GitUp Git1

GitUp Git1

The Git1 is a Chinese camera manufactured by a company called GitUp. This is the company’s first action / dash camera and it looks quite similar to the GoPro HERO3 cameras including button placement.  The Git1 is compatible with most GoPro accessories, mounts and attachments.

The Git1 has very good picture quality during the day and good picture quality at night.  The night time quality is actually better than comparably priced action cameras.  The camera is based on the Novatek 96655 processor and SONY IMX322 CMOS sensor.  This combination performs quite well and the camera has a bitrate of 17Mbps.

Like many action cameras the Git1 can be used as a dash cam since it has auto start / stop and loop recording.  This camera has a G-sensor and a 1.5″ LCD screen but does not have GPS.  Size is not too large at 59 x 41 x 30 mm but the camera is still quite noticeable due to its rectangular form factor.   Build quality is quite good as well.

The Git1 also comes with WiFi capability.  To connect the Git1 to WiFi, press and hold the settings button for a couple of seconds until you hear a chime and shows WiFi on the screen.  You will need an app to connect to a WiFi access point and the FinalCam app for Android works with the Git1

The manual didn’t mention what app to use so i searched and found FinalCam works so downloaded it and installed.

We would like to thank our members Tigris99, Sunny and Gibson99 for providing reviews on the Git1 in our forum.

Known problems

White Screen & Beeping

One owner has indicated the camera beeps 3 times when turning on and only a white screen is visible.  Not widely reported so may be an isolated problem.

Git1 Teardown

Our member Gibson99 has done a full teardown of the Git1 in this thread.  The photos of the teardown are below.

10 front cover off 11 front cover inside 12 front cover lens trim off 13 guts out 14 back-screen cant be removed 15 top cables 16 side hdmi usb mic 17 wifi button 18 realtek 8189ES B-G-N chip

Mounting the Camera

Our member Sunny has provided some photos of the camera mounted.

Sample Videos

Day Video

Night Video

Comparison Videos

Should I Purchase?

If you are looking for a GoPro style action camera, the GitUp Git1 is one of the best action cameras with this form factor.  If used as a dash cam it is not the most discreet but it night time video quality pleasantly surprises given the Sony CMOS sensor.

The GitUp Git1 a versatile camera that can be used as an action camera and a dashboard camera, the Git1 is a good choice.  Vendor support is quite good and initial reliability appears to be good.

Where to purchase for lowest price

With accessories including a waterproof case for $110.

This camera sells for $90 without accessories at:

Firmware

WARNING! MAKING CHANGES TO YOUR FIRMWARE ARE PERFORMED AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DASH CAM AS A RESULT OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

Firmware Update Instructions

  1. Format the SD card
  2. Download the firmware from the GitUp website
  3. Insert the SD card to the camera card slot
  4. Connect the camera with USB charger to start the upgrade, then the photo status green light starts blinking(the light blinking slowly at the beginning, then blinking quickly), after the light stop blinking, it means upgrade is finished. (The whole process lasts about 30 seconds)
  5. After upgrade, remove the SD card and delete the firmware, otherwise it will upgrade again when you power on the camera next time
  6. Then you can turn on the camera and switch to the setting mode to check the version of firmware

A video of the firmware update procedure is below:

Latest Firmware

The latest firmware is now available on the GitUp site or from our site:

Previous Firmware

English User Manual

The English Quick Start Guide can be downloaded here.

Specifications

 GitUp Git1
Price$110
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ManufacturerGitup
CountryChina
Specifications 
ProcessorNovatek NT96655
CMOSSony Exmor IMX322
Channels1
Screen1.5"
GPS
G-Sensor
Wi-Fi
Parking Mode
Lock FilesAuto or Button
Video 
Max Resolution1080p 30fps
Max Bitrate (Mbps)17
Video FormatMOV
CompressionH.264
Diagonal Viewing Angle160°
Recording 
SD Card TypeMicroSD
Max Size (Spec)64GB
Max Size (User)64GB
Other 
Size (mm)59 x 41 x 30
MountAdhesive
Power Supply5V
Operating Temp
Battery950mAh
Release DateJul 2015
AppsAndroid
Unique FeaturesNone
Rating 
AdvantagesGood night quality due to Sony sensor
Available with many attachments
Good support
DisadvantagesNot discreet as a dash cam
No GPS
Video Day
Video Night
Reliability
Size / Discreetness
Price
Available Support
Overall Rating
Final WordOne of the best action cameras with the GoPro form factor. Impressive night video.

Published: March 8, 2016