JVC has announced their latest GoPro alternative action camera, the ADIXXION GC-XA2, and while the name might be a mouthful the features are nothing to scoff at. The GC-XA2 is the second edition of JVC’s ADIXXION action camera brand aimed at giving GoPro a run for its money.

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This new edition boasts some impressive new features including 1080p Progressive HD recording at 56/60 frames per second, high speed recording at 120 frames per second in 720p mode. That allows for up to 4x slow motion playback, pretty awesome if you ask me. Other upgrades over the previous version include a better and brighter lens, improved image stabilization, higher resolution LCD monitor, auto off and auto brightness settings, higher resolution image sensor, a higher audio bit rate, and improved noise reduction.

That sure is a lot crammed into such a small device, and at only $299 the GC-XA2 is priced right where it needs to be to compete with the GoPro Hero cameras. This new GC-XA2 will begin shipping later this month, and can be pre-ordered through B&H starting right away!

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Key Specs:

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p Video at 60 fps

  • Capture 16MP Ultra Resolution Photos

  • Back-Illuminated 8MP CMOS Image Sensor

  • Waterproof to Down to a Depth of 16.4′

  • Shockproof from Falls up to 6.5′

  • Freezeproof to 14°F & IP6X Dustproof

  • Stream Live Video Using Wi-Fi to USTREAM

  • F2.4 Super Wide Angle Lens

  • Image Stabilizer with Gyro Sensor

  • Smartphone Link for iOS & Android

What are your thoughts on this new GoPro Challenger? Does it have what it takes to take them on , or is there still something to be desired? Let us know in a comment below!