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ACTION CAMS

Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

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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%! 

            

 
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Monday
May112015

S10 budget 1080p Helmet Camera Review

Here's a short video review of the S10 budget helmet camera.

Due to my inability to trim the length of .avi files, I can only provide one 155MB Downloadable sample clip (and a few jpgs) available here.

You can buy an S10 camera here. (ebay - price approx £65/$85).

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Reader Comments (8)

I enjoy your respected reviews and bought a dash cam, the G1W Budget Dash Cam that you reviewed, one that has exceeded my expectations and in the long term of frequent use it has performed faultlessly.

I have wanted a helmet cam for some time and agonised for ages over what to buy. I didn’t want a square one but a bullet cam. Despite absorbing all the reviews of helmet cams I could find I impulse bought the Ion Air Pro Lite from Tesco, which cost £59 and seemed to be such a good deal I couldn’t resist it. I only comment here because it is similar in some respects to this one but for the price a much better deal. The picture quality is fine by my standards as are the colours. The definition is excellent and the simple switches can be heard inside the helmet as they vibrate causing a buzz so you can confidently operate them with gloves. More importantly the mount is very sturdy. I am not knocking this S10 but I am very glad I bought the one I did and not this one. The addition of the power lead facility might be useful I suppose and my bike happens to have socket too. Still, I wouldn’t swap it.

May 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKaragan

That definitely sounds like a better camera than this one.

May 12, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Hi Matt,

Regarding the trouble you had trying to trimm those files using the AVI container, you could have a look at avidemux, they have builds available for OSX

Kind Regards

May 16, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpek0

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DRIFT-GHOST-S-HD-ACTION-HELMET-CAMERA-1080P-MOTORCYCLE-SKI-MTB-SPORTS-BIKE-CAM-/131092727270?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item1e85bc45e6

May 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDave Adam

Hi, I liked this camera and enjoying with this. This is really great and contains exclusive features wit higher value. Thanks for share it.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteraction cameras

i wish somone would make a smallish.... smaller then this...... bullet helmet cam.... with a camera on each end

i would buy it

May 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjoe

In Russia this camera solded as Mio MiVue M300 (orange design), i have this and i'm not pleased because this camera has not wide view angle and rolling shutter effect.

June 1, 2015 | Unregistered Commentergamebox

Kinda important bit that you missed: Can this camera automaticly start recording when it receives power?

March 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJernej

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