A few months ago, I tried using my Canon in its housing on the paddleboard a few times. Between wrestling with the housing while trying to paddle, and dealing with Sparky running all over the board, it was a lot of work.
So, I finally caved and bought an action cam. Since funds were a little tight at the time, after seeing a friend post about it on facebook, I decided to go with the Indigi HD Action Cam.
At nearly a quarter of the price of the latest GoPro, this is a great little camera! Except for my underwater videos, most of the videos on this website, within the last few months, have been shot with this camera.
The Indigi comes with a waterproof case, similar to the GoPro, that is rated for 30 meters (98 feet). It has a built in 1.5″ LCD screen, and HDMI HD output.
The camera uses a micro SD card, up to 32GB. It also comes with a bunch of mounting accessories, for rails and bike handlebars, tripods, helmets, surfboards/SUP, and a belt clip.
Specs & Performance
The Indigi is about the exact same size as a GoPro with an almost identical housing. It can even be used with most GoPro accessories.
The main difference between the Indigi and the GoPro is the Indigi has a lower resolution of 1080P. Considering most videos are just posted online these days, I really don’t feel that the extra resolution is necessary. 1080P is probably enough to suit most user’s needs.
My friend, who owns both this camera and the GoPro, did a side by side comparison. On a still frame the background on the Indigi isn’t quite as sharp as the GoPro.
Since this is an action cam, more often than not the background is going to be moving, which will make this less noticeable. So once again, I consider this an acceptable trade off considering the price.
On the other hand, the Indigi actually produces a noticeably brighter image than the GoPro.
Mounting It To A SUP
To mount the camera on my paddleboard, I went with Go Pro’s Suction Cup Mount. This way I didn’t need to attach anything to the board permanently.
This mount is extremely strong. It’s actually rated for winds over 100 MPH. According to the reviews on Amazon, some people have even used it in much stronger winds, and it held.
For my purposes, it does great with a crazy little 12 pound dog constantly bumping into it. The Indigi, with all of its accessories, along with this mount, work perfectly for recording all of our adventures.