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

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

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

The Best Action Camera

It wasn't so long ago that we rounded up the best action cameras and put them to the test. Just half a year later, and the biggies all have new versions out. They're all better, but there's only one best. Round Two: Fight! » 12/05/12 2:00pm 12/05/12 2:00pm

GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition Review: Yes, It's the Best (Updated)

Yes, it's action cam season. Sony's entered the market, Contour has updated its line with the Contour+2. But what about the latest from the brand that's come to define the category—the Kleenex of action cams, if you will? » 11/28/12 3:37pm 11/28/12 3:37pm

Hurricane Surfing: This Is How We Do Product Reviews

Yesterday, as the front-edge of Hurricane Sandy started bearing down on New York and newscasters were talking about, "Idiot surfers risking their lives," I was one of those idiots. Sorry. I had a camera to test. » 10/29/12 4:25pm 10/29/12 4:25pm

The GoPro Hero3's 4K Resolution Is Wonderfully Useless

GoPro's brand spankin' new line of its popular action-cams offers a lot of great upgrades: The cams are smaller, lighter, and have higher frame rates. Sweet! The Black version also offers 4K video recording—a feature sure to make headlines and widen the eyes of video gear-heads. It is ultimately nothing but a vacuous… » 10/17/12 12:14pm 10/17/12 12:14pm