Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Pocket Action Cameras

1. GoPro Hero8 Black Holiday Bundle - Includes Hero8 Black Camera plus Shorty, Head Strap, 32GB SD Card...

User Ratings: 85 4

GoPro CHDRB-801 First Impressions

"Love the layout."

It is easy to mount the GoPro on and it stays in place. My friends are impressed by my work with this Pocket Action Camera. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip! This works well enough, except when I want to use it.

  • GoPro Hero8 Black Holiday Bundle - Includes Hero8 Black Camera plus Shorty, Head Strap, 32GB SD Card, and 2 Rechargeable Batteries
  • Streamlined design: The reimagined 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.
  • HyperSmooth 2. 0: Smooth just got smoother. Now Hero8 Black has three levels of stabilization—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 2. 0 works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon leveling.
  • TimeWarp 2.0: Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move through an activity. And now, TimeWarp 2.0 automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. You can even slow down the effect to real time—savoring interesting moments—and then tap to speed it back up.
  • LiveBurst: Record the moments 1.5 seconds before and after your shot, so you can choose the best single frame for the perfect photo—or an awesome shareable video.
  • What's in the bundle: GoPro HERO8 camera, Shorty, head strap, 32GB SD card, and 2 rechargeable batteries.
  • Video Capture Resolution: 4K Uhd 2160P
  • Lens Type: Fisheye
  • Batteries: 1 A batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDRB-801
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GoPro CHDRB-801 Final Thoughts

"You don't need it."

I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. This Pocket Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! Cost more than half the price of the drone. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast.

Overall Score
4.7


(624 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Pocket Action Cameras

2. DBPOWER EX5000 Action Camera , 14MP 1080P HD WiFi Waterproof Sports Cam 2 Inch LCD Screen , 170 Degr...

User Ratings: 66 8

DBPOWER ODBO0775FBA1 First Impressions

"This is great."

The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. This Pocket Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time.

  • DBPOWER EX5000 Action Camera , 14MP 1080P HD WiFi Waterproof Sports Cam 2 Inch LCD Screen , 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens , 98ft Underwater DV Camcorder With 16 Accessories Kits (A-Action camera)
  • REAL 1080P 30 FPS FULL-HD SPORTS CAMERA: Capture it all with this pocket-sized portable action camera that offers real 1080P HD 30 fps recording and 14-megapixel photos for awesome image quality. It can also record 720p 30 fps or WVGA or VGA. This camera guarantees you lifelike videos with high detail. Get creative and capture and share your world in high definition anywhere.
  • 2-INCH HD LCD DISPLAY & 170° ULTRA WIDE-ANGLE LENS: The 2" HD LCD screen allows you to playback your captured video, as well as offering a convenient and easy way to both frame and shoot your videos. The 170° ultra wide-angle lens will capture everything you could desire and more.
  • BUILT-IN WI-FI, APP & LONG OPERATING TIME: Sharing & editing videos and images taken on an action camera has never been easier with the free app (FinalCam). Download it to your smartphone or tablet then connect with this camera’s Wi-Fi. You can take full control of the camera through the app for ultimate versatility. 2 rechargeable 900mAh batteries, double recording time and double enjoyment. A fully charged battery can record for about 90 mins. (Actual recording time depends on selected functions)
  • WATERPROOF TO DEPTHS OF 30 METERS: The included durable waterproof case can endure depths of up to 30 meters. Place your DBPOWER action camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it. Then you can capture all your water sports action such as diving, swimming, rafting, surfing and snorkeling, etc.
  • MULTIPLE MOUNTS AND ACCESSORIES: Comes with a multitude of fascinating mounts and accessories, making the camera available to shoot many kinds of sports, such as cycling, motorcycling, driving, running, climbing, diving, skiing and snorkeling etc.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DBPOWER ODBO0775FBA1
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DBPOWER ODBO0775FBA1 Final Thoughts

"My only gripe is the stand."

The value of all the parts is incredible. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. I think at this price range, this is a very good Pocket Action Camera to have. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam!

Overall Score
4.3


(607 Points)

3. DJI OSMO Pocket Part 13 - Expansion Kit

User Ratings: 79 3

DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 First Impressions

"It is a great Pocket Action Camera."

I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. And the image on the DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 itself is sharp and clear. I'm looking forward to using this DJI CP.OS.00000005.01. This accessory bundle for my DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 has a ton of items.

  • DJI OSMO Pocket Part 13 - Expansion Kit
  • DJI OSMO pocket part 13 - expansion kit
  • Precise gimbal control
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.OS.00000005.01
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DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 Final Thoughts

"Cross your fingers."

Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! I think at this price range, this is a very good Pocket Action Camera to have. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. If you have a DJI CP.OS.00000005.01, then you need this case.

Overall Score
4.6


(452 Points)

4. 2019 DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal with Integrated 4K Camera Bundle, Comes 128GB Extreme Mi...

User Ratings: 81 2

DJI First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. And the image on the DJI itself is sharp and clear. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

  • 2019 DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal with Integrated 4K Camera Bundle, Comes 128GB Extreme Micro SD
  • Sold by DJI Authorized Dealer, Come with SanDisk 128GB Extreme Micro SD, VanCityUAV Cleaning Cloth Bundle
  • Osmo Pocket Vlog Camera Up to 4K Video at 60 fps, up to 100 Mb/s, 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
  • DJI Osmo Pocket Action Gimbal Camera with 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, Single Handed Vlog Design
  • Compact 4.1 oz, 4.8" High Design, 12MP JPEG or DNG Raw Still Photos. Feature: FPV, ActiveTrack, 3X3 Panorama, Motionlapse, NightShot
  • ***Minimum requirements: iOS 10.0: iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone se Android 5.0: Samsung Note 8, Samsung S9+, Samsung S9, Samsung S8+, Samsung S8, HUAWEI P20, HUAWEI P10, HUAWEI, mate 10 Pro, HUAWEI mate 10, Huawei mate 9 Pro, honor 10, Honor 9, vivo NEX, Mi mix 2S, Mi 8, Mi6, one plus 5T, Google Pixel 2XL, Google Pixel 2.***
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Fun camera for kids."

Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! It is easy to mount the DJI on and it stays in place. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation.

Overall Score
4.7


(152 Points)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Pocket Action Cameras

5. DJI Osmo Pocket 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated 4K Camera, Comes DJI Osmo Shield(2 Years Wt...

User Ratings: 81 2

DJI First Impressions

"It earns 4 stars."

More like I wanted plus more! The value of all the parts is incredible. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. This accessory bundle for my DJI has a ton of items. This is a very well-made little camera.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated 4K Camera, Comes DJI Osmo Shield(2 Years Wty), 128GB Extreme Micro SD, Attachable to Android(USB Type C), iPhone
  • Sold by DJI Authorized Dealer VanCityUAV, comes DJI Osmo Shield (2 Years Warranty), SanDisk 128GB Extreme Micro SD, VanCityUAV Cleaning Kit
  • DJI Osmo Shield Extends Your Osmo Pocket Warranty from 1 year to 2 Years
  • Gimbal Camera with 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, Up to 4K Video at 60 fps, up to 100 Mb/s
  • Compact 4.1 oz, 4.8" High Design, 12MP JPEG or DNG Raw Still Photos
  • ***Minimum Requirements: iOS 10.0: iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone se Android 5.0: Samsung Note 8, Samsung S9+, Samsung S9, Samsung S8+, Samsung S8, HUAWEI P20, HUAWEI P10, HUAWEI, mate 10 Pro, HUAWEI mate 10, Huawei mate 9 Pro, honor 10, Honor 9, vivo NEX, Mi mix 2S, Mi 8, Mi6, one plus 5T, Google Pixel 2XL, Google Pixel 2.***
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Maybe several weeks."

DJI wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. The DJI is very easy to use. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. Very good customer service top notch.

Overall Score
4.7


(152 Points)

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

User Ratings: 79 6

GoPro AMZGOPCHDHX801D First Impressions

"I'm terribly impressed."

The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. More like I wanted plus more! I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today.

  • GoPro HERO8 Black Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live with Accessory Bundle + 2 Extra GoPro USA Batteries + Sandisk 64GB MicroSDHC U3 + Ritz Gear Reader
  • Streamlined design - The reimagined 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 yourcapture game.
  • Time Warp 2. 0 - Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move through an activity. And now, Time Warp automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. You can even slow down the effect to real time—savoring interesting moments—and then tap to speed it back up.
  • Hyper Smooth 2. 0 - Smooth just got smoother. Now HERO8 Black has three levels of stabilization—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, Hyper Smooth works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon leveling.
  • Live Burst - Record the moments 1. 5 seconds before and after your shot, so you can choose the best single frame for the perfect photo—or an awesome shareable video.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro AMZGOPCHDHX801D
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GoPro AMZGOPCHDHX801D Final Thoughts

"Love the layout."

Love GoPro, and this mount works great too. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. It can attach to his bike and scooter. For the price this is a great buy. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous!

Overall Score
4.5


(142 Points)

7. DJI Osmo Pocket - 4K/60FPS Handheld 3-Axis Action Camera with 64 GB Extreme microSD Card Ultimate Bu...

User Ratings: 78 7

FS TFSTOYS First Impressions

"Working good so far."

On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. I cannot say enough great things about this Pocket Action Camera. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket - 4K/60FPS Handheld 3-Axis Action Camera with 64 GB Extreme microSD Card Ultimate Bundle
  • Small size, weighs 116g and can let you film up to 140 minutes
  • With a 1/2.3-inch sensor, Osmo Pocket can shoot 4K/60fps video at 100 Mbps and photos at 12MP with a pixel size of 1.55μm.
  • 1-inch integrated touch screen provides a high quality live view as well as the ability to toggle through the various shooting modes, adjust settings, review footage and gain access to a full suite of creative features like ActiveTrack, Motionlapse, Panorama and FPV mode.In Stock, arrive before Christmas!
  • Osmo Pocket includes a universal port which allows the users to connect the smartphone as well as a wide range of accessories.
  • In the bundle: DJI Osmo Pocket with full DJI accessories, extra large hard case, extreme 64gb Memory card, Phone Adapter, mini Tripod, Osmo Pocket Holder et al
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FS TFSTOYS
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FS TFSTOYS Final Thoughts

"I expected that."

If you have a FS TFSTOYS , then you need this case. I cant give the FS TFSTOYS enough stars. I contacted FS TFSTOYS customer service and they were amazing. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. This accessory bundle for my FS TFSTOYS has a ton of items.

Overall Score
4.5


(86 Points)

8. OSMO Pocket - 4K/60FPS Handheld 3-Axis Action Camera with128 GB Extreme microSD Card

User Ratings: 78 7

FS TFSTOYS First Impressions

"Battery life is not tested."

No need to spend hundreds on something else! Also, the customer service is very good! So I definitely like this Pocket Action Camera as well. Great purchase and highly recommended. This feature alone is the reason I bought the FS TFSTOYS .

  • OSMO Pocket - 4K/60FPS Handheld 3-Axis Action Camera with128 GB Extreme microSD Card
  • Small size, weighs 116g and can let you film up to 140 minutes
  • With a 1/2.3-inch sensor, Osmo Pocket can shoot 4K/60fps video at 100 Mbps and photos at 12MP with a pixel size of 1.55μm.
  • 1-inch integrated touch screen provides a high quality live view as well as the ability to toggle through the various shooting modes, adjust settings, review footage and gain access to a full suite of creative features like ActiveTrack, Motionlapse, Panorama and FPV mode.In Stock, arrive before Christmas!
  • Osmo Pocket includes a universal port which allows the users to connect the smartphone as well as a wide range of accessories.
  • In the bundle: DJI Osmo Pocket, Carrying Case, Smartphone Adapter (USB-C), Smartphone Adapter (Lightning), Power Cable, 128 gb Extreme SD card and TFSToys Cleaning Cloth.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FS TFSTOYS
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FS TFSTOYS Final Thoughts

"Thank you FS TFSTOYS!"

FS TFSTOYS wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. I cannot say enough great things about this Pocket Action Camera. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip!

Overall Score
4.5


(86 Points)

9. 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 Pocket 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)

10. GoPro Hero8 Black Action Camera with Accessory Bundle - Sandisk 64gb U3 Memory Card, 2 X GoPro USA B...

User Ratings: 86 2

GoPro hero 8 First Impressions

"It earns 4 stars."

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. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. Very nice package of accessories. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had.

  • GoPro Hero8 Black Action Camera with Accessory Bundle - Sandisk 64gb U3 Memory Card, 2 X GoPro USA Batteries and Cleaning Cloth
  • Streamlined design - The reimagined 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 yourcapture game.
  • Time Warp 2. 0 - Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move through an activity. And now, Time Warp automatically adjusts speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. You can even slow down the effect to real time—savoring interesting moments—and then tap to speed it back up.
  • Hyper Smooth 2. 0 - Smooth just got smoother. Now HERO8 Black has three levels of stabilization—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, Hyper Smooth works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon leveling.
  • Live Burst - Record the moments 1. 5 seconds before and after your shot, so you can choose the best single frame for the perfect photo—or an awesome shareable video.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro hero 8
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GoPro hero 8 Final Thoughts

"Which brings up the point."

Video stabilization is astonishing. The value of all the parts is incredible. I got this GoPro hero 8 to record our trip’s adventure. Here's a few underwater pictures from my trip! This thing is solid as ever.

Overall Score
4.7


(61 Points)

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