Creepy Shooting: How to Choose Your Action Cams
Whether you want to resume a subjective descent on skis or a stretch of scenic road while you are riding your bike, an “Action Cam” has now become an essential device.
Small and easy to use, these cameras are perfect for capturing the adrenaline that characterizes the most exciting experiences, whether they are sports, travel or unforgettable moments with the family.
They can be used without hands thanks to specific supports (to be applied to the helmet, the
The cameras are equipped with wide-angle optics that simulate the field of vision of the human eye. It is important that they shoot in Full HD because the quality of the images in this type of shooting is fundamental: the larger the sensor, the better the yield will normally be. Being a device that can be used in even extreme conditions, it is important that it is light, compact and shock-resistant.
If you love underwater shooting, check the waterproofness of the camera you’re buying. Here are some of the most interesting products on the market.
GoPro Hero 6 Black
The queen of action cams to film unforgettable moments, even in low light conditions. With the new GP1 chip, the HERO 6 Black offers twice the performance of the Hero 5. The GoPro Hero 6 Black, equipped with an advanced image stabilization system, can be controlled with simple voice commands and is waterproof to 10 m. 4K60 1080p240 video for slow motion playback. Possibility to transfer the footage to the GoPro App.
YI 4K Plus
One of the best action cams on the market, the YI 4K Plus records 4K/60 fps video at high resolution, ultra-clear and stable. This camera, which provides excellent performance even in low light conditions, has a frequency of image twice as high as the previous model. Intuitive voice control interface, underwater housing up to 40 meters included. High resolution 2.2″ LCD touchscreen for easy previewing, changing settings and reviewing video and images.
Ultra HD quality 4K video for this Sony action cam with low vibration thanks to the balanced optical SteadyShot. The Exmor R CMOS sensor offers high sensitivity even with low light and image purity. Realistic images for photos and videos thanks to the BIONZ X processor. The Live-View remote control offers complete control over the settings and the user interface is very intuitive. Content editing directly from the Action Cam and time-lapse functionality. The FDR-X3000RFDI can be carried underwater up to 60 m.
Garmin VIRB Ultra 30
This Ultra HD action camera records video up to 4K/30fps. Voice commands to start, stop, or bookmark the recording at the preferred time of shooting. Excellent sound quality. Stabilized video to record on any terrain, slow motion function. Even at sea or in the snow, shoot safely thanks to the touch screen and microphone designed for use with the supplied waterproof case. Possibility to stream videos in real time on your smartphone.
Olympus Stylus TG-Tracker
Video up to 4K at 30fps and excellent resistance for the Olympus action camera, which is equipped with an ultra wide angle lens with a diagonal viewing angle of 204°. Waterproof to 30 meters, unbreakable from a maximum height of 2.1 meters and insensitive to frost, it is suitable for shooting in extreme conditions. Five sensors to perceive in detail acceleration, altitude or depth (up to 30 meters), temperature and direction of movement. Comfortable Steady Grip, stereo microphones and smartphone application.
Nikon KeyMission 170
Nikon’s image quality is guaranteed by Nikkor bright ultra wide-angle f/2.8 lens. Shock-resistant (up to 2 meters high) and waterproof, it records video up to a resolution of 4K at 30fps. The LCD monitor allows you to easily control the shot and the built-in microphone allows you to capture audio during the video. Electronic vibration reduction function (e-VR), underwater shooting up to 10 meters without case. Nikon’s SnapBridge 360/170 app is available for sharing footage.