In a world where people or creatives are constantly documenting parts of their lives through vlogs or live videos, wearable cameras have become something that many now make use of. Wearable cameras allow such individuals to record or film activities from a first-person perspective, they provide the luxury of filming hands-free.
It even gets more interesting knowing that there are several kinds of wearable cameras out there for different situations. Whether you want a wearable action camera, spy camera, body cam, or camcorder, there is definitely something for you. So, here are 8 amazing wearable cameras out there.
Part 1: Wearable Action Cameras
AKASO's V50 Pro is an amazing action camera and one that deserves a lot of commendations. This is because compared to other cameras in its price bracket, this camera offers premium specs with the best quality of hardware. Speaking of specifications, the V50 Pro has a durable and quality build with a touch screen and can shoot at high resolutions with varying framerates.
This camera allows you to shoot videos to as high as 4k, it comes with built-in Wi-Fi that enables wireless app control and EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) that helps you keep your footage stable. No doubt, with these specs you can easily set apart AKASO's V50 Pro from cheap action cameras currently in the market.
2. Insta 360 One R
This an action camera you might refer to as different because of its unique build. This camera has a modular design that lets you choose between three cameras to slot into its frame. It has a 4k action camera, a 360-degree camera, and a camera with a one-inch sensor. Of course, you can only use one at a time but this special design gives you more shooting power in a compact body.
One thing you should note is that the One R action camera is waterproof; however, it has a limit of about five meters. This means you shouldn't take it snorkeling without a diving case.
Part 2: Wearable Hidden Spy Cameras
This camera is a small, lightweight, and compact body camera that allows you to shoot 4K, 1080p videos. This camera has a magnetic body that makes it easily attachable to your body. It has a clip design that allows it to attach readily to a pocket, bag, or backpack.
Interestingly, it also has magnets in it that lets it stick to metallic surfaces. What this means is that you can attach it to objects like your refrigerator or a metal frame. You can even place it on a shelf or decide to use it as a nanny cam and with its small size, it can be well hidden.
4. Ehomful Wearable Mini Spy Camera
This camera is a discreet wearable camera because of its small size and unique design. The Ehomful body camera is built to look like a flash drive which makes it perfect for a hidden camera. Interestingly, it comes with a USB drive that allows for quick transfer of your footage and charging of the camera.
This wearable spy camera comes with a 240mAh battery and has the ability to record videos in 1080p at 30fps. One cool thing about this camera is that you can easily charge it while it is recording – thanks to its unique flash drive design.
Part 3: Wearable Camcorders
5. Panasonic HX-A500
Panasonic's HX-A500 is truly impressive because you don't see a wearable camcorder every day. It is made up of a two-piece camera system consisting of a cylindrical shaped camera and a powerhouse or recording system connected by a non-removable optic cable. This camera has the quality of being an action camera contender as it is built for recording from a [first-person perspective.
The HX-A500 is capable of shooting in 4k and has some really interesting modes like shooting in slow motion and loop recording. It has an extensive range of Wi-Fi settings that gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of control. With the help of its Wi-Fi, you can control the camera remotely with your smartphone and even use your smartphone as an electronic viewfinder.
6. Frontrow Wearable Camera
This camera has a bold design and was built to be a wearable video camera that streams directly to live platforms like YouTube. Its shape is more like a pendant and can be worn around the neck just like a chain. It features a front and rear-facing camera with a 1.96-inch LCD screen and runs on Android OS.
This camera shoots 1080p videos and has a decent battery that can live stream to platforms like YouTube or Facebook for up to two hours. To make things better, you can it connect to your phone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi with the help of an app built into it.
Part 4: Wearable Body Camera
7. BOBLOV C18 1296P
This camera's small size and slim design make it an ideal wearable body cam, one that fits nicely into a pocket. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi that allows you to control your camera via your smartphone. With the help of Wi-Fi, you can download videos and photos directly into your smartphone.
This camera comes with a 1200mAh battery that allows you to record for a long period; and to make it better, it supports recording while charging. It also conveniently shoots 1080p videos at 30fps and can serve as a hidden spy camera with the help of its motion detection option.
8. Pyle PPBCM9 Body Camera
This is a lightweight, portable, and wearable camera which can also serve as a camcorder or a voice recorder. It has the ability to shoot full HD 1080p videos and capture 8MP high-resolution images. With a 2000mAh battery, it can capture up to 8 hours of video, making it a reliable body camera.
Also, the fact that it can function as a voice recording device gives it an edge over many wearable cameras currently in the market. As such, Pyle's PPBCM9 Body Cam is a durable and efficient camera.
There are quite a number of wearable cameras available today but without any doubt, the ones listed above stand out. Whatever function you might need in a wearable camera, they deliver well on it making them perfect for anyone.