Top 5 Cheap GoPro Alternatives from AliExpress to Buy in 2019 (Updated December 2019)

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The Best Budget GoPro Alternative from AliExpress in 2019
  • Xiaomi Yi Lite Action Camera
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Cheap GoPro Substitute Suitable for Beginner Users

Our favourite alternative to GoPro – the Xiaomi Yi Lite Action Camera. Being a strong player in the competitive and dynamic Chinese budget action camera market, Xiaomi is a rather well-known brand name. The Xiaomi Yi can do more than others at such an affordable price and has excellent video quality, definitely worth your money for an action camera under $50.

GoPro is definitely the best thing that happened to the sports action videography filming world for its versatility and functions. With their lightweight, small size, sleek and portable body, it’s a darling for many sports enthusiasts and beginner videographers. Unfortunately, due to the hefty price tag, we don’t recommend getting an original GoPro if the usage is not frequent and if all the super awesome features may not be utilised.

Furthermore other older GoPro models such as Hero 5 or Hero 6 are discontinued, so choices are pretty much limited to the newest models. Being the latest GoPro model launched in September 2019, the GoPro Hero 8 cost $399.99 (as at October 2019). However still, when it comes to budget action cameras, the first brand that comes to anyone’s mind is surely GoPro.

At BestChineseReplicas, we are always looking for the best action camera copies where you can purchase the highest quality GoPro Action Video Camera alternative possible. With all the similar features available at just a fraction of the original GoPro Camera price, we feel that it’s time the older GoPro holders make a switch as well.

If you are looking for cheap GoPro case, cheap GoPro tripod and other cheap GoPro accessories, check out here.

However with so many GoPro alternatives around, which are the ones that are worth choosing?

We have reviewed and work out a list of the top 5 cheap alternatives to GoPro from AliExpress for you to choose from based on your needs.

Top 5 Cheap GoPro Alternatives and Best Action Cameras on AliExpress for 2019

Xiaomi Yi Lite Action Camera

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The Xiaomi Yi Lite Action Camera is a great action camera that offers excellent camera features with high picture and video quality for the price you pay. However accessories are not included in the package as memory cards, mount and housing has to be purchased separately. Nonetheless this tiny GoPro clone from Xiaomi is the kind of under $100 GoPro alternative that people will love with its sleek flashy lime green and teal case.

It’s really simple to use with a button to switch the camera on/ off. Moreover, this simple to use GoPro alternative has an easy to use touchscreen navigation. The touchscreen is also versatile for shutter release or to record/ stop a video, or WiFi & Bluetooth connection to the iOS/Android mobile application.

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Connect to App to download your images to your phone

Inside this small compact device, there is the Ambarella A7LS DSP system and IMX206 Image Sensor/Panasonic MN34120PA, 1/2.3″, 16MP CMOS image sensor running the show.

The removable Panasonic battery with 990mAh provides longer service life at least 2 hours as it has high efficiency and low power consumption. If you find the battery life too short, just get a spare battery.

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Multiple photo shooting modes: Single shot, Multiple, Self-timer, Time-lapse, Burst shot

We love the 150 degrees Ultra Wide Angle and 3D noise reduction. There is also a 2.0″ LCD screen

There is water-resistant up to 40 meters under water when used together with a plastic waterproof housing. We took this camera and ran with it in the water and now we are hooked on this GoPro alternative.

Support storage cards up to 128GB maximum (Micro SD Card Class10+ recommended)

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Languages available in English, 中文, Pусский, Español, 日本の, Deutsch, Italiano, Français with 1 year warranty.

Awesome Colour(s): Green/ Black/ Blue

What you get in the Box: Camera, a micro USB cable and a battery
Price: $99 – $140 depending on accessory package

Get the perfect shot with this GoPro copy now.

Original Eken H9 w/wo Remote Ultra HD 4K Action Camera

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The Eken H9 as a GoPro alternative offers a high quality video shooting with great sound recording at a really low cost. Basically the video settings are impeccable and the GoPro copy has all the necessary features of the GoPro Hero series.

This is the best action camera that is suitable for anyone who is new to action camera and doesn’t require the latest and greatest technology. Furthermore the entire set includes all the necessary accessories required to improve the user experience during video capturing.
We installed the application “ez icam” on our Apple and Android devices and this cheap GoPro type camera works well for both devices on Wifi mode.

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There is a default setting where the camera automatically saves the video at every 10 minutes interval. Therefore a 30 minutes long video recorded will result in 3 video files that are each of 10 minutes long.
The battery last well for at least 2 hours.

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This budget action camera is recommended to be used with a class 10 memory card, otherwise recording 4k videos will not be smooth with regular hanging. In addition to a class 10 memory card, the writing speed should be above 15m/s so that the camera can function optimally.

Summer is here now and it’s time to capture the moment with this fabulous GoPro substitute.

Awesome Color(s): White, Black, Yellow & Silver
What you get in the Box:

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Price of Eken H9R w Remote: From $42.15
Price of Eken H9 w/o Remote : From $31.26

Get the ultimate video with this GoPro copy now.

AKASO EK7000 4K WIFI Outdoor Action Camera

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Here is one of the few best GoPro alternatives you can find from AliExpress. The AKASO EK7000 action camera is excellent in terms of picture and video quality with ultra HD 4K video recording. You can capture stunning 4K 25fps/ 2.7K 30fps/ 1080P 60fps format videos easily. With a 12MP burst photos function at 30 frames per second, there is no worry for slow reflexes. Or just set time intervals from 0.5 to 60 seconds, never miss a single moment!

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It is really easy to connect the Chinese action camera to your smart phone to download and share your videos immediately. The built-in Wifi can also control this GoPro alternative from distances up to 50 feet or 15 meters.
It is recommended to use Micro SD Card of Class 10 for the EK7000 Action Camera. Furthermore this GoPro alternative can add up to 64GB Micro SD Card.

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Awesome Color(s): White, Black & Blue
What you get in the Box:
1x EK7000 Camera, 1x 2.4G Remote Control, 1x 1050mAh Battery, 1x Waterproof Case, 1x Bicycle Stand, 7x Mount, 2x Clip, 1x Helmet Mounts, 1x Bandages, 5x Tethers, 1 x Protective Backdoor, 1x USB Cable, 1x Lens Cloth, 1x Manual

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Price: $60.22

Capture the ultimate extreme sports action with this GoPro copy now.

Drift Ghost X Action Camera

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The Drift Ghost X Action Camera is the brainchild of a passionate team to bring together a sleek wearable video camera (looking more like a Sony FDRX3000 action camera.

For a start, the higher-end specs mean it can capture 1080p video at 25 or 30 frames per second (FPS); 720p at 25, 30, 50 or 60 FPS; and WVGA at 25, 30, 50, 60 FPS. Photos can be snapped at resolutions up to 12 megapixels one at a time; in bursts at 5, 10 or 15 per seconds; or at time intervals of 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds. You can also set up a self-timer for 3, 5, 10 or 15 seconds.

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We love the incredibly long battery life (Up to 5 hours) of this GoPro alternative when filming at 1080P Full HD. There is also an option to upgrade the battery (sold separately) to the Long-life module that can last up to a whopping 8 hours long. And not forgetting the rotatable 330 degrees lens that allows us to mount the camera in any orientation we fancy.

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Furthermore the video tagging mode feature is simply amazing, allowing us to press record and capture an unexpected moment after it happens.

Crazy how much goodness is in this little device.

Color(s): Black
What you get in the Box:

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Price: $98.59

Celebrate the moment immediately, there’s no time to lose, get this GoPro alternative now.

YI Discovery Action Camera 4K

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Here we are looking at a simply brilliant entry level action camera. For such a cheap Chinese action camera capable of impressive smooth Full HD and good 4K video, the 4K at 15/20 FPS is certainly remarkable.

The Yi Discovery has a Sony MX179 image sensor capable of 8MP still photos (which it upscales to 16MP), and a 150° wide-angle, fixed focus lens with an aperture of f/2.4.

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With a removable 900mAh lithium battery, this GoPro alternative promises 110 minutes of battery life for Full HD 1080p videos, and 75 minutes if everything is captured in 4K.

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Set up is relatively easy and you can connect to the Yi Camera App on your smart devices. The touchscreen is easy to use and control is excellent with the intuitive 2.0” LCD. You can view exactly what you are shooting unlike the Xiaomi Yi Action Camera. In addition, playback and setting controls are also easy to navigate.

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This high quality GoPro lookalike doesn’t appear cheap despite being a cheap action camera.
Unfortunately there is no built-in tripod thread, so its impossible to mount the GoPro alternative on a tripod or selfie stick. That’s really a shame.

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For entry level videographers, this is a fairly good action camera that satisfies the needs of a basic user. For existing GoPro users, we think that this is also a perfect back up action camera for risky and daring shots (in case the worst scenario happens).

What you get in the Box: Camera, a micro USB cable and a battery
Color(s): Black
Price: $59.99

Get the ultimate experience with this GoPro copy now!

The Best GoPro Accessories from AliExpress

Float Hand Grip Buoyancy Rod

Suitable for water action sports, such as for GoPro Hero 7, 6, 5 & Xiaomi Yi etc.

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The Float Hand Grip Buoyancy Rod is the perfect accessory for photography during deep sea diving, snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming, surfing and other water sports activities.
Because of the lightweight and portable compact size, we can put it in our back pocket, backpack or camera case.

The buoyant handle keeps our camera and other accessories floating on the water surface and prevents the items from sinking under the water. The plastic lid at the tip of the rod is also brightly colored so that we can spot the device if we accidentally lose grip and dropped it into the water.

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Washing and airing is easy as the parts are removable.

We love the non-slip silicon surface handle that allows a tight grip and extra comfort when holding the rod. The grip stabilizer also provides easy aiming and allows us to capture a variety of angles with increased stability and control.

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Material: Silicone & Plastic
Size: Approx. 18 x 3.5cm (L x D)
Color(s): Orange, Blue, Green, Rose Red & Yellow
Price: $ 2.98

Get this awesome GoPro accessory now!

V2 Pro Vlog Housing Case for GoPro Action Cam

Best Fitted for GoPro Hero 7 6 5

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It’s always troublesome for Vloggers to use GoPro for video recording with an external microphone. So here we have an excellent solution to solve this bugging issue. A Vlog Housing Case for GoPro Action Cam!

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Everything fits like a glove and holds the GoPro Hero Camera really well. GoPro does not rattle around and there is a cold shoe extension piece to keep the mic out of frame.

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GoPro not included 🙂

Full set includes:
1 x V2 pro GoPro Case
1 x PT-7 Cold Shoe bracket
1 x Lens cap
1 x Lens ring adapter

Price: $9.95 – 29.95

Check out this must-get Vlogger accessory now!

3-Axis Splash-Proof Handheld Gimbal Stabiliser

Suitable for water action sports, such as for GoPro Hero 7, 6, 5, Phones, Mirrorless Camera & Xiaomi Yi etc.

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This smooth gadget here is a portable gimbal with follow focus that is compatible with mobile phones and many types of action cameras. We love the long 12 hours battery life for we can utilise the gimbal from full to empty bar. Furthermore this stabiliser can be charged during shooting, so we no need to worry about power cut off in the midst of a shoot.

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Compatible With: Sony RX100 / Sony a6300 (16-50mm or 28-70mm lens) / Sony a6500 (16-50 mm or 28-70mm lens) / Canon M10 (15-45mm lens) / Canon G3X ect; Sony RX0 and GoPro Hero series of Action Ccameras. Also works with smartphone with smartphone adapter (note: the width of the smartphone should be 54-87mm).
Maximum payload: 800g
Camera height: <=70mm
Battery: 26650*1, 5000mAh, 3.7V
Usage Time in Theory: 9hours
Charging Time: 3 hours
Splash-proof Grade: Only splash-proof, not suitable for under water)

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Max. Tilting Range: 260°
Max. Rolling Range: 320°
Max. Panning Range: 360°
Weight: 663g (Not include battery and camera)
Length: 328mm
Works well with APPs: Feiyu ON (Camera)/ Vicool (Mobile)

Price: $269.00 – 328.00

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Check out this awesome GoPro accessory now!

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