While action cameras are traditionally confined to the gear bags of extreme adrenaline junkies, they have worked their way into our lives in ways we couldn’t have imagined. They’re used today for everything from home security and pet monitoring to filming scenes for Hollywood blockbusters. Many of us now own one or more of them as part of our regular photography or video day, but which is the right one for you? Which is going to serve your needs the best?
Today, we will look at some of the best and most popular cameras currently in the action camera market. The genre of “action camera” has expanded in recent years to cover devices such as 180VR and 360-degree cameras. Still, for the purposes of this comparison, we’re only going to be looking at cameras that shoot regular flat footage (and photos).