Over the last two years, I’d been contemplating the purchase of an action camera. Something compact, light in weight, mostly waterproof durable and capable of accepting an external microphone, which is one of the few drawbacks with my otherwise-faithful Olympus TG-4.
I was never going to splash out on the very latest GoPro, although I had been eyeing up refurbished Hero 5 models at around £200 on eBay… In the end, I went for the DJI Osmo Action. DJI are a well-regarded manufacturer of drones and, as per usual, I liked the opportunity to own something that fewer others would have.
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Over on YouTube, I was recently tagged by a couple of other channels (Paul Outdoors and Gillian Smith) in a ‘Five Items’ challenge.
I believe this particular tag-challenge began in the bushcraft/wilderness survival scene. As I don’t frequent that area of the outdoors and I’m not currently a wild camper, I’ve decided to respond with five items that I carry in my backpack on every hike.
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Here we are, ten days in to a new year and I’d like to spend some time looking ahead to potential aims for my time spent outdoors in 2018.
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An overview and thoughts on the Wonnie action camera (GoPro clone) that I purchased several weeks ago.
A few weeks ago, I treated myself to a Wonnie 4K action camera as an early Christmas present. It’s essentially an ‘affordable’ GoPro clone.
I bought this out of curiosity and also, because my Olympus TG-4 picks up too much auto-focus noise from the camera’s lens while I’m filming outdoors.
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I’d like to try and make this style of post a regular feature of my blog. Perhaps once a month, I can produce a ‘YouTube Update’, detailing all that I’ve uploaded within the previous thirty days. I’m sure that not every reading this is already subscribed to Olly Outdoors… Some may prefer not to keep a Google account.
With several walks around Wales over the past couple of months, I’ve been quite busy on the uploading front and I’m very, very close to achieving my one-hundredth subscriber!
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Today I’ve been out walking the Severn Way through Gloucestershire and it was a good opportunity to take my new mini tripod with me:
It’s the Cullmann Alpha 380. Flexible, compact and similar to the GorillaPod brand.
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