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jonabonospen

posted on 11/9/15 at 10:24 PM Reply With Quote
What action cameras do people use and how good are they?

Just looking to get an action cam ready for when my Mac#1 is on the road, and a friend of mine pointed out to me a link to a webshop where they had some offers on refurbished Drift cameras and it got me thinking about it again. I know a few of you use cameras on your cars and I wondered what ones you are using or have used, and what you liked and didn't like about them particularly ????

Here is the link my mate pointed me in the direction of: http://store.driftinnovation.com/uk/accessories/clearance/





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HappyFather

posted on 11/9/15 at 10:54 PM Reply With Quote
I have an SJCAM SJ4000 WiFi (careful with the copies).
This is a copy of some older gopro model and accessories fit. But the cam comes with loads of accessories.

What I like is the WiFi, the quality of the image, the load of accessories, the price, the Android App to control it via WiFi.
What I don't like is that, with WiFi turned on, the battery only lasts about an hour and it takes a lot more than that to fully recharge.

See my youtube channel for a couple of videos done with the cam and then using RaceChrono PRO to overlay data on the image. Cam is inside the provided underwater casing and held on the rollbar using some accessories, some foam with sticky on both sides and a couple of plastic wraps.
https://www.youtube.com/user/dnloreto/videos

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Adamirish

posted on 11/9/15 at 11:38 PM Reply With Quote
Just had a look at your link, I am trying my best not to buy one, I don't know how long I can hold off for!





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Ben_Copeland

posted on 12/9/15 at 06:03 AM Reply With Quote
I've got both go pro and sj4000. There's no difference between the two except the price. The sj4000 is much cheaper and comes with loads of different mountings. Unlike the go pro

http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/311426766059

Use that for roll bar

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hkp57

posted on 12/9/15 at 06:41 AM Reply With Quote
i use the Garmin VIRB Elite, it comes with built in GPS, G-Meter and altimeter. with the free software download you get an option to overlay your route map, lap times, speed and G-forces


Best of all its waterproof so no need for an outer casing and its cheaper than the Gopro
Downside is the built in mic is not great, I am playing with positioning of an external mic so I can hear the engine better now



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mark chandler

posted on 12/9/15 at 06:55 AM Reply With Quote
SJ4000 here, seems very good so gets my thumbs up
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jeffw

posted on 12/9/15 at 07:25 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by hkp57
i use the Garmin VIRB Elite, it comes with built in GPS, G-Meter and altimeter. with the free software download you get an option to overlay your route map, lap times, speed and G-forces


Best of all its waterproof so no need for an outer casing and its cheaper than the Gopro
Downside is the built in mic is not great, I am playing with positioning of an external mic so I can hear the engine better now



[Edited on 12/9/15 by hkp57]


Your G-meter doesn't appear to read correctly...






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jeffw

posted on 12/9/15 at 07:27 AM Reply With Quote
At the other end of the scale are the Racelogic and Race Technology video/datalogging systems.

This is my Race Technology Video 4








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daniel mason

posted on 12/9/15 at 07:35 AM Reply With Quote
I use a second hand gopro with lcd backpack. Can't fault it really!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v-GUBcMLDGg

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luke2152

posted on 12/9/15 at 08:02 AM Reply With Quote
You can get the entry level gopro for around 80 these days and it has all the quality of the high end ones just lacks a lot of the extra features
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Krismc

posted on 12/9/15 at 08:40 AM Reply With Quote
2 x Go Pros (hero 3 Black) and 1 x Lily Camera (hacked to fly and follow up to 40mph)

Sometimes cheap isnt as good, ive had several of the cheaper cameras and nothing compares to the GO Pro. The Lily camera also has very good footage as it uses a sony Chip.





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coozer

posted on 12/9/15 at 09:51 AM Reply With Quote
There are some shops here in Tenerife with the go pros in aroiund 250~300 and right next to them what looks like a blatent rip off copy for about 60!





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Charlie_Zetec

posted on 12/9/15 at 10:01 AM Reply With Quote
GoPro gets my vote every time. Had a Hero2 HD version until some light-fingered a-h0le relieved me of in on holiday recently. Picked it up in the States just before the model was released over here, and paid less in $ than it would be retailing for in here (at the time x-rate was about $1.5 = 1). Stocked up on accessories as well, especially batteries, the battery bacpac, and mounts galore.

Now purchased a Hero4 HD and love it; has Bluetooth and WiFi built in, so you can mount it anywhere and set it up from your phone or remote control. Not the cheapest at about 300, but well worth it if you like full HD of 4k videos. Only thing I'd say is avoid the models with built in LCD screens as they drain the battery like something chronic, but you can add secondary battery packs or buy a couple of spares, and away you go.





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Johneturbo

posted on 12/9/15 at 11:10 AM Reply With Quote
Go Pro Hero 3+ for me was a birthday present.

I'd had bullet cams before that you hook up to external recorder, but did a bike track and the thing kept turning off as soon as I left the pit lane Grrrr

60 frames a sec 1080 and 120 frames 720 not sure if other cameras can do as high frame rates

I also carp fish so great for under water footage

edited as it's 60 frames 1080 not 30!

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nick-york

posted on 12/9/15 at 01:22 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by mark chandler
SJ4000 here, seems very good so gets my thumbs up
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Adamirish

posted on 12/9/15 at 04:14 PM Reply With Quote
What is the difference between to wifi and not on the sj4000?





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coozer

posted on 12/9/15 at 04:35 PM Reply With Quote
Gulp! Just been down the las america and how much is a go pro hero4??

Nearly fell over when he showed me... 599.99!!!





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Ben_Copeland

posted on 12/9/15 at 04:47 PM Reply With Quote
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What is the difference between to wifi and not on the sj4000?


One you control with your phone if you want. One you can't.





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Adamirish

posted on 12/9/15 at 04:50 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Ben_Copeland
quote:
Originally posted by Adamirish
What is the difference between to wifi and not on the sj4000?


One you control with your phone if you want. One you can't.


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