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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

 

 
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
Drift Ghost X

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. 

US   UK   AT   AU   BE   CA   CH   DE   ES   FR   IE   IT   NL 

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)

Hi Mat,

Great review. Do you have any plans on reviewing the sj5000x?
Thanks!

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFreddy

Sharpcroft, goto to Gitup.com or EDW on Amazon (That were I brought mine yesterday in the end) for £99.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Original-Cameras-Novatek-Waterproof-Accessories/dp/B019WC29Y6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1454527646&sr=8-2&keywords=git2

February 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

I have bought a Git" to us as an FPV camera. I have the GitUp Live Out FPV cable which is used to charge/power the camera and give live feed. My question is what is the max voltage for the camera? I know for example that the new mobius can be powered by 12v and has overvolts protection and many other FPV cams are 5v.

February 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTim Arnold

Awesome video reviews. The polish and thought put into them is really impressive.

I'm looking at using the Git2 with my kids (bike riding, playing at the park, etc). Can anyone suggest some mounting options for:

1) hat / cap. I'm not sure if the Git2 is light enough to mount on a hat, but it would make it really easy to play with the kids and get video at the same time.

2) Bike - I see some handle bar mounts, but they're meant to be facing out. I'm looking for something to hold the camera away a bit, facing a child sitting in the middle part of the bike. Almost like a selfie stick that mounts to the handlebars

3) Ways to mount the camera on the headrest of a car, looking at a rear-facing car seat.

I'm still getting educated about GoPro accessories, so any pointers to how these things can be done would be appreciated.

Again, thanks so much for the great thoughtful reviews. You've really made it into an art.

February 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJason

My lovely Git2 has arrived all the way from China and it is wonderful. I have a 128GB Samsung Evo+ SD fitted and it all works well, I love this little camera including the slowmo.

February 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

Finally mounted the cam on my bike and tried it out.Great result.Gyro on
1080p60.The gyro removed a lot of the bikes vibration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FDLMFv_ry8

February 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkevin

@Kevin, thanks for the youtube clip. By "Gyro", do you mean the built-in stability feature, or did you actually have some hardware stabilizing mount for this?

February 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Hi
i have problem with my camera, I just get it last week, and seems to work like the cheap Chinese version of it and have some problem with video, i noticed, on 1080 60p its making two the same frames, and on 720 60p are normal, each different. other thinks it making problem with video quality, - look this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK8_JYF8PGU
I thought may be because of the SD card, but i get the fastest one on the market san disk ultra, and its the same way.
Pleas help if you know what can be done apart of sending that back to amazon :)
Thank you
Tomasz

February 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPoszukujac raju

Hi Jason.Built in stabilizer using the handlebar mount supplied.

Hi Poszukujac raju All I can suggest is check techmoan video again.I cannot remember if he says 1080p60 just doubles the frames or not.
have a look at his camera and see if all the markings are the same and everything is where it should be on the camera.

February 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkevin

I bought the Git2 for FPV use. My choice was between the RunCam2, JooVuu X, MobiusV3 and Git2. All of which have dedicated FPV cable which is supposed to give live AV out and HD recording. I have 3 Mobius which are good but struggle with extreme light changes, so I was looking for a camera that gave better live exposure control and a good clear AV out. For example flying into the sun reduces the ground to a black shadow, flying down sun the picture is great but there are lag issues. Having tested the Git2 as an FPV camera I can report that in my experience its not as good as the Mobius. In fact it has serious drawbacks some of which may only be my camera. 1) the camera cannot be focused, the live and recorded picture is not crisp and sharp, but fuzzy. I have tried to focus the lens but to no avail. 2) Many have reported Hot Pixels, I have at least 16. 3) AV out is fixed at a format of about 4:3 which does not cover the screen of my monitor or goggles leaving a black surround. My Mobius output is select able between either a true 4:3 and 16:9 wide angle. 4) The dedicated FPV lead needs a clean 5 volt DC supply. The in camera battery does not last for more than 15 minutes as an FPV camera. 5) in DashCam mode recording starts as soon as power is applied but there is no indication that the camera is recording. (not that I can see anyway) either externally or in the AV out. 6) The AV out is worse quality than the Mobius, or the Fatshark 900TVL, however the exposure control is better and has less "steps" in it than the Mobius. 7) On my Git2 I have the Loop setting on, assuming that when the card was full it would just start from the beginning and over write the files. In fact it just comes up as Card Full and switches the live feed off! Not good when you are using the live feed to fly or drive the model. Maybe I have a Lemon Camera, or there is a chance it is a Knock Off, but I did buy it from a recommended retailer. I should have stuck to my head not my heart and got a RunCam 2 or paid the extra for a JooVuuX

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTim A

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