Includes professional waterproof case with ON/OFF function (up to 30 metres)[No it
doesn’t! It cannot be turned on/off whilst in the case. You have to insert it whilst
switched on, then rely on the sleep function to automatically turn itself off. It’s
really not too much hassle, though. Whilst in sleep mode, one touch of the shutter
button wakes it up.]
Rechargeable and replaceable high capacity lithium-ion battery (2.5 hours working
The camera body feels solid, and looks well made. It’s coated with a compound
that has a slight rubbery feel to it, so it’s not slippery in the hand. The LCD screen
is effective, and has good enough resolution to access the various settings available.
On the right hand side are the outputs, a model specific USB plug to the actioncam,
which although is a reasonably common plug for cameras, is wired differently. The
lead from my Fuji will not work, even though it’s the correct plug fitting! Bugger!
So you only have the one lead to pull data off. Not clever, at all!
Battery: 7dayshop was really fantastic, as when I asked them for a spare battery,
within three emails, they’d put spare batteries on their site. Well done! I would
hope that if I needed another data lead they would do the same again.
On the right hand side is the USB output, and micro HDMI (looks gold plated).
These are next to the battery compartment. On the left hand side of the camera is
an A/V out, the (micro) SD card holder and another hole, I have no idea, yet!
Because the lens is flat, it’s my choice to trim a phone screen protector, and
to slap it on. Sorted!
On the bottom is the 1/4” std camera fitting. On the top of the camera is the on/off
switch, a little too delicate for me, with the shooting buttons either side. These
feel fine to use, with a nice tactile operation. The idiot lights work well, but
with my eyesight,, when the camera is a few feet away from me, in daylight, they
are difficult to see. But it is a small camera, so no real foul.
The waterproof case feels really well made, with a solid snap when closing the
The remote works well, but you have to remember to “wake” the camera up first,
before you shoot. This can be difficult to gauge, when you have that shot that you
need to take right now! Range is crap, about 3’-4’.
Failures so far: One. The tri-point thumbscrew to attach the cam to the bracket split.
A touch of cyano cured that, though, plus I’ve got a shed full of 1/4” whit screws!
This has been just a quickie review. Is it worth the money? I’d say yes. Is it as
good as the GoPro? I don’t have one, but the main drawback is the lack of sources
for bits. It’s 7dayshop, or nowt, you can get bits for GoPro all over...and the same
problem as with all this type of case, you can’t turn it on or off when in the case!