We have collected action cameras of different price categories for fans of extreme sports and just outdoor activities. From very inexpensive to sophisticated with wide-angle lenses and 4K shooting with powerful stabilization.
Spherical shooting and excellent resolution
The GoPro MAX is in many ways a unique action camera that, thanks to multiple lenses, is capable of 360-degree spherical shooting with a resolution of up to 6K. In addition, the camera supports spherical time-lapses, uses an excellent stabilization system and, thanks to six built-in microphones, it allows you to capture high-quality audio.
The rugged GoPro MAX housing is waterproof up to 5 meters. At the same time, the camera supports more than 30 types of mounts and is equipped with a 2-inch screen, and its battery lasts for 1.45 hours.
GoPro HERO10 black edition
Ultra-efficient gimbal and PC-free streaming
A fresh action camera from one of the leaders of this market proved to be a very successful solution with an incredibly effective image stabilization system. The new GP2 processor makes the GoPro HERO10 black edition the most powerful camera in the company’s range. It supports 5.3K video and can shoot 4K video at 120 fps or a Full HD video at 240 fps. With all this, the camera has the ability to broadcast live video without a computer.
The camera has an additional color screen on the front panel, which is especially useful for bloggers who not only want to capture the world around them but also show themselves in it. As for the action itself, the camera has a solid body and can withstand immersion to a depth of 10 meters, which is more than enough for most users. For the rest, special cases are provided, which will make it possible to dive with the camera to an even greater depth.
GoPro HERO 8 Black
Excellent stabilization, video quality and ergonomics
An old, but still very decent camera, captivating, first of all, with its relatively affordable price tag. She can shoot in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second and Full HD at 240 fps. TimeWarp 2.0 video acceleration function has undergone revision – it became possible to adjust the speed and focus on the object. It has a kind of analogue of “live photos” from Apple called LiveBurst.
The set of accessories offered is also interesting, and in particular the Media Mod case. It has a built-in microphone and a set of mounts for attaching other accessories such as a flash and an external screen, which will be useful for vloggers.
DJI Osmo Action
A complete set for the professional shooting video and photos
DJI Osmo Action can be a great alternative to the leaders of this rating, while it offers very detailed settings not only for video, but also for photos. The camera body is waterproof to a depth of 11 m, shockproof and low temperatures. The point and shoot film camera viewing angle is also very good – 145 degrees. Supports 4K video with stabilizer, there is an 8x slow-motion video function, which is especially useful when shooting all kinds of tricks.
One of the features of the DJI Osmo Action is a second screen that allows you to control the plan when taking selfies. If desired, the camera can be used as a video recorder – the loop recording mode is also available. Although it is more akin to hammering in nails with a microscope.
Digma DiCam 880
Dual screens and 4K support
For around 9000 you can buy an excellent action camera from Digma. This is a new model capable of shooting in 4K at 60 fps. The camera has two screens at once: this makes taking selfies noticeably easier, since you see yourself on the screen. The kit, as usual, includes several types of fasteners and a waterproof box that allows you to dive with the camera to a depth of 30 m. Also included is a remote control and an external microphone for sound recording.
The camera sensor has a pretty decent 16-megapixel resolution, so photos should be taken with good detail. To communicate with a smartphone, Digma DiCam 880 uses a traditional Wi-Fi channel.
Insta360 One R
Modular design and 360-degree shooting
Insta360 One R is interesting primarily for its modular design. Its body is composed of several detachable elements, allowing you to modify the camera for wide-angle or 360-degree panoramic photography. Moreover, despite this flexibility, the camera body retained its water resistance to a depth of 5 meters.
The camera supports video recording with a resolution of up to 5.7K and photography with a maximum resolution of 6080×3040 pixels, and its battery lasts up to 1.1 hours of continuous operation. But what we liked the most was the work of the camera with the “invisible” selfie stick, which creates the full feeling of shooting with a quadcopter. There is also a function for tracking the object when shooting 360 degrees. Even when obstacles interfere with the camera’s field of view, it will “pick up” the subject again as soon as it appears in the frame.
X-TRY XTG330 Smart FHD WI-FI Original Black
Versatility in an unusual form factor
It’s not really an action camera in the usual sense of the term. However, not including the gadget in today’s article would be a big mistake, at least due to its unusual form factor. In fact, these are dark glasses with a built-in video camera based on an 8-megapixel Sony IMX179 sensor. They allow you to shoot Full HD video at 30 fps and are equipped with 64 GB of internal memory.
In addition, the X-TRY XTG330 can be used as a webcam. To do this, simply connect the gadget to your computer and select it in the appropriate application as a video source. As for the autonomy of the camera, its battery will last up to 50 minutes of operation without recharging.