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Toshiba's new Camileo X-Sports actioncam, with its included helmet mount

Toshiba has gone and thrown its hat (or helmet, perhaps) into the actioncam ring. Today at IFA 2013, the company unveiled its new Camileo X-Sports model. The rugged little camcorder bears more than a passing resemblance to the GoPro HERO, although it boasts one extra key feature – a built-in 2-inch LCD viewfinder/playback screen.  Read More

Mockup of the Gyromatic Go2X Gimbal Stabilizer for the GoPro

Action shots used to be hard to acquire, with camcorders and digital cameras not exactly up to the task. Now, with the rise in popularity of cameras like the GoPro, anyone can get the shots they want with minimal effort. Though these cameras are good at capturing action, some shots are still difficult to acquire and keep stable, and that's where the Gyromatic Go2X Gimbal Stabilizer comes into play, as it keeps those shots clean and smooth.  Read More

Garmin's VIRB Elite (left) and VIRB actioncams

Garmin is a company that’s probably best-known for its satellite navigation devices, but yesterday it announced that it’s venturing into a new product category: actioncams. Its first two camcorders, the VIRB and VIRB Elite, definitely sound like they could give the GoPro HERO a run for its money.  Read More

Tiffen's Steadicam Curve for GoPro Hero, on display at CE Week in New York

Although the GoPro Hero actioncam is designed to be mounted on things like helmets or handlebars, it can also of course be used for regular ol’ hand-held shooting. As with any other camcorder, however, its hand-held footage can be on the shaky side. That’s why Tiffen recently unveiled its Steadicam Curve for GoPro Hero.  Read More

Paul Components is now making a GoPro HERO camera mount that replaces the handlebar stem c...

GoPro HERO actioncams are proving to be pretty popular with mountain bikers, although not everyone wants to wear one of the cameras on their helmet or chest. Riders can always mount it on their handlebars, although now Paul Components is offering an alternative – a GoPro mount that replaces the handlebar stem cap.  Read More

The AKA-DM1 is a dog harness which, when paired with a Sony Action Cam, allows you to view...

With integrated Wi-Fi, various slo-mo modes and a waterproof casing, the Sony Action Cam is a worthy opponent to the GoPro. What's clearly lacking, however, is a harness allowing owners to mount the Action Cam to their dogs. Until now.  Read More

The AEE F50 is a complex quadcopter system that can be controlled via remote or sent out u...

Thanks to the surplus of affordable wearable video camera hardware, action sports enthusiasts no longer need a sponsorship or film crew to capture their biggest, most exciting trips and moves. Now all it takes is a couple hundred bucks. GoPro and Contour have been one-upping each other for years, and the big guns at Sony, JVC and Panasonic recently decided to join them. While walking the action cam section of the ISPO Munich sports show, we came across some additional competitors – with some very innovative hardware – from around the world.  Read More

The VuPackPole is an extended articulated actioncam mount, that is attached to the user's ...

Although it may seem like it was just yesterday that actioncams came into common use, already people are getting frustrated with the limitations of the “here’s what I was looking at” viewpoint. Thanks to innovations such as the 3rd Person View, BoomPro and GO360, however, adventurous videographers can now include themselves in their self-shot videos. One of the latest such camera-on-a-stick gadgets is the backpack-mounted VuPackPole.  Read More

The Video Head makes POV footage easier than ever

The helmet cam has been one of the biggest things to ever hit the action sports market. These relatively inexpensive, easy-to-use cameras have made it both affordable and easy to capture action sports film, enabling everyone from beginners to pros to film their greatest (and worst) exploits. The Video Head camera helmet takes a different approach, pulling the action camera off its Teletubby-like perch on top of the helmet and sliding it inside.  Read More

A skateboarding shot taken using the 3rd Person View camera-mounting system

If you like to shoot point-of-view videos of your “extreme” endeavors, perhaps you sometimes get people saying “How come we never get to see you in any of these?”. Well, you can address that by using something like the BoomPro or Go360 – both devices suspend your camera from your helmet, allowing it to get a shot of you. Soon, however, you may be able to get something a bit fancier, in the form of the 3rd Person View.  Read More

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