2 Top-Rated 4K Action Cameras With Awesome Prices And Great Specs
Stephan Jukic – June 23, 2018
In the world of 4K action cameras, models like the GoPro series or Yi’s 4K action camera are the obvious winners in terms of brand recognition and known quality, but they’re also on the pricier side, with the GoPro Hero cameras being especially expensive. However, for those who still want the versatility and power of an action camera without spending too much money, there are definitely alternative options available. Best of all, some of them are really damn good too.
The following are two examples of just these kinds of 4K actions cameras: models that are best sellers, highly rated by their buyers and which come loaded with solid specs and accessories.
All of these camera models offer some of the essentials and in a couple ways they even outdo their pricey GoPro rivals despite their extremely low prices. These are good signs of an increasingly competitive action camera market that certainly benefits consumers.
The Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera
First off, we have the Dragon Touch 4K Action camera with a 16 megapixel Sony sensor and 170 degree wide angle lens. This model comes with waterproofing and a waterproof case along with a whole pile of other accessories that make it extremely versatile for a range of outdoor uses. There’s even a mounting kit and remote control unit included. The price of the whole package on Amazon right now sits at a very comfortable $50.99. That’s a damn good deal.
One reviewer described the Dragon Touch as being “As good as GoPro but much much cheaper”. We can’t be sure if this is exactly true but at a price that’s several times lower than that of any GoPro Hero 5 or 5, the Dragon Touch 4K action camera is a good deal even if it performs only mostly as well as one of the newer Hero 4K cameras. The Dragon Touch offers waterproofing down to 100 feet with its external case. This alone makes it one very useful outdoor shooter.
Some of the Dragon Touch 4K action camera’s features include:
- 4K ACTION CAMERA with 4X ZOOM: Professional 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/60FPS video and 16MP photo resolution created by Sony Sensor tech. This action camera also features zoom range from 1.0X to 4.0X.
- WIRELESS WRIST REMOTE CONTROL: Wireless range up to 10m(33ft), the remote is not waterproof.
- WIFI ACTION CAMERA with 2″ SCREEN: For phone/tablet with App XDV, WiFi signal ranges up to 33 feet. 2” screen allows you to preview the video in action camera.
- 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA with FREE ACCESSORIES: This underwater camera also comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, charger and accessories which available for most action camera even Gopro.
- VERSATILE BUT COMPACT: Features multiple functions including driving mode, image rotation, time-lapse, loop recording, slow motion, dramashot, exposure and white balance.
And in terms of sheer accessories, the $51 dollars you spend on the Dragon Touch include the following:
- 1x 2.4G Remote Control
- 2x 1050mAh Battery
- 1x Waterproof Case
- 1x Bicycle Stand
- 7x Mount/ 2x Clip
- 1x Helmet Mounts
- 1x Bandages
- 5x Tethers
- Protective Backdoor
- 1x USB Cable/ Battery charger
Campark ACT74 16MP 4K Action Camera
With well over 2700 buyer reviews and a solid 4.5 star rating, the Campark ACT74 is one seriously popular and well-liked seller on Amazon.com. Numerous users have described it as a solid performer that offers up some great specs and video quality even by GoPro standards, let alone for its remarkably low price of just $52.99. This particular action camera also delivers 16 megapixels of still photo recording, 4K UHD video in multiple frame rate settings and a 170 degree wide angle lens. It comes with a pile of accessories as well and is waterproof down to 100 feet (30 meters) if packed into the waterproof case that it comes with.
Features of the Campark ACT74 4K Action camera include:
- Super 4K Recording +Sony sensor: Campark 4k Sports Action Camera records video footage in 4K/30fps and takes photoS at 16M.
- 2 Inch HD Screen + 170°Ultra wide angle lens: This Action Cam with 2 Inch HD Screen and 170 degree lens with support for 32GB on a Micro SD card.
- WIFI Remote Control: Action camera compatible with iOS and Android system.
- Waterproof up to 30m(98Feet) depth: Waterproof up to 30 meters. Ideal for water sports like swimming, drifting, surfing etc.
- Dual Recharger Batteries + Mounting Accessories Kits: Multifunctional accessories enable you to mount your camera to helmet, bicycles, wrist, etc…( Carrying Case NOT Included )
The accessories that come with the Campark 4K action camera are a bit more limited than those of the Dragon Touch model above but do include:
- 1x Waterproof Case, 2x Battery, 1X Back Cover for Sound, 1x USB Cable
- 1x Handlebar Mount, 1x Fixed base , 2x Helmet base,2X 3M sticker
- 1x Adapter, 2x Base mount, 3x Switch connection, 4X Bandage
- 1x User manual, 2X Clip, 1X Wiper,1x Wirerope, 4x Ribbon
We haven’t personally reviewed either of these models and thus can’t definitively compare their performance to that of the Yi 4K and GoPro Hero action shooters we HAVE reviewed. However, based on what we’re seeing from multiple consumer reviews and their specs, both of the above look like very solid deals. They’re fantastically priced and deliver real 4K UHD video.