The Best In Action Cameras

In recent days action cameras have started gaining a lot of popularity in the Nepali market. Action cameras are compact digital devices that can be mounted on the chest, helmet, handlebars and more. These are usually rugged, lightweight and waterproof so that they can record clips while in action. We can see it being used to record moto vlogging, adventure, water sports and more. Not just that, it is also being used as a bodycam to record actions by security personnel and traffic police.

In this edition of Business 360, we have compiled some of the best action cameras that are available in the market.


GoPro Hero 10 Black

When it comes to action cameras, the first thing that comes to anybody’s mind is GoPro. GoPro is an American company founded in 2002 which manufactures action cameras. The latest model from the company is the Hero 10 Black. With the new GP2 processor, it is the most powerful GoPro ever. The camera can shoot 5.3K resolution video at 60fps and 4K videos at 120fps and also takes 23 megapixel photos. The Hero 10 is featured with Advanced HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilisation for stable video while in action. The tough built GoPro can withstand water up to 33ft. The wi-fi, Bluetooth and GPS enable Hero 10 Black to automatically upload footage to the cloud when charging. To make the camera more practical it is also compatible with over 30 mounts and accessories. At a price of Rs 75,000, the Hero 10 Black comes with 1720mAh rechargeable li-Ion battery, curved adhesive mount, mounting buckle, thumbscrew, USB Type-C cable and carry case included in the box.


Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition

Insta360 is a Chinese camera company founded in 2015. The company makes action cameras, 360-degree cameras, editing software for mobiles and desktops and 180-3D cameras. ONE R Twin Edition from Insta360 is a modular action camera which consists of three major parts, a module equipped with touchscreen, control buttons, and necessary ports, the lens and a base that houses the battery and holds everything together. This edition of ONE R comes with two interchangeable cameras. You can either use a 5.7K Dual-Lens 360 Build which can take 18MP photos or 4K Wide-Angle lens with an aperture of f/2.0 which can take 12MP photos. The lower base is built-in with 1190mAh Li-Ion Battery. Other features include flow state 2.0 stabilisation, auto frame, auto time shift and auto editing. Point-to-track feature allows you track your subject in full 360 without touching your camera or doing any editing. The camera is also IPX8 waterproof up to 5m. The camera comes included with Dual-Lens 360 Mod, 4K wide angle mod, battery base, mounting bracket, lens cap and charge Cable for the price of Rs. 64,500.


DJI Action 2 Dual-Screen Combo

DJI which stands for Da-Jiang Innovations is a Chinese technology company which manufactures commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for aerial photography and videography. It also designs and manufactures camera gimbals, action cameras, camera stabilizers, flight platforms, propulsion systems and flight control systems. DJI started manufacturing action cameras from 2019. In 2021, DJI launched the Action 2 Dual-Screen Combo which offers dual front and back touch screens. The camera has a magnetic design to attach the camera unit with the front screen and the power pack. The camera can shoot videos up to 180 minutes. Action 2 is capable of recording 4K (4096 x 3072) resolution videos at 60fps and 12MP raw and JPEG photos. The Action 2 also features 32GB of internal storage. The Action 2 camera is waterproof up to 33 meters, however the touchscreen module is not waterproof unless used with a separately available housing. The camera is priced at Rs 79,500 and it comes included with camera unit, front touch screen module, magnetic lanyard, magnetic ball-joint adapter mount, magnetic adapter mount, and a power cable.


SJCAM SJ8 Pro

SJ8 Pro from SJCAM is a mid-range action cam which can take 4K videos at 60 FPS. The camera has a 6-Axis Gyro Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) for stable videos and is powered by an Ambarella H22 chip. It also sports dual screen, a 2.33-inch touch screen on the back and 0.96-inch front screen. The waterproof housing makes the camera water resistant up to 30 meters. Other features include 7-layer glass, voice control, gyro stabilization, 8X digital zoom, external microphone support, remote and wi-fi support. With a price of Rs 32,800, the SJ8 Pro comes packed with waterproof housing with mount and screw, 4 bases, adhesive, two mounts, handlebar mount, tripod adapter and tripod mount adapter and a USB cable.

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Abhishek Chitrakar

Abhishek Chitrakar is a writer at Business360. He is also pursuing his bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. He is mostly interested in entrepreneurship, tech and automobiles.

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