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TomTom Bandit Action

TomTom Bandit Action Camcorder

192g CMOS 3h Jul 2013
Weight Sensor Type Built-In Display Battery Life Release Date
Cut right to the action with the TomTom Bandit Action Camcorder and instantly playback and share your best moments. Smart sensors Never miss out on the best bits - the Bandit More
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15 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

This TomTom video camera has an average user rating of 82 out of 100 based on 147 user reviews.

Top Seller

The Bandit Action is a popular choice of video camera according to sales data from Amazon.

Good Brand

TomTom is one of the better rated camcorder manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and TomTom also has good reviews for its camcorders.

Quite Long Battery Life

At 3 hours, the Bandit Action has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Bandit Action. The shortest battery life of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 0.083h and the longest is 5h.

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Quite High Video Capturing Speed

With a video capturing speed of 60 frames per second, the TomTom Bandit Action has one of the higher video capturing speeds amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the camcorders of a similar type and age to the Bandit Action the video capturing speeds range from 24fps to 120fps.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion battery, which is typical of many camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Waterproof

The TomTom Bandit Action is waterproof, unlike most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the Bandit Action which are not waterproof.

We compared all the other waterproof camcorders to this video camera and we think the ee Ee 4GEE Action Camcorder[plb_2962232_price], and the Veho MUVI K-Series K2[plb_2962223_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Bandit Action has a 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution found on most camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

A 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best maximum video resolution across all video cameras of a similar type and age to the Bandit Action.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst maximum video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Deep Waterproof Depth

The shallowest waterproof depth of camcorders that were released around the same time as the Bandit Action is 1.5m and the deepest is 100m. The Bandit Action has one of the deeper waterproof depth (50 meters) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Bandit Action, the Bandit Action has a built-in display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other video cameras with a built-in display currently available including the ee Ee 4GEE Action Camcorder[plb_2962232_price], or the Veho MUVI K-Series K2[plb_2962223_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in display to this camcorder and we think the Sony PXW-FS7[plb_2829469_price] is also worth considering.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the TomTom Bandit Action is more than most camcorders of this age and type. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The TomTom Bandit Action supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than most camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. Across all camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the Bandit Action the worst video resolution is 720 x 480 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Small

The heights of similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the Bandit Action range from 26mm to 690mm. At only 52.5 millimeters, the TomTom Bandit Action is quite small compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the Bandit Action.

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Very Small

At only 37.2 millimeters, the Bandit Action is quite small compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Bandit Action. The smallest camcorder of this type and age is 19mm wide and the biggest is 640mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Bandit Action, the Bandit Action is not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth looking at include the GoPro Hero 4[plb_2666283_price]; or the ee Ee 4GEE Action Camcorder[plb_2962232_price].

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most camcorders that are a comparable age to the Bandit Action do not have an image stabiliser. The TomTom Bandit Action is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think the Veho MUVI K-Series K2[plb_2962223_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Bandit Action do not have an HDMI port. The TomTom Bandit Action is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI port including the Veho MUVI K-Series K2[plb_2962223_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years, the Bandit Action does not have an interchangeable lens.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the Sony PXW-FS7[plb_2829469_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Bandit Action does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have a built-in projector. The TomTom Bandit Action is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Bandit Action is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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2 Other reasons to consider the TomTom Bandit Action

Released Over Three Years Ago

TomTom released the Bandit Action over three years ago.

Average Weight

At 192 grams, the Bandit Action has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Bandit Action.

Alternative video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ee Ee 4GEE Action Camcorder[plb_2962232_price] (59.2g and cheaper), the Veho MUVI K-Series K2[plb_2962223_price] (84g and cheaper), or the Ricoh Theta M15[plb_2577871_price] (95g and cheaper).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Waterproof Depth
Video
Video Capturing Speed
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
Networking
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Operating System
Lens Focal Range
Interface
Audio Recording Format
Other Features
Dimensions
Video Compression Format
Freezeproof Up to
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)

User Reviews

(49)
Reviewed 15 August 2016 by Ian Grace
(Verified Purchase)

Superb with sensor overlays you can add to your vids like g-force and mph when editing - solid, decent brackets and the bike action camera pack is the one to go for with all the additional bits -... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2016 by VFM Shopper
(Verified Purchase)

We absolutely love this camera. It's mounted to the mirror arm of our BMWR1200R using the very solid handlebar mount provided. I was a little concerned about vibration when I was looking for... Read more…

Reviewed 3 August 2016 by Tomek | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

After extensively researching for an all round user friendly action camera I plumped for the Bandit. Video quality looked good on YouTube reviews. I expected a 'moire' type affect on the film,... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2016 by Addictive Kitten
(Verified Purchase)

When it works its great, however its taken 7 months to get it working properly including having it replaced by Tomtom service (useless). Support kept blaming the SD card, we used the recommended... Read more…

Reviewed 24 July 2016 by Not-so-happy-bunny | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Felt compelled to write this as the reviews I checked prior to purchase pulled me to this and not to Go Pro (my initial choice). Simply put - picture, vid quality seemed very good (normal was wide... Read more…

Reviewed 18 July 2016 by Mrs kay woods
(Verified Purchase)

Bought the camera 4 months ago and have used it for several cycling trips. Produces a great picture and the speed and altitude overlays are very accurate. Remote for vids and photos is great.... Read more…

Reviewed 10 July 2016 by Thecivvie
(Verified Purchase)

I love my Bandit. I have had a GoPro in the past and think the quality of the video is so much better with the Bandit. The premium pack comes with most items that you will need. Charge the batt... Read more…

Reviewed 28 June 2016 by John | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

This camera appeared to be working fine until i tried it fastened to my Motorcycle. It makes a very very loud rattling noise. Which is clearly audible on the Video sound track. The noise is so... Read more…

Reviewed 16 June 2016 by Alan Wharton | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

There's a known fault with these cameras and perhaps I've been unlucky because I've had 2 cameras now and they have both had it. The rotating bracket underneath the bat-stick is loose, it rattles,... Read more…

Reviewed 14 June 2016 by Robert Edward Spencer
(Verified Purchase)

It does just what I expected. To get the most out of it the PDF manual content, 103 pages, needs to be improved as there is a program for Iphone and one for your laptop which are different and... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tomtom 14993422, tomtom 1lb000101, tomtom 1lb000100, tomtom banditgpsactioncamera, tomtom banditgpsactioncamerabundle
Barcodes 0006.36926E+11, 00636926073462, 00636926073479, 00814578023398, 00814578024098, 00814578024111, 00814578024128, 00814578024289, 00814578024470

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