Small portable action cameras are awesome. We’ve used GoPros for many years on a ton of projects but lately we got to thinking about using them for some risky projects, like letting one go over a waterfall and then trying to retrieve it. I’m pretty sure the footage would be really cool, but worried that the camera might get lost forever. The solution? Check out some of the cheaper “clones” that are available. Then there won’t be so much to worry about if one gets lost. So today let’s talk about our latest review: Best GoPro alternative 2017.

Read on to see our top 3 choices for: Best GoPro alternative 2017.

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Our Top Pick ★★★★★

A full featured action camera, and really super freakin’ cheap. Our top pick for best GoPro alternative 2017.

Alright guys and girls. Here’s one of our favorites and it fits all of our criteria. It’s cheap and easy to use. THis bad boy is reliable and has a good video image. With the average price for this model is only $40, you can buy 5 or 6 of these for the price of one GoPro, but of course for us, being cheap is not the only criteria. We need to know that the video quality is comparable to a GoPro, and it’s pretty close. The camera films in 1080p at 30fps, and has a wide angle lens that creates an image just like a GoPro.

Now you may be asking, what are the features of this camera? We did our research so go ahead and ask away because we have answers! The model we are reviewing comes with a waterproof case, and 2 batteries. You will need to pick up your own micro SD card for it and please be aware that this camera only supports up to a 32MB SD card which is plenty of space and will give you 4 to 5 hours of video on a card.

I can’t say we are 100% sure, but it may be built a little less durable than a real GoPro. That being said, they seem to hold up to regular use just fine, and also come with a 1 year warranty. Of course for the price we aren’t really that worried about breaking one.

What’s included:

If you want to use accessories with this camera, it seems to be comparable with almost anything created for the GoPro Hero 3.

We checked a lot of reviews from other people and they were quite positive for the most part. Especially from people like us that have a lot of experience with a GoPro and were looking for a cheap secondary camera. WIth over 900 reviews on AMazon this camera is maintain a 4 star rating. For these reasons we chose this to top the category of best GoPro alternative 2017.

We are still loyal to our GoPro cameras, but for a secondary camera at a very cheap price, this is the one we choose. Buy one here.

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4k camera, a ton of features, and comes with accessories.

This really is a badass camera.The only reason it took second place is because the price is in the $90 range which is more than twice that of our top choice and what we were looking to do is get something cheap as a secondary camera. With that said, we really like this camera and it has a ridiculous amount of features for the price. The first big difference is the ability to shoot in 4k which already takes it up to the next level.

Many accessories are included such as a waterproof case (just like the older GoPro cameras). It also has a wrist remote that looks like a watch to wear on your arm, and has controls to start and stop the camera recording. Also included are two batteries for the camera. Another feature, just like a GoPro, you can download an app to use your smartphone to control the camera and see what it is recording. Check out the list at the bottom of this review to see all of the accessories included.

You can use up to a 64MB SD card in this camera, which is good because 4k video uses a lot of space.

From the manufacturer, here’s what’s in the box:

1x AKASO EK7000 Camera
1x 2.4G Remote Control
2x 1050mAh Battery
1x Waterproof Case
1x Bicycle Stand
7x Mount
2x Clip
1x Helmet Mounts
1x Bandages
5x Tethers
1 x Protective Backdoor
1x USB Cable
1x AC Charger
1x Lens Cloth
1x Manual

We really like this camera, and so do the buyers that reviewed it on Amazon. Almost 600 reviews and maintaing a 4.5 star rating. This is our most expensive choice for best GoPro alternative 2017, but we think you will agree there is a ton of value for the price with this camera.

Features, 4k video, and a lot of accesories got this camera on our list for best GoPro alternative 2017. You can buy one here.

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Our third option comes with a lot of accessories and is priced in between our other two choices.

 

Here’s another option for you, and it’s very similar to the top pick but has additional accessories and is a different brand. We feel it is important to share models from different companies whenever possible. Expect to pay just over $60 for this one.

From the manufacturer:

Along with the action sports camera you will receive a waterproof case, a camera clip, a bicycle mount, a helmet seat, a charger, a USB cable, 7 multifunction mounts, 2 batteries and more! Detailed user manual, gives you step by step instructions.

We think this is another good option in our category of best GoPro alternative 2017, and the reviews on Amazon are looking good as well.  100+ with a 4.5 star rating.

Another solid option for a cheap GoPro alternative in 2017 and it won’t break the bank. You can buy one here.