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 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)

4. 2019 DJI Osmo Action Camera with 2 Screens, 4K HDR Video, 11m(36ft) Waterproof, comes 128GB Micro SD...

User Ratings: 80 8

DJI CP.OS.00000020.01 First Impressions

"You can hook it on and go."

So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I'm looking forward to using this DJI CP.OS.00000020.01. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print.

  • 2019 DJI Osmo Action Camera with 2 Screens, 4K HDR Video, 11m(36ft) Waterproof, comes 128GB Micro SD, Carrying Case, Floating Handle, Portable Handheld, 50 in 1 Combo, 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Sold By DJI Authorized Dealer. Come with Sandisk 128GB Extreme Micro SD, Carrying Case, Helmet Strap Mount, 50 in 1 Combo Accessories
  • DJI Osmo Camera Dual Screens come with 1.4" Front 300 PPI Screen and 2.25" Back 325 PPI Screen
  • RockSteady Stabilization Technology Combines EIS with Complex Algorithms Deliver Stable
  • Osmo Action Camera Comes 11m Waterproof, 8x Slow Motion Under 1080p and 240fps
  • Dynamic Detail HDR 4K/60fps Video Recording Capability, Speed Up to 100 Mb/s bit Rate Records
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.OS.00000020.01
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DJI CP.OS.00000020.01 Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

Good and authentic after replacement. Overall an okay Starter Kit Action Camera that is probably more hype. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. No need to spend hundreds on something else! I think at this price range, this is a very good Starter Kit Action Camera to have.

Overall Score
4.5


(67 Points)

5. Muson Action Camera 4K 16MP Underwater Cam Waterproof 30M WiFi Sports Camera 2.0-inch LCD Monitor 17...

muson M10 First Impressions

"I have a muson M10."

There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. I may have to pick up a second one at this price! I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Amazing video quality and from something so small. I cannot say enough great things about this Starter Kit Action Camera.

  • Muson Action Camera 4K 16MP Underwater Cam Waterproof 30M WiFi Sports Camera 2.0-inch LCD Monitor 170 Degree Wide-Angle with Dual 1050mAh Rechargeable Battery Motion Camera Built in Mic
  • [Ultra HD 4K / 16MP Action Camera] - Professional 4K/30FPS video and 16MP photo resolution can empowers you to capture every moment with absolutely crisp and vibrant detail,record your amazing life
  • [30 Meters Waterproof Performance] - This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, etc with its waterproof case. You can easily record every exciting moment under the sea
  • [2.4G Remote Control / Wi-Fi] - A single press of the wireless wrist remote control to capture and store the perfect moment, share & edit videos and images all the time. Besides, with HDMI Port allows you to connect it with television
  • [2 Inch LCD Display / Dual Batteries] - 2 inch screen allows you to preview the video in action camera, larger screen offers better clarity for picture or video. The dual battery can record up to 180 minutes in total
  • [Compact but Various Functions] - Light weight, small size, easy to carry and operate, it covers all function you need,such as driving mode, image rotation, time-lapse, loop recording, slow motion, exposure and white balance
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muson M10 Final Thoughts

"My kids love using this!"

The value of all the parts is incredible. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. The quality is decent for the size.

Overall Score
5.0


(8 Points)

6. AKASO 4K Wi-Fi Sports Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle LCD ...

User Ratings: 66 8

AKASO EK7000 First Impressions

"It just what he wanted!"

The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. This is high quality and you can tell. It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. Very nice package of accessories.

  • AKASO 4K Wi-Fi Sports Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle LCD Screen/Remote, Royal Blue (EK7000BL)
  • 4K Ultra HD Action Camera. Professional 4K 25fps & 2.7K 30fps video with 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second for incredible photos, which is 4 times the resolution of traditional HD cameras. Capture and share your world in a fantastic resolution.
  • Wireless Wrist Remote Control Sports Camera. Featuring a wrist 2.4G wireless RF Remote Control, you can capture your world in an all-new way. Controlling the camera, framing shots or recording video are now ultra convenient-just press the button of the Remote Control. No more looking to your Sports Camera to start and stop recordings or snap photos. Full control your Sports Camera with the remote.
  • Longer Battery Life. AKASO EK7000 action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries. Each 1050mAh battery can record up to 90 minutes. You will no more worry about the recording time for this action camera.
  • 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. Then operate or review the images or videos via Android or iOS devices. WiFi signal ranges up to 10 meters.
  • 100 Feet(30m) waterproof camera. AKASO EK7000 is designed to withstand extreme environments. Equipped with IP68 waterproof case,durable waterproof to 100 Feet (30m).Ideal for water sports like swimming, drifting, surfing etc. Come along with tons of free accessories, you can transform it to fit various indoor and outdoor extreme activities
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The AKASO EK7000
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AKASO EK7000 Final Thoughts

"Cross your fingers."

This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. The value of all the parts is incredible. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

Overall Score
4.3


(1360 Points)

7. Hidden Clock Spy Camera, 1080P Alarm Clock Spy Camera WiFi Remote View Mini IP Covert Nanny Cam with...

IPP AC-720C First Impressions

"So I got the camera."

This thing is solid as ever. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. Good and authentic after replacement.

  • Hidden Clock Spy Camera, 1080P Alarm Clock Spy Camera WiFi Remote View Mini IP Covert Nanny Cam with Motion Detection Night Vision Realtime Video for Home Security
  • Design for active lifestyles, HD camera with night version
  • Two way audio, Supports SD card up to 32 GB record
  • Support WiFi and/or Personal Hotspot, Rechargeable battery - 2.5 hrs life
  • Supports cloud storage, free cloud control, and video playback
  • APP supported on Apple IOS and Android
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IPP AC-720C Final Thoughts

"My son loves this."

More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. The whole outlook and vintage and nice. This little camera will amaze you.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. GoPro HERO7 Silver + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card Adapter-UHS-I, U3 - Waterproof Digital Action C...

User Ratings: 74 7

GoPro CHDXX-715 First Impressions

"The quality is unreal."

Captures all my adventures when I need it to. This is a very well-made little camera. For the price this is a great buy. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good.

  • GoPro HERO7 Silver + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card Adapter-UHS-I, U3 - Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 10MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization
  • BUNDLE: GoPro HERO7 Silver + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card with Adapter-UHS-I, U3
  • 4K30 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 waterproof and up for any adventure
  • INTUITIVE TOUCH SCREENS: 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
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDXX-715
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GoPro CHDXX-715 Final Thoughts

"Thank you Thank you!"

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case.

Overall Score
4.4


(379 Points)

9. SHISHUO 4K WiFi Action Camera - 2 Inch Touch Screen Waterproof Sports Cam 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle...

User Ratings: 59

SHISHUO 3216565414 First Impressions

"First off the quality."

I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. The new form factor and weight are fantastic!

  • SHISHUO 4K WiFi Action Camera - 2 Inch Touch Screen Waterproof Sports Cam 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle and Accessories Kits (16 GB Micro SD Card included)
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SHISHUO 3216565414 Final Thoughts

"It’s a total winner!"

This feature alone is the reason I bought the SHISHUO 3216565414. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. This accessory bundle for my SHISHUO 3216565414 has a ton of items. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

10. GIT2PANA170 GitUp Git2P (170 FOV) 2017 Updated Panasonic Sensor Action Camera Pro Pack 170 Degree Le...

User Ratings: 74

GitUp GIT2PANA170 First Impressions

"It is a great Starter Kit Action Camera."

I cant give the GitUp GIT2PANA170 enough stars. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations.

  • GIT2PANA170 GitUp Git2P (170 FOV) 2017 Updated Panasonic Sensor Action Camera Pro Pack 170 Degree Lens 2160P 24fps 1080P 60fp ActionCam (Black)
  • Updated Panasonic Sensor 2160P 24fps 1080P 60fps Full HD WiFi Action Camera High quality all glass elements
  • FOV: 170°,120° , Remote Control, TV Out, HDMI Out (FYI: "Git2P" is not the same firmware as "Git2" Pro)
  • Updated Panasonic MN34120PA 16MP sensor has better white balance and better low light performance
  • microSD memory card (not included) with a Class 10 or UHS-1 rating Up to 128GB capacity supported Record times vary with resolutions and frame rates
  • Complete Pro Kit as shown in the photos.(30M Waterproof Casing, Bike Roll Bar, Frame, Various Mount Connectors) GitUp, as seen on DashCamTalk !
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GitUp GIT2PANA170
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GitUp GIT2PANA170 Final Thoughts

"Well this was a surprise."

I may have to pick up a second one at this price! This action camera is amazing for the price! The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. The value of all the parts is incredible.

Overall Score
4.2


(8 Points)

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