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Pick of the Camera Reviews

(Click the pictures for reviews & links) 

ACTION CAMS

Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

Gitup Git2 (My Pick)

Xiaomi Yi

Dazzne P2

SJCAM M10+
 
DASH-CAMS (CAR DVRs)
 
A119
DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam
Yi

Yi Ultra 2.7K
   
    MINI CAMERAS
Mobius (also works as a Dashcam)
Polaroid Cube+
    HELMET CAMERA
Sena Prism Tube

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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Friday
Jan222016

The fully-loaded Gitup Git2 Pro Camera - what more do you need?

I've reviewed many action cameras with each new model (usually) improving upon the last. However pretty much every camera I've tested has had an achilles heel, whether it was the lack of a mic input, poor exposure control, or general operational issues, it's often a case of 'close, but no cigar'.

Well I think the Git2 deserves that cigar, because I'm really struggling to find anything that it doesn't do. As far as these kinds of cameras go, it seems to tick the box for every feature you need and then throw in a few more besides.

If you are looking for a matchbox sized camera and the Git2 falls within your budget, I really can't think of anything that should prevent you from buying it. I suppose you might prefer to pay more for a camera with less features but labelled up with a brand name you are more familiar with...and if so then that's your prerogative, however I know which camera I'd buy.

Watch the video below to see the full review.

If you want to buy a Gitup Git2 Pro, I found the best deals are on ebay, so click your country below to see the current price that is available to you. 

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Read the listings carefully because different accessory bundles are available. 

   

You can download a selection of sample videos and stills taken with the Git2 from pCloud by clicking here.

The official manufacturer website is here - Gitup.com

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Reader Comments (123)

As others have saiid on your YT channel, just set a Patreon account up - but no special favours/ early reviews offered, it just creates resentmment and '2 classes' of viewers.
Your vids are fun and informative and the prioduction values and time you obviously put into them deserve rewarding. Just be upfront about it.. bigclivedotcom, clickspring, diyperks all simply state it 'supports' their efforts and ppl happily give. Bigclive even told people to stop giving too much! Ave channel has special vids just for patreon donors ajnd it created a LOT of ill feeling, esp amongst long time viewers who felt their loyalty was being shunned.

Just my 2p worth.

Regards. B.

January 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBiddy

thanks for the review!!

January 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNachoX

Biddy,
Seriously - massive thanks for the advice. I've been trying to figure out how to do this and your comments about the two tiers of viewers are exactly what I was trying to avoid. I needed to see what other similar youtubers were doing - and BigClive is a perfect example. I'll look into what he is doing and will work from that as a template. Many thanks.

January 22, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

not for publication, err, unless you want to.

Only too glad to be of some help. If bigclive can get $600/month after he specifically told those offering him 'more than 1 or 2 $ were too generous and they should reduce it' then you could get maybe 3x that [judging on subscribers]. Just be 100% straight and upfront then ppl cant moan in future. Clive';s 'keeps me in coffee and biccies' is a great line.

Perhaps you underestimate how much goodwill there is out there for you - ignore the YT nutters :)

Phil Mac, aka biddy, Hudds.

January 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBIddy

Hey TC.Love the review of the git 2 Was contemplating buying this to mount on my Motorcycle already have a roam 3 on my helmet and its fine,but I like gadgets.
My bike has a fair bit of vibration and innovv c3 snake cam is almost useless as a mounted unit.The innovv twin cam bike cams are great but nowhere at all to hide on my bike.

Will you be doing another review of the git 2 on your motorcycle??
Thanks.Kevin

January 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkevin

Yes I intend to take the Git2 out on my bike when the opportunity arises. Hopefully I can do some side-by-side comparison tests with other cameras.

January 23, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I was thinking of upgrading my sj4000 for sjcam 10+ but now after this review I am in doubt.
Again techmoan, good analysis. thank you.

January 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterchorondus

Hi Mat,

You said the low light footage seemed "smeary". It looked like you had image stabilisation turned on and I think that doesn't work well at night.

The software processing relies on sharp edges in the frame and fuzzy streetlights/headlights seem to mess it up slightly.

I switch my Sony AS200v stabilisation off at night usually. It seems to help a little and I can always use my editing software to add stabilisation later.

I have been waiting to see if you would update your review of the Sony action cameras. My AS200v is better then my old AS100v. The lens seems improved and the picture is sharper

January 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFlyingPanMan

Hi Mat,

Exceptional review of this lovely reasonably priced action cam - I've only got a couple of comments, one is the fish eye lens effect - not a huge fan of this but I know many of these cams have this as standard, also no mention of the battery life on this cam?

I think the fact it can be a dash cam as well is a good feature ~ (but missing the GPS) - love all the slow motion / time lapse features too though.

Great review though - absolutely brilliant!

As always... thanks for listening

Daz

January 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDaz

I did mention the battery Life a couple of times - once at 01:08 and again at 20:58 (It's 110 mins).
Perhaps they could add a de-fisheye option in a future firmware...I've seen this on some cameras, so I imagine it's possible, but probably only in certain resolutions.

January 24, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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