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This is the excellent USB power pack I use when I travel.

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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.

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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.

 

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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)

Excellent review, thanks. One thing I am curious about- that mounting clip you have shown to hold the camera on a tripod mount does not appear in the list of included items on any advertised Git2 I can find. Is it always supposed to be there?

January 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGraham Smith

All I know is that is was inside the box...and everything looked like it hadn't been touched or altered. I suppose the only way to be sure is to order one - or see if anyone else here can confirm that a cradle was in their box too.

January 30, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I have just received my Git 2 yesterday and can confirm that what Techmoan calls the cradle mount (Gitup calls it the holder or frame or dashcam frame) as shown at 10:08 is in the box.

It is also in the list of included items on several advertised Git 2 (i.e. Gearbest: 1 x Frame).

January 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Thanks. It's just that I had seen listings like this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ultra-2K-Gitup-Git2-Pro-Mini-Waterproof-16M-Action-Camera-Battery-FPV-Charger-/262187993941?hash=item3d0b9f4b55:g:9rcAAOSwSHZWb5lY and the cradle isn't shown.

January 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGraham Smith

Graham, I have looked at the ebay listing and was on writing: "the mount in question isn't mentioned anywhere so I highly doubt it is included" BUT I have just looked at the one offering I bought the GIT 2 from and the mounting frame (with several other mounts) isn't shown nor mentioned but came with the box.
http://www.hadi-rc.de/epages/es125123.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es125123_FAIR/Products/Git2pro

That brings us back to Matts post: "to be sure is to order one (camera)".

January 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

I have just been scammed by the Chinese supplier on Amazon. I got sent a cheap bad clone of an sj4000 knock off or something. Put it this way, the camera had no markings on at all and was supplied in a white unbranded box.

Really want the Git2 so does anyone know of a UK supplier

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

From the Getup Facebook page is would seem they know about the issues with the Final Cam App and suggest using the FN Cam App for iOS and the same for Android.

Have you had a chance to try these Apps to see if it fixes the problems controlling the camera via Wi-Fi?

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterXMB

Peter: A good friend of mine at Rossendale Models stocks the Git1 and 2 and is 100% trustworthy. See http://www.rossmod.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=Gitup

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGraham Smith

Not related to this review but directed towards posting comments is an error in the information in the Post New Comment box.

The example for allowed HTML is wrong. If you want to add a link, as in my last post, you need to use the code as indicated here.

January 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterXMB

Seems that these have gone out of stock everywhere, only 1 seller on ebay at ints at double the normal price.

February 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSharpcroft

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