Action/Helmet Camera

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Canoeman, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Canoeman

    Canoeman Adventurer

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    I'm looking to purchase an action camera in the sub $200 range. Anyone have something that they'd really recommend. I don't know if I should be afraid of some of the GoPro knockoffs or not, but brands like Yi and Akaso seem to include many features and accessories for budget prices. I plan to use for offroad riding primarily.
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  2. krassh

    krassh Adventurer

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    I have the akaso ek7000 pro 4k with eis paid $62 on Amazon. Haven't had any issues and video and photos look good.

    Also comes with a remote button to toggle taking pictures and starting stoping video recording.
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  3. Photowriter

    Photowriter Been here awhile

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    Have a look at Drift Ghost X

    Relatively small, up to 8 hours of battery time and rain protected without having to use a UV-house.

    Here is another video recorded with the camera

    upload_2019-6-17_12-49-55.jpeg
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  4. JR356

    JR356 Long timer

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    Look here or local Craigslist,etc.
    Can likely find a real GoPro Kit or similar,for your price range.
    Obviously it will not be the latest version,but likely get the immediate prior versions for a good price.

    JR356
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  5. WindBlast

    WindBlast Three chords and the truth.....

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    I bought a $49 Chinese GoPro knockoff on Amazon. It's 4k and came a with waterproof case, many, many mounts, charger and USB cable, wireless and phone app, and even a remote control. I think it was DragonClaw or some such name. It works a treat as a helmet cam.
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