The idea of video eyeglasses and sunglasses always sounds great at first – forget strapping a boxy camera to your head and get footage straight from your glasses. What's not so great is the limited selection and acquired taste nature of the options currently available. Not everyone is into the "Red Bull-chuggin' extreme" styling of the Pivotheads
or the "forgot my sunglasses so bought these at the pharmacy" look of Eyez glasses
. The tiny Geco Mark II action cam solves the problem by letting you build your own using the glasses of your choice.
US-based action video bloggers, security specialists and teleconferencers take note – a new camera is on its way, that was designed with people like you in mind. Liquid Image
's Ego LS is able to stream live over the Verizon 4G LTE network, including Verizon's new high-capacity XLTE service, which offers double the bandwidth of regular 4G LTE.
If you need a further indication that 1080p is on its way to becoming the standard second
-highest resolution for consumer video cameras, here you go – at CES 2015 this week, Sony is introducing a 4K version of its Action Cam. The company has also unveiled its smallest 4K Handycam to date.
Whether you want to document your extreme exploits, or simply create a video of a family day out, an unobtrusive and sturdy action camera might be the best tool for the job. But with so many to choose from, which is right for you, and how you intend to use it? Gizmag's 2014 Action Camera Comparison Guide looks at the specifications and features of some of the best action cameras currently available.
Drift Innovation's line of actioncams are certainly worthy competitors to the venerable GoPro Hero, although some potential buyers might wish that they were a little more compact. Well, the company has addressed that with its new Drift Stealth 2. It's reportedly 48 percent smaller and 42 percent lighter than Drift's Ghost
line of cameras.
Although HTC is best-known for its smartphones, today the company announced its venture into another product category – actioncams. The company has announced the RE, a viewfinder-less waterproof video camera that looks sort of like something you'd find in a plumbing store.
GoPro has recently updated its lineup of actioncams
with new models that include improved 4K video recording or a built-in touchscreen. But which one is right for you to capture your extreme exploits, or even those of your dog
? Gizmag compares the specs and features of the Black and Silver GoPro Hero3+
and Hero4 cameras.
GoPro has just announced three new models in its popular Hero actioncam line. The followup to the Hero 3
, aptly named Hero 4, adds 4K recording at 30 frames per second. This should be a big improvement over the 4K/15fps seen on the previous model.
For a while there, the Contour actioncam company was in a state of hiatus, leaving many people wondering when and if it would resume making cameras. Well, now it's under new ownership, and today it announced its latest offering – the Contour Roam3. While the camera reportedly offers "the best video and sound quality of any Contour to date," it actually features less bells and whistles than the company's existing +2 model.