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DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam

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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.


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)

Another great review of what looks to be a decent kit, like some of the features/options such as the supplied charger, extra battery and the fact it can do time-lapses whilst recording video, does look relatively solid too.

One thing I wish manufactures would incorporate, on cams themselves or with an included adapter, a standard 1/4" tripod mount, to me that is one of the most versatile methods of mounting and something I use the most, helps too when the cam itself (action cams) needs open air for the betterment of the audio... I know, there's many options and workarounds but it is easier when its designed for a specific device rather than an improvisation.

Think I'll still be rockin' my previously purchased dash/action cams though since our Canadian dollar has tanked and is in a dismal state, not to mention that many manufactures have now caught on to the fact these types of cams have become popular and priced them accordingly, I know that this is a normal trend when things become a hot commodity and add in better quality, image in this case, just glad I got what I got when I did as to me they were sort of a steal, more than suffice for my needs at this point and time.


July 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSlivy58

Hello, so my Dazzne has finally arrived. The camera Mat reviewed was v 1.14, mine is 1.16 and improvements have been made. The menu is reorganized, it actually is easier to navigate than SJ4000 menu (I have 1 SJ1K and two SJ4K) and is good enough effort considering they only have 3 buttons.
Other improvement is video quality in different modes. First of all, it often helps to turn protune off, unless you are in 1080p30 witch ultra Wide FOV. For me, other FOVs and 720p30 look all very nice, 720p60 still has some aliasing, much less than in Mat´s review though. I hope they will keep working on it and keep releasing new FW and offering it also to people who already have the camera. Just for illustration, there was only 40 days between v1.14 and v1.16.
As for my purchase, i just want a camera, that records what I´m doing, quality helps, but is not the top priority. Dazzne is accessories manufacturer, mostly GoPro stuff and their build quality is good, so is the build on this camera, for example, I had to do my own soldering on SJcam product quite a few times, since stuff just fell apart insides, after few hits to the case.
Other great thing are the bright LEDs everywhere, so i know when I actually record. Two batteries and external charger in the basic package just sealed the deal, as I would have to buy them anyway which made this already cheap camera even cheaper.
I also prefer actual screen to WiFi, any time of the day :) .
@Jim Witherspoon: In my version, there is "boot mode" and "boot record" option, but if you set boot mode to photo mode and turn on "boot record", it will still start recording, instead of taking a still.
With that off the table, boot time takes 5,4 seconds (0,1s deviation), no matter, if you boot to the video or photo mode. After this time, it is good to go. If you have "boot record" on, the recording starts right away, again, at 5,4 second mark. Buttons are really responsive, so taking a really quick shot is quite simple and quite fast.

July 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFreeman

Hi Mat,
I just received mine Dazzne P2 box in europe, just after two weeks from the moment of purchase.

Everything looks fine except I got only ONE battery.
So everyone should be careful when inspecting the contents - this package should have included two batteries, as seen in Mat's video review.


July 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPiwex

Just looked at the website and they have a new model P3 with wifi. A bit more $$.

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDanny D

Just ordered the new p3 based on your review, I am hoping for great things. hope you review the p3 soon!

July 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStu

Hi techmoan ive mesaged dazzne about the external mic and aparently it supports it but it needs a professional defined interface cable and ive tried looking online with no luck would be much appreciated if u cud help me out where to get one thanks

July 22, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterthomas

You've been doing great job reviewing dash cams and action cams. I'm looking for a body camera, that can be on my body when needed and record everything I see, without being held in the hands and with minimal intervention. Something to the extent of the PatrolEyes Body Camera, but at a fraction of the cost. Do you know of anything like that?

July 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSean

No I've been looking but haven't found anything suitable. The HP LC100W was one of my more recent attempts to find a camera like this.

July 23, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thanks, Mat!
Any chance you would be able to review the new Dazzne P3?

July 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSean

hi can you also have review Click Pro oculus hd tv

July 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKrishna

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