- What is an action camera?
- Why do I need to buy one?
- How do I look for the right one?
With all the trends coming out in social media right now, none is as noticeable as those videos of people surfing, jumping ramps with their skateboard, or riding in a trail with their bikes and many other first person point of view videos. This is because of the rise of action cameras in the market today. Over the past 2 years, you’ve seen several different action cameras being released, but what exactly is it? Well, it is a small and lightweight camera that can produce very good quality and almost usually, wide-angle videos. With several options to mount, you can virtually mount it to anywhere you choose, producing breathtaking shots that were not possible 10-15 years ago. This is what makes it very popular among extreme sports aficionados because it allows them to shoot their own videos.
The beauty of these action cameras is that it can also be used for other purposes. You can actually use it for documenting your travels because it’s practical to lug around instead of a big and heave dslr camera. Its uses are not just limited to extreme sports usage. You can use it anywhere and any way you want to. So, if you like taking videos of your adventures, an action camera is a good fit for you.
Now, how do you look for the right one? It’s simple really. First, do your research. Read action camera reviews to get an idea of what the action cam is about. Then, try to compare the review you read to other action camera reviews you read online. If you have already chosen a camera, if possible, try to go to the store and try it out first before actually purchasing it. It’s always a good idea to have a feel for the actual use of what you are buying. So, go ahead and get one now and enjoy taking videos!