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April 05, 2019 2 min read

Whilst GoPro still holds the market share on the action camera industry. What are the best alternatives? 

Don't worry we've complied a list?

 

1: Sony RX0 Camera

The Sony RX0 is tiny, rugged, and waterproof. But while it might look like Sony's answer to GoPro, it packs a surprising amount of high-end features and power.

Sony DSC-RX0 Miniature Camera

 

Features:

  • Tiny, rugged, and waterproof body.
  • Zeiss lens with 24mm focal length (in 35mm equivalent). Aspherical lens, so minimal distortion.
  • Excellent image quality for an ultra-compact camera.
  • Shutter speed up to 1/32000 second.
  • 4K 1-bit 4:2:2 uncompressed video out of the HDMI port.
  • It's quirky and is missing some key video features you might expect (eg. 4K).

 

2: Sony FDR-X3000R

Another entry from the Japanese camera giant - and someone who certainly appreciates the need for great action cameras.

Most action cameras are now promising 4K at 30fps, but Sony’s effort is about a lot more than just resolution and frame rate. The diminutive FDR-X3000R's biggest claim is Balanced Optical SteadyShot (B.O.SS) image stabilization, which works across all resolutions and recording modes.

Full review: 

https://www.techradar.com/uk/reviews/sony-fdr-x3000r

Sony FDR-X3000R Action Cam

Features:

  • Waterproof housing included
  • B.O.SS image stabilization tech impresses
  • Remote monitoring
  • Useful 3x digital zoom for close-up shots
  • Tripod thread
  • Plenty of accessories

 

3: DJI Osmo Pocket

Debatable if this is a true competitor for GoPro - we don't think so! However, when a GoPro might be overkill for your needs, this is a great contender.

'The real ‘hero’ of stabilised video'

Image result for dji osmo pocket

Features:

  • Miniaturized gimbal stabilization
  • Records 4K video up to 60fps
  • Easy smartphone attachment
  • Amazing motion time lapses

4: Yi 4K+ Action Camera

Better than a GoPro? Not technically, but it's a close call – and there's no doubting that this 4K/60fps-capable and stupidly easy to use action cam is unbeatable value.

'The world’s best value action camera.'

Image result for yi 4k+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features:

  • Sharp 4K/60fps video
  • Colourful JPEG and RAW photos
  • Speedy interface
  • Comprehensive and simple app

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We are very passionate about the action camera market, whilst we cant make hydrophobic products for all cameras, we will certainly try! Let us know if you would like an XCLEAR hydrophobic protector for your Action Camera! 

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