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. GoPro HERO6 Black Action Camera

User Ratings: 90

GoPro GoPro Hero6 First Impressions

"I love this little guy!"

Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. The value of all the parts is incredible. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. Also, the customer service is very good! I just love this little camera!

  • GoPro HERO6 Black Action Camera
  • Capture and playback the coolest moments exactly as they happened with what HERO is calling its best stabilization to-date, plus two times the performance at 4k60 and 1080/240 to record life at double the frames per second for smooth footage and unparalleled slow-motion playback
  • Take 12mp photos; a series of photos at 12mp/30fps; time lapse photos with .5, 1.2, 5, 10, 30 and 60 second intervals; night photos with seven different exposure settings to choose from; and night lapse photos with up to 60 minute intervals
  • Built-in GPS capabilities capture speed, elevation and other real-time stats, so your footage tells the whole astonishing story and use QuikStories to share an auto-edited rewind of the day, with total customization such as music, titles and more
  • With the new built-in GP1 processor, image quality looks unbelievably crisp—because it is; added 5GHz Wi-Fi means video and image transfers to your phone happen three times faster than before for seamless sharing
  • Use up to 12 voice commands without ever hitting a button, so you play action hero and director simultaneously
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro GoPro Hero6
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GoPro GoPro Hero6 Final Thoughts

"Win win."

I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. This is enough for most use cases! The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print.

Overall Score
4.7


(15 Points)

6. Dragon Touch Kids Action Camera 1080P Waterproof Camcorder Video Sports Cam Underwater with Remote f...

User Ratings: 63 13

Dragon Touch SY0044 First Impressions

"Upload your footage daily."

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. I especially like it simplified design. This feature alone is the reason I bought the Dragon Touch SY0044. Cost more than half the price of the drone. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another.

  • Dragon Touch Kids Action Camera 1080P Waterproof Camcorder Video Sports Cam Underwater with Remote for Children Holiday Learn Camera Toy Vision 1
  • 1080P action camera for kids: this kids camera is versatile to capture all the adventures for your kids. With the waterproof case, No worries for underwater sports up to 98 feet. Kids could take it to swim or snorkeling and record their adventures in 1080P.
  • Included mounts transform the action camera to be used in all the sports kids love. Attach the camera to bikes, skateboards, helmets, and more. For water sports, just install the waterproof case.
  • Kids camera with remote (splash proof only, not waterproof). kids can control the action camera with the included remote. More convenient when the camera is mounted on somewhere without reach.
  • Sports camera with 2 inch LCD screen: Featuring a 2 inch LCD display and the ability to take videos, photos, and real time view on what has been taken on the underwater camera.
  • Long battery life: This waterproof camera comes with a 900 mash battery, with continuous photo-taking and recording time of up to 4 hours. Best gifts for kids age 7+
  • Batteries: 11 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dragon Touch SY0044
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Dragon Touch SY0044 Final Thoughts

"The result was pretty good."

This Sony Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! I was shocked at how small this unit is. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. I may have to pick up a second one at this price! No problem with the exposure control either, very fast.

Overall Score
4.1


(125 Points)

7. Full Hd Action Camera 'Eyeshot' with Wi-fi and Watch Remote Control - 1920x1080p, Panasonic Sensor, ...

High-Tech Place ICVCS0010 First Impressions

"Plus it has has self time."

Video stabilization is astonishing. Overall, I think this a great Sony Action Camera. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. The device itself is fabulous. The quality and features were more than I expected.

  • Full Hd Action Camera 'Eyeshot' with Wi-fi and Watch Remote Control - 1920x1080p, Panasonic Sensor, Ultra Wide 145 Degree Lens
  • La Eyeshot est une caméra sport Full HD 1080P, waterproof jusqu'à 60m, anti-choc, et dipose de nombreuses fonctionnalité comme la puce A7L ( la même que la GoPro Hero 3+), un capteur Panasonic 16MP, une montre télécommande et une connectivité WiFi avec une application iOS et Android.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The High-Tech Place ICVCS0010
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High-Tech Place ICVCS0010 Final Thoughts

"Product is flawless."

I contacted High-Tech Place customer service and they were amazing. This is a very well-made little camera. The quality is decent for the size. Overall, I think this a great Sony Action Camera. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

8. Xtech ACCESSORIES Kit Bundle for HERO4 HERO 4 3+ 3 2 1

Xtech First Impressions

"Pretty fast charge time."

The device itself is fabulous. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies.

  • Xtech ACCESSORIES Kit Bundle for HERO4 HERO 4 3+ 3 2 1
  • Xtech Must Have GoPro HERO ACCESSORIES Kit Bundle includes the The Ideal Accessories That enable Capturing Extraordinary Photos and Videos in virtually any angle, Indoor, Outdoor, Underwater and while In-Motion with a GOPRO HERO4 Session, HERO4 HERO 4 3+ 3 2 1 Hero4 Hero3 Hero2, Hero 4 Black, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 3 White, Hero 3 Black, Hero 3 Silver, Hero 960, Surf HERO Camera / Camcorder.
  • Includes an Adjustable Head Strap Mount with adjustable buckles and straps designed to fit all sizes + Chest Strap Mount + an Adjustable Camera Wrist Mount that attaches directly on the arm, a great accessory for hands free filming.
  • Includes a Bike Handlebar Mount that can be attached onto a Bike HandleBar or any similar type of object + an Attachable Helmet Harness Mount designed to Attach onto a Helmet or a similar object + 2 J-Hooks Mount. 3 Curved Adhesive Stickers + Curved Surface Mounts + 3 Flat Adhesive Stickers + Flat Surface Mounts.
  • Includes an Extendable 43” inch Monopod Pole that conveniently folds back into 8” inches + an Attachable Helmet Harness Mount designed to Attach onto a Helmet or a similar object + Remote Control Wrist Strap.
  • Includes Assorted Clips and Mounts + 2 Screen Protectors + Mini Table Tripod + Memory Card Wallet Holder + Lens Cap Keeper + 7 Piece Deluxe Cleaning Kit + Ultra Fine HeroFiber Cleaning Cloth specially designed to clean electronics and accessories.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Xtech
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Xtech Final Thoughts

"All in all, A+."

It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. The device itself is fabulous. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Love Xtech, and this mount works great too.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

9. 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 Sony 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)

10. AKASO V50 Pro Native 4K30fps 20MP WiFi Action Camera with EIS Touch Screen 100 feet Waterproof Camer...

User Ratings: 67 7

AKASO V50-Pro First Impressions

"It works fine."

The AKASO V50-Pro is very easy to use. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. Overall, I think this a great Sony Action Camera. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment.

  • AKASO V50 Pro Native 4K30fps 20MP WiFi Action Camera with EIS Touch Screen 100 feet Waterproof Camera Support External Mic Remote Control Sports Camera with Helmet Accessories Kit
  • SUPERB IMAGE QUALITY: Featuring 4K/30fps and 20MP image, your AKASO V50 Pro action camera can capture every detail of your wonderful outdoor adventures and present an immersive footage of you and your world.
  • ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZATION: Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) with 6-axis gyroscope detects position and motion changes. When the camera tilts, moves, shakes or experiences impact, this action camera can still produce stable videos.
  • OPTIONAL VIEW ANGLE: You can adjust the view angle of this action camera according to your needs between Super Wide, Wide, Medium and Narrow. This action camera also has the distortion calibration feature, which offers image distortion improvements.
  • BUILT-IN WIFI AND HDMI OUTPUT: Just download App(iSmart Pro+) on your phone or tablet and connect it to this action camera, you can share your wonderful moment on social media instantly. With HDMI Port allows you to connect it to TV.
  • FREE VALUABLE ACCESSORIES: This underwater camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1100mAh batteries, chargers and remote control wristband and lots of accessories kits. The kits fit most cameras even Gopro.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AKASO V50-Pro
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AKASO V50-Pro Final Thoughts

"Win win."

Love the accessories and the bag. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. I am very happy that I did it. I think at this price range, this is a very good Sony Action Camera to have. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

Overall Score
4.4


(2427 Points)

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