Location: Calgary What I drive: Posts/Day: 0.22
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So I am leaving on a trip in June and considering buying an "action cam" to film some of my adventures. I'm specifically looking for something with a decent battery life as well as ability to be mounted to a surfboard as I hope to get alot of footage.
With that being said, I don't want to fork out $500+ for a gopro and all the accessories.
I've been looking at the SJCAM SJ5000X, does anyone have any experience with this one or an alternative? https://www.amazon.ca/SJ5000X-Actio...0X+Elite+Action
Last edited by Dumbass17 on 03-09-2017 at 08:47 PM
Location: Cochrane, AB What I drive: Posts/Day: 0.33
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Having had both a chinese action cam and a gopro, i can say they are 100% worth the extra money. Honestly. If you are looking to save some money, get a used setup off kijiji. You will have much better image quality with a hero3 black used than any chinese clone.
They are on kijiji with accessories all day long for $200-$250.
Watch sample videos side by side on youtube to see what i mean. Especially videos with lots of action or in lower light.
Location: Calgary What I drive: 2017 Civic Hatch ST Posts/Day: 1.80
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The GoPro quality is nothing to write home about (1/2.3" sensors) and they are a giant rip-off for what they are. Where they have an advantage is in accessory support and brand recognition, but usually there are ways to adapt other brands to GoPro accessories.