Three of the best wearable cameras to take on your next adventure

Never miss a spontaneous moment again with these clip-on cameras that can take photos and video. All can be set to record automatically on a loop, and capture your adventures in Full HD video – and even in Ultra HD 4K

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 06 October, 2015, 2:06pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 October, 2015, 11:01am

All three cameras can be set to record automatically on a loop, so when you hit the record button they’ve already begun capturing your adventures. 

MeCam X

Shipping with a bike mount and a wrist remote for taking photos and video, the MeCam X (HK$1,550, mecam.me) has a waterproof housing that can take it 30 metres under the waves, too. Despite weighing just 93g, it’s capable of filming Full HD video as well as taking five- megapixel photographs. Connecting to a phone via Wi-Fi, all photos and videos can be viewed either on the device’s two-inch colour LCD screen, or via the MeCam HD app. It can hold up to eight hours of video, but needs a recharge after two hours.

WATCH video shot with the MeCam X

Panasonic HX-A1

Managing almost three hours of Full HD video recording, this tiny, 45g cylindrical camera (HK$1,790, A One Digital Camera, Wan Chai Computer City, 130 Hennessy Road, tel: 2234 0011) is all about recording your point of view. Designed for adventurers, this camera (available in black or orange) ships with mounts to attach it to a bike or helmet, and comes with tiny tripods, too. It manages only 2.7-megapixel quality photos, but this video-focused gadget is more versatile than most: its unique ‘0 Lux Night Mode’ captures video in total darkness thanks to an external infrared light. There’s no screen, but WiFi pushes all recordings into the slick Panasonic Image smartphone app.

Sony FDR-X1000VR

Although it weighs only 89g, this luxe wearable camera (HK$4,780, sony.com.hk) is the first to film video in Ultra HD 4K quality. However, it’s actually at its best with Full HD video because dropping down from 4K awakens an effective image stabilisation feature that smooths out fast-moving adventure videos. Filming in Full HD uses high frame rates, so everything just looks more real. The camera is controlled from a device worn on the wrist, with photos taken in 8.8- megapixel quality and WiFi to transfer results to Sony’s excellent PlayMemories Mobile phone app.