Greatest low cost GoPro various motion cameras for August 2021

Are you ready to shoot action videos but lacking the cameras to do it with? You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to buy creditable action video cameras. If you want to record videos of your adventures, GoPro makes some of the best action cameras available. The GoPro Hero5 Black is considered the current standard for these rugged handheld devices. The GoPro downside, however, is their prices. It’s a good thing, then, that GoPro isn’t the only choice for small action cameras. Crosstour, Oclu, Akaso, Yuntab, Campark, and a host of other manufacturers have entered this burgeoning market with high-quality, low-cost action cams and underwater video recorders of their own.
Fierce price competition among cheap action video camera brands means big savings. Now is a great time to pick one up for as low as $20.
Oclu — $199 with code OCLU100
If you want to up your action photography game without blowing your budget, the Oclu Action Camera is a 4K machine packed with professional features. The Oclu records in 4K resolution at 30 frames per second (fps) and up to 120fps in 1080p HD mode.  You can also select image stabilization in 1080p mode for up to 60fps video capture, plus it can take 12MP still images.  You can select the LiveCut feature to deleted unwanted recordings immediately. IPX7 water-resistant even without an optional OcShell, the low profile Oclu camera has eight toggle-selected shooting modes including Photo, Video, Burst, LiveCut, Loop Record, Multi-photo, Time Lapse, and Motion-Activated Recording.
The Oclu Action Camera is on sale on the company website for $100 off when you use the discount code OCLU100. Buy the camera by itself during this sale or take advantage of discounts of up to 26% on accessory bundles for general adventures, motorsports, snow sports, and more.
AKASO EK7000 4K30FPS Action Camera Ultra HD Underwater Camera – $66 with coupon on page, was $70

If you’re looking for a capable action camera for multiple adventures and vlogging, you can’t beat the AKASO EK7000 4K30FPS Action Camera Ultra HD Underwater Camera. You can use this camera while skiing, surfing, or diving with its 98-foot underwater rating. This camera supports up to 30fps 4K video and 1080p full HD at up to 120fps. The Crosstour Action comes with two rechargeable batteries each good for up to 90 minutes of continuous recording. Wireless wristband remote control lets you start, stop, and adjust the camera without stopping.
Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera— $57, was $60
Use the Dragon Touch 4K action camera with Wi-Fi for 2016MP images with a 170-degree wide-angle lens. This recently upgraded model captures 4K video at up to 30fps and 1080p at up to 60fps. The generous accessories bundle includes a waterproof case for underwater shots, a wireless remote control, and two batteries rechargeable batteries.
Amazon normally sells the Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera for $57, with a discount coupon on the page from its $60 list price.
OgooSwift OC1/BLK Swift 4K Action Camera — $68, was $100
The Orgoo Swift OC1 waterproof camera employs a Sony sensor to shoot 20MP images and 40K/30fps video. Electronic image stabilization with a 6-axis gyroscope keeps the picture steady. Case, charger, and two rechargeable batteries are included, plus multiple mounts, a Bluetooth wearable remote control, and a mini tripod.
The well-equipped Orgoo Swift OC1 is available for $68, a $62 savings from the camera’s $130 list price.
AKASO Brave 4 4K 20MP Action Camera Ultra HD with Underwater Camera — $85
Snap up an AKASO Brave 4 4K 24fps action Ultra HD camera with 20 MP still image capability plus 5X digital zoom for closeups. Adjust the horizontal field of view from 70 to 170 degrees. This camera has it all with electronic image stabilization and also supports 2K 30fps video capture. You can take or mount the AKASO Brave 4 up to 100 feet underwater with its included waterproof case. You can use the standard wireless remote to control the camera from up to 30 feet distant. The Brave 4 also has an HDMI port so you can show images and video on your computer screen or TV.  An ample standard bundle includes 19 accessories with a helmet mount kit, a waterproof case, two batteries, each good for up to 90 minutes between charges, and the remote control.
Amazon has the AKASO Brave 4 for $85. If you’re ready to take action videos, this camera comes with all you need at a fraction of what you’d pay for any GoPro model.
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Watch this FPV drone tackle the world’s highest waterfall

Action-packed and artfully shot first-person-view (FPV) drone videos are all the rage just now, though most of them seem to be shot in and around buildings and urban areas.
Keen to take his own high-speed drone into nature, ace FPV drone pilot Ellis van Jason recently headed to Venezuela to shoot a dramatic dive down Angel Falls, which at 3,121 feet (979 meters) is the world’s highest waterfall.
“I had this beautiful country on my bucket list for many years,” van Jason said in comments accompanying the video (below). “My friends and I explored the jungle for days by boat, foot, helicopter, and drone to show you something unique.”
The stunning footage shows van Jason’s drone zipping over treetops and rocky outcrops before arriving at the top of the falls and taking a dramatic drive downward. The drone comes so close to the water that specks hit the lens, but the pilot skillfully steers clear of a potentially calamitous total immersion.

The Switzerland-based videographer spent two weeks in Venezuela, describing the sprawling Canaima National Park where the falls are located as “very unpredictable and full of surprises.”
Pilot van Jason has been honing his FPV drone skills for the last few years — taking his flying machine to the Philippines, Madeira, and the Faroe Islands, among other places — and now shares his knowledge through online courses at his Drone Academy.
FPV drones
FPV drones, which a pilot flies using a headset with a live video feed, have been getting increased exposure recently thanks to improved cameras and the insane flying skills of those who operate them.
The specialized drones are often built by the pilots themselves, with the devices offering greater maneuverability and speed than many of the camera-equipped consumer drones that we see on the market today.
One of the most incredible FPV drone videos of recent times, which unsurprisingly gained worldwide attention, shows a fly-through of a bowling alley in Minneapolis. So impressive was it that even Hollywood took notice.
Other mind-blowing efforts include this footage from Manchester City’s soccer stadium, a visit to a wedding, and this stunning sequence captured above an erupting volcano.
For more awesome FPV drone footage, check out this collection of some of the very best videos shot over recent years.

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