5 Alternatives For The GoPro Hero Action Camera

Go Pro is the unprecedented market leader when it comes to action cameras which are convenient and easy to operate and carry as well and the Hero action cameras from Go Pro is easily the most preferred device in the market today. While there are some cheap and good alternatives to a GoPro, online reviews suggest that the entry-level GoPro Hero is the best starting point when you factor in price and quality – and now it comes in at a reasonable US$150. Its specs – such as 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 60fps – largely match those from Polaroid, Sony, and HTC or the more advanced variant the Go Pro Hero+ at US$199. do not forget to check the best dash cam for your car.

Here is a look at the alternatives to Go Pro’s famous Hero Action Camera:

Go Pro Hero Alternatives

SJCAM SJ5000

With a hoard of strong specifications and a decent number of positive online views, the SJ5000 from SJ Cam can be considered a more or less suitable alternative for Go pro’s flagship hero action camera. SJCAM’s SJ5000 Plus is backed by a 16MP Panasonic MN34120 sensor and comes with a bunch of accessories, such as a waterproof housing, handlebar mount, frame mount, tripod adapter and so on which makes it quite a handsome deal at a price of $110 which more than makes up for the company’s lack of proper in-market Brand name. The downside of this action camera is slow-motion video. Though the camera does have that option it can only shoot slo-mo videos at 60 fps at a low resolution of 480p which is a definite negative on part of the SJ5000.

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SJ5000 Key Specifications:

  • Weight: 74g
  • Video: 1080p HD
  • Slo-mo: Yes, at 480p SD
  • Viewing angle: 170 degrees
  • Storage: Up to 32GB
  • Screen: 2-inch
  • Price: US$110

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Sony HDR AS-50

Sony’s HDR AS-50 makes the list owing to the fact that the $K camera from Sony is too expensive to feature here. The AS-50 however, is no less a deal if you are looking for a good action camera as a Go Pro Hero alternative as it packs in Sony’s SteadyShot Image stabilisation as well as waterproof housing (good to 60m/179ft) included in the price. the action camera does 4K only for timelapses and photos but lacks a universal tripod mount.

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Sony HDR AS-50 Key Specifications

  • Weight: 83g
  • Video: 1080p HD
  • Slo-mo: Yes, at 1080p HD
  • Viewing angle: 170 degrees
  • Storage: Up to 64GB
  • Screen: no ( “Live-view remote kit” )
  • Price: US$200

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Polaroid XS100 HD

Polaroid’s sports video cam with image stabilisation looks like one of its most convincing new products and the action camera comes with quite a number of useful mounts and contraptions, such as for helmets and handlebars. The tube-shaped camera is auto-rotatable and has the only downside of struggling to shoot in low light conditions. Priced an approximate $20 dollars lesser than the Go Pro hero, the XS100 HD is a convinienlty comfortable action camera especially for shooting sports in preferably well-lit gyms and playgrounds.

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Polaroid XS100 HD Key specifications

  • Weight: 136g
  • Video: 1080p HD
  • Slo-mo: Yes, at 720p HD
  • Viewing angle: 170 degrees
  • Storage: Up to 32GB
  • Screen: no
  • Price: US$129

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HTC Re

Taiwanese Electronics Giants periscope-shaped Action camera the HTC Re is perhaps the most convenient device on the list in terms of usage and portability primarily. Shaped perfectly to be gripped with one hand, the HTC Re has image stabilisation and comes with a multi-purpose mount as well as a dock. The camera might not be that impressive in terms of video quality and low-light shooting when compared to its contemporaries but is a very handsome deal especially for teenagers and comes in white, orange, blue, or turquoise coloured-variants and is also a very cheap buy considering it is an action camera.

HTC Re

HTC Re Key Specifications

  • Weight: 66g
  • Video: 1080p HD
  • Slo-mo: Yes, at 720p HD
  • Viewing angle: 146 degrees
  • Storage: Up to 128GB
  • Screen: no
  • Price: US$80 to US$100

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Yi 4K Action Camera

Yi’s latest introduction to the action cam market is the best possible alternative to the Go Pro Hero and possibly be even better primarily due to the fact that it has the ability to shoot flawless videos at 4K resolution. With a 1,400 mAh battery, the Yi 4K can shoot 120 minutes of video in 4K. The very 2.19 inch clear touchscreen on the back is larger than on most action cams.

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Yi 4K Camera Specifications

  • Weight: 74g
  • Video: 4K HD
  • Slo-mo: Yes, at 1080p HD
  • Viewing angle: 155 degrees
  • Storage: up to 64GB
  • Screen: 2.19-inch
  • Price: US$249

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