GoPro 6 ($329.95) – Used ($269.00)
With one of the lowest pixels counts on this list–at only 12mp for photos, it makes up for it with 4K60 for videos. Practically, this means that ground rushing towards you as you hurtle towards the earth will come out clearer and stay clear if you choose to slow down or enlarge the film. best gopro for skydiving Still, shots also turn out pretty good if you want to capture that moment right before your parachute opens. Some perks that come with choosing a GoPro are voice control and touch display. Movement is critical for action sequences, and the 6 comes standard with GoPro’s latest stabilization software, making sure that even though you may be shaking, your camera won’t show it. Additional features not available in earlier Gopros include Protune–where you can manually control color, white balance, and shutter speed, and Capture– a new feature that takes multiple pictures at different exposures to combine them together for the best image. And just in case you’re going to be skydiving into the Blue Hole off the coast of Belize, this action camera is waterproof up to 33ft.
1: SD card compatibility issues cause it to freeze or doesn’t turn on at all.
2: Battery drains
3: Mic issues, there’s a $50 mic you can buy because many of the protective cases muffle sound.
Garmin Virb Ultra 30 Action Camera
This camera made to the list because of one unique feature: it records speed, altitude and heading so you can track your data with every jump. It also links to many different fitness devices, so you can keep your health and your thrills synched up. With 4k video, 3-axis stabilization and a highly-sensitive mic it’s in the same league as the others, but the Garmin VIRB stakes its claim by providing you with your very own aviation stats. Made with pilots in mind, it comes with custom-made accessories for recording ATC chatter in a cockpit and reduces prop distortion. If your landing gets a little wet, no problem– it’s waterproof to 130 feet. Can your action camera do this, prove how far, how fast and how high you went. Virb ultra 30, the waterproof HD action camera can prove this. It captures 4K/30fps video with GPS data overlays. It also has voice control so you can tell the camera to start, stop and remember that. That means more hands-free selfies when you’re looking fearless and easier editing when the action’s all done. For adventures in the wet or snow, you’ll love its LCD display and microphone that work even in the waterproof case. Plus, you can live-stream your video adventures with friends online.
Ultra HD Video: Crystal clear 4K/30fps footage, 1080p/120fps or slow motion capability at 720p/240fps
G-Metrix: Built-in GPS and external sensors with connectivity to Garmin devices to capture performance data like speed, elevation, heart rate, and G-force
LCD Color Touchscreen: 1.75-inch display is easy to operate, fully functional in and out of the waterproof case
Voice Control: Shoot hands-free by using voice commands to start and stop recording, take a photo or tag footage
3-axis image stabiliz3-axis image stabilization, captures steady footage up to 1080p/60fps
GoPro MAX Camera
Classic HERO-style skills. Spherical-capture wizardry. Unbreakable stabilization. Make way for MAX, the most creative GoPro ever. Capture traditional GoPro video and photos or capture 360° footage of everything around you. Snap a panoramic shot without having to pan – just point and click. Choose a digital lens to capture your footage exactly how you imagine it. Why spend almost double for another GoPro? This one has Spherical Capture, 360 degrees of footage. With 5.2K30 for video, this camera provides easily the highest quality imaging on the list, meaning you can do more with your footage. Stretch it, shrink it, slow it down, even freeze those mid-jump flips and you’re still going to get good pictures. Because it’s GoPro, it includes voice control, Protune, Capture, state-of-the-art stabilization, and it’s waterproof without a case for up to 16ft.
Maximize your creative freedom. With MAX you can shoot traditional HERO-style video and photos or immersive 360° footage.
MAX gives you unbreakable stabilization by using 180° capture as the ultimate buffer.
In HERO mode, game-changing horizon leveling gives you that silky-smooth cinematic look whether you’re getting sideways,
Pano without the pan. Take an incredible 270° distortion-free panoramic photos without having to scan the horizon.
Six mics capture true-to-life 360° audio and deliver the best stereo sound ever from a GoPro.
Be a smooth operator. With a touch screen, it’s easy to control your camera
You call the shots. Easily control MAX with 13 voice commands such as “GoPro, start recording” or “GoPro, take a photo”.
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