The best budget action camera in 2024: action cams for under $100

Best budget action camera: action cams for under $100
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The best budget action cameras are a fantastic way to get a GoPro-like experience without paying a hefty price. Action cameras are getting more popular than ever among vloggers and adventurers, and plenty of manufacturers have rushed to come out with inexpensive models to tempt those with smaller budgets. If that's you, then read on, as we've picked out the best ones here.

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.