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've always fallen just a bit short beating GoPro on image quality and ease of use. This week Sony brought me… » 2/09/15 1:45pm 2/09/15 1:45pm

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… » 1/28/15 3:30pm 1/28/15 3:30pm

I Was There When a GoPro Rig Completely Changed the X Games

If you're watching the X Games on ESPN this weekend you'll get to see the new GoPro POV system in action. I'm at the Games now and got a peek at the hardware, and it's clear that while it's early days yet, this represents a gigantic leap forward in live sports broadcasting. » 1/23/15 4:00pm 1/23/15 4:00pm

This Robot Camcorder Tracks All Your Stunts

What if you had a personal cameraman perfectly tracking your perfect 900-degree spin as your dreams of become Tony Hawk came true? The Move 'N See Pixio wants to robotically assist you. » 1/04/15 7:42pm 1/04/15 7:42pm

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. » 12/17/14 10:24am 12/17/14 10:24am

Leaked: GoPro's New, Budget-Friendly HERO Action Camera

The GoPro leak machine just keeps on leaking: PetaPixel just revealed that GoPro may add a low-spec, budget model to the bottom of its action cam line. Meet the HERO. » 9/27/14 1:42pm 9/27/14 1:42pm

Leak Shows HTC's Alleged GoPro Action Camera Competitor

Last night, 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. » 9/25/14 11:10am 9/25/14 11:10am

Contour Roam3 Hands-On: Shaky First Steps Back

The last time we saw an action-camera come out of Contour, it was for the Contour+2. Image quality was pretty good, but the mounts were way too fragile, and under the shadow of GoPro's colossal market-share, Contour shuttered its doors. But now it's back! And its first product back is... a slight improvement on its… » 9/23/14 12:00pm 9/23/14 12:00pm

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 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… » 9/23/14 8:00am 9/23/14 8:00am

Awesome Ski Jump Video Will Make You Wish for Winter

Pro skier Chris Benchetler and pro snowboarder Kimmy Fasani like to go out and play in the snow in British Columbia. Lucky for us, they wear GoPros when they do—and they capture some sick jumps. You can almost feel the snow hitting your face. » 5/03/14 9:00am 5/03/14 9:00am

The Best Action Camera: Spring 2014 Edition

You can't just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren't all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best. » 4/17/14 1:00pm 4/17/14 1:00pm

A Simple Trick to Keep Your GoPro Footage Steady

GoPro is the bestselling camera in the world because like a good date, you can take the tough sucker anywhere. Just mount it on your surfboard/snowboard/bicycle and it'll snag back dope fisheye footage for your bragging video. Handholding a GoPro, however, yields shaky results. » 2/24/14 5:58pm 2/24/14 5:58pm

Sony's Latest Action Cam Has an Awesome Wrist-Mounted Controller

So far, Sony's Action Cams have failed to make a significant challenge to the GoPro: the challenger just isn't a better product. But the company bets that if it can develop enough cool accessories and mounts for its Acton Cam line, maybe—just maybe—it'll find its market. And we gotta say, the optional wrist-mounted… » 1/06/14 8:00pm 1/06/14 8:00pm

Liquid Image Ego LS Action Camera Has 4G for Instant Bragging Rights

Liquid Image has a new action cam coming out in June. It looks very not-unlike a GoPro. It shoots 1080p video at 30fps or 720p at 60fps. Nothing so outstanding there. What's unique, though, is that it'll attach to a 4G module. In other words you can instantly stream video from anywhere. That means your friends can… » 1/05/14 9:03pm 1/05/14 9:03pm

How the GoPro Became the Best Selling Camera In the World

The GoPro is an amazing action camera that lets people record extreme sports, daredevil feats, and other spectacles. Just a few years ago, it would have been impossible. But, today, it is the best-selling camera in the world. » 11/11/13 1:00pm 11/11/13 1:00pm

Ion Air Pro 3: The Waterproofiest Naked Action Cam Around

Ion may not be the first name you think of when it comes to action cameras (or the second), but the company has been around for a few years. The original Air Pro came in third in our action camera Battlemodo back in June of 2012, but it left us hungry for better image quality. The Air Pro 3 might just satisfy. » 10/30/13 9:00am 10/30/13 9:00am

GoPro Hero 3+ Hands On: A Nice Bump, But Not a Huge Jump

Last year, when GoPro's Hero 3 Black edition emerged victorious from our intensive Action Camera Battlemodo, we noted that while it won, we had some gripes that nearly cost it the crown. This year, GoPro is releasing the Hero 3+, and it address almost all our concerns. » 10/01/13 12:00am 10/01/13 12:00am

GoPro Studio 2.0 Hands-On: Easier, Awesomer Videos (UPDATE)

GoPro, the Q-Tips of action cameras, recognized a problem. People are shooting tons of footage with their cameras, but are then letting it languish away on a dusty old hard drive, unseen and unedited. The California company is hoping to help correct that with new mobile apps and desktop editing software. » 9/09/13 9:23pm 9/09/13 9:23pm

Sony Action Cam Redux: Let's Try Again, This Time With Built-In GPS

Exactly a year ago, Sony dove into the GoPro-like adventure camera market only to leave us wanting a little more from its tiny Action Cam. The new AS30V comes with a few new features, including GPS connectivity and higher-resolution 12-megapixel stills. Is that enough to finally make Sony's Action Cam a real… » 9/04/13 11:00am 9/04/13 11:00am

Garmin's Virb Action Camera Is Loaded--For a Price

Garmin's new Virb action camera enters a crowded market with good options at the top (GoPro Hero3 Black Edition) and bottom (Monoprice MHD) of the price range. It's a little late to the game, but it's got enough features that you might consider it against the alternatives. » 8/20/13 7:00am 8/20/13 7:00am