If you are preparing the suitcase and have adventurous spirit, leave a gap to take an action camera. Do you feel like recording while windsurfing? How about placing the camera on the handlebars while you take a mountain bike route? Or show the world the wonderful seabed you enjoy while diving? In the market there is a good selection of cameras of this type, small and ultra-resistances that we can fix to a board, a helmet or a handlebar, for example, to record from a new point of view. The quality of these cameras has improved considerably in the last years, since they record in Full HD (some, even in 4k). These are some of the most recommended.
GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition.
The American company GoPro dominates the market for action cameras. This model, with integrated WiFi, can record in 4k and the resolution of photos is 12 megapixels, with up to 30 frames per second. With the GoPro application, we can use the mobile or tablet as a remote control of the camera. It is water resistant. It costs 449 euros.
This Toshiba sports camera has a rugged waterproof housing up to 60 meters deep and withstands drops of up to 1.5 meters. Users can control the action via a wrist remote control. Includes accessories for mounting on, for example, a helmet or a surfboard. It can also be screwed onto a bike with a bracket. Through the Toshiba application you can manage from mobiles or tablets, and quickly upload videos and photos on social networks. It offers Full HD resolution of up to 60 frames per second and a 12MP sensor. It costs about 225 euros.
Garmin Virb Elite.
This camera with integrated color screen also records in Full HD with 16 megapixel CMOS image processor. In addition to the WiFi connection, it has an integrated GPS, and can be connected to a heart rate monitor. It supports accidental immersions in water up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes. If you want to dive with her, an optional sheath is required. It is equipped with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery of 2000 mAh that allows recording up to 3 hours at 1080p. It can be attached to helmets, harnesses or handlebars. Its price is around 400 euros.
This Sony action camera has a powerful SteadyShot image stabilizer that compensates for blur, especially fast vibrations caused by, for example, a motocross motorcycle or a snowmobile. As an accessory, the SPK-AS2 case (included in the price) protects it from dust and sand. Equipped with GPS, WiFi and NFC, it has a viewing angle of 170 degrees and can record scenes in slow motion at 240 frames per second. It costs about 300 euros.