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Old 13 February 2013, 15:56   #1
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mini camera go pro style

Hi anyone have experience of any of the mini cameras available I dont fancy shelling out 200 quid for a go pro one but there are loads available on ebay from around 30 quid

anyone had any experienceof cheaper ones & anything to look out for / avoid

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Hi anyone have experience of any of the mini cameras available I dont fancy shelling out 200 quid for a go pro one but there are loads available on ebay from around 30 quid

anyone had any experienceof cheaper ones & anything to look out for / avoid

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My view is you only get what you pay for!

I actually dropped my first gopro off the side of the boat

( if you have diving equipment try diving round abersoch you could stumble across it somewhere! )

I purchased the gopro 2 after that and its great!

The ebay ones will be ok but the picture quality wont be as good thats all!
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Went through the same last year as didn't feel I could justify the cost of a Gopro for the amount I'd use it.

I ended up with a veho muvi HD...does much the same ( ok maybe not quite as well) maybe 80% same but at less then half the cost of a go pro with wireless remote etc....good enough for what I want.

At the end of the day Youtube screws the quality down from what I can tell....but on laptop its more than good enough

Oanything for 30 will be 2mp and maybe 30fps....pointless on a boat nowadays...just not enough for decent resolution...
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Like peter I bought a MUVI HD with all the extras good value package with remote and for the rib its ideal. Gives you a good enough record of your fun without breaking the bank.
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We have had some great results with the Muvi and GoPro cameras - here's another option and a video for comparison 808 #16 HD Keychain Camera Review Video Vs GoPro Hero- RC cam - YouTube!

They are available on Ebay but there are fakes and various lenses etc, there is a big thread on YBW about these cameras.
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If anyone's interested I've got a HERO HD and a HERO 2 HD for sale shortly, plus a WiFi back pac, a remote and other bits and pieces.

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(I actually dropped my first gopro off the side of the boat )

thats exactly my fear both my kids go dingy sailing & ride motocross bikes & I know they will want to borrow it & at 9&13 wont be as carefull as I might be


(anything for 30 will be 2mp and maybe 30fps....pointless on a boat nowadays...just not enough for decent resolution...)


I dont realy understand the technicalities either what should I look for as a minimum?
I assume 30fps is another way of expressing the mp of the camera?

seems to be loads of different muvi ones on amazon all at different prices realy confusing !!!

thanks for all the info so far!!
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(I actually dropped my first gopro off the side of the boat )

thats exactly my fear both my kids go dingy sailing & ride motocross bikes & I know they will want to borrow it & at 9&13 wont be as carefull as I might be
Lucky it was me that dropped it in and nobody else, I dont know how I would have reacted if anybody else had done it! (probably drowned them)

It was a horrible feeling, like somebody had kicked me in the balls...and then thrown my camera in the sea..and then sank my boat.

I have mine tied to everything now so it cant happen again, fingers crossed.

From what I can tell you would not utilise the gopro features too the full, have a look round the internet for reviews ect, there will be one which is much better value for money to you.

I know Contour have good reviews and they are slightly cheaper I think!

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I'll put the detail up here soon or you can PM me for more information.
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I'll put the detail up here soon or you can PM me for more information.
I'll take the Hero 2, WiFi back and remote off you if the price is right - has it had much use? cookee@bananasharkracing.com - Thanks!
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