In Brief

Five best action cameras

Great kit to capture your special moments and adventures on video or in pictures

Photographs are great for helping to preserving precious memories but capturing the action in crisp video footage can be even better. 

Here, we pick five of the best action cameras available now.

GoPro Max 

If you’re in the market for a 360-degree camera, the GoPro Max is top of the range. With offset front- and rear-mounted lenses, this nifty device takes 360-degree 18MP photos and videos that can then be stitched together on the GoPro app.

£380; gopro.com 

Olfi one.five Black 

A great budget option, this 4K camera has a microphone, LCD screen and speaker, and does the basics very well. The waterproof case for an extra £25 is also excellent. 

£150; olficamera.com

Insta360 One R Twin Edition 

Clipping together like a jigsaw, this clever camera is really several in one. Users can choose between 360-degree footage or high-quality 4K wide-angle footage, depending on the lens attached, and the camera is easy to adapt on the go - although the fact that it is in separate pieces could make it less durable than some models. 

£440; apple.co.uk 

DJI Osmo Action 

Drone camera specialist DJI’s first 4K action camera gives GoPro a run for its money. With a rear touchscreen and front-facing screen, the Osmo Action has great image stabilisation thanks to DJI’s expertise in flying tech. 

£329; dji.com

GoPro Hero 9 Black 

This excellent, waterproof model from GoPro has a big sensor that can shoot 20MP stills and 5K/30fps video. The camera has a vlogger-friendly front-facing screen as well as a larger rear one.

£330; gopro.com

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