Best 4k Action Cameras

Best 4k Action Cameras

Action cameras have really evolved in the past few years and now come with a number of cool and useful new features that make recording and taking picture an easy task. The best feature to recently hit the action camera market has been 4k recording because it makes the videos taken look beautiful due to recording in high resolutions.

The frames are clearer and less blurry, and recoding high-speed action and adventure becomes a much easier job. No more shaky video where you see a pixilated version of yourself and can’t capture all the cool stunts you just performed!

Here’s a list of the best 4k recording action cameras in the market right now. 

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 60/30 fps
720P 120/60/30 fps

Body Size: 

1.58x0.903x2.124 in / 40.14x37.18x48.00 mm

Battery Life: 

80 minutes

Waterproof (Meters) : 

30

Megapixels: 

16.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

1.5 in
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The SJCAMHD M20 Action Camera is the newest from the company and features a new and upgraded design as well as some amazing features. Much lighter than the previous versions, this camera weighs just 55 grams with battery. It also features a very different and unique design as it differs from it predecessor the SJCAM M10 and isn’t a square anymore. In fact it’s the first of its kind for SJCAM.

It is equipped with a 16 MP Sony IMX206 Exmor sensor that can do 4K recording when the picture is interpolated. It uses a 166-degree adjustable field of view (Wide – Normal – Narrow) for...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 120/60/30 fps
720P 240/120/60/30 fps

Battery Life: 

2 hours

Megapixels: 

12.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

2.19-inch
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

Last year Xiaomi released their Yi Action Camera to give tough competition to GoPro, and this year the company has released its successor! Named the Xiaomi Yi 4K action camera, it features upgraded hardware and is also capable of recording videos in 4K at 30fps.

The Yi 4K comes equipped with a 12MP Sony IMX377 sensor, a 155-degree wide-angle lens and an aperture of f/2.8. It uses an Ambarella A9SE95 chipset to power the whole system and support its advanced capabilities. Apart from 4K, users can record videos in 2.5K at 30fps, 1440p at 60fps, 1080p at 120fps, 960p at 120fps, 720p...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 60/30 fps
720P 240/120/60/30 fps

Body Size: 

2.2 x 1.4 x 3.7 inches

Waterproof (Meters) : 

30m

Megapixels: 

8.00

Accessories In Box: 

Strap, LI-92 battery, F-5AC Adapter, CB-USB10 Micro USB cable, Mount Coupling Ring (MC-T01), Joint Screw (JS-T01), Standard Lens Protector (LP-T01), Underwater Lens Protector (UP-T01), Steady Grip (SG-T01), Manual, Warranty and Quick Start Guide.

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

1.5 in
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker Action Camera is another entrant in the 4k action camera race and features a very rugged design that can take on any conditions, as well as 7 sensors, apart from its 4k capabilities.

It features a vertical design, instead of the usual horizontal or square ones, which makes it easy to grip in one hand and record. The handycam-like design also features a 1.5-inch 115k-dot LCD monitor with an aspect ratio of 4:3, which flips open to the side and can be tilted to get the perfect angles.

Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker Action Camera

The action...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 240/120/60/30 fps
720P 240/120/60/30 fps
480P 240/120/60/30 fps

Body Size: 

1 x 3.5 x 2 in (WxDxH)

Weight (KG): 

0.11

Waterproof (Meters) : 

up to 9.1

Megapixels: 

8.80

Accessories In Box: 

Adhesive Mount Waterproof case

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera
Comes With Remote
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The Sony FDR-X1000V/W 4K Action Cam is the newest edition by Sony and has been created to give tough competition to the GoPro Hero 4 Black in terms of specs and camera resolution quality. With this GoPro Alternative you will get gorgeous footage in Professional 4K (3840 x 2160) with up to 240p HD/ 120p HD. Its ultra wide 170° pro quality f/2.8 bright ZEISS® lens and SteadyShot(TM) image stabilization are great for sports with a lot of movement.

Sony FDR-X1000V/W 4K Action Cam

The body is made to survive rugged terrains and environments and is splash proof. It is equipped...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 60/30 fps

Battery Life: 

1.5 hours without WiFi

Megapixels: 

12.00

Camera Features

LCD Display Size: 

2 in
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The EKEN H8R 4K Ultra HD Action Camera is another product that can be added to the list of action and sports cameras that have 4k recording capabilities. It features a 170-degree wide angle lens and has the ability to record in 4K ultra HD. It is powered by a Sunplus 6350 chipset and is also equipped with an IMX078 image sensor.

Different video resolutions include 4K at 30fps, 2.7K at 30fps, and 1080P at 60fps and 30fps. The camera can also take pictures in 12MP, with different resolutions like12M (4608 x 2592), 8M (3760 x 2120), and 5M (2976 x 1672).

The camera also...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 120/60/30 fps
720P 240/120/60/30 fps

Body Size: 

3.94 x 9.65 x 3.94 in

Weight (KG): 

0.61

Waterproof (Meters) : 

40

Megapixels: 

12.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera
Comes With Remote
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The Hero 4 Black camera has one of the fastest processors as compared to all its predecessors. At almost two times faster, you can record videos with 4K resolution at 30 frames per second. The camera can also record 1080p at 120fps that makes for great video shooting when capturing fast paced action or slow-motion clips.

You will still be able to connect to your mobile phone devices using its Wi-Fi connectivity. iOS, Android and Windows Phones are supported. There is also Bluetooth connectivity so you can use a Pebble watch to regulate the camera. And you can also buy the LCD...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 120/60/30 fps

Waterproof (Meters) : 

10

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

5 inch
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The GoPro Hero5 Black is the newest addition to the line of leading sports and action cameras offered by GoPro. The company has put the best of features in this new camera, which released along with a new GoPro Hero5 Session , and the new model is definitely a rank above the previous GoPro Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver.

The Hero5 Black can record videos in amazing 4K at 30fps, 2K at 60fps and 1080p at 120fps. It also features a 2-inch touch screen on the back of the camera that allows users to view the angle and settings for their shot, as well as replay the footage later on for...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 120/60/30 fps
720P 240/120/60/30 fps

Body Size: 

2.3” x 1.8” x 1.2” (57.5 x 45.9 x 31.3 mm)

Battery Life: 

2.15 hours at 1080p/30fps; 1.15 hour at 4K/30fps

Waterproof (Meters) : 

40m with waterproof case

Megapixels: 

12.00

Accessories In Box: 

Waterproof caseLithium-ion batteryCharging/data cableFlat and curved adhesive mountsStandard and vertical mount adaptersShort and long screwsShort and long extension armsWrenchAnti-fog kitGarmin VIRB stickerDocumentation

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

1.75”
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Action Camera is a compact, lightweight and waterproof camera that is easy to use and records spectacular footage in ultra HD. It can record videos in 4K/30fps, as well as 2.7K/60fps, 1080p/120fps, 720p/240fps and 480p/300fps with crisp, brilliant detail.

The action camera comes with 3-axis image stabilization (up to 1080p/60fps) so no matter what kind of sport or adventure you want to record, the footage will come out smooth and not shaky. It also has a high sensitivity microphone that works great even when in the waterproof case.

Users can take...Read full review

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I am a freelance writer who is always on the hunt for cool new gadgets and products on the internet. With never ending love for animals and a new found interest in drones, I enjoy writing about all things Apple, quadcopters and the newest tech accessories.