action camera

  • Hands-on with Ricoh’s new waterproof action cam, WG-M2

    Hands-on with Ricoh’s new waterproof action cam, WG-M2

    When you think action cams, any number of brands spring to mind. Ricoh may not be one of them, but on paper, the WG-M2 from Ricoh has the perfect combination of features if you like your adventures on the wet and rough end of the spectrum. The camera’s party-trick — and the reason it caught my eye in the first place — is that it has really good waterproofing straight out of… Read More

  • GoPro’s developer program aims to connect its cameras to cars, toys and apps

    GoPro’s developer program aims to connect its cameras to cars, toys and apps

    GoPro on Thursday very quietly took the wraps off its new developer program, by which it hopes to get its action cameras hooked into as many third-party devices, vehicles and services as possible. Read More

  • The REVL Arc is a 4K smart action camera with a built-in gimbal

    The REVL Arc is a 4K smart action camera with a built-in gimbal

    Part of the Y Combinator Winter 2016 class, REVL just launched a smart action camera that solves the two worst things about action cams: shaky footage and a cumbersome editing process. Developed by ex-NASA, Sikorsky and HP engineers, the REVL Arc has a built-in motorized gimbal to keep the camera’s view level with the horizon. Read More

  • GoPro Integrates With Periscope

    GoPro Integrates With Periscope

    Action camera maker GoPro is integrating with Periscope, the livestreaming app from Twitter. Owners of the GoPro HERO4 cameras will be able to broadcast their adventures directly to Periscope. As soon as the GoPro is paired to an iPhone, it will recognize the Periscope app and let users record and share their surroundings with a live audience. (The GoPro will still be able to record the videos… Read More

  • The GoProblem

    The GoProblem

    Action cameras are like tablets. Lots of people want ONE. But very few need to constantly update to the latest model. I suspect this is why GoPro’s sales are slowing, it’s reduced sales forecasts, and it had to lay off 7% of its employees this week. It’s hitting market saturation. Many of the people likely to buy a GoPro already have one and don’t need… Read More

  • This Little Dock Reinvents GoPro Mounts

    This Little Dock Reinvents GoPro Mounts

    The beauty of GoPro cameras come from their versatility. They can be mounted nearly anywhere in countless positions. But that often takes time. This little device solves that problem. Meet Slopes. The concept is simple: Drop a GoPro camera in the mount and position it as needed. There are 20 different ways to point the camera. Best of all, there’s no fuss or mess. Traditionally… Read More

  • GoPro Sued Over Hero4 Session Design

    GoPro Sued Over Hero4 Session Design

    The GoPro Hero4 Session looks like the Polaroid Cube. It’s hard to deny otherwise. In the world of action cameras, these two cameras look like twins separated at birth where one was raised by a fun-loving family that toured in a VW Microbus and the other sent away to a prep school where athletics and fraternal orders were stressed. The maker of the Polaroid Cube clearly feels the same… Read More

  • HTC Slashes The Price Of Its Action Camera

    HTC Slashes The Price Of Its Action Camera

    HTC cut the price of the Re camera to just $50 from $200, making it one of the least expensive action cameras on the market. It’s a capable little camera with decent image quality. Yet it’s hard to recommend even at this low price since its ecosystem of mounts and accessories pales in comparison that of GoPro or Sony. This price cuts comes as HTC is weathering a financial storm. Read More

  • Apple Patents A Wireless Action Camera And Wrist-Based Remote

    Apple Patents A Wireless Action Camera And Wrist-Based Remote

    Apple has been awarded a patent by the USPTO based on IP it acquired from Kodak in a deal from 2013, which details a remote digital camera system that can be controlled from a smartwatch (Apple Watch fantasists should note that this patent was originally created in 2012). The Apple patent specifically seeks to address flaws identified in the design of competitors including the GoPro HD… Read More

  • GoPro Could Go Robo With Consumer Drones Launching Next Year

    GoPro Could Go Robo With Consumer Drones Launching Next Year

    GoPro is working on a lineup of consumer drones to supplement its action camera lineup, according to the Wall Street Journal. The new product category would offer aerial drones like the Parrot Bebop and DJI Phantom and Inspire 1. The drones would reportedly retail in the $500 to $1,000 range, and come with GoPro action camera tech onboard, which is a natural fit given that outfitting drones… Read More

  • GoPro’s New Entry-Level Hero Could Be The Category King

    GoPro’s New Entry-Level Hero Could Be The Category King

    GoPro has a new lineup of Hero cameras, including the next-gen Hero4 with fancy 4K video features and touchscreen back displays, but the introduction of a new entry-level Hero today could be what brings the action camera category to the next level. The Hero is similar to the “White” tier of devices GoPro has sold until now, but it’s especially cut-rate at just $130, and… Read More

  • Turn Your iPhone Into A Combination GoPro Mount And Monitor With The GoPhone

    Turn Your iPhone Into A Combination GoPro Mount And Monitor With The GoPhone

    A new Kickstarter project aims to make your GoPro filmography easier to handle, with a case designed to hold the GoPro in such a way that you have a full view of the screen of your iPhone 5s or 5, so that you can monitor all the action while you shoot one-handed. There are no shortage of iPhone cases that offer double-duty performance with some other task, be it acting as a wallet, or… Read More

  • GoPro Files For IPO As The Action Camera Maker Prepares To Go Public

    GoPro Files For IPO As The Action Camera Maker Prepares To Go Public

    Action camera company GoPro has filed the initial documents for its initial public offering, according to a press release from the company this morning. GoPro has confirmed this to TechCrunch. The announcement is brief, revealing only that the San Mateo company intends to go public as soon as the Securities and Exchange Commission completes its review process of the IPO submission draft… Read More

  • Thanko's new USB gadget: "Action Camera"

    USB gadget specialized Thanko strikes again. This time, the Tokyo-based company gives you a small portable camera [JP] that can be attached to your bike or helmet, for example. The so-called Action Camera is similar to a device Thanko released in May, but this new model isn’t waterproof. But it can record video at 30fps (in 640 x 480 VGA), weighs just 80g and stores video on MicroSD… Read More

  • Oregon Scientific Action Helmet Camera

    The ATC-2000 Action Helmet Camera is a new activity camera for action oriented individuals. It shoots hands-free full color digital video in 640 x 480 VGA at 30fps. And as one would expect from an action cam, the ATC2k is both water and shock resistant. Sadly it only supports SD cards, so there is no bluetooth synching for constant picture uploading via a phone, but I guess it is, at least… Read More