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    So I'm looking/thinking of adding an action camera on my Outback. However the price tag on a Gopro ($200-$500) is kind of hard to justify. I have been looking at some of the other brands like Apeman and Kodak, I just don't know. So here is my question, Does anyone use an action camera and if so what brand?? It does not have to be just on your yak, your bike, car, whatever.
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    Look at these, my brother uses them for filming hunts.
    http://www.ultraprox.com



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    SJ Cam 4000. I have one and it works great. I have had it over 1.5 years and it works great.
    https://www.amazon.com/SJCAM-Origina...+action+camera

    Here is a video that I shot with that camera and edited on my laptop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqDQ1VHNwVM

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeaveToo View Post
    SJ Cam 4000. I have one and it works great. I have had it over 1.5 years and it works great.
    https://www.amazon.com/SJCAM-Origina...+action+camera

    Here is a video that I shot with that camera and edited on my laptop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqDQ1VHNwVM
    I have something similar to this (Basiclly a GoPro knockoff I got off Amazon for 85 bucks with a lot of accessories and two batteries) Works great and can link to your cell phone so you can see what the camera is seeing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeaveToo View Post
    SJ Cam 4000. I have one and it works great. I have had it over 1.5 years and it works great.
    https://www.amazon.com/SJCAM-Origina...+action+camera

    Here is a video that I shot with that camera and edited on my laptop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqDQ1VHNwVM
    Wow that is a great price on a nice little camera thanks for the Amazon link. I have been using a Garmin curb that also use for cycling. It's good because it's simple in big switch to record and stop recording. However to use the Garmin video editor I had to upgrade my computer's video card to direct x 10. On thing to consider is what type of video editor is required.
    Whatcha recommend for editing software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeaveToo View Post
    SJ Cam 4000. I have one and it works great. I have had it over 1.5 years and it works great.
    https://www.amazon.com/SJCAM-Origina...+action+camera

    Here is a video that I shot with that camera and edited on my laptop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqDQ1VHNwVM
    Can you leave the unit off and use a remote to turn it on?? On some action cams you can that to help save battery life. Other's you have to turn on and use the remote just to start/stop recording. I'm thinking of having it behind me looking down, and just using the remote to turn it on when it's time.
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    Yes...You can use bluetooth to link it to your cell phone and then control it. It works out well. It does have a standby mode too.

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    I loaded up on the hero4s last November Black Friday, but I've heard good things about the Yi Xiao action cams
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    There's an action cam at Walmart that has really good reviews online.

    Otherwise get an older GoPro, they all shoot the same for the most part. The capabilities the new ones have that the older ones don't, are often so demanding you need a really nice PC to edit/upload the footage.

    Get a used GoPro Hero3 Silver. I believe they still shoot 1080 60fps which plenty. If you're just getting into filming though 720 30 or 720 60 is sufficient and can be edited on most platforms.


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    SJCAMs are very popular. I personally have a Xiaomi Yi, which is also pretty nice. Gotta buy a waterproof case separately though
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