Posts Tagged ‘actioncam’

Polaroid Ups Its Action Camera Game With Sporty New Models

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Oh GoPro, the action cam crown must rest uneasy on thy sweaty brow. CES has been flush with announcements of new entrants in the wearable camera market, and now Polaroid joins the scrum with a handful of new models. (All manufactured by Polaroid licensee and troubled asset specialist C&A Marketing.) Read more…

New Liquid Image Action Cam is the First to Stream Video Via 4G LTE Connection

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Liquid Image, mainly known for its line of scuba masks with integrated underwater cameras, is getting into the action cam business in a big way with the first model to support media streaming via a 4G LTE phone connection. Read more…

Sony Introduces Compact 4K Camcorder & Enhanced Action Camera

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Sony is looking to take 4K video into the mainstream at CES this year by releasing its first compact camcorder that supports the beyond-HD standard. Read more…

BASE Jumper Slams into Cliff After Pulling Chute, Captures the Whole Fall on Camera

We’ve seen some pretty terrifying stuff captured on action camera before, but this one ties with the skydivers who got hurled into empty space when their planes collided. It was uploaded by a BASE jumper who, on November 24th, took a leap that was almost his last. Read more…

A Fascinating Look at How GoPro Became the Best-Selling Camera in the World

The very first GoPro was sold by company founder and CEO Nick Woodman out of his van all the way back in 2004, and it took 35mm film. Fast forward 9 years and now Woodman is a billionaire whose creation is officially the best-selling camera in the entire world. Read more…

Skydivers Capture a Terrifying Midair Plane Crash on Helmet Cam, Escape Unscathed

The kinds of stunts the rise of action cameras has allowed us to capture in POV are often scary, but more often than not they’re also planned. However, for nine skydivers, the footage their helmet mounted GoPros captured recently wasn’t planned in the least, and it will likely be the most terrifying thing you see all week… or month… or year. Read more…

Pyle Audio Announces a GoPro-like Action Cam for Under $100

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If you like the idea of having a GoPro or other action cam to capture all of your daredevil stunts but don’t readily have several hundred to drop on one, the company Pyle Audio just debuted something you might be interested in. Read more…

GoPro Announces the Hero3+, a ‘Smaller, Lighter and Mightier’ Action Cam

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With all of these upcoming digital camera announcements rumored for October, nobody was paying particular attention to GoPro until today, when the company unveiled the followup to its popular Hero3, the Hero3+ — a smaller, lighter and more capable new offering for adventure junkies everywhere. Read more…

Sony Debuts New Action Cam Mount… For Your Dog

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Sony clearly felt there was a gap in the action cam mount market that needed filling. And so, in addition to providing mounts for everything from surfers to scuba divers, Sony Japan had just debuted an action cam mount for man’s best friend. Read more…

Use Your Phone as a Rugged Action Cam with the G90 Case

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In most ways the smartphone is the height of convenience. Phone, check; computer, check; camera, check. But one market the smartphone seems well suited for, but hasn’t yet broken into with any reasonable force, is the action cam market.

One of the reasons for this (lack of serious image stabilization and durability aside) seems to simply be camera placement. Given where the lens is, mounting your phone as an action cam anywhere but your chest seems unrealistic or, at the very least, aerodynamically unwise. The new G90 Action Sports Camera case from G-Form addresses this exact problem. Read more…