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TomTom Bandit Action Camcorder

£138.00
16MP 192g CMOS Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Good user reviews
Robust
Good battery life
49 Reviews
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Power

Good Battery Life

Eight owners who reviewed it thought it had a good battery life. Two years ago Richard in London wrote “Superb quality video output with easy playback using the battery card reader” in his review of this camcorder. Mr. D. Kaye mentioned on expert website Amazon “Battery life is good” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Ian Grace scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote on expert review site Amazon “Battery was good for 7 20 minute sessions at brands 1080p 60fps with some to spare, very very pleased”.


Design

Easy to Use

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

Four people agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Mr. D. Kaye said “The menus are easy to use” in their review of this camcorder. Techpuppy scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on expert review site Amazon “The menus are simple and logical”. Chris M gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he said two years ago “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”.

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Robust

Sixteen people mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. P scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said on expert review site Amazon “Ive since removed the GoPro mount on the brake reservoir and used a Tomtom one and the camera is nice and solid now”. They also mentioned “Fantastic build quality, simple to use” in their review. Not-So-Happy-Bunny said in their review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon “Simply put - picture, vid quality seemed very good (normal was wide enough for me), robust build and "seemingly" straightforward use” nonetheless they only gave the product a score of 2 stars out of 5.

Six customers wrote in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Last year Mr. D. Kaye mentioned on expert website Amazon “Its been designed well, very robust, are looks the part too” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Shammyb wrote on expert review site Amazon “The bandit looks pretty sturdy” in their review of this camcorder. Amazon Customer scored it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon “Great robust camera”.

Five owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. Amazon Customer said on expert review site Amazon “Waterproof action camera with great shooting features” in their review of this camcorder. Brs mentioned on expert review site 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 thought the TomTom Bandit Action was good quality. Two years ago A. Buncall wrote on expert website Amazon “Well designed, impressive yet simple to use”. P mentioned on expert review site Amazon “It feels well made” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. They also wrote “Daytime set at 30fps its good video quality” in their review.

Nice Design

Ten customers concluded that it was good looking. Mimhap mentioned in their TomTom Bandit Action review “It's really cool looking and fun to handle”. Zsolt said in their review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon “Pretty easy to use” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Shammyb mentioned on expert website 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!” in their review of this camcorder.

Five customers thought it was well designed. P mentioned on expert website Amazon “What a brilliant design”.

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Reviews

Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this video camera on average 82 out of 100. 29 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 147 expert and user reviews (including 28 verified purchases) for TomTom camcorders and found that on average TomTom has good reviews. We also found that TomTom has good reviews specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range.


Price

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Reasonably Priced

Ten customers who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was good value for money. Two years ago P said in their review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon “If i knew how good they were i'd happily buy one for the normal price as they are fantastic”. They also wrote “Bargain of the year for sure.” in their review, and also mentioned “Send Tomtom proof of purchase and they will give you £60 cashback so this beauty of a camera has only cost me £110 overall”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that the TomTom Bandit Action was expensive. Robert Edward Spencer wrote last year “Combined with the accessories and extras it is expensive” and gave this camcorder a score of 80 out of 100. Mrs Kay Woods mentioned “This is an expensive camera and to hear excuses about it being in beta for 6 months is not acceptable”.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product had gps. Thecivvie scored it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the TomTom Bandit Action in April last year “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”. Aaron_lith said on expert website Amazon two years ago “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”. Brs mentioned on expert website Amazon “I wonder if anyone has used this yet? The GPS is a good inclusion”.


Other

Popular Choice

The Bandit Action is one the most popular camcorder currently available for sale.

Released Over Three Years Ago

TomTom released the Bandit Action in July 2013.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers who purchased the TomTom Bandit Action considered that it was quiet. Shammyb said in their review of this camcorder “I was quietly resigned to the Bandit being a cut down GoPro.”. Marat Zhanikeev mentioned in their review of this camcorder in April last year “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” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four people who purchased this camcorder agreed that it had good features. A. Buncall wrote “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.”.


Good Quality Lens

Four customers who reviewed the TomTom Bandit Action reckoned that it had a good lens. Shammyb said on expert website Amazon two years ago “The lens is fast” and rated this camcorder 5 stars out of 5. In the same month L. M. Cowan wrote on expert website Amazon “Video quality is decent, giving clear, steady images and the wide-angle lens ensures you capture as much as possible”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

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

Two people said in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. A. Buncall rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and wrote two years ago “The fact you can hook it up to your phone and use this as a view finder is great”.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

At 3 hours, the Bandit Action has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Bandit Action is Full HD, as are most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including because of their better review scores, the GoPro Hero 4 (£150), the Sony FDR-X1000 (£159.60), or the Ricoh Theta M15 (£113.55).

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The TomTom Bandit Action has a higher maximum video resolution than most video cameras of this spec and age. This video camera has a 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most video cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution.

This camcorder's maximum video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best maximum video resolution across all camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

Across 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 big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Technical Details

Freeze-Resistant

The TomTom Bandit Action is freeze-resistant. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also are freeze-resistant.

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Other Features

Features Auto Focus

The TomTom Bandit Action features auto focus. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this video camera also feature auto focus.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The Bandit Action has a wireless connection, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Features USB Connectivity

The Bandit Action features USB connectivity. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder also feature USB connectivity.

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Waterproof

The TomTom Bandit Action is waterproof, as are most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

There are a number of other waterproof camcorders currently available that you might want to look at including the Sony FDR-X1000 (£159.60) which has better reviews; or the Veho MUVI K-Series K2 (£109.99) which is cheaper.

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Features Photo Mode

The Bandit Action features photo mode, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Networking

Supports Bluetooth

The TomTom Bandit Action supports bluetooth. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder do not support bluetooth.

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Features Wi-Fi

The TomTom Bandit Action features wi-Fi. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also feature wi-Fi.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Microphone in

The TomTom Bandit Action has a microphone in. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also have a microphone in.

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Lens System

Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera range from 2.7mm to 760mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 270mm. The Bandit Action has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 3.1 millimeters) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago is 29mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.7mm to 92mm. At only 3.1 millimeters, the TomTom Bandit Action has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

16 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 16 megapixels sensor camcorder.

We compared this video camera to all the other 16MP sensor camcorders and we think cheaper video cameras such as the Veho MUVI K-Series K2 (£109.99) is also worth considering.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 192 grams, the Bandit Action has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Sony FDR-X1000 (£159.60) (89g and higher rated), the Ricoh Theta M15 (£113.55) (95g and higher rated), or the GoPro Hero 4 (£150) (110g and higher rated).

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Good Size

Three customers who bought this camcorder concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Robert Edward Spencer wrote in his review of the TomTom Bandit Action “It is slightly heavier than competitors” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Shammyb scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and said on expert review site Amazon two years ago “The Bandit is almost twice as heavy as the GoPro”. In the same month Brs mentioned on expert review site Amazon “It is hefty, whether you think of that as good or bad is a matter of opinion.” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Two people who reviewed it wrote that it was compact. Biff wrote in their review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon two years ago “A compact good looking and well made action camera”. Also two years ago L. M. Cowan mentioned on expert website Amazon “The TomTom Bandit is highly compact and easy to transport being completely wireless - the detachable Batt-Stick charges via USB”.

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TomTom Bandit Action Review Sources

To prepare this TomTom Bandit Action review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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