Knockoff GoPro. Anyone tried it?

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    I came across this action camera at Walmart and I while it's clearly no GoPro, it wouldn't be so bad if it were damaged or lost. I'm thinking of getting one to incorporate into a BT60 tube lengthwise facing out horizontally or possibly to put into a large clear payload tube like on the Rising Star from Apogee. Does anyone have experience with this camera? 20200104_224023.jpg
     
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    Never seen it. How much is it?
     
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    $29.96 on Walmart's website. (I didn't realize I had cut off the price tag in the photo)
     
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    If you try it, be sure to post results here! I've tried various flavors of the 808 Keychain cameras, and never got very good results from them.
     
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    There are reviews online. Here's one:


    Not great. Also looks quite large (and heavy?) for a BT60, but maybe you can make it work. And for $30, maybe OK.
     
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    Yeah, thus far all I have are two 808 cameras. They do well for low-profile cameras to mount directly to the body tube for aft-view shots, but the quality isn't so good. With this one, I see it best as a horizontal view camera or possibly an aft-view camera if mounted with a mirror.
     
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