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SJ400 with included underwater housing.

Time for another review for another action camera. This time this review is for SJCAM's Sports HD DV 1080P camera, the  SJ4000. At first glance, this camera resembles the look and feel similar to a GoPro camera. Many available action cameras on the market have taken a cue in design and form from GoPro cameras and this [...]

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Ricoh WG-M1 camera

Portable action cameras are almost a dime a dozen now days, and with so many models, designs, features and accessories it can be hard to choose. Ricoh, a well-known name in imaging has dropped their hat into the action video camera race with the WG-M1. What makes the WG-M1 different from a lot of other [...]

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polaroid-cube-accessories

If you have one of the cute Polaroid Cube cameras Larry Geisz told us about a few months ago, you'll need some accessories for it.  SkyMall has an assortment of stands (like the Mr. Monkey stand), cases (like the Waterproof Case), and mounts (like the Tripod Mount).  They have a lot of stands to attach [...]

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BlackVue Sport 04

With so many "action cameras" around, it's hard to choose which one is best for you. There are various types of action cameras that are used from car racing to sky-diving to mountain biking to skateboarding or any other activity you can think of. You name it and it probably had an action camera involved [...]

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GoProHero3+

With the plethora of POV action cameras on the market these days, it's hard to keep ahead of the competition.  GoPro, the defacto standard in the industry, has just released their GoPro Hero3+ Black and Silver line of cameras. The new Black Edition is 20% smaller and lighter, has 30% longer battery life, better audio, [...]

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optrix-xd5.iphone-pov-case

You always have your iPhone 5 with you to take photos under normal conditions, so why should you invest in another camera to take action photos?  With the protective XD5 for iPhone 5 case from Optrix, you'll get a rugged, waterproof case to protect your iPhone in extreme conditions.  Optrix says they use the same [...]

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Video Head Camera Helmet

videohead helmet

POV cameras are great, but one of the weak spots tends to be the mounting hardware. The Video Head Camera Helmet is perfect for sports like bike riding, skate board and similar, where this sort of helmet is appropriate. The built-in camera has a positional camera lens, and controls are built into the side of the [...]

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Lorex HD Cam 02

Nowadays, it seems like action POV cameras are used everywhere from TV shows to documentaries to the weekend warrior next door. But are there standards for these candid action cameras or is it just as simple as pressing the record button? For me, it's more than point and shoot. I have previously reviewed two other [...]

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Contour+2 POV Action Camera

contour+2

Recently released by Contour, the Contour+2 is the latest upgrade to their line of Action POV cameras. It's capable of four video modes up to 1080p video and shoots 120fps in 480p resolution.  The Contour+2 has GPS-capability, and it has mobile connectivity to allow you to view and control your camera via your smartphone. The [...]

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optrix-hd-case-iphone-ipod

With this case from Optrix, you can change your iPhone or iPod touch into a rugged sports action camera.  The Optrix XD encases your iPhone 4/4S or iPod touch (with an optional adapter) in a protective case that conforms to MIL-STD-810F (meaning it meets requirements for drop-, particle-, and water-resistance).  It has a 0.5mm-thick touchscreen [...]

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Goprowifi1

Having played with a number of POV cameras now, one of the options I miss with the GoPro Hero2 is the remote control. Even when not being used for Extreme Sports, the ability to mount your camera and be able to initiate your video or snapshot without having to get to the camera itself has [...]

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Ion Air Pro POV Camera

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Here's another entry into the POV camera market, the ION Air Pro. Weighing in at 130 grams (4.5oz) and measuring 37X109mm (1.45X4.3 in), the Action Pro is capable of 1080p video and 5MP stills.  It's waterproof to 30 feet without an additional housing.  The optional ION WiFi Podz kit includes plug-in WiFi module that allows you to [...]

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jvc

JVC has announced on their blog site their entry into the ever growing POV action camera market. The JVC GC-XA1 ADIXXON doesn't require a waterproof housing, weighs in at .28lbs (126 grams), and is waterproof to 5 m ( 16.4 feet), shockproof , dust-proof, and freeze-proof.  The unit includes built in Wi-Fi, 1.5" LCD, image stabilization, and [...]

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sonypov

Sony has just given the world a quick peek on their blog site of their entry into the POV action camera market.  There's not a lot of specifications yet except " it houses Sony’s hallmark SteadyShot®image stabilization technology, Exmor® R CMOS image sensor, and an ultra-wide angle Carl Zeiss® Tessar® lens."

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