When it comes to action cams, GoPro definitely had its standing. But companies like SJCAM or Yi Technology caught up. The Yi 4K+ is the benchmark when it comes to Action Cams because it records 4K at 60 fps and has a good touchscreen display.
Photography equipment, action cams, camera accessories & spy- and keycams that make you look like James Bond. Or, more specific: In this category, you’ll find gadgets that center around photography and filming – the smaller and more high-res, the better!
Alfawise works with a wide range of products; at CG we only know EKEN from budget action cams. From a kind of collaboration the EKEN Alfawise V50 Pro emerged, which is positioned more in the middle class. Do combined forces also result in a better product?
The Insta360 ONE X is an actioncam, which is supposed to stand out from other models due to two wide-angle cameras and an especially good image stabilization. Read here which features the camera has to offer.
We’ve already tested FeiyuTech’s Gimbals, among other things we’re currently still using the Vimble 2 for some recordings with our smartphone. However, the FeiyuTech G6 Plus plays in a another league, because it can also carry SLR cameras weighing up to 800g.
The iSteady Pro from Hohem is a gimbal – a stabilizing suspension – for action cams like GoPro, Yi and SJCAM. We have tested many of these cameras, and they all have in common that the image is usually shaky when you film out of your hand and walk around. No problem if you use a gimbal.
Cameras used to be much larger, but fortunately they now fit in one hand and even in a smartphone. If even handy action cams are still too big for you, you can go one step further with the X6 and get yourself a really small camera.
GearBest sent us the ThiEYE i30+, a 4K camera at a budget price of about $50, but of course it’s not quite true. What’s really inside the camera you can read in this article.
If you always wanted to own a microscope, but were intimidated by the high prices, there is now the right gadget for you. Because the Smartphone Microscope Clip turns your Smartphone Camera into a discovery tool and provides interesting insights.
SJCAM didn’t attract much attention with the last action cam model, the SJ7 Star, and therefore went down a bit last year. To achieve this, its competitor YI Technology took the spotlight with the YI 4K+. This should finally change with the SJCAM SJ8 Pro and other models of the series.
Glasses with a video function have in some cases already been banned, since Google Glass there is discussion about where glasses can be worn and where not. Not all of these glasses with recording function are the same as a spy cam – it always depends on the use of the owner. The G2 HD glasses are designed to record 1080p video and 5MP photos. Just what for voyeurs or an exciting gadget?
The camera manufacturer SJCAM has been a familiar name to us for several years, and from time to time models of the brand appear as GoPro or YI competitors. Apparently they are also concerned about our safety: With the SJCAM A10 Bodycam there is now a camera on the market that we only know from police officers or others.
Annoying jerks in the otherwise perfect videos can ruin the overall impression. So that the camera stays calm when taking pictures from the hand, there are so-called gimbals. YI Technology also has its own model on the market, the YI Action Gimbal, which is specially tailored to the in-house YI Action Cams.
There are many action cams on the market now and it is hard to keep up with the newest developments. As a result, you can get a decent action cam for about $40 now, which is at least able to record 1080p with a 30 fps frame rate. The Yi 4K+ is still the best action cam from China. But that does not mean that new models that are a lot cheaper aren’t interesting, too. The MGCOOL Explorer 3 offers a native 4K resolution and a touchscreen and will cost you about $100.
The market for Chinese action cams has been fierce for some time, be it the SJCAMs, the Yi from Xiaomi or the Mobius for example. Today we want to introduce you to another action cam from the Far East: The Hawkeye Firefly 6S 4K Action Cam. The interesting thing about this camera is, among other things, that it can record in 4K and comes with an image stabilizer.
Certainly, the MGCOOL explorer pro 4K action cam is not the first action cam to offer 4K in the low-price segment but the basic data and the price are already tempting. It is very similar to its older brother, the MGCOOL Explorer 1S 4K. But a closer look is worthwhile with these kind of product because when it comes to the resolution or other features not everything is completely right. Also the Explorer Pro is no exception.