Best action cameras 2022

Gopro Hero Hero
Gopro Hero Hero (Image credit: GoPro)

Today, the best digital cameras are fast, lightweight but tech-heavy, and more affordable than ever. Action cameras are one of those cool yet practical accessories that transform your shooting style. Unlike filming with your phone, an action camera is built to withstand the drops and dings that come with downhill skiing, jumping off waterfalls, gliding downhill on a skateboard, and following your kids around on the playground. Ready to get in on the fun? These are the best action cameras available this year.

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What's the best action camera out this year? For everyday shooting, we can't say enough good things about the GoPro HERO9. From the streamlined design to the available mods and accessories to the smoothest shooting experience available today; this is one of the best action cameras on the block.

If you want a starter action cam for kids, grab the PROGRACE waterproof digital camera. It shoots beautiful videos and stills and is waterproof when used with the included housing.

And if you want an all-purpose camera, we recommend the DJI Pocket 2. It has pro-level video output, 3-axis stabilization, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Jodi Owan

Jodi Owan works behind a keyboard and a camera. She's a freelance writer for iMore, Android Central, and Windows Central.