GoPro Hero3 sports camera-recorders are a strong challenger in the market. They are waterproof, smaller and weightless when compared to rivals. What’s more, they have inbuilt Wi-Fi connectivity feature. While all the GoPro Hero3 editions (white, silver and black) possess all these features, the back edition is the ultimate slayer of critics. The Black Edition GoPro Hero3 is faster and is head and shoulder the most powerful sports camera currently on the market. It appears that every expense was equally met in its development. It is impossible to point out any technical flaw in the sports camera.
The GoPro Hero3 Black Edition is an improvement of the previous models. At merely 2.6 ounces, it is almost a quarter as heavy as the other models and smaller, shading off almost 70 percent of its predecessor’s size, yet twice as powerful.
Here is a summary of the Black Edition, GoPro HERO3 features that makes it the most versatile sports camera-recorders around:
- Ultra-wide video capture 720p 120 fps, 1080p 60 fps and 1440p 48fps
- Ultra-wide picture capture 12MP photos
- Photo capture rate at 30 pictures/second
- Waterproof to 197′ (60m)
- Integrated Wi-Fi feature
- Compatible GoPro App
- Wi-Fi Remote (accessory separately charged)
The Bottom Line
The Black Edition Hero3 offers ultra-high resolutions of 2.7 KP-30 fps and 4KP-15 fps (available only for Protunes) video modes. Its cinema quality videos are captured at a resolution and frame rate that is as twice as its immediate predecessor’s. In addition, its performance is twice better as far as light performance is concerned. The two video modes are great for slow-motion and that too is just another reason why the black edition has become a darling of the industry. It is not just ahead of the pack, but several miles ahead.
The Drift HD Ghost is a classy, feature-rich and shrewd camera designed by the sports technology company, Drift Innovation. The company has won the hearts of many and even an award in action sports technology, and their new pet does not fall short of the expectations.
The Drift HD Ghost is considered by the industry technocrats as the best all-in-one problem solver in the market. It is built on a new skeleton bringing together the industry’s first two-way LED remote control, video tagging/recording capabilities and a Corning Gorilla Glass. These components have exceptional qualities; the remote control has an on & off indicator light while the glass is an integrated 2 –inch corning gorilla glass, LCD.
The fully assembled Drift HD Ghost does not require additional accessories and peripherals to complete its functionality. This makes it the perfect choice for capturing quality sports videos for sports aficionados. While it is built in complex manner, the interface is easy to use and I would not be surprised if a kid in third grade can navigate, set up and record using it, just a few moments after picking it out of its box.
So you want professional quality videos? It’s easy, get the top tier camera, Contour +2. This classily designed camera is feature-rich and simple to use.
The Features of Contour +2 Camera
Crisp HD Video: The camera using the power button to record videos. It has never been this simple, recording a video by simply using the Power on & Record switch. With this camera, you are able to capture every scene you wish to without missing a shot.
Support GPS data: Capture every adventure and enjoy every aspect of it courtesy of this feature. The integrated GPS feature answers all the GPS related questions on all related aspects such as height, elevation and speed.
Wireless Mobile App: This feature allows you to remotely connect your smartphone and the camera. You are then able to preview shots, check your camera memory and battery status through the phone. However, you will have to download the app for free depending on your phone’s platform. It is available on both Android and iOS. So get it and have the control your Contour+2 on the palm of your hands.
But also if you are looking for versatility, Contour +2 camera will not disappoint you either. With a 270° rotating lens, you are able to rest or mount it anywhere and still get the best shot.
The stunning JVC Adixxion Camera is worth experimenting with. But be warned, you will remain hooked to it once you realize its full capabilities. Weighing about 4 ounces, it is often easy to disregard it but everything perception changes once you try using it.
The JVC adixxion has the ability to capture 1920×1080 HD. With this wide coverage area, you are able to capture every detail. It is also able to stand and capture without using an external housing. So you will be able to capture every moment of the activity you do best, be it skiing, swimming or skydiving without the help of another party. The solo shoot is further made effective courtesy of the smartphone remote control feature that enables the camera to stream images remotely. And in case you are capturing your friends, the LCD display ensures that you miss nothing during the whole exercise. What’s more, you can also capture quality and crystal clear pictures (5 megapixels) in full HD.
Stunning Features of ADIXXION GC-XA1 Action Camera JVC
It waterproof up to 5 meters, able to sustain shock from a fall of 2 meters, dustproof, freeze proof and does need an external casing as other its rivals.
With Wi-Fi functionality that is able to link to smartphone, adixxion turn your phone into a remote.
1.5 inch LCD display ensures that you get the best of the action.
Has a digital stabilizer that ensures that you get sharp images whether it is a rough or a smooth ride by minimizing shakiness.
It has the Time-lapse functionalities that make it easy to get professional quality time-lapses
It is flexible to mount and you won’t any problem mounting it on a curved or flat surface.
You can charge the battery through attaching it to a computer USB port.
Do you love action sports and participate in them? If yes, you would often love to capture the action while participating in the same action. It is not difficult, with Midland XTC100VP2 640 x 480 SD camera you are able to capture every moment of the stream action while participating it.
The video camcorder is very tiny, less than 3 oz, but very powerful. You can attach it on your goggles, helmet, handlebars or any suitable position. This leaves you hands free to participate in the activity.
The one button, on/off, is ingeniously designed to flip to start recording. And when you purchase the XTC100, it comes with all the accessories including ones that allow mounting on different surfaces e.g. submersible case, universal mount, strap mount and goggles mount.
Veho VCC-003-MUVI-BLK MUVI Micro digital camcorder for Action Sports
The Muvi micro digital camcorder, the smallest of its kind, is an ingenious creation that is perfect for extreme sports and in situations where standard camcorders may not be possible to use. It is designed for those people who want to capture images and videos while moving. When using Muvi, your hands are free as it comes with an extreme mounting kit that allows you to capture the best quality digital video footage. It is also heavily protected with a strong thumb size metal alloy casing.
Features at Glance
- 2 Megapixel lens
- Captures and records videos with 2 mega pixel quality in AVI format
- Store images in Micro SD Memory card
- Powered by li-ion rechargeable battery which lasts for 3 hours when fully charged
- Can be connected to computer via a USB cable for date transfer, battery recharging or for use as a webcam.
Virtually all complex camcorder models advise against use in deep water, rugged surfaces and all sorts of rough conditions, otherwise your warranty would instantly be declared void. But with Oregon Scientific ATC3K Waterproof Action Camera, no condition is extreme. Just like the Jeep Wrangler which is an off-road master, it is the master of outdoors recording activities.
POV MAC10 Mini Waterproof Action Video Camera
The POV MAC10 is made with all the features that define an ultimate camera. It is up to 30 feet waterproof, weight less than an ounce, measures 1/2 inch in diameter and 2 1/2 inches in length making it the best tiny action camera that you cannot afford to miss!
MAC10 records ultra smooth videos at 30 frames per second, has a resolution of 736 X 480 for extra crisp video playback and an integrated microphone to captures the audio. With an inbuilt 4 GB of memory, you are able to record for up to 3 hours. It is used both in dry land and water.
Other features include:
- Integrated rechargeable lithium-polymer battery that last for almost
- 3 hours when fully charged.
- One-button operated.
- Supports USB charging or file transfer, no drivers is required.
- It comes with universal mounting kit
Veho Muvi Pro Micro DV Camcorder
The Muvi Pro Micro DV Camcorder is the best spying camera. It is a perfectly sized digital video camera that can be used to capture image and videos without being noticed. This is the best camera for collecting evidence in restricted areas or spying.
The Muvi Pro is designed to record digital videos where it others standard camcorders cannot be used. The extreme sports mounting kit allows you to capture high quality digital video footage and record the sound without using hands. If mounted in a perfect location, you can record the videos without being necessarily in the same room. This makes it the best camera to monitor activities in your house while away.
- Records in 2 mega pixels and store videos in AVI format
- It’s very tiny and perhaps the smallest of its kind
- Comes a 4 GB Micro SD Card
- Connects with the computer via USB for battery recharging or date transfer.