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BlackVue Sport Action Camera review

on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

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 involvedRead More…

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GoPro Hero3+ – Big things from little(r) packages

on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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,Read More…

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Turn your iPhone 5 into a rugged sports camera with the Optrix XD5 case

on Thursday, February 28th, 2013

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 sameRead More…

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Video Head Camera Helmet

on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

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 theRead More…

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Lorex HD Action Sports Cameras Review

on Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

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 otherRead More…

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Contour+2 POV Action Camera

on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

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. TheRead More…

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The First Wide-Angle iPhone and iPod Touch Action Sports Case is Now Available from Optrix

on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

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 touchscreenRead More…

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GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac and Remote Review

on Friday, July 13th, 2012

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 hasRead More…

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Ion Air Pro POV Camera

on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

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 toRead More…

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JVC GC-XA1 ADIXXION POV Camera

on Saturday, July 7th, 2012

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, andRead More…

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First Look at Sony’s Action Camera

on Monday, July 2nd, 2012

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.”