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Expertly capture images that are often blurry or out of focus on standard cameras when you opt for an adventure-ready camera from OnBuy's vast online selection of sturdy action cameras. Ideal for recording and photographing stunts and skills in even extreme sports like surfing and skiing, they're also popular in cricket and other fast-moving sports. With quality models from the likes of Sony, Fujifilm, and Polaroid, you'll be spoiled for choice!Read more about Action Cameras >
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About Action Cameras
To record all your outdoor adventures, you'll need something ultra-robust, yet high-tech enough to capture fast-moving objects as you try out a new extreme sport or go for a thrilling hike in the mountains. With an action camera by your side, you needn't worry about damaging an expensive photo-snapping model if you happen to take a tumble while skiing. From the ever-popular range of GoPro Hero cameras, to waterproof action cameras, and brilliant 4K models, you can discover them all right here at OnBuy.
What are the benefits of using an action camera?
One of the most alluring aspects of using an action camera is just how easily they can be attached to objects, and even people. Whether you want to mount an action camera to your skateboard, surfboard, bicycles, helmets, yourself, or even your curious pets, action cameras often come complete with a user-friendly mounting option to capture images from every angle with minimum hassle. More than being effortless to mount, they're also smaller and lighter, and therefore much easier to take with you on your travels - making them perfect for any frequent travellers!
As well as all the aforementioned benefits of purchasing an action camera, some models are even waterproof and thereby ideal for skiing, snowboarding, and surfboarding. Action cameras also tend to boast a wide view angle for capturing as much action as possible, unlike smartphones that can miss out these additional details. Many action cameras also boast impressive 4K video recording quality for capturing detailed footage of your time out on the snowy slopes.
Before you opt straight for the big-name brands, it's also worth considering what frame rate you'll require. Often expressed as frames per second (fps), many action cameras will offer the standard 30fps which is ideal for recording your adventures, but a speedier 240fps and above helps to capture specific, fleeting moments that can be easily cut, edited, and smoothly played back after the event.
Which activities are action cameras used for?
While action cameras are often employed in more extreme sports to safely capture astounding stunts in the midst of the action, they're also used (as touched on above) in television. Also suitable for employing for professional purposes, an action camera can expertly capture dramatic television scenes such as explosions. Typically, home movies are captured using nothing more than smartphones or standard, digital cameras, but if you're searching for something particularly robust, an action camera is a much safer bet. Ultimately, for all these reasons, action cameras are sought-after by outdoor bloggers, sport-lovers, and aspiring film makers for the very best action shots.