Who turns outdoor videos, or access to the GoPro? Other manufacturers have action cameras in the range that performance technically do not have to hide behind the leader. On the contrary, some significantly cheaper cameras offer even much more. We have compared the GoPro Hero 3 + with two opponents. Free ring, camera running!
It is amazing how quickly the GoPro synonymous with Outdoorkameras blossomed has, she’s practically the Actioncams tempo handkerchief. Whether in television shows as “I’m a celebrity, get me out of here”, when formula 1 racing or extreme sports: everywhere you can see the little camera. Almost as if there were no alternatives. But there are plenty, finally, even a Smartphone can be transformed with the right accessories in an Actioncam.
It is no wonder that the GoPro system is so successful: It is one on which essential reduced camera – a few buttons, a simple operation and tiny design with an inexhaustible range of accessories. This is however also the sticking point on the system.
The camera will already cost several hundred euros – the flagship Hero 3 + even around 450 euro-, you’re paying on it again vigorously for special holders, bags and batteries. Since the comparison to Apple is formally, because also here original accessories costs 30 euros, a multiple of what buyers of competing products have to pay quickly.
Clearly, The GoPro is a great product, but nevertheless it is priced just, that you look around for alternatives. Especially when the features of competing cameras are almost identical – at least on paper. We opted for the comparison for the new Camileo X-sports by Toshiba and the Rollei Actioncam. Both cameras are much cheaper than the GoPro even though they even by default have a display unlike the Platzhirsch.
The Opponents at A Glance
The Camileo X-sports is a tad larger than the GoPro and last but not least works, thanks to the large display on the back, like a full-fledged camera. The Camileo takes 12 megapixel photos, videos in full HD-quality. The manual zoom, which you two buttons is very convenient. Also, a built-in image stabilizer ensures quieter pictures. Built as with the GoPro “Wiki” is also to be able to control the camera using a smart phone. The accessory is quite extensive: in addition to various brackets and the waterproof Schutzcase is also a remote control set for less than 300 euros.