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  • Positive surprise

    posted by phallberg on 05/20/2011
    6

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    - It truly is a 720p camera. Picture quality is good especially in good light. In low light conditions there is some noise, but it's not bad.

    - It's possible to switch date and time on video on and off.

    - RF remote control is great.

    - No "jello" effect when camera vibrates as in most cheap helmet cameras.

    - A lot of mounting options included.

    - Build quality seems to be good.

    Cons:

    - Strong barrel distortion but that can be expected in such a wide angle lens.

    - Vignetting from upper left corner.

    - No option to use aaa batteries in case the li-ion battery runs out of juice.

    - Sound quality isn't that great, but that can also be expected in a waterproof camera.

    - Could be smaller.

    - No night vision.

    OtherThoughts:

    - Video is about 50MB/min in 720p mode.

    - Uses same mounts as Oregon Scientific action cameras so if you own one of those, you can use them too.

    - Can't say anything about how durable this product is yet. Some helmet cameras I've owned did not stand up to vibration and broke when they were mounted on motorcycle.

    - Haven't tested operating time with battery yet.

    - Sample video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT_7CxsWL9M

    Bottomline:

    - A lot cheaper than competing products like Helmet Hero or Contour HD.

    - Good value for money.

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