Topop 1080P 12MP Action Camera + accessories £35 @ Sold by GoldenSwing fulfilled by Amazon (FBA)
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Topop 1080P 12MP Action Camera + accessories £35 @ Sold by GoldenSwing fulfilled by Amazon (FBA)

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Found 29th Aug 2016
Seems a decent price for an action camera that includes accessories and has good reviews.

Description:

This camera is specially designed for outdoor sports, providing up to 12MP photos and Full HD videos! Capture each amazing moment!

Multiple Modes.Support loop recording, time-lapse, motion-detecting, etc.

170 Degree Wide-angle Lens.Shoot from wider and broader field of view, get unique and funny photos or videos.

Multiple Accessories. Including waterproof case, buckle mounts, thumbscrews, adhesive tapes, bandages, wire rope, fixed base, bicycle stand, etc, which allows you take pictures underwater, from your bike/bike/boat, or screwed onto helmet, etc.

Package included:

Sport Camera x 1

Waterproof Case x 1

Base x 1

Protective Door(not waterproof) x 1

Back Clamp x 1

Adhesive Mount x 2

Bicycle Stand x 1

Base x 1

Adapter x 1

Ribbon x 4

Switch Support x 3

Fixed Base x1

3M Adhesive Tape x 2

Bandage x 2

Battery x 1

Wire Rope x 1

Data Wire x 1

Cleaning Cloth x 1

User Manual x 1

13 Comments

Bad Sjcam Copy

Original Poster

MAdam98

Bad Sjcam Copy


What is it a copy of?

Edit: Oh, Sjcam (I thought you said scam)

I don't think it's meant to compete with that as the Sjcam is £88 and a 4K action cam.

Edited by: "Alvie" 29th Aug 2016

Firstly, I would look at eBay if you are interested in these "GoPro rip-off" cameras as they are usually cheaper there, having spent a lot of time researching them and deciding against purchasing one.

Then I would scour the specs very carefully. For example, in my opinion, 1080p at 30fps is NOT good, the footage will not look smooth to me.

That is the shooting capability of a mid-range cheap-ish smartphone. So you are paying for that tiny element of a smartphone but packed up in the waterproof box thing.

Caution is also needed with the 4K ones which often only shoot in say 15fps which is, to my mind, pointless.

Finally, consideration needs to be given to the validity of the reviews. Effectively identical models but with different brand names printed on them (can tell visually and with specs that they are identical) can have massively different reviews depending on the extent to which "paid-for" reviews have flooded Amazon. There are so many models with so many reviews I can only conclude that a vast majority of them must be paid-for/fake/etc. - there simply cannot be that number of people who have purchased such a broad range of them, legitimately!

Then there is the usually-poor battery durability/longevity.

I think genuinely these could only be recommended through a professional review or through use of the actual model for sale. Hope that helps.

ebay.co.uk/itm…562?hash=item33b05dc992:g:JncAAOSwGotWoeS~

- similar product for £12 but delivered from China

ebay.co.uk/itm…921?hash=item3f6970fc31:g:5uEAAOSwHoFXveF1

- similar product for £13 delivered from the UK

My point is - unless the specific model is known to you to be good e.g. have used it, OR there are professional long-use reviews, it is VERY difficult to be sure that the specific model is any good.

Certainly a 1080p 30fps actual mobile phone camera unit costs pennies.

OK my last comment on this - have looked through the Amazon "customer reviews" and every single one is very long, detailed, most include multiple photos and things like unboxing videos etc. etc. - not genuine customer reviews - paid reviews.

MAdam98

Bad Sjcam Copy



Which itself is a copy of GoPro..

qwerta369

Which itself is a copy of GoPro..



A mighty good copy of a GoPro for a fraction of the price. SJCAM have very good customer service aswell

MAdam98

A mighty good copy of a GoPro for a fraction of the price. SJCAM have … A mighty good copy of a GoPro for a fraction of the price. SJCAM have very good customer service aswell


Indeed. I have an SJCAM4000.

Original Poster

Nujol

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SJ4000-2-0inch-Waterproof-Sports-DV-Action-Full-HD-1080P-Car-Camera-Red-/222002268562?hash=item33b05dc992:g:JncAAOSwGotWoeS~- similar product for £12 but delivered from Chinahttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1080P-Full-HD-12MP-Mini-Car-Cam-Sports-DV-Action-Waterproof-Camera-Camcorders-/272351951921?hash=item3f6970fc31:g:5uEAAOSwHoFXveF1- similar product for £13 delivered from the UKMy point is - unless the specific model is known to you to be good e.g. have used it, OR there are professional long-use reviews, it is VERY difficult to be sure that the specific model is any good.Certainly a 1080p 30fps actual mobile phone camera unit costs pennies.


The UK link doesn't work

Original Poster

Nujol

Then I would scour the specs very carefully. For example, in my opinion, … Then I would scour the specs very carefully. For example, in my opinion, 1080p at 30fps is NOT good, the footage will not look smooth to me.



I agree with most of the things you said apart from 1080p30 not looking smooth (films are shot in 24fps) but I guess it would make a difference in fast paced action.

Alvie

The UK link doesn't work



I can't think of a reason why but I am sure you could find the item

Alvie

I agree with most of the things you said apart from 1080p30 not looking … I agree with most of the things you said apart from 1080p30 not looking smooth (films are shot in 24fps) but I guess it would make a difference in fast paced action.



I see your point but films are not shot using £10 cheapo cameras I do think action (which is the point of these after all) requires 50-60fps realistically
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