An action camera is a tiny, lightweight video camera that can produce high-quality, wide-angle video in almost any environment. They are either ruggedized, or attain ruggedness by sitting inside a housing, and support a large number of mounts that enable them to be fixed to anything — a surfboard, a helmet, your chest and so on. For this reason, they’re very popular for extreme sports.
Action cameras are designed to be trivial to use. A typical setup would see just three buttons — power, start/stop recording and settings.
Most have a small LCD screen to provide basic information and access the settings. A few have screens to view your videos, but in most cases there simply isn’t room for one.
What is the Field of View?
Every action camera has a fixed, wide-angle lens with a focal length typically in the region of 17mm to 20mm (at 35mm equivalent). Depending on the size of the sensor, this gives a field of view of around 140 degrees, up to 170 degrees in some models.
How Long Can It Shoot?
A lot of action camera manufacturers don’t provide battery life quotes in their specifications. Where they do, we can determine that most cameras offer anywhere between one and three hours of use.
The action camera do allow to work underwater up to 30 meters or more(depends on different model of action camera), but it required to cover with the waterproof cover.
Cameras shoot at a range of frame rates, usually from 24fps — for softer, more cinematic-style footage — up to 60fps for a crisper effect familiar with sports and action video.120 frames per second and more is becoming common. This enables you to create smooth, high-quality slow motion videos. Higher frame rates are more taxing on the hardware, and require more data to be written to the card. As a result, they’re often only available at a lower resolution.
Some cameras also offer built-in Wi-Fi capabilities. This isn’t just for the easy transfer of video from the camera to your PC (or upload to the web). It can also be used for accessories, such as the Live View Remote and even live streaming.
Where to get?
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