Getting close to action cameras, vlogging, taking pictures of nature or sports and much more – if you choose an action cam, you can do so for a variety of reasons. But not all models are equally suitable for all needs.
That’s why we take a close look at three different models in our action cam comparison. These are particularly suitable for certain types of application: the N ACAM40BK, the DJI Osmo Pocket and the Go Pro Hero 7.
N ACAM40BK – the 4k entry-level model
Cycling, jogging, swimming – the N ACAM40BK from Nedis is the classic sports starter model in our action cam comparison. The N ACAM40BK is very suitable for those who want to approach filming with an action camera.
With the large scope of delivery, which includes a waterproof housing, a handlebar holder (for bicycle or motorcycle), adhesive pads and helmet holders, you are well equipped for sporty action shots.
The N ACAM40BK records videos in 4K at 30 fps with a resolution of 12 megapixels. Integrated WLAN allows you to share experiences directly with friends on Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms.
If, for example, you want to take wobbly nature shots outside of action sports, then a gimbal is recommended for the N ACAM40BK. This electronic three-axis stabilizer, for example from YI or Rollei, ensures smooth videos even when in motion.
So this model offers plenty of scope to try out video recordings “in action”.
Go Pro Hero 7 – the eternal action professional
Spectacular time-lapse videos of sunrises or sunsets, action-packed sports shots and fantastic underwater videos – if you have already gained your first experience with action cams, then the GoPro Hero 7 is the right choice for you.
Thanks to its stabilisation, you can immerse yourself in the action at close range and without any shaking. The Hero 7 is waterproof to a depth of ten metres, 4K shots at up to 60 frames/s and an innovative “HyperSmooth video stabilisation” give the shots the highest quality.
The Hero 7 is therefore perfect for travelling and, thanks to its stabilisation, ideal for action-packed sports shots.
Thanks to improved microphone technology, the Action Cam is also suitable for vlogging, as wind noise suppression emphasises voices better.
If you want to attach the Hero 7 to your bike or body, you can use a Rollei Action Cam accessory set. With the accessory set, there are no limits to its use – whether on the car, on the bike or in a holder when running on the body, the Hero 7 is a high-quality action cam all-purpose weapon that takes part in every exciting adventure.
DJI Osmo Pocket – the Gimbal Camera All-in-One
Walks through the city, on the beach or in the woods become a smooth video experience with the DJI Osmo Pocket. Thanks to the integrated gimbal, motion timelapse recordings – i.e. time-lapse videos in which the camera is not static but pans from left to right – are no problem.
The combination of camera and integrated gimbal and the small dimensions make the Osmo Pocket the perfect companion for – not so action-packed – journeys, nature shots and vlogging.
Like the Go Pro Hero 7, the Osmo Pocket 4K DJI can record at 60 frames/s and has a resolution of twelve megapixels.
Action Cam Comparison – Conclusion
All three cameras are very versatile. In order to find the right model, you should be aware of what you want to use the camera for.
The N ACAM40BK offers a good introduction, which invites you to try it out with its low price and lots of included accessories. It is the right choice when it comes to testing whether and how well you can cope with an Action Cam.
Although the GoPro Hero 7 is a real all-rounder, its strengths only really come to the fore when things get really adventurous. For experiences that promise a lot of action she is the right companion.
The DJI Osmo Pocket benefits from its integrated gimbal and provides optimal results for city or nature shots. It is perfect for recordings that can be made in motion, but are less “action-packed” than the GoPro.
If required, the Osmo Pocket can also be used in conjunction with standard accessories for action cams thanks to the accessory attachment.
So if you want to find the right Action Cam for you, you should first and foremost think about where and how it should be used. If this is clarified, the possibilities are almost infinite and the creativity is unlimited.
cover photo: reichelt