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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.


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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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Liquid Image Ego Review - Part 2

Here is the final part of my exhaustive (and exhausting) two-part review of the Liquid Image Ego camera. (Part 1 here)

The quality of the video this camera produces is excellent, but the accompanying Actionconnect app and the manner in which it interacts with the camera needs a lot of work.

Luckily this camera can be used perfectly well for most of the time without any need to resort to the application. I found that once I'd used the wifi viewfinder to correctly line up the camera mount on my motorbike - I didn't need to use the app  again, until it came time to adjust the FOV setting.

Unfortunately due to the fiddly nature of this procedure, rebooting the camera and connecting it up to my phone by the side of the road took long enough that a helpful biker stopped and asked me if I needed assistance. He had seen me crouching beside my machine a few minutes earlier when he rode past in the other direction and assumed that I needed help. This experience taught me two things, firstly that bikers are generally very helpful people, and secondly that I really shouldn't try adjusting the settings on the Ego if I'm in a hurry.

Price - When I bought mine from Expansys on Amazon, it was £120. Now that Expansys are out of stock, the cheapest price from other stockists is over £150, which in my opinion is too high. I'd suggest waiting for prices to drop back down a bit. 


If you want to download some samples - I've uploaded a folder containing 1080p30 and 720p60 videos together with some stills. These will look considerably better than the youtube clips. Click Here to download these files 

If you read through the comments you'll see that a couple of people have been having issues with the camera shutting off recording after 30 mins...rather than carrying on making more 30 min files. The solution appears to be a combination of using a different firmware from the one supplied on the camera and also possibly sticking to cards under 32GB in size. It's possible that some 32GB cards may work...but it's something you'll need to experiment with. 

UPDATE Jan 2013 The Action Connect app has been replaced with a really good Liquid Image App and the firmware has been tweaked a number of times and now has options to turn off the light and flip the image (amongst other improvements). See the Comments for more. 

This is a really excellent camera for a brilliant price.

(£102 for the Blue one on Amazon UK - at the time of writing (18/1/13).

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Reader Comments (134)

@ Stuart
@ Mike
I have the same problem with you guys.

I bought 2 EGOs from Ebay in Oct'12. They came with FW ver that have stop recording after 30mins clip issue.
Then I updated them to I did update successfully in the first try. So I know exactly the process of updating firmware.
Now I did that again with newer FW version but the Ego keep freeze UP for an hour like yours.

I have discussed with LIC support team "John Noonan" via email almost 3 weeks about this and he still not sure what's the problem and how to solve. Let's hope there will be good news soon and please kindly share if anyone know what to do.

Thank you.

February 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelvin

Thanks for the replies guys. Bill, yes I've followed the steps correctly but thanks for your post all the same. That could have been it or it could help others!

Kelvin, mine was an eBay one too, only bought in January though. I've tried emailing LIC and also Weltin but have had no response from either! Tonight I've fired off an email to the eBay seller, in the hope that they can offer some assistance.

I've tried 3 different MicroSD cards ranging from 16GB Class 10 to 4GB Class 2 but still it just stays on 'UP' until the battery dies or I hit the reset button. Also tried downloading using a different computer and OS, reformatting etc, everything I can think of!

Will post back any updates. Just really hope I can get this working with the latest firmware as it is a neat little camera!

February 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStuart

I am running 32GB SanDisk Ultra UHS 1 Class 10 Micro SDHC...

I successfully upgraded the camera to by downloading the file and placing it on the outer directory of the SD card, which I had inserted directly into the laptop...

Tested the camera today and it shuts off after 30 minutes recording (video length 28:58)

I have emailed Liquid Image support to find out if they have a fix for this...

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Has anyone tried formatting the SDHC card in the camera?

Just found this article on LIC website:

I'm at work at the moment but will try it to see if it sorts the 30min shutoff

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJames

I tried formatting the card through the camera but still no joy. In the end I've returned the camera to the eBay seller. Now tempted to order again but this time from Amazon in the hope that they have newer stock with newer firmware, which is either already at the latest, up updateable to the latest firmware as I'm sure it was a firmware/hardware issue and not due the my cards, since I tried three, differing in size and class. Also it looks like Amazon have free returns, whereas it's cost £7 odd to return the eBay one, but I did get to use it for a week's holiday before the app updated and complained about the firmware so it's not too bad.

I hope the rest of you have better luck as it is a neat and compact camera!

February 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterstuart

James - The 30 minute auto shot off can be cancelled in the AC preferences.

I bought a 32gb class 10 samsung card. Didn't bother pre-formatting it just put it in the camera and formatted in under a minute via the lead. I used an old Mac book pro and had 2.1. 4.0 initially.

February 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNeilB

What settings should i have my ego 727 model on? I am using it for riding four wheelers

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterme


How is your new Ego from Amazon? Can you make it up the new firmware now? I still have no luck.

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelvin

Hi Kelvin, it's been dispatched with a delivery estimate of Saturday. I'll report back once recived with the stock firmware version and if I can get it to update or not. I purchased it direct from Amazon, rather than one of their resellers. Black version.

Have you tried an Amazon one, or still on your eBay ones? Incidentally, what colour have you got? My friend got a white one from the same seller as I got my black one from on eBay. His is still usable with the app, although it does say the firmware is out of date. Not sure what his firmware version is though. Wondered if different colours are at different stock firmware versions if they produced them in batches of colours and there was an update between batches.

February 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterstuart

So new Ego has arrived from Amazon this time, black one, still firmware version, still just hangs on 'UP' until the battery dies (or I hit the reset button). Have tried a 512MB SanDisk, a 16GB Class 10, and a 8GB Class 2 but still no joy. Fired off email forms on Weltin and Liquid Image's website, and also emailed Weltin to their address. Hopefully they'll come back with a solution but I'm not holding my breath as they didnt respond when I sent queries from trying the other Ego.

As others have successfully upgraded a I'm tempted to buy another card, but just doesnt seem right since I've already tried 3 with varying size and class, reformatting through the Ego and the PC. Argghhhhhh

I checked Amazon's return policy before buying this one, so at least it should be a free return this time if I still cant get it working in a week.

February 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterstuart

@Kelvin &@ stuart

Same as my problem . actually is working fine. but i feel so bad about this product.

February 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenternattaporn from thailand

I have waiting to post up until I knew for sure what the solution was. Unfortunately I am one of the lucky ones that had problems with trying to update. So the EGO i have, started at, I then downgraded to and that is where it got stuck. After a 2 week back and forth with Liquid Image, they had me send it in. I got a call today saying that they know how to fix it and my EGO is on its way back to me all fixed. The solution is Top Secret. No matter how hard I pried he wouldn't tell me how, in fear of the secret being leaked.

The solution is to email support through this page:

They are aware of the problem but will not fix it without talking to you first. Then you will have to send it in. I recommend leaving a phone number and having them call you because the back and forth emails can last for weeks. They were very polite and liked to hear of the applications that I was using it for. I give them an A+ for their support. My EGO was a month out of the 90 day warranty and there was no cost for the repair. I purchased my EGO off eBay from GeekDeal. You will have to provide proof of purchase. They(Liquid Image) were not going to help at all when they(Liquid Image) heard it was eBay. I had to track down the supplier to the eBay seller. When Liquid Image support found out who the seller was and that it wasn't just some private party, they were happy to help.

Long story short. I have done almost all the leg work for you all you need to do is start the process by contacting Liquid Image support. If you purchased from a individual party on ebay and not a company you might have a problem.


February 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike

@ Stuart
Thank you so much for updating your situation. I'm regret for what happening.

@ Mike
I've awared for some times that at the end I need to send my Ego to the Liquid Image to have it fixed since I'd tried anything that I could and still it's not working. So it must be the problem of the product itself and contacting the seller or returning it might not be the final solution.
Thank you for sharing what must be done. I'll try my best to follow your instruction. Honestly I enjoy the Ego a lot and I don't mind if its firmware is out of date with the App. But I'm afraid about later on the App will not compatible with the stuck firmware at all.

February 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelvin

@ Mike, thanks for your findings. I've had no response from my original messages to Liquid Image so just tried another from your link. Are you based in the USA? Being UK based, I'm guessing that returning the Ego to the USA for repair will either not be offered or will cost me a fair amount in shipping.

February 23, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterstuart

Yes Stuart i am in the US. I think it took around a week before I even got a response from Liquid Image. I had almost forgotten about emailing them. Being in the UK would bring up the price of shipping to their California office, unless they have a dealer in the UK that they could work something out with.

February 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Dear Stuart & Mike,

For 2 months of email conversation with LIC tech support team about firmware issue, they are preparing me the replacement after I told them about your stories. I was asked to send them the proof of purchase, serial number, and firmware version history. I bought Egos from ebay; geekdeal and amazon; sales expo. Both came with then I changed them to and stuck. Due to I live in Thailand, they are going to make a replacement via HongKong dealer. Will keep update about this.

Mr. Mike, did they replace you a new one or fix the one you send to them? Is serial number change? Did they ask to ship them as the original complete set with everything in the box? If you change the firmware to again will it get stuck?

February 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelvin

WIFI Security question: Has anyone been successful in adding WPA1/2 security to their WIFI-Smartphone connection?
I have tried this repeatedly, restarting the camera each time, to no avail.

I have Firmware version, and Liquid Image App version 1.2.1 (Android)

PS: In case this helps anyone else, I have noticed that the settings for WIFI (eg SSID Name) are held on the memory card, so would be lost if swapping cards

March 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I have just bought this camera and can't use it because the firmware is out of date. I've followed the instructions to the letter a million times but I never get the 'up' notification when I press the shutter and on button. I'm completely lost! I've emailed tech support. Hopefully they can help.

March 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel

They fixed the one I sent them. The serial number is the same. They only asked me to ship the camera, none of the accessories or box. I don't dare attempt to reload that evil firmware in fear that it will get stuck again. From the vague description that I got about the fix, I believe it would get stuck again, unless the new firmware updated the kernel.

March 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Thank you, Mike.

Update for updating firmware issue.

Tech support team email me this morning that they might know how to fix it and let the user do it by self.
They are working about this and plan to launch the plan on this Friday.

March 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelvin

Hi all,

I finally received my Ego after a previous one got 'lost' in the post.

It came with firmware version and I too am unable to update to the latest firmware making the camera pretty much redundant to me. I quickly sent an email to Liquid Image yesterday afternoon and hoping to receive a response very soon. I'm just hoping their CS/TS is better than GoPro's.


March 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex R

Quick update:

I just got a reply from Liquid Image (Brett) who states:

"Hi Alex,

We are currently working on a new firmware for the frozen ‘UP’ symbol. As of yet, we have not resolved the issue. I can contact you once the fw update is released or you can contact your retailer and try to exchange your Ego for a new one. Since we do not ship internationally, our protocol is to have you work with our international distributors for returns. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, please let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you"

I don't want to have to return my unit the day after receiving it! :(

March 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex R

Another update after I replied:

"As of right now, the issue is this: one of our manufactures uploaded the version on a handful of Ego’s. Once the fw has been updated it prevents customer’s from updating anything higher and the Ego literally freezes up. Unfortunately, the handful of Ego’s were shipped all over the world and now we (LIC) have to wait for those customers to call and report the defective device. So to answer your question, I would contact your retailer and get a new Ego. I hopes this makes sense"

The thing is, mine isn't :S

March 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex R

Further emails have basically lead to Liquid Image saying to return the unit to the 'distributor' I bought it from to get a replacement. I explained that I'd only get an Ego with the same firmware ( as the one I have now but they say that this is unlikely.

Does anyone have the firmware they could upload as I cannot find it anywhere online.

March 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex R

Alex R.: You can find the latest firmware at Weltin's site, here: . Actually, they no longer have; what's listed as we speak is; it's contained in the first .ZIP file listed, so you'll need a standard un-zip program after you download it.

March 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBill Pollack

Hi Bill,

The reason I ask for the older firmware is because my unit will not upgrade to the latest version ( However, I read that the reviewer upgraded from the firmware my camera is on ( to then to with success. I don't want to return the camera hence why I'm trying to find the older firmware.

March 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex R

Alex: I didn't know that. Sorry about that.

So: if you go to (which is an Ego "Click Here" link at ), there's a firmware.bin download file. I just downloaded it, and used some compare-software to establish that it is NOT, i.e., that file and the file within the zip file at Weltin are UNequal. So, while I can't tell you the version at liquidimage..., my educated guess is that it's the software. Worth a shot?

March 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBill Pollack


Thanks for that. I did already try that firmware to no avail (it was the first firmware I tried), I then tried the one from Weltin which also failed.

Support apparently sent me the update which is the same as the one from their website..which is strange as they said that is the one they have on their website.

Back to the action camera drawing board for me it seems..

March 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex R

I've given up with with US support due to going around in circles. I came across a Liquid Image Asia Facebook page and decided to post on their wall regarding the issue. Someone called 'Kenny' replied with a very promising message stating that a firmware update from 2.x to 3.x wasn't possible in some instances and is attempting to get instructions/firmware which will correctly upgrade.

I highly recommend emailing Kenny if you have any support issues:


March 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex R

One last post before it hopefully gets fixed.

If you're stuck on an older firmware (2.x) you can download the old Action Connect app here which is compatible with the old firmware:

Until I get a resolution with the firmware upgrade, I'm now quite happy to have a working WiFi connection to the camera that I can actually use.

March 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex R

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