Any adventure should be done for the sheer thrill of it but it’s nice to share our journey with our friends and family. What’s the best way to capture and share your thrilling endeavors?
I’m not going to be throwing brands and model numbers at you in this article. Rather I would like to lead you in the right direction so you can make informed decisions and be prepared for whatever may come your way.
With the technology crawl picking up to a high speed chase we, the consumer are in the best position. Cameras have been rapidly advancing. As a result of that they have been getting smaller and easier to carry. This is great for the travel bug. Especially when you consider that 20 years ago you basically needed a crew to capture any video and, by today’s standards, it was abysmally poor quality.
There are some specialized cameras that should be in your arsenal. A waterproof camera is a great addition to any adventure. Most of them can be used in normal situations and there are many companies that are manufacturing waterproof cases so you can take that expensive camera on a dive with you without having to buy a whole new rig. I’m talking about water proof. Not water resistant. Know the difference.
Next is a helmet camera. For when you really need your hands free, these cameras attach to your helmet record directly to HDD memory and are getting smaller by the day. Any helmet camera worth buying will record in very high quality a well so you can capture each perilous twist of that rocky crag you decided to climb.
The most versatile camera is now one that many of us carry already. Don’t overlook the smart phone. The cameras in smart phones have been steadily increasing in quality and with the latest models some are even capturing video at 1080p, which is more than enough quality for the average mountain climber to show of the view from the peak or make a travel log. Some companies are even producing special mounts and cases to turn your smart phone into an underwater or helmet cameras so you can carry just one deice and be ready for any situation.
Whether you are racing through the woods on a mountain bike and need a helmet camera, plan to explore the Great Barrier Reef with your underwater camera or just lounge on the beach and don’t want to worry about sand and saltwater destroying your smart phone there are plenty of options available. Do some research and share the adventure.