Essential Guide of action camera – August 2020 Edition

Looking to find the best action camera?

We researched 29 action camera, tested 17, and we have done 15 hours of research. The best action camera doesn’t have to be complicated to be great. Our first pick is exactly that. No more, no less. It also costs less than any other products we tested.

The best

SaleNo. 1
AKASO EK7000 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle
  • 4K Ultra HD action camera. Professional 4K 25Fps & 2.7K 30Fps video with 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second for incredible photos, which is 4 times the resolution of traditional HD cameras.
  • 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.
  • Longer battery life. AKASO EK7000 action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries. Each battery can record up to 90 minutes. No more worry about the recording time for this Action camera.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & HDMI, edit & share YOUR action in minutes. Just download App(smart DV) on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wi-Fi signal ranges up to 10 meters.
  • 100 Feet waterproof camera. AKASO EK7000 is designed to withstand extreme environments, together with durable waterproof case. With the accessories, transform it for indoor and outdoor activities.

Intro

Here’s your guide to choosing the best action camera. As there is a great number of models with varying prices, you may find it difficult to figure out which one is right for you. For this reason, we decided to make a top 10 of the action camera of different brands and prices based on the best value for money. This ranking was created to help you find the best action camera depending on your needs and budgets. Our selection criteria are provided to give you a complete picture of the items offered. Get ready to find the action camera that’s right for you!

Our picks

SaleNo. 1
AKASO EK7000 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle
  • 4K Ultra HD action camera. Professional 4K 25Fps & 2.7K 30Fps video with 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second for incredible photos, which is 4 times the resolution of traditional HD cameras.
  • 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.
  • Longer battery life. AKASO EK7000 action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries. Each battery can record up to 90 minutes. No more worry about the recording time for this Action camera.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & HDMI, edit & share YOUR action in minutes. Just download App(smart DV) on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wi-Fi signal ranges up to 10 meters.
  • 100 Feet waterproof camera. AKASO EK7000 is designed to withstand extreme environments, together with durable waterproof case. With the accessories, transform it for indoor and outdoor activities.
No. 2
Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera 16MP Vision 3 Underwater Waterproof Camera PC Webcam 170° Wide Angle WiFi...
  • 4K ACTION CAMERA with 4X ZOOM: Professional 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/60FPS video and 16MP photo resolution enables you to capture exciting moment for you. This action camera also features zoom range...
  • WIRELESS WRIST REMOTE CONTROL: Put the remote control on your wrist while installing the sports PC web camera on your helmet, convenient to record moments in places you can't reach. Wireless range up to...
  • WIFI ACTION CAMERA with 2" SCREEN: Save and share your sports action camera moments on the phone/tablet with App XDV, WiFi signal ranges up to 33 feet. 2'' screen allows you to preview the video in action...
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA with FREE ACCESSORIES: Place your camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as...
  • VERSATILE BUT COMPACT: This action camera features multiple functions including driving mode, image rotation, time-lapse, loop recording, slow motion, dramashot, exposure and white balance. Bringing this...
No. 3
AKASO Brave 4 4K 20MP WiFi Action Camera Ultra HD with EIS 30m Underwater Waterproof Camera Remote Control 5X...
  • UPGRADE SERIES OF AKASO EK7000: Featuring 4K/24fps, 2K/30fps and 1080P/60FPS video resolution and 20MP photos, AKASO Brave 4 action camera enables you to take incredible photos and ultra HD videos, clearly...
  • OPTIONAL VIEW ANGLE AND ANTI-SHAKING: Adjust the view angle of this action camera according to your needs between 170°, 140°, 110°, and 70°. Built in smart gyroscope for anti-shaking and image...
  • SPORTS CAMERA WITH WIFI AND HDMI: Sharing & editing videos from an action camera is easier with the free app. Just download the App on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wi-Fi signal...
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA AND 2'' IPS SCREEN: Place your action camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, then you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports...
  • FREE VALUABLE ACCESSORIES: This underwater camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, remote control wristband and 19 accessories kit, the kits are available for most kinds of camera even Gopro....

Why you should trust us

This guide represents more than 10 years of experience in researching, testing, and writing about many subject. Our people are experts in all of their fields.
We alors spent 15 hours reading any article we could find on the internet and all the customer reviews at various retailer sites such as those of Amazon, Home Depot or Wallmart. We found many website that was a valuable resource with involved buying guides and detailed action camera information.
As for me, I’m very familiar with the action camera since I got it from 5 years.

Top 10

SaleNo. 1
AKASO EK7000 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle
  • 4K Ultra HD action camera. Professional 4K 25Fps & 2.7K 30Fps video with 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second for incredible photos, which is 4 times the resolution of traditional HD cameras.
  • 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.
  • Longer battery life. AKASO EK7000 action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries. Each battery can record up to 90 minutes. No more worry about the recording time for this Action camera.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & HDMI, edit & share YOUR action in minutes. Just download App(smart DV) on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wi-Fi signal ranges up to 10 meters.
  • 100 Feet waterproof camera. AKASO EK7000 is designed to withstand extreme environments, together with durable waterproof case. With the accessories, transform it for indoor and outdoor activities.
No. 2
Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera 16MP Vision 3 Underwater Waterproof Camera PC Webcam 170° Wide Angle WiFi...
  • 4K ACTION CAMERA with 4X ZOOM: Professional 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/60FPS video and 16MP photo resolution enables you to capture exciting moment for you. This action camera also features zoom range...
  • WIRELESS WRIST REMOTE CONTROL: Put the remote control on your wrist while installing the sports PC web camera on your helmet, convenient to record moments in places you can't reach. Wireless range up to...
  • WIFI ACTION CAMERA with 2" SCREEN: Save and share your sports action camera moments on the phone/tablet with App XDV, WiFi signal ranges up to 33 feet. 2'' screen allows you to preview the video in action...
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA with FREE ACCESSORIES: Place your camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as...
  • VERSATILE BUT COMPACT: This action camera features multiple functions including driving mode, image rotation, time-lapse, loop recording, slow motion, dramashot, exposure and white balance. Bringing this...
No. 3
AKASO Brave 4 4K 20MP WiFi Action Camera Ultra HD with EIS 30m Underwater Waterproof Camera Remote Control 5X...
  • UPGRADE SERIES OF AKASO EK7000: Featuring 4K/24fps, 2K/30fps and 1080P/60FPS video resolution and 20MP photos, AKASO Brave 4 action camera enables you to take incredible photos and ultra HD videos, clearly...
  • OPTIONAL VIEW ANGLE AND ANTI-SHAKING: Adjust the view angle of this action camera according to your needs between 170°, 140°, 110°, and 70°. Built in smart gyroscope for anti-shaking and image...
  • SPORTS CAMERA WITH WIFI AND HDMI: Sharing & editing videos from an action camera is easier with the free app. Just download the App on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wi-Fi signal...
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA AND 2'' IPS SCREEN: Place your action camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, then you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports...
  • FREE VALUABLE ACCESSORIES: This underwater camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, remote control wristband and 19 accessories kit, the kits are available for most kinds of camera even Gopro....
SaleNo. 4
Campark ACT74 Action Camera 4K Ultra HD WiFi Underwater Waterproof Camera 16MP 170° Adjustable Wide Angle...
  • Super 4K Action Camera: Campark 4K sports action camera records video footage in 4K/30fps and takes photo at 16M, help you capture and share your world in a fantastic resolution.
  • 170 Degree Optional Wide Angle Lens: This gopro type camera features 2 inch HD screen and 170 adjustable angle lens, giving you a different visual experience. You won't miss out on any background details.
  • Wi-fi Remote Control: The sports camera allows you control camera via the phone in real time, instantly share pics and videos on social media.(Compatible with iOS and Android System)
  • Waterproof up to 30M(100FT) Depth: With the included waterproof case, this underwater camera allows you to dive up to 30M (100ft) in depth. Ideal for water sports like swimming, drifting, surfing etc.
  • Accessories Kits with Two Batteries: Comes with dual rechargeable batteries and multifunctional accessories (most are compatible with gopro cameras), enable you to mount your camera to helmet, bicycles,...
No. 5
Neewer G1 Ultra HD 4K Action Camera Kit Includes 98 ft Underwater Waterproof Camera 16MP 4K/30FPS 170 Degree...
  • Description:

    (1) Action Camera:

    Item Type: G1 Ultra HD 4K Action Camera

    Video Resolution: 4K/30fps, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/60fps, 1080P/30fps, 720P/120fps, 720P/60fps, 720P/30fpsPhoto...

  • ACTION CAMERA: Professional 4K/30fps, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 1080P/30fps video and 16MP photo resolution created by high-tech sensor to capture exciting moment for you
  • WIFI SPORTS CAMERA: Just download the Ez iCam App on your iOS or Android phone and connect with this action camera. It lets you control your camera remotely. Share the picture and video on social media....
  • MULTIPLE MODES: Single, Continuous shooting (3,5,10,20 photos/s), Time-lapse, Timer; You can bring it to more applicable conditions beyond your expectation; Nondeformable fish-eye lens, large display...
  • 50-in-1 ACTION CAMERA ACCESSORY: Convenient, lightweight and portable, easy to store; Suitable for all kinds of cameras, digital cameras, web cameras and camcorders; Every accessory is designed to be very...
No. 6
AKASO Brave 7 LE 4K30FPS 20MP WiFi Action Camera with Touch Screen Vlog Camera EIS 2.0 Remote Control 131 Feet...
  • BORN ALL-WEATHER ACTION CAMERA - Brave 7 LE action camera is weatherproof and distinct to unlock all the filming scenarios and ease your vlogging experience. Its IPX7 water-resistant design can protect the...
  • CONVENIENT DUAL-DISPLAY - With innovate dual color screens design, you can change framing and monitoring views between back and front, especially the vivid front screen can satisfy your selfies need and...
  • SHOOT 4K VIDEO & 20MP PHOTO - This action camera can take hyper-quality 4K 30Fps video and 20MP photo, recording your adventure without missing any details!
  • ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZATIONE 2.0 - This action camera is equipped with improved 6-axis EIS, it can provide gimbal-like stabilization and greatly boost the stability and fluency of your recording. It can...
  • A FULL SET OF PROFESSIONAL FUNCTIONS & FREE ACCESSORIES - Digital zoom function and various shooting modes, such as time-lapse, burst photo and fast motion, help you create your footage beyond imagination....
SaleNo. 7
APEMAN A79 4K Action Camera 20MP WiFi External Microphone Remote Control Underwater 40M Waterproof Sports Cam...
  • 4K 20MP ACTION CAMERA: APEMAN A79 Action Camera delivers ultra HD videos with 4K 30FPS resolution. Capture 20MP photo with EIS/ISO and advanced sensor. Enables you to store up every snow-covered landscape...
  • EXTERNAL MICROPHONE & USEFUL ACCESSORIES: The sports camera supports external microphone (included in accessories) for better sound recordings. Multiple mounting kits allows you shooting when biking,...
  • REMOTE CONTROL & INSTANT SHARING: 2.4G remote control within 10M range. WiFi connect via APP, control the action cam or download files on phone. USB and HD out port for transmitting and playing files on PC...
  • 40M WATERPROOF UNDERWATER CAMERA: An improved waterproof case guarantees the cam underwater 40M, protects the cam for daily use
  • MULTI-RECORDING MODES: Time lapse Videos, Still Pictures, Slow Motion, Burst, Selfie Timer, Loop Recordings and Auto Mode
SaleNo. 8
Crosstour Action Camera 4K 20MP WiFi Vlogging Camera Underwater 40M with Remote Control IP68 Waterproof Case
  • 4K 20MP ACTION CAMERA - Crosstour Ultra HD 4K camera features rich video resolution options, including professional 4K(30fps), 2.7K(30fps) and 1080P(60fps). 4K video and 20MP photo resolution ensure better...
  • WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL - You could totally control your camera through the wireless remote control with a red button for photo taking and gray button for video recording. A very convenient option for...
  • 40M UNDERWATER CAMERA - The waterproof IP68 material case (included) means you can dive up to 131ft with the camera. The case also offers protection when you are recording in the snow, rain or underwater(...
  • BUILT-IN Wi-Fi SPORTS CAMERA - With Wi-Fi connected, the camera is completely under your control in "DV KING 4K" APP. Resolution setting, video recording, files deleting can be all realized. You are able...
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL MOUNTING ACCESSORIES - Accessories pack included with two 1050mAh batteries, remote control, various mounting kits and strap with a fixed base. You can easily attach accessories to helmets,...
SaleNo. 9
Victure AC700 4K 20MP Action Camera PC Webcam with External Microphone Remote Control EIS 40M Underwater...
472 Reviews
Victure AC700 4K 20MP Action Camera PC Webcam with External Microphone Remote Control EIS 40M Underwater...
  • 📷【4K 20MP Action Camera】- Victure AC700 Sports Camera, with 4k/30fps smooth video resolution and photographs at 20MP, can better help you capture every excellent moment while vlog recording,...
  • 📷【PC Web Camera】AC700 has a PC Camera function, you can use it as your webcam when you are at home and need to have an online meeting, chatting, or other online activities. It is an ideal camera for...
  • 📷【External Microphone Helmet Camera】- The external microphone(2.5mm) can be used in a variety of situations and can even be mounted onto your helmet. The microphone will significantly improve the...
  • 📷【Electronic Image Stabilization】- The EIS tech can counteract any bump, shake, or camera tilt during use, promising your images and videos clear and stable even under the roughest conditions. So,...
  • 📷【Built-in WiFi and Remote Control】- The AC700 has built-in WiFi which enables you to connect via the app (LIVE DV) on your smartphone (iOS or Android) or tablet. Using a smart device you can...
SaleNo. 10
AKASO EK7000 Pro 4K Action Camera with Touch Screen EIS Adjustable View Angle Web Camera 40m Waterproof Camera...
  • UPGRADE SERIES OF AKASO EK7000: AKASO EK7000 Pro action camera delivers 4K/25fps, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/60fps videos and 16 MP photos that capture every moment in crisp detail and unparalleled clarity.
  • INTUITIVE UI DESIGN: Ultra 2 inch IPS touch screen shows everything crystal clearly and brightly, easy to change settings, switch shooting modes, preview and playback footage.
  • ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZATION: Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) delivers steady and smooth videos. AKASO EK7000 Pro sports camera ensures excellent experience in shooting fast-moving objects.
  • WATERPROOF CAMERA UP TO 131FT: Equipped with the upgraded waterproof case, this underwater camera can deep dive up to 131 feet, ready to capture all details of your adventures. Ideal for water sports such...
  • ADJUSTABLE VIEW ANGLE: You can set the view angle of this action camera depending on your needs between super wide, wide, medium and narrow. It's easier to hit someone with low angle. With high angle you...

How we tested

We search all the field to find the best action camera and all the type for it and get the best alternatives, priced decently, and easy to use. After that we tested all the main parameters we use : These things can separate the great action camera from the good.

  • Easy To use
  • Options
  • Quality
  • Longevity

How we picked

We search for all the field to find the best action camera and all the type for it and get the best alternatives, priced decently, and easy to use.
The main parameters we use : These things can separate the bad action camera from the good.

  • Price
  • Easy To use
  • Customer reviews
  • Quality
  • Longevity
  • Dimensions

Current Offers

SaleNo. 1
AKASO EK7000 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle
  • 4K Ultra HD action camera. Professional 4K 25Fps & 2.7K 30Fps video with 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second for incredible photos, which is 4 times the resolution of traditional HD cameras.
  • 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.
  • Longer battery life. AKASO EK7000 action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries. Each battery can record up to 90 minutes. No more worry about the recording time for this Action camera.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & HDMI, edit & share YOUR action in minutes. Just download App(smart DV) on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wi-Fi signal ranges up to 10 meters.
  • 100 Feet waterproof camera. AKASO EK7000 is designed to withstand extreme environments, together with durable waterproof case. With the accessories, transform it for indoor and outdoor activities.
SaleNo. 2
Campark ACT74 Action Camera 4K Ultra HD WiFi Underwater Waterproof Camera 16MP 170° Adjustable Wide Angle...
  • Super 4K Action Camera: Campark 4K sports action camera records video footage in 4K/30fps and takes photo at 16M, help you capture and share your world in a fantastic resolution.
  • 170 Degree Optional Wide Angle Lens: This gopro type camera features 2 inch HD screen and 170 adjustable angle lens, giving you a different visual experience. You won't miss out on any background details.
  • Wi-fi Remote Control: The sports camera allows you control camera via the phone in real time, instantly share pics and videos on social media.(Compatible with iOS and Android System)
  • Waterproof up to 30M(100FT) Depth: With the included waterproof case, this underwater camera allows you to dive up to 30M (100ft) in depth. Ideal for water sports like swimming, drifting, surfing etc.
  • Accessories Kits with Two Batteries: Comes with dual rechargeable batteries and multifunctional accessories (most are compatible with gopro cameras), enable you to mount your camera to helmet, bicycles,...
SaleNo. 3
Campark Action Camera Native 4K Wifi Waterproof Camera with GoPro Compatible Accessories 16MP 170° Wide Angle
  • 【NATIVE 4K/30FPS ULTRA HD VIDEO】Professional video at 4K(3840x2160)/30fps, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/120fps, 20P/240fps and 16MP photos enable you to capture your wonderful life and adventures.
  • 【WATERPROOF CAMERA UP TO 30M】Put the camera into the included waterproof case and securely fasten it, you can dive up to 30M (100ft) in depth. Ideal for outdoor water sports like swimming, diving,...
  • 【BUILT-IN WIFI & HDMI】Connect this sports camera to your smartphone or tablet through APP "DV King 4K" (compatible with iOS and Android System), share pictures and videos on social media in real time.
  • 【170° WIDE ANGLE】Featuring 170° wide angle and distortion correction, the Campark camera delivers you normal pictures just as a digital camera does, but with a wider perspective.
  • 【VARIOUS MODES & ACCESSORIES】Awesome modes like video recording, slow motion, loop recording, time lapse, photo mode, burst photo, together with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries and many valuable...
SaleNo. 4
DJI OSMO Action Camera with DJI Care Refresh, Comes 128GB Extreme Micro SD, with 2 Displays, 11m Waterproof,...
  • Come with SanDisk 128GB extreme micro SD with adapter and DJI refresh care
  • DJI OSMO camera Dual screens technology comes with 1. 4" Front 300Ppi screen and2. 25" Back 325Ppi screen
  • RockSteady stabilization technology combines EIS with complex algorithms deliver stable and shake-free footage
  • Osmo action camera comes 11M waterproof, 8x slow motion under 1080P and 240Fps
  • Dynamic detail HDR 4K/60Fps video recording capability, speed up to 100 MB/s bit rate records
SaleNo. 5
APEMAN A79 4K Action Camera 20MP WiFi External Microphone Remote Control Underwater 40M Waterproof Sports Cam...
  • 4K 20MP ACTION CAMERA: APEMAN A79 Action Camera delivers ultra HD videos with 4K 30FPS resolution. Capture 20MP photo with EIS/ISO and advanced sensor. Enables you to store up every snow-covered landscape...
  • EXTERNAL MICROPHONE & USEFUL ACCESSORIES: The sports camera supports external microphone (included in accessories) for better sound recordings. Multiple mounting kits allows you shooting when biking,...
  • REMOTE CONTROL & INSTANT SHARING: 2.4G remote control within 10M range. WiFi connect via APP, control the action cam or download files on phone. USB and HD out port for transmitting and playing files on PC...
  • 40M WATERPROOF UNDERWATER CAMERA: An improved waterproof case guarantees the cam underwater 40M, protects the cam for daily use
  • MULTI-RECORDING MODES: Time lapse Videos, Still Pictures, Slow Motion, Burst, Selfie Timer, Loop Recordings and Auto Mode

Conclusion

This guide is here to support you in your choice of action camera and is regularly updated so that you can make an informed selection. Nowadays, it’s not that easy to know about each and every product that’s on the market. So we hope that this comparison was able to help you with choosing the best action camera according to your criteria. Your comments are most welcome and they will help us improve the ranking.

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