JVC Adixxion 2 - GC-XA2 Full HD Action Camera
The Adixxion utilizes an 8MP CMOS sensor which shoots 1080p HD images up to 60 fps and 720p at 120 fps. It has a hearty body waterproof up to 16 feet and drop proof up to 6.5 feet. The battery lasts over two hours giving you enough time to capture all of your action-packed outings. The 1.5 inch LCD monitor on the side allows you to frame up a shot and watch playback unlike the more popular GoPro cameras.
A Super Wide lens with an f/2.4 aperture allows for better low light performance, but the wide angle will distort the image slightly. Built-in WiFi allows for easy upload to YouTube, instant streaming to Ustream, or synching through a smartphone app to monitor and you can control up to 4 devices at once.
The Adixxion has the ability to mount to traditional video tripods, uses regular SD Cards (instead of microSD like most other action cams), and can even do time lapse recording. The audio quality is fairly good for this category, but could stand to be improved while the image tends to blow out in the highlights and it gets a little noisy when it gets dark. Despite its flaws, the Adixxion is one of the best action cameras on the market.