46 Best stock photography websites(free and paid)

A key part of great website content is good imagery. We know how hard it can be to find good photos, so we’ve collected a list of 46 stock photography websites here.

Some of them are paid.

But here’s the best part: most of them are free!

From this list, you’re sure to find a good photography for nearly any topic imaginable.

Enjoy!

Best Stock Photography Websites

There are many stock photo sites out there, and they are all vying to become the leader in this particular market. Even though Getty is still on top for now, the following sites may have more to offer in terms of free stock photos, high-quality images, or as a potential marketplace for photographers to sell their work.

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1. StockSnap.io: FREE

StockSnap.io is one of the best sites for high-quality images. It is a popular choice for many website and business owners, since countless new royalty-free images are added on a daily basis. It is also easy to find a free stock photo you like, as you can filter by the amount of downloads.

It is worth noting that the StockSnap.io photos are released as creative commons. In other words, their photographs are free to download for commercial use.

2. Pexels: FREE

Pexels prides itself on providing the best quality photographs only. So, while you will find less stock imagery overall on this website, the stock image quality you do find is unmatched by most free stock photo websites out there. It’s one of my go to sites for photos for websites.

3. Unsplash: FREE

Unsplash is not as widely known as Getty Images or Pexels. That being said, this public domain website does offer some amazing stock photos of high-quality. The site is particularly popular among website developers.

One of the downsides to Unsplash is that the keywords for their stock photos are somewhat lacking. While you may find what you need by entering your chosen keyword, the website uses so-called collections, which can sometimes hide the best stock imagery.

4. Burst: FREE

Contrary to the other stock imagery sites, you need to use another site in order to use Burst. In fact, Burst needs to be accessed to Shopify. This also makes their free stock photo offering a little more complicated. Some of the stock photos are released under a creative commons license, while others actually carry a Shopify photo license.

Burst is also quite a niche provider of stock imagery. The site was created specifically for business owners and entrepreneurs, so the free stock photo offering is quite centered around business in general. So, while not everyone will see Burst as one of the best providers of stock photos, this site could be favorited by many business owners.

5. Reshot: FREE

When you want one of the largest libraries with stock photos at your disposal, Reshot is the place to be. The site provides you with a large stock photography offering with various themes and categories. So, even if you are looking for stock photos to support a niche site, you will most likely find it here.

One of the other things that stands out about Reshot is that their photography offering is a little different from most commercial sites. Stock imagery is quite original and is bound to make your website stand out from all the rest. In other words, Reshot is extremely popular for new startups and websites.

6. Pixabay: FREE

Pixabay is arguably one of the best-known websites with free stock photos. Since the site has been around for a long time, you can expect an amazing stock image library with tons of free photos.

One of the unusual things about Pixabay is that the site does not solely offers stock imagery. In addition to a range range of photos, the site also provides art illustrations and vectors.

7. FoodiesFeed: FREE

When you need some excellent free photos of food, you need a public domain like FoodiesFeed. The site provides stock imagery that is completely centered around food. So, restaurants, hotels, and even food bloggers regularly obtain stock imagery from this site.

8. Gratisography: FREE

While most stock photo websites obtain their free photos from various photographers, Gratisography only uses free photos from the same photographer, Ryan McGuire.

You might believe that a site offering stock imagery from the same photographer may be quite limited, but this is not the case for Gratisography. In fact, you can count on free images being added every week.

9. Freestocks.org: FREE

Another great site for stock imagery is freestocks.org. The stock imagery provider does not stick to a single niche and has a widespread offer of stock images.

Freestocks.org has enjoyed some mainstream success, so many businesses and individuals go to the website to find their free stock photos. Images on the website are free to use and can be downloaded without much trouble.

10. Picography: FREE

When you want stock imagery from well-known photographer Dave Meier, then you should head over to Picography. Whether you need an original stock image or something a bit commercial, the stock imagery from Dave Meier and other well-known photographers is bound to please.

11. Foca: FREE

Some stock imagery sites focus on particular topics and this is the case for Foca. Foca provides a stock image selection from photographer Jeffrey Betts, who focuses on topics such as workplaces and nature.

All photographs on Foca are of the highest quality, so you will not find any average images here. So, even the harshest photography critics can find some amazing stock imagery on Foca.

12. Picjumbo: FREE

While some sites focus on niche images or limit their amount of topics, other sites pride themselves on providing the most diverse topics possible. One of these websites is Picjumbo, who offers a wide range of stock image categories.

Picjumbo offers available images under categories such as fashion, nature, technology and more. By placing them in these categories, visitors can easily find a large stock image selection that is suitable for their sites.

13. Kaboom Pics: FREE

Like other websites that offer a stock image selection, Kaboom Pics allow users to grab images and use them for commercial ends. However, images that are obtained from Kaboom Pics cannot be sold or redistributed, so this is something that users must take into consideration.

14. SkitterPhoto: FREE

As we mentioned already, most sites that offer photos for commercial use get them from various photographers. However, this is different for SkitterPhoto, as the images provided are taken by the owners of SkitterPhoto.

While you may expect a limited style where photo offering is concerned, this is surprisingly not the case. There is a wide variety of images in various themes, and even the photographer styles are quite diverse. So, you will find all sorts of images on SkitterPhoto, even though they are offered by a limited number of photographers.

15. Life Of Pix: FREE

Life of Pix is offered by the LEEROY Creative Agency. The agency specialises in high-resolution photos without copyright restrictions.

On Life Of Pix, users can also find numerous Adobe Stock images, which has been integrated with Life of Pix. Adobe stock is a service similar to all the other providers of free images mentioned today. All photos on Adobe Stock are royalty-free and curated by the Adobe team.

16. Little Visuals: FREE

Nic Jackson is the man who started Little Visuals. He regularly uploaded amazing photos that could be used by the public. Unfortunately, Nic passed away unexpectedly in 2013. Since then, his family has maintained the website and keep the photos available for the public.

While Little Visuals is not as known among the the general public, it is certainly known among developers and blog owners. The website has 3.4 million users and a whopping 130, 000 subscribers. Once you see the photos from Nic Jackson, it won’t take you long to figure out why this site is so popular.

17. New Old Stock: FREE

We already mentioned that some websites are quite niche, but none is more niche than New Old Stock. As the name of the site already indicates, New Old Stock focuses on old images and photos, something that is not easy to obtain from other websites.

18. Jay Mantri: FREE

Some stock sites are named after the photographer, and this is the case for Jay Mantri. On his website, you will find some lovely photos with a variety of themes.

While the photos are offered for free and there aren’t any fees involved, it is a little difficult to find what you are looking for in terms of themed photos. You often have to scroll through an endless amount of photos before you find what you are looking for. That being said, the photos are well worth scrolling through, as each and every single one is amazing.

19. Picspree: FREE

This is one of our personal favorites for free photos. Picspree has an immense offering of free photos with a dominant nature theme. Interestingly, this site is backed by Getty Images.

We must mention that while the majority of photos at Picspree are completely free, there are some premium photos as well. Still, there are many photos you can obtain without having to pay a single cent.

20. ISO Republic: FREE

Another great suggestion is ISO Republic. If you are looking for a stock images site that updates its selection of photographs daily, then this is the option for you. All photographs are published with a CCO license as well, so you don’t have to pay anything to obtain photos for your blog or site.

21. StyledStock: FREE/PREMIUM

Some websites that offer stock photos make their money through advertisements, and this is most certainly the case for StyledStock. To make the majority of their images free, StyledStock uses lots of advertisements throughout the website. While this could be seen as a negative, it does provide you with a large range of photographs that are ready to use and won’t cost you anything.

StyledStock does provide a premium service as well, this in the form of a premium packs offer. The premium packs offer users a bundle of photographs under a specific theme. At the time of this article, premium packs included themes such as breakfast, bathroom and wedding.

22. Shutterstock: PAID

Shutterstock is arguably one of the largest providers of stock photographs. They have one of the largest libraries, suitable for niche markets as well as large cooperations. Of course, such a big library comes with a price.

To use the photographs offered by Shutterstock, you must create an account. But even with a free account you won’t get far. In fact, Shutterstock asks a monthly fee to use their photographs, although you can get one month free. Still, the overall costs of their images is acceptable with a small monthly fee. And, if you use stock photographs on a regular basis, then Shutterstock might just be a tiny investment for you.

23. Fotolia: PAID

Fotolia has been around for quite some time and was quite popular among users. However, the website was obtained by Adobe in 2019, which means the site has transformed into a license only photography provider.

While the offer of photographs is quite impressive on Fotolia, the prices for photo licenses can sometimes be shocking! As soon as the average user looks at the cost of an extended license, it is usually enough to turn that person away. We can’t say we blame them, as some of these licenses go over $50 per photograph.

24. Dreamstime: FREE/PAID

Some users value quality above all other things when they look for photographs to use. At Dreamstime, these users find all the photographs they could ever need, as the website has one of the strictest quality standards in he industry.

Photographers who work with Dreamstime get 25-50% of the sales prices, which is substantially more than other sites. If you like to use stock photography and want to support photographers are the same time, you can most certainly use this site.

Dreamstime works with a subscription system. Over the course of a month, you pay a free that gives you access to a certain number of image downloads. The lowest subscription pack offers you 10 images. The largest gives you a whopping 9000 images.

On the flipside, the subscription costs to get and use photographs from the website are not exactly cheap, although you are paying towards the hard work of the photographers. You can also obtain a one week free trial to use the service before you purchase it.

25. Stocksy: PAID

If you have not heard about Stocksy before, you are not alone! Stocksy is a relative newcomer in the world of stock photo websites, but the site is quickly getting noticed.

Stocksy was founded by 2013 by Bruce Livingstone. If you use stock photos regularly, this name may sound familiar, as Bruce was the original founder of iStock. Like Dreamstime, Stocksy focuses on paying its photographers a fair price for their work, giving them up to 50% in commission. Of course, this also means that you can expect to pay a fair price for the photos you use. On the flipside, you do support the photography profession.

Small bloggers are unlikely to use Stocksy due to the associated cost. However, larger businesses looking for advertiser materials and photos for their website can turn to Stocksy.

26. Crestock: PAID

Those who want to save some money on stock photography can head over to Crestock instead. The website offers in excess of 2.5 million royalty-free creative images and makes it easy to find the photos you need.

The cost for photos on the website can vary greatly by artist. Crestock also provides you with three payment options, including pay & go, subscriptions and credits. The pay & go option is suitable for those who need a minimum amount of photos, while the subscription option is great for popular bloggers who want a minimum of 20 downloads per day. That being said, the monthly subscription fee is not exactly cheap, so new bloggers and hobby websites are unlikely to use this stock website on a regular basis.

27. Bigstock: PAID

Bigstock is one of the biggest photography websites in existence today. Interestingly, the website was founded in 2004 but eventually taken over by ShutterStock in 2009. So, while you may not see the registered trademark of ShutterStock everywhere, this website is most certainly owned by the ShutterStock people.

Aside from high-quality images, BigStock provides videos and vectors too. It also provides an impressive library of more than 95 million files, which goes far beyond any other stock photography website today.

The files available for download at BigStock can be obtained for free during the initial trial period. However, be warned that the number of files you can download during this time is limited and that you are expected to pay a fee as soon as the trial has ended.

As for payment methods, BigStock provides several options to its users. There is the daily subscription plan for those who only need a small number of photographs and a monthly subscription plan for anyone that requires a larger number of photographs for their website.

Compared to most websites, BigStock is not less or more expensive when it comes to the cost of their photos. However, BigStock still stands out because of the amount of files they have on offer, which puts all other photo websites to shame. Still, if you don’t want to spend money to obtain royalty-free photos, it may be best to look elsewhere.

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If you’re looking to contribute to these sites, you can even get started with a simple point and shoot camera.

28. Startup Stock Photos: FREE

As the name suggests, this website was created to provide new businesses with photographs for their website. The images are free to download and are easily found on the main page.

On the downside, Startup Stock Photos does not have a handy search feature, which would enable you to easily find the photographs you are looking for. Still, if you don’t mind a little scrolling, this website can help you with your startup.

29. Finda.Photo: FREE

While most larger database require a fee to use their photographs, Finda.Photo provides you with access to more than a million photographs free of charge. The photo supplies is available through the chamber of commerce website, through which you can also access other stock photo suppliers.

30. Magdeleine: FREE

Some sites can be hidden where photography is concerned, and Magdeleine certainly fits that description. While it is not the largest stock photography website out there, it does provide some amazing images. Plus, you get a new high-resolution photograph every day.

31. IM FREE: FREE

On IM FREE, you can find anything from templates to categories such as business, technology, health, icons and loads more. All can be used for commercial purposes without the need of investing your own money.

32. Superfamous

Superfamous is probably the least user friendly option in our overview. That being said, it does provide some amazing pics if you know how to find them. Still, new users may find it a little tricky to navigate around.

33. Getrefe: PAID

Getrefe is the most unusual supplier of photographs in this overview, as it is quite different from the other sites. In fact, the photographs are offered on a tumbler blog! Nevertheless, finding photographs is quite easy.

34. JeShoots: PAID

When you like to choose photographs from a slew of categories, or simply want a user friendly website to find them, then JeShoots might be the option for you. Spanning categories from casino and love to summer and coffee, there is something suitable for all kinds of people.

35. Public Domain Archive: FREE

Those who don’t like a lot of browsing and want to find things immediately will appreciate this one. Simply check the website to view thousands of images that don’t carry any royalties!

36. Snapographic: FREE

Snapographic has quite the diverse offering, bringing you stock photography as well as celebrity photographs, graphic design templates and graphics. So, if you need more than just stock photographs, Snapographic is the place to be.

37. SplitShire: FREE

This website provides countless stock photographs, but gets its revenue from advertisements. If you have adblock installed, be sure to disable it for this website before accessing it. If you keep your Adblock turned on, you might not gain access at all.

38. Realistic Shots: FREE

Realistic shots is a great place to get your photographs. However, it could use some more filters for easier user navigation. That being said, Realistic Shots has some of the best and most original photographs we have seen.

39. Stokpic: FREE

Stokpic is a little unusual, as they send 10 photographs to their subscribers every two weeks without any extra charge. Some of the images can also be downloaded for free on the website. Be careful though, as some are not cleared for redistribution.

40. Morguefile: FREE

Morguefile gives you instant access to tons of stock photographs, but not all of them are of the highest quality. Before you download, always check the quality of the photo, as some photographs leave much to be desired. Aside from that, you can find the occasional gem there.

41. Free Images: FREE

If you are looking for free photographs, but don’t want the fuss of registering or subscribing to a service, then you need Free Images. The website delivers a large database filled with free photographs, but you don’t have to register to download them.

42. Historical Stock Photos: PAID

Do you need a historical photograph, but not really sure where to start looking. In addition to one of our previous suggestions, you can choose Historical Stock Photos. As a search engine for stock photography, you will quickly find the historical pics you need.

43. Every Stock Photo

Don’t want to mess around with several sites to get the couple of photographs you need? Choose Every Stock Photo, a search engine that will deliver suitable results in a click of a button.

44. Splashbase: FREE

Splashbase is one of the more diverse sites in this overview. From historical photographs to nature photography, you can find it all here. It also features some illustrations from impressive artists.

45. Image Base: FREE

Don’t want to wade your way through countless photos to find that one free one you are looking for? Well, look no further than Image Base, as all the photographs on this website are completely free. There is one downside though, as not all of the photos are of the best quality.

46. The Pattern Library: FREE

Do you need patterns instead of photographs covering a specific subject? Look no further than the Pattern Library. On this website, you can find patterns suitable for commercial use. Just go to the start page and scroll down.

How Do Stock Photo Websites Make Money?

Stock photography is extremely popular for the reasons we mentioned earlier. These websites basically make money by selling licenses for uploaded images. While the artist still gets a cut from the original sale, the majority of the profit goes to the stock photo website.

Of course, you can also find free stock images online. So how do sites offering free stock images make their money? Well, there are several ways for these sites to make money. Some of these websites only offer a limited amount of free images for commercial purposes.

Once you have reached your limit, you need to buy a license. Websites that solely offer free stock photos use advertisements to get their revenue.

How Much Money Can You Make With Stock Photography?

There is money to be made for a photographer in stock photography, but don’t be fooled into thinking that you can simply upload stock images and receive lots of money in return.

When you head over to a stock photo website, you will quickly notice that your stock images must be “sellable”. Otherwise, your uploads will be refused and you won’t make any money at all. That being said, some photographers have built their entire business on stock photo photography for commercial use.

There are lots of things you need to know before you upload your best stock photographs. For example, you need to determine the right keywords for your audience, check out supply and demand for free stock photos, rule out popular brands and logos in your stock images and more.

Some photographers create their own brand where stock images are concerned. Every photographer has his or her own style, and sometimes this style can be a massive hit among people who need royalty free stock photos. So, you don’t have to conform to mainstream stock images.

The amount of money you can make from your stock photo efforts depends heavily on your commitment. If you master keywords, supply and demands, but also use the best stock photo sites, you can make a living as a stock photographer.

Things To Remember About Stock Photography

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If you are considering getting into stock imagery, be sure to do your research first. Even though there is a big market filled with stock photo sites, you do need to know what you are doing when it comes to your uploaded stock photos.

We recommend researching keywords, supply and demand, but also to take a thorough look at our recommend stock photo websites to find a place where your stock photos will stand out.

You can make a business out of stock photos as a photographer, but it always requires a bit of research. Hopefully, you will find the process a little easier thanks to our overview.

Those who aren’t photographers but are looking for the best free stock photos will now have plenty of options, since our overview contained some of the best free options out there. Of course, it also contains some websites that ask a small fee for photos. Nevertheless, you should easily find countless photos suitable for commercial use.

60 Wedding photography tips for beginners and pros

When you have a wedding coming up, you want to make sure you have the best wedding photos for the happy couple to look back on.

But what are some of the top wedding photography tips out there to ensure you don’t miss a single moment? Let’s find out!

When it comes down good wedding photography, you need to think about three separate categories. You don’t only take photographs during the ceremony, you take them before and after the ceremony as well.

Here are some of the kinds of tips you’ll pick up:

  • What pictures you MUST get
  • How to best compose your photos
  • Preparation tips before the event
  • Good communication for a satisfactory experience

1) Tell A Story

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Every wedding tells a story, so that story must be reflected in the photos you take of the wedding day. To ensure you tell the full story of the wedding day, make sure you shoot all the following things. When you create your shot list, make sure you include a shot of the invitation, the exterior of the wedding venue and other small details. So, at the end, you can use your shot list to create a story of the entire day.

2) Get the First Look Shot

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One of the shots you absolutely need to add to your shot list is the first look shot. At one point before or during the ceremony, the groom will see the bride for the first time in her wedding dress. Evidently, this is a shot you can’t miss and is considered as a favorite of many wedding photographers.

3) Get Nature Shots

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Photography for weddings can take place in the great outdoors. Many brides and grooms love taking their wedding photos with a beautiful natural environment all around them. There is no limit to what you can use either as a setting, this ranges from the beach to some grassy meadows. It all comes down to where the bride and groom feel most comfortable. For the best wedding photography in the outdoors, it is recommended to speak with the bride and groom about the setting beforehand.

4) Capture The First Dance

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One of the most important moments to capture as a wedding photographer is the first dance. While some keep their first dance minimal, other have something quite elaborate for their wedding day. Either way, if you are the wedding photographer on duty, make sure you have a good view of the bride and groom during this special moment.

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5) Take An Umbrella

Even if a wedding has been planned meticulously for months, you can never predict the weather. Evidently, wedding photography can become affected because of the weather conditions. Therefore, good wedding photographers will always have a black or a white umbrella on them without any distinguishable markings. Doing so enables you to still take wedding photos of the bride and groom in the outdoors, without the weather ruining everything.

6) Make Sure The Bride Wears Waterproof Makeup

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Most brides wear waterproof makeup, especially when you consider the amount of crying that can happen during every wedding. Still, it does not hurt to remind the bride of waterproof makeup, especially if photography for wedding invitations takes place before the actual event.

7) Get Advice From An Experienced Wedding Photographer

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You may be getting a lot of good tips for wedding photography today, but nothing beats experience. If you want the best tips money can buy, it does not hurt to get the advice from an experienced wedding photographer friend or mentor.

8) Prepare Your Equipment

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As a wedding photographer, you will be taking photos inside and outside the venue; this means that your photo equipment must be highly adaptable. So, one of our best photography tips is to always take a spare camera and accessories. By doing so, you are prepared if something should go wrong.

9) Purchase The Right Accessories

One of our most important wedding photography tips is to obtain the right accessories. There are some accessories you definitely need for professional wedding photography; this includes but is not limited to a spare camera, medium zoom lens, telephoto lens, an external flash, memory cards, spare batteries, and lens cleaning equipment. While there are more accessories we could recommend in this overview of wedding photography tips, these are by far the most important.

10) Get Some Help

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Once you notice the amount of equipment you need as a wedding photographer, you will also notice that it is next to impossible to carry it all around yourself. In fact, a professional wedding photographer often ensures some help is available, especially to carry all the equipment around when the wedding photos are being taken.

11) Try Multiple Locations

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Sometimes, the happy couple would like photographs in various locations, not just photographs from during the big day. So, another one of our valuable wedding photography tips is to have a photoshoot with the bride and groom in various locations outside the wedding.

12) Get The Shot Of All First Moments

If you are photographing your first wedding, it is important to be familiar with all the first moments. There first moments do not only include the first kiss and the first dance, there are individual first moments for the bride and groom individually. So, make sure you capture all those moments if you are the wedding photographer.

13) Look For Guest Reactions

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Every wedding contains a bunch of group shots as well. One of the group shots are the reactions of the guests to the bride and groom. Evidently, you cannot shoot moments of the bride and groom and the reactions of the guests simultaneously. This is why you need a helper to take these particular group shots on the wedding. We already mentioned the importance of a helper in this overview of wedding photography tips, but the most important reason is undoubtedly to shoot these group shots.

14) Get Familiar With The Guests

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The happy couple is bound to have some guests they think are more important than others. So, it is vital that you include these guests more often in group photos. In order to get the shot the happy couple wants, it is important to get familiar with the guests beforehand as a wedding photographer.

15) Get Enough Photos Of Friends For The Wedding Album

In our wedding photography tips, you’ve already noticed that we briefly mentioned the importance of knowing guests and that group photos are just as important. As a wedding photographer, it is also important to get the shot of the bride and her best friend, or the groom and his best friend. Therefore, ensure these photographs are on the wedding day list too.

16) Save Time With Group Shots

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Group photos can save you some valuable time. After all, a wedding photographer cannot keep an eye on everyone of the wedding party at all times. To ensure the wedding day captures everyone, you can schedule strategic wedding photographs shortly before or after the ceremony.

17) Search For Smiles

Another one of our valuable wedding photography tips is to find smiles. The happy couple wants to look back to their wedding day and see those smiling faces. So, when you see a smile, it is time to get your shot.

18) Make A Shot List Before The Event

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All the wedding photography tips in the world are not enough if you do not have a shot list before the event takes place. A professional wedding photographer has to take numerous shots and you don’t want to miss anything during the wedding day. So, writing down the shots you absolutely need to get beforehand is one of the most important wedding photography tips we can give you.

19) Nominate One Of The Family Members

When you need to take photographs of the bride, groom and all the family members around them, you want to ensure everyone is positioned correctly. Therefore, it is time to get a family member to help you. A family member ensures nothing will go wrong by positioning all the relatives in the right manner. That way, you won’t have any sour faces captured on camera.

20) Visit Locations Beforehand

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Another one of best wedding photography tips is to scout the locations where you will be shouting. It is common tip provided by professional wedding photographers, and it is not difficult to see why. Being familiar with the location in question allows you to get familiar with the best spots to take photographs.

Granted, this may be tough if you have a busy schedule, but if you can take some time out, it definitely makes a big difference.

21) Check Your Memory Cards

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Your equipment must be impeccable on the wedding day. You must pay particular attention to your accessories too, including memory cards. If you often do wedding photography, there might be some photographs left from a previous wedding.

So, make sure there is enough room on your camera and erase the existing photos on your memory cards before you leave. While it may look as one of the most straightforward and best wedding photography tips, it is one of the most important wedding photography tips for any wedding shoot.

22) Talk To The Happy Couple

The bride, groom and even relatives will have some expectations of the wedding shoots. Therefore, another one of our best wedding photography tips is to speak to the happy couple before you take photos.

The couple may have a preference for a certain theme or may want something included in their photos. If you know about these beforehand, you can make sure they are incorporated in photos of the bride, groom, friends and family.

23) Be Aware Of Camera Sound!

As a professional wedding photographer, you do not want to disturb the ceremony in any shape or form. Unfortunately, this does happen a lot, even with experienced photographers. So, one of the most important wedding photography tips is never to disturb the ceremony.

Keep the sound from your camera to an absolute minimum. After all, nothing is more annoying than the sounds of a shooting camera in the middle of a speech, the first kiss, or other vital moments.

Also, if you use a drone to shoot video, the sound will be VERY LOUD!

24) Remember to Focus On The Details

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Most wedding photographers have no problems taking the vital shots of the bride and groom, or the family for that matter. However, there are many that actually forget to take detail photographers during their first wedding shoot. The rings, the bridal bouquet, the invitation. They are all potential photos during your first wedding shoot.

25) Use Different Cameras

Having more than one camera for wedding photography can be incredibly advantageous. After all, it helps you to implement all those wedding photography tips we have already provided you with. For example, if you have one camera with a wide angle lens and another with a longer lens, you will be able to take all the desired photos during your first wedding shoot.

26) Don’t Be Shy

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Being shy and putting yourself in a corner will not enable you to take photos that will be talked about for years. For your first wedding photography assignment, it is important to overcome shyness and be a little bolder. Of course, being bold with wedding photography does not mean being intrusive.

27) Take advantage of and be aware of light diffusion

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A wedding shoot can benefit greatly from light diffusions, especially in environments where there is low light. For example, if you use a flash in a darker environment, it could cause a coloured light to bounce off from an object. So, one of the most valuable photography tips we can give you is to master light diffusion before you attempt wedding photography.

28) RAW Wedding Photography

Shooting in RAW may be daunting for many new wedding photographers, but it should be a consideration nonetheless. In fact, RAW shots can be be manipulated far more than any other because of their extra processing time. As you may have guessed already, RAW photographs also pose a solution to those tricky lighting situations you can encounter at wedding venues.

29) Check Your Backgrounds

One of the problems that gets new photographers every time is a poor background. The subject may be shot perfectly, but the background may be clashing. As a photographer, it is important to be aware of the background at all times; this includes the background during the actual ceremony. While you cannot choose your surroundings as a photographer, you can make strategic decisions when it comes to shooting.

30) Don’t Delete Photographs During Shooting

Some photographs have a poor habit of deleting photographs they aren’t happy with during the ceremony or party. Evidently, this is not a good idea. Some photographs may appear like they don’t work shortly after you capture them. However, on second glance, they may work after all. So, take enough memory cards and never delete photographs on the day.

31) Try A Different Perspective

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Getting unique wedding photography is often a case of experimenting with different perspectives. Every time you take a photograph of the bride or groom in a normal position, you should try a different perspective too. Whether it is shooting from up high or down low. There is always a unique way to capture unforgettable moments that become even more unforgettable through the right angle.

32) Use The Fill Flash

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When it comes to lighting, a lot of things can go wrong. To counter some of these common lighting mistakes, you must use the fill flash during wedding photography. Many wedding photographers will tell you that the fill flash is extremely useful for environments with plenty of background lighting or midday wedding shoots.

33) Use Continuous Shooting Mode

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Using the continuous shooting mode can be very advantageous for wedding photographers. In fact, using continuous shooting mode in wedding photography enables you to get more relaxed photographs. Think about it, the formal photograph you capture first is often less relaxed, while the second or third from a continuous shooting mode looks a whole lot better and calmer.

34) Have Some Fun With It

Not everyone likes to have their picture taken, especially by someone who they do not really know. Having fun with your wedding photography is the perfect way to calm down those nervous subject.

As the photographer, don’t forget to smile and be friendly to the people in your environment. This will put the people around you more at ease when you take photos. Of course, don’t forget to shoot in continuous shooting mode for more relaxed photos.

35) Have a contract and put everything in writing

 

It is important to have a contract in place if you are the photographer for a wedding. Wedding photography can envelop many things, so having a contract that describes your wedding photography services in great details ensures you are covered as a photographer.

36) Get The Wedding Itinerary

To ensure your wedding photography efforts go without a hitch, you must have the itinerary for the wedding. Since wedding photography is fast-paced, as you don’t want to miss anything, a wedding itinerary ensures you get all the essential shots. It also ensures you are in the right place at the right time, so be sure to familiarise yourself with the goings on for the wedding day.

37) Consider Props

While not every photographer does so, there are some advantages to using props for some of your shots. Using props enables you to capture more creative surroundings, and give the happy couple more unique photos.

Of course, it is also a good idea to discuss the use of proper with the happy couple beforehand. After all, the couple may have certain hobbies that can be incorporated in the wedding photos.

38) Discuss Wedding Shots With The Couple

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Some couples prefer wedding shots to be more formal, while others prefer their wedding photos to be more relaxed. Since couples can have different expectations where photography is concerned, it is advantageous for the photographer to speak to the couple before the happy occasion.

Talk to the couple about the photographs you want to shoot and ask them for their personal input. Doing so ensures that you capture the right shots as a photographer, but also ensures that the couple will be very happy with the results afterwards.

39) Consider offering services for boudoir shoots

The boudoir shoot is becoming increasingly more popular. In fact, it is almost a tradition for the bride. That being said, not all photographers are comfortable with wedding photography that includes a boudoir shoot. While not every photographer is comfortable with it, it may be worth considering adding this service to your photography services if you are comfortable to do so.

40) Stick To Your Style

Every wedding photographer has his or her own style. This is why it is important to speak to the couple beforehand, so you know the type of wedding photography they expect. Never change your style for the expectations of the couple. Instead, you can recommend someone else.

However, most couples will choose wedding photography based on the photographs displayed on a photographer’s website. So, ensure you display your particular style properly on your wedding photography website. If you are an amateur, then be sure to show some examples of your wedding photography to the happy couple beforehand.

41) Take Enough Batteries

Wedding photography requires plenty of batteries, as you will spent many hours shooting the bride, groom, and their respective family. So, always check if you have enough batteries. Also, be sure to charge all those batteries so you do not run out.

42) Invest In Faster Memory Cards

Not every memory card is as good for wedding photography. In fact, some memory cards can be rather slow. Ideally, you want a memory card with a good writing speed; this will benefit continuous shooting mode for RAW shots. For wedding photography, we recommend a writing speed of 95 MB/s.

43) Practice Crowd Control

A crowd can actually be a serious problem for a photographer, especially when they are trying to shoot photos of the happy couple or a specific group of people. To counter this particular issue, it is always good idea to take someone under your wing for crowd control.

Contrary to popular belief, you do not necessarily have to hire someone for the day. You could speak to the master of ceremony or even appoint a member of the family to keep the crowd under control during the day.

44) Always Compose Your Photos

It is easy to always be looking for the next shot at a wedding. As such, the composition of your photographs could easily be lost. Evidently, getting the right composition for every shot is the trademark of good photographers. So, don’t ignore your composition, even when you feel you are under pressure during the ceremony and other important parts of the day.

45) Give The Bridesmaids Some Tips

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The bride is not the only person you want to capture great shots of. The bridesmaids are also an important part of the wedding. So, speak to the bridesmaids before the ceremony so you can capture them from their best angle too. Simply tell the bridesmaids to walk slowly and don’t forget to smile. By doing so, it will be much easier to capture outstanding photos throughout the ceremony.

46) Flower Positioning

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Brides often ask for tips on bouquet holding. Since brides do not hold a wedding bouquet on a daily basis, it is not that uncommon for the bride to want some tips from her photographer. To get the best results where photography is concerned, tell the bride to hold the bouquet around the belly button area. Doing so gives some outstanding results, as the shape of the arms is optimal too.

47) Adapt Photography To Your Environment

While you may have planned your photography into the smallest detail, sometimes the environment you find yourself in can provide some lovely surprises. For example, you may encounter a beautiful sunset or sunrise on the day of the ceremony. When this occurs, don’t forget to adjust your photography so you can capture some of this stunning environment too.

48) Don’t forget to focus specifically on the bride

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The bride pays a lot of attention to her dress and her overall appearance on the day of her wedding. So, you must also ensure your photography efforts cover the bride in great detail. When you shoot the bride, ensure you capture her dress, her makeup, the bouquet and every other aspect. So, you should definitely reserve some time on photography of the bride alone.

49) Reduce The Pressure

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Wedding photography is more stressful than most people think and this could certainly influence someone’s enjoyment of the job. Therefore, you could consider asking a second photographer.

Interestingly, you do not necessarily have to pay for the services of this photographer. Simply exchange services for weddings. For example, the second photographer can work for free during your wedding, and you can do the same for his. That way, everyone wins without losing out on too much profit.

Or you can just pay upfront, whatever good terms you both can come to!

50) Display Your Photography At The Wedding

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Even though you shoot photographs during the ceremony and will be too busy to worry about anything else, an increasingly large number of professionals now display their photos at the party venue. Simply upload the photos you have taken during the ceremony and put them on a screen at the venue.

By doing so, you do not only delight the happy couple with some lovely photos(provided they gave you permission in advance), you advertise your services as a wedding photographer at the same time.

51) Look For The Little Things

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When you shoot at a wedding, it is all too easy to look for the obvious shot such as the first dance and the first kiss. However, you need to be aware of the small signs of affection too; this may include a smile of the mother during the first dance or other small events. This is once again a reason to have a second person taking photos, as they can capture these precious shots more easily.

52) Be At The Front Of The Ceremony

While you may not feel comfortable doing so during your first wedding, it is essential to position yourself at the front of the ceremony. By positioning yourself in the front, you can capture all the essential photos. Of course, it is recommended to keep your movements to a minimum, as you do not want to disturb the ceremony as you capture photographs.

53) Avoid A Cluttered Background

We briefly touched upon the importance of paying attention to the background of your shots. Within this framework, it is also vital to check for clutter in the background. Clutter can steal the attention away from the actual subject, and doesn’t do any special lighting justice. So, avoid any cluttered backgrounds for all photos.

54) Get Some Practice Shots

New photographers and amateur photographers often take practice shots before the event. This is not a bad idea either, as you can visit the venue and search for some interesting angles beforehand. In fact, even experience photographers still try their hand at practice shots from time to time, especially for venues they haven’t been in yet.

55) Ask About The Dress

The wedding dress is definitely a crucial part of the wedding and must be captured appropriately. If you want to make sure the bride is happy with the photos of her wedding dress, always make sure to ask the bride about the parts of the dress she loves most. Then, make sure those parts play a prominent part in the photos you take.

56) Talk To The Officiant

Even a photographer has to stick to the rules of a wedding, so it is vital to speak to the officiant. As a general rule of thumb, religious ceremonies tend to have more rules. Getting familiar with those rules ensures you don’t cause offense when you are shooting the occasion.

57) Trust Your Instincts

While you can stick to the many rules and the countless tips we have provided in this article religiously, you want to trust your own instincts as well. If you have a natural eye for photography, then your instincts will deliver some outstanding photographs too!

58) Don’t underestimate Black And White Photographs

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When you need to simplify photographs, or want to create more contrast, then using black and white photography is a must. It is used to add more emotion and depth, so it can certainly have some value for special events such as a wedding.

59) Learn To Use Natural Light

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While the flash can be your best friend when lighting conditions aren’t optimal, using to learn natural light is just as important. In fact, natural light can benefit wedding photos to a whole new extent.

Please note that there will be situations where you cannot use any natural light; this can include environments with low light conditions. Of course, having good equipment can help with capturing natural light and countering low light conditions. Over time, you may want to upgrade your equipment to counter these common problems.

60) Take sparkler photos

Sparkler photos are become super popular these days. Essentially, these photos are taken after dusk when it gets a little darker. The guests would grab a sparkler and “write” or “draw” in the air with the sparkler, as the photographer takes a long exposure shot.

The long exposure will catch the light from the sparkler as it makes the design, and the end result is super cool!

Conclusion

Even if you a relatively new photographer, our tips will help you to take the perfect wedding photos in minimal time. Of course, being the best photographer also means mastering these tips. So, be sure to keep our list of tips on hand if you want to become one of the best in your area.

Wide angle point and shoot camera: Best options to consider

Once you get a bit more passionate about photography, you will quickly encounter the term “wide angle camera”. A wide angle camera can have countless benefits for the results you obtain as a hobby photographer. So, let us introduce you to the wide angle camera, point and shoot cameras, and other important information you need to know moving forward.

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What Is The Best Wide Angle Point and Shoot Camera?

There are a couple of wide angle cameras that require your attention. However, you will find that most cameras provide you with an option to add a wide angle lens these days. So, it is often best to choose a sturdy camera base before you look at lenses. There are various options nowadays, which can vary in price considerably. Let’s take a look at some of the most used options among hobby photographers.

Which Point And Shoot Has The Best Image Quality?

As even hobby photographers are getting more informed about the features a good camera needs, even the compact camera needs to be on point these days. To give you a quick overview of the best ones at the moment, we have lined up the options you must consider as a hobby photographer below.

1. Canon Powershot ELPH 180

The Canon Powershot is one of the best compact cameras out there at the moment, which is no surprise considering the manufacturer of this camera. It comes with an 8x optical zoom and an image stabilizer. While that does not rival a powerful zoom lens on a DSLR, the zoom range and additional image stabilization does deliver some outstanding images.

The image quality of the Canon Powershot is helped greatly by the 20.0 megapixel CCD sensor and the DIGIC 4+ image processor, which are also used in some of the higher end Canon cameras. The Canon Powershot also allows recording of 720p HD video, so this is not just the best compact camera for family photography.

We must also mention that the Canon Powershot has smart auto intelligence. This consists of various settings, which are automatically selected using the Smart Auto function. In other words, you do not have to adjust the settings of your camera or switch out a lens like you would in a DSLR, as this camera does all the settings for you. So, the Canon Powershot may look simple, but it packs quite a punch!

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  • Smart AUTO intelligently selects the proper settings based on predefined shooting situations
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2. Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70K

The Panasonic Lumix is often referred to as the gold standard of point and shoot cameras. There are many reasons for that, so let’s delve right into all the reasons why this camera is a smart choice.

With the Panasonic Lumix, you have 4K video right at your fingertips. The camera enables you to capture 3840 x 2160p video. That is four times more than regular HD! And with an outstanding built-in 24mm x30 optical zoom lens, you can capture beautiful photographs with minimal effort.

If 4K video and an outstanding built-in zoom lens with outstanding zoom range aren’t enough, then you can also count on the electronic viewfinder. With the Panasonic electronic viewfinder, you can easily capture perfect photographs in brighter light, capturing a sharp image every time.

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3. Sony Cyber-Shot HX80

Another wonderful camera with lots of versatility is the Sony Cyber-Shot. This camera incorporates all the complicated features of a professional camera into a point and shoot format, including amazing zoom and fast photo shooting.

To ensure your photos comes out as sharp as possible, the Cyber-Shot uses its impressive ZEISS optics and an Exmor R CMOS Sensor. It also has wireless connectivity, which means you can easily hook it up to your smartphone or computer if needed.

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4. Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

As you may have noticed in our overview already, some point and shoot cameras can be very impressive. This also applies to the G9 X Mark II. To find out why this camera is so outstanding, let’s take a closer look at the features.

The Canon X Mark II has a slim design, which makes it very portable and lightweight. Still, despite the lighter weight and the compact design, you can still count on some powerful photography technology. This includes the DIGIC 7 image processor.

With the DIGIC 7 image processor, your images can benefit from powerful noise reduction at even the highest ISO settings. As a result, you can capture crisp images in almost all light situations. The technology also caters to better tracking and detection, which rivals some of the more advanced cameras out there. So, the X mark certainly does not have to bow down to the more expensive camera options out there.

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What Is A Wide Angle Camera?

A wide angle camera is a camera that has been equipped with a wide angle lens. This unique kind of lens has a smaller focal length compared to normal camera lenses. Because of the smaller focal length, it is able to incorporate more of the environment than a regular lens could. So, it is no surprise that wide angle cameras prove especially popular among real estate agents and landscape photographers.

Evidently, wide angle lenses need to be of a specific size to be classified as a wide angle lens. 35mm or less is considered as a wide angle lens. These lenses are available in prime and zoom versions. Let’s look at the difference!

Prime Lens

The prime version has a fixed short focal length. When you operate a camera with this kind of prime lens, you will have to move a lot more, as you need to get closer to your subject. On the flip side, most prime lenses are considerably lighter and cost less than their zoom equivalents.

Zoom Lens

Contrary to the prime version, the zoom lens has a focal length that can be changed depending on your needs. So, you could take a wide range of photographs with various levels of zoom with a single lens. On the flip side, a zoom lens can be a lot heavier than a prime lens. They can also be quite expensive, so you must be willing to invest if you want a decent lens for your camera.

Can Wide Angle Lenses have Different Widths?

Now that we have covered the different types of wide angle lenses that can be added to a camera, we also need to look at the actual width of them. It is important to distinguish between standard wide angle, wide angle and ultra wide angle. So, let’s take a look at the options that are out there for you.

Standard Wide Angle Lenses

The standard wide angle has been determined between 24mm and 35mm.

Wide Angle Lenses

The width of the wide angle lens has been determined between 16mm and 24mm.

Ultra Wide Lenses

The ultra wide lenses are all lenses that are smaller than 16mm.

Since there are various widths available, you may wonder what the best option is for you. Even though every lens has its own benefits, beginners just need to remember that lenses between 16-35mm are the most popular.

Are There Different Types Of Wide Lenses?

We already defined the width of lenses, but we have not discussed the types yet. To truly understand what wide lenses can do, let’s have a look at the most common wide lenses and what they are used for.

Fisheye Wide Angle Lenses

The fisheye lens is a wide-angle lens. It provides a view angle of 180 degrees, which gives you quite the field of view. Because of the wide field of view, they also provide some lens distortion.

Some cameras have fisheye lenses built into them. One of them is an action camera called the GoPro, which often benefits action photography. You can also purchase fisheye lenses from brands such as Canon. You can find options between 6mm and 8mm.

Rectilinear Wide Angle Lenses

The rectilinear wide angle lens is characterised by a faint barrel distortion, which can be more pronounced on certain lenses than others. However, the effect it creates is not as dramatic as the fisheye; this because these lenses does not provide a full 180 degree view.

Now, rectilinear lenses can come in various focal lengths, including the Sigma 8-16mm that is commonly used for cropped-sensor cameras. If you are looking for a decent all-round rectilinear option, then the Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM and Canon 24mm f/1.4L II. When you look through these lenses, you will notice that some are more expensive than others. So, you may want to consider budget before you pick up a rectilinear lens for your collection.

Tilt-Shift Wide Angle Lenses

These lens types interact with perspective distortion, which can often occur in wide angle lenses. They basically take your rectilinear effect just a little further by providing a much larger image.

One of the biggest advantages is that you can independently move the plane of focus, which is not possible with all lenses. As you can move horizontally as well as vertically, it enables you to make converging lines parallel and vice versa.

The only true downside of the tilt-shift lens is that they can be quite expensive. For beginning photographers, this kind of lens is almost completely out of their price range. However, if you make the move to fine-art photography, you may want to consider investing in this kind of lens.

There are countless tilt-shift lenses out there, but one of the better lenses that will give you value for money is the Canon EF TS-E 17mm. While it is quite the expensive option, it does come with its own sub-wavelength structure and a super spectra coating that can minimise ghosting and flare. You can also count aspherical and UD lens element to the benefits, which can minimise chromatic aberrations a great deal. And, with a floating internal focus mechanism, you can get excellent images no matter which range you are using.

The Canon EF TS-E 17mm is an excellent option, but as we mentioned they can be expensive. Fortunately, there are some more affordable options out there you can start out with. You can always upgrade later.

What Are Point-And-Shoot Cameras?

Point-and-shoot cameras are also referred to as compact cameras. Point and shoot cameras are designed for simple operation. If any additional features are present in a compact camera, they will be heavily automated. So, anyone who likes to take photos but does not want to worry about fine-tuning a million different settings can find their perfect camera in a regular point and shoot.

Which Is Better, DSLR Or Point And Shoot?

This is a difficult question to answer, as both DSLR and point and shoot cameras have their own set of advantages. For example, point and shoot cameras are generally more compact and do not weigh a lot, making the more portable. You also do not have to worry about switching out lenses and the price is quite good too.

On the flip side, DSLR cameras are more likely to provide better image quality, can be adapted to meet the environment and give you more control as a photographer. At the end of the day, you must decide which benefits are most important to you.

One way to determine which camera is best for you is by making a decision between a separate lens and a built-in lens. If you don’t like the idea to switch out lenses to get the best zoom, then the compact camera will be your recommended option. However, if you are thinking about superior zoom and do not mind switching out lenses to get the right zoom result, then the DSLR might be the best option.

Video is usually not a determining factor when it comes down to choosing between the DSLR and compact, as even the compact options come with video these days. Video quality can be somewhat impacted if you choose a cheaper model, but the difference is not massive.

If you want superior video, you may want to consider a dedicated video camera instead. Evidently, they also come with their own zoom and video image capabilities, but that’s a whole other topic to discuss.

Finally, if you are thinking about a decent camera for family photography, you may want to stick with the compact option. Compact options provided advanced features, but remain within a family’s budget. They are also smaller and therefore easier to carry around, which is a great feature to have for those family days out.

1. Canon EOS Rebel

Canon creates some of the best cameras in the world, so it is no surprise they start our list of great wide angle camera options. The Canon EOS Rebel is compatible with a great deal of lens options; this includes the 58mm wide angle lens and 2x telephoto lens.

The internal mechanism of the Canon EOS Rebel is impressive too, which is needed if you want outstanding photos with a wide angle lens. It comes with a 24.1 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and the much-desired DIGIC 4+ image processor. As a result, you can count on high-resolution photographs that are crisp clear and with reduced noise. Considering this camera also has a powerful processor, you can also count on a continuous shooting feature!

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2. Canon EOS Mark II

The Mark II is one of the most expensive recommendations in this overview, but it does provide countless features in return. So, let’s delve right in.

When you have quite the lens selection at home, the Canon EOS Mark II is bound to deliver. It features an autofocus with 45 cross-type focus points, which means your lens choice will deliver in dark conditions as well as lighter ones.

One of the more interesting features with this camera is that it has a built-in GPS tracker as well. What this means is that you can track your location, including where you shoot certain photographs. If you are into nature photography, this is one of the features you should get this camera for.

Like most advanced camera options these days, the EOS 6D Mark II also contains bluetooth. It can easily make a connection to all kinds of smart devices, which in turn enables you to upload your images and 4K video at a drop of a hat.

When you choose the Canon EOS 6D II, you can also use the photo companion application, provided by Canon. This particular app can be quite useful for hobby photographers, as it provides a treasure trove of knowledge in minimal time.

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Final Wide Angle Point And Shoot Tip

Wide angle point and shoot is something that takes a little time to master, especially if you are combining both skills together. With this, it is important to remember that the results you obtain can be somewhat dependent on the equipment you use. This does not mean you have to purchase the most expensive lens or camera from the start.

Choose a more affordable option to begin with and build your photography collection over time. Not only will this help you master image quality, it also allows for more experimentation with various lenses and allows you to develop your own style.

Best GoPro for kids and 7 alternative options in 2020

Action cameras are all the rage these days. Adults are not the only ones who want to have one of these in their collection, because kids love the functionality of the GoPro too. There is a problem with that too, especially when you consider how expensive a genuine GoPro can be.

Instead of buying a genuine GoPro, you are much better off to purchase a camera that is quite similar to a GoPro for kids, but does not come with the same hefty price tag. After all, buying a genuine GoPro for kids could lead to lots of frustration when it gets damaged or broken.

To ensure you can acquire an action camera that is as functional as a GoPro for kids, we provide you with an overview of more affordable yet functional options today. We also take a look at the easiest GoPro to operate, for parents who do not mind spending the extra amount on a real GoPro for kids. So, let’s get started!

GoPro HERO7 White - E-Commerce Packaging - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 1080p HD Video 10MP Photos

Which GoPro Is Easiest To Use?

When you want to find a GoPro for kids, it is important to choose one that is easy to operate. Evidently, we do not recommend buying an expensive GoPro for kids, so we looked as some of the lower price options you can consider.

The GoPro Hero 7 is undoubtedly the best choice where GoPro for kids options are concerned. It is one of the more affordable GoPro for kids options, even though it is used by adults as well.

One of the reasons why the GoPro Hero 7 is a great choice for kids action video and photography is its intuitive touch screen. Since the touch screen is very user friendly and provides a streamlined overview, most children will have no problems operating this one.

Of course, a GoPro for kids must have some protection against its environment. The GoPro Hero 7 is waterproof and does have a relatively rugged construction with not too many small buttons and accessories. As such, the Go Pro Hero 7 is less likely to show premature signs of wear and tear.

We must also mention that the GoPro Hero 7 also has voice control, so your child can take photos and videos just by giving voice commands. The voice control can also make the overall operation of this camera easier and gives you less to worry about.

While the GoPro Hero 7 is an outstanding choice within the GoPro cameras range, we do need to mention that this is still one of the more expensive options out there for kids action photography.

That being said, there is no denying that the GoPro Hero 7 is one of the best kids action cameras out there with reliable features and amazing results. But you do have to ask yourself the question if your child needs the advanced features the GoPro Hero 7 provides.

GoPro HERO7 White - E-Commerce Packaging - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 1080p HD Video 10MP Photos
  • E-COMMERCE PACKAGING: GoPro HERO7 White Camera - This product is in manufacturer E-Commerce packing (see pictures). The product itself is identical to the one found in retail packaging & it is covered under full standard warranty
  • RUGGED & WATERPROOF: Share experiences you can’t capture with your phone. HERO7 White is tough, tiny, totally waterproof and up for any adventure
  • INTUITIVE TOUCH SCREEN: With a touch screen and simple, streamlined capture modes, it’s easy to jump right in and get great shots. Just swipe and tap
  • FULL HD VIDEO: HERO7 White records beautiful Full HD video. You can also shoot unique time lapse videos to turn longer events into short, shareable moments
  • 10MP PHOTOS:  HERO7 White takes high quality 10MP photos. And with Burst mode, you can get 15 photos in one second so you never miss a moment

So What Are The Cheaper Alternatives To The GoPro?

You do not have to spend over a hundred dollars on the best GoPro for kids. The best GoPro for kids is great, but once again do you really need all those features for a child who’s not that familiar with photography and video recording yet. If you are comfortable stepping away from the kids GoPro and wouldn’t mind some more affordable alternatives, here are some of our personal favorites.

1. Dragon Touch Kidicam 2.0

Were you considering the kids GoPro for a younger child, but don’t want to spend that much on a camera that will probably get destroyed? If that’s the case, you could consider a more affordable option in the form of the Dragon Touch Kidicam 2.0.

While the camera may look like a kids’ toy, don’t be fooled by its childlike appearance. The Dragon Touch Kidicam is able to capture 1080P/30 fps videos and 12M photographs. It also has six colour video modes, allowing for more creativity for video recordings.

The Dragon Touch Kidicam also has an impressive battery life. It allows for a whopping 150 minutes of continuous recording time. The action camera is only made with safe materials too, so you will not find any toxic materials in this camera.

Finally, the Dragon Touch Kidicam 2.0 is waterproof as well. In fact, the camera is waterproof up to a depth of 100 feet, which is certainly impressive for a kids action camera that costs so little.

The Dragon Touch Kidicam 2.0 is available in different colours. At the time of this article, the manufacturer provides this kids action camera in blue and yellow. Also, these kids action cameras are suitable for children aged 4 and up.

Dragon Touch Kidicam 2.0 Kids Action Camera, Waterproof Digital Camera for Boys Girls 1080P Sports Camera Camcorder with 16GB Memory Card (Blue)
  • 【KIDS ACTION CAMERA】Dragon Touch Kidicam have a sturdy design for kids. The durable action cam come with FOUR Mounts enabling filming while biking or skateboarding and more, A Lanyard for attaching the camera and Bandages to keep the camera attached to your helmet or arm while playing and exploring. All these for safe use and full protection.
  • 【LITTLE PHOTOGRAPHER】This kids camera featuring professional HD 1080P/30fps videos and 12M photos, built-in 25 photo frames, 8 photo effects, 6 color video modes. Free 16GB memory card, supports photography and video with the ability to replay and delete both. Take photos and record videos on the go! Perfect mini video camera for your little photographer.
  • 【READY FOR ADVENTURE】With the durable waterproof case, waterproof video camera can be used underwater 30m (100ft) to capture the amazing footage, best for beach, diving, swimming, drifting, snorkeling, surfing and more.
  • 【LONG LASTING BATTERY】Build-in 3.7V rechargeable lithium battery features 150 minutes continuous recording time. Its all fun and games until you`re back at you`re accommodation and ALL OF YOU want to charge your devices at once.
  • 【WONDERFUL GIFT FOR KID】Kidicam digital camera is a great action camera as a Christmas/ birthday/ holiday gift for children. Environment-friendly, non-toxic material product to protect kids' health. Smart little device to capture the most memorable moments. 2" colour screen, 2 funny kids games, perfect mini video camera for kids. Best for ages of 4+ years old.

2. Akamate Action Camera

When you want a versatile action camera for the kids, which provides something the GoPro does not, then you could consider the Akamate Action Camera. What does the Akamate Action Camera for kids provide that the GoPro does not? Three built-in games!

The Akamate Action Camera is built as a toy for kids, but that does not mean it lacks any video or photography features. The action camera comes with a 32GB Micro SD card, so you do not have to purchase an additional memory card, your child can start playing with it as soon as it arrives.

With the accompanying Micro SD card, it is possible to take many videos, as this card allows 300 minutes of video footages and up to 20,000 5M photographs. That’s pretty good!

Much like other action cameras today, the Akamate Action Camera is waterproof up to a depth of 100 feet. And, as mentioned in the introduction, it has three games built into the camera. Not many action cameras provide games, so that is what makes this camera stand out more than some of the other affordable options on the market today.

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  • 👧【Best Gift for Kids】: AKAMATE kids camera is the best action camera as a Christmas/ birthday/ holiday gift for children 4-12 years. Features HD 1080p@/30fps videos and 5MP bright photos, shooting the most memorable moments with sound. 2" color screen, built-in 5 different frame photo effects, 3 funny kids games, great gift for exploring children's creativity.
  • 👧【Enjoy Arrive & Play 】: AKAMATE waterproof toy comes with a bonus 32GB Micro SD card, your child can play the camera immediately when it arrived. Max Class 10 Micro SD 32GB Card allows the camera record 300 minutes of 1920x1080@30fps video or 20,000 photos of 5M.
  • 👧【Ready for Adventure】: With the durable waterproof case, AKAMATE waterproof video camera can be used underwater 30m (100ft) to capture the amazing footage, best for beach, diving, swimming, drifting, snorkeling, surfing and more. Versatile mounting kits allows the kids sports camera to be attached to skateboards, bike or helmets. Durable neck strap and a zipper carry bag for safe using and full-protection.
  • 👧【Long Lasting Battery】: Built-in 1000mAh rechargeable battery, the digital camera support video record up to 150 minutes of 1080P@30fps, no worry about running out of power when shooting stunning moment. Tips: Please make sure the battery power switch is "ON" before you turn on the camera.It's recommended to charge the battery when powered off.
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3. Dragon Touch 4K

We already mentioned the Dragon Touch 2.0, but you could get a step up from that with the Dragon Touch 4K. As the name already suggests, the Dragon Touch 4K enables 4K video at 30 fps, 2.7K at 30 fps, and 1080P at 60 fps. It is also accompanied by 16 MP photo resolution, which is very decent for this easy to use camera for kids.

One of the more interesting features with the Dragon Touch 4K camera is the presence of a remote control that can go around the wrist. This particular feature is often found with some of the best action cameras for adults, as it allows for more convenient capturing of photos and videos.

The Dragon Touch 4K also has a wireless feature; this means kids can easily share their photos and videos on their social media accounts through the app. Of course, not all parents want their kids to have that kind of connectivity online, so it must be something to consider if you obtain this easy to use camera.

Finally, the Dragon Touch 4K comes in a waterproof case. By securing the camera in the waterproof case, the camera becomes waterproof up to a depth of 100 feet. Add to that two rechargeable batteries of 1050 mAh, and you have an amazing camera for kids with a waterproof case that will keep it safe at all times.

Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera 16MP Vision 3 Underwater Waterproof Camera PC Webcam 170° Wide Angle WiFi Sports Cam with Remote 2 Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • 4K ACTION CAMERA with 4X ZOOM: Professional 4K/30FPS, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/60FPS video and 16MP photo resolution enables you to capture exciting moment for you. This action camera also features zoom range from 1.0X to 4.0X.
  • WIRELESS WRIST REMOTE CONTROL: Put the remote control on your wrist while installing the sports PC web camera on your helmet, convenient to record moments in places you can't reach. Wireless range up to 10m(33ft), the remote is not waterproof.
  • WIFI ACTION CAMERA with 2" SCREEN: Save and share your sports action camera moments on the phone/tablet with App XDV, WiFi signal ranges up to 33 feet. 2'' screen allows you to preview the video in action camera.
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA with FREE ACCESSORIES: Place your camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, etc. This underwater camera also comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, charger and accessories which available for most action camera even Gopro.
  • VERSATILE BUT COMPACT: This action camera features multiple functions including driving mode, image rotation, time-lapse, loop recording, slow motion, dramashot, exposure and white balance. Bringing this sports camera to more applicable conditions beyond your expectation. This action camera is not Mac compatible.

4. Crosstour Action Camera

The Crosstour is a popular action camera for adults, and often an alternative for some of the best GoPro cameras out there. However, this particular option could be suitable for kids too. So, if you are looking for a more advanced GoPro alternative that your kids can use, the Crosstour Action Camera should be on your shortlist.

Since the Crosstour is a little more advanced than some of the basic easy to use kids cameras, we recommend this particular option for older children and teens. Either way, let’s have a thorough look at the features and why this may be the best GoPro alternative.

With the Crosstour, your kids will have access to full HD video and photo resolution, much like you would get with a GoPro Hero or Fusion. It also has the much-desired waterproof feature, although this one only goes down to 98 feet. Nevertheless, that’s not much difference with the other GoPro and lesser known action camera options for kids mentioned here today.

The Crosstour camera also provides two rechargeable batteries with large capacity, which even trumps that of the average GoPro. Battery life is important, even for a camera that will be used by your kids. Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about that with the Crosstour.

We also need to mention that the Crosstour camera for kids comes with a bunch of useful accessories. Since this camera is designed for adults as well, you can find more advanced accessories with this particular camera. So, be sure to select the ones that are most useful for kids if you want to make the easy to use Crosstour even easier for your kids.

Crosstour Action Camera 1080P Full HD Wi-Fi 12MP Waterproof Cam 2" LCD 30m Underwater 170°Wide-Angle Sports Camera with 2 Rechargeable 1050mAh Batteries and Mounting Accessory Kits Webcam
  • FULL HD VIDEO AND PHOTO RESOLUTION - 12MP 1080P ensures you capture high quality pictures and videos every time. The 170° wide-angle lens allows you to capture more of your surroundings.
  • 1080P LIVESTREAM WEBCAM - This 1080P webcam enables you to have video chat or living streaming at a angle you like. And the 170°wide-angle lens of the camera will gives you a wider field of vision.
  • 30 METERS WATERPROOF PERFORMANCE - With the solid and durable waterproof case, you can dive into water up to 98 feet / 30 meters. Perfect for water sports, such as swimming, diving, surfing and so on. You can explore the unknown underwater world.
  • WIRELESS REMOTE CONTROL CONNECTION - With Wi Fi you can connect your phone to directly operate the camera and video options using the “iSmart DV” APP. Besides, you can download, delete and view files.
  • 2” LCD AND MOUNTING ACCESSORY KITS - A 2” LCD screen allows you to view videos or pictures more clearly. 18 multifunctional accessories enable you to mount your camera to helmet, bicycles, wrist, etc. Great companion to shoot the exciting moment.

5. Campark ACT74

Another great waterproof camera for kids is the Campark ACT74. Again, this is a waterproof action camera that is often used by adults, but it can be one of the best action cameras for kids too.

The Campark ACT74 allows videos at 4K/30 fps and photos can be taken at 16M. There is also a great wide angle lens feature, which provides an optional 170 degrees for videos and photos with a wider view.

Like most options in this overview, the Campark ACT74 sports a waterproof property, ensuring this camera for kids remains safe up to a depth of 100 feet. So, if your kids are into water sports, this camera is a brilliant option.

With the Campark ACT74, your kids also get access to one of the best features an action camera can provide these days, the remote control. With the remote control feature, you don’t have to fumble around to take videos and photographs at a moment’s notice.

Most retailers do not provide this camera with an memory card, but it is quite compatible with most options out there. The manufacturer recommends a 32GB class 10 memory card, which should be formatted before it is used in this waterproof camera.

Now, one of the features we love the most about this action video camera is its short charging time. Upon testing, this waterproof camera gets a full battery charge in as little as two hours. Since the standard option comes with two batteries already, it is unlikely your kids will miss out on any fun video recordings.

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Campark ACT74 Action Camera 4K Ultra HD WiFi Underwater Waterproof Camera 16MP 170° Adjustable Wide Angle Lens with 2 Rechargeable Batteries and Multiple Accessories Kits
  • Super 4K Action Camera: Campark 4K sports action camera records video footage in 4K/30fps and takes photo at 16M, help you capture and share your world in a fantastic resolution.
  • 170 Degree Optional Wide Angle Lens: This gopro type camera features 2 inch HD screen and 170 adjustable angle lens, giving you a different visual experience. You won't miss out on any background details.
  • Wi-fi Remote Control: The sports camera allows you control camera via the phone in real time, instantly share pics and videos on social media.(Compatible with iOS and Android System)
  • Waterproof up to 30M(100FT) Depth: With the included waterproof case, this underwater camera allows you to dive up to 30M (100ft) in depth. Ideal for water sports like swimming, drifting, surfing etc.
  • Accessories Kits with Two Batteries: Comes with dual rechargeable batteries and multifunctional accessories (most are compatible with gopro cameras), enable you to mount your camera to helmet, bicycles, wrist, etc.

6. Akaso EK7000

One of the preferred video camera alternatives to the GoPro for adults is the Akaso EK7000. It is not difficult to figure out why though, especially when you view the amazing videos this affordable device can deliver.

There are many great features associated with the Akaso EK7000, but the first one to mention is that it provides four times the resolution compared to traditional HD cameras, and that only for a fraction of the price. It also comes with great batteries, as the Akaso EK7000 comes with two rechargeable batteries that can handle 90 minutes of video.

Each Akaso EK7000 also comes with a wristband remote control, so you can take videos easily while controlling the camera at a distance. Since the wristband is easy to operate for videos, you will find that most kids can work with this remote control too.

The Akaso EK7000 has great connectivity too. The device has a built-in HDMI and Wi-Fi, which means videos can easily be shared online in a matter of minutes. It also allows you to easily transfer videos to a computer or a smartphone, keeping the storage on the camera optimal.

Since the Akaso EK7000 is also waterproof, this action camera is a great option for indoors as well as outdoors. And, with a great waterproof resistance up to 100 feet, this video camera is also a great option for all kinds of water sports.

Finally, parents will find that this video camera comes in a range of great colours, enabling some personalisation where design is concerned. At the time of this article, the video camera is available in black, blue, white and yellow.

AKASO EK7000 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera Ultra HD Waterproof DV Camcorder 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle
  • 4K Ultra HD action camera. Professional 4K 25Fps & 2.7K 30Fps video with 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second for incredible photos, which is 4 times the resolution of traditional HD cameras.
  • Wireless wrist remote control sports camera. With a wrist 2.4G remote, you can capture the world in an all-new way. Controlling the camera, framing shots or recording video is convenient.
  • Longer battery life. AKASO EK7000 action camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries. Each battery can record up to 90 minutes. No more worry about the recording time for this Action camera.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi & HDMI, edit & share YOUR action in minutes. Just download App(smart DV) on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wi-Fi signal ranges up to 10 meters.
  • 100 Feet waterproof camera. AKASO EK7000 is designed to withstand extreme environments, together with durable waterproof case. With the accessories, transform it for indoor and outdoor activities.

7. Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam

There are some strong favorites in this overview of popular action video cameras, and the Vtech Kidizoom is among the most popular. When you take a quick look at the Vtech Kidizoom, you’ll immediately find out why this is such a great option for kids.

The Vtech Kidizoom sports quite the kid-friendly look. It has a cheerful yellow design and attractive shapes, which make it look more like a toy than a powerful video camera. Still, don’t be fooled by the rather youthful look of this option.

With the Vtech, you have one of the most versatile action cameras for children. It has been deemed suitable for children between 2 and 12, and delivers some special effects such as stop motion, slow motion, burst mode, time lapse, frames, and more.

Despite its youthful appearance, you can find all the features you would find with the other cameras we’ve mentioned today. It includes a special slot for a micro SD card, so your child can film to his heart’s content. With a 32GB MicroSD card, it translates to 98,800 photographs at 1.0 MP and 64 minutes of 720p video. While this may be a little less than some of the other cameras, the Kidizoom is a lot cheaper than some of the other cameras we have mentioned in this overview.

We must mention that the Kidizoom is available in various designs, which have been updated over time due to the popularity of this device. The standard design is yellow, but you can also get camouflage options and other cool designs online.

VTech KidiZoom Action Cam HD, Yellow
  • This HD action video and still camera is ready for every adventure, on land or in water, with a wide-angle lens, waterproof case and floating handle
  • A bike mount and adhesive flat mount make this video camera ideal for mounting on a bicycle, helmet or skateboard
  • Use special effects like time lapse, stop motion, burst mode, fast- and slow-motion and frames
  • Rechargeable battery lasts 2.5 hours. With 32GB microSD card (not included), store up to 98,800 pictures at 1.0 MP and 64 minutes of 720p video
  • Intended for ages 4-12 years. Includes internal, rechargeable battery and microSD card slot for expandable memory. Battery is not replaceable

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Which Is The Best GoPro Camera To Buy?

When you are talking about GoPro cameras for kids, then the GoPro Hero 7 is the best option. Of course, the GoPro Hero 7 is also not only one of our recommended cameras for kids, because the GoPro Hero 7 is also an amazing choice for adults thanks to its voice control and outstanding image quality.

The GoPro Hero 7 camera is available in countless designs; this includes white, silver and black. There are also other GoPro camera options to consider, each with their own range of features.

One of the additional GoPro camera options is the GoPro Fusion. While this GoPro camera has no touch screen, it does provide the voice control feature we all love. The footage you take with this camera can also be viewed on a VR headset, which makes the entire experience even better.

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  • Spherical video + photos capture incredible 5.2k videos and 18MP photos of everything around you by shooting in every direction at once
  • Over capture : Turn 5.2k spherical videos into traditional 1080P videos from any angle right on your phone; Full compatibility on iphone 6s, ipad mini 4 and later devices; compatibility varies for earlier devices; See technical specifications below for android compatibility
  • Transform spherical photos into traditional shots crop 18MP spherical photos any way you want to create standard resolution photos that are easier to save and share. Video ISO Range: 400 to 6400 (Manual)
  • Create + share on your phone preview and play back shots, edit videos and share them on the spot with the GoPro app; Full compatibility on iphone 6s, ipad mini 4 and later devices; Compatibility varies for earlier devices; See technical specifications below for android compatibility
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Is The GoPro A Good Family Camera?

Normally, we wouldn’t say the GoPro is a good family camera. However, it does depend on the activities your family engages in. If you are looking for the best GoPro for kids, it is possible that your family leads quite the active lifestyle with many action-packed sports.

If that is the case, a GoPro could certainly help to capture those moments. However, if your entire family is not active, and you are searching for the best GoPro for kids to surprise a more active child, there are other cameras out there that would be more suitable for your family.

Which Camera Could I Get For A Three-Year Old?

Most action cameras are designed for children aged 4 and over. However, this does not mean there is not a suitable camera available for three-year-olds! Since you would need something a little sturdier, we recommend the Feeyea Kids Camera.

The Feeyea Kids Camera has a built-in rechargeable battery and comes with a few simple buttons that are easier to operate for small fingers. They are also easier for children whose fine motor skills are not that developed yet.

Despite its rather simple design and functionality, there are some hidden features you would not immediately expect. It provides 8 scene selections, flash light and some accompanying cartoon stickers that can be used to customise the exterior of the camera.

It is also important to note that the software that is installed on this camera is updated on a regular basis. You can connect this camera to a computer or a smartphone and update the software when it is needed. We do recommend updating the software when a new update becomes available, as the new software could considerably improve the image quality.

While the camera is completely safe for young children, charging should only be done by adults or under the supervision of adults. The camera should also be charged fully before it is used for the first time.

Please note that this camera is made with non-toxic materials and that it has a shockproof property. In other words, this camera can be dropped or hit, and it will remain intact. Since younger children are more prone to dropping objects, this feature is an absolute must-have that makes this a strong contender!

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Which Camera Is Right For My Kids?

It all comes down to budget and requirements. Older children will want more features, so choosing options such as the Campark of the Crosstour can be better for them.

For younger children, specs are less important, especially if your kids are only 4 years old. When your kids are 4 or 5 years old, you do not have to invest in an action camera with the best video resolution or high-tech features. That being said, even some of the most affordable video camera options in our overview sport some amazing video resolution already!

At the end of the day, always consider your budget and the overall knowledge level of your kids. Even the most affordable cameras have waterproof features and take great video these days, so you do not have to spend hundreds on the latest and best GoPro for your kids.

Best slow motion camera to shoot high FPS video in 2020

Many people are looking for a slow motion camera these days for their video recording purposes. Of course, not all slow motion cameras are made equal and some come with better features than others. So , if you are looking for the best slow motion camera, here are some of the features you need to consider.

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What Is A Slow Motion Camera?

A slow motion camera basically films with a certain artistic effect. In fact, it appears as if time is being slowed down. Evidently, this can create some amazing videos with a variety of subjects. It is perfect to film slow motion lightning or other weather, but also many other subjects you can find inside and outside your home.

How Do You Get The Best Slow Motion Video?

To get the best slow motion video with a slo-mo camera, there are some things to think about. So, get your slow mo camera ready and take advantage of the following tips to get the best results.

Shutter speed

When you think about the fact that a human eye cannot see more than 30 frames per second, this is the base that you will use for slow motion video. In other words, if you were to film in 60 fps, it would show as two times slower. If you were to use 240 fps, then the result will be 8 times slower (8 x 30 fps = 240 fps).

To get the best result for slow motion, you must always aim to get shutter speed that is double that of your frame rate. So, if you were shooting at 500 fps, your frame rate must be 1/1000th of a second. It is that simple.

Lighting

Light is also important when you shoot with slow motion cameras, as low light can have a serious impact on the results. The golden rule to remember is the faster your shutter speed, the more light you will need on your subject. So, if you are shooting with slow motion cameras of 1000 fps, you will need a massive amount of quality light and avoid low light environments at all cost.

With slow motion cameras and photography in general, it is important to remember that low light should be avoided unless you have a dedicated camera that is able to take good photographs in low light conditions. In addition to that, slow motion cameras can capture low-quality lights, which tend to flicker. So, it is possible that you might have to invest in some professional lights.

The benefit of a tripod

While not all slow motion videos are taken with the camera on a tripod, there can be advantages to using one. If you intend on shooting longer slow motion footage, then the tripod can prevent shaking hands or other disturbances that could influence the final result.

One of the main reasons why the most professional results are obtained with a tripod is that shooting these videos by hand could cause the focus to be lost. Even a small movement could lose the subject completely and ruin your results. So, whenever possible, use a tripod to get more stable slow motion videos.

The tripod is also remarkably useful for a tracking shot. However, this technique will require some practice. If you need to shoot this kind of footage in a relatively short period of time, we recommend practicing the tracking shot beforehand to get more familiar with the equipment and the results it provides on slow motion cameras.

Storage space

When you want the best possible result while shooting slow motion video, always make sure that you have enough storage space on the camera. Footage such as this can take up lots of space on your camera, so make sure you allocate for that with a proper storage card.

Don’t edit too much

Working with special effects means that it can be tempting to over-edit the footage you have obtained. So, try to lay off the editing button as much as possible and you will see much better results.

Mute your audio

It is no surprise that the audio you get from slow motion video will be anything but pleasant. In most cases, artists will choose a musical overlay instead of the original footage. So, either mute your audio while shooting or edit it out later on.

Audio for your videos can be downloaded online, as there are many free audio files you could use for that purpose. However, be careful when you use audio that is subject to copyright, as the audio may be removed when you upload your video online.

What Are The Most Affordable Slow Motion Cameras?

The best slow motion camera is different for everyone. Some are looking for a camera with features such as full HD, outstanding video recording and high frame rates, while others do not mind getting less of these features for a more attractive price.

As we already mentioned some of the best slow motion cameras in terms of overall camera performance, it is now time to look at some of the most affordable cameras. Please note, the cameras in this overview are between $300 and $1200.

1. GoPro Hero 8

The GoPro is still a very popular camera, even though most of the video recording craze surrounding them has all but disappeared. At the moment, you can get the GoPro Hero 87 for a little over $300.

Despite its lower price, the GoPro Hero 8 still comes with image stabilization. As you know image stabilization is important in photography, but especially in video. Since the GoPro Hero 8 has an image stabilization feature, you will have much less to worry about.

The frames per second for your slow motion video is not bad either. The regular UHD 4K goes up to 60 frames per second, while the 2.7K version goes up to 120 frames per second. Considering the low price for these GoPro Hero 7 cameras, that is quite good.

Full HD and high speed photography is not the only thing you will get with this GoPro Hero 8 camera though, as you can also count on additional features such as TimeWarp stabilized time-lapse video, direct livestream to your Facebook and 16 voice control commands. Not bad for such an affordable camera is it?

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization
  • HyperSmooth 2.0: HERO8 Black has three levels of stabilization – On, High and Boost. Get the widest views, or boost to the smoothest video ever offered in a HERO camera. Works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon leveling
  • Streamlined Design: The re-imagined shape is more pocketable, and folding fingers at the base let you swap mounts quickly. A new side door makes changing batteries even faster, and the lens is now 2x more impact-resistant compared to previous models
  • Expandable Mods: Vloggers, pro filmmakers and aspiring creators can do more than ever imagined with our HERO8 Black mods (sold separately). Media Mod gives you shotgun-mic performance and lets you attach Light Mod and Display Mod to up your capture game
  • Live Streaming in 1080p: Share while you’re there. Live stream in 1080p on social media, get HyperSmooth stabilization as you broadcast via the GoPro app and save footage to your SD card to check out later
  • TimeWarp 2.0: Capture super-stabilized time lapse videos while moving through an activity. Automatically adjust speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. Slow the effect to real time – savoring special moments – and then tap to speed it back up

2. Sony RXO II

In our range of most affordable and best slow motion cameras, we cannot forget about the Sony RXO II. Available for a little over $600, this camera should be another consideration for Full HD and slow motion video lovers.

The Sony RXO II is designed specifically for action shots and Full HD video. It provides you with 120 frames per second in Full HD video, and an additional UHD4K at 30 frames per second.

Like all the other camera options we’ve mentioned today, the Sony RXO II comes with a bunch of additional and interesting features. The Sony RXO II has amazing battery life, a continuous shooting feature at 16 frames per second, as well as compatibility with wireless and bluetooth.

Sony RX0 II 1” (1.0-type) Sensor Ultra-Compact Camera
  • 1” (1.0-Type) stacked back-illuminated Exmore RS CMOS sensor
  • 24mm F4 Zeiss tessar T* lens delivers high-resolution images. Battery life (STILL IMAGES)(CIPA) - Approx. 240shots / Approx. 120 min. Battery life (MOVIES ACTUAL SHOOTING)(CIPA) - pprox. 35minch. Battery life (MOVIES CONTINUOUS SHOOTING)(CIPA) - Approx. 60min
  • Internal 4K movie with Pro features and image stabilization; Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens): Approx. 50 cm
  • Matchbox sized durable Duralumin, water/shock/crush proof body
  • 15.3MP raw up to 16Fps continuous and interval REC. For time-lapse

3. Sony RX100 V

When you want an upgrade from the Sony RXO II, but still want to benefit from great features such as high speed photography and a camera with a good battery life, then the Sony RX100 V could be an option for you. This camera is currently available for a little under a $1000.

Like the previous cameras mentioned in this overview, the Sony RX100 V camera comes with good battery life and some outstanding video capturing capabilities. In fact, the Sony RX100 V can provide high frame rate recording up to 960 frames per second!

One of the additional advantages the Sony RX100 V has over the other camera options discussed today is 24-70 mm lens, which is considerably better than most action camera options out there. It also comes with quite the impressive 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMSOS Sensor.

Sony RX100 IV 20.1 MP Premium Compact Digital Camera w/ 1-inch Sensor, 4K Movies and 40x Super Slow Motion HD DSCRX100M4/B
  • World's first1 201 MP 1" Exmor RS stacked back illuminated CMOS, High resolution 4K movie recording with direct pixel readout and no pixel binning, Super slow-motion movie3 HFR (High frame rate) up to 960 fps (40x)
  • Operating temperature:Approx. 0-40°C (32-104°F).Super-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter at max 1/32000 sec up to 16fps, Bright F18- F28 ZEISS Vario-Sonar T* lens (24-70mm), Fast Intelligent AF thanks to the new Exmor RS CMOS sensor
  • Retractable XGA OLED Tru-Finer viewfinder and Sharp 3" multi-angle LCD, Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC w/ camera apps, Dual record of 168MP photos while shooting movie w/ auto settings. Focal length : f is equal to 8.8-25.7mm
  • Enhanced pro-video functions and NTSC switchable. Power Consumption : DC3.6 Volt (supplied battery) / DC5.0 Volt (supplied AC Adaptor)

4. Sony A6500

Our final suggestion in this overview is the Sony A6500, which is just a little above $1000. While it is the most expensive slow motion camera in the bunch, it does provide a high number of photograph and video features that are worth the money.

The Sony A6500 is a mirrorless camera that also provides video recording. With a high frame rate of 120 and the ability to record in a high 1080p full HD, the features of this camera are nothing to scoff at.

One of the interesting features of this camera is its Sony’s motion setting technology. What this allows you to do is record video in variable frame rates, going from 1 to 120. Now, this is quite the advanced feature that provides an high amount of control to any user.

Sony Alpha A6600 Mirrorless Camera
  • World’s fastest AF at 0 02 sec W/ real-time AF & Object tracking
  • 24 2MP APS-C Exmor sensor w/ front end LSI and ISO up to 102 400
  • Wide 425-phase/425-contrast detection AF points over 84% of sensor
  • Up to 11fps continuous shooting at 24 2MP RAW w/ AF/AE tracking
  • Real-time AF Tracking Real-time Eye AF for human animal movie

Which Canon Cameras Shoot 120 fps?

There are plenty of Canon cameras that provide you with the ability to shoot in 120 fps. Some of these cameras can be pricey though, so a high frame rate such as this can be accompanied by a higher price tag. If you are on a limited budget, consider which high frame rate you are happy with.

Even though they can be more expensive, here are some of the Canon cameras that can shoot 120 fps.

1. Canon EOS 90D EF-S

This is a DSLR camera that comes with a bunch of interesting features; this includes shooting in 60 fps and 240 fps and the ability to shoot uncropped 4K videos.

The Canon EOS 90D EF-S is also equipped with a dual pixel CMOS autofocus, which helps to track face and eyes. In other words, you can count on sharper results with minimal photography experience.

Canon EOS 90D with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 is USM Lens + 128GB Memory + Canon Deluxe Camera Bag + Pro Battery Bundle + Microphone + TTL Speed Light + Pro Filters,(22pc Bundle)
  • This Camera Bundle comes complete with Manufacturer Supplied Accessories and Includes :
  • Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera - 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - UHD 4K30p & Full HD 120p Video Recording - Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD - 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System - EOS iTR autofocus
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM - A versatile zoom optimized for both stills and video is designed for APS-C-format DSLRs, 28.8-216mm (35mm Equivalent), One UD Element & One Aspherical Element, NANO USM Autofocus System, Image Stabilizer and Dynamic IS, Compatible with PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter
  • 2 Piece SanDisk Ultra 64GB Class 10 Memory Cards, Electronic TTL Camera Flash, Flash Bracket with TTL Cord , Commander Wireless Shutter Release Remote, High Speed USB 2.0 Memory Card Reader, Canon Original LP-E6 Battery Pack & LC-E6 Charger + 2 Replacement Battery Packs
  • Deluxe Gadget Bag , Shotgun Microphone, 50" Tripod, 57"monopod ,58mm FLD Filter , 58mm (CPL) Circular Polarizing Filter , 58mm (UV) Ultra Violet Filter & Camera Wrist Grip

2. Canon PowerShot G7X Mark III

If you do not have the budget for the Canon EOS, you could consider the Canon PowerShot G7X Mark III. A popular option among vloggers, but also for anyone who likes to shoot 4K video and slow motion shooting at 120 fps.

One of the interesting features to be aware of is the 20.1 megapixel 1.0-inch stacked CMOS Sensor. The sensor enables you to achieve high image quality, but also fast continuous shooting.

Canon PowerShot G7X Mark III 20.1MP 4K Digital Camera Vlogger Bundle (Black) with 4.2X Optical Zoom Lens 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 Black 3637C001 with 64GB Memory, Tripod, Camera Bag, HDMI Cable,
  • Canon Powershot G7X Mark III Camera With all Canon Accessories + Full USA Warranties PREMIUM RITZ CAMERA BUNDLE INCLUDES:
  • Canon Powershot G7X Mark III (Black), Lexar Professional 633x 64GB U3 SDHC Video Memory Card, Ritz Toploader Large Camera Case, Vivitar HDMI to HDMI 'D' Micro Cable,
  • Ritz Gear Tabletop Tripod (Red), Memory Card Wallet, Vidpro 4-in-1 USB SD Card Reader/Writer, Ritz 5-Piece Deluxe Cleaning Kit, Polaroid Universal Screen Protectors and Ritz Gear Lens Cleaning Pen
  • [Camera Specs] 20.1 Megapixel 1.0” Stacked CMOS Sensor and DIGIC 8 Image Processor | 4.2x Optical Zoom Lens (24-100mm f/1.8-2.8) with Optical Image Stabilizer | Continuous Shooting up to 20 fps (up to 30 fps with RAW Burst Mode with One Shot AF)
  • 4K 30p / FHD 120p Video | Enjoy recording non-cropped 4K Movies at a frame rate of up to 30p for high definition, cinematic results. | 3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD Screen with Tilt Option of 180° for Selfies | Live Streaming Capable | External Microphone Support, Clean HDMI Output

Canon EOS M6 Mark II

With a 32.5 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 8 image processor, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is an impressive choice, not only as a slo mo camera, but also for high-quality photography in general. It comes with a silent electronic shutter, which proves useful for wildlife photography.

There are more features that make this camera an interesting choice to say the least. However, one of the things that stands out most because of its incredible features is the compactness of its overall design. Because of its compact nature, it is much easier to transport this camera.

When you choose this model from Canon, it is also interesting to know that you can purchase the additional OLED viewfinder for this camera. OLED viewfinders are excellent for hobby photographers. They have a wider range of display colors than the traditional LED displays.

What this means is that the OLED viewfinder can provide the photographer with a clearer picture of the colors that will be displayed on a video or a photograph. In other words, you get a better “preview” of how your images and video will come out.

Please note that OLED viewfinders have also proven to be more energy-efficient than their LED equivalents. OLED viewfinders can achieve this through the technology they are powered by, as each pixel is lit independently. Contrary to LED technology, black pixels on an OLED screen do not need any power. So, you do not have to worry about battery life when you combine your Canon EOS M6 Mark II with an OLED viewfinder.

Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera and 15-45mm Lens + EVF-DC2 Viewfinder with Altura Photo Advanced Accessory and Travel Bundle
  • INCLUDES: Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 15-45mm Lens and EVF-DC2 Viewfinder + AirBag Packable Bag and Camera Insert + SanDisk 64GB C10 Ultra UHS-I SDXC Memory Card + Altura Photo Mini Tripod with Pistol Grip + Altura Photo Rapid Fire Wrist Strap + Altura Photo Hard-Shell Case + Altura Photo Cleaning Kit + 3 Sizes MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Pouch
  • BLENDING HIGH RESOLUTION with apt stills and video capabilities, the Canon EOS M6 Mark II is a sleek mirrorless body with a range of features to suit multimedia applications. Its APS-C-sized 32.5MP CMOS sensor achieves enhanced image clarity, resolution, and dynamic range, along with adept sensitivity to ISO 25600 and low noise to suit working in a variety of situations.
  • COMBINED with advanced image processing, this sensor is also capable of outputting UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p video, as well as supporting continuous stills shooting rates up to 14 fps with AF and AE tracking.
  • CANON accessories included: Canon EOS M6 Mark II Mirrorless Digital Camera + Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens + Canon EVF-DC2 Electronic Viewfinder + LP-E17 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack + LC-E17 Charger + R-F-4 Camera Cover (Body Cap) + EM-200DB Neck Strap + Terminal Cover
  • CANON AUTHORIZED DEALER. Includes Canon USA Warranty.

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How Much Does A Slow Motion Camera Cost?

The price of a slomo camera can vary considerably. It depends on the brand you buy and the features it comes with. The cheapest options out there may set you back a good $300.

While the more advanced versions are around $1500. For the latest technology, you could pay several thousands of dollars. Of course, the latter is not recommended, as it still concerns technology that has not been tested by anyone other than the manufacturer.

We want to mention that you may find some cameras under $300 with supposed slo mo capabilities. However, keep in mind the important relationship between frame rate and shutter speed. When you look at these cheaper options, you will quickly notice that they leave much to be desired.

They could also lack in terms of battery life and additional photography features. So, don’t be fooled by the cheaper prices. It is almost always a case of providing seemingly great features, but features that are not compatible with one another.

What Phone Has The Best Slow Motion Camera?

There are a couple of phones out there with good slow motion video. Let’s take a look at some of the best phones with slow motion video features.

1. Samsung Galaxy Note 10

With this phone, you can capture slow motion video at a whopping 1080p and up to 240 fps. You can also export these slow motion videos in a GIF format and share them with friends and family.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Plus Factory Unlocked Cell Phone with 512GB (U.S. Warranty), Aura Black/ Note10+
  • Fast charging, long lasting intelligent power and super speed processing outlast whatever you throw at Note 10 plus
  • S pen’s newest Evolution gives you the power of air gestures, a remote shutter and playlist button and handwriting to text, all in One Magic wand
  • With a full set of Pro lenses, super stabilization, live video bokeh and precision audio recording, Note 10 plus is a studio in your pocket
  • Note 10's nearly bezel less Infinity display gives an immersive, cinematic quality to whatever you’re viewing
  • SIM size Nano SIM (4FF) ; SIM Slot Type SIM 1 + MicroSD

2. Sony Xperia

Another great option is the Sony Xperia. With this phone, you can manually capture slow motion video; this opposed to the other models where you have to go to the camcorder feature of the phone first. The Sony Xperia records at the same fps as the Galaxy Note, but the overall available recording time is shorter than that of the Samsung Galaxy Note.

Sony Xperia 1 Unlocked Smartphone 6.5" 4K HDR OLED CinemaWide Display, 128GB - Purple - (US Warranty)
  • 6. 5" 4K OLED smartphone with 21: 9 Cinema Wide display.
  • Triple lens camera system with Eye auto-focus and up to 10 fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking for precision focus and exposure.
  • Enhanced display setting Creator mode (ITU-R BT. 2020 support and 10-bit tonal gradation) and new cinema recording function Cinema Pro “Powered by CineAlta" to reflect the creator’s intent.
  • Immersive multi-dimensional Dolby Atmos.Pixel Density:643 ppi
  • Game Enhancer mode optimizes the game’s processing performance.

3. LG G7 ThinQ

If you like the ability to record 4K video as well as take advantage of a slow motion feature, then the LG G7 ThinQ could be the smartest decision. With the LG G7 ThinQ, you can capture 4k video with the greatest of ease; this because of the advanced sensor this phone comes with. Like the previous suggestions, this phone allows recordings up to 240 fps for 4k video.

LG G7 ThinQ G710T 64GB Android Smartphone T-Mobile - Platinum Gray
  • 6.1" QHD+ full vision display with notch
  • Super bright Camera
  • Dual 16MP/16MP wide rear Camera w/ real glass lens
  • Boom box speaker. DTS: x 3D Surround
  • The LG G7 ThinQ phone is compatible with T-mobile

Which Camera Is Right For Me?

We’ve mentioned a lot of information today, so you may be struggling to find the right price range and even the features you should be looking for. The biggest advice we can give you is to set your maximum budget first. Only look at more expensive camera models if you are looking to compare features, as going above your budget might take away from the enjoyment you get from your camera.

Secondly, it is important to familiarize yourself with frame rates. This is one of the most important features you will encounter for slower video recordings, so understanding each of the frame rates and what they do can help you narrow down the available choices.

We are aware that you will not solely use your camera for video recordings. In other words, it is certainly recommended to look at the photo capabilities of your intended purchase as well. Also, pay extra attention to features such as battery life and storage capabilities, as these may affect the functionality of your camera too.

The options we mentioned today are all excellent cameras to record your desired video. They also take outstanding action shots, so you are guaranteed to find both features with these cameras. If you have a budget set, and do not want to worry about researching all the features, why not take advantage of the work we have done for you and choose one of the cameras from our overview?

Best action camera under 100: 10 budget-friendly picks

When you think about getting an action camera, you are probably thinking about spending several hundreds of dollars. However, it is possible to get the best action camera under 100 dollars!

Of course, not all action cameras under 100 are good, so it is important to check their features and reviews. If you don’t feel like spending hours searching for the best action camera under 100 dollars, then be sure to take full advantage of the options we have picked out for you today!

Which Is The Best Cheap Action Camera?

There are a remarkable number of options where actions cameras are concerned. As such, the answer to this question will depend heavily on your requirements. Below, we have listed some of the best action cameras under 100, so be sure to have a look at those if you want to save big on your next action cam.

1. The AKASO EK7000 Pro 4K Action Camera

AKASO is a brand that provides some of the most affordable action cameras under 100 dollars, but without compromising on the features you need for good action photography. One of their cameras that delivers great action photography and so much more is the AKASO EK7000 Pro 4K Action Camera.

The AKASO EK7000 Pro 4K Action Camera is equipped with a 2-inch touch screen. The IPS display enables you to control anything from camera settings to your previews, yet remains remarkably compact.

One of the main features that contributes to good image quality is image stabilization, and this is especially the case for action photography. Fortunately this 4K action camera is equipped with an outstanding image stabilization feature, ensuring the video results remain smooth and professional.

When you choose the AKASO as your action camera, you can also count on built-in Wi-Fi. From your wireless connection, you can download the iSmart DV app, which in turn makes a connection with your tablet or phone for instant sharing.

Finally, even though this camera is available for a ridiculously low price, you also get a bunch of mounting accessories and a wireless remote control that fits around your wrist. With it. you can easily operate your camera. Evidently, this is quite advantageous for all your action-packed sports.

AKASO EK7000 Pro 4K Action Camera with Touch Screen EIS Adjustable View Angle Web Camera 40m Waterproof Camera Remote Control Sports Camera with Helmet Accessories Kit
  • UPGRADE SERIES OF AKASO EK7000: AKASO EK7000 Pro action camera delivers 4K/25fps, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/60fps videos and 16 MP photos that capture every moment in crisp detail and unparalleled clarity.
  • INTUITIVE UI DESIGN: Ultra 2 inch IPS touch screen shows everything crystal clearly and brightly, easy to change settings, switch shooting modes, preview and playback footage.
  • ELECTRONIC IMAGE STABILIZATION: Built-in Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) delivers steady and smooth videos. AKASO EK7000 Pro sports camera ensures excellent experience in shooting fast-moving objects.
  • WATERPROOF CAMERA UP TO 131FT: Equipped with the upgraded waterproof case, this underwater camera can deep dive up to 131 feet, ready to capture all details of your adventures. Ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, snorkeling, etc.
  • ADJUSTABLE VIEW ANGLE: You can set the view angle of this action camera depending on your needs between super wide, wide, medium and narrow. It's easier to hit someone with low angle. With high angle you can see more.

2. VanTop Moment 4

If you are looking for versatility with your action camera, then you could select the VanTop Moment 4. As you may expect from this overview of affordable action cameras already, this action cam is packed with countless features.

With the VanTop Moment 4, you get high quality 4K video for only a fraction of the normal price. This 4K action camera comes with electronic image stabilization and has a decent battery life. Like most action cameras, this option also comes with adjustable viewing angles, which proves very beneficial for most action cameras and accompanying action shots.

In addition to the basic features, the VanTop Moment 4 action camera also provides great protection against water and dust. In fact, this is one of the best action cameras for diving, as it is water-resistant up to a depth of 30 metres (100 ft).

The VanTop Moment 4 action camera also comes with Sony 4K TrueDepth Camera technology. What this means is that you can record 4K video for longer, while the chip set prevents the action camera from overheating.

VanTop Moment 4 4K 20MP 30M Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen, Remote, EIS, Lightweight Backpack, 2 Rechargeable Batteries, GoPro Accessories Kit
  • 【Affordable Price with Beating 4K】Featuring 4K/24fps, 2K/30fps and 1080P/60FPS video resolution and 20MP photos, the camera optimize your shots by delivering insanely exquisite, fine and smooth footage with Sony sensor. Images are in their glory with captivating color, gripping 4K detail and most of all, 1/5 price of the GoPro.
  • 【Intuitive Touch Screen】Following one of the cool touch display function of Gopro, this action camera equips with the intuitive touch screen. One effortless touch and the action camera is on the go. Never miss a shot again.
  • 【Electronic Image Stabilization】Just turn on the EIS, and you will never sigh for the blurry shot or video during the bumps and knocks. The EIS integrated helps to deliver clear and stable videos, rendering a hyper smooth video stabilization. Relive every moment.
  • 【Brilliant in Every Way】Adjustable viewing angle varying from 70°to 170°presents the scene like never before. Up to 100FT waterproof shoot showcases the wonderland below water while diving to a new level. Handy wrist remote control perfects the shot. The additional loop recording, time lapse,burst photo, sound record, WDR, diving mode, motion detection all highlight the action cam, which makes it brilliant in every way.
  • 【Insane Bonus Accessories for Free】An ultra lightweight backpack is included to pack all the GoPro accessories for a ride or a dive. Selected and essential accessories kit help you get the shot. Celebrate the moment in an uncompromising way.

3. Victure AC700 4K Action Camera

The Victure is also among our overview of best action cameras under 100 dollars. It is not difficult to see why though, as this 4K video action camera comes with a waterproof case that protects the camera up to a depth of 40 metres (130 ft). In other words, this is a great 4K action camera for anyone who goes diving regularly.

It is also important to know that the Victure comes with an in helmet camera feature, which includes a microphone. So, if you want the sound to be picked up while you are doing an action-packed sport, the Victure will not let you down.

Like most of the other cameras mentioned in this overview of best action cameras, the Victure come with its own wireless connection. It also has a remote control, which can be worn around the wrist. And with a range of 10 metres, this camera is as versatile as they come.

Victure AC700 4K 20MP Action Camera External Microphone Remote Control WebCam PC Camera, 40M Underwater Recording Camera, Sports Video Cam, 2 Batteries and Mounting Accessories Kit Included
  • 📷【4K 20MP Action Camera】- Victure AC700 Sports Camera, with 4k/30fps smooth video resolution and photographs at 20MP, can better help you capture every excellent moment while skiing, skating, snorkeling and more.
  • 📷【PC Web Camera】AC700 has a PC Camera function, you can use it as your webcam when you are at home and need to have an online meeting, chatting or other online activities. It is an ideal camera for indoor meetings and outdoor recording activities.
  • 📷【External Microphone Helmet Camera】- The external microphone can be used in a variety of situations and can even be mounted onto your helmet. The microphone will significantly improve the sound quality of your footage and record a wider range of frequencies.
  • 📷【Electronic Image Stabilization】- EIS tech can counteract any bump, shake or camera tilt during use, promising your images and videos clear and stable even under the roughest conditions.
  • 📷【Built-in WiFi and Remote Control】- The AC700 has built-in WiFi which enables you to connect via the app (LIVE DV) on your smartphone (iOS or Android) or tablet. Using a smart device you can connect to the camera and instantly share your moments on Facebook or other social media. The 2.4G wireless remote makes it more convenient for traveling, hiking, cycling, and other outdoor sports.

4. APEMAN A79 4K Action Camera

Many people who love skiing pick the APEMAN A79 4K Action Camera for all their action shots. This action camera enables you to take 20MP photo with EIS/ISO and an advanced sensor. And that all for only a fraction of the price compared to other action cameras!

When you choose the APEMAN action camera, you can count on some additional microphone and other accessories to accompany your action shots. The APEMAN action camera also comes with a multi-recording modes. In other words, this action camera can provide you slow motion, burst, selfies, loop recordings and so much more.

While the APEMAN does come with some similar features compared to the other best action cameras in our list, it does stand out because of its outstanding audio capabilities. Don’t be fooled! This may be one of the action cameras under 100 dollars, but that does not mean it does not provide some of the best audio for action cameras. Check it out! You won’t be disappointed.

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APEMAN A79 4K Action Camera 20MP WiFi External Microphone Remote Control Underwater 40M Waterproof Sports Cam for Yutube/Vlog Videos, PC Webcam
  • 4K 20MP ACTION CAMERA: APEMAN A79 Action Camera delivers ultra HD videos with 4K 30FPS resolution. Capture 20MP photo with EIS/ISO and advanced sensor. Enables you to store up every snow-covered landscape in skiing.
  • EXTERNAL MICROPHONE & USEFUL ACCESSORIES: The sports camera supports external microphone (included in accessories) for better sound recordings. Multiple mounting kits allows you shooting when biking, motorcycling, swimming, diving, snorkeling
  • REMOTE CONTROL & INSTANT SHARING: 2.4G remote control within 10M range. WiFi connect via APP, control the action cam or download files on phone. USB and HD out port for transmitting and playing files on PC or TV
  • 40M WATERPROOF UNDERWATER CAMERA: An improved waterproof case guarantees the cam underwater 40M, protects the cam for daily use
  • MULTI-RECORDING MODES: Time lapse Videos, Still Pictures, Slow Motion, Burst, Selfie Timer, Loop Recordings and Auto Mode

5. Crosstour Upgraded CT8500

The Crosstour CT8500 is one of the cheapest action cameras in this overview, but it still packs a hell of a punch. So, let’s take a look at the features this affordable camera comes with.

With the Crosstour, you have instant access to 4K ultra resolution. The camera provides outstanding video and electronic image quality, this through the combination of 4K and 20MP. The lens that comes with this action camera also has a wide angle of 170 degrees, which means the wide angle allows you to get in all your surroundings.

The Crosstour can be connected with a 2.5mm external microphone. The design of the Crosstour ensures that the external microphone can capture video sound from all directions, providing crisper and clear audio for your video footage.

Consumers can also count on an amazing battery life coupled with good connectivity. The camera has built-in wireless, which means you can easily download their Live DV application and share your captured moments instantly. You also have the accompanying remote control to manage this feature.

Like our previous lower price option, this camera also comes with various modes; this includes the popular burst photo mode, slow motion and time lapse. The battery life of this device remains unaffected by the mode you use. So, if you prefer shooting in slow motion, then the battery life will remain as normal if you turn this mode on.

When you choose a memory card for the Crosstour CT8500, the manufacturer recommends a 8-64GB class 10 SD memory card. The manufacturer also recommends formatting your memory card before using it in the camera.

Crosstour CT8500 4K 20MP Action Camera External Microphone PC Webcam WiFi vlogging Camera EIS Waterproof 40M with Remote Control and Mounting Accessories Kit
  • 4K 20MP Ultra HD Action Camera - Professional 4K/30fps video and 20MP image, your Crosstour action camera can capture every detail of your wonderful outdoor adventures and present an immersive footage of you and your world. Let you enjoy the joy of outdoor and every happy moment can be recorded.
  • External Microphone & Remote Control - External 2.5mm Microphone(Included), help you to captures sound from all directions with crisp details. Remote control help control your camera wirelessly. Red button for photo taking and grey button for video recording.
  • 131 Feet(40m) Waterproof Camera - The waterproof case this camera comes with is made of IP68 material. you can dive up to 131ft. Perfect protection from rocks, dust and scratches. Fill yourself with joy of beauties in snow, rain or underwater( diving, skiing, surfing).
  • Multi-functional Helmet camera - Anti-shake feature offers every you a favour to keep the footage stable and smooth while enjoying sports. Time-lapse and loop recording modes bring you more options.
  • Built-In WIFI & HDMI Sports Camera - Just download App(Live DV) on your phone or tablet and connect it to this action camera, you can share your wonderful moment on social media instantly. With HDMI Port allows you to connect it to TV.

6. COOA Action Camera

This brand may not be as known as our previous options, but it is still a decent option to mention in our overview. In fact, this particular option has quite the battery capacity and comes with some amazing features that are almost too unbelievable considering the lower price.

The feature the COOA is best-known for its amazing time lapse recording capabilities. Finding a good time lapse recorder can be difficult when you are buying one for a lower price, but this is no problem for the COOA.

In addition to outstanding time lapse recording and a good battery life, the COOA can easily be attached to a helmet, a bicycle or any other area that is most convenient to you. It can also be connected to a 1.48 microphone cable, ensuring you get all the audio you need while you are doing your activities.

We must mention that the COOA received quite the battery upgrade as well. Even though this camera is available for a lower price, you can count on 2 upgraded 1200mAh rechargeable batteries. In other words, you can keep recording without having to pay an astronomical high price for a camera.

COOAU 4K 20MP Wi-Fi Action Camera Web Cam PC Camera with External Microphone Remote Control EIS Stabilization Underwater 40M Waterproof Sport Camera Time Lapse Video Conferencing, Streaming, YouTube
  • 【You Can Use it as a Webcam】- This action camera can be used as a Webcam for Video Conferencing, Online Work, Home Office,YouTube, Recording and Streaming. And it almost covers all the functions that you need or you can imagine. Please contact support@cooau.com for a software update when you use the webcam function.
  • 【Ultra HD 4K 20MP Action Camera/Webcam】- This action camera adopts the newest upgraded chip, 7 layers of optical glass lens which bring ultra HD 4K videos and 20MP photos. Featuring rich video resolution: 4K/30FPS , 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 720P/120FPS and so on, the sport cam will definitely offer you all vivid and incredible footage and Video Conferencing, Online Work, Home Office,YouTube, Recording and Streaming.
  • 【EIS Stabilization and 40M Waterproof】- Smart anti-shake program is embedded in the chip. Therefore video fluency and stability are greatly improved when you do some extreme sports, such as parachute jumping, skiing, playing ball, etc. Made of upgraded durable material, the case improves the waterproof level from 30M to 40M. Just enjoy scenery in deeper underwater world.
  • 【Built-in and external microphones】-With external microphones, it can provide a lot of help in places where noise is very loud or it is not convenient to collect sounds (such as Video Conferencing, Recording and Streaming etc.) The 170 ° wide angle allows the camera to shoot more content when shooting landscapes or important moments.
  • 【Remote Control plus Wi-Fi】- You are able to control your camera remotely from 10 meters away with the remote control. Red button for photo taking and gray button for video recording. You do not need to hold the camera in your hands any longer. After downloading the App LIVE DV on your smart phone (iOS/Android) or tablet, you can control the camera on your devices, including changing settings, taking pictures, recording videos and downloading files.

7. Neewer G1

So, let’s talk about the Neewer G1, because we really have too! The Neewer G1 is one of those cameras that is available with an almost endless amount of accessories. And, since versatility is important for your action shots, it places the Neewer G1 steadily in our list of best action camera options.

The accessories that are available for the Neewer G1 are so diverse, you will have trouble finding a location where you cannot mount or attach your camera too. There is a helmet accessory, car mount, bike mount, flexible tripods, chest mounts, and even a special floating accessory that enables you to keep the action camera just under the water. So, you will have a difficult time finding any other camera that provides such an extensive range of accessoires, especially in a lower price range.

When you choose the Neewer, you can download a dedicated app to share your captured video and photographs. Neewer uses the Ez iCam App, which can be installed on most operating systems and on Android phones. The app has good connectivity with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media channels. So, you can share all your recordings no matter where you are.

While the Neewer bundle is available under 100 already, you can get this camera even cheaper by just obtaining the camera without the accessories. In other words, even those with an incredibly low budget looking for a decent action camera can benefit from the Neewer G1 and get some amazing results in return.

Neewer G1 Ultra HD 4K Action Camera Kit Includes 98 ft Underwater Waterproof Camera 16MP 4K/30FPS 170 Degree Wide Angle WiFi Sports Cam High-tech Sensor with Remote/Battery and 50-in-1 Accessory Kit
  • Description:

    (1) Action Camera:

    Item Type: G1 Ultra HD 4K Action Camera

    Video Resolution: 4K/30fps, 2.7K/30fps, 1080P/60fps, 1080P/30fps, 720P/120fps, 720P/60fps, 720P/30fpsPhoto Resolution: 16M/14M/12M/8M/5MVideo Format: MP4

    Photo Format: JPG

    Battery: 3.7V 900mAh Li-ion BatteryMemery Card: Micro SD Card Up to 64GB (NOT included)

    Frequency of Light: 50Hz/60Hz

    Interface: USB 2.0, HDMI

    Waterproof Distance: Up to 98 feet/30meters

    Wireless Distance: 10 meters

  • ACTION CAMERA: Professional 4K/30fps, 2.7K/30FPS, 1080P/60FPS, 1080P/30fps video and 16MP photo resolution created by high-tech sensor to capture exciting moment for you
  • WIFI SPORTS CAMERA: Just download the Ez iCam App on your iOS or Android phone and connect with this action camera. It lets you control your camera remotely. Share the picture and video on social media. iFi signal ranges up to 10 meters (15 meters on opening area
  • MULTIPLE MODES: Single, Continuous shooting (3,5,10,20 photos/s), Time-lapse, Timer; You can bring it to more applicable conditions beyond your expectation; Nondeformable fish-eye lens, large display enable the impressive and vivid images
  • 50-in-1 ACTION CAMERA ACCESSORY: Convenient, lightweight and portable, easy to store; Suitable for all kinds of cameras, digital cameras, web cameras and camcorders; Every accessory is designed to be very durable and will not be easily broken

8. Campark X20

If you are looking for one action camera that combines the most desirable features and masters them all, then you should take a thorough look at the Campark X20. The Campark X20 has lots to offer, but these features stood out for us most.

The Campark X20 enables 4K video recording of 3840 x 2160 at 30fps. On top of that, you can count on 20MP photo, which is considered the most advantageous for action-packed video and photography.

To ensure the Campark X20 is easy to transport, the manufacturers kept the body of this cam as small as possible. That does not mean there aren’t any technical and advanced features though, as the Campark provides in intuitive 2 inch touch screen. The screen enables you to play around with previews and allows playback whenever you want it. With the interface, you can gain access to camera menu and settings too, which make the overall set up considerably easier.

Like most action cameras, the Campark X20 comes with outstanding EIS technology. As action shots include lots of movement, your camera must be able to capture smooth video and photographs in various conditions.

Another interesting feature you can expect with this jam-packed camera is a continuous shooting mode. By pressing the simple shutter button, you can shot several photos in quick succession. With this camera, you can choose between three, five and ten photos in quick succession. Evidently, this can create some fun results.

The Campark X20 comes with two 1050mAh batteries too, which can be recharged. The recording time for each of the batteries is 90 minutes for 1080p or 60 minutes for 4K/2K video.

Finally, the Campark X20 comes with a wrist-operated remote control. The remote control has a 2.4GHz frequency and is great for those action group photos.

Please note that the Campark X20 has some resistance against water, but is not waterproof. If you are looking for a camera you can dive with, head over to some of the other options in this overview, which can have a waterproof protection up to 130 ft.

【Upgrade】 Campark X20 Action Camera Native 4K Ultra HD 20MP with EIS Stablization Touch Screen Remote Control Waterproof Camera 40M 2 Batteries and Professional Accessories Compatible with gopro
  • UPGRADE SERIES OF CAMPARK X20: Featuring native 4K(3840x2160)/30fps, 2K/30fps, 1080P/120fps video resolution, 20MP photos, this X20-upgrade sports camera takes incredible photos and videos, recording the beauty and wonders in your life!
  • IPS TOUCH SCREEN WITH 0.96" VICE SCREEN: Quickly switch between modes, take the perfect shot and check out your footage, you will have a wonderful experience with the 2.0" intuitive touch screen. Vice screen for you easy to know the camera status (mode/battery level/lasting time) when recording.
  • SMART GYROSCOPE FOR ANTI-SHAKING: Built-in gyroscope for anti-shaking and image stabilization makes your video much more smooth, ideal for shooting outdoor activities.
  • SPORTS CAMERA WITH WIFI AND REMOTE CONTROL: Just download App(DV King 4K) on your phone or tablet, share your moment in real time. 2.4G wireless remote control makes it easy to record when skiing, cycling, swimming, drafting, etc.
  • 131FT UNDERWATER CAMERA WITH VALUABLE ACCESSORIES: Place this native 4K camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, you can dive below 40 meters. This 4k gopro camera also comes with 2 batteries, remote control wristband and professional accessories kit.

9. EKEN H9R

The EKEN H9R is a relative newcomer in the world of action video and photography, but it can certainly not be ignored. Like the other camera options in our overview, the EKEN H9R is packed with useful features and available for a very low price.

Consumers who own an Apple operating system should especially consider the EKEN H9R; this because the camera allows lifestreaming from anywhere and at anytime. The livestream can be done to both YouTube and Facebook, which allows you to share your most impressive moments with the world with just a push of a button.

The EKEN H9R also comes with those much-wanted features for action cameras; this includes a wide angle lens of 170 degrees, a high frame rate video mode, burst photo mode and time lapse mode.

While all the features of the EKEN H9R are impressive, one of the most interesting features is the presence of quickly charging batteries. The camera comes with two 1050 mAh batteries, which charge fully in as little as two hours. Since most of these batteries take some time to charge, this feature could be interesting for many people.

New EKEN H9R Action Camera 4K WiFi Waterproof Sports Camera Full HD 4K30 2.7K30 1080p60 720p120 Video Camera 20MP Photo and 170 Wide Angle Lens Includes 11 Mountings Kit 2 Batteries Black
  • Share your story instantly --With NEW Live Streaming function(Only available on Apple iOS). Stream worldwide via Facebook and YouTube, share all your fun activities and extreme sports with the EKEN H9R action camera.
  • Built-in WiFi & HDMI output—Edit and share your sports action camera actions as soon as it’s recorded with the App EZ iCam. WiFi signal ranges up to 33 feet. HDMI output is supported, which means you can preview videos or see real-time display on the TV with a HDMI cable.
  • Waterproof housing up to 100 feet—The waterproof case of action camera is designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions. This helmet camera is wearable and mountable: enables immersive capture during your favourite activities like, surfing, diving, snorkeling, biking, and driving.
  • 2 inch LCD FHD Display—High quality display for video or photo playback. Get the full spectrum of the features with easy setting adjustments, you can do it all on your 4K waterproof action camera.
  • FREE ACTION CAMERA ACCESSORIES: This underwater camera comes with an action camera tripod, 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, remote control and 14 action camera accessories; the mounts are compatible with most action cameras, including Gopro.

10. Xiaomi YDXJ01FM

The Xiaomi may look a little more plain compared to the other cameras in this overview, but don’t be fooled, there are plenty of features to take advantage of. The camera provides 4K 30fps recording and provides high-resolution photos of 3840 x 2160.

One of the most interesting features of this camera are the flexible settings that are possible with this compact little camera. The various settings even allow you to take good quality photographs in lower light environments. Obviously, you can also count on additional features such as multi-recording, slow motion, burst, and time-lapse recordings.

Another interesting feature about the Xiaomi is its low weight of 3.49 ounces and 2.4 inch screen. The battery is also considerably better than some other action cameras, as the Xiaomi battery provides up to two hours of of 4K footage.

When you choose this particular model, you can count on an Ambarella A12S75 chip as well. The chip can provide better quality photos as well as recorded footage. With the chip, you also have access to the Image Sensor Pipeline or ISP. This nifty little features reduces any 3D photo noise and can correct lens distortion. It also comes with the Sony Sensor, which is known to provide excellent results even in lower light conditions. For a lower priced camera, this option packs a serious punch!

Finally, the Xiaomi also provides you a 7-element lens. With features such as low dispersion and an additional UV coating on the lens, transmittance is improved greatly. In fact, the lens could rival some of the more expensive camera models out there. In other words, the Xiaomi is definitely proof that you do not have to pay several hundreds of dollars to get a great action camera.

Xiaomi YDXJ01FM Mi 4K Action Camera, 2.4” Touchscreen WiFi Sports Camera with Sony Image Sensor, 145° Wide Angle 4K/30fps 1080P/100fps Video Raw Image, Black
  • 【Vivid Interpretation】Xiaomi Mi 4K Camera records 4k/30fps, 1080p/100fps, 720p/200fps video, and 8MP raw images with a build-in IMX317 image sensor( 1. 62um/single-pixel point) from Sony and Ambarella chip A12S75; Equipped with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) can capture super-smooth footage at 4k/30fps, to ensure excellent experience in shooting fast-moving objects
  • 【Non-stop Shooting】High capacity 1450mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery records up to 120mins of 4K/30fps video with a single charge. Without the battery, use Mi Power Bank Pro 10000mAh to power up the camera via USB port. High performing cooling system prevents Mi 4K Action Camera of overheating and enables stable video recording
  • 【Intuitive Touchscreen】Built-in 2. 4” high responsive LCD touchscreen with 960x480 high resolution for easy setting, previewing and shooting. The touchscreen is made with Gorilla Glass Retina to resist scratches and daily impact
  • 【Instant Sharing】Built-in 4. 1 Bluetooth and high speed 5GHz/2. 4GHz WiFi support for wireless remote control and the Mi Home App for instant photo and video editing, sharing and live streaming to social media
  • 【Advanced Features】Flexible settings of ISO/WB/SHUTTER/EV/METER for 12MP raw file help you produce high-quality images even in low-light condition; Multi record/capture modes, including time-lapse, slow-motion, burst, etc, get more creative and fun

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What Is The Best Alternative To GoPro?

The GoPro is undoubtedly one of the best high quality action cameras out there. However, that quality is accompanied by quite the high price tag, which is usually unaffordable for young sports enthusiasts who want some fun snaps of their hobby.

There are some alternatives to the GoPro camera. However, if we have to choose the best action camera under 100 dollars, we would choose the AKASO Brave 4.

The AKASO Brave 4

When you want the best action camera under 100 dollars, the AKASKO Brave 4 might meet your requirements. Being one of the most affordable action cameras that is also waterproof, let us take a look at what this option has to offer.

With the AKASO Brave 4, it is possible to capture 4K video at 24fps and 2K video at 30fps. Being a 4K action camera, you also want some image stabilization, which you can receive with this option. The view angle of this camera can be adjusted between 70 degrees and 170 degrees. It also contains a special gyroscope, which provides image stabilization and makes your overall results a lot smoother.

When you choose the AKASO Brave 4, you also have the option to edit and share any taken video or photographs immediately. You can connect the AKASO Brave 4 to your tablets and phones with a wireless connection. It is also possible to hook this action cam up to your computer with its dedicated USB cable.

Still, one of the most interesting features about the AKASO Brave 4 is that it is completely waterproof. With the AKASO Brave 4, you can dive up to 30 metres. It even has a diving mode setting, enabling you to filter out any red light you encounter underwater. That’s amazing for an action camera that costs less than 100 dollars!

AKASO Brave 4 4K 20MP WiFi Action Camera Ultra HD with EIS 30m Underwater Waterproof Camera Remote Control 5X Zoom Underwater Camcorder with 2 Batteries and Helmet Accessories Kit
  • UPGRADE SERIES OF AKASO EK7000: Featuring 4K/24fps, 2K/30fps and 1080P/60FPS video resolution and 20MP photos, AKASO Brave 4 action camera enables you to take incredible photos and ultra HD videos, clearly recording the beauty and wonders in life!
  • OPTIONAL VIEW ANGLE AND ANTI-SHAKING: Adjust the view angle of this action camera according to your needs between 170°, 140°, 110°, and 70°. Built in smart gyroscope for anti-shaking and image stabilization to make your video much more smooth.
  • SPORTS CAMERA WITH WIFI AND HDMI: Sharing & editing videos from an action camera is easier with the free app. Just download the App on your phone or tablet and connect with this action camera. Wi-Fi signal ranges up to 10 meters. With HDMI Port allows you to connect it with television.
  • 100FT WATERPROOF CAMERA AND 2'' IPS SCREEN: Place your action camera into the waterproof case and securely fasten it, then you can dive below 30 meters. This underwater camera is ideal for water sports such as swimming, surfing, diving, etc. 2'' IPS screen allows you to preview the video in action camera.
  • FREE VALUABLE ACCESSORIES: This underwater camera comes with 2 rechargeable 1050mAh batteries, remote control wristband and 19 accessories kit, the kits are available for most kinds of camera even Gopro. Each battery can record up to 90 minutes. The remote wristband is not waterproof.

What To Remember When Choosing A Camera Under 100 Dollars

Purchasing a camera is always accompanied by checking a lot of features, no matter what your budget is. However, the features that are needed for an action camera are quite specific, so you can easily narrow down your options. As a summary, here are the features you must be looking at for your lower price action camera.

  • Electronic image stabilization: This is an absolute must for action cameras. If electronic image stabilization is not present, your video can turn out really blurry and unclear. So, even if you purchase a camera for a lower price, make sure this feature is always present first.
  • 4K: Since 4K has been out for a while, you can get some lower price cameras that are equipped with this feature. So, be sure your camera has some 4K video capabilities.
  • Good battery life: Nothing is as frustrating as running out of battery when you have some amazing photographs or video to take. Fortunately, even lower price camera options have good battery capacity these days. That being said, there can be some options with limited battery life, so always check the battery capabilities to ensure they meet your standards.
  • Waterproof: An action camera is bound to be used in the outdoors, so a waterproof property will be essential. If you have found an amazing camera without a waterproof property, you can acquire a waterproof case for it. Just make sure that there is a matching waterproof case for that brand and check to what extend the waterproof case provides protection.
  • Remote control: An action camera must take video and photographs at all times, even when you are in the midst of your action-packed hobby. Therefore, take the stress of video and photo capturing away with a good remote control. Even lower price cameras provide such options these days, with most remote controls worn around the wrist.

Now that we have described some essential and useful features for lower price action cameras, you are ready to make your purchase. However, remember to look for some of your preferred personal features too, so you can find an outstanding camera that fits your personal needs perfectly.

Best Camera For Moms: 8 High-end picks for great photos

As a mom, you undoubtedly have specific requirements where photography is concerned. After all, you will be taking lots of photographs of your family, which is quite a different ballgame compared to wildlife and nature photographs. Therefore, the best cameras for moms will be considerably different than those used by other photographers.

Are you still searching for the best cameras for moms? Looking for the best digital cameras or something more traditional? Check out our convenient guide to find the best cameras for family photography!

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm II R Lens (Silver)

Which Camera Is Best For Family Photography?

There are a couple of cameras that could be a great choice for family photography, and are automatically a great camera for moms. But what are some of the main options to look at and their benefits.

Mirrorless Cameras

The mirrorless camera should be a consideration. While they used to be bigger than the average DSLR camera, the latest mirrorless camera models are actually more compact. With them, you can take better photos without lugging around a bulky new camera.

It also needs to be said that this kind of camera is considerably lighter and simpler to operate than other models. Even though it is a compact camera, it can still provide additional features such as image stabilization depending on the model you purchase.

Finally, some moms want their new camera to be more discrete, as some children do not like their photograph being taken. Fortunately, this kind of camera is quieter than most, making it much easier to shoot some photos without being spotted.

DSLR Cameras

The DSLR is a solid choice for almost every photographer. One of the main advantages of this kind of camera is the electronic viewfinder, which enables you to see the photos you are about to take in real time. Cameras that do not have this function can have a delay, and this could cause you to miss some spectacular shots.

Moms who are out and about and want to take photos also pay a lot of attention to the battery of their camera. Fortunately, this is something you do not have to worry about with DSLR cameras, as they contain more powerful batteries.

Speed is also important when moms take family photographs, especially with young children who cannot sit still for a family photo. Most DSLR cameras are much faster than mirrorless options, ensuring you never miss a good image again!

What Camera Takes The Best Pictures?

The Canon EOS R is one of the most advanced cameras out there that enables you to take better photos, even in environments with low light. The camera is packed with a bunch of features too; this ranges from image stabilization to an OLED viewfinder, autofocus, and USB charging capabilities. While the Canon EOS R may not be the best digital camera for beginners, it should be a serious consideration for moms who have a lot of experience in photography.

Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera Body with Altura Photo Complete Accessory and Travel Bundle
  • INCLUDES: Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) + Altura Photo Venture Camera Bag + SanDisk 64GB and 32GB C10 Ultra UHS-I SDXC Memory Cards + Altura Photo Rapid Fire Neck Strap + Altura Photo Mini Tripod with Pistol Grip + Altura Photo Rapid Fire Wrist Strap + Altura Photo Hard-Shell Case + Altura Photo Accessory Kit + 3 Sizes MagicFiber Microfiber Lens Pouch
  • THE FIRST STEP IN CANON'S MIRRORLESS EVOLUTION, the EOS R pairs a redeveloped lens mount and updated full-frame image sensor for a unique and sophisticated multimedia camera system.
  • FOCUSING on the camera itself, the EOS R features a high-resolution 30.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor along with a DIGIC 8 image processor. The combination of these technologies offers a wide sensitivity range up to a native ISO 40000, fast continuous shooting to 8 fps, and UHD 4K30 video recording.
  • CANON accessories included: Canon EOS R Mirrorless Digital Camera (Body Only) + LP-E6N Lithium-Ion Battery Pack + LC-E6 Charger + ER-100B Neck Strap + Cable Protector + IFC-100U Interface Cable + R-F-5 Camera Cover + Canon Limited 1-Year Warranty.

What Is A Good Camera For A Beginner Photographer?

Moms who are just starting out in photography should choose a camera that caters to beginners; this may include a camera with helpful features such as image stabilization. While you could choose an affordable mirrorless option to start, there are some benefits to certain DSLR cameras for beginners.

One of the options for moms is the Nikon D3500. It is also a camera with video, so you can snap some photos as well as video when you choose this particular option as your first beginner camera.

We must mention that this camera is great for beginners, as it has some point and shoot functionality, there are many other features that make this camera a good choice for experienced photographers too. One of these features is the 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor, ensuring outstanding image quality even for beginner photos.

The battery life of the Nikon D3500 is pretty outstanding too, which ensures your battery life can last throughout lengthy road trips or other special occasions where you want to shoot some photos. In addition to the outstanding battery life, the Nikon D3500 also comes with a zoom lens that will leave you baffled, especially for the affordable price associated with all these features.

Of course, the Nikon D3500 does have some limitations too, but compare them to some of the best cameras from Canon with similar features and you will immediately see the value of it.

Nikon D3500 W/ AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Black
  • A DSLR That's as easy to use as a point and shoot camera
  • Compact, comfortable design That's great for travel and Special events
  • Image sensor That's 15x larger than those Used in Typical smartphones for sharper, clearer pictures
  • Works with Nikon's snapbridge app for sharing photos with a compatible smartphone or tablet
  • 1080P full HD videos with monaural sound at the touch of a button.Bluetooth Version 4.1

What Is The Best Camera For Baby Photography?

Many parents do not realise that some cameras are actually designed with that purpose in mind. There are countless camera brands that create their camera with baby photography in mind, yet the one that trumps them all is the Canon 5D Mark III.

The Canon 5D Mark III is known for its extensive battery life, but this is not the main reason why this camera is recommended for newborn photography. In fact, image quality is superior with the Canon 5D Mark III, as it is designed to use indoors with a high ISO. It also comes with a silent shutter, which means your baby will not get disturbed if you decide to use your camera and shoot some photos that will last a lifetime.

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Other Noteworthy Cameras For Parents

We have mentioned some great cameras for parents and family photography already, but there are many others that need mentioning. After all, cameras are never a one-size-fits all. If you are concerned about image quality and want the best camera that fits your requirements perfectly, we suggest having a quick gander at the following options too.

1. Sony Alpha A7III

The Sony Alpha A7III has become a favorite among enthusiasts, but even professionals will take photos with this camera from time to time. The reason for that is the numerous features associated with this camera, which in turn prove useful for family photography specifically.

Parents will use a Sony Alpha A7III when they are looking for convenience as well as good image quality. The camera does not weigh a lot and is equipped with a decent 24.3 megapixel with reverse illumination. It also has an autofocus for taking photos as well as taking video, which is one of the features that can prove useful for newborn photography.

While this is one of the best cameras for newborn photography, we do need to mention that turning the camera on can require a little effort. There is also limited functionality on the touch screen, although some parents prefer this simplicity for their camera.

Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera with 3-Inch LCD, Black
  • Advanced 24.2MP BSI Full frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed Advanced 24.2MP Back Illuminated 35 millimeter Full frame Image Sensor
  • 15 stop dynamic range, 14 bit uncompressed RAW, ISO 50 to 204,800. Compatible with Sony E mount lenses. Can be connected via Bluetooth with smartphones featuring (as of the date of release)- Android (Android 5.0 or later, Bluetooth 4.0 or later), iOS (Bluetooth 4.0 or later)
  • Up to 10fps Silent or Mechanical Shutter with AE/AF tracking. Battery Life (Still Images): Approx. 610 shots (Viewfinder) / approx. 710 shots (LCD monitor), Battery Life (Movie, continuous recording): Approx. 200 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 210 min (LCD monitor)
  • 693 phase detection / 425 contrast AF points w/ 93 percent image coverage. Focus Sensor: Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • In the box: Rechargeable Battery (NP FZ100), AC Adapter (AC UUD12), Shoulder strap, Body cap, Accessory shoe cap, Eyepiece cup, Micro USB cable.Metering Type:1200 zone evaluative metering

2. FujiFilm X-T30

When you want to use a camera that feels a little retro, the FujiFilm X-T30 may be the camera you are looking for. Don’t let the retro feature fool you though, as this camera comes with a good zoom lens and has outstanding indoor shooting compatibility.

One of the things that stands out most about the FujiFilm X-T30 is its compact size. It is small and convenient, enabling you to easily put it in your pocket or another small storage location. Still, its small size does not have a negative influence on the quality of the photographs you receive.

We must also mention that the FujiFilm X-T30 has some outstanding focussing capabilities. There is also a great touch-tilt LCD, allowing parents to take precious photographs at difficult angles. What more could you want?

Fujifilm X-T30 Mirrorless Digital Camera, Black (Body Only)
  • Advanced Image Sensor Technology: The 26.1MP BSI APS-C X-Trans CMOS 4 image sensor and X-Processor 4 quad-core CPU combination provide accurate AF and Face Detection for moving subjects when capturing either high-resolution stills or recording 4K video.
  • Accurate Auto-Focus Tracking and Face Detection: he new X-Processor 4 Quad Core-CPU offers fast and accurate face-detection for moving people. Additionally, eye-detection AF now works in AF-C mode, which results in accurate focus-tracking for moving portrait subjects. The low-light limit for phase detection AF has been expanded even more from the conventional +0.5EV to -3EV, to allow for operation in a wide range of lighting scenarios.
  • Superior Video and Image Effects: The X-T30 offers the ability to record 4K video at 30 frames per second or capture of 120 frames per second at 1080p to create super slow motion effects. Filmmakers needing extreme color fidelity can record 10-bit, 4:2:2 color through the camera’s HDMI port.
  • Intuitive Design with Comfortable Controls: Offers 3.0-inch touch LCD with 2-way tilting and improved touch screen to capture images efficiently in challenging situations. Provides advanced SR Auto mode - easily activated with a lever - to automatically choose the optimum shooting settings for a given scene out of 58 presets.
  • Next-Gen Wireless Connectivity: Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth V.4.2 offers digital communication with the free FUJIFILM Camera Remote app to wirelessly control the camera or share images to smart devices.

3. Olympus E-M10 III

Olympus has some true gems in their camera range, so it is no surprise that many professional photographers eventually use Olympus cameras as their go-to photography equipment. But, why should you choose the Olympus E-M10 III as a parent?

Well, the Olympus E-M10 III is one of the most affordable models in this overview. It also has a stabilization that rivals some of the more expensive models and can be enhanced with an almost limited number of interchangeable optics.

When you use the Olympus E-M10 III, you can also count on 4K video, as this camera allows you to take 4K video with the greatest of ease. It is also a great option for beginners, as there is only a minimum amount of ISO settings to worry about, even when taking photographs in dim lighting. In other worst, this is a great option to use for most beginning photographers.

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Mirrorless Camera with 14-42mm II R Lens (Silver)
  • Built in 5 Axis image stabilization for sharper images
  • 2.3 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder with 0.62X magnification
  • Silent mode (disables all shutter sounds)
  • 8.5 frames per second burst shooting
  • Focusing Points / Focusing Points Selection Mode81 area multiple AF (Contrast detection AF), 37area multiple AF (Phase difference detection AF); All target, Group target area (3x3 area), Single target(Standard Target Size/Small Target Size)

4. Nikon D5600

Parents looking to use a great user-friendly camera could consider the Nikon D5600. The Nikon D5600 has a bunch of interesting features to look into, so let’s get started!

One of the major advantages of the Nikon D5600 is its user-friendliness, making it a wonderful choice for beginners. It does not weigh a lot, which makes it very portable and much easier to use than the average professional camera.

The Nikon D5600 has some outstanding touch screen functionality as well. The interface is very intuitive and is easy to operate, even for parents who haven’t worked with many digital cameras in the past.

One of the final marvellous features for parents is the low price of this option. Cameras can be a considerable investment, and as a parent you often need to spend a lot on supplies for the kids. So, why not save money and still capture those treasured photographs with a much cheaper option?

There aren’t many disadvantages to the Nikon D5600, but if we would have to mention one, it would be the low autofocus sensitivity. Even though there is an autofocus on this device, it is not as advanced as some of the more expensive models out there. That being said, the Nikon D5600 certainly makes up for that in overall functionality.

Nikon D5600 DSLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED
  • 24.2MP DX Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 4 Image Processor
  • 3.2 inches 1.037m Dot Vari Angle Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • SnapBridge Bluetooth and Wi Fi with NFC

5. Canon 70D

Not all compact and affordable cameras for parents provide a waterproof feature; this can be bothersome, especially when you want to take some pictures outside. However, there are options out there that are still affordable and are waterproof. One of those options is the Canon 70D, a reliable and affordable choice from one of the largest camera manufacturers in the world.

The Canon 70D is not just a wonderful option for family photography, it has been named as a great option for newborn photography. There are many features that make this a popular option, but the features that stand out most is the seamless blend of sensor and processor abilities.

As these two components work really well together, parents can count on sharp images with stunning natural tones and outstanding colour gradients. This particular camera even scores well in environments with poor lighting. And all of that at a really low price!

Considering the lower price, many parents are surprised to learn that this camera provides built-in Wi-Fi too. In other words, you can upload these photographs to the cloud or to your tablet or smartphone without any issues!

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Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
  • 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+
  • 19 point cross-type AF System
  • Up to 7 fps shooting
  • ISO 100-12800, expandable to 25600
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast focus in live view and video

6. Nikon D7200

Nikon manufactures some amazing options for camera photography. Another possible option is the Nikon D7200. Interestingly, this is not a DSLR, which many of the recommended options are, but a mirrorless option packed with features!

The Nikon D7200 stands out from many options out there, especially given the many features it comes with. Mirrorless camera options are not exactly known to have the same premium functionality as DSLR, but in this case, that assumption would be very wrong.

With a Nikon D7200, you certainly have a durable option for family photography. The camera has an ergonomic design, which is easy to handle and operate at any given time. On top of that, it comes with additional protection against dust and moisture, ensuring this particular camera is suitable for photography indoors and outdoors.

Of course, parents want a little more than just the basic features. Fortunately, this is something you get with the Nikon D7200. The color reproduction of this camera is simply amazing and it comes with a large capacity battery too. The battery is so good, you can easily take thousands of photographs with just a single battery charge. Not many other models are able to do this without forking out professional camera prices!

With the Nikon D7200, we need to mention the dynamic APS-C matrix too. The matrix provides you with features such as the quick phase autofocus, viewfinder, and image quality that could rival results obtained from professional equipment. So, don’t mistake the cheaper price for less features, because the Nikon D7200 would most certainly prove you wrong.

Nikon D7500 DX-format Digital SLR Body
  • Class leading image quality, ISO range, image processing and metering equivalent to the award winning D500
  • Large 3.2” 922K dot, tilting LCD screen with touch functionality. Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85 percentage or less (no condensation)
  • 51 point AF system with 15 cross type sensors and group area AF paired with up to 8 fps continuous shooting capability
  • 4K Ultra HD and 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound, power aperture control, auto ISO, 4K UHD Time Lapse and more
  • Built in Wi Fi and Bluetooth for easy connectivity through the Nikon SnapBridge App

How To Choose The Perfect Camera For Family Photography?

Now that we have discussed many potential options and some of the features they have, it is time to form a conclusion about what makes a good family camera.

Choosing the features can be easier for parents, as you are looking for the perfect combination of features for a comparatively affordable price. In this overview, you have plenty of options from the top brands without having to break the bank. The only question you have to ask yourself is which features mean the most to you. Of course, since there can be price variations, your budget could play a role in your selection too.

When selecting a family photography camera, be sure to take into consideration the quietest option as well. While this may not matter as much for older children, newborn photography can benefit greatly from a quieter camera. Fortunately, cameras have become less noisy over the years and this certainly applies to some of the cheaper options out there.

While we have mentioned user-friendliness many times, we do need to stress that you do not necessarily have to choose a camera that is suitable for beginners. Some parents may have significant experience with photography and do not need the easiest option out there.

If you do not have much experience, it is usually best to go for a camera with less complicated features, which delivers photographs without needing much input from the photographer. However, if you do have experience, why not choose a camera that does have a bunch of features and can deliver some remarkable results with your input? After all, you could end up with some images you could not get without that extra functionality!

Finally, do not hesitate to compare some of the models you are considering. If you are on the fence about your new camera, you can easily visit your nearest retailer and ask for a demonstration. Discuss the pros and cons with an experienced member of staff to determine the best option for you.

Of course, if you do not want to place your trust on a retailer, you can always check some of the reviews online. By looking at our overview for example, you get an instant look of the most viable options with their benefits as well as disadvantages, so you always know what you are buying!

Jet Camera Reviews: MUST READ before you shop

JetCamera.com is a family-owned business, launched onto the retail scene in 2015 as a direct challenger to the global e-commerce behemoth Amazon.com.

When they launched their site, their primary goal was to provide the highest level of customer service, with prices so cheap that anyone could afford it. They sold cameras at a price lower than the average cost at Canon and Nikon – the manufacturers.

If you visit the web and search for Jet reviews, you’ll likely see questions like these:

  • Is jet cameras legit?
  • Is jetcameras.com a bait and switch?
  • Has anyone purchased anything there before?

The list goes on and on…

What is JetCameras?

This family-owned and operated business has stirred a lot of discussions and debates in forums, such as Reddit. JetCamera assures its customers of perfect cameras and other products.

They sell numerous products sorted into the following four categories:

  1. Camcorders
  2. Photography
  3. Audio
  4. Projectors

The following are some of the services that attract people to Jet Cameras:

  • Brand new jet cameras, lens, and factory-fresh products
  • Low prices that can save you up to 50%
  • You can purchase small items such as a lens or battery
  • No sales tax on camera, battery, and lens
  • Free camera shipping nationwide
  • ridiculously low prices on small items their customers want such as lens or battery
  • Multiple payment options on any item you want
  • User-friendly and easy to navigate website
  • Polite sales staff and well-informed customer service
  • Quick turnaround shipping of orders – within 2 days
  • Prompt communication and reply to customer inquiries
  • Latest and perfect cameras and camcorders
  • Trusted and reliable camera equipment
  • Obtaining unavailable accessories such as a lens or any other item their customers want

The Buying Experience

Here’s how the company’s buying experience compares to Jeff Bezos’ behemoth. When Jet.com launched a few years ago, it introduced an initial membership model where members were eligible for free shipping. They soon dropped the prime membership and allowed free shipping on orders $35 and over.

They also introduced a two-day delivery on common household items. The customers were promised discounts and new deals if they waived free returns, pay with debit cards, add items to their online carts or buy in multiples – a game show style shopping experience. They were trying to get as many customers as they could to buy goods in bulk.

This new business model attracted many free shipping-loving and savings-hungry shoppers from all over the world. At first, many customers thought that Jet Camera was destined to become Amazon’s biggest competitor and make inroads with consumers. Competitors were sure that the new entrants would last for years if not forever.

Why is Jet Cameras so Cheap?

Many customers claim that the camera website sells equipment at ridiculously low-cost. Their advertised price is even lower than what is advertised on Fujifilm, Nikon, and Canon – companies that make the products. This makes people start questioning the legitimacy of the website.

Many people believe that Jet Cameras is a gray market bait-and-switch operation. A “gray market” camera is a product advertised for a significantly lower price compared to the price offered by the original manufacturer and authorized dealers.

When customers visit the Jet Cameras website for the first time and see their prices, they think it’s just a switch bait site. This is one of the reasons why many people lack confidence in investing their money into this site. Jet cameras’ primary goal was to get as many customers as possible. But they lacked what any serious customer would want – exceptional client service.

With these totally amazing deals, it’s hard to tell if a camera is really genuine. When planning to purchase an expensive camera for an absurdly low price, do a quick research on the camera specifications and how the discount market for the product works. Remember, you want to get a camera that would last for years.

A Big Positive

When Jet Cameras entered the retail scene, it had free two-day shipping on household items. This offer was later extended to shoppers who did not have the budget and those who opted not to become members. The offer included a broad range of widely used products ranging from household essentials to groceries.

At the time, Amazon used to give such offers to prime members only. Shoppers had to fill a box of goods with such items and would be charged a small fee for delivery.

Amazon would later expand the prime delivery service and free two-hour delivery to its customers. This helped Amazon serve its customers well while solving the shipping expenses problem among the retailers – making it a winner in this category.

Jetcameras.com has been advocating for higher-volume orders. Shoppers are encouraged to buy in bulk in order to receive discounts. They can also unlock discounts on other cameras when they add specific items to their carts. Some offers would even include a discounted trip to the Caribbean.

Offers like this made customers make purchasing decisions they had not planned. The discount “game show” became a little off-putting and perceived as treasure hunting ventures. This made the Jet camera customers question their legitimacy.

Glaring Drawbacks

There are so many reviews trying to answer some of the questions that web visitors ask. Some of the posts include keywords phrases such as, “is jet com Canada shipping reputable, jet cameras scam or not, b h camera legit, etc.” If you read posts from previous years, you’ll see numerous discussions and feedback from their previous consumers.

Unfortunately, almost 95% are complaints and negative feedback. Customers have been complaining about their cameras having been shipped via third-party sellers. Notwithstanding that buying products online from an unverified third party seller is a very risky affair. Amazon on their part, allows new shoppers to access posts and ratings from their previous buyers. A buyer can even pose questions to a seller through messages.

One may wonder whether the “no review” approach that Jet takes on its website is worth considering. Most buyers do quick research on products before making a buying decision. Amazon understands the importance of placing both negative and positive posts on their website. They are undoubtedly one of the few places in the world where you can get posts that are genuine.

The company understands that products with low ratings drive more sales than those with no ratings. This is one of the reasons why Amazon drives traffic and potential customers to its website. According to research, Amazon is the top information destination for buyers, followed closely by Google.

Over the years, Amazon has earned the trust and loyalty of online shoppers. They offer a wide selection of products and exceptional shopping experience to their customers. However, Jet has failed to replicate the Amazon retail business model.

Complaints

By looking at Jet Camera consumer insights on their previous shoppers, they have a poor track record. The company’s image has been tarnished by multiple complaints and low ratings. One customer took her complaint to the next level, attracting the attention of BBC Channel.

One customer visited Jet.com and found the camera that she’d been looking for. When she saw that she would save hundreds of dollars, she was very much excited that she wanted to make the purchase right away. She received a message from the high-ranking site on Google, stating that she finish processing the order. However, the company’s staff kept insisting on how they would package battery, lens, and other camera accessories.

Within a short time, she received another message stating that she must add another $350. Which she was to pay later. She realized there was no deal and the company was using sleazy strategies to upsell her. What angered her most was that during the buying process, no one mentioned about the additional price. Yet, the company went ahead and charged her credit card.

When she canceled the purchase, the company told her that there was nothing they could do and instead ordered her to pay a 15% fee to return the camera. She refused the shipment and expressed her case publicly and her story was broadcasted on BBC. She opened a case with her credit company. Within a few weeks, she was able to get a full refund.

Conclusion

After doing a bit of research and reading Jet Camera reviews, I realized that the equipment advertised on their website is not sold as a whole. My conclusion is that these guys seem like a bait and switch site. They sell products at extremely low prices, hoping to upsell their customers when they receive the merchandise they ordered. The trick here is to make customers pay more money to make the products work.

Because of multiple complaints and negative posts about Jet.com, the company is no longer operating, however, if you visit the website, it is still active.

Whether the business ceased operations or is fully functional, that’s a story for another day. Regulatory Authorities like Better Business Bureau (BBB) and ABC2 have since stepped in following numerous complaints filed to them. ABC2 is on record as having called the company and even sent them an email, but are yet to hear from them.

Additionally, the address provided by the company on their homepage is not real. ABC2 contacted Jetcom’s office space provider to inquire about the listed location. They were told that the company was not located there and is using their address without permission.

It’s worth noting that whenever you want to purchase a product online, don’t be blinded by the low price. As the old adage goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you blindly make a purchase online, do not expect a return policy from a bait-and-switch site. Do some thorough research on the product, the website you’re buying from, and check out posts on their online ratings. This way, you won’t risk losing your hard-earned money.

U3 vs U1 SD Cards: A Detailed Comparison

U3 and U1 are among the fastest SanDisk SD cards that this manufacturer has released into the market. U3 came into the market after u1, which means that it has advanced features. Herein we take an in-depth look at these memory cards and their characteristics.

LONDISK 4K 64GB Micro SD Card U3 Class10 Micro SDXC Card Memory Cards for GoPro Hero Version with Micro SD Adapter (U3 64GB)

Also, we compare u1 vs. u3 and the features that set them apart as well as the similarities that they share. You can buy u3 cards in both virtual and land-based stores as well as u1 cards. Both these MicroSD cards are UHS versions, and they are known to have higher write speeds, which makes them compatible with an array of DSLR cameras and many others in the market.

Speed class is the first feature that distinguishes these two MicroSD cards. U1 has a speed class of one while that of the U3 is three. This feature dictates the quality, resolution, and format of the video or imagery being recorded. Their names are also derived from this element.

If you want to capture videos that are consistent and steady, then you ought to go for the card with a higher class. You are likely to get an error message if you use a card with a lower level because it cannot accommodate the quality of the video being streamed. The class one variation has a minimum write speed of 10mbps same as the class 10 models while the u3 card has a rate of 30mbps.

Differences and similarities between U1 and U3

Many other features of u1 and u3 are similar and an array of them that are worlds apart. Below are some of the features of these cards that we explore in this comparison of the u1 vs. u3.

Capacity

This feature is measured by gigabytes, and it varies from one memory card to the next. When you compare other cards vs. u3, you will find that they all have varied capacities depending on the choice that the manufacturer made regarding the same. U1 SanDisk models are available from as low as 16 GB to as high as 512 GB.

U3 HAS provisions that range from 16 GB to 1TB availing more options for individuals who are after long term storage or those who have a need the capacity to handle the footage for a given project. Picking the largest capacity available is not an assurance that you will get the best quality of recorded work.

Renowned cinematographers recommend that you buy SD cards with small volumes for better quality work. Also, remember the purpose of the storage card, and this will make it easier for you to choose one between the u1 or u3 variations.

Listed transfer speed

A card that identifies and writes data quickly is among those that most people need for everyday use. U1 models have lower listed transfer speeds when compared vs. U3 models.

U1 models have a rate of 100mb/s, while U3 models are faster with a transfer speed of 175mb/s. If you want high write and copy speed, then the u3 model is your ideal pick for the task at hand.

UHS Bus Speed

This feature is indicated by roman numbers on the cards’ faces. They range from one to three. It refers to how the data collected is transferred between the cards pin and the host device connector. UHS I which both the U1 and U3 models have uses a single row of pins on the back of the card to transfer approximately one hundred and four megabytes per second.

UHS I is common among many cards since it is compatible with an assortment of cameras. This is one of the elements that these SD cards share; hence making a choice based on this feature will not be hard.

Before buying those with two or three indicated on the face with roman numerals, confirm that it will work with the existing hardware. Also, during an upgrade, ensure that the camera you acquire has a provision to accommodate different UHS formats.

Video speed class

This is another crucial feature that we cannot overlook in our comparison of these SanDisk memory cards. It is specific for video recording and is indicated using a V icon on the face of the card.

The U1 cards do not have this feature explicitly listed on the top of the card, making it hard to know this component. On the other hand, the U3 cards have the v icon with the number 30 alongside it.

This, therefore, means that HD video can be recorded at 30mbps without dropping any frames. This feature is only available on SDXC cards. Buying the U3 variation avails more options regarding recording video to the user when compared with the 10 u1 model.

UHS speed class

Although closely related to the UHS bus speed, these features play different functions. The ultra-high-speed rating is also on the face of the card.

It is a number inside a u-shaped logo that tells you how fast the card’s write speed is. The U1 sd card has one as the number inside the u-shape while U3 cards have three, meaning that they have a faster speed than the former.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Is U3 better than U1?

Yes, U3 is better than U1 since it has some features which the other model does not have. It can, therefore, perform more functions making t the better choice.

Is UHS 1 the same as Class 10?

Yes, UHS 1 is an equivalent of class 10 since they have the same minimum data transfer speed of 10mbps. The technical specifications are also identical.

What is UHS U3?

UHS is the minimum sustained writing performance for recording video, and that for the u3 sd card is three.

Conclusion

Many factors ought to guide you in choosing the right sd card for the project at hand. The features above are critical, and so are other elements such as pricing, availability, compatibility with your hardware, and physical size, among many other things. Ensure that you buy a memory card that will cater to your needs for an extended period.

Adorama vs. B & H: A head to head of two photography giants

The internet has made the world accessible, and it is now possible for you to shop from any country of your choice while in the comfort of your home and have your consignment in a few days. Advancements in other sectors like transport make shipping a walk in the park, and you can have your camera and any other equipment with you in a day if you are close to the distributors.

Getting photography equipment is easy in recent times thanks to companies such as B & H and Adorama. Factors such as price must be considered as well as the shipping charges before an order is placed. One can compare one site vs another such as Amazon to confirm if the rates are better.

B & Hh and Adorama are both leading retailers of photography equipment in the world. The brick and mortar establishments for these two companies are located in New York City.

Shipping is available to other parts of the globe, but one must confirm with the b h and Adorama support if they deliver to their locality. The customer base that interacts with these two companies rate them among the good ones in this business.

Their services are seamless, and sometimes they offer free shipping to their clientele. They offer many options, and in this article, we highlight some of the key features that B & H and Adorama have as well as the characteristics they share with Amazon.

Adorama review

Adorama is an authorized reseller of leading brands in the market that has been operational since the 1970s. It has undergone numerous transformations to cater to the needs of people who require photography equipment, home electronics, musical instruments, and drone and sports equipment, among many other listings.

Adorama, just like Amazon, has numerous listings of an assortment of electronics. Adorama, however, has something more to bring to the table. The site has a blog segment that gives insight regarding the products and services available and how to pick a good model for each customer visiting the website.

The checkout process is like that of Amazon and most shopping sites on the internet. Once you find a camera you like or any other equipment in this store, you can smoothly proceed to check out and confirm the shipping details then wait for the delivery to be made.

Adorama has an active and professional customer support staff that can help you if you are stuck anywhere. The team can also provide the price of each item that you require and the shipping rates as well, making it easier for you to know the cost of the undertaking.

The first thing that you ought to do when you visit the Adorama website to buy a camera or any other gear is going through their terms and conditions regarding how to track your order, shipping, and delivery, in-store pickup, rebates, return policy and warranties among many other aspects necessary in transacting with them.

They offer additional services such as photo printing, camera rentals, and selling used camera lenses and other equipment.

Adorama is an authorized dealer working with renowned brands such as: Canon, LG, Panasonic, Bose, and Nikon, among others. Some of the segments of Adorama that you will get to interact with when you decide to shop in this store include;

Photography

This section contains all photo and video equipment, including cameras, lenses, lighting, tripods, and an array of other accessories A guide on photo creation has been made available by Adorama, and towards the bottom of the page, you get to find the deals on the various products they sell. .

Computers

This is the second segment on this site right next to photography. The various computers Adorama sells are listed by category ranging from desktops, laptops, digital storage, drivers, and components to computer software and networking equipment. If you are opening a photography studio, you will need more than a camera and most of the listing in this section are necessary for your day to day operations.

Video

Various video equipment are listed under this section on the Adorama site. The subcategories include; camcorders, pro video cameras, camera supports, video lighting, monitors, and post-production equipment, among many others. Leading brands selling products that fit in this category are available at the bottom of the page making access easier and selection of the manufacturers to shop from as well.

Other sections that you will find on the Adorama website include; audio, home electronics, medical instruments, used, deals, drones, and sport. In this site, you can get good video and photography equipment as well as those needed for the post-production of images and motion pictures.

B&H review

B & H is similar to Amazon and Adorama in various ways, including how they operate; when shopping for a camera, online, b h is among companies that you should consider since they specialize in this trade. B & H is available in the browser, via mobile applications, and it can also be accessed using a smartphone since their site is optimized to cater to all devices that can be used to access it.

B & H has been in business since 1973, and it has been keeping up with emerging trends. It is older than Amazon and Adorama and a decent number of other online stores that specialize in photography and video equipment.

B & H has an extensive portfolio fed by leading brands in the photography and entertainment world. The B & H operating group operates other sites on the internet listing the same products.

The sister sites related to B & H include: Student Advantage, B2B Corp. Govt. & Edu.

If B & H does not have shipping services to your locality, you can try using any other sister sites that have the customer ethic you are after. Look out for offers such as free shipping in the other sites to help reduce expenditure. Some of the categories available on the B & H site include:

Photography

Under this family, various well-known manufacturers list photo equipment, starting with digital cameras, lenses, drones and imaging, stability equipment, bags, and cases, among others.

Also, B & H includes a write up about this sector and the various types of photography and the gear that best suits each. The free advice provided is a guide that is beneficial to every new customer and those who have been in this business for an extended period.

The recommendations given by the B & H team must be followed to the letter if you want to get the best gear that will cater for many occasions. The price of the camera and the rest of the equipment is provided, and this will guide you on which one to buy.

Computers

Hardware and software are necessary for the photo making business, and B & H gives its customers a chance to shop for all the gear they need under one roof.

The products available in this section of the B & H website include: laptops, desktops and workstations, printers, software and tutorials, and printers, among many others. Also, on the listing page, some articles give free advice on how to get the best camera and necessary accessories and also reviews on the various products in the marketplace.

Pro Video

Pro camcorders and cameras are listed under this section. The cameras listed are of different price ranges, and it is easy for one to get one that is within the confines of their budget.

Here you can get a camera and an array of production equipment, and accessories. Also, you can quickly get everything that you need herein to begin your journey towards being a professional cinematographer. With time you will be a pro in selecting specifics and saving on time spent on browsing instead.

Mobile

Smartphones that have been unlocked, iPad, and tablets, as well as wearable technology devices, are listed under this section. The price of each can be found on the page, and the purpose of the equipment being acquired should be a guide on the camera specifications to pick.

Accessories such as headphones, mobile recording, home automation, photo, and video accouterments, among others, are provided to help optimize your device to serve the function that you want. Podcasting, videography, and photography are among the things that can be done using smartphones and other portable devices in different price ranges.

The pricing can be compared to that of Amazon to ascertain if it is also fair or not. The camera of the phone you pick should be able to accommodate your needs.

Optics

B & H has an extensive portfolio of equipment that can be used for viewing. Other online stores such as Amazon also have such, but B & H is a step ahead as it avails experts who customers can interact with before deciding. Binoculars, telescopes, night and thermal vision, monocular, and microscopes are among the products that you will find in this section.

It also beats Amazon to the game since they provide a guide to help clientele pick an appropriate product for their needs. B & H offers free shipping in certain instances, and you must know their criteria regarding the same to cut the cost of acquisition. There are different other segments that we have not discussed above, and issues such as free gifts and giveaways.

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FAQs

Before a customer shops in any online store for a camera or any other gear, there are specific questions that must be asked. In our comparison of B & H vs Adorama we found several questions that are common. Some of those regarding B & H and Adorama that have been fronted are answered below.

1. Are B&H and Adorama the same company?

No. B & H and Adorama are two different companies. They are similar  in various ways, and they were founded around the same time, but they are not the same company.

They are online stores like Amazon, but their focus is more on video, photo, and surveillance equipment. Also, they both have brick and mortar stores in New York, which is why many people assume that they are run by the same operator, which is not the case.

2. Is Adorama trustworthy?

Yes, Adorama is a trustworthy company. It is one of the many online stores that offer free shipping from time to time, and it also has competitive rates when compared to other leaders in this realm like Amazon.

3. What does B&H stand for?

B&H stands for Blimie and Herman, the founders of this photo and electronics shop.

4. What does Adorama mean?

The company owners have not the meaning of explicitly explained the meaning of this name but analysts believe it is derived from two Hebrew names. Adonai which means Lord and Rama meaning trembling. Also, the origin of the name could also be deeply rooted in Christianity as per the assessment of experts in this field.

Conclusion

when placing your order consider the number of days it will take for your purchase to reach you. When compared with other forum such as Amazon, this B & H vs Adorama review indicates that these sites which have been operation for years are better for acquiring photo gear.