The Best Bargain Action Cameras from GearBest

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This is the cheapest way to get on-bike footage!

While the quality isn't quite as good as found with a GoPro, the low price is fine for our occasional use. We're also a little reluctant to invest too much money as our last GoPro was left in a muddy CX field.

We'll start at the cheapest end of the scale and work up in price.

 

Hawkeye Firefly 6S 4K WiFi Sport HD DV Camera - £38.26

Hawkeye Firefly 6S 4K WiFi Action Camera
£38.26
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This is the cheapest camera in this list, but it's still capable of 4K video, albeit at 24fps. 

While that's not much good for cycling, you can still use it for slower shots and the camera will do 1080p at 60fps or 720 at 120fps for faster riding.

The time stamping feature along with the looped recording make this a great budget option for commuters wary of shoddy drivers.

The camera also comes with it's own waterproof case and this will fit a standard GoPro bike mount.

 

Elephone ELE Explorer 4K Ultra HD WiFi Action Camera - £43.29

Elephone ELE Explorer 4K Ultra HD Action Camera
£43.29
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Moving up from the basics, this ELE Explorer gets a 16.0MP sensor which also supports 4K video.

This one, however, will be best used at 1080p/60fps as the 4K mode only shoots at 15fps.

Elephone ELE Explorer 4K Ultra HD WiFi Action Camera 1296p Night Video-12, by dealclincher

You do get a 170° wide angle lens and the video quality at night is very good, even among headlights.

This makes it ideal for night commuters. 

 

ThiEYE T5e WiFi 4K 30fps Sport Camera 12MP - £72.66

ThiEYE T5e 4K Action Camera
£72.66
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Here, we have a great option for bright sunlight conditions.

The camera again shoots 4K at 30fps and also 1080p at 60fps, but the electronic image stabilisation should make this perfect for high-speed alpine road descents.

ThiEYE T5e & GoPro Her5B Comparation in "Palazzo Madama" Turin (Italy), by dealclincher

The low-light performance is also pretty impressive when compared to a GoPro in this side-by-side comparison video.

 

SJCAM SJ7 STAR WiFi Action Camera 4K - £109

SJCAM SJ7 Star WiFi 4K Action Camera
£109.35
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The most expensive option on our list is still a fraction of the price compared to a GoPro.

At this price, you get the added bonus of a 2inch touch screen, making changing the settings easy.

The slightly smaller 166° field of view isn't an issue for us as the image quality is really rather good, with the 1080p at 120fps capturing movement smoothly.

For the money, this is probably the one that we'd have. 

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