In the recent years there has been a lot of advancement in technology in the field of film making and video creation. There is a lot of rapid change in the equipment and gear being used for this purpose. This is the reason that buying a new action camera or any other equipment can be quite a challenge. Whether you require the it for skydiving, surfing, scuba diving, cycling or simply to record your day you need to know exactly what you want. Let us look at some tips that will help you to buy a good action camera whether online or from a physical store.
Weight and size
These cameras are designed so that they can be easily mounted on to equipment or on helmets, hence weight and size are quite important. It is always advisable to opt for the smallest and lightest model that your budget allows.
Needless to say the better the quality of the camera the higher will be the price. Currently, ultra high definition or 4k is the highest video resolution possible for action cameras. The best in high definition cameras are 720p and 1080p, after which you have the 480p which is great for TV broadcast. This range of choice allows you to choose the best resolution according to your specific need.
Field of view
Action cams are well known for the wide angles that they are capable of shooting. The wideness can be measured in degrees. The bigger the number of degree, the wider and larger is the field of view of the camera and this will allow you to shoot more action.
The main trouble with sports camera or otherwise is that even the ones with the best battery life tend to last only for a few hours. The best way to ensure that you are not dependent on the battery life is to buy a solar charging device or keep a few additional rechargeable batteries.
You also need to consider how you wish to mount your camera. Some cameras already have one or two mounts, but you have to pay if you want more mounts. Of course you can also use some zip ties and a little imagination, and mount the cameras on anything you have in mind.
The videos in every action cams are recorded on small removable memory cards. Usually microSD cards are used in most of the cameras, while some of them still make use of postage stamp size cards. It is a good idea to buy a few additional cards to ensure that you have good amount of storage space. You can measure the space on the cards in gigabytes, and the higher the gigabyte number the larger is the storage space and also the cost of the camera.