This is kind of an Outdoors/Tech thread.
I work for a nature center and I am developing a watercraft program on our river. To help promote it, I would like to purchase some action cams to mount on canoes and kayaks, and post the videos and images on Facebook and Youtube.
I have a $300 budget for these cameras. Ideally, I would like to be able to purchase two cams, including memory and additional accessories (mounts). However, I know that a good quality camera can be pricey, so if absolutely necessary, I will cut this down to one cam. If you are miraculously able to suggest a cam that is priced so that I can buy more than two, I would be amazed and eternally grateful.
I do have some requirements:
- Waterproof (Preferred camera is waterproof in itself, though an inexpensive case would be fine)
- High Quality Image and video (If the video is shaky, what's the point?)
- 2 Hour battery life, though 1-1.5 would be acceptable
These are not required though I really would prefer them
-View Screen (A lot of these cams have to be plugged into a computer or synced with a smart phone to view. Not great.)
- Removable Battery to switch out if one dies.
Do you have any recommendations within this price range?
Also, what kind of memory would you suggest for about 1-2 hours of footage per camera?