So if you like to enjoy the benefits mentioned above, and looking for the best action camera with a budget under $300, the list below will simplify your search.
1. GoPro HERO3: White Edition (under $277)
• Reviewed by 1.260 verified buyers – 4.4 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Video capture in 1080p 30fps, 960p 30 fpts, 720p 60 fps, and WVGA 60 fps
• Built in Wi-Fi compatible with the GoPro app for Smartphones/Tablets; as well as the Wi-Fi remote (available seperatly)
• Compatible with LCD Touch BacPac, and 2nd generation Battery Bacpac, as well as backward compatible with all older generation bacpacs
• 5 MP photos with 3 fps burst mode, and time lapse at .5, 2, 5, 10, 30, and 60 second intervals
• 131’/ 40m Waterproof Housing with integrated flat lense housing
• Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.3 x 1.6 inches, 2.56 ounces
2. GoPro Hero 3+ (under $268)
• Reviewed by 1.204 verified buyers – 4.4 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 15% smaller and lighter housing (waterproof to 131'/40m)
• 2x faster image processor enables 1080p60 and 720p120 fps video
• Enhanced low-light performance
• 30% longer battery life
• Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.9 x 9.7 inches, 1.4 pounds
3. GoPro Hero 5 (under $300)
• Reviewed by 1.202 verified buyers – 4.0 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Stunning 4K video and 12MP photos in Single, Burst and Time Lapse modes
• Waterproof to 33ft (10m) without a housing
• Preview and playback your shots, change settings and trim your footage, all on your GoPro.
• Battery can sustain 60-90 minutes of continuous 4K video recording
• Dimensions: 1.8 x 2.4 x 1.3 inches, 4.2 ounces
4. GoPro Hero 4 (under $264)
• Reviewed by 1.059 verified buyers – 4.0 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Professional 4K30, 2.7K60 and 1080p120 video, 720p240 video for super slow-motion playback and 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second
• Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® support the GoPro App, Smart Remote and more
• Improved camera control and built-in video trimming lets you create and save short video clips right on your camera
• Protune™ with SuperView™ delivers cinema-quality capture and advanced manual control for photos and video with the world’s most immersive wide-angle field of view
• Night Photo and Night Lapse offer customizable exposure settings for nighttime shooting
• Dimensions: 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.5 inches, 5.3 ounces
5. YI (under $211)
• Reviewed by 669 verified buyers – 4.1 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 4K Action Camera With Selfie Stick
• 4K/30fps Video 12MP Raw Image with EIS, Live Stream, Voice Control
• Records 4K/30fps (100mbps), 2.7k/60fps, 1080p/120fps, 720p/240fps video, and 12MP raw image with build-in Sony IMX377 image sensor and Ambarella dual-core A9SE75; Equipped with advanced video stabilization (EIS) can capture super smooth footage at 2.7k/60fps.
• High capacity rechargeable lithium-ion battery records up to 120mins of 4K/30fps video with a single charge.
• Intuitive Touchscreen UI - Built-in 2.2” high responsive LCD touchscreen with 640 X 360 high resolution for easy setting, previewing and shooting.
• Newly released voice command makes shooting even easier than before. Touchscreen is made with Gorilla Glass Retina to resist scratches and daily impact.
• Built-in Bluetooth and high speed 5GHz/2.4GHz Wi-Fi support for wireless remote control and the YI Action App for instant photo and video editing, sharing and live streaming to social media.
• Always update to the latest firmware (1.8.25) to enjoy the extra features. Flexible settings of ISO/WB/SHUTTER/EV/METER for 12MP raw file help you produce high quality images even in low-light condition; Multi record/capture modes, including burst, slow-motion, timelapse, etc, get more creative and fun. Voice control is available with the latest firmware.
• Dimensions: 2.6 x 1.2 x 1.6 inches, 3.2 ounces
6. GoPro HERO+ (Wi-Fi Enabled) (under $269)
• Reviewed by 596 verified buyers – 4.1 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Records stunning, immersive 1080p60 and 720p60 video
• Captures 8MP single, Time Lapse and Burst photos up to 5 fps
• Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enables connectivity to the GoPro App or Smart Remote to adjust modes and settings, control the camera remotely, and view and share your content
• Durable and Waterproof to 131’ (40m), designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions
• Compatible Devices-microSDHC, microSDXC, microSD, SDXC, SDHC
• Dimensions: 2 x 9.6 x 4 inches, 12.6 ounces
7. GoPro HERO4 Session (under $210)
• Reviewed by 535 verified buyers – 4.1 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 8MP Waterproof Action Camera
• Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, HiLight Tag enables you to mark key moments while recording or playing back video
• Durable and waterproof to 33' (10m), no housing needed
• Easy one-button control, power up and capture videos or photos with a single press
• Professional quality up to 1440p30, 1080p60 and 720p100 video
• 12 fps Burst
• Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.5 inches, 2.56 ounces
8. GoPro HERO+ (under $281)
• Reviewed by 348 verified buyers – 3.8 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Built-in Touch Display
• Records stunning, immersive 1080p60 and 720p60 video with built-in video trimming, SuperView, Auto Low Light, HI Light Tag and Quick Capture
• Captures 8MP single, Time Lapse and Burst photos up to 5 fps
• Built-In Wi-Fi + Bluetooth enables connectivity to the GoPro App or Smart Remote1 to adjust modes and settings, control the camera remotely, and view and share your content
• Durable + Waterproof to 131’ (40m), designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions
• Dimensions: 2.8 x 1.4 x 2.8 inches, 4.5 ounces
9. 360Fly (under $300)
• Reviewed by 181 verified buyers – 3.5 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 4K VR Action Camera
• Delivers everything you need to capture your entire surroundings in immersive, interactive 360 Degree 4K video from a single digital unit.
• Powerful 16-megapixel image sensor.
• Provides 4K video resolution 2880 x 2880 pixels up to 30fps.
• Provides professional video features. Includes time-lapse and front-facing modes as well as motion and audio activation.
• Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.4 x 2.4 inches, 8 ounces
10. Sony AS30V (under $253)
• Reviewed by 109 verified buyers – 3.6 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• High Definition POV Action Video Camera
• SteadyShot image stabilization reduces blur
• Built-in Wi-Fi and one touch NFC for remote control and viewing via smartphone1
• 6 video modes including 1080/60p HD and 4x slow motion
• Dimensions: 5 x 3.2 x 6.3 inches, 12.8 ounces
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