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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Fishing Tackle And Gear Related Discussions » Astak Camera

Astak Camera

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1 Astak Camera on Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:43 am

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Well I purchased a Astak Action Pro 3 1080P Full HD camera from Amazon. Price $43.39.

So I opened the box and found all kinds of goodies neatly wrapped.

MY question to u that own this camera, how do u remove the camera from the waterproof housing without damaging the camera? Sounds trite, but I don't want to force it out. Manual explains how to install, but not to remove. I've tapped it numerous times but no success.

Any help much appreciated............GT

2 Re: Astak Camera on Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:59 pm

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I think you will like the camera GT.

It folds forward and it takes a good amount of pressure. I was surprised my self on how tight it shuts.
With the camera/ housing facing you. Slide your thumb under the black tab to pry it outward a "little bit" . Once the cover pops open you can see how the lever works. You just push the back cover that just popped loose forward a ways to unlatch.


I hope this helps.

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3 Re: Astak Camera on Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:30 pm

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Thanks Jerdon, I opened the waterproof case, but the camera would not come out. I finally used a small screwdriver to pry the camera out of the case. Put a small scratch on it, but all is well, charging it................GT

4 Re: Astak Camera on Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:34 pm

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Hope this helps.

Also, remember that the remote is water resistant, not water proof. If you choose to wear it own your wrist don't reach down in the water with it.

I hope you enjoy yours. I still use mine in my HD camera arsenal!
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5 Re: Astak Camera on Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:53 pm

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Thanks Bigfish..........I hope it bodes well in the tournament.........GT

6 Re: Astak Camera on Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:16 pm

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I am looking forward to some more reports on this camera, I hope it works well guys.


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7 Re: Astak Camera on Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:57 pm

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Gentlemen the camera works fine but I can't get the remote control to work if anybody has any hints or tips please let me know thanks for the help

8 Re: Astak Camera on Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:40 pm

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Litefoot wrote:Gentlemen the camera works fine but I can't get the remote control to work if anybody has any hints or tips please let me know thanks for the help

Did it not work out of the box? Or did the non-function status occur while in use?

First of all I would suggest changing the battery. Does the little red led (on remote) come on when you push a remote button? They are suppose to ship with a charged battery, but I would guess that every so often you'll get one that has a dead battery. I would definitely try that. I bought lots of extra batteries but haven't needed to change it since I bought mine over a year and a half ago.

Did you buy through Amazon? They will take care of you if it continues to be a problem.

Don't give up on getting a fix or replacement. I find the remote to be extremely useful while on a Float Tube. I have bought multiple cameras since my Astak, but a remote is a must have option for any consideration.
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9 Re: Astak Camera on Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:23 pm

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I replace the battery I had a few new ones the red light comes on do you have any other ideas fishing starts tomorrow That's

10 Re: Astak Camera on Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:25 pm

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OK I charged the battery over night and the red light was still on this morning. So I will try and get the camera setup and see if the battery works. I did notice that the battery said 2013, so its already 3 years old. Will let u know how it works , going out tomorrow..............GT

11 Re: Astak Camera on Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:27 pm

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Well it says full charge. And the remote works. So I'LL see how it performs. Jerry rigged a strap, wearing camera around my chest. It will rest on the life jacket zipper tab. I need some input on mounts to rod holder.....thanks ....GT

12 Re: Astak Camera on Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:01 am

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Good luck guys kick some butt !!!

13 Re: Astak Camera on Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:18 pm

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I would like to see some detailed mounts for the Astak camera..........please...........GT

14 Re: Astak Camera on Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:10 pm

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This is what I use

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It is the same plastic tripod I used in this thread
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15 Re: Astak Camera on Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:03 am

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What settings did you use on the camera To get the remote to work ???

16 Re: Astak Camera on Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:20 pm

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Litefoot wrote:What settings did you use on the camera To get the remote to work ???

I don't use my remote anymore, it is more trouble for me than it is worth. I can't see the red light go on in the sun and sometimes I need to push the button a few times for it to work. It is easier for me to pick the camera up and snap a photo or visually see the camera start recording. However, I typically just take a screen shot from the recording.




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17 Re: Astak Camera on Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:49 pm

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Jerdon thanks Litefoot !!

18 Re: Astak Camera on Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:52 pm

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Thanks for the star gentleman very nice !!

19 Re: Astak Camera on Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:37 pm

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I emailed Timetec today about my battery being 3 years old, so they r sending me a new one. Now that's what I call service......now if the camera is as good as the service, then it was a wise purchase, Thanks BigFish, Jerdon and Litefoot...........GT

20 Re: Astak Camera on Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:24 am

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Nice big GEEEEE TEEEEEEE , congrats.....time for some live action!!!!!!!!!!!!


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21 Re: Astak Camera on Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:37 am

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I'm having an issue with the remote..........they say I have to download a file, then it should work........OK, so I found an old tri-pod that I bought when I was in Vietnam. I removed two legs and mounted it to the rod rack. I think I'm going to the Pud tomorrow and test it out..............GT

22 Re: Astak Camera on Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:29 pm

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Good luck out therr tomorrow GT.
Get some pics of your set up for us.


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