Posted by: Myak on May-07-13 5:34 PM (EST) Category: Kayaks
What is a good helmet camera? Pro and cons?
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The only "con" I know is that a helmet |
Posted by: ezwater on May-07-13 5:36 PM (EST)
mounted camera is vulnerable to low hanging rhodedendrons, and to rocks if you have to roll.
only experience with Go Pro|
Posted by: jcbikeski on May-07-13 5:40 PM (EST)
Posted by: nickjc on May-07-13 5:58 PM (EST)
you can also mount a Contour or Gopro on the side of your helmet and avoid the teletubby look.
review in California Kayaker Magazine|
Posted by: Peter-CA on May-07-13 8:00 PM (EST)
Getting a little dated now, as GoPro are now 2 versions newer than the one reviewed, but there was a comparison review in California Kayaker Magazine's Issue #7 comparing the GoPro HD (version 1) to the Oregon Scientific ATC-9K. Can be read online for free at http://www.calkayakermag.com/magazine.html.
some cons, and pros|
Posted by: gnarlydog on May-08-13 7:15 PM (EST)
a "good" helmet cam (I assume you mean action cam that is not just specific to helmets) is often touted as limiting for kayaking if used in the conventional way: shooting subjects that are relatively far away from the camera.
Love my Gopro!|
Posted by: bartc on May-08-13 8:20 PM (EST)
Incredibly versatile, very waterproof. As long as you understand that it's NOT your family camera - it's a personal sports videocam - and use it for what it's designed to do, you won't be disappointed.
Posted by: Andy_Szymczak on May-08-13 9:15 PM (EST)
I've got version 1.0 and it is versatile. I like the idea of a remote control and hope to upgrade soon. I've got all kinds of attachment possibilities, even an adapter for a standard camera mount.
I have HD 1 too, but wifi remote|
Posted by: bartc on May-09-13 8:48 AM (EST)
isn't perfect. That wrist mounted wifi remote does work with the Gopro HD (first version) as advertised. It's a bit difficult at times to hook up the software initially. ONce the software is synced properly, then it works.