Action cameras are not designed for handheld shooting and vary in size from ordinary cameras. They are able to shoot in extreme conditions, thanks to a well protected casing and robust design.
In a rating action cameras 2016 includes the most reliable and best model this year.
10. HTC Re
HTC Re opens the top ten best action cameras in 2016. Miniature size 26,5х97,7 mm and light weight of 65 g allow constantly and without difficulty to carry the camera with me. Now to capture the desired moments will allow the grip sensor that is automatically activated and enables the device when it is in hand. The survey starts with a simple press of the main button and a long press activates the video mode. Case HTC Re is made from high quality glossy plastic, which is designed for the possibility of using the device under water at a depth of 1 meter for half an hour. Photo resolution is 16 MP, video Full HD. A microSD card slot and microUSB port. Memory card stores all records, pictures and videos and also sync with cloud storage.
9. Panasonic HX-500E
Action camera Panasonic HX-500E can shoot video with a resolution corresponding to the standard UHD 4K that allows you to achieve excellent image detail. Through the use of modern lens with a maximum diaphragm number F/2.8 picture in the entry looks bright and contrast even when shooting at dusk. The device consists of two parts: the camera itself and the remote control with a compact screen to view videos. Package includes a special mount that allows you to mount the camera on the user's head at eye level. Thanks to this recording will include all that sees a person.
8. iVue Horizon
iVue Horizon camera glasses included in the list of the best cameras of 2016. The goggles have a Full HD camera with a frame rate of 60 per second and a viewing angle of 135 degrees, which allows you to record even more than the human eye sees. Besides, buying these sunglasses camera, no need to spend money on additional mounts for the camera.
7. Rollei Actioncam 400
Rollei Actioncam 400 is one of the best action cameras to date. Shooting mode in 4K is the main alluring feature of this device. The user will have an option of shooting videos in Full HD at 60 fps and 720p at 120 fps. the Last mode is ideal for time-lapse in high quality. The camera is equipped with a lens with aperture of f/2.5 and a field of view of 170 degrees. On the rear of the Actioncam 420 is an LCD display of 2 inches. Wi-Fi supported with apps for Android and iOS. The device is equipped with a battery at 3.7 V with a capacity of 1050 mAh that can withstand up to two hours of continuous operation. Glad that the bottom of the camera has a connector for a tripod, through which you can easily remove the camera from the case and set it on a tripod with no additional accessories.
6. Muvi K-Series K2 NPNG
Muvi KSeries K2 NPNG is a great action camera 2016. Modern matrix and powerful process allows the device to record video with resolution 19201080 pixels and a recording speed of 60 frames per second. But already in HD (720p), the smoothness can be up to 120 fps, allowing you to enjoy the slowed-down video. Complement videomaterial device excellent photography: you can take pictures with a resolution of 16, 12 or 8 megapixels, getting in fact a clear, bright and saturated colors footage. Available burst photos (up to 10 frames per second).
5. iON Air Pro 3
iON Air Pro 3 is one of the best and most advanced models action cameras-iON. The device has a 12-megapikselnuju matrix which allows the video resolution 19201080 with speed of 60 frames per second. Captured video is stored on the MicroSD card. Supports cards up to 32 GB. Metal case is dust, water impervious and provides the ability to make underwater photography even without the use of special aquaboxes. Be submerged to a depth of 15 m. For the control device on the case there are only 2 buttons, slim setup is from PC, for which the delivery package includes special software for Windows and MacOS. This will minimize the size of this model and make it more easy and convenient to use.
4. Drift HD Ghost-S
Drift HD Ghost-S is a modern action camera surpasses the power of their predecessors twice. It has an advanced processor, Sony CMOS sensor, and contains 7 elements aspherical lenses; supports shooting 1080p video at 60 frames per second, does 12 megapixel photos and works perfectly in low-light conditions. The result of the work of the device is incredibly crisp, saturated image. Simple and intuitive, with a huge amount of features and simple interface, the camera provides the user access to a wide range of user-adjustable parameters (bit rate, 10-fold digital zoom, resolution, and frame rate, exposure) using a new swivel lens camera Drift HD Ghost-S gives the average user a whole set of professional features.
3. Sony AZ1 VR
Sony AZ1 VR opens the top three action cameras 2016. Lightweight and ultra-compact HDR-AZ1 has a lens with a 170° viewing angle and maintains a video recording in the XAVC S format with a bitrate of 50 Mbit/s HDR-AZ1 in a robust housing is protected from rain and spray. And a special waterproof cover protects it from sudden bumps, drops, sand and small stones, and also allows you to shoot in water at depths up to 5 meters.
2. Garmin Virb Elite
Garmin Virb Elite is one of the best action cameras of 2016. Garmin VIRB Elite has the ability to record video in HD format with a resolution of 1080 pixels. It is capable of shooting with a maximum speed of up to 120 frames per second. The device has a WideVu lens with 16-megapixel CMOS sensor enabling high quality video. Mounted display with a diagonal of 1.4 inches facilitates the configuration of the device when you select the desired angle. Action device can take a video for 3 hours without recharging. Garmin VIRB Elite is equipped with a GPS that tracks the movement of the user when the device is switched on and puts the coordinates of your route in the video. In action camera has Wi-Fi transmitter that allows you to control the exposure or display materials. The device has the function of image stabilization, it significantly reduces the amount of distortion that arise due to vibration on bad road.
1. GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition
GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition the best action camera for 2016. The model supports video recording resolution UHD 4K and photos up to 12 MP. In SuperView mode, it is able to cover a very broad scene, which is very important for shooting panoramas of sky and sea, and to record sporting events. The device allows to realize all ideas of the user. It provides a burst of photos at up to 30 frames per second, and Time Lapse feature with a delay between frames of 0.5 to 60 seconds. For shooting the night sky you should use the modes Night Photo and Night Lapse with optimized exposure settings. In a bundled model, which retains the integrity when immersed in water to a depth of 40 meters. In addition, it protects the camera from damage when riding a motorcycle, and when doing extreme sports.