Who is going to believe you did a triple backward somersault across a 60ft-deep ravine if you can’t share it online?
And the rise, and ease, of putting videos on the internet has seen a growing range of action cameras jockey for airtime.
A new kid on the block is WASPcam, a division of Cobra electronics, which stands for Wide-Action-SportsPhotography.
WASPcam was launched in Ontario, Canada, in 2013 and has grown its sales at home and abroad and is now making a push into the UK. Their motto is ‘Film. Edit. Share.’ and they claim to not be like the other guys in the marketplace. They provide outdoor enthusiasts with highly affordable, user-friendly and high-performance action-sport cameras for professionals and amateurs to capture adventure and PROVE IT.
Mark Close, managing director of Cobra Electronics EMEA, said: “We understand that not everyone picking up an action-sports camera plans on producing fulllength feature films or motion pictures.
“Many will want to create professionally polished edits with a WASPcam, and we’re happy if they do.
“However, the majority of users simply want to capture footage of their passion, wildest moments or biggest achievements, and instantly share those clips with friends and fans online and they want it to be easy.
“Our goal is to build userfriendly, high-quality actionsport cameras that are simple and straightforward for pros and amateurs alike.
“And we strive to do it all at a much more affordable price.”
WASPcam offers a family of rugged, high-quality HD cameras and accessories.
WASPCAM 9905 WI-FI: MSRP: £199.99
Features: Waterproof without a case down to 98 Feet (30 metres), records HD video up to 1080p/30fps, up to 12MP photo quality, built-in Wi-Fi connects camera to WASPcam App, 1.5″ LCD Screen, two LED safety lights.
WASPCAM 9906 CAMO, MSRP: £229.99
Features: Waterproof without a case down to 98 feet (30 metres), records HD video up to 1440p/30fps, up to 16MP photo quality, built-in Wi-Fi connects camera to WASPcam App, 1.5″ LCD screen, Two LED safety lights, ability to turn off all camera lights and sounds for stealthy filming, new video time-lapse feature.
WASPCAM 9907 4K MSRP: £299.99
Features: Waterproof without a case down to 98 Feet (30 Meters), records HD video up to 4K/24fps, up to 20MP photo quality, built-in Wi-Fi connects camera to WASPcam App, 1.5″ LCD Screen, new video time-lapse feature, builtin GPS, mini side bracket for optional accessories and unique mounting angles
To learn more please visit www.waspcam.com
TOM TOM BANDIT
Features: Video at 1080p30, 1080p60, 720p60, 720p120 , Cinematic at 2.7k30, 4k15, native time lapse at 4k30, 1080p30 (various capture intervals), native slow motion at 1080p x2, 720p x4, WVGA x6, single and burst photo up to 16MP at 10/s, Wi-Fi, bluetooth smart and USB3.0 connectivity, App available for both iOS and Android smartphones, multiple accessories.
GOPRO HERO5 BLACK
Features: 2-inch Touch Display + Simplified Controls, Video Resolutions up to 4K at 30 Frames per Second, Professional Quality 12MP Photos, Auto-Upload of Photos and Video to Cloud when Camera is Charging, Voice Control with Support for 7 Languages (additional languages coming), Simple 1-Button Control, Waterproof Without a Housing to 33 Feet (10m), Compatible with Existing GoPro Mounts, Including Karma, Stereo Audio Recording and Advanced Wind Noise Reduction, Professional-Grade Electronic Video Stabilisation, Distortion-Free Wide Angle Video and Photos with New Linear-View Setting, RAW and WDR Photo Modes, GPS.
NIKON KEYMISSION 170
Features: Equipped with an electric VR function and supports 4K UHD/30p recording of 170° ultra wide-angle movies, a tough body waterproof to 10 m, shockproof to 2 m, freezeproof to -10° C, and dustproof. Furthermore, when the WP-AA1 Waterproof Case⁷ (available separately) is used, the camera is waterproof to depths of 40m. Powerful support for recording activities and editing content. Compatible with the SnapBridge 360/170 app (for smartphones and tablets), and the KeyMission 360/170 Utility (for computers). Equipped with a variety of shooting/recording modes, including Add Slow Motion, Movie + Photo, Superlapse Movie, Loop Recording, and Time-lapse Movie Intuitive and simple operation, and a compact body that can be easily attached to clothing and gear.
GARMIN ULTRA VIRB 30
Features: Small and lightweight Ultra HD action camera with crystal clear 4K/30 fps video footage, 1080p/120 fps or slow motion capability at 720/240 fps, G-Metrix built-in sensors and GPS, LCD colour touchscreen, use your voice to shoot hands-free to start or stop recording, take a photo or remember specific moments, Wi-Fi connectivity and ANT+ lets you easily connect to the Virb App on your smartphone.