Cap­tur­ing the Ad­ven­ture

BRAUN SixZero Action Cam­era

HWM (Malaysia) - - CON­TENTS -

Imag­ine be­ing able to record and share your ad­ven­tures, from a peace­ful hike up a moun­tain where you are wel­comed by a gor­geous sun­set, to kayak­ing over wa­ters so clear it is as if you were fly­ing, to that paint­ball tour­na­ment where you scored the most hits. You can do so and more with an action cam­era.

Action cam­eras are in a league of their own. They are tough, durable, and com­pact with­out sac­ri­fic­ing per­for­mance. At a glance, they may all look the same, but do not let that fool you. Not all action cam­eras are cre­ated equal, and what sets the BRAUN SixZero apart from the rest is its com­plete pack­age.

Most other action cam­eras may come with a wa­ter­proof en­clo­sure and maybe a mount or two, while some comes with no ac­ces­sories at all. This means you will have to pur­chase ad­di­tional ac­ces­sories in ad­di­tion to the action cam­era, and soon the cost will pile up.

The BRAUN SixZero, how­ever, comes with al­most ev­ery­thing you need, in­clud­ing a recharge­able lithium bat­tery, a clip-on ex­ter­nal mi­cro­phone with braided ca­ble, a bike mount, a suc­tion cup mount, a car mount, a hel­met mount, a wa­ter­proof hous­ing that can dive to the depth of 30m, an HDMI ca­ble, a re­mote con­trol, a USB ca­ble, a pouch, and a charger. In short, it comes with ev­ery­thing you need to start record­ing your ad­ven­tures – short of a mi­cro SD card to store it all in.

One as­pect of an action cam­era that most peo­ple ne­glect is its de­sign. There are two ba­sic de­signs for an action cam­era: wide and stream­lined. A wide action cam­era has the ad­van­tage of be­ing per­fect for front mount­ing, for ex­am­ple, on a ch­est strap. The BRAUN SixZero has a stream­lined de­sign that is aero­dy­namic, which makes it per­fect for mount­ing al­most ev­ery­where, for ex­am­ple, on top of a hel­met or strapped at the side of the head.

Once mounted, an action cam­era will have to be ac­ti­vated and halted man­u­ally. This is easy if the cam­era is within reach. How­ever, for those who want to mount their action cam­era in a more cre­ative lo­ca­tion, a re­mote con­trol that could trig­ger the cam­era to take a photo or to ini­ti­ate or stop video record­ing would be very use­ful. Thank­fully, the BRAUN SixZero comes with one such weather-re­sis­tant re­mote as well.

To help frame shots, the BRAUN SixZero has a built-in 1.5-inch LCD dis­play, which is quite an un­com­mon fea­ture amongst action cam­eras. With cer­tain action cam­eras, the LCD dis­play is a sep­a­rate mod­ule that would have to be pur­chased sep­a­rately and would fur­ther add bulk and cost to the cam­era.

Fi­nally, we must not for­get the most im­por­tant fea­ture of an action cam­era: its per­for­mance. Low res­o­lu­tion, low frame rates, and stut­ter­ing and skip­ping are un­ac­cept­able for cre­at­ing an action video that is im­mer­sive, even if it is only meant to be shared on on­line video stream­ing ser­vices or so­cial net­works. An action cam­era like the BRAUN SixZero could record up to 60 frames-per-sec­ond at a full HD res­o­lu­tion of 1080i, which means ev­ery mo­ment is cap­tured in high def­i­ni­tion

The cam­era con­trols are easy to use, but a re­mote makes it so much eas­ier.

The SixZero has a stream­lined de­sign that does not get in the way of the action.

Sim­ple, sleek and com­plete.

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