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Old 05-31-2016, 05:34 PM   #1
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Anyone heard of this:
Amazon.com : GoPro HERO : Electronics Amazon.com : GoPro HERO : Electronics

Cheaper version of the gopro, but still shoots 1080p/30fps. Not a bad deal imo.

I'm sure others will chime in with their favorite off-brand action camera. So any reviews or suggestions are appreciated.

This is for my dad who will use it 3 times a year kayaking and rafting. So battery life and ease of use are the 2 main priorities.
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1080, 30 or 60 fps, water resistant, $90 shipped
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Actually the contour(the roam 2) is only "waterproof" down to 3ft? the gopro beats that by quite a bit, so if that's what you need, its probably the way to go. you can get waterproof cases for either, but obviously adds to the cost.
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I just got the Xiaomi Yi a few weeks ago. I am happy with it so far, but I have not used it to much.
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I have the Xaiomi Yi in my 'saved for later' cart. US version routinely goes to $80 Prime, international ~$10 cheaper, not sure the differences though.
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Anyone heard of this: Amazon.com : GoPro HERO : Electronics

Cheaper version of the gopro, but still shoots 1080p/30fps. Not a bad deal imo.

I'm sure others will chime in with their favorite off-brand action camera. So any reviews or suggestions are appreciated.

This is for my dad who will use it 3 times a year kayaking and rafting. So battery life and ease of use are the 2 main priorities.
That looks to have the same specs as my Hero2. Which is "meh".
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Gitup Git2 is what I bought. It has it's issues, but it works with all of the gopro accessories (cases are the same and I had an old hero silver that died). It does 1080/60fps and has image stabilization. I do wish the battery lasted longer but at 60fps it is expected. I think I paid under $120. I'm impressed for $120.
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I spent the extra for that and got a boat load of accessories. The watch is worth it alone.

MHD Sport 2.0 Wi-FiŽ Action Camera + Live View RF Wrist Remote - Monoprice.com
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I don't know about the other cameras, but I'll stand behind the GoPro - Mine has spent several hours at Depths of 100' in Salt Water using nothing more than what came in the box, including regular button pressing, and it's been excellent.
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