If you’re struggling to get clear shots at night with your GoPro or DJI Osmo, then you need an action camera flashlight.
Even the best action cameras are notorious for having poor low-light image quality, mostly due to their tiny lenses and sensors.
Unlike most DSLRs, actions cameras don’t have flash. However, what you’re looking for is a continuous light source – an ‘on-camera’ light.
To be able to get crisp video footage indoors, or when the sun starts to set, we recommend attaching a specially designed LED flashlight to your camera.
In some cases, you can even use them underwater – an environment where it’s especially tricky to get clear shots out of a GoPro.
You may have to purchase an additional case or ‘media mod’ to attach a flashlight to your action camera, but these also serve to protect them too.
Other action camera flashlights include cold shoe mounting ‘fingers’, meaning you can use them with all your favorite mounts.
4 Powerful Action Camera Flashlights
1. Suptig High Power Waterproof Action Camera Flashlight
If you’re looking for a good flashlight for underwater applications, this is the one for you. The Suptig flashlight has been tested to be water-resistant up to 45 m (147 ft) underwater.
This action camera flashlight is small and lightweight – 2.95″ x 1.65″ x 2.75″ (7.5 cm x 4.19 cm x 7 cm) and it weighs 2.88 ounces (81 grams).
It has 36 LEDs and lights at a 60-degree angle. The color temperature of its light is between 5500K and 6000K, providing a neutral, natural color to your images or footage.
It has three lighting modes – the brightest one (HI) reaches 500 lumens. In this mode, the battery life is about 1.5 hours, but you can use the power saving mode (LOW), which will last up to 4 hours. The longest battery life is in SOS mode when it lasts up to 6 hours.
You can recharge your action camera flashlight via a micro USB cable. Still, the battery is removable – so you can also bring some more external batteries if you need long battery life.
It’s compatible with GoPro hero 3 and up, XiaoYi XJCAM, Yi Action, and other brands. Your purchase is covered by a 24-month warranty and a 30-day money-back warranty.