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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.

UK & US LINKS & PRICES BELOW

RECOMMENDED CARDS (for action cams - see dashcams below)

CLASS 10 UHS-1 CARDS (For HD Cameras)

 

U3 CARD (For 4K cameras)

 

 

SPECIAL DASHCAM CARDS

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 dashcams...here'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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Saturday
Feb092013

A review of the Sony AKA-LU1 Action Cam LCD Screen Grip

I've been waiting for this accessory to come out since I did my review of the Sony HDR-AS10 over Christmas. I'm actually a little bit surprised that it finally got released as I have a feeling that the Sony action cams haven't been as successful as they would have liked and there was always the potential for Sony to just pull the plug on the whole endeavour.

I'm a very big fan of these cameras though, so much so that since my original AS10 review I've now bought an HDR-AS15 as well. I intend to make at least one more video about the Sony AS15 and it's accessories.

You may have spotted that both my AS10 and the AS15 were used during the making of this video. I attached the AS15 to my head with the VCT-GM1 waterproof Helmet mount- which meant the sound quality suffered. I have therefore now ordered the BLT-HB1 Headband mount  which will leave the microphones exposed.

Mr Sony, if you are reading, I've got one question about the missing Mic Socket....what the heck were you thinking?

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You ara an excellent guide to the new buyers of video cameras.i want to own either AS10 or AS 15..

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