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)
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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. RD 32 HD Camera Lens 720P 30 fps Waterproof Sport Action Camera

SUNOAD alus-901743-CES-00111 First Impressions

"I am so glad I did!"

The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. No need to spend hundreds on something else!

  • RD 32 HD Camera Lens 720P 30 fps Waterproof Sport Action Camera
  • + Free SUNOAD Cleaning Cloth
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SUNOAD alus-901743-CES-00111 Final Thoughts

"I love this little guy!"

I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this SUNOAD alus-901743-CES-00111. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. The quality and features were more than I expected. The whole outlook and vintage and nice.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

4. GoPro HERO7 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Accessory Adventure Kit

GoPro First Impressions

"Upload your footage daily."

I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. I cannot say enough great things about this Starter Kit Action Camera. Overall, I think this a great Starter Kit Action Camera. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles.

  • GoPro HERO7 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Accessory Adventure Kit
  • ​Hyper smooth video stabilization - get gimbal‑like stabilization-without the gimbal. Hero7 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage. ​
  • ​Rugged + waterproof - share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. Hero7 Black is rugged, waterproof without a housing to 33ft (10M) and up for any adventure.
  • Get a deal on three must-have mounts for capturing your adventures
  • The handlebars (floating hand grip) is great for handheld shots in and out of the water
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GoPro Final Thoughts

"First off the quality."

The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. Love GoPro, and this mount works great too. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

5. Vuze 3D 360 Spherical VR 4K Camera (Red) - Bundle with Benro A38FD 4 Section Aluminum Monopod, 64GB ...

Vuze VUZE 3D 360 First Impressions

"I like the video capability."

Captures all my adventures when I need it to. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Amazing video quality and from something so small. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! Has a lot to offer at a good price.

  • Vuze 3D 360 Spherical VR 4K Camera (Red) - Bundle with Benro A38FD 4 Section Aluminum Monopod, 64GB MicroSDXC Card, Card Reader
  • Vuze VR Camera - Small Handle - Mini VR Glasses - Hardshell Case - Charger with USB Input - USB Cable - Charger Adapter - Lens Cleaning Cloth - User Manual - Vuze 1 Year Warranty - Benro A38TD 4 Section Aluminum Monopod - 64GB MicroSDXC Card - Card Reader
  • Capture 3D 360 video footage with a single push of a button.
  • Create VR experiences with the supplied Humaneyes VR studio software.
  • Relive and share your creation in 3D or 2D using goggles or online via Youtube, Facebook, etc.
  • 4K Stereoscopic 3D Photo and Video Simple one touch operation Auto-stitch VR technology Open industry format
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Vuze VUZE 3D 360
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Vuze VUZE 3D 360 Final Thoughts

"I like the video capability."

This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! These are original Vuze VUZE 3D 360 batteries, and charger.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

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

User Ratings: 69 11

DJI First Impressions

"The light."

Good and authentic after replacement. The quality and features were more than I expected. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON!

  • DJI OSMO Action Cam Digital Camera with 2 Displays 36FT/11M Waterproof 4K HDR-Video 12MP 145° Angle Black with Extra Battery
  • Dual Screens 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. This durable, versatile action camera is jam-packed with advanced technology that lets you spend less time worrying about equipment and more time living the action.
  • RockSteady 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.
  • More Dynamic Detail 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. Osmo Action packs a high-quality punch with 4K/60fps at 100Mbps video. This ensures your footage always matches the intensity of the moment while maintaining sharp details.
  • 11m Waterproof, -10℃ Temperature Resistant Sporting a watertight seal and a hydrophobic coating on the back touchscreen, Osmo Action is waterproof at depths of up to 11 meters, making it the perfect underwater companion. Versatile batteries perform well even in extremely cold environments with temperatures as low as -10℃.
  • 【Quick Switch button, Voice Control】 The Quick Switch button ensures modes and settings are easily and quickly accessible. It has multiple capabilities including options that let you flip between the front and back screen, change modes, and select custom settings. Five voice commands make essential functions like filming, capturing photos, and powering down the device effortless.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Really enjoyed the DJI ."

Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. DJI wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features.

Overall Score
4.2


(37 Points)

7. LETSCOM 4k60fps WiFi Action Camera Touch Screen Sports Cam 16MP Underwater Waterproof Video Recorder...

LETSCOM Q6H First Impressions

"Great decision!"

My friends are impressed by my work with this Starter Kit Action Camera. This action camera is amazing for the price! This is enough for most use cases! Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Good and authentic after replacement.

  • LETSCOM 4k60fps WiFi Action Camera Touch Screen Sports Cam 16MP Underwater Waterproof Video Recorder, 170° Ultra Wide Angle,HD Travel Vlog Camera with Helmet Accessories
  • Ultra High Resolution: Shoots 4K/60FPS, 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/120FPS ultra HD video and 16MP high resolutions photo, delivering sharp and clear images. The intergrated distortion correction offers an extra option, recording video without fish-eye effect.
  • 2'' Touch Screen & Wi-Fi Connectivity: Operate your action camera and switch functions more convenient with the built-in touch screen. Wireless connectivity allows you to directly save photos and videos to your phone(via "DV KING 4K" App) and share your amazing moments online at real time.
  • IP68 Waterproof: The supplied IP68 waterproof case supports you to dive deep into the ocean up to 100ft with this sport camera, explore and capture more amazing moment of the mysterious underwater world with 170° wide angle lens.
  • Accessories Kits with Two Batteries: Comes with multifunctional accessories enable you to mount this action sports camera to helmets, bicycles, wrist, etc. 2 rechargable 1050mAh batteries extend your recording time up to 180 minutes (90 minutes for each). No worries for outdoor recording.
  • Featured Functions: slow motion, loop recording,time-lapse, burst shot, auto shoot, timer, exposure/white balance adjustment, Image rotation, HDMI output etc different modes and functions support you to discover and record the world on your own way.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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LETSCOM Q6H Final Thoughts

"Maybe several weeks."

And the image on the LETSCOM Q6H itself is sharp and clear. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. Very nice package of accessories. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had.

Overall Score
5.0


(15 Points)

8. GoPro HERO+ Action Camera (Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Enabled, 1080p Movie, 8MP Photo, Waterproof ...

GoPro CHDHC-101 First Impressions

"This is great."

So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! GoPro CHDHC-101 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. Amazing video quality and from something so small. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous!

  • GoPro HERO+ Action Camera (Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Enabled, 1080p Movie, 8MP Photo, Waterproof to 131’)
  • GoPro action camcorder takes crystal-clear video in a broad range of environments
  • Ideal for the amateur photographer or entry-level professional alike
  • Movie resolution: 1080p, Photo resolution: 8MP
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enables connectivity to the GoPro App or Smart Remote to adjust modes and settings, control the camera remotely, and view and share your content
  • Waterproof action camcorder resists moisture at depths of up to 131' (40m)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
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GoPro CHDHC-101 Final Thoughts

"Thank you!"

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well.

Overall Score
5.0


(6 Points)

9. Gear Pro Ryder Action Camera, Hi-Resolution Full 1080p HD Video, 16 MegaPixel Images, Fold-Out 1.5''...

User Ratings: 54

Gear Pro GDV786GOR First Impressions

"I expected that."

I am very happy that I did it. Good and authentic after replacement. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. The quality and features were more than I expected. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great.

  • Gear Pro Ryder Action Camera, Hi-Resolution Full 1080p HD Video, 16 MegaPixel Images, Fold-Out 1.5'' LCD Display, with Waterproof Case and Helmet Camera, Orange
  • Records HD Video and Snaps Hi-Res Pictures - 1.5'' Fold-Out LCD Display Screen - GPS Navigation Tracking Software with Integrated Google Maps - Instantly Playback Images & Video - Anti Shaking Function for Image Stabilization - 360° Degree Adjustable and Rotating Camera Lens for Horizontal, Vertical, Angled Mounting - Wirelessly Snap Pics & Record Video via Remote Control - HDMI Mini Connector Port (Connects to HDTVs) - Take Pictures While Recording Video - Waterproof Case Safe in Depths up to 99' Feet - Easy Touch Button Controls - Easily Save and Transfer Files to PC - Built-in Rechargeable Battery - Up to 2 Hour Battery Life - Micro SD Card Slot Reader - Preview Media Files Instantly on the Display Screen - Charges via USB Port or Wall Charger (Included).
  • Built-in Speaker & Microphone for Recording Audio - Invertible Screen Display for Upside-Down Mounting/Recording - Up to 4X Digital Zoom Function - Included Gear Pro Ryder GPS Software - Exposure Value, White Balance, Light Frequency Settings Adjustments - LCD Displays Remaining Pictures & Record Time Available - Includes IR Remote: Wirelessly Snap Pics & Record Video - Universal Screw-Threading & Multi-Mount Options - Built-in G-Sensor Activates Video Recording Upon Accident/Collision - Multi-Language Support: English, Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Portuguese.
  • The Gear Pro Ryder GPS Software - Integrated Google Maps for GPS Navigation - Map Displays Traveled Route During Your Recording - Graph Display of Speed and Distance Traveled - Video Playback and Control Interface.
  • Snap Pictures: Capture Images in 5 or 16 Mega Pixels - 16MP (Pixels: 4618 x 3464) - 5MP (Pixels: 2592 x 1944) - High, Normal, Low Quality Selectable - Time Lapse (Automatic Photo) Timer Function - Auto Photo Taking: Choose Between 3, 5, 10, 30, 60 seconds - Image File Format: .jpg. - Record Video: Video Capture in 1080p, 720p or VGA - 1080p (1920 x 1080) @ 30FPS - 720p (1280 x 720) @ 60FPS - VGA (640 x 480) @ 120FPS - Motion Detection Recording Ability - Anti Shaking Image Stabilization Assistance - Switchable Video Recording Modes: Normal and Loop - Loop Recording Length: 2 or 5 minutes - Video File Format: .mov
  • Technical Specs: Image Sensor: 5 CMOS Mega - Wide Angle Lens: F=2.4 (f=3.2mm) - 160° (1080p) - 170° (720p & VGA) - Battery: Lithium 1200mAh Li-Polymer - Infrared (IR) Remote Control Operation - Supports Micro SD Cards up to 32GB - Light Frequency Options: 50Hz, 60Hz - G Sensor Sensitivity Selectable: 4G or 8G - Date Stamp: On/Off - Camera Weight: 3.35 oz - Camera Dimensions (L x W x H): 3.85'' x 1.77'' x 1.37'' - Accessories Included: Waterproof Case, Helmet/Goggle Belt, 3M Adhesive Pads, USB and HDMI Cables, AC Wall Charger, Velcro Strap.
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Gear Pro GDV786GOR Final Thoughts

"Great pix."

Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. I'm looking forward to using this Gear Pro GDV786GOR. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize.

Overall Score
4.1


(2 Points)

10. DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Starter Bundle with Tripod...

DJI Osmo Pocket First Impressions

"Easily worth the money."

The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. These are original DJI Osmo Pocket batteries, and charger. First off I would like to commend DJI. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Integrated Camera, Starter Bundle with Tripod, PolarPro Mount, Cradle, 64GB microSD Card, Case, Cloth
  • KIT INCLUDES: DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld Gimbal Camcorder | USB-C Adapter | Lightning (iOS) Smartphone Adapter | Charging Cable | Cover | Polar Pro Tripod Mount for Osmo Pocket | FotoPro UFO 2 Flexible Tripod | Froggi 1/4" Cup Support + Adapter Multifunctional Expanding Switch Connection | SanDisk 64GB Extreme UHS-I U3 microSD Card | PGYTECH Carrying Case | Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • KEY FEATURES: 4K Ultra HD Recording at 60fps | 1/2.3-Inch Sensor | 1.55 Mu m Pixel Size | 140 Minute Max Battery Life | Compact, 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal | T-Type Cooling System | FPV Mode | ActiveTrack Facial Tracking | 3x3 Panorama Photos | Motionlapse | Nightshot | Still Images at 12 Megapixels | Single-Handed Design | H x W x D 4.8” x 1.10” x 1.5” (121.9 x 28.6 x 36.9mm) | Weighs only 4.10oz (116g)
  • Osmo Pocket transforms all your life's moments into wonderful images. It snaps photos in stunning detail, thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80 deg. FOV and f/2.0 aperture. It can also shoot 4K/60fps video at 100Mbps and photos at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 Mu m for footage worth sharing every time. Osmo Pocket uses a small 3-axis mechanical handheld gimbal. It precisely adjusts for your movements in real time turning your video captures into a movie-like scene.
  • Osmo Pocket includes a Universal Port is the door to further creativity. This multifunctional expansion interface connects Osmo Pocket to your smartphone, as well as an ever-growing suite of accessories that sets you free to film in any way. For perfectly quiet performance, Osmo Pocket takes advantage of a fan-less, passive cooling solution that dissipates heat evenly, ensuring long-term performance and stability.
  • DJI Mimo editing suite was designed for all types of users to enhance their content with a professional touch. My Story lets you set the tone of your video with templates, filters, music and watermark stickers in a single tap. WARRANTY: DJI Authorized Reseller. Includes a DJI 1 Year Warranty (6 Months on Battery)
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DJI Osmo Pocket Final Thoughts

"This is great."

Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. I contacted DJI customer service and they were amazing. These are original DJI Osmo Pocket batteries, and charger. These are original DJI Osmo Pocket batteries, and charger.

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5.0


(1 Points)

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