Donations

You can help fund Techmoan with a donation

Click to visit Patreon.com/Techmoan  

SEARCH BOX: Searches this website

*SHOPPING LINKS ARE AFFILIATED*

For more info on this - click on "About' at the top of the page. 


IMPORTANT NOTICE for COMPANIES

Techmoan never approaches a company asking for review samples.

 


    

Articles by Category

 


Techmoan Merchandise at TeeSpring

Merch


Pick of the Camera Reviews

(Click the pictures for reviews & links) 

ACTION CAMS

Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

Gitup Git2 (My Pick)

Xiaomi Yi

Dazzne P2

SJCAM M10+
 
DASH-CAMS (CAR DVRs)
 
A119
DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam
Yi

Yi Ultra 2.7K
   
    MINI CAMERAS
Mobius (also works as a Dashcam)
Polaroid Cube+
    HELMET CAMERA
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.

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%! 

 
« 2015 Christmas Lectures | Main | Dashcam Review: Transcend DrivePro 220 with GPS & WiFi »
Tuesday
Dec152015

2K Gyro Action Cam Showdown - P2+ vs M10+

I prefer to buy the products I review because it makes things a lot less awkward if the item turns out to be a poor performer. The 'thanks for sending me your product, but I had to tell everyone not to buy it' is not a fun email to send. 

However on occasion when I've had a good experience with the previous models in a range, I'll accept a sample of an upgraded version because it means that I get the chance to review something I would have otherwise passed over for financial reasons. 

So when both SJCAM and Dazzne contacted me a couple of months ago and offered to send over the 'Plus' versions of cameras that I rate highly, I gladly accepted. 

The SJCAM M10+ and the Dazzne P2+ arrived on the same day. This was unfortunate timing as my camera reviews usually take three to four weeks to put together, and I knew that neither manufacturer would be happy to wait two months to see their camera demonstrated on YouTube. I therefore decided to shoot both reviews at the same time, as things progressed I realised the cameras shared a lot in common and the two seperate reviews were merged into the comparison video that you can view below.



Sample video clips and photos from both cameras can be downloaded from pcloud. 

The SJCAM M10 can be purchased from eBay (click to see the latest price) and is also available on Amazon US or Amazon UK.

The official manufacturer website is SJCAMHD.COM

The Dazzne P2 Plus can be found on Amazon US and Amazon UK and here's an ebay search.

A word of advice, if the waterproof case is important to you, please check with the seller whether they are supplying the updated version I demonstrated in the video. The older version of the waterproof case didn't allow access to all three buttons on the side of the camera. 

I've yet to find any places selling  the Dazzne P2+ in volume, but when I do I'll put the links here. In the meantime you can always do your own searches on eBay. 

  

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (26)

thorough, relevant, concise

thanks

December 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterlagerstarfish

Excellent video as usual. I have a query regarding the SJCam. I have been hoping a small camera like these would appear with less of a field-of-view than action cams and more approaching 35mm equivalent of 50mm focal length. Does cutting the field of view by half at 2k produce acceptable results at 1080 playback? The maths appear correct but I'm sure that ain't necessarily so (to quote Gershwin via Bronski Beat). I primarily use these type of cams for time lapse and slo-mo. Cheers, Matt.

December 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Warner

Your explanation of digital stabilization rivals the graphics in the new Star Wars movie.

December 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChris

great post, as usual. I love the very detailed reviews you provide, however I would have an easier time choosing a cam if you posted a comparison matrix of some sort... It is easy to find all sorts of information on GoPro cameras, but I find it difficult to find any reliable sources for the SJ, Dazzne, and Git cams.

December 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJeff The White Guy

good review, thanks techmoan. Now, waiting for the GIT2 review!!

December 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNachoX

The Gitup team intend to send me a Git2 when it's finished.

December 16, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

@Matt, The best way to see if you are happy with the results of cropping the '2K' footage to 1080p is to download one of my 2K sample clips then crop it down.

December 17, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Have you any plans to do a SJ5000x Elite review? I think that is the latest release from SJCAM.

December 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArthur

Thanks for the review.
I can't seem to access the download link for the clips and still photos. Does anyone else have the same problem?

December 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAjith

Does anyone know how to distinguish the M10 + model that has Gyro Stabilization Anti-shake function from the model without it? It seems that most of what is for sale come without it ...

And thanks for the (another) good review techmoan!

December 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterchorondus

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>