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.
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.
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.
Sony Action Cam FDR-X1000V
Sony's X1000V offers power and performance in a package that goes head-to-head with the GoPro.
This product has not yet been reviewed.
Complementing Google's Cardboard VR headset and YouTube's support for 360-degree VR video, filmmakers will have a camera array rig for virtual-reality video creation.
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Sony Action Cam AS100V
Built-in image stabilization and high bitrate recording make this Sony's best Action Cam yet, but there are still a few usability quirks remaining.
GoPro Hero3 Black Edition ( 12MP)
The GoPro Hero3 Silver and White editions are strong contenders in the sports camera market, but the faster, more powerful Black Edition is head and shoulders the best sports camera on the market today.
Polaroid Cube ( Black)
The eye-catching Polaroid Cube is an inexpensive 1080p action cam with video quality that takes a backseat to design.