Learn More About Action Cameras
What makes an action camera different from the average point and shoot? Action cameras are designed to capture photos and videos from high velocity, high impact activities. They’re ruggedized, waterproof, feature built-in image stabilization, and built to withstand the toughest conditions. In addition to capturing life at 100 miles per hour, action cameras are also known for being extremely versatile. Whether you’re looking for a camera that can take excellent picture-quality photos in extremely low light or a camera that can record 4k video using voice commands, you’ll find it here.
Purchasing a sports action camera can be perplexing because there are numerous factors to consider. If you're checking out the best action cameras, there are a few things you should know before deciding which one is right for you...
Small and Lightweight
Action cameras are designed to be smaller and lighter than traditional point-and-shoot digital cameras, allowing them to fit into your pocket. An action cam size and weight allow it to be mounted on a cycling helmet or strapped to your chest as you jump out of a plane from 30,000 feet.
Excellent image and video quality
Action cameras now have advanced image stabilization that allow them to take blur-free 4K video footage even when racing down a steep mountainside or crashing through Class V rapids. Gone are the days when your memory card was filled with hazy, incomprehensible, and abstract ideas.
No bad weather for adventures!
Action cameras have a tough and durable casing that allows them to withstand rough handling and high drops without breaking.
Inner details are also designed with this goal in mind, allowing action cameras to be used in many sports, weather, or climate, such as going for a mountain bike ride, run, parachuting, etc. Some action cameras are even waterproof, allowing them to be used underwater sports action or while riding a 5-foot wave on a surfboard.
Action Camera Battery Life
Most action cams' batteries only last about one to three hours of continuous use before they die. However, this will vary depending on usage, as shooting higher-resolution videos, as well as having Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other connectivity features turned on, will drain your battery faster.
The majority of people prefer devices with the longest battery life. However, a camera with a longer battery life may be more expensive or lack certain features that you desire. If you don't want to sacrifice battery life, look into the cost and availability of spare batteries for the action cam you're considering.
If your camera doesn't have a screen for footage preview and playback, having quick and easy ways to upload or transfer your video footage and images to the web, your computer, or your smartphone app is ideal. Additionally, connectivity features enable you to use your camera with add-on accessories that require Wi-Fi or other forms of connectivity.
If you plan to use your action cam for capturing photos and videos of high-intensity sports like surfing, you'll need the right mount to secure your action camera to your surfboard—and not all brands will have that type of mount or the necessary accessories.
To solve this problem, go to each brand's website or the store you're buying from and see what accessories and mounting options are included and which are available as add-ons for each brand and model you're thinking about. This way, you won't buy an action camera only to find out later that you can't buy a key accessory for the sport, or vice versa.
What brands are available at Moment?
As we are always looking for the best action cameras to serve our creatives, we carry GoPro and Insta360 models, which can shoot from a 4K video to a 1080p quality.
How much does an Action Camera costs?
Our Action cams are available in a wide range of prices, from models starting at the $199. The price of a action camera body is determined by shooting modes, image quality, voice control, video stabilization and video resolution, and other features.
Not sure of what would be the best Camera for you?
If you're not sure which action cam would fit best to capture footage, or if you need recommendations for lens filters or accessories brands that will help you achieve the image results you need, please contact our Gear Guides Team [email protected] We'll pair you with a guide based on your background and needs, and we'll find the right Action Cam case for you.