If you are always up for adrenaline rush by engaging into action sports like skiing, biking, snorkeling, trekking etc, the first thing you need to keep the memories alive is a sport action camera. With numerous brands now doing their rounds in the action cam market, there is definitely tremendous confusion in choosing what is best for you. So here are five most efficient cameras for your action spree –

Top 5 action cameras for adventure junkies 2019

 

Camera

Video Resolution

Image Resolution

Waterproofing Range

Battery

Lens

Price

GoPro Hero7 Black

4k/60fps,

1080p/120fps, 720p/240fps

12mp

 

10m

1220 mAh

150 degree

~$400

Sony RX0 II

4k/30fps, 1080p/120fps, 720p/960fps

15.3mp

10m

700

mAh

84 degree

~$700

Campark X30

4k/60fps, 30fps, 2.7k/30fps, 1080p/30fps,

60fps, 120fps, 720p/30fps, 60fps, 120fps, 240fps

20mp, 16mp, 13mp, 8mp

 

40m

1350 mAh

170 degree

~$109

Yi 4K+

4k/60fps, 1080p/120fps, 720p/240fps

12mp

N/A

1200 MaH

155 degree

~$220

Olympus TG- Tracker

4k/30fps, 1080p/60fps, 720p/240fps

7.2mp

30m

1350 mAh

204 degree

~$200

 

GoPro Hero7 Black

With a rugged waterproof body, GoPro Hero 7 is the all new sensational action camera having voice control feature consisting of sixteen commands in case your hands are not free. No gimbal is there but the sturdy camera offers hyper-smooth and stabilized video and automatic HDR feature for the SuperPhoto which has noise reduction and tone mapping feature for any light condition. TimeWarp, 8x Slo-Mo, detection of smile, face and scene and touch zoom are some of the excellent features although its price is on higher side and voice commands are complicated sometimes.

Sony RX0 II

Top 5 action cameras for adventure junkies 2019

Sony DSC brings you the smallest travel camera that is waterproof (10m), crushproof (200kgf) and shockproof (2m). Coming with the Exmor RS 1.0 type sensor, this camera has three light metering mode, 12 still photo modes and 13 creative styles. Zeiss Tessar and BIONZ X Processor are the trademark features of excellence along with anti-distortion of shutter but the fiddly control is a significant issue for a camera with such high price.  

Campark X30

Campark X30 is definitely the best wifi camera within a pocket-friendly budget, especially if you consider its high resolution wide angle lens offering adjustable field of view according to need. The in-built electronic image stabilizing factor, distortion correction and true color restoration features are perfect for stills and 4K videos, especially when you are 131 feet underwater. With slot dock charging and remote control WiFi, the camera lets you shoot advanced image and video flexibly.

Yi 4K+

The YI 4K+ is the second most low-budget camera among the five listed here and its 4K/60fps shooting mode is definitely a challenging factor with the pricey models in the market. While its Ambarella H2 SOC consumes low power, its electronic image stabilization makes it perfect for bumpy actions. With active voice control and USB slot, it shoots images in RAW. However, it is not suitable for water unless mounts and waterproof case are attached

Olympus TG- Tracker

With a waterproof, dustproof, freezeproof (140F), crushproof (100kgf) and shockproof (2.1m) design, this action camera 4k offers 5-axis Electronic image stabilization, ultrawide lens, LED headlight and sensors for water, barometric pressure and temperature. Accelerometer and enhanced GPS with compass are   some of the unique features but it is heavier than others and lets no editing in-app.  

In the competitive market, many brands are launching their different variants of cameras for action sports and here comes the need of judging the best according to the characteristics. Although judging by the above comparison, Campark X30 seems like a pocket-friendly camera with all necessary features that other cameras offer, the final choice would be yours only.

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