Sport Camera-IceFox(TM) Outdoor Action Waterproof Camera,Full HD DVR,1080p Video,12MP Car Recorder Diving Bicycle Action Camera 1.5 Inch LCD 170°Wide Angle (Blue) £59.99 delivered @ Vivicom, fulfilled by Amazon
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Sport Camera-IceFox(TM) Outdoor Action Waterproof Camera,Full HD DVR,1080p Video,12MP Car Recorder Diving Bicycle Action Camera 1.5 Inch LCD 170°Wide Angle (Blue) £59.99 delivered @ Vivicom, fulfilled by Amazon

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Read those reviews. The most suspicious group of reviews I've seen in a long time!

Looks like a SJ4000 clone. For this money get a real SJ4000 (it should have SJCAM logo under lens). Amazon is full of fakes.

quezi

Read those reviews. The most suspicious group of reviews I've seen in a … Read those reviews. The most suspicious group of reviews I've seen in a long time!


The amount of people that got it at a discounted rated for as they quote "unbiased" reviews is pretty dodgy.

Sj4000 copy. Which is ironic as the SJ4000 is basically a gopro copy. I have one and it's great. Banggood is a good site to pick one up.

Gordon Bell

Looks like a SJ4000 clone. For this money get a real SJ4000 (it should … Looks like a SJ4000 clone. For this money get a real SJ4000 (it should have SJCAM logo under lens). Amazon is full of fakes.



This.





Gordon Bell

Looks like a SJ4000 clone. For this money get a real SJ4000 (it should … Looks like a SJ4000 clone. For this money get a real SJ4000 (it should have SJCAM logo under lens). Amazon is full of fakes.

woldranger

Sj4000 copy. Which is ironic as the SJ4000 is basically a gopro copy. I … Sj4000 copy. Which is ironic as the SJ4000 is basically a gopro copy. I have one and it's great. Banggood is a good site to pick one up.

Gordon Bell

Looks like a SJ4000 clone. For this money get a real SJ4000 (it should … Looks like a SJ4000 clone. For this money get a real SJ4000 (it should have SJCAM logo under lens). Amazon is full of fakes.


Why do people keep suggesting the SJ4000, it was good a year or so back, but it's crap now, the Xiaomi Yi is a significantly better camera and can be for for ~£43 (+ £12 for the waterproof housing) from gearbest, also does 1080P 60fps which the sj4000 can't do, and an action camera is pretty useless without it.

Gordon Bell

Looks like a SJ4000 clone. For this money get a real SJ4000 (it should … Looks like a SJ4000 clone. For this money get a real SJ4000 (it should have SJCAM logo under lens). Amazon is full of fakes.

woldranger

Sj4000 copy. Which is ironic as the SJ4000 is basically a gopro copy. I … Sj4000 copy. Which is ironic as the SJ4000 is basically a gopro copy. I have one and it's great. Banggood is a good site to pick one up.

Gordon Bell

Looks like a SJ4000 clone. For this money get a real SJ4000 (it should … Looks like a SJ4000 clone. For this money get a real SJ4000 (it should have SJCAM logo under lens). Amazon is full of fakes.



They've added an LCD viewscreen to the Yi now have they?


I quite like the Yi, and waiting on getting hold of one to test, though saying an action cam is 'pretty useless without 1080/60' is ridiculous.

Absolutely no good as a car dash cam if the recordings don't loop back on itself.

Fake gopro, basically stealing other companies r and d, investment and technology...

Gordon Bell

Looks like a SJ4000 clone. For this money get a real SJ4000 (it should … Looks like a SJ4000 clone. For this money get a real SJ4000 (it should have SJCAM logo under lens). Amazon is full of fakes.

woldranger

Sj4000 copy. Which is ironic as the SJ4000 is basically a gopro copy. I … Sj4000 copy. Which is ironic as the SJ4000 is basically a gopro copy. I have one and it's great. Banggood is a good site to pick one up.

Gordon Bell

Looks like a SJ4000 clone. For this money get a real SJ4000 (it should … Looks like a SJ4000 clone. For this money get a real SJ4000 (it should have SJCAM logo under lens). Amazon is full of fakes.



SJ4000 has screen, looped recording, many more mounts supplied. Xiaomi Yi does look good though.. A comparison for anyone interested.

Xiaomi Yi review
youtube.com/watch?v=Tybp5I9ow3I

SJ4000
youtube.com/watch?v=xnHDu-oW7_Y

SJ400 with Wifi
youtube.com/watch?v=uirzCD-qALE

If you do buy a SJ4000 or clone, skip to 1.40min to see how to fix the mounts that don't grip properly (a bit of sandpaper to roughen up - it works great).
youtube.com/wat…UXg

Why would anyone bother with one of these when you can buy a gopro which won't be a fake/copy ,comes with a 2 year warranty and for just over £30 more ?
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 27th May 2015

Biggunspaul

Why would anyone bother with one of these when you can buy a gopro which … Why would anyone bother with one of these when you can buy a gopro which won't be a fake/copy ,comes with a 2 year warranty and for just over £30 more ?



Budget £99 gopro doesn't have removable battery for one...

capriboycraig

Budget £99 gopro doesn't have removable battery for one...



What do you need to take the battery out for ? It lasts over 2h 45mins and takes less than 2 hours to charge it full.

The battery on the deal camera only lasts 70 mins and takes far longer to charge,so the cheap gopro's battery is as good as two and a half batteries in the deal cam.

I know when the battery packs up that will be the end of the camera but by the time that happens it will be old tech anyway.

Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 28th May 2015

If you decide to buy a sj4000 from amazon and it is sold by Kingace it will be fake, when I got mine from him and I saw it was fake I said I wanted to return it for a refund and he just marked it as refund without return.
After that I just bought a Drift ghost-s

quezi

Read those reviews. The most suspicious group of reviews I've seen in a … Read those reviews. The most suspicious group of reviews I've seen in a long time!


We should all add heat just so people can read these reviews, absolutely hilarious!

More confused than ever.
Anyone got links to the ones they have purchased and pleased with.
These phoney Amazon reviews are disturbing.

Bobef90

More confused than ever. Anyone got links to the ones they have purchased … More confused than ever. Anyone got links to the ones they have purchased and pleased with.These phoney Amazon reviews are disturbing.



Banggood sell originals or check Ebay (probably a little cheaper).

How to tell SJ4000 fakes:
http://sjcamguides.com/sjcam-sj-scam-difference-real-fake-camera/

You can choose to wait for China shipping (cheaper) or UK warehouse. Select UK at top for £ prices.

SJ4000 Wifi (£56 / £65)
http://www.banggood.com/SJcam-SJ4000-WiFi-Car-DVR-Camera-Sport-DV-Novatek-Waterproof-p-939976.html

SJ4000 (£51)
http://www.banggood.com/SJcam-SJ4000-HD-1_5-Inch-Car-DVR-Camera-Sport-DV-p-942459.html

Xiaomi Yi (£45 / £71)
http://www.banggood.com/Original-XiaoYi-Ambarella-A7LS-BSI-CMOS-WIFI-Sports-Action-Camera-p-969228.html

and there is also a GoPro Hero (£89)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00O468GKM/ref=dra_a_rv_lb_hn_it_P1200_1000?tag=dradisplay0bb-21&ascsubtag=628e975328fe959e9eaa5bd5760251db_S

There is also SJCam home site
sjcam.com/3-c…ras

Bobef90

More confused than ever. Anyone got links to the ones they have purchased … More confused than ever. Anyone got links to the ones they have purchased and pleased with.These phoney Amazon reviews are disturbing.




I can highly recommend the budget gopro hero.

I was looking at all the budget cameras and with some many fakes out there I felt it was not worth the risk in buying one and best off sticking to a well known brand which I could pick up from the high street.

Specs wise there are pros and cons for each camera but again I decided that the downsides with the gopro like not having wifi was not a massive deal seeing I won't be using it everyday and having a longer lasting battery was more important for when I do use it.

You can pick up the gopro from John Lewis for £94 and get a 2 year warrant,but last time I looked they were out of stock.

If you have clubcard vouchers with tesco then you can use them against gopro's in the clubcard boost which is on at the moment.

Thanks Gordan and Paul. Useful stuff. Wondering now about ordering direct from China.
Not had good experience there. But many others seem to say otherwise.

Bobef90

Thanks Gordan and Paul. Useful stuff. Wondering now about ordering direct … Thanks Gordan and Paul. Useful stuff. Wondering now about ordering direct from China.Not had good experience there. But many others seem to say otherwise.



A GoPro Hero review from Techmoan (the same reviewer as the previous reviews I posted). It also shows footage comparison of footage with SJ4000.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EASnXTyRYE8

Ordered a lot of stuff from China, never had problems (just be aware the warranty is probably worthless on most China sites, as its too expensive to send back).

well it's the warranty that is the problem Gordon.

Bobef90

well it's the warranty that is the problem Gordon.



If the SJ4000 route take your fancy, this lot are UK based. They mainly concentrate on the excellent little mobius camera, but do have a SJ4000 Wifi for £61. You can get free shipping at moment (see top bar).
joovuu.com/gb/…tml

Bobef90

well it's the warranty that is the problem Gordon.



What is it you intend to use the camera for ?

I will mainly be using mine on the car (outside and inside the car) and I did like the fact that the genuine gopro suction cup mounts seem to good quality as I don't fancy buying a cheap one that will end up dropping off at high speeds.

Again would the cheaper make cameras have quality accessories ? That said if you only intend to use it as say a body cam then it probably wouldn't matter so much on the build quality of a body harness.

Scuba diving, car, skiing - general stuff really.
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