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Post by Jim » 14 Mar 2015, 10:15

keep posting the videos guys! Awesome!
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Post by Milehisnk » 30 Mar 2015, 17:36

For what it's worth, GoPro now has their "economy" model simply called the Hero for $129.99 now, but it doesn't have wifi like the SJ4000 does for what, $99? I personally have 2 Hero 3 blacks and they are great. I will eventually add to my collection of GoPro products, probably with either a 3+ Silver or the new 4 silver. I've used one of them for everything from action shots while fishing to mounting it to an RC car and even snow tubing with my kids. So far I haven't broken one, but the GoPro brand batteries leave a bit to be desired.
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Post by Jim » 01 Apr 2015, 06:41

my son wants a gopro Black. Anywhere to score one with a discount somewhere? :D
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Post by BigTerp » 01 Apr 2015, 08:25

Jim,

The SJ5000+ is now available from Amazon. It uses the same chip/processor as the GoPro 3 Black.



I still think overall a GoPro is a nicer camera than the SJCam, at least nicer than my SJ4000. I haven't had hands on with the SJ5000+ yet though. But for the price and an action camera that I know I'll be hard on, I can't complain one bit about my SJ4000. I plan to pick up a 5000+ at some point, just have too many other hobbies that lighten my wallet right now!!!
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Post by Jim » 01 Apr 2015, 12:51

BigTerp wrote:Jim,

The SJ5000+ is now available from Amazon. It uses the same chip/processor as the GoPro 3 Black.



I still think overall a GoPro is a nicer camera than the SJCam, at least nicer than my SJ4000. I haven't had hands on with the SJ5000+ yet though. But for the price and an action camera that I know I'll be hard on, I can't complain one bit about my SJ4000. I plan to pick up a 5000+ at some point, just have too many other hobbies that lighten my wallet right now!!!
I sent him the link, I am hoping to convince him to go this route. :lol:
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Post by BigTerp » 01 Apr 2015, 13:29

Jim wrote:
BigTerp wrote:Jim,

The SJ5000+ is now available from Amazon. It uses the same chip/processor as the GoPro 3 Black.



I still think overall a GoPro is a nicer camera than the SJCam, at least nicer than my SJ4000. I haven't had hands on with the SJ5000+ yet though. But for the price and an action camera that I know I'll be hard on, I can't complain one bit about my SJ4000. I plan to pick up a 5000+ at some point, just have too many other hobbies that lighten my wallet right now!!!
I sent him the link, I am hoping to convince him to go this route. :lol:
HA!!!
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Post by MrSimon » 03 Jun 2015, 13:57

I love filming with my GoPro.

Best thing I ever did was buy a skeleton case and a battery eliminator (see link for eliminator).

http://www.amazon.com/Switronix-DVGP3US ... eliminator

It allows me to use an auxiliary battery pack. I can get about 12 hours of run time out of a $15 rechargeable battery pack, or unlimited time if you plug it into a wall, car outlet, etc. I actually installed a USB port in my boat that connects to my batteries so I can just plug the camera in and record all day. It's sooooo nice not to worry about changing batteries and all that crap.

When I go fishing, I turn the camera on, set it to a 5 minute loop and let it run all day. If something exciting happens, I hit the button to lock in only the last 5 minutes and the loop starts over. The camera can run all day and not fill up the card, capturing only the exciting stuff like catching a fish.

I also got the flexible clamp mount, which is worth its weight in gold.
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Post by fender66 » 03 Jun 2015, 14:27

MrSimon wrote:I love filming with my GoPro.

Best thing I ever did was buy a skeleton case and a battery eliminator (see link for eliminator).

http://www.amazon.com/Switronix-DVGP3US ... eliminator

It allows me to use an auxiliary battery pack. I can get about 12 hours of run time out of a $15 rechargeable battery pack, or unlimited time if you plug it into a wall, car outlet, etc. I actually installed a USB port in my boat that connects to my batteries so I can just plug the camera in and record all day. It's sooooo nice not to worry about changing batteries and all that crap.

When I go fishing, I turn the camera on, set it to a 5 minute loop and let it run all day. If something exciting happens, I hit the button to lock in only the last 5 minutes and the loop starts over. The camera can run all day and not fill up the card, capturing only the exciting stuff like catching a fish.

I also got the flexible clamp mount, which is worth its weight in gold.
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Post by BigTerp » 14 Aug 2015, 12:11

Jim wrote:
BigTerp wrote:Jim,

The SJ5000+ is now available from Amazon. It uses the same chip/processor as the GoPro 3 Black.



I still think overall a GoPro is a nicer camera than the SJCam, at least nicer than my SJ4000. I haven't had hands on with the SJ5000+ yet though. But for the price and an action camera that I know I'll be hard on, I can't complain one bit about my SJ4000. I plan to pick up a 5000+ at some point, just have too many other hobbies that lighten my wallet right now!!!
I sent him the link, I am hoping to convince him to go this route. :lol:
Did you ever get anything for him? Hunting season is fast approaching and I'm considering getting a second camera.
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Post by Jim » 15 Aug 2015, 21:45

Still going back and forth! Does the Sj5000 have the looping feature the GoPros have?
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Post by BigTerp » 17 Aug 2015, 10:18

Jim wrote:Still going back and forth! Does the Sj5000 have the looping feature the GoPros have?
Are you referring to the ability to continually record and overwrite the sd card as it fills? Not sure about the 5000 but my SJ4000 WIFI does cyclic recording in 1, 5 or 10 minute loops. Once the card is full it overwrites the oldest loop as it continues to record. I wish it had the ability to "lock in" a recording with the push of a button like the Go Pro does to keep whatever loop you want from being deleted. But it doesn't.

Based on the reviews I've been reading, I'd stay away from the SJ5000 for now. It seems to have some bugs they need to get worked out. I think they kind of rushed it to market with it still having some issues. But apparently there have been some firmware updates that are starting to fix them.

I'm still happy with my SJ4000 wifi. No issues to complain of. I did fry it with a bad 12V car charger. I think it sent to much juice to the camera and destroyed it. It would turn on but no screen. And get really hot in about 2 minutes. I contacted the company and they sent me a brand new one. This was after having it for about 9 months. Surprised they replaced it free of charge.
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Post by BigTerp » 17 Aug 2015, 10:19

RiverBottomOutdoors wrote:Pro Tip: Always store your GoPro Black in waterproof case. :oops:
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Post by Jim » 17 Aug 2015, 10:25

Thanks Big Terp!
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Post by Jim » 14 Nov 2015, 18:05

I took the plunge and ordered an adventure cam10 for a super deal. Stay tuned for a solid review from my son and Me.
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