Want to save on video action cameras? You might be surprised at the price differences between GoPro cameras and the GoPro alternatives. Are you ready to shoot action videos but don’t have the right cameras? If you want to record videos of your adventures, GoPro makes some of the best action cameras available. The GoPro Hero5 Black is considered the current standard for these rugged handheld devices. However, the downside to GoPro is their prices. It’s a good thing, then, that GoPro isn’t the only choice for small action cameras. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to buy deserving action video cameras. Crosstour, Oclu, Akaso, Yuntab, Campark and many other manufacturers have entered this fast-growing market with their own high-quality, low-cost action cams and underwater video recorders. There are currently plenty of excellent bargains.
Oclu — $199 with code OCLU100
If you want to up your action photography game without blowing your budget, the Oclu Action Camera is a 4K machine packed with professional features. The Oclu records in 4K resolution at 30 frames per second (fps) and up to 120fps in 1080p HD mode. You can also select image stabilization in 1080p mode for video recording at up to 60 fps, plus 12 MP still images. You can select the LiveCut function to delete unwanted recordings immediately. IPX7 water-resistant even without an optional OcShell, the low-profile Oclu camera has eight toggle-selected recording modes, including Photo, Video, Burst, LiveCut, Loop Record, Multi-photo, Time Lapse and Motion-Activated Recording.
The Oclu Action Camera is on sale on the company’s website for $100 off when you use the coupon code OCLU100. Buy the camera only during this sale or take advantage of discounts of up to 26% on accessory bundles for general adventures, motorsports, snow sports and more.
If you’re looking for a capable action camera for multiple adventures and vlogging, you can’t beat the AKASO EK7000 4K30FPS Action Camera Ultra HD Underwater Camera. You can use this camera while skiing, surfing or diving with its 98-foot underwater rating. This camera supports up to 30 fps 4K video and 1080p full HD up to 120 fps. The Crosstour Action comes with two rechargeable batteries, each good for up to 90 minutes of continuous recording. The wireless remote control on the wristband lets you start, stop and adjust the camera without stopping.
— $65, used to be $80
Use the Dragon Touch 4K action camera with WiFi for 2016MP images with a 170-degree wide-angle lens. This recently upgraded model captures 4K video up to 30 fps and 1080p up to 60 fps. The generous accessory bundle includes a waterproof case for underwater shooting, a wireless remote control and two rechargeable batteries.
Amazon normally sells the Dragon Touch 4K action camera for $70, but it’s on sale now for $63.
— $68, was $100
The Orgoo Swift OC1 waterproof camera uses a Sony sensor to capture 20MP images and 40K/30fps video. Electronic image stabilization with a 6-axis gyroscope keeps the image stable. Case, charger and two rechargeable batteries are included, plus multiple mounts, a portable Bluetooth remote and a mini tripod.
The well-equipped Orgoo Swift OC1 is available for $68, a savings of $62 over the camera’s $130 list price.
– $90, used to be $100
Use an AKASO Brave 4 4K 24fps action Ultra HD camera with 20MP stills capabilities plus 5x digital zoom for close-ups. Adjust the horizontal field of view from 70 to 170 degrees. This camera has it all with electronic image stabilization and also supports 2K 30fps video recording. You can take or mount the AKASO Brave 4 underwater up to 30 feet with the included waterproof case. You can use the standard wireless remote to control the camera from up to 10 meters away. The Brave 4 also has an HDMI port, so you can show images and video on your computer screen or TV. A generous standard bundle includes 19 accessories with a helmet mounting kit, a waterproof case, two batteries, each good for up to 90 minutes between charges, and the remote control.
Amazon has the AKASO Brave 4 for $90. If you’re ready to shoot action videos, this camera comes with everything you need for a fraction of what you’d pay for any GoPro model.
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