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Action Camera Comparison Table

2012/13 HD ACTION CAMERA COMPARISON TABLE With so many awesome action cameras on the market at the moment, making a decision about which one to buy is harder than ever before. Thankfully we're here to help! From size and weight, to system requirements and video resolutions, the following chart compares over 30 key features and functions of eight of this year's hottest action cameras. O. HERO3 HERO3 HERO3 HERO? GoPro HD Hero 3: GoPro HD Hero 2 Drift HD Ghost JVC Adixxion Sony HDR-AS15 Contour+ 2 White Edition Silver Edition Black Edition TECHNICAL VIDEO RESOLUTIONS 1080p (@ 24PFS / 30FPS) 1080p (@ 25PFS / 30FPS) 1080p (@ 30FPS 720p (@ 30FPS / 60FPS / 120FPS) 1080p (@ 30 / 25FPS) 960p (@ 50 / 48 / 30 / 25FPS) 720p (@ 60 / 50 / 30 / 25FPS) WYGA (@ 120/ 100 / 60 / 50 / 30 / 25FPS) 1080p (@ 30FPS) 960p (@ 30FPS) 720p (@ 30FPS / 60PFS) WYGA 1080p (@ 25FPS / 30PFS) 960p (@ 25FPS / 30FPS) 720P (@ 25FPS / 30FPS / 50FPS / 60FPS) WYGA (@ 25FPS / 30FPS / 50FPS / 1080p (@ 30FPS) 960p (@ 30FPS) 720P (@ 30FPS / 4K (@ 15FPS) 4K CIN (@ 12FPS) 960p (@ 48FPS) 720P (@ 30FPS 1 60FPS) WYGA (@ 120FPS) 2.7K (@ 30FPS) 2.7K CIN (@ 24FPS) 960p (@ 30FPS / 48FPS) WYGA 60FPS) 1440p (24FPS / 30FPS / 48FPS) 720p (@ 30FPS / 60PFS) WYGA (@120 FPS) WYGA (@ 60FPS) 1080p (@ 24FPS / 30FPS / 48FPS / 60FPS) 960p (@ 48FPS / 100FPS) 720P (@ 30FPS / 60FPS) WYGA (@ 120FPS) 60FPS / 100FPS / 120FPS) VIDEO FORMAT H.264 H.264 H.264 H.264 Н.264 AVC/H.264 AVC/H.264 H.264/AAC FILE FORMAT MP4 MP4 MP4 MP4 MP4 /.MOV MP4 MP4 MP4 MEMORY CARD MAX 64GB 64GB 64GB 32GB 32GB 64GB 64GB 32GB RECORDING TIMES* (32GB microSD): 1080p at 30fps - (32GB microSD): (32GB SD): (32GB microSD): 1080p at 30fps - (32GB microSD): (32GB microSD): (32GB microSD): 1080p at 30fps - (32GB microSD): 1080p at 30fps - 4 hours 40 minutes 4 hours 20 minutes 4 hours 16 minutes 1080p at 30fps - 1080p at 30fps - 1080p at 30fps - 1080p@30fps - 4 hours 21 minutes 4 hours 21 minutes 4 hours 21 minutes 4 hours 21 minutes 5hrs 52mins Approx. 8 minutes per GB Approx. 8 minutes per GB Approx. 8 minutes per GB Approx. 8 minutes Approx. 11 minutes Approx. 9 minutes per GB Approx. 8 minutes per GB Approx. 8 minutes per GB per GB per GB * All recording times are approximate ZOOM NA NA NA NA 10x Digital Zoom 5x Digital Zoom NA NA WHITE BALANCE A Auto Auto / Manual Auto / Manual Auto Auto Auto / Manual Auto Auto / Manual MAX PHOTO RESOLUTION 5MP 11MP 12MP 11MP 11MP 5MP 16MP 5MP IMAGE FORMAT JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG JPEG TIME-LAPSE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ADJUSTABLE FOV No No Yes No Yes No No No VIDEO TAGGING No No No No Yes No No No PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS 75mm x 80mm 75mm x 80mm 75mm x 80mm 42mm x 60mm 105mm x 52mm 74mm x 53mm 24.5mm x 47mm 98mm x 60mm x 38 mm х 38mm х 38mm x 30mm х33mm x 35mm x 82mm x 34mm (in housing) (in housing) (in housing) WEIGHT WITH BATTERY 172g (in housing) 172g (in housing) 172g (in housing) 170g 167g 128g 176g (in case) 156g LENS Ultra sharp f/2.8 6-element 170° wide angle glass lens Sensor Type: CMOS Field of View: Ultra sharp f/2.8 Ultra sharp f/2.8 Fixed focus, 170° Carl Zeiss 170° 6-element 6-element wide angle lens Tessar Lens wide angle lens, • 1080p – 90°, 127°, 170° • 720p – 170° • WVGA – 170° Lens Focal Range: 0.5m to infinity aspherical glass lens aspherical glass lens aspherical glass lens rotatable 270° Lens Rotation: 300° IMAGE STABILISATION SteadyShot image stabilisation No No No No No Digital Image Stabiliser (DIS) No AUDIO Internal mic Internal mic Internal mic Internal mic Internal Internal mic Internal mic Internal mic w/noise reduction. & speaker & speaker Radio frequency 2.4g EXTERNAL MIC INPUT 3.5mm stereo input 3.5mm stereo input 3.5mm stereo input 3.5mm stereo input 3.5mm - No 3.5mm stereo input 2.5mm stereo input Extension included APPROXIMATE BATTERY LIFE 1 hour 45 minutes 1 hour 20 minutes 2 hours 30 minutes 3 hours / 2 hours with Wi-Fi (40 recording time) 2.5hrs (WiFi off) / 2.5hrs (WiFi off) / Unavailable 2 hours at time of writing 1.25hrs (WiFi on) / 7hrs (standby) 1.25hrs (WiFi on) T 7hrs (standby) REMOVABLE BATTERY Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes BUILT-IN LCD MONITOR No No No No 2" Gorilla Glass 1.5" LCD monitor No No (available as extra) Lens (avaiable as extra) CHARGE TIME 8 hours first charge, 5.5 hours (via USB) 4.1 hours (via USB) 4 hours thereafter 4 hours (via USB) 4 hours (via USB) 4 hours (via USB) 4 hours (via USB) 4 hours (via USB) SYSTEM REQUIRMENTS • Microsoft Vista, 7 and later • Mac OS X 10,5 • Microsoft Vista, 7 and later • Mac OS X 10.5 or later • Microsoft Vista, 7 and later • Mac OS X 10.5 or later • Microsoft Vista, 7 and later • Mac OS X 10.5 or later • Windows Vista, 7 and Later. (WiFi set up is Not compatible with 10S) • Windows XP Service Pack 2, Quicktime 7 or later • Windows XP Unavailable and later at time of writing • Mac OS X 10.2 or later or later • OS X 10.5 or later, Quicktime 7 or later HDMI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes USB Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes REMOTE WiFi Remote WiFi Remote available Use your phone via WiFi Use your phone via WiFi WiFi Remote WiFi Remote Two-way remote included Use your phone via WiFi available available included DIVE DEPTH 60m with housing 60m with housing 60m with housing 60m with housing 3m without housing / 5m without housing 60m with housing 60m with housing 60m with AVAILABLE MOUNTING GOGGLES No No No No Yes No Yes Yes HELMET Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes HANDLEBAR / ROLLBAR Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes CHEST Yes Yes Yes Yes Shoulder Mount No No No available SUCTION MOUNT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Compatible Compatible Yes TRIPOD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes CONNECTIVITY WIFI Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes Yes Yes No SMARTPHONE SYNCING Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes Yes Yes SOCIAL SHARING Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes Yes Yes Yes LIVE STREAMING Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes** Yeş*** Yes*** Yes WIRELESS DATA TRANSFER Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes Yes Yes No MULTIPLE CAMERA CONTROL Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes No No No GPS TRACKING No No No No No No No Yes BLUETOOTH No No No No No No No Yes *requires GoPro WiFi BacPac accessory. **can live stream to a PC using UStream, but not to a phone or smart device. ***cannot live stream while recording. SUMMARY IN THE BOX •1x Contour Plus 2 •1x Profile Mount • 1x Rotating Flat • 1 x GoPro HD •1x HERO3: Black •1x Drift HD Ghost •1x JVC GC-XA1 ADIXXION • 1x Drift HD Ghost • 1x Goggle Mount •1x Flexible •1x GoPro HD All editions come •1x Sony Action Hero3 White Edition Hero3 Silver Edition Edition Camera with: Action Camera Cam HDR AS15K • 1 x 60m Waterproof Housing • 1x 11MP HD Camera • 1 x 60m/197" Waterproof Housing Waterproof Housing • 1x Wi-Fi Remote •1x Waterproof Housing •1 x Flat Mount Camera • 1 x 60m/197 HERO2 Camera Remote Control Surface Mount •1 x Waterproof Housing (197' / 60m) • 1x Rechargable Battery • 1x Rechargeable •1x USB 2.0 Cable •1x Mini HDMI • 1x Curved Mount • 1 x Rechargeable •1x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery •1x QR Buckle •1x Curved + Key Ring • 1x Remote Charging Cable •1 x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery • 1x QR Buckle •1x J-Hook Adhesive Mount • 2 x Lens •1x Curved Mount •1x Flat Adhesive Li-ion Battery • 1x QR Buckle • 1x J-Hook Protector • 1x HD Skeleton Mount • 1x LCD Battery Backdoor •1x Universal Clip Protection Film •1x Mount Cable • 1 x Rechargeable •1x Goggle Mount Li-ion Battery • 1x USB Cable •1 x Wrist Strap •1x Rechargeable Battery •1x Mic Cable •1x Contour Plus 2 Waterproof Case Adhesive Mount Buckle adaptor • 1x Flat Mount • 1x 3-Way Pivot •1x Curved Adhesive •1x USB Cable •1x Watertight • 1 x Assorted Adhesive Mount Buckle • Assorted Rear Connector Mounts and •1x Flat Mount • 1x 3-Way Pivot Mounting Hardware •1x Curved Hatch Hardware Adhesive •1 x Accessible •1 x USB Charging • 1x Assorted Adhesive Mount Each edition Rear Connector •1 x Flat adhesive (Motorsport, Surf and Outdoor) also Cable Mounts and Hatch (Permits Hardware Mount access to the •1x USB Charging • Assorted Mounts contains External Mic and USB ports for additional Cable and hardware sport-specific • USB Charging accessories microphone and power inputs) •1x Rechargeable Li-ion Battery • 1x USB Cable Cable BEST FOR GoPro on a budget GoPro fans looking GPS tracking High-level to upgrade from professional working GoPro but can't in film or TV Those who want a Those looking for a All round protection premium quality. from the elements Slow motion GoPro Hero or stretch to a Hero3 easy to use camera with bags of Hero2 features PROS • Super slow motion • Cinematic video • Highly • Long battery life • Quad-Proof Design • Video tagging • Two way remote • Image stabilisation • Image stabilisation • Built-in screen • High-quality video • Super easy to use • Packed with tech • 4x Slow Mode • 16MP photos • GPS • 270° rotating lens • Easy to use • Ideal starter • Great value for camera customisable • Colour screen • WiFi ready • Compatible with free GoPro money • WiFi ready • Compatible with resolution • 11MP stills • WiFi ready • Compatible with free GoPro mobile app mobile app free GoPro mobile app • Wireless remote features CONS • Most expensive GoPro in range • Newer premium • No live streaming • No external mic yet • Still image max 5MP • No remote included • Short battery life • Expensive accessories not input compatible COST GBP (starting at) 199 279 359 269 299 299 259 359 USD (starting at) 199 299 399 290 399 299 269 460 GLOSSARY FPS - Frames per second - the rate at which the camera produces unique consecutive images WYGA - Wide Video Graphics Array - display resolution with 480 pixel height, such as 800x 480. Often referred to as standard definition (SD) WHITE BALANCE - Setting that adjusts for lighting in order to make white objects appear white in photos QUAD-PROOF - Designed to withstand the four common elements of the action sport world: water, shock, dust and snow FOV - Field of view - the part of the world that is visible through the camera at a particular position For more information about action cameras, visit www.actioncameras.co.uk ACTION O CAMERAS Sources: www.actioncameras.co.uk, www.jvc.co.uk, contour.com, www.sony.co.uk, gopro.com All information and costs accurate of January 2013 eActionCameras

Action Camera Comparison Table

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With well known helmet cam makers, GoPro, Drift and Contour having just released their latest cameras for the 2013 season, on top of Sony and JVC now entering the market with cameras, mounts and acces...

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