The new Sony RX0 action camera was announced earlier this year. 4K HDMI output, 1080p at up to 1,000fps, wireless timecode sync for multiple cameras, and a 1″ sensor made it a serious competition to GoPro. Kai Wong got his hands on one of these, and in his latest video, he compares it to the GoPro Hero 6. On paper, Sony RX0 sure looks promising. But can it beat GoPro in real life conditions?
With the release of the new HERO6 Black, GoPro continues to advance and refine what we can expect out of an action camera. Released just one year after the HERO5 Black, the HERO6 Black has all the right upgrades in all the right places.
First, let’s look at what hasn’t changed. The HERO6 retains the same small design with rounded corners as last year’s model, along with the 2 button layout and the 2″ touch screen on back. It also has the same 12MP resolution as the HERO5. It is still waterproof down to 10 meters without the need for a separate housing. It even continues to use the same 1200mAh battery as the HERO5. In fact, the only way to tell the difference between the two cameras is by the vertical “HERO6” on the lens side of the camera.
GoPro Hero 6 is officially here. The company has launched the new action camera, which looks a lot like its predecessor, GoPro Hero 5. However, it’s the inside that changed, and the new model brings some improvements. The processor is new, and the features like frame rates, image stabilization and image quality are improved in comparison to the Hero 5.
This has to be the weirdest yet coolest looking camera mount I’ve ever seen. It’s like a JOBY GorillaPod, but with suction cups. Despite obvious inspiration from a certain aquatic animal, the Tenikle has only 3 legs, not 8. Each of these legs is not only bendy, but also has several suction cups.
Combining bendy legs with suction cups certainly opens up more camera positioning options, with less gear. The Tenikle is currently on Kickstarter with just over a couple of days left, and it’s absolutely smashed its $15K goal.
There’s been a word that GoPro Hero6 could be launched by the end of this year. We didn’t know many details then, but the latest leaked photo of the camera and the box tells us more.
Apparently, the upcoming GoPro Hero6 will shoot video at 4K at 60fps (like the new iPhone). For comparison, the Hero5 shoots at 4K 30fps.
It’s not often a piece of new kit leaves me lost for words, but the new Sony RX0 action camera has left me kind of stuck. It’s as revolutionary to the action camera world as the original GoPro was. And oh boy does it look good. On paper, at least.
Sony appear to be sending action cameras upmarket with the RX0, offering features that GoPro users could only ever really dream of. Clean uncompressed 4K HDMI output, 1080p at up to 1,000fps, and wireless timecode sync for multiple cameras. It also features a 1″ sensor, massively larger than those typically found in action cameras. These are pretty incredible features.
With the expansion and increased availability of action cameras, we’ve seen tons of different videos. Many of them are really epic, fun or so stupid that they cause some kind of a reaction. Because of this, our criteria rise and it’s not that easy to get impressed and amused anymore. But then, something like this comes up.
Dušan Vižnik was filming a bicycle ride through the woods in Slovakia when suddenly, a bear showed up running towards the cyclist in front of him. It’s scary as hell, and definitely an action cam video that will grab your attention.
Yi 4K camera was announced as “GoPro killer.” Since then, they have issued a new and improved version, Yi 4K+, which is another model threatening to shadow GoPro with its price-quality ratio. YouTuber iPhonedo has released a video where he compared this action camera with its two rivals: GoPro Hero 5 Black and Sony FDR X3000. He attached all three of them side by side and went out for a couple of test shots. Let’s take a look which one has the best performance in different categories like image quality, stabilization, battery life and more.
The biggest problem with action cameras, pretty much any action camera, is the microphone. Whether it’s the original YI HD, the YI4K or even a GoPro, their sound just tends to suck pretty badly. But, it’s not really a surprise. The main intent of action cameras is for recording fast sports action with a wide field of view. There’s all kinds of noise going on that makes it virtually impossible to distinguish a voice easily anyway.
But, a lot have started using them for things like vlogging and family trips, because they’re small and lightweight. For these people, sound is important. Here are two videos which show a couple of different hacks to help you get a bit better sound out of your YI Action Camera. The first, by MrCsami swaps out the built in microphone for one with a built in wind guard. The second from shinyside removes the microphone completely, replacing it with a 3.5mm jack to use whatever microphone you wish.