News The best action cameras in 2020: action cams you can take just about anywhere

Mar 3, 2020
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To me it seems like all these manufacturers have lost site of the purpose of an action camera. All these fancy features like touch screens are not only useless but also disruptive to the use of the camera. It's an, "action cam", not a studio cam, you can't use any of that crap in free fall or in the middle of any action sport. All these features serve to do is to cause the camera to inadvertently get switched to the wrong mode or cause it to stop recording in the middle of the action. To me they have all become worthless, someone needs to get back to basics and start making action cams again.
 
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SHaines

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Nov 7, 2019
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To me they have all become worthless, someone needs to get back to basics and start making action cams again.
Not being much of an action photographer myself, I hadn't really thought about it in these terms before. Touch screens do seem like a really odd choice for a camera to be used in some extreme situations. I appreciate your insights!
 
Aug 1, 2020
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To me it seems like all these manufacturers have lost site of the purpose of an action camera. All these fancy features like touch screens are not only useless but also disruptive to the use of the camera. It's an, "action cam", not a studio cam, you can't use any of that crap in free fall or in the middle of any action sport. All these features serve to do is to cause the camera to inadvertently get switched to the wrong mode or cause it to stop recording in the middle of the action. To me they have all become worthless, someone needs to get back to basics and start making action cams again.
I just saw your comment and had to create an account to just say - I can not agree more!
All these gimmicks are useless, give us raw use and battery life instead!
 

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