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Garmin VIRB Elite
Adding a whole range of sensors to accompany the Elite’s 16MP 1080p video recording, the VIRB will now record GPS, measure speed, and even tell you your altitude. Wi-Fi connects to your smartphone as well as Garmin’s own equipment, and the battery gives three full hours’ shooting.
Ion Air Pro 3
At only 142g, the Air Pro 3 is barely noticeable. But don’t let that fool you. You’ll notice the results: 60fps 1080p video, 12MP stills, a super-wide 160-degree lens and real-time shoot and share via a Wi-Fi pod at the back.
Featuring mounts for a bike, kayak, surfboard, and helmet, the iSAW also offers a host of packages for whatever your adventure may be. Shooting in 1080p full HD at 60fps and 120fps, the A3 is shockproof and water-resistant to 50m and has a 140-degree wide-angle lens.
US$300and up, depending on package.
GoPro Hero4 Black
The HERO4 Black features a twice-as-powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates than its predecessor. High-resolution 4K30 and 2.7K60 video and high frame rate 1080p120 video enable sharper, more detailed footage. New protune settings for both photos and video unlock manual control of colour, ISO limit, exposure, and more.
This small, periscope-shaped camera provides the freedom to be involved in the experience you’re shooting rather than watching it through your smartphone screen. Waterproof to one metre without a housing, its built-in wireless and the RE app let you see what you’re shooting and save it to your mobile device.
HEDCAM Ten80 Bullet Cam
Opting for a bullet design rather than the common square, the HEDCAM Ten80 weighs in at only 39g, but that’s no limitation. Shooting full HD 1080p video, it’s waterproof to 10m, has a built-in mic, and the battery will provide an hour of shooting time.