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.
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.
JVC Everio GZ-R10 ( Black)
JVC's move to offer consumers a durable family camcorder is solid, but the quadproof Everio GZ-R10 on the whole comes up short.
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.