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Pick of the Camera Reviews

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Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

Gitup Git2 (My Pick)

Xiaomi Yi


DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam

Yi Ultra 2.7K
Mobius (also works as a Dashcam)
Polaroid Cube+
Drift Ghost X

My favourite USB battery power Pack

This is the excellent USB power pack I use when I travel.

2 x 2.1amp outputs. 8400mAh capacity.

Two digit Led display shows battery level


What SD CARD should I buy?

If you want an SD Card for your camera - these are the ones I use and recommend. 

I'd strongly recommend not to buy any SD cards off ebay - I've heard about too many issues with counterfeit cards - often sold on by unwitting resellers. My inbox regularly gets messages from people who bought a £150 camera then cheaped out and bought a £3 memory card on ebay - Then when it doesn't worth they blame the camera! It doesn't make any sense. Good memory is cheaper than it's ever been - see the links above.

A lot of HD cameras will not work properly with cards larger than 32GB (cards over 32GB are usually SDXC rather than the SDHC standard used by 32GB cards. SDXC cards use the ex-FAT system rather than FAT32 - in short they are a different standard). - so don't just buy the biggest card you can afford - read the specs in the manual to see what it accepts.


RECOMMENDED CARDS (for action cams - see dashcams below)

CLASS 10 UHS-1 CARDS (For HD Cameras)


U3 CARD (For 4K cameras)




The SD card in a dashcam is re-written over, more frequently than in other types of cameras. Some manufacturers void their guarantee if an SD card was used in a dashcam. So, no surprise, there are special High Endurance SD cards made just for's some.


VERY IMPORTANT. These links take you to the product, however Amazon have three different ways of selling. There's Amazon Direct - This means that you are only dealing with Amazon themselves, then there's other sellers that use Amazon's facilities - these show as Fulfilled By Amazon and finally there's Market Place sellers that advertise on Amazon, but operate independently.  I strongly recommend that you only use the first...the Amazon Direct - Sold By Amazon option. Even if it appears that you are paying a couple of £/$ more it is more than likely you are comparing the price of a real item against the price of a fake.

To give you an idea of the extent of the fake goods problem. In a 2016 survey by Apple - 90% of the 'Apple' chargers sold through Amazon - using the other the two methods..which includes the "Fulfilled by Amazon" option -  were found to be counterfeit....90%! 

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The LCJ-HJ Camera Case for the Sony HX100V & HX200v

Just a quick video demonstrating a camera case for my Sony HX100V. I was expecting to have the Sony HDR-GW55VE by now...but every time I look at Amazon the release date for this camera has moved further into the future. I was intending to take the pocket sized GW55VE on holiday this year, but since it's not arrived, I bought a case for my Studio camera, the HX100V, instead so I can take that on my travels. I wanted the smallest case possible, and this one comes with the added benefit of a hand strap which makes the HX100V feel more like a camcorder. I think this will be a good enough compromise for my trip.  I still prefer to travel with something a bit more pocket sized, but at £38, this one is definitely a little friendlier on the pocket than the £500+ I was intending to spend on the new camera. 

I bought mine from Amazon.

By the way, if anyone was wondering why there is velcro on my lens cap and the bottom of the camera....well I'm sure you can figure it out.

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Reader Comments (3)

My guess is the velcro's for attaching the cap to the camera body, but why?

June 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbeelux

Just to prevent it hanging below the camera and either getting into shot or causing noise by clattering into things when I'm videoing.

June 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I've just purchased the HX200v and was looking for a case. Very helpful review. Many thanks.

March 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJon Wright

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