Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Panasonic Action Cameras

1. Panasonic 4K video camera WX970M wipe takes lightweight 447g Brown HC-WX970M-T - International Versi...

User Ratings: 51

Panasonic HC-WX970M-T First Impressions

"Buy more batteries."

But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. More like I wanted plus more! For the price this is a great buy. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast.

  • Panasonic 4K video camera WX970M wipe takes lightweight 447g Brown HC-WX970M-T - International Version (No Warranty)
  • Dimensions: Height 7.3 × width 6.5 × depth 16.1cm (included battery when mounted) / body weight / when using mass: about 362g / about 447g (battery: when using the supplied battery pack)
  • Accessories 1: Battery pack (VW-VQT380-K), AC adapter, DC cable, HDMI micro cable, USB connection cable, shoe adapter, lens hood
  • Power (AC adapter): AC100V-240V (50 / 60Hz)
  • ※ Japanese manual included (product LCD monitor English / Japanese switchable)
  • Japanese manual URL (PDF): http://dl-ctlg.panasonic.com/jp/manual/hc/hc_w870m_wx970m.pdf
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic HC-WX970M-T
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Panasonic HC-WX970M-T Final Thoughts

"Thank you Panasonic!"

First off I would like to commend Panasonic. Has loads and loads of accessories. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. I got this Panasonic HC-WX970M-T to record our trip’s adventure.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

2. DJI Mavic - Rapid Charger

DJI 118135 First Impressions

"The light."

I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. I contacted DJI customer service and they were amazing. It is easy to mount the DJI on and it stays in place. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. Very good customer service top notch.

  • DJI Mavic - Rapid Charger
  • DJI Mavic Rapid Charger
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DJI 118135 Final Thoughts

"It just what he wanted!"

Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. These are original DJI 118135 batteries, and charger.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. VVHOOY 3x1350mAh Rechargeable Action Camera Battery and Charger Compatible with AKASO EK7000/Brave 4...

User Ratings: 78 4

VVHOOY VV-VTBATTERY-1350 First Impressions

"Really enjoyed the VVHOOY VV-VTBATTERY-1350."

Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. I especially like it simplified design. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. I'm looking forward to using this VVHOOY VV-VTBATTERY-1350.

  • VVHOOY 3x1350mAh Rechargeable Action Camera Battery and Charger Compatible with AKASO EK7000/Brave 4/Dragon Touch Vision 3 4K/DBPOWER EX5000/Crosstour/Lightdow/Victure/Campark ACT74/APEMAN/EKEN/ODRVM
  • 【Item included】:3x1350mAh Replacement Battery+Dual Port Charger+USB Cable,A Great Gift and Must Kit Accessories for Your Sports Action Camera Recording,Make Sure you Never Miss Any Important Moment
  • 【Powerful & Longer Working Time】: Rechargeable Li-ion Battery Pack-3.7V, 1350mAh 4.995Wh with safety, longer battery life
  • 【Smart Indicator Charger】:Two Independent Smart LED light indicated RED when charging and GREEN when completed
  • 【Upgraded version Battery】: This item comes with 3 rechargeable 1350mAh batteries. Huge Capacity .Each 1350mAh battery can record up 120 minutes,30% extra power than a 1050mAh battery. The battery style is round,it can fit with more style of action camera than those square battery .You will no more worry about the recording time for this action camera
  • 【Wide Compatibility】:This 1350mah Action Camera Batteries Pack and Dual Charger Compatible with AKASO EK7000/Brave 4/FITFORT/Campark ACT74/DBPOWER EX5000/N5S/APEMAN/Victure/Crosstour/TENKER/Lightdow LD4000 LD6000/ICONNTECHS IT/EKEN H9R/Dragon Touch Vision/SOOCOO/Yuntab/TEC.BEAN/AOKON/GEEKAM/JEEMAK/Davola/BOIFUN/Mospro Sports Action Cam and more.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VVHOOY VV-VTBATTERY-1350
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VVHOOY VV-VTBATTERY-1350 Final Thoughts

"It works fine."

Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. VVHOOY VV-VTBATTERY-1350 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. This is a very well-made little camera. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. Amazing video quality and from something so small.

Overall Score
4.5


(26 Points)

4. RunCam Split 3 Nano FPV Camera FOV 165 Degree DC 5-20V M12 Lens 1080P HD Recording WDR NTSC PAL Swit...

User Ratings: 86

RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS First Impressions

"So I got the camera."

I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. No need to spend hundreds on something else! I'm looking forward to using this RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui.

  • RunCam Split 3 Nano FPV Camera FOV 165 Degree DC 5-20V M12 Lens 1080P HD Recording WDR NTSC PAL Switchable for FPV Racing Drone Black
  • New features: Stronger flexible ribbon cable and Optimize TV-OUT interference to reduce ripple.High Definition Display: 1080P/60fps HD recording & WDR FPV camera.
  • Wide Angle View: M12 Lens, FOV 160°beyond the wide angle for recording more wide and beautiful scenes.
  • FPV aspect ratio 16:9/4:3 switchable; PAL / NTSC switchable,Wide voltage (5-20V) Anti-drop SD card .
  • Image Sensor: Ultra light weight (10.5g) Low latency TV-OUT (40ms).
  • Editor's Impressions Of The RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS
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RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS Final Thoughts

"Cheers!"

This little camera will amaze you. This feature alone is the reason I bought the RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS. If you have a RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS, then you need this case. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes.

Overall Score
4.9


(9 Points)

5. Panasonic 4K video camera WX970M wipe takes lightweight 447g Brown HC-WX970M-T - International Versi...

User Ratings: 51

Panasonic HC-WX970M-T First Impressions

"Buy more batteries."

But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. More like I wanted plus more! For the price this is a great buy. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast.

  • Panasonic 4K video camera WX970M wipe takes lightweight 447g Brown HC-WX970M-T - International Version (No Warranty)
  • Dimensions: Height 7.3 × width 6.5 × depth 16.1cm (included battery when mounted) / body weight / when using mass: about 362g / about 447g (battery: when using the supplied battery pack)
  • Accessories 1: Battery pack (VW-VQT380-K), AC adapter, DC cable, HDMI micro cable, USB connection cable, shoe adapter, lens hood
  • Power (AC adapter): AC100V-240V (50 / 60Hz)
  • ※ Japanese manual included (product LCD monitor English / Japanese switchable)
  • Japanese manual URL (PDF): http://dl-ctlg.panasonic.com/jp/manual/hc/hc_w870m_wx970m.pdf
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic HC-WX970M-T
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic HC-WX970M-T Final Thoughts

"Thank you Panasonic!"

First off I would like to commend Panasonic. Has loads and loads of accessories. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. I got this Panasonic HC-WX970M-T to record our trip’s adventure.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

6. DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal with Must-Have Action Accessory Bundle – Includes: SanDisk Extreme 64GB mic...

User Ratings: 66

DJI First Impressions

"Cross your fingers."

I am very happy that I did it. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I tried an 128G SD card and it worked.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal with Must-Have Action Accessory Bundle – Includes: SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSDXC Memory Card + Accessory Mount + Flexible Gripster Tripod + Suction Cup Mount + More
  • Gimbal Camera with 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor; Compact 4.1 oz, 4.8" High Design
  • Up to 4K Video at 60 fps, up to 100 Mb/s; 12MP JPEG or DNG Raw Still Photos
  • Includes Lightning & USB Type-C Adapters; Connects to Smartphone as Larger Display
  • Optional Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Monitoring; POV, ActiveTrack & FaceTrack Modes
  • Standard Time-Lapse & Motionlapse; NightShot & Panoramic Modes
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Now they are fantastic."

These are original DJI batteries, and charger. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. I got this DJI to record our trip’s adventure.

Overall Score
4.3


(16 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. AKASO Brave 4 4K 20MP WiFi Action Camera Ultra HD with EIS 30m Underwater Waterproof Camera Remote C...

User Ratings: 71 5

AKASO Brave4 First Impressions

"It worked great."

It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. I cant give the AKASO Brave4 enough stars. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON!

  • AKASO Brave 4 4K 20MP WiFi Action Camera Ultra HD with EIS 30m Underwater Waterproof Camera Remote Control 5X Zoom Underwater Camcorder with 2 Batteries and Helmet Accessories Kit
  • UPGRADE SERIES OF AKASO EK7000: Featuring 4K/24fps, 2K/30fps and 1080P/60FPS video resolution and 20MP photos, AKASO Brave 4 action camera enables you to take incredible photos and ultra HD videos, clearly recording the beauty and wonders in life!
  • OPTIONAL VIEW ANGLE AND ANTI-SHAKING: Adjust the view angle of this action camera according to your needs between 170°, 140°, 110°, and 70°. Built in smart gyroscope for anti-shaking and image stabilization to make your video much more smooth.
  • SPORTS CAMERA WITH WIFI AND HDMI: Sharing & editing videos from an action camera is easier with the free app. Just download the App on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wi-Fi signal ranges up to 10 meters. With HDMI Port allows you to connect it with television.
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA AND 2'' IPS SCREEN: Place your action camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, then you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, etc. 2'' IPS screen allows you to preview the video in action camera.
  • FREE VALUABLE ACCESSORIES: This underwater camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, remote control wristband and 19 accessories kit, the kits are available for most kinds of camera even Gopro. Each battery can record up to 90 minutes. The remote wristband is not waterproof.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AKASO Brave4
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AKASO Brave4 Final Thoughts

"I enjoyed using it."

The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. Get a stainless steel tether. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. The whole outlook and vintage and nice. This accessory bundle for my AKASO Brave4 has a ton of items.

Overall Score
4.5


(3968 Points)

9. OSMO Action Camera 4K HD Video Cam Digital Waterproof Battery Charging Kit Adhesive Mount Frame Acce...

User Ratings: 79

DJIParts First Impressions

"I have a DJIParts ."

But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. Overall an okay Panasonic Action Camera that is probably more hype. I think at this price range, this is a very good Panasonic Action Camera to have.

  • OSMO Action Camera 4K HD Video Cam Digital Waterproof Battery Charging Kit Adhesive Mount Frame Accessories Compatible with DJI OSMO Action Camera (PGYTECH Action Camera Extension Pole Tripod Mini)
  • DJI Osmo Action Camera Captures Every Adventure in Stunning 4K Detail, Mavic 2, incredibly smooth content with Osmo Pocket, or heart-racing footage with Osmo Action, DJI offers a full suite of products for your creative needs.
  • Accessories include a mounting frame, a USB Type-C cable, a quick release base, a flat adhesive mount, a curved adhesive mount, and a connector screw for connecting the mounting frame to a compatible action mount.
  • Dual microphones with noise reduction technology and dual speakers; can input audio with an external microphone using the USB Type-C input.
  • This pocket-sized camera somehow manages to fit not only one, but two displays on its tiny frame. The back 2.25" 16:9 display has a crisp 640 x 360 resolution that covers the entire back of the unit. The front 1.4" 320 x 320 square display sits right next to the lens and allows you to preview your image while you're in the action or taking selfies. Both displays feature touchscreen control, saving precious housing space from those pesky old-fashioned buttons
  • With SnapShot you'll never miss a moment of the action. Press the shutter button to power on and begin recording in under two seconds. Pressing the shutter button once when the camera is in sleep mode or powered off engages preset shooting modes.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJIParts
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DJIParts Final Thoughts

"Plus it has has self time."

I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. No need to spend hundreds on something else! Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

10. DJI OSMO Mobile Bundle - Handheld Stabilized Gimbal with 32GB Micro SD Card, Case, Wrist Strap and M...

User Ratings: 72

DJI FBA_OSMO First Impressions

"First off the quality."

I contacted DJI customer service and they were amazing. Amazing video quality and from something so small. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! All features are the same but this is way cheaper. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous!

  • DJI OSMO Mobile Bundle - Handheld Stabilized Gimbal with 32GB Micro SD Card, Case, Wrist Strap and Micro Fiber Koozam Cloth (Black)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI FBA_OSMO
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DJI FBA_OSMO Final Thoughts

"Daughter loved it."

Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. Video stabilization is astonishing. These are original DJI FBA_OSMO batteries, and charger. Video stabilization is astonishing. Great purchase and highly recommended.

Overall Score
4.7


(9 Points)

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