Powerful and pocket-sized, action cameras are the ideal choice for adventurous video shooters. If you’ve ever watched point-of-view footage of an extreme sport like skydiving, windsurfing or mountain-bike racing, there’s a very good chance it was shot on an action camera.
Different action cameras can vary quite a bit in terms of their individual specs and capabilities. However, the key to the format is that they are capable of producing high-quality video from a very small body. This makes them easy to mount to more or less anything – a set of bike handlebars, a crash helmet or a compatible camera rig. The point of an action camera is that it allows you to engage in intense activity and record it. This is something you can’t do with a mirrorless camera, a DSLR or even a smartphone.