Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Panoramic Action Cameras

1. 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 Panoramic 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)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Panoramic Action Cameras

2. Crosstour Action Camera Underwater Cam WiFi 1080P Full HD 12MP Waterproof 30m 2" LCD 170 Degree Wide...

User Ratings: 51

Crosstour CT8000 First Impressions

"Buy with confidence!"

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. I think at this price range, this is a very good Panoramic Action Camera to have. Very good customer service top notch.

  • Crosstour Action Camera Underwater Cam WiFi 1080P Full HD 12MP Waterproof 30m 2" LCD 170 Degree Wide-Angle Sports Camera with 2 Rechargeable 1050mAh Batteries and Mounting Accessory Kits (4K)
  • 4K ULTRA HD ACTION CAM - Ultra HD 4K resolution can make sure you capture high quality pictures and videos easily. And 170°Wide-angle lens will broaden your horizon to a great extent. You can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole world.
  • 30M UNDERWATER CAMERA - Wearing the waterproof case, you can dive up to 30m/98.4ft. Perfect protection from rocks, dust and scratches. No worries for your camera taking in water. Fill yourself with joy of beauties in underwater world.
  • BUILT-IN Wi-Fi SPORTS CAM - After connecting with your phone via Wi-Fi, you can directly operate the camera in iSmart DV APP on your cellphone, such as recording videos, taking pictures. In addition, you can download, delete and view files.
  • 2 INCH LCD HELMET CAMERA - Larger screen size brings you better visual experience. 18 fascinating mounting accessories enable you to mount your camera to helmet, bicycles, wrist, etc. Great companion to shoot your exciting moment.
  • 2 LONG LIFE CAMERA BATTERIES - Equipped with two pieces rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, one battery can record up to 90 minutes. No more worry for power running out during the happy times with your family and friends in a short time.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Crosstour CT8000
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Crosstour CT8000 Final Thoughts

"Loving this purchase!"

The device itself is fabulous. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! These are original Crosstour CT8000 batteries, and charger. When I do I'll post my findings here as well.

Overall Score
4.1


(18 Points)

3. 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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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)

4. 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 Panoramic 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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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Panoramic Action Cameras

5. DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal with SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSDXC Memory Card Bundle

User Ratings: 73

DJI First Impressions

"It is waaay undersized."

There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. The value of all the parts is incredible. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal with SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSDXC Memory Card Bundle
  • 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
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Plus it has has self time."

The device itself is fabulous. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

Overall Score
4.6


(11 Points)

6. DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal with 38-in-1 Action Bundle

User Ratings: 60

K&M CPZM0000009701 First Impressions

"The result was pretty good."

The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. This thing is solid as ever. The quality and features were more than I expected. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal with 38-in-1 Action Bundle
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard DJI Accessories + Limited 1 Year and 6 Month Warranty
  • DJI Box Includes: DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal, USB-C Adapter, Lightning (iOS) Smartphone Adapter, Charging Cable, Cover, Limited 1-Year Warranty for Camera, Handle, Charger, Limited 6-Month Warranty for Battery (< 400 Charge Cycles)
  • Product Highlights: 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
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M CPZM0000009701
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K&M CPZM0000009701 Final Thoughts

"So far so good."

This works well enough, except when I want to use it. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. Overall an okay Panoramic Action Camera that is probably more hype. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing!

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

7. MaxXmove MXM-AC-RIZEH4-S 30fps 4K Action Camera, Silver

MaxXmove MXM-AC-RIZEH4-S First Impressions

"Just a thought."

But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. It is small and takes awesome pictures! But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked.

  • MaxXmove MXM-AC-RIZEH4-S 30fps 4K Action Camera, Silver
  • 4K 30fps and 1080p 60fps Full HD Video Resolutions, 16 Megapixel Image Resolutions ensure high quality videos and photos
  • 170 Degree Wide-Angle Lens, 4X Digital Zoom, 6G+1R Lens for capturing more immersive and panoramic images and videos; Slow Motion Capability, Loop Recording Functionality enabled
  • Comes with Waterproof Protective Case that enables underwater video and photo capture up to 100 feet for all action sports such as diving, snorkeling, surfing, diving, skiing, snowboarding, etc.
  • 2. 0" Full Color LCD Display for real-time, high-quality playback; Long Battery Life of up to 120 minutes of Time
  • Wi-Fi Enabled, HDMI Input for Connecting Multiple Devices (Computers, TV's, Projectors) and supports one TF Card of up to 64GB
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The MaxXmove MXM-AC-RIZEH4-S
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MaxXmove MXM-AC-RIZEH4-S Final Thoughts

"Amazing Panoramic Action Camera!"

Amazing video quality and from something so small. I got this MaxXmove MXM-AC-RIZEH4-S to record our trip’s adventure. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. You can shoot your videos and frame them later.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

8. GoPro MAX Waterproof 360 Camera + Hero Style Video with Touch Screen, Spherical 5.6K30 UHD Video 16....

GoPro MAX First Impressions

"Its Genius!"

Love GoPro, and this mount works great too. Amazing video quality and from something so small. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. My friends are impressed by my work with this Panoramic Action Camera. I was shocked at how small this unit is.

  • GoPro MAX Waterproof 360 Camera + Hero Style Video with Touch Screen, Spherical 5.6K30 UHD Video 16.6MP 360 Photos 1080p Live Streaming Basic Bundle with 64GB microSD Card, Cleaning Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera (CHDHZ-201) | Rechargeable Battery | Curved Adhesive Mount | 2x Protective Lenses | 2x Lens Caps | Microfiber Bag | Mounting Buckle + Thumb Screw | USB-C Cable | SanDisk 64GB Extreme UHS-I Class 10 V30 U3 microSDXC Memory Card with SD Adapter | ProOptic Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • KEY FEATURES: Dual-lens 360 Degree Camera | 5.6K 30fps Video | Single Lens Hero Video | 16.6 MP Photos | Max HyperSmooth Stabilization | Max TimeWarp | Digital Lenses (Max SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow) | Reframe Footage from Your Phone | PowerPano 270-degree Panoramic Images | 6 Built-in 360 Microphones with Directional Audio | Horizon Leveling | Rugged and Waterproof up to 16-Feet (5m) | 1.7-inch Intuitive Touch Screen | 1080p Live Streaming | 2x Slo-Mo | Foldable Mount Fingers
  • The GoPro Max allows for shooting single-lens HERO-style video with unbreakable stabilization or capture immersive 360 video content. You can vlog to the max with shotgun-mic performance and a front-facing screen. Say hello to the new king of stabilization. Max HyperSmooth delivers the smoothest video ever from a GoPro, plus game-changing horizon leveling, when you want it.
  • PowerNano feature lets you capture unbelievable, distortion-free 270-degree panoramic shots with one click. Take PowerPano selfies, action shots and vertical pics, all with a level horizon. With six built-in microphones it combines to capture immersive 360 audio, directional audio for vlogging, wind-noise reduction and the best stereo sound ever from a GoPro.
  • WARRANTY: GoPro Authorized Reseller. Includes a Limited GoPro 1 Year USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro MAX
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

GoPro MAX Final Thoughts

"All in all, A+."

Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. This is a very well-made little camera. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. GoPro MAX Waterproof 360 Camera 5.6K30 UHD Video 16.6MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Travel Bundle wi...

GoPro First Impressions

"Also great battery life."

It is easy to mount the GoPro on and it stays in place. This action camera is amazing for the price! We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

  • GoPro MAX Waterproof 360 Camera 5.6K30 UHD Video 16.6MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Travel Bundle with Grip + Tripod, 32GB microSD Card, Cleaning Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera (CHDHZ-201) | Rechargeable Battery | Curved Adhesive Mount | 2x Protective Lenses | 2x Lens Caps | Microfiber Bag | Mounting Buckle + Thumb Screw | USB-C Cable | GoPro Grip + Tripod for MAX Action Camera (ASBHM-002) | SanDisk 32GB Extreme microSDHC Class 10 U3 Memory Card | ProOptic Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • KEY FEATURES: Dual-lens 360 Degree Camera | 5.6K 30fps Video | Single Lens Hero Video | 16.6 MP Photos | Max HyperSmooth Stabilization | Max TimeWarp | Digital Lenses (Max SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow) | Reframe Footage from Your Phone | PowerPano 270-degree Panoramic Images | 6 Built-in 360 Microphones with Directional Audio | Horizon Leveling | Rugged and Waterproof up to 16-Feet (5m) | 1.7-inch Intuitive Touch Screen | 1080p Live Streaming | 2x Slo-Mo | Foldable Mount Fingers
  • The GoPro Max allows for shooting single-lens HERO-style video with unbreakable stabilization or capture immersive 360 video content. You can vlog to the max with shotgun-mic performance and a front-facing screen. Say hello to the new king of stabilization. Max HyperSmooth delivers the smoothest video ever from a GoPro, plus game-changing horizon leveling, when you want it.
  • PowerNano feature lets you capture unbelievable, distortion-free 270-degree panoramic shots with one click. Take PowerPano selfies, action shots and vertical pics, all with a level horizon. With six built-in microphones it combines to capture immersive 360 audio, directional audio for vlogging, wind-noise reduction and the best stereo sound ever from a GoPro.
  • WARRANTY: GoPro Authorized Reseller. Includes a Limited GoPro 1 Year USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

GoPro Final Thoughts

"As far as durability."

I may have to pick up a second one at this price! Overall, I think this a great Panoramic Action Camera. I cannot say enough great things about this Panoramic Action Camera. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. Love the accessories and the bag.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

10. GoPro MAX Waterproof 360 Camera with Touch Screen, 5.6K30 Video 16.6MP Photos Pro Bundle with Grip +...

GoPro First Impressions

"My only gripe is the stand."

This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. The quality is decent for the size. Get a stainless steel tether. Very good customer service top notch. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool.

  • GoPro MAX Waterproof 360 Camera with Touch Screen, 5.6K30 Video 16.6MP Photos Pro Bundle with Grip + Tripod, Dual Charger, Battery, 32GB microSD Card, Cleaning Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera (CHDHZ-201) | Rechargeable Battery | Curved Adhesive Mount | 2x Protective Lenses | 2x Lens Caps | Microfiber Bag | Mounting Buckle + Thumb Screw | USB-C Cable | GoPro Grip + Tripod for MAX Action Camera (ASBHM-002) | GoPro Dual Battery Charger for Max (ACDBD-001) | Extra Rechargeable Battery (1600mAh) ACBAT-001 | SanDisk 32GB Extreme microSDHC Class 10 U3 Memory Card | ProOptic Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • KEY FEATURES: Dual-lens 360 Degree Camera | 5.6K 30fps Video | Single Lens Hero Video | 16.6 MP Photos | Max HyperSmooth Stabilization | Max TimeWarp | Digital Lenses (Max SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow) | Reframe Footage from Your Phone | PowerPano 270-degree Panoramic Images | 6 Built-in 360 Microphones with Directional Audio | Horizon Leveling | Rugged and Waterproof up to 16-Feet (5m) | 1.7-inch Intuitive Touch Screen | 1080p Live Streaming | 2x Slo-Mo | Foldable Mount Fingers
  • The GoPro Max allows for shooting single-lens HERO-style video with unbreakable stabilization or capture immersive 360 video content. You can vlog to the max with shotgun-mic performance and a front-facing screen. Say hello to the new king of stabilization. Max HyperSmooth delivers the smoothest video ever from a GoPro, plus game-changing horizon leveling, when you want it.
  • WARRANTY: GoPro Authorized Reseller. Includes a Limited GoPro 1 Year USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

GoPro Final Thoughts

"I enjoyed using it."

This is enough for most use cases! It was quick and I had no issues. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. I contacted GoPro customer service and they were amazing. I'm looking forward to using this GoPro .

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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