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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bhs1973, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. bhs1973

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    Hi. Brand new to copters. I was given the Phantom 1 as a gift this weekend. Will also be getting a Hero3+ soon. For now, what's a good camera to use while waiting for the GoPro? A good camera but very cheap if possible. Thanks.
     
  2. Monte55

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    I got a carcam on ebay for about $46. There are many on there. It has a small drop down screen.Mine can take max of 3 minute clips but that's fine. Quality is good. It takes a micro sd card. It only weighs about 80 grams so no problem for the Phantom. After you get gopro, stick it in the car. I drive a service van and always have it on just in case of accident or whatever. I am on a tablet now and don't know how to post a link to the one I have or the seller. I'll try on my laptop later if you're interested. The lens can adjust up and down. I really like it. I have used it on my V262 cyclone quads . Nice wide angle lens. Has its own battery, rechargable.
     
  3. d4ddyo

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    what's cheap. LOL.. Don't wait. I bought a Hero 3+ Black for $300 and a Hero 3+ Silver for $200 on craigslist.
     
  4. 4wd

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    The SJ4000 is surprisingly good, and shares gopro mounts.
    You get a large pack of different mounts included.
    I found very little jello from it put straight on a P1

    It's not a bad plan to have a cheaper camera that you are less bothered about bashing up.
     
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    check out craigslist for hero 3s (not plus) for cheap too.
     
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    I have an SJ1000 - about $80 new from Amazon. It doesn't fit the GoPro mount, but I was able to kludge one together from the brackets that were supplied. Here's a sample video:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5PiVR_4vOs[/youtube]
     
  8. Roadkilt

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    If you get the gopro get a dealer extra warranty. I normally don't get those useless things but a new flyer and a gopro have about a 100% chance of crashing and killing your expensive camera! nice to take it back for a new one! Your welcome.
     
  9. Monte55

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    I doubt any warranty would cover a crash especially if the camera shows damage