What things to consider when purchasing an action camera

The action camera has become an insanely popular product over the last couple of years as they have become more and more affordable for the general public. Originally the action camera was several hundred euro and upwards for even the most basic camera but like most technology after it has been around for a couple of years the price has slowly come down and you can even get action cameras for under £150 now that are pretty good. We would like to help you select the right action camera for your needs so we have put together some of the most important things to look at before buying an action camera.

There are generally two different markets that are looking to get an action camera. One of the most popular markets are travelers who want to document their travels and make videos to put on popular social media websites such as Facebook and Instagram. Another market is of course the extreme sports market which include people who skydive, ski, surf and a number of other crazy extreme sports that are certainly worth documenting.

  1. User Friendliness is a very important aspect when researching your action camera. Most people just want it for general use so user friendliness has got to be a priority. Of course if you are more serious into your filming this may not be an issue for you.
  2. Camera quality is another important aspect. Is the camera 4K or at least high definition and if so how many megapixels is it.
  3. Shooting modes is another important thing to research. Most action cameras have the ability to shoot in slow motion, action picture and a number of other cool shooting modes.

So if you are searching for a good action camera keep these things in mind when you are doing your research.


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