The TomTom Bandit ably addresses several pain points with other action cams thanks to its quick mobile editing, versatile mounting system and removable battery.
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.
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.
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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.
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.