It could be bungee jumping, sky-riding, running with the bulls or simple hiking up to spectacular views and there are 5 under $500 cameras to record your adventures. High definition pictures and videos have become a pillar to hold together those end-of-a-trip nostalgias.
Once the adrenaline and excitement fades, immortalizing the moments keeps us tied to thrilling places we’ve long since departed from, and our daredevil actions captured to enjoy over and over again. Surfing, gliding, skating, driving, jumping off cliffs or many other outdoor activities can be recorded at their highest quality without also being ridiculously adventurous with the price tag.
There are five cameras available under $500 for thrill-seekers to purchase according to their needs and usual ventures.
The GoPro HERO4 Session has been advertised last week as being the lightest, smallest camera that can keep up with action sessions in high definition. The company, currently in lead of its market targeted toward action recording, has held up to their word. It’s 50% smaller than all their previous models and 40% lighter.
The compact camera makes it easy to carry and practical to use for those who definitely don’t want to be encumbered when jumping from planes or river rafting. It has an easy one-button management, just one simple record and turn off feature that saves quite a lot of battery life as well. Automatic turn-off when it stops recording saves the time the camera would spend idling.
The gadget is available at a price of $399.99 and comes with waterproof perks, smooth 4K Ultra HD videos at 240 frames per second.
The HTC RE has its own set of features that could prove attractive to a different kind of adventuring. The unique and easy-to-use design turns on at touch within your hand. Like the GoPro HERO4 Session, it lacks the usual LCD display screen, for quicker and safer use. All the recorded sessions and snapped pictures stream to your phone for easy editing.
It flaunts a price of $250, recording at 1080 pixels HD under depths of 1m and has a wide 146-degree camera angle.
The Xiaomi YiCamera has been claimed to be clone and possible replacer of the GoPro HERO4 Session, with similar features, but at a smaller price. It’s quality of recording is of 1080 pixels at 60 frames per second and has a 16mil pixel sensor compared to the 12mil of GoPro.
While it holds the same waterproof traits, it’s not as light or small, and has a smaller battery life. However, for shorter recording sessions, the Xiaomi YiCamera is available at around $100.
Sony Action Cam 4K X1000V and the TomTom Bandit cameras are also not far behind. With the required high definition ability of recording, the two are better suited for underwater diving. While the Sony product can keep up with you at depths of 10m, the price is of $449.99 does also come with a 170-degree wide camera angle.
The TomTom Bandit can dive down even deeper at 50m, but has fewer frame rates. It’s available for $399.99 for those who want to record their underwater adventures.
There is indeed a brand for every type and quality does not have to suffer when taking on a bit more exciting trips than the usual hiking or camping.
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