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post #1 of 6 Old 09-18-2018, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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For you video heads out there.

For anyone interested in action cameras, here's a video comparing my GoPro Hero-2 with a $120.00 knockoff, Akaso V50 Pro, and some nice footage of one of my favorite places to ride to.

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-18-2018, 08:27 PM
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Funny, I'z thinking of starting a Thread about a GoPro (or something like it)!

I'm almost done puttin' back together my '03.
For the first time in my Life riding a MC (55YO riding pretty much since 20YO),
my biggest 'Safety' Gear will be a VideoCamera for Traffic.
Yes, after the helmet (but not really, 'cause that's where I'm thinking to mount it).

SO!!!
Do you like this Camera better (for lack of a better word) than GoPro (as far as value received for money spent)?

'Cause I'll be riding soon and I need it all documented after watching all these INSANE YouTubeRoadRage Vids...
SHEESH!
WHAT IS WRONG WITH (some) FOLKS?!?!
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-19-2018, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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Like or Dislike?

I don't have a long time on this camera yet, but so far I do like it more than my GoPro Hero-2.

The Hero-2 has been not so reliable in the past. It's just stopped recording unexpectedly, recorded OK then records black (nothing).
Not super reliable at all.
Not a big difference in video quality between the two cameras. I think the Akaso has a slight edge there. ( The GoPro is an older model. I expect newer models would be better.)

The Akaso does not have provision for external mike. It is easier to turn on, and start/stop recording than the GoPro. ( I have to power up the remote back-pack, then the remote, and camera on the GoPro.)
The Akaso can be mounted to my chin bar on helmet, and turned on/off, and start recording directly from it's mounting place. It has back screen (touch screen) that allows me to see what the camera is seeing. Makes alignment much easier. That alone wins it for my style of recording.

I'm going to modify the weather case to allow me to plug in bike power directly. (Save camera battery power) That way I can keep camera on while I ride. Turn recording on / off as desired.

The Akaso is going to be better for my type of recording.

At $100.00 it is much easier on my pocketbook. There are other features, on the Akaso, I've not explored yet.



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2011 Kawasaki KLR 650 (Orange & White )

My KLR Page..http://www.powers31.info/2011_KLR650.htm

Mod's to KLR:
Power socket, L.E.D. Battery Indicator, Camera bag holder
Custom Saddlebag frames .
Louder horns, Firstgear Onyx tail bag.
Custom Aluminum Skid Plate.
Cut down seat with Custom pad.
Go Pro Camera mount.
Doo-Hicky

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post #4 of 6 Old 09-19-2018, 06:49 PM
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I'm doing my due diligence now... I gotta get something as I'll be riding again next week!!!
AWWW YEH!

Thanks for the response, Larry31; it's VERY helpful!
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BOUGHT IT... It'll show up later in the week so I'm golden!
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-26-2018, 08:26 PM
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BUMMER!!!
RETURNED IT!
For $100 I didn't expect a FootRub at the end of every Ride, so that wadn't the issue(s).
Issues for me and mine:
No BT connect,
No WiFi Signal,
No FF/REV when reviewing Vids on Unit,
HORRIBLE Instruction Manual (merely repeats the Menu Choice Titles w/o explaining what they do).

I found the pic pretty good and the Stabilization also good, though I can't compare it to GoPro et al. I will say that I thought the image in 4K with the UltimateWideView was a slight disappointment as I don't think one could take out an image from the Video to get Plate Number or other detail like that.
When I finally figured out how to defeat a lot of features I was able to get the thing to record until it ran out of microSDcard space.
The Kit it came with was good and seemed to cover a lot of 'mounting' challenges with what all was included. YouTube did better to show the differing attachment styles though.

Again for $100 and SIGNIFICANT savings from buying a NewGoPro it was worth it to give it a shot. It just wasn't all that I wanted/needed including features mostly. AMZ made it EASY to return and though the CC won't get credited until the camera is returned plus a few days, it was a good experience and good faith effort to find I'm BACK IN THE MARKET!

Thanks just the same Larry31... I just got a lemon (BT and WiFi) and need a coupla more features. This camera was solid otherwise, and the Kit is helpful to save money on the whole shebang purchase.
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