Find the right actioncam

GoPro HERO7 Schwarz - wasserdichte digitale Actionkamera mit Touchscreen, 4K-HD-Videos, 12-MP-Fotos, Livestreaming, Stabilisierung

In the meantime, you can find action cams from many other manufacturers in addition to the market leader GoPro . Where Sony and Rollei are still well known brands, there are a large number of other manufacturers that are far less well known or only known to insiders. These are, for example, Apeman or GoXtreme these manufacturers, like GoPro, specialize in the development of action cams, software and accessories.

It is not easy to find the right camera for the intended use among this large selection. In addition, the price range is between 50€ – 500€, whereby expensive does not necessarily have to be better. To make your choice easier, we have compared current action cameras in three price categories. In addition to the technical equipment, the cameras also differ particularly in the scope of delivery. Some manufacturers include an underwater housing and various mounts with the cameras, with others you only get maybe an adhesive mount in addition to the camera.

Actioncams up to 100€

In the price range up to 100€, you have to accept cutbacks in features, as expected. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything with these action cams. That depends very much on the planned use. The cheap GoXtreme 20133* which can be bought for just under 50€ can be used very well for underwater shots and it also comes with some accessories. What will rather not work is to film a downhill run. It lacks the image stabilizer for that. The Apeman Actioncam* is then more suitable for use. For a good 65€, it at least has an electronic image stabilizer on board. It’s not as good as an optical image stabilizer, which intervenes before the image is created, but it’s better than nothing. If in doubt, try out whether the camera is sufficient for the intended use.

Actioncams for snorkeling and diving

All action cams can be used for snorkeling and diving. Most action cams come with a waterproof housing that makes them waterproof up to 30m.

However, there are also some action cams that are waterproof without an additional housing. For example, all GoPro models* are waterproof up to 10m. This is not surprising, since the founder of GoPro originally wanted to develop an action cam as small as possible, with which he wanted to film himself surfing.

When diving or snorkeling in salt water, the camera with or without the housing must be rinsed well with fresh water afterwards to prevent salt crusts from forming. Before opening the camera, make sure that it is dry.

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Action camera with remote control

When asking for a remote control for the actioncam, the first thing to consider is whether you really need such a thing. The action cams can usually all set up a wifi that you can access with your smartphone or tablet via app. For most people this will probably be enough, as you will then also get a live picture.

Current test reports

You won’t be able to use your phone when filming underwater or when downhill skiing, for example. Therefore, a simple remote control with which you can start or stop the filming is definitely a big advantage.

Tip

If you don’t have a live image underwater, for example, you should do a test run and adjust the camera properly before really getting down to business. Most diving or snorkeling masks have a mount for an action cam. For helmets, most action cam manufacturers already provide mounts.

Actioncams 100€ – 200€

In the price range 100€ – 200€ the action cameras have a better equipment. Thus, these cameras usually all have image stabilization, which of course increases the field of application. With some action cams, you can buy a remote as an option if you really need it.

SJCAM SJ7 STAR SLV "STAR 4K NATIV" Actionkamera 16MP Touchscreen Sony Sensor WLAN HDMI Wasserdicht silber*
Sony HDR-AZ1 Mini-Format Action Kamera mit Profi-Feature (Spritzwassergeschützte mit Exmor R CMOS Sensor, lichtstarkem Carl Zeiss Tessar Optik, Bildstabilisator, WiFi, NFC Funktion) weiß*
GoXtreme Blackhawk 4K+ ActionCam 4K-60fps Schwarz*
GoPro HERO7 White – wasserdichte digitale Actionkamera mit Touchscreen, 1440p-HD-Videos, 10-MP-Fotos*
SJCAM SJ7 STAR SLV "STAR 4K NATIV" Actionkamera 16MP Touchscreen Sony Sensor WLAN HDMI Wasserdicht silber*
Sony HDR-AZ1 Mini-Format Action Kamera mit Profi-Feature (Spritzwassergeschützte mit Exmor R CMOS Sensor, lichtstarkem Carl Zeiss Tessar Optik, Bildstabilisator, WiFi, NFC Funktion) weiß*
GoXtreme Blackhawk 4K+ ActionCam 4K-60fps Schwarz*
GoPro HERO7 White – wasserdichte digitale Actionkamera mit Touchscreen, 1440p-HD-Videos, 10-MP-Fotos*
Monitor
Touchscreen
Fernbedienung
optional
optional
nein
nein
Sprachsteuerung
WLan
Speicher
128GB intern
Micro SD, Memory Stick Micro™ max. 128GB
Micro SD 64 GB
Micro SD 128GB
Verwackungsschutz
optischer Zoom
Mobile App
GPS
nein
optional mit RM-LVR2V
nein
nein
Wasserdicht
Befestigung nach GoPro Standard
Auflösung max.
16MP Foto interpoliert / 4K Video
12 MP Foto / HD Video
16 MP Foto interpoliert / 4K Video
10 MP Foto / HD Video
Bilder/s
HD 60/fps, UHD 30/fps
HD 120/fps
HD 60/fps, UHD 30/fps
HD 60/fps
Akku wechselbar
HDMI Ausgang
Preis
89,95 EUR
Price not available
173,93 EUR
349,00 EUR
SJCAM SJ7 STAR SLV "STAR 4K NATIV" Actionkamera 16MP Touchscreen Sony Sensor WLAN HDMI Wasserdicht silber*
SJCAM SJ7 STAR SLV "STAR 4K NATIV" Actionkamera 16MP Touchscreen Sony Sensor WLAN HDMI Wasserdicht silber*
Monitor
Touchscreen
Fernbedienung
optional
Sprachsteuerung
WLan
Speicher
128GB intern
Verwackungsschutz
optischer Zoom
Mobile App
GPS
nein
Wasserdicht
Befestigung nach GoPro Standard
Auflösung max.
16MP Foto interpoliert / 4K Video
Bilder/s
HD 60/fps, UHD 30/fps
Akku wechselbar
HDMI Ausgang
Preis
89,95 EUR
Sony HDR-AZ1 Mini-Format Action Kamera mit Profi-Feature (Spritzwassergeschützte mit Exmor R CMOS Sensor, lichtstarkem Carl Zeiss Tessar Optik, Bildstabilisator, WiFi, NFC Funktion) weiß*
Sony HDR-AZ1 Mini-Format Action Kamera mit Profi-Feature (Spritzwassergeschützte mit Exmor R CMOS Sensor, lichtstarkem Carl Zeiss Tessar Optik, Bildstabilisator, WiFi, NFC Funktion) weiß*
Monitor
Touchscreen
Fernbedienung
optional
Sprachsteuerung
WLan
Speicher
Micro SD, Memory Stick Micro™ max. 128GB
Verwackungsschutz
optischer Zoom
Mobile App
GPS
optional mit RM-LVR2V
Wasserdicht
Befestigung nach GoPro Standard
Auflösung max.
12 MP Foto / HD Video
Bilder/s
HD 120/fps
Akku wechselbar
HDMI Ausgang
Preis
Price not available
GoXtreme Blackhawk 4K+ ActionCam 4K-60fps Schwarz*
GoXtreme Blackhawk 4K+ ActionCam 4K-60fps Schwarz*
Monitor
Touchscreen
Fernbedienung
nein
Sprachsteuerung
WLan
Speicher
Micro SD 64 GB
Verwackungsschutz
optischer Zoom
Mobile App
GPS
nein
Wasserdicht
Befestigung nach GoPro Standard
Auflösung max.
16 MP Foto interpoliert / 4K Video
Bilder/s
HD 60/fps, UHD 30/fps
Akku wechselbar
HDMI Ausgang
Preis
173,93 EUR
GoPro HERO7 White – wasserdichte digitale Actionkamera mit Touchscreen, 1440p-HD-Videos, 10-MP-Fotos*
GoPro HERO7 White – wasserdichte digitale Actionkamera mit Touchscreen, 1440p-HD-Videos, 10-MP-Fotos*
Monitor
Touchscreen
Fernbedienung
nein
Sprachsteuerung
WLan
Speicher
Micro SD 128GB
Verwackungsschutz
optischer Zoom
Mobile App
GPS
nein
Wasserdicht
Befestigung nach GoPro Standard
Auflösung max.
10 MP Foto / HD Video
Bilder/s
HD 60/fps
Akku wechselbar
HDMI Ausgang
Preis
349,00 EUR

HD Video vs. 4K / UHD

Being able to record 4K/UHD videos sounds interesting at first. But does this really bring more quality to the recorded videos?

The standard for video recording is still HD with an image resolution of 1,920 x 1080 pixels. The decisive factor here is how many frames per second the video is recorded at. The best quality is achieved with 60fps (frames per second). Especially for sports shots with fast movements this is an absolute must. Everything that is recorded underneath looks more or less jerky.

4K videos on action cams, the possible frames per second are the problem. From the resolution of the image sensor, almost all action cams manage to record a 4K/UHD image. The decisive factor, however, is the processing speed with which the camera can process the data stream. Many action cams that can record 4K videos only manage 25fps, which is simply too low for fast movements. Apart from that, 4K videos require many times more storage space and battery life is also severely limited here.

When you consider that most television shows are broadcast in HD resolution at most, the issue of 4K quickly becomes relative. The 4K capable TVs interpolate the HD content, so you won’t notice that much then though. You can only get true 4K content from mainstream streaming services, like Netflix. Then, of course, when all the equipment is optimized for 4K, you get a great TV picture with incredible sharpness and contrast.

Actioncams from 200€

In this price range you get state of the art action cameras. Here, however, it also becomes clear where the manufacturers place a special focus.

The Sony FDR-X3000R* action cam puts a lot of emphasis on optimal optical features. The optical image stabilization Balanced Optical SteadyShot is probably the best on the market right now. For that reason, Sony may have decided to forgo an even higher frame rate for 4K videos. The Sony camera also has a real optical zoom function built in, which makes it possible to change the angle of view without any loss.

GoPro’s flagship is the GoPro Hero 7 Black* without an additional housing, it is waterproof up to 10m. The GoPro Hero 7 Black obeys your every word, so you can control the camera without a remote. Just like the SJCAM SJ8 Pro*, the GoPro Hero 7 Black can also shoot 4K video for fast motion at 60fps.

DJI Osmo Action Cam - Digitale Actionkamera mit 2 Bildschirmen 11m wasserdicht 4K HDR-Video 12MP 145° Winkelobjektiv Kamera, Schwarz*
SJCAM SJ8 Pro Action Kamera 4K / 60FPS WiFi Sports Cam 2,3 Zoll Touchscreen mit 170 ° Weitwinkelobjektiv EIS 8X Digitalzoom wasserdichte Kamera Schwarz*
GoPro HERO8 Actioncam, Black - Wasserdichte 4K-Digitalkamera mit Hypersmooth-Stabilisierung, Touchscreen und Sprachsteuerung - Live-HD-Streaming*
Sony FDR-X3000R 4K Action Cam mit BOSS (Exmor R CMOS Sensor, Carl Zeiss Tessar Optik, GPS, WiFi, NFC) mit RM-LVR3 Live View Remote Fernbedienung, weiß*
DJI Osmo Action Cam - Digitale Actionkamera mit 2 Bildschirmen 11m wasserdicht 4K HDR-Video 12MP 145° Winkelobjektiv Kamera, Schwarz*
SJCAM SJ8 Pro Action Kamera 4K / 60FPS WiFi Sports Cam 2,3 Zoll Touchscreen mit 170 ° Weitwinkelobjektiv EIS 8X Digitalzoom wasserdichte Kamera Schwarz*
GoPro HERO8 Actioncam, Black - Wasserdichte 4K-Digitalkamera mit Hypersmooth-Stabilisierung, Touchscreen und Sprachsteuerung - Live-HD-Streaming*
Sony FDR-X3000R 4K Action Cam mit BOSS (Exmor R CMOS Sensor, Carl Zeiss Tessar Optik, GPS, WiFi, NFC) mit RM-LVR3 Live View Remote Fernbedienung, weiß*
Monitor
Touchscreen
Fernbedienung
nein
nein
nein
ja
Sprachsteuerung
WLan
Speicher
Micro SD
Micro SD
Micro SD
Micro SD
Verwackungsschutz
optischer Zoom
Mobile App
GPS
nein
nein
ja
ja
Wasserdicht
Befestigung nach GoPro Standard
Auflösung max.
12MP Foto / 4K Video
10 MP Foto / 4K Video
12 MP Foto / 4K Video
12 MP Foto / 4KVideo
Bilder/s
HD 240/fps, 4K 60/fps
HD 120/fps 4K/60fps
HD 240/fps, UHD 60/fps
HD 120/fps 4K 30/fps
Akku wechselbar
HDMI Ausgang
mit Media Mod Zubehör
Preis
239,00 EUR
Price not available
282,77 EUR
429,99 EUR
DJI Osmo Action Cam - Digitale Actionkamera mit 2 Bildschirmen 11m wasserdicht 4K HDR-Video 12MP 145° Winkelobjektiv Kamera, Schwarz*
DJI Osmo Action Cam - Digitale Actionkamera mit 2 Bildschirmen 11m wasserdicht 4K HDR-Video 12MP 145° Winkelobjektiv Kamera, Schwarz*
Monitor
Touchscreen
Fernbedienung
nein
Sprachsteuerung
WLan
Speicher
Micro SD
Verwackungsschutz
optischer Zoom
Mobile App
GPS
nein
Wasserdicht
Befestigung nach GoPro Standard
Auflösung max.
12MP Foto / 4K Video
Bilder/s
HD 240/fps, 4K 60/fps
Akku wechselbar
HDMI Ausgang
Preis
239,00 EUR
SJCAM SJ8 Pro Action Kamera 4K / 60FPS WiFi Sports Cam 2,3 Zoll Touchscreen mit 170 ° Weitwinkelobjektiv EIS 8X Digitalzoom wasserdichte Kamera Schwarz*
SJCAM SJ8 Pro Action Kamera 4K / 60FPS WiFi Sports Cam 2,3 Zoll Touchscreen mit 170 ° Weitwinkelobjektiv EIS 8X Digitalzoom wasserdichte Kamera Schwarz*
Monitor
Touchscreen
Fernbedienung
nein
Sprachsteuerung
WLan
Speicher
Micro SD
Verwackungsschutz
optischer Zoom
Mobile App
GPS
nein
Wasserdicht
Befestigung nach GoPro Standard
Auflösung max.
10 MP Foto / 4K Video
Bilder/s
HD 120/fps 4K/60fps
Akku wechselbar
HDMI Ausgang
Preis
Price not available
GoPro HERO8 Actioncam, Black - Wasserdichte 4K-Digitalkamera mit Hypersmooth-Stabilisierung, Touchscreen und Sprachsteuerung - Live-HD-Streaming*
GoPro HERO8 Actioncam, Black - Wasserdichte 4K-Digitalkamera mit Hypersmooth-Stabilisierung, Touchscreen und Sprachsteuerung - Live-HD-Streaming*
Monitor
Touchscreen
Fernbedienung
nein
Sprachsteuerung
WLan
Speicher
Micro SD
Verwackungsschutz
optischer Zoom
Mobile App
GPS
ja
Wasserdicht
Befestigung nach GoPro Standard
Auflösung max.
12 MP Foto / 4K Video
Bilder/s
HD 240/fps, UHD 60/fps
Akku wechselbar
HDMI Ausgang
mit Media Mod Zubehör
Preis
282,77 EUR
Sony FDR-X3000R 4K Action Cam mit BOSS (Exmor R CMOS Sensor, Carl Zeiss Tessar Optik, GPS, WiFi, NFC) mit RM-LVR3 Live View Remote Fernbedienung, weiß*
Sony FDR-X3000R 4K Action Cam mit BOSS (Exmor R CMOS Sensor, Carl Zeiss Tessar Optik, GPS, WiFi, NFC) mit RM-LVR3 Live View Remote Fernbedienung, weiß*
Monitor
Touchscreen
Fernbedienung
ja
Sprachsteuerung
WLan
Speicher
Micro SD
Verwackungsschutz
optischer Zoom
Mobile App
GPS
ja
Wasserdicht
Befestigung nach GoPro Standard
Auflösung max.
12 MP Foto / 4KVideo
Bilder/s
HD 120/fps 4K 30/fps
Akku wechselbar
HDMI Ausgang
Preis
429,99 EUR

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