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Gopro 3+ silver , sony AS30 or SJ4000

sprite1275sprite1275 Posts: 157
edited July 2014 in MTB buying advice
Thinking of getting an action cam and after doing a little research i (think) ive narrowed it down to one of these two.

I can ge tthe gopro for £170 and the sony for £160

Any suggestions/experiences on which trumps the other?

EDIT. Seems these sj4000 Chinese replicas of the gopro are getting some good reviews for the price. Anyone use one?
There in Amazon for £76 which is almost £100 less than the gopro silver, just wondering if the gopro Quality is worth the extra :/

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  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    gopro edges I recon at that price - where abouts at that price?
  • 19dm8219dm82 Posts: 70
    POAH wrote:
    gopro edges I recon at that price - where abouts at that price?

    Also interested at that price.
  • lancewlancew Posts: 680
    I was discussing this on another forum. Go Pro came up trumps, mostly because of the massive range of accessories available.
    Here is one not to get: Sony HDR AS15. My mate has one and I borrow it from time to time (no idea why, tbh) - the lens fogs up internally and the internal mic is just dreadful
    Thats from another member.
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  • sprite1275sprite1275 Posts: 157
    Lancew wrote:
    I was discussing this on another forum. Go Pro came up trumps, mostly because of the massive range of accessories available.
    Here is one not to get: Sony HDR AS15. My mate has one and I borrow it from time to time (no idea why, tbh) - the lens fogs up internally and the internal mic is just dreadful
    Thats from another member.

    Not sure if they got better with the as30

    Only thing with gopro is you feel like your paying a massive premium for the name.
  • sprite1275sprite1275 Posts: 157
    POAH wrote:
    gopro edges I recon at that price - where abouts at that price?

    The misses can get a discount at her work that sells them.
  • Myster101Myster101 Posts: 856
    sprite1275 wrote:
    POAH wrote:
    gopro edges I recon at that price - where abouts at that price?

    The misses can get a discount at her work that sells them.

    £170 for Gopro 3+, buy a few and sell them on for a profit on here :lol:

    The SJ4000 gets great reviews for the price. Although if you can get a Gopro 3 for £170 then I'd be very tempted.
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  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    I've got the SJ4000. They're not bad for the cash.

    viewtopic.php?f=40066&t=12974427&hilit=sj4000#p18939367
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  • sprite1275sprite1275 Posts: 157
    Myster101 wrote:
    sprite1275 wrote:
    POAH wrote:
    gopro edges I recon at that price - where abouts at that price?

    The misses can get a discount at her work that sells them.

    £170 for Gopro 3+, buy a few and sell them on for a profit on here :lol:

    The SJ4000 gets great reviews for the price. Although if you can get a Gopro 3 for £170 then I'd be very tempted.

    Its only the silver though which can be got for £199 at a few places now. Just not sure if the gopro has enough extra quality to warrant the extra £100
  • sprite1275sprite1275 Posts: 157
    CitizenLee wrote:
    I've got the SJ4000. They're not bad for the cash.

    viewtopic.php?f=40066&t=12974427&hilit=sj4000#p18939367

    Does the vid quality look better than it does on youtube?
  • dirkpitt74dirkpitt74 Posts: 518
    sprite1275 wrote:
    CitizenLee wrote:
    I've got the SJ4000. They're not bad for the cash.

    viewtopic.php?f=40066&t=12974427&hilit=sj4000#p18939367

    Does the vid quality look better than it does on youtube?

    Looks OK on my connection.
    Seriously tempted with the SJ4000 for the cash.
  • Myster101Myster101 Posts: 856
    sprite1275 wrote:
    CitizenLee wrote:
    I've got the SJ4000. They're not bad for the cash.

    viewtopic.php?f=40066&t=12974427&hilit=sj4000#p18939367

    Does the vid quality look better than it does on youtube?

    I've seen this vid a couple of times on different formats (iPad, PC, Galaxy S2) it looks great on some and rough on others (iPad isn't great). I'd be happy with the SJ4000 for the price.
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  • sprite1275sprite1275 Posts: 157
    @dirkpit Yea the vid looks OK but I think you loose PIC quality on YouTube after it compresses it.
  • sprite1275 wrote:
    CitizenLee wrote:
    I've got the SJ4000. They're not bad for the cash.

    viewtopic.php?f=40066&t=12974427&hilit=sj4000#p18939367

    Does the vid quality look better than it does on youtube?

    Looks pretty poo to me.. but then I'm convinced YouTube have changed their settings or something. Some of my own vids on a Contour used to look a lot better!
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    Yeah raw footage is better than on YT. Battery life isn't great but it's good enough for all I'll ever use it for, plus spares are dirt cheap. GoPro 3s do look better, but for me not better enough to justify the hefty price. I'd be tempted at £170 though!
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