5 cheap GoPro alternatives

GoPro didn’t get to where it is today by selling cheap action cameras, it go there selling the best action cameras.

So if you’re looking for an action camera which performs at the same level as a GoPro, but for a fraction of the price, I’m afraid you’re going to be disappointed.

The good news is that there are plenty of cheap alternatives to the GoPro, which for the money, do a pretty damn good job.

So in no particular order, here are our top 5.

1. Sunco Dream II

Best price: £39 from


Key features:

  • 1080p recording @ 30fps
  • Comes with loads of accessories and mounts
  • Build in screen
  • Waterproof to 30m with case (included)
  • Looks just like a GoPro!

2. Replay XD 720

Best price: £149 from


Key features:

  • 720p recording @ 60fps
  • Small, bullet shape means it can be mounted virtually anywhere
  • External mic input
  • High-strength aerospace aluminum body
  • Vibration feedback and indicator lights for each command

3. ION Air Pro Speed


Best price: £129 from

Key features:

  • 1080p recording @ 30fps
  • Wi-fi connectivity with 8GB of free cloud storage
  • Time-lapse and photo-burst modes
  • Waterproof to 30ft
  • Lightweight, sleek bullet shape

4. Veho MUVI HD (NPNG edition)


Best price: £108 from

Key features:

  • 1080p recording @ 30fps
  • 170 degree wide-angle lens
  • Up to 8MP stills with continuous photos to allow time-lapse videos
  • 1.5 inch viewfinder/review LCD
  • Internal rechargable lithium battery supporting 3hrs recording

5. Polaroid XS100 Extreme Edition

Polaroid XS100 Extreme Edition

Best price: £89 from

Key features:

  • 1080p recording @ 30fps
  • Adjustable frame rate @ 720p allows for slow motion recording
  • Time-lapse and photo-burst modes
  • Dual file recording; with every HD video an additional smaller file is created for more efficient uploading
  • Helmet and handlebar mounts included





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Matt B

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