- The top brands in the market
- Which ones to go for
- How much do they cost
Action video camera technology has come a long way in the past few years and extreme sports lovers could never be happier. This device has allowed them to watch the most breath taking and adrenaline infused moments that were never possible 10 years ago. This device allowed extreme sports like skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding and others to push to the mainstream level. Not a day goes by that not an awesome video captured by an action video camera is uploaded on to YouTube for the public to see. Heck, people even strap them on to their pets and the video would instantly go viral.
So, if you want to buy one, you have to first know which ones are the best. I can tell you right now that there is one name that rises above the rest. And that name is GoPro. These guys revolutionized video capture of adrenaline infused videos. The reason is that GoPro’s image quality is really superb, plus you can also mount them anywhere. The only downside is, if you really want to go for their high end product, it can be a little pricey. The Hero4 Black alone retails for about $450-$500 dollars.
Sony has also produced action cameras that are pretty solid. The Sony FDR-X1000V is their newest and greatest action camera and retails at around $370-$400. The steady shot feature is to die for and is basically the best that Sony has to offer.
Garmin has also produced a masterpiece called Garmin Virb XE. It’s compact and waterproof and has a G-metrix that tracks your movements real-time and display it in graphs and gauges. Pretty cool right? The Virb XE retails at around $360-$400.
Of course these brands do have low end versions of their creations at a lower price point. But the quality is not the same. Overall, these 3 are some, if not the top 3 action cameras available in the market today.