Top 10 Best Action Cameras Under $200

Updated 12/2017
An action camera is a tiny, lightweight video camera that can produce high-quality, wide-angle video in almost any environment.

So if you’re into skiing, cycling or surfing, then this type of camera is the perfect way to record your adventures.

And if you like to enjoy the benefits mentioned above and looking for the best action camera with a budget under $200 the list below will simplify your search.


1. GoPro HERO Session (under $194)
Features:
• Reviewed by 853 verified buyers - 4.2 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• GoPro Headstrap Mount + Quick Clip
• AmazonBasics Carrying Case for GoPro - Large
• Samsung 32GB 95MB/s (U1) MicroSD EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter
• Dimensions: 1.43 x 1.49 x 1.49 inches, 0.16 pounds


2. Veho Muvi (under $156)
Features:
• Reviewed by 641 verified buyers - 4.0 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Professional Mini Handsfree Body Worn Camera with Wireless Remote Control and 8 GB Memory
• 5MP 1080p HD video image resolution up to 1920 x 1080
• Start/Stop/Snapshot Remote control with 170 degree wide angle lens to capture all of the footage all of the time
• Internal rechargeable lithium battery supporting 4hrs recording and including 8Gb Micro SD card
• 1.5 inch viewfinder/review LCD, Touch panel control, Self-timer, digital zoom, noise activation, slow motion playback, loop record, Car charge and record
• Optional date and time stamp
• 3x digital zoom
• 1.5" LCD display
• Dimensions: 3 x 2 x 0.5 inches, 1.6 ounces


3. YI 90001 (under $180)
Features:
• Reviewed by 633 verified buyers - 4.1 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 4K Action and Sports Camera, 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
• Built-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.
• Long battery life –records up to 120mins of 4K/30fps video with a single charge
• High performing cooling system prevents YI 4K Action Camera of overheating and enables stable video recording
• Built-in 2.2” high responsive LCD touchscreen with 640 X 360 high resolution for easy setting, previewing and shooting
• 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
• 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: 1.65 x 0.83 x 2.56 inches, 0.22 pounds


4. YI 90003 (under $170)
Features:
• Reviewed by 633 verified buyers - 4.1 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 4K Action Camera, 4K/30fps Video 12MP Raw Image with EIS, Live Stream, Voice Control, Waterproof Case
• 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
• Long battery life –records up to 120mins of 4K/30fps video with a single charge
• High performing cooling system prevents YI 4K Action Camera of overheating and enables stable video recording
• 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
• Multi record/capture modes, including burst, slow-motion, timelapse, etc, get more creative and fun
• Voice control is available with the latest firmware
• Dimensions: 1.2 x 2.6 x 1.6 inches, 4.64 ounces


5. Polaroid XS100 Extreme Edition (under $140)
Features:
• Reviewed by 602 verified buyers - 3.5 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• HD 1080p 16MP Waterproof Action Camera
• Professional Sensor With Low-Light Performance Very light
• Just 4.8 oz. Vibrates: Confirms Functions When Visual Confirmation Isn't Practical
• G-Sensor (Auto Rotation) for “which end is up” assurance Waterproof up to 30’/10m Distortion-Free Ultra Wide Angle Lens Provides a 170 Degrees of Coverage
• Aerodynamic Design and Shock-Proof Exterior Minimizes Wind Noise Single Button Record that’s Easy and Ready for Action
• Video Options: 1080p, 960p, 720p
• Dual File Recording; With Every HD Video an Additional Smaller File is Created For more Efficient Uploading and Sharing Still Image Options: 16MP, 5MP, 3MP, 1 x or 10x (burst) Shooting Mode + Time Lapse
• Adjustable Frame Rate for 720p Allows Effects Like Slow or Fast Motion Shots—Even in HD
• Fulll Helmet & Handlebar Mounts Included
• Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.7 x 1.6 inches, 4.8 ounces


6. Polaroid XS100i Extreme Edition (under $180)
Features:
• Reviewed by 160 verified buyers - A - READ USER REVIEWS
• HD 1080p 16MP Waterproof Action Camera
• With built in WiFi you will be able Adjust your settings, Remote Control, Share.; Professional Sensor With Low-Light Performance. Very light, Just 4.8 oz. . Vibrates: Confirms Functions When Visual Confirmation Isn't Practical
• G-Sensor (Auto Rotation) for “which end is up” assurance. Waterproof up to 30’/10m.; Distortion-Free Ultra Wide Angle Lens Provides a 170 Degrees of Coverage
• Aerodynamic Design and Shock-Proof Exterior Minimizes Wind Noise .Single Button Record that’s Easy and Ready for Action. Video Options: 1080p, 960p, 720p
• Dual File Recording; With Every HD Video an Additional Smaller File is Created For more Efficient Uploading and Sharing. Still Image Options: 16MP, 5MP, 3MP, 1 x or 10x (burst) Shooting Mode + Time Lapse
• Adjustable Frame Rate for 720p Allows Effects Like Slow or Fast Motion Shots—Even in HD • Handlebar Mounts Included
• Dimensions: 7.3 x 6.1 x 3.7 inches, 4.8 ounces


7. iON Contour+2 (under $197)
Features:
• Reviewed by 122 verified buyers - 3.6 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Also available in assorted colors
• x-year warranty
• Dimensions: 11 x 12.2 x 7 inches, 1 pounds


8. Kodak PIXPRO SP1 (under $169)
Features:
• Reviewed by 115 verified buyers - 4.1 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 14 MP Waterproof Action Camera, with Full HD 1080p Video and 1.5" LCD Screen
• Advanced CMOS sensor with 14 million image pixels gives you more speed, quality and clarity than a traditional CCD sensor.
• Waterproof to 32ft/10m, shockproof to 6.5ft/2m, freeze proof to 14F/-10C and dustproof.
• Capture all the high speed action with 1080p full-HD video or full-res images in 10fps with a push of a button. Switch the setting to High Speed Movie in 120 fps for time-lapse videos in slo-mo with more cool and fun detail.
• Capture and playback pictures and videos from the built-in 1.5" LCD or control remotely from the PIXPRO Remote Viewer App on your iOS/Android device via wireless connection for more flexibility. Available at the App Store/Google Play.
• Electronic image stabilization (EIS) automatically adjusts to compensate for any unintentional camera movements reducing blurry shots and video.
• Dimensions: 1.6 x 3.3 x 2 inches, 5.6 ounces


9. SJCAM SJ5000 (under $88)
Features:
• Reviewed by 88 verified buyers - 3.3 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• 1080P HD Waterproof Action Camera
• Novatek 96655 14MP
• 170° Wide Angle
• 2.0'' LCD
• Wi-Fi Function
• Multiple video recording formats: 1080P 720P WVGA
• Multiple photo shooting modes: Single shot, Snapper, Time-lapse
• Support Vehicle-mounted recording
• Support HDMI HD output and USB-AV video output
• Support storage cards up to 32GB maximum
• A water-resistant casing - up to 30 meters under water
• Slow movie at VGA 240fps mode, recording each real movement patterns, feeling the times close up
• Dimensions: 7.1 x 3.2 x 3.9 inches, 1.6 pounds


10. Kodak PIXPRO SP360 (under $175)
Features:
• Reviewed by 80 verified buyers - 3.3 out of 5 stars - READ USER REVIEWS
• Action Camera with Extreme Accessory Pack
• Advanced MOS sensor with 16 million image pixels gives you more speed, quality and clarity than a traditional CCD or CMOS sensor with multiple Viewing Modes: Ring, Dome, Front Degree/Rear 180 Degree, 360 Degree Panorama, Globe.
• Capture all the high speed action with 1080p full-HD video or full-res images in 10fps with a push of a button.
• 2m Shockproof / -10 Degree Freeze proof / Dustproof / Splash Resistant.
• With Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, set the SP360 where you want it and take your phone with you to call the shots anytime with the PIXPRO Remote Viewer App on your iOS/Android device. Available at the App Store/Google Play.
• Switch the movie setting to time-lapse or loop recording for cool and fun detail.
• Dimensions: 1.5 x 1.6 x 2 inches, 3.68 ounces



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