Question about action camera

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I'm going on my first safari in September and i have thought about taking a action camera. I have a go-pro but its so wide angled that everything in video looks 3 times as far as it really is. Do you recommend any kind of camera that can be strapped to yourself like the go-pro.
 

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First off, welcome to AH @Cja ! And congrats on booking the first safari, it will be memorable! Go-pro is the only thing I know about regarding the type of camera you are asking about. I'm sure someone on here knows of or has something different that they can suggest to you
 

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Welcome to AH. I will agree Go Pro are too wide angle.
 

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Welcome Cja!

I've been researching the same thing and have found there are many options out there depending on what angles/shots you really want to take. For my bow, I found a mount that works for my cell phone, so I can video on the spot and stalk and at the shot. There is the Sony action camera, but a few companies make head mounts for small HD camcorders so you have that option, too. One of the best camcorders reviewed for this year was the Panasonic at about $300. Small and great HD video, even in low light conditions. Something hunters like us find appealing.
 

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I have used a Contour and found it good to use. You can get all sorts of mounts and the new model one I have has GPS tracking on it so you can see your altitude and location as you watch the video. Its small and handy and simple to use.
 

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That one camera looks pretty nice I need to get more info on it. Looks better then the go pro I was looking at for the trip.
 

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