Best Action Cameras Under $200

A ranking list of the best action cameras under $200 / £150. You can get a lot for your money at this price range, affordable but not cheap and with that amount you'll get some decent features and a mid range action camera.

With an action camera costing closer to $200 you will get some better features to that in the $100 price range. Things like touch screen, better photographs and more importantly, slightly better image sensors and chipset, processors.

We're at over 100 action cameras on the website now and there are still more to add, you will have over 50 choices at this price range and that will only increase throughout 2018, so you will have a fantastic choice to find the best action camera under $200 for you and your needs.

We have ranked this list with the best at the top, but also given you choices to choose some features you require. We have limited the extra features compared to what you can search for on our comparison table and grid pages. There you can search for any feature you require from every camera available on the site.

If you are after a specific manufacturer, video recording resolution or frame rate you want to record at, any video features like looping/dash cam mode or even a size, you have these choices on the ranking table for you to use.

We hope this page helps you find the best action camera under $200 for you and your next adventure.

We spent over 5 hours scouring the internet for the best and worst reviews for this camera and here is our summary. This is a top of the range camera as far as specs go but at a quarter of the price of GoPro's new 5 and 6 releases. A solid looking first camera by Xiaomi which can only mean great things to come from them in the future. It's just a shame it doesn't come with any accessories, which you have to buy separately.

Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
180 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
99grams

A fantastic little action camera that came out just before the Xiaomi Mijia 4k. Both priced at the same at around $100 but this one has voice control but loses out on the resolution and only provides interpolated 4K video recordings.

It looks a little funky but that doesn't matter and if it spends most of it's time inside the waterproof case, no worries.

Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
120 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
 
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
90 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
64grams
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes

This is a very sensible action camera, it uses latest tech in Novatech and Sony processor and sensors which are decent hardware. It isn't trying to hit marketing terms by adding 4k when it doesn't need to and is good in low light conditions. If you are after something for VLOGs, drone footage or require better sound quality with your recordings this could be perfect for you and not break the bank.

Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
90 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
63grams
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor

A solid little camera, much like the Gitup Git 2 with it's 1080p recording, a good sensor and chipset and because of it's size is very versatile.

Video Features
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
No
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
90 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
67grams
Field of View
166 degrees
Resolution & FPS
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor

The Eken action camera is an affordable action camera that has a front and rear screen, the front being an info screen so great to see that things are happening when you are recording and facing the camera at yourself.

People are very happy with the quality of the camera, video and photos in day time shots and whilst using EIS. They are not too happy with the night time and dark shots as it gets grainy.

Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
60 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
61grams
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Chipset

An incredible entry level action camera, records in HD 1080p at up to 60fps and does it well. No crazy gimmicks, no fake 4K video recording and a trusted support offering from Apeman who seem to be making good action cameras and dash cams.

Video Features
 
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
120 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
78grams
Field of View
170 degrees
Resolution & FPS
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
 
Video Features
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
No
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
60 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
73grams
Field of View
155 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
No
Sensor

A great build quality and an improvement on image stabalization compared to the GoPro, the battery also outlasts the latest GoPros at well over an hour when in use.

Has real 4K video recording but the low light image quality is not the best, which is to be expected on an action camera of this price

Shooting Modes
Video Features
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
70 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
70grams
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor

A true 4K action camera with Electronic Image Stabalization that works at 4k recording.

Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
 
Weight
 
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
 
Chipset