When you think of action cameras, first thought usually brings up the brand GoPro. But those small cameras can get pricey. And are they really worth all that money? A GoPro Hero3+: Black Edition, a #1 best seller on Amazon is priced at $349.99. And the new HERO4 Black is priced at $499.99. For such a small camera, that’s a hefty price. There had to be another answer. So we did the research to find cameras on the market that will capture every adventure shot you want. And here are the 5 action cameras that are just as good as GoPro, but won’t put as much of a dent in your wallet.
For just $179.99 you can get a high quality camera with up to 1080p, 170 degree coverage, and dual file recording. The Polaroid XS100i os waterproof up to 30 feet and completely distortion free. it even comes included with a full mounting kit. You can’t get that with a GoPro.
Buy it on Amazon for $179.99
This camera really gives GoPro a run for its money. The JVC Adixxion 2 can shoot in 1080p at 60 frames per seconds, has an improved gyro-sensor image stabilizer and low-light performance. It is also capable of monitoring up to four other Adixxion 2 cameras simultaneously.
Buy it on Amazon for $247
Good things come in small packages. The ROAM2 is simple and perfect for action sports. It has a locking instant on-record switch, 60 frames per second, and is waterproof without an added case. The simple design makes it versatile and it’s 270 degree rotating lens allows you to capture every shot.
Buy it on Amazon for $145.99
This Sony Action Cam even has built in GPS. It offers the high video quality that Sony continues to prove with its products. It also has 4x HD slow motion and an added innovative 3-way shake canceling function. Get up to a 1920 x 1080 HD resolution in a full 60p to clearly capture all the action.
Buy it on Amazon for $248
If you simply want an easy, mountable camera to catch the action of your rides, thie Drift HD Ghost is the answer. It may be small, but it has a full LCD screen for playback and lining up shots. It shoots up to 1080p and comes with remote control, goggle mount, adhesive mounts, universal clip and everything you need to get started capturing adventure.
Buy it on Amazon for $175