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 Hero7 Silver Bundle with GoPro Float Handle, Sandisk U3 32GB Memory Card and Ritz Camera Memor...

User Ratings: 62

GoPro GOH7S First Impressions

"And Wallah!"

And the image on the GoPro GOH7S itself is sharp and clear. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. The quality and features were more than I expected. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies.

  • GoPro Hero7 Silver Bundle with GoPro Float Handle, Sandisk U3 32GB Memory Card and Ritz Camera Memory Card Reader
  • 4k 30 video get stunning 4k video that's as amazing as the moment itself; You can also shoot time lapse videos to turn longer events into short, shareable moments
  • Rugged + waterproof : Share experiences you can't capture with your phone; Hero7 silver is tough, tiny, totally water proof and up for any adventure
  • Intuitive: touch screen with a touch screen and simple, streamlined capture modes, it's easy to jump right in and get great shots; just swipe and tap
  • Voice control : Stay in the moment; control your Hero7 silver hands free with voice commands like "GoPro, take a photo" and "GoPro, start recording
  • GoPro Hero 7 Silver Camera has Full US Warranty and Manufacturer-Supplied Accessories. Bundle Includes: Sandisk Extreme 32GB MicroSD, GoPro Handler Mount, Ritz Gear Card Reader and Cleaning Cloth
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro GOH7S
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GoPro GOH7S Final Thoughts

"So I chose this one."

The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. I cant give the GoPro GOH7S enough stars. Get a stainless steel tether. This Sony Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape.

Overall Score
4.2


(10 Points)

6. DJI Mavic 2 PRO Drone Quadcopter with DJI Smart Controller (W/Touch Screen Display) and Fly More Kit...

User Ratings: 87 5

DJI First Impressions

"It works fine."

Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. I think at this price range, this is a very good Sony Action Camera to have. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. This is high quality and you can tell. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling.

  • DJI Mavic 2 PRO Drone Quadcopter with DJI Smart Controller (W/Touch Screen Display) and Fly More Kit Bundle with 3 Batteries, Rugged Carry Case, Filter Set & Must Have Accessories (12 Items)
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! See the bigger picture! The Mavic 2 is the latest flagship consumer drone from DJI. The Mavic 2 PRO is equipped with Hasselblad L1D-20c camera which has iconic Hasselblad image quality. It has 20MP 1" CMOS sensory, with adjustable aperture, f/2.8-f/11, 10-bit Dlog-M colour profile and 10-bit HDR video
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! The Mavic 2 is equipped with OcuSync 2.0 digital video transmission system which is able to transmit 1080p live video up to 8 km. It is also 2.4/5.8 GHz real time auto-switching
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! The Mavic 2 flies faster, longer, and quieter. The flight time is up to 31 min. The max speed in sport mode is up to 72 kph
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! With obstacle sensors on all sides of the aircraft. The Mavic 2's Advaced Pilot Assistance Systems allow the aircraft to actively avoid obstacles in front of and behind it
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! We make the factory package more complete by adding some unique and must have tools to the packages. Please see the description for a list of everything included in this bundle
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"This is my first DJI."

The quality is decent for the size. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. My friends are impressed by my work with this Sony Action Camera. Captures all my adventures when I need it to.

Overall Score
4.7


(66 Points)

7. Oregon Scientific ATCCHAMELEON/WBXBK Scientific ATC Chameleon WBXBK Dual - Lens Action Camera with V...

Oregon Scientific ATCCHAMELEON/WBXBK First Impressions

"Maybe several weeks."

Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape.

  • Oregon Scientific ATCCHAMELEON/WBXBK Scientific ATC Chameleon WBXBK Dual - Lens Action Camera with Vented Helmet Mount Video Camera (Black)
  • Two built-in lens that shoot videos in two preset angles Two built-in lens that shoot videos in two preset angles
  • User selectable screen splits: horizontal (VGA for each channel) or vertical (1280x720P for each channel)
  • Automatic exposure and white balance
  • Micro SD card slot support up to 32GB class 6 SD card
  • Optional external 60m waterproof housing
  • Two built-in lens that shoot videos in two preset angles Two built-in lens that shoot videos in two preset angles
  • User selectable screen splits: horizontal (VGA for each channel) or vertical (1280x720P for each channel)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Oregon Scientific ATCCHAMELEON/WBXBK
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Oregon Scientific ATCCHAMELEON/WBXBK Final Thoughts

"I enjoyed using it."

Cost more than half the price of the drone. Overall an okay Sony Action Camera that is probably more hype. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! This action camera is amazing for the price!

Overall Score
4.0


(3 Points)

8. DJI Mavic 2 Pro (20 MP Hasselblad Camera) with Smart Controller and Fly More Kit Ultimate Bundle (3 ...

User Ratings: 77 9

DJI 1 First Impressions

"Now they are fantastic."

This accessory bundle for my DJI 1 has a ton of items. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. Amazing video quality and from something so small. Has a lot to offer at a good price.

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro (20 MP Hasselblad Camera) with Smart Controller and Fly More Kit Ultimate Bundle (3 Batteries, ND Filters, 128 GB Extreme Card, Charging Hub and More)
  • Hasselblad L1D-20C Camera provided Ultra-Image Quality; 20 MP 1 inch CMOS Sensor and Adjustable Aperture, 10 bit HRD Video
  • The DJI Smart Controller is designed to maximize your outdoor aerial experience with its ultra-bright screen, intuitive controls, and portable size.
  • Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, low noise propellers, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, SD card support up to 128GB
  • Mavic 2 Pro Aircraft, Mavic 2 Smart Controller, 3 Intelligent Flight Batteries (total), Shoulder Bag (Doesn't Fit with Smart Controller), Charging Hub and Car Charger,Gimbal Protector, 5 pairs Propellers (total), Battery Charger, Power Cable, Communication Cable (USB3.0 Type-C),Spare Control Sticks (Pair)
  • Extra Accessories: Unique Design Hard Case for Mavic 2 Pro with Smart Controller, One Set of Dronemanhub ND Filters (ND 8, 16,32 and CPL),128 GB SanDisk Extreme microSD card, Sandisk adapter, 75 cm Landing Pad, SunlyLife Landing Gear, Anti-Scratch Tempered Glass and Lanyard Neck Strap for Smart Controller, and TFSTOYs Propeller Bag
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI 1
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DJI 1 Final Thoughts

"First off the quality."

If you have a DJI 1, then you need this case. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! My friends are impressed by my work with this Sony Action Camera. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great.

Overall Score
4.4


(40 Points)

9. Drift Innovations Silicon Skin for HD Drift - White

User Ratings: 51

Drift Innovation 51-004-01 First Impressions

"This is great."

Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! Love the accessories and the bag. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling.

  • Drift Innovations Silicon Skin for HD Drift - White
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Drift Innovation 51-004-01
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Drift Innovation 51-004-01 Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. Overall an okay Sony Action Camera that is probably more hype. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. The device itself is fabulous.

Overall Score
4.3


(7 Points)

10. Crosstour CT9700 Native 4K50fps Touch Screen Action Camera 20MP Underwater Camcorder (LDC, EIS, 40M ...

User Ratings: 91 7

Crosstour CT9700 First Impressions

"Can't wait to use it."

The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. Also, the customer service is very good! You can shoot your videos and frame them later.

  • Crosstour CT9700 Native 4K50fps Touch Screen Action Camera 20MP Underwater Camcorder (LDC, EIS, 40M Waterproof, WiFi, Remote Control, Mounting Accessories Kit)
  • 4K50fps Touch Screen Sports Camera - You could control the camera more intuitively and simplier with the touch screen. Native [email protected] video and 20MP photo resolution can help you capture each wonderful moment with a higher clarity.
  • Lens Distortion Correction & Anti-shake - LDC could remove the fisheye effect which is produced by the wide angle lens. Advanced anti-shaking could keep the footage stable and smooth while recording the sports. All support 4K resolution.
  • 40M Waterproof Underwater Camera - The sturdy waterproof case enable you to enjoy the amazing underwater world with the camera within 40 meters. And the photos and videos would be vivider after choosing the underwater mode.
  • Multiple Connecting Ways - You could control the camera on the phone/ipad through Wi-Fi, share your wonderful moments on the TV/projector through HDMI, and download your precious memories on the computer through the USB cable.
  • Abundant Mounting accessories Pack - There would be various accessories coming with the camera, such as Remote Control, Battery Charger, 2*1350mAh batteries, mounting kits and so on. The Kit will meet different demands of outdoor sports.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Crosstour CT9700
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Crosstour CT9700 Final Thoughts

"You don't need it."

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this Crosstour CT9700. This action camera is amazing for the price! It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. I cant give the Crosstour CT9700 enough stars.

Overall Score
4.7


(22 Points)

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