My inbox is full of people asking whether I'm going to review the Mini 0806 dashcam and the SJ5000+ action camera. For every email that I answer with "yes, I will when they arrive, but my reviews take two to three weeks to put together, so it will take a while, but you'll know when the review is finished because I'll post it on youtube and it will show up in your subscribed videos feed", I'll receive another three people asking the same thing.
So I'm just posting here to say that my Mini 0806 and SJ5000+ both finally arrived yesterday and it will take me a couple of weeks to shoot and edit a full review of each. I like to test things thoroughly and discover as many quirks and features as I can (like the undocumented orientation sensor on the Polaroid Cube ). So I may not be as quick as the typical youtube video 'review' of a mumbling kid opening a box in the dark filmed with a potato...but hopefully the results will be a bit more worthwhile.
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UPDATE - The Mini 0806 was faulty and has been sent back for a refund.
I've really lost confidence in this particular camera now. I received a pre-production model in October 2014 direct from the manufacturer that never worked properly (it wouldn't auto start recording)... so I felt that it wouldn't be apropriate to make a video about it. However the model that arrived yesterday was the final retail version bought from an ebay store. It wouldn't receive power or GPS data from the new mount supplied with it or the mounts from my pre-production version. This confirmed the fault was with the camera and not the mount. I checked the wiring and saw no obvious issues. I also noticed that the buttons and case felt a lot cheaper than those on the pre production version I received last year and the rotating mount was difficult to move. I did successfully update the firmware on it to the 16th January 2015 version which suggests to me that the camera wasn't a fake even though it felt and acted like one.
Well that's one less thing to test, just the SJ5000+ to work on now.