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Action Cam testOver the last several years, action cameras have exploded in popularity, becoming the go-to piece of gear for many extreme athletes and adventurists, as well as filmmakers. Though it is considered the best, as well as the preferred action cam for most, the GoPro isn’t the only one  out there, which is why Gizmodo put not one, not two, but six of Spring’s leading action cameras head to head in this comparison video. Find out how the GoPro Hero 3+ Black, the Sony Action Cam 2 (HDR-AS30V), the JVC Adixxion GC-XA2, the Garmin VIRB Elite, the Drift Ghost-S, and the Ion Air Pro 3 performed. More »

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LuuvThere are many stabilization options out there for action cameras and smartphones, several of which we’ve covered here. With all of them ranging in price, ergonomics, and technology, but the LUUV stabilizer, created by a team based out of Germany, not only has an interesting design, but can do some pretty cool things for all of you GoPro/smartphone filmmakers. Continue on to find out more about this stabilizer, currently running a campaign on Indiegogo. More »

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gopro-hero3-hero3pWhen the GoPro Hero3+ was released a week ago, the question on everyone’s mind was what improvements and updates were made to the newest member of the GoPro family. There are quite a few side-by-side comparisons of the Black Editions of the Hero3 and the Hero3+ that test the video and audio quality at different settings of both models, including low-light and SuperView. To see just how much (or little) the performance of the Hero3+ has improved, check out these videos after the jump: More »

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Hero3plusReady for a GoPro upgrade? Good, because GoPro announced today their newest family member, the Hero3+, which is smaller, sharper, and more powerful than before. With the more options at your disposal, like ”SuperView” and low-light modes to help you maximize your image quality, as well as an array of handy accessories, the Hero3+ looks like an upgrade to an already great action camera. Continue on for all the details and a promo video to show you what it can do. More »

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Sony Action Cam_2About a year after hitting the action camera scene with their HDR-AS10 and HDR-AS15 models, Sony has updated and upgraded their Action Cam line with the HDR-AS30V, which is full new features that will give the GoPro a run for its money. Image stabilization, WiFi capabilities, 6 video modes, including 1080/60p HD and 4x slo-mo, GPS and remote control operation are only the beginning of the list of things to get excited about with Sony’s new camera. For more information on what you can expect from the smaller, lighter, and better Action Cam, read on. More »

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Contour CameraWhile GoPro might be the most popular ultra-portable and relatively inexpensive “action camera,” it’s certainly not the only game in town. Contour, a Seattle company just under a thousand miles away from GoPro’s Bay Area headquarters, actually started their own action camera right around the same time as the original GoPro. A lot has changed in the decade since, but it looks like the competition has finally brought down Contour. More »

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The iLeatherman* for filmmakers is very real. Case in point: let’s say you can’t afford the $400 GoPro HERO3 (or justify the purchase for whatever reason), but you still need a tiny HD rig that laughs in the face of danger, damage, and almost certain death — and you do own a smartphone. Meet G-Form’s waterproof/impact-resistant technology — your freefalling iPhone will survive a 100,000+ foot drop from space with it. The thing about that of course is, that same smartphone also has an HD video-capable camera built into it… you can see where this is going. Say ‘hello’ to G-Form’s G90 ‘Action Sports Camera’ cellphone cases — including variants for Android models. More »

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One could say that last year marked the occasion when GoPro really ‘went pro.’ How ‘pro’ does GoPro go? Well, 2.7K imagery (and even up to 4K in sub-FMV frame rates), almost universal mountability, and a toy-sized frame aren’t factors to mess around with in the action camera world. Similar offerings from competitors may actually have some advantages over the GoPro HERO3 line, though — and this is exactly what Kevin Good and Weapons of Mass Production have once again set out to evaluate — pragmatically, thoroughly, and entertainingly as usual! More »

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GoPro might be the leader in action cameras, but there are plenty of other companies trying to get in on the action with competing products. Sony and JVC have both recently introduced cameras with a similar form factor, and of course, there are a few other players like Contour that have a number of models. Gizmodo recently got a few of the major brands together all on one rig, and put them to the test. Check out the comparison video below. More »

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A few months ago, Sony announced that they were going to be entering the action/extreme sports camera arena and go head-to-head with GoPro and Contour. While GoPro seems to be the go-to action sports camera, Sony is hoping to chip away with a similarly-priced alternative. That product, the Action Cam HDR-AS10 and HDR-AS15, will be released this September and will be able to shoot up to 120fps. Check out an in-depth video showing off the new Action Cam below. More »

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Not too long ago John Hess from FilmmakerIQ shared a few videos about replacing the lens on your GoPro camera. Now he’s made a new video showing how he’s installed a brand new varifocal zooms lens in his GoPro which actually acts as a macro lens. With all of the new action or POV cameras announced recently, like those from Sony and JVC, it will be interesting to see if those cameras will be as moddable as the GoPro cameras have proven to be. Check out the video embedded below. More »

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JVC GC-XA1 Adixxion POV CameraNot to be outdone by GoPro, Contour, and newcomer Sony, JVC is entering the action camera market with the unfortunately named GC-XA1 Adixxion. Are we about to see an explosion in action or “pov” cameras? GoPro has a healthy lead in this area, and it looks like the big guys, namely Sony and JVC, feel that the semi-disposable wearable camera market is only going to grow in the near future. JVC, however, is looking at the higher-end possibilities with this camera, and they’ve made the Adixxion a lot more fully-featured than the competition. More »

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Sony, not content to compete in…well, pretty much every segment of consumer and professional technology, has decided to enter the “action camera” arena with their own miniscule device. Sony, being the enormous company that they are, felt they could make a dent in the overwhelming lead that GoPro has in the area of action sports cameras. Sony has certainly made small cameras in the past, but this is the first time that they’ve built one to be worn specifically as an extreme or action sports camera. More »