Editor's Choice - Our Favorite The Tech Expert Action Cameras

1. DJI OSMO Action 4K HDR Waterproof Action Camera with 2 Displays with Lowepro Dashpoint Hardshell Cas...

User Ratings: 64

The Tech Expert First Impressions

"I love this little guy!"

And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. So, will definitely keep it instead of Sony cam! I think at this price range, this is a very good The Tech Expert Action Camera to have. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. I wanted an inexpensive camera to videotape snorkeling in Maui.

  • DJI OSMO Action 4K HDR Waterproof Action Camera with 2 Displays with Lowepro Dashpoint Hardshell Case, Sandisk 64GB microSD Card Deluxe Kit
  • Dual Screens: Whether you want to record your world from behind a lens or be the star of the show, Osmo Action’s dual screens allow you to capture it all with the touch of a button. A vivid front screen lets you frame yourself effortlessly in any setting, while the back screen delivers a crystal-clear, hyper-responsive display.
  • RockSteady, Made to Move: RockSteady combines EIS with complex algorithms, delivering stable, shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.
  • More Dynamic Detail with HDR Video: Dramatically enhance the dynamic range of your footage when recording with HDR video. This shooting mode delivers natural transitions between light and dark areas, capturing rich details that are often lost in environments with complex lighting.
  • 11 M Waterproof: Sporting a watertight seal and a hydrophobic coating on the back touchscreen, Osmo Action is waterproof at depths of up to 11 meters, making it the perfect underwater companion.
  • ALSO INCLUDED: LOWEPRO AVC II 60 Hardshell Action Case, Sandisk 64GB microSD Memory Card, 2-in-1 Card Reader and Cleaning Cloth. In the box: Osmo Action, Camera Frame, Flat Adhesive Mount, Quick-Release Base, Battery, Battery Case, Locking Screw, USB-C Cable
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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The Tech Expert Final Thoughts

"Upload your footage daily."

I'm looking forward to using this The Tech Expert . So I definitely like this The Tech Expert Action Camera as well. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. The value of all the parts is incredible.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

2. DJI OSMO Starters Bundle

User Ratings: 72 14

DJI First Impressions

"Great pix."

I accidentally ran 4 of the 1050 MaH through a dryer. Get a stainless steel tether. I was worried that it could be difficult to frame the shots. And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. This action camera is amazing for the price!

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DJI Final Thoughts

"The features are great."

The DJI is very easy to use. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. I'll list the pros vs cons to summarize. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. Overall an okay The Tech Expert Action Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(30 Points)

3. DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Camera with Osmo Shield

User Ratings: 66 9

DJI First Impressions

"So I chose this one."

This works well enough, except when I want to use it. For the price this is a great buy. All features are the same but this is way cheaper. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. The videos have a good quality in both picture and sound.

  • DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Camera with Osmo Shield
  • OSMO Shield: Unlimited maintenance within the eligible conditions for DJI Service; One-time only Accidental Hardware Damage Coverage is included within the two years of this service.
  • Additional 3.5mm Adapter allows the user to plug in an external 3.5mm microphone into Osmo Pocket for higher-quality sound recording.
  • Lightweight and Portable: As the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera DJI has ever designed, the compact and intelligent Osmo Pocket turns any moment into a cinematic memory. 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal: The Osmo Pocket camera is equipped with a remarkable 3-axis stabilized gimbal and a new algorithm that ensures a control accuracy of ±0.005° and maximum control speed of 120°/s.
  • Amazingly Powerful Performance: Osmo Pocket snaps photos in stunning detail, thanks to a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° FOV, and f/2.0 aperture. It can also shoot 4K/60fps video at 100Mbps and photos at 12 MP with a pixel size of 1.55 μm for footage worth sharing every time.
  • DJI Mimo: Osmo Pocket is meant for anyone with a story to tell, which is why we developed DJI Mimo. This dedicated app expands your imagination with editing tools and opens the door to a community that inspires your own visual storytelling.
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DJI Final Thoughts

"So exciting!"

Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. This thing is solid as ever. Also, the customer service is very good! Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing!

Overall Score
4.4


(16 Points)

4. Dragon Touch Native 4K30fps Action Camera with Touch Screen EIS Remote Control Vista 5 WiFi 100 feet...

User Ratings: 65 8

Dragon Touch Vista 5 First Impressions

"Definitely a good buy."

I may have to pick up a second one at this price! I may have to pick up a second one at this price! Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. Just take out the micro-SDHC card and plug it into a reader. It came with travel case and at least 25 different attachments.

  • Dragon Touch Native 4K30fps Action Camera with Touch Screen EIS Remote Control Vista 5 WiFi 100 feet Waterproof Sports Camera 2 Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • [Native 4K/30FPS action camera] Vista 5 action camera supports zoom which ranges from 1.0X to 4.0X. And it equipped with native 4K/30FPS video and ultra HD photo resolution to capture exciting moment for you.
  • [EIS Functions] Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) detects position and motion changes. Distortion calibration function delivers fairly rich colors and flucid motions, still produce stable videos whenever the action camera tilts, moves, shakes or experiences impact.
  • [170°Adjustable angles] The view angle of this action camera can be set 170°,140°,110°,70°. It is set to 170° as standard. It depends on you to choose different angles.
  • [100fts 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.
  • [WIFI Connection & Remote Control] Share & edit videos and images easily. 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.
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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Dragon Touch Vista 5 Final Thoughts

"Excellent!"

This works well enough, except when I want to use it. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. But the quality difference gets lost in the fine print. The value of all the parts is incredible. This The Tech Expert Action Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started!

Overall Score
4.4


(41 Points)

5. FHD 1080P Helmet Sports Action Camera WiFi Bike Motorcycle Front and Rear Dual Lens Dash Cams Waterp...

Elikliv First Impressions

"This cannot be disabled."

Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. But for action/close filming/pictures-can't beat it. I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. No need to spend hundreds on something else! Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio.

  • FHD 1080P Helmet Sports Action Camera WiFi Bike Motorcycle Front and Rear Dual Lens Dash Cams Waterproof 140° Wide Angle for Outdoor Skiing Riding Hiking
  • 1. Dual Channel Camera: All-in-one portable dual channel motorcycle dashcam, easy DIY installation
  • 2. 1600mAh battery: 2.5 working hours for dual channel recording, intelligent energy-saving system, when the machine stays static for 3 minutes it will auto-off to save power.
  • 3. Dual FHD 1080P: SONY IMX307 sensor and FHD 1080P resolution
  • 4. Optional Remote Controller: can lock the file/take photos to save the important files.
  • 5. WIFI Connection: Review video on mobile-phone via WIFI
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Elikliv Final Thoughts

"It just what he wanted!"

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture. Also, the customer service is very good! More than you'd likely use an action camera for really. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries.

Overall Score
4.0


(1 Points)

6. DJI 2019 Osmo Pocket Gimbal with SanDisk Extreme 128GB microSDXC Memory Card Bundle

User Ratings: 76 15

DJI First Impressions

"Fun camera for kids."

A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. Overall an okay The Tech Expert Action Camera that is probably more hype. When I do I'll post my findings here as well. The picture quality out performs any expectation I had. More like I wanted plus more!

  • DJI 2019 Osmo Pocket Gimbal with SanDisk Extreme 128GB microSDXC Memory Card Bundle
  • Gimbal Camera with 1/2.3" CMOS Sensor; Compact 4.1 oz, 4.8" High Design
  • Up to 4K Video at 60 fps, up to 100 Mb/s; 12MP JPEG or DNG Raw Still Photos
  • Includes Lightning & USB Type-C Adapters; Connects to Smartphone as Larger Display
  • Optional Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Monitoring; POV, ActiveTrack & FaceTrack Modes
  • Backed by DJI customer support - Includes Full DJI USA WARRANTY
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DJI Final Thoughts

"Christmas gift."

You can shoot your videos and frame them later. The value of all the parts is incredible. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. Cost more than half the price of the drone. I cant give the DJI enough stars.

Overall Score
4.3


(17 Points)

7. Original SJCAM SJ4000 Air 4K Wi-Fi Action Camera 16MP Waterproof DV Camcorder 170 Degree Wide Angle ...

User Ratings: 66

SJCAM First Impressions

"Sound is not great."

I don't consider these as cons, just my observations. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. This is a very well-made little camera. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. Surprisingly it takes VERY good photos underwater.

  • Original SJCAM SJ4000 Air 4K Wi-Fi Action Camera 16MP Waterproof DV Camcorder 170 Degree Wide Angle LCD with 2 Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • 【100% 4K HD Action Camera】: Provides 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 1080P/30FPS and 720P/120FPS Video Resolution. 16MP Image Resolution & 170 Super Wide Angle Lens Delivers Skip-Free HD Video and Accurately Capture Every Epic View And Exciting Moment For You.
  • Comes with a waterproof case and is waterproof up to 30 m. You can take video or photos controlled by an iPad above water with the connection to the SJCAM app. Also comes with a camera back door that can be interchanged with the waterproof backdoor if you would like better audio but a bit more protection for your camera.
  • Built-In WiFi wireless module: effective distance up to 3-5meters, apply on your phone or tablet, easily record videos and take photoes, upload and share every moments timely.
  • Long Battery Life: This Action Cam comes with 2 rechargeable batteries(One in camera,one in the box). Never run out of battery life again! Perfect for your outdoor activity and applications to extreme sports, outdoor activity, bicycle, car DVR, diving, web camera ect.
  • SJ4000 AIR is from SJCAM. You can verify the security code on the SJCAM website. You can also contact the customer service staff at SJCAM's official website. They will answer your questions about this product. SJ4000AIR is not compatible with "SJCAMZONE" for technical reasons. It can only use "sportcam". It is already on the box.You can scan and download.
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SJCAM Final Thoughts

"Can't wait to use it."

I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. I cant give the SJCAM enough stars. It is easy to mount the SJCAM on and it stays in place. The picture quality is outstanding with a stable picture.

Overall Score
4.5


(11 Points)

8. 1+1Ultra Hd 4K WiFi Action Camera 1080p 60fps 2.0 Inch Screen 170°a+ Real-time FPV Quadcopter Drone...

User Ratings: 62

GVision First Impressions

"I love this little guy!"

More like I wanted plus more! Very good customer service top notch. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON!

  • 1+1Ultra Hd 4K WiFi Action Camera 1080p 60fps 2.0 Inch Screen 170°a+ Real-time FPV Quadcopter Drone Sports Wrist Remote Control Sport Waterproof Camera
  • [email protected] [email protected] 1080p 60fps 720p 120fps Timelapse video& Slow motion &loopse record let you can take more interest videos with out any editing. Build in Wifi and Wrist control let you have more options to selfie~
  • HDMI out you can play back on you TV directly(HDMI Line inclued) .AV out can use on drone(Line include,you can see at the last photo)
  • This kit comes with the bare mounts and accessories to get you started. It has multiple buckle mounts, extensions, thumbscrews, adhesives, tripod mount and even a handlebar mount.Ten miter waterproof wrist control let you have more options to control the camera.
  • FPV and Build-in Wifi Camera :Achieve real-time FPV by connecting with IOS or Android via wifi real-time video transmission .Built-in WiFi connection that connects very easily to your pohone app.
  • Micro USB 2.0/micro Hdmi Support 32g Tf Card with 1050mah Rechargeable Battery
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
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GVision Final Thoughts

"You don't need it."

I just love this little camera! I tried an 128G SD card and it worked. Exposed well, good sharpness levels and color saturation. For the price this is a great buy. The quality and features were more than I expected.

Overall Score
4.6


(5 Points)

9. GoPro HERO7 Silver + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card Adapter-UHS-I, U3 - Waterproof Digital Action C...

User Ratings: 74 7

GoPro CHDXX-715 First Impressions

"The quality is unreal."

Captures all my adventures when I need it to. This is a very well-made little camera. For the price this is a great buy. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good.

  • GoPro HERO7 Silver + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card Adapter-UHS-I, U3 - Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 10MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization
  • BUNDLE: GoPro HERO7 Silver + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card with Adapter-UHS-I, U3
  • 4K30 VIDEO: Get stunning 4K video that's as amazing as the moment itself. You can also shoot time lapse videos to turn longer events into short, shareable moments
  • RUGGED & WATERPROOF: Share experiences you can't capture with your phone. HERO7 Silver is tough, tiny, totally waterproof and up for any adventure
  • INTUITIVE TOUCH SCREENS: With a touch screen and simple, streamlined capture modes, it's easy to jump right in and get great shots. Just swipe and tap
  • VOICE CONTROL: Stay in the moment. Control your HERO7 Silver hands free with voice commands like "GoPro, take a photo" and "GoPro, start recording
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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GoPro CHDXX-715 Final Thoughts

"Thank you Thank you!"

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case.

Overall Score
4.4


(379 Points)

10. OSMO Action Camera 4K HD Video Cam Digital Waterproof HDR-Video Battery Charging Kit Adhesive Mount ...

User Ratings: 79

DJIParts First Impressions

"As far as durability."

It is easy to mount the DJIParts on and it stays in place. The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. It has a one year warranty that I hope applies. I cant give the DJIParts enough stars. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling.

  • OSMO Action Camera 4K HD Video Cam Digital Waterproof HDR-Video Battery Charging Kit Adhesive Mount Kit Frame Kit Accessories Compatible with DJI OSMO Action Camera (DJI Genuine Battery)
  • DJI Osmo Action Camera Captures Every Adventure in Stunning 4K Detail, Mavic 2, incredibly smooth content with Osmo Pocket, or heart-racing footage with Osmo Action, DJI offers a full suite of products for your creative needs.
  • Accessories include a mounting frame, a USB Type-C cable, a quick release base, a flat adhesive mount, a curved adhesive mount, and a connector screw for connecting the mounting frame to a compatible action mount.
  • Dual microphones with noise reduction technology and dual speakers; can input audio with an external microphone using the USB Type-C input.
  • This pocket-sized camera somehow manages to fit not only one, but two displays on its tiny frame. The back 2.25" 16:9 display has a crisp 640 x 360 resolution that covers the entire back of the unit. The front 1.4" 320 x 320 square display sits right next to the lens and allows you to preview your image while you're in the action or taking selfies. Both displays feature touchscreen control, saving precious housing space from those pesky old-fashioned buttons
  • With SnapShot you'll never miss a moment of the action. Press the shutter button to power on and begin recording in under two seconds. Pressing the shutter button once when the camera is in sleep mode or powered off engages preset shooting modes.
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DJIParts Final Thoughts

"Great The Tech Expert Action Camera."

Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes. Overall an okay The Tech Expert Action Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.4


(6 Points)

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