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Sound Around GDV285BK HD Video Recording Gear Pro HD Sport Action Camera, 720p Wide-Angle Camcorder with 2.0 Touch...
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 171 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 2.9
Returned or considering to return: 12.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Quality4.1   average
Price3.5   below average
Video3.5   below average
Camera3.1   mediocre


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Camera

Camera:
"Not a viable option for a sports camera."
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"Upon trying to playback the video on the camera I kept getting File Error."
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"With all that being stated I would not recommend this model or make of camera."
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"Wish they could stop the 'file error' message, and make a better overall camera, so these reviews would be much better!"
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"I was really rooting and hoping this was going to be a good action cam but unfortunately I had to send it back."
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"Gets a file error and you can't turn off the camera and can't do anything except reset."
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"The instructions were pretty thorough on how to program the camera settings but were lacking on any details on how to use or mount the supplied mounting adapters."
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"She turned 9 and was so happy she never left the camera to film and take pictures of her celebration."
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"An amazing camera if you cannot afford a GoPro."
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"I even reformatted the memory card which was a class 10 SD Micro which was recommended for this camera."
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"For the money, this camera is a great buy."
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Mount

Mount:
"Now I have to spend money to go get a charger (which is kind of obscure, nothing else works on it) and have to work hard to find a decent head mount."
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"I bought what I though was a universal mount off of amazon and this camera was not compatible."
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"I will say the mounts are poorly made and 2 of ours broke within the first day from just basic trail riding."
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"This last trip I had the handle bar mount and took a downhill and hit the camera and it broke off the mount so I went to walmart for a handle bar mount for this other camera and it worked great."
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"the accessories are very good, waterproof case, suction cup mount and a bicycle handle mount."
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"I have searched everywhere online to figure out where I can buy more mounts and have bot been able to find any information."
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"I wish it was easier to contact the company and find out how I could buy more mounts."
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"Great alternative to Gopro except the mounts given rusted inside my jet ski glove compartment."
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"Very cheap feeling, very cheap looking super light weight which may be good for some situations but its a cheap lightweight feelingAlthough I do like how it does come with some nice brackets to mount it, everything else is designed poorlymaybe thats why they throw in the mountsThe touch screen is okay, but I dont like the menu system on itlacks alot of things very basicYour forced with video recording every time you turn on, no matter what the last setting wasso if your using to take pictures, with the waterproof cover on and turn off and back on its stuck back to videoso you have to open the case and go back to photo modethe remote is IR, I didnt realize that until it showed upso you have to be directly in front, the water proof case almost blocks the IR, so it may not be as sensitive with the case onThe recording format is not quicktime or mp4 like most of these go pro clone cameras areif your like me and use an ipad to edit your out of luck, unless you spend time on converting all video into the correct format to editand have to spend time relabeling every file to the correct formatthis goes with the photos too, but thats to edit on an ipadI guess if you use other programs it wont matterAlso some reason you tube only would allow 520 quality, maybe because I had converted the files im not surebut could never do the 720 or higher once converted and edited on the ipadIf your looking for a cheap camera for kids to play with in the pool its good for thatif your looking to do good movies im not surethe color is way off compared to the other cameras I use, more like a cool color blueinsh white like you can select on a tvwhere all my other cameras are more a warm setting I guessso when I do 2-3 camera shoots this one sticks out as a different color in my videosI would spend a little more get a go pro"
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Price

Price:
"Cheap junk."
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"Worst waste of my money I've ever made."
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"Skip all the problems of this cheap knockoff"
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"Save you money and frustration levels."
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"The photo and video quality is terrible, but for how cheap it is I was ready to accept that fact."
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"Save yourself the frustration and purchase some cheap, rechargeable, anti-fog inserts to stick in the case with the camera."
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"Great product and a great price....this is a great buy."
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"I would recommend this because at this price point you won't get better video."
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"For the money, this camera is a great buy."
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"Very good product for the price!"
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"the action cam is a great price and the battery lasts long."
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Quality

Quality:
"The photo and video quality is terrible, but for how cheap it is I was ready to accept that fact."
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"Build quality seemed flimsy enough to not be worth a second try."
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"The video quality is horrible."
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"The image quality is decent, but the batter died after just under 3 months."
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"I bought this camera a few weeks ago so I could use for snowboarding and the camera is great the quality is very clear and Is very easy to use definitely worth the money ,,, the only thing that I wish was better was the mounts for it they are very lose I went to the hardware store and got some industrial strength velcro and it works perfecley."
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"At first I liked the product because due to the low was expecting a quality inferior to a GoPro, but when trying to use realized that the camera came defective."
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"Nice Camcorder, clear video quality and very affordable."
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"great quality for the video."
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Video

Video:
"Upon trying to playback the video on the camera I kept getting File Error."
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"The photo and video quality is terrible, but for how cheap it is I was ready to accept that fact."
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"Personally I think this product is complete crap, I got one for Christmas and I try it out and it glitches out and stops working then I start taking HD videos and when I go to view them on the computer they get all pixelated."
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"Only challenge was after loading videos to my computer, i needed to upgrade my codec software to handle viewing the videos on my laptop."
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"However at the camera had some sort of a glitch in it and when he went to watch the videos in the spring would go blank and it would lock up."
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"Straight out of the box, insert memory card, take 10 second video, playback, 2 seconds in and file error and total lock up."
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"Takes clear and crisp pictures and videos."
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"Takes good videos and the grandson loved it but it keeps locking up when we try to play back the videos on the camera."
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"Pros: Takes nice enough still pictures and mobile videos for my use."
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"Using an auto USB adapter charger I was able to video record for 5 continuous hours filling up a 32GB mSDHC card."
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"As for the video camera itself it works great."
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