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Dropped this one TWICE and it's still running!!
on March 24, 2014
On the strength of YouTube's "Techmoan" review,("The Best Action Camera under $100 - SJ1000...") I purchased this item through Amazon, and after receiving it, immediately tried it out using a couple of its accessories (the waterproof shell with the bicycle handlebar attachment, and the "multi-functional" attachment with the car windshield adapter, also using a camera extender rod "X-shot"-separate product, will review in future)...
I've put it to use on a 300 plus mile car trip, on one bicycle ride, and on daily walks, so after almost a month of daily use, here's my take:
As other reviewers state, the video and audio quality are EXCELLENT for a camera of this size and cost.
The CAVEATS- (based on my use and experience of the attachments/accessories)
1) Using the multi-functional attachment (the user manual refers to it as "multificational" - bad translation there), it's already been dropped TWICE (once indoors on the floor, and once outdoors on cement), and on the first drop (indoors) it separated into 2 pieces! I held my breath, put it back together, turned it on again, and voila! It operated normally (whew)...
The 2nd drop was on cement, and did NOT fall apart...it just continued to record!
I believe the drops happened due to (my) OPERATOR error - not having the camera firmly placed in its holder...more time and experience will tell...
2) Using the waterproof shell with the bicycle handlebar attachment, I found the video to be pretty shaky (again, need to see if adjustments can be made to minimize vibration).
3) Using the multi-functional attachment with the car windshield adapter ("car holder" according to the user manual), vibration was minimal, so video playback was MUCH better.
Bottom line: I'm really liking it, and if I get decent footage, will add a video example.
In the meantime, I suggest checking YouTube's Techmoan review - [...] - it's the best I've seen on this product.