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Nice quality - Memory sucks,
This review is from: Swann Freestyle 1080p HD Waterproof Sports Video Camera (Electronics)
I really really like the camera and the interface a lot. Everything about it is great, except for one thing. When you run out of space on the memory card, if you are in the middle of filming, the file isn't closed so basically you lose everything you filmed. The GoPro will end the video and make is usable. If this camera did not have that one little flaw, I would be thrilled with it. I lost videos of my kids at disneyworld because I recorded too long so it just created a corrupt file. Not Cool.
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Initial post: Feb 2, 2013 2:20:02 AM PST
P. Blum says:
Seems like a firmware problem that the company could fix with a firmware update. Have you checked to see if there is new firmware available? SWAN- are you listening???
July 24, 2012 - 6 months ago. that should be enough time for the maker to fix this, right? anybody know?
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2013 5:57:20 PM PST
Guess they are not listening.
If you want to compete against GoPro, you had better have your act together and at least answer customer request for answers or help.
Posted on Mar 22, 2013 9:09:48 AM PDT
Saad Arrabi says:
Shame you lost the videos. I am not sure if it would work, but try gomplayer. I use that to watch corrupt or half downloaded videos. It is pretty good in showing whatever on that file.
Posted on Sep 10, 2013 5:27:28 AM PDT
K. Roberts says:
I own the Swann Freestyle and there is a camcorder menu option called LOOP RECORD. It limits file sizes to around 15 minutes.
So you only loose the last 1-15 minutes if the battery dies.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 11:37:49 AM PDT
I have two of the swann sportcams and they are the little ones but don't loop. How do you like this camera? Do you have any videos? Also can you charge and record at the same time? Thanks for any info.
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