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Action cameras

These little cameras are small and tough, but you wouldn’t want to use one as your main camera. You can mount them on bikes, helmets, cars, your body, or even animals.

The best is probably the GoPro Hero 7, with its ultrawide lens: it has voice control and stabilisation, and can record 4K Ultra HD at 60fps slow motion.

If you’re considering an action camera, you should also look at the DJI Osmo Pocket handheld stabilised camera. 

Pros

  • Small, tough, robust

Cons

  • Basic sound

Good for

  • sports and outdoor activities
  • science experiments and product testing
  • news and documentaries

Tom Barrance

Tom Barrance I teach all kinds of people to make films. I provide training for businesses, arts organisations, nonprofits and education. I’ve worked on film education projects with Apple Education, the British Film Institute, Film Education, Film: 21st Century Literacy and many more. My publications include Making Movies Make Sense and Editshots