Which is the best action waterproof camera with slow motion and 4K resolution in 2019?

In todays world action cameras are already very popular. You can capture your experience on another level from another point of view. The question is which action camera is best to buy?

In this article I will be walking you through the the best action waterproof camera options in 2019, I think are the most valuable for its price. You can find the list of all the recommended action cameras at the end of this post.

DJI Osmo Action– The new born



The first camera I would like to be talking about is a new release from the company

DJI

This action camera was released this year and is considered to be a big competition to GoPro Hero 7 Black. DJI Osmo Action is shockproof when falling 5 feet or 1.5 meters, moreover waterproof without housing down to 36 feet or 11 meters.

But that is not everything. It has two screens so you can see yourself when recording. You won´t miss your face anymore. Additionally this action cam is not going to freeze to 14°F, or -10°C. Pretty impressive, don´t you think?

DJI developed a new stabilization called RockSteady. No matter how heavy the action gets DJI claims no more shaky footage. Well see for yourself.

This camera is capable of shooting 4K slow motion video to 60fps so you can make the important details to last longer.

Furthermore the high dynamic range lets you capture more details in both shadows and highlights so you can capture the sunset with the faces of your loved ones, not compromising one or another.

This camera is not one of the cheapest one, but definitely provides great value for its price and I would recommend this camera to any professional or amateur who wants to invest a little more into quality and great new features like Rock Steady Stabilization and Front Screen.

GoPro Hero 7 Black– hypersmooth

Another very obvious choice is also a new action camera from GoPro. Company GoPro is already well known in the industry. It is already an established mark, but with the GoPro Hero 7 Black they went even further.

The undoubtedly key feature is the new hypersmooth stabilization. This kind of stabilization was the first of its kind on the market and it is supposed to replace the gimbal. It means you don´t need any other stabilization and you can shoot hand held.

As the DJI Osmo Action GoPro Hero 7 Black is also waterproof action camera down to 36 feet or 11 meters without a case. So now you can record 4K under the water.

You don´t have free hands to press the shutter? No problem. Just say: “GoPro take a Photo” or choose from another 15 commands

Make a great picture with the feature HDR, noise reduction and local tone mapping also in low light situation. This camera preforms very well.

Use the time warp video and record time lapse or hyper lapse as you go and stream it live with everyone.

GoPro Hero 7 Black is definitely worth it for its price, because thanks to hypersmooth you don´t need any additional gimbal to make the footage steady and you also don´t need a camera case to dive into water.

In conclusion GoPro Hero 7 Black is an amazing camera and they are both with the DJI Osmo Action breaking the limits.

AKASO V50 Pro Native 4K– great value choice

If you are looking for something more affordable, but don´t want to compromise on video quality I would recommend the AKASO V50 Pro Native action cam.

It is able to shoot 4K footage with the framerate 30fps and delivers impressive results. The camera is also capable of shooting time lapses to get this amazing footage of fast moving clouds.

With build in EIS- 6-axis gyroscope Electronic Image Stabilization 6-axis gyroscope you will get smooth footage without disturbing shaking.

Check out how the camera preforms under water

Touch screen is a very handy feature, which not all the actions cameras have. That´s why is this one very practical to use.

It comes with a build-in WIFI so you can control the camera from further away with your phone, take pictures and start recording without pressing any button.

YI 4K+ Action Camera- the GoPro killer

YI 4K+ also known as GoPro killer is considered to have a potential to beat the oldest versions of GoPro Hero cameras.

This beast was the first action camera released, which records 4K 60fps slow motion video with an amazing picture quality. Built-in Sony IMX377 image sensor captures 12MP pictures.

Intuitive UI Design represents Ultra responsive 2.2” Gorilla Glass retina touchscreen. You can easily change the settings, switch modes or playback footage on a crystal clear touch screen.

The battery life also doesn´t disappoint. With 1200mAh high capacity battery you can now record 4K 60fpr video for up to 70 minutes.

If you are looking for something professional, but quite affordable at the same time you have found your camera.

From the price point of view -you can get the same results as you would get from GoPro Hero for less money so this action cam can in deed be considered a GoPro killer.

Crosstour 4K 16MP– small but powerful

Whether you are just starting out or video recording is more of a time to time hobby this camera might be for you.

For the price I do believe this one brings lot of value. It records in 4K 30fps with 16MP image.

It comes with extra external microphone, which helps you to capture sound with crisp details. Supposedly it performs better that most actions cameras at the market.

To keep the footage smooth and stable there is a build-in Anti-shake feature in the camera, which allows you to better capture the action.

It also comes with WiFi and wide angle time lapse and loop recording option.

So if you still want the proper results of a 4K action camera this is a way to go. I personally purchased this kind of camera and was really pleased with results. Sometimes even surprised.

So I would surly recommend this one as an starting point

These are my 5 tips on the most valuable waterproof action cameras for its price, that are recording 4K slow motion.

What to avoid

It is very easy to fall into the trap of having 4K slow motion waterproof camera with hypersmooth stabilization for a very unrealistic low price. Be aware of that. What appears as a good deal might be just a cheap interpretation of the actual quality and you could regret the purchase.

List of recommended cameras

Below you can find the list with all of them plus some more options available on the market, which I find still worth buying.

And a few more:

4 thoughts on “Which is the best action waterproof camera with slow motion and 4K resolution in 2019?”

  1. All cameras on your list look and sound fantastic. It is really hard to decide which one to take. All of them seems to offer a great deal for the price. I guess that the difference then is only on the price. Would you suggest YI 4K+ over GoPro Hero anytime or is the latter a better choice?

    1. Hi Ivan,
      Thanks for your comment. In this article I was trying to point out the best value of action camera for its price. Nowadays there are products being overpriced just because it´s already an established brand. And that is the case with GoPro Hero cameras in comparison with YI 4K+ action cam. Not only is the price lower, moreover performs the camera in some situations better than GoPro.

      However with the new GoPro Hero Black I feel they really made a huge step forward thanks to the hypersmooth stabilization, which was a feature never seen before. And that is why this camera is almost in the top of my list.

      I hope I have helped you and wish you all the best,
      Kristina

  2. What a nice post you wrote! I really enjoyed reading it and I could not be silent about your post so I decided to leave my comment here and say Thank You! For sharing this quality post with others.
    Actually this is exactly the information that I was looking for information about the waterproof cameras and when I landed on your website and read this post, it answered all my questions in details.
    So I’m happy that you decided to write about this topic and share it with people. It’s very useful and can definitely be used as a great source for everyone who is interested in this topic.
    I will come back to your website again for sure and I’m looking forward to reading your new posts.)

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Ali,
      I appreciate your comment. I am really glad that you found some useful information from this article and this is exactly why I am doing this.

      I know lot of people are looking for a good action cameras, but are not really sure what is worth to buy. In todays world there are so many options and it can cause that people feel overwhelmed with the choice.

      As I was writing this post I thought about what would I myself wanted to find out about cameras and what would I appreciate as an consumer to read. So this is why I also included some videos so you can see how each camera performs.

      I am happy that I was able to help you with the information you needed. I hope in the future you will be able to find some useful tips and trick from my website.

      Wish you a great day,
      Kristina

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