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Cheapish action camera for kids?

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We are going skiing this half term and my 8yr old son has asked for a gro pro type camera to make skiing videos... I am considering buying him one (potentially to use as incentive/bribe) but don’t want to break the bank ... need something cheapish but sturdy as he falls a lot and not particularly careful. I obviously would only let him use it when he skis with us, not during his lessons. Any advice/recommendations?
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We have a Gopro Hero 4 and an SJCam, says a lot for the SJ that the kids aren't bothered which of them gets which camera. [url=https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Action-Cameras/SJCAM-SJ4000-Wi-Fi-Camera-Black/B075V7PFWM/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1549471748&sr=8-17&keywords=sjcam%5D%5B%2Furl&tag=amz07b-21]
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@davkt, thanks looks good but still £70 ... I guess this is as cheap as they come then.. not sure if my little monster deserves this
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I took some footage with my sons Akaso EK7000 on a recent trip and it came out v well in terms of lighting/focus. Main problem was chest mounting makes you feel a bit nauseous when watching back!
Also the batteries didn't cope with the cold v well when in chest mount from leaving home and up the lifts. Best was to keep camera in warm pocket until I was ready to film
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@MHskier, thank you. I think batteries durability is a factor... but will have a look
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Some of the reviews are a bit long in the tooth now but this is a great place to start:

http://www.techmoan.com/blog/category/action-cameras

As new Yi (88012? - 1080p) for £29.99

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254107596447

Or a mere £34.99 new from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MY8W72E/?tag=amz07b-21


http://youtube.com/v/Tybp5I9ow3I


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Sportpursuit are doing a AEE 4k Action Camera action camera for £29.99, looks decent enough.

https://www.sportpursuit.com/catalog/product/view/id/1685002?click=eyJxdWVyeSI6ImNhbWVyYSIsInBhZ2UiOjEsInBhZ2VTaXplIjo0MiwicG9zIjo2fQ==
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The go-pro cameras are always being updated so you can get used older models like the go-pro 3&4 for reasonable prices on ebay. I have a go-pro3 that was a hand me down from my son when he got a newer model for Christmas a couple of years ago and it works fine. You can often get all the mounts and other accessories included in the deal this way too, and if has few scratches when you get it, you won't get so worried when it gets a few more after some falls, though they are really tough. The kind of fall that it takes to break these cameras is likely to be breaking your bones first !
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Ok, looks like it worth looking on eBay then .. I don’t mind if it is not in perfect condition as long as it still works fine
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Campark-ACT74-Waterproof-Underwater-Batteries/dp/B01J51W5QG/?tag=amz07b-21
£40
seems to have decent reviews (over 1000!) & comes with a load of mounts, waterproof/shockproof case, etc.
the used ones on amazon warehouse deals start at around £33


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https://www.google.com/search?q=Campark+ACT74&num=100&newwindow=1&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiDxuCn2afgAhU2VBUIHeckDFcQ_AUIDygC&biw=1689&bih=1176
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altis wrote:


As new Yi (88012? - 1080p) for £29.99



filmed this on my Yi before Christmas, excellent little camera


http://youtube.com/v/YKp1ObD11KQ

although I mostly use a firefly https://fr.gearbest.com/action-cameras/pp_631755.html

which has optical image stabilization.
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Wow so many options! Thank you everyone!
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I have a GoPro but was introduced to Apeman last year and it is awesome. 4K camera with all the attachments if you buy the right package off Amazon. Almost the same as a GoPro, great quality BUT £50 instead of a few hundred. Been skiing and scuba diving with it and the footage is great
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