Top 5 Action Cameras under $150 you can buy right now (May ’16)

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In February, we published an article on the best action cameras you can buy for under $100 (read here). That article has been getting a good number of hits, so I thought it would be great to compile a list for those on a slightly higher budget of $150. In all earnest, the cheapest GoPro is $200, so anything below $150 should be a steal. Note that this list is compiled based on value-for-money, popularity, cost vis-a-vis features offered, and overall quality. Also bear in mind that the list is in no particular order. So here we go!

Best Action Cameras under $150: Top 5

1. SJCAM SJ5000X Elite

SJCAM SJ5000X Elite

  • Image Sensor: Sony IMX078
  • Chipset: Novatek 96660
  • Video Resolutions: 4K (24fps, interpolated), 2K (30fps), 1080p (60, 30fps), 720p (120, 60, 30fps)
  • Battery: 900mAh
  • Display: 2-inch
  • Price: ~$120

The SJCAM SJ5000X Elite can record true 2K video at 30fps and can also do 720p at 120fps, allowing for slow-motion video capability as well. What’s more, you get a gyro anti-shake stabilizer as well. The camera comes shipped with a whole bunch of mounts and accessories as well. No wonder the SJ5000X Elite is one of the best-sellers in this price range.

2. GitUp Git2

GitUp Git2

  • Image Sensor: Sony IMX206
  • Chipset: Novatek 96660
  • Video Resolutions: 2K (30fps), 1080p (60, 30fps), 720p (120, 60fps)
  • Battery: 950mAh
  • Display: 1.5-inch
  • Price: ~$140

The GitUp Git2 weighing in at just 64gm is a popular action camera among action camera enthusiasts. And why not, it can record 2K video at 30fps and 720p at 120fps. Moreover, it has a uniquely designed waterproof case with a lock that is claimed to never open accidentally. It also features gyro anti-shake stabilization, instant AV-out and quick-start recording. It comes shipped with a whole range of mounts and can be yours for about $140.

3. Dazzne P3

Dazzne P3

  • Image Sensor: 16MP Panasonic MN34120
  • Chipset: Ambarella A7LS75
  • Video Resolutions: 1080p (60, 30fps), 720p (120, 60, 30fps)
  • Battery: 950mAh
  • Display: 2-inch
  • Price: ~$140

The Dazzne P3 features a cool 16MP image sensor that can capture 1080p video at a good 60fps. What this action camera also gets is optical image stabilization. On the physical front, the Dazzne P3 is made up of a non-skid material on the outside that prevents slippage. In the box, you get a bunch of mounts and accessories and 2 batteries for extended recording time. Pretty impressive I must say.

4. Firefly 6S

 

Firefly 6S

  • Image Sensor: 12MP Sony IMX078
  • Chipset: Novatek 96660
  • Video Resolutions: 4K (24fps), 2.5K (30fps), 1080p (60, 30fps), 720p (120fps)
  • Battery: 1600mAh
  • Display: 0.65-inch Front notification screen
  • Price: ~$110

If there’s one area where the Firefly 6S excels in, it’s its drone-friendliness, thanks to its low weight and smallish dimensions. This allows for easy mounting of the camera onto your drone. The Firefly 6S can record 4K at an acceptable 24fps, 1080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps. Also on tap is gyro anti-shake stabilization that should help smoothen out shaky videos. In addition, you also get a whole bunch of mounts and accessories too. Not bad for under $110 eh.

5. SJCAM SJ5000 Plus

SJCAM SJ5000 Plus

  • Image Sensor: 16MP Panasonic MN34120
  • Chipset: Ambarella A7LS75
  • Video Resolutions: 1080p (60, 30fps), 720p (120, 60, 30fps)
  • Battery: 900mAh
  • Display: 1.5-inch
  • Price: ~$140

The SJCAM SJ5000 Plus is another popular action camera from SJCAM. It features a high-end chipset and image sensor for superior video quality. It can record full-HD video at 1080p (60fps) and 720p at 120fps. The SJ5000 Plus comes shipped with all the mounts and accessories too. A worthy buy for under $150.

Best Action Cameras under $150: Conclusion

Et voila, you are now ready to flick out your wallet and wisely spend “a bit” of money to purchase some of the best action cameras without breaking the bank.

If you are aware of other action cameras worthy enough to be included in the top 5 list, kindly do so by putting in your comments below.

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