My cousin, Opie, who we go pheasant hunting with every fall had been thinking about getting a gopro camera so he could start filming his hunts like I did on our Glendale hunt this year. Last night he called to ask me about the JVC Adixxion Action Sports camera. I had never heard of it, but after some quick research it actually sounds better than a gopro....mainly because it has a built in LCD screen, 5X zoom, built in wifi, and can be mounted on a tripod without any special attachments. From the comparison videos I watched, it actually looks smaller than a gopro in a case(the JVC does not need to be in a case.) Right now hhgregg has this camera on clearance for $99.99.....regularly $299.95! I told Opie that it sounded like a great deal, so he ordered one and also picked up another battery for it for under $20. I sure hope I didn't steer him wrong, but I really don't think so. I'm thinking about ordering myself one today. I'm guessing they won't last long. www.hhgregg.com/jvc-adixxion-action-sports-hd-flash-memory-camcorder/item/GCXA1BUS
I thought about driving to the Haute and looking for one but then I remembered I hate driving in the Haute around the holidays or anytime for that matter. At least I got free shipping with it but I'll have to wait for it.
Man....Opie or me should be getting a commission on these things! I was thinking about your creek fishing at work today, Goose, and was hoping you'd be able to get one. I just couldn't pull the trigger on one myself this week after paying $95 for a roto rooter job the day after Christmas.
Hopefully they'll have some left next payday, but I won't be holding my breath. Oh well, they're probably a piece of junk any how. Just kidding!
I decided to watch some reviews on youtube about them and I'm feeling confident about the purchase. Clarity looks good and the built in wifi is a nice touch. When compared to others it has more wind noise than other models but I figure most of my filming would be still shooting and not fast paced through some type of motor vehicle. I'm sure it will happen but I can live with it.
I think you're right about getting some kind of commission. By my count, that's 5 units sold. Read reviews on Amazon where people said it was a good camera for the $$ at $140. $99 was too good to pass up.
The brown truck just dropped off a package and it contains a small video camera! Really...this thing is tiny. It fits in the palm of your hand. Eating supper at the moment. I'll unbox and get some pics here in a bit.
OK, so it took a while for the battery to charge and the next thing I know it's after 11pm. Maybe tomorrow if things cooperate I might shoot a short video but for the time being here's a couple pics to show how small this camera really is.