If you were thinking about picking up a new GoPro camera, you might want to do so posthaste. The action cam giant just announced they’re discontinuing all of their entry-level shooters, leaving just the Hero4 Black, Hero4 Silver and Hero4 Session (the cheapest of which starts around $200).
To wit: five commendable alternatives that are equally deserving of your adrenaline-starved ducats.
Ultra-small, well-designed and ergonomic. Added bonus: WiFi capabilities to help you record and rip on the go. BUY IT HERE
A rugged camera with a nifty slide-to-record switch. Waterproof up to 30 feet. Also features a laser level projector that ensures your shots are straight. BUY IT HERE
A promising entry-level option with recent crowdfunding success. Finger-sized, with just one button. Waterproof. And a wide-angle lens ensures you capture all the action despite its Lilliputian proportions. PRE-ORDER IT HERE
TomTom Bandit Camera
One of the best GoPro alternatives on the market thanks to similar specs to the GoPro Hero4 Silver and its accompanying “shake-to-edit” mobile app. You shake, and the software automatically puts together a one-minute video for you. BUY IT HERE
Nikon KeyMission 360
Announced last month at CES, Nikon’s foray into the action camera market is worth keeping tabs on. It’s a 360-degree offering, shooting in 4K ultra high-def video with a field view on two sides. MORE INFO HERE