Action Camera

With an Action Camera in your travel bag you will never miss capturing an adventure regardless of whether you are Bungee Jumping, Parachuting, Paragliding, Snorkelling, Surfing, Hiking or just name any adventure or sport under the sky or in the sky that you could think of, you can capture these adventures while you are in action in 4K resolution. 

There are a few types of action cameras available in the market. Also, before you invest in one, make sure to look through the essential points that will help you make an informed purchase.

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What is an Action Camera?

An Action Camera is an advanced form digital camera that is smaller than all the smallest Point and Shoot cameras that you would have seen so far but has the capability of shooting pictures and videos in action. These cameras could be mounted using the mounting clip that it comes with, on to yourself, or to any support.

Using the Action Camera you will be able to shoot brilliant videos of fast-moving objects even under very shaky conditions. Every professional photographer and adventure lover should own an action camera.

These cameras come with a wide range of accessories as add-ons suit one’s needs and preferences. These cameras are also commonly called as sports cameras. 

Features of an Action Camera

Action Cameras form a category of their own and they do not fit the common understanding that people have about cameras as they will be nothing compared to what they have been used to.

Here are some of the most common features found in the most common and the most popular Action Cameras available in the industry today.

DisplayLCD
Display Size1.3 – 2 inch / Varies based on the brand and the model
Shooting Modes Auto shoot / slow motion/ self timer / Burst
Effective Pixels4000 MP / Varies based on the brand and the model
Video Resolution4K to 5K 
Self TimerAvailable
ISO Rating400 – 7000 / Varies based on the brand and the model
Battery TypeRechargeable 
StorageMemory card
AccessoriesWide range of mounting and shooting accessories available as add-ons
Video FormatHVEC
Sensor TypeCMOS

Who Should Use An Action Camera?

Action Cameras are used in a wide range of situations for both personal and commercial needs. If you are a professional videographer or filmmaker, then you should have an advanced version of the Action Camera.

If you are into sports photography or videography or anyone who is in the field of capturing fast-moving subjects, these action cameras will be really useful.

Conclusion

Action Cameras are becoming increasingly popular. Action Cameras form a special segment of their own. The mainstream camera manufacturers and brands have not ventured into it aggressively.

Brands like GoPro and Noise, feature many advanced models of these action cameras. There are also many entry-level action cameras that one could get for as low as INR 30000.

At the same time, you will also find highly expensive Action Cameras which cost you over INR 40,000. You will be able to find an Action Camera that best fits your needs and budget. Do not forget to buy the required accessories to go with when you buy your Action Camera.