Helmet/Bike Cams

Homer J
Homer J Posts: 920
edited March 2011 in Road buying advice
Giving the agro that Polocini has been having, and the countless others that get posted on a regular basis, i'm looking into getting one of these. So any good ones or bad ones out there?
(I'm sure there already exists such a thread, but the search engine sucks)

Ta
Homer J

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  • peehee
    peehee Posts: 24
    Homer J wrote:
    Giving the agro that Polocini has been having, and the countless others that get posted on a regular basis, i'm looking into getting one of these. So any good ones or bad ones out there?
    (I'm sure there already exists such a thread, but the search engine sucks)

    Ta
    Homer J

    i can vouch gopro hd is a excellant helmet cam expensive but good
    http://gopro.com/
  • Berk Bonebonce
    Berk Bonebonce Posts: 1,245
    MD80's are in use amongst a number of users of this forum - see Commuting section. However, despite the cheapness and effectiveness of the MD80, run time from one charge is only of the order of an hour.

    I'm looking for the next notch up.
  • After getting knocked off my bike a roundabout last sunday I'm definitley going to be looking for a camera which will record enough for the whole ride I do. A camera would have given me the witness I needed to prove the driver was negligent. As it is the police are not taking it further despite me being hit from behind crossing a one lane roundabout.
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  • antfly
    antfly Posts: 3,276
    I have one of these, http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product ... _id=110354 it's cheap crap and the files are huge so you need a big card but the battery lasts for ages.
    Smarter than the average bear.
  • bugsrabbit
    bugsrabbit Posts: 182
    I have one of these, http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product ... _id=110354 it's cheap crap and the files are huge so you need a big card but the battery lasts for ages.

    Thats cheap! What are images like?
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    The quality from the above camera is just the same as from MD80 clones, 720*480@30fps. Though they do record in 300 second clips then restart so you do loose 1-2 seconds of action each time the camera is resetting.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • antfly
    antfly Posts: 3,276
    Picture quality is similar but the battery lasts 2 or 3 times longer. It supposedly overwrites old files if the card gets full but it doesn't usually work properly when the card gets full.
    Smarter than the average bear.
  • de_sisti
    de_sisti Posts: 1,283
    antfly wrote:
    Picture quality is similar but the battery lasts 2 or 3 times longer. It supposedly overwrites old files if the card gets full but it doesn't usually work properly when the card gets full.

    When you say "Picture quality is similar", in YOUR opinion, is that good or bad?
  • paulbox
    paulbox Posts: 1,203
    antfly wrote:
    I have one of these, http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product ... _id=110354 it's cheap crap and the files are huge so you need a big card but the battery lasts for ages.
    I bought one of those but couldn't get it to work...
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  • markyone
    markyone Posts: 1,119
    I have these and the picture is excellent :D tiny camera in nose piece you would not know it was there.
    Cost £300 but worth it.
    http://www.immortal.co.uk/
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  • Homer J
    Homer J Posts: 920
    markyone wrote:
    I have these and the picture is excellent :D tiny camera in nose piece you would not know it was there.
    Cost £300 but worth it.
    http://www.immortal.co.uk/

    Thats got to be the 8) cam i've seen so far. Bit out of my budget, especially at the rate i go through sun glasses!
  • markyone
    markyone Posts: 1,119
    Wife got me them for xmas,been in a few near scuffs myself with guys on the road.
    So now when i wear these they wont even know they are on camera. :lol:
    Colnago c60 Eps super record 11
    Pinarello F8 with sram etap
  • Berk Bonebonce
    Berk Bonebonce Posts: 1,245
    markyone wrote:
    I have these and the picture is excellent :D tiny camera in nose piece you would not know it was there.
    Cost £300 but worth it.
    http://www.immortal.co.uk/

    They do not want the business of people with old browsers and slow internet connections.
  • antfly
    antfly Posts: 3,276
    De Sisti wrote:
    antfly wrote:
    Picture quality is similar but the battery lasts 2 or 3 times longer. It supposedly overwrites old files if the card gets full but it doesn't usually work properly when the card gets full.

    When you say "Picture quality is similar", in YOUR opinion, is that good or bad?

    These cameras are popular because they are cheap, there is no point in spending much more on a 720*480 camera. None of them are very good, just about acceptable unless you want to be able to read number plates in moving traffic. I think if you want better you need a higher resolution and a wider lens.
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