1. AKASO V50 Pro
It's difficult to stand out in a crowded market, but with the V50 Pro, AKASO has managed it with a sleek, robust design. The V50 Pro looks pretty generic as far as cameras go. It's small rectangular, has a wide front ole lens, a micro HDMI port, and you can use a mini USB port for an optional external microphone. The case looks like gray rubber, although it’s hard plastic.
AKASO V50 Pro is a new budget-priced action camera with a built-in Advanced Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) which delivers steady and smooth videos in up to an impressive 4K/30fps resolution, and it captures still photos at 20MP resolution. As well as its 4K capabilities, the V50 Pro can also shoot full HD up to 60 fps and 720p up to 120fps. However, video quality is only average at full HD resolution and lower.
Built-in 2-inch high-response IPS touch screen makes this tiny but powerful camera super easy to control. This action camera supports external microphone capturing sound with crisp details from all directions. This camera comes with two 1100mAh rechargeable batteries, chargers, wristband remote control among other accessory kits.
2. Garmin VIRB Ultra 30
VIRB Ultra 30 is compact, lightweight and is waterproof in its housing for up to 40 meters. It features voice control for effortless hands-free recording and an intuitive 1.75-inch LCD touchscreen display for playback and access to settings.
It captures stunning ultra HD 4K/30fps video and crisp 12MP still images. Its battery allows for a 2-hour 1080p HD video recording on a single charge.
The Wi-Fi allows you to live-stream HD videos to youtube using the Garmin VIRB app or to quickly upload your footage to a smartphone or a laptop. It also uses 3-axis image-stabilization to ensure your footage is consistently sharp and steady. It is also compatible with a variety of mounting accessories.
3. Sony X3000R
When it comes to action cameras, Sony has taken a different approach, with its FDX3000R sacrificing a bit of weight and size for excellent image stabilization, proper zooming, and improved video.
Although it's bigger than the other models mentioned here, it's not a huge camera. It can easily be fixed on your helmet or handlebars at 29 mm x 47 mm x 83 mm and 114 g.
The FDRX3000's most remarkable feature is its optical image stabilization, which is much better than the electronic version used by less costly rivals.
Although they drain the battery, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth are all incorporated. With them all switched off, you're going to get close to two hours battery time, and as little as half that when allowed.The camera maxes out at 4k/30fps and for those shooting underwater, the bundled housing is rated to an impressive 60m/195 feet.
4. Olympus TG Tracker
Here's an amazing camera package with all the good features that all adventure enthusiasts can use. It comes with a 1.5 inch LCD screen that can be used tilted while recording 4 K videos at a rate of 30fps. The wide angle lenses will cover up to 204 degrees, another good feature is its 5-axis image stabilisation. With this camera, you can capture 8MP clarity stills. TG tracker is built with proof material that is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, freeze proof and crush so that it is best suited for your adventure sports.
5. Garmin Virb XE
Waterproof body, sophisticated motion sensors and GPS communication – all these are Virb's impressive featuresThe VIRB XE action camera shoots wide-angle, high-definition footage at 1080p that offers a maximum speed of 60fps. The still resolution goes up to 12MP whereas its battery can serve you up to 2 hours easily.
Designed for the harshest environments, VIRB XE can dive without a case to 50 meters of depth, allowing for cleaner and clearer audio capture. VIRB XE also has built in WiFi and can be controlled, configured and viewed from a compatible Garmin device or via the mobile app. Equipped with Bluetooth 4.0, VIRB XE will directly connect to Bluetooth wireless headsets or microphones for high-definition audio capture.
6. TomTom Bandit
TomTom Bandit offers impressive quality for video recording with all its clever editing features, waterproof and splash-resistant design. TomTom Bandit has been designed to provide outstanding GPS experience along with multiple sensors that remain active to enhance your video recording experience, beating the GoPro capabilities with all new stuff. It can be conveniently linked to the phone through a dedicated program, which also provides easy editing features.
You can enjoy 15fps at 4k resolution while it can deliver a 60fps frame rate for 1080p. With 16Mp ability, the still resolution is high enough and the battery life will serve you continuously for 3 hours.
7. AKASO EK7000
AKASO EK7000 is a durable action camera suited for extreme environments. It is waterproof in its case for up to 40 meters and comes with remote control; handy for setting up shots from a distance. It records 4K/25fps high definition video, as well as sharp 16MP still images. Plus, it comes with built-in electronic video stabilization to ensure everything is in focus.
It comes with various mounting accessories and two rechargeable batteries–each one able to record up to 90 minutes of footage. The camera has built-in Wi-Fi, a 2-inch touchscreen display, and a remote controller making it simple and easy to use.
8. SJCAM SJ8 PRO
SJCAM SJ8 Pro is the perfect starter action camera for beginners. It produces high-quality footage and is waterproof in its housing up to 30 meters, with high camera quality at 12MP.
The SJ8 Pro can be connected wirelessly from up to 10 meters away and also comes with a range of mounting accessories that can be used in a variety of environments. It is sold with a high-capacity 1200mA detachable battery with up to 70 minutes of recording time at 4K/60fps. The camera captures 170-degree, super wide-angle footage with 4K/30fps video as well as a clean image 8x digital zoom.
9. Polaroid Cube Act II
The Polaroid Cube Act II is the smallest action camera on this list, at only 35mm in height and weighing in at just 49g. The Cube is shock and splash-resistant on its own, plus it is waterproof for up to 30 meters in its case (sold separately).
It only captures HD video at 1080p and still images at 6 MP. The 124-degree, wide-angle lens, perfect for shots that require a larger field of view, is really impressive.
It also includes video/image stabilization, and the rechargeable battery can record continuously for up to 90 minutes on a single charge. One standout feature of this tiny but mighty device is its magnetic base that can be mounted to any metal surface, such as helmets and bike handlebars.
10. PROGRACE Kids’ Camera
One of the top GoPro alternatives for kids is the PROGRACE Kids’ Camera. It is durable, colorful, and waterproof in its housing for up to 30 meters.
The camera can withstand shocks, bumps, and drops, perfect for adventurous children. The PROGRACE records videos in HD 1080p/30fps and captures photographs with a 5 MP camera. It is sold with a few mount accessories, ideal for connecting to skateboards, bike handlebars or helmets.
The PROGRACE also includes a built-in mini-game, 40 funny photo frames, and 7 color modes; designed to unleash kids’ creativity and allow them to edit their images.
I hope this list of the top GoPro alternatives for all your needs in 2020 will help you choose a budget action camera, that will provide you with a great bang for your buck and help you find one that fits your needs. Let me know what you think about the suggestions.