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. 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 Starter Kit Action Camera. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

Overall Score
4.1


(119 Points)

4. 2019 DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal with Integrated 4K Camera Bundle, Comes 128GB Extreme Mi...

User Ratings: 81 2

DJI First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. And the image on the DJI itself is sharp and clear. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

  • 2019 DJI Osmo Pocket Handheld 3 Axis Gimbal with Integrated 4K Camera Bundle, Comes 128GB Extreme Micro SD
  • Sold by DJI Authorized Dealer, Come with SanDisk 128GB Extreme Micro SD, VanCityUAV Cleaning Cloth Bundle
  • Osmo Pocket Vlog Camera Up to 4K Video at 60 fps, up to 100 Mb/s, 3 Axis Gimbal Stabilizer
  • DJI Osmo Pocket Action Gimbal Camera with 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor, Single Handed Vlog Design
  • Compact 4.1 oz, 4.8" High Design, 12MP JPEG or DNG Raw Still Photos. Feature: FPV, ActiveTrack, 3X3 Panorama, Motionlapse, NightShot
  • ***Minimum requirements: iOS 10.0: iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone se Android 5.0: Samsung Note 8, Samsung S9+, Samsung S9, Samsung S8+, Samsung S8, HUAWEI P20, HUAWEI P10, HUAWEI, mate 10 Pro, HUAWEI mate 10, Huawei mate 9 Pro, honor 10, Honor 9, vivo NEX, Mi mix 2S, Mi 8, Mi6, one plus 5T, Google Pixel 2XL, Google Pixel 2.***
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Fun camera for kids."

Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! It is easy to mount the DJI on and it stays in place. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation.

Overall Score
4.7


(152 Points)

5. Action Camera 4K 60fps 20MP WiFi Ultra HD 131ft Waterproof Underwater Camera with EIS 2.4G Remote Co...

User Ratings: 77 11

TOYAWORD OUTDOOR SPORT First Impressions

"Battery life is not tested."

Captures all my adventures when I need it to. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. Amazing video quality and from something so small.

  • Action Camera 4K 60fps 20MP WiFi Ultra HD 131ft Waterproof Underwater Camera with EIS 2.4G Remote Control 170° Wide Angle Sports Camera with 2 Batteries and Helmet Mounting Accessories Kits
  • 4K Full HD Waterproof Camera: Supports 4K 60fps video and 20MP image resolution enables you to capture and record wonderful moments with family and friends at any time, the cost-effective entry-level ordinary camera for outdoor sports lovers.
  • Anti-shaking & 170° Wide Angle: Built-in gyroscope for anti-shaking, video and image stabilization captures super smooth footage, whether the action cam is handheld or mounted. And 170° wide-angle lens allows you to shoot wider scenes and catch more amazing moment of your surroundings.
  • Remote Control & Instant Sharing: With a wrist 2.4G remote control, you can capture the world in an all-new way, controlling the camera, framing shots or recording video more conveniently. Compatible with Apple iOS and Android system, the sports action camera allows you control it via the “iSmart DV” APP on your smart phone in real time, sharing the beauty moments that you recorded instantly.
  • 131ft Waterproof Performance & Useful Accessories: The waterproof case design for up to 131 feet depth underwater world, ideal for water sports like snorkeling, swimming, drifting, surfing etc. Also comes with 2 rechargeable 1350 mAh batteries for 120min working time per battery. No more worry for power running out during the happy times with your family and friends in a short time. Multifunctional accessories enable you to mount your camera to helmet, bicycles, wrist and so on.
  • Versatile & Compact: This 4K action camera features multiple functions including driving mode, loop recording, slow motion, burst, selfie timer, exposure and white balance, supporting external microphone for better sound recordings, great companion to shoot the exciting moment.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TOYAWORD OUTDOOR SPORT
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TOYAWORD OUTDOOR SPORT Final Thoughts

"Its Genius!"

The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. Very nice package of accessories. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. More like I wanted plus more!

Overall Score
4.4


(13 Points)

6. GoPro Protective Housing (HERO7 Silver / HERO7 White) (GoPro Official Accessory)

User Ratings: 50

GoPro ABDIV-001 First Impressions

"Well done."

The value of all the parts is incredible. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. This thing is solid as ever.

  • GoPro Protective Housing (HERO7 Silver / HERO7 White) (GoPro Official Accessory)
  • Protects your GoPro from mud, dirt and debris during extreme activities
  • Waterproof down to 131ft (40m)—perfect for deep-water diving
  • Includes a Skeleton Backdoor for easy access to the camera’s touch screen and improved audio capture
  • ​A flat glass lens makes for sharp, high-quality images above and below water
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro ABDIV-001
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GoPro ABDIV-001 Final Thoughts

"Great little camera!"

The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. The number of mounts included is simply ridiculous! I cannot say enough great things about this Starter Kit Action Camera. My friends are impressed by my work with this Starter Kit Action Camera. First off I would like to commend GoPro.

Overall Score
4.5


(2 Points)

7. 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)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SHISHUO 3216565414
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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)

8. DURAGADGET Exclusive SJCAM Action Camera Battery - 1x Rechargeable 3.3Wh Li-ion Battery (900mAH, 3.7...

DURAGADGET 1467 First Impressions

"We love this camera!"

Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. The quality is decent for the size. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. These are original DURAGADGET 1467 batteries, and charger.

  • DURAGADGET Exclusive SJCAM Action Camera Battery - 1x Rechargeable 3.3Wh Li-ion Battery (900mAH, 3.7V) for The SJCAM SJ4000 | SJ5000 | SJ5000X | SJ5000+
  • DURAGADGET rechargeable lithium-ion battery for the SJCAM SJ4000 & SJ5000
  • Lightweight, compact and ultra-portable, this handy replacement battery has been custom-built to provide the perfect fit and full charge
  • The battery is fast-charging at 1500mAh and will provide reliable and long-lasting power
  • Featuring an identical technical specification to the official merchandise, this battery makes for the perfect replacement
  • Output: 3.7V | 900mAh (Up to One Hour recording) | Full 5-year warranty and fuss-free returns
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DURAGADGET 1467
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DURAGADGET 1467 Final Thoughts

"I like the video capability."

If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. DURAGADGET 1467 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. I got this DURAGADGET 1467 to record our trip’s adventure. Cost more than half the price of the drone. More like I wanted plus more!

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. 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
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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 Starter Kit Action Camera. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

Overall Score
4.2


(7 Points)

10. Xtech CYCLING ACCESSORIES Kit for GoPro Hero 4 3+ 3 2 1 Hero4 Hero3 Hero2, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 4 Bla...

Xtech First Impressions

"Thank you!"

I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! Captures all my adventures when I need it to. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast.

  • Xtech CYCLING ACCESSORIES Kit for GoPro Hero 4 3+ 3 2 1 Hero4 Hero3 Hero2, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 4 Black, Hero 3+ Hero3+ and for Bike riding, Biking, Cycling, Racing, Dirt Bikes, Dirt Track Racing, Motorcycle Racing, Rallying, Uni-Cycling and other Similar Sports Activities Includes: BIKE MOUNT + Helmet Harness Mount + Chest Strap Mount + Head Strap Mount + 2 J-Hooks + Camera Wrist Mount + Selfie Stick Monopod Pole + 3 Flat Adhesive Stickers + MORE
  • Includes the Xtech GOPRO Hero CYCLING ACCESSORIES Kit for GoPro Hero 4 3+ 3 2 1 Hero4 Hero3 Hero2, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 4 Black, Hero 3+ Hero3+ and for Bike riding, Biking, Cycling, Racing, Dirt Bikes, Dirt Track Racing, Motorcycle Racing, Rallying, Uni-Cycling and other Similar Sports Activities.
  • Includes a BIKE MOUNT designed to be attached onto a Bike Handlebar or any similar object + a Camera Wrist Mount that attaches directly on the arm, a great accessory for hands free filming.
  • Includes an Adjustable Head Strap / Headstrap Mount Designed to fit all sizes + an Attachable Helmet Harness Mount designed to Attach onto a Helmet or a similar objects + 3 Curved Adhesive Stickers + Curved Surface Mounts + 3 Flat Adhesive Stickers + Flat Surface Mounts.
  • Chest Strap Mount that can be worn either directly over a body or over clothes + 2 J-Hooks + an Extendable 43” inch Selfie Stick Monopod Pole that conveniently fold back to 8” enabling to capture Extraordinary Photo and Videos in unique angles.
  • Includes Assorted Clips and Mounts + Remote Control Wrist Strap + Lens Cap Keeper + 2 Screen Protectors + Memory Card Wallet Holder + Mini Table Tripod + 7 Piece Deluxe Cleaning Kit + Ultra Fine HeroFiber Cleaning Cloth.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Xtech
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Xtech Final Thoughts

"Great Starter Kit Action Camera."

This is a very well-made little camera. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. The value of all the parts is incredible. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. Has a lot to offer at a good price.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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