Audiosonic Action Camcorder is a great alternative to the GoPro Hero Camera, which retails for over $350 . It is ideal for older kids who want to record all their action shots, whether it be on their bikes, in the pool, in the ocean or on their skateboard.
Available from KMart for just $50, this great little camcorder comes with a waterproof case and several mounts including bike mount, helmet mount, helmet strap and car windshield mount.
It is capable of taking still shots at up to 5M (2592x1944) and video at 720P: 1280 x 720 (30 frames per second). The camera has a 4 x digital zoom and 120 degree lens.
The advantage of this camera over GoPro is that it has a 2" colour screen, so you can see what you are recording. The waterproof case floats, so your camera won't sink to the bottom if you are recording in water.
The only thing the camcorder does not come with is memory, so you will need to buy a Micro SD card to be able to use it. You can pick an 8GB card from around $35.
The camcorder is lightweight, easy to operate and comes with a 12 month warranty.