Monoprice MHD 2.0 Action Camera
If you're in the market for no-frills, cheap-and-easy point-and-shoot action cam, the Monoprice MHD 2.0 gets the job done.
VSN Mobil V.360°
You'll have to overlook quirks in design and performance, but the VSN Mobil V.360 360-degree action cam offers up some serious wow factor now and potentially even more in the future.
Xiaomi Yi ( White)
The Xiaomi Yi Action Cam's video quality and shooting options are well above other cameras in its class, but you'll need to bring your own accessories.
Kodak Pixpro SP360 Extreme Pack
The Kodak Pixpro SP360's 360-degree video is fun to view and experiment with, while its regular full HD video means you're not stuck with a one-trick camera. The rest of the package could use some fine-tuning, though.
Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000V
Sony's X1000V offers power and performance in a package that goes head-to-head with the GoPro.
GoPro Hero4 Black
The GoPro Hero4 Silver is still our top choice for most people, but if you need the best video quality with the most shooting options, the Hero4 Black is it.
Though the GoPro Hero is nearly devoid of features, this entry point for GoPro's lineup is just enough to get you started in the world of little, mountable cameras.
HTC Re Camera ( White)
The HTC Re's features might not be as unusual as its design, but it's still a solid little camera that's easier and faster to shoot with than your average smartphone.
GoPro Hero4 Silver
The GoPro Hero4 Silver takes everything we liked about the Hero3+ Black -- especially the solid video quality -- and adds in some handy new features including a touchscreen, making it one of the best little action cameras around.
Replay XD Prime X
The Replay XD Prime X might not have the name recognition of others in the category, but thanks to its lightweight, ultracompact and waterproof body; solid 1080p video quality and pro-centric features, it deserves a spot on your short list.