When action cameras arrived towards the tail end of the 00s, they were an interesting, yet for the most part uninspiring, bit of technology. The price was comparatively high; the quality of the images they captured low, but they gained traction due to their shockproof and waterproof durability that allowed snowboarders to take – or place – a camera where they ordinarily wouldn’t have.
“The quality of the footage these cameras can produce is often mindblowing”
More than 10 years later and their ruggedness and mountability remains, but the quality of the footage they can produce has taken full advantage of Moore’s law and is often mindblowing – especially when you consider their diminutive size.
From quick social media clips to shots used in movies shown on the big screen, action cameras can now help riders and filmers of all levels log epic shots in situations where you’d be hesitant to bring a ‘proper’ camera due to its bulk or less durable construction.
This winter, there is a wealth of action cameras on offer catering for a variety of budgets and uses. Here is our selection of some of the best action camera and their related accessories for the 2019-2020 winter.
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