Unlike other cameras, action cameras are a completely different breed. They are not like your regular DSLRs. They are small, rough and tough, simple to operate. Their lens showcases the world in high-definition and in a wide-angle fish-eye perspective and is usually attached to cars, helmets, bicycles etc. They are specifically for POV footages. When action cameras come to mind, people usually talk about only GoPros, but little do they realize that there are other alternatives too. So here we have compiled a list of best action cameras of 2018, with buy links too.
Best Action Cameras Of 2018:
Garmin VIRB Ultra
The Garmin Ultra 30 builds on its predecessors with 3-axis image stabilization, G-sensor, 1.75-inch touchscreen, and high-quality microphones. Moreover, if you didn’t know, the original Virb introduced motion sensors and GPS to the action camera segment.
The Ultra 30’s most important feature is voice control. You can just tell your action camera to start, pause and stop recording, and you can also tell it to “remember that” so that it is easier to find certain events. Moreover, the camera’s video quality is pretty decent. it is 4K at 30fps and 1080p at 60fps. The compatible applications and Wi-Fi connection are properly designed.
Honestly speaking, the best thing about this camera is its voice control and plenty of features. But its 4K lacks stabilization, and battery life is not that good.
Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 is currently available for Rs. 40,710 on Amazon here.
GoPro Hero6 Black
Everybody has been saying that the Hero6 Black is just a minor upgrade from the Hero5 Black. But little do they realize that it is not just a minor update, but many things have been further enhanced or changed.
A new GP1 processing engine has been introduced into this device, which allows a user to record terrific high-quality 4K footage at 60fps. The camera has a better image stabilization than its predecessor. Moreover, it gives us an improved low-light performance and a wider dynamic range.
This action camera is waterproof down to 10m. It is equipped with a decent 2-inch touchscreen. It has voice commands. Moreover, the camera also sports an updated app with QuikStories. It automatically transfers and edits footages.
With all honesty, this might just be one of the best action cameras right now. Its touchscreen is a little frustrating too. The good thing is that its design has been upgraded and footage quality is terrific. Moreover, this camera is definitely worth the money.
The GoPro Hero6 Black is currently priced at Rs. 34,295 on Amazon India.
The Polaroid Cube+ is cute little action camera. It is good, but not meant for extreme sports. The camera can process 8-megapixel still shots and 1440p HD video. The device also has a microSD slot. It connects to smart devices with Wi-Fi.
The camera is easy to carry. Moreover, it is too basic and suited for what action cameras are actually bought for.
The action camera is currently available for Rs. 13,310 on Amazon India.
Yi 4K+ Action Camera
Yi K+ Action Camera is is a very simple and design friendly device. Its some features are even better than costlier devices. The camera is worth the cash. It falls under the category of best action cameras with ease.
The device produces pretty shart 4K/60fps video. Moreover, it is equipped with a good and simple application. Sadly, the camera doesn’t have any mounts in the box and is not waterproof.
This camera is currently priced at Rs. 19,990 on Amazon India.
SONY FDR-X3000 4K
The Sony FDR-X3000 4K is best action camera ever made by Sony. The camera is built with enhanced SteadyShot systems. Moreover, it sports ZEISS lens which facilitates shart and free from glare videos.
The good thing is that it has a built-in measure which reduces wind noise. It makes the audio better and clearer during playback. Moreover, the device also has a waterproof case, micro HDMI output, microSD slot, and a micro USB.
It is currently priced at Rs. 37,580 on Amazon India.
Noise 2 Play
Noise 2 Play is the latest action camera by Noise. It records the action with a clear and sharp image mode. The device offers resolution options, loop recording, electronic image stabilization for smooth footage and ultra-shart look to its content.
It is equipped with features like colour, contrast, in-built microphone, external mic support and motion detection. It also has a ‘RAW’ mode for professional with manual settings to take photos.
This action camera is currently available for Rs. 9,999 on Flipkart.