5 Reasons You Should Consider Buying the TomTom Bandit Action Cam

In 2006 the first dig­i­tal “action cam” hit the mar­ket for con­sumers. Over the past decade with the rise of social media and a surge in inter­est in out­door recre­ation, dozens of con­sumer elec­tron­ics com­pa­nies have tried to take a bite of the rel­a­tive­ly young “action cam” mar­ket. With big play­ers like GoPro and Sony often hog­ging the spot­light, it’s easy to pass over new­er entrants into the mar­ket. We first dis­cov­ered the Tom­Tom Ban­dit when we found out it was used for all of the POV shots in Sweet­grass Pro­duc­tions’ “Dark­light” film fea­tur­ing pro­fes­sion­al moun­tain bik­ers Gra­ham Agas­siz, Matt Hunter, and Mat­ty Miles. After doing our research, we soon fell in love with the Ban­dit’s features.

1. 4k Ultra HD — All Tom­Tom Ban­dits come out of the box ready to shoot both 4k Ultra HD videos and time­laps­es in addi­tion to stan­dard 1080p and 720p HD record­ing modes. The cam­era can also be used to cap­ture slow motion sequences and 16 megapix­el stills.

2. No Cables - One of the Ban­dit’s coolest fea­tures is its cable-free design. The inte­grat­ed USB port allows you to charge the cam­era and trans­fer files to your com­put­er with­out the use of a cable.


3. Longer Bat­tery Life - The Ban­dit can record 3+ hours of HD footage on a sin­gle charge.

4. Water­proof to 40 Meters - With a rugged all-around design, the Ban­dit, equipped with its dive lens on, can be tak­en to depths of up to 40 meters.

5. Built-In Action Sen­sors - In addi­tion to record­ing videos and tak­ing pho­tos, the Ban­dit has built-in action sen­sors that will record your g‑force, rota­tion, accel­er­a­tion and altitude.

“Tom­Tom has a win­ner on its hands with the Ban­dit. It’s a qual­i­ty cam­era with a lot of high end fea­tures and is sweet­ly inte­grat­ed with your smart­phone — best of all, video out­put is superb and is rugged as hell.” — The Nation­al Busi­ness Review