The Different Types of Action Cameras

S2002 was the birth of the action camera. Nick Woodman, the founder of GoPro, sought to create a waterproof camera that could attach to his wrist and take photos while he was surfing. Since then, action cameras have been at the top of mind of the adventurous, the on-the-go and the constant traveler who wishes to capture just about anything. Today, action cameras are a booming industry with a lot of manufacturers offering many options and a lot of brands offering different models.

What are the different types of action cameras?

There are a lot of brands in the market which offer different types of action cameras. Go Pro, DJI and Insta360 are the TOP 3 brands which cater to the majority of the market and commonly used by professionals and hobbyists. Though action cameras share a common goal, these Brands created their products to stand out from their competitors. Relatively, current selection of action cameras offers 4k Video Resolution, Video Stabilization, Wide Angle Field of View, Waterproof, Timelapse and Mobile Application. Though similar in specifications, these brands created each of their products differently.


GoPro has been one of the top choices when it comes to rugged and on the fly action cameras for sports and adventure. The GoPro Hero 10 Black provides high-detail 5.3k 60p, 4k 120p,2k 240p and 23mp photos with updated professional settings and practical functions. If you are someone who likes to shoot high frame rate videos for more slow motion action in post processing, then the latest GoPro Hero 10 Black may be your best option. It is compact and rugged, perfect for all weather travel and also, if you are someone who loves extreme sports then this is the camera for you.


DJI released its latest wearable action camera, the DJI Action 2. This camera can capture up to 180 minutes of your everyday life, sports efforts or travel. The DJI Action 2 is designed with a clever snap-together, modular magnetic form. You may opt to choose either the DJI Action 2 Power Combo or the DJI Action 2 Dual-Screen Combo. The DJI Action 2’s versatile recording options include 32gb of internal storage, upto DCI 4k 60p, UHD 4k 120p and FHD 240p plus 12MP Raw and Jpeg photos. Though the DJI Action 2 is waterproof up to 33’, the touchscreen module must use a separately available waterproof case. Because of its compact form factor, the DJI Action 2 is made for your daily lifestyle contents. Bring it to the gym, mall, indoor or outdoor events! Surely, the DJI Action 2 can give you high quality videos which you can use for your content.

INSTA360 ONE X2 , Go2 and One RS


INSTA360 ONE X2 is a pocket-size spherical VR solution with dual- and single-lens modes. In dual-lens mode, also called 360 Mode, the camera uses both its front and rear lenses to capture 360 5.7K resolution video with automatic internal stitching, and then using the companion iOS/Android app, you can navigate through the shot and select a specific angle and share it directly to social media. Single-lens mode turns this 360 camera into a standard camera that you can capture regular shots.This is called Steady Cam mode, it uses FlowState Stabilization with an advanced scene-detection algorithm to digitally smooth out your shot so it looks more steady. The Insta360 One X2 is also waterproof but we suggest getting a waterproof case since water damage is a top after sale issue. If you enjoy taking underwater scenic shots and traveling, or you are into extreme sports, motovlogging or bike vlogging then an insta360 One X2 is for you. Its wide angle shots would surely capture your thrills and breathtaking moments.

INSTA360 Go2

INSTA360 Go 2 is a small and light action camera which you can use for everyday applications anywhere and anytime. You can capture video up to 3k 24/25/30p and FHD up to 120p. Video is also captured with built-in Insta360 FlowState image stabilization, which uses a 6-axis gyro to get those smooth videos. The Insta360 Go 2 is equipped with IPX8 waterproof up to 13’ (again, we’d suggest getting a waterproof case to avoid water damage) and included is a charge case which provides a start/stop control button and upto 2.5hrs battery time. If you’re someone who needs a small and lightweight camera, maybe getting the Insta360 Go 2 is the right choice. The Insta360 Go 2 may be small, but its capabilities are endless and if you are someone who travels and wants to enjoy while shooting your videos hands-free then this camera is perfect for you.


Insta360’s latest flagship action camera is the Insta360 ONE RS, a camera that can transform from a standard action camera to a 360-degree camera via modularity. There are 2 combinations which you can choose from, the Insta360 ONE RS 4k Edition which includes the Core, Battery Base and 4k Action Lens and on the contrary the Insta360 ONE RS Twin Edition which includes all of the above but with an additional 360 Camera lens, which alot of consumers prefer. The New Insta360 ONE RS features 21% more battery capacity than the older Insta360 ONE R. It’s key features are the following: 5.7k 360 Lens, 4k Boost Lens, 6k widescreen mode, 8x Slow Motion with 4k Boost Lens, 4x Slow Motion using the 360 Lens, FlowState Stabilization, 48MP for photos and Waterproof upto 16’ when assembled and installed in the included mounting frame. The Insta360 ONE RS unlocks your creativity with its unique and flexible feature, its modularity can turn your vision into reality. If you are someone who is looking for an action camera that can give you endless possibilities, then you might want to get the Insta360 ONE RS.


These action cameras listed are just some of the many selections you can choose from. There are a lot of brands and models out there that can be a great option as well. It will all depend on your budget and which one suits you best. If you’re looking for the overall specifications and prices you may check our LIST OF ACTION CAMERAS available at our webstore. Get an action camera today and go out and be creative! Message us or check out our website to shop now: