Best budget action camera for under £100 in 2024

Best budget action camera: action cams for under £100
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One time, toughened action cameras ready for whatever the outdoors or active bodies could throw at them came at a premium cost, despite otherwise modest specifications and feature sets. Nowadays, with the market fairly saturated, a bit of shopping around and research will unearth models that can take the heat… without causing a meltdown of either the camera or your wallet in the process. 

OK, so there will be a degree of compromise and level-headedness involved in the purchase decision: you’ll be going for the less publicly recognized or acclaimed brands – as you won’t be bagging the latest and best GoPro camera for under £100. 

Gavin Stoker

Gavin has over 30 years’ experience of writing about photography and television. He is currently the editor of British Photographic Industry News, and previously served as editor of Which Digital Camera and deputy editor of Total Digital Photography

He has also written for a wide range of publications including T3, BBC Focus, Empire, NME, Radio Times, MacWorld, Computer Active, What Digital Camera and the Rough Guide books.

With his wealth of knowledge, Gavin is well placed to recognize great camera deals and recommend the best products in Digital Camera World’s buying guides. He also writes on a number of specialist subjects including binoculars and monoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, trail cameras, action cameras, body cameras, filters and cameras straps.