10 cameras similar to GoPro
GoPro tends to be a bit pricey though so we’ve put together some of the best GoPro alternatives on the market for you.
- Yi 4K+
- Yi Lite
- Akaso V50
- Akaso Brave 4
- SJCAM SJ7 Star
- Campark ACT74
- TomTom Bandit
- Aokon ARC500
- Garmin VIRB Ultra 30
- Sony FDR X3000R
The Yi 4K+ camera is one of the GoPro Hero 6 top rivals. As far as an alternative to the GoPro goes this one comes on top of the list. It’s also one of the first action cameras that are able to record 4k/60fps. It has a Sony IMX377 image sensor that is built into the camera and allows taking a high-quality film in full HD. Good to note that it’s not waterproof.
- 4k/60fps video recording with the Sony IMX377 Image Sensor capturing high-quality video in full High Definition (HD) and 12MP still images.
- The camera delivers sharp smooth images up to 4k/30fps resolution when shooting high-paced videos. This is thanks to the built-in Electronic Image Stabilizer.
- It has ultra-responsive 2.2” Gorilla Glass Touchscreen. The slight larger touchscreen is clear, responsive and has an intuitive UI design. The switching of shooting modes, settings, playback, and preview are all easy to select and change.
- It has a 12mAh high capacity battery that can support the recording of video from 4k/60fps for up to 70 minutes. It comes with a USB-C cable for a faster transfer rate of data from the camera and faster-charging capabilities.
- The camera weighs 93g making it nice and light for ease of carrying or mounting. It has rectangular design with the dimensions of 65 x 42 x 30mm.
- It’s full of easy to use features:
- Voice control;
- Live stream;
- RAW image capture;
- Low energy bluetooth;
- Support for an external type-C microphone.
- The camera is well priced and readily available to buy in most camera stores or online.
Yi Lite is one of the best compacts that offer a 4k 15/20fps option. The pocket-sized camera allows for excellent full HD 50/60fps video. It’s also really easy to use with its touchscreen navigation and packed full of all the handy features expected of an action camera. This little camera shoots best at high frame rates for Full High Definition shots.
- 4k/20fps, 1080p/30fps and 1080p video recording from the built-in Sony IMX206 Image Sensor. It allows for 16MP still images.
- The camera has an easy to use and control integrated 2.0" LCD touchscreen.
- The mighty little camera lets you get around 130 minutes of battery life shooting at 1080p/60fps.
- It weighs 72g making it nice and light for ease of carrying or mounting. The camera has rectangular design with the dimensions of 65 x 42 x 30mm. The casing is durable, tough and waterproof.
- It has dual band 2.4G/5G Wi-Fi for 50+Mbps video or photo downloads to a smart device. The Wi-Fi range is 330ft/100m.
- Bluetooth 4.1 allows for camera control for up to 33ft/10m away. It had an optional YI Bluetooth remote for added convenience.
- The camera has 9 shooting modes such as time-lapse, burst and photo in automatic or manual.
- YI Lite is compatible with all the Yi 4K accessories for added benefits to the camera.
Akaso V50 is an Ultra High-Definition Camera complete with EIS, remote control and waterproof casing of up to 30m. The camera has a wide-angle range of 170°. It also comes with two rechargeable batteries and a mounting kit.
- It has incredible still images of 20MP with a recording of 4k/30fps and 2.7k/30fps of Ultra High-Definition photos. It has excellent image stabilization with built-in EIS for smooth video images recorded at 4k/30fps. This is one of the best cameras for shooting high-speed photos.
- The camera has an easy to use and control the integrated 2.0" LCD touchscreen.
- The kit comes with two rechargeable lithium batteries with 1050mAh high capacity for up to 90 minutes of recording time.
- The camera also has the following features:
- Built-in Wi-Fi;
- HDMI output;
- Loop record;
- Fast motion movie with wind noise reduction.
Akaso Brave 4
Akaso Brave 4 is a Wi-Fi Ultra High-Definition Camera complete with EIS, a remote control that’s waterproof up to 30m. It has some really nice accessories including a helmet kit and it has 2 batteries for longer filming time (they’re rechargeable).
- It makes beautiful clear still images of 20MP and has 4k/24fps, 2k/30fps, 1080p/60fps Ultra High-Definition video recording resolution. The camera also has an anti-shake and views angle option of 170°, 140°, 110°, and 70°.
- The camera has 2” IPS Screen which allows for the viewing of your image captures in color.
- The product is full of easy to use features:
- Built-in Wi-Fi;
- HDMI output;
- Loop record;
- Fast Motion Movie with wind noise reduction;
- Car DVR mode;
- Micro USB port;
- Max 5x zoom;
- Various photo shooting modes.
SJCAM SJ7 Star
The SJCAM SJ7 Star camera is equipped with the Sony IMX117 12MP sensor for high quality still and video true-to-life images.
- It has ambarella A12S75 DSP chipset that complements the 16MP image sensor and supports for 1080p/120fps and 720p/240fps video resolution. The camera has an advanced shooting experience with multiple video resolutions for smooth recordings. Seven layers of optical glass and 166° wide angle to narrow angle options lens.
- The camera has a large enough LCD touch screen for viewing and ease of use.
- The camera comes with a 1000mAh detachable battery for longer usage.
- It has durable metal casing shell, rectangular design with the dimensions and it’s waterproof up to 30mp.
The Campark ACT74 Action Camera is a 4K/16MP camera that’s waterproof for up to 30m and has a 170° angle view. The camera’s easy to use LCD Color screen is a decent 2” size for better viewing. It’s equipped with 2 rechargeable batteries for longer recording time.
- It has 4k/30fps video quality with a Sony sensor and 16MP still image resolution.
- Design of the camera is rectangular shaped that’s why it’s easy to carry and use due to its lightweight.
- You can control the camera image on your smart device with the free apps that come with the pack.
TomTom Bandit is a great deal for the price you pay for it. It’s easy to use point and shoot style camera. One of its best features is its shake-to-edit feature which takes away the pain of edits and you can quickly upload movies or edit them from your phone without downloading them. The camera is also compatible with the GoPro mount. What's more, this tiny little camera fits into your pocket and comfortably your hand.
- It makes still images of 16MP.
- The battery pack will last for 3 hours of recording in 1080p/30fps.
- The lightweight camera comes with a splash proof lens. In order to see the recording or shots taken, the built-in Wi-Fi allows for easy connection to a smart device.
- It has built-in GPS and action sensors with integrated G-Force.
Aokon ARC500 is a small 4k action camera, it has the ability to shoot 16MP still images, it’s waterproof with an underwater night mode for Ultra High-Definition shots. It comes standard with 2 batteries and accessories kits.
- It supports Ultra High-Definition 4k with 16MP still images. The sport camera can record shots at 4k/24fps, 1080p/60fps, and 1080/30fps.
- The dual screen with option view angle is 2" backscreen with replays videos in a good quality High-Definition. It has a wide-angle fish-eye lens with a maximum of 170° wide angle, 140° medium angle, and a 120° narrow-angle view.
- The camera has an IP68 Certified Rugged Waterproof Housing. It supports depths of up to 100ft/30m. Aokon ARC500 also has Night and Diving Mode for crystal clear pictures all day and night.
- Other easy to use features:
- Sound recording, photo mode, and digital video recording;
- GYRO anti-shake compliments the Dash-Cam mode;
- Time-Lapse mode makes it great for video interval recording;
Garmin VIRB Ultra 30
The Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 HD 4K action camera comes with Data Overlays and voice controls. It’s easy to use, versatile and packed full of features required of action cameras in order to record ultra-high-quality video.
- It records video in 4k/30fps, 1080p/120fps and slow motion at 720p/240fps. The camera is equipped with 3-Axis image stabilization for up to 1080p/60fps for smooth clear pictures.
- It has a 1.4-inch Chroma LCD high-resolution color reflective touchscreen. The touchscreen is just sensitive enough for easy use with one touch record and playback with a dedicated button for still images. The screen works well in and out of the waterproof casing.
- The camera has a built-in sensor and GPS capture G-Metrix data to measure how deep, far, high or fast the images were captured at.
- It has voice control option for hands-free image shooting and control.
- The camera is small and lightweight for ease of carrying and using.
- Battery life should last between 2 to 3 hours depending on the model of the camera and framerate used to take videos.
Sony FDR X3000R
This is a good option as far as cheap action cameras go. Sony FDR X3000R is really useful for those close-up shots with its 3x digital zoom. It’s capable of stabilized images at 4k/30fps, has B.O.SS IES technology and fits comfortably into a person's hand.
- It has 3x Zoom and 4k/30fps frame rate. Ultra-sharp 4k shots in brighter conditions make for clearly defined colors. The camera provides 60mps Full High-Definition shots with XAVC S format. Lens focal length are of 17mm, 23 mm and 32 mm setting in 4k.
- Live View Remote option allows you to control the camera and see what it sees remotely.
- It has small compact design: the camera weighs 2.9 lbs, its style dimensions are of 12.4 x 12.4 x 6.8 inches and the casing is waterproof of up to 60m.
- It has super slow-motion view in 240p VGA.
- Wi-Fi high-power mode allows for communication between the camera and Live-View Remote to be extended for more flexible shots.
- Remote can be attached to various accessories like handlebar mounts.
- The camera comes with the following accessories:
- Sony VCTAMP1 Monopod;
- Sony Support System Headband Mount.