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Consumer Reports: best 'action shot' video cameras

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(WMC TV) - Catching great action shots from your mountain bike or on the beach is a lot easier
these days with cool new video cameras.

Consumer Reports looked at two popular ones that really performed:  the GoPro Hero 3 ($400), and Sony's Action Cam ($270).

The cameras come with rugged, waterproof casings to protect them from the elements. They're loaded with features:  standard-def video, high-def video, digital stills and time-lapse. 

To test their durability, Consumer Reports put each one in a tumbler for 25 rotations to see whether they could withstand hard knocks. Both came out ready to shoot.

To see how waterproof the cameras are, they were dunked in water. Both survived intact with no damage at all.

Either camcorder is a good choice, according to the magazine's testers. The GoPro has a little bit of an edge in image quality.

Both also sport built-in Wi-Fi, so you can share your action clips on Facebook, YouTube and SocialCam.

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