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Recommend me a budget action camera

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Topic: Recommend me a budget action camera
Posted By: GarethT
Subject: Recommend me a budget action camera
Date Posted: 13 Feb 20 at 6:50pm
For filming from a transom hung mount. Gopro accessory compatible.


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 13 Feb 20 at 7:34pm
I got this one about 10 years ago, still working, no longer available new." rel="nofollow -

This video was made using it." rel="nofollow -


Posted By: H2
Date Posted: 13 Feb 20 at 10:42pm
I would just get an old goPro - I got one of the original versions a while back for pennies off eBay and it works a treat plus if I were to lose it then it was a few quids fun.

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H2 145

Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 13 Feb 20 at 11:53pm
I have quite an old GoPro (Hero 3?) and it's amazing but the footage I've seen from the really early ones is not good. Mine seems to have much better image stabilisation than the earlier ones, it really is remarkable and the resolution is more than adequate (supposedly HD but not 4k).

Still should be available for peanuts on ebay though. I'll try to remember to get the exact model and post on here tomorrow.

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Posted By: H2
Date Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 12:11pm
Here is a short clip from my first generation goPro, the first version they ever released. Not sure what Sam is talking about (like normal!!) - looks pretty stable to me!" rel="nofollow -

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Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 12:38pm
Yup, nowt wrong with that, probably seen too many dodgy YouTube vids. 

Here's my first effort" rel="nofollow -  

My GoPro is a Hero 3 and was what I used to film that vid. BTW the original quality/resolution is much higher than the Vimeo video

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Posted By: GarethT
Date Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 12:58pm
Consensus, both here and elsewhere, seems to be a second hand GoPro is better than a brand new clone.

Looking on eBay there seem to be plenty of 3s and 4s for similar money to the budget clones, so thatís what Iíll do.


Posted By: maxibuddah
Date Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 1:06pm
Sj4000 or sj5000 I got one manufactured by Qumox I think. Many copies but the genuine ones are very good and came with mounts, case and all sorts for about £40. Very good quality output too

Everything I say is my opinion, honest

Posted By: fudheid
Date Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 1:28pm
apeman action camera - replaced the sj4000  - the mutts nuts! 

Cheers you

only me from over the sea......

Posted By: Gordon 1430
Date Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 1:37pm
I have the Coolicam £54.00 ish which works fine but has no sound when recording (luckily as I talk to myself at times when sailing)  fairly idiot proof although a certain Phantom/k1/ Osprey sailor managed to mostly film his rib drivers backside when doing a bit of coaching. This caused much hilarity when shown later to all us hoping for feedback on our lack of style.

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Posted By: fleaberto
Date Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 3:20pm
I use an SJ Cam M10 and it's great. 
Came with waterproof case and, during my RS600 years, survived many many submarine trips LOL
It's a good few years old, has taken a battering and continues to work with no issue whatsoever.

I don't think it's made anymore but I'd recommend SJ Cams in a heartbeat.

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Posted By: ian.r.mcdonald
Date Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 6:29pm
We will never know of course, but it would be useful to see how much someones sailing style and boat trim changed when comparing " on camera" to off

Posted By: GarethT
Date Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 6:51pm
That's why I'm doing it. Either proof that I hike like a pussy (so I fix it) or subliminally turn me into a hero till it becomes habit!

Posted By: ian.r.mcdonald
Date Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 6:56pm
Originally posted by GarethT

That's why I'm doing it. Either proof that I hike like a pussy (so I fix it) or subliminally turn me into a hero till it becomes habit!

Perfect choice and description of the gains.

Posted By: craiggo
Date Posted: 14 Feb 20 at 10:41pm
I have an Olfi one.five. It's a great little action cam with customer support that is second to none.

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Posted By: ttc546
Date Posted: 15 Feb 20 at 10:17am
I have a GoPro Hero 4 Silver for sale if you are interested. Comes with all the usual stuff and is in perfect order.

I upgraded recently to the 8 Black.

PM me if interested


Posted By: johnbrooker
Date Posted: 16 Feb 20 at 2:27pm
I like the Sony Action cam

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Posted By: Oli
Date Posted: 23 Feb 20 at 10:07pm
akaso do a good action cam

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Posted By: Jack Sparrow
Date Posted: 24 Feb 20 at 10:37am
Veho - make cheap action camera's, with good image quality.
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Moving up the scale. I prefer Drift Innovation cameras to GoPro's.

The current range starts at £124 + £24 for a waterproof case.

You are likely to find older models much cheaper. Like the Drift HD. Which is still a great camera.

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