Top action cameras for people who love adventure

Top action cameras for people who love adventure

It wasn’t too long ago that buying an action camera was a fairly simple task with not too many options to choose from. However, with more brands offering great action cams at various price points, the competition has become quite tough in this market. Whatever your budget, the action cam you pick should be able to survive your next adventure. Whether it is a dive into the ocean or a ski vacation up in the hills, it should be able to capture the beauty and fun of outdoor locations in full glory. 4K video recording is a must-have and so is stabilisation. Additionally, features like front facing display and auto-editing are great for vloggers and content creators. Here are some impressive action cameras available on Amazon with a compelling list of specifications and features.


The dual screens on the DJI Osmo Action make it equally easy to capture great landscapes and frame yourself in the shot. While the rear screen is a 2.25-inches 16:9 touchscreen panel, the front screen is a smaller 1.4-inch display. The RockSteady Mode on the Osmo Action combines EIS with advanced algorithms to deliver stable footage free from shaking. With HDR Video enabled, the camera is able to capture more dynamic details that are lost otherwise. It can record 4K 60fps video at 100Mbps, ensuring lag-free recording that doesn’t miss any moments. The Action OS software that runs on the camera enables various useful features, such as customisable shooting modes that can be enabled with the QuickSwitch button.

GoPro HERO9 Black

The GoPro Hero9 Black is capable of recording 5K videos that capture a lot of detail. You can even take 14.7MP snapshots from the video. For still photos, the Hero9 Black can capture pictures in 20MP for crisp results. When enabled, the HyperSmooth 3.0 technology can provide advanced stabilisation and horizon levelling to your action-packed videos. The Hero9 Black is built to be waterproof up to 10 meters, making it a perfect companion for a dive. You can capture slow-motion videos at 240fps and 1080p resolution for highly cinematic results. The dual screens help you access controls and capture selfies with equal ease.

Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition

The Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition brings you the convenience of having a 4K action camera and 360-degree shooter in a single device. Its modular design allows you to swap between the 4K60fps module and the 5.7K 360 module on the fly for highly versatile captures. The Dual Lens 360 mod uses H.265 encoding, advanced image processing and an AI-powered finishing algorithm to preserve details in its captures. With FlowState stabilisation, your footage stays shake-free and stable. You can choose to track a subject by tapping the relevant area on the display or using a voice command. The tracking continues even when the subject is behind obstacles with the DeepTrack technology.  

SJCAM SJ6 Legend

The SJ6 Legend is a feature-packed option that offers great value for money. You get 4K 24fps video recording for highly detailed captures. The Distortion Correction feature on the camera helps you capture wide-angle videos without the fisheye effect. It connects with the SJCam Zone app on your phone for smart controls and easy previews. With the Gyro stabilisation feature, the SJ6 Legend can eliminate shaking and vibrations from your action videos. You get a touch display on the rear for easy controls, and a monochrome display on the front to check recording mode, video duration and more at a glance.


Siddharth Parwatay

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