Cool boat videos: here are the six best “Gopro-style” cameras


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By now they have invaded the market. Wear them or secure them on board-you can record in full HD the highlights of your sailing and swimming in crystal clear waters. Here are the six best models with which to capture at the highest quality your boat speeding across the water, you diving into the water or all the beauty of a cruise.

Garmin / Virb Ultra 30
This top-of-the-line action-cam has an intuitive interface, is compact and waterproof. With touchscreen, it captures 4K/30fps video and thanks to G-Metrix technology, it detects data and integrates it in overlay to the video. It has a stabilizer and voice control allows you to start and stop recording or take a picture by speaking a command.

Gopro / Hero6
What if your GoPro footage was uploaded to your phone and automatically turned into a great video? Now it’s possible, thanks to the Quikstories feature provided by the Gropro Hero6: Thanks to the new GP1 chip, the Black version makes 4K60 video at 1080p240 for slow-motion replays of highlights.

This action-cam is the latest SJ Cam and is considered its flagship model. Made by taking a cue from the best the market has to offer (the cmos is that of the Gopro, the chieste is the Amabarella A12), real 4K, 120fps at 1080P, Gyroscopic stabilization and a large touch screen display round out the noteworthy features of this new SJ7 Star.

Activeon / CX Gold Plus
Activeon CX Gold Plus is compact and robust, and the intuitive interface is its strength. The display on the back is 2 inches. The camera records videos in Full HD 1080p quality with 60 fps and being equipped with a 16-megapixel sensor takes professional high-resolution photos.

Nilox / EVO 4K S+
Nilox’s new Evo 4k S+ shoots 4K video (at 25 frames per second), takes photos with a resolution of 16 megapixels, and has a 170° wide-angle lens. Thanks to wifi connectivity by downloading the free Nilox Action app you can control the catino cam and view real-time footage on your smartphone up to 20 meters away. It comes with a case that is waterproof to a depth of 30 meters.

Xiaomi / YI 4K
The Xiaomi Yi 4K is based on the Ambarella A9SE processor, and is equipped with a Sony IMX377 sensor with f/2.8, and a maximum shooting angle of 155°. The action cam takes photos up to 12 megapixels, and video in 4K@30fps, but in full HD, even at ultra quality, it is capable of up to 120 fps.



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