CHOOSING THE BEST ACTION CAMERA FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE

Welcome to the dynamic world of action cameras! Whether you’re a thrill-seeking adventurer, a vlogger capturing life’s moments, a professional filmmaker, or want to document your next vacation – finding the best action camera for your purpose can elevate your visual storytelling to new heights. At Henry’s Cameras, we offer a diverse range of action cameras to suit every need and style. Let’s dive into our top picks and help you discover the one that’s perfect for you.

GoPro HERO 12 Black

The Best Action Cameras: GoPro HERO12 Black

GoPro continues to break ground and take the lead with its innovation and technology. Known as the original action camera, GoPro has continued to lead the way and provide creators and adventurers with advanced camera features to capture every moment of action like a pro. The GoPro HERO12 builds on 12 generations of action cameras and has introduced some great new features that make this camera attractive to action videographers, athletes and adventurers alike.

Key Features: The GoPro HERO12 Black provides some noticeable upgrades including 2x longer battery life while recording 5.3K30, a 9:16 aspect ratio, new HDR for videos & Photo, Hypersmooth 6.0 Image Stabilization, Timecode Sync feature, and wireless audio support.

Ideal for: Advanced users seeking cutting-edge features and top-notch video recording

  • Video Capabilities: 5.3K60, 4K120, 2.7K240 Video Resolutions
  • Photo Capailities: 27 megapixel photos with 24.7 megapixel stills from video
  • Audio Capabilities: Bluetooth audio support for AirPods and other Bluetooth audio devices for true wireless sound recording and voice control
  • Waterproof up to 33ft + a rugged housing for all conditions
  • Optional Max Lens Mod 2.0 lens accessory for ultra wide-angle (177 degrees in 4K60)
  • Timecode Sync allows wireless synchronisation of multiple HERO12 Black cameras
  • Hypersmooth 6.0 allows for unique features such as Horizon Lock, and ultra-smooth stabilization to help capture the best motion shots possible
  • An abundance of accessories, add-ons and options are available.
  • Who It’s For: Professional videographers and action sports enthusiasts
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GoPro HERO 11 Black

Best Action Cameras- GoPro HERO11 & HERO11 Mini

The GoPro HERO11 Black is the precursor to the GoPro HERO12 Black. This camera is extremely capable and has been used by professionals across the globe to capture epic action shots from land to sea. For those more budget-oriented, but still want top-notch video and photo quality – the GoPro HERO11 Black is a great option.

Key Features: With 5.3K video and 10-bit colour, the GoPro Hero 11 Black offers exceptional detail and color range. Its user-friendly interface makes it a go-to for both beginners and pros.

Ideal for: Versatile users needing high-quality captures

  • Video Capabilities: 5.3K60, 4K120
  • Photo Capabilities: 27 megapixel with 24.7 megapixel stills from video
  • Waterproof up to 33ft + rugged housing for all conditions
  • Hypersmooth 5.0 Stabilization with AutoBoost video levelling and Horizon Lock
  • 12 Generations of accessories that are all interchangeable
  • Who It’s For: Adventure vloggers and hobbyists.

If you need a more compact design, GoPro Hero11 also comes in a compact version called GoPro HERO11 Black Mini. This camera has a much smaller footprint for those who wish to wear an action camera, need a more rugged exterior and are willing to sacrifice the live-action screens.

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GoPro MAX

GoPro HERO MAX

The GoPro Hero MAX is GoPro’s answer to 360-degree video. This is a three-in-one camera that is capable of delivering panoramic photos, 360 videos, and 360 timelapse. This camera is for the ultimate adventurer looking to capture every angle and every moment.

Key Features: The GoPro MAX is all about immersive 360-degree video capture. With its dual-lens setup, it’s great for VR content and panoramic shots.

Ideal for: 360-degree video enthusiasts.

  • Video Capabilities: 6K 360 video, 1080p Live Streaming
  • Photo Capabilities: 16MP stills, high-definition panoramic photos, spherical photos
  • Waterproof up to 16ft with rugged casing for all environments
  • Hypersmooth video stability and 360-degree Horizon Lock
  • 6-microphones for full 360-degree immersive audio
  • Who It’s For: VR content creators and panoramic photographers.
  • Click here to shop Henry’s for a GoPro Max

DJI Action 2 Power Combo

Best Action Cameras - DJI Action 2

DJI is known for their drones and hand held devices, and have become leaders in the action videography world. With amazing camera technology, they introduced the DJI Action 2 Power Combo, a compact action camera that is giving the competition a run for their money! This camera is feature rich and built with high-quality materials that will capture your adventures and withstand any environment.

Key Features: This camera brings unique magnetic modular design and 4K HDR video, offering versatility and creativity in a small package.

Ideal for: Innovative users needing compact power.

  • Video Capabilities: 4K/120fps & Super Wide 155 degree FOV, 4K slow-motion at 120fps
  • Photo Capabilities: 12MP still photos
  • Horizon Stead – built-in feature to keep your content level, records in real-time
  • Magnetic two-piece device allowing for the additional screen, memory slot and controls to be removed easily while recording action shots (or for longer shooting durations)
  • A large selection of accessories is available for all types of creators
  • 10M waterproof
  • AI Editor – allowing for easy video editing on the go
  • Who It’s For: Vloggers and experimental filmmakers.
  • Click here to shop Henry’s for DJI Action Cameras & Accessories

Safari 6D Action Camera

Best Action Cameras - Safari 6D Action Camera

The Safari 6D Action Camera is a great entry-level camera for those who want to casually record their adventures. With impressive specs, this camera provides 4K video with a high frame rate, 20MP still photos, and other great features that will help you capture those epic moments.

Key Features: The Safari 6D is an affordable option with 4K video capabilities and a user-friendly interface, great for those starting out in action videography.

Ideal for: Budget-conscious adventurers.

  • Video Capabilities: UHD 4K/60fps to 720P/240fps providing super smooth video capturing
  • Photo Capabilities: 20-megapixel photo resolution with wide-angle views up to 170 degrees
  • Adjustable super wide-angle 170-degree video and photos provide a wide field of view
  • Dual screens allowing control from front and back and HD playback
  • Built-in stabilization including gyro stabilization
  • 30M underwater recording
  • Who It’s For: Beginners and budget users
  • Click here to shop for the Safari 6D Action Camera

Insta360 ONE RS

The Insta360 RS Action Cameras provide professional quality video and photos for those who love adventure and want to capture the most exciting moments. With an emphasis on ease of use, the Insta360 sets itself apart with intuitive designs and great custom features.

Key Features: Its modular design allows you to switch between 360-degree and 4K wide-angle mods. It’s a flexible choice for diverse shooting scenarios.

There are two versions of the Insta360 One RS available. The Insta360 One RS Boost 4K Edition and the Insta360 One RS 1″ Edition.

Ideal for: Creative videographers loving modular versatility.

Insta360 RS Boost 4K:

  • Video Capabilities: 6K/25fps to 1080/120fps with active HDR
  • Photo Capabilities: 48 megapixels still photos from 1/2″ image sensor
  • Flowstate Stabilization: no editing is needed from action footage with built-in stabilization.
  • Horizon Lock with 360 degree support
  • Waterproof up to 16ft
  • Invisible Selfie Stick Mode
  • Who It’s For: Tech-savvy creators and experimenters
  • Click here to shop Henry’s for the Insta360 RS Boost 4K Action Camera

Insta360 One RS 1″:

  • Video Capabilities: 5.3K to 1080/120fps with Active HDR
  • Photo Capabilities: 48 megapixels still photos from 1/2″ image sensor
  • Co-engineered Leica Wide Angle Lens with amazing low-light abilities
  • Flow Stabilization: no editing needed to get buttery smooth wide-angle action shots
  • Waterrpoof up to 16ft
  • Swap the lens and it into a 360 camera
  • Invisible Selfie Stick Mode
  • Who It’s For: anyone looking for a versatile high quality action camera that can provide exceptional recording quality and 360-degree options
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Insta360 One X3

The Insta360 One 3X is a handheld 360 Action Camera that comes bundled with a great set of editing software that allows the user to shoot and edit in 5.7K in 360 mode, and 4K using a single lens mode. This is a great camera for adventurers, bloggers, and travellers – with easy-to-use controls and well-designed editing software to make the most from your content.

Key Features: It offers stunning 5.7K 360-degree video, perfect for capturing everything around you in exquisite detail.

Ideal for: 360-degree capture with superior image quality.

  • Video Capabilities: 5K 360 degree video, 4K single lens video, Slow motion: 4K120fps & 3K180fps
  • Photo Capabilities: 72 megapixel 360 photos
  • 48MP sensor allowing for great low-light shooting
  • Shoot in 360 and reframe tools in AI powered Insta360 App
  • Robust ultra-bright 2.29″ touchscreen
  • Unique first-person focus & video recording
  • Waterproof up to 33 feet
  • FlowState camera stabilization
  • 360 degree Horizon Lock
  • Four built-in microphones with Direct Focus options
  • Large assortment of accessories available
  • Who It’s For: Panoramic and travel videographers
  • Click here to shop Henry’s for the Insta360 One X3 360 Action Camera

SONY RX0II

Action Cameras - Sony RX0 II

As you would expect, Sony’s action camera, the Sony RX0 is a powerful compact camera packed with professional photo and video features that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats. With a Zeiss Tessar T24 mm20 F4 lens, you will enjoy crystal-clear imagery and exceptional sharpness in every shot. The Zeiss Tessar lens is renowned for its minimal distortion and superior contrast, making it perfect for capturing dynamic action scenes with high clarity. Additionally, the Sony RX0’s impressive 1-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor allows for stunning 4K video recording and high-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter capabilities, ensuring that even the fastest-moving subjects are captured with precision and detail.

Key Features: With its 1-inch sensor and ability to shoot high-quality ultra slow-motion video, it’s a great hybrid for those who want a bridge camera with action features.

Ideal for: Enthusiasts seeking a bridge camera with action capabilities.

  • Video Capabilities: True 4K30P video with full pixel readoutE, slow motion up to 960fps/1000fps in HD resolution
  • Photo Capabilities: True 15.3 megapixel still photos with up to 1/32,000 shutter speeds & dynamic range from ISO 8022 to ISO 12800
  • Crushproof and extremely durable
  • 180 degree tiltable monitor
  • BIONZ-X low noise image processing for HDR in low light
  • Waterproof down to 33 feet
  • Electronic image stabilization
  • Dual-camera shooting mode allows synchronization with second camera
  • Who It’s For: Semi-professionals and hobbyists who want versatility.
  • Click here to shop for the Sony RX0
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At Henry’s Cameras, we understand that an action camera is only as good as the accessories that accompany it. That’s why we offer a wide range of accessories for each camera model to fully customize your experience. Whether you need waterproof housings, mounts for every situation, or additional lighting, we’ve got you covered. Enhance your action camera experience with our selection and capture life’s moments in ways you’ve never imagined!

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Visit us at Henry’s Cameras to explore these options and find the action camera that’s right for you. Embrace the adventure and capture your world in motion!

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