Navigate to Top

Action Cameras

SORT BY:
Grab an action camera to capture your adventures and all those unforgettable moments on video. Compared to regular digital cameras and camcorders, action cams are highly durable devices for shooting videos and capturing stills in extreme conditions. You can mount them on your person to record POV (point of view) footage that places viewers in the thick of the action. Staples® carries a wide selection of these unique cameras from multiple brands.

Consider Image Quality When Picking an Action Camera
Action cams are better suited to capturing videos than still photos. If you intend to shoot a lot of photos with yours, make sure to get a model with a high pixel count. The video resolution to look for depends on how you intend to use it and where you plan on viewing the videos it captures. While there are entry-level models that shoot videos in 480p resolution, most models are capable of 720p and 1080p resolutions. Full HD or 1080p is the resolution to aim for if you want to capture sports action shots with your camera.

Some premium models can shoot in 4K resolution. Choose one of these if you have a 4K TV or computer monitor. Frame rate is another important aspect of video quality. Generally, the higher the frame rate, the smoother the captured footage. Look for a model that can shoot HD videos at 24 or 30 fps (frames per second). High-end action cameras can capture 4K footage at these frame rates and record 1080p videos at 60 fps. If you enjoy well-made slow motion footage, get a model that can shoot at 120 fps.

Consider Shape, Size, and Weight When Shopping for Action Cameras
Action cams usually come in box and bullet shapes. Pick a box-shaped unit to mount on your chest or a shoulder strap. Bullet-shaped models have cylindrical bodies that make them ideal for mounting on helmets, handlebars, and surfboards. Since you typically have to wear an action cam, you should pick a compact and lightweight model. Choose the smallest and lightest unit with the capabilities you desire. Most models are water-resistant. While there are special housings to make them waterproof, these often add bulk. Look for a waterproof model if you plan on taking it swimming, diving, to the beach, or snowboarding.

What Wireless Connectivity Options Do Action Cameras Have?
Wireless connectivity options include Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. These make it easier to transfer captured stills and videos to your smartphone or computer. Pick a Wi-Fi-enabled unit for faster transfer speeds and to upload videos to the internet directly from the camera.

Where Do Action Cameras Save Videos and Stills?
Action cameras save videos and photos on removable memory cards. Most of them use SDHC, SDXC, and microSD cards. For best performance, get a fast memory card. Look for a Class 10 card or faster to save HD footage. If you have a 4K action cam, get a UHS-III card to guarantee smooth recordings.

What Is the Expected Battery Life of an Action Camera?
Most models can shoot continuously for 1 to 3 hours on a full charge. Note that actual battery life depends on whether you have the camera's Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth radio on or off as well as the resolution at which you are capturing videos.
More Less
Naxa NDC-405 12 Megapixel Action Camera; 2.3 mm
Item: 2120705 / Model : 93594533M
Add to Favorites
  • Display: 2" LCD (220 x 176) viewfinder
  • 120 deg super wide angle lens, Focal length: 2.3mm
  • Sensor: CMOS 720p ( 1/4")
50.39 $50.39
Each
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Axess® 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD Action Cameras
Item: SS5846465
Add to Favorites
  • Dimensions: 1.6"H x 0.8"W x 2.3"D
  • Available colors: Black and silver
  • Interfaces/ports: USB 2.0, HDMI, support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
As low as 99.99 $99.99
Multiple options available
Pyle 4.3" LCD Monitor & Wireless Rearview Backup Camera With Parking/reverse Assist System
Item: 2139721 / Model : PYLPLCM4375WIR
Add to Favorites
  • Transmission distance: 100ft max
  • 4.3" slim TFT/LCD screen
  • Reverse camera priority signal sense
93.19 $93.19
Each
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Pyle Compact 1080p Dash Cam
Item: 2139722 / Model : PYLPDVRCAM11
Add to Favorites
  • Button-activated image capture of video & pictures
  • Extra compact & unobtrusive
  • Simple button control operation
48.79 $48.79
Each
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Stealth Cam, LLC STC-QS12 10.0 Megapixel Trail Camera
Item: 24160218 / Model : GSMSTCQS12
Add to Favorites
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 12 IR emitters
  • Burst mode for 1-3 images per triggering
74.59 $74.59
Each
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Vivitar 360 Action Camera
Item: 2521247 / Model : DVR988HD-BLK
Add to Favorites
  • Capture 12.1 MP photos with 4K & 1080p HD resolution for crystal clear photos and video recording
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (Video streaming & control) enables connectivity to the corresponding app to view and share your content with others
  • Various mounts and cases included to fit any type of activity or adventure
199.99 $199.99
Each
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Action Mount Universal Head Mount for Smartphones
Item: 1932148 / Model : AM-HEAD
Add to Favorites
  • Fully adjustable head straps to fit most heads
  • Capturing immersive footage to show what's in front of you
  • Recommended for biking, paddle sports, skiing, scootering, and more
19.99 $19.99
Each
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Pyle HD Rearview Mirror Monitor & Dual Camera System With Built-in Distance Scale Lines & Parking Assist
Item: 2139726 / Model : PYLPLCMDVR45
Add to Favorites
  • Rearview, antiglare mirror monitor with 2 cameras
  • 1 camera is built into the mirror to capture images in the front, the other mounts externally to capture rearview sights
  • Lens viewing angle (both cameras): 140 degrees
97.89 $97.89
Each
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Pyle Rearview Backup Swivel Camera & Pop-up Monitor System
Item: 2141706 / Model : PYLPLCM4500
Add to Favorites
  • Monitor pops up out of enclosure & folds back in when not in use
  • Video sense input turns on when video signal is received
  • Rearview camera priority for signal sense
56.19 $56.19
Each
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Axess CS3603-BK 5 MP Action Camera; 2.51 mm, Black
Item: 2120715 / Model : 93593475M
Add to Favorites
  • Display: 2" LCD
  • 140 deg super wide angle lens, Focal length: 2.51mm
  • Sensor: GC1004
68.69 $68.69
Each
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Naxa NDC-404 12 Megapixel Action Camera; 3.6 mm
Item: 2120706 / Model : 93594532M
Add to Favorites
  • Display: 2" LCD (220 x 176) viewfinder
  • 140 deg super wide angle lens, Focal length: 3.6mm
  • Sensor: CMOS 1080p (1/2.7")
93.19 $93.19
Each
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
EL Mousa Wide Angle QBIC-MS-1 Wearable Camera
Item: 1052486 / Model : 3781434
Add to Favorites
  • Type: Digital Camcorder
  • Megapixels: 5
  • Dimension: 2.4"H x 2.14"W x 1.57"D
259.99 $259.99
1
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Urban Factory Flat and Curved Mount Support System For All GoPro Hero Cameras
Item: IM1VV3565 / Model : UGP01UF
Add to Favorites
  • Is of adhesive mount type
  • Designed for all GoPro hero cameras
  • Perfect for a wide variety of surfaces, whether flat or slightly curved
24.29 $24.29
Each
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Primos 64056 16.0 Megapixel Proof Camera (Blackout LEDs)
Item: 24160226 / Model : BSH64056
Add to Favorites
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 720p HD video
  • 3 trigger speeds with 1-sec recovery
146.79 $146.79
Each
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Pyle Rearview Backup Parking/reverse Camera (white)
Item: 2139728 / Model : PYLPLCMRV9W
Add to Favorites
  • Designed for 12V/24V vehicle systems
  • Commercial-grade camera application
  • Marine-grade waterproof construction (IP68)
39.59 $39.59
Each
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Stealth Cam 7.0 Megapixel PX18CMO Scouting Camera
Item: 2139117 / Model : GSMSTCPX18CMO
Add to Favorites
  • 16:9 format
  • 15-sec HD video recording
  • 18 IR emitters
110.39 $110.39
Each
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Axess® 1920 x 1080 HD Action Cameras
Item: SS5846464
Add to Favorites
  • Dimensions: 1.6"H x 0.9"W x 2.3"D
  • Available colors: Black and silver
  • Interfaces/ports: USB 2.0, HDMI, support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
As low as 107.99 $107.99
Multiple options available
Boyo Vthud7 5.8" Heads-up Display With Reflector Cradle
Item: 2699081 / Model : BYOVTHUD7
Add to Favorites
  • Plug & play
  • For use in vehicles with OBD interface
  • Auto on/off
120.99 $120.99
Each
1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
ArmorAll HD Dashboard Camera, Black
Item: 2411964 / Model : ADC2-1003-BLK
Add to Favorites
  • HD Camera can be suctioned to dashboard or windshield
  • 2.4" color TFT LCD screen
  • Records manually, by motion, or automatically when car turns on/off
23.69 $23.69
Each
Pyle 93599313M Rugged & Water Resistant HD Body Camera, Compact & Wireless Security Surveillance Police Cam
Item: 24004453 / Model : 93599313M
Add to Favorites
  • 18 MP
  • Digital Zoom
  • 2.0 Display
355.69 $355.69
Each
Coleman® CX5HD-S 5.0MP HD Action Waterproof Camera With Mounts And Waterproof Housing, Silver
Item: 519505 / Model : 93584706M
Add to Favorites
  • 5.0 mega pixels
  • 2" touchscreen digital
  • Ultra-smooth video
91.99 $91.99
Each
Axess® 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD Action Camera with Remote Control, Black (CS3610)
Item: 2491899 / Model : 93596926M
Add to Favorites
  • Dimensions: 1.6"H x 0.9"W x 2.3"D
  • Color: Black
  • Interfaces/ports: USB 2.0, HDMI, support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
97.19 $97.19
Each
Serene Life 93599532M Full HD 1080p WiFi Pocket Cam
Item: 24004439 / Model : 93599532M
Add to Favorites
  • 12 MP
  • Digital Zoom
  • 1.8 Display
75.19 $75.19
Each
Zuma HD Sports and Action Camera HD-DVSPORTS1080 1920x1080P Adventure Camera Black (HD-DVSPORTS1080)
Item: 2177260 / Model : HD-DVSPORTS1080
Add to Favorites
  • 140 degrees A+ HD Wide-Angle Lens
  • Photo Resolution: Up To 12MB JPG
  • Micro SD Card (not included)
62.39 $62.39
Each