The evolution of action cameras has taken a new dimension, thanks to the ever-growing technology. Beginning with camcorders and digital cameras, the evolution of these small cameras has reached a new horizon where new, smart and increasingly smaller gadgets are becoming the trend of the day.
After the birth of action cameras, most people, especially sports and movies enthusiasts, have embraced these small gadgets to shoot high-quality daredevil videos and photos.
Sports cameras have been introduced in the market to replace DSLRs or point-and-shoot cameras. They’re designed with smart features that make them versatile, compact and easy to operate.
They come with powerful Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity that allows them to pair with multiple smart devices as well as special apps for easier operation.
The reason why these gadgets have won the market is their small size and ability to mount on almost everything ranging from helmets, walls, bike frames and selfie-sticks.
Following high production of action cameras in the market, most customers have become extremely confused while making their purchase.
In order to address this, we have compiled a list of three leading sports cameras that we’re going to review and compare for the customers so that they can make informed decisions while making a purchase.
Sony FDR-X1000V/W 4K Action Cam
The Sony FDR-X1000 4K Action Cam is an outstanding piece of equipment that has taken the camera industry by a storm. With the latest image stabilization technology, Sony releasedthis camera to give customers an equal alternative as well as to win a small share of the cake from market leaders GoPro and Drift Stealth.
With more companies joining the market of action cameras, the need to deliver high-quality products has really increased, giving customers more alternatives. Sony has loaded the 4K Action Cam with outstanding features that include 1080P full-HD Carl Zeiss lens, Exmor R sensor and image stabilization.
Most customers have really appreciated these features stating that they contribute to the overall performance of this camera. The WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity is a feature that allows this cam to pair with other smart devices, making the operation even more interesting.
Although the Sony FDR-X1000 4K Action Cam has secured a 3.7/5 star rating from 59 customers, some of these customers have complained about the price of this cam, poor video quality, slow menu and lack of a power button.
Drift Stealth 2
Most customers today are looking for small and versatile action cameras that can capture high- quality videos without any compromise. One such camera is the Drift Stealth 2.
Designed with compact dimensions of 5.8×1.7×2.4 inches and a weight of just 13.1 ounces, this action camera comes with a pretty large 2-inch LCD screen that offers a resolution of 1080P and 720P.
The camera comes with a 12MP lens that captures high-quality photos both on the ground and underwater. The battery offers 3 hours of uninterrupted video/photo capture while the WiFi connectivity allows the camera to pair with multiple devices while sharing files.
Although most customers have appreciated the Stealth 2 because of its cheap price and quality performance, others have criticized its low quality videos, complex menu and non-removable battery.
GoPro HERO4 Session
The GoPro HERO4 Session is the latest and the leading action camera in the market. Although others have done a tremendous job of offering high-quality products when it comes to photography and file transfer, the GoPro brand is by far the best and king of the cam arena.
Designed with a small LCD screen, this camera is approximately 40% smaller and lighter as compared to its predecessors. This action cam is designed with a 12MP lens that captures high- quality and detailed photos without any compromise.
The video resolution is also outstanding as the cam is capable of recording videos in 1080P/60fps, 50fps and 30fps in full HD. It can also record in 1280P, 1920P and 720P at 100fps and 120fps.
The GoPro HERO4 has a non-removable battery, data storage of up to 64GB, dual mic system and WiFi connectivity that allows you to pair it with multiple devices.
Although this camera has secured a magnificent 4.2/5 star rating from 505 customers, most buyers have complained about its non-removable battery and malfunction issue after some time.
There are many other quality action cameras in the market with amazing features that are worth considering. Having only mentioned a few, I would say that it’s up to the customer to decide which model and brand of action camera they wish to buy.
Apart from just checking the features, always remember to pay a close attention to the price in order to avoid buying expensive cams when there are cheaper alternatives available. With that being said, I would like to wish you best of luck while doing your shopping.