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TomTom Bandit Action Camcorder

192g CMOS 3h Jul 2013
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Good Owner Reviews

On average, Bandit Action owners rated this camcorder 82%.

Easy to Use

Several customers who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was easy to use. A. Buncall said on Amazon “I ordered this as a fun bit of kit to use with the kids, when cycling”. A. Buncall also mentioned “The editing side of things so this review will simply be a comment on how quick and easy it is to use for what I want it to do”. A. Buncall also wrote “I just thought this would be a handy review to anyone worried about how complicated they are to use”.

Several TomTom Bandit Action owners who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Chris M said in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “Very user friendly thanks largely to the large LCD screen with plenty of menu options” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Techpuppy said this year “The menus are simple and logical” in their TomTom Bandit Action review.

One TomTom Bandit Action reviewer reckoned that the product was easy to setup. David gave the product a score of 5 stars and he wrote “Great product really easy to set up and use” in his review of this camcorder.

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Good Battery Life

A few customers wrote that the product had a good battery life. Gurtej said on Amazon in November this year “The video quality is good, battery life very good”. Ian Grace gave this camcorder an excellent rating and he wrote in November “Battery was good for 7 20 minute sessions at brands 1080p 60fps with some to spare, very very pleased” in his review. Also in November Mr. D. Kaye mentioned “Battery life is good” in their review.

One TomTom Bandit Action owner said in their reviews that it was quick to charge. P mentioned on Amazon “Battery lasts as long as the competition and it's so easy to charge/transfer footage to a pc” in their TomTom Bandit Action review.

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Robust

Sixteen people who purchased the product considered that it was well made. Amazon Customer mentioned “It's solid and works really well” in their review of the TomTom Bandit Action. Biff said on Amazon “Micro sd card holder are built into an inner section that detaches completely from the camera” in their review. Brs scored the product very highly and wrote in their review of this camcorder “It is solid”.

Some customers who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it was strong and durable. Last year A. Buncall said “The mounts for helmet are sturdy and easy to use” in their review of the TomTom Bandit Action. A. Buncall also said “The camera clicks in to the mount using a clip which is again very sturdy”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Great robust camera”.

Five customers who bought it concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Amazon Customer wrote in their review a few weeks ago “Waterproof action camera with great shooting features” and rated the TomTom Bandit Action 5 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “Xplor zip line and water parks, simple to use even under water which I couldn't do so well with my GP H4 black edition, love it”. Brs wrote on Amazon “The waterproofing lens cover is great, why this is not standard I do not know” in their TomTom Bandit Action review.

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Good Connectivity

A few people agreed that the TomTom Bandit Action was wifi compatible. L. M. Cowan said “Easy to transport being completely wireless - the detachable Batt-Stick charges via USB and videos are exported via Wi-fi”. L. M. Cowan also mentioned “That said, being able to export videos to your phone wirelessly is very convenient”. Michael he mentioned “The wifi is really good on it as well” in his review of the TomTom Bandit Action.

A few customers wrote in their reviews that the TomTom Bandit Action had gps. Aaron_lith said on Amazon in November last year “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 the TomTom Bandit Action nonetheless they rated the product 1 stars. Brs gave the TomTom Bandit Action a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “I wonder if anyone has used this yet? The GPS is a good inclusion”. Thecivvie mentioned in their review on Amazon “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”.

A number of people who purchased the TomTom Bandit Action concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. A. Buncall wrote in their review of the TomTom Bandit Action on Amazon “You can pull out the main unit which becomes a handy USB plug in adapter” and rated it 5 stars. Biff said in their review on Amazon last year “This "batt-stick" has a usb plug which you conect to your computer to charge up” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

One TomTom Bandit Action owner who reviewed the product considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Shammyb said on Amazon “With superior usability and connectivity/sharing”.

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Nice Design

A number of customers who bought it concluded that it was good looking. Biff wrote on Amazon “Good looking action camera” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Biff also wrote “A compact good looking and well made action camera”. Mimhap wrote in their review on Amazon in November this year “It's really cool looking and fun to handle”.

Some people who bought this camcorder agreed that it was a good design. P said “What a brilliant design”. One TomTom Bandit Action owner thought the product was well designed.

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Good Product Quality

A number of TomTom Bandit Action owners considered that it was good quality. Last year A. Buncall said in their TomTom Bandit Action review “Well designed, impressive yet simple to use”. A. Buncall also wrote “The picture quality is superb - really great wide angle lense so you can make sure you capture everything out in front of you”. A. Marshall mentioned on Amazon “This product is sublime and scream top quality” in their review of the TomTom Bandit Action.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few customers who reviewed the TomTom Bandit Action wrote that it had a good screen. In November last year Biff 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 TomTom Bandit Action review. Jagdeep Bhupal said “It was very good at capturing quick moments with its easy access button display and actual layout” in their review of this camcorder and rated the product 5 stars. Shammyb scored the TomTom Bandit Action 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon last year “The only point of breakage I can see is the display, which is not recessed” in their TomTom Bandit Action review.

A number of TomTom Bandit Action owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Last year A. Buncall gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The fact you can hook it up to your phone and use this as a view finder is great” in their review.

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Popular Choice

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

Good Quality Lens

Several TomTom Bandit Action owners who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it had a good lens. L. M. Cowan scored this camcorder 4 stars and wrote “Video quality is decent, giving clear, steady images and the wide-angle lens ensures you capture as much as possible”. Last year Shammyb said on Amazon “The lens is fast” in their review of the TomTom Bandit Action.

One person who bought it wrote that it had a good image stabiliser.

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Good Technical Features

Several TomTom Bandit Action reviewers thought it had good features. A. Buncall scored it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “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.”. Biff gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “I prefer to be able to use the full editing features available on a computer - yes it may take longer to edit”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it was quiet. Marat Zhanikeev wrote “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”. Shammyb gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “I was quietly resigned to the Bandit being a cut down GoPro.”.

One person said in their reviews that it was noisy. This month John wrote in his review “The noise is so loud it distracts from the enjoyment of watching the video”.

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Good Brand

TomTom video cameras have good ratings on average and across all video cameras TomTom is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Good Support

Several TomTom Bandit Action reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it had good technical guidance. Last year Brs said in their TomTom Bandit Action review on Amazon “You can download the 103 page full manual here http”. A few weeks ago Michael wrote on Amazon “Love the camera! I would recommend to read the instructions or watch some tutorial that will walk you thru all the options” in his review of the TomTom Bandit Action.

Fairly Long Battery Life

At 3 hours, the TomTom Bandit Action has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The battery lifes of video cameras of this age and type range from 0.083h to 5h, and the average battery life is 1.9h.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion battery, which is the most frequently found battery on video cameras of this age and type.

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Waterproof

Unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Bandit Action which are not waterproof, the Bandit Action is waterproof.

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

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Quite High Video Capturing Speed

Video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Bandit Action have video capturing speeds of between 24fps and 120fps. At 60 frames per second, the Bandit Action has a quite high video capturing speed compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The TomTom Bandit Action has a 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most camcorders of this spec and age. Most comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best maximum video resolution amongst all camcorders of this age and type.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst maximum video resolution amongst similar types of video camera.

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Fairly Deep Waterproof Depth

The average waterproof depth of camcorders of this age and spec is 19m. The TomTom Bandit Action has a fairly deep waterproof depth (50 meters) compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the Bandit Action.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Bandit Action, the Bandit Action has a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this camcorder and we think cheaper camcorders such as the ee Ee 4GEE Action Camcorder[plb_2962232_price], and the Veho MUVI K-Series K2[plb_2962223_price] is also worth considering.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Bandit Action is more than most video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This TomTom video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of a similar age and type to the Bandit Action.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Bandit Action supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution supported by most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The video resolution of all camcorders that have been available for more than two years ranges from 720 x 480 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2160 pixels (best).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on camcorders of this type and age.

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Very Small

At only 52.5 millimeters, the Bandit Action is fairly small compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Bandit Action. Camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Bandit Action have heights of between 26mm and 690mm.

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Very Small

The average width of video cameras of this age and type is 94mm, and the widths range from 19mm to 640mm. The Bandit Action is quite small (only 37.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Bandit Action.

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8 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A few customers thought the product was not thick. Alan Wharton said “The rotating bracket underneath the bat-stick is loose” and scored it 1 stars. A few weeks ago John wrote “The rattle is a fundimental design error due to the loose fitting of the mount (the rings are too large) allowing the body of the camera to move about” in his review. In the same month Mr. D. Kaye said on Amazon “You loose the sensors overlay”.

Several customers concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. Robert Edward Spencer mentioned on Amazon in November this year “It is slightly heavier than competitors”. Shammyb mentioned in their review on Amazon “The Bandit is almost twice as heavy as the GoPro”.

One TomTom Bandit Action reviewer who bought the TomTom Bandit Action concluded that it was not heavy. Brs said in their review of the TomTom Bandit Action “It is hefty, whether you think of that as good or bad is a matter of opinion.”.

One TomTom Bandit Action reviewer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was not lightweight. A few weeks ago Techpuppy wrote in their TomTom Bandit Action review “This is no lightweight plastic cam, it’s a hefty little unit that feels like it’s built to survive”.

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Not Full HD

Most video cameras of this type and age are not Full HD. The TomTom Bandit Action is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the GoPro Hero 4[plb_2666283_price] or the ee Ee 4GEE Action Camcorder[plb_2962232_price], or the Veho MUVI K-Series K2[plb_2962223_price].

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most video cameras that have been around for a comparable time 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 video cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this camcorder 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

The Bandit Action does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also do not have an HDMI port.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI port that you might want to consider including the Veho MUVI K-Series K2[plb_2962223_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Bandit Action does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Bandit Action do not have a night mode. The TomTom Bandit Action is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The TomTom Bandit Action is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the Bandit Action are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of this type and age, the Bandit Action does not have a built-in projector.

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2 Other reasons to consider the TomTom Bandit Action

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TomTom video camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Weight

The TomTom Bandit Action has a pretty standard weight (192 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the Bandit Action.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the ee Ee 4GEE Action Camcorder[plb_2962232_price] (59.2g), the Veho MUVI K-Series K2[plb_2962223_price] (84g), or the Ricoh Theta M15[plb_2577871_price] (95g) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Display
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
GPS (satellite)
Design
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Video
Video Capturing Speed
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in
USB 3.0 Port
USB Connector Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Lens Focal Range
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Interface
Windows Operating Systems Supported
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Other Features
Smooth Slow Record
USB Port
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Waterproof
Shock Proof
Video Compression Formats
Freezeproof Up to
Wireless Connection
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Freeze-Resistant
Built-In WiFi
Dustproof

User Reviews

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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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