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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 6 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.

The GoPro Hero 6 Black, with its all-new GP1 chip, next-level video stabilization and 2x the performance, looking good has never been so easy. Offering 60 fps 4K and 240 fps 1080 HD video, you'll always have high-quality filming at your fingertips.

Waterproof to 10 meters without a housing, the Hero 6 Black is prepped for action, while the mobile phone app automatically turns your content into incredible QuikStories right on your phone, and improved voice control makes it simpler and more intuitive than any past model of the Adventure Video Camera line.


  • 2x the performance of HERO5 Black
  • 4K 60fps Video
  • Fast 5GHz Wi-Fi, GPS and data overlay
  • Automatically edited Quik Stories through Mobile App.
  • Waterproof to 10m without housing
  • Voice control

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.


  • 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.


  • 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 X150

Boasting a high frame rate, 2.7k recording resolution and time-lapse and slo-mo modes, the X150 is the ultimate action camera. Its simple operation is made easier with the Wrist Remote which allows you to control the camera when it’s mounted out of reach.

A 150-degree field of view makes the lens invaluable for capturing all of the action and not just a snippet, while the loop and interval recording functions help you uncover the unique character of the adventure you are participating in and represent it accurately in movie form.


  • 2.7K Video Resolution
  • Time-lapse Mode
  • Slo-mo Mode
  • Wrist Remote
  • WiFi Connectivity

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.


  • 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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