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

Skyzone First Impressions

"Ordered spur of the moment."

Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. Captures all my adventures when I need it to. Has a lot to offer at a good price. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. More like I wanted plus more!

  • Skyzone SKY03O OLED /SKY03S 5.8GHz 48CH Diversity FPV Goggles Support OSD DVR HDMI with Head Tracker Fan LED for RC Racing Drone (SKY03S,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.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Skyzone
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Skyzone Final Thoughts

"A very versatile Starter Kit Action Camera."

This action camera is amazing for the price! Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Very good customer service top notch. So I definitely like this Starter Kit Action Camera as well.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

4. GoPro HERO8 Black Action Camera w/Extra Battery and GoPro The Handler Floating Hand Grip and 32GB Me...

User Ratings: 80 6

K&M CHDHX-801 First Impressions

"Great price!"

I cannot say enough great things about this Starter Kit Action Camera. I was skeptical at best, but decided to go ahead. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are.

  • GoPro HERO8 Black Action Camera w/Extra Battery and GoPro The Handler Floating Hand Grip and 32GB Memory Card
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty (through Manufacturer)
  • GoPro HERO 8 Box Includes: GoPro HERO8 Black, Rechargeable Battery, Curved Adhesive Mount, Mounting Buckle, Thumbscrew, USB-C Cable, Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 8 Features: HyperSmooth 2.0 Video Stabilization, TimeWarp 2.0 Stabilized Time-Lapse Video, Live streaming in 1080p, RAW in all Photo modes, Night lapse video
  • Editor's Impressions Of The K&M CHDHX-801
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K&M CHDHX-801 Final Thoughts

"Killer deal!"

I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. The value of all the parts is incredible. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! More like I wanted plus more! The whole outlook and vintage and nice.

Overall Score
4.5


(26 Points)

5. 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)
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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)

6. COOAU 4K 20MP Wi-Fi Action Camera External Microphone Remote Control EIS Stabilization Underwater 40...

User Ratings: 67 8

COOAU SPC06 First Impressions

"Cheers!"

There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. Great purchase and highly recommended. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. This is high quality and you can tell. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast.

  • COOAU 4K 20MP Wi-Fi Action Camera External Microphone Remote Control EIS Stabilization Underwater 40M Waterproof Sport Camera with 2X1200mAh Batteries
  • 【Ultra 4K 20MP & EIS Action Camera】This action camera adopts SONY sensor and 7 layers of optical glass lens. It features 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 720P/120FPS and so on. Furthermore, it is also embeded with anti-shaking digital algorithm, which makes the videos smooth.Thus capturing the ultra high quality pictures and videos, through which you can share the wonderful world to your friends and families.
  • 【 External Microphone & Mutiple Accessories】Configured with the original microphone which is compatible with the camera, the action camera is great to record the sound clear even in the noisy place or some outdoor activities. Moreover, the action camera comes with tons of free accessories that enable you to mount your camera to the helmet, bicycles, wrist, etc.
  • 【Upgraded Waterproof & Protective Case】Equiped with the upgraded and sturdy waterproof case, the sport camera enables you to shoot freely and capture scenery not only in the mysterious underwater world but also on the land. You can use it without worrying about any crash or hit during the outdoor activities. The action camera especially ideal for swimming, diving, surfing , snorkelling, drifting, cycling, hiking and skiing etc.
  • 【Remote Control & Built-in Hand-free Wi-Fi】Featuring a wireless remote control, you can shoot pictures and record videos without holding the action camera. Download the App LIVE DV ( compatible with iOS and Android system) on your phone and connect the action camera via Wi-Fi, you can change setting, take pictures, record videos and download files on your phone.
  • 【More Valuable Functions Surprise You】The action camera comes with amazing functions that are beyond your imagination. Such as the loop recording, time lapse video, slow motion, self-timer, upside down, exposure, white balance effect, contrast and sharpness.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COOAU SPC06
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COOAU SPC06 Final Thoughts

"It’s worth it."

I cant give the COOAU SPC06 enough stars. First off I would like to commend COOAU. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. I cannot say enough great things about this Starter Kit Action Camera. This is a very well-made little camera.

Overall Score
4.3


(419 Points)

7. GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Travel Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Shorty, Sle...

User Ratings: 78 7

K&M First Impressions

"This is a great combo."

It was quick and I had no issues. But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. This action camera is amazing for the price!

  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera with GoPro Travel Kit Essential Bundle: Includes – Shorty, Sleeve and Lanyard, and Case.
  • This K&M Bundle Includes All Standard GoPro Accessories + Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera 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.
  • GoPro Hero 7 (Silver) Action Camera 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.
  • GoPro Travel Kit Box Includes: Shorty (Mini Extension Pole + Tripod), Sleeve + Lanyard, Compact Case
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K&M Final Thoughts

"Cross your fingers."

The value of all the parts is incredible. I think at this price range, this is a very good Starter Kit Action Camera to have. Smart controller makes the flying experience that much better. Love the accessories and the bag. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied.

Overall Score
4.5


(762 Points)

8. Spy Cameras Sport Action Camera 1080P HD Camcorder Hidden Mini Camera Small Portable Security Video ...

YAOAWE First Impressions

"Conclusion."

More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments. It is small and takes awesome pictures! Very good customer service top notch.

  • Spy Cameras Sport Action Camera 1080P HD Camcorder Hidden Mini Camera Small Portable Security Video Recorder Outdoor Sports Camera Easy to Use for Indoor/Outdoor Video Recording
  • 【SMALL SPY CAM】Full length 2.4IN, width 0.39IN,Weighs only 0.03lb.Minimal and light mini camera,Easy to carry and hidden,Mini spy cam suitable for outdoor sports cycling records.Video audio recording,Static mini recorder at the conference - A variety of ways to use.
  • 【HD WIDE ANGLE VIDEO RECORDER】1920*1080P/1280*720P recording mode,It can switch pixels freely and is equipped with 110° wide-angle lens, which has advantages in video recording.
  • 【1080P/720P MODE RECORDING】2 video recording modes,1080P/720P - 30FPS recording mode is 1080P - Suitable for stable shooting history.60FPS recording mode is 720P - Suitable for outdoor sports video.
  • 【EASY TO USE】Please insert SD card before opening the motion camera,Open key function: boot,1080P recording mode,Shut down. Function key,720P recording mode
  • 【OUR SERVICE】12 Month. Please Don't Hesitate to Contact us. If you have any question, [email protected]
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The YAOAWE
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YAOAWE Final Thoughts

"Value for the money."

I'm looking forward to using this YAOAWE . This action camera is amazing for the price! Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

9. GoPro HERO7 Hero 7 Black with Accessory Bundle - Includes: Underwater Housing, 2X Spare Batteries, S...

User Ratings: 64 8

Fumfie CHDHX-701 First Impressions

"Working good so far."

Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater. I just love this little camera! The device itself is fabulous. This accessory bundle for my Fumfie CHDHX-701 has a ton of items. I will be ordering several more for my personal use!

  • GoPro HERO7 Hero 7 Black with Accessory Bundle - Includes: Underwater Housing, 2X Spare Batteries, SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSDXC Memory Card, Travel Case & More
  • 4K60/50, 2.7K120/100 & 1080p240/200; 12MP Still Photos with Selectable HDR
  • HyperSmooth Video Stabilization; Direct Live Streaming to Facebook Live
  • TimeWarp Stabilized Time-Lapse Video; Waterproof to 33' without a Housing
  • Vertical Portrait Mode for Social Media; Intuitive, Smartphone-Like Touchscreen
  • Face, Smile & Scene Detection; 16-Command Voice Control
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Fumfie CHDHX-701
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Fumfie CHDHX-701 Final Thoughts

"The features are great."

Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. I contacted Fumfie customer service and they were amazing. I will be taking this to my trip to the Philippines. This works well enough, except when I want to use it. This action camera is amazing for the price!

Overall Score
4.3


(18 Points)

10. GoPro HERO7 Black + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC UHS-I, U3 + 2 Total Rechargeable Batteries - Waterpro...

User Ratings: 74 7

GoPro CHDXX-701 First Impressions

"Loving this purchase!"

GoPro CHDXX-701 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. I just love this little camera! Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. I especially like it simplified design. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

  • GoPro HERO7 Black + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC UHS-I, U3 + 2 Total Rechargeable Batteries - Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization
  • BUNDLE: GoPro HERO7 Black Camera + 2 Total Rechargeable Batteries for HERO7 Black + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card with Adapter-UHS-I, U3
  • 4K60 VIDEO AND 12MP PHOTOS: Awesome as the moments themselves. 8x Sol-Mo 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
  • 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
  • TIME WARP VIDEO + SUPER PHOTO: 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. Get the best photos automatically. With Super Photo, HERO7 Black intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping or noise reduction to optimize your shots.
  • 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
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDXX-701
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GoPro CHDXX-701 Final Thoughts

"Definitely a good buy."

If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. I just love this little camera! This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied.

Overall Score
4.4


(379 Points)

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