The best 10 action cameras in comparison

Action cameras (1 - 5)
GoPro Hero6 BlackDJI Osmo Pocket 2GoPro Hero5 BlackGoPro Hero9 BlackSoloshot3 Optic65GoPro MaxCrosstour CT9900GoPro FusionDJI Osmo ActionToshiba Camileo X-SPORTS
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GoPro Hero6 Black
DJI Osmo Pocket 2
GoPro Hero5 Black
GoPro Hero9 Black
Soloshot3 Optic65
GoPro Max
Crosstour CT9900
GoPro Fusion
DJI Osmo Action
Toshiba Camileo X-SPORTS
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Summary
Summary
  • Design (62)
  • Features (77)
  • Battery (79)
  • Audio (44)
  • Optics (93)
  • Videography (54)
  • Design (60)
  • Features (55)
  • Battery (28)
  • Audio (50)
  • Optics (100)
  • Videography (95)
  • Design (64)
  • Features (77)
  • Battery (79)
  • Audio (44)
  • Optics (83)
  • Videography (60)
  • Design (100)
  • Features (100)
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  • Audio (37)
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  • Videography (99)
  • Design (58)
  • Features (45)
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  • Audio (63)
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  • Videography (60)
  • Design (71)
  • Features (82)
  • Battery (81)
  • Audio (63)
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  • Videography (84)
  • Design (74)
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  • Audio (42)
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  • Design (53)
  • Features (86)
  • Battery (85)
  • Audio (44)
  • Optics (90)
  • Videography (72)
  • Design (65)
  • Features (86)
  • Battery (70)
  • Audio (6)
  • Optics (86)
  • Videography (100)
  • Design (67)
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  • Videography (29)
Design
Flip-out screenFlip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
Flip-out screenFlip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
Dust- and water-resistanceThe device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
Dust- and water-resistanceThe device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Screen sizeThe bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.2"
1"
2"
2.27"
N.A.N.A.2"
2"
2.25"
2"
Touch screenYou can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Touch screenYou can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Waterproof depth ratingThe waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
Waterproof depth ratingThe waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.40m
N.A.40m
10m
N.A.5m
40m
5m
11m
60m
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Total score for "Design"
Features
Compatible with AndroidIt is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Compatible with AndroidIt is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
HDMI outputDevices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
HDMI outputDevices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
USB Type-CThe USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
USB Type-CThe USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Voice commandsYou can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
Voice commandsYou can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) connectivity802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) connectivity802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
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Total score for "Features"
Battery
Battery level indicatorAn indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Battery level indicatorAn indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Battery lifeThe device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
Battery lifeThe device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.2.25h
N.A.
Battery powerBattery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
Battery powerBattery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.1220mAh
875mAh
1220mAh
1720mAh
6600mAh
1600mAh
1350mAh
2620mAh
1300mAh
N.A.
Rechargeable batteryThe battery can be recharged and used over again.
Rechargeable batteryThe battery can be recharged and used over again.
Removable batteryThe battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Removable batteryThe battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
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Total score for "Battery"
Audio
3.5mm audio jackWith a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.5mm audio jackWith a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
Number of microphonesMore microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Number of microphonesMore microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.3
4
3
2
1
6
N.A.3
2
N.A.
Microphone inputA microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Microphone inputA microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Stereo microphoneA stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Stereo microphoneA stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
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Optics
FlashA flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
FlashA flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Manual exposureThis allows you to manually set the exposure.
Manual exposureThis allows you to manually set the exposure.
Manual white balanceWith manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
Manual white balanceWith manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
Megapixels (main camera)The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
Megapixels (main camera)The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.12MP
64MP
12MP
20MP
12MP
16.6MP
20MP
18MP
12MP
12MP
Built-in optical image stabilizationOptical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
Built-in optical image stabilizationOptical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
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Videography
AF trackingWith AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
AF trackingWith AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Field of viewField of view (FOV) is the part of the world that a device can view and record. A wider field of view allows you to capture more of the action.
Field of viewField of view (FOV) is the part of the world that a device can view and record. A wider field of view allows you to capture more of the action.150°
N.A.150°
155°
N.A.360°
170°
360°
145°
N.A.
Slow-motion video recordingSlow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
Slow-motion video recordingSlow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
Timelapse videoA timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
Timelapse videoA timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
Video recording (main camera)The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
Video recording (main camera)The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.2160 x 60fps
2160 x 60fps
2160 x 30fps
2880 x 30fps
1080 x 30fps
2880 x 30fps
2160 x 60fps
2496 x 30fps
2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps
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Total score for "Videography"
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