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ACTION CAMS

Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

Gitup Git2 (My Pick)

Xiaomi Yi

Dazzne P2

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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)

Great review, as ever.

Do you know if the remote is waterproof? I'm considering buying this camera for kayaking and having a remote would be very useful, but it needs to be waterproof.

Also, I bought an action camera a few years ago following one of your reviews and have been very pleased with it. It has a vibrate function when the buttons are used. This is incredibly useful when the cam's mounted on my crash helmet, since vibrations are more noticeable than beeps or flashing LEDs. Assuming this camera and all other GoPro style cameras don't have vibrate, I don't know why they don't design in this very useful function?

January 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNotlob Rob

My Mobius, whilst still a great little camera, has seriously lost its shine since all these new action cams have appeared.

Last November I bought a Cheerson CX-20 quadcopter and just yesterday ordered a currently heavily discounted & well received 3-axis gimbal, which will need a bit of work to fit but should be worth it http://www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking/store/__86506__Z1_Tiny2_3_Axis_Brushless_Gimbal_for_GoPro.html

However it won't hold my Mobius so I'm on the hunt for an upgrade. I don't have a GoPro budget, the Xiaomi Yi was originally on the top of the list until I saw the Git2.

But now there's another new camera I'd love for you do a review of; the ELE Explorer 4k Sports Camera which is GoPro sized, does 4k (but only 15fps), comes with a pile of extras including waterproof case and is only 69 dollars! http://www.gearbest.com/action-cameras/pp_265287.html

Now I don't know which I want. Until I decide I've got the Mobius to GoPro form factor conversion case on order.

January 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHaku

Speaking as someone who has shot and edited in 4K - seriously do not bother, unless there is a very specific reason you just have to shoot in 4K. There's literally no point with 4K on a budget camera, and it will probably be indiscernible from 1080p to most people - because there's the cheap lens, cheap digital processing path etc..
If you shoot in 4K then you'll also need a powerful computer with large fast SSDs to edit it on and a 4K screen to watch the footage on. If you have the money to pay for all that stuff, why then cheap out on the most important thing...the camera. In addition 4K at 15fps is like watching a flip book of still images, even early silent movies ran at a faster frame rate than that (up to 24fps).

January 25, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thanks Matt for your review... in fact all your reviews.

January 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarty

Thanks Techmoan, I should've pointed out that I wasn't interested in dealing with 4k footage, I only have a 1080p tv anyway, it's more that it's a sport camera that comes with a bunch of accessories & waterproof case as standard, in a GoPro form factor along with wifi & a large LCD screen, for $69.

I think I may be getting the Git2, I checked out some footage recorded with that camera and the gimbal I've ordered and it looks rock steady and silky smooth, especially with the Git2's image stabilisation adding to the stability of the gimbal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3qKcb8o8es

BTW thanks for your reviews! It was because of them I got my Mobius, and so did my brother, mother (dashcam) and other friends have them.

January 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHaku

You need to stop these reviews Mat. My wife is none too pleased I'm buying another action camera and I'm hardly action man. But this one looks pretty good :)

January 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRexy

I'd love to see a GPS option.

January 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Great features, but I hate this format box.

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSylvio

For fisheye correction try this:

https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threads/gitup-git2-official-support.14625/page-31#post-213598
https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threads/gitup-git2-official-support.14625/page-31#post-213602

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAndrei

Hello, excellent review as usual.

Did you experience some hot pixel like some user did ?

https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threads/gitup-git2-official-support.14625/page-32

January 26, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterclouseau

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