HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR ACTION CAMERA?

What is better than living sport experiences, other than sharing them with others in Full HD?

 

Prolong the experience with an action camera!

Easier said than chosen, right?

 

To put it simply, the choice of your action camera will mainly depend on the 3 following parameters: image quality, resistance to extreme conditions and additional features.

1. IMAGE QUALITY

There are two parameters to consider:

- The resolution, expressed in pixels (p) for the video mode and in million pixels (Mp) for the photo mode, will determine the image sharpness, particularly useful if you want to make video/photo enlargements or enhancements.

- The image smoothness (frame rate), measured in FPS (Frame per second), will determine the quality of your video slow motion.

 

Note than having the highest image quality (HD video or 4K video) is not necessarily the best option: it will depend on your use of the camera!

 

To put it simply, choose based on your travelling speed in the sports you do:

- Slow to moderate speed sports: HD or Full HD resolution, frame rate of 30 FPS

- High-speed or dynamic sports: Full HD resolution, frame rate of 60 to 120 FPS

2. RESISTANCE TO EXTREME CONDITIONS

Choose a camera that meets your athletic needs: Will you go in the water? May your sport cause shocks to the camera? Do you plan long outings?

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BATTERY LIFE

For long duration outings, preferably choose a model with a long battery life so you won't miss a thing!

WATER RESISTANCE & STURDINESS

Extreme sports enthusiasts should not worry: Most action cameras come with a waterproof protective housing that is both shock- and water-resistant!

However, certain action cameras are designed to be shockproof and water resistant to 1 meter underwater without an additional protective housing.

3. ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Now that you have determined the main functions, you can look into more practical features, directly related to your specific sport.

WITH OR WITHOUT A TOUCHSCREEN?

Because it may be difficult to operate your camera once it is mounted on its support, the G-Eye cameras feature a wifi connection, so that you can display a live view of your videos on your smartphone with the “G-EYE +” app.

Other action cameras feature a built-in touchscreen to facilitate the adjustment of parameters and to preview your videos before transferring them to a computer.

SPECIFIC VIDEO MODE

For all those who want to take the experience one step further by varying the video modes, we recommend the Timelapse mode!
Timelapse is based on the principle of accelerated video.

For example, if you set up your mini cam to take one picture every 5 seconds, you can capture an accelerated video of a sunset or a sunrise!

ADDITIONAL ADVICE

Our cameras all come with adhesive pads to vary the shooting angles and make your final edit less monotonous!

And now: on your marks, get set...Shoot!

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