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Helmet POV Video Cameras Comparison

Helmet cameras, aka point of view cameras have made a huge impression on the action sports scene in the last few years. The advent of these small, rugged gear mounted cameras makes it easy to shoot wide angle action scenes like you see on ESPN without breaking your neck.

Helmet cam manufacturers have also been very competitive with each other, bringing out better spec'd models with HDTV resolution, improved sound, BlueTooth capabilities, and more at very aggressive prices.

Top brands like Contour, GoPro, Drift Innovation, V.I.O., and Liquid Image are popular choices among skiers, snowboarders, surfers, motorsport racers, skydivers, scuba divers and other action sports enthusiasts.

HD Camera Comparison Chart

 

Cameras
&
Features

GoPro HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition

On Sale For: $299.99
Out of stock

Contour+ Plus Camera

On Sale For: $499.00
Out of stock

Drift HD Camera

On Sale For: $299.99
Out of stock
Resolution Settings: 1080p @ 25/30 fps
960p @ 25/30 or 48/50 fps
720p @ 25/30 or 50/60 fps
WVGA @ 50/60 or 100/120 fps
1080p @ 25/30fps
960p @ 25/30fps
720p @ 25/30 or 50/60 fps
1080p @ 25/30 fps
720p @ 25/30 or 50/60 fps
WVGA @ 25/30 or 50/60 fps
Field of View (FOV): 170° ultra wide angle in 960p, 720p and WVGA
90°, 127° and 170° in 1080p
170° in 960p and 720p
125° in 1080p
170° ultra wide angle in 720p and 1080p
Sensor Type: 1/2.3" 12MP CMOS 5 MP CMOS 9 MP CMOS
Video Format: H.264, saved as MP4 (.mp4) file H.264, saved as MOV (.mov) file H.264, saved as MOV (.mov) file
Photo Capture Modes: Single shot
Time-Lapse every 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds
10 photo burst
Self-timer
Time-Lapse every 3, 5, 10, 30 or 60 seconds Single shot
Time Lapse every 2, 3, 5, 10 or 30 seconds
Memory: SD, up to 32GB Capacity (SDHC) MicroSD, up to 32 GB capacity SD, up to 32GB Capacity (SDHC)
Power: Rechargeable 1100 mAh Lithium-Ion Rechargeable 1050mAh Lithium-Ion Rechargeable 1110 mAh Lithium-Ion
Audio: Built-in, mono, 48 kHz with AGC (automatic gain control)
External 3.5mm Stereo Microphone Input
Built-in omni-directional with user controlled mic gain
External 2.5mm mono microphone jack
Built-in
External 2.5mm mono microphone jack
Dimensions
(H x W x D):
1.6" x 2.4" x 1.2"
42mm x 60mm x 30mm

2.3" x 1.3" x 3.75"
58mm x 34mm x 95mm

4.1" x 2" x 1.3"
104mm x 50mm x 33mm
Weight: 6oz / 172g (including battery & housing) 5.3 oz / 150 grams (including battery) 4.2oz / 120g (including battery)
Waterproof: Up to 197' / 60m Water Resistent
Up to 197' / 60m with optional Waterproof Case
Water Resistent
Up to 98' / 30m with optional Waterproof Case
Operating System: Windows Vista, 7 and later; Mac OS X 10.5 and later Windows XP, Vista and 7; Mac OS X 10.5 and later.

Windows XP and Vista; Mac OS X 10.2 and later

 

GoPro HD HERO2 Outdoor Edition

On Sale For: $299.99
Out of stock

Contour+ Plus Camera

On Sale For: $499.00
Out of stock

Drift HD Camera

On Sale For: $299.99
Out of stock
Check out the GoPro HERO2 camera Check out the Contour+ camera Check out the Drift HD camera
Read our GoPro HD HERO2 Review! Read our Contour+ Review! Read our Drift HD Review!

We are pleased to offer the best selection of POV Camera systems from leading Helmet Camera manufacturers such as: Contour, GoPro, Drift Innovation, V.I.O., Liquid Image, Replay, Veho, Camsports and Oregon Scientific.
 
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