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. OhO 3 Sets of Low Temperature Battery Only (S6 Goggles Model)

User Ratings: 48

OhO sunshine First Impressions

"Christmas gift."

It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. For the price this is a great buy. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good.

  • OhO 3 Sets of Low Temperature Battery Only (S6 Goggles Model)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The OhO sunshine
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OhO sunshine Final Thoughts

"Sound is not great."

Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. Love OhO sunshine, and this mount works great too. It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments.

Overall Score
4.3


(38 Points)

3. Campark V30 Native 4K Action Camera 20MP EIS Touch Screen WiFi Waterproof Camera with Optional View ...

User Ratings: 81 2

Campark V30 First Impressions

"The light."

Very good customer service top notch. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. The value of all the parts is incredible. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. These are original Campark V30 batteries, and charger.

  • Campark V30 Native 4K Action Camera 20MP EIS Touch Screen WiFi Waterproof Camera with Optional View Angle, 2 1350mAh Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit Compatible with GoPro
  • TOP 4K VIDEO QUALITY: Featuring native 4K(3840x2160)/30fps, 2.7k/30fps, 2k/60fps, 1080P/90fps resolution and 20MP image, Campark V30 action camera delivers the most excellent video footage.
  • SUPER ANTI-SHAKE FUNCTION: Built-in advanced Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) with 6-axis gyroscope detects position and motion changes, producing steady and smooth videos even when shooting fast-moving objectives.
  • INTUITIVE TOUCH SCREEN AND WIFI: Equipped with 2.0 inch high-sensitive IPS touch screen, it shows everything clearly and brightly, easy to change settings, switch shooting modes, preview and playback footage. Built-in WIFI enables you to share wonderful moment on social media instantly.
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA WITH OPTIONAL VIEW ANGLE: This underwater camera can dive up to 30 meters with the included waterproof case, a great choice for underwater recording. The lens angle is adjustable among 170°, 140°, 110°, 70°.
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE: 2 Rechargeable 1350mAh batteries are included for long time recording. Other accessories like waterproof case, mounting kit meet all your need for daily recording. (Most accessories are compatible with GoPro)
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Campark V30
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Campark V30 Final Thoughts

"My son loves this."

My friends are impressed by my work with this Panasonic Action Camera. I cannot say enough great things about this Panasonic Action Camera. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. It is small and takes awesome pictures!

Overall Score
4.7


(224 Points)

4. Hidden Clock Spy Camera, 1080P Alarm Clock Spy Camera WiFi Remote View Mini IP Covert Nanny Cam with...

IPP AC-720C First Impressions

"So I got the camera."

This thing is solid as ever. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. Good and authentic after replacement.

  • Hidden Clock Spy Camera, 1080P Alarm Clock Spy Camera WiFi Remote View Mini IP Covert Nanny Cam with Motion Detection Night Vision Realtime Video for Home Security
  • Design for active lifestyles, HD camera with night version
  • Two way audio, Supports SD card up to 32 GB record
  • Support WiFi and/or Personal Hotspot, Rechargeable battery - 2.5 hrs life
  • Supports cloud storage, free cloud control, and video playback
  • APP supported on Apple IOS and Android
  • Editor's Impressions Of The IPP AC-720C
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IPP AC-720C Final Thoughts

"My son loves this."

More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. The whole outlook and vintage and nice. This little camera will amaze you.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 (Frustration Free Packaging)

User Ratings: 65 8

VTech 80-507001 First Impressions

"And Wallah!"

So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. I especially like it simplified design. It is small and takes awesome pictures!

  • VTech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 (Frustration Free Packaging)
  • Take photos and record videos on the go
  • Take selfies or shoot videos with exciting features like slow and fast-motion using the 180 degree rotatable camera
  • Use included accessories to mount the camera to your bike, skateboard and more to take great action shots. Add the all-weather, waterproof case for use up to six feet underwater
  • Includes two platform-style games and one augmented reality game for even more fun
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Polymer battery with continuous photo-taking and recording time of 2.5 hours. Action cam has a microSD card slot; with a 32GB microSD card (sold separately) the camera records 240 minutes of 640 x 480 video or 278,400 photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VTech 80-507001
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VTech 80-507001 Final Thoughts

"Daughter loved it."

I'm looking forward to using this VTech 80-507001. I just love this little camera! It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. Also, the customer service is very good! The new form factor and weight are fantastic!

Overall Score
4.2


(127 Points)

6. 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)

7. GoPro HERO7 Black Camera + Extra Rechargeable Battery + Lexar 128GB U3 microSDHC Card - Waterproof D...

User Ratings: 75

GoPro hero7 First Impressions

"You get what you pay for."

I was shocked at how small this unit is. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. I may have to pick up a second one at this price!

  • GoPro HERO7 Black Camera + Extra Rechargeable Battery + Lexar 128GB U3 microSDHC Card - Waterproof Digital Action Camera Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization
  • BUNDLE: GoPro HERO7 Black Camera + Rechargeable Battery for HERO7 Black + Lexar High Performance 128GB U3 microSDHC Card with Adapter-UHS-I + Cleaning Cloth
  • 4K60 VIDEO AND 12MP PHOTOS: Awesome as the moments themselves. 8x Sol-Mo 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
  • 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
  • TIME WARP VIDEO + SUPER PHOTO: 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. Get the best photos automatically. With Super Photo, HERO7 Black intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping or noise reduction to optimize your shots.
  • 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro hero7
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GoPro hero7 Final Thoughts

"I expected that."

I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. I got this GoPro hero7 to record our trip’s adventure. I especially like it simplified design.

Overall Score
4.6


(44 Points)

8. Action Camera 4K 60fps 20MP WiFi Ultra HD 131ft Waterproof Underwater Camera with EIS 2.4G Remote Co...

User Ratings: 77 11

TOYAWORD OUTDOOR SPORT First Impressions

"Battery life is not tested."

Captures all my adventures when I need it to. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. Amazing video quality and from something so small.

  • Action Camera 4K 60fps 20MP WiFi Ultra HD 131ft Waterproof Underwater Camera with EIS 2.4G Remote Control 170° Wide Angle Sports Camera with 2 Batteries and Helmet Mounting Accessories Kits
  • 4K Full HD Waterproof Camera: Supports 4K 60fps video and 20MP image resolution enables you to capture and record wonderful moments with family and friends at any time, the cost-effective entry-level ordinary camera for outdoor sports lovers.
  • Anti-shaking & 170° Wide Angle: Built-in gyroscope for anti-shaking, video and image stabilization captures super smooth footage, whether the action cam is handheld or mounted. And 170° wide-angle lens allows you to shoot wider scenes and catch more amazing moment of your surroundings.
  • Remote Control & Instant Sharing: With a wrist 2.4G remote control, you can capture the world in an all-new way, controlling the camera, framing shots or recording video more conveniently. Compatible with Apple iOS and Android system, the sports action camera allows you control it via the “iSmart DV” APP on your smart phone in real time, sharing the beauty moments that you recorded instantly.
  • 131ft Waterproof Performance & Useful Accessories: The waterproof case design for up to 131 feet depth underwater world, ideal for water sports like snorkeling, swimming, drifting, surfing etc. Also comes with 2 rechargeable 1350 mAh batteries for 120min working time per battery. No more worry for power running out during the happy times with your family and friends in a short time. Multifunctional accessories enable you to mount your camera to helmet, bicycles, wrist and so on.
  • Versatile & Compact: This 4K action camera features multiple functions including driving mode, loop recording, slow motion, burst, selfie timer, exposure and white balance, supporting external microphone for better sound recordings, great companion to shoot the exciting moment.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TOYAWORD OUTDOOR SPORT
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TOYAWORD OUTDOOR SPORT Final Thoughts

"Its Genius!"

The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. Very nice package of accessories. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. More like I wanted plus more!

Overall Score
4.4


(13 Points)

9. DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera Starters Bundle

User Ratings: 66 8

DJI First Impressions

"You can hook it on and go."

The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera Starters Bundle
  • Lightweight and Portable: As the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera DJI has ever designed, the compact and intelligent Osmo Pocket turns any moment into a cinematic memory.
  • 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal: The Osmo Pocket camera is equipped with a remarkable 3-axis stabilized gimbal and a new algorithm that ensures a control accuracy of ±0.005° and maximum control speed of 120°/s.
  • Amazingly Powerful Performance: Osmo Pocket snaps photos in stunning detail, thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° FOV, and f/2.0 aperture. It can also shoot 4K/60fps video at 100Mbps and photos at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 μm for footage worth sharing every time.
  • DJI Mimo: Osmo Pocket is meant for anyone with a story to tell, which is why we developed DJI Mimo. This dedicated app expands your imagination with editing tools and opens the door to a community that inspires your own visual storytelling.
  • Backed by DJI customer support - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

Overall, I think this a great Panasonic Action Camera. This action camera is amazing for the price! But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. I am very happy that I did it.

Overall Score
4.3


(33 Points)

10. SJCAM Action Camera SJ4000 WiFi Wireless Chipset Novatek 96655 4x Digital Zoom Full HD 1080P Sport W...

User Ratings: 60 7

SJCAM SU1903 First Impressions

"First off the quality."

Good and authentic after replacement. For the price this is a great buy. If you have a SJCAM SU1903, then you need this case. Overall an okay Panasonic Action Camera that is probably more hype. The quality and features were more than I expected.

  • SJCAM Action Camera SJ4000 WiFi Wireless Chipset Novatek 96655 4x Digital Zoom Full HD 1080P Sport Waterproof 30m Extra 2 BatterieS
  • ✔Chipset Novatek 96655,170 degree A+ grade HD wide angle. BACK-ILLUMINATED sensor with low-light sensitive night vision for shooting night scene perfectly, 170 degrees ultra wide angle lens for shooting broader vision. 4x Digital Zoom keeps you close to the action. High-definition digital motion video recording device
  • ✔The accessories contain two batteries, and there's another one inside the camera. Three pieces of battery, three times record time and three times enjoyment
  • ✔Ultra compact and lightweight design(59.2*41*29.8mm,58g).Comes with a waterproof case,IP68 waterproof up to 30m for capturing water action
  • ✔BUILT IN WI-FI wireless module: effective distance up to 3-5 meters, apply on your phone or tablet, easily record videos and take photos, upload and share every moment in a timely fashion
  • ✔Perfect for outdoor sports, extreme sports, water sports, home security, car DVR, and diving. 100% Customer satisfaction with service by Vivid View Accessories
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SJCAM SU1903
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SJCAM SU1903 Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

It can attach to his bike and scooter. Great purchase and highly recommended. Very good customer service top notch. It can attach to his bike and scooter. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles.

Overall Score
4.2


(240 Points)

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