1. GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
The 3+ is, as the name suggests, a mere update on the award-winning Hero 3, but it's still the best action camera out there for our money. Every new GoPro just takes the camera further and further. The 3+ is 20% smaller and lighter than its predecessor, with better battery life, clearer audio, faster WiFi and a new SuperView shooting mode for wide-angle shots. It'll shoot 1080p video at 60FPS, and stretches up to 4K video at 30FPS or 12MP still shots. In a word, the Hero 3+ is outstanding.
Price: £360 | GoPro
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Best action cameras for skiing, snowboarding, surfing and... well, anything that deserves to be caught on camera really
Why would you bother jumping out of a plane, hurtling down a snowy mountain or riding a monster wave if you can't show off to your mates about it? The birth of the action camera means you can record your own extreme antics in high definition and then get it uploaded to YouTube or Facebook to prove your skills.
Whether you simply want to record your mountain biking at the weekend or looking for something that you can take out into the water, we’ve picked out the action cameras that warrant your attention.