Waterproof camera VS Action camera
The GoPro has made a big impact for a lot of sports however, they are not the only one out there that offers action cameras. No doubt that the advantage for GoPro would be the accessories variety that they offer.
I always wonder why can’t we use the waterproof camera from different brands (e.g. Sony TX series) for these action activities. These cameras are capable of what GoPro can do and do more. It use the standard screw size (1/4” thread), which is a standard features where different brands or other aftermarket brands can make products for. The only downside I see is that it doesn’t offer many different mounts that the GoPro does. I do not see that it will be that difficult to create different mount for the 1/4“ thread.
Is there anything I missed for using a waterproof camera rather than action cameras?
I am looking to get my waterproof camera for my upcoming snowboard trip mounting it to a monopod.