WHICH ACTION CAMERA SHOULD I USE FOR A PARTICULAR SPORT?

Handheld, light and easy to handle, the action camera or action cam, has proved a big hit with thrill seekers keen to record their adventures. But with such a huge range to choose from, which is best for your sport? What sort of things do you need to consider?

1. WINTER SPORTS: FOCUS ON THE OPTICS OF YOUR ACTION CAM

The sparkling snow and the rapid changes in exposure can prove quite challenging for action cams. Choose any sports camera with good optics and a high resolution to avoid a "pixelling" effect in the snow.

 

The G-eye Ultimate boasts high definition and an adjustable image frequency enabling you to film high-quality images regardless of the exposure. Being watertight, it can easily survive splashes. Its slight weight makes this an ideal action camera for winter sports.

2. CYCLING AND MOTORSPORTS: OPT FOR A SPORTS CAMERA WITH AN IMAGE STABILISER

For mountain biking, cycling or trial biking, the tracks often lead through undergrowth with alternating conditions of shade and light. Your action camera must have excellent optical quality to keep pace with these changes in luminosity.

 

You should therefore opt for a camera with an image stabiliser for downhill mountain biking or motorsports on uneven terrain.

 

In these sports, where an action camera is often used attached to the torso or handlebar, choose a model with a built-in housing. This protective box will absorb impacts and protect the camera. The housing can be a vital form of protection in the event of a fall!

3. SURFING AND WATER SPORTS: A WATERTIGHT HOUSING AND A HIGH-DEFINITION CAMERA!

Are you filming your exploits out on the waves with a state-of-the-art camera? Action cameras not only film on the water but also under the water. The only precondition is that you choose an action cam surrounded by a watertight protective housing.

 

For all water sports, although a watertight housing is essential, image quality is just as important. Some cameras with housing can film up to 30 metres underwater.

Many action cameras are multipurpose and achieve excellent results in situations as varied as the different sports you practice !

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