- How action cameras became a trend
- What are the common brands of action cameras
- Where can I find the best reviews
Action based homemade videos have become quite the spectacle today. You can see it everyday in your newsfeed in Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram. Be it your neighbor posting his bungee jumping adventure or your cousin surfing the waves in Malibu, you can never resist the temptation of clicking the play button and watching it. This is the power of social media. It leaves you wanting for more, if not, it inspires you to go do one yourself. And with that train of thought, you start thinking, “Should I get an action camera?”
Well, here’s where we can help. If you’ve answered yes to the question above, then your next question should be “what camera should I get?” The answer is it all depends on what you want and what you can afford. There are practically a lot of choices in the market today but one name stands out. And that my friend is GoPro. GoPro is the industry leader for action cameras. If you think of action cameras, you automatically think, GoPro! But, the negative side is that a GoPro is a little pricey and you might be thinking, “I don’t have $500 to spare just to take some videos.” Then you have to start looking at other options. Other prominent brands are Garmin, Sony, Polaroid, TomTom and HTC.
Now that you are familiar with the brands, the next step is to do your due diligence and research about which ones to get. John’s site is a very useful tool that I highly recommend. It is a website dedicated to doing product reviews of almost all the action cameras out in the market today. John’s site even has a section allocated for product reviews according to your budget. It is really a very informative website and I suggest you take a look at it if you are in the market for a new action camera.