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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


DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam

Yi Ultra 2.7K
Mobius (also works as a Dashcam)
Polaroid Cube+
Drift Ghost X

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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The Full Xiaomi Yi Action Camera Review

I must have had upwards of fifty people contact me and ask if I’d heard of the new Xiaomi Yi camera and whether I was going to review it, however a few hours before the first of those messages arrived, I’d already pre-ordered one. I suspected that a budget 1080p60 camera from a reputable manufacturer would be worth taking a look at…and it seems I wasn’t wrong.

I’ve been using it for a little over a week now, and you can find my video review below. 

As I mentioned in the video I intend to revisit this camera when the waterproof case is released. At that point I’ll probably do another video showing how it performs on my motorcycle, however you should be already able to tell that the video quality from this camera is very impressive.

If you want to download my SAMPLE CLIPS & PHOTOS- then CLICK HERE. Make sure you Download and play these back locally rather than streaming them.

Waterproof Case details here (pre-order)

Below are some purchasing links


EBAY (click your country)

UK   US   DE   NL   AU   BE   CA   CH   ES   FR   IE   IT

BANGGOOD (Links below) 

Jungle Colour (Green/Lime & a bit cheaper) or White 

Android App Link -

UPDATE - Connecting to the Camera. 

Since the manual is in Chinese and not everyone is familar with the process of connecting to a WiFi camera, here is a basic guide.

First download and install and update the app listed above. Once it's working, then...

1) Go into the settings on your phone and look for the WiFi option

2) Turn on the WiFi on the Camera (tap the button on the side)

3) Wait approx 15 secs until the blue light starts flashing

4) In the WiFi settings on your phone you will then see the camera appear as a WiFi hotspot.

5) Connect to the hotspot - it will ask for the password - it's 1234567890

6) When the Phone is connected up to the camera - then go into the app and you can access the camera and it's settings.

UPDATE MAY 2015: Whilst the Stills & Auto-Exposure are excellent - I’ve had second thoughts about the video sharpness. After watching the footage I recorded on my motorcycle -  objects at a distance look a little soft to me. I suggest you download some samples and make up your own mind.

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Reader Comments (122)

Hello, do you know any camera that transmits video via bluetooth to mobile? to transmit the video images to my phone?

thank you

May 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEduardo

You can get the XiaoYi from Gear Best for $73.

May 7, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterwayne

They rewied it on the spanish site and its awesome!

May 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterIris

just to let those interested know its on offer atm on banggood only £48

May 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterasdf123

Just ordered mine with the waterproof case and a couple of cheap accessories. Downloaded the app from the description, does it come up as "XXX Cam" for anyone else? Also the app seems to want permission to alter every file and account on my phone, anyone had any issues once installing the app? Lemme know Ta. Kenny

May 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Watson

I can get mine to connect on wifi but I cannot seem to find how to connect via bluetooth, it's supposed to have BT 4.0. Does anyone know how to connect it to BT?

May 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJim Tolan

I bought one in China on Monday from on price 409 CNY. It works, I pulled out the microSD card to copy the files in my laptop.
Now returned home and here in Hungary I try to learn the camera to use it properly.
I could not install the English ...apk (ASUS Zenfone 2 Android 5.0) but the Chinese version ..apk installed.
I tried to set up the wifi connection, but it always fails. The Yi camera is ensuring the wifi hotspot, I try to catch it from my phone, fails.
Any suggestions?

Many thanks for Techmoan for the great collection of the basic information in English.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteralexw801

The latest app can be downloaded from this link:
The provided app v1.0 doesn't install on 5.0 android.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbuneech

I installed YiCamera_1.5_15_en.apk on Honor 6 / Android 4.4.2 and ASUS Zenfone 2 (550ML) / Android 5.0. Both work excellent. Now I see what a very good camera it is!
On the most info can be read.

May 22, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteralexw801

buneech, thanks for the link for the app!

May 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCho
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