Looking for info on the best HD action camera for car racing but are having a hard time because there are just so many to choose from?
There are quite a few high quality action cameras on the market and they all look very similar in features and price, so it’s hard to know which one is the best.
Let’s take a closer look at the five best selling HD action cameras you can use to capture your car racing footage.
In this review and comparison, we’ll look at the Drift HD170 Stealth, ContourHD 1080p, GoPro Motorsports Hero, Hoyt MSR-200 and HD Extreme Max action cameras.
See here we go with the first one on the list…
Drift HD170 Stealth by Drift Innovation
Pros: HD quality footage (1080p), big range of shooting styles for slow-motion (25, 30, 50, 60 fps), LCD color monitor built-in, rotating lens, heavy-duty casing, wide lens, remote control,
Cons: Bulky, expensive (but you pay for features and quality)
Price: Standard pack $349.99, Megapack $419.99, Megapack Pro $659.99
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GoPro Motorsports HERO
Pros: HD quality, compact, light, wide lens, good mounting options for car racing,
Cons: No built-in screen (optional bacpac sold separaltely), no remote,
Price: Standard Pack $299.99, MegaPack $374.99, MegaPack Pro$659.99
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Pros: Cheapest HD action camera, HD filming (1080p, 920p, 720p), one-click record, laser pointers, rotating lens, wide lens, smallest HD action camera, includes editing software,
Cons: No LCD screen, no remote control,
Price: Basic Package $249.99, Megapack $319.99, ContourGPS Megapack $414.99, ContourGPS Megapack Pro $659.99
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(The ContourGPS has all the features of the ContourHD camera but with the added feature of GPS tracking including speed, altitude and more. Read more about the ContourGPS here.)
Hoyt Tech MSR-200
Pros: HD 720p, very small and light, designed for motorsports and racing, LCD display, remote control, 2 x zoom lens, software, suction mount
Cons: No 1080p or 920p, no rotating lens, looks a little plain, no Megapack options
HDMAX Extreme from Camsports
Pros: HD quality (1080p, 720p), big LCD color monitor, nice design, rotating lens, external mic jack, HDMI out, wide lens,
Cons: Pricey! No MegaPacks (yet)
Out of these five most popular and recommended action HD cameras for racing, I hope you find the best camera for your needs!
All cameras have great picture quality as they all record in HD 1080p (except for the MRS-200).
The biggest differences between these cameras is the size, design and price and a few features such as LCD screen and remote.
In my opinion, the ContourHD is the best value camera if you just want to get out there and start filming good quality video.
The GoPro HERO or the MSR-200 are great if it’s small and compact you are after.
Personally, I prefer to a camera with a screen. It makes it easier to line up the shot and to watch your replay right after your lap.
Drift Cam’s #1 Top Choice
If you want all the features and top if the range quality, then you can’t go past the Drift HD170 Stealth camera.
It comes with a price, but when you see it comes with all the HD options, a color LCD screen and a remote control, it’s a recipe for total satisfaction.
I hope this review and comparison of the best HD action cameras on the market help you ge a clear vision of what’s available and what’s best for your race filming needs!
– Drift Cam