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What action camera and torch to use for airsoft, cheapish!

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Looking for two things here so I thought I'd put them into one thread.

 

Looking for an action camera, helmet mounted I'd say. And a decent torch.

 

Not looking on something expensive, cheap but good. And some lense protection I guess.

 

Cheers!

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If you buy a cheap camera you'll get low quality footage. If you plan on becoming yet another YouTube whore then you'll want the most up to date Go pro or Drift action camera, otherwise it's pointless exercise recording and uploading anything. The latest action cameras have great low light settings so a torch isn't necessary. 

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As Duff said you'll want a decent quality camera if you want to retain any sort of audience. If it's just for yourself then use what you like but for anything else you need to consider what the end product will look like.

 

You may want to read this thread (saves me copying/pasting): 

 

 

Can't comment as to what torch to buy. I don't use them. 

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If you want a torch go to Amazon and type "torch for airsoft" the first 6 results are all decent torches.

 

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43 minutes ago, Duff said:

If you buy a cheap camera you'll get low quality footage. If you plan on becoming yet another YouTube whore then you'll want the most up to date Go pro or Drift action camera, otherwise it's pointless exercise recording and uploading anything. The latest action cameras have great low light settings so a torch isn't necessary. 

Hi, 

 

Nah not really looking to properly post on youtube really, mainly for myself and people I know. The torch was mainly to use for my gun as there is a few dark rooms in my cqb site.

 

Cheers

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You could get a peq box? FMA do good ones with a bright light and come with a laser. Quite cheap on the wish app. UK retail between 40 and 50 quid; about 25 plus postage on wish. 

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£60 gets you all the quality you'll need for self gratification.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Waterproof-Wide-Angle-Batteries-Portable-Accessories-4K-20MP/dp/B07CG2YDX2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics

 

Some of the transitions between light levels are a bit harsh, but that's a challenge for any camera.  Sample video (720p only because of the editing software, not the camera):

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 15/07/2018 at 21:09, THE FNG said:

You could get a peq box? FMA do good ones with a bright light and come with a laser. Quite cheap on the wish app. UK retail between 40 and 50 quid; about 25 plus postage on wish. 

Ive always found the PEQ torch to have a broader beam to what i want and not as good as a weapon light, its not useless and have used it a few times, but prefer a more direct beam / focused beam

 

have a look here

https://www.fire-support.co.uk/category/torches-flashlights--pressure-switches/?manufacturer=&stock=1&stpos=0&no_per_pg=999

 

ive got two of these

https://www.fire-support.co.uk/product/element-sf-type-m300a-led-mini-scout-light-weaponlight

 

other retailers sell similar and same brand, just ask google :)

 

 

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1 hour ago, djben9 said:

Ive always found the PEQ torch to have a broader beam to what i want and not as good as a weapon light, its not useless and have used it a few times, but prefer a more direct beam / focused beam

 

have a look here

https://www.fire-support.co.uk/category/torches-flashlights--pressure-switches/?manufacturer=&stock=1&stpos=0&no_per_pg=999

 

ive got two of these

https://www.fire-support.co.uk/product/element-sf-type-m300a-led-mini-scout-light-weaponlight

 

other retailers sell similar and same brand, just ask google :)

 

 

 

I have the Nuprol copy of the element, great little bit of kit.

 

looking at a peq box pure fir aesthetics 

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Ended up getting one of these as a torch, used it today and well impressed as it was capable of lighting up a whole dark room, for 9.99! Can't go wrong, had it underbarrel.

 

 

On Mon Jul 16 2018 at 10:49, Rogerborg said:

£60 gets you all the quality you'll need for self gratification.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Waterproof-Wide-Angle-Batteries-Portable-Accessories-4K-20MP/dp/B07CG2YDX2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics

 

Some of the transitions between light levels are a bit harsh, but that's a challenge for any camera.  Sample video (720p only because of the editing software, not the camera):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality kind of looks similar to my aldi maxtek I bought for £25, may be able to get the apeman for £45 with a code from amazon though.

 

The issue I have is battery life, will they last a whole day? The aldi ones battery is poo, literally lasts about 30mins in 1080 30fps

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