We look forward to going on holidays with family and friends and needless to say, we want to cherish those memories forever. What is a trip if we do not have awesome photos and videos to remember it by? There are many products out on the market that can very well do that.
When we talk about action cameras, the GoPro would most probably come to mind, but not everyone wants to pay an arm and a leg for it. Here are some alternative action cameras you should consider.
1. Eken H9R (4K Resolution)
The Eken H9R is a good sports camera for adventurous beginners as it has many features of some top of the range cameras but it only costs a fraction of the price. This 4K camera comes with a remote control shutter for taking photos and videos.
It has a 170-degree lens which gives you a wide angle without the distortion of a fisheye camera. Behind the camera is a 2-inch screen with a 320X240 pixel resolution. The WiFi feature allows you to have full camera control including live previews and photo playback. The H9R comes with a waterproof housing and its battery has a capacity of 1050mAh.
2. GOQ SJ7000 (1080 Resolution)
This ultra-lightweight and compact camera is ideal for you if you wish to carry it with you everywhere. You can clip it over your shoulder or on your cap. With crystal clear HDMI output, the SJ7000 supports micro SD cards of up to 32GB (not included). You can even record while it’s charging! The product comes with a waterproof housing and removable batteries.
3. SJCAM SJ6 Legend (4K Resolution)
With the SJ6 Legend, you can enjoy 166-degree angle 4K resolution videos at 24 frames per second (fps), especially since it comes with GYRO Stabilization anti-shake technology. The pictures you take with this device will be high quality as the camera is 16 megapixels.
It supports up to 128GB of storage and has an inbuilt battery of 1000mAh. Spending a day in the water? Put on the waterproof housing and dive as deep as 90 feet underwater with the SJ6 Legend. Also, get ready to impress your friends with the smooth ultra-responsive touchscreen feature.
4. Xiaomi Xiaoyi (1080 Resolution)
This waterproof camera lets you take it underwater to a depth of 120 feet but you can also purchase an optional waterproof case for extra protection. Videos taken at 60fps give you 1080p resolution and you’ll be amazed by its 3D noise reduction and digital image stabilizer. The Xiaomi Xiaoyi supports micro SD cards of up to 64GB to save your captured moments.
5. Sony HDR-AS50 (4K Resolution)
The Sony HDR-AS50 stands out from the common action camera, as it's designed in the shape of a mini handycam. Delivering up to 4K quality, the SteadyShot technology helps to reduce motion blur and noise levels.
You can expect to have excellent footage with low-light sensitivity, which means that your outdoor activities will be well-captured even with sudden lighting changes. If you are into time-lapse photos, you will be amazed at the high-quality 4K still images. On top of that, Sony allows you to share live streams from your AS50 using the Ustream software.
6. MAXGear V6 (4K Resolution)
Get ready to take still pictures with your 16-megapixel camera and choose to shoot videos in 4K at 30fps, 2.7K at 30fps, or good old 1080P at 60fps. You’ll be able to capture much more of your adventure with the 170-degree angle.
Another stand-out function of the V6 is that you can record in slow motion. No need for editing or processing, just record your stunts and jumps in slow motion and you can playback your sick moves instantly. Behind the camera is an HD LCD screen. This WiFi sports camera comes with a waterproof housing and gives you roughly one and a half hours of usage with its 900mAh battery.
7. TomTom 4K Bandit (4K Resolution)
Be a video bandit with this TomTom 4K action camera as you can use the Bandit App to edit your videos using your mobile phone. With advanced sensors such as speed, G-force, altitude, acceleration, and rotation, your camera will know what’s best for you and when it’s best for you.
This camera is waterproof and you can submerge it up to 120 feet in the water, and it can record in HD for 3 hours nonstop. The 4K Bandit also has WiFi and Bluetooth features.
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