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Pick of the Camera Reviews

(Click the pictures for reviews & links) 


Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

Gitup Git2 (My Pick)

Xiaomi Yi

Dazzne P2

DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam

Yi Ultra 2.7K
Mobius (also works as a Dashcam)
Polaroid Cube+
Sena Prism Tube

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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I've been on Holiday (it does happen)

For those people who are expecting camera reviews...I do actually have a couple of new cameras in to review....but I need to take them outside to shoot some test footage and the weather is so atrocious at the moment that I've had to delay these reviews for a while. 

I've just been away on holiday for a fortnight and upon my return I picked up hundreds of emails and saw a few impatient comments in there, one chap in particular vexed me after he posted that he was unsubscribing from my youtube feed because I hadn't posted any videos in a while. My last video was three weeks earlier. I know that this is just one fool, and I'm better off without subscribers of this caliber,  but stuff like this really gets me down sometimes. If anyone else is similarly frustrated with my lack of videos please let me know and I will refund you in full the cost of your youtube subscription to my feed for the three week period in question. Actually, what the heck, I'll refund double. 

Anyway, now that has been said, for all the normal people I should have some interesting stuff coming along soon, but it requires some patience. I'm not a team of hipsters based in San Francisco doing this full time, I'm just one middle aged chap with a camcorder and a few spare hours a week. I'd imagine that most people could  find something else on the internet to occupy their time until my next video is ready. Many thanks for reading and understanding.

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Reader Comments (15)

Holidays? How dare you! :-)

On the meantime in just reviewing old reviews, if that makes any sense at all.

June 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOscar

Well written!

I really enjoy your posts, so do not be down-hearted by the odd jerk. Whatever is coming next I shall watch avidly.


Chemical Dick
(My CB handle back in the late 70's - yours to wonder why)

June 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChemical Dick

Phew! I'm quite relieved that you've been on holiday and not in poor health. Good for you. Well deserved.

I also miss having a camera review every hour of every day but I can see how this could be difficult to pull off, let alone finance. One a week would be close to miraculous.

Regarding your "hater"; there's now't so queer as folk. Sadly they feel they constantly have to keep proving it. Luckily (for all of us), he is unique.

Any chance of increasing the font in this text box? Mille gracie.

June 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter964tractorboy

Noli illegitimi carborundum, old chap!

June 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVoyager03

I think your reviews are worth waiting for! So no problem with holidays, or even "normal social life", I just appreciate your efforts in producing interesting and refreshing videos. Keep up the good job!

June 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Just consider that people look so forward to your reviews they actually get upset when there isn't one. Pretty big back handed complement!! The sane ones out here are just happy you are on it again, Please continue to enlighten and educate us!!


June 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Ebell

Not asking for a refund. These videos are worth at least twice what I paid for them. Hope you had a great holiday.

Now make me some reviews.


June 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKirk

I wouldn't worry at all about peoples expectations of your blog. If ever you have to choose between the virtual world and the real one, choose the latter.

June 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTom

ooh, where did you go on holiday? Blackpool? 8D

June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhred

Do you think I'm made of money?

June 25, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I recently wet myself laughing at one of your reviews. Please can you add a payment to cover the related cleaning costs when you send me my YouTube subscription refund?


June 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlagerstarfish

Kepp the good work up! Your videos are really good and helped me a lot!
I like the fact that your voice is loud and clear and its really easy to understand you.

But i'm asking myself something. Your videos on YT are in 720p. So it isnt possible for us to see the real quality of the more and more upcomming 1080p cams. Maybe you will find some sponsor for such a good full HD cam.

Thanks a lot for your work!!
Greetings from Germany

July 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSammy

@Sammy. My equipment isn't really up to rendering 1080p videos for youtube. I tried it before but it takes too long and the file sizes are too big to upload. Youtube ruins the quality of anything it touches anyway, so even if my PC was better I'd still upload in 720p and then recommend that people download real samples instead.

July 8, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Not only did you stop posting on YouTube for a while, but I asked you to review the StarCam ZX80 HD h265 mini spy dash v14c VGC Wireless Buckaboo Waterproof Bluetooth Instamatic four days ago and you still haven't made a video about it. I want a double refund too.

July 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFenny

I did get it in for a test, but it didn't live up to my expectations.

July 31, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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