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.
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.
Polaroid Cube ( Black)
The eye-catching Polaroid Cube is an inexpensive 1080p action cam with video quality that takes a backseat to design.
All the features that make Contour's action cams excellent are here in its entry-level Roam3. While it's not loaded with extras, it's one of the best you'll find for its price.
Logitech Bemo ( Manhattan Black)
While it's a niche product, the Logitech Bemo is a new spin on the point-and-shoot mini camcorder that makes shooting video and creating short movies accessible to just about anyone.
Polaroid XS100i Wi-Fi Extreme Edition
As long as you respect its limitations and keep the camera steady, the Polaroid XS100i is a good easy-to-use budget-friendly option for dabbling in hands-free video.
JVC ADIXXION GC-XA2
After making several improvements and adding a list of new features to its first action cam, JVC's Adixxion GC-XA2 is easily one of the best options for capturing your thrills and spills.
Dimika Action Cam
A tiny, point-and-shoot, full-HD video camera that's simple and fun to use, the Dimika Action Cam is a very good inexpensive option for situations in which you don't want to risk your more-expensive camera or smartphone.