Top 25 Best Selling GoPro Alternatives

by | Last updated Nov 10, 2017 | Action Cameras, Tech, Travel Buyer Guides | 2 comments

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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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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.

AKASO EK7000 4K30FPS 20MP WiFi Action Camera with EIS Ultra HD Underwater Camera 131FT Waterproof Camera Remote Control 4X Zoom Support External Microphone Black
  • 4K Ultra HD action camera: Professional 4K30Fps & 2.7K30Fps video with 20MP photos at up to 30...
  • Smooth Stabilization: Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) delivers steady and smooth...
  • 131 Feet waterproof camera: AKASO EK7000 is designed to withstand extreme environments, together...
  • Wireless wrist remote control sports camera: With a wrist 2.4G remote, you can capture the world in...
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & HDMI, edit & share your action in minutes: Just download App(AKASO GO) on your...

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.

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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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.

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

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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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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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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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!

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For a detailed comparison read: Greatic PP-V3 vs GoPro Hero 5 / 6

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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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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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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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.

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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 ORBIT360_4K-WH3 PIXPRO ORBIT360 4K 360° VR Camera Satellite Pack, White
  • 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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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.

TomTom Bandit 4K Action Video Camera
  • 4k HD video camera provides the highest resolution action footage
  • Long battery life allows for 3 hours of nonstop filming with cable free batt stick
  • The sport action camera contains built in sensors to monitor speed, G Force, altitude, and rotation...
  • 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). Waterproof to 40 meter

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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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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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.

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
  • 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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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.

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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.

EKEN New H9R Action Camera 4K WiFi Waterproof Sports Camera Full HD 4K30 2.7K30 1080p60 720p120 Video Camera 20MP 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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  1. Ebrahim

    i found this review very useful; just wondered how would the Activeon action camera rank?

    • Paul @ Travel is Life

      Thanks Ebrahim. I’m sorry but I don’t know anything about the Activeon camera. However, I’ve added to my list of cameras to check out in the future. If you happen to pick one up, please let me know your thoughts after you try it out.


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