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6 Reviews for CammPro I826 Body Cam

  1. Mark

    I don’t write a lot of reviews but since I tested out three similar body cameras, I thought it might be helpful to people to go over the pros and cons of each one. I’m not LEO and my primary use is for when I’m hiking with my dog. I’m not looking for 4K, action cam type video, just something to record my interactions when I come across hikers with other dogs (CYA).The three models I tried are:CammPro 1296P 64GB (weighs 6.2oz)Rexing P1 64GB (weighs 3.9oz)Patrol Master 1296 P 64GB (weighs 5.9oz)First, some common notes about the cameras:As of this writing, all three cameras are priced similarly (~$125-$140). The video quality on all three is okay, not terrible but not earth shattering either. I did a side-by-side comparison of the Rexing and the Patrol Master and the Patrol Master seems to be the best of the three. All of them exhibit pixelation in lower light and/or fast motion. Still-image quality on all three cameras is sub-par, especially compared even lower-level smart phones these days. That isn’t a big deal to me because I don’t plan on using it for still pictures. Another thing to note is that on both the CammPro and the Rexing, the USB connector on the camera was spotty, and if I barely touched the cable while plugged in, they would disconnect and then re-connect. This does not appear to be an issue on the Patrol Master, and the USB cable is firm and it doesn’t disconnect if I pickup the camera while it’s plugged in.Here are some notes about each camera individually.CammProThis was the first one I tried and it’s the biggest, heaviest, and most feature-rich of the three. It is the only one of the three that has GPS, which is nice to have but not a requirement for me. The CammPro also has the biggest clip (necessary due to it’s size), but it covers the entire rear screen while attached. It also comes with a separate charging base while the others only have a wall charger/USB Cable. This camera does seem the most rugged of the three. When I purchased this camera, there was a section of the description that said it had a 170 degree field of view, and another section that said 140, but it looks like that’s been corrected now. One complaint I have about this camera is that it plays a LOUD sound when it’s turned on and I see no way to disable that.RexingI REALLY wanted to like this camera because it was the smallest and lightest of the bunch, but I really cannot recommend it for several reasons. First off, when I plugged it in to my PC, it tried to install a virus. Luckily my virus software detected it and removed it, but that is not something that should happen. Also, the description is not accurate. It claims the video format is H264 MPEG, but it’s actually uncompressed MPEG in an AVI format, and the recorded video files are about 2.5x bigger than the CammPro and about 2x bigger than the Patrol Master. This effectively reduces the storage capacity compared to other cameras with the same amount of storage. It also takes much longer to copy the videos from the camera to your PC. Furthermore, the description claims the camera has GPS but it does not. The description also says the battery can last up to 10 hours, and while I didn’t test it, I would be surprised if that was accurate. The manual menu descriptions do not match up very well with the actual menu options on the camera. On the plus side, this camera has a 21x zoom. It says optical zoom but I have a feeling it’s actually a digital zoom, but I’m not 100% certain.Patrol MasterAfter not being too thrilled with the CammPro and the Rexing, I decided to order and try out the Patrol Master. This is the camera I have decided to keep. It is not as small or as light as the Rexing, but it is smaller and lighter than the CammPro, and it has pretty much all of the same features (minus the GPS), and I felt it was the best combination of size and features for my needs. It also has a sound that plays during boot-up but that can be turned off in the settings. The buttons have a nice feel and the camera came with two clips. The files are H264 video in a MOV file type. The menu options and manual of the Patrol Master are the most clear of the three (though still not perfect). Battery life seems good so far but I really haven’t tried to see if I can get 10 hours of record time.In summary, all three of these cameras are capable of performing their intended function. I would have likely kept the Rexing if it had not tried to infect my PC with a virus, and if the description was accurate. The CammPro was nice but really bigger and heavier than I prefer. The Patrol Master is a good balance of features/quality for the price.

  2. ForTheTwo

    The media could not be loaded.  Well I’ve had two cameras now one was a Boblov, and the other was this one Cammpro.Both have caught fire in their first day of use. I am astounded. It seems that these two cameras use the same battery as both melted down after a full charge on their base. Both use the same Li/ion cell and after reading reports of similar problems on reddit Ive decided that Im going to buy a Military Grafe body cam. These chinese ones are apparently dangerous and also incompatible with Windows 10. Perhaps that is what caused the meltdowns? Im not sure, but Im down one fire extinguisher and two cameras. I have retained the cameras in case the manufacturers or amazon want to investigate this further.

  3. Aj k.

    Update For Linux Users… Using Windows 10 ISO and Virt-Manager you can access the file system of the device and know of no other way using Linux at this time to do so.Also I feel asleep wherein body camera and the clip broke my screen… better to buy an alternative clip as the alignment for the included one is prone to break screen (see image)at least i am good with electronics and the screen and battery both can be purchased independently and replaced… gonna cost me about $30 for the replacement screen … I am weighing on doing this vs buy new camera that is built to be Linux and Android compatible of which this one is neither… it would be nice to just hook to phone somehow and well I have done it but only because I am good with Linux most people would never understand how to read the body camera files from their phone as it is not trivial to do…original review below:Well firstly the device powers off at 50% battery power. I called and asked for a replacement and ended up with a refund. I have not decided if I am gonna buy another one just yet or not… Thing is I mostly only need it for recording me on my property going from my front door to my car, which is a short enough time period that the 50% power issue isn’t really a problem. Except I kinda wonder when is gonna be the day it does not turn back on or worst the battery explodes (I mean i already know somethings wrong with it) so I am tempted to buy a new one with the refund money but money is tight, if money was more abundant in my life i would not think twice about buy a new one with the refund money (I understand sometimes batteries are just bad)A bigger issue in why I have not chosen to rebuy this item is I use Linux and not Windows or Mac. And well this device is plug and play for Mac and Windows, it just does not work with Linux. So i am thinking I might want to do more research on other items to find something compatible with Linux.As far as the options the device provides, I feel like they cover a lot of situations one might use a body camera for. Picture quality is great, and having manual or automatic control over night-vision mode is nice.I was interested in the “External Camera” accessory but found out that this device would not do dual camera recording and would only record external camera if it was plugged into the device.The accessory kit with the car mount is nice because it allows you to use the body camera as a “dash cam”so if you have Linux I say find another option. If your on Windows or Mac like most of the world I think this could be a great camera provided the battery functioned correctly.

  4. ForTheTwo

    The CammPro i826 1296p bodycam is a solidly built bodycam that performs extremely well. Sadly, buyers are justifiably turned off by the fact that the provided software fails to recognize the bodycam. But don’t worry about this annoyance, because your Windows computer will recognize the bodycam as a “USB drive” — without installing the software. You’ll be able to download, delete, and rename the CammPro’s video files by simply connecting the bodycam to your computer with the provided USB cable. Easy peasy! The other infuriating — but easily fixed — annoyance is the fact that the “rotating” camera clip will NOT budge when you first take it out of the box. All it needs is a little lubricant, around the top part of the clip where it rotates. Once the clip receives a little lubrication, it will rotate EASILY, in 30 degree increments. I actually use spray furniture polish as a lubricant, since it doesn’t leave a greasy or oily film. Furniture polish works great! To get to the camera’s menu, you click the “M” button on the back. Once you’re in the bodycam’s menu, you use the play/pause button, on the left, to scroll up and the “M” button, on the right, to scroll down. You press the power button, at the top on the right, to get out of the menu. When you power it on, the LED on the top left-hand side will glow green. When you start recording, by pressing the button at the bottom right-hand side, the LED at the top left-hand side will start flashing red while the video recording is ongoing. If you prefer, you can turn this LED completely off, but I like the reassurance of knowing that the i826 is actually recording when I want it to record. The video quality is very good — although not iPhone quality. The audio quality is excellent. The camera also vibrates whenever it starts/stop recording, which is helpful as well. One reviewer was complaining about the i826’s weight, in comparison to other bodycams. In my view, I’ll take the i826’s rock solid build quality, along with its extra weight, over ANY other bodycam that’s being marketed to the general public. This bodycam is a VERY good buy!!!!

  5. Zitch.

    Great body cam I love it but I have used it for 2 months and it won’t work and have emailed sent in for repair return instructions and noby has yet responded to me!

  6. Tie H

    I purchased two of these units, and noticed that all of the video had what sounded like a bottle with a coin in it.I gave the camera a shake and the lens inside rattles. The video I’ve attached here shows what I mean.After testing, I’m sending the worst one back and have written the company about what’s going on.After checking out online videos, I couldn’t hear the sound so I’m guessing this is a bad product run sent to Canada.I will update the review with the company response.UPDATE: I contacted the company who asked me to submit video of the bad cameras. I did so, but they stopped communicating after this, and ignored all contact from me after. I returned them. You don’t want to buy these cameras, as they have no company backing them.

  7. Bullwinkle

    The camera cracked under the protective layers. The protective layer was not damaged. This was during the warranty period and customer service did not accept an exchange. The Camera still worked and you could connect to the CPU to view videos but not on the device itself. Shortly after, the camera would not connect to any computer. Different USB cords were tried with no success. I have had nothing but issues with this device. It’s supposed to be durable and is not. Pictures are posted so you can see there are no scraps or scratches on the exterior which was sent to customer service to prove it was not damaged by a fall, etc…

  8. Cameron

    I liked Todd cam pro so much I traded the bad charger in and bought another. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  9. Mark

    The bodycam is definitely one of the better ones out here but don’t expect a all day battery with the max resolution. The screen scratches very easily unfortunately, this is my first day with it and my vest has already scratched the screen!

  10. ForTheTwo

    Well I’ve had two cameras now one was a Boblov, and the other was this one Cammpro.Both have caught fire in their first day of use. I am astounded. It seems that these two cameras use the same battery as both melted down after a full charge on their base. Both use the same Li/ion cell and after reading reports of similar problems on reddit Ive decided that Im going to buy a Military Grafe body cam. These chinese ones are apparently dangerous and also incompatible with Windows 10. Perhaps that is what caused the meltdowns? Im not sure, but Im down one fire extinguisher and two cameras. I have retained the cameras in case the manufacturers or amazon want to investigate this further.

  11. Tie H

    Last long hours. More then 12 in my case. Of course it is not 12 hrs of record time. Qyality is nice and the record back feature is amazing. Can start recording 30 minutes prior you clicking on record. Never miss anything.

  12. Cameron

    This is a great body cam to use. Out in the rain it holds up!! You can feel confident you are covered with great body cam!!

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CammPro I826 Body Cam

CammPro I826: High-quality body worn camera with long-lasting battery.

Highlights
CammPro I826 Body Camera - 64Gb storage, 1296P HD, night vision, long battery, LCD monitor.
Pros

- High-quality footage
- Durable design
- Easy to use

Cons

- Expensive
- Limited battery life

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$154.99

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// DESCRIPTION

The CammPro I826 64G Police Body Worn Camera is a top-of-the-line device that law enforcement officers, security guards, and anyone who needs to capture high-quality footage on the go can rely on. CammPro has over a decade of experience in camera solution R&D, making them a certified body worn camera manufacturer that produces products built to last and perform at the highest level.

The Amarelle A7 chip is the heart of the CammPro I826, allowing videos to be recorded in resolutions of up to 2304×1296 30p, ensuring every detail is captured clearly. The 32M top pixel setting also allows for high-quality images to be captured.

The CammPro I826 is designed with a variety of features to make it easy to use and highly functional. The built-in 64GB storage capacity allows for hours of footage to be captured without worrying about running out of space. High-intensity infrared LEDs allow for clear footage to be captured up to 50 feet away in pitch-black darkness. The powerful 3500mAh battery allows for up to 10 hours of continuous recording. A 2-inch LCD monitor allows for instant playback of previous recordings, and a password or password-free setting is available to suit different requirements.

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// FEATURES

  • 64Gb built-in storage
  • 1296P HD recording
  • Night vision up to 50 ft
  • Long 10-hour battery life
  • 2 inch LCD monitor
  • Password or password-free setting
  • // Q & A

    I just received a unit with fw 20190326. where can i download software to update the firmware? thanks!

    There is no software download only that little tiny CD that they sent you

    How do I download the disc for the cammpro? I cannot get it to download

    The software is a joke. You can delete, move or copy from device to computer in Windows 7 or newer.

    Is this waterproof?

    Yes, it is IP67 waterproof.

    Can I use this for mountain biking? If so, is there any mounting kit?

    Yes, you can. The video is very good. Mounting may take extra work if you are mounting it on the bike. It has a strong alligator clamp that rotates 360 degrees on the back.

    Can a smaller extension camera be added?

    Yes, no problem at all. You could add a smaller extension camera on our body camera.


    // SPECS

    ManufacturerCammpro
    Part Numberbodycamera 64
    Item Weight‎2.26 ounces
    Product Dimensions‎2.44 x 1.22 x 3.78 inches
    Country of OriginChina
    Item model number‎I826
    Batteries‎1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
    Size1 Count (Pack of 1)
    ColorBlack
    Style1296P
    MaterialPlastic
    Power SourceAir Powered
    Voltage‎5 Volts
    Item Package Quantity‎1
    Type of BulbInfrared
    Display Style‎1
    Mounting Type‎Stick Up
    Special Features‎1296P HD, 64G Memory, Night Vision
    Included Components‎1
    Batteries IncludedYes
    Batteries RequiredYes
    Battery Cell Type‎Lithium Polymer
    Warranty Description‎1 year warranty
    Origin Country: ‎China
    Model #: ‎I826
    CammPro I826 Body Cam
    released on May 8, 2019

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    The CammPro I826 Body Camera offers a high-quality recording experience with 1296P HD video resolution and 140-degree wide-angle lens. Equipped with infrared night vision and a powerful battery life, this camera can capture footage under any lighting condition for up to 10 hours. The one-button operation makes it easy to use for law enforcement and security personnel. The 32GB internal storage allows for ample recording space, and the compact design makes it convenient to carry during daily activities.

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