Our Top Best Action Cameras for 2017

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2016 has been the year of action cameras and with the release of numerous new ones, it’s only time we round up the best action cameras for 2017.

Action cameras a quite different from others – they are easy to handle due to their small and compact size, and their portability and durability makes transporting them much easier and using them in tough conditions are possible. Not only do they provide an amazing and dramatic POV, users also can get high-definition videos in a wide-angle fish-eye perspective!

Their size and structure also makes action cameras the best to record and capture any activities that include extreme sports and stunts. Unlike other camera’s they have been made keeping this point in mind and thus come along with plenty of complimentary guards, accessories and mounts that makes taking their fast-paced and tough angles very possible. Mount them on a helmet, your backpack, your surfboard or anywhere else that gives you that coveted shot, without the fear of the camera getting damaged or lost.

If you’ve been a fan of action cameras and want to invest in a new one, then read through our top action cameras for 2017, and take a pick!

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

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

GoPro released their newest action camera the Hero5 as a surprise along with its much awaited GoPro Karma Drone , but the bigger surprise was the fact that the leading action camera manufacturer released 2 versions of the Hero5 instead of one!

The GoPro Hero5 Session has been launched along with the GoPro Hero5 Black , and is the upgraded version of GoPro’s Session camera that didn’t do too well when released. But this time, with the new Hero5 Session, GoPro has upped its game and now offers the small cube shaped action camera along with 4k recording capabilities and a low price...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

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

Battery Life: 

up to 125 minutes (Wi-Fi on), up to 135 minutes (Wi-Fi off)

Waterproof (Meters) : 

60

Megapixels: 

12.00

Accessories In Box: 

Attachment BuckleMicro USB cableRechargeable battery pack (NP-BX1)Startup guideUnderwater Housing (MPK-UWH1)

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera
Wireless Connectivity

The Sony FDR-X3000R 4K Action Camera is the newest from Sony and comes with 4K recording a well as a plethora of much needed action camera features that are great to give tough competition to the latest GoPro action cameras.

Camera and recording features

The Sony FDR-X3000R 4K Action Camera lets you take POV action movies in high-resolution 4K with Balanced Optical SteadyShot for ultimate image stabilization. It helps in reducing the effects of camera shake internally, by joining the camera’s lens and sensor and moving together to control the whole optical path as one, providing...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

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

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

Body Size: 

6cm x 4cm x 2.3cm

Waterproof (Meters) : 

60

Megapixels: 

12.00

Accessories In Box: 

Rugged CaseSilicone CaseLCD Smart Touch Screen1500mAh BatteryK-Series Tripod MountCMOS ProtectorCurved 3M MountFlat 3M MountRight Angle MountUSB Charging CableMuvi DecalPrinted Quick Start GuideManual on CD

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The Veho Muvi K-Series K2 Pro 4K Action Camera is a step up from the previous Veho Muvi K2 NPNG , and can now record videos in UHD 4K, as well as take pictures in 12MP. Apart from 4K, it can also capture videos in 2.7K, and full HD videos in 1080p at 60fps or 720p at 120fps for perfect slow-motion playback.

Being the newest camera from the Muvi K-Series range, it comes equipped with the super powerful XA-9 Hercules chipset that helps in enhancing the performance of the camera, as opposed to the previous XA-7 Achilles.

Veho Muvi K-Series K2 Pro 4K Action Camera

...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

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

Body Size: 

L: 59mm, W: 41mm, H: 21mm

Waterproof (Meters) : 

30

Megapixels: 

16.00

Accessories In Box: 

1 x Waterproof Housing; 1 x Quick Release Buckle1 x Handlebar Seat post Mount1 x Curved Adhesive Mount; 1 x Flat Adhesive Mount; 1 x 3-Way Pivot Arm Mount2 x 3M Adhesive Tape; 1 x Frame Mount; 1 x Quick Release Clip for The Frame1 x Vertical Quick Release J-Hook Buckle; 1 x Universal 1/4″ Camera Tripod Mount1 x Tripod Mount Adapter; 1 x Cleaning Cloth; 1 x USB Cable1 x 900mAh Li-ion Battery; 1 x Multi-language Manual 2 x SJCAM Stickers

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

2 in
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The SJCAM SJ6 Legend Action Camera has been released along side the SJCAM SJ7 Star Action Camera , and can record 4k interpolated footage. It uses the Panasonic MN34120PA 1/2.33 CMOS 16.37 MP Sensor, which is the same one used in the SJCAM SJ5000+ , and has a Novatek NT96660 chipset to power the features.

The 7G optical glass lens has a F/2.5 aperture, 166 degree wide-angle and f=3mm. This allows for taking clear and crisp images and footage, and combined with the gyro stabilization they are also smooth and not shaky. Videos can be recorded in the format .mp4 or .mov with h.264...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

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

Body Size: 

L: 60mm, W: 41mm, H: 24.7mm

Waterproof (Meters) : 

30

Megapixels: 

12.00

Accessories In Box: 

1 x Original SJCAM SJ7 Star  Action Cam; 1 x Waterproof Housing; 1 x Quick Release Buckle1 x Handlebar Seat post Mount1 x Curved Adhesive Mount; 1 x Flat Adhesive Mount; 1 x 3-Way Pivot Arm Mount2 x 3M Adhesive Tape; 1 x Frame Mount; 1 x Quick Release Clip for The Frame1 x Vertical Quick Release J-Hook Buckle; 1 x Universal 1/4″ Camera Tripod Mount1 x Tripod Mount Adapter; 1 x Cleaning Cloth; 1 x USB Cable1 x 900mAh Li-ion Battery; 1 x Multi-language Manual 2 x SJCAM Stickers   

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

2 in
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The SJCAM SJ7 Star Action Camera is SJCAM’s first real 4k camera that records in true 4k and not interpolated. It was released along with the SJCAM SJ6 Legend Action Camera , which can record in 4k interpolated resolutions.

The 7G optical glass lens has a F/2.5 aperture, 166 degree wide-angle and f=3mm. This allows for taking clear and crisp images and footage, and combined with the gyro stabilization they are also smooth and not shaky. Videos have the following resolutions:

4K (2880 x 2160) – 30 fps (native) 2K (2560 x 1440) – 60 fps 1080p (1920 x 1080) – 120 / 60 / 30 fps...Read full review

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