Kitvision Blast HD3000 Action Camera review
Firstly, I found this camera to be a solid bit of Kit !
It feels solid, it's small and it's indiscreet, bearing in mind the spec on this Blast HD3000, you will see what value for money it is.
If you are good at using the Internet, you could save yourself a bundle of money by shopping around.
Whats in the box then?...........Well basically loads!
You have the Blast of course, then you have mounts, battery, stainless steel screws, sticker pads, usb cable, hand safety strap, and the instruction manual, even the box it comes in is a very clever design, it has all the spec written on the outside of the box, and you can see the camera inside the box clearly, I found this to be a very nice touch.
720p means the video is being recorded at 720 lines per frame at 30 frames a second
How easy is it to set up and use?
I found it very easy to set up and use, a ten minute job! the camera needs a Micro sd card, which is the only thing not supplied in the box, I just took out the old Sd Micro card from an old mobile phone, and simply formatted it, it worked a treat! Although I really needed a 32gb card, so I have loosened the purse strings and invested £2.99 and brought one!
This shot shows the slot for the SD Micro card, the small switch to go from Video to camera mode and the battery slot.
When installing the Micro card make sure the strips are the right way round, do not force it into the slot, as you may cause damage to the card.
The battery can only go in one way.
You will see the USB cable connector slot as labelled.
The Mounting Accessories
You have helmet mounts, handle bar mounts, all of which seem to be made of good quality plastic.
Uploading the Blast
The uploading could not be made any easier, simply unscrew the rear cap, plug the Usb lead into your PC and into the rear slot of the Blast, a blue light comes on, and this tells you it is charging, if you give the power switch a press that will make the Blast start to power up, to communicate with the PC, then simply follow the instructions on the pop up on your PC. You can then upload to your you-tube to share to the world!
I like the way the Blast vibrates when you turn it on, if you mount it on your helmet, it best to practise with the turning on, and then recording, and stop recording, etc, so you get use to the vibrations, as everyone has a different head, height etc, you will have to adjust it your needs and with the way all the mounts work, adjustment is easy
Here is a Link to a video from the Dunwich Dynamo cycle ride, with the Blast mounted to my cycle helmet, but a bit tighter than before, so the picture is not as shaky as it was.
Watch out for more Videos, but to honest with you, if you are after a Action camera for less than a £100, you could not do better than the Blast, so shop around and grab your self a bargain!
Our Tow Path Tuesday Ride
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBMguIAJL0E Part 1
Look out for more videos soon
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