GoPro’s name is spoken almost as a synonym for “action camera.” Yet there are many alternatives out there. They may not be as trendy, but they might save you money if you’re willing to sacrifice some things. One such camera is the new $160 Monoprice HD Sport 2.0. Watch our comparison video to see how it fares against the $400 GoPro Hero 4 Silver.

Even though, at 160 bucks, the Sport 2 is closer in price to the basic Hero HD, we chose to line it up against the Hero 4 Silver since the feature set between the Sport 2 and the Hero 4 is a closer match. Fundamentally, we know that the Hero 4 is a better camera, but is the Sport 2 a passable substitute? Will it get the job done? Take a look at the video up top and see.

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Monoprice HD Sport 2.0 - $160

  • Max. Video Resolution: 1080p (60fps)
  • Max. Res at 60fps: 1080p
  • Photo resolution: 16MP
  • Slo-Mo: 240fps WVGA
  • Time Lapse: 1 to 60 second intervals
  • Photo burst rate: 7 fps
  • WiFi: Built in

GoPro Hero 4 Silver: $400

  • Max. Video Resolution: 4k (15fps)
  • Max. Res at 60fps: 1080p
  • Photo: 12MP
  • Slo-Mo: 240fps WVGA
  • Time Lapse: 0.5 to 60 second intervals
  • Photo burst rate: 30 per second
  • WiFi: Built in

In the end it comes down to what you value most in a camera like this, and how stretched your pockets are. The comparison video is at the top of this post.

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