Victure AC940

This camera checks most boxes for what I consider important in a modern budget action cam. It’s got an easy to use interface, great audio quality and is waterproof without an external case. Unfortunately it is not real 4K despite being highly advertised as being real 4K capable. However when that “4K” footage is rendered down to 1080p it is totally passable and if 1080p is the final goal for video delivery, the camera will suffice.

In the market for a home theatre projector that doesn’t break the bank? Although a few years old at this point, the Epson HC2040 (aka HC2045) is a few years old at this point but has solid reviews, is quiet in eco, bright and should last a long time to come. Projector technology does not change very quick and if you want a bright image, at the expense of deep blacks, this projector is the way to go. Especially if you can find it second hand (check the hours used) or at half off retail!

Included in the Box Triple Channel Car Camera and mount USB 12V adapter (built in cable) External sensor for rear (built in cord) 64GB SD Card (Kingston, allegedly) Removal tool USB 2.0 Micro SD Reader My copy from Amazon Canada did not come with the advertised hard wire kit that the US version comes with so I did not test that. Camera Specifications 1080p 30 front facing (does not disclose sensor) – 150ish MB per 2 min file SEEMS TO ACTUALLY BE 25 UNIQUE FRAMES…Continue Reading “Carkoler M8 3-Channel Dashcam Review”

The Firefly X is pretty middle of the road: excellent audio quality, decent video and OK image stabilization. The only stand-out feature is the waterproofing (without external case). And I would not trust it all that much as it is pretty basic and some of the clips holding the battery door in place is pretty sketchy. They do not hold on as tight as I would hope so I do not trust this camera to stay waterproof. Overall I cannot find any glaring flaws in the camera but there’s also not too much that it excels at. Perhaps it’ll be more worthwhile when it goes on sale in the future but at a $170+ price point I think it is too much money.

The Ivy Rec is a bit of an odd duck in Canon’s camera lineup: more like the Fuji Instax has somehow mated with a Go Pro rather than anything else Canon makes. That makes sense seeing as this camera is meant to be paired with the Ivy Instant Printer, making it some sorta weird digital print hybrid. However, the Ivy Rec itself, from a camera perspective, is kind of a wreck. It isn’t a good enough digital camera to buy just to own a digital camera, and furthermore the Ivy printer can easily be used with a smartphone. And since any smartphone has autofocus, their image quality will be better than the Ivy. So what is the point?

The Vantop Moment 5C is a budget 4K action cam that claims to produce 4K 60 FPS video at under $100. While it is true that the camera can make a 4K video file with 60 FPS, this format is interpolated (upscaled) from a lower resolution. However this camera appears to do near-true 4K 30 with image stabilization and very decent 1080p 30 with EIS. As well, it produces colourful and vibrant video that most people will find pleasing, especially if they are not pixel peepers.

I would go with the Shimano brakes instead on the same link even though they’re a few $ more for the set and a bit uglier. Thing is, even if these brakes are a clone of something reliable, the fact is that the quality control, packaging and shipping could cause potential issues. However I didn’t die while trying out these brakes and I feel like this brand of brake might be something used in cheap bikes you’d find at Walmart or other department stores. Longevity may not be great, however, they’re not going to fail immediately. If you buy a product like this I would recommend checking them before every ride to ensure the bolts are tight and the cables are not leaking. I wouldn’t recommend going this cheap. Living is more important than $5 here and there!