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5 Best Action Cameras You Can Buy (2020)




Nowadays, you can find heaps of action cameras that won’t hurt the bank. There are a few from SJCAM, Xiaomi, Cordya, and the likes. But if you want the best possible action camera for all occasions and adventures and has a ton of great features, then here’s a list we got for you.

GoPro Hero 9 Black

Of course, GoPro will be on this list. The GoPro Hero9 Black sports 5K video recording, 20-megapixel for photos, HyperSmooth 3.0 video stabilization with in-camera horizon leveling, 1.4-inch front color display with live preview and status modes, a 2.27-inch rear touch display with touch zoom, and 30% more battery life.

Apart from that, it features TimeWarp 3.0 for real speed and half speed, 1080p Live Streaming, 1080p Webcam mode, Power Tools, and Super Photo with HDR Night lapse video. It also supports voice control with 14 commands available in 11 languages and 6 accents. Moreover, it is geared with 3 microphones with advanced wind-noise reduction. Similar to the previous GoPro models, the Hero9 Black is rugged and waterproof up to 10m. It is compatible with the Display Mod, Media Mod, and Light Mod.

The new GoPro Hero9 Black is now available at select partner retailers—Abenson, Camerahaus, Colours Foto, Electroworld, Henry’s Cameras, iBook, Inbox Store, Infomax, Mobilio, TechPro Unlimited, and Timeline. It can also be purchased at the GoPro Official Store in LazMall and Shopee Mall.

The GoPro Hero9 Black and Mods are priced as follows:

  • GoPro Hero9 Black – PHP 26,490
  • Display Mod –  PHP 4,790
  • Media Mod – PHP 4,790
  • Light Mod –  PHP 2,990

GoPro Hero 8 Black

Now, if you find the 5K video capability too extravagant and would like a decent 4K video recording, you can cop last year’s GoPro Hero8 Black instead. The Hero 8 Black can record up to 4K videos at 60fps and features HyperSmooth 2.0 video stabilization, TimeWarp 2.0 with automatic speed selection, and SuperPhoto. Similar to older GoPro models, the Hero8 Black is rugged and waterproof up to 10m.

It is priced at PHP 19,990. You can purchase it at the GoPro Official Store in LazMall and Shopee Mall.

GoPro Max

The GoPro Max features Max HyperSmooth, with a single lens Hero camera and a dual-lens 360 camera. It has a built-in front-facing display, shotgun-mic audio, and 2x slo-mo. The camera also four digital lenses, namely Narro, Linear, Wide, and Max SuperView.

It is priced at PHP 28,490. You can purchase it at the GoPro Official Store in Shopee Mall.

Sony RX0 II

The Sony RX0 II sports a 15.3MP Exmor RS CMOS image sensor, a BIONZ X image processing engine, and an ISO range of ISO 80-12800. It also comes with a ZEISS Tessar T* 24mm f/4.0 fixed wide-angle lens with a minimum focusing distance of 20cm, an internal 4K video recording with improved image stabilization, and up to 180-degrees and down to 90-degree tiltable LCD screen. Other features include waterproof/dustproof, shockproof, crushproof, just like with its predecessor.

It also comes with an in-body electronic stabilization for steady footage, even for handheld shots. Up to 5 RX0 II cameras can be controlled wirelessly using the Sony Imaging Edge Mobile app for multi-camera setup. It is priced at PHP 35,999.

DJI Osmo Action

The DJI Osmo Action has dual screens; a 1.4-inch display on the front and a 2.25-inch touchscreen display on the back. Both displays are in full color. It has a 1/2.3? 12MP CMOS sensor and has the ability to shoot in 4K with up to 60fps and 100Mbps bitrate. There are also options to shoot in HDR at up to 30fps, and the device can also record 240fps slow motion at 1080p or 720p resolution. Other features include RockSteady electronic image stabilization, waterproof body, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity, and it can be controlled via DJI’s mobile app.

It is priced at PHP 13, 990. You can buy it at Urban Gadgets and Henry’s.

And there you have it. How about you? What is the best action camera for you? Please share it with us in the comments!



Alyza is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. You can follow her at @tadboring.

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