Are you looking for an action camera protector for your GoPro, DJI Osmo, Insta 360, or any other action camera? If yes, you have come to the right place. In this guide, I will help you pick the best action camera protector and case based on my experience. You can find many such protectors online. But you will find it difficult to pick the best one.
Let us get started.
1. GoPro Action Camera Tempered Screen Protector
Rating : 9.5/10
This tempered screen protector for action cameras is compatible with GoPro Hero 9, 10, and 11 models. The crystal-clear transparency of the glass ensures that there is no pixel distortion.
It comes with a 9H hardness rating and 6 layers of protection, which will be the best option to protect the display screen of the GoPro action camera.
You will get three types of tempered screen protectors in this package. One protector for the back display screen, the other for the lens, and the third one for the front display. There will be 2 sets of each of these 3 protectors. In my opinion, it is a value-for-money package.
In the case of an action camera, there is a chance that the screen protectors go bad when you use the camera frequently. The backup protectors ensure that you can replace the tempered glass protectors on the GoPro camera when the installed one goes bad.
2. FitStill Tempered Screen Protector for DJI Osmo Action Camera
If you are using a DJI Osmo Action camera, the FitStill tempered screen protector will be the best choice as the screen protector.
This action camera protector package comes with two front display protectors, 2 back display protectors, and 2 camera protectors. Thus, you will get one extra protector for each glass.
This protector comes with 9H hardness and 2.5D curved HD high transmittance. It ensures that there is a change in the viewing resolution after attaching the protective sheet. You can easily attach it to the Osmo screen.
You must consider using this screen protector to protect your DJI Osmo action camera from dust and scratches.
3. FitStill Screen protector for GoPro Camera
Rating : 9/10
The FitStill screen protector is another good choice for action camera screens. It is compatible with GoPro Hero 9 Black, 10, and 11 action cameras.
The 9H hardness of this action camera protector ensures good protection for the lens and the displays in the camera. The hydrophobic oleophobic coating on the screen protector ensures clear viewing. Also, there is no change in the touch response of the screen after the installation of the protector.
You will get 2 sets of 3 protective screens in the package. One protector for the lens, one for the front display, and one for the back display.
4. DYKEISS DJI Osmo Action Camera Screen protector
Rating : 9/10
If you are using a DJI Osmo action camera, you can consider using the DYKEISS action camera screen protector. You will get 3 sets of 3 tempered screen protectors in this package. One protector for the back display, one for the front display, and one for the camera lens. The 3 such sets ensure that you can replace them if any scratches happen to the installed one.
The o.33 mm thickness of the protector ensures that there is no change in the touch response of the screen. It will protect the camera screen from UV light, scratches, and punctures.
It also comes with an antiglare feature and fingerprint resistance. So, you don’t have to worry about your fingerprint smudges on the camera screen. It comes with 9H hardness.
The waterproof and oil-repellant feature ensures that there will not be any issue in viewing the screen when there is water residue on the screen. Also, it is quite easy to install these protectors.
5. FitStill Double Lock Waterproof Housing for GoPro
Rating : 9/10
If you are interested to take your GoPro camera for underwater shooting, consider investing in the FitStill waterproof case. This case is compatible with the GoPro Hero 5, Hero 6, and Hero 7 action cameras.
The double lock feature ensures that the action camera is fully protected underwater up to 45 m.
The large flat glass lens ensures that you get the maximum sharpness inside water. Thus, you don’t have to worry about the glass material of the case affecting the image quality.
6. Smatree Waterproof Hardcase for GoPro & DJI Osmo Action Cameras
Rating : 9/10
It is good to invest in a hard carry case to carry your action camera and accessories. It will ensure that the action camera gear is safe during your travel. The Smatree waterproof hard case is really a good option if you have a GoPro Hero or DJI Osmo action camera.
The exterior dimension of this case is 14cm x 24.5 cm x 7cm. The interior size is 21cm x 11.5 cm x 40cm (without foam).
The weight of the case is around 1.19 pounds (540 gm). This hard case come in 3 colors- Green, Black, and Yellow. You can pick any according to your choice.
This case is made of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS material) that is capable of absorbing the shocks during a fall. It ensures sufficient protection for the gear inside. The foam cushioning inside the Smatree hardcase ensures camera safety. It is capable of holding many action camera accessories.
7. Pelican 1150 Camera Case
Rating : 8.5/10
Pelican is a well-known brand when it comes to strong and sturdy camera cases. They do have some cases specifically designed for action cameras. The Pelican 1150 camera case is one such model that you can consider investing in for the protection of your action cameras.
This carrying case come in 6 colors – Black, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Desert Tan, and Yellow. The tongue and groove fitting with the polymer O-ring ensures the waterproofing of the carrying case.
You can also see the automatic pressure equalization valve in the case. It helps to keep up the air pressure to prevent the water from entering inside. I just love their design. The interior dimension of this action camera protector case is 8.18 x 5.68 x 3.62 inches.
Pelican is known for their Pick N Pluck foam design. They have provided the same in this carrying case also. It allows you to cut and customize the interior compartments according to your camera gear sizes. If you invest in this one, I am pretty sure that you will not regret your decision.
8. TEKCAM Action Camera Protector Carrying Case
Rating : 7.5/10
The TEKCAM action camera carrying case comes with a simple and basic design. It comes in black. This action camera carrying case is available in 3 sizes – large, medium, and small. So, you can choose any according to the number of accessories that you want to carry.
You can use it for your GoPro 7,8,9,10,11, AKASO EK700, Brave 4, Brave 7 LE, Brave 8, APEMAN, Campark, Crosstour, and Dragon Touch action cameras. The hard exterior shell is made of water-resistant nylon material.
Once you open the TEKCAM carrying case, you can see the high-density foam padded interior. It comes with inbuilt cuts to hold the action cameras and the accessories. On the opposite side, you can see a netted compartment to hold some of the accessories.
The dimension of the TEKCAM carrying case is 20 x 16 x 7 cm. It is a compact action camera protector carrying case.
9. Vamson Large Carrying Case for Action Cameras
Rating : 7.5/10
Vamson large carrying case is another popular carrying case choice for action cameras. You can use it to carry GoPro Hero 3, 4, 5,6 7,8,9,10,11, DJI Osmo action, Akaso, Apeman, and Insta 360 One X action cameras.
The hard PU outer shell of the carrying case ensures good protection for the camera gear inside. It is shockproof and waterproof. It comes in black. I really loved the black line patterns on the case. It makes it look very attractive.
There are 3 different sizes – Large, Medium, and Small. The dimension of the largest case is 13 x 9 x 3.4 inches. It is sufficient to carry a couple of action cameras and accessories.
When you open the case, you can see the Velcro straps that help to customize the inside compartments according to your camera gear. There is a netted zipper pocket on the opposite side that you can use to hold towels and cables.
I wish they had provided a couple more dividers for better organization of the camera and accessories.
10. Neewer Shockproof Carrying Case
Rating : 7.5/10
You can use the Neewer carrying case for GoPro Hero 8, 9, 10, 11, Max 7, 5, 6, 4, DJI Osmo Action 2, Insta 360, AKASO, APEMAN, Campark, and SJCAM action cameras. It comes in black. The top-quality EVA ensures that the case is durable.
It is a lightweight carry case that can help to protect the action camera and accessories from small drops. It weighs around 422 gm. The dimension of the Neewer carrying case is 32.5 x 21.5 x 6.3 cm.
There is foam inside the case where you can fix the action camera and accessories. This foam is not attached to the case. So, it comes out when you open the case. So, there is a chance that you may drop the foam that holds the action camera. To avoid this, I recommend using a good double side tape or super glue to stick the foam to the carrying case. Otherwise, I found it really useful for the price they are offering.
11. SUREWO Waterproof Action Camera Carrying Case
Rating : 7/10
The SUREWO carrying case for action cameras is another good protective carrying case. You can use it with GoPro Hero 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, DJI Osmo Action, Campark, YI Action, and many other action cameras.
It comes in a glossy black stylish design. You can keep your action camera along with the housing and a few other accessories inside this carry case.
The surface is made of water-resistant PU. They have provided foam padding on the inside. There is a netted zipper on the other side. You can put some accessories here too. The waterproof design has made the zipper slightly tight, which I think is OK.
12. TELESIN Carry Case
Rating : 7/10
The Telesin carry case is another good action camera protector case. You can use it for GoPro, DJI Osmo Action, and Insta 360 One X action cameras. It comes in a black hard-shell case.
I really love their design. It is an aesthetically pleasing one. There is a soft velvet divider inside. It is a 3-layer divider. You can also store the cables in the mesh pocket.
The exterior dimension of the TELESIN carrying case is 14.5 x 24 x 6 cm. The interior dimension is 21.5 x 11.5 x 5.3 cm (with all the dividers removed).
The compartment dividers come with velcro. It allows you to customize the compartment size according to your camera gear size. It helps to carry multiple action cameras and accessories without rubbing against each other.
If you plan to invest in these protectors, I recommend investing in tempered glass for your camera screen, waterproofing housing for underwater shooting, and a hard carry case to carry the action camera with all the necessary accessories.