If you’re a big fan of going on adventures whether it be island hopping, skiing, skydiving, or whatever else. You’re probably in need of an action camera to capture your favorite adrenaline-filled moments.
So we’ve gathered a list of some of the best action cameras you can find today in the Philippines.
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GoPro HERO11 Black
First on the list is the brand that popularized action cameras, GoPro, with their latest GoPro HERO11 Black. Although it has slightly seen a downturn with increasing competition, its flagship HERO Black series still remains the staple for action cameras.
The Go Pro HERO11 Black features a 1/1.9 inch sensor that gives it a 16% vertical field increase over its predecessor. This results in it being able to shoot a taller 8:7 aspect ratio.
It also incorporates what they call HyperView, which lets you capture even more by getting a wide-angle 16:9 shot.
It also features HyperSmooth 5.0 with AutoBoost to help keep your video stable and Horizon Lock to keep footage straight even when the camera rotates a full 360 degrees.
The HERO11 Black can also shoot at 5.3K at 60FPS, 4K at 120FPS, or 2.7K at 240FPS. The HERO11 Black also now uses 10-bit color video for extra vivid videos and can slow things down to 8X slo-mo.
There are also now three new timelapse presets with the first being Light Painting to help create brush stroke effects with moving light in the dark. The other two are Vehicle Light trails to capture light from moving vehicles and Star Trails to capture light trails across the night sky.
The GoPro Hero 11 Black also now comes standard with their Enduro battery to help extend recording time. In previous models, it was an optional extra.
The GoPro HERO11 Black also features Easy Mode and Pro Mode making it ideal if you’re a pro that loves to make all the adjustments in getting just the right shot or would rather have software tweak things for you automatically.
You can find the GoPro HERO11 Black for PHP 29,990 for the camera itself in GoPro’s official LazMall and Shopee Mall stores and select retailers nationwide.
Next on the list is the Insta360 X3, which has been trending online for its amazing 360° action shots.
The Insta360 X3 features dual 1/2” 48MP sensors for greater clarity by being able to shoot at 5.7K at 30FPS in 360 mode.
It’s also able to switch between lenses and go into single-lens action cam at 4K at 30FPS or an extremely wide 170-degree field of view with 2.7K MaxView.
Using AI, the Insta360 X3 can take videos while making the selfie stick invisible which allows you to capture unique aerial angles. Capturing steady videos is also made easy with their FlowState stabilization and 360-degree Horizon Lock.
The Insta360 X3 also has a large 2.29-inch touchscreen in the front making it easy to see what you’re recording and navigate between different modes and settings.
The Insta 360 X3 is also durable with IPX8 waterproof resistance of up to 33 feet.
The Insta360 X3 can be had for PHP 28,990 through selected retailers such as Abenson and Altitude Digital.
Insta360 Go 2
If you’re looking for a compact, light, and easy-to-carry action camera to take with you on your next getaway then one of the best options out there is the Insta360 Go 2 as it weighs only 26.5 grams.
It also comes with a whole bunch of accessories so that you can mount the GO 2 pretty much anywhere such as the Magnet Pendant to clip on your shirt or the Easy Clip to clip on your hat.
There are also different modes such as Hyperlapse, Slow Motion, Timelapse, and HDR Video. There’s even the same FlowState stabilization to capture steady shots.
What’s great is that it comes with a compact charging case that gives you over 2 hours of extra battery life and can help you capture from up to 10 meters away. It can also be used as a tripod or selfie stick.
The Insta360 GO 2 seems like one of the best options to take with you on your next vacation and as of writing, can be had for roughly PHP 16,000 through retailers in Shopee and Lazada.
Insta360 One RS
Although if you’re a professional that wants the best shots in the roughest of conditions then Insta360 also has you covered with its latest One RS.
The Insta360 One RS has a 4K Boost Lens with a new 1/2” 48MP sensor for detailed 4K videos at 60FPS and 48MP photos. It can also shoot at 6K in widescreen mode for a more cinematic shot.
You can then switch out to its 5.7K 360 lens to capture amazing 360-degree videos with the Invisible Selfie Stick feature to get those impossible third-person view shots.
But if you truly want the best of the best, you can swap it out for another lens they offer that is co-engineered with Leica. The 5.3K 1-inch lens is meant to shoot wide-angle footage with precise details and true colors.
Its design is also durable to withstand up to 16 feet underwater. It’s also said that it features a larger battery, faster WiFi, Instant Zoom, a Quick Menu, and a Quick Reader for faster transfers.
The Insta360 One RS 4K can be had for around PHP 17,850 and the Insta360 RS Twin Edition for PHP 27,995 through Gameextreme.
DJI Osmo Action 3
DJI may be known for its drones, especially with its Mavic series. But little do people know that DJI also has its own line of action cameras, with the latest being the DJI Osmo Action 3.
It’s capable to shoot at 4K up to 120FPS and with a Super-Wide 155-degree Field of View with its 1/1.7-inch sensor. The camera also provides 10-bit color depth to record over one billion colors and capture 4K HDR.
It also has DJI’s RockSteady 3.0 and HorizonSteady for steady video captures and to eliminate any camera shakiness.
The design of the Osmo Action 3 features a quick-release design making its more resistant to impacts and much easier to switch out accessories.
DJI says that it’s also durable with its screens and lens covered with Gorilla Glass and is claimed to record up to 150 minutes in temperatures as low as -20C and be used at depths of up to 52 feet without the need for additional accessories.
It’s also said to get over 2.5 hours of use and with its fast charging and can charge up to 80% in just 18 minutes. It also features dual touchscreens in the front and back making it easier to use.
The DJI Osmo Action 3 is priced at PHP 19,690 in DJI’s official Shopee and LazMall store and PHP 22,590
DJI Action 2
DJI also has another action camera with the DJI Action 2 that features an innovative and dynamic magnetic design that allows you to swap between accessories.
It’s capable of shooting up to 4K at 120FPS with the same 155-degree FOV. It can also shoot time-lapses, 8x Slow motion, and have up to 4x Digital Zoom.
It’s also ultra-durable being drop-proof, dustproof, and waterproof up to 10 meters. There’s also a touchscreen at the back that is covered by Gorilla Glass for durability.
What makes the DJI Action 2 unique are its accessories. It can come with a Front Touchscreen Module for vloggers that brings an additional 160 minutes of battery life and 4-mic Matrix Stereo.
There’s also the Power Module to extend its battery life up to 180 minutes and plug in a microSD card slot for more storage.
There are also other magnetic accessories like a headband, lanyard, mounts, and other third-party accessories available.
The DJI Action 2 is priced at PHP 28,190 for the dual-screen combo in their official Shopee and LazMall store.
Akaso Brave 7
Now we know this list isn’t particularly the most affordable but the Akaso Brave 7 seems to be a great choice for those who are looking for a well-built and feature-packed action camera without breaking the bank.
The Akaso Brave 7 is impressive in its own right as it features dual screens in the front and back and is also IPX8 waterproof for up to 16 feet underwater.
It can capture videos up to 4K at 30FPS, photos at 20MP, and has up to a 170-degree super wide angle. There’s also electronic image stabilization that does a decent job of capturing steady shots.
There are also neat features and accessories such as a remote control, a plug-in microphone, voice control, and wind noise reduction.
The Akaso Brave 7 can be had for PHP 7,344 at their official LazMall store.
Which action camera is your favorite? Did we leave any top-quality action cameras out of the list? Do let us know in the comments down below!