Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Small Action Cameras

1. GoPro HERO3: Black Edition

User Ratings: 66 9

GoPro CHDHX-301 First Impressions

"Win win."

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. Very good customer service top notch. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. The whole outlook and vintage and nice.

  • GoPro HERO3: Black Edition
  • Versatile shooting modes for pros
  • More detail in brightly-lit areas
  • Wi-Fi built in
  • Lighter and smaller
  • Reduced fogging in the housing
  • Batteries: Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHX-301
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GoPro CHDHX-301 Final Thoughts

"The result was pretty good."

So I definitely like this Small Action Camera as well. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. I got this GoPro CHDHX-301 to record our trip’s adventure. First off I would like to commend GoPro. Very good customer service top notch.

Overall Score
4.2


(2820 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Small Action Cameras

2. GoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition

User Ratings: 68 9

GoPro CHDHN-302 First Impressions

"Great Buy!"

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. So I definitely like this Small Action Camera as well. Good and authentic after replacement. This is enough for most use cases! It was quick and I had no issues.

  • GoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition
  • 15 Percent smaller and lighter housing (waterproof to 131 feet /40 meter)
  • 2x faster image processor enables 1080p60 and 720p120 fps video
  • Enhanced low light performance
  • 30 Percent longer battery life
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHN-302
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GoPro CHDHN-302 Final Thoughts

"Christmas gift."

Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. I am very happy that I did it. When I do I'll post my findings here as well.

Overall Score
4.3


(1791 Points)

3. Deyard Accessories Kit for GoPro Hero 7(Only Black)/HD(2018)/6/5 with Shockproof Small Case Waterpro...

User Ratings: 68 4

Deyard FBA_D068 First Impressions

"Buy more batteries."

Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. If you have a Deyard FBA_D068, then you need this case. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star.

  • Deyard Accessories Kit for GoPro Hero 7(Only Black)/HD(2018)/6/5 with Shockproof Small Case Waterproof Case Screen Protector Bundle for GoPro Hero 7 black/ Hero HD(2018)/Hero 6/Hero 5
  • Compared to other waterproof cases, Deyard upgraded waterproof case is not necessary to remove the cover lens before placing the camera in the case, which is convenient and time-saving.
  • The waterproof case for GoPro Hero 7(Not Compatible with Hero 7 White/Silver)/Hero 5 /Hero 6 is extremely durable and water resistant to 45 meters. Ideal for diving, snorkeling, and other underwater activities.
  • Give your action-cam to set the home that it deserves, with this case. Keeps your camera safe and sound from scratching, shock and dust.
  • The red filter is professional color correction for blue and tropical water. Anti-fog insert prevents lens fog in cold and humid environment.
  • Screen protector and lens cap keep the camera from daily scratches, dust, scrapes, and normal signs of wear.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Deyard FBA_D068
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Deyard FBA_D068 Final Thoughts

"Awesome camera!"

If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Love the accessories and the bag. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. I am very happy that I did it.

Overall Score
4.4


(1691 Points)

4. 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)

Honorable Mentions - More Top Selling Small Action Cameras

5. POV Case 3.0 Small black - suitable for GoPro HD Hero 4, 3+, 3, 2

User Ratings: 60 4

SP Gadgets 52030 First Impressions

"But it is all good."

But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. For the price this is a great buy. Overall, I think this a great Small Action Camera. No need to spend hundreds on something else! If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another.

  • POV Case 3.0 Small black - suitable for GoPro HD Hero 4, 3+, 3, 2
  • Compact and easy to use
  • Perfectly shaped compartments for your GoPro camera & accessories
  • Sleek and Lightweight
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SP Gadgets 52030
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SP Gadgets 52030 Final Thoughts

"Everything is great."

We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. My friends are impressed by my work with this Small Action Camera. This is enough for most use cases!

Overall Score
4.3


(1137 Points)

6. SP Gadgets POV Case 3.0 for GoPro (Small, Blue)

User Ratings: 60 4

SP Gadgets 52031 First Impressions

"Five Stars!"

But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. Amazing video quality and from something so small. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. Love the accessories and the bag.

  • SP Gadgets POV Case 3.0 for GoPro (Small, Blue)
  • Compatible with HERO, HERO2, HERO3, HERO3+ and HERO4 cameras
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.7 x 2.7 in
  • Waterproof: no
  • Recommended Use: travel, storage
  • Material: [case] nylon, [padding] foam, [lining] velour
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SP Gadgets 52031
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SP Gadgets 52031 Final Thoughts

"Cheers!"

I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. This action camera is amazing for the price! A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star.

Overall Score
4.3


(1137 Points)

7. GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera with GoPro Sports Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Chesty, Hand...

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"Upload your footage daily."

It is easy to mount the K&M on and it stays in place. Great purchase and highly recommended. No need to spend hundreds on something else! I got this K&M to record our trip’s adventure. This little camera will amaze you.

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera with GoPro Sports Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Chesty, Handlebar/Seatpost/Pole Mount, Large + Small Rubber Insert, Vertical Mounting Buckle, and Compact
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera 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.
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Black) Action Camera Highlights: 4K60/50, 2.7K120/100 & 1080p240/200, 12MP Still Photos with Selectable HDR, HyperSmooth Video Stabilization, Direct Live Streaming to Facebook Live.
  • GoPro Sports Kit Box Includes: Chesty (Performance Chest Mount), Handlbar/Seatpost/Pole Mount, Large Rubber Insert, Small Rubber Insert, Vertical Mounting Buckle, Thumb Screw, and Compact Case.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M
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K&M Final Thoughts

"The features are great."

But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. This action camera is amazing for the price! More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. More like I wanted plus more!

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

8. GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Sports Kit Essential Bundle: Includes Chesty, Handleb...

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"It worked great."

Very good customer service top notch. These are original K&M batteries, and charger. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. The K&M is very easy to use. These are original K&M batteries, and charger.

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Sports Kit Essential Bundle: Includes Chesty, Handlebar/Seatpost/Pole Mount, Large + Small Rubber Insert, Vertical Mounting Buckle, and Compact
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Silver, The Frame for HERO7 Silver, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB Type-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty.
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera Highlights: Record 4K30, 1440p60, and 1080p60 Video, Capture 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps, Built-In Video Stabilization, Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media.
  • GoPro Sport Kit Box Includes: Chesty (Performance Chest Mount), Handlbar/Seatpost/Pole Mount, Large Rubber Insert, Small Rubber Insert, Vertical Mounting Buckle, Thumb Screw, and Compact Case.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M
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K&M Final Thoughts

"The light."

It was quick and I had no issues. Great purchase and highly recommended. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON!

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

9. GoPro HERO4 Session (Waterproof Camera, 8MP)

User Ratings: 64 9

GoPro CHDHS-101 First Impressions

"My only gripe is the stand."

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. Love GoPro, and this mount works great too. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied.

  • GoPro HERO4 Session (Waterproof Camera, 8MP)
  • Smallest, lightest with built in Wi Fi and Bluetooth,HiLight Tag enables you to mark key moments while recording or playing back video
  • Durable and waterproof to 33 feet (10 meter), no housing needed
  • Easy one button control, power up and capture videos or photos with a single press
  • Professional quality up to 1440p30, 1080p60 and 720p100 video
  • 8MP photos with 12 fps Burst
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDHS-101
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GoPro CHDHS-101 Final Thoughts

"Great Buy!"

I am very happy that I did it. This is high quality and you can tell. This is a very well-made little camera. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically.

Overall Score
4.2


(576 Points)

10. AKASO Outdoor Sports Action Camera Accessories Kit 14 in 1 for AKASO EK7000/ EK7000 Plus/ EK7000 Pro...

User Ratings: 63 5

AKASO 4332065635 First Impressions

"This is a great combo."

No need to spend hundreds on something else! The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! Overall an okay Small Action Camera that is probably more hype. And the image on the AKASO 4332065635 itself is sharp and clear. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included.

  • AKASO Outdoor Sports Action Camera Accessories Kit 14 in 1 for AKASO EK7000/ EK7000 Plus/ EK7000 Pro/Brave 4/ V50/ V50 Pro/ V50 Elite/CAMPARK/Go Pro Hero 5 in Swimming Any Other Outdoor Sports
  • Removable Suction Cup Mount: Sucker with pad and plastic screw. Work with GoPro for low angle shot, strong and firm suction to reduce the vibration. It can be attached securely to your car window, dashboard or roof.
  • WiFi Remote Fastening Tape Wrist Strap: Long enough to fit around bulky ski coats or just around your wrist comfortably. Attach your WiFi Remote to your wrist, arm, bike handle, steering wheel, the angle can be adjusted freely.
  • Backpack Strap Quick Release Clip Clamp Mount 360 Degree Rotation: 360 degree rotation, the direction and the angle can meet users' needs. Easily clip or remove it at the backpack, hat etc.
  • Mini Retractable Tripod with Foldable Legs(Silver): Small, Lightweight and portable, easy to store. Suitable for all kind of camera, digital cameras, web cameras and camcorders.
  • Floating Hand Grip: Ensure your camera SAFETY when in WATER SPORTS. Easy to be found. Feel particularly comfortable when you holding it.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AKASO 4332065635
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AKASO 4332065635 Final Thoughts

"I loved it."

I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this AKASO 4332065635. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well.

Overall Score
4.3


(411 Points)

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