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

2 x 2.1amp outputs. 8400mAh capacity.

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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.

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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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Monday
Sep222014

At last it's the Real SJ4000 WiFi Review

Here at last, is my review of the SJ4000 WiFi review. Whilst there isn't a massive amount of difference between this and my original non-wifi version, somehow I've managed to stretch this out into a half hour video.

If you just want to know about the WiFi function and whether there are any other differences between this and the older models, you'll find your answer in the first few minutes, so no point skipping to the end. 

In this video I also take a minute to explain why you should think twice before ordering the SJ5000 camera that's doing the rounds at the moment.

My video review is below.

  

Downloadable Samples 

 Click the link above to download my original sample clips recorded with the SJ4000 WiFi Camera.

Now after watching that if you would like to buy one - here are some links

Purchasing Links

Foxoffer.com  Foxoffer(Ebay Store) (My camera was supplied by Foxoffer)

Other ebay sellers (Click your country).

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Amazon UK

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Reader Comments (273)

Just got mine today, as soon as i put the battery in, the camera constantly turns itself on (automatically recording) and off again, anyone else had this problem. it not only wastes the battery but the memory also!
HELP

October 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

i just bought one , sj4000 wifi , singapore dollars 185 at a local singapore store .
i still dont know how to update the version sj4000 wifi thru my laptop .

October 9, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermohamed

Which would you recommend for better still photos: the SJ4000 wifi or the Sony HDR-AS15?

October 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris

The Sony Cameras take much better stills. Download some samples from both cameras to try them out for yourself.

October 10, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I Bought the SJCAM SJ4000 wifi from amazon. It connected wifi to my android phone fine multiple times. Then i connected to an iphone, and now it will no longer connect to any android phone. Im sending it back

October 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngelo

Hi, any news on a version with a larger screen anytime soon?

October 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDamian

Dear Techmoan,
Thanks for the review.
I'm curious which model do you prefer : AT200 WiFi or SJ4000 wifi?
Thanks for your answer.

October 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTibke

Thanks for this great post!

I hope somebody can help me with a problem.

I'd like to use the camera mostly for running, and I haven't seen any topic, video or post about that whatsoever.
So my problem is that the recorded video is shaking terribly I don't think thats normal.

I made a video about this :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiA2BMGXsog&feature=youtu.be

I know the quality is bad, but you can see my point. ( from the 1 minute mark )

I have the head mount, and I tryed to record in different resolutions, but all are the same.

What can I do about this ? Any suggestion ? Thanks a lot.

October 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNatham

Hi friend: Could you tell me if you know the ishare s600w or s601w cameras, and what do you think about these? Here is a link http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/iShare-S600W-WiFi-Action-Sport-Camera-FHD-1080P-30M-Waterproof-Helmet-Sport-Video-Camera-Mini-DV/1246174_1968295401.html . Do you have a review about it? Thanks.

October 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAdrien

Hi
is here anyone who has try new firmware W20140915V02?
thx

October 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJaro

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