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February 4, 2015 at 12:19 PM delete

Hey Izaak, it's been a while since I've left a message. Since my post on your micro lures. I just accidentally deleted my long post so now I will have to just cut to the chase. I looked through your videos of the action cam alternatives. I have my eye on the SJ4000 but can't see to get over the issues of focusing when going for bright to dark backgrounds. It just seems to not be able to get in focus correctly. In your opinion, do you have a favorite action cam out of the ones you've test, in terms of video quality and physical design. Thanks!
-Josh from the Midwest

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February 5, 2015 at 7:19 AM delete

Hi Josh,

The SJ4000 and the Blackvue Sport are the two most impressive action cameras I have reviewed on the above list. Midland's XTC 450 is also high up there, but I prefer the GoPro style mounts of the former cameras.
However, the SJ5000+ is now available and has received good reviews online; with marked color and dark/light improvement over the original SJ4000. It's also reasonably affordable. While I haven't tried it out (yet), it may be just the one for you. Otherwise, I would go with an SJ4000-it has a few issues with quick transitions from dark to light and vice vesa, but this is fairly common, even with GoPro cameras. Hope that helps

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March 15, 2015 at 9:15 AM delete

Thanks for letting me know Izaak!
I ended getting an SJ4000 wifi and an M10. Still waiting for them to be delivered though. The SJ5000+ seems to have a few issues that a firmware update hasn't fixed yet. There seems to be a new player in town as well, the Xiaomi Yi. Looks like they are getting positive reviews all around as well.

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March 16, 2015 at 11:48 AM delete

The M10 is a new one, not familiar with it. Let me know how it goes! Will hopefully have a review of the Xiaomi Yi posted soon, looks like a nice, very affordable camera.

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March 16, 2015 at 11:29 PM delete

I had a problem with shipping, but a friend had an m10 for me to compare. Internals looks to be the same as far as video quality goes, but it seems as though the M10 has a much better button layout and the power button responds much better than the SJ4000 wifi's. There is a dedicated menu button and the battery door is a far sturdier. As far as features goes, the M10 doesn't seem to have timelapse function, even after firmware update. The cubed m10 looks to be the better one to me. Can't wait to see your review of the Xiaomi Yi!
By the way does the power button on your SJ4000 seem not as responsive as you like?

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April 10, 2015 at 6:59 AM delete

Yeah, the power button is "tight", requires a little more effort to push then I like (only when it is in the waterproof case)

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Be nice.