Action cameras: an extreme point of view

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Action cameras: an extreme point of view

Not everyone wants to be in the driver's seat when it comes to experiencing extreme action -- in fact, most people prefer to do it remotely. But with today's ultra-small wearable cameras and high-def resolutions, the less outdoorsy among us can experience a bit of the rush without any of the broken limbs. The action camera tech we now use is the product of decades of experimentation by fearless filmmakers and adrenaline junkies alike. Join us in the gallery below as we explore the emergence of the action camera from its clunky early days to today's go-anywhere POV devices.

Gallery: Action cameras: an extreme point of view | 15 Photos

  • Old-timey action
  • The digital path
  • Live POV action
  • Field of view
  • A ripple in the industry
  • Adventurous productions
  • It's got lasers
  • High-definition
  • The small screen
  • Mapping the action
  • Lifecasting
  • Plenty of action in the action camera space
  • Second chances
  • Media empire
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