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Postby Steve » Jul Thu 21, 2016 1:13 pm

Not sure where this really goes, I thought there was a general GEAR section.
In any event, Aldi currently is selling a Bresser HD Action Cam. Its for 43.00 out the door. You have to ask for it at the Cashier.

Reviews are sparse on it but from what I found there isnt really a bad one.

You can find info online under NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ACTION CAMERA. They were sold and branded as that in the UK it looks like.

In any event, I picked one up. Looks decent, video is good as well.

GREAT entry level camera I would think. Comes with a billion mounts as well.
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Re: Kayak Cam

Postby Darkstar72 » Jul Thu 21, 2016 1:34 pm

Thanks Steve! Nice price.

I've got a few cameras from Monoprice. I was looking at the action cams sold on the National Parks Depot FB group too. Price is right for "oops...it got wet and ruined".
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Re: Kayak Cam

Postby Steve » Jul Thu 21, 2016 1:52 pm

Thats what I was thinking. I want to pull the trigger on a Go Pro but that is a LOT of dough ifi I break it, lose it or find out it isnt something Ill do often enough.
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Re: Kayak Cam

Postby Zenfish » Jul Thu 21, 2016 2:55 pm

43 bucks is pretty darn inexpensive. I just got an action cam too. Got the GeekPro 4.0 for $120. Has a 2" display and it does 4k, 2k, and 1080/60fps. Has WiFi and a remote control. Loads of attachments and clips. Tried it once and the video quality seems about as good as GoPro. GoPro is expensive for a first time action camera purchase, especially since they often fall in to the lake or river you're fishing.
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Re: Kayak Cam

Postby Rambler » Jul Thu 21, 2016 3:10 pm

Gee - great!! Now I can bore people to death with videos of me getting my line tangled, losing lures and in so many other ways proving my incompetence! :D
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Re: Kayak Cam

Postby Steve » Jul Thu 21, 2016 3:25 pm

Id shoot that for free. Hit me up.
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Re: Kayak Cam

Postby Scipio24 » Jul Thu 21, 2016 3:52 pm

This sounds interesting. Thanks for the info. I'm trying to decide on a solution (GoPro is an obvious choice -- but dat money that can be used on other things...) to take pictures while on my kayak. Where I'd typically want to mount it is on the front handle of the kayak meaning that I'd need a remote to trigger pictures. Do you know what options are on this Bresser HD action camera for capturing photos? Thanks!
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Re: Kayak Cam

Postby Steve » Jul Thu 21, 2016 3:58 pm

The only drawback I can see is everything is manual. There are models out there for sub $100.00 that you can do that with however.
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Re: Kayak Cam

Postby FloridaRigger » Jul Thu 21, 2016 4:44 pm

the problem with those cheap action cams are the batteries. they last like 20 minutes and they aren't replaceable.
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Re: Kayak Cam

Postby Zenfish » Jul Thu 21, 2016 6:48 pm

FloridaRigger wrote:the problem with those cheap action cams are the batteries. they last like 20 minutes and they aren't replaceable.

I would generally agree with this observation along the price point for most personal-use devices with battery power these days. I did plenty of research and found the GeekPro 4.0 which was realistically priced at 120 and has a 1050mah battery that has reviews indicating a real world battery life of 1.5 hrs of recording time at 1080/60fps. When I tried it out the battery life estimate seems correct. That seems comparable to the GoPro 3 or 4's reported battery life. Any action camera seems to require multiple batteries for a full day outing but anything that only lasts 20 or 30 mins is problematic.
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Re: Kayak Cam

Postby Rambler » Jul Fri 22, 2016 8:15 am

Steve wrote:Id shoot that for free. Hit me up.

So you want to bore people to death with videos of me showing my incompetence? They will never forgive you. You'd be better off giving hour-long slide shows of your Yellowstone vacation. :wtf:
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Re: Kayak Cam

Postby Darkstar72 » Jul Fri 22, 2016 4:32 pm

Zenfish wrote:
FloridaRigger wrote:the problem with those cheap action cams are the batteries. they last like 20 minutes and they aren't replaceable.

I would generally agree with this observation along the price point for most personal-use devices with battery power these days. I did plenty of research and found the GeekPro 4.0 which was realistically priced at 120 and has a 1050mah battery that has reviews indicating a real world battery life of 1.5 hrs of recording time at 1080/60fps. When I tried it out the battery life estimate seems correct. That seems comparable to the GoPro 3 or 4's reported battery life. Any action camera seems to require multiple batteries for a full day outing but anything that only lasts 20 or 30 mins is problematic.


There is also the option now that the portable cell phone charger batteries are inexpensive and plentiful that you can power all your cameras off one or two via cables. You'll be able to record for much longer that way.
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Re: Kayak Cam

Postby FloridaRigger » Jul Fri 22, 2016 4:57 pm

Darkstar72 wrote:There is also the option now that the portable cell phone charger batteries are inexpensive and plentiful that you can power all your cameras off one or two via cables. You'll be able to record for much longer that way.


wouldn't you have to take off the waterproof housing to use those though?
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Re: Kayak Cam

Postby Steve » Jul Sat 23, 2016 10:24 am

The local Aldis are sold out. A few friends went to get one. Im uploading a video I shot this AM and will post in a bit.
Decent quality camera. Im super pleased so far. No issues.
They can be had online as well. Either this one or anyone like it. They all look wildly similar and have similar stats. Prices range from 50-110.00 in the Budget Go Pro category.
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Re: Kayak Cam

Postby Steve » Jul Sat 23, 2016 10:38 am

Here it is

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