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Inexpensive Helmet Cam

Postby thechainreaction » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:06 am

Not long ago I saw a DIY on installing an inexpensive helmet cam, I was sure that it was on this site can anyone help?? Thanks
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Re: Inexpensive Helmet Cam

Postby Yellowjacket » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:18 pm

Here is one type for your consideration. Not cheap though.
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Re: Inexpensive Helmet Cam

Postby timtimtim2000 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:30 pm

What do you consider 'inexpensive'??? What's your price range??
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Re: Inexpensive Helmet Cam

Postby Seouless » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:38 pm

I have two gopro 5mp wide. Comes with tons of mounting options. Use them on my car and bike. I think they are a great deal for $160 per.
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Re: Inexpensive Helmet Cam

Postby R4R&R » Wed May 19, 2010 10:02 pm

I was at Costco the other night and they had a GoPro there. I know it wasn't the HD model, and it seemed kind of inexpensive, but I think I'd have to go with the HD model; it's not too much more.
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Re: Inexpensive Helmet Cam

Postby webjedi » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:30 pm

+1 on the GoPro HD...

I had numerous comments when i mounted it for my most recent trip... was still a bit miffed at the shot controls... wanted 30 second timers, ended up with shots every 5 secs... photo library looks like a Michael Gondry film...

Re: Inexpensive Helmet Cam

Postby Aether » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:19 am

Drift Innovations' cameras get high marks on AdvRider. A significant advantage over the GoPro is the LCD viewscreen so that you actually test that your mounting position gives you a decent POV and review (and delete) your vids right on the camera without having to go back and forth to a computer to see if you actually filmed anything. Also gets high marks for a nice intuitive menu system. The non HD version runs about $150 and the HD version is around $320. I just bought the latter a few weeks ago and couldn't be happier.

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Re: Inexpensive Helmet Cam

Postby gunnert » Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:46 pm

I was able to get a VIO POV for about half price on Craigslist. A guy in Colorado had it. I monitored craigslist and ebay weekly for about a year until I found one at a decent price.
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