Can anyone recommend a GOOD small, light weight, helmet cam that will except a micro SD or similar, and is rechargeable via USB ?
Just as good info would be what NOT to buy !
Essentially, I want to record my daily commute, as a record in case of accident, but I am sure it will be used for fun too.
+1 got my Garmin Edge 500 from these guys and had a good response to emails regarding issues with auto shutoff feature on the device.
One day I will get a helmet cam. This small bullet-shaped helmet camera sounds interesting. Contour HD 1080p is the world's first full HD wearable camcorder to shoot and share $349 in Jan-2011. www.sportscamera.com.au/contour-hd-c-81.html
Helmet mounted is better than bike mounted, because it gets cyclist's view, e.g. to vehicle on left failing to give way to right. Dr Marilyn Johnson, MUARC, did a study where cyclists wore helmet cams. Used software to decrease the jerky movements or sea-sickness feel for film viewers caused by alert cyclists moving their heads.
Cyclists need a second cam to catch pictures from the rear.
AVO has or had a remarkably good one that was remarkably cheap, not a remarkably long recording time but I think he said larger memory SD's were available.
Tell me more A.V.O. ...
He might be on Ride for Repat
He he.....soon no motorist will be safe.
Motorists feeling exposed and vulnerable.......I like it.
i work for jaycar, but i have used this camera on my motorbike several times, and it is quite decent. especially for the price. sound is clear (at pushbike speeds especially) and the video is true 720p, and comes out clear and well exposed. i bought a gopro after using this and it was a bit better, mainly in audio at higher speed though.
it attaches by sticking a velcro strip to your helmet and the camera sits in a small velcro housing which attaches to the strip. works well, as long as the surface is reasonably flat.
if anyone's keen to try one, you can pop in and see me at the south rd store. just say you're from AC. you can guess my name i'm sure.
I have also bee interested to see what these are like - only $150
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Very useful site, Thanks !
Not wanting to sound like I am having a go at you Pete but i dont understand the record my ride just incase scenario. I dont get this current trend. Am I missing something? I have taped a bit of mtb action before and that was fun but I have never felt the need to record my comute.