Actions cams are getting smaller and simpler. Panasonic’s action camera looks like a small torch and at 45g is notably lighter, and cheaper, than the top models. It is waterproof, without a case, to 1.5m. It shoots full high-definition video and has wi-fi to transfer images to a phone. Along with its size, its night mode is a standout as it lets users shoot in almost total darkness with their own infra-red light source. Its big disadvantage is a disappointing battery life of just one hour and 15 mins recording time and, while there is an extendable battery that doubles that time, it also doubles the length of the unit.
$299 / PANASONIC.COM/AU/