Helmet cam

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by rodmuzwa, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. rodmuzwa

    rodmuzwa Been here awhile

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    Can anyone recommend a decent helmet cam? I want one that will clip to the helmet with a decent battery life and obviously not too expensive. I would prefer a side mount rather than a top mount. Any suggestions?
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  2. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    What is your definition of "not too expensive?"
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  3. rodmuzwa

    rodmuzwa Been here awhile

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    Don't really want to spend more than a couple of hundred dollars.
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  4. Ditch

    Ditch Long timer

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    the gopro hd cameras are pretty versatile, although dorky looking. Lots of mounting options. With the new model out the gopro hero 2 is going pretty cheap. There are threads about most helmet cameras.
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  5. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    You can get a Contour for $125
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  6. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    I have both the contour and a couple of Gopro HD's... both can be found in your price range. The GoPro takes better video, but it is ugly, big and will catch branches if worn on your helmet in wooded areas. It is also a PITA to turn on and off so you end up leaving it on all the time which results in hours of useless video that you have to wade through in the editing process. The Contour is sleeker and turns on and off with the single slide of big switch. Unless you are making production quality vids, I would recommend the contour for Youtube stuff.
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  7. rodmuzwa

    rodmuzwa Been here awhile

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    Thanks for that. Sounds like the Contour is the way ahead. Cheers!
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  8. KHJPHOTO

    KHJPHOTO Old Man and the Road

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    Check out the DRIFT HD.
    Great feature is the "Rotating Lens". Love it been shooting for a couple of years now.
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    http://youtu.be/JGQIVNOC6O4
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  9. Switchblade315

    Switchblade315 Long timer

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    I have a Contour HD and i love it. I got it over the GoPro because of how it mounts.
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  10. num1husker

    num1husker Been here awhile

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    I have a go-pro HD hero used 1 time I would make you a good deal on. PM me if interested.

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  11. burmbuster

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    Looks like a great camera. Glad you posted it. At $199.00 it looks like a pretty good deal.
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  12. what car??

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    I'm currently riding in Central America and chose the Contour because I didn't want to look like a teletubby. I have traveled through Guatemala before and they are sketchy about photography and I wanted something that was less obvious and intrusive. Wished I had both though. The Contour mounted to the top of the brain bucket and maybe two GoPro mounted for front of the bike and the second for rear view. I have also tried to surf in El Salvador and some of the surfboards have mounts for the GoPro but not for the Contour. Wanted to video a little of that kind of action, but alas cannot have it all, yet, LOL. I think it's working pretty good, I think the GoPro has a little better quality of video and the option of taking still photos is nice, but didn't want something that was so complicated to operate. Plus where I bought it gave me a discount, that always helps.

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  13. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    Had a GoPro, but the mount broke and I lost it. Replaced it with a Drift, Nice camera with remote. Best choice if you want to mount the camera in a remote location. But if you want a camera for your helmet, Contour is the way to go because you can easily turn it on & off with a sliding switch. The others require you to hold down a button and then your never really sure if it's on or off without a visual check. I've found that things I want to get video of often come up fast. The contour is best suited for this.
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  14. rodmuzwa

    rodmuzwa Been here awhile

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    What's the helmet mount for the contour like? How does it attach?
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  15. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Why don't you just go to the Contour webpage and check out all the options? Their photos are a lot more descriptive than words.
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  17. rodmuzwa

    rodmuzwa Been here awhile

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    Finally got one. A Contour Roam and got $80 off the regular price as its post Christmas sales so very happy with that result. Merry Christmas everybody, ho ho ho!
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    Cant decide between a Drift Ghost HD and GoPro 3 Black?
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