GoPro Hero6 Black
The Hero6 Black ($399) features touch-zoom and automatically sends your footage to your phone and converts it into an edited QuikStory video. Don't underestimate its two-inch display — it can capture incredible 4K video at 60 frames per second and 1080p at 240 fps. The latest action camera offers the best image quality yet, minus the shakes and vibrations.
If you are not willing to splurge but still want to get him something suited for adventure, opt for the entry-level GoPro Hero Session ($121).