Cameras Like Gopro But Cheaper- Best GoPro Alternatives For 2018
There is no wrong in saying even if we think of the word “action-camera” cameras like Go-Pro has always come across our minds.
And somehow what I think they do deserve the appreciation, after-all these cameras are used by the professionals with the apparent reason that it gives a professional quality.
However, with quality comes a great price, Go Pro series might be one of the most successful leading brands in Action Camera category but they are expensive thus people often choose to go for the other alternatives.
You might get to compromise with the quality a little bit but if you are willing to just satisfy your need to have an action cam, these alternative cheap cameras probably are the best option and in fact, saves your pocket from a serious nervous breakdown.
From Wifi to underwater camera recording, these cameras have many other features which are really amazing and not to forget, almost all of them are just under $100.
Thus today I am going to show you some of the best picks I have chosen for you guys which might help you with your decision.
But before we go further, let’s have a look at some of the top models of Go Pro series the company has launched recently and made so far.
After getting a basic idea of what all features and things you need in your action camera, let me show you now what all I have on the list for you guys-
- Hiearcool H9R Action Camera
- DB Power EX5000
- YI 4K Action Camera
- Akaso Ek 7000
- Apemen Action Camera
Hiearcool H9R Action Camera
The H9R Action Camera is well-built and at the same time pocket-friendly option you can have, capable of recording videos on several resolutions with via high-quality image sensor.
It comes with a 2.4G wireless remote, helps you to preserve your moments with all ease. With the wireless remote it becomes very convenient to control framing the camera, clicking the shots and recording the video, thus you do not need to check your action camera again and again.
And this is not it, besides wireless remote, H9R Action Camera also has Inbuilt WiFi with the range within 10 meters which you can easily connect it to your smartphone to smart sharing of your images and recordings.
The H9R has designed for the outside surrounding, which gives the reason it also has a waterproof case reaches the depth up to 100 feets, capable of surviving extreme climates.
However, it might be unfair we compare the quality of audio and video of H9R with the Go-Pro models but in this much of price, H9R Action Cam is a good deal.
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DB Power Ex5000
The DB Power Ex5000 is a full HD sports camera capable of recording real 1080P with ease, its 14 megapixels camera lens produces good quality images in no time.
It has a 2 inches LCD HD display which is very convenient to shoot and record video, it has a 170 Degree ultra wide angle lens which helps you to capture a great view.
It comes with an inbuilt WiFi which you can connect to your smartphone and share images and videos very easily. You can even download a free app FinalCam to control your Action Cam with your mobile’s screen with an exact and same view as the action cam. It is available on both your android play store and Apple’s app store.
It has a durable and waterproof body, reaches the depth up to 30 meters. All you need to do is put your DB Power inside the waterproof case, securely fasten it and you are ready to shoot all your exciting adventures.
With a fully recharged battery, it gives a recording of 90 minutes straight! Wow, A 4.5 rated amazon product with lots of features is worth considering.
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YI 4K Action Camera
The YI 4K Action Camera is known to give the best image quality among all these action cameras. With its 12MP camera, you can record your videos with several resolutions option.
It has a long battery life with up to 120 minutes of recording on setting 4K/30fps on a single charge. It has a high performing cooling system with helps the body to remain cool and stable video recording.
With 2.2 touchscreen LCD, YI Action camera gives a better handling and easy to shoot and adjust the frame. It has inbuilt WiFi and Bluetooth which make very easy to share images with your smartphone.
It is always updated to the latest firmware thus it can’t be out-dated that easily. In fact, the voice control which is really surprising is also available with the latest firmware.
Except for the part, it doesn’t come with the waterproof case, YI 4K Action camera with such amazing features is really a good buy. From touchscreen LCDs to voice control features, YI 4K Action camera has many other features which makes it different and better from other action cameras of this range.
Akaso Ek 7000
Akaso EK 7000 is the most popular action camera among all these with more than 6K reviews on Amazon itself. This action cam is able to record 4K videos with 25fps and several other resolutions.
It comes with a waterproof case which allows it to reach depth up to 30 meters. It also has a remote controller which helps you to click, start, stop the recording.
It has a plastic body which apparently doesn’t feel premium. although it does make sense why it has a very lightweight body and lens.
With inbuilt WiFi and remote controller you are able to record and shoot the images with the remote itself and can easily share those images to your smartphone with an app FinalCam available on both Android and IOS.
It is a medium quality action camera with a battery life of up to 70-80 minutes at one time charged.
Apemen Action Camera
The Apemen Action Camera comes with a packet of a 4K Ultra-HD resolution and 170 Degree wide angle lens which gives you a wide range to cover and shot pictures with awesome quality.
It comes with the guide of stabilization which helps to get a better quality when you are recording while walking and running.
It has a waterproof case, helps to reach depth up to 30 meters It also comes with another carrying case for more convenience.
With many different sets of things which come along with the packet, it has many mount and speakers which are wearable almost everywhere.
It comes with a screen LCD which helps to see the wide-angle frame and has an inbuilt WiFI which you can use to share images and also to control the frame of the action camera.
With the price even below 60 dollars Apemen shows a decent performance and hence worth mentioning in this list.
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There are few things which I want to share with you guys:
All these action cameras produce good image quality and videos. However, in most of the cases, the CPU of action cameras of this much of budget doesn’t support 4K videos so you actually going to get a 2K recording that is interpolated to 4K recording.
This is the same for almost all the cheaper action cameras, thus it is better if you do not imagine you are going to buy another one that says 4K and it is actually 4K.
Most of these action cameras come with the waterproof cases which reach depth up to 30 meters, well I can’t really confirm this since I haven’t really tried and ever been to diving.
The LCD Screens in most of the cases is difficult to use in the daylight since there are not many options for the brightness.
Thus these cameras might not be able to compete against the professional level cameras like Go-Pro, but with price range below 100 Dollars, there’s no harm in considering one of these cameras for your personal use.