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

User Ratings: 88

Ritz Gear max First Impressions

"My son loves this."

I cannot say enough great things about this Panasonic Action Camera. I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. The quality and features were more than I expected. Love Ritz Gear, and this mount works great too. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another.

  • GoPro MAX — Waterproof 360 + Traditional Camera with Touch Screen Spherical 5.6K30 HD Video 16.6MP 360 Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization with Lexar 128GB and Ritz Gear Memory 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.
  • 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 Ritz Gear max
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Ritz Gear max Final Thoughts

"This is my first Ritz Gear."

Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. These are original Ritz Gear max batteries, and charger. It can attach to his bike and scooter. It can attach to his bike and scooter. This accessory bundle for my Ritz Gear max has a ton of items.

Overall Score
4.9


(12 Points)

3. DJI Mavic 2 PRO Drone Quadcopter with DJI Smart Controller (W/Touch Screen Display) and Fly More Kit...

User Ratings: 87 5

DJI First Impressions

"It works fine."

Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. I think at this price range, this is a very good Panasonic Action Camera to have. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. This is high quality and you can tell. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling.

  • DJI Mavic 2 PRO Drone Quadcopter with DJI Smart Controller (W/Touch Screen Display) and Fly More Kit Bundle with 3 Batteries, Rugged Carry Case, Filter Set & Must Have Accessories (12 Items)
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! See the bigger picture! The Mavic 2 is the latest flagship consumer drone from DJI. The Mavic 2 PRO is equipped with Hasselblad L1D-20c camera which has iconic Hasselblad image quality. It has 20MP 1" CMOS sensory, with adjustable aperture, f/2.8-f/11, 10-bit Dlog-M colour profile and 10-bit HDR video
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! The Mavic 2 is equipped with OcuSync 2.0 digital video transmission system which is able to transmit 1080p live video up to 8 km. It is also 2.4/5.8 GHz real time auto-switching
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! The Mavic 2 flies faster, longer, and quieter. The flight time is up to 31 min. The max speed in sport mode is up to 72 kph
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! With obstacle sensors on all sides of the aircraft. The Mavic 2's Advaced Pilot Assistance Systems allow the aircraft to actively avoid obstacles in front of and behind it
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! We make the factory package more complete by adding some unique and must have tools to the packages. Please see the description for a list of everything included in this bundle
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"This is my first DJI."

The quality is decent for the size. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. My friends are impressed by my work with this Panasonic Action Camera. Captures all my adventures when I need it to.

Overall Score
4.7


(66 Points)

4. Action Camera Davola 1080P WiFi Sports Camera 12MP Underwater Waterproof Camera with Wide-Angle Lens...

User Ratings: 61 8

Davola DL101 First Impressions

"Great Buy!"

First off I would like to commend Davola. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. The Davola DL101 is very easy to use. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. Very nice package of accessories.

  • Action Camera Davola 1080P WiFi Sports Camera 12MP Underwater Waterproof Camera with Wide-Angle Lens and Mounting Accessory Kits
  • 1080FHD RECORDING & 170°WIDE-ANGLE: This action camera comes with 170° wide-angle lens, that enables wider and accurate motion capture. You can record stunning video footage in 1080FHD and capture high quality images at 12 megapixels.
  • 2 RECHARGERABLE HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERIES: With 2 rechargeable batteries, you can get super long recording time, no more worries about missing any precious moments. Support up to 90 minutes recording time for each battery.
  • 98 FEET WATERPROOF: Equipped with the solid waterproof case(there's one coming with the camera), you can record your moment underwater up to 98 feet with this underwater waterproof camera. Ideal for water sports, such as swimming, diving, snorkeling, surfing, fishing.
  • WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL: With built-in WiFi, it has never been easier to control the sports camera on your smartphone. Just need to scan the QR code in user manual and download the free app to your smartphone.
  • AFTER SALES SERVICE: Please feel free to email us using the information showed in user manual anytime you have issues with our products. We'll respond to you as soon as possible within 24 hours.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Davola DL101
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Davola DL101 Final Thoughts

"Not a scratch on it."

The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! If you have a Davola DL101, then you need this case. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press.

Overall Score
4.2


(589 Points)

5. DRIVE PROOF TOUCH SCREEN CAR CAMERA

User Ratings: 50

KJB First Impressions

"Very good!"

The quality is decent for the size. My friends are impressed by my work with this Panasonic Action Camera. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member.

  • DRIVE PROOF TOUCH SCREEN CAR CAMERA
  • Two 720P HD Video Cameras
  • Touch Screen 4.3in LCD Monitor
  • Motion Activation
  • Automatic shutdown to keep from depleting battery
  • Playback on your computer or the LCD screen
  • Editor's Impressions Of The KJB
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KJB Final Thoughts

"The light."

I will be ordering several more for my personal use! I contacted KJB customer service and they were amazing. The value of all the parts is incredible. It is small and takes awesome pictures! Get a stainless steel tether.

Overall Score
4.0


(2 Points)

6. VTech Kidizoom Action Cam Case

User Ratings: 74 3

VTech 80-242900 First Impressions

"I just received my VTech 80-242900."

The value of all the parts is incredible. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. This is a very well-made little camera. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling.

  • VTech Kidizoom Action Cam Case
  • Take your Kidizoom Action Cam and accessories with you everywhere in this durable underwater camera carrying case
  • The outdoor adventure camera case has padded spaces to hold the camera and several action cam mounts
  • Zipper pockets for kids camera accessories and bike mount; camera for kids case is handy for holding USB cable, memory cards and more
  • Camera case has a handle and adjustable strap so you can safely take your camera everywhere; the case strap is detachable
  • Intended for boys and girls ages 4 to 9 years; Action Cam and mounts sold separately
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VTech 80-242900
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VTech 80-242900 Final Thoughts

"Now they are fantastic."

This Panasonic Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! This accessory bundle for my VTech 80-242900 has a ton of items. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. The value of all the parts is incredible.

Overall Score
4.5


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

9. Sports Camera Sports Video 4K WiFi Action Cam 12 MP Underwater Camcorder HD 1080P and 2 Batteries 17...

SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869468 First Impressions

"Excellent!"

So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. Very nice package of accessories. Very good customer service top notch.

  • Sports Camera Sports Video 4K WiFi Action Cam 12 MP Underwater Camcorder HD 1080P and 2 Batteries 170° Wide-Angle Yellow
  • ✔ Ultra 4k and 170°HD wide-angle lens action camera: For filming every moment of your life, Capture breath-taking moments and footage of every adventure. 170 degrees ultra wide angle lens for shooting broader vision. Back-illuminated sensor with low-light sensitive night vision for shooting night scene perfectly, Share your world in a fantastic resolution.
  • ✔ It can be up to a depth of 30 meters, You can have a seabed tour and surfing, free shot, bringing amazing movement and enjoyable shooting experience, No any burden when rock climbing, diving and other extreme sports, vehicle-mounted recording, take pictures underwater, From your bike, your car, or screwed onto a helmet, home security, etc
  • ✔ Longer Battery Life and warranty and with a full set of equipment: Action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 900mAh batteries, each 900mAh battery can record up to 90 minutes. Support external high speed SD card max to 32GB.
  • ✔ Built-In WIFI wireless module: Effective distance up to 3-5meters, Apply on your phone or tablet, easily record videos and take photos, Android or IOS devices all supported.
  • ✔ The sport camera comes with a full three-year warranty, If you have any problems, Please contact us and we will take care of it immediately.
  • Batteries: 900 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869468
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SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869468 Final Thoughts

"See the pics yourself."

This action camera is amazing for the price! Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. The SOUTHSTARDIGITAL 869468 is very easy to use.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

10. Andoer AN9000R WiFi Action Sports Camera 4K 16MP 2 inch Touchscreen 170° Wide Angle Lens with Remot...

Andoer First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. Very good customer service top notch. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs.

  • Andoer AN9000R WiFi Action Sports Camera 4K 16MP 2 inch Touchscreen 170° Wide Angle Lens with Remote Control and Waterproof Hard Case
  • Adopt for Allwinner V3 chipset and for Sony 179 CMOS sensor, high technology ensure excellent image quality and video smoothness.Support 4K 25fps/ 1080P 60fps/ 720P 120fps stunning video recording, the image can be rotated.
  • Enjoy more fun with Time Lapse/ Loop Recording/ Slow Motion shooting modes. Support up to 16MP photography, with Timed / Auto/ Drama modes.
  • 170° super wide angle HD lens offer a wider vision for group/more scene.2inch touchscreen for easy operation and real-time monitor; 4X digital zoom help to magnify scene from remote.
  • Comes with a wearable remote control, effective distance 10m/32.8ft.The camera housing waterproof 40m, great for diving/swimming & etc water activities.
  • Compact and small, with multiple mounting accessories and a portable hard case.Built-in WiFi, you can share photos with friends instantly.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Andoer
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Andoer Final Thoughts

"Thank you!"

Video stabilization is astonishing. This accessory bundle for my Andoer has a ton of items. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. Amazing video quality and from something so small. This is a very well-made little camera.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

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