GoPro alternatives – Cheap action cameras

These GoPro alternatives provide you with great image quality at affordable prices. If you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on the latest HERO or just looking for an uncostly model for everyday use, here are the best cheap action cameras!

The best 5 GoPro alternatives

GoPro is still the leader on the action cam market and the latest HERO7 Black is definitely the best GoPro underwater camera thanks to its advanced features like gimbal-like stabilization, but today’s cheap GoPro alternatives are absolutely competitive considering what you get for your money. Consider buying one these cheap action cameras as an addition to your waterproof camera for comfortable video recording, or just to have an alternative inexpensive model that you can use anytime and anywhere without worrying about breaking or losing it!

AKASO EK7000 4K action cam

This affordable 4K action camera is considered one of the best GoPro alternatives available today. With professional quality that includes lifelike 4K 25 fps videos and 12MP photos, outstanding battery time and tons of accessories, the AKASO EK7000 will withstand any adventure and perfect for underwater activities in the durable waterproof case. Easy operation thanks to the included wrist remote that allows you to change the settings with a simple press of the button. Wi-Fi, HDMI make file transfer and footage sharing quick and effortless. 170 degrees wide angle mode, loop recording and screen rotation are available. Thanks to these advanced features, it is perfect to use in the car too. You get 2 rechargeable batteries, remote control, waterproof case and tons of mounts and accessories with this AKASO action cam!

Tip: the updated AKASO EK7000 Plus  model features 16MP photo quality, adjustable view angle and got a new DIVE mode that automatically corrects the colors so you might skip using an underwater filter!


  • outstanding image quality - 4K 25 fps videos, 12MP photos
  • 2.4G wireless remote control
  • built-in Wi-Fi, HDMI, app connectivity for easy transfer & share
  • 2 rechargeable, 1050 mAh batteries and tons of accessories included

CAMPARK Action camera

The CAMPARK ACT74 waterproof 4K action camera is perfect for outdoor use. With a Sony sensor inside, high quality, sharp and clear images and low price, no wonder why this CAMPARK 4k action camera is on the affordable GoPro alternatives top list. You can record 4K 30 fps videos and capture 16MP photos. Adjustable angle between 70-170 degrees helps you to set your CAMPARK action camera always to the right angle. Thanks to the Wi-Fi connectivity and HDMI port, sharing your photos on social media is easy and effortless. Included waterproof case, mounts, bases and bandages make it perfect for any outdoor use like diving, skiing, climbing, running or cycling.

Tip: see the best GoPro aftermarket accessories for snorkeling and diving that will help you to make your underwater footage more professional!


  • 4K videos and 16 MP photos with Sony sensor
  • 2-inch HD LCD screen, 170 degrees ultra wide angle lens
  • Wi-Fi remote included, app is available for iOS and Android
  • advanced accessory kit and and dual recharger batteries

FITFORT action cam

The FITFORT 4K action camera is popular one among the best GoPro alternatives that fits any budget but offers great quality. This model offers video recording with 4K/30Fps, 2.7K/30Fps or 1080P/60Fps video and 16MP photo resolution. The 170 degrees super wide angle lens guarantees that you will record every moment even the details that happening in the background. Through the built-in Wi-Fi you can control the camera from your phone, easily transfer your photos and videos or share them to Instagram, Facebook and other social media channels. The FITFORT 4K action cam package includes 2 rechargeable batteries that each supports 90 minutes recording. As an additional extra, a wrist wireless remote control also included to make the camera operation super convenient!


  • records amazing 4K/30fps videos and captures 16MP photos
  • with 19 mounts and accessories in a travel bag
  • built-in Wi-Fi to control the camera and for easy file transfer
  • splash proof wireless remote control included

APEMAN 4K camera

Bringing inspiring products for the people to share their passion and life! This mission statement moves the APEMAN Team who offer a selection of budget prices GoPro alternatives. The APEMAN 4K camera is a professional cheap action camera that takes clear, high quality 20 MP photos and 4K Ultra HD videos. It has a built-in gyroscope (electronic image stabilization) to make your footage smooth and stable. With the upgraded waterproof case, it is waterproof up to 40 m (130 ft). HDMI, AV and USD outputs for full connectivity and built-in Wi-Fi for easy file transfer and sharing. Various modes helps to find the best setting in every conditions such as loop recording, time lapse, car mode, or timer capture. Enjoy full flexibility with the GoPro compatible accessory kit!

APEMAN 4K Action Cam

  • 20 MP photo and 4K video quality
  • 2-inch LCD display and wide angle lens
  • built-in Wi-Fi, HDMI output, various photo and video recording modes
  • with accessory kit and waterproof case that can be used up to 40 m

Lightdow camera

If you are looking for the cheapest GoPro alternatives that you can use in all conditions, the Lightdow LD6000 will do the work for you! This inexpensive yet smart model supports 12MP photos and records in full HD at 30fps. The video quality is similar to GoPro Hero 3 Silver. The Lightdow LD6000 has built-in screen and WIFI. Download the app and you’ll be able to control the camera remotely. The 900 mAh battery allows you approx 60-80 minutes recording time. 4x digital zoom, anti-shake and motion detect will help you to get smooth and clear footage. It can be used as a dash cam too thanks to the automatic start/stop option with car ignition. In the package you’ll find different mounts that fit with GoPro accessories too and a waterproof case so you can take the camera snorkeling and diving!

Lightdow LD6000

  • 12MP photo and 1080/30fps video quality
  • 170° wide angle lens
  • liquid crystal LCD screen
  • equipped with Novatek high quality, high performance chip

Anett Szaszi

Anett is a certified scuba diver, freediver and an expert in snorkeling with more than 10 years experience. She fell in love with the ocean when she put her head underwater in the Red Sea in 2008. Since then , she is traveling all over the world to discover our waters. Wherever she goes, she takes her mask, fins and underwater camera with her. Visiting mega-cities is not her style but getting lost in tiny coastal villages, capturing the beauty of the sea while snorkeling. She is interested in sustainable traveling and marine conservation. She is hoping to inspire people to protect our oceans by sharing her underwater stories. Find her photos on @anett.szaszi Instagram too!

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