V.I.O. POV.HD Camera System
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THE SELL: The best point-of-view action cam with the widest field of view, for serious backcountry filmmaking. THE TEST: This is one of the most versatile action cameras we’ve seen, built to handle powder skiing, mountain biking, skydiving (the mount is sturdy enough to withstand terminal velocity), and even underwater duty (up to a meter for 30 minutes). We loved the small, mountable camera head—which is separate from both the wearable control panel (for in-field editing)—and the simple remote (for easy record/stop). It runs on AA batteries and shoots 1080p or 720p video for a remarkable four-plus hours, and the memory can be expanded from 4GB to 32GB with a separate memory card. Learning the controls takes patience, but the brilliant resolution and crisp sound are worth the effort. THE VERDICT: An incredible tool
for an aspiring pro filmmaker.