Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Sony Action Cameras

1. Sony HDR-AS100VR POV Action Video Camera with Live View Remote (White)

User Ratings: 66 5

Sony HDRAS100VR/W First Impressions

"Not a scratch on it."

A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. This is enough for most use cases! This feature alone is the reason I bought the Sony HDRAS100VR/W. I contacted Sony customer service and they were amazing. If you have a Sony HDRAS100VR/W, then you need this case.

  • Sony HDR-AS100VR POV Action Video Camera with Live View Remote (White)
  • Advanced image stabilization adjusts to vibration
  • New splash proof body with tripod mount
  • View and control via smartphone/ Live View Remote1
  • Shoot pro quality video in XAVC-S 60p(50 Mbps)
  • Plot location and display telemetry with built-in GPS
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDRAS100VR/W
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Sony HDRAS100VR/W Final Thoughts

"My kids love using this!"

This accessory bundle for my Sony HDRAS100VR/W has a ton of items. Overall, I think this a great Sony Action Camera. I cant give the Sony HDRAS100VR/W enough stars. I may have to pick up a second one at this price! Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps.

Overall Score
4.3


(388 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Sony Action Cameras

2. Sony HDRAZ1VR/W Action Camera Mini Kit with Live View Remote

User Ratings: 46 6

Sony HDRAZ1VR/W First Impressions

"Now they are fantastic."

This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. Cost more than half the price of the drone. The Sony HDRAZ1VR/W is very easy to use. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied.

  • Sony HDRAZ1VR/W Action Camera Mini Kit with Live View Remote
  • Sony's smallest splash-proof Action Cam
  • SteadyShot image stabilization conquers bumps and blur
  • Control ActionCam via phone or up to 5 w/ Live-View Remote
  • 5 video modes (1080/60p @50Mbps HD and 2x slow motion)
  • Built-In stereo mic for quality sound recording
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDRAZ1VR/W
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Sony HDRAZ1VR/W Final Thoughts

"Cross your fingers."

These are original Sony HDRAZ1VR/W batteries, and charger. It is small and takes awesome pictures! Has loads and loads of accessories. Overall, I think this a great Sony Action Camera. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

Overall Score
4.1


(119 Points)

3. Sony HDRAS300/W HD Recording, Action Cam Underwater Camcorder, White

User Ratings: 64 9

Sony HDRAS300/W First Impressions

"Not a scratch on it."

Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. This is enough for most use cases! The value of all the parts is incredible. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had.

  • Sony HDRAS300/W HD Recording, Action Cam Underwater Camcorder, White
  • Ultimate image stabilization from Balanced Optical SteadyShot Outstanding Full HD with ZEISS lens and Exmor R CMOS sensorCamera control / viewing w/ supplied LiveView Remote or smartphone
  • Splash-proof body or use incl. waterproof housing down to 197ft. Selectable viewing angle: Wide, Medium or Narrow and 3x zoomHigh quality 12MP still images and up to 10 fps in burst mode
  • Interval record at 8.3MP for stills and 4K time-lapse videoHigh Quality stereo sound with wind noise reductionBuilt-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, HDMI, USB and mic jack
  • Intuitive interface, 3x rec. lights and adjustable beep volume
  • Exposure Mode:Multi-segment
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony HDRAS300/W
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Sony HDRAS300/W Final Thoughts

"A very versatile Sony Action Camera."

The new form factor and weight are fantastic! Has loads and loads of accessories. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print.

Overall Score
4.2


(48 Points)

4. Sony PXW-X70 XDCAM Hand-Held Camcorder, 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor, 12x Optical Zoom, Bundle with 62mm F...

Sony PXW-X70 First Impressions

"Great price!"

Love the accessories and the bag. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well.

  • Sony PXW-X70 XDCAM Hand-Held Camcorder, 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor, 12x Optical Zoom, Bundle with 62mm Filter Kit, Spare Battery, 32GB SDHC U3 Card, Cleaning Kit, Card Reader, Memory Wallet
  • Sony PXW-X70 XDCAM XAVC HD422 Hand-Held Camcorder - XLR Handle Unit - Lens Hood - Lens Cap - Eyecup - Accessory Shoe Kit - USB Cable - NP-FV70 Rechargeable Battery Pack - AC-L200D AC Adapter - AC Power Cord - RMT-845 Wireless Remote Commander - CR2025 Battery - Sony 1Year Limited Warranty - 62mm Filter Kit - Spare Battery - 32GB SDHC U3 Card - Cleaning Kit - Card Reader, Memory Wallet
  • 1.0" type Exmor R CMOS sensor for a wide range of shooting conditions
  • High sensitivity and high resolution
  • Compact body
  • Optical 12x ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens with lens ring
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony PXW-X70
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Sony PXW-X70 Final Thoughts

"Don't take chances."

The value of all the parts is incredible. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. No need to spend hundreds on something else! When I do I'll post my findings here as well.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

5. VVHOOY Float Handle Grip Adjustable Selfie Stick Monopod Car Suction Cup Mount Holder Compatible wit...

User Ratings: 87 13

VVHOOY 8595745577 First Impressions

"Thanks guys!"

The VVHOOY 8595745577 is very easy to use. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON!

  • VVHOOY Float Handle Grip Adjustable Selfie Stick Monopod Car Suction Cup Mount Holder Compatible with AKASO Brave 4/5/V50 Native 4K/Campark X15 X20/Crosstour Waterproof Action Camera Accessories
  • 【Great Action Camera Bundle Gift】:Get started with your camera in style with basic accessories kit. Give a complete gift including all necessary accessories. A must have for all action sports camera Lovers - Endless uses and application.
  • 【Extendable Handheld Selfie Stick Mount + Adapter + Long Screw Bolt】: Adjustable ball head and thumb screw locks for multiple angle shooting with 180 degree position,can adjust size from 22cm to 108cm.(8.66x42inch)
  • 【Windshield Suction Cup Mount + Adapter + Long Screw Bolt】:Hold the action camera steady, easy to attach and remove. With the swivel mount, can be adjusted up to 270 Degrees.(Keep the contact surface clean and flat, like car window, glassware, porcelain tile etc. it's not recommended for car dashboard and body)
  • 【Floating Hand Grip Stick Mount + Screw】:Designed to underwater sports,keep your camera with a waterproof shell (not included)easy to float on the water. Bright yellow in the water and can easily be found,Great for use during surfing,snorkeling, swimming, and boating.
  • 【Compatible With】:AKASO EK7000/Brave 4/5/Brave 6/V50 Native 4K Ultra HD/Crosstour/Campark ACT74 ACT76 X15 X20 X30/Victure/APEMAN a79 a80/Dragon Touch 4K/VanTop Moment/COOAU/JEEMAK/Geekam 1080P and 4K Waterproof Camera and most of GOPRO Style Action Camera
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VVHOOY 8595745577
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VVHOOY 8595745577 Final Thoughts

"It works fine."

I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. Cost more than half the price of the drone. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! I tried an 128G SD card and it worked.

Overall Score
4.5


(9 Points)

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

7. DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Camera with Osmo Shield

User Ratings: 66 9

DJI First Impressions

"So I chose this one."

This works well enough, except when I want to use it. For the price this is a great buy. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Camera with Osmo Shield
  • OSMO Shield: Unlimited maintenance within the eligible conditions for DJI Service; One-time only Accidental Hardware Damage Coverage is included within the two years of this service.
  • Additional 3.5mm Adapter allows the user to plug in an external 3.5mm microphone into Osmo Pocket for higher-quality sound recording.
  • Lightweight and Portable: As the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera DJI has ever designed, the compact and intelligent Osmo Pocket turns any moment into a cinematic memory. 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal: The Osmo Pocket camera is equipped with a remarkable 3-axis stabilized gimbal and a new algorithm that ensures a control accuracy of ±0.005° and maximum control speed of 120°/s.
  • Amazingly Powerful Performance: Osmo Pocket snaps photos in stunning detail, thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° FOV, and f/2.0 aperture. It can also shoot 4K/60fps video at 100Mbps and photos at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 μm for footage worth sharing every time.
  • DJI Mimo: Osmo Pocket is meant for anyone with a story to tell, which is why we developed DJI Mimo. This dedicated app expands your imagination with editing tools and opens the door to a community that inspires your own visual storytelling.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"So exciting!"

Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. This thing is solid as ever. Also, the customer service is very good! Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing!

Overall Score
4.4


(16 Points)

8. 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)

9. DJI Phantom 3 Part #73 Camera(Sta) for P3 Standard(Sold by Authorized US Dealer-Ship from USA)

User Ratings: 72 10

DJI First Impressions

"I loved it."

Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. So I definitely like this Sony Action Camera as well.

  • DJI Phantom 3 Part #73 Camera(Sta) for P3 Standard(Sold by Authorized US Dealer-Ship from USA)
  • This refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, and may arrive in a generic box
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Fun camera for kids."

The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. Overall, I think this a great Sony Action Camera.

Overall Score
4.2


(22 Points)

10. Gurmoir 15in1 Action Camera Kit with Waterproof Case for Gopro Hero 8 Black Action Camera Only. Full...

User Ratings: 83

Gurmoir First Impressions

"Sound is not great."

If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. This accessory bundle for my Gurmoir has a ton of items. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! No problem with the exposure control either, very fast.

  • Gurmoir 15in1 Action Camera Kit with Waterproof Case for Gopro Hero 8 Black Action Camera Only. Full Essential Outdoor Travel Climbing Hiking Action Camera Accessories for Gopro Hero 8 (AT08)
  • 【Compatible with Gopro Hero 8 Black Action Cameras Only】Works with Gopro Hero 8 Black Action Cameras Only.
  • 【with Waterproof Housing Case and 1 Pack Screen Protector Set for Gopro Hero 8 Black】The waterproof housing case have a waterproof rubber ring around for excellent full sealed effect. It can provide great waterproof protection to your GoPro and extra protection against dust, scratches and shocks and more. meet your diving underwater waterproof and other protection needs.screen protector set can protect your camera screen and lens from high impact drops, scratches, dust, water, oil and more.
  • 【Portable Mini Tripod Stand (Length:8cm) with Adjustable Chest Strap】The mini tripod stand can used with adapter to mount the camera on it,the universal 1/4 inch screw allows to attach it to any monopod or other kits which have 1/4 inch screw hole.with chest strap.You can wear most Action cameras on your chest strap,.fully-adjustable design fits all sizes,idea kit for skiing, kayaking, biking, motocross, equestrian and other action sports
  • 【Medium Size Storage Case】 Length 22cm wide: 17cm high: 6.9cm, material: EVA, Storage, Protect, and organize your Gopro accessory. recommend for traveling and home storage
  • 【DIY Your Kit ,Meet Different Using Requirement】 DIY your kit,meet your different sports needs,the kit allows you to create exciting moments. you can take it whenever you climbing, riding bicycle,skiing, kayaking, biking, motocross, equestrian and other action sports.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Gurmoir
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Gurmoir Final Thoughts

"This is my first Gurmoir."

It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. This Sony Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! Has a lot to offer at a good price. This is high quality and you can tell. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries.

Overall Score
4.8


(8 Points)

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