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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.

 

Issue: Olympus OM-D – Discolored pixels? (Hot pixels)

Update: Turns out it was a DOA. New one works as it should.

I took the opportunity to try out Olympus OM-D at work today. I was excited to try out the 5-axis image stabilization but came across this odd issue.

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Looks like hot pixels or similar, the odd thing is they show up randomly, even in video. Shown below here:

Watch in 1080p

I tried resetting the camera as well as changing lenses. Still the same thing. It doesn’t show on screen while recording.
Am i alone in this?

Feel free to comment if you’ve experienced this.

Side by side: Sony HX9V vs Sony HX20V

Finally, its here. The Sony DSC-HX20V. Did this quick and dirty comparison with the old HX9v. The first thing that strikes me is the contrast out of the box on the HX20V. Looks a lot more pleasing to the eyes and will aid people not too fond of post processing. The angle of view is a little off since the HX9 has a 24mm lens and the HX20, 25mm.

If you want more of the basic stuff about the camera, check it out over at dpreview.com

If you liked this a want more, please support by getting the Sony HX20 at Amazon using this link.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model)

Review: Sandisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader/Writer (SDDR-289-X20)

The Sandisk ImageMate All-in-One has been around for ages in different types and forms. This is their latest and fastest version to date. First off, don’t mistake this for the older SDDR-289-A20. They do look similar but its redesigned and does now support the UHS-1 cards to the fullest.

The reason i’m writing this is because i had such trouble finding a review for it. I wanted to know if it was fast at all since the box or the specs doesn’t reveal anything but the max speed of USB 3.0 (500Mb/s).
Ive had a lot of memory card readers in the past and the read & write speed has differed on every single one.

For the test i used a SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB SDHC UHS-1 95Mb/s and Check Flash 1.16.2.

The speeds were really desirable to say the least, its hard to know if its the reader or the memory card that max out at these speeds.

Read: 83.67MB/s
Write: 74.77MB/s

The price might seem much ($44, €30, 290SEK) but totally worth it.

Available here internationally SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0 Reader/Writer SDDR-289-X20,White

Sample video collection: Nikon Coolpix P510

The Nikon Coolpix P510 sports a 42x optical zoom lens (24mm-1,000mm) coupled to a 16.1 MP CMOS sensor. I had this camera for a few days to try it out.
I have collected the videos down below:

Macro video

42x zoom focusing test

120fps video

Iso test

Moon test (42x on tripod)

If you liked it, be sure to support me by purchasing this bad boy over at Amazon.