Action cameras are a good option for capturing great images, especially more demanding conditions with rough terrain, extreme weather, and high speeds. Compared to smartphones, action cameras are better at handling motion blur and more resistant to damage.
For Mapillary, it is best to capture capture images in time-lapse mode, not video, because you save a lot on data volume, reviewing and upload time.
Below you’ll find a quick overview of some of the action cameras we recommend using with Mapillary. Note that imagery from any camera will work, but the cameras listed below typically work better.
- HERO 5 Black
- HERO 6 Black
- HERO 7 Black
- HERO 7 Silver
- FDR-X3000 (supports 4K video for up to 60 minutes)
- HDR-AS300 (supports 4K images at 1 FPS)