Fashion for sports action cameras had been on the rise for several years. However, before joining the craze, you should give yourself enough time to think about what you need from your camera and what “action” you will capture. It is not a secret that each of us has different understandings of fun, adventure, beauty, different levels, and kinds of activity, hobbies, and lifestyles. This article will give you a couple of tips on selecting a sports & action camera and accessories that will satisfy your needs.
First and foremost, you should decide on the balance between your budget and your camera’s durability. How much money are you ready to spend on your purchase? Are you going to sell or somehow promote your videos? Or, are they just for home use? Are you going to experience extreme conditions? If you are not, there is no need to pay for super durability (primarily if you use your camera once a year).
The second most important thing is to decide what camera features and accessories your activities will require. Are you going to shoot underwater? Then, your camera should be waterproof. If you are traveling on the road, you’d better ensure that it is dust-proof. Consider how smooth your movement is going to be. For example, you do mountain biking, do not hesitate to pay for high image stabilization to avoid blurriness. If you are going to record night videos, high-quality flash is your first concern. By contrast, videos recorded in the sun require an excellent white balance and appropriate exposure modes.
Finally, remember that large storage space is a good thing, but it may cost you more. If you know that you are not going to travel for a long time and have immediate access to your laptop, you can save on this.