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Old 04 May 2009, 11:21   #1
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Bullet (Dog) Cam 480 v's 520

I'm thinking of buying a Bullet cam and am trying to find out if the 520 is worth spending twice the amount over the 480.

Is there anyone that has used both?
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Andy, If its going to end up on You Tube then a 480 is fine. If you are going to want to wach it on a big screen TV then the 520 will be noticeably better.

A lot comes down to the recording method as well are you going to use solid state or DV Tape?
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Was going to use my existing Cannon DV tape Camcorder, but cost is an issue in the short term. I wanted something I could use whilst taking a friend, his Son and Son's Girlfriend out on the water in a couple of weeks for a Pirates cruise across to the Island to celebrate a birthday. I can't reliably helm the RIB and take shots at the same time and my friend is rubbish at taking Video.
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Hi Andy
Is the video for You tube or to watch on the big screen?
I have a 520 bullet cam and wasn't over impressed with it. all the mucking around with wires and batteries is a pain. I bought a GOPRO hero wide, its dead easy and the quality is pretty good.

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Hi Andy
Is the video for You tube or to watch on the big screen?
I have a 520 bullet cam and wasn't over impressed with it. all the mucking around with wires and batteries is a pain. I bought a GOPRO hero wide, its dead easy and the quality is pretty good.

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Tony's Gopro wide is the way to go for me. As I'm a camera geek I've been looking into them ever since seeing Tony's quality video's. They are a great piece of kit. Just no pennies to buy on !
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Hi Andy
Is the video for You tube or to watch on the big screen?
I have a 520 bullet cam and wasn't over impressed with it. all the mucking around with wires and batteries is a pain. I bought a GOPRO hero wide, its dead easy and the quality is pretty good.

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Tony, I have read your thread and am impressed. But as already mentioned I haven't the money for such an expence at the moment and was hoping for something I could purchase in the next couple of weeks.
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