#GoPro #Camera – 10 Great GoPro Action Camera Alternatives : When you think about action cameras, GoPro is the first brand that comes to mind and that’s because GoPro is the company that has catapulted action cameras into mainstream glory. Sure, great cameras have been around since what seems like forever but GoPro’s portable cameras have made sure that recording your action or sport ventures is now very easy. However, not everyone prefers the pricey GoPro action cameras.
GoPro cameras come in three different models, with the base Hero model starting at around $200, which is pretty steep for an action camera. Also, cyclists and adventure enthusiasts have been complaining about its bulk and problems with its mount accessories. So, we won’t blame you if you have been looking for a more affordable GoPro alternative.
Thanks to GoPro’s popularity, a number of popular as well as new brands have started releasing action cameras, which means there’s no shortage of great action cameras in the market today. So, here are the 10 best GoPro alternatives you can buy:
1. Drift Stealth 2
Drift Innovation has been a name to reckon with when it comes to action cameras since almost a decade, so it’s no surprise that its Ghost S and Stealth 2 are some amazing products. However, we like the Stealth 2 more for its ability to be mounted almost anywhere, thanks to its 300-degree rotating lens and its more affordable price tag. The Stealth 2 is actually “stealth” in design, thanks to its portable size and its 12 MP camera is also particularly impressive with a 7-element lens that captures videos in up to 1080p and slow-mo videos at 720p. Unfortunately, the Stealth 2’s body isn’t waterproof and you’ll require a separate casing for that.
The Stealth 2 also features a 1.3-inch mono graphic LCD display for camera status and modes. You can even use the Drift app to control the camera remotely from your smartphone and the WiFi connect to share media easily. Other features include support for time-lapse videos, car DVR mode and more. Also, the action camera features a big 1500 mAh non-removable battery that makes sure you can record videos for up to 3 hours, which is pretty good when it comes to camera standards. When it comes to memory, the camera does not come with a microSD card out of the box but it supports cards up to 32 GB. The Stealth 2 box contains a Stealth 2 camera, microUSB cable, universal clip, goggle mount, flat & curved adhesive mount and quick guide.
Overall, the Drift Stealth 2 brings a great camera and impresses with its mounting options & rotating lens but the limited frame rates and lack of water resistance without a case might be a deal breaker for some.