For most action camera buyers it’s the quality of videos, photos and sound along with the price that matter most. But what happens when you like two or three cameras at nearly the same price? What makes a camera very good instead of just okay?
Often it’s the details. There are many aspects of a camera’s operation beyond navigating menus and adjusting settings. These have to do with the camera body, batteries, memory cards, cables and AC adapters and other accessories. The following lists some of the details you might want to consider.
You can decide whether or not they’re important to you and figure them into your purchase decision accordingly. Individually certain items don’t cost much, but buying numerous items to get what you want or need can add up. If your budget is tight you’ll need to decide what’s essential and what you can do without.