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    My forecast for action cam market for six months is: for ~$70 you will get a real 4k cam from numerous Chinese makers and brands. There will be more SoCs available, even from chipmakers who are new to imaging field. Do you have any thoughts about forthcoming action cam evolvement?
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    my prediction .... more and more crap at the lower end of the scale, with fake specs and fake firmware screens

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      I believe HiSilicon SoCs like Hi3559 V100 can refresh the market if the pricing will be acceptable.
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        Originally posted by nutsey View Post
        My forecast for action cam market for six months is: for ~$70 you will get a real 4k cam from numerous Chinese makers and brands. There will be more SoCs available, even from chipmakers who are new to imaging field. Do you have any thoughts about forthcoming action cam evolvement?
        My prediction, there'll be even more crazy chip for dash cam and sports cam development that will sell for as low as $50 since black market are anticipating low end customers who are really not aware of what they are buying. Not all people have minds of a tech guy. Just my cents though.

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          I predict we see the sub $100 true 4k action cam kits become common place by Christmas 2017. As for future trends... I expect to see 3 things: 1. a transition to mostly dual screen models 2. more models offering screw in lens filters and/or changeable lenses 3. models offering larger screens probably 2.4 or 2.7". I think the sweet spot for these is the $100 range so I expect to see fierce competition for this Christmas in that market. I imagine all manufacturers will offer good cameras in that price range by November. Probably mostly sporting the IMX117 and ambarella A12. Oh and a 4th prediction is we see the fake 4k action cams selling at bargain basement prices of around $20.

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            nutsey commented
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            Thanx for sharing your thoughts.

            1. Sure, a secondary front screen is obviously better than a simple led indicator.
            2. I believe we will see a new class of devices with reasonably cheap interchangeable lenses (wide/narrow) very soon.
            3. Hope it will not go towards larger diagonals...
            4, This is the most exciting prediction for me.
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