Best Action Cameras for Macro

Are you interested in taking close-up action and still photos and videos? Macro mode or cameras that can focus on really close objects are what you are after and here we have listed the best action cameras for macro photography and video.

Requirements for Macro Photos and Videos

  • The cameras below filter by those which have a close minimum focus distance, only those with anything less than 50cm are shown
  • Then most importantly everything is sorted by the distance as to which you can focus on a subject, showing the closest at the top
Shooting Modes
Video Features
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
120 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
247grams
Field of View
 
Resolution & FPS
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
 
Chipset
 

Gets fantastic reviews online, one of the best action cameras you can buy, especially if you want waterproof ready so you can take snorkeling or with you on hikes and other adventures where it might get wet.

Feels like a normal, point and shoot camera but with a more robust finish.

Shooting Modes
Video Features
 
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
90 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
193grams
Field of View
 
Resolution & FPS
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Shooting Modes
Video Features
 
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
30 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
250grams
Field of View
130 degrees
Resolution & FPS
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Shooting Modes
Video Features
 
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
60 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
231grams
Field of View
84 degrees
Resolution & FPS
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Shooting Modes
Video Features
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
 
Weight
236grams
Field of View
83 degrees
Resolution & FPS
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Video Features
 
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
No
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
180 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
81grams
Field of View
170 degrees
Resolution & FPS
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Shooting Modes
Video Features
 
Water Resistance with Housing
 
Removable Battery
No
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
 
Weight
102grams
Field of View
360 degrees
Resolution & FPS
Photo Resolution
 
Screen
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Video Features
Water Resistance with Housing
 
Removable Battery
No
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
130 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
121grams
Field of View
360 degrees
Resolution & FPS
Photo Resolution
Screen
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 

A fantastic dive camera, aimed specifically at scuba diving, freediving and spearfishing. The camera doesn't have a screen but is very easy to handle and place on the side of your mask if you want a head POV. It has an easy to use interface even with thick diving gloves on and captures fantastic video footage for such a small device.

Shooting Modes
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
No
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
180 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
155grams
Field of View
140 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
No
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
Shooting Modes
Video Features
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
150 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
83grams
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
No
Sensor
 
Chipset