If you want to capture the exciting (and everyday) events in your life without having to pull out a camera to do so, you’re in need of a wearable camera. Wearable Cameras allow you to BE in the moment rather than simply document the moment. Action Cams, on the other hand, are a form of wearable camera that are specifically designed to capture… action. Like sports. They are rugged, sometimes water resistant or even waterproof. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and while they all have the same core functionality—capturing photos and videos—they have varying and sometimes quite unique features that set them apart.
I suppose everyone has had a different introduction to wearable and action cams depending on who they follow and pay attention to. One of the first people I really saw using an action cam was Chris Spooner, a UK-based blogger, designer and professional video game player. It’s been fun to peek into his life and see what he’s up to—he does an excellent job of shooting and editing videos using his GoPro setup. Certainly work checking out.
While GoPro is certainly the dominant action cam brand, there are plenty of GoPro alternatives to choose from. I’ve listed a few great ones here. But I will say, if you’re looking for the absolute best action cam on the market, it’s hard to recommend anything other than the GoPro HER4 Black (see below). If you like this post, make sure to check out: 3 Apps that will Automatically Edit Your GoPro Footage into Sick Final Cuts.
If you’re looking for the best-of-the-best wearable camera—THE top-of-the-line—you’re looking for the GoPro HERO4 Black. What sets it apart and makes is so much better than the rest? For starters, it can shoot in ultra-high resolution at 4K30 (also 2.7K50 and 1080p120). So, if you own a 4K Ultra HD TV the GoPro HERO4 Black is going to be a good match. Compared to it’s predecessor, the GoPro HERO4 Black has a whopping 2x performance boost in terms of faster frame rates and image quality. You’ll love the 12MP Burst photo option that lets you capture moments you don’t want to miss when the shutter button may be out of reach. The Time Lapse mode can capture photos every 0.5 to 60 seconds. Night Photo and Night Lapse modes allow ...