 1196960
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FLIR 1196960 Final Thoughts

"Cheers!"

Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. You can shoot your videos and frame them later.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

10. DJI CP.OS.00000022.01 Osmo Mobile 3

User Ratings: 78 5

DJI CP.OS.00000022.01 First Impressions

"It works fine."

Cost more than half the price of the drone. DJI CP.OS.00000022.01 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. First off I would like to commend DJI. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles.

  • DJI CP.OS.00000022.01 Osmo Mobile 3
  • Capture Stabilized Handheld Footage
  • Folds down for Storage
  • Redesigned Handle and Ports
  • A comfortable grip fits perfectly in palm, enabling to create without limitations. Grips = 15 Degree Angle
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.OS.00000022.01
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DJI CP.OS.00000022.01 Final Thoughts

"I love this little guy!"

This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. Love the accessories and the bag. I cant give the DJI CP.OS.00000022.01 enough stars. This is enough for most use cases! It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest.

Overall Score
4.6


(330 Points)

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