Unless you’ve been hiding under a
rock-climber for the last few years you’ve likely heard of action cameras or at
the very least “GoPro”. These tiny
wearable video cameras have taken the sports/recreation scene by storm and now
account for an enormous (and still growing) slice of the video camera market
pie. If you’ve yet to pick up an action
camera for yourself or know someone who has it high on their want list, it
might pay to brush up on your facts and figures. Let us help with the below
GoPro Hero 3 Range
Entry point to the GoPro range, the White Edition packs all the fun and waterproof ruggedness into a low cost package, ideally suited to casual/family use. GoPro White is compatible with all of the GoPro mounts and accessories and still features built in Wi-Fi connectivity for Smartphone/Tablet remote control. Full 1080 HD video capture is present with 5MP stills and the same 60m waterproof housing as higher models in the range.
Middle child of the GoPro set, the Silver Edition builds on the specs of the White Edition increasing the still photo resolution to 11MP, time lapse and adding a 10 frame per second burst shooting, advanced recording modes such as looping video, manual white balance and ProTune aimed at cinematic colour grading. The new Silver+ improvements include reduced size and weight, 30% better battery life, faster Wi-Fi access and better lens optics for even sharper footage.
Feature packed and among the most wanted, the GoPro Black+ Edition crams so much into its tiny form factor to easily please even the most discerning video adventurer. Used by professionals in the sports broadcasting, documentary filmmaking and news/journalism fields and loved by enthusiasts the world over. The GoPro Black+ Edition comes bundled with its own wireless waterproof remote, ability to record higher than Full HD at 4K and 2.7K resolutions, slow motion capture of up to 120fps as well as improvements to low light capabilities and still image capture and a better lens, smaller (by 30%) form factor and better battery life than the recently replaced Black Edition.
Contour, one of the original action camera manufacturers has two cameras in their current range, the ROAM2 and the +2.