Sports & Action Camera in India – Review (October 2019)

We are living in the Video age were recording our day to day activity and posting on Social Media has become an essential part of our day to day activity, the sudden growth of the Internet, Social Media, Smartphones have got chunks of opportunities opened up for the users and led to vast technology innovation.

An Action Camera or Action-cam, this is what Millennial’s call it, is a digital camera designed for filming the action while being immersed in it. Action cameras are unlike any other camera. They are designed to be attached to helmets, skateboards, surfboards, cars and other objects. These cameras are small, hard, easy to fit and they come with HD lenses to capture the best possible images. Their small size, high POV (Point of view) footage and high-definition video in a wide-angle fish-eye perspective have made them popular amongst extreme sports personalities, Cricketers and YouTubers.

We will be reviewing the top 5 Action Cameras available in India and their features and benefits.

1. Insta 360 One X 5.7K Panoramic Anti Shake Action Sports Camera

Insta 360 One X 5.7K Panoramic Anti Shake Action Sports Camera

This Action Camera is first on the list. This Action camera has leading image quality and with 5.7k resolution, it makes 360 degrees videos look sharper, edgier and it’s 18mp shots make photo quality stunning. 

Benefits of Insta 360 One X Action Camera:

1. 360 degrees panoramic shooting: 18 million pixel photos, 5.7K video

2. 360 degrees panoramic live broadcast

3. Rich connection mode: OLED display independent use, Wifi connection, Bluetooth connection, wired connection

4. Flowstate super defensive Shake + optical flow stitching

5. Bullet time slow motion blockbuster

6. Rich personalized editing features: smart track, free capture

7. Night vision and autofocusing 

8. Removable battery for great endurance 

9. Rich accessories, underwater stitching without pressure

10. Free sharing to major social platforms

11. Control time and perspective. Highlight key moments with cinematic slow-motion 

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2. Insta 360 Go with Flowstate Stabilization

Insta 360 Go with Flowstate Stabilization

An AI-based smart action camera that can shoot a 30-second clip anywhere anytime and it’s AI helps users find and edit their best shot. Insta GO Action Camera uses Flowstate Stabilization to keep video footage smooth. A water-resistant smart camera that can be used in rains, splashes, and even in a quick dunk. Insta 360 GO is compatible with both Android and IOS.

Features of Insta 360 Go Sports Action Camera:

  1. To keep your camera workflow light, fast and focused on the highlights, GO limits shooting time for the standard video to 30 seconds. This length is tailored for creating multi-clip montages using GO’s Al-powered editing. Hyperlapse and timelapse modes allow for extended shooting.
  2. Condense your next trip into an extra-strength short of awesome. GO shoots stabilized hyper lapses and recommend the perfect playback speed for your shot.
  3. Recommended by the content quality on the beat. FlashCut is trained to sort your shots by theme and quality, so you can spend more time capturing and less time fiddling.
  4. Timelapses from any angle. Shoot fixed-perspective time-lapses for hours at a time. No angle is out of reach. 
  5. Slow Motion Slow-mo to go. GO shoots 100 frames per second so you can slow down the highlights. Even doing the dishes looks better in slow-mo.
  6. Flip the script- Barrel Roll lets you adjust the rotation of your shot with a swipe. E pic shots that used to take expensive gimbals and fancy footwork are now as easy as walking.
  7. Two ways to play – Go is ready for iOS or Android. Just plug in without the Charge Cases onboard
  8. Lightning connector?
  9. 9 or link up with the included Type-C cable.
  10. 200 clips a day. 

 Where no camera has gone before. The Pivot Stand lets you stick GO anywhere. Impossible angles made easy.

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3. SJCAM SJ8 Pro real 4k 60fps dual-screen Action sports Camera

SJCAM SJ8 Pro real 4k 60fps dual-screen Action sports Camera

The SJCAM SJ8 PRO action camera produces ultra-high definition and smooth videos. Featuring IP68 waterproof, Anti-shake and EIS stabilization function, this action camera is perfect for photo-shooting, outdoor sports, home security, Deep-water probing, etc. What is more, it comes with a 30m waterproof case that allows you to capture photos and videos underwater.

Features of SJCAM SJ8 Pro Real Action Camera:

  1. 30m IP68 waterproof housing case
  2. Dual screen: 2.33 inch touchscreen ( back ) + 0.96 inch front screen
  3. Support WiFi connection (10m )
  4. Allows you to capture the wonderful world underwater
  5. Perfect for people who love swimming and diving
  6. Super lightweight, easy to carry
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4. YI 4K Sports and Action Video Camera

YI 4K Sports and Action Video Camera

YI 4K Sports and Action Camera can record 4K/30fps (60mbps), 1080p/120fps, 720p/240fps video and 12MP photos using a 155° wide-angle lens with F28 aperture. Built-in 2.19″ LCD touchscreen with 640 x 360 high resolution for easy previewing and shooting, designed with Gorilla Glass Retina to resist scratches and daily impact

Features of YI 4K Sports and Action Video Camera:

  1. Rechargeable 1400mAh high capacity 4.4V lithium-ion battery records up to 120 minutes of 4K/30fps video with a single charge. 
  2. High performing cooling system prevents YI 4K Action Camera of overheating and enables stable video recording. Built-in Bluetooth and high-speed 5GHz/2.
  3. 4 GHz WI-Fi support for wireless remote control and the YI Action App for instant photo and video editing.
  4. Auto Low Light: With a normal camera, the user must manually adjust the parameters according to different light conditions. 
  5. YI 4K Action Camera makes it easy for you, it senses the change of the light condition with CMOS, and the ISP processor will adjust the frame rate and parameters automatically and to produce the highest image quality at low light.
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5. Go Pro Hero 7 Black – Waterproof  Digital Camera

Go Pro Hero 7 Black – Waterproof  Digital Camera

Go Pro Hero 7 Action Camera is a rugged and waterproof Digital Camera. It has a Voice control feature which is controlled by voice commands. Average of 4-star rating on by 36 users. 

Features of Go Pro 7 Waterproof Digital Camera:

  1. Hyper smooth video stabilization 
  2. Hero7 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage. ​
  3. Rugged + waterproof – share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. 
  4. Voice Control – Stay in the moment. Control your Hero7 Black hands-free with voice commands Like “GoPro, take a photo” and “GoPro, start recording.
  5. ​Super photo – get the best photos automatically. With Super photo, Hero7 Black intelligently appliances HDR, local tone mapping or noise reduction to optimize your shots.
  6. ​Live streaming feature on Social media – share your Story as you live it with video streaming to Facebook Live. 
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