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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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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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Thursday
Dec222016

Yi M1 Mirrorless Camera Review

I recently returned from a holiday and had the good fortune to take a new Yi M1 Interchangeable Micro 4/3 Camera along for the trip. Watch the video below to see the full review of the camera... it will take 36 minutes to watch the whole thing.  
      
Purchasing
        

The right-hand image takes you to the official AliExpress store
Here are text links to the same places
All links are affiliated and are also to the official Yi Technology stores. 
    
Other Links
Manufacturer product page:  CLICK 
Full Manual Here: CLICK 
Sample Clips: CLICK 

 

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Reader Comments (4)

Nice review. Have been following your reviews since it was mostly action cameras and this was a nice alternative to the more in-dept tech reviews some do.

Have you considered doing a review of the mobius mini? I have been keeping an eye on it but since you haven't checked it I haven't dared to pull the trigger. Looks like a nice small upgrade to the original mobius.

December 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLinus Forss

Nice review; thanks. Allowed me to escape the New Year hub bub too :-)

January 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT4lDU-QLUY. i want the original file of this video. without youtube compression.

January 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLucas Formoso

There's new firmware updates that fix some of the problems. Can you make review with the new updates?

April 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSpas

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