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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-Action...X+Elite+Action
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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.

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    I just bought 2 of these.

    http://www.ncix.com/detail/xiaoyi-yi...-14-130441.htm

    they were on sales last week for $199 @ NCIX. Now I guess only the white and pick are on sale at $235.

    These beat GoPro Hero 4 Black in almost every way. The big bonus is battery life. Just check out review/comparison video on youtube.

    But the right housing, they will mount on all GoPro mounts. Plus there is a standard tripod mount on the camera body itself.

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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.

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    Why not just get the session?

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    Originally posted by Xtrema
    I just bought 2 of these.

    http://www.ncix.com/detail/xiaoyi-yi...-14-130441.htm

    they were on sales last week for $199 @ NCIX. Now I guess only the white and pick are on sale at $235.

    These beat GoPro Hero 4 Black in almost every way. The big bonus is battery life. Just check out review/comparison video on youtube.

    But the right housing, they will mount on all GoPro mounts. Plus there is a standard tripod mount on the camera body itself.
    After watching alot of videos and reviews, I went ahead and purchased the white model on sale of this for $235.

    Thanks guys!

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    Everyone knows GoPro lives on marketing. It's a lifestyle.

    Keep us posted on the purchase though!

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    Originally posted by ercchry
    Why not just get the session?
    Non-replaceable battery is the issue. No continuous shooting. Once you are done, you have to charge up before going again.

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