Craig Electronics CCR9024HD 1080P Action Camera and Video Recorder – Good camera for the price

I bought three of these for use as secondary cameras on my sailboat to capture vide when i race. My primary camera is a gopro hero 3 black. These are not gopro quality in terms of video or audio, but for $30 they are a great deal for use as sources of b-roll video. Just a couple of quirks with them:1. They have a constant date/time stamp in the lower left corner of the image which is recorded in the video stream. I haven’t figured out a way to turn that off and have a service question in to craig about that. My guess is that it’s not able to be turned off. Sometimes manufacturers of cheap chinese electronics make boneheaded decisions like this. The audio capture is pretty bad, very low sensitivity.

First off let me start by saying i didn’t purchase this camera. Someone gave me mine free of charge but not in exchange for a review. Just from one friend to another. So as far as i can tell the camera works pretty good for the cost. A low cost action camera isn’t going to give you perfect video or image. I would recommend this camera if you need multiple ones since you can get a bunch for the price of a high dollar one. I have noticed that in medium light condition in a room doesn’t give you the best image or video. The overall casing of it feels like a think rubber material that holds up pretty good. Power button is on and off as well as start and stop recording when in video mode. In picture mode it snaps the shot. Menu button switches between pic and video. Mode button switches between 720p and 1080. It has an small lcd screen, a usb port for pc hook up and charging.

 my initial impressions of this camera were very low, since it’s at a $30. 00 price point; and over the years, i’ve learned that things like this at that price, are usually average, to say the least. I can honestly say that this camera has pleasantly surprised me.Yes, there is the issue of the time/date stamp being there; (for some people) and from what i’ve seen so far, there is no way to remove it. Still, i preferred the time/date stamp, (which is part of the reason i ordered the camera in the first place, since one of the reviews mentions the time/date stamp, but they didn’t like it) so it’s of no consequence to me. However, if you don’t like time/date stamps on your video, i would keep going. I also expected the video to be very grainy, the sound to be horrible, (in other words, just barely useable) but my first few action cameras were like this, so i could’ve dealt with that. I just wanted a ‘throw away’ camera, after all (you know, one you would’nt have to worry if it got ruined while in use) but i must reiterate, i think this camera is better than that.Sure it’s no ‘gopro’ but it’s far better than some of the other ‘gear pro’ (yes, you read that right) or flashlight cameras i’ve had.Here are the specifications for the Craig Electronics CCR9024HD 1080P Action Camera and Video Recorder:

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  • Audio: Mono compression – Waterproof level: IP68 (32 feet) – LCD Display information
  • Support TF Card Slot Up to 32GB (not included) – Port: USB2.0 / HDMI- Working time: Up to 3hrs under 1080p mode
  • Built-in Lithium Battery 3.7v 700mAh – Comes with mounts and straps, can be mounted on helmet/bicycle/arm

I have one of these brand new. It seems like it works fine but. I cannot find the software or even the driver to get it to work on my laptop. I did find someone who said they had the driver i need but it’d cost $24.

Bought this for my dad amazing video would recommend.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • This camera is surprising in how good it is for what they charge for it!
  • Not a bad deal for $30
  • Five Stars

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Craig Electronics CCR9024HD 1080P Action Camera and Video Recorder (Black)
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1.0 of 5 stars, based on 7 reviews