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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 Dazzne P2 - Budget Action Camera Review

The Dazzne P2 is a budget action camera that comes with a surprising number of accessories inside the box for a very reasonable price. Surely there must be a the video below where I find out that sometimes good things do come in small packages.



Downloadable Sample Clips - CLICK HERE

PURCHASING LINKS (click your country)


 (Note the links above are cheaper than the links below)


UPDATE 2017 - I've been advised that replacement batteries are nigh on impossible to find. Please factor this information in when making your purchasing decision. The supplied batteries aren't the most robust.

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Reader Comments (93)

Hi Mat, an excellent and comprehensive review - it does tick most boxes for me this one...and the price is getting there...a good alrounder.

Excellent stuff.

As always, thanks for listening


June 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDaz

The Xiaomi Yi and Dazzne are a similar price. I like the Dazzne's photo whilst recording feature but I think the Yi has wifi. The Dazzne comes with extras whilst the Yi has an app. Oh boy, decisions, decisions. Can you tell me which has the better recording.

June 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie

I'd recommend downloading sample clips from both cameras to compare. They do look pretty similar to me.

June 30, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

The yi is better frame rates, but the Dazzne has more accessories.

June 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJD

Thanks for the great review Mat ! Think I will spring for this one. Now I just want to find out how quickly it can take a still from power off - if you have it set to boot up in photo mode and to take a photo automatically.

July 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJim Witherspoon

I'm travelling at the moment, but when I get back on Friday I can test this out. I'm not sure if it can automatically take a picture when its switched on. I've only tried this feature with video.

July 1, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

If the microphone port doesn't work, you should send it back. Perhaps they will send you a new P2plus model, given the kind of following you have.

July 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

The specs don't mention any mic-in ability. I tested the adaptor on the off-chance that it might work. So nothing is broken, it's just a feature that's not included on the camera. Like GPS, wifi or image stabilisation.

July 2, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

How would this compare to the SJ400?
My year old SJ400 is about due for a replacement as the screen is slowly going black from edges in, video quality is still fine though.

July 2, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteraquacove

Here is a link to the instruction manual for the Dazzne P2. It's Chinglish but from what I can tell, it would seem you can set it to take a photo immediately on startup. There are two relevant settings: "Default Mode for switching on" - can set to photo? And "Recording after Switch On" (page 6). Dazzne rep Cathy Zhou told me "If you choose recording after switch on like video or photo,after you press the switch on button,it will take 5 seconds to record or take picture. If you not choose recording after switch on,after you switch the camera,you just press shutter button,it only take 1-2 second to record or take picture." An Amazon reviewer tested it twice with his Dazzne, and found the "time to first shot" to be 7 seconds.

July 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJim Witherspoon

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