Action cams have become very popular in recent times. They're very compact so they're easy to bring with you on vacation and smaller outings. They're so light you can mount them on clothing or a helmet, and tons of accessories and expansions exist for these products. The cameras have a fixed, light-sensitive lens with a very wide 170-degree angle. This enables them to capture everything that's happening in the foreground. Together with our colleagues from the Dutch photo website FotoVideo.nu we will compare the GoPro Hero 3, Sony Actioncam and Isaw A2 ACE action cameras.
Last year a new player entered this market, and that was Sony. That's certainly not a company to underestimate in the camera market, with its years of experience. Sony immediately made a statement with the HDR-AS15. A lesser-known name is Isaw, from South Korea. It distinguishes itself with sharp prices. The third contestant is the inventor of this segment, GoPro. The Hero 3 has been refined over several generations, and the Black Edition we tested also has the best specs compared to the competition.