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Reddit reviews: The best sports & action video cameras

We found 1,088 Reddit comments discussing the best sports & action video cameras. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 263 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Sports & Action Video Cameras:

u/random12356622 · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

> Buffered parking mode.

Dash cams pretty much come in two different veins. Excellent parking mode, Excellent build quality, Good/Fair video quality (with buffered parking mode) vs Lackluster parking mode (not buffered), good/fair/poor build quality, Excellent video quality. The A119S currently does not have a working parking mode, and if firmware is updated to support that, the expectation will be lackluster parking mode.

> IMX322 or better sensors on both channels.

Most people don't know what this means, and not all sensors of the same name are made with equal stats. Example: The small Sony Exmor sensor, isn't equivalent to the large Sony Exmor sensor of the same name.

> 1080p @ 30fps or better on both channels.

Many complain about Fair video quality, however this dash cam meets the above requirement.

  • Thinkware F50 1-CH ($69.99 USD) - Fair video quality, Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode. - Lacks a Wifi/cell phone app, but format free technology helps and reliability is top notch. ($69.99 USD) - 2nd vendor. ($90-110 USD) - 3rd vendor. - There is a coupon code for this one in the video description.

    The level of expectation for all dash cams should be: Read the plate out loud, and record via audio. By footage is nice to have, but should not be expected. Even Excellent video quality might miss the plate, especially at speed, and at night. Also pen/paper write down the plate #, and call the police with telling them the number.

    > Screen available to use for pseudo-backup cam.

    This requirement will servery limit your options, and I do not know many dash cams with this feature. However, you could install: Backup Camera and Monitor Kit For Car,Universal Waterproof Rear-view License Plate Car Rear Backup Camera + 4.3 LCD Rear View Monitor ($29.99 USD) or other similar devices, and it would likely be more effective.

    > Integrated voltage cutoffs to prevent battery drain.

    Most hardwire kits will have this. Even cheap ones like this ($13USD) hardwire kit has it. This hardwire kit's voltage cut off is preset and not changeable. More expensive hardwire kits may have an adjustable voltage based, and/or timer based shut off.

    More expensive hardwire kits:

  • Power Magic Pro ($24 USD)

  • multi-safer ($34.95 USD)

  • Vico Power-Plus Battery Discharge Prevention (BDP) Device ($60 USD)

    Built in voltage cut off is a very desirable feature, and it to be adjustable both voltage/timer based. However, only Excellent parking mode, Excellent build quality, good/fair video quality dash cams have it. Lackluster parking mode, good/fair/poor build quality, Excellent video quality dash cams do not have this feature.

    > Support over 128gb.

    This is a great number, but many dash cams that you should consider, do not meet this requirement.

  • Thinkware F770 ($360 USD) - Where to purchase Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, Good video quality - Good day/Superior night/Good shadow, built in wifi, built in gps. 1080P Front 1080P rear

    Thinkware F770: superior night vision & Dual Save mode Maximum SD Card 64GB (Micro SD)

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    Anyways, I suggest fully researching your options:

    Excellent Build quality, Excellent parking mode, Good/Fair video quality:

  • BlackVue DR450-1CH ($129.99 USD) Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, lacks wifi, optional gps, lack of reviews.

  • BlackVue DR430-2CH ($179.99 USD) Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, lacks wifi, optional gps, lack of reviews.

    Wifi/Cellphone app adds a lot, it helps with setup, changing settings, maintenance (formatting every 30-45 days), and gives you the ability to discreetly view footage at the scene of an accident.

  • BlackSys CH-100B 2-Channel ($269.99 USD) - Excellent built quality, Excellent parking mode, Good video quality - Good day/Good night/Good shadow, built in wifi, optional GPS. - Receive $10 off with "top5blackboxmycar" when shopping for a dash cam over $99.99 at BlackboxMyCar.com Capacitor 1080P Front 720P rear

  • BlackVue DR650S-2CH ($360 USD) - Where to purchase Excellent built quality, Excellent parking mode, Good video quality - Good day/Good night/Good shadow, built in wifi, built in GPS. Capacitor 1080P Front 720P rear

    BlackVue DR650S-2CH Unique feature, Cellphone notifications of G sensor activation(s) in parking mode (Free), and cloud streaming feature (paid.) Maximum SD Card 128 GB (Micro SD)

    BlackVue over the cloud feature part 1

    BlackVue over the cloud feature part 2

  • Thinkware F770 ($360 USD) - Where to purchase Excellent build quality, Excellent parking mode, Good video quality - Good day/Superior night/Good shadow, built in wifi, built in gps. 1080P Front 1080P rear

    Thinkware F770: superior night vision & Dual Save mode Maximum SD Card 64GB (Micro SD)

    Lackluster parking mode, fair/good/poor build quality, Excellent video quality: People pick these dash cams generally for video quality.

  • A119 V2 ($80-100 USD) - V1 had minor flaws but is cheaper - V2 corrected some of those flaws and had firmware improvements. + Known problems of the A119 Excellent video quality day/good night/good shadow, good/fair build quality, lackluster parking mode. Discreet.

  • A119S V2 ($100-120 USD) - This one has more potential but currently equal to the A119 due to lack of firmware improvements.

  • Mobius ($80 USD) + USB Mini hardwire kit ($13 USD) + adhesive mount ($7.95 USD) + recommended but not required Super Capacitor ($7.95 USD) instead of lipo battery.

  • Street Guardian SG9665GC ($234.95 USD Lackluster parking mode/ Excellent video quality, excellent build quality.

  • Transcend 32GB Drive Pro 520 ($186.61 USD)

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    A note for Micro SD Cards: Sandisk Ultra is not made for Dashcams.

    What is recommended for dash cams: Transcend High Endurance or any MLC card.

    For more on this issue:

  • What Micro-SD Should I Buy for my Dash Cam?

  • Dash Cam 101

  • and the best resource: https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threads/mlc-microsd-cards.10294/
u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/gopro

Given the current prices (CAD) prices, is the Hero 2018 the best bang for the buck? (I'm not a professional photographer, and I plan on having a camera that I can use for both Snowboarding and photos/videos while travelling).

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GoPro HERO 2018 - $ 236 with an extra battery

GoPro Hero 7 Silver - $ 319 with the starter kit (floating stick, head strap + case)

GoPro Hero 5 Black - $ 382 (just the camera)

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From what my research showed me, it looks like:

  • The HERO won't do 4K. The other 2 will do 4K @ 30 FPS
  • Accessories for all 3 are equally widely available
  • The Hero 7 Silver is the only one with no removable battery
  • All of the 3 are water-resistant (@10 meters) without a case
  • The sound quality of all of them are comparable (despite the number of mics varying between 2 and 3)
  • All of them have E.I.S, but it looks like the Hero Silver 7 is slightly better, given the better processor
  • All of them have voice controls
  • Hero 5 Black is the only 12 MP camera, with the other two having 10 MP

    ALSO: Is it true that the HERO 2018 is a firmware crippled Hero 5 Black? Can I then flash a Hero 5 Black firmware on it and have the exact same camera?

    ​

    Am I missing something important here?

    It looks like if I don't care about 4k (which I don't cause all of my videos go to Google Photos anyway, which compresses them because I have a free account) the Hero 2018 is a clear winner, even over the silver, because it has a removable battery.

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u/BAStartGaming · 5 pointsr/letsplay

Hey Crimson! I have a pretty good amount of experience with camera work for my gaming videos!


I'm not sure what your budget looks like, so I'll start with the cheapest solutions first.


I would suggest the most easily obtainable camera for live action stuff would be just to simply use your smart phone! For example, the iPhone camera shoots with a Sony CMOS sensor in full HD! Just make sure you stabilize it on a tripod or flat surface because the auto image stabilizer is pretty terrible at times. Secondly, if you do choose this option, I would highly recommend using a different audio source. Smart phones traditionally don't always have the best audio recorders on board.


A web cam is probably your second best solution! Full HD cams can run about 50-100 bucks, but they usually get the job done. Though again, with all these recommendations, I'd suggest you use an alternative microphone for audio.


If your not willing to use cheaper alternatives like a smart phone or a webcam, then I think your best bet would be the GoPro. These products are massively popular for a reason; they can provide BEAUTIFUL footage if used correctly. You can probably find one of these bad boys USED for under 200 on craigslist. For the relatively small price tag, this is one of the best all purpose cameras on the market.


Finally, if you have a decent budget at your disposal, I'd suggest the T3i. If you only plan on using this camera for rare occasions, then I'd advise against purchasing it. However, if your hoping your channel would rely heavily on live action content, then this is it. This is your solution! It might end up running you a little over 500 bucks, but this is the camera a majority of youtube creators have been using. There is a slight learning curve, but when you get the hang of it, your videos will look fantastic.


Like I said though, never use the on board audio recorders these solutions provide for you. Buy a separate microphone if quality is a big concern for you in your videos!

u/Varyskit · 1 pointr/gopro

GoPro Hero 5 Session or GoPro Hero 5 Black?

Some factors to consider:

  • Complete amateur here when it comes to cameras.

  • Want to get one of these as a birthday present for a very close friend who is also my travelling & trekking buddy

  • We currently use my One Plus 3T phone for taking pics but I'd like to better quality selfies, pics and, perhaps, videos. Priority is on taking great pics. Videos are just a plus. This is all for personal use though mind you.

  • I have looked at other types of cameras like Mirrorless cameras and DSLRs but those seem either too expensive or impractical for lugging around when trekking. The weatherproofing on the GoPro is a definite plus as well.

  • I'm on a budget and the Hero 5 Black seems really expensive but I'm not averse to the idea of saving up more for it if it really makes a difference in photo quality over the Hero 5 Session.

  • Just throwing this out there: I’ll be ordering the GoPro via a friend who’s based in the UK and will be travelling back next month to my country (no GoPro store or official dealer where I live and the models available aren’t exactly reliable or cheap since they come with the extra premium price. Hence why I’m ordering it from abroad). Just to give you guys some context, the current price of the GoPro Hero 5 Black represents approximately 60% of my monthly paycheck.

    I've gone through the Sidebars, FAQs & searched a bit around on this subreddit on this particular topic and unfortunately I'm still not sure what to go for. So any information on this will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
u/ratmachinest · 1 pointr/gadgets

****Do any of this at your own risk or hire a professional to do it for you.***

Here are the parts I ordered to put mine together. I'm posting this bc of PMs.

Mobius or [Cheaper Mobius but longer wait from China] (http://www.banggood.com/Mobius-Action-Camera-1080P-HD-Mini-Sports-Camera-Wide-Angle-Edition-p-917817.html) I wanted the Wide Angle Lens for a better shot

Capacitor You don't want the battery sitting in the sun. A capacitor can handle it. So you replace the battery completely with this capacitor

Windshield Mount My mobius came with a mounting bracket that fits on this mount. The mount itself is very small, but the 3M sticker is very strong.

Hardwire Kit When hard wiring this in to the car via fuse box, this knocks the voltage down from 12v to 5v, which is what the camera needs. I used some wire strippers to expose about 5" of the red and black cables. Then stripped about an inch off each cable to expose the actual wire. The red wire goes in to the add-a-circuit mentioned below, then you crimp it closed with pliers (wasn't super easy, I must be weak). You partially unscrew a metal bolt that is attached to the metal car frame as a ground ( I used the one on top of my fuse box).

USB to Mini-USB This connects from the hardwire kit to the camera or 90 degree elbow mentioned next, for a better angle. If you are setting up the auto record when external power is on, which is what you want to do for a dash cam, you need to cut a piece of electrical tape width-wise and cover the two middle pins inside the USB cable. This is because the two middle pins (2 and 3) are data pins. Leaving those exposed makes the camera think its connected to a computer and will only do data transferring. By covering them, it only get power from pins 1 and 4 and doesn't think it's connected to a computer and will actually record.

Right Angle Mini-USB to Mini-USB Adapted This just helped keep the USB cable from sticking out too much (better angle)

Add-a-circuit This is the ATO (bigger fuse), but I ended up using the ATM (Mini) because my car has both and the fuse I wanted to use ended up being a Mini. It'd be best to look through your fuse diagram and find something non-vital (meaning don't tap in to a fuse that controls ABS or airbags, etc) and switchable (meaning it only comes on when the car turns on. You don't want the camera running 24/7), figure out what type of fuse it is, and buy that size. I ended up getting my new add-a-circuit (Littlefuse) from Oreilly auto parts for $6.99 and it came with 3, 4, 7.5, and 10A fuses. Also take note of the amperage (Never use a higher amp fuse than your add-a-circuit supports because the wire gauge may not support it and melt/burn. When adding the circuit, I removed the original fuse from the fuse box, a 10A fuse and put it the first slot(my add-a-circuit supports up to 10A) and for the 2nd slot, I used a 3A fuse because the camera and radar don't draw much. You don't want to use a higher amp fuse than necessary. Also, in my car 2011 JettaSportwagen, the add-a-circuit points down or it doesn't work. Make sure it's plugged in the correct direction or it won't do anything

32GB MicroSD Card Works fine, just make sure to format it through the camera.

Unofficial but awesome Mobius Configuration Tool Use the tooltips(hover over each option) to figure out what each things does. I set mine to autorecord when external power or the button are pushed.


You can find a lot of info here: dashcamtalk.com


To summarize the connections are:

Choose a fuse from your car's fuse diagram (non-essential and switchable), pull it, place it in the correct slot of the add-a-circuit (don't go to higher amps than is supported), plug in a fuse from the add-a-circuit kit in to the other slot to protect your camera (I used a 3A), strip the hardwire kit's cables mentioned above, put the red cable (+) from the hard wire kit in the the red end of the add-a-circuit and crimp it closed, attach the black cable (-) to a screw attached to the metal car frame, tape the two middle pins (2 and 3) in the USB cable with electrical tape, plug the USB in to the female USB on the hardwire kit, run the USB cable from the fuse box around the edges of your cars trim, up by the rearview mirror, attach the right-angle mini-usb adapter, choose where you want to mount the camera (make sure to check using the USB plugged in and camera mounted to the mount, in case it bumps the rearview mirror) (I held it on the windshield about where I thought I wanted it (to behind and to the right of the rearview mirror and took some test footage, watched it on a computer, decided it looked ok, pulled the sticker cover and attached it), clean your windshield with glass cleaner, attach the mount.

u/Voyezlesprit · 1 pointr/gopro

Okay, slightly loaded question.

  1. Don't worry about having nothing to film with it. You'll find things to film. I've filmed sports practices, spontaneous nights out, and even attached my GoPro to my DSLRs horseshoe to get a nice random POV while photographing. If you're creative and feel like you WANT to FIND things to film with it then get it. World's most versatile camera by far.

  2. In response to your "is it worth buying" outright question, the way I look at it is that the Hero 4 is a (semi) pro-level camera. If you're Joe Bloggs who wants a camera to capture their holiday, or get some sweet selfies for Facebook - don't bother with the 4. A second hand 3 or even better the new plain [Hero] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NIYNUXO/ref=s9_al_bw_g421_i4) will suit you A LOT better. If you want more production values, sweet slow-motion, better looking night shots get the 4.
u/Syfilms64 · 1 pointr/SmallYTChannel

Great sound for starting out! Keep it up and you'll gain a following in no time. I'd recommend a few things to really make your videos more professional. You may not be able to afford all these things right off the bat but save up and eventually invest. It will pay off.

  1. Lighting - Grab a couple of soft box lights and really light up your scene. They're very cheap now and days and allow a more expressive video to be captured and color corrected.

  2. If you're not already, use a DSLR camera to record yourself and each individual instrument. A high quality video can make a world of difference. I saved up and bought a Panasonic Lumix G7. It's perfect for entery level / mid-range YouTubers. Interchangeable lenses, 4k/23.9fps, and 1080p/60fps.

  3. Get an action cam. It doesn't have to be a GoPro but can be a cheap knockoff. As long as it can record in 1080p at 60fps you'll be good to go. I bought a knock off one for $50 a few years ago. With this camera, you can them clamp it to the neck of your guitar for a unique view you can cut back and forth to while playing.

    I think if you tackle these steps first then you can go on to improving even more. As a content creator, you'll literally NEVER stop improving and that's perfectly fine.
u/lispychicken · 4 pointsr/gadgets

Yes actually..and from Amazon.com :)

http://www.amazon.com/YI-Action-Camera-Official-U-S/dp/B016EIGEGU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1453927247&sr=8-2&keywords=xiaomi+action+camera

Xiaomi is good, lots of positive reviews and their gadgets are often regarded as being as good as any other gadget, but far cheaper.

Then, if you want to save $20.00 and get all the accessories:
http://www.amazon.com/Legazone-Shockproof-Carrying-Waterproof-Camcorder/dp/B013X1NSUG/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1453927432&sr=8-13&keywords=action+camera+wifi

Do yourself a favor and go to amazon, search "action camera" and then read the reviews.
The Xiaomi one is the best though, however, if you're not doing anything high end, like maybe dash cam, or for kids to use.. these alternatives are awesome. A lot of them are compatible with current GoPro accessories too (Xiaomi is not, however)

edit: and another action camera, well-rated:
http://www.amazon.com/DBPOWER-Waterproof-Action-Batteries-Accessories/dp/B00PF9MTOG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453927432&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=action+camera+wifi&psc=1

u/Half_Cholo · 2 pointsr/Dashcam

Others have provided valuable recommendations, but here is one that I haven't seen mentioned.

Mobius Action Cam

Pros

  • Great price ($70)
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • Super durable (I've dropped mine from height about a dozen times)
  • Above-average audio recording
  • Software available for pretty extensive customization
  • Mine has lasted for two years and plenty of 100+ degree days.
  • Battery easily swapped out for cheap and durable capacitor. (Highly recommended)
  • Not very noticeable from outside.

    Cons

  • No screen (although this reduces the size, so I guess it's a pro)
  • Looks a bit weird when mounted, like an upside down Wall-E lol.
  • No WiFi capability
  • Comes with battery that does not handle heat well, capacitor sold separately.
  • Pretty obvious to passengers.
  • You have to buy mount and usb cable separately. (would recommend 10-foot cable)

    In general, I'd recommend steering clear of anything with a screen that is cheaper than $100. With the only exception being an A119/A119S if you can find it on sale. I rarely hear of a Mobius failing just from normal use, and when it does fail, its usually because of intense heat, or external force.

    Regardless of what you choose, you shouldn't have to pay more than $150 for a dashcam that does what you described. Let me know if you have any other questions,

    Peace.
u/ICT-Breck · 1 pointr/Multicopter

> I'd say get Syma X5, 300$ won't get you anything worth the money AFAIK.

I ended up sending him these two recommendations:

>Option 1 - Racing Style
>
>"This is a really solid choice if he likes the racing style quads. It's very similar to mine, actually. Same carbon fiber frame and similar internal components, except it comes pre-assembled and ready to fly. Also includes a radio, which is good chunk of the investment.

>HI Full Carbon Fiber 250 mm Quadcopter Race Copter Racing Drone Frame Kit RTF +Radio... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016RPJ9AS/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_XSTHxbM42H15D

>Get that and you still have some left over for a 3S Lipo battery and a möbius camera and he's on his way. It won't have an FPV camera, so he'll be flying line of site, but that's best anyway until he's practiced.

>Batteries:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SGYXD4M/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_FZTHxb0AWJ967

>Möbius Camera:
>Mobius Action Camera 1080P HD Mini Sports Cam - Standard Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DP1WYD2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_O0THxb3N4HHDQ

>Option 2 - Camera Platform

>Surprisingly, this one was harder to answer. Camera platforms or your DJI Phantom Style quads must have some more sophisticated components in order to maintain stability and make them easier to fly. Or they're just marked up because, hey, Go Pro owners don't know better and can afford it.

>Anyway, this is the best option I could find, though it is $50 over budget. You get everything you need to go fly except a Go Pro, and it has a nice gimbal for one of those when he gets one.

>http://www.horizonhobby.com/product/multirotor/camera-carrying-aircraft-and-accessories/camera-platforms/chroma-gph-3-axis-with-dx4-p-blh8670

u/video_descriptionbot · 1 pointr/videography

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Title | Yi 4K+ 4K/60fps Action Camera vs GoPro Hero 5 Black vs Sony FDR X3000 — In-depth Review [4K]
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u/orbweaver82 · 2 pointsr/dashcams

I'm also looking and researching good dash cams and here is what I have come up with so far:

Garmin Dashcam 55($200)

  • Video Quality
  • I've heard good and bad about this, apparently it's one of the best out there right now but it had overheating issues from the start. Looks like the latest firmware update for this has resolved the overheating issues (which was like 99% of peoples complaints about it)
  • Small and inconspicuous when mounted on windshield
  • High-quality 3.7 megapixel camera with 1440p video capture; works even in low-light conditions
  • Forward collision and lane departure warnings plus alerts for nearby red light cameras and speed cameras
    *GPS-enabled with automatic incident detection (G-Sensor) saves video footage on impact to show when and where events happened
  • Voice control allows you to start/stop recording, take a still picture or start/stop the Travelapse photo capture feature

    THINKWARE X500D Dashcam($255)

  • Video Quality
  • If you want a good front + rear dashcam so you can catch things happening behind you too I hear this one is one of the best for the cost
  • A Full HD 1080p dash cam with Sony Exmor image sensor and a Full HD 1080p rear cam provide complete front and rear surveillance of your vehicle
  • High performance 32GB UHS-I microSD card with SPOR (Sudden Power Off Recovery) technology specifically tailored for Thinkware Dash Cams
  • Lane departure, front collision, red light and speed camera alerts help increase driver awareness.
  • Built-in GPS Tracker embeds crucial data such as time, speed, and location data
  • Optional accessory: Hardwiring cable to enable Parking Surveillance mode

    Mobious ActionCam($70)

  • Video Quality + Audio Quality test
  • So if your looking for the best deal I hear this one is it. Shoots 1080p, can be concealed in your mirror and apparently takes really good video and sound. But it doesn't have a screen which means downloading them to a pc.
u/lessthanjake · 7 pointsr/TeenMFA

Should probably go in cop or not but I don't wanna wait.

Should I get an SJ4000? It's a GoPro knockoff that's supposedly really great quality for the price. I can get the camera, case, helmet mount, two extra rechargeable batteries, and a 32 gb memory card for ~$130.

I mainly want this for cycling, as I've heard so many horror stories of cyclists being hit or any sort of stuff and only winning cases because they had footage of the act. Plus, I lead a relatively active lifestyle between rock climbing, cycling, swimming, soccer, frisbee, etc. I plan to do even more of this at college, too, so I feel like this would just be nice to have.

But then again, I am about to go into college so I really need to save my money. Or should I buy it for myself as a graduation present. Idk. Fuck me someone help me please

u/squarebore · 1 pointr/riddeit

I don't have a cam for my bike yet. I don't commute, but still run into lots of situations during recreational riding that I wouldn't mind having video of either just for fun, to show friends some of the beautiful trails we have, or in case I ever need it as evidence. I do have a dashcam in my car and like it. For the bike I'm leaning more towards something like the Contour Roam 2 or even the Mobius because the GoPro seems like it'd be big and clunky (and probably expensive) for mounting to my bike or helmet.

u/TxBlackLabelRx · 3 pointsr/texas

I've never cared for "the best" terms, I'm more into what fits for you and your budget. I got a dashcam and it lasted all but two years, the battery inside "popped" which caused the screen to go all blue. Not sure if the Texas heat or age got to it, my truck is parked in a carport and only gets mild evening sun.

So I bought this one from in 2016 for my front dash Amazon so far it does the job. If you hardwire it in make sure it has constant power even when the ignition is off since it is all capacitor the date and time will reset after so many hours without power.

This one is my rear camera, I got it free with gift cards when it was $25 and it has muted colors, trees are brownish, but it is okay for a rear dash.

The next upgrade I'd like is the YI dash cam

The top-priced BlackVue dash cams and battery packs along with Go Pro 6 not sure I'd leave these displayed in my vehicle, but if you want to spend that kind of money those are top priced.

Look into getting 32 or 64GB sd card and a mount for the mirror, the Texas heat on sticker types or suction will take a toll, mine are suction based and fall off randomly.

You'll find tons of "best of" videos and really will come away more confused. They all do the same basic operations, some link with your phone which is good for showing police or insurance, some track your speed and GPS, so those extras come with a price.

Pro tip: If you're ever involved in an accident or witness to one with a dashcam, do not ever mention you have a dashcam, get the information needed and let the video speak for you to police or the insurance company only.

u/djrbx · 1 pointr/gopro

Does it have to be a GoPro? If you're limited in budget, the YI Action Camera is a great alternative. I have the GoPro Hero 4 Silver and my roommate has the Yi, you can barely notice the difference between each camera. The GoPro does offer better features but overall, the Yi comes close. You can also use the Yi footage in GoPro Studio if you need it.

You would have to buy a waterproof case for the Yi since it doesn't come with one out of the box but those can be bought for about $15 on amazon. I would also recommend getting spare batteries as well. You can get a whole Yi setup for about $140 or less compared to a GoPro Hero 4 Silver costing at around $340 right now on amazon.

Here's a good review on the Yi

u/RubberReptile · 3 pointsr/ProductTesting

Hmmm... it would be nice to know how much $ you're spending on each cam.


TBH, all of them are pretty bad deals on AMZRT... usually you can get the same cam from a different seller for less. if you're gonna spend $80 just buy this cam: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CKTTNYM/ it's the least expensive with real stabilization and the stabilizer is AMAZING.


Cheapest cam on Amazon I can recommend this one has very good video but photos are only OK


To be honest, I would just spend the little extra on the SooCoo (first link) you'll have a much better cam experience than with any of the ones you linked.


If you want I can go take a test video with the soocoo and throw it up on Dropbox tonight, I just got the cam yesterday myself. :)

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u/dinkvlogs · 2 pointsr/vlogging

I currently use my S6 for all the vlogs I record since that's the only really decent camera I have. It's funny you asked this question because I'm looking for another camera around this price point.

If you bump your budget up like $10 you could get into decent cameras to start off.

The GoPro hero retails at $129.99 on Amazon, but you could maybe find it cheaper used on eBay or something. It'll shoot 1080 at 30fps and 60fps at 720. Only thing is that it doesn't have a lcd screen so you won't be able to preview any footage. This was my first choice since I was looking for an action cam. The wifi one is like $199 and will allow you to preview footage on your phone, but for that price you could get something else like the GoPro session that shoots 4k and is smaller.

The Nikon CoolPix L340 is like $130-ish on Amazon (probably cheaper somewhere else) . It has a fixed lense and shoot only 720p video. I'm assuming probably just 30fps.

There are also some Samsung point and shoots around this price and lower, but the out of the box sound quality is probably terrible. I'd go with with either the GoPro or the CoolPix to start. You could also jump up into the $199 range which starts to offer very good quality. OR....you could also buy one of those handy cams too lol. I have one and it shoots decent video (1080/720 w/ 24-60 fps), but I feel stupid using it outside the house. Hope this helps a little bit! Good luck in your vlogging ☺.

u/EdwadThatone · 2 pointsr/cycling

If you can go ~$150 then I’d definitely recommend the GoPro Session. It’s simple to use, just push a button and it turns on and starts recording. Push it again and it stops recording and turns off. It’s compact, and won’t stick our like a sore thumb when on your head. It’s completely water proof without a housing. (Well, not water proof, but water resistant, but you can take it to the beach and it’ll be fine) You can get a new one on Amazon for $150 or if you shop around on eBay you can a used one for cheaper. Example. Once you buy that you’ll need an SD card, and a mount. Now, if you have a vented helmet and don’t mind some more added bulk, you could use this mount. It’s from GoPro, so it’ll be a bit more compared to off brand options but it will most likely last longer too. Or you could get the adhesive route and get something like this. Personally, I’d recommend the adhesive, but it’s really up to you. If you have any questions just ask. Good luck and be safe!

u/NotTheRightAnswer · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Xiaomi Yi 4k You have to buy the waterproof case separately for another $30, but it's a great product. The camera, the waterproof case, and a kit of generic attachments/peripherals and you're set. All for around $300.

If you want something cheaper, the regular Xiaomi Yi is only $100 and still works great. I gave this to my 10-year old son last year for Christmas and it's held up great.

u/kyzen · 1 pointr/Multicopter

Not really doable at $300, but I can get you close.

Quadcopter

  • Cheerson CX-20/Quanum Nova - $255 - $300 (needs battery) - or ~$330 on ebay shipped from the US

  • Blade 350 QX3 RTF - $414 @ Horizon Hobby w/ coupon code XTRA10

  • Walkera QR X350 - $300

  • DIY - $70 Turnigy 9X + ~$150 F450 clone kit + ~$30 charger + ~$20 battery + $20 mount for camera (+$~75 APM if you want GPS) = ~$290-$365, plus any tools/assembly supplies you don't have on hand.

    Camera

  • SJ4000 - $65

  • Mobius - $80

  • GoPro Hero - $130

    All prices are from a search I put near-zero effort into; you may be able to shave off a few bucks if you do some digging.

    The Blade is the best of the 3 prebuilt quadcopters listed, the other 2 are a bit of a toss-up. DIY could net the highest quality, depends on your skills and how much effort you want to put in.

    EDIT: Also worth noting that "good camera" and "FPV" sometimes don't mesh well. Stereotypically, FPVers fly fast and crash hard, while folks with "good cameras" on their quadcopters are flying slow, dangling the camera on a stabilized platform, taking pictures or video. You certainly can fly those camera rigs FPV, but it won't be the same sort of experience as FPV on a 250mm racer.
u/wwpieeater · 1 pointr/Niskayuna

They're becoming less and less expensive. You can grab one of the drones for $350 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00AGOSQI8/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all (the ones from Amazon Warehouse Deals are just a bit banged up on the outside)) and the new GoPro Hero is $130 (http://www.amazon.com/GoPro-CHDHA-301-HERO/dp/B00NIYNUXO/). If you're looking to go more high end, look into FPV streaming, the DJI Phantom 2, the Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal and the GoPro Hero 4 Black. DJI even has a professional line that can carry DSLRs. It's definitely fun, but it's also really worrying, knowing that every time I launch I'm putting $1k+ in the air with huge potential for property damage. I've had some awkward conversations with neighbors. At the end of production for that video, I couldn't see the drone because it was so high up. We found it four days later about half a mile away. Right at the end was when the radio cut out. Try it out, but keep in mind that we live pretty close to some airports. The FAA says that all aircraft like this drone must be three miles away from any airports and must stay below 300 feet (one football field). I'd love to see what you get if you try it out. It'd also be a great father son activity as there's lots of maintenance, studying and practicing involved. Overall... GO FOR IT!

u/provideocreator · 2 pointsr/videography

Yes definitely, check out this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28k7uBDojb8&t=486s I trust reviews by Linus Tech Tips since they have been brutally honest about a lot of products, so for them to recommend this as a cheap camera is worth something.

The nice thing is it also accepts standard GoPro accessories, so you're not as limited as a lot of the other action cams that only have a few accessories.

Just be careful which one you get, you need to get this version and not the Lite, since it records at a higher frame rate. You can often get some cool slow motion shots with cameras like this, and it also makes for smoother video when slowed down.

It does have 4K support, but you're better off with shooting at 1080p and using the electronic image stabilization (not available at 4K, unless its been updated). Especially since your goal is upload to Instagram, since it really won't help to have 4K footage here.

It also looks like the videos you showed had some sort of color correction applied, so you might want to do that too, but that doesn't have anything to do with the camera.

u/klaqua · 2 pointsr/videography

I don't think it will matter much which you use. I go with the one in the hand that feels better to you. Magic Lantern is available and quite mature on both cams.

I use the Manfroto 560B-1 and are happy with the extra hight I can use.

Little side note. Consider to use a action cam like the xiaomi or a borrowed GoPro as a second angle B-Roll. Has saved me on occasion and is either cheap or free if you can borrow one.

Last but not least watch some of this guys videos. He has lots of good tips, but don't go to crazy. Your job is to have the moments as good as possible without being in the shoot or even be visible if at all possible!

u/xEdwin23x · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

If you just want ultra wide shots you could as well just get a pro or a camera of the like. They are more portable than DSLRs and you get the super wide field of view. Also some of the "copies" like the SJ4000 can be pretty cheap.

https://www.amazon.com/SJCAM-Original-SJ4000-Action-Camera/dp/B00MIT658W

The whole advantage of the DSLR is the ability to change lens as needed so it depends if you just have a specific purpose or want something versatile.

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u/eelapl · 3 pointsr/motorcycles

http://www.amazon.com/SJ4000-Recorder-Waterproof-Motorbike-Camcorder/dp/B00ISUNBPU

SJ4000!

GoPro rip off but it's less than 100$ and has the same quality. You're paying 300$ less because this doesn't have WiFi and the GoPro does. That sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me.

M13 uses the cameras in his motovlogs. Just youtube M13, he's one of the most popular out there.

u/laXfever34 · 2 pointsr/videography

I thought i'd share what I just came up with.

I am moving to Germany at the end of the month for about two years, and I will be doing a LOT of traveling during this time. To preserve memories and share my experiences I decided to upgrade and change around my camera bag. I sold my d3300 and lenses and wanted a setup for something portable and not cumbersome that I can take in any situation without being annoying.

My activities I want to capture:


u/atetuna · 2 pointsr/Outdoors

The best one is undoubtedly the one that you will carry and use to get "the shot". An awesome camera is utterly worthless if it's sitting in your pack when you should be using it.

First of all, what is your budget? Are you willing to carry it in a shoulder or hip strap pocket, or clip it to your hip belt?

Go Pros are great for video and under water, but you should know about the optical distortion. Please check out the reviews, and particularly the test photos. If you want something like a Go Pro, but don't have the budget, look at the SJCAM SJ4000 and SJ5000, but make sure it's not the ones with a LCD on the side with the lens. There's also a less expensive version of the SJ4000 without wifi. I have a SJ4000 that I use all the time for a dash cam and some outdoors video, but I haven't used it underwater yet.

If you want a DSLR, Pentax makes the most affordable weather sealed cameras. I wouldn't use it underwater, but I wouldn't hesitate to use it in the rain.

u/landoindisguise · 1 pointr/climbing

Yeah, if you're just getting into it, I'd say the GoPro is a good choice. Nice and light, can capture the scenery in beautiful spots thanks to the super wide angle, plus they can do timelapses (I think, never actually tried that feature), cool POV stuff, etc.

Plus if in the future you decide you want to upgrade to a DSLR, the GoPro will still be useful. I have this thing (GoPro knockoff, but it's actually quite good IMO) and I use it for POV action stuff, and also as a "B-camera" for some shoots so that I can get two angles of the same thing.

u/codmanhowie · 1 pointr/Multicopter

Good major components along with good suggestions below mine. Dont forget the little things. Zip ties, battery strap, 2mm bullet connectors for your power harness. Shrink wrap to cover your bullet connectors.

Also I'm not to sure how well that setup will carry a GoPro. That top plate is made for something like this...

http://www.amazon.com/Mobius-Action-Camera-1080P-Sports/dp/B00DP1WYD2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411065706&sr=8-1&keywords=Mobius.

Good Luck.

u/archover · 1 pointr/photography

> stabilize it in post?

I'm competent at still photograpy, not so with video. What beginner Win or Linux software would do it?

> mass of the camera

I shot with the Lumix LX100, which seems light, but of course, a GoPro would be lighter.

> Pink forums

Thanks for that. Mostly focused on action cams but not entirely. Will review more.

I hate to spend more money on cameras, but do you think this one would have acceptably stable (on handlebars) 1080p video? https://www.amazon.com/Lightdow-LD4000-Sports-Action-Camera/dp/B00X9Y2NFY/ref=sr_1_4?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1469029233&sr=1-4&keywords=action+camera&refinements=p_72%3A1248879011

Thanks

u/jurbaniak28 · 1 pointr/snowboarding

I have the GoPro HD Hero 2 outdoors edition, this edition will come with a lot of what you need, like sticky mounts to mount to your helmet. You will need to get an SD card because GoPros do not come with them, i went on amazon and bought a 32 GB one, http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-32GB-Flash-Memory-SDSDB-032G-B35/dp/B002G12OBO/ref=pd_cp_e_2 there's the link for that. 32 GB is the biggest it will take and i recommend getting that, because with that the battery will die before you run out of space. Another accessorie i suggest getting is a pole mount from www.gopole.com this is the classic mount for snowboarding, it allows you to film yourself or turn it around and film friends to make those nice edits. If you are debating between HD Hero and Hero 2 go with Hero 2, its a little more but its worth it for the quality of the video, I got mine discounted on amazon http://www.amazon.com/GoPro-HD-HERO2-Outdoor-Edition/dp/B005WY3TI4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346967661&sr=8-1&keywords=gopro+2

u/EatMoreCrisps · 1 pointr/bicycling

Yeah, it's not so terrible, I just think it's overly bulky, even if it looks svelt next to a GoPro.

If someone could make a Roam form factor with better imaging and dashcam-like abilities like recording in a perpetual loop and a button push to preserve a current segment I'd be pretty happy.

I'd still prefer it to be smaller and lower profile though. e.g. a waterproof, high quality Mobius.

Accelerometer control so it automatically starts and stops would be useful too. Not holding my breath for that.

u/A_Hendo · 1 pointr/motorcycles

If you're open to something other than a GoPro check out this guy on Amazon. Sony sensor, video quality is great, and there's just as many accessories. I've been using mine for a while and absolutely love it. Best part is the price, $80!

u/rfleason · 3 pointsr/motorcycles

You'll have to work out mounting but check out the mobius action cam.

http://www.amazon.com/Mobius-Action-Camera-1080P-Sports/dp/B00DP1WYD2/ref=sr_1_34?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1411926605&sr=1-34&keywords=action+cam

Price is great, I've used them and the video is acceptable. Nobody will confuse your footage for a RED camera or anything but they work well in both low and direct light. Somebody does make a waterproof case for them of you're interested.

>Use it as a Driving Recorder; with the Magnet Mount and car adapter (Pro Package), the Mobius makes an effective dash cam. Camera can be configured that, as soon as the Mobius is plugged into the car power adapter it will start recording, no need to press record. With the Mobius’ video quality and wide angle view, you can read any license plate on the road with ease. Loop Recording mode is a very helpful feature, you no longer need to worry if you have enough memory!

u/must_ache · 3 pointsr/CarAV

I wanted something like that as well, but it is super expensive to piece together a DVR and camera. I ended up going for a very small camera with no screen. Mobius Action Camera and 8" Lens extension cable might work for some installs.

I use one as a dash camera, works pretty good, uses USB for power, so wiring in a 12v to USB adapter is necessary. I'm going to grab the lens extension for a permanent install, lens on the mirror, body in my overhead console. For now its on a suction mount.

u/InvisibleJiuJitsu · 1 pointr/videography

you'll probably get a ton of recommendations for the panasonic G7 with a reasonably wide lens to fit you all in shot, it's a really excellent little 4k camera for the price.

or if you need to save money for audio/lights etc, you could settle for a gopro hero6 or gopro hero 7. amazon referral links included

Let us know more about your budget for lights and audio, or if you have those bases covered already