Finding a decent sport action camera can be difficult with so many available on the market these days, it’s hard to know which one to buy. Every camera is different and depending on what kind of shot you want to capture, you need to know which camera is the right one for you.
Unlike your average camera, sport action cameras are designed to be attached to various surfaces like helmets and cars, so you can capture the most out of your adventures. These cameras are built to last with a simple but tough design; they have become particularly popular with people who enjoy extreme sports. A sport action camera makes it easy to capture any kind of extreme sporting and can easily capture photos and videos where a regular video camera cannot.
When it comes to choosing a camera that’s right for you, don’t buy anything you don’t need, and think hard about all the features you want. Below we will round up a few personal favourites of sport action camera.
This unique camera is probably best used for mounting on your helmet. Unlike other sport action cameras, Panasonic decided to separate this camera into two different pieces which include the camera and the main unit. This nifty little camera boasts 12 megapixels and can shoot in HD, is waterproof and dustproof, and comes with WiFi. The downsides to this camera are that it has a fixed lens and wide field view which can sometimes cause the image you want to capture to distort. Just keep in mind the 2 parts of the camera are connected by a cable so you need to find a way to connect both to either yourself of whatever it is you want to capture.
Shimano Sport Camera
The Shimano sport action camera is ultra light making it easy to transport and have pretty much every feature you want in a sport camera. It shoots in full HD resolution and go as deep as 10 metres underwater. It has a 16-megapixel camera, WiFi and has a big variety of accessories you can choose from depending on where you plan on taking this camera. USB rechargeable, and it comes with a mount so you can put it wherever you want to capture what you need.
GoPro Hero4 Black
Undoubtedly one of the most praised sport action camera models, this camera is designed for someone who is looking to up their footage to something more professional looking. If you just want a camera for personal use and capturing some footage for at home, then this camera might be a little too much for that. The GoPro Hero 4 can capture at 4K or you have the option to capture slow motion all in full HD. It also features an auto light setting to capture in the dark as well as great audio and WiFi.
One of the few cameras designed to give you complete control over what you’re filming, the Sony AZ1 comes with a remote that straps right onto your wrist where you can see what you’re filming which can come especially handy if the camera is strapped to your helmet. The features include high-speed recording and in slow motion, and built-in image stabilization, WiFi, can submerge in water up to 5 metres and comes with a waterproof case. This camera is extremely versatile and gives you great quality footage and control.
Garmin VIRB Elite
This camera is one of the best, Garmin’s tracking technology has truly outdone itself. You can record and seamlessly track your location at the same time. It’s a simple on-off recording switch and it comes with a GoPro adapter meaning you can use it with any GoPro accessory. It has a 16-megapixel camera which can record in any quality you want, the battery can also last 3 hours in HD mode. Automatic correction modes work while recording saving you editing time. It comes with editing software both for Mac and PC. This great little camera has been well thought out.
So buying a sport action camera should come a little easier to you now that you know they come in all shapes and sizes, and all have different functions. Your decision should be based on what you need the camera for, if you drive something you want to record, or maybe you play some extreme sport. Each camera will offer you something to make capturing the things you want to in life a whole lot easier, and make for many lasting memories.