GoPro HERO3+: Black Edition
While the silver and white Editions are cheaper and similar in function, GoPro’s Hero 3+ Black Edition is the best action video camcorder on the market with better hardware and enhanced accessories. Black Edition offers a ton of resolution options and you can record 4K up to 15 fps; not really useful for action photography but you can shoot 30 fps at 2.7K, plenty of information for adjustments in post production or you can use software to further stabilize the image. At 1080p, you can record up to 60fps and if you drop down to 720p, you can shoot up to 120 fps, enabling you to produce slow motion HD video.
The Hero 3+ can be controlled wirelessly from a remote control or their smartphone app and the wide array of accessories and mounting made by GoPro and third parties provide customization options for any situation. While the Hero excels in many areas, it still has its issues; GoPro sound quality has never been stellar and the battery life isn’t great but ultimately this camera is your best bet for action recording.