Action cameras powered by the industry leader Gopro Group are different from any other traditional types of camera devices. These come with unique designs to attach to surfboards, helmets, cars and any other similar type of object. Moreover, they are simple, small and tough to perform functions with lenses to capture the entire world in HD video and varieties of wide-angle perspectives. In this blog post, you will come to know a few popular Gopro powered action cameras available for 2018.

1. Gopro Hero6 Black

SpecificationsRanges
Weight118 grams
Video Capture4K video to maximum 60fps, 1080 to maximum 240fps and 720 to maximum 240fps
Stills resolution12MP
Battery Life1 to 3 hours EST
WaterproofMaximum 10meters
GPS and Wi-Fi ConnectionIn-built GPS with Wi-Fi connectivity

  • The Hero6 Black camera powered by Gopro comes with an innovative GP1 processing engine to allow its users to record 4K footage of superb high quality and that too at about 60fps, you will find various other highlights in the form of a highly improved system to stabilize images.
  • In addition, Hero6 Black being the advanced version provides relatively wide dynamic range and improved low-light performance.
  • Hero6 Black powered by Gopro comes with powerful voice commands, touch screen of 2 inches and updated Quick Stories app to transfer as well as edit the footage automatically for users. Indeed, Hero6 Black is the best action camera for today’s users.

2. Gopro Hero5 Black

SpecificationsRanges
Weight118 grams
Video Capture4K video to maximum 30fps, 1080 to maximum 120fps and 720 to maximum 240fps
Stills resolution12MP
Battery Life1 to 3 hours EST
WaterproofMaximum 10meters
GPS and Wi-Fi ConnectionIn-built GPS with Wi-Fi connectivity

Despite, Hero6 Black has taken over the previous version of Hero5 Black; it still has many things to provide to users.

  • This camera device is able to shoot 4K footage to maximum 30fps and provides incredibly smooth video footage.
  • Moreover, the device is perfect to shoot various still images in raw format and thereby, brings the highest possible flexibility.
  • Waterproof of the device is about 10m and hence, it eliminates the requirement of any protective case.
  • In addition, you will find the device as simple and easy to use based on the addition of voice control, rear touch screen and GPS, all of which make the device a feature-packed camera device of today.

3. Sony FDRX3000/ W Underwater Camcorder 4K

SpecificationsRanges
Weight114 grams
Video Capture4K video to maximum 30fps, 1080 to maximum 60fps and 720 to maximum 120fps
Stills resolution8.2MP
Battery Life1 or 2 hours EST
WaterproofMaximum 60meters with cases
GPS and Wi-Fi ConnectionIn-built GPS with Wi-Fi connectivity
Image StabilizationBOSS i.e. Balanced Optical Steady Shot

Today, almost every action camera promises to provide 4K footage shot at about 30fps.

  • The specialty of Sony FDRX3000 underwater type of camcorder powered by Sony is that it offers much more than simple frame rate and resolution. Its biggest claim is BOSS i.e. Balanced Optical Steady Shot type of image stabilization. This feature performs its functions across different resolutions and modes of record.
  • Moreover, as a W Underwater Camcorder, it comes with underwater housing i.e. a unique feature found in the entire market consisting of action camera devices.
  • Moreover, the device comes with mountable live view as well as wearable remote, a contraption of smart watch size or shape to allow FDRX3000 to operate even at a distance and allows preview of its images on a real time basis.

4. Tomtom Bandit 4K Action Video Camera

SpecificationsRanges
Weight190 grams
Video Capture4K video to maximum 15fps, 1080 to maximum 60fps and 720 to maximum 120fps
Stills resolution16MP
Battery Life3 hours EST
WaterproofSplash proof with swapped lenses
GPS and Wi-Fi ConnectionIn-built GPS with Wi-Fi connectivity
Shoot Time-Lapse16megapixels

Next, we will talk about Tomtom Bandit action-based video camera devices.

  • Along with the basic 4K shooting footage, the device comes with in-built motion sensors, manual tagging, GPS and easy operation, all of which make it a breaking action type of camera system.
  • In addition, you will find the feature of shake-to-edit that helps to avoid the hectic editing of captured images/videos and lets users upload movies in no time and without dealing with any fuss.
  • Frame rate and video resolution of the Bandit action-based video camera are keys to capture the necessary action and Tomtom Bandit fulfills the demand with 4K footage at only 15 frames in one second or 27K at 30fps and so on to activate slow motion video capture. Bandit also comes with a sequence of shoot time-lapse to capture stills at maximum 16megapixels.

5. Xiaomi YI 4K-Action and Sports Camera

SpecificationsRanges
Weight93 grams
Video Capture4K video to maximum 60fps, 1080 to maximum 120fps and 720 to maximum 240fps
Stills resolution12MP
Battery Life2 hours EST
WaterproofNot Available, however applicable in optional case
GPS and Wi-Fi ConnectionIn-built GPS with Wi-Fi connectivity
View Field and Aperturef/2.8

  • This is another well constructed Gopro powered POV camera device capable to shoot 4K footage at about 30fps and provides 12MP, while comes with low price and a big touch screen.
  • With the availability of touch-screen user interface, Wi-Fi direct to connect to the respective phone app, single button control and varieties of options related to video resolution to maximum 4K at about 30fps, YI 4K-Action and Sports Camera acts as a perfect all-rounder camera system.
  • Also, the fixed lens of the device gives a relatively wide view field and fast aperture of f/2.8 along with the ability to capture photos with recording latest videos, loop recording for a particular period and sequences related to slow motion and so on.

6. Olympus TG – Tracker With 1.5 Inch LCD

SpecificationsRanges
Weight180 grams
Video Capture4K video to maximum 30fps, 1080 to maximum 60fps and 720 to maximum 240fps
Stills resolution7.2MP
Battery Life3 hours EST
Waterproof30 meters maximum
GPS and Wi-Fi ConnectionIn-built GPS with Wi-Fi connectivity
View Field and Aperturef/2.8
Operational Temperature10 degree Celsius

  • Olympus powered TG – Tracker incorporates a futuristic design in the form of a wide 204-degree of front lens with ½ inches of CMOS sensor.
  • In addition, it comes with headline video resolutions of 4K at about 30fps, 1080p at about 60fps and a highly impressive 240fps at about 720 pixels to achieve slow motion based video capture.

7. Gopro Camera HERO + LCD HD Video Recording Camera

SpecificationsRanges
Weight120 grams
Video Capture4K video to maximum 30fps, 1080 to maximum 60fps and 720 to maximum 60fps
Stills resolution8MP
Battery Life3 hours EST
Waterproof10 meters maximum
GPS and Wi-Fi ConnectionIn-built GPS with Wi-Fi connectivity
Operational ModesCapture 10 photos in burst mode for 2 seconds and in lapse mode at 0.5 to 60 seconds

This is the basic HERO camera device powered by Gopro and comes with LCD-based HD video recording feature to capture your various incredible moments and relive the same on the spot.

  • The camera device offers video of 1080pixels and 8MP of photos, while features the convenience associated with touch display.
  • Furthermore, it has Bluetooth connection and in-built Wi-Fi to connect to the respective GoPro app to get preview of any captured shot, achieve total control of the camera device and simple yet easy sharing of contents to various social media platforms, like Facebook, Instagram and several others.
  • If this is not enough, you will find two prime modes of the action camera i.e. burst mode and lapse mode, as delights for any photographer. Burst mode suits perfectly in case of fast-action photography to click about 10 photos within only 2 seconds, while lapse mode lets users to click or capture photos at 0.5 second to 60 seconds of time intervals.

8. Gopro HERO4 Silver

SpecificationsRanges
Weight74 grams
Video Capture4K video to maximum 30fps, 1080 to maximum 90fps and 720 to maximum 120fps
Stills resolution10MP
Battery Life1.5 to 2 hours EST
Waterproof10 meters maximum
GPS and Wi-Fi ConnectionIn-built GPS with Wi-Fi connectivity

  • Capture your favorite footage in an entirely new way with the Gopro HERO4 Silver action camera i.e. the first-ever camera device to come with an outstanding feature of in-built touch display.
  • The innovative camera system makes controlling of the camera device, framing of shots and playing of back contents ultra convenient, as you only have to view, swipe and tap the screen.
  • HERO4 Silver camera captures 720p120 video and 1080p60 videos with highest possible clarity, while providing 12MP photos at staggering speed of 30 frames in one second.
  • Other than this, you will find 40meters of waterproof to combine pro-quality capture and versatility with the convenience associated with touch display.

By Tushar Rajput

An experienced internet marketing strategist, data analyst, blogger, and author. He is an existing contributor for several tech blogs, covering startups, local businesses, technology, productivity, apps, and more.

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