If you’re looking to upgrade your action camera, your options just got a lot better.
GoPro launched a pair of new Hero5 cameras alongside their new Karma drone. The new Hero5 Black now has voice control, So saying “GoPro start video” starts filming and “GoPro take a photo” automatically snap a still. There are also voice commands for powering up and down the camera. The best feature, perhaps, comes from the built-in stabilization which smooths out video so it doesn't look nearly as jittery as typical GoPro footage.
This is all put into a waterproof body that houses a touch screen and built-in GPS for location tagging.
The Hero5 Black is available October 2nd for $399.
GoPro also updated the its smallest action cam with the Hero5 Session. The Session get a boost in video resolution from 1080P to 4K. Like the Hero5 Black, it has voice control and accepts the same voice commands so you can operate it without having to touch it. There’s no touchscreen or GPS, but you can pick one up for just $299
If you’re not impressed by GoPro’s offerings Nikon, although late to the action cam party, jumps in head first introducing 3 impressive cameras. The Keymission 360, 170, and 80 each have their own respective fields of view noted in the name.
The Nikon KeyMission 360 gives you the ability to share your trips like never before. With only a single camera you can now shoot full 360° video simplifying shooting in VR. The 360 shoots in 4K at 24p or Full HD (1080p) to put your viewer at the center of your journey. Automatic in-camera stitching cuts down on the lengthy editing process. And as to be expected with any action cam, it’s waterproof (98 ft.), shockproof and freezeproof. No housing required.
You can pick one up for $499.95.
The KeyMission 170 aims straight for the Hero5 Black in both form and function. The wide 170° angle-of-view captures brilliant 4K or 1080p video while in-camera Vibration Reduction helps minimize camera shake. The camera has a standard 1/4 in. tripod socket and KeyMission accessories which allow for easy mounting for all your needs.
Grab yours for $399.95.
The KeyMission 80 is more of body camera than action cam. Strap the 80 on and allow the camera’s Time-Lapse function to film your journeys with high-quality stills or 1080/30p video.
The camera is also Waterproof (3.2 ft.), shockproof and freezeproof, and according to Nikon “The KeyMission 80 will go with you almost anywhere.”
You can pick one up for $279.95.
The choice for your preferred action camera just got more difficult, but now, more then ever you can pick one up that fully meets your needs.