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Action Cameras

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.
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Pyle Compact 1080p Dash Cam
Item : 2139722 / Model : PYLPDVRCAM11
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  • Button-activated image capture of video & pictures
  • Extra compact & unobtrusive
  • Simple button control operation
48.99 $48.99
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Q-See® 4GB Surveillance Shadow Pen
Item : IM1QV8992 / Model : QP1341
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  • 1.3 MP still images
  • JPG image format
  • Audio-only recording mode
66.19 $66.19
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Vivitar 360 Action Camera
Item : 2521247 / Model : DVR988HD-BLK
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  • 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
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Coleman® CX5HD-S 5.0MP HD Action Waterproof Camera With Mounts And Waterproof Housing, Silver
Item : 519505 / Model : 93584706M
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  • 5.0 mega pixels
  • 2" touchscreen digital
  • Ultra-smooth video
73.99 $73.99
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Monster Digital Camvi-0360-a Vision 360 Virtual Reality Action Camera Set
Item : 2669793 / Model : SDJCAMVI0360
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  • 1920p x 1440p resolution at 60fps; 1440p x 1080p at 30fps
  • Tilts up, zooms and sees all the way around for 360° coverage
  • 1" status display
138.89 $138.89
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Axess® 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD Action Cameras with Remote Control
Item : SS5846462
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  • 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 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
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  • Transmission distance: 100ft max
  • 4.3" slim TFT/LCD screen
  • Reverse camera priority signal sense
89.99 $89.99
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Stealth Cam, LLC STC-QS12 10.0 Megapixel Trail Camera
Item : 24160218 / Model : GSMSTCQS12
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  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 12 IR emitters
  • Burst mode for 1-3 images per triggering
69.99 $69.99
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Boyo Vte200 Car Rearview/side-view Camera
Item : 2699079 / Model : BYOVTE200
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  • Ideal for use as front, side or rearview camera
  • Lens viewing angle: 120°
  • 648 x 488 effective resolution
44.99 $44.99
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Boyo Vtg500x Carkuda 5" Rearview Mirror Monitor With Built-in Dvr, Camera, Google Maps & Waze
Item : 2699082 / Model : BYOVTG500X
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  • 5" IPS touchscreen mirror monitor
  • Supports 720p/1080p resolutions
  • 3 min per video clip
208.39 $208.39
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Axess CS3603-BK 5 MP Action Camera, 2.51 mm, Black
Item : 2120715 / Model : 93593475M
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  • Display: 2" LCD
  • 140 deg super wide angle lens, Focal length: 2.51mm
  • Sensor: GC1004
61.59 $61.59
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Pyle Rearview Backup Swivel Camera & Pop-up Monitor System
Item : 2141706 / Model : PYLPLCM4500
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  • 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
53.99 $53.99
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Action Mount Universal Head Mount for Smartphones
Item : 1932148 / Model : AM-HEAD
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  • 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
24.99 $24.99
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Pyle Sport 93599315M Compact & Portable HD Body Camera, Wireless Person Worn Camera
Item : 24004445 / Model : 93599315M
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  • 16 MP
  • Digital Zoom
  • 2.0 Display
289.99 $289.99
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Pyle HD Rearview Mirror Monitor & Dual Camera System With Built-in Distance Scale Lines & Parking Assist
Item : 2139726 / Model : PYLPLCMDVR45
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  • 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
91.99 $91.99
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Naxa NDC-405 12 Megapixel Action Camera, 2.3 mm
Item : 2120705 / Model : 93594533M
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  • Display: 2" LCD (220 x 176) viewfinder
  • 120 deg super wide angle lens, Focal length: 2.3mm
  • Sensor: CMOS 720p ( 1/4")
59.99 $59.99
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Naxa NDC-404 12 Megapixel Action Camera, 3.6 mm
Item : 2120706 / Model : 93594532M
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  • Display: 2" LCD (220 x 176) viewfinder
  • 140 deg super wide angle lens, Focal length: 3.6mm
  • Sensor: CMOS 1080p (1/2.7")
85.69 $85.69
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Boyo Vtm43fl 4.3" Frameless Oe-style Replacement Rearview Mirror Monitor
Item : 2699078 / Model : BYOVTM43FL
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  • 4.3" ultrahigh brightness display
  • 480 x 272 resolution
  • 660 nits
143.69 $143.69
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Boyo Vthud7 5.8" Heads-up Display With Reflector Cradle
Item : 2699081 / Model : BYOVTHUD7
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  • Plug & play
  • For use in vehicles with OBD interface
  • Auto on/off
114.89 $114.89
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Sykik X21F 1080p Motorcycle Action Camera Black
Item : 24194569 / Model : 935100275M
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  • Action Camera, Black, 1080p for Motorcycle
  • 3 Inch Screen
  • 2 Channel Recording
249.99 $249.99
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Serene Life 93599534M Full HD 1080p WiFi Pocket Cam
Item : 24004442 / Model : 93599534M
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  • 12 MP
  • Digital Zoom
  • 1.8 Display
66.99 $66.99
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Activeon-CX 1080P Action Camera
Item : 2084735 / Model : 4360199
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  • Full HD 1080P 30fps Resolution
  • 5 Mega Pixel CMOS Sensor
  • F/2.4 High Precision bright glass Lens
111.39 $111.39
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Boyo Vtc164m 4.3" Digital Tft/lcd Monitor With Mini Camera
Item : 2699076 / Model : BYOVTC164M
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  • Monitor:
  • 800 x 480, 480 x 272 resolutions
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
87.79 $87.79
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ArmorAll HD Dashboard Camera, Black
Item : 2411964 / Model : ADC2-1003-BLK
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  • 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
39.99 $39.99
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