Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Starter Kit Action Cameras

1. AKASO EK7000 4K Video WiFi Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle...

User Ratings: 46

AKASO E1AKEK7000BKKIT First Impressions

"Upload your footage daily."

On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. Has loads and loads of accessories. This Starter Kit Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! Has loads and loads of accessories. This is high quality and you can tell.

  • AKASO EK7000 4K Video WiFi Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle LCD (Black) with Wireless Remote Custom Case Memory Card Sports Camera Starter Kit
  • AKASO AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full AKASO USA WARRANTY
  • 4K Ultra HD Action Camera | Professional 4K 25fps & 2.7K 30fps Video | 12MP Photos at up to 30 frames per second | 100 feet (30.5 meters) waterproof camera. Designed to withstand extreme environments, together with durable waterproof case. With the included accessories, transform it for both indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Longer Battery Life. AKASO EK7000 action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries. Each battery can record up to 90 minutes. | Built-In WIFI & HDMI, edit & share your action in minutes. Just download App (iSmart DV) on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wi-Fi signal ranges up to 33 feet (10 meters).
  • Wireless Wrist Remote Control Sports Camera | With a wrist 2.4G remote, you can capture the world in an all-new way. Controlling the camera, framing shots or recording video is convenient.
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: AKASO EK7000 Waterproof 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera (Black) | Wireless Wrist 2.4G Remote Control | 2x 1050mAh Battery | Waterproof Case | Bicycle Stand | 7x Mount | 2x Clip | Helmet Mount | Bandage | 5x Tethers | Protective Backdoor | USB Cable | AC Charger | Lens Cloth | Manual | Floating Mount | Head Strap | Chest Strap | Suction Cup Mount | Authorized USA Dealer Warranty | SanDisk Ultra microSDHC 32GB Memory Card w/ Adapter | Vivitar Premium Custom Hard Shell Case
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AKASO E1AKEK7000BKKIT
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AKASO E1AKEK7000BKKIT Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. The AKASO E1AKEK7000BKKIT is very easy to use.

Overall Score
4.5


(6 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Starter Kit Action Cameras

2. VEHO MUVI KX-1 4K Wi-Fi Sports Action Camera Action Camera w/ 12PC Starter Kit (VCC-008-KX1-NPNG)

Circuit City circuitcity021136 First Impressions

"Great decision!"

I got this Circuit City circuitcity021136 to record our trip’s adventure. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. I think at this price range, this is a very good Starter Kit Action Camera to have. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations.

  • VEHO MUVI KX-1 4K Wi-Fi Sports Action Camera Action Camera w/ 12PC Starter Kit (VCC-008-KX1-NPNG)
  • RESOLUTIONS AND FRAME RATES - The K SERIES The KX-1 4K has a 4k @ 10fps, 2.7k @ 15fps, 1440P @ 30fps, 1080P @ 60fps / 30fps, 720P @ 120fps/60fps and [email protected] Recording Modes are Video and Audio, Video Only, Audio Only, Slow Motion, Auto Record, Interval Record, Video + Photo
  • STILL PHOTOS - For photos the Muvi KX-1 captures high quality 12MP resolution photos and has a selection of photo modes for you to capture images the way you choose, including time lapse, high speed photo burst and 180° rollover mode. The built-in G-sensor auto-start will set your Muvi K-2 Pro to start recording on a change of gravity.
  • LENS - With its f/2.5 f stop, the KX-1 camera can help ensure it captures most of what is happening in front of the lens from 50 to 140 degrees
  • Wi-Fi - The Muvi KX-1 has built-in Wi-Fi with a range of up to 60 metres, which allows you to connect and pair with your smartphone or tablet with the free iOS or Android app. The Muvi K-Series app allows you to live view, record and even share your content straight onto social media.
  • LCD - Included in Muvi KX-1 bundle is the new Muvi K-Series smart LCD touch screen that features a better and clearer display, allowing you to frame your shot, preview videos, photos and navigate the menu to change settings and preferences with ease.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Circuit City circuitcity021136
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Circuit City circuitcity021136 Final Thoughts

"I am so glad I did!"

Good and authentic after replacement. For the price this is a great buy. Cost more than half the price of the drone. Amazing video quality and from something so small. It is easy to mount the Circuit City on and it stays in place.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

3. DJI OSMO Action Cam Digital Camera Bundle with 2 Displays 36FT/11M Waterproof 4K HDR-Video 12MP 145...

DJI Osmo Action First Impressions

"The quality is unreal."

No need to spend hundreds on something else! So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! First off I would like to commend DJI. Cost more than half the price of the drone. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight.

  • DJI OSMO Action Cam Digital Camera Bundle with 2 Displays 36FT/11M Waterproof 4K HDR-Video 12MP 145° Angle, 128gb Micro SD Card, Card Reader, Must Have Accessories
  • Sold By DJI Authorized Dealer. Come with SanDisk 128GB Extreme Micro SD, VanCityUAV Cleaning Kit
  • DJI Osmo Camera Dual screens comes with 1. 4" front 300 pip screen and2. 25" back 325 pip screen
  • DJI Osmo Camera Dual screens comes with 1. 4" front 300 pip screen and2. 25" back 325 pip screen
  • Rocksteady stabilization technology combines EIS with complex algorithms deliver stable
  • Osmo Action Camera Comes 11m Waterproof, 8x Slow Motion under 1080p and 240fps. 2.5 inches, 1.6 inches, 1.3 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI Osmo Action
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DJI Osmo Action Final Thoughts

"Very well made rig."

This feature alone is the reason I bought the DJI Osmo Action. Amazing video quality and from something so small. Has a lot to offer at a good price. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam!

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

4. 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 Starter Kit 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)

5. VVHOOY Sport Action Camera Accessories Kit with Carry Case Compatible with Gopro Hero 7 6 5/AKASO EK...

User Ratings: 77

VVHOOY VV-XM-A268 First Impressions

"Killer deal!"

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. Love the accessories and the bag. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. This little camera will amaze you.

  • VVHOOY Sport Action Camera Accessories Kit with Carry Case Compatible with Gopro Hero 7 6 5/AKASO EK7000 Brave 4K V50/APEMAN Waterproof Action Camera
  • 1.【Action Camera Carrying Case Bundle】, Compatible with Gopro Hero 7/6/5 Session/AKASO EK7000/Brave 4/5/v50/APEMAN/Crosstour/EKEN H9/Campark ACT74/DBPOWER/Victure/SOOCOO/FITFORT/Mospro/Dragon Touch/Vantop Moment Sports Action Camera and so on- Endless uses and application
  • 2.【Universal Chest Strap Harness and Head Mount】: Made of adjustable plastic and nylon, universal fit all shapes and sizes body. Allows you to record on your chest,head or helmet, perfect for hiking,biking,running and etc
  • 3.【Handheld Camera Selfie Stick 】: The 6 sections monopod makes self-service photography extremely convenient,to adjust length (from 9in to 43in) flexibly to reach the best shooting effect you want.The tripod adaptor is used to fix your camera on your monopod or tripod
  • 4.【Widely Use】: Outside sports using-cycling, hiking, climbing, running, motocross, or any other outdoor action sports
  • 5.【Note】:Things in carry case is not included,just for illustrate which item can it put in inside
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VVHOOY VV-XM-A268
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VVHOOY VV-XM-A268 Final Thoughts

"You get what you pay for."

I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. VVHOOY VV-XM-A268 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied.

Overall Score
4.5


(4 Points)

6. Indigi WiFi Enabled 4K Full HD Waterproof Sports Action Camera Camcorder [ 1.5" LCD + Wide Angle Len...

inDigi ActionCam-01BK-Wifi-DE01 First Impressions

"Great pix."

I just love this little camera! So I definitely like this Starter Kit Action Camera as well. I cant give the inDigi ActionCam-01BK-Wifi-DE01 enough stars. The value of all the parts is incredible. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON!

  • Indigi WiFi Enabled 4K Full HD Waterproof Sports Action Camera Camcorder [ 1.5" LCD + Wide Angle Lens + Mounts Included + 4K 1080p 720p Recordings & 12MP Camera ]
  • HD 1080P H.264 Video Recording | Image Sensor: 12Mega Pixels CMOS-Sensor | Super Wide Angle Lens: 170 degree
  • WIFI connection feature, you can remote control camera and preview in real time through your smartphone
  • Water resistance: up to 30 meters | LCD: 1.5" LCD panel | Micro SD card: up to Max 32GB(not included)
  • Default resolution: Video:1080P(1920*1080) / Picture:12M(4000x3000) | Image/Video file format: Video format:MOV / Image format:JPG
  • Dimension: 59.3 x 29.3 x 41.1 mm (LxWxH)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The inDigi ActionCam-01BK-Wifi-DE01
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inDigi ActionCam-01BK-Wifi-DE01 Final Thoughts

"Five Stars!"

The value of all the parts is incredible. It can attach to his bike and scooter. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. And the image on the inDigi ActionCam-01BK-Wifi-DE01 itself is sharp and clear. Very good customer service top notch.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

7. AIRON Action Camera 4K 24 MP WiFi Underwater Camera Adjustable Wide Angle Waterproof Action Camera U...

User Ratings: 58

AIRON First Impressions

"Really enjoyed the AIRON ."

This is enough for most use cases! Great purchase and highly recommended. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. I got this AIRON to record our trip’s adventure. I am very happy that I did it.

  • AIRON Action Camera 4K 24 MP WiFi Underwater Camera Adjustable Wide Angle Waterproof Action Camera USB Type C Charger
  • Ultra HD 4K 24 MP action camera and 2.0-inch HD screen, place your camera into the waterproof and dive below 40 meters.
  • Built-in WIFI to share wonderful pictures to social media in seconds .
  • Multiple functions: motion detection, Car mode, video lapse, slow motion, burst mode, axis gyroscope anti-shake etc.
  • Fisheye correction function, effectively improve the distortion angle, restore the image
  • Support up to 128G memory card. Dual channel stereo sound quality, listening to the clearest sound
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AIRON
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AIRON Final Thoughts

"And Wallah!"

I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

8. Neewer G2 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera with Touch Screen Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 4K/30...

User Ratings: 70 5

Neewer 90094640 First Impressions

"Definitely a good buy."

It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker. I just love this little camera! The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size.

  • Neewer G2 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera with Touch Screen Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 4K/30FPS EIS 170 Degree Wide Angle WiFi Sports Cam with Remote/Battery and 50-in-1 Accessories Kit
  • KIT INCLUDES: (1) G2 Action Camera; (1) Waterproof Housing; (1) 2.4G Remote Control; (1) Proctive Frame; (1) Backdoor; (1) Bicycle Handlebar Kit; (2) Screw Mount Set; (2) Tripod Mount Adapter; (2) Fastening Strap; (2) Bandage Tether Strap; (1) Lens Cleaning Cloth; (1) J-hook Mount; (4) Ribbon; (1) Wire Cable; (2) Adhesive Mount; (2) 3M Adhesive Pad; (1) USB Cable; (1) Li-ion Battery; (1) User Manual; (1)50-in-1 Accessory Kit
  • TOUCH SCREEN 4K ACTION CAMERA WITH 2 INCH SCREEN: Professional 4K(3840*2160)30FPS, 2.7K(2560* 1440)30FPS, 1080P(1920*1080)60FPS, 720P(1280*720)120FPS and 12MP photo resolution created by high-tech sensor to capture exciting moment for you; 2-inch sensitive touchscreen offers a better operation experience for the end users
  • WIFI ACTION CAMERA: Just download the EZ iCam App on your iOS or Android phone and connect with this action camera. It lets you control your camera remotely. Share the picture and video on social media; WiFi signal ranges up to 33 feet; Place your camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, you can dive below 98 feet
  • WIRELESS WRIST REMOTE CONTROL: Put the remote control on your wrist while installing the sports camera on your helmet, convenient to record moments in places you can't reach. Controlling the camera, framing shots or recording video is convenient. Wireless range up to 33feet, the remote is NOT waterproof
  • 50-in-1 ACTION CAMERA ACCESSORY: This kit includes many mounts, straps, and harnesses, your camera will be safe when you are having fun. You can take it whenever you are in diving, swimming, driving car, climbing, and riding bicycle, etc.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Neewer 90094640
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Neewer 90094640 Final Thoughts

"As far as durability."

Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Get a stainless steel tether. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another.

Overall Score
4.4


(12273 Points)

9. Shanren Pocket Time Lapse Camera, Full HD Wi-Fi Mini Camera, Magnet/Clip/Viscose/Sucker Buckle Best ...

SHANREN First Impressions

"My kids love using this!"

I'm looking forward to using this SHANREN . A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. This is a very well-made little camera. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture.

  • Shanren Pocket Time Lapse Camera, Full HD Wi-Fi Mini Camera, Magnet/Clip/Viscose/Sucker Buckle Best for Traveling, Cycling and Party
  • 【Producing time lapse and videos without a tripod】Pocket Mini Camera helps you record videos and take photos like never before, release your hands, it comes with a flexible Magnet/Clip/ Viscose/Sucker buckles allowing you to position it easily. Whether standing still for a stationary time lapse, or moving through your world for a hyper lapse, you can create smooth videos easily without a tripod. capture a beautiful sunset, traffic flow, Stream of people, crazy party and your lovely pets.
  • 【High Quality Videos and Photos】Pocket records beautiful Full HD video, takes high quality 8MP photos in the day or even in a dark environment, Control your Pocket with Shanren a tap of your finger. Smart shooting modes can be controlled and triggered by remote control from the Shanren video app on your smartphone. Four shooting modes: Camera, Video, Time Lapse, Short Video. Multiple Filters available. Supports up to 32GB micro SD card (not included).
  • 【Multi-function sport camera】: Waterproof case bundle available for Cycling, Skiing and Diving, Pocket is the lightest camera, weighs only 20 grams. Battery life up to 60 minutes continuous video recording. An integrated microphone allows onboard audio recording It’s the best choice to put it on your handlebar.
  • 【Perfect Vision】Bringing you highly stabilized imaging with all the benefits of a SONY sensor. 120° wide angle lens, capturing images as it goes while staying completely level.
  • 【Accessories】The basic package have 4 kinds of buckles includes: Magnet/Clip/ Viscose/Sucker Buckle, Waterproof case bundle available for Cycling, Skiing and Diving, there is waterproof case get 30% off on the accessory bundle when you buy together at check out.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SHANREN
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SHANREN Final Thoughts

"It is always in focus."

This accessory bundle for my SHANREN has a ton of items. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this SHANREN . It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. This feature alone is the reason I bought the SHANREN . And the image on the SHANREN itself is sharp and clear.

Overall Score
5.0


(3 Points)

10. GeeKam Action Camera 4K WiFi Ultra HD Underwater 30M Waterproof 170° Wide Angle Lens Sports Camcord...

User Ratings: 63 10

GeeKam GeeKam-S9R First Impressions

"This is the perfect setup."

No need to spend hundreds on something else! When I do I'll post my findings here as well. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. Overall an okay Starter Kit Action Camera that is probably more hype.

  • GeeKam Action Camera 4K WiFi Ultra HD Underwater 30M Waterproof 170° Wide Angle Lens Sports Camcorder with Remote Control 2 Rechargeable Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • 4K Action camera & Super Image Quality:4K/30FPS,1080P/60FPS,720P/120FPS video and 16MP image together can make sure you capture high quality pictures and videos easily.
  • Remote Control & WiFi Control:A single press of the wireless wrist remote control to freeze and seal the perfect moment.Just download App on your phone or tablet and connect it to this action camera, you can share your wonderful moment on social media instantly.
  • 100FT Waterproof Camera & 170°Wide Angle Lens:Place your action camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, then you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving,snorkeling, etc. 170° wide angle lens enables you to capture wider angle view than those of 120° or 90° action cameras, which presents expansive field view.
  • 2 Rechargeable Batteries & 2" IPS Screen:With 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, you can get super long recording time, no more worries about missing any precious moments.2" IPS screen allows you to preview the video in action camera.
  • HDMI Output & Valuable Accessories:With HDMI Port allows you to connect it to TV.This underwater camera comes with remote control wristband and accessories kit, the kits are available for most kinds of camera even Gopro.
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GeeKam GeeKam-S9R
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GeeKam GeeKam-S9R Final Thoughts

"It’s a total winner!"

So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

Overall Score
4.2


(224 Points)

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