Choosing the right action camera used to be simple: Go with GoPro. It’s still good advice. The GoPro ranks high on our list, and would be our top pick for most people. But finally, we’ve found a few worthy competitors.
To figure out which camera is the best, we tried them all. We dove with them, climbed with them, biked with them, and handed them to reckless 4-year-olds on scooters. We found number of great options that will survive, and record, your future adventures.
If an action cam isn’t your speed, be sure to check out our picks for the best compact cameras, our favorite mirrorless cameras, and our favorite instant cameras as well.