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.

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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.

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5.0


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3. GoPro HERO7 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Accessory Travel Kit

GoPro First Impressions

"Sound is not great."

Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. I cannot say enough great things about this Starter Kit Action Camera. It's surprising how well it produces results electronically. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. This is enough for most use cases!

  • GoPro HERO7 Black — Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Accessory Travel 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 an awesome deal on two Accessories perfect for capturing your journeys​
  • Shorty (Mini extension pole + tripod) extends up to 8.9in (22.7cm) and can be propped up on any level surface
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GoPro Final Thoughts

"I have a GoPro ."

If you have a GoPro , then you need this case. More like I wanted plus more! This works well enough, except when I want to use it. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. POV Case 3.0 Small black - suitable for GoPro HD Hero 4, 3+, 3, 2

User Ratings: 60 4

SP Gadgets 52030 First Impressions

"But it is all good."

But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. For the price this is a great buy. Overall, I think this a great Starter Kit Action Camera. No need to spend hundreds on something else! If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another.

  • POV Case 3.0 Small black - suitable for GoPro HD Hero 4, 3+, 3, 2
  • Compact and easy to use
  • Perfectly shaped compartments for your GoPro camera & accessories
  • Sleek and Lightweight
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SP Gadgets 52030 Final Thoughts

"Everything is great."

We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. My friends are impressed by my work with this Starter Kit Action Camera. This is enough for most use cases!

Overall Score
4.3


(1137 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.
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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 Starter Kit 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. Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker...

Skyzone First Impressions

"Thank you Skyzone!"

I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. This thing is solid as ever.

  • Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker Fan LED for RC Racing Drone (SKY03O,White)
  • Our goggles is first goggles integrated with receiver and fully functional user interface, pilots just need install the antenna and plug the battery, easy to use, no need to purchase extra receiver and head track-er module, the user interface is easy use, no need take off the goggles to do all the setting.
  • SKY03S is the update version of Original sky03, we update the ergonomics, which fits pilots face perfectly, and we update the software off the goggles, pilots can calibrate the voltage readings of the goggles.
  • SKY03O is the OLED version of SKY03, with resolution of 1024*768 and OLED display, the vivid color and high contrast ratio, pilots can see more details, the new optical make the image crystal clear and no image distortion and blur edge.
  • - Support head tracking; Pan : 180°/120°/90°; Tilt: 120°/90°/60° - Adjustable 57.5 to 69.5mm wide ran-ge IPD. - RSSI Signal Inten-sity Indicator.  - Diversity 5.8Ghz receiving modules,total 48CH and 6 bands.
  • - Support  RF Normal, RF Racing, HDMI IN, AV IN and PLAYBACK modes.  - Built-in fan for defogging and dissipate the heat.  - With a display window for the LED light. The LED MODE can be set in the system menu.  - Support 2S~6S battery, more convenient in the field.
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Skyzone Final Thoughts

"Buy with confidence!"

The Skyzone is very easy to use. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. I'm looking forward to using this Skyzone . Very good customer service top notch. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

7. ISAW Edge 4K Ultra HD / 1080P Full HD Action Camera with LCD View-Finder Built-in Wi-Fi + Free ISAW ...

ISAW First Impressions

"Good picture quality."

No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. So I definitely like this Starter Kit Action Camera as well. I am very happy that I did it. This feature alone is the reason I bought the ISAW .

  • ISAW Edge 4K Ultra HD / 1080P Full HD Action Camera with LCD View-Finder Built-in Wi-Fi + Free ISAW Viewer II App …
  • 170° Degree 7 x Elements Glass lens. Shoots video - Ultra HD 4K @ 10fps / Full HD 1080p @ 60fps
  • Sony Exmor 16MP Exmor image sensor / Time Lapse and Burst photos / Built-in Microphone to record crystal clear audio
  • Built in 1.5 inch LCD viewfinder / Built-in WiFi to stream your videos to ISAW Viewer II smartphone App
  • Durable & Waterproof to 131-Feet 40m in Waterproof housing (Waterproof Housing included). Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions.
  • Supports microSD cards up to 32GB (class 10 or UHS-1 required) Sold Separately.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
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ISAW Final Thoughts

"Buy more batteries."

Has loads and loads of accessories. It is easy to mount the ISAW on and it stays in place. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. Love ISAW, and this mount works great too. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

8. GoPro HERO7 Black - Bundle with 3-in-1 Mount, Extra Rechargeable Battery, and 32GB Card

User Ratings: 74

GoPro HERO7 Black First Impressions

"Cheers!"

It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui. Amazing video quality and from something so small. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. Captures all my adventures when I need it to.

  • GoPro HERO7 Black - Bundle with 3-in-1 Mount, Extra Rechargeable Battery, and 32GB Card
  • Kit Includes: HERO7 Black Camera - Rechargeable Battery - The Frame (HERO7 Black) - Curved Adhesive Mount - Flat Adhesive Mount - Mounting Buckle - USB C Cable - GoPro 1 Year Warranty - GoPro 3-Way 3-in-1 Mount - 32GB MicroSDHC U3 Card - Spare Battery
  • HyperSmooth 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.
  • Voice Control: Stay in the moment. Control your HERO7 Black hands free with Voice commands like "GoPro, take a photo" and "GoPro, start recording."  SuperPhoto: Get the best photos automatically. With SuperPhoto, HERO7 Black intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping or noise reduction to optimize your shots. Live Streaming: Share your story as you live it with video streaming to Facebook Live. You can save your streamed videos to your SD card
  • Time warp video 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. 4K60 Video+12MP Photos HERO7 Black shoots stunning 4K60 video and 12MP photos that are as awesome as the moments themselves. 8x SloMo Video With ultra high frame rate 1080p240 video, you can slow things down by up to 8x to relive funny, interesting or epic moments in all their glory
  • Intuitive Touch Screen: If you have a smartphone, using HERO7 Black will feel familiar. Three main capture modes with streamlined settings make navigating easy. - Face, Smile + Scene Detection: HERO7 Black knows when you face the camera, smile and more. The GoPro app uses those details to handpick your best shots and create amazing videos.
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GoPro HERO7 Black Final Thoughts

"Easily worth the money."

Good and authentic after replacement. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. This action camera is amazing for the price!

Overall Score
4.7


(29 Points)

9. RunCam Split 3 Nano FPV Camera FOV 165 Degree DC 5-20V M12 Lens 1080P HD Recording WDR NTSC PAL Swit...

User Ratings: 86

RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS First Impressions

"So I got the camera."

I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. No need to spend hundreds on something else! I'm looking forward to using this RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui.

  • RunCam Split 3 Nano FPV Camera FOV 165 Degree DC 5-20V M12 Lens 1080P HD Recording WDR NTSC PAL Switchable for FPV Racing Drone Black
  • New features: Stronger flexible ribbon cable and Optimize TV-OUT interference to reduce ripple.High Definition Display: 1080P/60fps HD recording & WDR FPV camera.
  • Wide Angle View: M12 Lens, FOV 160°beyond the wide angle for recording more wide and beautiful scenes.
  • FPV aspect ratio 16:9/4:3 switchable; PAL / NTSC switchable,Wide voltage (5-20V) Anti-drop SD card .
  • Image Sensor: Ultra light weight (10.5g) Low latency TV-OUT (40ms).
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RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS Final Thoughts

"Cheers!"

This little camera will amaze you. This feature alone is the reason I bought the RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS. If you have a RunCam LYSB01N9ZKQVL-ELECTRNCS, then you need this case. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes.

Overall Score
4.9


(9 Points)

10. DJI OSMO Mobile Bundle - Handheld Stabilized Gimbal with 32GB Micro SD Card, Case, Wrist Strap and M...

User Ratings: 72

DJI FBA_OSMO First Impressions

"First off the quality."

I contacted DJI customer service and they were amazing. Amazing video quality and from something so small. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! All features are the same but this is way cheaper. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous!

  • DJI OSMO Mobile Bundle - Handheld Stabilized Gimbal with 32GB Micro SD Card, Case, Wrist Strap and Micro Fiber Koozam Cloth (Black)
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DJI FBA_OSMO Final Thoughts

"Daughter loved it."

Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. Video stabilization is astonishing. These are original DJI FBA_OSMO batteries, and charger. Video stabilization is astonishing. Great purchase and highly recommended.

Overall Score
4.7


(9 Points)

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