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We’ve moved passed the days when GoPro was the only name in action camera equipment. Now, the market is littered with cost-effective and high-end options. Extreme athletes and YouTube stars are looking for other ways to capture their adventures. Manufacturers have taken note and are now churning out new products that are designed to take a beating. Olympus is the latest with its Stylus Tough TG-Tracker Action Camera that has every bell and whistle you might imagine. More below.

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action camera Stories April 18, 2016

Best Buy is offering those with .edu email addresses an additional 15% off the GoPro Hero4 Silver Edition 1080p Action Camcorder bundled with a Chest Mount Harness, Head Strap and QuickClip, and Shutterfly 8×8″ Photo Book for $280.49 shipped (or $330 w/o the .edu coupon). That’s $15 less than our mention from last week (without all the extras) and the lowest offer we’ve seen.

This GoPro has up to 1080p video recording, up to 12-megapixel photos at 30 fps, a waterproof housing (up to 131 feet), Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. It’s one of the best-selling action cameras at Amazon where it has collected a 4.5/5 star rating from over 1,500 customers. expand full story

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Lecia makes some of the most visually appealing products on the market today. From its military-inspired cameras to those ultra-sexy binoculars, you know each release is going to be a show-stopper. Today, Leica has released a new rugged and waterproof camera that still manages to look great. While it technically fits in the same category as GoPro, don’t expect similar styling…or price. The Leica X-U is a whole different animal that blends design and functionality into a unique package.

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action camera Stories January 7, 2016

Action cameras have surged onto the scene in the last few years. GoPro has set the standard with top-of-the-line features and a whole slew of options for nearly every product category. One area that remains a concern is battery life. As cameras have become Wi-Fi-enabled and are now shooting at higher resolutions, recording time has suffered along the way. The best options on the market top out at around 90 minutes to two hours.

That’s where the Activeon Solar X comes in. While the built-in battery provides a standard two hours of run-time, the add-on X Station solar panels can provide an additional four hours of recording. Need more than six hours? There is an answer for that as well…

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action camera Stories January 5, 2016

Digital camera darling Nikon is throwing its hat into a new product category this year. For the first time, Nikon will be manufacturing an action camera. Upon first glance, it’s obvious that this isn’t a typical GoPro competitor. The Keymission 360 Action Camera has two lenses and is capable of shooting 4K video. Nikon must feel that there is a market for not only action cameras, but one that can shoot 360-degrees of footage. So where does it fit in an already crowded product category filled with haves and have nots?

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action camera Stories December 15, 2015

Action cameras are amongst the hottest holiday gifts this year as GoPro prices have steadily fallen and the market has been flooded with competitors. It’s no surprise that a product category once dominated by one brand is seeing its prices get undercut every day as more third-party brands get involved. The popularity and rise of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter are also playing a large role in this shift.

A new action camera has recently launched with an eye on finding a spot amongst a sea of competitors. The YoCam uses a compact design and a laundry list of features to standout amongst the crowd. Its campaign page proudly proclaims that this product integrates the “functions of GoPro, DropCam, Lifelogging Camera, Selfie Camera, Dash Cam and more.” That’s high praise for a product that just passed its initial funding goal.

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action camera Stories November 10, 2015

Good news for prosumer videographers: 4K-capable equipment continues to drop in price. After DJI first made a splash with its new stable camera last month, American-based drone manufacturer Yuneec has introduced its own 4K option. Even better news? Its price tag comes in at just over 15% less than its competitor. Head below for more details on the new Tycoon ActionCam from Yuneec. expand full story

action camera Stories November 7, 2015

GoPro has taken the consumer market by storm with its feature-packed action cameras. While choosing the right HERO device is fairly straight forward, it can be frustrating to find the right accessories for your needs. We’ve rounded up the best options for GoPro’s HERO4 Silver and Black cameras below.

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Just in time for the holiday season, GoPro is rounding out its line-up of action cameras by adding a lower cost alternative today. The new HERO+ positions itself between the $129.99 entry-level model and the $299.99 LCD camera that was released back in June. This move sets the $199.99 GoPro HERO+ squarely in the mix for consumer’s attention across all ability and interest levels. Head below for more details.

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