We list the best action cameras, including the best GoPro, you can buy for capturing all of life’s greatest adventures.
Action cameras can go where your average camera or smartphone wouldn’t even dream. Thanks to ruggedised and waterproof designs they can endure the rigours and extremes of any adventures. That could be hanging 100ft in the air as you abseil down a sheer cliff or while having a splash kayaking through whitewater rapids.
But even for more mundane activities action cameras can prove their worth, getting video and still images from unique perspectives thanks to their small size and mounting abilities. A good action camera can prove to be your best travelling companion.
One name that’s become synonymous with action cameras is GoPro – so much so that the company name almost risks becoming a generic term, with any and all action cameras being referred to as ‘GoPros’.
But GoPro has become incredibly popular for a reason, and its newest Hero 6 Black action camera in particular is fantastic. But that doesn’t mean other cameras aren’t worth considering, as you’ll see from our list of the very best.
We’ve also included some VR 360-degree options for those wanting to capture an innovative view of their exploits. More and more VR cameras are now more ruggedised and can even be submerged.
Make sure to read the full reviews to find out more about each model, as well as to check out test video and still images, and check back regularly as we update this list with new models that deserve a place in our list.
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