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. WearNow G7 Pro Ultra HD 4K Action Camera 16MP Vision 131 feet Underwater Waterproof Camera 170 Degre...

User Ratings: 64

WearNow First Impressions

"Easily worth the money."

WearNow wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. It is small and takes awesome pictures! Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. So I definitely like this Starter Kit Action Camera as well. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles.

  • WearNow G7 Pro Ultra HD 4K Action Camera 16MP Vision 131 feet Underwater Waterproof Camera 170 Degree Wide Angle WiFi Sports Camera with Remote Control and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • 4K Ultra HD Action Camera: Built in high-end image sensor, featuring 16MP stunning color images and up to 4K/30fps ,2.7K/30fps ultra HD videos, this G7 pro action camera capture and save every wonderful moment in crisp detail and unparalleled clarity.
  • Wireless Wrist Remote Control Sports Camera: Support WiFi and equipped with 2.4G wrist remote control,you can capture the world in an all-new way,edit and share your action in minutes via the free APP.
  • Underwater Waterproof Camera Up to 131ft: Equipped the improved waterproof case, this underwater camera can deep dive up to 131 feet(40m), ready to capture and share all details of your adventures. Ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, snorkeling, etc.The remote wristband is not waterproof.
  • 170 Degree Wide-angle Lens And 2 Inch LCD Screen: With 170 degree wide-angle lens achieves to capture a wider scene and without letting you miss the more fantastic moments of your surroundings. 2 Inch large screen shows your photos or videos more clearly.
  • High Capacity Battery & Multifunctional Accessories Kit: This underwater camera comes with 900mAh battery with long battery life up to 90 minutes,remote control wristband and 19 accessories kit. Bringing this sport camera to more applicable conditions beyond your expectation.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The WearNow
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WearNow Final Thoughts

"Everything is great."

I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. Overall, I think this a great Starter Kit Action Camera. It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member.

Overall Score
4.6


(6 Points)

4. DJI Osmo+ Plus 4K Handheld Gimbal Ultimate Starters Bundle with 2 Batteries, 32GB + More

User Ratings: 86 14

DJI First Impressions

"Go figure."

I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. I am very happy that I did it. First off I would like to commend DJI.

  • DJI Osmo+ Plus 4K Handheld Gimbal Ultimate Starters Bundle with 2 Batteries, 32GB + More
  • Camera will shoot 4K video, 12 megapixel photos and offers silent recording.
  • Camera features a 22-77mm zoom lens, 3.5× optical and 2× digital lossless zoom
  • Camera offers support for motion timelapse, panorama, long exposure and more.
  • Professional 3-axis stabilization.
  • Camera is compatible with a range of optional accessories. Shoot anytime, anywhere.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"My kids love using this!"

If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. This is enough for most use cases! If you have a DJI , then you need this case. On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines.

Overall Score
4.5


(6 Points)

5. BRINNO TLC200PRO HDR TIME Lapse Video Camera and ATH120 Weather Resistant HOUSING Bundle - Ideal for...

User Ratings: 64 6

Brinno TLC200PRO+ATH120 First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

The order arrived faster than expected, which was great. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. I contacted Brinno customer service and they were amazing. It is easy to mount the Brinno on and it stays in place. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it.

  • BRINNO TLC200PRO HDR TIME Lapse Video Camera and ATH120 Weather Resistant HOUSING Bundle - Ideal for Home School, Work from Home - Flexible Schedule Setup-Weatherproofing for Outdoor Environments
  • PROFESSIONAL GRADE: Capture the perfect shot or chronicling your activities, big project while the ATH120 keeps your equipment safe. Freedom and flexibility to capture any shot, anytime, anywhere, your creativity can be unleashed while in self isolation.
  • WEATHERPROOF CASE: The ATH120 housing fits our TLC200 Pro camera and designed to keep your equipment safe and protected in virtually any climate and any location. Keep unwanted moisture, sand, and dust away to guarantee you always get the perfect shot.
  • SET IT & FORGET IT: While in quarantine you can home school, work from home & not miss anything. Case is designed to complement the hands-off technology by protecting your camera even in the worst weather conditions.
  • TIME LAPSE CAMERA: Select a time interval from 1 sec-24hr for your activities & next project to ensure you don’t miss anything. Ready to view technology, it creates the AV1file in the camera so it is instantly available with no post-processing required.
  • TRUSTED BRAND: Never miss a shot – Brinno is a full-service company that provides customers with regular firmware. We know you'll love our camera as much as we do, that is why we include a 30-day money-back guarantee and a limited 1-yr warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Brinno TLC200PRO+ATH120
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Brinno TLC200PRO+ATH120 Final Thoughts

"Great Starter Kit Action Camera."

The device itself is fabulous. Video stabilization is astonishing. Overall an okay Starter Kit Action Camera that is probably more hype. Has a lot to offer at a good price. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case.

Overall Score
4.2


(51 Points)

6. Ghost Hunting Full Spectrum Night Vision GhostPro Waterproof Action Camera HD 720p 5mp

GhostPro 8595694244 First Impressions

"Upload your footage daily."

I think at this price range, this is a very good Starter Kit Action Camera to have. Great camera, resolution, back screen, wrist controller! Great purchase and highly recommended. This is enough for most use cases! Get a stainless steel tether.

  • Ghost Hunting Full Spectrum Night Vision GhostPro Waterproof Action Camera HD 720p 5mp
  • HD 720P Video Recording
  • 5MP Digital Still Images
  • Waterproof Housing
  • Dash Cam Mount
  • Full Spectrum Night Vision (Illuminator Not Included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GhostPro 8595694244
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GhostPro 8595694244 Final Thoughts

"You can hook it on and go."

I got this GhostPro 8595694244 to record our trip’s adventure. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. First off I would like to commend GhostPro. This is a very well-made little camera. I cannot say enough great things about this Starter Kit Action Camera.

Overall Score
5.0


(4 Points)

7. GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Adventure Kit Essential Bundle

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M BUNDLECHDHX501002 First Impressions

"Conclusion."

A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. Overall, I think this a great Starter Kit Action Camera. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. The whole outlook and vintage and nice. You can shoot your videos and frame them later.

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Adventure Kit Essential Bundle
  • 1. This Bundle Includes GoPro Official Accessories + Limited 1 Year Warranty
  • 2. Product Highlights: Record 4K30, 1440p60, and 1080p60 Video, Capture 10MP Photos at up to 15 fps, Built-In Video Stabilization, Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media, 33' Waterproof without a Housing, Touch Zoom Framing via Intuitive 2" LCD, Voice Control, Time-Lapse Capture, Photo Timer for Individual/Group Selfies, GPS Performance Stickers & More
  • 3. GoPro Box Includes: GoPro HERO7 Silver, The Frame for HERO7 Silver, Curved Adhesive Mount, Flat Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, USB Type-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • 4. GoPro Adventure Kit Includes: The Handler Floating Handgrip, Head Strap and QuickClip & Customizable Compact Case
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M BUNDLECHDHX501002
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K&M BUNDLECHDHX501002 Final Thoughts

"Thank you K&M!"

Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. Video stabilization is astonishing. I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. The device itself is fabulous.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

8. Dragon Touch Vista 5 Action Camera Native 4K 20MP Ultra HD Touch Screen EIS 4X Zoom Remote Control W...

User Ratings: 70 8

Dragon Touch Vista 5-New First Impressions

"It recharges quick."

On the motorcycle helmet, forget that 3M sticky tape. Feels very fragile, cheap and lightweight. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it.

  • Dragon Touch Vista 5 Action Camera Native 4K 20MP Ultra HD Touch Screen EIS 4X Zoom Remote Control WiFi Waterproof Camera Support External Mic 2x 1350mAh Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit (Black)
  • NATIVE 4K 20MP ACTION CAMERA: This action camera takes higher-quality ultra HD 4K video and 20MP sharp photo, helping you capture each wonderful moment with higher clarity.
  • OUTSTANDING IMAGE STABILIZATION: Cutting-edge technology such as the EIS(Electronic Image Stabilization) technology built in this action camera ensures the best capture of your life with stabilized footage of up to 4K/30fps. More possibilities for you to snap the moment in your adventures and life journeys.
  • SUPPORT EXTERNAL MICROPHONE: This action camera supports external microphone which captures sound from all directions with crisp details. External microphone is not included.
  • 2 INCH TOUCH SCREEN: Touch screen makes the action camera easier to change settings, switch shooting modes, preview and playback footage. Built-in WiFi, just download App (RoadCam) on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wireless remote control frees your hands to control this action camera when hiking, cycling or self recording.
  • 100 FEET WATERPROOF CAMERA: Dragon Touch Vista 5 waterproof camera is waterproof to 100ft (30m) with case, which allows you to dive as deep as 30 meters. It is suitable to the pro and amateur and it is ideal for extreme sports such as surfing, swimming, snorkeling, diving and so on.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Dragon Touch Vista 5-New
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Dragon Touch Vista 5-New Final Thoughts

"It's just amazing!"

This thing is solid as ever. It is easy to mount the Dragon Touch on and it stays in place. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Get a stainless steel tether. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it.

Overall Score
4.3


(60 Points)

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

Skyzone First Impressions

"Also great battery life."

For the price this is a great buy. Very good customer service top notch. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase.

  • Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker Fan LED for RC Racing Drone (SKY03O,Vagary Ice Blue)
  • 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

"10/10 recommend."

The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

10. TACTACAM 4.0 Hunting Action Camera, Gun Combo Package - Includes Gun Mount, Under Scope Rail Mount a...

User Ratings: 44 10

TACTACAM TA-4C-Gun First Impressions

"Love the layout."

I got this TACTACAM TA-4C-Gun to record our trip’s adventure. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. I think at this price range, this is a very good Starter Kit Action Camera to have. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles.

  • TACTACAM 4.0 Hunting Action Camera, Gun Combo Package - Includes Gun Mount, Under Scope Rail Mount and Extra Rechargeable Battery
  • HD RESOLUTION: Features 2.7K-30fps resolution, 5x zoom light sensor and a 360 degree mic
  • SHARE YOUR HUNT: Download the Tactacam app on your phone to view and transfer photos and videos, and share your hunt on social media
  • WEATHERPROOF: Tactacam performs right alongside you in the rain, sun, snow and anything else you get thrown into along the way
  • SINGLE TOUCH OPERATION: Easy to use 1 touch operation with vibration indication allows for easy camera operation
  • PACKAGE INCLUDES: Tactacam 4.0 Hunting Action Camera, Gun Mount, Under Scope Rail Mount and Extra Rechargeable Battery
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TACTACAM TA-4C-Gun
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TACTACAM TA-4C-Gun Final Thoughts

"The result was pretty good."

Cost more than half the price of the drone. Overall, I think this a great Starter Kit Action Camera. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. Just used the camera for the first time snorkeling today. TACTACAM TA-4C-Gun wow is it nice when you come from a hero black.

Overall Score
4.0


(10 Points)

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