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We featured the Rylo in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide as one of the best action cameras. “Rylo’s dual-lens camera shoots video in 360 degrees, so you get everything,” our tester wrote. After you’re done shooting, the easy-to-use app lets to choose the best footage for your clip.

The key to making a top-notch fly-fishing film is just to watch literally any other fly-fishing film

After a monthlong test, our writer came away optimistic about the technology's potential, though GoPro still has some kinks to iron out with the first edition

A software update from the action-cam maker finally makes good use of the Hero5 Black's GPS

It shoots regular and 360-degree 4K video, combining features normally packaged in two different cameras

A (relatively) affordable pro-level Red camera

Most U.S. resorts have adopted a no-drone policy. Here’s what you need to know about where and when recreational UAVs can fly.

From a supercharged light for a GoPro to a bike light that actually keeps you safer, these are our nine favorite little things for the gadget geek in your life.

The new action-cam add-on takes the wiggle out of your adventure footage

Pro-quality shots, without the post-production software headache

Meet the creative mastermind behind the tiny camera that elevated the first-person narrative and made POV fiends of us all

The company's new app makes sharing footage to social easier than ever

Sick Footie: A visual recording worth replaying for others.

At 2.6 ounces and just over an inch cubed, the Session will go places no other GoPro has gone before

Take a deep dive with your action cam

Six innovative tools to keep your favorite hiking buddy safe on the trail

A man filmed the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake with six GoPros. The result: A stunning and terrifying virtual-reality depiction of the devastation that could change how we document natural disasters forever.

The action-cam maker announced a new camera array to capture virtual-reality footage and its long-awaited drone, to be released in 2016. The catch: it's for pros only at the moment.

A throwable, auto-pilot drone to capture the ultimate POV shots.

Capture pro-quality images with affordable high-tech tools.

The navigation giant just built a damn good POV camera. Here’s everything you need to know about the new GoPro rival.

GoPro, Garmin, and Shimano are jockeying to capture the action from the pro peloton. It's a fierce war, and the company in the lead will surprise you.

These cameras have survived 10,000-foot drops out of planes and spent months underwater unscathed. How do they do it?

The leader in navigation is taking a second shot at action cams

Stop using that beat-up suitcase—and pack your new luggage with these foolproof essentials

Recent stock market activity may be a warning of future problems for the action-cam giant.

Chinese company Xiaomi just launched a camera that—on paper—rivals the entry-level GoPro.

Marriott’s new relationship with GoPro is good for its guests, but it also means that your favorite action cam is no longer just for outdoor adventurers.

In a new effort to protect national parks and wilderness areas from commercial photography, the feds have started going after amateur filmmakers with big social media followings.

A hundred cameras, a big crew, and a brand new live-streaming technology made this year's games more fun than ever.

Pimp your GoPro with these five add-ons.

While most of us won't be paddling into Mavericks with a GoPro on the nose of our board, there are ways to maximize the camera's life while using it to capture less-extreme footage.

The company is growing up fast—and it's not all about action sports anymore.

We tested GoPro's latest action camera in the waters of New Zealand—and found out that it's as much of a game changer as the rumors have led you to believe

New gear, featuring better mounting, portability, and durability, to capture your most epic days

Cycling isn't always spectator-friendly. But the UCI's decision to allow on-the-bike cameras at the Tour de France might just change how you view the sport.

Click but don’t share when you’re on safari

Tech to ensure you thrive on the sand and in the water this summer.

That’s right. The future of adventure filmmaking lies in 360-degree video footage, at least according to a handful of ambitious inventors.

The GoPro founder on failure, finding a passion, and making your hardest-working decade count

Outside reviews the best gear in the Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide, including the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition

The action cam company's latest iteration is, in a word, awesome.

From GoPros to iPhones, cameras are everywhere. But that doesn’t mean the demise of “real” cameras, as some have predicted. Instead, manufacturers have responded to the proliferation of do-everything smartphones by continuing to improve image quality while simultaneously piling on the best features that can dream up.

These six gadgets, from the AT&T Pantech Element, a waterproof, Android-based 8.3-inch tablet, to the Mophie Juice Pack Outdoor Edition, which doubles the battery life of your iPhone 4 or 4S, to the Steripen Freedom, a tiny water purifier, won't revolutionize your life on the road. But we promise they'll make it a lot easier.

Still fumbling around with wires and a prehistoric bike computer? It's time for a performance boost. Here are six ways to enhance your next ride, from the headlight-taillight combo Light & Motion Urban 500 to the data-collecting Garmin Edge 200 to the iBike Sports iDash Phone Booth, which you can buy as an all-in-one bike computer.

A small camera attachment to film anything from your phone

Globe-trotters: we've got you covered. Our 2012 Travel Awards honor the best destinations on seven continents—everything from idyllic beach escapes to camping safaris in Kenya to a mountain-bike expedition in Tibet. Plus: Outside-endorsed outfitters, adventure insurance, and more.

Outside picks the essential tech tools, including the OtterBox Defenders Series case.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Contour+ POV camera.

From micro point-and-shoots to DSLRs to a full-on 3-D helmet cam, our eight picks of the season, including the Sony Handycam HDR-CX560V.

From micro point-and-shoots to DSLRs to a full-on 3-D helmet cam, our eight picks of the season, including the Drift HD.

From micro point-and-shoots to DSLRs to a full-on 3-D helmet cam, our eight picks of the season, including the Panasonic HM-TA20.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the V.I.O. POV.HD Camera System.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the GE DV1 Mini Camcorder.

What would be the best digital camcorder for filming ski footage of my students on the slopes? Compact, optical zoom, easy buttons, a viewfinder or great screen that works in bright light, internal memory or flash memory, etc. Thanks! MarkToronto, Ontario

Whether you need to capture, connect, or just sit back and relax, the newest portable gadgets are ready to serve.

What is the best multipurpose digital camera that can take a beating and can be mounted on a helmet. BryanMedford, NY

Get a video of your buddies skiing through the biggest storm of the season. This waterproof digital camcorder with image stabilizer won’t go kaput when covered in fat flakes.…

A titanium body and extreme ease of use made the fast-and-light TG5V our favorite sea-to-summit shooter. Record in full 1920×1080 hi-def, capture four-meg stills, geotag everything with the built-in GPS, and save to an upgradeable 16GB internal flash.…

This shock- and waterproof videocam, which features a 170-degree lens and five-meg sensor, is easily attached to your person, ski, snowboard, helmet, bike, or surfboard via mount kits ($20–$40). Shoot 30-frames-per-second video or set it to take a still every two or five seconds.

Straight to Video Annoyed by menus, toggles, and buttons with inscrutable little symbols? You won’t find them here. Swing the lens arm up and this deceptively high-powered camera is ready for action. Separate buttons allowed us to take video and stills without changing modes, and by swiveling the lens unit…

Not only does the ContourHD have some of the coolest features you can find in a helmet (or goggle or handlebar) cam—1080p high-def, a laser-pointing lens leveler, and GPS tagging—but its low-profile design won’t make you look like a robodude. TAGS: compact, mobile…

WHERE TO USE IT: Lake Winni­pesaukee, near New Hampshire’s White Mountains, is 72 square miles of tree-lined coves and some 300 sprawling islands—not to mentionwaterfront cabins with long wooden docks. Rent one on the quieter northor east side of the lake (from $1,000 per week;, then…

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From Everest to El Capitan, climbing photographer Jimmy Chin shoots in some of the most demanding terrain on earth. This is the gear he brings.

Whether you’re looking for a compact point-and-shoot or a high-end SLR, we’ve selected a sharp shooter for every photographer and budget. : Sony DSC-HX1 $500 (Photograph by Shana Novak) The cake: Ten frames per second, with a 28–560mm optical zoom and HD video. The icing? A sweep mode—for automatically spliced,…

I will be going up to 23,000 feet and need to do a documentary film there. Which camera and battery set do you recommend for HD shooting. Huma Beg Islamabad

Red's Scarlet and Epic launch a new photo age

I’m attempting to summit Aconcagua, over 22,000 feet and known to be very cold and windy. Which ccorder can I safely use at this altitude? Brendan Chicago, Illinois

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