In part two of the cheapest action cam showdown, we test 4 more cameras: the Cooau SPC06, Crosstour CT8500, the Campark ACT74A and the Jeemak M5.
In the hunt for the best budget 4K action cam from Amazon, we purchased 8 different cameras to test and put in a head to head showdown. Let’s see which camera is the best!
The Etekcity Wireless Remote Outlets are functional wireless outlets. I’ve got two of these activating lights around my house and one on my home theater power bar so I don’t have to reach behind the TV every time to turn it on and off. They’ve saved me a lot of effort in that regard and completely cater to my laziness. Set up was super easy too: just plug them in and they worked.
This camera’s build quality is fantastic. It is a solid piece of kit. However the reliability issues make it highly problematic for me. Am I missing something here? I tried all my basic troubleshooting but still could not get it to work as intended. Mostly everything else about this camera was rock solid. But what is a dashcam if it is not reliable? Not something I would recommend buying that’s for sure.
The Neewer VK750 II leaves me wondering why I bothered to buy expensive brand name flashes in the past. For 1/6th the cost of a Nikon SB-700, the VK750 II offers a nearly identical flash in form, power and function. If you understand the limitations of this flash, it’ll save you a ton of money and you’ll be just as happy with it as you are with the name brand alternative.
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!
Aside from one issue with the camera and memory card compatibility this camera offers some decent video quality at 1440p resolution in a relatively inexpensive price. Note: a sample was provided by the manufacturer for review.
Short Answer: No. Do Not Buy It. Do not trust the reviews on AliExpress. Please see the review to show you just how bad it is!
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”