The 3 Best Action Cams for Filming Your Ride

Action cams are big business, nowadays. They have a wide range of uses for cyclists; from security through to MTB trail filming. It seems as though everyone has an action cam for filming their bike ride.

With so many on the market, though, it might be a tough call to decide which action cam you want to go for. What you need is a guide to the best action cams and, luckily for you, we’ve collected three of the best. Here they are.

Best Premium Action Cam


The GoPro brand manufactures probably the most widely-known action cam range right now. The HERO7 is an excellent top-of-the-range camera with a wealth of features but will set you back a fair bit of cash if you decide to buy one.

The HERO7 is waterproof, so will cope with wet, muddy rides down mountainsides no problem. Plus, it films in 4K so anyone watching your footage is going to feel like they’re the ones behind the handlebars.

It has a touch screen but, as you might not want to take your hands off the handlebars, it can also be operated using voice commands. You can even live stream from the camera to your social media channels so that everyone can join you on your ride.

Best Mid-Range Action Cam


On the face of it, the SJCAM barely differs from the GoPro HERO7 in terms of the device itself. It, too, has a touch screen and is capable of being controlled with voice commands. It is waterproof as well, so no worries if you ride is blighted by rain. At least your action cam won’t be!

The SJ10 Pro is less expensive than the GoPro. It is still 4K native, so your footage will be of excellent quality. You can capture, edit, and stream any recordings via social media, in conjunction with the SJCAM app, which is available via Google Play and Apple Stores.

Best Budget Action Cam

AKASO EK7000 4K Action Cam

The EK7000 is an awesome budget option. It is inexpensive, for a start, but you also get a wealth of accessories in the bundle. 19 to be exact. These include helmet mounts, a dual battery charger, and a waterproof case.

The EK7000 claims pretty much the same specs as the others, aside from the camera itself not being waterproof (so if you plan to use it for other pursuits too, like diving, then you’ll need to use the included case).

The Best Action Cam for Filming Your Ride

As we said, there are plenty out there, but these are some of the best options to suit all budgets. If you’re thinking about heading out with little ones to film their first proper cycling experience, then check out the best bike helmets for kids to ensure their ride is fun and safe.

Steven Knight

Written by @alex on February 19, 2021