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. AimCam Pro 2i- Fully Loaded Kit (Camo / 16GB)

AimCam First Impressions

"Its Genius!"

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. The AimCam is very easy to use. Video stabilization is astonishing.

  • AimCam Pro 2i- Fully Loaded Kit (Camo / 16GB)
  • New Features- Vibration Feed When Operating / Take A 12MP Still Photo Via AimCam Buttons
  • SONY 8MP Fully Adjustable Micro Camera With Fast Iris Reponse
  • 1080P 30FPS / 720P 60FPS / FOV 62 Degrees for Human Eye Realist Capture
  • WiFi Enabled- Live Stream, Download, Control Your AimCam Via The AimCam APP
  • Z87+ Impact Resistant Lenses With 100% UV Protection
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AimCam
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AimCam Final Thoughts

"Battery life is not tested."

Has a lot to offer at a good price. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. The quality and features were more than I expected.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. 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 Panasonic 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)

4. Xiaomi YDXJ01FM Mi 4K Action Camera, 2.4” Touchscreen WiFi Sports Camera with Sony Image Sensor, 1...

User Ratings: 59 3

Xiaomi YDXJ01FM First Impressions

"Go figure."

We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. The quality is decent for the size. The quality and features were more than I expected. Love the accessories and the bag. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead.

  • Xiaomi YDXJ01FM Mi 4K Action Camera, 2.4” Touchscreen WiFi Sports Camera with Sony Image Sensor, 145° Wide Angle 4K/30fps 1080P/100fps Video Raw Image, Black
  • 【Vivid Interpretation】Xiaomi Mi 4K Camera records 4k/30fps, 1080p/100fps, 720p/200fps video, and 8MP raw images with a build-in IMX317 image sensor( 1. 62um/single-pixel point) from Sony and Ambarella chip A12S75; Equipped with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) can capture super-smooth footage at 4k/30fps, to ensure excellent experience in shooting fast-moving objects
  • 【Non-stop Shooting】High capacity 1450mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery records up to 120mins of 4K/30fps video with a single charge. Without the battery, use Mi Power Bank Pro 10000mAh to power up the camera via USB port. High performing cooling system prevents Mi 4K Action Camera of overheating and enables stable video recording
  • 【Intuitive Touchscreen】Built-in 2. 4” high responsive LCD touchscreen with 960x480 high resolution for easy setting, previewing and shooting. The touchscreen is made with Gorilla Glass Retina to resist scratches and daily impact
  • 【Instant Sharing】Built-in 4. 1 Bluetooth and high speed 5GHz/2. 4GHz WiFi support for wireless remote control and the Mi Home App for instant photo and video editing, sharing and live streaming to social media
  • 【Advanced Features】Flexible settings of ISO/WB/SHUTTER/EV/METER for 12MP raw file help you produce high-quality images even in low-light condition; Multi record/capture modes, including time-lapse, slow-motion, burst, etc, get more creative and fun
  • 【Package Include】Action Camera x 1, Battery x 1, USB Cable x 1, User Manual x 1. Please note: Micro-SD card, waterproof case and other accessories are not included. Recommended SD card: Kingston SDCA3 U3 32G, SanDisk Extreme PRO U3 32G, SanDisk Extreme U3 32G.
  • Lens Type: Extension-Tube
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Xiaomi YDXJ01FM
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Xiaomi YDXJ01FM Final Thoughts

"Did I mention."

The value of all the parts is incredible. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! This feature alone is the reason I bought the Xiaomi YDXJ01FM. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. If you have a Xiaomi YDXJ01FM, then you need this case.

Overall Score
4.3


(163 Points)

5. 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)

6. DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Essential Bundle with Osmo...

User Ratings: 75

DJI Osmo Pocket First Impressions

"Plus it has has self time."

The new form factor and weight are fantastic! If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Captures all my adventures when I need it to.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Essential Bundle with Osmo Pocket Expansion Kit Part 13, Polar Pro Filters, 32GB microSD
  • KIT INCLUDES: DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld Gimbal Camcorder | USB-C Adapter | Lightning (iOS) Smartphone Adapter | Charging Cable | Cover | DJI Osmo Pocket Controller Wheel | Wireless Module | Accessory Mount | Polar Pro Standard Series 3-Pack Filter Kit ND8, ND16 & ND32 | Samsung 32GB microSD Card
  • KEY FEATURES: 4K Ultra HD Recording at 60fps | 1/2.3-Inch Sensor | 1.55 Mu m Pixel Size | 140 Minute Max Battery Life | Compact, 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal | T-Type Cooling System | FPV Mode | ActiveTrack Facial Tracking | 3x3 Panorama Photos | Motionlapse | Nightshot | Still Images at 12 Megapixels | Single-Handed Design | H x W x D 4.8” x 1.10” x 1.5” (121.9 x 28.6 x 36.9mm) | Weighs only 4.10oz (116g)
  • Osmo Pocket transforms all your life's moments into wonderful images. It snaps photos in stunning detail, thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80 deg. 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 Mu m for footage worth sharing every time. Osmo Pocket uses a samll 3-axis mechanical handheld gimbal. It precisely adjusts for your movements in real time turning your video captures into a movie-like scene.
  • Osmo Pocket includes a Universal Port is the door to further creativity. This multifunctional expansion interface connects Osmo Pocket to your smartphone, as well as an ever-growing suite of accessories that sets you free to film in any way. For perfectly quiet performance, Osmo Pocket takes advantage of a fanless, passive cooling solution that dissipates heat evenly, ensuring long-term performance and stability.
  • DJI Mimo editing suite was designed for all types of users to enhance their content with a professional touch. My Story lets you set the tone of your video with templates, filters, music and watermark stickers in a single tap. WARRANTY: DJI Authorized Reseller. Includes a DJI 1 Year Warranty (6 Months on Battery)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI Osmo Pocket
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DJI Osmo Pocket Final Thoughts

"I like the video capability."

This works well enough, except when I want to use it. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses.

Overall Score
4.4


(15 Points)

7. 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 Panasonic 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)

8. Campark X20 4K Action Camera 20MP with EIS Touch Screen Remote Control Waterproof Camera 30M 170° A...

User Ratings: 65 6

Campark X20 First Impressions

"This is my first Campark."

I got this Campark X20 to record our trip’s adventure. This is enough for most use cases! Has a lot to offer at a good price. The device itself is fabulous. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it.

  • Campark X20 4K Action Camera 20MP with EIS Touch Screen Remote Control Waterproof Camera 30M 170° Adjustable View Angle 2 Batteries and Accessories Kit Compatible with GoPro
  • 4K HD & 2.0" TOUCH SCREEN: Featuring 4K/24fps, 2K/30fps and 1080P/60fps video resolutions, the Campark X20 action camera records ultra HD videos and incredible photos; A 2.0" touch screen lets you quickly switch between modes to take the perfect shot and check your footage, while the 0.96" vice screen makes it easy to check camera status (mode/battery level/video length) while recording.
  • ANTI-SHAKING & ADJUSTABLE VIEWING ANGLE: Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) makes the X20 sports camera an excellent choice for recording fast-moving objects and outdoor activities, while you control the shot with wide (170°), middle or narrow angles.
  • SPORTS CAMERA WITH WIFI & REMOTE CONTROL: Edit and share your videos on your smartphone with the free “CamKing” app; The Campark X20 gives you a WIFI range up to 10 meters and the 2.4G wrist remote control makes it easy to control the camera while skiing, cycling, swimming, drafting, or any outdoor activity imaginable.
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA WITH VALUABLE ACCESSORIES: Included waterproof case keeps the 4K camera safe in water up to 100 feet; Included in the package is 2 batteries, remote control wristband, and an accessory kit comparable with a GoPro.
  • PERFECT GIFT FOR EVERYONE: The strong, small and lightweight Campark X20 is perfect for any occasion, making it easy to capture all the important moments with family and friends; The X20 comes with a 45-day refund policy,12-month warranty within 24 months, and professional after-sales service. Buy with confidence!
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Campark X20
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Campark X20 Final Thoughts

"Very well made rig."

Get a stainless steel tether. It was quick and I had no issues. Very good customer service top notch. Cost more than half the price of the drone. If you have a Campark X20, then you need this case.

Overall Score
4.4


(1246 Points)

9. BRINNO TLC200PRO HDR TIME Lapse Video Camera and ATH120 Weather Resistant HOUSING Bundle - Ideal for...

User Ratings: 64 6

Brinno TLC200PRO+ATH120 First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. I contacted Brinno customer service and they were amazing. It is easy to mount the Brinno on and it stays in place. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it.

  • BRINNO TLC200PRO HDR TIME Lapse Video Camera and ATH120 Weather Resistant HOUSING Bundle - Ideal for Home School, Work from Home - Flexible Schedule Setup-Weatherproofing for Outdoor Environments
  • PROFESSIONAL GRADE: Capture the perfect shot or chronicling your activities, big project while the ATH120 keeps your equipment safe. Freedom and flexibility to capture any shot, anytime, anywhere, your creativity can be unleashed while in self isolation.
  • WEATHERPROOF CASE: The ATH120 housing fits our TLC200 Pro camera and designed to keep your equipment safe and protected in virtually any climate and any location. Keep unwanted moisture, sand, and dust away to guarantee you always get the perfect shot.
  • SET IT & FORGET IT: While in quarantine you can home school, work from home & not miss anything. Case is designed to complement the hands-off technology by protecting your camera even in the worst weather conditions.
  • TIME LAPSE CAMERA: Select a time interval from 1 sec-24hr for your activities & next project to ensure you don’t miss anything. Ready to view technology, it creates the AV1file in the camera so it is instantly available with no post-processing required.
  • TRUSTED BRAND: Never miss a shot – Brinno is a full-service company that provides customers with regular firmware. We know you'll love our camera as much as we do, that is why we include a 30-day money-back guarantee and a limited 1-yr warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Brinno TLC200PRO+ATH120
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Brinno TLC200PRO+ATH120 Final Thoughts

"Great Panasonic Action Camera."

The device itself is fabulous. Video stabilization is astonishing. Overall an okay Panasonic Action Camera that is probably more hype. Has a lot to offer at a good price. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case.

Overall Score
4.2


(51 Points)

10. DJI OSMO Action – Dual Touch Display Waterproof Digital Action Camera with 4K HD Video 12MP Photos...

User Ratings: 62 9

FS TFSTOYS OSMO Action First Impressions

"Which brings up the point."

I will be ordering several more for my personal use! There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing!

  • DJI OSMO Action – Dual Touch Display Waterproof Digital Action Camera with 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization (128GB Memory)
  • Front-facing display with RockSteady stabilization, making it much easier to capture selfie videos.
  • 12-megapixel camera capable of 4K 60 fps video at 100 Mbps or 240 fps video at 1080
  • water-resistant at depths of up to 36', making it a perfect underwater companion
  • Crisp 2.25" touchscreen display on back with 640 x 360 resolution; additional 320 x 320 resolution display on front.
  • OSMO Action with Extra SanDisk Extreme 128 GB Card, plus tfstoys Cleaning cloth
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FS TFSTOYS OSMO Action
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FS TFSTOYS OSMO Action Final Thoughts

"Great pix."

Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this FS TFSTOYS OSMO Action. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling.

Overall Score
4.2


(29 Points)

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