GoPro Hero5 Black
Best for shooting difficult terrain
Model: Hero5 Black
GoPro’s top-of-the-line model offers a bounty of impressive technical features that set it apart from other action cams. Voice control makes it truly hands-free, and the ability to fire off 12-megapixel photos at 30 frames per second lets you shoot in bursts during action sequences. Out-of-the-box waterproofing means you don’t have to worry about the weather. The Hero5 also instantly adjusts to changing light while in video mode, so there are no jarring flares when the clouds shift or you step into the shade. Just make sure you pack extras of GoPro’s specialized batteries—a charge lasts for less than three hours of video shooting.