ELECTRONICS AND WATER have never played well together, but he latest generation of ruggedized video cameras have turned that dynamic on its head. Now you can record your fishing exploits, watersports, or just a nice cruise by mounting any of these models to your boat — or to yourself — to record from your point of view.
Ranging from one-ounce “cigar cams” to full-blown camcorders, it’s easy to find
a camera that fits your boating style.
These video cameras are tough enough to withstand anything you throw at them
32 | BoatU.S. Magazine AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2014
Sportfishing probably has never
been easier to capture on film
than with a GoPro. See this article
online for a three-minute clip shot
offshore in Costa rica.
GoPro HEro3+ BlaCk Edition
The original wearable/mountable point-of-view video camera. Wide-angle, can record
full 1920x1080 HD video, plus high-frame
rates for slow-motion replay. Rugged housing
makes it waterproof to 131 feet. Wi-Fi enabled
to connect to your smartphone or included
remote. GoPro.CoM | $399
GarMin VirB ElitE
Records 1080 HD video. Can film at
120 frames per second for slow-motion
replays. Water-resistant. Wi-Fi enabled
for preview and control from your smartphone. GPS enabled allows “smart” programming like Ski Mode, which automatically records downhill runs, but shuts off
when you’re standing in the lift line.
GarMin.CoM/VirB | $399
Small, three-ounce point-of-view camcorder. Splash-proof or waterproof to
197 feet, with supplied case. Attaches
to tripod or adhesive mounts, or
a variety of wearable straps. Wi-Fi
enabled, available with “Live View”
remote. StorE.Sony.CoM | $398
A “true” camcorder with a
zoom lens and flip-out, touch-panel screen. Waterproof to 16
feet out of the box. Records full
1920x1080 HD video. 4.5-hour
battery life and 32GB memory.
Small, one-ounce “cigar-head” camera tethered to a main body that can
be mounted just about anywhere,
even clipped to your ear. Waterproof/
dustproof. Full 1920x1080 HD video.
SHoP.PanaSoniC.CoM | $239
GEAR ACCESSORIES By MiCHaEl Vatalaro