Action camera technology is progressing at a rate of knots: since the set of features gets bigger, physically the cameras get smaller, tougher and more versatile. Features such as for example full HD recording, 10+ MP (megapixel) still images and extreme element resistance are now typical for the majority of modern action cameras, which raises the question, what next?
A related world
Consider everyday gadgets like your computer, mobile phone, tablet, television, radio and maybe even your car’s computer system, and there’s a good chance that the
majority of them utilise Wi-Fi in one of the ways or another.
We’re a connected world, effective at consuming and sharing data with an international audience at the press of button, so not surprising then that action cameras – devices ultimately created for producing sharable content – are a few of the latest gadgets to adopt Wi-Fi connectivity. Three action cameras leading the way are:
The ADIXXION is the first true action camera ahead from JVC, and despite being truly a product of a company which includes built its reputation on home-video and audio systems, it’s up there with the most effective of them.
The ADIXXION boasts Quad-Proof Design, meaning it’s created to withstand water, shock, dust and snow. In true action camera style, the camera boasts full 1080p HD recording, a Digital Image Stabilizer (DIS), a wide angle lens, and a 5MP camera with two different modes, and is all controlled via the camera’s built-in 1.5″ LCD screen.
Wi-Fi is created in to the camera which presents a number of benefits: smartphone connectivity, for lining up shots in your smartphone or tablet; Wireless data transfer, for transferring files from the camera to a PC; Live HD web streaming; and live USTREAM broadcasting folkoutdoor. The camera may be used straight out of the box because of the built-in Wi-Video software for Windows, which also supports sharing on social networks such as for example YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
iON Air Pro Wi-Fi
This sleek little camera is suited to all sports enthusiasts, from skiers to skydivers and everyone in between. It’s effective at recording in 1080p, 960p or 720p, can capture 5MP stills via two different modes and is waterproof as much as 30ft.
The iON Air Pro Wi-Fi comes fully Wi-Fi connected, allowing for you yourself to share videos and photos over a wireless network, stream to your smartphone, and upload content to Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, or onto the iON Cloud. This connectivity is created possible by the iON Wi-Fi PODZ accessory, and the free iON App.
iON includes a unique method of storage: instead of using physical memory cards, it utilises cloud storage. Whenever you purchase an iON Air Pro Wi-Fi you get 8GB of free cloud storage, which is often increased at yet another cost.
GoPro HD Hero2
If you’re into action sports, there’s a good chance you would have heard about GoPro – your family name on the planet of action cameras. Again, the GoPro HD Hero2 has everything you might want from an activity camera, from full 1080p HD recording and 11MP stills, to ample mounting options and an enormous 32GB memory capacity.
GoPro is one of the very versatile cameras available on the market, and has a bunch of accessories and mounts for further enhancing its performance – including the waterproof casing for scuba diving, as well as the GoPro 3D Hero System, for recording in 3D.
The GoPro differs from both cameras above in the sense that it doesn’t come Wi-Fi connected: it requires the GoPro Wi-fi BacPac. Once connected, the extra Wi-Fi remote may be used to manage the camera from as much as 600 ft away, and will even control as much as 50 different cameras simultaneously!
Coming soon for the Wi-Fi BacPac may be the GoPro App for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. This app enables live HD streaming to your smartphone, tablet or computer, along with providing you the option to make use of your device as a wireless remote. You may also be able to make use of your smartphone as a’hotspot’when you’re away from a Wi-Fi connection.