Worried about your $500 action cam getting tossed around and damaged at high speeds? These bargain-priced cameras let you shoot without concern. They record 1080p HD video and 12mp stills, and at just $35 each, you can buy a bunch to capture multiple angles.
Waterproof, crushproof, shockproof, dustproof, and freezeproof, this action camera is ready to take on whatever you throw at it, shooting 4K video via a wide-angle F2.0 lens, with 5-axis image stabilization, and built in GPS, compass, altitude sensor, and accelerometers.
Nikon jumps head first into the crowded action camera market with the compact KeyMission 360. It packs two sensors, allowing it to capture 360º video and stills in 4k resolution. It’s also waterproof, and resistant to dust, shock, and cold, and has electronic vibration reduction.
Originally seen as the Aétho, this gyroscopic handheld video stabilizer is now raising funds on Indiegogo. It provides buttery smooth motion shots, and has a built-in LCD viewfinder. The sample videos shot with the prototype are truly impressive. Early birds save $50.
Providing tremendous value compared to GoPro’s entry-level action cam, the Activeon CX shoots 1080/30p HD video through an f/2.4 lens, has a built-in LCD viewfinder, Wi-Fi, interchangeable batteries and faceplates, and a multitude of available mounting options.