Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Ruggedized Video Cameras

1. Nikon 26293 Ruggedized Video Camera

User Ratings: 70 8

Nikon 26293 First Impressions

"I enjoyed using it."

First off I would like to commend Nikon. Good and authentic after replacement. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. I'll hear about that one with my critical family member. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s not a deal breaker.

  • Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Orange) (OLD MODEL)
  • Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet;3 inch LCD display
  • 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation,Zoom: Optical: 5x, Digital: 4x
  • Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound and movie-record button that enables one-touch recording (HDMI mini connector equipped)
  • Aperture: f/3.9 to f/4.8,Lens Focal Length : 5.0-25.0mm (angle of view equivalent to that of 28-140mm lens in 35mm (135) format)
  • Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26293
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Nikon 26293 Final Thoughts

"So I got the camera."

This is enough for most use cases! The new form factor and weight are fantastic! The quality is decent for the size. Overall, I think this a great Ruggedized Video Camera. Overall an okay Ruggedized Video Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(1101 Points)

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2. Nikon 26363 Ruggedized Video Camera

User Ratings: 70 8

Nikon 26363 First Impressions

"It is always in focus."

It can attach to his bike and scooter. Great color, crystal clear video as well as audio. Cost more than half the price of the drone. Comes with lots of accessories and 2 batteries. Nikon 26363 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black.

  • Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera with GPS and Full HD 1080p Video (Camouflage) (OLD MODEL)
  • Water-proof, Shock-proof, Freeze-proof: ruggedly built for reliable and comfortable outdoor operation. Water-proof to a depth of 33 feet.
  • Shockproof if dropped from 5 ft, operating temperature down to 14 degrees F
  • 16 effective megapixel CMOS sensor ideal for low light shooting and fast operation
  • GPS and e-Compass functions
  • Points of Interest (locations, landmarks, etc.) and location information (latitude and longitude) can be added to your photos
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 26363
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Nikon 26363 Final Thoughts

"Great little camera!"

And it’s not so much the video quality, but rather the size. There is no need for me to buy extra batteries. This is a great investment for all kinds of uses. My friends are impressed by my work with this Ruggedized Video Camera. Overall an okay Ruggedized Video Camera that is probably more hype.

Overall Score
4.3


(1101 Points)

3. GoPro hero 7 black Ruggedized Video Camera

User Ratings: 81 5

GoPro hero 7 black First Impressions

"We love this camera!"

This thing is solid as ever. I contacted GoPro customer service and they were amazing. I just love this little camera! Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. You can shoot your videos and frame them later.

  • GoPro Hero 7 Black Edition Action Camera with Sandisk Extreme 32B MicroSD U3 Card, 1 Extra GoPro USA Battery and Ritz Gear Memory Card Reader
  • HyperSmooth: Get gimbal like stabilization – without the gimbal. HERO7 Black corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage. TimeWarp: Capture super-stabilized time lapse videos while you move about a scene. Increase the speed up to 30x to turn longer activities into shareable moments.
  • SuperPhoto: HERO7 Black intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping or noise reduction to optimize your shots.
  • 4K60 Video + 12MP Photos: Shoots stunning 4K60 video and 12-MP photos that are as amazing as the moments themselves.
  • Rugged + Waterproof: Share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. HERO7 Black is rugged, waterproof without a housing to 10 m and up for any adventure.
  • Bundle Includes: (1) Extra GoPro Rechargeable Battery for HERO7 Black, SanDisk Extreme 32GB MicroSDHC UHS-3 Card, Ritz Gear Card Reader
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro hero 7 black
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GoPro hero 7 black Final Thoughts

"Great price!"

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. I am very happy that I did it. I was able to get it to power on and STAY POWERED ON! It was quick and I had no issues.

Overall Score
4.6


(429 Points)

4. GoPro CHDXX-715 Ruggedized Video Camera

User Ratings: 74 7

GoPro CHDXX-715 First Impressions

"The quality is unreal."

Captures all my adventures when I need it to. This is a very well-made little camera. For the price this is a great buy. It makes nice, clear videos and works perfectly for my needs. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good.

  • GoPro HERO7 Silver + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card Adapter-UHS-I, U3 - Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 10MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization
  • BUNDLE: GoPro HERO7 Silver + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card with Adapter-UHS-I, U3
  • 4K30 VIDEO: Get stunning 4K video that's as amazing as the moment itself. You can also shoot time lapse videos to turn longer events into short, shareable moments
  • RUGGED & WATERPROOF: Share experiences you can't capture with your phone. HERO7 Silver is tough, tiny, totally waterproof and up for any adventure
  • INTUITIVE TOUCH SCREENS: With a touch screen and simple, streamlined capture modes, it's easy to jump right in and get great shots. Just swipe and tap
  • VOICE CONTROL: Stay in the moment. Control your HERO7 Silver hands free with voice commands like "GoPro, take a photo" and "GoPro, start recording
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDXX-715
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GoPro CHDXX-715 Final Thoughts

"Thank you Thank you!"

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. A wonderful assortment of accessories were included. I will be ordering several more for my personal use! But the misrepresentation of the angle will cost a star. The camera can be used while inside a waterproof case.

Overall Score
4.4


(379 Points)

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5. GoPro CHDXX-716 Ruggedized Video Camera

User Ratings: 74 7

GoPro CHDXX-716 First Impressions

"Very well made rig."

It may be even better then my other GoPro to be honest. This Ruggedized Video Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! For the price this is a great buy. The value of all the parts is incredible. Great purchase and highly recommended.

  • GoPro HERO7 White + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card Adapter-UHS-I, U3 - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 1080p HD Video 10MP Photos
  • BUNDLE: GoPro HERO7 White + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card with Adapter-UHS-I, U3
  • RUGGED & WATERPROOF: Share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. HERO7 White is tough, tiny, totally waterproof and up for any adventure
  • INTUITIVE TOUCH SCREEN: With a touch screen and simple, streamlined capture modes, it’s easy to jump right in and get great shots. Just swipe and tap
  • FULL HD VIDEO: HERO7 White records beautiful Full HD video. You can also shoot unique time lapse videos to turn longer events into short, shareable moments
  • 10MP PHOTOS:  HERO7 White takes high quality 10MP photos. And with Burst mode, you can get 15 photos in one second so you never miss a moment
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDXX-716
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GoPro CHDXX-716 Final Thoughts

"Battery life is not tested."

The accessories feel high quality, and I'm sure they are. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. The quality is decent for the size. I took this camera to Greece with me and it was great. Has loads and loads of accessories.

Overall Score
4.4


(379 Points)

6. GoPro CHDXX-701 Ruggedized Video Camera

User Ratings: 74 7

GoPro CHDXX-701 First Impressions

"Loving this purchase!"

GoPro CHDXX-701 wow is it nice when you come from a hero black. I just love this little camera! Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. I especially like it simplified design. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails.

  • GoPro HERO7 Black + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC UHS-I, U3 + 2 Total Rechargeable Batteries - Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization
  • BUNDLE: GoPro HERO7 Black Camera + 2 Total Rechargeable Batteries for HERO7 Black + PNY Elite-X 32GB microSDHC Card with Adapter-UHS-I, U3
  • 4K60 VIDEO AND 12MP PHOTOS: Awesome as the moments themselves. 8x Sol-Mo Video - With ultra high frame rate 1080p240 video, you can slow things down by up to 8x to relive funny, interesting or epic moments in all their glory
  • HYPERSMOOTH VIDEO STABILIZATION: Get gimbal-like stabilization—without the gimbal. HERO7 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage
  • TIME WARP VIDEO + SUPER PHOTO: Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move about a scene. Increase the speed up to 30x to turn longer activities into shareable moments. Get the best photos automatically. With Super Photo, HERO7 Black intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping or noise reduction to optimize your shots.
  • RUGGED + WATERPROOF: Share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. HERO7 Black is rugged, waterproof without a housing to 33ft (10m) and up for any adventure
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro CHDXX-701
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GoPro CHDXX-701 Final Thoughts

"Definitely a good buy."

If amazon gets these back in stock, I expect to get another. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling. I race motorcycles, both road race track and dirt scrambles. I just love this little camera! This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied.

Overall Score
4.4


(379 Points)

7. BOIFUN SPC01 Ruggedized Video Camera

User Ratings: 80 4

BOIFUN SPC01 First Impressions

"It's just amazing!"

This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. It also has a bigger battery than the other cameras I've tried. The pictures are captured in the swimming pool. Great price, best quality and as tough as nails. My friends are impressed by my work with this Ruggedized Video Camera.

  • BOIFUN 4K 20MP Anti-Shake Underwater Action Sport Wi-Fi Camera with External Microphone Waterproof 40 Meters Remote Control and 20 Accessories (4k 20mp)
  • ULTRA HD 4K 20MP ACTION CAMERA and WIFI CONNECTION : Ultra HD 4K/30FPS and 20MP deliver high definition, crystal clear video and awesome quality image, which provide a highly reductive photographic experience for you. And Wi-Fi provides a seamless connection between your smart phone and BOIFUN action camera, then you can preview and download pictures videos on your phone, and share those wonderful moments to social media anytime .
  • EXTERNAL MICROPHONE and WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL : With the 2.5mm external microphone, action camera will capture your sound from all directions with crisp details easily. Then it could maintain the effect of Hi-Fi and noise reduction, which greatly enhance the audio quality. Equipped with a remote control , it’s possible to free your hands and record pictures or videos in the place where you can’t reach. Or just try different view to record your life.
  • EIS STABLIZATION ANTI-SHAKE and 40 METERS WATERPROOF : EIS(Electronic Image Stabilization) adopts Six-axis anti-shake technology to deliver steady and smooth videos, that ensures excellent experience in up to 4K/30fps resolution. Rugged waterproof camera case enables you to explore amazing underwater scenery. Therefor, please feel free to recording when you are cycling, travelling, hiking, jogging, swimming, surfing, fishing, skating, skinning, diving.
  • MORE FUNNY RECORD FUNCTIONS DESERVE to BE DISCOVERD : Besides 170 degree wide angle apply in car recording and large scene photographing. There are many interesting recording functions of BOIFUN action camera, such as time-lapse video, loop recording, slow motion, burst photo, and self timer . In this way, based on different shooting background, you can change different recording modes to make your pictures and video more funny.
  • LONGER BATTERY LIFE and 20 MOUNTING ACCESSORIES : 2X1200mAh batteries promise a longer shooting time. It is also convenient to provide a charging cable for camera charging. That means no need worry about missing out on your amazing moment! Because our batteries are rechargeable and replaceable. Beside, comes with 20 multifunctional universal accessories, BOIFUN enable you to mount your camera to helmet, bicycles, car, wrist, etc.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The BOIFUN SPC01
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BOIFUN SPC01 Final Thoughts

"This is the perfect setup."

The quality is decent for the size. Hope future firmware can change it to a long press. This Ruggedized Video Camera is great it even has Accessories to get you started! I cant give the BOIFUN SPC01 enough stars. Simple to use and share on social media in a few minutes.

Overall Score
4.6


(141 Points)

8. DJI Ruggedized Video Camera

User Ratings: 87 5

DJI First Impressions

"It works fine."

Pull the trigger and you'll be good with this purchase. I think at this price range, this is a very good Ruggedized Video Camera to have. The batteries seem to last a decent amount of time. This is high quality and you can tell. Just took this to Jamaica for 10 days of snorkeling.

  • DJI Mavic 2 PRO Drone Quadcopter with DJI Smart Controller (W/Touch Screen Display) and Fly More Kit Bundle with 3 Batteries, Rugged Carry Case, Filter Set & Must Have Accessories (12 Items)
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! See the bigger picture! The Mavic 2 is the latest flagship consumer drone from DJI. The Mavic 2 PRO is equipped with Hasselblad L1D-20c camera which has iconic Hasselblad image quality. It has 20MP 1" CMOS sensory, with adjustable aperture, f/2.8-f/11, 10-bit Dlog-M colour profile and 10-bit HDR video
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! The Mavic 2 is equipped with OcuSync 2.0 digital video transmission system which is able to transmit 1080p live video up to 8 km. It is also 2.4/5.8 GHz real time auto-switching
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! The Mavic 2 flies faster, longer, and quieter. The flight time is up to 31 min. The max speed in sport mode is up to 72 kph
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! With obstacle sensors on all sides of the aircraft. The Mavic 2's Advaced Pilot Assistance Systems allow the aircraft to actively avoid obstacles in front of and behind it
  • SOLD BY DJI AUTHORIZED DEALER SURE RC! We make the factory package more complete by adding some unique and must have tools to the packages. Please see the description for a list of everything included in this bundle
  • Batteries: 3 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The DJI
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DJI Final Thoughts

"This is my first DJI."

The quality is decent for the size. The camera and screen protectors are absolutely amazing! I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. My friends are impressed by my work with this Ruggedized Video Camera. Captures all my adventures when I need it to.

Overall Score
4.7


(66 Points)

9. GoPro hero7 Ruggedized Video Camera

User Ratings: 75

GoPro hero7 First Impressions

"You get what you pay for."

I was shocked at how small this unit is. I started using it immediately and the quality looks very good. No problem with the exposure control either, very fast. Cheaper than K2, and offered much more features. I may have to pick up a second one at this price!

  • GoPro HERO7 Black Camera + Extra Rechargeable Battery + Lexar 128GB U3 microSDHC Card - Waterproof Digital Action Camera Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming Stabilization
  • BUNDLE: GoPro HERO7 Black Camera + Rechargeable Battery for HERO7 Black + Lexar High Performance 128GB U3 microSDHC Card with Adapter-UHS-I + Cleaning Cloth
  • 4K60 VIDEO AND 12MP PHOTOS: Awesome as the moments themselves. 8x Sol-Mo Video - With ultra high frame rate 1080p240 video, you can slow things down by up to 8x to relive funny, interesting or epic moments in all their glory
  • HYPERSMOOTH VIDEO STABILIZATION: Get gimbal-like stabilization—without the gimbal. HERO7 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage
  • TIME WARP VIDEO + SUPER PHOTO: Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move about a scene. Increase the speed up to 30x to turn longer activities into shareable moments. Get the best photos automatically. With Super Photo, HERO7 Black intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping or noise reduction to optimize your shots.
  • RUGGED + WATERPROOF: Share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. HERO7 Black is rugged, waterproof without a housing to 33ft (10m) and up for any adventure
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro hero7
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GoPro hero7 Final Thoughts

"I expected that."

I will upload a video of it underwater once I have one as well. Cannot tell the difference from the two that came with it. This is my first action camera, and so far I'm satisfied. I got this GoPro hero7 to record our trip’s adventure. I especially like it simplified design.

Overall Score
4.6


(44 Points)

10. GoPro HERO7 Black Ruggedized Video Camera

User Ratings: 73 4

GoPro HERO7 Black First Impressions

"Great Buy!"

Approx 65 minutes in freezing temps. This accessory bundle for my GoPro HERO7 Black has a ton of items. The device itself is fabulous. You can shoot your videos and frame them later. I especially like it simplified design.

  • GoPro HERO7 Black - Waterproof Digital Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K HD Video 12MP Photos Live Streaming, Bundle With 2 Extra GoPro Batteries + 128GB SD Card + Cleaning Cloth
  • KIT INCLUDES: GoPro HERO7 Black Camera (CHDHX-701) | Rechargeable Battery | Mounting Frame | Curved Adhesive Mount | Flat Adhesive Mount | Mounting Buckle | USB-C Cable | Thumb Screw| 2x GoPro Rechargeable Battery for HERO7/6/5 (AABAT-001) | SanDisk 128GB Extreme Micro SDHC Memory Card (SDSQXA1-128G-AN6MA) | Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • HyperSmooth Video Stabilization: Get gimbal-like stabilization-without the gimbal. HERO7 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage. - Rugged + Waterproof: Share experiences you can't capture with your phone. HERO7 Black is rugged, waterproof without a housing to 33ft (10m) and up for any adventure.
  • Voice Control: Stay in the moment. Control your HERO7 Black hands free with Voice commands like "GoPro, take a photo" and "GoPro, start recording." SuperPhoto: Get the best photos automatically. With SuperPhoto, HERO7 Black intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping or noise reduction to optimize your shots. Live Streaming: Share your story as you live it with video streaming to Facebook Live. You can save your streamed videos to your SD card
  • Time warp video Capture super stabilized time lapse videos while you move about a scene. Increase the speed up to 30x to turn longer activities into shareable moments. 4K60 Video+12MP Photos HERO7 Black shoots stunning 4K60 video and 12MP photos that are as awesome as the moments themselves. 8x SloMo Video With ultra high frame rate 1080p240 video, you can slow things down by up to 8x to relive funny, interesting or epic moments in all their glory
  • Intuitive Touch Screen: If you have a smartphone, using HERO7 Black will feel familiar. Three main capture modes with streamlined settings make navigating easy. - Face, Smile + Scene Detection: HERO7 Black knows when you face the camera, smile and more. The GoPro app uses those details to handpick your best shots and create amazing videos. | WARRANTY: GoPro Authorized Reseller. Includes a Limited GoPro 1 Year USA Warranty.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GoPro HERO7 Black
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GoPro HERO7 Black Final Thoughts

"All in all, A+."

Overall an okay Ruggedized Video Camera that is probably more hype. Overall, I think this a great Ruggedized Video Camera. The whole outlook and vintage and nice. I was shocked at how small this unit is. The whole outlook and vintage and nice.

Overall Score
4.4


(39 Points)

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