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NOTE!!! There ARE Settings to turn off the fixed 1 minute clip length recordings!!!
on 29 June 2014
The main reason I am writing this is to help others who may return the camera without realising what I only discovered from the seller after it had been returned...
Firstly, great build quality and nice little device - image quality for pictures is so so and the video is actually not bad at all - for the money...excellent!
So, the reason I returned was that all the instructions were easy to understand and I worked my way through all the settings including on the app on my iphone and was actually enjoying it BUT it was constantly starting a new video clip every 60 seconds and the worst bit is that there is a delay between the finishing of the clip and the start of the next so if recording say an outdoor event, the finished audio would be horrendous with missing sections all along...
Now, to this point, I cannot confirm WHAT the settings are but I was assured by the vendor that you can change this looping feature and my best guess is that it mentions in the instructions that when connected to a pc, 'click xx button (I can't remember the button) for next function' So I am wondering now if the 'next function' would have shown some video clip duration settings??
Amazon were great and refunded without issue but my advice would be that if you are after one of these, check with the vendor for the method as I could not find it via Google and I am a frequent pc user well versed in Google searches lol
Another point is the wifi app is pretty cool but you need to realize that there is a reasonably significant lag between the camera and the image on the app when moving the camera and it is worst in 1080 mode (more data transfer needed).
The accessories are awesome and I imagine that for many people, this camera is ideal and indeed in terms of £'s value, it would likely beat the GoPros!
If it weren't for the lack of concise instructions and misleading labelling (it says in the advert and on box that this has a min 1.5" lcd screen which is actually only on the sunco dream 'grey box' camera) I would most likely give it a 4 star review.
Oh, I forgot...
This gets very and I mean VERY hot while charging...so much so that I would likely advise 1.Removing any microsd cards while charging and 2.Charging on a metal tray away from anything flammable just to be safe!
It also warms up considerably in use but nowhere near the temp reached during charging.
I think the heat is linked to a fairly powerful battery but none the less, I wonder whether there is a quality of components issue involved?