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3 Cheap Action Cam Alternatives To GoPro

The GoPro cameras are considered as the “holy grail” among the action cameras. However, not everyone can or wants to afford the expensive sports camera. In the meantime, there are many high-quality alternatives on the market that are cheaper and are almost as good as the top dog. We present you three competitor models and tell you the strength and weaknesses of each.

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Apeman Action Camera

The Apeman action camera records videos in 4K. The camera provides a resolution of 20 megapixels that takes photos and videos at a 170-degree angle. The image quality is satisfying but not phenomenal – not comparable with the expensive GoPro.

Thanks to the integrated Wi-Fi function, you can transfer your recordings to your iPhone or tablet via an app. The camera features include, for example, single shots, timer shots, and loop recordings. The battery is 1050mAh large and needs to charge for three hours. According to the manufacturer, the recording time is around 120min for 1080p. However, some customers reported that they could only record for 40min.

Besides the different mounts and mounting kits, there is a waterproof case included in the package. You can dive up to 60ft deep with the case.


  • 4K videos
  • Waterproof for up to 60ft depth
  • Wi-Fi function
  • Large scope of supply


  • Weak battery
  • Average image quality

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Vtin Action Cam

The action camera by Vtin is another cheap alternative to the GoPro. This one also has a 12-megapixels camera and records videos in HD quality. It has a 170-degree wide-angle lens as well. The camera with the included case is waterproof up to 60ft deep and therefore works for diving and snorkeling trips. The video and photo quality is okay for the price, but it’s only average in a direct comparison to pricier models.

The battery has an average size with 1050mAh and is supposed to record videos for 90min, according to Vtin. In a test, the action cam only made it to 60min. The scope of supply includes many pieces that could be overwhelming for starters.


  • Wi-Fi function
  • HD videos
  • Waterproof for up to 60ft depth


  • Scope of supply could be overwhelming
  • Photo and video quality only average

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Victure Action Cam

The cheapest camera in our comparison is the action cam by Victure. It records videos and photos with the 12-megapixels camera in Full HD and also has a waterproof case that allows dives to 60ft depth. The package includes 25 pieces for recordings on a bike and motorbike, as well as while skiing, diving or swimming.

Considering the low price, this Chinese GoPro clone makes some legit photos and videos, even in motion. However, if you are watching the videos on a big screen, they look pale and coarse. The sound is okay for the price class. The battery is 1050mAh large and is exchangeable.


  • Cheap
  • Full HD videos
  • Exchangeable battery
  • Legit photo and video quality


  • No Wi-Fi function
  • Pale and coarse images on large screens

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