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Top 5 Action Cams for Your Exciting 2022 Escapades

It's 2022 and we all probably have had enough of the last two years. Now that COVID is no longer as much of a threat, it's time to seize the day in the great outdoors. It's fine if you just want to go spend a relaxing day out but what we'd strongly recommend is to take things up a notch. Get on that surfboard and catch that monster wave, or YOLO down that slope on your mountain bike! 

But remember, it didn't happen if its not on cam, so better get a trusty new action cam to document your daring exploits. Especially if you want to take vlogging seriously, you'll want to take advantage of the new image stabilization and other features that newer action cams have. If you're wondering what are some good options for this year, here are five choices that surely won't disappoint!


AKASO Brave 7 LE

"Bang for the buck" is the most apt description for the Brave 7 LE. It is a well-rounded action cam that's geared towards professional vloggers on a budget. The difference between this an a GoPro 9 is almost imperceptible, you can be assured that it is up to the task of capturing an action-packed YouTube footage worthy of likes.
Compliments Complaints
  • High-quality and pack with features at an inexpensive price point
  • Easy to set-up and operate
  • Good customer service
  • One customer complained that a previous model (V50X) performed better
  • A newer model just came out (Brave 8)
  • No image stabilization


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GoPro HERO 10

The GoPro 10 is still the king of action cams. It is expensive, but we'd bet that you won't be complaining after you buy it. It is still the benchmark to which all other cams are compared to, so if you are a professional vlogger who wants to make beautiful and exciting videos, this is a worthy investment.
Compliments Complaints
  • Well-rounded, high quality action cam
  • Excellent video stabilization, 5.3K60 / 4K120, and lots of other video feature improvements
  • Still the benchmark for video quality
  • Quite expensive
  • Other brands may offer more bang for the buck
  • Has a tendency to overheat


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Insta360 ONE X2

The Insta360 ONE might be a bit pricey for a small package, but that is exactly what you're paying for. It is a compact action cam that's easy to operate, loaded with features, and sees everything. If you're a cyclist or just want something inconspicuous and unobtrusive, this is what you want to get. 
Compliments Complaints
  • Compact form factor
  • Packed with features
  • Amazing video quality from a small camera
  • Expensive
  • Lens guard is a must-buy, otherwise you could end up with an expensive damaged cam
  • Buggy android software


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DJI Osmo Action

You can think of the Osmo as a direct challenge to the supremacy of the GoPro 9. The two are incredibly similar to each other, except that DJI's offering is almost half the price. This makes it an easy choice for those looking for a non-pedigreed but high-quality and versatile action cam.  
Compliments Complaints
  • An affordable alternative to GoPro
  • Good set of features comparable to older GoPros
  • Great video quality at a decent price point
  • Requires a phone app to operate
  • Some customers complained that their cam got bricked when they failed to register it properly
  • Some customers complained that the firmware upgrade made functionality worse
  • Some customers complained about water leaking into the unit


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YI 4K+ Action Cam

This cam may already be a few years old but it can still give even the newer GoPro's a run for the money. As the latest offering from Xiaomi, the Yi 4k+ is a good choice for budget-constricted vloggers who want to document their action-packed vacation. 
Compliments Complaints
  • A good affordable option that still have decent video quality
  • Features include voice control and Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Can be considered a cheaper but better version of the GoPro Hero 6
  • Model is already a few years old
  • Steep learning curve according to some customers
  • Outdoor audio quality not so great


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