The finest action camera
So we had an idea, to start a video channel about gadgets and electronic products. To do so we need to buy the finest action camera so we can record videos ad photos and use them to edit the video for the channel.
After searching what is in sell for the little action cameras, we decide that is better to make a list of requirements so we can categorize the cameras and make it easy to select the perfect one for us.
What to look for?
An action camera must have the possibility:
- to record videos in 4K and 1080p at more then 60 FPS
- to be compatible whit supports like tripods and gimbal
- to have accessories for different situations (water proof, 3 ax gimbal, lens…)
- to be little format factor.
To make it simple, we made a list of a 5 action cameras by price point.
The 5 picks for the finest action camera are :
Vantop Moment 4
This little camera can handle a video format up to 4K whit 4 fps and 1080p up to 60 fps. It has a digital sensor of 20 MP that make it record , the videos, in a good quality.
Vantop Moment 4 has a display of 2,4′, big enough and very useful when recording video and navigate to the menu.
A cool option off this camera is the wi-fi connection of 2,4 Ghz, that can be used to control the camera from distance.
The price of the Vantop Moment 4 is about 75$.
Xiaomi Mijia 4K
Xiaomi Mijia 4K is a little action camera sold by Xiaomi for the low price part of the market. Despite the low price and little size, Xiaomi Mijia 4K, can record video formats at 4K whit 30 fps and at 1080p whit 60 fps.
To record the video format, it use a common sensor of 12 MP. Whit a good light, this little camera can record very nice video in 1080p.
Xiaomi Mijia 4K has a battery of 1450 mAh that can be use to record up to 2 hours of video and a display of 2,4′.
This is the best alternative little camera to a GoPro at a medium price. The YI 4k+ can record videos at 4K 30 fps and a good 1080p at 120 fps.
Like most of this type of cameras, it use a 12 MP sensor to record. YI 4k+ has a 2.2′ display whit a simply digital menu and a 1200 mAh battery that allow a 2 hours autonomy.
The bad thing about this camera is that you will need to buy a separate gimbal for the video stabilization when recording.
Osmo pocket camera
This little Osmo pocket camera is more like a gadget for your smartphone then a camera on it one. It has a little display whit a limited use of the menu. You will need to attach, this little camera, to a smartphone whit a proprietary software installed to get to use the full menu and options of this little camera.
Osmo pocket camera can record 4K at 60 fps and 1080p at 120 fps using the little and functional gimbal incorporated in the device. It has some cool features that can be used whit the help of that little gimbal.
GoPro Hero 7 Black
GoPro Hero 7 is the coolest little action camera from all of this. The last model, GoPro Hero 7 BLACK, is the reference for all the little camera on the market.
In 2019, GoPro Hero released 3 versions whit different colors and the most full of options is the GoPro Hero 7 BLACK.
GoPro Hero 7 BLACK has a stabilization software added that record smooth videos whit no mechanical gimbal. This is the new and coolest think in this GoPro cameras.
GoPro Hero 7 Black can record videos at 4K whit 60 fps and a nice 1080p at 240 fps. It has a nice 2.2′ display through you can get to use the menu. In this new menu yo can find a voice command menu that has improved a lot compared to the GOPro 6.
What action camera to choose?
From all this 5 model, we decide to whit the expensive modem, the GoPro Hero 7 Black and get a gimbal and more accessories as we can for all the situation we will meet in the future.
I know that is the most expensive solution, but it has the biggest support from all of them.
What is your best choose ? What will you pick from the list of the top ?
This little cameras are getting more and more useful and start to get close in performance whit the pocket cameras like Sony RX100 VI.
We had to choose from YI 4k+ and GoPro Hero 7 Black for our project. This 2 are alike and have a lot of accessories, but the voice command integrated in the GoPro Hero 7 Black, made the difference.
I hope that this little article will help you to make a decision in your buy for a little action camera.