Best Action Cameras Under $100

Cameras for outdoor adventures can get pricey, especially when it comes to the most notable action camera brand GoPro. Therefore the cameras on this list are the best action cameras under $100 (USD). These cameras are made to handle extreme environments, such as water, heat and cold.

Although these cameras may seem cheap, many of them still offer incredible features. No matter if you’re seeking wifi connectivity with a smartphone, a LCD screen or slow motion capability, alternatively there is a camera on this list for you. Do keep in mind that all of the action cameras on this list are either waterproof or have a waterproof casing.

Now you may not know all these brands but topnotch reviews have been made all over the web for them all. These GoPro-alternatives are sure to adequately capture any adventure for any budget.

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1. SJCam SJ5000 Action Camera

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They are a variety of action cameras made by SJCam that are under $100 USD. The SJ5000 model has the highest resolution for its price. However if you are seeking wifi connectivity, which this camera does not have, you might want to check out the SJ4000 Wifi. The SJ5000 comes with 10 mounts and accessories. The camera will come with a waterproof casing, bicycle stand, tripod adapter, helmet base and more.


Megapixels: 14 MP

Weight: 2.6 oz

Screen: 2-inch

Waterproofness: Up to 30 m with casing


2. GeekPro Camera 4.0

GeekPro Camera 4.0 action camera

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The GeekPro Camera 4.0 does have built-in wifi and numerous accessories. Furthermore all the accessories that come with the GeekPro are compatible with GoPro products.

MSRP: $99.90 USD

Megapixels: 12 MP

Weight: 3.52 oz

Screen: 2-inch LCD

Waterproofness: Up to 30 m with casing


3. Polaroid Cube + Wifi Lifestyle Action Camera

Polaroid Cube + Wifi action camera

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The Polaroid Cube + Wifi will records continuously for up to 107 minutes and comes with wifi connectivity. The Cube + does come with a variety of accessories, such as helmet and handlebar mounts.

MSRP: $99.99 USD

Megapixels: 8 MP

Weight: 2.1 oz

Screen: N/A

Waterproofness: 9 m without case

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4. Ablegrid® AG5000 (SJ5000) WIFI

ablegrid AG5000 SJ5000 action camera

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The Ablegrid AG5000, also known as the SJ5000, offers 70 continuous minutes of video per charge. Furthermore all the mountain accessories, except the case, are compatible with GoPro. The coolest feature about this action camera is the motion detect feature. The camera will detect a motion, start recording, and then won’t stop recording until the motion ends.

MSRP: $79.99 USD

Megapixels: 12 MP

Weight: N/A

Screen: HD screen

Waterproofness: Up to 30 m with casing


5. Drift Stealth 2

Drift Stealth 2 action camera

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The Drift Stealth 2 does have wifi connectivity, comes with a goggle mount and other mounts. The lens rotates 300 degrees, making mounting easy.


Megapixels: 12 MP

Weight: 3.4 oz

Screen: 1.30inch mono graphic LCD display

Waterproofness: Only water resistant without casing

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6. Xiaoyi Yi Action Camera

xiaoyi yi action camera

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The Xiaoyi Yi has wifi and bluetooth support. Although this camera is quite popular due to its resolution, the Xiaoyi Yi does not come with any mounts or casing out of the box.

MSRP: $99.99 USD

Megapixels: 16 MP

Weight: 2.7 oz

Screen: N/A

Waterproofness: Up to 40 m with waterproof casing (sold separately)


7. Elephone Explorer Sports Camera

elephone explorer action camera

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The Elephone Explorer does have wifi connectivity and can continuous record for up to two hours.

MSRP: $69.90 USD

Megapixels: 16 MP

Weight: 2.3 oz

Screen: 2-inch LCD screen

Waterproofness: Up to 30 m with casing


8. Amkov AMK7000S

amkov 7000s action camera

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The Amkov AMK7000S has wifi connectivity, can record for 2.5 hours continuously and comes with a remote control. Right out of the box, the camera comes with a few accessories. The most notable features the camera has is its anti-shake technology.  

MSRP: $70 – $99.99

Megapixels: Up to 20 MP

Weight: 2.7 oz

Screen: 2-inch screen

Waterproofness: Up to 40 m with casing


Honorable Mentions

These cameras are available on, or other discount websites, but did not make the list because they either do not have a manufacturer’s website or have varying price ranges or technical specs across the web.

ASX ActionPro-X

Lightdow LD4000 or Lightdow LD6000

Firefly 6s

Eken Action Cameras

WDV-5000 Action Sports WiFi Camera

What action camera do your recommend that is under $100? Tell us your reviews and recommendations in the comments below!,2817,2471905,00.asp
Madison Dragna

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Madison is a long distance hiker and devoted yogi. She completed the Appalachian Trail in 2013 and Corsica's treacherous GR 20 in 2014. When she's not traveling, she enjoys life as a freelance writer in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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