02 Models Action camera Buying Guide

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ACTION CAMERA UP TO  (150 $) – SJCAM AND GITUP

This category is of the most interest as they are the top-selling action camera review in my experience. Well, the category itself is represented by 2 models at once. All of them are approximately in the same price category, but there are still differences, and therefore it will be easier to choose. This price segment is represented by the following models:

These film camera are on the same level, and in fact are very similar, but with some nuances. Let’s take a look at their differences and features.

GiTUp Git 2 Pro camera

Perhaps you should start with the GiTUp Git 2 Pro film camera. The cost at the time of this writing is UAH 3135 ($ 110). Considering its cost – this action camera, by right, can be considered the most budgetary one with support for external microphones and remote controls. The GitUP Git 2 Pro camera is also notable for the fact that the manufacturer thinks about its buyer – it immediately comes with a protective box and a set of accessories. I think this is a very important.

which makes these cameras stand out against the background of famous brands. The next feature of this camera is definitely the micro-HDMI connector. you will not even need to change the camera settings. You just need to connect the camera with a cable, and it will automatically open the viewed material on a TV or monitor. In addition, the camera has a mode that allows you to connect it to a quadcopter.

Main characteristics:

  • Sensor : Panasonic MN34120PA.
  • Video quality : 2K (2560 x 1440/30 frames), FHD (1920 x 1080/60 frames)
  • Photo quality : 16 MP (4608 x 3456).
  • Aperture : f / 2.8.
  • Viewing angle : 170 °.
  • Display : 1.5 “LCD 320 x 240 px.
  • Processor : Novatek NTK96660.
  • Battery : 1000 mAh (up to 90 minutes of video).
  • Support for memory cards : up to 128GB.
  • Connectors : micro-USB, micro-HDMI.

As for the quality of shooting – the maximum resolution in this model is 2560×1440 at 30 frames. FHD can be shot as early as 60 frames. As for the controls in the action camera, everything is in the “old-school” style, or rather, as it was implemented in gopro cameras before the appearance of the touchscreen:

  1. start / stop recording;
  2. power and mode button;
  3. menu up / down buttons.

If you decide to buy a GitUP Git 2 Pro film camera, with Action camera body mount then this will be a good solution, both for beginners who want to get the most for their money, and for advanced users.

Action camera SJCAM SJ5000X Elite 4K

Main characteristics:

  • Sensor : Sony CMOS IMX078.
  • Video quality : 4K (2880 x 2160/24 frames), 2K (2560 x 1440/30 frames), FHD (1920 x 1080/60 frames).
  • Photo quality : 12 MP (4032 x 3024).
  • Aperture : f / 2.8.
  • Viewing angle : 170/140/110/70 °.
  • Display : 2 “LTPS 320 x 240 px.
  • Processor : Novatek 96660.
  • Battery : 900 mAh (up to 100 minutes of video).
  • Support for memory cards : up to 128GB.
  • Connectors : micro-USB.

The first plus of this camera, like almost all SJCAMs, is its rich bundle. The maximum number of mounts and accessories will help you install the film camera for almost any type of shooting. We have: camera, battery, protective box, bike mount, mounting frame, slotted back cover, charging cable, extension mount (3 pcs.), Adapter for 1/4 “screw, adapter for 1/4” thread, j-hook mount, helmet pads (flat and curved), helmet straps (2 pcs.), 3M adhesive tape (2 pcs.), cleaning cloth, lens protection.

The second plus of this model is the possibilities that it gives to the user. For example, you have the ability to choose a shooting angle: from 70 to 170 degrees, which will allow you to choose a shooting mode for different tasks. I personally liked this opportunity: 170/140/110/70 degrees. If you want to fish – shoot at 170, if you want the view from a regular camera – choose 70 degrees.

As for the quality of the video, it will not remove the stars from the sky. Yes, in fact, it’s not 4K here, but interpolation, but the output picture is really high quality. But, at the same time, the manufacturer has provided for stabilization in this action camera review (due to the gyroscope), which gives it a head start against the background of the previous two models. This is already a level for people who understand why they need a higher permission. But at the same time, it will also be a good start for a beginner, a child, or a person who has never held an action camera in his hands and does not understand what it is about.

The SJ5000X Elite 4K action digital film camera is ideal for any level of user. A rich package and not a high cost, plus excellent reviews will allow you to more accurately determine the type of content, and understand whether it is worth continuing to do this. A big plus in an action camera for content makers will be the presence of Wi-Fi in this camera. You can view the footage on your phone, and upload it for quick posting to social networks, and even edit videos and photos. It is very comfortable.

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