For her 7th grade science fair project gabenandee’s daughter showed off a cannon capable of firing a bowling ball, and fitted said ball with a GoPro Hero 4 camera so it could capture the first-person view of its surprisingly smooth, but dizzying flight path.
Night vision cameras shoot muddy green images. Action cameras do terribly in the dark. SiOnyx claims its action camera can shoot night scenes in full color. While its 720p resolution is barely hi-def, its jumbo-sized CMOS sensor makes twilight and low-light shooting possible.
A compact and versatile camera for recording everything from action shots to monitoring your home. It’s waterproof up to 20 feet, and can send images via Wi-Fi. Captures video at up to 1080p through a f/2.0 140º wide angle lens. Save 50% off the MSRP in The Awesomer Shop.
Sony’s shockproof, crushproof, waterproof RX0 offers the versatility of action cameras, but with high-end features like 4:2:2 4K video, 960fps slow-mo, 4K clean HDMI output, multi-camera control, and more. It stores 1080p/60 internally, but needs an external recorder for 4K.
A compact interchangeable lens camera with 4K support. Works with a variety of Micro Four-Thirds lenses from Lumix, Sigma, Olympus, and Leica. It supports both automatic and manual focus, and is small enough to be mounted on a drone gimbal. Sample video content here.
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.