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. Swann Swvid-sportm-gl Atom Hd 1080p Action Sports Camera

Swann SWVID-SPORTM-GL First Impressions

"This is my first Swann."

Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! This Panasonic Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started!

  • Swann Swvid-sportm-gl Atom Hd 1080p Action Sports Camera
  • Record action videos by strapping the camera to your head, arms, legs, bike, board, gear, rigging or shoes
  • Capture ultra-wide angle, FULL HD 1080p video at the push of a button
  • Includes durable waterproof case for extreme adventure-seekers
  • Record Time: Up to 1.5 Hours per charge
  • Easy charge via USB - you can even playback footage while charging the camera!
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Swann SWVID-SPORTM-GL
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Swann SWVID-SPORTM-GL Final Thoughts

"This is a great combo."

But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip! It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller!

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

3. 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)

4. 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)

5. Neewer G2 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera with Touch Screen Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 4K/30...

User Ratings: 70 5

Neewer 90094640 First Impressions

"Definitely a good buy."

It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. I just love this little camera! The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size.

  • Neewer G2 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera with Touch Screen Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 4K/30FPS EIS 170 Degree Wide Angle WiFi Sports Cam with Remote/Battery and 50-in-1 Accessories Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: (1) G2 Action Camera; (1) Waterproof Housing; (1) 2.4G Remote Control; (1) Proctive Frame; (1) Backdoor; (1) Bicycle Handlebar Kit; (2) Screw Mount Set; (2) Tripod Mount Adapter; (2) Fastening Strap; (2) Bandage Tether Strap; (1) Lens Cleaning Cloth; (1) J-hook Mount; (4) Ribbon; (1) Wire Cable; (2) Adhesive Mount; (2) 3M Adhesive Pad; (1) USB Cable; (1) Li-ion Battery; (1) User Manual; (1)50-in-1 Accessory Kit
  • TOUCH SCREEN 4K ACTION CAMERA WITH 2 INCH SCREEN: Professional 4K(3840*2160)30FPS, 2.7K(2560* 1440)30FPS, 1080P(1920*1080)60FPS, 720P(1280*720)120FPS and 12MP photo resolution created by high-tech sensor to capture exciting moment for you; 2-inch sensitive touchscreen offers a better operation experience for the end users
  • WIFI ACTION CAMERA: Just download the EZ iCam App on your iOS or Android phone and connect with this action camera. It lets you control your camera remotely. Share the picture and video on social media; WiFi signal ranges up to 33 feet; Place your camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, you can dive below 98 feet
  • WIRELESS WRIST REMOTE CONTROL: Put the remote control on your wrist while installing the sports camera on your helmet, convenient to record moments in places you can't reach. Controlling the camera, framing shots or recording video is convenient. Wireless range up to 33feet, the remote is NOT waterproof
  • 50-in-1 ACTION CAMERA ACCESSORY: This kit includes many mounts, straps, and harnesses, your camera will be safe when you are having fun. You can take it whenever you are in diving, swimming, driving car, climbing, and riding bicycle, etc.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Neewer 90094640
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Neewer 90094640 Final Thoughts

"As far as durability."

Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Get a stainless steel tether. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another.

Overall Score
4.4


(12273 Points)

6. Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera 16MP Vision 3 Underwater Waterproof Camera 170° Wide Angle WiFi Sport...

User Ratings: 66 7

Dragon Touch Vision 3 First Impressions

"The light."

Overall an okay Panasonic Action Camera that is probably more hype. It was quick and I had no issues. This feature alone is the reason I bought the Dragon Touch Vision 3. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well.

  • Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera 16MP Vision 3 Underwater Waterproof Camera 170° Wide Angle WiFi Sports Cam with Remote 2 Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • 4K ACTION CAMERA with 4X ZOOM: Professional 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/60FPS video and 16MP photo resolution enables you to capture exciting moment for you. This action camera also features zoom range from 1.0X to 4.0X.
  • WIRELESS WRIST REMOTE CONTROL: Put the remote control on your wrist while installing the sports camera on your helmet, convenient to record moments in places you can't reach. Wireless range up to 10m(33ft), the remote is not waterproof.
  • WIFI ACTION CAMERA with 2" SCREEN: Save and share your sports action camera moments on the phone/tablet with App XDV, WiFi signal ranges up to 33 feet. 2'' screen allows you to preview the video in action camera.
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA with FREE ACCESSORIES: Place your camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, etc. This underwater camera also comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, charger and accessories which available for most action camera even Gopro.
  • VERSATILE BUT COMPACT: This action camera features multiple functions including driving mode, image rotation, time-lapse, loop recording, slow motion, dramashot, exposure and white balance. Bringing this sports camera to more applicable conditions beyond your expectation. This action camera is not Mac compatible.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dragon Touch Vision 3
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Dragon Touch Vision 3 Final Thoughts

"So exciting!"

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Very good customer service top notch.

Overall Score
4.3


(3618 Points)

7. GoPro HERO8 Black — Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p...

User Ratings: 81

Ritz Gear hero8 First Impressions

"I like the video capability."

This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. This accessory bundle for my Ritz Gear hero8 has a ton of items. Overall an okay Panasonic Action Camera that is probably more hype.

  • GoPro HERO8 Black — Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization with Lexar 128GB U3 Memory Card and Ritz Gear Memory Card Reader
  • GoPro Hero 8 all Accessories + Full USA Warranties PREMIUM RITZ CAMERA BUNDLE INCLUDES:GoPro Hero 8 Action Camera, Lexar 128GB High-Performance U3 MicroSD Video Memory Card, and Ritz Gear Card Reader
  • STREAMLINED DESIGN - The re-imagined shape is more pocketable, and folding fingers at the base let you swap mounts quickly. A new side door makes changing batteries even faster, and the lens is now 2x more impact-resistant.
  • HERO8 BLACK MODS - Vloggers, pro filmmakers and aspiring creators can do more than ever imagined – with quick-loading accessories like flashes, microphones, LCD screens and more. Just add the optional Media Mod to up your capture game.
  • HYPERSMOOTH 2.0 - Smooth just got smoother. Now HERO8 Black has three levels of stabilisation – On, High and Boost – so you can pick the best option for whatever you do. Get the widest views possible, or boost it up to the smoothest video ever offered in a HERO camera. Plus, HyperSmooth works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon levelling.
  • TIMEWARP 2.0 - Capture super-stabilised time lapse videos while you move through an activity. And now, TimeWarp automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. You can even slow down the effect to real time – savouring interesting moments – and then tap to speed it back up.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Ritz Gear hero8
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Ritz Gear hero8 Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. For the price this is a great buy. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling.

Overall Score
4.7


(31 Points)

8. GoPro HERO7 Black Digital Action Camera with 4K HD Video 12MP Photos, SanDisk 32GB Micro SD Card, Ha...

User Ratings: 78 4

PHOTO4LESS CHDHX-701 First Impressions

"Don't take chances."

I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. Cost more than half the price of the drone. I'm looking forward to using this PHOTO4LESS CHDHX-701. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

  • GoPro HERO7 Black Digital Action Camera with 4K HD Video 12MP Photos, SanDisk 32GB Micro SD Card, Hard Case - Gopro Hero 7 Accessory Bundle
  • This GoPro hero 7 Bundle with a Top Value Accessories Kit includes:
  • GoPro hero7: Hyper smooth video stabilization,waterproof without a housing to 33ft (10M),Voice control, 12MP, 4K, 60 fps.
  • SanDisk Extreme 32GB micro SD Card with Adapter - Medium Hard Case,with removeable foam is the perfect way to transport your GoPro cameras without worrying about damage.
  • Gopro Hero 7 Acsessories Kit: Be prepared for all adventures with this kit which includes, Photo4Less Spike Mount (Brown) Head Strap Mount, Chest Strap Mount,Floating Handle.
  • Flexible Tripod, Handheld Extendable Monopod, Tripod Mount, J-Hook Buckle Mount, Hi-Speed SD USB Card Reader.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The PHOTO4LESS CHDHX-701
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PHOTO4LESS CHDHX-701 Final Thoughts

"It recharges quick."

The quality and features were more than I expected. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically.

Overall Score
4.5


(151 Points)

9. GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera w/ Extra Battery and Floating Grip Bundle

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"So far so good."

Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. This little camera will amaze you. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. I will be ordering several more for my personal use!

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera w/ Extra Battery and Floating Grip Bundle
  • This 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

"Well this was a surprise."

Has loads and loads of accessories. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. Amazing video quality and from something so small. Has loads and loads of accessories. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

10. MiGear Extreme X Explorer 1080p Action Camera Bundle with Waterproof Case Black

MiGear Extreme X First Impressions

"Well this was a surprise."

The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. Has a lot to offer at a good price. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! It can attach to his bike and scooter.

  • MiGear Extreme X Explorer 1080p Action Camera Bundle with Waterproof Case Black
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MiGear Extreme X
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MiGear Extreme X Final Thoughts

"It earns 4 stars."

I got this MiGear Extreme X to record our trip’s adventure. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. Overall an okay Panasonic Action Camera that is probably more hype. No need to spend hundreds on something else!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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