Ever done extreme sports but found it difficult to record those epic moments? Or have you been snorkelling but had nothing to capture that underwater feeling? Consider an action camera!
Built to withstand various weather conditions (some) and stick with you through the harshest environments – action cameras are gaining traction amongst adventurers and sports enthusiasts. If you’ve been thinking of getting one, check our list of recommended action cameras for all types of adventures!
1. GoPro HERO7 Black
The HERO7 Black can record [email protected] HyperSmooth videos without the need for a gimbal! Its rugged and waterproof (up to 33ft.) features are suitable for recording extreme sports such as cycling or motorcycling – regardless of terrain. What’s more, you can give orders to the HERO7 through voice control!
2. GoPro HERO5 Black
The HERO5 Black is a user-friendly action camera made to withstand various outdoor environments. This mid-range camera offers features such as a built-in GPS for geotagging, is waterproof (up to 33ft.), has voice control, and comes with editing apps which are suitable for outgoing, frequent travellers. Its extended battery life and dual microphones are also beneficial for prolonged periods of video shooting.
3. Sony FDR-X3000
The Sony FDR-X3000 is almost weatherproof – it’s freezeproof, shockproof, dustproof, and best of all waterproof (up to 197ft. with use of Underwater Housing)! This 4K Exmor R™ CMOS sensor camera reduces shake with the Balanced Optical SteadyShot and can be paired with Live-View Remote for more convenience. Equipped with ZEISS® Tessar™ lens, be prepared to capture sharp pictures on land or underwater.
4. Eken H9R
For those interested in exploring action cameras, the Eken H9R is the best value for your budget. This 4K camera is waterproof (up to 98ft.), has built-in Wi-Fi, editing apps, and a 2.4G remote control. While the image quality is not on par with costlier action cameras, this one has the basic, essential features suitable for beginners.
5. Panasonic HX-A1
The HX-A1 is an ultra-compact, light and, durable action camera with night vision function. As it is the only action camera with built-in 0 lux night-vision capability, it is the only one capable of shooting in the dark. This full-HD camera also features built-in Wi-Fi for remote control and instant sharing.
6. DBPOWER N5
This affordable 4K action camera comes with an x5 optical zoom. The camera is fitted with a 20MP Sony CMOS sensor to capture high-resolution stills and video. It is waterproof and can stay underwater (up to 98ft.). Besides having a decent battery life, this action camera has a built-in EIS for image stabilisation.
7. Yi 4K+
Capture clear, distinct sounds at 4K/60FPS with this reasonably priced action camera. A close competitor of the GoPro series, the splash-proof Yi 4K+ boasts a simple and speedy interface which is suitable for beginners. You can even transfer the files from the Yi 4K+ to your smartphone instantly!
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