Quick review: Rollei Bullet 4S (AEE SD20)

Looks like Rollei has upped their game with this little piece of machinery from AEE. The design is pretty much a copy of the GoPro’s and delivers about 80% of the quality as well.
But its not all about quality here, its about what you get for the money. This camera comes with everything for price of around €279 (2790SEK). Thats a alot of good stuff.

Lets compare this to the GoPro HD Hero 2. If you want the same setup as the Rollei Bullet 4S, its going to cost you. Just the LCD-backpac + wifi remote combined is €200.
The total would come to about €529. A pretty sweet deal.

The Bullet 4S comes with some nifty features that the Hero 2 doesnt have, like the built in laser pointer that helps you frame your shot when the camera’s lcd monitor is out of reach.
But its not all good. The build quality isn’t as good, cheap plastic details. Doesn’t really concern me since its suppose to be in the well built case.

Pros:
* A lot of accessories included incl lcd and remote
* Laser pointer
* Normal camera tripod mount (both housing and camera itself)
* Price

Cons:
* Quality could be better if it had higher bitrates
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Build quality
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Lacks 1080p 170 degrees
* The manual seems to have been translated by “Google Translate” on drugs

To me this is a good alternative t
o the GoPro’s if you are on a tight budget and still want quality video.  Bare in mind, the software in the camera has a really simple and unpolished design.
This was my initial thoughts, it might change at a later time.

Now to something you might want to see. Watch in 1080p. More videos will follow.

 

9 thoughts on “Quick review: Rollei Bullet 4S (AEE SD20)”

  1. Thanks for the review,

    Really interested in testing out the 4s! Have one coming from Germany to me right now…

    You are comparing this to the GoPro Hero 2 but how does it compare to the HD Hero and what exactly is the bitrate of the 4s vs that of the GoPro’s?

    1. The Bullet 4S has a choice of 12 or 8 mbit. But considering GoPro releasing a new firmware that sports a 34-36mbit bitrate, its a huge difference.
      I havent tried the old HD Hero to be honest. Will bring me GoPro HD Hero 2 to work tomorrow to do a side by side.

      1. Hi again,

        Just got my 4s and you were dead right in terms of content (in the box) it surely is awesome. First test clips shot in low-ish light (under bedroom light) and results are very noisy regardless of mode…did you find the same? Curious to test it in the water tomorrow…

          1. BTW regarding low light the problem is lack of iris, and therefore problems with contrast. People’s faces tend to white out etc. I have found that either a polarising filter or just an ND filter between 3-5 stops makes a huge difference on the Gopro.

  2. Your review is not great.

    I have a AEE SD19 and have had a GoPro2 and would say that I would always go for the AEE any day.
    Quality the same and you get tonnes for your money.

  3. Thank you for your review. Currently in the market for a waterproof action cam and it’s come down to this one, Go-Pro Hero2 and Veho’s Gumball 3000. The pros of this one is that it has an LCD screen and remote inclusive of price, however I’m a little concerned about the quality between it and Go-pro. Seems like the video is a little rougher during action. Is thast due to the bitrate?

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