Helmet Camera Advice

by Leannepitts   August 24, 2010  

Hi I am looking for a good but reasonably priced helmet cam for a charity cycle ride I'm doing in China and I want to capture as much of it as possible, we will be riding for about 6hrs a day so I want a camera with the ability to record for that length of time and for the batteries to last as well.

Please any advice help would be really appreciated.

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How good does the recording have to be??

You could just get 1 these at £25 +pnp, with up to 10hrs capacity but 2hrs life per charge:
http://www.dogcamsport.co.uk/ds3-chewing-gum-camera.html

Or get 3 for the full 6hr ride Nerd

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posted by DaveP [467 posts]
24th August 2010 - 22:42

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Id say for that requirement you need to be looking at a decent camcorder and a remote bullet cam at least, with a lot of spare batteries for both. You put the camcorder in your backpack and the bullet camera goes on the helmet with the cable running down to the bag. With this setup you could also mount the camera in different places, facing forward or backward or even mounted on the bike.

For a good example of what you need lookup some of what was used to film Marc Beaumont's ride through america. Pic here (there is a video of him explaining it somewhere, perhaps on the BBC webpage for the series)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclingtheamericas/3738220502/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cyclingtheamericas/3738224074/

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posted by STATO [411 posts]
25th August 2010 - 9:26

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Found the good one, ouch, expensive!

http://www.actioncameras.co.uk/VIO_POV.1.5.html

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posted by STATO [411 posts]
25th August 2010 - 9:32

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DogCam do the POV.1.5 at £50 cheaper...
Or get one of their minidvr2 systems @ £165 and buy a bunch of batteries.

http://www.dogcamsport.co.uk/mini-dvr-2-helmet-camera.html

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25th August 2010 - 10:54

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