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One Action Cam To Rule Them All? 6 Action Cams Reviewed

By Anthony Thurston on April 18th 2014

Ask just about anyone about action cameras and GoPro will be the name that comes up. But popularity aside, there are actually some pretty good competitors out there for GoPro these days. That in mind, Gizmodo recently decided to test 6 of the latest action cam models against each other to see if GoPro is still the king of the hill.

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Cameras tested:

[REWIND: 360° PANORAMA TIMELAPSE USES 6 GOPRO CAMERAS TO TAKE YOU AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD]

The results are somewhat disappointing in that the GoPro, indeed, still leads the pack. But I was very impressed by some of the other options out there. Especially that JVC model that came in second. It looks to me like these companies are catching up pretty quickly to GoPro, and it will be interesting to see what the king of action cameras does to try and stay on top.

Will GoPro Continue to Dominate the Action Camera Market, or Will Other Competitors Continue to Close the Gap?

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Will they go the way of Apple and continue to thrive in what they do, or will they go the way of Blackberry and be left behind? Any answer to that is a ways off yet, but if you want to see the results of the Gizmodo testing go ahead and head on over to their review page for the full details (it was a pretty extensive test).

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Bo

    I think that the Sony should’ve come in second, it was waayyyy better than the GoPro in terms of sound, and still had a nice wide FOV

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  2. WMNK

    Where is the ISAW EXTREME ?

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  3. dave

    The ion was clearly on par with the go pro and have much better sound. The Garmin was pure garbage.

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