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ACTION CAMS

Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

Gitup Git2 (My Pick)

Xiaomi Yi

Dazzne P2

SJCAM M10+
 
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A119
DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam
Yi

Yi Ultra 2.7K
   
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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)

I was thinking about bying a M10+ but after seeing the review about the Gitup Git 2 I dont know what to buy... What is your choice? Would be fun to see a vs video between the M10+ and the Git2 pro. Thx for al your great videos and rewievs.

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMattias

Hi Mat,

As always a very informative review.

Until I managed to break it I had an SJ1000 (bought after watching your review a couple of years ago), which I was very pleased with. Except when using it as a helmet camera. Firstly (I think) you look daft with a box sticking out of your head, and secondly when I wanted to record I had to take the helmet off, check the camera is recording, put helmet back on…by which time I generally missed what I wanted to record in the first place, especially when recording the kids up to something on their bikes, etc.!

Until recently I had been considering a Stealth 2, as it has low form factor, no requirement for an additional case (unless swimming/diving), long battery life and an optional remote that shows what the camera is doing. Now following this review I’m tempted with the Git2! OK so it’s more boxy (although would stick up less so than the SJ1000), but it does 1080p60, has an LCD and is slightly cheaper than the Stealth 2 (especially when factoring in the remote).

So two questions, does the Git2 remote have any feedback as to what the camera is doing (obviously you can’t see the LEDs when helmet mounted), and what would you spend your hard earned on?

Many thanks
Piers

January 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPiers

maybe I missed this, but does the Git2 have motion detection? If i remember correctly, the Git1 had this option...
Hoping to capture some wildlife in the back yard

January 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJeff The White Guy

hello

silly question, are the mounts the same as the GoPro?

Thanks

Mark

January 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAviator732

Answers to the last three questions
1) No - there's no feedback - I also have a Stealth 2 so it's hard to answer which I'd buy as I already have both.
2) Yes it does
3) Yes they are

January 28, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thanks Andrei for the link to the VirtualDub barrel correction plugin. I tried it on a few Git2 videos downloaded from YouTube and even with a lot of tweaking of the two configuration numbers I can't get it to be as good as the Xiaomi Yi's built-in barrel correction like this clip from someone who has one on a quadcopter with 3-axis gimbal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22XOVQnDnmA

I may have a go at trying the barrel correction filter on my Mobius footage, first pointing the camera at a checkerboard pattern to get a good reference image to get the right config settings.

The Xiaomi Yi still feels like the best one for me of the two (despite not being able to say Xiaomi properly), firstly because of the barrel correction, secondly for the price, and thirdly because I also want to have a play with the 480p 240fps capability it has.

January 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHaku

@Haku
You're welcome! You should thank @the-force form DCT forums for sharing the values and making a tutorial about this.

January 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAndrei

Hi

I am interested in this cam.

But few questions.

what is the advantage for this cam compare with xiaomi cam,gopro hero 1,SJcam sj4000 wifi?

Thanks

January 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJon

@Jon
Git 2 has:
- good hardware
- good build quality
- excellent support (gitup user on DashCamTalk forums)
- good performance
- compatible with GoPro Hero3 accesories

IMHO Git 2 is much better that the others. Xiaomi's advantage over Git 2 are the user generated scripts.

January 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAndrei

Hi I love you videos and was wondering if you thought these would be worth reviewing ?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sunglasse-Handsfree-Wearing-Action-Wifi-Camera-Camcorder-HD-1080P-Remote-PL6Y-/131689244970?hash=item1ea94a692a:g:augAAOSwYIhWhIwD

January 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPete

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