So, you want to look like a cross between Robocop and a knock-off Casey Neistat? Well you’re in luck, we’ve got an unbiased and impartial guide to the best action cameras for bikes available for Christmas 2016.
There’s no denying the hype around action cameras, it’s the high fun and no fuss way to get started making videos. From capturing all the action down the skatepark, at the trails or on the streets, to daily video diaries…? Who knows, maybe you’ll be the next big thing in the sea of YouTube Celebrity Vloggers… Perhaps not, but action cams are better now than ever.
We start this list with the obvious big brand choice, but be sure to consider the alternative options available on the market. Sometimes you can get a real treat for a fraction of the price.
1. GoPro HERO5 Black
This is the latest flagship model from GoPro and it really packs a punch.
Featuring a 12 megapixel sensor capable of capturing 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 120fps and 720p at up to 240fps. In addition to the impressive video specs there are a whole bunch of still photography options including RAW support, high speed bursts at up to 30fps and timelapse shooting modes.
All these features can be controlled from the inbuilt touchscreen. Factor in the electronic image stabilisation, 10 meter waterproof protection, fantastic remote control with the smartphone app, the vast array of compatibly with all GoPro mounts and you have one hell of an action cam.
All these features do come at a cost – £349 to be exact.
It’s a serious piece of kit for those who can justify the price.