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. DJI Mavic 2 Pro - Drone Quadcopter UAV with Hasselblad Camera 3-Axis Gimbal HDR 4K Video Adjustable ...

User Ratings: 82 8

DJI CP.MA.00000019.01 First Impressions

"The light."

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. The whole outlook and vintage and nice. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam!

  • DJI Mavic 2 Pro - Drone Quadcopter UAV with Hasselblad Camera 3-Axis Gimbal HDR 4K Video Adjustable Aperture 20MP 1" CMOS Sensor, up to 48mph, Gray
  • Equipped with a Hasselblad L1D-20c camera with a 20MP 1” CMOS Sensor, the Mavic 2 camera drone lets you capture gorgeous aerial shots in stunning color detail.
  • Up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, 907G takeoff weight, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, SD card Support up to 128 GB
  • Functions include ActiveTrack 2. 0, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, Adjustable Aperture, HDR Photos
  • The standard remote controller offers up to 135 minutes of battery life on a full charge. Use with the DJI GO 4 App on your smartphone.
  • DJI GO 4 App requires iOS 10.0.2, Android 5.0 or above. Compatible devices include: iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, 11, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6s Plus, 6s, 6 Plus, 6, SE, iPad Pro, iPad, Air 2, mini 4. Samsung Galaxy S10+, S10, S9+, S9, S8+, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, Note 8, Huawei P30 Pro, P30, P20 Pro, P20, P10 Plus, P10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate 10, Mate 9 Pro, Mate 9, Mate 8, Honor 8X, 10, 9, 20 Pro, Magic 2, Vivo X20, X9, NEX, X27, X21, X20A, Oppo Find X, R15, R11, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, 2, 8, 6, Redmi Note 5, OnePlus 7, 6T, 5, Pixel 3 XL, 2 XL, 2, Google Pixel 2XL, OnePlus 6, 5T.
  • What you get: DJI Mavic 2 Pro, Intelligent Flight Battery, Gimbal Protector, Remote Controller, 3x Propellers (Pair), Battery Charger, Power Cable, Communication Cable (USB3. 0 Type-C), USB adapter, Spare Control Sticks (Pair), RC Cable (Lightning Connector), RC Cable (Standard Micro USB Connector), RC Cable (USB Type-C Connector)
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.MA.00000019.01
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DJI CP.MA.00000019.01 Final Thoughts

"Go figure."

Cost more than half the price of the drone. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. I am so beyond happy with my purchase of this DJI CP.MA.00000019.01. So I definitely like this Starter Kit Action Camera as well. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest.

Overall Score
4.5


(131 Points)

4. Bodhi Floaty Case, Orange for GoPro Hero 7, Hero 6, Hero 5 Black and Hero 2018

User Ratings: 66 10

Bodhi Floaty GP192c First Impressions

"Five Stars!"

There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. I got this Bodhi Floaty GP192c to record our trip’s adventure. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great.

  • Bodhi Floaty Case, Orange for GoPro Hero 7, Hero 6, Hero 5 Black and Hero 2018
  • NEVER LOSE YOUR MEMORIES OR CAMERA - This ultra-floaty, hard-rubber case will prevent your camera from sinking like a rock. It's bright orange color makes it easy to find on the surface of the water. This will help keep your priceless memories and expensive new GoPro, in your possession, as well as help from ruining your day, vacation or honeymoon.
  • VIEWABLE SCREEN - The Bodhi Floaty allows you to see and touch the display in the water. Since you can frame and review your shots, your photos and videos will come out looking amazing!
  • MOST VERSITLE FLOATY - Works great with mounts, harnesses, poles and grips. No trade-offs or bad use-cases. Unlike floaty backdoors, it works great with Headstrap and Chesty mounts and does block your LCD. Floating grips and poles leave you unprotected when your camera is mounted on your body, a surfboard, kayak, jet ski, etc. We would never do that to you ;)
  • GREAT AUDIO - The Bodhi Floaty takes full advantage of the HERO5 Black's three mic system. Your footage will sound great
  • EASY TO PUT ON - Fits around your camera like a smartphone case, and can be quickly put on or removed. No need to hassle with attaching it to a backdoor. No need to put adhesive on your GoPro Housing or trust those adhesives to stick. Does not rely on velcro because thats a terrible idea (unless you want to lose your GoPro)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Bodhi Floaty GP192c
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Bodhi Floaty GP192c Final Thoughts

"All in all, A+."

I will be ordering several more for my personal use! Has loads and loads of accessories. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use.

Overall Score
4.2


(194 Points)

5. Xtech SKI / SKIING ACCESSORIES Kit for GoPro Hero 4 3+ 3 2 1 Hero4 Hero3 Hero2, Hero 4 Silver, Hero ...

Xtech First Impressions

"Upload your footage daily."

I contacted Xtech customer service and they were amazing. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well.

  • Xtech SKI / SKIING ACCESSORIES Kit for GoPro Hero 4 3+ 3 2 1 Hero4 Hero3 Hero2, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 4 Black, Hero 3+ Hero3+ Hero 3 Silver, Hero 3 Black and for Skiing, Ski-Bobbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Rollerblading, Skating, Ice Skating, Roller Skating and other Similar Sports Activities Includes: Head Strap Mount + Selfie Stick Monopod Pole + Helmet Harness Mount + Chest Strap Mount + Camera Wrist Mount +MORE
  • Includes the Xtech GOPRO Hero SKI / SKIING ACCESSORIES Kit for GoPro Hero 4 3+ 3 2 1 Hero4 Hero3 Hero2, Hero 4 Silver, Hero 4 Black, Hero 3+ Hero3+ Hero 3 Silver, Hero 3 Black and for Skiing, Ski-Bobbing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Rollerblading, Skating, Ice Skating, Roller Skating and other Similar Sports Activities.
  • Includes an Adjustable HEAD STRAP / Headstrap Mount Designed to fit all sizes + Chest Strap Mount that can be worn either directly over a body or over clothes + 2 J-Hooks.
  • Includes 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 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.Camera Wrist Mount that attaches directly on the arm, a great accessory for hands free filming.
  • 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.
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Xtech Final Thoughts

"It earns 4 stars."

Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. It can attach to his bike and scooter. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! The order arrived faster than expected, which was great.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

6. DJI OSMO Pocket Part 13 - Expansion Kit

User Ratings: 79 3

DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 First Impressions

"It is a great Starter Kit Action Camera."

I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. And the image on the DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 itself is sharp and clear. I'm looking forward to using this DJI CP.OS.00000005.01. This accessory bundle for my DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 has a ton of items.

  • DJI OSMO Pocket Part 13 - Expansion Kit
  • DJI OSMO pocket part 13 - expansion kit
  • Precise gimbal control
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI CP.OS.00000005.01
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DJI CP.OS.00000005.01 Final Thoughts

"Cross your fingers."

Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! I think at this price range, this is a very good Starter Kit Action Camera to have. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. If you have a DJI CP.OS.00000005.01, then you need this case.

Overall Score
4.6


(452 Points)

7. VTech Kidizoom Action Cam Case

User Ratings: 74 3

VTech 80-242900 First Impressions

"I just received my VTech 80-242900."

The value of all the parts is incredible. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. This is a very well-made little camera. We are taking a cruise and want to capture the moment. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling.

  • VTech Kidizoom Action Cam Case
  • Take your Kidizoom Action Cam and accessories with you everywhere in this durable underwater camera carrying case
  • The outdoor adventure camera case has padded spaces to hold the camera and several action cam mounts
  • Zipper pockets for kids camera accessories and bike mount; camera for kids case is handy for holding USB cable, memory cards and more
  • Camera case has a handle and adjustable strap so you can safely take your camera everywhere; the case strap is detachable
  • Intended for boys and girls ages 4 to 9 years; Action Cam and mounts sold separately
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VTech 80-242900 Final Thoughts

"Now they are fantastic."

This Starter Kit Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! This accessory bundle for my VTech 80-242900 has a ton of items. The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. The value of all the parts is incredible.

Overall Score
4.5


(78 Points)

8. GoPro MAX — Waterproof 360 + Traditional Camera with Touch Screen Spherical 5.6K30 HD Video 16.6MP...

User Ratings: 65 6

GoPro First Impressions

"Well this was a surprise."

It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. This is such a versatile and fun camera to use. My friends are impressed by my work with this Starter Kit Action Camera. The new form factor and weight are fantastic! It's surprising how well it produces results electronically.

  • GoPro MAX — Waterproof 360 + Traditional Camera with Touch Screen Spherical 5.6K30 HD Video 16.6MP 360 Photos 1080p with Spare GoPro Max Battery, Sandisk 64GB Memory Card, and Ritz Gear Card Reader
  • Three Cameras in One: Maximize your creative freedom. With MAX you can shoot traditional HERO-style video and photos or capture immersive 360 footage. Vlog to the max with shotgun-mic performance and a front-facing screen.
  • Max Hyper Smooth: max gives you unbreakable stabilization by using 180 degrees Capture as the ultimate buffer.
  • Horizon leveling: in Hero mode, game-changing horizon leveling gives you that silky-smooth cinematic look Whether you're getting sideways, flipping through the air or chasing your kids.PowerPivot: Pane without the pan. Take incredible 270 degrees distortion-free panoramic photos without having to scan the horizon. Take PowerPivot selfies, action shots and vertical pics-all with a level horizon.
  • PowerPivot: Pane without the pan. Take incredible 270 degrees distortion-free panoramic photos without having to scan the horizon. Take PowerPivot selfies, action shots and vertical pics-all with a level horizon.
  • Premium 360 + stereo audio: six mics capture true-to-life 360 audio and deliver the best stereo sound Ever From a GoPro.
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GoPro Final Thoughts

"This is great."

And the image on the GoPro itself is sharp and clear. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. This action camera is amazing for the price! It can attach to his bike and scooter. This works well enough, except when I want to use it.

Overall Score
4.2


(23 Points)

9. Nikon WP-AA1 Waterproof Case for KeyMission 170

User Ratings: 68

Nikon VHW00401 First Impressions

"My only gripe is the stand."

I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. Has a lot to offer at a good price. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. It is easy to mount the Nikon on and it stays in place. No need to spend hundreds on something else!

  • Nikon WP-AA1 Waterproof Case for KeyMission 170
  • Nikon WP-AA1 Waterproof Case - Nikon 90 Day Limited Warranty
  • Compatibility: Nikon KeyMission 170 Action Camera
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): Approx. 3.6 x 3.2 x 2.0" (90.2 x 80.3 x 48.8mm)
  • Weight: Approx. 4.7 oz (133g) excluding battery and camera
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Nikon VHW00401 Final Thoughts

"The light."

It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. This is a very well-made little camera.

Overall Score
4.5


(18 Points)

10. 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)
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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)

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