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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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
  • 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. Xtech Camera ACCESSORIES KIT for GoPro HERO4 Hero 4, Hero3+ Hero 3+, HERO3 Hero 3, HERO2 Hero 2, HD ...

Xtech First Impressions

"This cannot be disabled."

No need to spend hundreds on something else! The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. It is easy to mount the Xtech on and it stays in place. I was shocked at how small this unit is. Has a lot to offer at a good price.

  • Xtech Camera ACCESSORIES KIT for GoPro HERO4 Hero 4, Hero3+ Hero 3+, HERO3 Hero 3, HERO2 Hero 2, HD Motorsports HERO, Surf Hero, GoPro Hero Naked, GoPro Hero 960, GoPro Hero HD 1080p, GoPro Hero2 Outdoor Edition Digital Cameras Includes: Medium size Custom Camera CASE + Hermetically Sealed Floating Bobber + GoPro Head Mount for Tripod and Monopods + 3 Flat Adhesive Surface Stickers and Mounts + 3 Curved Adhesive Stickers and Mounts + Helmet Front Mount + MORE
  • GoPro HERO Camera ACCESSORIES KIT includes the Essential Accessories that enable Capturing Extraordinary Photos and Videos with a GoPro HERO4 Hero 4, Hero3+ Hero 3+, HERO3 Hero 3, HERO2 Hero 2, HD Motorsports HERO, Surf Hero, GoPro Hero Naked, GoPro Hero 960, GoPro Hero HD 1080p, GoPro Hero2 Outdoor Edition Digital Camera.
  • Includes a Medium size Custom Fitted Camera Case with removable foam interior boxes designed to Customly shape the Case interior according to the desired content, the Case comfortably fits the GoPro Camera plus Commonly used Camera Accessories.
  • Includes a Hermetically FLoating Sealed Bobber, a great Accessory that enable capturing Extraordinary Photos and Videos Above and Underwater, The Floating Bobber is designed with Yellow color for easy spotting while in or above water.
  • Includes an Adjustable Helmet Mount designed to Attach onto a Helmet or a similar object, plus 3 Flat Adhesive Surface Stickers with Flat surface Mounts and a 3 Curved Adhesive Stickers with Curved Surface Mounts, The Adhesive can easily be removed with by heating object such as a Hair Dryer.
  • Includes a Remote control wrist strap a great Accessory for Filming while in motion + a Mini Adjustable Table Tripod, Lens Cap Keeper + 2 Screen Protectors and a Memory Card Wallet Case holder + a Deluxe Cleaning Kit and a HeroFiber Ultra gentle cleaning cloth designed for cleaning electronics and accessories.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Xtech
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Xtech Final Thoughts

"Go figure."

Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! Video stabilization is astonishing. Xtech wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. This Sony Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

6. DJI OSMO Action Camera Bundle with 3 Batteries, Charging Hub, Adjustable Polarizer Filter Set, SD Ca...

DJI First Impressions

"This is great."

I cant give the DJI enough stars. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. This Sony Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! The whole outlook and vintage and nice.

  • DJI OSMO Action Camera Bundle with 3 Batteries, Charging Hub, Adjustable Polarizer Filter Set, SD Card, Extension Rod/Selfie Stick, Tripod & Must Have Accessories (14 Items)
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! Whether you want to record your world from behind a lens or be the star of the show, 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.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! After years of providing advanced, reliable stabilization technology to filmmakers around the globe, DJI has gone one step further. RockSteady combines EIS with complex algorithms, delivering stable, shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! Dramatically enhance the dynamic range of your footage when recording with HDR video. This shooting mode delivers natural transitions between light and dark areas, capturing rich details that are often lost in environments with complex lighting.
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! Action OS is an extremely fast interactive system that combines an efficient, streamlined UI with three accessible buttons to provide rapid, flexible operation. Powering on, recording, and setting modes can all be done in the blink of an eye.
  • 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
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
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DJI Final Thoughts

"I loved it."

So I definitely like this Sony Action Camera as well. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture.

Overall Score
5.0


(7 Points)

7. GoPro MAX Waterproof 360 Camera + Hero Style Video with Touch Screen, Spherical 5.6K30 UHD Video 16....

GoPro MAX First Impressions

"Its Genius!"

Love GoPro, and this mount works great too. Amazing video quality and from something so small. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. My friends are impressed by my work with this Sony Action Camera. I was shocked at how small this unit is.

  • GoPro MAX Waterproof 360 Camera + Hero Style Video with Touch Screen, Spherical 5.6K30 UHD Video 16.6MP 360 Photos 1080p Live Streaming Basic Bundle with 64GB microSD Card, Cleaning Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera (CHDHZ-201) | Rechargeable Battery | Curved Adhesive Mount | 2x Protective Lenses | 2x Lens Caps | Microfiber Bag | Mounting Buckle + Thumb Screw | USB-C Cable | SanDisk 64GB Extreme UHS-I Class 10 V30 U3 microSDXC Memory Card with SD Adapter | ProOptic Complete Optics Care and Cleaning Kit
  • KEY FEATURES: Dual-lens 360 Degree Camera | 5.6K 30fps Video | Single Lens Hero Video | 16.6 MP Photos | Max HyperSmooth Stabilization | Max TimeWarp | Digital Lenses (Max SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow) | Reframe Footage from Your Phone | PowerPano 270-degree Panoramic Images | 6 Built-in 360 Microphones with Directional Audio | Horizon Leveling | Rugged and Waterproof up to 16-Feet (5m) | 1.7-inch Intuitive Touch Screen | 1080p Live Streaming | 2x Slo-Mo | Foldable Mount Fingers
  • The GoPro Max allows for shooting single-lens HERO-style video with unbreakable stabilization or capture immersive 360 video content. You can vlog to the max with shotgun-mic performance and a front-facing screen. Say hello to the new king of stabilization. Max HyperSmooth delivers the smoothest video ever from a GoPro, plus game-changing horizon leveling, when you want it.
  • PowerNano feature lets you capture unbelievable, distortion-free 270-degree panoramic shots with one click. Take PowerPano selfies, action shots and vertical pics, all with a level horizon. With six built-in microphones it combines to capture immersive 360 audio, directional audio for vlogging, wind-noise reduction and the best stereo sound ever from a GoPro.
  • WARRANTY: GoPro Authorized Reseller. Includes a Limited GoPro 1 Year USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro MAX
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

GoPro MAX Final Thoughts

"All in all, A+."

Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. This is a very well-made little camera. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. GoPro Hero 7 Black Edition Action Camera with Sandisk Extreme 32B MicroSD U3 Card, 1 Extra GoPro USA...

User Ratings: 81 5

GoPro hero 7 black First Impressions

"We love this camera!"

This thing is solid as ever. I contacted GoPro customer service and they were amazing. I just love this little camera! Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. You can shoot your videos and frame them later.

  • GoPro Hero 7 Black Edition Action Camera with Sandisk Extreme 32B MicroSD U3 Card, 1 Extra GoPro USA Battery and Ritz Gear Memory Card Reader
  • HyperSmooth: Get gimbal like stabilization – without the gimbal. HERO7 Black corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage. TimeWarp: Capture super-stabilized time lapse videos while you move about a scene. Increase the speed up to 30x to turn longer activities into shareable moments.
  • SuperPhoto: HERO7 Black intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping or noise reduction to optimize your shots.
  • 4K60 Video + 12MP Photos: Shoots stunning 4K60 video and 12-MP photos that are as amazing as the moments themselves.
  • Rugged + Waterproof: Share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. HERO7 Black is rugged, waterproof without a housing to 10 m and up for any adventure.
  • Bundle Includes: (1) Extra GoPro Rechargeable Battery for HERO7 Black, SanDisk Extreme 32GB MicroSDHC UHS-3 Card, Ritz Gear Card Reader
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro hero 7 black
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

GoPro hero 7 black Final Thoughts

"Great price!"

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. I am very happy that I did it. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! It was quick and I had no issues.

Overall Score
4.6


(429 Points)

9. Shimano CM-2000 Data Linked Wi-Fi Ultra HD Sports Action Camera Waterproof Camcorder, Black

SHIMANO CM-2000 First Impressions

"Pretty fast charge time."

Good and authentic after replacement. The value of all the parts is incredible. The quality is decent for the size. These are original SHIMANO CM-2000 batteries, and charger. My friends are impressed by my work with this Sony Action Camera.

  • Shimano CM-2000 Data Linked Wi-Fi Ultra HD Sports Action Camera Waterproof Camcorder, Black
  • Easy Operating LCD Screen; GPS function on your smartphone to configure pre-set sensor values and automatically records
  • Rain and Dust resistant; waterproof and dust proof performance that does not require any box
  • Clearly Record Off road riding; Image stabilizer to reduce vibrations
  • Record beautiful scenery in the dusk; High definition recording with fast lens
  • Capture the most exciting scenes with automatic data- linked recording; Suitable design for riding with compact body shape is less resistant to air
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SHIMANO CM-2000
  • Video Quality
  • Picture Quality
  • Video Quality
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SHIMANO CM-2000 Final Thoughts

"My only gripe is the stand."

Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. So I definitely like this Sony Action Camera as well. It is small and takes awesome pictures! Overall an okay Sony Action Camera that is probably more hype. All features are the same but this is way cheaper.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

10. GoPro HERO8 Black, Waterproof Action Camera, Pro Explorer Bundle with Dive/Protective Case, 3-Way Mo...

User Ratings: 40

GoPro HERO8 Black First Impressions

"See the pics yourself."

Good and authentic after replacement. I contacted GoPro customer service and they were amazing. And the image on the GoPro HERO8 Black itself is sharp and clear. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Has a lot to offer at a good price.

  • GoPro HERO8 Black, Waterproof Action Camera, Pro Explorer Bundle with Dive/Protective Case, 3-Way Mount, 2 Batteries, 128B microSD Card, Cleaning Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: GoPro HERO 8 Black Camera (CHDHX-801) | Rechargeable Battery (1220mAh) | Curved Adhesive Mount | Mounting Buckle | USB-C Cable | Thumb Screw| GoPro 3-Way 3-in-1 Mount (Grip Handle, Extension Arm and Tripod) AFAEM-001 | GoPro Dive Case / Protective Housing for HERO8 Camera (AJDIV-001) | 2x Extra GoPro Rechargeable Battery (GPAJBAT001) | SanDisk 128GB Extreme UHS-I Class 10 V30 U3 microSD Card | ProOptic Cleaning Kit
  • KEY FEATURES: 4K60 Video + 12MP Photos | HyperSmooth 2.0 Video Stabilization | TimeWarp 2.0 Time-Lapse Video | Night Time-Lapse Video | 1080p Live Streaming | SuperPhoto + Improved HDR | Foldable Mount Fingers | LiveBurst Image Capture | Digital Lenses (SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow) | Rugged + Waterproof 33ft (10M) | 8x Slo-Mo Video | 2-inch Intuitive Touch Screen | Face, Smile + Scene Detection | 3 Built-in Mics with Reduced Wind Noise | USB-C Charging | Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Enabled
  • WARRANTY: GoPro Authorized Reseller. Includes a Limited GoPro 1 Year USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro HERO8 Black
  • Video Quality
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

GoPro HERO8 Black Final Thoughts

"I like the video capability."

I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. I'm looking forward to using this GoPro HERO8 Black. My friends are impressed by my work with this Sony Action Camera. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

Overall Score
4.2


(7 Points)

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