Small, resistant, versatile, and loaded to the top of cutting-edge technology. These are the best action cameras of 2020. So that you can immortalize your best moments from the holidays of this strange summer of 2020. Or, who knows, use your summer memories, upload them to the network and become an Instagram star.
Sony RX0 II
With a year of life behind it, Sony’s RX0 II, the most adventurous camera of the Japanese house, includes a folding and rotating screen for selfies, stabilizer, and 4K 30p recording. It is ultra-compact and very resistant. It’s Zeiss Tessar 24mm f4 lens is somewhat short-angle for comfortable self-recording, but it is by far better than other lenses with a higher angle but of dubious quality and which end up distorting the image.
COOAU Cool Series SPC06
Video quality reaches 20 MP in 4K at 30 fps. It is equipped with EIS Anti-Shake system. It is waterproof to 40 meters and doubles as a webcam.
The GoPro HERO7 sports camera records videos in 4K and takes photos with a resolution of 12 MP. It includes functions like Super Photo, which optimizes noise automatically; Time Warp, to make sequential videos; it has Hyper Smooth stabilizer and has a slow-motion option to record videos up to 8x. It is equipped with Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth, and photos and videos are automatically transferred to the GoPro Apps for sharing from there. It can also be controlled by simple and easy-to-use voice commands. It is submersible up to 10 meters without the need for a housing.
This waterproof sports action camera records 4K 16MP videos. It has a six-axis anti-vibration gyroscope, Wi-Fi function with WF access point to connect it to the phone and view and edit images and videos, HDMI output, and car mode to use it as a driving recorder.
Insta 360 One R
Halfway between a 4K action camera, a 360 camera, and a mini-large sensor camera, the Insta 360 One R’s modular design offers endless creative possibilities in a really small package. Its different pieces can be combined to record video in 4K (4K Edition); record 4K 360º video (with the MOD 360 module); Or, in the Inch Edition configuration, record 4K video at 30 to 60 fps, as well as take photos up to 19 MP in RAW format. The latter is achieved thanks to Leica’s 1-Inch Wide Angle MOD module, which includes a 1-inch sensor and a Leica SUPER-ELMAR-A 1: 3.2 / 14 ASPH. Equivalent to a 14.4mm lens. The modular system of the Insta360 ONE R represents a new concept in action cameras. It can be purchased in any of the three configurations and then expanded with the different MODs available.
Capture 4K Ultra high-definition video and take photos at 16MP resolution. It is water-resistant up to 30 meters deep, which makes it perfect for all kinds of sports activities, especially water sports. It has integrated Wi-Fi to connect it to a smartphone or a smartwatch through the Olfi website (free) and can mount an external microphone.
Olympus TG Tracker
Leaving aside its technical characteristics (video in 4K quality of 7.2 MP, 1.5-inch folding screen, GPS, integrated Wi-Fi, five-axis stabilizer), the important thing about the Olypus TG Tracker is its resistance to the worst weather conditions, its ability to photograph and take videos at a depth of 30 meters, its resistance to falls of up to two meters and withstand up to 100 kilos of pressure.
Xiaomi Yi 4K Action Camera
Let’s start with the basics: it is a very cheap, powerful camera and rivals, without fear, with the unbeatable GoPro, but it is not for sale in Spain. Of course, getting it through traditional ecommerce is very simple. It has a 2.19-inch LVD touch screen with 640 × 360-pixel resolution and a 155º wide-angle lens with f / 2.8 aperture and autofocus. Record 4K video at 30 fps and take photos with 12 MP resolution. It has the following modes: time lapse, self-timer, burst, shutter, loop recording automatically, ISO limit, white balance, sharpness, and exposure control to help capture cinema-quality videos in 4K resolution. Its battery allows you to record video at maximum resolution for 120 minutes. It has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and can be operated by voice commands.
GoPro HERO8 Black
The GoPro HERO8 sports camera allows you to record 4K videos at 60fps and take photos at a resolution of 12MP. Includes Super Photo + HDR functions, which automatically optimizes noise, and Time Warp. to take time-lapse videos. It also features Hyper Smooth 2.0 stabilization technology. It is equipped with Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth, and the photos and videos are automatically transferred to your GoPro Apps for editing and launching from there. It is also controlled by voice commands and is waterproof up to 10 meters without the need to put on any housing.
Digi Osmo Action
The DJI Osmo Action sports camera allows you to record 4K Ultra HD video at 60 fps and 100 Mbps. It is waterproof and has a hydrophobic coating on the rear screen that makes it waterproof to a depth of 11 meters. It has a 12 MP CMOS sensor. Focusing is effortless thanks to the sharp front screen and powerful rear screen that delivers an incredibly smooth image.