What You Should Consider when Buying an Action Camera

If you have ever been looking to purchase an action camera for yourself to document all your crazy parkour stunts or diving you’ve probably stumbled upon a brand called GoPro, right? Well, there are a lot of other alternatives to GoPro cameras. It all depends on what you plan on using them for.

If you’ve got a limited budget but want a good entry level┬ácamera, there are quite a few to choose from. One that I can recommend is the Intova Sport HD II. It’s a really great camera and can be compared to the GoPro Hero 3 Silver. In terms of specs, they are quite similar. The Intova Sport HD II can film 1080p@30fps and 720p@60fps. A very good thing about this camera is that the battery life is better than on the GoPro. Something else, is that you get some things you wouldn’t normally get with a GoPro. For example, there is a waterproof case included with the Intova, and you also have a built in LCD screen for live view and preview of footage.┬áThe reason you’ve only heard things about GoPro, and not other action cameras, is because they spend a lot of money and time on marketing.

With this said, I don’t mean that GoPros are bad. The quality is really great, and they are durable. Something else that is great about the GoPro is that since a lot of people own GoPros, anyone on the internet can help you with any troubles you may have. However, if you are on a budget, you might want to consider a cheaper action camera brand and begin from there.