POV action cams. Point and shoot.

Point of View (POV) are the original action cameras. The wide-angle lens allows you to relive your sweetest lines, capture an epic selfie, or take a tight follow shot of your buddy. Not all POV cameras were created equal. Which one is the best?

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Top POV Cameras

How They Stack Up...
GoPro
Hero 10
Insta360
One RS
DJI
Action 2
Insta360
GO 2
GoPro
Insta360
DJI
Insta360
Release Date
September 2021 March 2022 October 2021 March 2021
What Makes it Special?
GoPro's latest camera has a new processor which gives the highest quality yet. Upgraded version of the OneR has a bigger sensor and should fix some flaws of the original New modular action camera from DJI is small and wearable Tiny, light camera with okay image quality
Field of View
149° (155° max lens mod) 149° 155° 120°
Maximum Video Resolution
5.3K, 60 FPS 6K 25fps, 5.4K 30fps (1-inch mod) 4K, 120 FPS 2.5K, 60 FPS
Stabilization
Digital (Hypersmooth 4.0) Digital (FlowState) Digital (Rocksteady) Digital (FlowState)
Display Screen
Front & Back (touchscreen) Touchscreen (reversable) Back (touchscreen) and Front (with front screen mod) Remote Control / Charger
Waterproof Up To (without case)
10 meters 5 meters 10 meters 4 meters
Extra Shooting Modes
Timelapse, TimeWarp (stablized hyperlapse) Hyperlapse, Starlapse, Shot Lab HDR Video, Timelapse, Hyperlapse HDR Video, Timelapse, TimeShift (stabilized hyperlapse)
Camera Sensor
1/2.3'' CMOS 1/2 inch, 1 inch (1-inch mod) 1/1.7'' CMOS 1/2.3'' CMOS
Maximum Video Bitrate
100 Mbps 100 Mbps 130 Mbps 80 Mbps
Maximum Slow Motion
240fps (8x) at 2.7K 200fps at 1080p 120fps (8x) at 4K 120fps (8x) at 1080p
Livestreaming
Yes Yes No No
Camera Weight
153g 125g (163g 1-inch mod) 56 g (front touchscreen mod: 64 g, power mod: 57 g) 26.5g (charge case 63.5g)
Camera Dimensions (LxWxD)
72 × 55 × 33 mm 70x49x33mm 39×39×22.3 mm (mods 39×41.6×24.6 mm) 52.9×23.6×20.7 mm (charge case 68.1×48.54×26.5 mm)
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Dan Pets
I have been using action cameras for nearly 10 years. Challenging myself to capture good footage has increased my enjoyment of sports like skiing, cliff jumping and biking. It also allows me to re-live some amazing experiences!

Dan Pets of ActionCameraResearch.com
What is a Point of View (POV) Camera?

How it Works

Compact Design

Small and light so it can be "mounted" to almost any object.

Highly Durable

Built to withstand being dropped and heavy abuse from impacts.

Waterproof

Can film in wet conditions or even submerged underwater.

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Wide Angle Lens

Captures a large perpective making it great for filming up close.

High Quality Video

Take 4K or ultra HD video in up to 240 frames per second.

Point and Shoot

Auto-focus and white balance make it easy to get footage.