Review – GoXtreme Rebel action cam. #Tech #Cams #Video

The GOXTREME REBEL came in a box with an abundant of accessories, the 2″ (5cm) display on the camera came with an external waterproof closures that seals the camera from water.  The housing is waterproof but allows the buttons to be pressed manually.  The waterproof closures felt strong and sturdy while a bit fiddle to open and close. The GOXTREME REBEL is designed for water and mud in a body that can be mounted to helmets, bikes, tripods and more. It also comes with a case that is waterproof to 30 metres.

Included Accessories:

  • Waterproof case
  • Shield
  • Bike mount
  • Helmet mounts
  • Switch support
  • Tripod adaptor
  • Battery
  • USB Cable
  • User manual

Note the unit came with no MicroSD card, this is required to be formatted. The Rebel can support microSD cards up to 32GB. The MicroSD card would require to be a class6. Or if using a 4K action cams minimum U3 class10 micro SD cards are required. The Recording times are depending on resolution.

 GoXtreme Rebel specs

  • Display: 2”/5cm
  • Waterproof case: up to 30m
  • Video resolution: 1080p 30fps by interpolation, 720p 30fps, WVGA 30fps, VGA 30fps
  • Still image resolution: 16MP, 12MP, 10MP, 8MP, 5MP, 2MP by interpolation
  • Memory: micro SD card support up to 32GB, minimum Class 10 (not included)
  • Wide angle: 140° fixed
  • Microphone: built-in
  • Wi-Fi function
  • Time-lapse video: 1, 2, 5, 10, 30, 60 second intervals
  • Continuous shot: single photo, 3, 5, 10, 20 second timer
  • Motion detection
  • Anti-shaking

Setup:

The setup requires the battery to be fitted and charged via a standard USB cable, the purchased MicroSD card required to be formatted. The camera required fitting into the supplied Waterproof case. The fitting into the case is fiddley requiring concentration and referring to the manual for setup. The Video recordings have a maximum time limit of 22 mins after which time the camera will automatically stop recording. Further recording must then be restarted manually. The Rebel can record 720p high definition or interpolated 1080p Full HD video at 30fps. It can also capture 16-megapixel stills. On the back is a 2-inch display, and there’s also built-in Wi-Fi for using your phone as a remote control. There is no touch screen on the display, nor zoom functions

Note: If intending to use at the theatre, / concert the stewards request Camcorders & GoXtreme not to be used, while those with excellent camera phones continue to record.

GoPlus Cam app:

The free app had installations 500.000+ with a 3.50 out of 3,883 in total, Note the WIFI setup required the manual to be read to setup, setting up on an iPhone 6 resulted in a difficulty in not connecting initially but then worked with this phone. Once the app was set up, the phone could live view the camera and start recording etc as required. The phone had full control of the camera functions and settings.

Conclusion:

The out of box experience was solid with a alot of loose accessories with the potential of easily getting lost. The price range of the product was a surprise with the expectation of hundreds of euro but inexpensive as compared to many other units with a great variety of accessories supplied. The quality is acceptable, but poor when moving quickly or turning dropping from the headline of full HD. The camera picture of 16MP is good, the waterproof closures seals the camera up to 30m which ensures if the camera got a knock or two, it continues to work. The Wi-Fi reduced the need for a touch screen, but this would a nice touch and a zoom option. Overall this is budget action camera but with an abundance of accessories, withstand water and mud with the option to mount to helmets, bikes, tripods etc.  This was a excellent surprise in the price range.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/GoXtreme-20149-Rebel/dp/B07F2K1QLB

 

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.
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