Action Cameras (not a pro)

Action Cameras (not a pro)

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Hey peers,
Since I have 3 months of leisure time in hand and thus have planned to tour North East India, I needed a camera to accompany me. However, I was disappointed, as desidime didn’t have a dedicated thread for action cameras (yes, we have several for DSLRs though).
Anyways, I do request you to kindly share your experiences and feedbacks of action cameras. And since I am not a professional traveller, I dont want to spend much on it.
Also, being a jon snow of this field, all i can say is that, i need a camera to record videos of the scenic places i visit. TIA. and yeah, i can pay upto 10k of its really worth it, but again i aint no professional wink

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You also need to find a talented seagull to help you on the journey and capture those moments.. If its all expense paid and room transport and food provided I might ask around to see if any of them are interested. I know monkeys are easier to carry around but they are just not so good at action shots or those shots taken from the sky..

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alienteck wrote:

You also need to find a talented seagull to help you on the journey and capture those moments.. If its all expense paid and room transport and food provided I might ask around to see if any of them are interested. I know monkeys are easier to carry around but they are just not so good at action shots or those shots taken from the sky..

Well, i cant say of monkeys, but yeah, i think my friends can obviously handle these action cameras on the go wink

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Asankhya wrote:

Check this and it’s Reviews,
https://www.amazon.in/Procus-Rush-Action-Camera...

Seems like a goof buy and comes with all accessories which is a big part of action cams.

and the most important part… since your companions are always doing their thing and not listening..

WIRELESS WRIST REMOTE || Featuring a 2.4G wireless wrist Remote Control with which you can capture your world in an all new way.

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Don’t buy Akaso, SJCam, Procus, Eken etc. They have pathetic image and video quality. Burnt my hands by buying Akaso on Amazon seeing so many positive reviews. However later I found they promise to give 32GB memory card if you leave 5 star review.

Later on I bought GoPro 2018 for Rs 14990/- ( https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B07B7YPKQX/ref... ) and upgraded the firmware to convert it to Gopro Hero 5 Black. Upgrade in firmware unlocked 4k [email protected], GPS, Superview and Protune. I am pretty happy with this and took it to my trip to Thailand. Filmed my entire Snorkeling experience underwater using this cam and am very happy with result.

Yi action cameras are also launched on Flipkart. It has Sony sensor and hence I believe it would be better than other Chinese action cams.

https://www.flipkart.com/yi-action-cameras-stor...

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Don’t buy Akaso, SJCam, Procus, Eken etc. They have pathetic image and video quality. Burnt my hands by buying Akaso on Amazon seeing so many positive reviews. However later I found they promise to give 32GB memory card if you leave 5 star review.

Later on I bought GoPro 2018 for Rs 14990/- ( https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B07B7YPKQX/ref... ) and upgraded the firmware to convert it to Gopro Hero 5 Black. Upgrade in firmware unlocked 4k [email protected], GPS, Superview and Protune. I am pretty happy with this and took it to my trip to Thailand. Filmed my entire Snorkeling experience underwater using this cam and am very happy with result.

Yi action cameras are also launched on Flipkart. It has Sony sensor and hence I believe it would be better than other Chinese action cams.

https://www.flipkart.com/yi-action-cameras-stor...

Reviews for yi 2k on Flipkart are just horrific. Go Pro is definitely the best in its class, but again, i am running short on budget. Any idea, when yi 4k will be available?

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avinashdelhi900 wrote:

Reviews for yi 2k on Flipkart are just horrific. Go Pro is definitely the best in its class, but again, i am running short on budget. Any idea, when yi 4k will be available?

It was available 2 days back. I can’t comment on future availability. Also Yi 4k’s price is 10k. After that you need to spend some amount on waterproof case (minimum 1k). Thus overall the difference is just of 4k as GoPro 2018 is waterproof. I would still suggest you to go for GoPro. You can check for sale on Amazon (card offers) or Amazon Gift vouchers (available for 10% discount) which will bring down the price further.

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goss8877 wrote:

https://www.sony.co.in/electronics/actioncam/hd...

https://i.imgur.com/04QQvx4.png

This was sold for ~8K bbd

The next bbd will take another billion days for me to come. I think, i’ll have to settle with tradeoffs between video quality and price tag. Chinese products are costing half than the likes of gopro, but is the video quality really worth the price??

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avinashdelhi900 wrote:

The next bbd will take another billion days for me to come. I think, i’ll have to settle with tradeoffs between video quality and price tag. Chinese products are costing half than the likes of gopro, but is the video quality really worth the price??

Do I dare you a desi jugaad wink

why not buy google pixel gen [email protected] and use that for your adventure (try olx/2gud.com)

https://www.dxomark.com/google-pixel-camera-rev...

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Konquerror wrote:

Don’t buy Akaso, SJCam, Procus, Eken etc. They have pathetic image and video quality. Burnt my hands by buying Akaso on Amazon seeing so many positive reviews. However later I found they promise to give 32GB memory card if you leave 5 star review.

Later on I bought GoPro 2018 for Rs 14990/- ( https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B07B7YPKQX/ref... ) and upgraded the firmware to convert it to Gopro Hero 5 Black. Upgrade in firmware unlocked 4k [email protected], GPS, Superview and Protune. I am pretty happy with this and took it to my trip to Thailand. Filmed my entire Snorkeling experience underwater using this cam and am very happy with result.

Yi action cameras are also launched on Flipkart. It has Sony sensor and hence I believe it would be better than other Chinese action cams.

https://www.flipkart.com/yi-action-cameras-stor...

@konquerror is this the same product, gopro 2018- in paytmmall “gopro hero 10mp action camera” ??? Also, i am getting gopro hero 7 white at the same price. Which one is better, 2018 or hero 7 ??

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avinashdelhi900 wrote:

@konquerror is this the same product, gopro 2018- in paytmmall “gopro hero 10mp action camera” ??? Also, i am getting gopro hero 7 white at the same price. Which one is better, 2018 or hero 7 ??

Looks like that’s GoPro 2018, not sure though. The description of the production is wrong. Seller has written description about GoPro fusion.

IMHO GoPro 2018 is better than Hero 7 white due to following:

  1. 1440p resolution instead of 1080p. 1080p is standard, cropping 1440p to 1080p in post production is an extra step and it’s biggest downer for me.
  2. No Super view in Hero 7 white
  3. No Protune in Hero 7 white
  4. Non-removable lens cover in Hero 7 white
  5. Rear screen only in Hero 7 white
  6. No GPS in Hero 7 white
  7. Non removable battery in Hero 7 white
  8. No 4k in Hero 7 white

Check this video for more details:

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