action cameras

This Xiaomi Action Cam Beats A GoPro Hero On Specs And Only Costs $82

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has today launched its first action camera. Aimed squarely at GoPro, it beats the Hero on specs and price — although it’s not yet clear if you’ll be able to buy one in the US or Australia.


Sony's New 4K Action Cam Has A Dedicated Drone Mode [Video]

This is seriously pretty cool. The latest version of Sony’s Action Cam comes with an advanced image-stabiliser that was especially designed for use with RC drones. The result is silky-smooth aerial shots instead of the ugly juddering that drone footage is infamous for. Check out this side-by-side comparison video for a taste of the results.


Sony 4K Action Cam Hands-On: Giving GoPro A Run For Its Money

It’s been a hard fight for Sony (and everyone else) who is trying to get a slice of that action camera pie GoPro is so effectively hogging. Sony has had some solid cams that offered best-in-class audio, but they have always fallen just a bit short beating GoPro on image quality and ease of use. Sony brought me out to Colorado to get some hands-on time with the company’s forthcoming flagship, the 4K Action Cam X1000V. From what I’ve seen so far, it’s very impressive.


Exclusive First Footage: GoPro's Buttery Smooth High-Def Slow Motion

The baddest action camera on the block is about to get even better. We just got an exclusive look at the first GoPro camera to capture silky smooth 240fps slow motion in glorious high definition. We’ve got the very first footage from a GoPro Hero4 equipped with a hot new firmware update that will bring that and much more. And I scored that footage at the Winter X Games this weekend while strapped to a snowboard.


Sony At CES 2015: 4K, 4K, And More 4K (Oh, And Hi-Res Audio Too)

In its big, glitzy press conference yesterday, Sony was all about the 4K. 4K camcorders, 4K action cams, 4K professional video production — for movies and TV — and, more than anything else, 4K TVs. That and super-high-quality audio, marking a continuation of the company’s big shift to make properly premium tech gadgets again.


How To Get Better Action Cam Footage

Action cameras seem simple enough. Strap it to your head, hit record and go, right? While that’s essentially true, your video may not turn out like the ones you see the pros making. So we wrangled up some of them up at the X Games, and got some simple, easy to incorporate tips that will kick your next video up a notch or two.


The Best Action Camera For Every Need

If I’m going to be doing stupid things that risk the health of my various important body parts — and I do, often — I want to make sure I capture those moments so I can relive them later. That’s how I elbowed my way into the action camera beat more than three years ago, and I haven’t looked back.


Polaroid Cube Review: A Tiny Adorable Camera

The Polaroid Cube is a delightful little camera that takes still shots and video. Like the name suggests, it’s a tiny little cube just 35mm on a side. It sticks to any and all magnetic surfaces — even your dinner fork. It can be tossed around and taken out on the town and record all of life’s oh-so-precious moments. But so can your smartphone. Does being darling make a difference? Yes, but perhaps not enough to justify your $US99.


HTC Re: An Adorable Little Camera That Will Blow Your Mind

HTC has started to get serious about cameras in the last little while what with its Ultrapixel HTC One M8 and the great shooters on the HTC Butterfly and One Mini 2. Now we fear the head of the imaging department may have just got a little carried away with this one, in the best way possible. Meet the HTC Re: an adorable little action camera meant for everyone.


Leak Shows HTC's Alleged GoPro Action Camera Competitor

Overnight, HTC showed a video teaser hinting at an upcoming camera-type offering. Today, we’ve got more details, and a few glimpses at what that camera could possibly look like. Meet what looks to be RECamera, a periscope-like mini-camera that seems squarely aimed at the GoPro.