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TomTom Bandit Action Camcorder

$399.99
$193.28 $206.71 cheaper than 40 days ago
16MP 192g CMOS Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Owner reviews are good
Robust
Good battery life
49 Reviews
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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, Bandit Action owners rated this video camera 82 out of 100. Over 77% of reviewers gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars.

TomTom Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 157 expert and user reviews (including 31 verified purchases) for TomTom video cameras and found that on average TomTom has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that TomTom has good ratings specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range.


Design

Easy to Use

Twenty-nine people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Mr. D. Kaye gave the TomTom Bandit Action a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “The PC/mac software is a little easier to use simply because you can see”. Last year Nick D. said in his review of this camcorder “Way better to use out of the box compared to any GOPRO unit Just needs more types of mounting brackets”. Shammyb wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “A lot of stuff about how easy the Bandit is to use over the competition”.

Four customers mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Mr. D. Kaye said in their review of this camcorder “The menus are easy to use” . Techpuppy wrote on Amazon “The menus are simple and logical” in their review of this camcorder and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Chris M scored this camcorder a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this camcorder “In use, I have found the Bandit to be intuitive and very user friendly thanks largely to the large LCD screen with plenty of menu options”.

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to setup. Last year David said on Amazon “Great product really easy to set up and use” in his review of this camcorder.

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Robust

Sixteen owners who bought the product agreed that it was well made. P mentioned two years ago “Ive since removed the GoPro mount on the brake reservoir and used a Tomtom one and the camera is nice and solid now”. P also said “Fantastic build quality, simple to use” in their review. Not-So-Happy-Bunny said “Simply put - picture, vid quality seemed very good (normal was wide enough for me), robust build and "seemingly" straightforward use”.

Six people who purchased it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Mr. D. Kaye mentioned “Its been designed well, very robust, are looks the part too” in their review of this camcorder. Two years ago Shammyb wrote on Amazon “The bandit looks pretty sturdy” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Amazon Customer said “Great robust camera” and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Five people who reviewed it considered that it was good at resisting water ingress. Amazon Customer said in their review of this camcorder “Waterproof action camera with great shooting features”. Brs mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “The waterproofing lens cover is great, why this is not standard I do not know”.

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Good Product Quality

Twenty-nine owners who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. A. Buncall said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon two years ago “Well designed, impressive yet simple to use”. Also two years ago P gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned “It feels well made”. P also said “Daytime set at 30fps its good video quality” in their review.

Nice Design

Ten owners who reviewed the TomTom Bandit Action concluded that it was good looking. In April last year Mimhap wrote in their review of this camcorder “It's really cool looking and fun to handle”. Two years ago Zsolt wrote in their review of this camcorder “Pretty easy to use”. Shammyb said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Is actually pretty cheap, as well as being bright orange, which mitigates against the other potential calamity - losing the almost all white Bandit in the snow!”.

Five owners who purchased the product concluded that it was well designed. P said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon two years ago “What a brilliant design”.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Eight owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good battery life. Richard in London wrote “Superb quality video output with easy playback using the battery card reader”. Mr. D. Kaye wrote “Battery life is good” in their review of the TomTom Bandit Action. Last year Ian Grace gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned “Battery was good for 7 20 minute sessions at brands 1080p 60fps with some to spare, very very pleased”.

One customer who bought it thought it was quick to charge. Two years ago P mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Battery lasts as long as the competition and it's so easy to charge/transfer footage to a pc”.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Three people who reviewed it concluded that it had gps. Last year Thecivvie said “The Bandit also records GPS data that can be used with the App or the Bandit Studio software to overlay onto your videos to show speed, braking force, altitude” in their review of the TomTom Bandit Action. Aaron_lith wrote on Amazon “I have garmin virb camera that has similar functions with built in GPS that I find it handy for when I place it on my quad to RC monster truck” in their review of this camcorder but they only scored it 20 out of 100. Brs wrote in their review of this camcorder “I wonder if anyone has used this yet? The GPS is a good inclusion” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

One customer who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Shammyb gave this camcorder a score of a maximum of 5 stars and said on Amazon two years ago “With superior usability and connectivity/sharing”.

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Good Quality Lens

Four customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good lens. Shammyb wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “The lens is fast”. L. M. Cowan mentioned “Video quality is decent, giving clear, steady images and the wide-angle lens ensures you capture as much as possible” in their TomTom Bandit Action review.

One customer considered that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five owners reckoned that it had a good screen. Shammyb rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said on Amazon two years ago “The only point of breakage I can see is the display, which is not recessed”. Biff gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned on Amazon “There is a clear LCD screen that shows the menu system which is relativelt easy to follow once you are used to it” in their review of this camcorder. Jagdeep Bhupal mentioned “It was very good at capturing quick moments with its easy access button display and actual layout” in their review of this camcorder and gave the TomTom Bandit Action a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Two owners said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Two years ago A. Buncall mentioned “The fact you can hook it up to your phone and use this as a view finder is great” in their review of this camcorder.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was quiet. Shammyb gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “I was quietly resigned to the Bandit being a cut down GoPro.”. Marat Zhanikeev mentioned on Amazon “Have been searching, you know this via the absence of audio on most promotion videos -- those are either silent or wind-in-the-face kinds of situations”.

One customer who reviewed the TomTom Bandit Action mentioned that it was noisy. Mrs Kay Woods said “It rattles and the wind noise is ridiculous” although she only gave the product a rating of 2 stars out of 5.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Four people who reviewed it considered that it had good features. A. Buncall gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “I'm sure there are plenty more features on this camera that I am yet to discover as it's my first foray into this type of technology.” in their review of this camcorder.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The TomTom Bandit Action is Full HD, as are most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other Full HD video cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the GoPro Hero 4 ($279.99).

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to look at the GoPro Hero 3+ ($135.99).

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Bandit Action has a higher maximum video resolution than most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera has a 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most video cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution.

A 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best maximum video resolution amongst all video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst maximum video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Networking

Supports Bluetooth

The Bandit Action supports bluetooth, unlike most of the other video cameras of this age and type which do not support bluetooth.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Bandit Action features wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also feature wi-Fi.

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Technical Details

Freeze-Resistant

The Bandit Action is freeze-resistant, as are most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Other Features

Features Auto Focus

The Bandit Action features auto focus. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder also feature auto focus.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The TomTom Bandit Action has a wireless connection, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

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Waterproof

The TomTom Bandit Action is waterproof, as are most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Features USB Connectivity

The Bandit Action features USB connectivity, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Features Photo Mode

The Bandit Action features photo mode, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The Bandit Action has a microphone in. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a microphone in.

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Lens System

Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Bandit Action has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 3.1 millimeters) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 2.7mm to 92mm.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.7mm to 730mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 260mm. The Bandit Action has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 3.1 millimeters) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two people concluded that the TomTom Bandit Action had good technical guidance. Michael wrote in his review of this camcorder “Love the camera! I would recommend to read the instructions or watch some tutorial that will walk you thru all the options” . Brs wrote on Amazon two years ago “You can download the 103 page full manual here http”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three owners concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Robert Edward Spencer wrote in his review of the TomTom Bandit Action on Amazon in April last year “It is slightly heavier than competitors”. Shammyb mentioned on Amazon “The Bandit is almost twice as heavy as the GoPro” in their review of this camcorder. Brs mentioned on Amazon “It is hefty, whether you think of that as good or bad is a matter of opinion.”.

Two customers reckoned that this camcorder was compact. Two years ago Biff mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “A compact good looking and well made action camera”. L. M. Cowan scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “The TomTom Bandit is highly compact and easy to transport being completely wireless - the detachable Batt-Stick charges via USB”.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good structurally. Techpuppy mentioned on Amazon “The really impressive thing is the construction and design of the camera itself” in their review of this camcorder.

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Average Weight

At 192 grams, the TomTom Bandit Action has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the GoPro Hero 4 ($279.99) (110g) which is also higher rated.

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Price

Price Has Gone Down by $206.71 (52%)

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This big total megapixels camcorder has been on the market since April 2017.


Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 3 hours, the Bandit Action has a relatively standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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