Best Action Cameras for SkyDiving

Skydiving is a thrill apart from many other sports and activities that the majority of us partake in, like hiking or cycling. None the less, it has a huge following and once you've done your USPA C-License (200 jumps) or equivalent, you are allowed to strap a camera to your helmet.

You've done your 200+ jumps and can now choose what camera to record all your amazing skydives, here we thought we'd give you a helping hand.

We have filtered the ranking list of the best skydiving actions cameras by a couple of things; high definition 1080p video resolutions combined with high frame rates. That means that every camera in this list can record at atleast 1080p and 100fps, minimum. So if you want a 1080p 120fps camera for skydiving, all the cameras below qualify for your needs.

The second requirement and probably the most important is image stabalization. With this feature you know that whatever trick, move or action you make, the image stabalization will keep your videos smooth and silky.

You can also sort by battery life, price and Cam Score as well.

Got in to skydiving and enjoy taking videos of your jumps, we've collated the best action cameras for skydiving from everything we have on Action Camera Finder. We have many types of activity best-of pages and cameras for skydiving is just one of them.

Out of the 100+ action cameras here are the top cameras which are sorted by their camscore.

How Have We Worked Out The Best Skydiving Action Cameras

We have filtered the entire directory for features that skydivers need more than anything else, we have limited it to 3 main features that are required when you're jumping out of a plane or doing base, these are:

  • Image Stabalization, digital and optical
  • High framerate in HD, 1080p @ 100fps, 120fps
  • Battery life, sorted by longest

Image Stabalization for Skydiving

One of the most important factors when skydiving is getting a smooth video, it's an activity that needs a feature like this within the camera.

We have filtered the list so that it shows only action cameras with either digital/electronic image stabalization and optical image stabalization. This way, when you turn it on and record your jumps, you know that you can get the smoothest footage of your jump.

High Framerate in HD

You will want to record your footage in true HD, with at least 1080p video resolution and in high frame rates too. We have filtered the action camera directory to show cameras which record 1080p videos in a frame rate of 60fps and 120fps. This means that you can get smooth recordings at 60fps in HD or even slow motion videos if that is your thing.

Battery Life

The last thing we have considered is the battery life, if you're off out for the day, you'll want to be able to record for multiple jumps and if the camera is attached to your skydive helmet, it will be hard work taking it off and putting it back on again just to replace a battery. So we've given you the power to order and sort the results by battery life to the side of the camera ranking list. Now you can choose between an overall great action camera for skydiving or by battery life alone.

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

The Garmin Virb Ultra 30 has an amazing amount of features, it's a great alternative to a GoPro and most importantly, can be connected to a myriad of other devices to show cycling data/telemetry and more.

Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
135 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
88grams
Field of View
148 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
 
Chipset
 
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 super camera that packs a punch in both hardware and software. It records at 4K at 60fps, which is only the 2nd action camera to do this, after the GoPro 6. Has a great touch screen and records some lovely photos and video footage in sharp detail.

It is let down by a couple of small build problems but nothing too serious. The fact that its less than half price of a GoPro 6 also makes this a super camera to think about getting.

Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
70 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
59grams
Field of View
155 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
Chipset
Shooting Modes
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
80 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
78grams
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
Chipset
Shooting Modes
Video Features
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
 
Weight
 
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
Chipset

We spent hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what the experts think:

Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
120 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
74grams
Field of View
165 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
Chipset
Shooting Modes
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
105 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
118grams
Field of View
170 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor
Chipset
Video Features
Water Resistance with Housing
Removable Battery
Yes
Manufacturer Claimed Battery Life
120 minutes (at 1080p 30fps)
Weight
95grams
Field of View
155 degrees
Photo Resolution
Screen
Yes
Sensor