5 Best 4K Action Cameras Alternatives to GoPro Hero 5Here're top 5 GoPro alternatives 4k action camera that have equivalent video quality and remarkable advantages.
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No. 5 Tomtom Bandit 4K Action Camera
TomTom Bandit looks quite innovative on the design. Press this button while rotating here to take out the battery. And you can directly insert it to your computer to transfer files from the SD card while charging the battery, without additional cable. Tomtom is equipped with IPX7 waterproof. Comparing to GoPro Hero 5, the most distinguished highlight is the built-in motion sensor that allows speed, gravity, heartrate, altitude & rotational tagging.
However, the drawback is that when recording 4k video, the maximum fps is only 15.
No.4 Yi 4K
Yi 4k’s design looks similar to GoPro’s. There’s also a LCD touchscreen on the back, which is really sensitive and smooth. It supports 4k shooting at 30 fps, and 1080p at 120fps or 720p at 240p for slow motion. We had a test between Yi 4k and GoPro Hero 5, it turned out that its denoise in low light and battery life is better than GoPro 5. However, Yi 4k is not water resistant, you can buy a case if you need to surf or dive.
No.3 Olympus Tough TG-Tracker
Olympus 4K has the most extraordinary design I’ve seen in action cameras. Literally a handheld action cam. On GoPro 5, stabilization is not available under 4k shooting, whereas with 5-axis stabilization system, it’s available on Olympus 4k shooting.
However, the 4k image quality is disappointing, like zoom in to 200% on 1080p video. And for slow motion, it supports 1080p at 60fps, and 720p at 240 fps.
Most distinguished highlight: 204° ultra-wide-angle that’s perfect for shooting a broad view like coast line or city landscape. A flappable screen makes it easier to monitor. Besides, there’s a flash light that helps you record video in low light environment.
Olympus 4k has waterproof design, stabilization mode, shock proof, and excellent performance in low temperature to 14 Fahrenheit or -10 celsius. You can enable barometer and gravity tagging and even transfer media files to PC with WiFi.
No.2 Garmin virb Ultra 30
Coming up are 2 badass players. This Garmin Virb is quite a competitor to GoPro Hero 5. Their designs are similar too. Same as GoPro 5, Garmin Virb supports 4k at 30fps, 1080p at 120 fps, 720p at 240 fps, and even voice control.
The camera is not waterproof, but the accessories include a water resistant housing.
From a personal perspective, Garmin Virb surpasses GoPro 5 in the Rotary Switch and shutter button that are much more convenient. In addition, the rotary locking mechanism makes it much easier to maneuver on or off accessories. This can be inspiring to GoPro.
VIRB Ultra 30 has sensors for GPS, gravity and direction, while Gopro has only 1 GPS sensor. So it seems extreme sport fans would prefer Garmin Virb.
No.1 Sony FDR-x3000
Sony FDR-x3000 is the world’s first action cam from a major manufacturer to include optical image stabilization, much more advanced than GoPro 5’s electronic stabilization. Let’s look at the comparison test.
Sony FDR-x3000 allows you use stabilization even in 4K shooting. It also supports 3 times digital zoom. With Sony’s world class expertise in graphics, video captured by Sony FDR-x3000 has excellent image quality and keeps more details of motion than GoPro 5.
With IP68 waterproof, you can record down to 60 meters or 197 feet under water, where it can even perform auto focus and white balance adjusting.
The slow motion lets you record 1080p at 120fps, 720p at 240fps. And voice control is not equipped. I would say that other than voice control and LCD Touchscreen, this action cam outperforms GoPro 5 in every aspect. For professional action cam users, I would highly recommend this one.
Here’re 5 top 4k action camera GoPro alternatives. Sony has better image quality, Garmin has better interactive experience and info tagging, the most cost-effective option---Yi 4k has obviously threaten GoPro’s marketshare. Thanks for watching and remember to subscribe!