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Title: Water proof Cameras
Post by: JayDee on January 10, 2015, 08:09:04 pm
 Hello,

I am thinking of buying a waterproof camera - - NOT a Go Pro !!!.
Any body got one that they could recommend ??.

John.  ok2
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: slinger on January 10, 2015, 08:50:44 pm
Myself and a few members of our club use the use following camera, which comes with several fittings/mountings with no problems so far as I know?  They are advertised on Amazon at around 54.00. 

SJ4000 Waterproof 12MP 1080P H.264 Outdoor Full HD DVR DV 1.5 Inch LCD Sport Action Camera

If you google SPORTS HD DV, that will show them on Amazon amongst others.

Graham
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on January 10, 2015, 09:30:26 pm
For what it is worth my kids and their mates all have the cheap one sold by ALDI for a few dollars. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
They work brilliantly and will also take videos/movies.
Very hardy as they stand up to bouncing around on jet skis AKA personal watercraft.
Downloaded quality on PC is good.
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: JayDee on January 11, 2015, 12:08:37 am
Hello,

Thanks a lot!.
Will have a good look.

John.  :-))
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 11, 2015, 01:01:55 am
 
I used a Nikon Coolpics S32 at Wicksteed:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MPnvwZN130

Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 11, 2015, 01:05:05 am
 
SJ4000 Utubes reviews.

http://youtu.be/uirzCD-qALE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnHDu-oW7_Y




Myself and a few members of our club use the use following camera, which comes with several fittings/mountings with no problems so far as I know?  They are advertised on Amazon at around 54.00. 

SJ4000 Waterproof 12MP 1080P H.264 Outdoor Full HD DVR DV 1.5 Inch LCD Sport Action Camera

If you google SPORTS HD DV, that will show them on Amazon amongst others.

Graham
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: JayDee on January 11, 2015, 01:27:44 pm
Hello,

Done a fair bit of searching about the SJ4000 camera, there seems to be a lot of "copies" or fakes about.
Huge differences in prices for the same spec camera.
A couple of Sites show the differences between the real and the fakes.

Not sure I will take the chance of buying one !!.

There are other choices by well known Name companies, Nikon, Rollei, Vivitar, Polaroid and others.
Will have to do some more searching !.

John. ok2
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: U-33 on January 11, 2015, 02:41:58 pm
I use this one in my Neptune...


http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__62530__Turnigy_HD_ActionCam_1080P_Full_HD_Video_Camera_w_Waterproof_Case.html (http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__62530__Turnigy_HD_ActionCam_1080P_Full_HD_Video_Camera_w_Waterproof_Case.html)


Comes complete with a waterproof case, a box full of different mounting brackets, and 100 cheaper than a GoPro, and unless you're a photographic expert, you'd be hard pushed to notice the difference in the video quality. I'm just going to order another one for my DPI Phantom.


Rich
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: a3nige on January 11, 2015, 05:24:36 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLSB7nRmeiw

Excellent video of a model J class taken with a waterproof camera mounted on the deck. The music is superb also.

Nige



Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 11, 2015, 08:46:21 pm
 
The Mobis also gets consistent good reviews and a better shape camera too.

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__54706__Mobius_Wide_Angle_B_Lens_ActionCam_a_1080p_HD_Video_Camera_Set_With_Live_Video_Out.html
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 11, 2015, 08:58:44 pm
 
Many on ebay come with a certificate of authentication I notice.

Named brand: I used a Nikon Coolpics S32 at Wicksteed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MPnvwZN130

Hello,

Done a fair bit of searching about the SJ4000 camera, there seems to be a lot of "copies" or fakes about.
Huge differences in prices for the same spec camera.
A couple of Sites show the differences between the real and the fakes.

Not sure I will take the chance of buying one !!.

John. ok2
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: JayDee on January 11, 2015, 09:12:38 pm
Hello,

After many hours of searching I have narrowed my choice down to two cameras.

The Vivitar DVR787HD, OR, the Nikon Coolpix S32.
The Nikon is a bit on the large side, but will be ok.
Not decided which one at the moment!!!.

John   :-))
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: Sub driver on January 11, 2015, 09:59:09 pm
Hi John.
Check out Argos for the Vivitar........got one b 4 xmas in a sale  comes with all the diff mounts inc the waterproof case.
Regards sub.
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: JayDee on January 12, 2015, 06:01:55 pm
Hello Sub

What does it work like?.
Is the definition ok?.
Any problems?.

John. :-))
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 12, 2015, 06:28:49 pm
 
There are two on Argos:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2557692.htm

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/2596873.htm
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: Sub driver on January 13, 2015, 12:15:13 pm
Hi John.
I got the DVR 783 HD ....to bolt to one of my subs and the like so did not want to pay too much for one.
The camera appears very good the different mounts are included as is the water tight box.
Only set up and test pictured mine which was dead easy to do.
I am not wanting a state of the art proffesional camera just to play with and the pics appear good to my eyes for what i want anyway.
Hope its of use.
Regards sub.
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 13, 2015, 12:28:18 pm
 
Any Utube videos Sub?
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: JayDee on January 13, 2015, 02:01:12 pm
Hello,

Decided to buy the Nikon S32 camera, waterproof on its own, so no case to leak or go wrong.
A worldwide named Company - - I have owned Nikon cameras before, so for me they are trusted!.

John.  :-) :-) :-)
Title: Re: Water proof Cameras
Post by: JayDee on January 16, 2015, 03:59:38 pm
Hello,

After LOTS of thinking!!, I have changed my mind and bought a GoPro HERO.
Here's hoping its all Ok.

John  :}