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Which action camera to buy

Which Action camera to buy

  • GoPro Hero7 Black

  • DJI Action

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azahmah

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Need some help people! I am looking to buy a new action camera, but I do not know which one to go for. At the moment I am deciding between DJI and Gopro. They both have very similar functionality but for a noob like me, I can't see any significant differences.
 

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I know of two people who have had the DJI ones fail on them. Plus Thomas Heaton, who mentioned it in one of his videos.
 

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I think you aren't going to get much of an answer to your question. There wont be folks around with experience of multiple varieties of action cameras and those who own one will tell you it's fine. For example I have the dji action which hasn't failed as yet and performs brilliantly, I particularly like the forward facing screen which the gopro doesn't have which is why I bought it over the gopro. At the moment I think it's great but if it fails my opinion will change I'm sure!
 

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I think you aren't going to get much of an answer to your question. There wont be folks around with experience of multiple varieties of action cameras and those who own one will tell you it's fine. For example I have the dji action which hasn't failed as yet and performs brilliantly, I particularly like the forward facing screen which the gopro doesn't have which is why I bought it over the gopro. At the moment I think it's great but if it fails my opinion will change I'm sure!
It will be interesting to see how the market changes with DJI now in the fray. GoPro seem to have got stuck in a rut design wise with so many accessories to fit. DJI don’t have the same issue so I feel they can be a little more creative in the designs. Hopefully the reliability issues I have heard about are sorted. Most of the people I know that use them are windsurfers. They get strapped to their masts, boom or on the end of a stick at the back of the harness. As such they receive a fair bit of abuse, probably more than they were designed for. Other than the one Thomas Heston had fail in his video, the two I mention were both strapped to masts.
 

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I believe @tenchy picked up one recently for a good price. I bought this one a couple of years ago https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01N1SY8MN and is pretty good. I think Tenchy purchased the newer version of it or a higher end but I think was also an Apeman.
 

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I will see what the new GoPro is like before I buy anything
 
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