Reka Waterproof Full HD Action Camera at ALDI reduced from £29.99 to £9.99
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Reka Waterproof Full HD Action Camera at ALDI reduced from £29.99 to £9.99

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LocalFound 16th AprEdited by:"bellington"
Picked up one of these hd action cameras for my mountain bike. Was in the Strathaven ALDI store in the glass display cabinet. Marked down from £29.99 to £9.99. Comes with an 8gb Micro SD card as well as all the different attachments depending what you want to fit it to. Includes a waterproof case. No idea how good it will be but at this price its worth a punt. No idea if it will be national but in the past some of these reductions are so its worth getting it scanned at the till just in case.
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    Looks a good bargain @bellington . Thanks for posting.
    are these waterproof ?
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    Northerndave8 h, 36 m ago

    are these waterproof ?


    Yes they are waterproof I have ammended my post to reflect this.
    Not available in every Aldi. I was after a product which had been reduced to £20.99 in one Aldi but had sold out. I spoke to the dep manager in a nearby one where it was £29.99 and they had 7 in the case and he wouldn’t reduce it any further.
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    Stillahibby1 h, 22 m ago

    Not available in every Aldi. I was after a product which had been reduced …Not available in every Aldi. I was after a product which had been reduced to £20.99 in one Aldi but had sold out. I spoke to the dep manager in a nearby one where it was £29.99 and they had 7 in the case and he wouldn’t reduce it any further.


    I had the very same problem in a local ALDI when the manager refused to reduce a cordless drill/impact combo set. However i knew they were selling in other stores reduced by £40 so I demanded he take it to the till and scan it. The look on his face when the reduced price came up he was not happy (but i was lol) Its always worth making them check.
    You can't go wrong for £10 to muck about with especially with all the accessories and a 8GB microsd card but I think you have to be more cautious about the £30 price without knowing the chipset or sensor or how decent the firmware is for features. So many of these action camera's look about the same externally but vary so much with how decent they are internally.

    If you check out the videos on youtube for the Reka camera I would say the videos look quite poor both in video quality and motion quality. Seems like it may not actually be 1080p but a lower quality sensor or chipset. You see some cheap action camera's reviewed on youtube that can produce a better image than gopro's under normal conditions although often fail with regards exposure control for less than ideal conditions. £40 or less should be enough to get a very decent action camera but the market is saturated with models of varying ability at this price range. This Aldi camera looks to be a poor example but still well worth £10 surely. I mean what is the 8GB memory card worth, £3-4? So you are down to £6 or 7 for the camera with full accessories and a battery that might be usable as a spare with another similar higher spec camera.

    If you need decent video editing software (especially with a camera like this) Shotcut is worth trying, completely free and many great features. Sometimes its better to match the video recording quality to the sensor rather than have the camera interpolate the resolution that way something like shotcut can do a better job of upscaling it later and the camera can record for longer with smaller files and longer battery life. Shotcut can be used just to clean up and improve the video.

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    bellington10 h, 48 m ago

    Yes they are waterproof I have ammended my post to reflect this.


    Nice one, that is an amazing bargain for a camera to use in the pool !
    Bonza deal,even comes with a 8gb memory card.
    Was there anymore in strathaven store?
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    Demidempsey14 h, 2 m ago

    Was there anymore in strathaven store?


    There were some left when i posted but when i was in yesterday the one from the display cabinet was gone but when i bought mine they got it from throught the back in the warehouse so dont know if they have any left.
    Thanks managed to get one in Hamilton store at lunchtime and to those interested there was only one left.
    Picked up one in Baguely tonight. One left in case. Advertised at £19.99, but scanning for a tenner. Not opened yet as research tells me it might have just a 720p sensor and it's upsizing to 1080p. which is a bit of a con and I wouldn't waste even a tenner on it
    I bought one last Sunday, image quality is quite poor.... But as someone said, what can you ask for a tenner?
    Ok, opened it up. First page of instructions say 720p camcorder upscaling to 1080p. Of course Box has Full HD 1080p

    As clear a deceptive selling practice as you can get. It's going back, rather put the tenner to something that produces footage that doesn't look like it came from 1995 !
    Can anyone help me understand how this compares to other budget action cameras? Thanks

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