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
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
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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
  • Video Quality
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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
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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. 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
  • Video Quality
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  • Affordability

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)

6. DJI OSMO Action Camera Bundle with Micro SD Card, Tempered Glass Screen Protectors, Carrying Case, a...

User Ratings: 63

DJI First Impressions

"I expected that."

I think at this price range, this is a very good Sony Action Camera to have. This is a very well-made little camera. Great purchase and highly recommended. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it.

  • DJI OSMO Action Camera Bundle with Micro SD Card, Tempered Glass Screen Protectors, Carrying Case, and Must Have Accessories (55 Items)
  • Osmo Action's dual screens allow you to capture it all with the touch of a button. A vivid front screen lets you frame yourself effortlessly in any setting, while the back screen delivers a crystal-clear, hyper-responsive display.
  • RockSteady stablization technology combines EIS with complex algorithms, delivering stable, shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.
  • Osmo Action is waterproof at depths of up to 11 meters, making it the perfect underwater companion.
  • More dynamic detail HDR 4K/60fps video recording capability, speed up to 100 Mb/s bit rate records.
  • Sold By DJI Authorized Dealer! Includes all accessories you will ever need for your DJI OSMO Action Camera.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

DJI Final Thoughts

"Loving this purchase!"

More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. Love the accessories and the bag.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

7. Govision Pro1 Ultra HD Video Camera Sunglasses | Water Resistant Sunglasses Camera | 15MP Camera Gla...

GoVision GVGK004040 First Impressions

"It works fine."

I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. More like I wanted plus more! I don't consider these as cons, just my observations.

  • Govision Pro1 Ultra HD Video Camera Sunglasses | Water Resistant Sunglasses Camera | 15MP Camera Glasses | Wide Angle View, Unisex Design, Stylish, Water Resistant and Lightweight Frame | Titanium
  • ULTRA HD 720P VIDEO RECORDING: Amazing 720P Ultra Full HD Resolution Video with Audio, Very Comfortable to Wear and Widely Used When Cycling, Hunting, Fishing, Police, Traveling and Living, Perfect for Fast Action Shots and Recording
  • WATERPROOF FEATURE: GoVision Video Recording Camera Sunglasses is Water Protection Sunglasses,Available for all Kinds Water Sports Including Surfing, Water Moto Bike or Raining Weather etc.
  • Hands free Ultra HD Video Recording
  • Auto Focus / Light Adjustment
  • One Touch Operation
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoVision GVGK004040
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

GoVision GVGK004040 Final Thoughts

"This is my first GoVision."

No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. Overall, I think this a great Sony Action Camera.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

8. Super Comwinn Sports Accessories Kit for GoPro Hero 4/3+ / 3/2 / 1 / SJ4000 / SJ5000 / SJ6000 (37 It...

User Ratings: 58

COMWINN First Impressions

"The result was pretty good."

All features are the same but this is way cheaper. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. The quality and features were more than I expected. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! This little camera will amaze you.

  • Super Comwinn Sports Accessories Kit for GoPro Hero 4/3+ / 3/2 / 1 / SJ4000 / SJ5000 / SJ6000 (37 Items)
  • Chest Belt Strap Mount + J-Hook Buckle. It allows you to install the gopro camera on your chest. The length of the strap can be adjusted to the best to make you comfortable. No need to worry about the firming problem. When the camera is fixed well, you are free to do anything. Any awesome pictures won't be missed.
  • Monopod Handhold Mount. It is a fashion to share your moments with extendable handle monopod. It can be elongated and shortened easily (8 to 37in).It is only 8 inches when it is reduced to the shortest length. Easy to carry in your pocket or bag .No matter where you are (park, party etc), it will help you adjust the distance and height to take pictures of yourself, especially group photo.
  • Car Suction Cup Mount Holder + Tripod Mount Adapter. The car suction cup mount holder is an universal gadgets.You can adjust the GoPro to different angles by rotating the adapter's position. It records the scene inside or outside the car easily when you are driving a car.
  • Bike Handlebar Holder Mount + Three-way Adjustable Pivot Arm(Without Surface Quick Release Buckle).By turning the screw, you can achieve the effect of adjusting the size of the interface. No matter what size of your bike or motorcycle's handlebar is, it can be easily and securely installed on your bike or motorcycle handlebar.
  • Wrist Strap Mount. By adjusting the three-way adjustable pivot arm, you can adjust your gopro camera to any angles through the combination to enjoy all good pictures freely and easily.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COMWINN
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COMWINN Final Thoughts

"The result was pretty good."

Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. Love the accessories and the bag. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

9. Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker...

Skyzone First Impressions

"Ordered spur of the moment."

Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. Has a lot to offer at a good price. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. More like I wanted plus more!

  • Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker Fan LED for RC Racing Drone (SKY03S,White)
  • Our goggles is first goggles integrated with receiver and fully functional user interface, pilots just need install the antenna and plug the battery, easy to use, no need to purchase extra receiver and head track-er module, the user interface is easy use, no need take off the goggles to do all the setting.
  • SKY03S is the update version of Original sky03, we update the ergonomics, which fits pilots face perfectly, and we update the software off the goggles, pilots can calibrate the voltage readings of the goggles.
  • SKY03O is the OLED version of SKY03, with resolution of 1024*768 and OLED display, the vivid color and high contrast ratio, pilots can see more details, the new optical make the image crystal clear and no image distortion and blur edge.
  • - Support head tracking; Pan : 180°/120°/90°; Tilt: 120°/90°/60° - Adjustable 57.5 to 69.5mm wide ran-ge IPD. - RSSI Signal Inten-sity Indicator.  - Diversity 5.8Ghz receiving modules,total 48CH and 6 bands.
  • - Support  RF Normal, RF Racing, HDMI IN, AV IN and PLAYBACK modes.  - Built-in fan for defogging and dissipate the heat.  - With a display window for the LED light. The LED MODE can be set in the system menu.  - Support 2S~6S battery, more convenient in the field.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Skyzone
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Skyzone Final Thoughts

"A very versatile Sony Action Camera."

This action camera is amazing for the price! Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Very good customer service top notch. So I definitely like this Sony Action Camera as well.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

10. Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker...

Skyzone First Impressions

"Also great battery life."

For the price this is a great buy. Very good customer service top notch. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase.

  • Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker Fan LED for RC Racing Drone (SKY03O,Vagary Ice Blue)
  • Our goggles is first goggles integrated with receiver and fully functional user interface, pilots just need install the antenna and plug the battery, easy to use, no need to purchase extra receiver and head track-er module, the user interface is easy use, no need take off the goggles to do all the setting.
  • SKY03S is the update version of Original sky03, we update the ergonomics, which fits pilots face perfectly, and we update the software off the goggles, pilots can calibrate the voltage readings of the goggles.
  • SKY03O is the OLED version of SKY03, with resolution of 1024*768 and OLED display, the vivid color and high contrast ratio, pilots can see more details, the new optical make the image crystal clear and no image distortion and blur edge.
  • - Support head tracking; Pan : 180°/120°/90°; Tilt: 120°/90°/60° - Adjustable 57.5 to 69.5mm wide ran-ge IPD. - RSSI Signal Inten-sity Indicator.  - Diversity 5.8Ghz receiving modules,total 48CH and 6 bands.
  • - Support  RF Normal, RF Racing, HDMI IN, AV IN and PLAYBACK modes.  - Built-in fan for defogging and dissipate the heat.  - With a display window for the LED light. The LED MODE can be set in the system menu.  - Support 2S~6S battery, more convenient in the field.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Skyzone
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Skyzone Final Thoughts

"10/10 recommend."

The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

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