Top 5 GoPro & Action-Cam's - 2017

21 November 2017 2:17:11 PM AEDT

Want to take video and photos of extreme action, in severe conditions? then you probably need an action-cam.
Varying greatly in terms of video/image quality, ruggedness, styles, and price. Here are our best picks for capturing all the action!

 

Action Cams

1: The Best All Round Action Cam - GoPro Hero 5 Black

GoPro, a name that we have all come to think of in regards to action and adventure has returned with a typically fresh and exciting New range.

This model, the Gopro Hero 5 Black, takes its seat at the top of the class thanks to phenomenal feature set and rugged build. 4K video and 12MP stills are the main specifications from a capture point of view, but the Hero 5 Black has much more to offer.

Waterproof to 10 meters without a housing, the Hero 5 Black is prepped for action, while the rear touch display, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and voice control make it simpler and more intuitive than any past model of the Adventure Video Camera line.

  • 4K Video
  • 12MP stills
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Voice control
  • 10M Waterproof

2: Best For Image Quality - Sony RX0

The Sony RX0 Ultra-Compact Camera offers professional image quality in an action camera–sized form factor. Capable of outputting uncompressed 4K UHD video, it also records 1080p60 in-camera at 50 Mb/s in XAVC.

A Zeiss 24mm-equivalent f/4.0 lens provides a wide, but not distorted, field-of-view. Its 21MP 1" stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor produces minimal rolling-shutter artifacts, and is protected by the RX0's waterproof to 10M, crushproof, and shockproof body.

Features:

  • Ultra-Compact, Lightweight Body
  • 21MP 1" Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • Records 1080p60 HD Video Internally; 4K via HDMI
  • Super-Slow Motion at up to 960/1000 fps
  • Timecode-Sync Multiple Cameras
  • Zeiss 24mm-Equivalent f/4 Lens
  • Up to 10m Waterproof, 2m Shockproof and 200kg Crush Proof

3: Best For The Extreme Sportsperson - Olympus TG Tracker

The new TG Tracker from Olympus is perfect for those who want to get away from it all, featuring a GPS, Compass and Accelerometer. The TG Tracker is the ultimate hiking, skiing, even skydiving companion.

This action-ready, rugged model brings with it the ability to capture stunning Ultra 4K quality movies, as well as a host of other lower-resolution video recording modes, in which you can utilise higher-frame rates. Packing an exceptional wide-angle lens, with a 204-degree angle of view to ensure you are equipped to capture all of the action, while the bright f2 aperture rating lets in plenty of light to keep your footage sharp, even when shooting underwater.

Its rugged feature set is truly astonishing, waterproof to 30m, shockproof to 2.1, as well as being crush, freeze, and dust-proof.

Features:

  • Ultra HD 4K Video
  • 5-Axis image stabilisation
  • Waterproof: 30m, Shockproof: 2.1m
  • GPS, Compass, Accelerometer etc.
  • Built in WiFi

4: Best On A Budget - Kaiser Baas Vortex

New from Kaiser Bass is this budget-friendly action cam, the Vortex. WiFi enabled and able to record Full HD 1080p video, the Vortex provides usability that far exceeds its price point and stature.

Mounting this versatile device is simple, whether you are running, skiing or riding, thanks to a GoPro fitting in the design. A 2-inch screen helps you to keep track of the adventures that are being recorded, while the water-resistant housing allows you to take the adventures below the water surface, down to 30m.

  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • 1080p video at 60p
  • Water resistant to 30m when in housing
  • 140 degree wide angle lens
  • 900 Mah rechargeable battery

5: 360 Degree 4K Video - Nikon Keymission 360

From Nikon comes the Key Mission 360, an exciting new addition to the Adventure Video Cameras world. The Key Mission 360 captures video from sensor and lens combinations on opposite sides of the camera, which is combined in-camera to create astonishing 360 degree footage. On top of this amazing technological advancement this camera is extremely rugged being waterproof to 30 meters dust, shock & freezeproof.

Features:

  • Electronic vibration reduction
  • Records 360 degree video in 4K resolution
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Rugged design - 30m Waterproof; Dust, shock & freezeproof
  • Great action camera for your extreme adventures

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