Panasonic HX-A1 ( Black)
The HX-A1's size and price offer a decent option for buyers, but there are better choices.
Drift Stealth 2
A low-profile, weather-resistant full-HD action camera, the Drift Stealth 2 isn't without compromises, but makes up for them in size and usability.
GoPro Hero+ LCD
The GoPro Hero+ LCD isn't exactly a bargain for its entry-level specs, but if you appreciate a streamlined feature set and its built-in touchscreen, it's worth the extra money over the very basic Hero.
GoPro Hero4 Session
GoPro sheds its housing for the Hero4 Session, an excellent POV camera that's ready to capture what the day brings -- in or out of the water -- at the press of a button.
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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 ( Green)
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.