While most travelers love their GoPro Cameras, many don't love their price. So we keep an updated list of our Top 5 Best (And Cheaper) GoPro Alternatives. However, to provide you with more than five options, and to help you stay current with the latest in sports and action camera technology, we've started a new list of Top 25 Best GoPro Alternatives 2017. Drop us a comment and let us know what your experience has been with any of these cameras or what you'd recommend instead. For an in-depth look at current GoPro models see our GoPro Cameras Comparison & Buyer Guide.

YI Lite Action Camera

The YI Lite Action Camera is powered by Sony IMX206 image sensor which takes 4k video and 16MP still photos, has a 2″ touchscreen display, and comes stock with an ultra long lasting 130 minute lithium battery. It's also got Wifi and Bluetooth for transferring photos and a 150° ultra-wide angle lens for capturing wide angle shots. It's been a top seller this past year in the sports and action camera category.

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YI Lite Action Camera, 16MP Real 4K Sports Camera with Built-in WiFi, 2 Inch Touchscreen and 150° Wide Angle Lens - Black
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YI Lite Action Camera, 16MP Real 4K Sports Camera with Built-in WiFi, 2 Inch Touchscreen and 150° Wide Angle Lens - Black
  • Professional quality 4K/20fps, 1080p/30fps, 1080p/60fps video recording and 16MP still image capture...
  • Integrated 2.0" LCD touch screen makes control of this tiny but powerful camera super easy.
  • 130 minutes of battery life at 1080p/60fps help you focus on shooting instead of counting battery...
  • The best in the class 2.4G/5G dual band Wi-Fi allows you to download video/photo from camera to...
  • 9 shooting modes including burst, time-lapse and photo in video and automatic/manual IQ settings...

For a detailed comparison read: Yi 4k+ / Lite vs GoPro Hero 5 / 6

AKASO EK7000 4K Wifi

The AKASO EK7000 4k Wifi is a favorite over here at Travel is Life because it packs a lot of punch and is a great value for your money. It takes 4K video at up to 30 fps and 12 MP still shots, is waterproof using the included case up to 100 feet, and has built in WiFi (but not Bluetooth). And it even comes with a wireless wristband remote control included in the box, plus two batteries. This has been our top selling GoPro alternative during 2017.

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AKASO EK7000 4K WIFI Sports Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle
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AKASO EK7000 4K WIFI Sports Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle
  • 4K Ultra HD Action Camera. Professional 4K 25fps & 2.7K 30fps video with 12MP photos at up to 30...
  • Wireless Wrist Remote Control Sports Camera. With a wrist 2.4G remote, you can capture the world in...
  • Longer Battery Life. AKASO EK7000 action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries. Each...
  • Built-In WIFI & HDMI, edit & share your action in minutes. Just download App(iSmart DV) on your...
  • 100 feet waterproof camera. AKASO EK7000 is designed to withstand extreme environments, together...

Wewdigi WiFi Action Camera

Luckily you don't have to pronounce the name correctly to appreciate the Wewdigi WiFi Action Camera which sounds more like a keyboard layout than a camera! But forget the funny name because it's a great buy for action cameras with 4k video, a 2″ (non-touch) LCD screen, 170 degree wide angle lense, and built in WiFi.

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Action Camera, Wewdigi WiFi Sport Camera Ultra 4K HD Waterproof with 170 Wide-Angle Lens and Rechargeable Battery, Including Full Accessories Kits and Waterproof Case
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Action Camera, Wewdigi WiFi Sport Camera Ultra 4K HD Waterproof with 170 Wide-Angle Lens and Rechargeable Battery, Including Full Accessories Kits and Waterproof Case
  • 4K Ultra HD Action Camera - With professional 4K feature, you can take incredible photos and ultra...
  • Built-in WiFi - Sharing & editing videos and images easily and freely. Download the free app (final...
  • 30M Waterproof Camera - Waterproof case allows you to dive up to 30 meters, ideal for outdoor...
  • Most Valuable Contents - Fascinating accessories, available for kinds of sports, such as cycling,...
  • Other Excellent Features - 170° ultra wide angle, 2.0" LCD screen, Loop recording, micro SD card...

For a detailed comparison read: Wewdigi vs GoPro Hero 5/6

SeenTron DV-V3

Here's a VERY HIGHLY rated GoPro Alternative – the SeenTron DV-V3 comes with a waterproof case, two batteries, a carrying pouch, a wireless wristband remote control, and a handful of clips and mounts. It's got a 16MP SONY CMOS sensor that takes up to 4k video at 30fps.

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Action Camera, SEENTRON 4K Ultra HD WiFi Waterproof Sports Camera with 16MP SONY CMOS Sensor, 170° Wide Angle SharkEye Lens, Remote Control, 2 Rechargeable Batteries & Portable Package
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Action Camera, SEENTRON 4K Ultra HD WiFi Waterproof Sports Camera with 16MP SONY CMOS Sensor, 170° Wide Angle SharkEye Lens, Remote Control, 2 Rechargeable Batteries & Portable Package
  • 【4K Ultra HD CAM】Built-in 16MP SONY CMOS sensor performs 4K 30fps/2.7K 30fps/1080p 60fps video...
  • 【SharkEye Lens】The latest SharkEye lens is the major improvement over other brands with 170...
  • 【WiFi & HDMI】Download the NTK Cam app to your phone to set camera features, monitor in real time...
  • 【100 Feet Waterproof】Withstands extreme environments with the durable waterproof case. 100ft...
  • 【100% Quality Guarantee】Comes with 2 pcs rechargeable 1050mAh Li-ion battery. Supports TF card...

For a detailed comparison read: Seentron 4k Action Camera vs GoPro Hero 5/6

SJCAM SJ5000x Elite

SJCAM has made a name for itself as more than just a GoPro knock off with a big selection of high end sports and action cameras that sell for a reasonable price. One of the best from their lineup is the SJCAM SJ5000x Elite with a Sony IMX078 Sensor that captures 4k video and up to 12MP stills. It comes with a waterproof case and a variety of clips and mounts.

SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 12MP Sony IMX078 Sensor 4K at 24FPS 2' LCD Sport Action Camera
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SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 12MP Sony IMX078 Sensor 4K at 24FPS 2" LCD Sport Action Camera
  • 170 degree A+ grade HD wide angle. 12.0MP imx078 CMOS image sensor.
  • SJCAM Zone for SJ5000x Elite: Control, Capture, Share via WiFi : SJCAM Zone App by SJCAM allows you...
  • Multiple photo shooting modes: Single shot, burst-shot, time lapse, continuous
  • Perfect for outdoor sports, extreme sports, water sports, home security, diving, etc
  • This Item Includes: SJCAM SJ5000x 4K Action Camera - Waterproof Housing - Base Mount - Long Screw -...

Fitfort Action Camera

Another top seller this year in the sports and action camera category is the Fitfort Action Camera 4k Wifi which comes jampacked with accessories including 2 batteries, a waterproof case, a remote control, bicycle stand, and about 17 other clips and mounts. Reviews say it's a great little camera and buyers have appreciated the included accessories and extra battery.

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FITFORT Action Camera 4K WiFi Ultra HD Waterproof Sport Camera 12 MP 170 Degree 2 Inch LCD Screen Remote Control 2Pcs Batteries 19 Accessories -Silver
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FITFORT Action Camera 4K WiFi Ultra HD Waterproof Sport Camera 12 MP 170 Degree 2 Inch LCD Screen Remote Control 2Pcs Batteries 19 Accessories -Silver
  • [100% 4K HD Action Camera]: Provides 4K/25FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 1080P/30FPS and 720P/120FPS...
  • [Sufficient Power Supply]: Comes With 2 Rechargeable 1050mAh Battery(one in the camera, one in the...
  • [Wireless Remote Control]: Features a 2.4G Wireless Remote Control. Put the Remote Control On Your...
  • [WiFi & APP Control】: Compatible With IOS Devices and Android Devices. Scan the QR Code On The...
  • [100 Feet Waterproof]: IP68 Certified Rugged Waterproof Housing Supports Diving Detph Up To...

For a detailed comparison read: Fitfort 4k Camera vs GoPro Hero 5/6

Powpro PowX PP-AMK6000S

The Powpro PowX PP-AMK6000S is a sleek looking camera that even comes with a leather strip carrying case as one of its many included accessories. This action cam takes videos up to 4k resolution, comes with a waterproof case, clips, wireless remote, and an extra battery.

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Action Camera,Powpro PowX PP-AMK6000S Wifi Sports Camera 170° 2 inch Waterproof 30m Underwater DV Camera with 1 Fashionable Strap Case and 1 Back Up Battery
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Action Camera,Powpro PowX PP-AMK6000S Wifi Sports Camera 170° 2 inch Waterproof 30m Underwater DV Camera with 1 Fashionable Strap Case and 1 Back Up Battery
  • Longer Battery Life.Powpro AMK-6000S action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries. Each...
  • The Powpro sports camera also comes with a nice set of accessories,especially included a customized...
  • WiFi connectivity between 10 meters lets you connect with smart mobile without any wires. This WiFi...
  • Wireless wrist remote control sports camera.Featuring a wrist 2.4G wireless RF Remote Control, you...
  • 100 Feet(30m) waterproof camera.Powpro AMK-6000S action camera is designed to withstand extreme...

For a detailed comparison read: Powpro PowX AMK6000S vs GoPro Hero 5/6

GEEKAM Action Camera

And now for the nerdiest of action cameras, the GEEKAM Action Camera is a top rated action camera featuring a sharp looking aluminum alloy front cover and dual displays (color LCD on the back and monochrome front display for mode, battery level, and lasting time). It's got the 4k video and 14MP still resolution that you'd expect in a top rated sports camera and comes with a remote control, extra battery, and selection of clips and mounts.

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Action Camera, 2017 New 4K 30Fps 14MP Ultra HD Sport Camcorder with Panasonic CMOS Dual Display Screen Aluminium Alloy Front Cover HDMI Wifi 2.4G Remote Control 170 Degree Wide Angle 19 Mounting Kits
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Action Camera, 2017 New 4K 30Fps 14MP Ultra HD Sport Camcorder with Panasonic CMOS Dual Display Screen Aluminium Alloy Front Cover HDMI Wifi 2.4G Remote Control 170 Degree Wide Angle 19 Mounting Kits
  • ★ INNOVATION DUAL SCREEN & FEATURING ALUMINIUM ALLOY COVER: With OLED front display screen, the...
  • ★ 4K/30FPS ACTION CAMERA WITH PANASONIC CMOS & MULTI FUNCTION: K8R action camera with Panasonic...
  • ★ WRIST 2.4G REMOTE CONTROL & LONG-LASTING: Features 2.4G remote control(33ft), easy to control...
  • ★ BUILT IN WIFI & REAL-TIME PREVIEW & HDMI OUTPUT: K8R action camera built in wifi (49ft) allow...
  • ★ 170 DEGREE WIDE ANGLE & 100FT WATERPROOF & TONS OF ACCESSORIES: 170 degree wide angle lens,...

For a detailed comparison read: Geekam Action Camera vs GoPro Hero 5 / 6

Greatic PP-V3

The Greatic Sports Action Camera PP-V3 is super highly reviewed as you can see and is a go-to GoPro alternative this year for many travelers. It boasts similar features as other cameras on this list including 4k video, a wireless remote control, waterproof case, and included accessories – but users seem to love it according to the reviews!

Sport Action Camera, Greatic Waterproof Action Camera PP-V3 HD 4K Wifi Waterproof Sports Camera with 2 inch Display Screen
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Sport Action Camera, Greatic Waterproof Action Camera PP-V3 HD 4K Wifi Waterproof Sports Camera with 2 inch Display Screen
  • Remote Control: Featuring a wrist strap 2.4G wireless RF Remote Control, Wireless Range Up To...
  • Waterproof&Diving Mode: equipped with IP68 waterproof case, work as deep as 30 m(100 feet) under...
  • Long Battery Life: 1050mAh battery capacity, supports more than 90 Minutes Recording
  • Double Display Screen: Built-in 2.0 inches high-definition main screen, 0.75 inch front screen,...
  • Ultra 4K action camera: Provides 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 1080P/30FPS and 720P/120FPS...

Xtreme Action Camera

Can the Xtreme Action Camera live up to its name in the real world? According to travelers, it adheres to the standard that its name sets. Some standout features include: 4k video, 16MP stills, wireless remote control, two batteries, waterproof case, and Wifi.

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Action Camera, Xtreme 16MP 4K Ultra HD WiFi Waterproof Sports Action Camera 170 Degree Wide-Angle Lens with 2Pcs Rechargeable Battery, Full Accessories Kits and Carrying Case Included
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Action Camera, Xtreme 16MP 4K Ultra HD WiFi Waterproof Sports Action Camera 170 Degree Wide-Angle Lens with 2Pcs Rechargeable Battery, Full Accessories Kits and Carrying Case Included
  • 1.4K ULTRA HD ACTION CAMERA: Supports 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 720P/120FPS video...
  • 2.WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL SUPPORT: 2.4GHz wrist wireless remote controller included. Install the...
  • 3.BETTER BATTERY PERFORMANCE: Comes with 2pcs 1050mAh rechargeable battery. Continuously booting...
  • 4.WiFi CONNECTION & APP CONTROL: Compatible with iOS & Android mobile devices. Scan the QR code on...
  • 5.IP68 CERTIFIED WATERPROOF: Rugged waterproof housing endures the maximum waterproof depth to...

BrosFuture 4k Action Camera

If Barney Stinson were to create a sports camera, it'd definitely be called the BrosFuture 4k Action Camera! This camera is the ultimate wingman to your adventures with 4k video, 16MP still resolution, remote control, waterproof case, and WiFi. Plus, bros approve of this cam with over 120 five-star reviews.

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BrosFuture 4k Action Camera with Wifi 30M Waterproof Sports Camera and 2.4G Remote Contral /2 pcs Rechargeable Batteries/ 170 Degree Wide Angle- Package including All Accessories Kits,1 Yr Warranty
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BrosFuture 4k Action Camera with Wifi 30M Waterproof Sports Camera and 2.4G Remote Contral /2 pcs Rechargeable Batteries/ 170 Degree Wide Angle- Package including All Accessories Kits,1 Yr Warranty
  • ★4K Ultra HD Action Camera:Take professional 16M photos and ultra HD video with professional...
  • ★Sufficient Power Supply:Comes With 2 Rechargeable 900mAh Battery(each up to 1.5 hours of...
  • ★Remote control sports camera:Use the 2.4G wrist remote, Accqurie Ultra-convenient Control For...

  • ★WIFI & APP Control:Just download our App(XDV) on your phone or tablet and connect with your...
  • ★100 Feet Waterproof:IP68 Certified Rugged Waterproof Housing Supports Diving Detph Up To...

TaoTronics Action Cam 4K

The TaoTronics Action Cam 4K is ultra-affordable and boasts comparable features to other cameras on this list. It also comes with a selection of clips and mounts, but no wireless remote with this one.

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TaoTronics Action Cam 4K, Waterproof Sports Camera with Built-In Wi-Fi, 900mAh Battery, Up to 90 Minutes Videos, IPX8 up to 30m (100 ft)
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TaoTronics Action Cam 4K, Waterproof Sports Camera with Built-In Wi-Fi, 900mAh Battery, Up to 90 Minutes Videos, IPX8 up to 30m (100 ft)
  • Capture Life at 4K 30fps: Record high-resolution videos of all life's occurrences to look back at or...
  • Built-In Wi-Fi for Easy Sharing: Action camera transfers videos / snapshots and streams content live...
  • Long Lasting 900mAh Battery: Built-in rechargeable battery allows the action cam to record footage...
  • IPX8 for Water Sports Recording: Waterproof camera enables you to dive deep up to 30 m / 100 ft. and...
  • Innumerable Accessories to Play With: Comes with a protective waterproof case, a helmet mount, a...

Campark ACT74 Action Camera

Finally a camera with some color to it! The Campark ACT74 Action Camera stands out from the pack with its front facing bright blue cover. Aside from looks, the Campark competes on specs with a 4k video, waterproof case, carrying pouch, two batteries, and included set of clips and mounts. It's also highly reviewed by over 1200 customers.

Campark ACT74 Action Camera 4K WiFi Waterproof Sports Camera 170° Ultra Wide-Angle Len with SONY Sensor,2 Pcs Rechargeable Batteries and Portable Package(Blue)
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Campark ACT74 Action Camera 4K WiFi Waterproof Sports Camera 170° Ultra Wide-Angle Len with SONY Sensor,2 Pcs Rechargeable Batteries and Portable Package(Blue)
  • Sony sensor, this action camera will record your video footage in 4K Ultra HD at 30 frames per...
  • WiFi connectivity across 10 meters lets you connect with smart mobile without any wires. This WiFi...
  • If you are a fan of water sports or are interested in making some stunning underwater footage - this...
  • 2 inch high definition screen that displays and replays good videos recorded. The Campark 4K sports...
  • Connect this action camera to your computer with a USB cable to transfer your entire library, or...

Spy Tec GIT2 Action Camera Pro Edition

The Spy Tec GIT2 Action Camera Pro Edition isn't just for James Bond and Sterling Archer. In fact, they probably wouldn't use it because I'm sure by now their cameras are surgically implanted into their eyeballs – but you might love it for your travel camera needs. This is a no-nonsense action camera that doesn't come with too many accessories for the price in comparison to others on this list, but it's been a top seller this past year.

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Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Action Camera

From the makers of your favorite GPS system comes the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Action Camera. This rugged looking sports camera won't shave too much off the GoPro price tag, but will perform as well and is manufactured by a brand you can trust (and have heard of before, unlike many other cameras on this list). The VIRB captures 4K/30fps video with GPS data overlays, has voice control, and a 3-axis image stabilizer for steadyhand photos.

Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Action Camera
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Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Action Camera
  • ULTRA HD VIDEO - Crystal clear 4K/30fps footage, 1080p/120fps, or slow motion capability at...
  • G-METRIX - Built-in GPS and external sensors with connectivity to Garmin devices to capture...
  • LCD COLOR TOUCHSCREEN - 1.75-inch display is easy to operate; fully functional in and out of...
  • VOICE CONTROL - Shoot hands-free by using voice commands to start/stop recording, take a photo or...
  • 3-AXIS IMAGE STABILIZ3-AXIS IMAGE STABILIZATION - Captures steady footage up to 1080p/60fps

Kodak PixPro Orbit360

Remember Kodad? Once the premiere camera manufacturer in the world, they lost their seat at the table in previous decades when they didn't invest in digital technology, afraid that it would compete with their film business, which inevitably became obsolete anyway. Now they're back with this feature-packed submarine looking camera – the KODAK PixPro Orbit360 – a waterproof 360 degree VR camera with two fixed focus lenses with dual 20MP CMOS sensors that capture up to 4k video. Not your typical action camera, but worthy of mention as it's been a top selling camera in that category this year.

KODAK PIXPRO ORBIT360 4K 360° VR Camera Satellite Pack
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KODAK PIXPRO ORBIT360 4K 360° VR Camera Satellite Pack
  • 360 Degree VR camera with two fixed focus lenses housed in a futuristic body
  • Each curved lens is designed to work in tandem to capture full 360 Degree 4K video and easily upload...
  • Dual 20MP CMOS sensors
  • Three multi-view angles of 360 Degree Spherical VR Mode and 197 Degree 4K Ultra Wide Mode and 235...
  • Facebook and YouTube 360 Degree photos & videos

eTTgear Sports Camera

If you prefer a bullet shaped action camera for easier grip, as opposed to the typical GoPro rectangle design, check out the eTTgear Sports Camera which you can take underwater without a case. It features a 1080p video and 12MP still resolution, 170 degree wide angle lense, WiFi, and includes a set of clips and mounts in the box.

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Sports Camera,eTTgear 15m Underwater Action Camera Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP Photo And 170 Wide Angle Lens
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Sports Camera,eTTgear 15m Underwater Action Camera Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP Photo And 170 Wide Angle Lens
  • 170° WIDE ANGLE:Equipped with 12 M and 170°wide-angle,HD 6 glass tempered glass lens to capture...
  • 15m UNDERWATER SHOT:This underwater camera does not need waterproof shell underwater 15m,it has...
  • WIFI CONTROL FUNCTION:Remote real-time preview and remote control via mobile phone or flat-panel...
  • HIGH-DEFINITION OUTPUT:It has HDMI port,USB 2.0 interface,various video recording formats...
  • LONG WORKING TIME:900mAh battery,long battery life,up to 90mins working time,record to memory each...

TomTom Bandit 4k Action Video Camera

If you like the bullet shape but would prefer 4k video, try the TomTom Bandit 4k which comes with a long lasting battery that allows for 3 hours of non-stop filming. It also features built-in sensors to monitor your speed, G-force, altitude, and rotation which appear on playback videos to prove your performance.

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TomTom Bandit 4k Action Video Camera
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TomTom Bandit 4k Action Video Camera
  • 4k HD video camera provides the highest resolution action footage
  • Long battery life allows for 3h of non-stop filming with cable-free Batt-stick
  • Sport action camera contains built-in sensors to monitor Speed, G-force, Altitude, and Rotation and...
  • Use the Bandit App (iOS & Android) for instant playback and to easily drag, drop and share all...
  • Easily mount the action camera with the Go-Pro Mount Adapter (included)

Crosstour Action Camera 1080P

The Crosstour Action Camera 1080P has been a #1 Best Seller which is most likely partially because of its price! This is about the lowest price you'll find for a waterproof action camera that comes with a wireless remote, two batteries, and set of clips and mounts. If you can sacrifice the 4k (which most of us can) and are looking for a budget action camera, you should be able to get by just fine with the Crosstour.

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Crosstour Action Camera 1080P Full HD Wi-Fi 12MP Waterproof Cam 2' LCD 30m Underwater 170°Wide-angle Sports Camera with 2 Rechargeable 1050mAh Batteries and Mounting Accessory Kits
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Crosstour Action Camera 1080P Full HD Wi-Fi 12MP Waterproof Cam 2" LCD 30m Underwater 170°Wide-angle Sports Camera with 2 Rechargeable 1050mAh Batteries and Mounting Accessory Kits
  • FULL HD VIDEO AND PHOTO RESOLUTION - 12MP and 1080P together can make sure you capture high quality...
  • 30 METERS WATERPROOF PERFORMANCE - With the solid and pretty waterproof case, you can dive into...
  • WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL CONNECTION - After connecting with your phone via Wi-Fi, you can directly...
  • 2 RECHARGEABLE HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERIES - The camera comes with two rechargeable 1050mAh batteries....
  • 2" LCD AND MOUNTING ACCESSORY KITS - A larger screen allows you to view videos or pictures more...

DBPOWER EX5000 Action Camera

The DBPOWER EX5000 Action Camera has been another top selling super affordable action camera this year that also comes with a ton of accessories. If it's becoming hard to tell the difference between some of these GoPro knockoffs – you're not alone!

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DBPOWER EX5000 Action Camera , 14MP 1080P HD WiFi Waterproof Sports Cam 2 Inch LCD Screen , 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens , 98ft Underwater DV Camcorder With 16 Accessories Kits (A-Action camera)
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DBPOWER EX5000 Action Camera , 14MP 1080P HD WiFi Waterproof Sports Cam 2 Inch LCD Screen , 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens , 98ft Underwater DV Camcorder With 16 Accessories Kits (A-Action camera)
  • REAL 1080P 30 FPS FULL-HD SPORTS CAMERA: Capture it all with this pocket-sized portable action...
  • 2-INCH HD LCD DISPLAY & 170° ULTRA WIDE-ANGLE LENS: The 2" HD LCD screen allows you to playback...
  • BUILT-IN WI-FI, APP & LONG OPERATING TIME: Sharing & editing videos and images taken on an action...
  • WATERPROOF TO DEPTHS OF 30 METERS: The included durable waterproof case can endure depths of up to...
  • MULTIPLE MOUNTS AND ACCESSORIES: Comes with a multitude of fascinating mounts and accessories,...

For a detailed comparison read: DBPOWER EX5000 vs GoPro Hero 5 / 6

Polaroid Cube+

Here's one you won't mistake for any other action camera. The most prominent feature of the Polaroid Cube+ is it's super compact size! This camera offers 1440p video and 8MP still resolution, a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts over 100 minutes of continuous recording, a 124° wide-angle lens, and comes with magnetic clips for mounting. You're trading higher video resolution and wider angle lenses on other cameras for a tiny package with this camera, but if size matters, it's a good action camera option that can fit anywhere.

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Polaroid Cube+ 1440p Mini Lifestyle Action Camera with Wi-Fi & Image Stabilization (Black)
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Polaroid Cube+ 1440p Mini Lifestyle Action Camera with Wi-Fi & Image Stabilization (Black)
  • World's Funnest, Cutest Lifestyle Action Camera in Light & Tiny Cubic Package
  • NEW! Wi-Fi + FREE App; Shoot, View, Save, Print & Share with Your Mobile Device
  • 8MP still images; Selectable 1440p / 1080p / 720p Video Rate; Full Image & Video Stabilization
  • Built-In Rechargeable Battery for up to 107 Minutes of Continuous Recording Per Charge
  • 124° Wide-Angle Lens; Magnetic/Clip Mounting Options; Includes MicroSD Card & Polaroid Bumper Case

Kingear F9

Here's an ultra affordable top selling bullet action cam that you can take underwater without a protective case. The Kingear F9 HD 1080P Waterproof Action Camera offers 1080p video, a 120 degree wide angle lens, and a price tag that won't break the bank if you accidentally drop it deep into the ocean.

KINGEAR F9 HD 1080P Waterproof Action Camera With 120 Degree Wide Angle Lens
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KINGEAR F9 HD 1080P Waterproof Action Camera With 120 Degree Wide Angle Lens
  • Full HD 1080P 1920x1080 30FPS / 1280x720P 60FPS.1080p high analytic-al video shooting
  • Support high capacity TF card (Up to 32GB, card Not included)
  • The battery can work 2.5 hours, it is also important for fun.
  • Ultra small size, ultra wide Angle of 120 degrees high resolution camera perfect combination design,...
  • Built-in 1/4 inch of low noise high quality photosensitive element, can capture ultra clear picture...

Apeman A60 Action Cam

This Apeman A60 Action Cam is a highly regarded GoPro alternative and has been a top seller this past year. It's another good pick for an ultra-affordable GoPro knock off and has been one of our higher selling affordable cameras this past year.

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APEMAN Action Camera 1080P Full HD 12MP Waterproof Underwater Cam/Sony Sensor/170 Wide-Angle Lens/Rechargeable Battery/30M Waterproof Case/Mounting Accessory Kits
338 Reviews
APEMAN Action Camera 1080P Full HD 12MP Waterproof Underwater Cam/Sony Sensor/170 Wide-Angle Lens/Rechargeable Battery/30M Waterproof Case/Mounting Accessory Kits
  • 【1.5-Inch HD LCD Display Screen】 1080P / 30fps, 720P / 60fps video and 12MP photography capture...
  • 【With a Wide Angle 170 Degree Lens】you won't miss out on any background details and the support...
  • 【30m Waterproof Case】allows you to film fascinating water sports, like swimming, drifting,...
  • 【Most Valuable Contents】 20 fascinating accessories, available for many kinds of sports, such as...
  • 【More Safe Guarantee with APEMAN】30 days money back and 12-month warranty and professional...

NeuTab Xtrem 4K Action Camera

The NeuTab Xtrem 4K Action Camera boasts similar specs to the GoPro models but in a smaller package, more comparable to the GoPro Sessions than the 5/6 models. This action camera will capture 4k video and 16MP stills, is water resistant with included case, and comes with a wireless remote.

NeuTab Xtrem 4K Action Camera, Full HD Wifi Sports Camera with 4K/24FPS 2K/30FPS 1080P/60FPS Video, 16MP Photo,2 Inch LCD Display,100ft Waterproof Case and 170 Wide-Angle Lens
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NeuTab Xtrem 4K Action Camera, Full HD Wifi Sports Camera with 4K/24FPS 2K/30FPS 1080P/60FPS Video, 16MP Photo,2 Inch LCD Display,100ft Waterproof Case and 170 Wide-Angle Lens
  • Only high quality would tell the real story: 4K High Resolution Video & 16M HD Pictures:...
  • Edit and post easily and freely: Built-in WiFi & HDMI Output easily and freely. Download the free...
  • In the water or On the Snow: 100 Feet with the water-resistant case, it allows you to take pictures...
  • Long working time with short charging time: you don't have to worry the recording time, and it can...
  • Stable functionalities with excellent features: 170°ultra wide angle, 2.0" LCD screen, HDMI output,...

EKEN H9R Action Camera

Last but not least check out the EKEN H9R Action Camera which is the only camera on this list to come with an included tripod! It also comes with a bundle of other accessories like two batteries, wireless remote, waterproof case, and various mounts.

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EKEN H9R Action Camera 4K Wifi Waterproof Sports Camera Full HD 4K 25fps 2.7K 30fps 1080P 60fps 720P 120fps Video Camera 12MP Photo and 170 Wide Angle Lens includes 11 Mountings Kit 2 Batteries Black
342 Reviews
EKEN H9R Action Camera 4K Wifi Waterproof Sports Camera Full HD 4K 25fps 2.7K 30fps 1080P 60fps 720P 120fps Video Camera 12MP Photo and 170 Wide Angle Lens includes 11 Mountings Kit 2 Batteries Black
  • High Resolution-4k action camera video resolution: 4K25fps 2.7K30fps 1080p60fps 720p120fps. Photo:...
  • Built-in WiFi & HDMI output-Edit and share your sports action camera actions as soon as it's...
  • Waterproof housing up to 100 feet-The waterproof case of action camera is designed to withstand...
  • 2 inch LCD FHD Display-High quality display for video or photo playback. Get the full spectrum of...
  • Sports camera additional features-Use the 2.4G wrist remote to shift the functions between video,...

For a detailed comparison read: Eken H9R & H9S vs GoPro Hero 5 / 6

And that should be enough options to keep you busy reading reviews for a while if you're looking for a sports action camera this year! Looking for our top picks? Check out our Top 5 Best (And Cheaper) GoPro Alternatives 2017.

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