Action cameras

by Tom Barrance

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These little cameras are small and tough, but you wouldn’t want to use one as your main camera. You can mount them on bikes, helmets, cars, your body, or even animals.

The best is probably the GoPro Hero 7, with its ultrawide lens: it has voice control and stabilisation, and can record 4K Ultra HD at 60fps slow motion.

If you’re considering an action camera, you should also look at the DJI Pocket handheld stabilised camera. 


  • Small, tough, robust


  • Basic sound

Good for

  • sports and outdoor activities
  • science experiments and product testing
  • news and documentaries