The first version of GoPro were launched 2005. Now several camera generations later the award winning action camera still holds its position as the number one action camera on the market, not unthreatened though.
Action cameras – The competitors
Since a few years back several brands has come up with action cams to have their shunk of the ever increasing action cam market. Garmin Virb X and XE is one of the toughest with a competitive price, GPS, built-in display and a tremendous design. Remains to be seen how this will affect the design and specs of the GoPro 4.
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Garmin Virb X and XE – Packed with functions
Unlike GoPro, who still leads the arms race when it comes to resolution, the all new Virb X and XE is packed with usefull functions. Since the Virb has an build in GPS you can show speed, acceleration and g-force as overlay on your film. Way to go Garmin!
>> Garmin Virb X and XE – Serious competitor to the GoPro range
GoPro Hero 3 vs GoPro Hero 3+
GoPro usually comes with a new version every 12 month. Many had hoped for a major upgrade and a GoPro Hero 4, instead they came up with the Hero 3+. A fine tuned version if its precursor.
>> GoPro Hero 3 vs GoPro Hero 3+
Budget action cam mount DIY
For several years we have used this spring clamp budget solution. It costs close to nothing and works great.
>> GoPro Spring Clamp windsurfing boom and mast mount
>> GoPro HD Helmet HERO – Windsurfing boom mount included
Flymount, Wizmount and K4 harness mount – Mounts for windsurfing and iceboarding
After that we have used self-made mounts for years we now have had the opportunity to test the Flymount and the K4 harness mount under the hardest possible conditions on ice and on water.
>> Flymount Generation 4 review
>> Wizmount backpack mount
>> Flymount and GoPro Hero 3+ combo tested
>> K4 GoPro harness mount and GoPro Hero 3+
DJI Phantom 3 and 4 buyers guide
During the last years we have seen awesome windsurfing action filmed with drones. Best of all, most of them are filmed with standard drones like the DJI Phantom. Read our DJI Phantom drone buyers guide here on boardtests.com.
Dji Mavic and GoPro Karma drone buyers guide
GoPro Karma and Dji Mavic compact drone concept is a real game changer on the drone market. However the Mavic and the Karma has different selling points. Also read our article about GoPro Mavic and the new GoPro 5.