New video cameras are rough, ready
For anyone who has ever wondered what the view is like paddling down a waterfall, jumping out of an airplane or exploring underwater caves, help is here.
Sure, you're willing to risk life and limb on extreme sports. But risk thousands of dollars in camera equipment? Maybe not.
Still, extreme sports call for extreme cameras, and now there are HD camcorders designed to take action shots in the most challenging conditions (or on family vacations). But how tough are they, really? And how clear are the resulting images?
Consumer Reports compared the GoPro Hero3, which retails for about $400, and the Sony Action Cam, with a list price of $270, dropping them in water and spinning them in a tumbler to test their mettle. Take a look at the results.
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