Extreme and action sports are very cool and I like some of the activities that fall into the category. I am not into skateboarding because I would crack off my coccyx in about 2 seconds. I do, however, get into motorsports like road courses and autocross though. Those things are particularly well suited to recording so you can show off how fast you can go around the cones or the track.
For any action sport, you need a camcorder that’s up to the task. It needs to be small and very strong. An action sports camcorder needs a bunch of different mounting options too. I usually use a GoPro camera for my racing stuff, but this new Replay XD1080 camcorder looks pretty appealing. The little camera looks more like a flashlight than a camcorder and it is waterproof and impact resistant.
The camera records in 1080p HD resolution and offers other resolutions too. It can record at 30 fps in 1080p or up to 60 fps in 720p resolution. The camera has a 135-degree field of view that doesn’t cause distortion and can even shoot still shots in a time-lapse mode with shots every 3, 5, 15, or 30 seconds.
The camera has an HDMI output, supports live streaming, and it has an integrated mic. The price of the new camera is unknown, but the original ReplayXD sold for about $190. Replay will start taking pre-orders for the XD1080 on June 10th here.