HD 720p digital video action camera with 3 year warranty £29.99 @ Aldi from 14th
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HD 720p digital video action camera with 3 year warranty £29.99 @ Aldi from 14th

£29.99ALDI Deals
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Found 7th May 2015
Good price for a budget HD720p action camera with 3yr warranty.
• HD video resolution (720/30fps)
• 135° wide angle lens
• 2.0" LCD panel
• 4x digital zoom
• Records underwater to a depth of up to 10m
• Rechargeable Li-ion battery (440 mAh)
• Up to 90 minutes of video recording
• Available in Black or Silver

Available from 14th May

45 Comments

Original Poster

Maybe the same as the previous Aldi Maginon AC 500.
See some sample video HERE
Edited by: "lightrider" 7th May 2015

Bargain, its mine.

lightrider

Maybe the same as the previous Aldi Maginon AC 500.See some sample video … Maybe the same as the previous Aldi Maginon AC 500.See some sample video HERE




It is indeed the Maginon AC500

Bet my store wont "have any" as they will be snapped up by the staff & their friends.

Could be a good option for FPV racing quadcopters, cheaper than a mobius/runcam and 3 year local warranty for when the inevitable happens

I'd stick with a cheap, reputable camera like the SJ4000. I bought one last year and and it's great. You could get them for £50 back then but there's a new one out so they'll be even cheaper

Who makes the SJ4000?

Thanks

Where could I get a real (non fake) SJ4000 from?

I just bought a genuine sj4000 wifi off ebay fo £62. Just make sure you search for sjcam sj4000. Genuine sellers will tell you how to spot a fake in the description/listing. I hope that helps

Not sure if 30fps is enough for an "action" camera?

woldranger

I'd stick with a cheap, reputable camera like the SJ4000. I bought one … I'd stick with a cheap, reputable camera like the SJ4000. I bought one last year and and it's great. You could get them for £50 back then but there's a new one out so they'll be even cheaper



The new Yi Camera is what I went for. You can pick them up for about £50-60 with express post from China (5-10 days). It's my fav new thing, but no hardcase/waterproof housing. But the quality alone is worth that extra cost.

I have 3 SJ4000s do another +1 from me. the quality is ridiculously good for the £60 price tag and they come with a load of accessories. Also fits all of the go pro accessories you may want to add later.

1080p 30 fps is perfect unless you want to do slow motion stuff (which I don't) so all good.

woldranger

I'd stick with a cheap, reputable camera like the SJ4000. I bought one … I'd stick with a cheap, reputable camera like the SJ4000. I bought one last year and and it's great. You could get them for £50 back then but there's a new one out so they'll be even cheaper



yeah get one of these for a bit more

Therfore 720 was not good enough for modern television. You need 1080

kos1c

The new Yi Camera is what I went for. You can pick them up for about … The new Yi Camera is what I went for. You can pick them up for about £50-60 with express post from China (5-10 days). It's my fav new thing, but no hardcase/waterproof housing. But the quality alone is worth that extra cost.


where did you buy it from as its £80 + @ amazon

nasir_glasgow

where did you buy it from as its £80 + @ amazon



m.banggood.com/Ori…tml

£6 cheaper than I paid. The prices seem to change often.

It took about 9 days to turn up with the priority delivery (5-10 days).

This looks like the Rollei Youngstar that Staples had for £20 a few months back: hotukdeals.com/dea…891

whydoiwastemytimehere

Bet my store wont "have any" as they will be snapped up by the staff & … Bet my store wont "have any" as they will be snapped up by the staff & their friends.


If so, just ask manager to get some from another store, could take 2-3 days. Just leave contact details. Don't ask to phone another store, no one will answer it at 12:00 on Sunday

Thats my Lodgers room sorted

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parsimony

Not sure if 30fps is enough for an "action" camera?



Films are recorded at 24fps and action scenes seem too look okay.

kos1c

http://m.banggood.com/Original-XiaoYi-Ambarella-A7LS-BSI-CMOS-WIFI-Sports-Action-Camera-p-969228.html£6 cheaper than I paid. The prices seem to change often. It took about 9 days to turn up with the priority delivery (5-10 days).


thanks ,looks good
does it come with charger ?

nasir_glasgow

thanks ,looks good does it come with charger ?


Just a small micro usb cable.

Things in the box
Small brown box.
1x camera
1x micro usb cable
1x Chinese manual

Sadly it doesn't come with a protective housing. They just released an unofficial 40M waterproof housing, mist shops release the 10th but some are selling early.

Edit;
Just noticed I mentioned the no housing above.
I grabbed an early released housing off eBay for £20, should be here Monday (UK stocked), usually £15 ish with priority post from China.
Edited by: "kos1c" 8th May 2015

kos1c

Just a small micro usb cable. Things in the box Small brown box. 1x … Just a small micro usb cable. Things in the box Small brown box. 1x camera1x micro usb cable1x Chinese manualSadly it doesn't come with a protective housing. They just released an unofficial 40M waterproof housing, mist shops release the 10th but some are selling early.Edit;Just noticed I mentioned the no housing above. I grabbed an early released housing off eBay for £20, should be here Monday (UK stocked), usually £15 ish with priority post from China.


works out about £47 for camera , having look on website for charger and spare battery only showing sj charger and battery are they compatible

nasir_glasgow

works out about £47 for camera , having look on website for charger and … works out about £47 for camera , having look on website for charger and spare battery only showing sj charger and battery are they compatible




I don't believe they are. I did see batteries on ebay for the camera. And a few other sites had the batteries for stock for about £4-8

nasir_glasgow

works out about £47 for camera , having look on website for charger and … works out about £47 for camera , having look on website for charger and spare battery only showing sj charger and battery are they compatible



Found battery and charger.

I searched for "yi camera" on the site for camera and accessories.


m.banggood.com/3_7…tml

m.banggood.com/Dou…tml

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sminton9

CommentFilms are recorded at 24fps and action scenes seem too look okay.



Just because a film comes out of post production mastered to 24 fps does not mean that it was captured at 24 fps, look up the Arri Alexa, Hollywood's favourite camera and notice it can do a lot more than 24fps, this is for a very good reason - capturing action without excessive motion blur which obscures the action. Repeat for the Sony f55, any camera by Red, the Sony f35, fs7, f700, f100 etc etc. if you want a clear example of a movie with easy to notice footage that was not captured at 24fps, watch the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan.

Apologies for being needy, looking for a budget action camera for messing about with in the pool on holiday, just wondered how this aldi one compares with something like this:-

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml?srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~~~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&s_kwcid=AL!3391!3!45242148095!!!g!62367579425!&ef_id=VQp8HAAAANymPg8w:20150508085712:s#cat-0

To my untrained eye the one from Currys looks like a good deal but i know nothing about them. Any help/assistance much appreciated.

Edited by: "danb0407" 8th May 2015

There are better ones out there that are worth paying a little more e.g. Xiaomi Yi. Full 1080p HiDef for £52 from very good Chinese company that makes phones to compete with Apple in China. gearbest.com/act…tml

danb0407

Apologies for being needy, looking for a budget action camera for messing … Apologies for being needy, looking for a budget action camera for messing about with in the pool on holiday, just wondered how this aldi one compares with something like this:- http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/cameras/digital-camcorders/digital-camcorders/action-camcorders/vivitar-dvr794hd-wht-action-camcorder-white-22067014-pdt.html?srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~~~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&s_kwcid=AL!3391!3!45242148095!!!g!62367579425!&ef_id=VQp8HAAAANymPg8w:20150508085712:s#cat-0To my untrained eye the one from Currys looks like a good deal but i know nothing about them. Any help/assistance much appreciated.




engadget.com/201…or/

This was reviewed really poorly.

If you're looking for a cheap camera, I would suggest the Yi Camera, but it doesn't come with a water proof housing (another £13-20). But there is a lot of attention for that camera. But to save money is to import it from China.

sjcamguides.com/xia…ew/

With the 3 year warranty thats actually quite a good deal.

I was looking at one of these but i think ive changed my mind now.
Is it the vivitar though as the picture quality is pretty crap.

1080 and i do prefer the barrel design for putting on ma bike or ma hat but its from china hmmmm bit of a risk its the 3 yr guarantee that might be the clincher.

ebay.co.uk/itm…583?

amazon.co.uk/gp/…RX1

Edited by: "omendata" 9th May 2015

I'd like a camera for things like festivals and adventure training sessions like coastereering.

Many of you suggested the SJ4000

And in very impressed looking on YouTube. My only concern is... Is there better for a little more cost? I'm talking within £20 of not how do I identify a real Sj4000 than the many possible fakes on eBay?

I bought this SJ4000 last week. I haven't used it in anger yet but I'm happy with the look and feel of it so far:

amazon.co.uk/gp/…s00

Original Poster

Stokey90

I'd like a camera for things like festivals and adventure training … I'd like a camera for things like festivals and adventure training sessions like coastereering.Many of you suggested the SJ4000And in very impressed looking on YouTube. My only concern is... Is there better for a little more cost? I'm talking within £20 of not how do I identify a real Sj4000 than the many possible fakes on eBay?


Xiaomi Yi is better in some features, see the deal HERE
Banggood had a good price on this recently,and also have cases if you need one.

Got mines for holiday thanks, (east kilbride store, had 4 of them sitting.

Anyone know if you can take still shots with this or is it just video?

whydoiwastemytimehere

Bet my store wont "have any" as they will be snapped up by the staff & … Bet my store wont "have any" as they will be snapped up by the staff & their friends.



You're correct, just been to Aldi Chelmsford to buy one for my son's birthday and they have all gone

I tried at lunch to get one and all sold out. The guy there said they only get a handful of these items in stock, and are usually sold out by within an hour after they open. I suppose its to keep stock levels down, but for people that work through the day its no fun missing out.

I managed to get one. Quality video! Thanks OP

none in upper boat

Tried 4 different stores in Hertfordshire today, all sold out, finally found one in Hoddesdon, shame it only comes with one mount, does anyone know if you can buy more? Are they the same as the gopro ones?
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