Choosing the right action camera used to be simple: Go with GoPro. It’s still good advice. The GoPro ranks high on our list and is our top pick for most people. But we’ve finally found a few worthy competitors.
To figure out which camera is the best, we tried them all. We dove with them, climbed with them, biked with them, and handed them to reckless 6-year-olds on bikes. We found a number of great options that will record, and survive, your future adventures.
Updated April 2021: We’ve added the Occu 4K camera, and removed the GoPro Hero7 and Sony FDR-X3000, as both are discontinued.
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