The 10 best action cameras, according to ‘Gadget’
Some brands fight to defeat GoPro and dominate an increasing market
Several years ago, GoPro was the leading brand in the market for action cameras. This market has been growing for the last few years because of its versatility and all the opportunities it offers to record spectacular videos in any place and in multiple forms. Little by little, these small cameras have been improving until being able to give an exquisite quality. That’s why we echo the top 10 action cameras of 2017, a list of the publication ‘Gadget’.
The action camera with higher video resolution
GoPro Hero4 Black (4K at 30 frames per second) and Sony Action Cam 4K FDR-X100V, of the same resolution and fps, are the best action cameras in this field. All other models offer similar or slightly lower resolution, but offer less frames per second.
The action camera with higher photo resolution
Four cameras share the first place in this category, a sample of the number of good cameras that are currently on the market. Thus, Garmin VIRB Elite, JVC Adixxion GC-XA2, Rollei ActionCam 7S WiFi and Toshiba Camileo X-Sports are the most effective when capturing images.
The lighter action camera
With a 31 grams weight and a 128 grams control unit, Panasonic HX-A500E-D is the lightest camera on the market, followed by Energy Sport Cam Pro and Nilox F-60 EVO.
The most connected action camera
While all models use HDMI and WiFi, Sony Action Cam 4K FDR-X100V adds bluetooth, NFC and GPS connection, a wide range of possibilities to share videos of this excellent camera of the Japanese brand.
The most submersible action camera
iON Air Pro 3, JVC Adixxion GC-XA2 and Panasonic HX-A500E-D are the queens in this category. These can be submerged to 15, 5 and 3 meters respectively without additional enclosures.
The best accompanying action camera
GoPro Hero4 Black also reigns in this category. It is the one that has more accessories. This brand is followed by Sony, which includes a dog harness, and Garmin.
The best screen action camera
Nilox F-60 EVO is the one that offers a better screen if you like to review the photos before and after making them. It has a two-inch color back monitor. Rollei ActionCam 7S WiFi and Toshiba Camileo X-Sports go after it.
The action camera with more autonomy
Energy Sport Cam Pro and Garmin VIRB Elite are capable of recording Full HD quality for three hours thanks to batteries of 1,130 mAh and 2000 mAh, respectively.
The action camera with excellent value for money
If you do not need a professional camera, Energy Sport Cam Pro, JVC Adixxion GC-XA2 and Toshiba Camileo X-Sports are the best quality/price in the whole market in that order.