9 Best Chinese Action Cameras GoPro Alternatives

9 Best Chinese Action Cameras GoPro Alternatives

When you do cool stunts and tricks whether in the water, on the road or even in the air, don’t you feel like you should record them to share proudly with the world?

It is a known fact that the GoPro action cameras are the best in the industry for recording such sports and adventures. They have some pretty advanced features that make capturing fast paced videos much easier and smoother and provides professional like footage. But the heavy price tag that comes with it is what makes people skeptical about buying them.

If you want to look at alternatives that are either cheaper or at par with the GoPro action cameras in terms of features, here’s a list of the best Chinese GoPro alternatives to pick from. These too come with their own set of capabilities that match up to the popular and leading action camera brand. The advantage here is that you can get similar features at a fraction of the cost, which can actually be used to invest in some cool and necessary accessories!

Try action cameras from companies like Xiaomi, GOTOP, and SJCAM for great alternatives to the GoPro.

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 60/30 fps
720P 120/60/30 fps

Body Size: 

1.58x0.903x2.124 in / 40.14x37.18x48.00 mm

Battery Life: 

80 minutes

Waterproof (Meters) : 

30

Megapixels: 

16.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

1.5 in
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The SJCAMHD M20 Action Camera is the newest from the company and features a new and upgraded design as well as some amazing features. Much lighter than the previous versions, this camera weighs just 55 grams with battery. It also features a very different and unique design as it differs from it predecessor the SJCAM M10 and isn’t a square anymore. In fact it’s the first of its kind for SJCAM.

It is equipped with a 16 MP Sony IMX206 Exmor sensor that can do 4K recording when the picture is interpolated. It uses a 166-degree adjustable field of view (Wide – Normal – Narrow) for...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 120/60/30 fps
720P 240/120/60/30 fps

Battery Life: 

2 hours

Megapixels: 

12.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

2.19-inch
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

Last year Xiaomi released their Yi Action Camera to give tough competition to GoPro, and this year the company has released its successor! Named the Xiaomi Yi 4K action camera, it features upgraded hardware and is also capable of recording videos in 4K at 30fps.

The Yi 4K comes equipped with a 12MP Sony IMX377 sensor, a 155-degree wide-angle lens and an aperture of f/2.8. It uses an Ambarella A9SE95 chipset to power the whole system and support its advanced capabilities. Apart from 4K, users can record videos in 2.5K at 30fps, 1440p at 60fps, 1080p at 120fps, 960p at 120fps, 720p...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 60/30 fps
720P 120/60/30 fps
480P 240/120/60/30 fps

Body Size: 

2.3 x 1.1 x 1.6 in

Weight (KG): 

0.07

Waterproof (Meters) : 

30

Megapixels: 

16.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

1.5 in
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

Accessories In Box: 

1 x Waterproof Housing 1 x Quick Release Buckle 1 x Housing Backdoor with Holes 1 x Handlebar Seatpost Pole Mount 1 x Curved Adhesive Mount 1 x Flat Adhesive Mount 1 x 3-Way Pivot Arm Mount 2 x 3M Adhesive Tape 1 x Frame Mount 1 x Quick Release Clip for The Frame 1 x Vertical Quick Release J-Hook Buckle 1 x Universal 1/4" Camera Tripod Mount 1 x Tripod Mount Adapter 1 x Bandage Set 1 x Stainless Steel Safety Tether 4 x Nylon Cable Ties 1 x Cleaning Cloth 1 x USB Cable

The SJCAM SJ5000 Plus WiFi Sport Action Camera features Ambarella A7LS75 DSP and Panasonic 16 MP 1/2.33" CMOS Sensor that makes this action camera great for recording videos and taking pictures. Its amazing camera has the ability to record videos at 1080P 60/30FPS FHD.

It has a WiFi Connection for iOS and Android device and also supports AV out when recording with certain USB-to-AV cables. It even offers HDMI HD output function so you can easily transfer your data to another device.

With different shooting modes like Single shot, Snapper and Time-lapse you can easily get...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

4K 30 fps
1080P 60/30 fps

Battery Life: 

1.5 hours without WiFi

Megapixels: 

12.00

Camera Features

LCD Display Size: 

2 in
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The EKEN H8R 4K Ultra HD Action Camera is another product that can be added to the list of action and sports cameras that have 4k recording capabilities. It features a 170-degree wide angle lens and has the ability to record in 4K ultra HD. It is powered by a Sunplus 6350 chipset and is also equipped with an IMX078 image sensor.

Different video resolutions include 4K at 30fps, 2.7K at 30fps, and 1080P at 60fps and 30fps. The camera can also take pictures in 12MP, with different resolutions like12M (4608 x 2592), 8M (3760 x 2120), and 5M (2976 x 1672).

The camera also...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 30 fps
720P 60/30 fps

Body Size: 

59 x 41 x 21mm

Weight (KG): 

0.07

Battery Life: 

150 minutes

Waterproof (Meters) : 

30

Megapixels: 

14.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera
Wireless Connectivity

Accessories In Box: 

1x AMK5000 DV, 1x Waterproof case (compatible with genuine GoPro case), 1x Helmet Mount Set, 1x USB Cable

While GoPro action and sports cameras are extremely popular with sports enthusiasts, other like the Amkov AMK5000S Wireless Wi-Fi camera make very good and cheap alternatives for the GoPro camera .

The Amkov AMK5000S Wireless Wi-Fi camera is a small sized camera that has a light weight and compact body, making it easy to carry around, attach on mounts or travel with. It is also great for use for FPV on quadcopters and can deliver some amazing aerial shots.

It is equipped with a 170°A+ HD wide angle lens and a 14 MP HD camera to take beautiful stills and pictures, with...Read full review

Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 60/30 fps
720P 120/60/30 fps
480P 240/120/60/30 fps

Body Size: 

2.4x1.7x0.83in

Weight (KG): 

0.07

Waterproof (Meters) : 

40

Megapixels: 

16.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

The Xiaomi Yi Action Camera is capable of recording videos at 1080p and 60 frames per second) and even has a 16 MP camera with Sony ’s Exmor R BSI CMOS image sensor. It comes with a memory of 64 GB and weighs 72g with a battery bigger than most of its competitors.

Xiaoyi Yi Action Camera

It is waterproof till 40 meters. The camera can be controlled using a smartphone app, just like most of Xiaomi’s other products. The only missing element is the lack of rigging or casing, which makes it difficult to protect to camera when taking it to shoot extreme sports. Though, you can...Read full review

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Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 60/30 fps
720P 120/60/30 fps
480P 60/30 fps

Weight (KG): 

1.08

Battery Life: 

90 mins

Megapixels: 

16.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

0.83 in
Comes With Remote
Wireless Connectivity
LCD Disply

Eyeshot HD Action

The Eyeshot Full HD Action Camera is a beautifully crafted piece of technology that is waterproof, shockproof and has a ton of great features that makes it a great substitute for GoPro . With a tough and sleek exterior, this action camera has an Ambarella A7L Chip that is the same as GoPro Hero3+ and a Panasonic 16MP CMOS Sensor that delivers better images than the GoPro action camera.

The camera also comes equipped with a watch remote control that lets you monitor what you are filming simultaneously. It is waterproof till 60 meters deep and can be used...Read full review

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Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

2K 30 fps
1080P 60/30 fps

Body Size: 

1.18 x 1.61 x 2.32 inches

Battery Life: 

up to 90 minutes

Megapixels: 

16.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

LCD Display Size: 

1.5 in
LCD Disply

The GitUp Git2 Standard Action Camera is like the d GitUp Git1 Standard Action Camera but comes with more advanced features that make recording videos and taking pictures much simpler for all your adventures. It is a compact and durable action camera that has a sturdy design and is 30 meters water resistant with reliable protection with its waterproof case.

It uses a 170° Angle of View and it features a Panasonic MN34120 that provides amazing performance while shooting. The camera is capable of recording videos in 2160P at 30fps and 24fps as well as 1080P at 60fps and can take 16MP...Read full review

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Specs

Max Video Resolution: 

1080P 30 fps

Body Size: 

4.72 x 4.72 x 6.69 in

Weight (KG): 

0.54

Waterproof (Meters) : 

60

Megapixels: 

16.00

Camera Features

Camera Type: 

Action Camera

Accessories In Box: 

1 X Waterproof Case 1 X J-hook Buckle 1 X 3-way Pivot Arm 1 X Curved Adhesive Mount 1 X Plane Paste Mount 1 X USB Cable

GOTOP 1080p Full HD sports action camera

The GOTOP 1080p Full HD sports action camera is a fully protected camera that will remain your sturdy companion though all your adventures. Its 140 degree wide angle lens that is 16MP, has the ability to record 1080p with a maximum frame rate of 120fps when recording in WVGA format.

The camera is extremely sturdy and can survive tough conditions. it is also waterproof till 30 meters deep. You can store all your data on a memory card that can be expanded to 32GB.

The cameras also come with five mounting accessories like the 3...Read full review

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I am a freelance writer who is always on the hunt for cool new gadgets and products on the internet. With never ending love for animals and a new found interest in drones, I enjoy writing about all things Apple, quadcopters and the newest tech accessories.