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  • The best low-cost 1080p30 action camera.

    In this topic I'll try to find out which action cam performs better in 1080p30 recording mode.

    So, here is my first test.

    Top left: GitUp Git1 (NT96650+IMX322), custom lens (MGCOOL Sharkeye), MOD4 FW, low contrast, low sharpness, flat colors.
    Top right: GoPro HERO 2014 (A7+AR0833), Hero-MAX Pro script,
    Bottom left: Astak CM-7500 (A5+MT9P401), Astak-MAX script,
    Bottom right: Estep T1 (MT6582+OV4688), low sharpness, low contrast, -2EV.
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  • #2
    I'm fondest of the top left; but it's almost unfair because of the custom lens. That's not something that an average user would change on the camera. If you're going for best, including pushing the hardware as far as it can go, then that's my choice so far.

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    • nutsey
      nutsey commented
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      Thanks for your opinion!

      I agree with your saying about the custom lens but I don't think that an avarage user could ever create a modified firmware or a script as well... So all is fair in love and war

  • #3
    Bright sunny daylight test.

    Same setup as above except Low saturation set for the T1 cam (bottom right).
    Last edited by nutsey; 02-24-2018, 10:10 AM.
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    • #4
      I'm also looking for cheap OV2710/5 and AR0230/7/8 based action cams. Please report if you find any.
      Last edited by nutsey; 03-04-2018, 03:48 PM.
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      • nutsey
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        Cheap OV2710 cam was found. More side-by-side tests will be done soon.

    • #5
      One more side by side FullHD 30fps test.

      Top: Eken H9 (SPCA6350+OV4689), default hardware and settings.
      Botom: MGCOOL Explorer ES (Allwinner V3s+GC2023), default hardware and settings.
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      • petesimon
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        Eken H9 image is noticeably better. So maybe the GC2023 sensor isn't so good. hm?

      • nutsey
        nutsey commented
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        The sensor is not that bad. I tested it against IMX323 (which provides much better results comparing to the OV4689): https://www.goprawn.com/forum/non-ac...tests#post8782

        MGCOOL software engineers definitely should be flogged for such a shameful product.

    • #6
      O RLY FCsquare (NT96655 + AR0330). Default lens and firmware:

      This cam uses same SoC and sensor with good old SJCAM SJ4000 WIFI. Seems to be moddable to get much better results.

      GitUp Git1 with default lens and custom MOD5 firmware (sharpness, NR and more tweaks):
      Last edited by nutsey; 06-27-2018, 07:35 PM.
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