Action camera accessories are an essential part of your trip. Whether you are planning a backpacking trip across the country, going out camping or setting out on a moto vlogging trip, you need to take camera equipment with you. Having a great camera is an excellent first step, but you also need an assortment of accessories to make sure you capture those memorable moments. After all, what is the point of recording your motorbike ride across Sunset Point, if your camera runs out of memory halfway through the trip? Is it safe to take that awesome shot of Union Falls without a waterproof case? Assuming that you already have your action camera, it never hurts to pack a few accessories because you never know when you are going to need it.
Action camera accessories to pack for your trip
The market is packed with action camera accessories, which can be overwhelming for beginners. But with our list, you will have a firm grasp of what you need to prepare for your first camping trip.
Any travelling aficionado knows that you can’t control the weather. That’s why the first action camera accessory you need is a waterproof case or a rain cover. Some cameras are waterproof (Ghost XL), meaning it can be submerged beneath the water for a while. Other cameras (Ghost 4K and Ghost X) are classified as weather-resistant because they can work in the rain. However, just because these cameras can work when wet, it is by no means a license to take the waterproof camera underwater diving or snap a picture in the middle of a downpour with a weather-resistant camera. If you want to have complete peace of mind when on the trip, then you need to upgrade to a waterproof case or a rain cover.
With waterproof accessories, you will be prepared for all conditions and your camera will be safe, no matter what. However, waterproof cases are especially important, if you want to go underwater diving because even waterproof cameras can only go up to certain depth or last for a certain time. For example, the Ghost XL is IPX7, which means it can go 1.5m deep for about 30 minutes, but a waterproof case assures complete protection for the whole trip.
When you are riding your motorcycle, you will not be in a position to hold your action camera. That’s why you need action camera accessories that can hold the camera for you. Fortunately, there are different mounting options to fix your camera to your motorcycle. There are helmet mounts, flat adhesive mounts, pivot mounts, handlebar mounts, shoulder mounts and roll bar mounts (and that’s just off the top of my head!). You don’t need to have all of these mounts with you, but having one or two will give you some great options when filming your bike ride.
When you go camping or backpacking with friends, you will likely be taking a ton of pictures, especially if this is your first trip. Go ahead, indulge yourself, but be sure to carry a few memory cards with you in a protective case. Some of the best protective cases allow you to store several action camera accessories like memory cards, remote controls and USB cables. These cases are hardy and durable, built to protect your equipment from water and dust.
Ever wanted to take those high angle selfies with your friends, but couldn’t? Well, now you can with a monopod. A monopod serves a similar function to a tripod but has one leg for support, instead of three. Monopods are a great action camera accessory to have on camping or backpacking trips because they open up so many new camera angles to shoot from. Monopods are great, especially for photographers who need to give their arms a break, but still, need to capture images.
USB cable and a microphone
Are you thinking about setting up your own vlogging channel? Want to spice up your journey with a little commentary? Then, consider getting a microphone that can be plugged into the camera. Furthermore, a USB cable will be very useful for any camera owner to keep the camera charged while on the road. Some of the best USB cables even come with a waterproof connection, so you don’t have to worry about plugging the cable into the camera in rough weather.
Getting accessories for your camera
Now that you know about the action camera accessories you need for your trip, the question is where do you get them? Drift Innovation has the best selection of action cameras and camera accessories for bikers, campers and backpackers. The cameras are built to capture high-quality footage and come with optional accessories like monopods, camera mounts, waterproof cases and remote controls that will be of great help to you on your journey.
Even if you already have a great action camera, certain accessories, like the protective case will be very helpful in keeping your equipment organised and safe from weather conditions. Drift Innovation understands what the typical adventure junkie is looking for and caters their action camera accessories to their need. If you are looking for well-made, high-quality action camera accessories, then consider Drift Innovation