Best Action Cameras For Travel

Posted by Satgurutravel on April 16th, 2021

Action Travel Camera have really transformed the travel photography & video world over the years. These tiny, waterproof, indestructible cameras can travel anywhere & record anything!

If you plan on hiking, mountain biking, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, or even swimming under waterfalls during your trips, an action Travel Camera can create epic video & photos of the experience.

1. GoPro Hero 8 – Adventure Travel Camera           

Weight: 4.1 oz

Zoom: 15-30mm

Sensor Size: 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.63 mm)

Megapixels: 12

The GoPro Hero 8 is GoPro’s best Travel Camerayet, with improved video stabilization, color, and 60p slow-motion 4K footage. It’s waterproof case & touch-screen will handle any activity you dream up. A must-have for adventure addicts!

One cool feature of the GoPro is voice activated control. This means if the Travel Camera is mounted on a helmet, or to a surfboard, you can just say “GoPro start recording” and other voice commands without actually touching it. There are many great GoPro accessories for attaching your Travel Camerato anything!

Perfect compact travel camera for those of us who love adventure sports, especially if you need something small & waterproof, or are worried about breaking big cameras.

2. GoPro Session – Smallest Travel Camera

Weight: 2.6 oz

Zoom: 15-30mm

Sensor Size: 1/3.2″ (4.54 x 3.42 mm)

Megapixels: 10

The GoPro Session is GoPro’s smaller & cheaper Travel Camera. Without a screen, this tiny cube can fit just about anywhere — you’ll barely notice it while traveling. If you aren’t a complete action sports junkie, and just want a small waterproof camera for things like snorkeling or skiing, this will do for most people.

One issue with the Session is that it doesn’t have a screen. However, you can connect it to the GoPro App on your smartphone in order to frame your shots if needed (plus a wide angle lens means you really just point it at the subject).

The smallest travel camera on this list. It has a slightly smaller sensor than the GoPro 7, you can’t change batteries and no touchscreen. But better for regular people who aren’t jumping out of airplanes all the time.

 3. YI 4K+ – Budget Action Camera

Weight: 3.38 oz

Zoom: 15 – 30mm

Sensor Size: 1/2.3″ (6.17 x 4.63 mm)

Megapixels: 12

While GoPro generally controls the adventure travel camera market the Chinese made YI 4K Plus is a solid alternative that’s significantly cheaper as well. The features are nearly identical, including 4K video at 60 fps and touchscreen or voice control as needed.

The YI also has digitally stabilized video, much like the GoPro, but offers little beyond basic 4K recording and a 12 MP photography experience. If you don’t need the additional features of the GoPro line the YI 4K+ is a decent budget alternative Travel Camera.

This GoPro alternative is cheaper because it lacks more advanced features like HDR photography, tone mapping, and timewarp video. If you don’t need those, this Travel Camera will get the job done.

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