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Old 01-18-2018, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm cheap and I know you "get what you pay for" but just don't ride enough to justify $400+ for a GoPro. I was considering a cheap action camera from Amazon like this one https://www.amazon.ca/AKASO-Waterpro...=action+camera

Just wondering if anyone has bought a cheap one and if they're basically happy with it (given it's limited performance) or are they a total waste of $90??
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I have a cheap one. SJ5000 (fake). Works fine for me on the sled. The one you linked is even expensive. Here are some cheaper options.

https://www.amazon.ca/Waterproof-Und...=action+camera

https://www.amazon.ca/Sports-Action-...=action+camera

https://www.amazon.ca/Yuntab-30-Mete...=action+camera
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I have a cheap one. SJ5000 (fake). Works fine for me on the sled. The one you linked is even expensive. Here are some cheaper options.

https://www.amazon.ca/Waterproof-Und...=action+camera

https://www.amazon.ca/Sports-Action-...=action+camera

https://www.amazon.ca/Yuntab-30-Mete...=action+camera
Ok good, at least I know they're not total garbage. I was thinking of the one I linked simply because of the remote control of the camera/video. I was thinking I could wrap the wrist strap around my handle bars just to the right of the light/HB warmer controls.

Thanks for the feed back!

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After using mine I quickly found that the batteries don't last in the cold. I tried to power it off a usb battery pack, and now invested in a motorcycle case, that comes with a 12v cig adapter. So now it can be powered all the time the sled is in motion. I record the entire ride and edit it down later. You never know when you will catch someone falling off their sled

I also record in 720 only. I don't need my sled videos to be in 4K. I am not that picky.
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After using mine I quickly found that the batteries don't last in the cold. I tried to power it off a usb battery pack, and now invested in a motorcycle case, that comes with a 12v cig adapter. So now it can be powered all the time the sled is in motion. I record the entire ride and edit it down later. You never know when you will catch someone falling off their sled

I also record in 720 only. I don't need my sled videos to be in 4K. I am not that picky.
Hmm, do you have a link to what you're talking about with the 12v setup? That sounds like a good idea.
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This is the one I bought, I see there are similar ones around the same price on there as well. Just different accessories that come with it.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I went this way also because you don't want to F around with it while riding. I am too busy concentrating on keeping the rubber side down to start fiddling with things.
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I have an sj4000. It does a good job. Its a great camera fpr the price. Nice and waterproof. Ive had it under water while canoeing. Sub zero weather it will last about a half hour. In the 20s it lasts over an hour. But you need to charge it the night before any use. Even if you charged it a week ago and didnt use it.
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This is the one I bought, I see there are similar ones around the same price on there as well. Just different accessories that come with it.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I went this way also because you don't want to F around with it while riding. I am too busy concentrating on keeping the rubber side down to start fiddling with things.
Great info, thanks!
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I have an sj4000. It does a good job. Its a great camera fpr the price. Nice and waterproof. Ive had it under water while canoeing. Sub zero weather it will last about a half hour. In the 20s it lasts over an hour. But you need to charge it the night before any use. Even if you charged it a week ago and didnt use it.
exactly on the charging. these batteries don't do well sitting around. I'm taking mine on tomorrows ride.
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Cheapy:https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/18/...00-megapixels/
https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/18/...00-megapixels/
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