Hey, I am not out here saying GoPros aren’t great, they are. But maybe you want to try something else. Or maybe there is something out there that better fits your needs. Either way, here are the best ones that are battling GoPro for the crown:
The first two crazy numbers about this guy are 360-degree filming and 5.8K resolution. The accompanying app means that you can direct the focus of your 360-degree video after the fact. Want to pan between a few points? Go for it. Want to follow your buddy mountain biking ahead of you, then pan as he tumbles and you fly by? Just set the app to follow the guy on that bike. You will have to buy a waterproof case though if you’re going to get those surf shots.
Looks like your dad’s old handheld cam, but way smaller with the benefit of years of Sony innovation. The Exmor R CMOS sensor helps with low-light shooting, BIONZ X image processor for smooth 4K shooting, and a Zeiss lens cause its all about the glass. Splash and freezeproof, and has cool accessories like a finger loop grip and Live-View remote that acts as a viewfinder you can strap to your wrist.
This camera provides 30 fps stills at 12 MP, in-camera stabilization, and reduced fish-eye. The screen is over two inches on the back and battery life stretches to two hours when shooting in 4K—all for just a touch over $100.
This guy looks like an FJ Cruiser and shoots 30 fps 4K filming and 60 fps at 1080p. This guy is tough out of the box, ready for drops from seven feet and dives into nearly 100 feet of water. But you can take home more than photos and videos. In the right mode, you can download the location, altitude, direction, and temperature with the camera’s built-in sensors.