Whether you’re a snowboarder, a motorcyclist, or a person who wants to document every waking second of their life, a helmet camera is an awesome piece of technology that you can take pretty much anywhere.
But how do you know which model is right for you? We’ve rounded up the best action cameras before, but sometimes, it’s best to crowdsource your purchasing decisions through the wild and wonderful land of Amazon. We scrounged through the depths of the website’s Sports & Action Video Cameras section to find a few of the best-rated cameras you can buy.
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What Is The Best Helmet Camera On Amazon?
GoPro Hero4 Silver, $359.99
- 1080p60 and 720p120 video
- 12 MP photos at 30 frames per second
- Waterproof to 131 feet
- Video up to 2.7K30
- WiFi and Bluetooth compatible
With an impressive 1,698 customer reviews and 4.5 stars, GoPro is the hero we need in action cameras. “I love how small and versatile this is,” writes one reviewer. “I plan to use this on all my vacations. It’s not a burden at all. I also use it for my mountain biking.”
This package from Amazon includes the camera with built-in touch display, a rechargeable battery, two mounts, a three-way pivot arm, and a USB cable. It’s a small, powerful camera that offers the specs you want in a piece of technology that will keep up with your adventures, no matter how extreme.
Lightdow LD6000, $58.88
- 170° wide angle lens
- 1080p/30 and 720p/60
- 2.0 inch HD Screen
- 12MP photos at speeds of up to 30 fps
- Waterproof to 98 feet
With 495 customer reviews and 4.3 stars, the Lightdow LD6000 is considered a “Go Pro clone” by one user. “Good enough for most action cam applications at this price point. Comes with lots of accessories. (More than GoPro.) All your existing GoPro accessories will fit.”
The camera also offers dash-cam mode, anti-shake, and motion detect — features that a reviewer notes are not standard on the GoPro Hero3 Silver.
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, $38.22
- Waterproof up to six feet
- 1.4-inch color video camera LCD screen
- Recording time of 2.5 hours
- 240 minutes of 640 x 480 video or 278,400 photos
Okay, so this isn’t a super high-quality action camera — but you can strap this device onto a child, a dog, or a clumsy human and rest assured that you’ll capture some quality video for less than $40.
The VTech Kidizoom Action Cam is designed for kids, and it comes with three mounts, a wrist strap, and even a waterproof case. Reviewers note that it’s the perfect camera for kids because it’s “easy to use. You can take it pretty much anywhere: in the air, underwater, you name it. It floats, and it's just about indestructible.”
DBPower Waterproof Action Camera, $52.99
- 1080P HD
- Free accessories kit
- 1.5 inch HD LCD display
- 8 hours videos in 720p or 5 hours in 1080p
- 170° wide-angle glass lens
- Water resistant up to 98 feet
“A versatile, powerful action camera with unparalleled overall performance but only at 1/3 of the price of a GoPro,” says this helmet camera’s product description. At 681 customer reviews and 4 stars, this product clearly stands in a league of its own.
Reviewers agree — “If you're looking for an action camera in this price range, this one's going to be hard to beat,” writes one user, noting that the audio “could sound a little better, but it is usable. I would definitely recommend this camera.”
Sony AZ1 Action Camera, $248.00
- 12 MP
- 1080p video capture resolution
- SteadyShot image stabilization
- 170-degree viewing angle
You can buy this action camera in a variety of bundles, ranging from the travel bundle (camera mini kit, memory card, and water resistant case) to the battery bundle (camera and rechargeable battery pack). You’ll have to purchase the Live View remote separately in order to view your footage in real time, but with 105 customer reviews and 4.4 stars, the Sony AZ1 is worth a look.
One reviewer notes that it’s “hard not to be impressed with its compact size,” but getting started can be confusing because “with the instructions, it was downright impossible.” Once you get over that hurdle, reviewers are big fans of this “little action camera. Now I just need to get an extreme hobby.”
Polaroid Cube HD, $98.14
- 124° wide-angle lens
- Weatherproof and splashproof
- Still image resolution: 6 megapixels
- Video capture resolution: 1920 x 1080; 1280x720 (30FPS)
- 90 minute battery
It’s a 1” camera-cube, and it is magical. This action camera may be tiny, but it left a big impression on reviewers: the product has 1,005 customer reviews and 4 stars. Aside from its diminutive design and bold color options, the Polaroid Cube features a mounting magnet that can stick to any surface.
“This is an amazing little action camera,” writes one reviewer. “Not only is it extremely small, but it takes fantastic quality videos and still photos.”
Another reviewer notes the limitations of the device: “No WiFi, no real editing software, and only a 6MP camera. Just a little camera and some mounting accessories. It's cute, it's hip, and you can definitely tell the audience this is aimed at.” If you’re someone who wants a simple camera that looks adorable, the Polaroid Cube is worth a second look.
Sony HDR-AS200V, $298.00
- WiFi and GPS connected
- 60Mbps data and up to 240p slo-mo in HD
- SteadyShot image stabilization
- Splashproof body
- 170° pro quality lens
- 1080p at 60fps
One reviewer comes out of the gate swinging: “The quality of the video alone is an embarrassment to GoPro (the innovator of this product and the "industry standard").” However, “the AS100V handles dynamic range very intelligently in both bright and dark settings, and adjusts the exposure faster than most other cameras.”
So, no, this camera isn’t GoPro quality — but it’s full of perks, like the ability to record in XAVC format, which is the standard for high-end, professional cameras.
Of course, this list is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of helmet camera options available on Amazon. Have you used one of these cameras? Tell us what you think below.