Best GoPro alternatives in 2024: action cameras that might be cheaper or better!

GoPro is a famous name, but you can now find more affordable, more interesting – or simply better – equivalents of the famous action cameras that have become a household name. GoPro isn't the only brand making cameras that are tough, tiny, waterproof, and capable of capturing high-quality stills and videos. A number of challengers have entered the arena. 

Adam Juniper with a drone
Adam Juniper

Adam has been obsessed with looking at cameras and gadgets for his whole life. He's collected action cams since the early days of GoPro, often to attach them to drones. (He's our drone expert, and written several bestselling books including The Drone Pilot's Handbook). He also owns and travels with a 360-degree camera, and tests as many as he can get his hands on!

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook

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