Action cameras are not like regular video cameras, they are made to be attached to you, or whatever you use to go fast. They are becoming more popular on motorbikes. If you want to record your journey to re-live on the big screen, or if you want evidence to use at a later date in a court of law, it seems to be better to have one than to not have one. The cameras have come a long way since “just recording”. New cameras include Bluetooth, so you can playback or live view on your phone. Wide angle lenses, to capture everything around you, and GPS to document where you have been. Also a host of shooting modes, so you can edit you frames per second (FPS) that lets you see super fast action in slow motion.
Contour + 2 £360
Key Features: Shoots up to 1080p, has a 170 wide angle lens, built in bluetooth & GPS, records in .aac /MP4 (H.264 codec), has a battery life between 2 to 2.5 hrs continuous recording. Takes up to 32gb micro SD card, includes waterproof housing.
GoPro Hero 3 Black edition £360
Features: Shoots up to 1080p (up to 4K at 15fps), has an ultra wide angle lens, built in WiFi, Remote control, records in .aac / MP4 (H.264 codec), has a battery life of 3-4 hrs continuous recording, takes up to 64gb micro SD card, Includes a waterproof housing. Available attachments.
Drift HD Ghost £300
Features: Shoots up to1080p, has a 2”built in screen, up to 170 wide angle lens, WiFi enabled, comes with a Remote control, records in .MOV / MP4 (H.264 codec), has a battery life of 3 hrs continuous shooting, takes up to 32gb micro SD card.