A blogger and a travel enthusiast need the best action cameras to shoot the best moments of his/her life. An ideal action camera should be sturdy, water-resistant, shockproof, stabilized, and must have great resolution.
Here’s a comprehensive list of the best action cameras you may require for your next adventure vlogging. Make sure to check them out.
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#1. Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition Sports Camera
Insta360 features 5.7K panoramic video quality and has 60 frames per second wide-angle smart lens.
You enjoy the best anti-shake technology to capture smooth and lens-free shots. The Insta360 is bare metal water-resistant up to 5 meters of depth. This cam has a sturdy design to absorb sudden fall.
You can shoot slo-mo and use horizon leveling and stabilization without any fuss. The 360 degrees 3K panoramic lens can shoot 100 frames per second in slow motion, while in 4K wide-angle motion shooting it can shoot 200 frames per second.
Get the best shots of nighttime by turning on the night mode.
- Get the best of low-light shots with this cam
- voice commands for photographs or video recording
- Shock-proof and rugged design
- 360-degree touch screen that can be swiped left/right
- Auto editing and image correction
- Super-clear resolution
- Steady images like gimbal
- Water-resistant up to 5 meters
#2. DJI OSMO 12 MP Action Camera
OSMO action cam has a dual-screen that makes it easier to capture not only regular photos but selfies as well.
The camera has a “RockSteady” technique that uses software and EIS to provide stable footage even if there’s too much volatility. This 12-megapixel camera with a 1/2.3 CMOS image sensor for faster image processing.
You also get full-HD 8x slow-motion videos with super clarity. The time-lapse feature condenses the movement and time to provide stunning videos for your Instagram reels and other video-sharing apps.
You can use it underwater up to 11 meters deep thanks to waterproofing. You can also use it in extreme winters, as it can resist temperatures up to -10 degrees Celsius.
The backside of the camera features a hydrophobic coating that saves it from extreme climatic conditions. You get battery backup of more than 2 hours at 1080p video recording.
- Delivers stable footage using RockSteady technology
- Dynamic detailing while recording high definition video
- Smart capturing of moments with 8x slow motion
- 1080p resolution for extreme clarity of images and videos
- Custom mode feature lets you list, store and select recent shooting modes and settings
- Voice command control for capturing images, filming videos, and shutting off
- The lens is designed to reduce distortion and glare
- RockSteady mode makes the video lagged
- The font shows black pigments while shooting underwater
- Audio is not as good as GoPro
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#3. PROCUS Rush 2.0 Action Camera
The PROCUS cam features an upgraded chipset to shoot spectacular videos. The external microphone of 2.5 mm helps to capture sound from the surroundings without any distortion.
You can wear a wireless remote on the wrist to frame various shots, start and stop shooting as per your requirements. You can capture breathtaking underwater shots as this camera is water-resistant.
The PROCUS camera has inbuilt WiFi to connect with your mobile using the PROCUS camera app. You also get two batteries, a carry pouch, and 20+ accessories in the package.
- Wireless remote that can be attached to the wrist
- Water-resistant and sturdy design
- 4K video resolution
- 16-megapixel camera
- Slo-mo, Loop recording, Time Lapse, drama shot, and driving mode
- 2.5 mm external microphone to capture the surround sound
- No video stabilization feature
- Remote stops working after a while
- Sound recording lacks clarity
#4. SJCAM Legend Action Camera ( SJ6 Sports)
If you are into adventure sports or biking, SJCAM Legend can be your best companion thanks to Gyro stabilization for slow motion and unstable shots.
The cam has a 0.96″ front screen and 2″ LCD touchscreen that allows you to grab the best images from the surroundings. You can adjust the viewing angles of the lens including a 170-degree wide-angle to get the perfect shot.
There’s an external microphone attached to the device with a clip to record the ambiance’s sound. This device is WiFi-enabled but with an iPad, it would work above the water levels only.
- 16-megapixel video capture resolution
- 7G wide-angle lens that covers up to 170-degree
- Dual LCD touch screen with 1080p high-quality resolution
- 4-axis gyroscope for image capturing/shooting stability
- Dynamic Duo microphone to capture surrounding sound
- 2.4 GHz smart and wearable remote
- Up to 3 m water-resistant
- Poor battery backup
#5. Insta360 ONE X2 Action Camera
You can capture stable 360-degree or your favorite angle for images or videos. The Pureshot feature enhances images shot in low-light.
With steady camera mode, you can record stabilized wide-angle videos without any need for gimbals. You don’t need a drone to get the floating cam effect, use the selfie stick and make it vanish while editing the images.
You can edit videos with the AI edit feature that uses dolly zoom and stops motion templates for hassle-free editing.
The action cam is waterproof up to 10 meters (IPX8), and the Aquavision feature is used for color auto-balancing inside water. The inbuilt ambisonic audio with stereo sound and wind-noise reducing feature makes it an ideal camera for adventure vlogging.
- Creates a floating camera effect with a selfie stick
- Slow-mo and hyper-lapse feature enabled
- AI edit tool using Insta360 app
- Enhances the low-light photos using the Pureshot feature
- Four microphones for 360-degree audio
- Bright touchscreen
- Is not much water-resistant as it says
#6. FitSpark Eagle iMAX Action Camera
Fitspark is supported with EIS technology with advanced image stabilization features and a 6-axis Gyro Chip that is used in drones that sense the orientation change of the device for shake-free videos.
Enjoy moto-vlogging by taking stunning videos while you’re on the move. The device consumes less power and provides stability in performance.
It also corrects the distortion and fish eye effect from the normally shot videos. The camera control is much more convenient and smarter than its contemporaries. The 170-degree lens (wide angle) can capture spectacular scenes that can’t be seen normally.
The 1050MAH Lithium battery can handle continuous long shots for up to several hours. The device is water-resistant up to 40-meter depth, thus allowing the capture of awe-inspiring underwater shots.
- 2″ LCD touchscreen and 1.4 ” LCD screen
- Features wide, narrow, and normal angles
- 40-meter deep water resistant
- Removable 1050 mAh Lithium battery
- Distortion and fish-eye correction
- 6-Axis Gyro and EIS for image stabilization
- The video quality is up to the mark
- WiFi function is average
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#7. SJCAM C200 Action Camera
The SJCAM C200 action cam features a 96660 Novatec processor and Sony IMX 335 processor. This keychain-shaped camera is designed for travel vlogging and is equipped with 6-axis Gyro to stabilize the image capturing and video shooting. The 4K camera can be mounted anywhere as it has a magnetic body, and you can stay free for living the moment.
This camera is water-resistant up to 5 meters deep and is used for watersports up to 40 meters deep when using the dive housing. The set comes with the camera, a water-resistant case, framing mount, back clip, base mount, USB cable, manual, and wipe cloth.
- Waterproof and can be used for up to 40 meters deep watersports
- Electronic image stabilization with 6-Axis Gyro
- Resolution up to 24 FPS/4K
- Lightweight than any other action camera
- Has a magnetic body that can be attached anywhere
- 2.4 GHz wireless radio frequency
#8. Drum Stone Sports Action Camera
Enabled with 1080p EIS, this 4K high-definition cam from Drumstone has been designed for shooting adventures. Live the moment with 12 mp resolution with 30 FPS images and 25-30 FPS video.
This compact camera supports various recording modes. This water-resistant cam provides 12-megapixel resolution underwater with a 170-degree wide-angle lens mode. Comes with WiFi connectivity, this sports camera has a 2″ LCD screen.
It has a remote to keep you hands-free. You get a complete accessories kit with this camera.
- Compact and lightweight sports camera
- 2″ LCD screen
- 4K camera with Ultra HD resolution
- 12-megapixel resolution underwater with 170-degree wide-angle lens
- Supports various video shooting formats
- One year warranty
- Audio quality is average
#9. M20 Corebikerz Action Camera
This 4K high-definition action camera from M20 Corebikerz has IMX206 sensors and high-quality video resolutions. The aperture of 2.5 can capture high-quality images in low-light conditions.
The Gyro stabilization feature makes images steady and less bulging. The camera allows a distortion correcting tool to make the images more alive and realistic. This camcorder is compatible with a remote-operated selfie stick and remote watch. You also can get WiFi connectivity up to 10 meters.
No inflated look or fish eye effect is visible when you capture images with this device. The wireless action camera is supported by a WiFi connection that can be used to download images on your mobile device or PC.
- Less distorted and stable images
- Compatible with a remote-controlled watch and selfie stick for hands-free operation
- WiFi range is 10 meters
- No need to use any other editing app
- Can capture high-resolution images in low-light ambiance
- Corrects fish-eye automatically
- Ultra-compact camcorder with a wide-angle lens
#10. Raptas Action Cam
Capture high-quality 16 MP images with this action camera that features 30 frames per second. This 4K ultra high definition camera is suitable to shoot Insta-worthy videos for anyone who’s into adventure vlogging. The 2″ LCD screen with a 170-degree ultra-wide lens is what makes this camera quite handy.
This WiFi-enabled mini cam is compatible with any OS and can be controlled by any mobile device in real-time. This cam comes with a smart waterproof case for protection in extreme climatic conditions.
Enjoy the unique features like timelapse, loop recording, wide-angle and burst photos. You can carry the device underwater and shoot up to 30 meters deep without any fuss.
- Smart, stylish, and portable camera
- 170-degree wide-angle lens lets you see beyond
- 30 meters deep shoots possible underwater
- 2″ LCD screen
- 16-megapixel photo resolution
- 2 years of replacement warranty
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I would prefer buying SJCAM SJ6 Legend, which has a 16 MP sensor and 166-degree lens (wide-angle) to capture beyond what we normally perceive. The mini front display and 2-inch screen make it more practical.
Next on my favorite list is Insta 360’s action cam with features like ultra 5.7 K resolution, Flowstate Stabilization, brilliant low-light shots, voice commands, shock-proof body, and 360-degree touchscreen.