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Action Camera Sample Photos Test shots videos 4k hd sports cam 1080p gopro hero camcorderDo you like these sample photos and want to record your own outdoor adventures? If so an action camera will be a good investment.
As users of action cameras ourselves we know that each model has its own quirks. There are some variations in the picture between action cameras due to the small imaging sensors used. This page aims to show how our cameras work with real world sample photos. We hope that by looking at the sample photos you can satisfy yourself that the image quality meets your needs, and make an informed choice of action camera. Some sample action videos are also included.
These sample photos were taken with out of the box white balance and exposure settings. You can also view the high resolution 8 megapixel original shots. We are pleased with the neutral colour balance and vivid colours in these test shots.
In addition to the sample photo shots shown above, we also include some real world test videos. The first one shows the sports camcorder mounted to a helmet for mountain biking. You can see how the lens angle works on a rough off-road trail with lots of vibrations. The second one is a comparison to two other camcorders. You can compare the colour balance and exposure using the default settings.
Mountain Biking at Afan, South Wales
For the first real world test I took the actioncam on a mountain bike trip. This is a demanding action application with fast light to dark transitions and vibrations. The sports camcorder is coping well with the fast changes in exposure, moving in and out of trees, pointing the lens at the sky etc. The auto white balance and exposure give good results with the out of the box settings. The image is overall a bit lighter than some other models, picking up more detail in the dark shadow areas. Overall we are delighted with the performance of the headcam.
Comparison with Sanyo and SJCam
We put our model head to head with a Sanyo™ compact camcorder. Both use the same size imaging sensor so it is a fair test. The Sanyo is an older model with decent image quality. We wanted to see how our helmet cam compares with the out of the box settings. You can see that the colours and white balance are similar. The actioncam exposure is a little lighter overall, which brings out the shadow details (good for mountain bike trails!). The dynamic range is a bit higher than the Sanyo, picking up more cloud details in the bright sky whilst maintaining detail in the dark areas.
The SJCam SJ4000™ is a legendary sports cam. Although it is an older generation model, it produces clean and sharp 1080P with excellent colour saturation - not like a toy camcorder at all. So how does our model stack up? Our model has slightly lighter exposure than the SJ4000, which is useful for bringing out shadow details. The colours are more neutral compared to the SJCam's slightly warm tones, with comparable colour saturation. The Vision achieves this with the out of the box settings. With the SJCam you have to change a couple of settings to get similar results. We changed the SJ4000 lens to give a narrower field of view equivalent to around 28mm.
If you would like to see the original files to check the quality, we can send you a CD for the cost of the disc and postage. Send us a message using the contact us page.
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