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bike cameras

Post by squirrel » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:14 pm

Hi. Hoping to get a go pro or similar camera for the bike/helmet. But not being a tecci type its a bit confusing , so who has one , any advice welcome laymans terms would be great :-) thanks

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Post by seelyark1 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:35 pm

I don't have a gopro, but I do have one from Kim Komando that has two lenses. One is a wide angle, and you can turn them 180degrees. Takes very good pictures and seems to be stablized as you can't see the bumps you know are there. Was about $150 and is on my windshield. Great video of a guy hitting me in a curve then leaving. :D I didn't have a phone so the police don't want to see it. :o Will play on most computers except my antique one :lol:
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Post by Happytrails » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:02 pm

Helmet mounted GoPro Hero 4 here. Mainly bought it just in case of an accident and the other guy takes off. But also to just have some fun and maybe make a few videos. Quality has gone up and GoPro does make a good camera. Its amazingly small and light. Capable of 1080p @ 60fps and higher resolutions. All these kinds of cameras are very wide angle so they all fisheye a little. But you really get a nice wide view at the same time. Battery life using a GoPro Remote has been around 55minutes or so. I always carry spare batteries. File size can get kind of big. I'm still trying to settle in with a video editing software. You can download GoPro Studio for free from there website. It has its limitations.

Some people dont care for how far out a GoPro mounted on a helmet sticks out. When I'm riding I dont even know its there and it doesn't really cause any drag. The Drift Ghost S has a different profile and mounts closer to the helmet. The biggest reason some choose the GoPro over the Drift for helmet mounting is that you can mount a GoPro to the chin of a helmet. And there are other video cameras out there to check out. Maybe they aren't as popular but depends on your budget vs. what you expect to get from it.

Paid $499 for a GoPro Hero 4 Black. They still sell GoPro 3's. They also have an entry level GoPro for around $125 with a builtin mic but no plugs for an external mic. And they just came out with a new GoPro but I can't remember its features. I think a Drift Ghost S goes for around $399. There are GoPro knockoffs on Ebay going for around $65-75 and reviews say that they are remarkably similar to a GoPro and that they aren't a bad camera especially for the investment. They would even make a good 2nd camera if you mount one to your helmet and another facing rearward or down on your crashbar facing forward.
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Post by NVSB4 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:40 pm

There's a long camera thread on another board and someone suggested this one off eBay. ... 1931340086

I think I'm going to look into this one as they are a whole lot cheaper and have gotten really good reviews.

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