We live in a social world where we share much of our daily actions, in summer more than ever: leisure, sport and fun that we often want to save so that our contacts can see it. How? With cameras action.
A device category, more or less recent birth, which allows us to record our actions from ‘almost’ our view, video cameras in high resolution, very strong and even small and light, which we review today: your athletic feat not remain offline, these are the cameras adventure to boast Internet.
GoPro HERO 3 Black Edition
The best known and we can say that started it all: GoPro HERO 3 Black Edition is one of the most expensive, but also more complete and accessories market. It has WiFi connectivity, remote control, is waterproof and has a 12 megapixel sensor capable of taking 1080p video at 60 frames per second. The other two models, Silver and White, have fewer features but are also cheaper. To all this, there are rumors of a GoPro Hero 4 facing the final stretch of the year.
Sony Action Cam
Sony has trodden this very strong in the ‘SUV’ cameras with his family of cameras Sony Action Cam. And we say well: they are a family in which we must highlight the AS100V, most pointer model. With a format other than the GoPro (the AS100V is smaller and lighter) known for offering good performance thanks to the Carl Zeiss Tessar lens with Exmor R CMOS sensor 18.9 megapixels, while offering some interesting features like WiFi, NFC or water resistance so common in this category of device.
Polaroid XS100i WiFi
Presented at the last CES, the Polaroid XS100i has a unique design and the ability to record video up to 1080p, although a larger than option Sony something heavy contraption (136 grams) and also a tad, although Polaroid it is a cheaper option. Its battery is capable of delivering about 2.5 hours of battery life and has WiFi connectivity and a double recording: one to the resolution indicated by the user and another to a lower resolution, designed to be quickly shared to social networks.
Nikon Coolpix AW120
The ‘action camera’ Nikon has a very different to what we are used format: the Nikon Coolpix AW120, closer to being a modified compact (and prepared to resist water up to 18 meters deep) to enter this new category. You can record 1080p video and has WiFi and GPS.
An unknown to the general public but for its low price and good references is becoming an option to take into account. The QUMOX SJ4000 has a similar to that of the GoPro HERO, although significantly lower format features: no WiFi and no GPS, can record 1080p at 30 frames per second and there is also a wide range of compatible accessories.
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Actioncam Rollei S-50 WiFi
A sober design option but powerful inside. With a format similar to the Hero, Rollei Actioncam S-50 WiFi Ski is your most powerful option: 14 megapixel sensor that can record 1080p @ 30 and with various accessories, including housing so dear to add protection to liquids. A flirtatious option available in up to four colors: black, orange, blue and yellow.
Something more specific is the Contour Roam2, intended to be used in a helmet. It is much smaller (length of about 10 centimeters, while weighing 150 grams) than other options, with a battery life of 3.5 hours capable of recording up to1080p @ 30 (or 720p @ 60) and with an interesting switch starts video capture only slide. It even has a laser to properly align the camera more than ever and enjoy a good session of paintball.
JVC GC-XA2BEU Adixxion
JVC also has its material off – road camera as the Adixxion JVC. His most powerful model is the GC-XA2BEU and not only supports 1080p at 60 frames per second, but it also has WiFi for immediate synchronization with smartphones and tablets as well as a 1.5 – inch screen to operate it.
Toshiba Camileo X-Sports
Within the Camileo family we find the Toshiba Camileo X-Sport, a full option (1080p @ 60 with WiFi and GPS) with multiple accessories including housing Water resistance (promise up to 60 meters deep), a screen 2 inches and a curious bracelet to control recording.
Garmin Virb Elite
Garmin offers a camera with a somewhat peculiar design, the Garmin Virb Elite, the most comprehensive in the market (1080p @ 30, WiFi and GPS) with resistance IPX7 and some exotic features such as accelerometer or interesting altimeter in certain sports. Play with a 1.4 inch screen which displays all the information and configuration.
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Oregon Scientific ATC Chamaleon
One of the cheapest options on the market, is the Oregon Scientific ATC Chamaleon. Is simple (records up to 720p at 30 frames per second) but with a curious feature: a double lens can be set at an angle of 180 degrees.
iON Air Pro 2
There is a third version, but the differences are not worthwhile. ION Air Pro 2 can record FullHD with its 14 megapixel sensor, being waterproof (up to 10 meters deep) and having a wide range of accessories of all kinds. It has WiFi, but not GPS.
Koreans have also decided to get into this market sector with its own model, the Samsung HMX-300. It is characterized by a good sized screen, 2.3 inches, recording 1080p @ 30 and is resistant to shock, water and dust.
And we end with what is arguably one of the most curious cameras on the market: the Panasonic HX-A500E-D is a camera associated with a ‘pouch’, which may be somewhat cumbersome … but it is a very powerful solution capable of record up to 4K @ 25. It also has NFC, WiFi and can even broadcast live via Ustream.