Posts Tagged ‘actioncamera’

HTC is Reportedly Building an Action Camera to Challenge GoPro

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Up to this point, HTC has been known as a popular Taiwanese manufacturer of smartphones and tablets. However, the company may soon jump into a completely different market: cameras.

Bloomberg is reporting that the company is planning to launch a waterproof camera designed for capturing extreme sports.
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Ricoh Launches a Shot at GoPro with its New WG-M1 Action Camera

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Ricoh has announced its new WG-M1 action camera, a contender in a booming market currently dominated by GoPro. While the company isn’t new to making rugged cameras geared at outdoorsy types, the WG-M1 brings a new GoPro-style form factor to the WG line that had previous just contained weatherproof compact cameras (e.g. the WG-4 and the WG-20).
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Report: Nikon’s New Sports-Focused Full-Frame Will be Called the D750

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We’ve known for a couple of weeks that there is a new Nikon full-frame in the pipeline; a camera recent reports claimed would be an action/sports camera. And now, Nikon Rumors “can confirm” that the upcoming shooter will be called the D750. Read more…

Why Polaroid’s Cube Action Cam is Special

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Shopping for an action camera is like shopping for adhesive bandages: you either buy Band-Aids … or you pick up something  called “Aid Plus Bandages” because they’re on sale. And when you bring them home, you just call them Band-Aids anyway. Read more…

Report: Nikon’s All-New Full Frame Shooter Will be Marketed as an ‘Action’ Camera

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Nikon Rumors is reporting that the mystery full-frame camera Nikon is said to announce at Photokina next month, the one that some speculated would be a ‘true’ replacement for the D700, will actually be marketed as an “action” camera.

But don’t take that to mean that this will be some sort of full-frame GoPro. It’s not going to be an action camera in that sense. NR believes it will instead be a Nikon FF DSLR marketed specifically to action sports shooters. Read more…

GoPro Teams Up with BMW, In-Car GoPro Control Coming to a Bimmer Near You

In a very strange partnership, it’s been announced that GoPro and BMW have teamed up to add the ability to control GoPro cameras right from within the dashboard of BMW vehicles. Starting in July, this partnership will allow any owners of 2012 or later BMW or Mini vehicles to take control of the WiFi-enabled action cameras without ever leaving the driver’s seat. Read more…

Surfing Camera Turned Action Cam Empire GoPro Files for $100 Million IPO

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The story of GoPro’s humble beginnings is an interesting one, and if you’ve not heard it we definitely suggest you click on this link and watch the video there before going on. But today’s news isn’t about those humble beginnings. It’s about the meteoric heights to which the company has climbed.

Announced at market close yesterday, the former one-man surf camera operation and current action cam king has officially filed for a $100 million IPO. Read more…

Action Cam Footage Captures what It’s Like to Get Stuck in a Cave as It Fills with Water

Consider this your terrifying action cam video of the week… or year. In a nightmarish four-minute video uploaded earlier this year, a man gets stuck in a narrow part of a cave while trying to get out. And as if being stuck isn’t horrifying enough when you’re under ground, it seems the cave is also filling with water. Read more…

Panasonic Tries To Take a Bite Out of The GoPro Market With a New 4K Action Cam

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Looking to take a bite out of the GoPro market, Panasonic has just announced the HX-A500: a light-weight, wearable, wide-angle camera capable of shooting impressive 4K footage at 30fps. Read more…

Incredible POV Footage of BASE Jumpers Launching Off the One World Trade Center

Getting to the top of the One World Trade Center is supposed to be impossible, or at the very least difficult, but it seems that’s not so. In a video released yesterday but shot back in September of 2013, three BASE jumpers show that they not only got up to the top… they managed to jump off with parachutes and get off scot-free until months later. Read more…