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GoPro, DJI Osmo, ...: what is the best "action cam"?


Are you looking for a camera to film your various activities, outings and other sports sessions? Are you hesitating between several models and don't know which one to choose? Discover our selection of the best "action cam", these pocket cameras to take everywhere.

The shopping team 6:30 p.m., December 19, 2022

Are you looking for a camera to film your various activities, outings and other sports sessions?

You hesitate between several models and do not know which one to choose?

Discover our selection of the best "action cams", these pocket cameras to take everywhere.


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Do you love sport and want to keep memories of your adventures so you can share them around you?

With an "action cam", this is now possible, and easy!

A few years ago, the fact of filming a sporting or playful performance was not given to everyone.

Sometimes you had to surround yourself with a whole team… But since the miniaturization of cameras, it is possible to film these moments yourself.

These cameras can be worn on your person and in multiple outdoor activities.

Whether you are passionate about skiing, skateboarding or just want to keep memories of your holidays by the sea, the action cam will be your new ally!

To create unusual images, memorable memories or even capture everyday moments, these cameras are

adapt to all situations.

But which "action cam" to choose?

Here is a selection of 5 models that will accompany you everywhere.


  • GoPro Hero9, place for adventure

  • DJI Osmo Action 3, filming without looking at the time…

  • GoPro Hero10, for videos in 5.3k

  • DJI Action 2, the choice of versatility

  • DJI Pocket 2 Creator, up to 140 minutes of video!

Our top 5 best action cams

GoPro Hero9 Black, place for adventure

Reference model of the American manufacturer, this camera has a sensor for making videos in 5k.

It is also possible to take 20 megapixel photos.

Note, the advanced video stabilization with HyperSmooth 3.0 which is a real plus when you have a taste for adventure and want to capture moments of thrills.

Another advantage: this very complete model is waterproof up to a depth of 10 meters, practical for divers or lovers of sea trips.


DJI Osmo Action 3, filming without looking at the time…

This camera has a 1/1.7 inch sensor, which allows you to shoot in 4K at up to 120 frames per second.

It also has electronic stabilization, with three different levels: on one side, RockSteady to eliminate superfluous tremors, on the other, HorizonSteady and HorizonBalancing to correct movements along a horizontal axis, which is well suited to landscapes. .

The advantage of this action cam is that it can record up to 160 minutes of video thanks to its 177mAh battery.

Plus, it charges quickly.

In fact, in just 18 minutes, the battery can go from 0% to 80%.

In addition, it is equipped with a bluetooth and wi-fi connection, and is also equipped with a GPS.

Note that this action cam is ultra-recent: its release dates from September 2022.


GoPro Hero10 Black, for videos in 5.3k

This action cam, one of the latest from the American manufacturer, has an adapted HyperSmooth 4.0 stabilization technology that allows you to capture sharp images, even in low light.

Its sensor makes it possible to produce videos in 5.3K at 60 frames per second.

Better: the resolution of the photos can go up to 19.6 megapixels.

Having a 1.4 inch front LCD screen, the rear one is 2.27 inches.

This action cam has wireless connectivity via bluetooh and wi-fi, and is also equipped with GPS.


DJI Action 2, the choice of versatility

This action cam, released in the fall of 2021, is very versatile, in addition to being one of the most powerful and efficient action cams on the market.

Thanks to an innovative magnetic design, it's easy to change accessories, while continuing to immortalize your adventures.

Its light aluminum alloy casing and its minimalist style offer its user a feeling combining solidity and softness.

With a sensor capable of producing 4K videos at 120 frames per second, this action cam also has an extra-wide field of view of around 155°.

Thanks to the aspherical lens, the DJI Action 2 makes it possible to accentuate the angles as well as reduce image distortion.

In addition, this dash cam has a power module that allows you to record up to 180 minutes,

instead of just 160 minutes with a touch screen module.

Finally, this action cam is equipped with a bluetooth and wifi wireless connection.


DJI Pocket 2 Creator, up to 140 minutes of video!

This on-board camera has a definition of the order of 4K.

Its 1/1.7 inch CMOS type sensor has a resolution of 64 megapixels.

It can record up to 140 minutes of videos.

It is equipped to allow you to take sharp photos during your movements and guarantee the fluidity of your videos.

With a 93° angle of view, this action cam allows you to more flexibly capture your photos and videos with perfect shots.


What is the point of a GoPro?

A GoPro is a sports camera.

Often, it is considered as an on-board camera.

It is very interesting for thrill seekers, because of its robustness, its lightness and its small size.

Its small size makes it very easy to transport, for example, since it can easily slip into a pocket or a travel bag.

Its many features make it the ideal tool for filming your outdoor activities.

In addition, a GoPro is a quality camera, available in several models.

Therefore, whatever your needs, you will find at least one model that will suit you.

In addition, several accessories are available for a GoPro.

This camera is therefore suitable for all situations.

Finally, a GoPro has the advantage of being water resistant.

From now on,

How to film in the rain or in water?

The weather can sometimes play tricks on you and ruin your goal of filming your best adventures.

However, some tricks could help you shoot your clip and record yourself, even in the event of rain… or in water.

On-board cameras are the most used for filming in the rain and in water, in particular because they are highly waterproof.

The GoPro HD Hero7 or the Google Pixel 3XL are examples.

However, if you want to film in the water, during a diving trip for example, you will still need a minimum of accessories.

Indeed, you will need a plate which will be used to fix your camera, an anti-fog filter as well as a lamp dedicated to the video.

And for your film to be of high quality, some adjustments can still be made.

For it,

you will have to adjust the viewing angle, choose the resolution, adjust the brightness of the camera and finally, manage the number of images per second.

When you have configured your camera, you will now have to find the best shots for recordings in the rain or in water.

Above all, do not hesitate to play with the filters to accentuate the effects of your videos.

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Source: europe1

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