An action camera is a compact camera designed for shooting active footage in the video. Some key features of action cameras include:
• Water resistance - Most action cameras are waterproof and shockproof. They can withstand rough conditions and motion without damage. Some are water-resistant up to hundreds of feet deep.
• Small size - Action cameras are designed to be small and lightweight so they don't obstruct movement or vision. They have compact form factors that can easily mount to helmets, chests, handlebars, etc.
• High video quality - Action cameras typically offer HD or 4K video recording capabilities to capture fast action and vibrant footage. Some can shoot at 120fps, 240fps, or even 360fps for slow-motion footage.
• Modifiable mounts - Action cameras have removable mounts like chest mounts, helmet mounts, handlebar mounts, etc. The mounts can be adjusted as needed for optimal positioning and stabilization.
• Wide angle lens - An ultra-wide angle lens, often 170-180 degrees, allows many of the surroundings to be captured in the shot. This is useful for capturing landscapes, scenic views, and whole buildings.
• Loop recording - Loop recording allows the camera to continually record and overwrite the oldest footage when the storage is full. This ensures the camera never stops recording in the middle of an action.
• Additional features - Some action cameras offer features like image stabilization, voice control, live streaming, night vision mode, etc. depending on the specific model.