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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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Why I provide sample clips

There are still plenty of people who don't understand how youtube video can look worse than the original source.

It's common knowledge that a tape recorded from a CD or a video copy of a blu-ray will be worse than the original - however when it comes to digital copies of digital sources, some people struggle to understand how things can degrade.

Let me show you how bad things can get - and why downloadable sample clips are the only way to see the true quality of the original recording.


Links - 

To see how I mounted the camera in this video - watch this

My 1080p60 Riding Video Clip on youtube is here (Warning - turn your speakers down!).

My full Xiaomi Yi Video Review is here

Downloadable Xiaomi Yi Sample Clips are available here

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Reader Comments (3)

I can't thank you enough for this. Many times I see review on youtube, I wish, I could compare originals, but you are the only one to provide this. I was so happy I saw your channel on youtube. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Please keep it.

May 4, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermunchkin

hey, mr.techmoan
i am from korea. i incidentally found your site. it was very worth and help.
i very agreed your post.
i am very absurd so many youtuber didn't mention original video clip.
seems most youtuber don't know what it means.
many product use different compress technology. even if youtube use unknown too.
when i searched a few product that i want to buy on youtube, i was confusing more and more.
because the image quality show almost same, it has been contorted already. distinction abilities are gone.
how can people compare differences as well.
google couldn't result sample video clip. even product official site can't find it.
finally i can choose what product i should buy. i downlaoded your clips over 100 files.
your service is really help people. thanks for your detailed consideration. very worth it.

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermr.lee

Hi Matt, great channel with a good mix of audio and dashcam.
I am trying to find a motorcycle intercom that allows me to communicate with other riders in the group, talk privately to a pillion, link with my phone and also play DAB. Have you come across or tried anything that fits the bill?
Also I am looking to permanently fix a front and rear camera to my bike with a remote DVR under the seat. Any recommendations? I have thought about using two waterproof reversing type cameras but not sure resolution will be good enough.

May 30, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbobuilt

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