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The camera works really well, takes good quality video and stills and is a lot of fun to play around with.
This bundle includes everything you need to get started and means you're ready to start recording videos within seconds of opening the box.
The camera itself is very similar in design and function to the Go Pro cameras. I've used a Go Pro for some projects at work and there was very little difference between the two cameras. In fact, this model is slightly easier to navigate as the extra button on the side means the controls are a little bit more intuitive.
I've been impressed by the quality of the recordings I've made so far. In low-light there's quite a lot of noise that enters the frame (dark speckled areas) and the colour balance goes a bit funny - this is the same for all action cameras that I've seen though, so not a specific criticism of this device. In good lighting conditions, the quality of the video is really good and I was impressed by the vibrant colours the camera captures.
The instructions are short but cover everything you need to get going and makes it easy to dive straight in and start using the camera.
There's loads of useful stuff included, so I'll not mention everything, but here are some details on the most useful bits and pieces.
- Waterproof housing: Very similar to the Go Pro, feels sturdy and I'm confident that it will keep water out
- Skeleton frame: Very useful alternative housing for the camera which leaves the power and HDMI ports available, meaning you can attach the charging cable while shooting long time-lapses, so you don't have to worry about the battery running out
- Mounts: I've not fully worked them all out yet, but there are loads of different attachments, which can be combined in a variety of ways to suit your needs
- Case: There's so much stuff included that it's a bit of a struggle to organise it all within the case but it just about fits in. I really like being able to store everything together in a cushioned and sturdy feeling box.
***Remote control ***
I wasn't expecting a lot from the remote control to be honest, but it works really well. Without any messing around with settings or complicated instructions it works as a remote shutter for the camera. There are two buttons, one for video and one for images, you press the corresponding button and it does exactly what you expect straight away. A nice bonus and genuinely useful if you've set up your camera in a position that makes it tricky to get to the buttons.
This was another pleasant surprise. The EZ iCam on Android was easy to link up with my camera and once it connected I could us it to live preview the camera image and perform some basic controls on the camera. It's not something I'll use loads as the little screen on the back of the camera does a good job, and the remote control works better than the app as a remote shutter, but it's still useful to have.
I delighted with the quality of this little camera and have had a lot of fun playing around with it. The variety of accessories bundled together makes this a great way to get started with action cams and means you can jump straight in. There's very little difference between this camera and the far more expensive Go Pro equivalent, the footage it produces is great and the interface is easy to pick up. I'd recommend this product to anyone interested in action cameras.