What is the best budget action cam? What is the best small waterproof camcorder? Which one is the best choice under 100$? Which one has wifi, gps or the remote control? Which have a good video quality even in low light? In this article we try to find out what is the best choice among the many action cams on the market, describing the video quality, photographic quality, features, functionality, advantages and disadvantages, to help you to choose the best action camera that fits your needs. In fact, as we will see, there’s not the perfect action cam out there, but you should choose the best one for your needs and your pockets.
In 2017/18 were presented a lot of 4K@30fps action cams, so we will analyze them and 2k cameras and then 1080p cameras for every need and price. This article is often updated, last update on 2018, June 28.
We made a list of the best action cams on the market, with their characteristics, such as the presence of the wifi, gps, stabilizer, weather they’re waterproof , video and photo resolutions, if they have GPS, bluetooth and wifi, and a remote controller, the quality of videos and pictures shot, even in low light conditions. With this comparison you can have a better idea of what’s out there and make a more informed choice.
After the tabs you will find some impressions, videos, comparisons on the action cam described, with some of ours and other users’ opinions.
The action cams we compared are: GoPro Hero 5 and 6, Xiaomi Yi 4K and 4k plus, Firefly 8s, Gitup Git2, Sjcam SJ7, Sony X1000V, Xiaomi Yi, Garmin Virb, Drift Ghost-S.
In this video a comparison among SJ6 Legend, Git2, SJ5000X and Firefly 7s:
Watch this video test: Gitup Git2 vs Xiaomi Yi vs Firefly 6S vs SJ5000X:
Watch this video: SJ5000X vs Git2 vs Sony AS200v vs Elephone Explorer Pro
We will continue to update this article whenever there will be a new interesting action cam to be included in the list, so we ask you to tell us your favorites in the comments.
Here we show you some interesting videos of comparative between 2 or more action cam included in our list (if you have other interesting videos link it in comments) – obviously the quality of youtube does not do justice to this cams, but can be used to get an idea.
- GoPro Hero 3+ Black
- Sony Action Cam 2 (HDR-AS30V)
- JVC Adixxion GC-XA2
- Garmin VIRB Elite
- Drift Ghost-S
- Ion Air Pro 3
Sony AS200v vs GoPro Hero 4 silver
GoPro Hero 3+ Black vs Sony AS30 vs Sony AS100 vs Panasonic HX-A500:
Sony AS30 vs Sony AS100:
Do you have a different cam action from these showed in the article and you want to advise other members? Write it below in the comments and in the future we will add it, if possible.
You have one of these cameras and you want to report a value, a defect, a feature not mentioned in the article? Report it in the comments!