6 Best Action Camera For Bikers in India 2019-2020

6 Best Action Camera For Bikers in India 2019-2020

With the rising trend of moto vlogging and capturing breathtaking moments, the demand for action cameras in India has increased. These action cameras are small in size but they are tough and can capture the moments in high definition quality. They can be easily mounted on helmets, your body (shoulders, arms or chest), to the motorbike, actually they can be mounted virtually anywhere (just make sure they don’t hinder or get damaged while riding).

You don’t need to be an extreme sports player or a die-hard adventurer to buy an action camera, anyone can own them. They are cool gadgets to have.

Before you make that purchase, let’s see which factors to look for before buying an action camera?

1. Video Quality

The highest video quality at this time is 8K UHD which is 4320p. But budget-friendly action cameras in India are available for the video quality of 4K, followed by 1080p and 720p. Before buying you should look for what is the purpose of buying this gadget.

The right resolution for you depends on what you’ll be using your camera for and on what devices you’ll be viewing/streaming your footage. If you don’t have a 4K Television or screen then buying a 4K capable action camera is not worthy. These cameras do have other options as well to record at a lower resolution. But it’s good to go for a 4K enabled action camera, just being future-ready!

2. Durability

These action cameras are known for their high durability. This also depends on your purpose of buying, if you are planning to use it underwater, rain or snow then you should look for words like “weatherproof” and “waterproof” on the description of the product. Some action cameras are waterproof, some have water-resistant exterior, and some needs to be placed in a waterproof case.

3. Field of View (FOV)

The Field of View is the area that your camera can capture at any given moment. Most action cameras use wide-angle lenses to capture the “action” and give a wide FOV when mounted somewhere, without you having to aim the camera. But here’s the catch, most footages shot with wide-angle lenses on these action cameras can look distorted and may have a fisheye effect.

This effect might be undesirable for many people, so many action cameras nowadays have a distortion control setting built-in them that slightly reduces the FOV and 95% of the distortion without reducing the quality of the footage/image.

4. Battery Life

This is one of the most crucial aspects to consider before buying an action camera. Most action cameras provide a battery life ranging from 1 to 3 hours but this depends upon the usage. If you’re shooting higher resolution videos your battery will drain faster, as does having Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other connectivity features switched ON.

Extra battery life comes at a cost, more battery juice increases the price of the camera. If your desired camera doesn’t have much battery life then you can surely buy spare batteries for it.

5. Memory

You’ll need the fastest memory card you can afford to get the best performance out of your action camera. A card that doesn’t have fast enough write speed will cause dropped frames, resulting in jerky footage.

It’s the memory card which can sometimes cause jerky footage if it doesn’t have good enough write speed. You’ll need to have the fastest memory card to get the optimum performance from your action camera. Different action camera manufacturers suggest different memory card speed which varies depending upon the performance of the camera.

If you’re shooting videos at 4K, then you would require the best SD card available to cope up with that. Also, transferring and storing those huge footage files are a real deal. Go for the best memory card in the market with great write speed. A 128 GB SD card of 160 MB/s will cost you less than Rs. 2500 and it’s a worthwhile investment to make if you are planning to buy an action camera.

6. Connectivity

Ease of connectivity with other devices is essential to transfer your footage and images. Action cameras come with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and wired connectivity. This becomes really important when your camera doesn’t have a screen to preview and playback the footage.

7. Accessories

Buying an action camera and later realizing it doesn’t have proper accessories or add-ons can be a nightmare.

Before buying any action camera you should carefully check whether it has accessories and mountings available to serve your purpose. For example, you bought an action camera for your motorbike but later realize it doesn’t have the right mount to secure it on your helmet or on your bike. Then that camera won’t be much useful for you!

In this article, after considering all the above criteria and factors we have made the following list of Best Action Cameras For Bikers in 2019-2020 available in India.

1. GoPro 8 Black

Don’t start judging this article because of the first ranking given to this gadget. It actually deserves the position. GoPro has long been there in the market, they have tested their product thoroughly. If you want to invest in the best action camera then you should definitely go for this one. You will not regret your decision at all, these cameras will last easily more than 5 years given that you take good care of it. They are highly durable and GoPro has one of the best products in the action camera industry right now, with the release of GoPro 8.

GoPro Hero 8 Black is one the most versatile, unshakable camera ever. A streamlined design makes it more pocketable than ever, and swapping mounts takes just seconds, thanks to built-in folding fingers. And with the optional Media Mod, you get ultimate expandability to add more lighting, pro audio, and even another screen. New launched features like Hyper Smooth 2.0 stabilization with jaw-dropping slo-mo makes it even better.

Connecting accessories are not at all a problem on this gadget with quick loading accessories like flashes, microphones, LCD screens and more.

Capture super stabilized time-lapse videos while you move through an activity. And now, TimeWarp automatically adjusts speed based on motion.

Shoot awesome time-lapse videos at night in 4K, 2.7K 4:3, 1440por 1080p, all processed in-camera.

Live stream in 1080p on social, get HyperSmooth stabilization as you broadcast via the GoPro app and save storage to your SD card to check out later.

Enjoy crisper, clearer audio quality with a new front mic location and improved algorithms that actively filter out wind noise.

RAW mode delivers the most flexibility and is now available for time-lapse and burst photos.

No need for the waterproof casing, the GoPro Hero 8 is waterproof till 10 meters (33 feet).

But there are some drawbacks also like:

  1. No onboard HDMI port
  2. The front-facing display is only available with an aftermarket accessory.
  3. Unreliable “voice commands”.
  4. Not significant battery-life improvements from the previous GoPro Hero version.
GoPro Hero 8 Black CHDHX-801 12 MP Action Camera with Foldable Travel Backpack (Limited Launch Edition)

The reimagined shape is more pocketable, and folding fingers at the base let you swap mounts quickly. A new side door makes changing batteries even faster
Vloggers, pro filmmakers and aspiring creators can do more than ever imagined-with quick loading accessories like flashes,microphones,LCD screens and more
Smooth just got smoother. Now HERO8 Black has three levels of stabilization—On, High and Boost—so you can pick the best option for whatever you do

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Price: 29,900.00

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2. DJI Osmo Action Camera

DJI is the World leader in camera drones, quadcopters, and aerial photography/ videography system. DJI Osmo Action Cam is a game-changer in the market with an attractive pricing range.

The Creative Shooting Modes- Diverse shooting functions enable you to perfectly capture on-the-fly moments. 8x Slow Motion Capture every epic move with jaw-dropping clarity and detail when you use 8x slow motion with 1080p resolution and 240fps. Custom Exposure Settings Shoot for the stars with manual and semi-automatic settings that allow up to 120 seconds of exposure, perfect for capturing the night sky. Timelapse Condense time and movement for stunning, easy-to-achieve results. Timed Shooting Mode Set up timed RAW shots, perfect for post-processing and additional control.

The Dual Screens: Whether you want to record your world from behind a lens or to be at the center of attraction, Osmo Action’s dual screens allow you to capture it all with the touch of a button.

RockySteady: RockSteady combines EIS with complex algorithms that delivering stable and shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.

More Dynamic Detail with HDR Video: This Dramatically enhances the dynamic range of the footage when recording with HDR video. This shooting mode delivers natural transitions from light and dark areas, capturing the rich details which are often lost in environments with complex lighting.

11m Waterproof: Sporting a watertight seal and a hydrophobic coating on the back touchscreen, Osmo Action is waterproof at depths of up to 11 meters.

A vivid front screen lets you frame yourself effortlessly in any setting, while the back screen delivers a crystal-clear, hyper-responsive display.

With its RockSteady stabilization, this action camera can capture your on-road as well as off-road rides really well with great detail.

Drawback:

The camera may get heat up sometimes while recording.

DJI OSMO Action Camera (Silver,Grey) | Dual Screen | 12 MP Camera | 4K Recording Upto 60 FPS | Fast Mode Upto 240 FPS…

Dual Screens: Whether you want to record your world from behind a lens or be the star of the show, Osmo Action’s dual screens allow you to capture it all with the touch of a button.
RockSteady, Made to Move: RockSteady combines EIS with complex algorithms, delivering stable, shake-free footage no matter how heavy the action gets.
More Dynamic Detail with HDR Video: Dramatically enhance the dynamic range of your footage when recording with HDR video.

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Price: 44,887.00

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3. GoPro Hero7 Black

 

GoPro Hero7 Black comes with a Gimbal-like video which is insanely smooth. Smart-capture superpowers for the best, most brilliant photos automatically. Battle-tested and waterproof without a housing.

GoPro Hero 7 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage.

It is rugged, waterproof without a housing to 10 m and up for any adventure.

Face, Smile + Scene Detection, it knows when you face the camera, smile and more. Further, the GoPro app uses those details to handpick your best shots and create amazing videos.

4K60 Video + 12 MP Photos HERO7 Black shoots stunning 4K60 video and 12 MP photos.

Share Right to Your Instagram Story Add to your Story straight from the GoPro App.

QuikStories Enabled HERO7 Black automatically sends your footage to the GoPro App where it transforms into a fun, shareable video with music and effects.

Touch Zoom, perfectly frame your photos and videos just by touching the screen

HEVC Video Save space on your SD card. Use High-Efficiency Video Compression (HEVC) to cut large files to about half their size without losing any image quality

SuperPhoto Get the best photos automatically. With SuperPhoto, HERO7 Black intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping or noise reduction to optimize your shots

It can shoot Vertically Capture photos and videos in portrait orientation, perfect for Snapchat and your Instagram Stories.

GoPro Hero7 Black with Free 3 Way Grip

GoPro Hero 7 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage.

It is rugged, waterproof without a housing to 10 m and up for any adventure.

4K60 Video + 12 MP Photos HERO7 Black shoots stunning 4K60 video and 12 MP photos.

Touch Zoom, perfectly frame your photos and videos just by touching the screen

HEVC Video Save space on your SD card. Use High-Efficiency Video Compression (HEVC) to cut large files to about half their size without losing any image quality

SuperPhoto Get the best photos automatically. With SuperPhoto, HERO7 Black intelligently applies HDR, local tone mapping or noise reduction to optimize your shots

It can shoot Vertically Capture photos and videos in portrait orientation, perfect for Snapchat and your Instagram Stories.

it has gimbal-like stabilization – without the gimbal. HERO7 Black predicts your movements and corrects for camera shake to deliver insanely smooth footage.

It is Rugged + Waterproof Share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. It is waterproof without a housing to 10 m and up for any adventure.

Face, Smile + Scene Detection HERO7 Black knows when you face the camera, smile and more. The GoPro App uses those details to handpick your best shots and create amazing videos.

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Price: 32,490.00

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4. YI 4K Sports and Action Video Camera

The YI 4K Action Camera features an impact-resistant Gorilla Glass 2.2″ LCD touchscreen so you can shoot and preview with the touch of a finger. Shoot high-resolution videos at 4k30/1080p120/720p240 and capture 12M photos using our selection of photo and video modes including Timelapse, Slow Motion, Timer, and Burst.

Customized with the newest Ambarella A9SE75 Chip and Sony IMX377 Image Sensor to support first-class image capture/encoding. Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) with a 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer provides stable video even when the camera shakes, moves, or experiences impact. The camera with state-of-the-art low power 28nm A9SE chip that enables stable and long-lasting video recording due to its high-performing cooling system.

Connect to the YI Action App using built-in high-speed 5GHz Wi-Fi to edit, apply filters, add music, and share on social media instantly.

With new colors and a high-quality finish, YI 4K Action Camera is not just for shooting amazing photos and videos, but also the fashion accessory you’ve been waiting for.

Records 4K/30fps (60mbps), 1080p/120fps, 720p/240fps video and 12MP photos using a 155° wide-angle lens with F28 aperture.

Built-in 2.19″ LCD touchscreen with 640 x 360 high resolution for easy previewing and shooting, designed with Gorilla Glass Retina to resist scratches and daily impact

World’s leading technologies: Amarelle A9SE75 Chip, Sony IMX377 Image Sensor, 7 layers of glass lenses and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) to guarantee ultra-clear and stable 4K video resolution and 12M pixel photos even in low light conditions

Rechargeable 1400mAh high capacity 4.4V lithium-ion battery records up to 120 minutes of 4K/30fps video with a single charge. High performing cooling system prevents YI 4K Action Camera of overheating and enables stable video recording. Built-in Bluetooth and high speed 5GHz/2.4GHz Wi-Fi support for wireless remote control and the YI Action App for instant photo and video editing

Highly recommend using the micro SD cards in the recommended list for the best compatibility and the best 4K recording performance. Please find the full list in the photo gallery.

Our Verdict:

If you are planning to buy an action camera under a budget of 10,000 then this is one of the best choices available right now in the Indian market.

YI 4K Sports and Action Video Camera (Night Black)

Records 4K/30fps (60mbps), 1080p/120fps, 720p/240fps video and 12MP photos using a 155° wide-angle lens with F28 aperture
Built-in 2.19" LCD touchscreen with 640 x 360 high resolution for easy previewing and shooting, designed with Gorilla Glass Retina to resist scratches and daily impact
World's leading technologies: Amarelle A9SE75 Chip, Sony IMX377 Image Sensor, 7 layers of glass lenses and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) to guarantee ultra-clear and stable 4K video resolution and 12M pixel photos even in low light conditions

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Price: 14,999.00

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5. Noise Play Vlog 16MP 4K Action Camera

Noise Play Vlog action camera can record in High Quality: Bring your memories to life with the incredible quality of 4K@30fps action camera and see them in vivid detail.

Enjoy Great Video Sound: Get the best action camera experience with External MIC Just plug in the 2.5mm mic jack to record audio on the go.

No Shakes only Stability: With the built-in 3-axis gyroscope, you can now capture smooth footage with minimum blurring and maximum stabilization when you are on the move.

Ready for Adventure: Equipped with housing, Noise Play Vlog is waterproof up to 30 meters.

You have to keep it in its waterproof housing case before taking underwater or in rains.

Drawbacks:

Sometimes the video quality could be not satisfying to the eyes.

Noise Play Vlog 16MP 4K WiFi EIS Long Battery Waterproof Sports and Action Camera with External mic Support with…

Record in High Quality /Record the Details: Incredible quality of 4K@30fps action camera and see them in vivid detail.

Enjoy Great Video and Sound: Get the best action camera experience with External MIC, Just plug in the 2.5mm mic jack to record audio on the go!

No Shakes, only Stability: With the built-in 3-axis gyroscope, you can now capture smooth footage with minimum blurring and maximum stabilization when you are on the move.

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Price: 7,999.00

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6. SJCam SJ4000 Action Camera

Sj4000 wifi is a super great product compare to previous generation cameras, it uses ntk96650 chip and ar0330 sensor with a 6g lens, you could take a wide-angle FOV using this camera.

Water-resistant 30 meters: a water-resistant casing that allows you to film fascinating water sports
Support wifi function

High definition screen that displays and replays fascinating videos recorded

Support storage cards up to 32GB maximum(Micro SD Card Class6 Above is required)

This product can be charged with the help of USB cable from the computer

Burst Mode: 3/5/10 photos per second

Drawbacks:

Supports only 32 GB of storage.

No adapter inside the packaging but you can charge it with the USB cable.

SJCAM SJ4000 WiFi 12MP Full HD WiFi Sports Action Camera 170°Wide FOV 30M Waterproof DV Camcorder

Audio: Built-in MIC and Speaker Memory. It supports max. 32GB Micro SD card Frequency of 50/60Hz Port.

Water-resistant 30 meters: a water-resistant casing that allows you to film fascinating water sports. Support wifi function

It has an ultra-wide 170-degree lens.

900mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery

High definition screen that displays and replays fascinating videos recorded

Support storage cards up to 32GB maximum(Micro SD Card Class6 Above, Not included in the package)

The adapter is not included in the package

This product can be charged with a USB cable from the computer

Burst Mode: 3/5/10 photos per second

Water-resistant 30 meters: a water-resistant casing that allows you to film fascinating water sports

Support wifi function

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Price: 5,299.00

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