What’s up guys and this is my top five list of the best action camera for the money on the market right now in 2016. I’m just going to list off the highlight points about each one of these action cameras, now though I’ve taken into account everything from photo quality, video quality, design, durability, mobile apps, easy to use, mounting systems all of that in putting this list together, so I’m pretty confident you’ll be able to find the best action camera for the money for you on this list but with that let’s go ahead and get this started.
Ok so the fifth the best action camera out right now is the TomTom Bandit, which I’m a huge fan of it’s. Their first action camera and I think they did a great job with this guy, it shoots up to 4k quality video at 15 frames per second and the media quality overall is just incredible it’s also really easy to use like probably, the easiest to use action camera out there right now and it’s got a sweet mobile app that allows you to edit video on the fly and share all of your content pretty much right away.
And then it’s got this thing called data visualization which is where you can overlay things like speed and your heart rate if it’s paired with the heart rate monitor directly onto your video so the viewers can get a lot more information about what you’re doing and it has this thing called the bat stick so you can charge it and upload your video at the same time. Now on the downside the mounting system would not be my favorite, the microphone is not the best it’s okay but it’s not the best and it doesn’t ship standard with a waterproof lens so you got to buy that on the side. Overall a fantastic action camera though.
Number four on this list is the GoPro Hero4 Session, which is probably the best action camera for action sports junkies, if you’re worried about size and weight you can pretty much put this guy anywhere and it was really good video quality at all the way up to 1080p at 60 frames per second and it’s waterproof without an external housing unit down to 10 meters that’s pretty awesome.
It also has dual mic so one on the front and one in the back and they pick up really great audio and then you’ve got one touch recording so you press the button it starts recording you press the button again it stops and turns off, so you can really save battery life it has incredible battery life but on. The downside it does not have a screen unfortunately there’s no removable battery and it is on the more expensive end for an action camera.
Alright so number three is probably the best budget action camera it’s the GoPro Hero + LCD a personal favorite of mine, this guy’s pretty sweet because you do get that LCD touch screen on the back which makes using it really really simple and then also that’s full color which is nice as well and it doesn’t detach from the housing unit so as long as you’re using the standard back door it’s waterproof down to a hundred and thirty-one feet i believe, which is pretty sweet.
On the downside though it doesn’t have the best mic system so unless you’re using the skeleton back you’re not going to get great audio in this guy but the video quality is all the way up to 1080p at 60 frames per second and it shoots 8 megapixel stills, just pretty awesome but overall you know I’m really sold on the hero + LCD if you’re looking for a best action camera for the money, you’re worried about your wallet definitely go with this guy.
And number two on this list is the Garmin Virb XE, which has a really sweet action camera this is another one of those guys that’s built for action sports. If you want a camera that collects a lot of information it can show you everything from your heart rate to the temperature to your speed geforce even your location because it has built-in GPS. It’s pretty incredible this is probably the most capable action camera out there it also shoots really good quality video at all the way up to 1080p at 60 frames per second doesn’t go up to 4k or 2.7 k but the video quality is definitely good enough.
It’s also super rugged and hardy and has some pretty great software to go along with it so overall I’m really happy with the Virb XE also it is waterproof without an external housing unit all the way down to 50 meters and that means you really don’t need to buy another accessory with it that’s pretty cool and it works with most of your GoPro accessories – so no need to wholesale switch over to some other system.
Now speaking of GoPro that’s going to be number one on this list actually that is Hero4 Silver that’s the best action camera you can buy right now. Considering everything i mentioned earlier it shoots really incredible video all the way up to 4k at 15 frames per second. I usually do 2.7 k at 30 frames per second and also shoots really great stills it’s got an LCD touch screen on the back that’s full color it makes using it super easy and then of course with gopro you get pretty much every mountain and accessory you could ever want gopro’s really gold standard in action cameras but that’s about it those are the top five best action camera for the money that you can buy.