Top 5 Best Action Cameras in 2017

By: Shakil Reza

Published in: Top 5

Top 5 Best Action Cameras


Action cameras are unlike any other kind of camera. They're designed to be attached to any small objects like helmet, surfboard, and car or may be your pet. It’s a small object with high definition video shooting capability like 4K.

Now a day action cameras are most popular because of its small size, video quality and easy access. People want to keep their adventures memorable and there is no any good way without capture that time by video shooting or photo, and action cameras made them easy. They have lots of innovative features like Time-lapse, slow-motion, waterproof etc…


1) GoPro Hero5 Black
GoPro Hero5 Black

The best action camera ever

4K video: 30/25/24 fps
1080p video: up to 120 fps
720p video: up to 240 fps
Still Image: 12 MP
Image Stabilization: Yes
LCD Screen: Yes
Waterproof: 10m
Battery life: 1-3 hours almost
Weight: 118g
Price USD: $399.99

GoPro Hero5 Black is the leading action camera with all standard features.



2) Sony FDR-X3000
Sony FDR-X3000

4K video: 30/25/24 fps
1080p video: up to 120fps
720p video: up to 240fps
Still Image: 12 MP
Image Stabilization: Yes
LCD Screen: No
Waterproof: 60m with Housing
Battery life: 2 hours almost
Weight: 114g
Price USD: $348

Sony X3000 slim body and video quality is up to the mark. If we talk about image stabilization then Sony X3000 will get the first position, its super steady shot made us happy.



3) GoPro Hero5 Session
GoPro Hero5 Session

4K video: 30/25/24 fps
1080p video: up to 90 fps
720p video: up to 120 fps
Still Image: 10 MP
Image Stabilization: Yes
LCD Screen: No
Waterproof: 10m
Battery life: 1.5 - 2 hours almost
Weight: 74g
Price USD: $299.99

Hero5 Session follows their steady update with new features from Hero4 Session. The main positive part its really too small in size like a small cube. Image stabilization is not that much good, if you want quality shakeless video you should use a good gimbal.



4) Xiaomi Yi 4K
Xiaomi Yi 4K Action Camera

4K video: 30/25/24 fps
1080p video: up to 120 fps
720p video: up to 240 fps
Still Image: 12 MP
Image Stabilization: Yes
LCD Screen: Yes
Waterproof: 40m with Housing
Battery life: 2+ hours almost
Weight: 95g
Price USD: $199.99

Chinese low cost budget friendly action camera brand Yi 4k will be people’s best choice. It’s has super sharper video quality like Hero5 Black but if we talk about audio and image color quality then Hero5 Black will win this position.



5) Garmin Virb Ultra 30
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

4K video: 30 fps
1080p video: up to 120 fps
720p video: up to 240 fps
Still Image: 12 MP
Image Stabilization: Yes
LCD Screen: Yes
Waterproof: 40m with Housing
Battery life: 2+ hours almost
Weight: 65.2g
Price USD: $399.99

Garmin Virb Ultra 30 has all standard features on their action camera. We did not get any special features / quality which can mark it from others action cameras. Still it will not be worse action camera if you choice it but it will be a great idea to pick up Hero5 Black on your gadget rather than Garmin Ultra 30 because of price point of view.