Under $100 GoPro alternative action cameras

best action cameras under 100 dollars

Gopro has been the leader in the action cameras field for years, with millions of cameras selling every year. There are a few GoPro models to choose from starting from $199 for the GoPro Session and up to $499 for the Hero 4 black.

While GoPro is leading the market, many find it hard to spend over $300 on an action camera and are looking for cheaper alternatives action cameras that can get the job done. 

On this page I have gathered all the action cameras that are under the $100 mark and supply good value for money.

If this list is not enought, visit the best gopro alternative page which features many more options.

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

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

Body Size: 

2.4x1.7x0.83in

Weight (KG): 

0.07

Waterproof (Meters) : 

40

Megapixels: 

16.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The Xiaomi Yi Action Camera is capable of recording videos at 1080p and 60 frames per second) and even has a 16 MP camera with Sony ’s Exmor R BSI CMOS image sensor. It comes with a memory of 64 GB and weighs 72g with a battery bigger than most of its competitors.

Xiaoyi Yi Action Camera

It is waterproof till 40 meters. The camera can be controlled using a smartphone app, just like most of Xiaomi’s other products. The only missing element is the lack of rigging or casing, which makes it difficult to protect to camera when taking it to shoot extreme sports. Though, you can...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 30 fps
720P 60/30 fps
480P 60/30 fps

Waterproof (Meters) : 

30

Megapixels: 

12.00

Accessories In Box: 

1 X Waterproof Case 1 X USB Cable 1 X Charger 1 X Screws & Screw Tools 1 X Helmet Mount 1 X Helmet Belt 1 X Handlebar Seatpost Mount 1 X Makibes Cloth

Camera Features

LCD Display Size: 

1.5 in
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The SJCAM SJ4000 Wi-Fi is one of the best alternative for GoPro camera that is cheap and has almost all the features. The action camera has a detachable battery and also comes with a waterproof case that protects the camera till 30 m underwater.

SJ4000 WiFi Sports Camera - Review & Overview

SJCAM4000 features a 12MP HD wide angle lens and has multiple video recording formats (1080P, 720P, WVGA, MOV) and modes (single shot, auto burst shot). With an ultra HD display screen, HDMI output, web camera feature and 32GB memory card storage, it records and captures all your...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 30 fps
720P 60/30 fps
480P 60/30 fps

Body Size: 

5.3 x 7.1 x 7.1 in

Weight (KG): 

0.09

Waterproof (Meters) : 

60

Megapixels: 

8.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

1.5 in
Comes With Remote
LCD Disply

The nabi Square HD camera is one of the best and cheap substitute for GoPro and is waterproof up to 60 meters, shockproof up to two meters, dustproof and kid-proof, letting you record all the activities of your child with ease. It is an amazing High Definition camcorder that has been made just for kids.

Nabi Square HD Camera

It is capable of capturing full 175° wide angle, 1080p video, and 8MP photos at a rate of 3 photos per second. It has a removable LCD Display, uses a wireless remote, supports microSD cards and comes with the battery and two mounts included in the...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 30 fps
720P 60/30 fps

Body Size: 

59 x 41 x 21mm

Weight (KG): 

0.07

Battery Life: 

150 minutes

Waterproof (Meters) : 

30

Megapixels: 

14.00

Accessories In Box: 

1x AMK5000 DV, 1x Waterproof case (compatible with genuine GoPro case), 1x Helmet Mount Set, 1x USB Cable

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera
Wireless Connectivity

While GoPro action and sports cameras are extremely popular with sports enthusiasts, other like the Amkov AMK5000S Wireless Wi-Fi camera make very good and cheap alternatives for the GoPro camera .

The Amkov AMK5000S Wireless Wi-Fi camera is a small sized camera that has a light weight and compact body, making it easy to carry around, attach on mounts or travel with. It is also great for use for FPV on quadcopters and can deliver some amazing aerial shots.

It is equipped with a 170°A+ HD wide angle lens and a 14 MP HD camera to take beautiful stills and pictures, with...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 30 fps
720P 60/30 fps
480P 60/30 fps

Weight (KG): 

0.63

Battery Life: 

70 mins

Waterproof (Meters) : 

30

Accessories In Box: 

1 X Waterproof Case 1 X Case bracket 1 X Case clip 1 X Bike bracket*1 1 X Multifunctional clip 1 X Camera clip 1 X Helmet Mount 3 X Bandages 1 X Cleaning Cloth 2 X 3M sticks 1 X USB cable 1 X Stand Adapter

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

1.5 in
LCD Disply

The SJCAM SJ4000 Full HD 1080P Waterproof Action Camera Sport DVR features NTK96650 and AR0330 DSP with a HD screen that can be use to see the videos that you are recording. The camera has multiple video recording formats - 1080P, 720P, WVGA for amazing pictures and videos and gives tough competition as a GoPro alternative .

You can choose from different photo shooting modes like Single shot, Time-lapse and Snapper to make recording and taking pictures extremely easy. You can also use a number of different mounts and accessories with this action camera to get the perfect shot every...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 30 fps

Body Size: 

4 x 4.8 x 9.1 in

Weight (KG): 

0.08

Battery Life: 

2 hrs

Megapixels: 

8.00

Accessories In Box: 

1 x Waterproof case, 1 x Helmet stand, 1 x Bike/motorcycle handlebar stand, 1 x Remote controller, 1 x Charging cable

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera
Comes With Remote
Wireless Connectivity

The WDV-5000 is a great GoPro alternative action camera that records videos in full HD at 1080p (1920x1080) and is a great companion for your phone and tablet. Its waterproof case gives it protection till 30m underwater.

WDV-5000 Action Sports WiFi Camera

It comes with an IR remote that lets you wirelessly control the camera. The Wi-Fi connection feature works with Android and iPhone smartphones. It has many different mounts for great first person view videos, shot with amazing clarity.

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Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 30 fps
720P 60/30 fps

Battery Life: 

90 minutes when recording on 1080P

Waterproof (Meters) : 

30 meters

Megapixels: 

14.00

Accessories In Box: 

1 x Waterproof Case 1 x Waterproof cover 1 x Bicycle Stand 2 x Bases 1 x Clip 1 x Fixing Base 1 x Adapter 3 x Adapter Brackets 4 x Ribbons 2 x 3M Adhesive Tapes 1 x USB Data Cable 1 x Power Adapter 1 x Cleaning Cloth 1 x Battery 2 x Helmet Seats 4 x Bandages 1 x User Manual

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

2 in in
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The SJ6000 HD Action Camera has been specifically created to make shooting action and sports activities much easier, with its high-end HD recording and industry-leading functions. It can also be used as a car dash cam, home security camera or just a great camera to take some special family pictures!

The camera uses a 170 degree wide-angle lens and can record videos in HD. The video resolutions are – 1080P (1920*1080) at 30FPS, 720P (1280*720) at 60FPS, 720P (1280*720) at 30FPS and VGA (640*480) at 30FPS. They are saved in AVI video format and the compressed format of videos is H....Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 30 fps
720P 60/30 fps
480P 60/30 fps

Body Size: 

48.1x43.3x48.1 mm

Battery Life: 

90 minutes

Waterproof (Meters) : 

30 meters

Megapixels: 

12.00

Accessories In Box: 

1 X Waterproof Case1 X USB Cable1 X Charger (EU warehouse: without charger)1 X Screws & Screw Tools1 X Instruction Manual1 X Helmet Mount1 X Helmet Belt1 X Handlebar Seatpost Mount1 X Battery

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

1.5 in
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

SJCAM’s M10 Wi-Fi Mini Cube is the newest in their range of sports and action cameras. It is extremely multipurpose and can be used as a web cam, car dashcam, home surveillance cam and even underwater with waterproof housing. The camera can support numerous languages and there are firmware upgrades available regularly. Its affordable price and great features have made SJCAM cameras a favorite among enthusiasts.

Design and Features

The M10 Wi-Fi Mini Cube even though named a ‘cube’ isn’t exactly one and measures 48.1x43.3x48.1 mm. Its design is very similar to that of the Polaroid...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 30 fps

Body Size: 

1.4 x 1 x 3.8 in

Weight (KG): 

0.11

Battery Life: 

1 hr 40 mins

Waterproof (Meters) : 

1

Megapixels: 

16.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

HTC RE is a viewfinder-less waterproof video camera with a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, an f2.8 146-degree lens, and captures 1080p/30fps video. It also doesn’t have a power button and the camera turns on automatically when it is picked up. You can capture pictures by pressing its single shutter button and record videos by keeping the button pressed a little longer.

With the Android/iOS RE app, the camera users can use like time-lapse and he app screen works as a viewfinder for setting up and assessing shots.

HTC Re action camera

Videos and photos can be streamed to...Read full review

Podo Camera

$99.00
  • Podo Camera

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

720P 30 fps

Body Size: 

2 x 2 x 1 in

Weight (KG): 

0.05

Battery Life: 

2 hrs

Megapixels: 

8.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera
Comes With Remote
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

Already on Kickstarter , the camera is around the size of a GoPro camera and can be easily carried along in your bag or pocket. It features a pivoting, sticky base that can be attached to a number of different surfaces to create a perfect photo booth, enabling you to take great pictures effortlessly.

This small and convenient camera can be attached and reattached to any kinds of materials and surfaces, so whether it is cement, wood or glass, you can easily stick and remove it from its place.

Once you attach it to a wall or a table, download the dedicated app on your...Read full review

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