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08-26-2015, 02:35 PM   #1
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TomTom action-camera

TomTom, an originele Dutch company that made money with navigators entered the action camera market. Just recently John de Mol, number 3 in the list of richest people in The Netherlands, with 2.000.000.000 euro, invested in TomTom. I guess they are aiming for the same result as GoPro and have a florishing stock value.

https://www.tomtom.com/nl_nl/action-camera/action-camera/products/tomtom-bandit-premium-pack-action-camera/



I think they will do better in sales then Ricoh does. If This will be a GoPro equal we will have to see.

You can buy it in Media Markt and still no Ricoh.
http://www.mediamarkt.nl/mcs/productlist/_Action-Cams,10259,483438.html?lang...t=&view=&page=

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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
TomTom, an originele Dutch company that made money with navigators entered the action camera market. Just recently John de Mol, number 3 in the list of richest people in The Netherlands, with 2.000.000.000 euro, invested in TomTom. I guess they are aiming for the same result as GoPro and have a florishing stock value.

https://www.tomtom.com/nl_nl/action-camera/action-camera/products/tomtom-bandit-premium-pack-action-camera/



I think they will do better in sales then Ricoh does. If This will be a GoPro equal we will have to see.

You can buy it in Media Markt and still no Ricoh.
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Ron, thanks for sharing that. It looks good and has some interesting features, like the accelorometer data for speed, etc. I hope that their product does well and forces the other players to up their game.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
I think they will do better in sales then Ricoh does. If This will be a GoPro equal we will have to see.
Then Ricoh does what?
08-27-2015, 12:15 AM   #4
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Then Ricoh does what?
Ricoh also has an action-camera, but in not many shops available. So selling the product will be hard. It's all about marketing camera's like these with movieclips that give people the feeling to be part of a community.

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GoPro started out selling their camera in ski shops, bicycle shops and water sports outfitters and developed a strong user base by marketing to the extreme sports crowd. Several years ago my daughter, who is a pro freeskier, was talking to me about the GoPro camera and I had never heard of it. I started a thread in the forum asking about it and nobody at the time had heard of it either and the general consensus was to stay away from a product that was being marketed completely outside of the normal photography channels.

Well, everybody knows Go Pro now and wants a piece of the action so it doesn't surprise me to see another sports cam try to get out there. In all honesty, judging by the promotional videos Ricoh has put on YouTube, their action cam is really second rate to GoPro. As mentioned, it really isn't available. GoPro is available EVERYWHERE! Walmart, Target, ski shops, motorcycle shops, kayak shops, and I can go on. I photograph motorcycle racing and I see them in every race.


The folks from TomTom have their work cut out for them!
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