Hitachi HDSV01U HD Action Camera  was £129.99 now 59.99 @ Argos
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Hitachi HDSV01U HD Action Camera was £129.99 now 59.99 @ Argos

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Found 10th Dec 2013
Make the most of rough and ready action with the Hitachi Full High Definition 1080P Action Camera. Film in Full HD and save via a SDHC memory card wherever you go as you capture the moment perfectly. With 5MP still shots you can snap exactly as you desire with this rough and ready camera. This camera is waterproof up to 3m and can film for up to 50 minutes for long recording.

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Seems quite good, comes with a bike mount, surface mount and a sticky mount. There is no built in monitor

Here are the resolutions & frame rates it supports, seems ok:

1080p (30fps)
720p (60fps)
720p (30fps)
960p (30fps)
WVGA (60fps)

30fps on a camera designed for action cold

gobblegobble

30fps on a camera designed for action cold


Though your tv is 25fps...

Heat

gobblegobble

30fps on a camera designed for action cold

30 fps is more than enough for smooth action videos.
i'd vote your comment cold if i could.

720p (60fps)
Perfect does anybody have a video f playback ?

There's some samples on youtube if you search HDSV01U HD

pepperlic

30 fps is more than enough for smooth action videos.i'd vote your … 30 fps is more than enough for smooth action videos.i'd vote your comment cold if i could.



It depends on the speed of the action, the focal object and the width of the frame - objects travelling from one side of the frame to the other at high speed can be quite jarring and/or suffer from heavy blurring at lower frames rates. You're also limited if you want to do any slow motion footage unless you're going to use something like Twixtor to digitally create the missing frames.

heat given

nightdove4771

Though your tv is 25fps...Heat



most tvs if not all now are 60hz but most normal non gaming content ie normal tv is 24 hz

Seems a reasonable price for some cool action fun. We cant all afford GoPro's

Kool, now I can record all my road incident while riding on my bike. Nice find OP

can it capture flame deers?

Bit of a long shot but can anyone tell me if this would be any good for filming a golf swing to play back on a PC in slow motion?

All TV's support 50hz (50fps) and vast majority support 60hz (60fps)...even old CRT tubes can do 60hz.

Banned

Just another budget GoPro, heat from me!! For those that cannot afford GoPro this is a sweet alternative!

Good for the price - you don't worry quite as much about damage at this price (_;)

Whats the Price Up for a GoPro? I need a Camera for Karting and have been looking Into getting one for a while. Hitachi have always been Good Buy's for me in the past.

would have bought this but for the battery time. 50 mins isn't enough when you are on the slopes all day. heat though as for the price it looks adequate

how would this suit being used as a car 'black box' recorder? It seems to me that this would be better quality...

I reserved one. Wouldn't mind 2hours of recording but cant complain for 60 quid

Thanks OP.

Reserved one. Good video from a guy called Jonathan Gill on Youtube, he's also found a suitable battery - SLB-10A Battery, go as cheap as £3.99 for x2 on the Bay, so battery life should not be a problem. Need to charge in camera or you could even pickup a SLB-10A charger for about £10 if you want.

Have been considering GoPro 3+, but at £300+, I just could not justify it for a few hours use each year skiing. Hopefully this budget cam will be decent to mess about with.

Hot. Great camera I use mine instead of a Gopro and get some great crisp vids hanging it under my hexacopter. Also goes under the name PQI Action Camera

Now just need a decent memory card at a cheap price. Good

is there an app to control it like a gopro?

You mean a dashcam ^^ I can imagine so, just without the feature of recording over old footage once the space is full

pepperlic

30 fps is more than enough for smooth action videos.i'd vote your … 30 fps is more than enough for smooth action videos.i'd vote your comment cold if i could.



You clearly dont shoot video for action like off road biking then, Id vote your knowledge of video cold. When you want to slllowwwww the action down 30fps isnt good enough. Numpty.

nightdove4771

Though your tv is 25fps...Heat



30fps is no good for slllooowwwww motion though is it - that might have escaped you.

carl2007

how would this suit being used as a car 'black box' recorder? It seems to … how would this suit being used as a car 'black box' recorder? It seems to me that this would be better quality...



Not suitable as a dashcam. The minimum requirement of a dashcam is 'loop recording', e.g. records video in, say, 5 minute clips (with no gaps in footage) until the memory card is full, then starts overwriting the oldest clips. The ability to plug it into the car's cigarette lighter socket for battery recharging is also essential.

To choose a dashcam, start here... techmoan.com/gui…ms/

gobblegobble

You clearly dont shoot video for action like off road biking then, Id … You clearly dont shoot video for action like off road biking then, Id vote your knowledge of video cold. When you want to slllowwwww the action down 30fps isnt good enough. Numpty.

I do, with a GoPro Hero 3 White, and 30fps is fine. For the price, this is hot. Not sure calling someone a numpty is in the spirit of this forum.

acarden

I do, with a GoPro Hero 3 White, and 30fps is fine. For the price, this … I do, with a GoPro Hero 3 White, and 30fps is fine. For the price, this is hot. Not sure calling someone a numpty is in the spirit of this forum.



30fps isnt fine. Numpty was factually correct

Strawdog

It depends on the speed of the action, the focal object and the width of … It depends on the speed of the action, the focal object and the width of the frame - objects travelling from one side of the frame to the other at high speed can be quite jarring and/or suffer from heavy blurring at lower frames rates. You're also limited if you want to do any slow motion footage unless you're going to use something like Twixtor to digitally create the missing frames.




Someone gets it - exactly !!!!!!!

gobblegobble

30fps isnt fine. Numpty was factually correct

I don't want to continue ad nauseum here.. but 30fps is "fine", no it isn't "excellent", but it is fine for a bit of recording and play. No, it will not be broadcast quality, but would you expect that for £60 quid?

acarden

I don't want to continue ad nauseum here.. but 30fps is "fine", no it … I don't want to continue ad nauseum here.. but 30fps is "fine", no it isn't "excellent", but it is fine for a bit of recording and play. No, it will not be broadcast quality, but would you expect that for £60 quid?



hence my cold, because its a heap of crap. To argue the notion this is a good product and a replacement / as good as - for a go-pro as some have mentioned here is amazing.

Might as well get a Kodak Play which DOES 60fps has image stabilization, waterproof and can be mounted easily. Wouldnt touch this even for "fine" usage with a barge pole.

COLD !

Got mine today seems a really nice piece of kit, should give it some challenging recording situations before the week is out (ice hockey training)!

I got mines aswell. Not recorded anything yet. I'm going to use it at the weekend. Tbh 720p video is fine for me. Don't need 1080p recording

dannyeff

I reserved one. Wouldn't mind 2hours of recording but cant complain for … I reserved one. Wouldn't mind 2hours of recording but cant complain for 60 quid



If it'll charge and record at the same time you can use an external battery to extend the record time whilst still retaining a small footprint - amazon.co.uk/s/r…ery

Yeah I already thought about that, just gonna buy extra battery's. Charge them separate. I'm using it for fishing so hopefully get decent 720p footage

Strawdog

If it'll charge and record at the same time you can use an external … If it'll charge and record at the same time you can use an external battery to extend the record time whilst still retaining a small footprint - http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=anker+external+battery

Benefit of the external batteries is you don't need to interrupt the recording to swap batteries.
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