Looking for the best action camera for your needs? Congratulations – you’ve landed in the right place.

Action cameras are fast becoming a viral craze these days in the young generation.
Smartphone cameras nowadays are way too advanced, but while doing adventure sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, paragliding or other such experiences you definitely need something  compact and tough gadget.

Action cameras are unlike any other kind of camera.  They are compact, tough and simple to operate. Popular among adventure junkies around the world to capture high definition photos and videos.

The best action cameras in India come with a lot of essential features and modes to give your videos and photos more life. With so many brands of action camera in the market, you will definitely get confused while selecting the most appropriate one for your next adventure.

Looking for the best action camera for your needs? Congratulations – you’ve landed in the right place.

Action cameras are fast becoming a viral craze these days in the young generation.
Smartphone cameras nowadays are way too advanced, but while doing adventure sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, paragliding or other such experiences you definitely need something  compact and tough gadget.

Action cameras are unlike any other kind of camera.  They are compact, tough and simple to operate. Popular among adventure junkies around the world to capture high definition photos and videos.

The best action cameras in India come with a lot of essential features and modes to give your videos and photos more life. With so many brands of action camera in the market, you will definitely get confused while selecting the most appropriate one for your next adventure.

Top 10 Best Action Cameras in India 2020

1. GoPro Hero 8 Black: The action camera king

GoPro Hero 8 Black
Source : GoPro

Weight: 126g | Waterproof: 10m | 4K video: up to 60fps | 1080: up to 240fps | 720: up to 240fps | Stills resolution: : 12MP | Battery life: 1-3hrs estimate

The biggest name in action cameras has done it again in producing what is, hands down, the best action camera in the business.

The Hero 8’s new HyperSmooth 2 stabilisation system is better than ever and the software is more responsive and reliable than it was in the Hero 7 Black, which is a feat in itself.

With video recording up to 4K at 60fps at up to 100Mbits/sec, a new MediaMods system that will let you add professional-level audio recording and attach a forward-facing display, the GoPro Hero 8 is the undisputed king of action cameras. For capturing your outdoor activities, there’s no better camera.

2. DJI Osmo Action

DJI Osmo action
Source : DJI

Weight: 134g | Waterproof: 11m | 4K video: up to 60fps | 1080: up to 240fps | 720: up to 240fps | Stills resolution: 12MP | Battery life: 1-2.25hrs (est)

DJI is best known for its camera drones (and to a lesser degree for its handheld gimbal camera stabilizers) – but has turned its attention to the action camera market with the arrival of the Osmo Action. It look and feels like it has been made to be a direct competitor to the GoPro Hero7 Black – and does a real good job of giving the GoPro a run for its money. We particularly like the addition of a full-color front LCD display – which makes it one of the best action cams for selfie sequences or vlogging.

3. Yi 4K+ Action Camera

Yi 4k+
Source : Yi

Weight: 93g | Waterproof: no | 4K video: up to 60fps | 1080: up to 120fps | 720: up to 240fps | Stills resolution: 12MP | Battery life: 1-2hrs

Those who want the best-quality action camera typically go for the latest GoPro model. There’s only one problem with that: a high price tag. This much more affordable action camera from Yi Technology gives you almost as much bang for your buck.

However, if you’re more interested in saving money on features you didn’t even want, the Yi 4K+ Action Camera is one of the simplest and best designed gadgets around. 

Everyone considering buying an action cam should have a look at the Yi 4K+ Action Camera because it’s almost exactly the same and, in some ways, even better than a GoPro.  

4. GoPro Hero7 Black

GoPro Hero 7 Black
Source : GoPro

Weight: 118g | Waterproof: 10m | 4K video: up to 60fps | 1080: up to 240fps | 720: up to 240fps | Stills resolution: : 12MP | Battery life: 1-3hrs

The Hero 7 Black was, until the Hero 8 Black came along, the best GoPro there had ever been. It’s no longer top of the tree but it has had a significant price cut and it’s still pretty amazing. Its first-generation HyperSmooth technology is incredibly effective, enabling the Hero 7 Black to capture super-stable footage that looks like it was shot by a camera on a motorised gimbal.

The big difference is that you can’t use HyperSmooth in all video modes as you can with the Hero 8; and there’s no super-high 100Mbits/sec bit rate mode, either. But for most people, this is the best GoPro to buy. It’s a fabulous action camera at a very reasonable price.

5. Sony RX0 Mark II

Sony Action Camera
Source : Sony

Weight: 132g | Waterproof: 1m | 4K video: up to 30fps | 1080: up to 120fps | 720: up to 960fps | Stills resolution: 15.3MP | Battery life: Approx. 2hrs

The Sony RX0 II is expensive but comes with features that make it definitely worth considering. Being able to shoot short bursts of slo-mo video at up to 1,000fps is one of them – you certainly can’t do that with a GoPro. And while the RX0 was capable of producing 4K UHD footage only to an external recorder, the RX0 Mark II can record 4K internally (and about time too). The 1-inch sensor produces beautiful images, whether shooting stills or video, expands the camera’s low-light efficacy and provides gorgeous dynamic range. It’s an expensive proposition to be sure, but if you need gorgeous slow-motion footage then there’s nothing better and you’re looking for ultimate image quality above all else, this is one the best action cameras to get right now. The Sony RX0 II also gets a flip-action front-facing screen, which makes it much more effective as a premium-quality vlogging and content creation tool.

6. SJCAM SJ8 PRO

SJcam action camera
Source : Sjcam

Weight: 85g | Waterproof: 30m | 4K video: up to 60fps | 1080: up to 120fps | 720: up to 240fps | Stills resolution: 12MP | Battery life: 90 mins

Taking more than a few cues from GoPro, the SJCAM SJ8 Pro provides plenty of the functionality of top-quality Hero cameras but at a significantly friendlier price point. It’s not only got 4K footage at 60p, but this footage also benefits from six-axis image stabilisation, which really comes in handy in action-shooting situations. The standard GoPro-style mount allows the SJ8 to be mounted to anything you might want to mount it to, and there’s also decent slow-motion if you drop the resolution down to 1080p or 720p. The waterproof housing is a little clunky in use, with a lever lock system that can be tricky to operate, but this is arguably the best action cam at this price.

7. Olfi One.Five Black

Olfi action camera
Source : Olfi

Weight: 60g | Waterproof: 30m (with case) | 4K-video: up to 30fps | 1080: up to 120fps | 720: up to 240fps | Stills resolution: 16MP | Battery life:: 1 hour 20 mins

The Olfi One.Five Black is a mild refresh of the Olfi One.Five and doesn’t exactly reinvent the wheel, still topping out its 4K capture at a frame rate of 24p, but it does what it does well, and its attractive price point makes it a compelling proposition for those who don’t want to pay GoPro-money for an action camera. Vertically oriented, the Olfi One.Five Black is great for clipping to bicycle handlebars, though its 30m waterproofing means it’s also great for watersports. The built-in Wi-Fi allows you to take advantage of the Olfi app to control the camera from your phone – the functionality is basic, but works well. A solid inexpensive choice of action camera.

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