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Old 10-04-2014, 09:27 PM   #1
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Who all is running a GoPro clone or any other style of action camera?

What is it and how does it compare?

Can't see myself spending $300-$400 on a GoPro
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:57 PM   #2
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Don't think it's much cheaper but a few of my friends are running tacticams (sp.?). It's essentially a camera who's housing mounts like a stabilizer. I've seen the video it shoots 1080 and it's very crisp. One button activation and it's recording.
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:59 PM   #3
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Lookup the Midland XTC 300 series. They have a camo version called the XTC350.

The microphone isnt as good, but the battery life is far better than a Gopro and the footage is very very good. I used one on my elk hunt in Colorado and I was impressed with the video quality. Sent you a PM.
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:59 PM   #4
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Tacticams look awesome, Ive been wanting to buy one for awhile
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:22 PM   #5
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Gopro has a new camera coming out tomorrow that shoots 1080p/30fps and 720p/60fps for $129. It's going to be hard to find a better camera for that price.
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:27 PM   #6
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Gopro has a new camera coming out tomorrow that shoots 1080p/30fps and 720p/60fps for $129. It's going to be hard to find a better camera for that price.
All I knew about was the 4 and I thought it was ~$500

Will this low end GoPro have wifi capability?

Some of the knockoffs I have seen do
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:35 PM   #7
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All I knew about was the 4 and I thought it was ~$500

Will this low end GoPro have wifi capability?

Some of the knockoffs I have seen do
No wifi. It does have a few cool features though such as one touch recording, auto low light adjusting, and superview mode which makes the picture very wide. Have to step up to the Gopro 3 white for wifi @ $199.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:18 AM   #8
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I have the sony action cam. it is supposed to be the equivalent of the go Pro Black edition but with image stabilization. You can check out my youtube channel (blzn04) for some examples of the quality. I have a few bowhunting and wade/kayak fishing vids. I belive I got mine on sale for 200. they are normally 250. Looks like bestbuy has them for 219 right now.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-as3...801272&st=sony action camera&cp=1&lp=3
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:11 AM   #9
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Can't beat the Go Pro for its capabilities...I have been videoing hunts a long time and while a Go Pro would not be my primary camera it is still a necessary piece of the puzzle.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:14 AM   #10
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Get an Xcel their great cams and warranty isn't voided when you put it on a gun or bow
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:08 PM   #11
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The Kodak playsports do good for the price. You can find them pretty cheap on ebay.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:21 PM   #12
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I use a Contour and love it.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:37 PM   #13
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my buddy has one of the cams mentioned that fits in the stabilizer housing and it is pretty nice...Epic cameras are pretty good and available at academy-have a couple buddies that race xc on quads and sxs and sponsored by them and they always have good videos
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:47 PM   #14
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Stay away from the Drift. Mine is junk.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:14 PM   #15
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Who all is running a GoPro clone or any other style of action camera?

What is it and how does it compare?

Can't see myself spending $300-$400 on a GoPro
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Gopro has a new camera coming out tomorrow that shoots 1080p/30fps and 720p/60fps for $129. It's going to be hard to find a better camera for that price.
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No wifi. It does have a few cool features though such as one touch recording, auto low light adjusting, and superview mode which makes the picture very wide. Have to step up to the Gopro 3 white for wifi @ $199.

That's the one I would get. Hero 3 white. Kinda hard to move around and start a camera and wifi remote helps. Especially if you want to record a reverse angle hunt. Good job EastTx

Also look on Craig'slist man. I just seen a new in the box Hero 4 going for $175 on there. I bet it didn't last long.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:20 PM   #16
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Vantage Action Cam from Wildgame Innovations isn't too bad and is infrared too. I own both and they both work great. Vantage is $100 though.
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Old 10-07-2014, 05:32 AM   #17
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I have a Sony AS 30 HD I want to sell I have charged the battery. never used camera with a chip for sale $ 250.00
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:30 PM   #18
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has anyone tried out the sj6000. reviews look good on it for a hunting camera. the video is a little shaky on vehicles though. but for 100 bucks and a ton of mounts included it seem like a great deal. seems very popular in other parts of the world but here in the U.S.A. its all about the gopro. i just cant spend that much on a camera that doesnt do as much as my nikon dslr.
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Old 11-12-2014, 09:40 PM   #19
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I have a gopro hero3 tactacam2.0 and epic. They all work my favorite is the tactacam for price and medium quality. Epic is ok not good for anything past 20yrds but great for interviews. The gopro is amazing quality but price and battery life are poor. Oh and the old contours were good however I have not tried any in 3years.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:03 PM   #20
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TTT, want to get the Akaso ek7000 or the SJ6000.

Who knows one would be better ?
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:14 AM   #21
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I was looking into self filming options without breaking the bank. I found this on amazon.

WIMIUS Q4 4K Action Camera

It comes with bike handle attachment that i think would work with a basic stabilizer. The only problem with these action cams is that they have wide angle lenses that make things seem further then they are but at $50 for the camera, i think it's worth trying out.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:52 PM   #22
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I have two different clones and they aren't bad if you replace the batteries.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J320A using Tapatalk
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:16 PM   #23
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I'm leaning at the SJ 6 legend!
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Old 05-04-2017, 02:13 PM   #24
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You can get a gopro session for 149 now. Sometimes, you can find great deals on camofire.com on some action cameras (when they are present)

camofire is awesome!
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:16 AM   #25
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Predator Action Cam

very little fish eye, box is loaded with extras....love mine, will buy another soon
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Old 05-11-2017, 12:28 PM   #26
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I have two contours, low light isn't that great for the camera.
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