We often get asked “why do I need to buy a helmet cam to shoot my rides?” As they say “a picture is worth a thousand words”. If the facts that pov cameras are way lighter, easier to mount and much easier to use are not clear, perhaps these random shots found on the web will answer that question.
OMG! How many pounds is that thing? I think he forgot to mount the generator to go with all that gear.
A little better but a metal plate mount? Are you Frankenstein? Do the chicks go for this look?
He doesn’t look too happy. I wouldn’t be happy either wearing that thing. Is that a coathanger eye piece? Awesome.
Giant ugly, heavy counter weight on the left, check. Bulky, non waterproof DV cam with hard to reach controls on the right. Check. Complete dorkage look. Check. Dude, try one of our pov 1.5 cams and you’ll never go back to this monstrosity again.
The reason action videographers choose helmet cameras specially designed for shooting sports are:
(1) light weight
(3) tough, rugged build
(5) easy to use
(6) easy to mount
(7) extra wide angle
(8) shoots on SD cards for fast/easy transfer
Send us any pictures of ugly home made helmet camera mounts you find and we’ll post it here with a credit.
The Gopro got an excellent review with author Brian Lam claiming “The Verdict: This is the best sports cam I’ve ever used. I highly recommend this thing.”
He forgets to mention the different packages available for different mounts. The article makes it sound as if the camera comes with all the mounting options included. People looking for helmet mounts should get the Gopro Helmet Cam, For cars and bikes choose Gopro Motorsports and for surf board or snow board mounting use the the Gopro Surf Hero.
Well he ain’t seen nothing yet. 2009 promises to be a big year for point of view cameras. There are some major announcements coming down the pipes for these types of cameras from all the players in this niche camera market soon. Hint, hint.
This discreet video recorder in the size and shape of a ping pong ball, makes
it possible to record movies during extreme sports, leisure activities; perfect
for YouTube, for vehicle security, general sports activities, as Nanny and Baby
monitor, Scuba or Sky Diving, Swimming, Climbing, Spy Camera or any other
activities, this is a really good camera for secret recordings, or hands free
filming as well as fast motion activities.
There are 2 versions of this camera the SG 20 and the SG 21, the only
difference besides the price is that the SG 21 supports MP3 files.
Smaller than a Golf Ball
The size is smaller than a Golf Ball and packs all the features of a DVR
Perfect for YouTube Videos
Camball can capture images at 30 fps at a 320x240 resolution for movies and pictures at a 640x480 resolution.
Content:CamBall, USB A/V cable, case, neck strap holder, Software.