Cheap action cameras like GoPro from China

Recently we showed here the five best action cameras sold in the market, and we briefly how did the idea of this technology most successful product currently, because conquering every day new fans of athletics and sports worldwide radicals.

Today, we bring you a list of Action cameras manufactured in China and, according to the manufacturers, promise to surprise you and do in fact, be worth the cost effectiveness of these products as they are not all who are willing to invest so much money in professional action camera as the segment leader: GoPro.

– See below the chinese options in action cameras for GoPro and their competitors:

Yi, Xiaomi

In order to compete the famous GoPro, the Xiaomi launched its own action camera: Yi.

The camera has a wide angle lens of 155º viewing angle and an Exmor sensor Sony 16 megapixel camera that records video in Full HD 1080p at 60fps. It also includes a function that captures 10 seconds of VGA quality video for quick sharing. It also has 64GB of internal memory.

The design is like the GoPro, but in vibrant and fun colors. The camera can be submerged to a depth of up to 40 meters.

The main focus of Xiaomi is the price: much cheaper than the competitors (about 90 dollars).

WDV5000, Sportscam

The WDV5000 is an interesting solution for those who want to make use of the concept of GoPro without having to invest the high value application in this model. That said, of course the main attraction of the chinese model is the price (about 70 dollars).

The lens is a wide angle with 120º field of view and 5 megapixel sensor. The resolutions for video recording are: FULL HD (1920x1080p 30fps); HD (1280x720p 60fps) and HD (1280x720p 30fps). The MicroSD card slot supports up to 32GB of internal storage.

The design is much like the GoPro. Silver and black finished aluminum and plastic. The camera also comes with a waterproof case which supports up to 50 meters diving.


This chinese model is already very popular with sports fans and adventure. SJ4000 brings many color options and is one of cameras that has more accessories for different sports.

SJ4000 comes with an LCD display of 1.5″ and a wide-angle lens with 170º HD field of view and 12 Megapixels CMOS Sensor sensor with 4X digital ZOOM. Resolutions for recording are: 1920x1080p 30fps, 1280x720p 60fps, 848×480 60fps 640×480 and 60fps.

The finish is fun, made in multi- colors: blue, black, yellow, pink, gray, white and bronze. The water-resistant case allows you to record your extreme sport a water up to 30 meters diving.

Price: about $ 60.


SJ5000 is the new model of SJCAM and brings some new features in hardware that promise improvements in capturing frames.

Basically there are three versions: with and without wi-fi and the Plus model (comes with Ambarella A7 chip). The display is an LCD of 1.5″ and the sensor is a 16 megapixel CMOS (Panasonic MN34120PA) that records video in Full HD 1080p at 60fps. The lens is a wide angle with 170º field of view.

Price: Around $ 160.

Mi Pro Action, Xiaomi

The Mi Pro Action is the new camera Xiaomi that promises to combine low price and high performance for the most different sports and activities. It is a camera to record the radical moments, adventures with friends or simply perpetuate the family activities.

It is equipped with a wide angle lens of 170º Sony Exmor R 16 megapixel sensor and F/2.8 that lets you record videos with quality Full HD at 1080p and 60 frames per second (FPS).

The design was developed to facilitate the mobility of the camera (just 72g). It can be controlled by smartphone and your body is waterproof, allowing dives of up to 40 meters.

The value of Mi Pro Action is around $ 100.

Re Camera, HTC

The taiwanese company HTC has also set up your action camera model, the Re Camera, a model with interesting design and support OS: Android and iOS.

With a CMOS sensor Sony 1/2.3″ 16 megapixel camera and wide-angle lens with 146º degree field of view and aperture F/2.8, for use in low light conditions that allows pictures and videos in Full HD 1080p 30fps and slow motion.

The design is curious, in the form of periscope (optical instrument used in submarines) that allows a single use with one hand. The finish is plastic with sturdy body dips in water for 30 minutes. Can be controlled by smartphone (Android and iOS).

Price: $ 200.

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