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Helmet camera.

MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 11:44AM
Hi....are there any cycling members among us who use a helmet / head camera ?

...do you mind saying which kind you bought, how good it was etc.


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sausage 10 287 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 1:15PM
I don't do cycling but you can't go wrong with the GoPro Hero camera.
3 252 England
31 Dec 2012 1:31PM
my mates go green laneing and the new gopro hd seems to be top dog they are also used in the docu making industry like deadliest catch and ice pilots
MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 3:14PM
Thanks people...I've googled these cameras and they appear more suited to a harness than a helmet.
...I'm thinking that I need something more suited to a helmet.
....and they might be a bit rich for me... Smile
ajhw2 6 34 England
31 Dec 2012 3:41PM
This guy has reviewed a few .

Depends on budget and what quality and durability you are after, we got one of these for son for Christmas and it has a helmet adapter but not sure how long it will last.


MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 4:33PM
cheers Alasdair....I'm looking for something more "middle of the road"

...thanks for the link...that looks interesting.

Tooth 9 5.8k 227 Ireland
1 Jan 2013 12:53AM
Skydivemike is a bit of an expert..

but maybe a bit extreme for what you're looking for Smile

but he's very approachable and a thoroughly nice chap.

If he doesn't answer a PM, PM me and I can get you in touch
Tandberg 11 1.2k 2 England
1 Jan 2013 3:45PM
I use the drift Hd for my moto vlogging! Its great
MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 7:16PM
...thanks everyone...there is just so much choice and its all greek to me.
If I might spend 200 I've gotta' make sure it's the right one.
....need to find out more....maybe find someone local who uses one
Tandberg 11 1.2k 2 England
16 Jan 2013 11:38AM
Give you a link to my vids shot with the drift camera

One of my vids mike the qualitys good at 720 and 1080
MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 12:32PM
Hi Dave....thanks for the link...quality is terrific.

Which model is it...how does it fix to the helmet....is this a favourite among your group users...where did you buy it ?

...still looking to buy....any info. appreciated....Mike
Tandberg 11 1.2k 2 England
17 Jan 2013 1:28PM
mine was the hd 170 stealth,but thats old now mate and they do new versions,do a search on google for drift hd cameras and find links! Yeah many vloggers use the drift cameras and another makes,but they stick out way to much on the helmet!
Definitely recommend the drifts though,id say 90% use them mike

Anything else just ask mate

Ps got mine off amazon ages ago for 129 at that time was on offer,but they are more to buy now and they dont sell the hd 170 stealth just the newer hd versions.
Tandberg 11 1.2k 2 England
17 Jan 2013 1:31PM
it comes with stick pads and a bracket,one pad is for temp use and the others for permanent fitting,its all in the kit when you buy mike,forgot to put that as you had asked! And you can buy mounts extra so you can have them either side.
Dead easy to do it is
LindaD3x 10 197 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 2:17PM

Quote:Hi....are there any cycling members among us who use a helmet / head camera ?

...do you mind saying which kind you bought, how good it was etc.


Hiya yes me and my man are cyclists, i bought him the go pro hero 3 silver for xmas. He is using it for both Road and MTB.

The initial set up was a pain as the website crashed around xmas but all was ok in the end.

He is finding that you have to format the memory card before each use. Not sure if any other users have found that.

The results are good, excellent in fact. He's using it mounted on the handlebars which is great. He goes out at 6.30am every Saturday for a 3 hour ride and early morning the filming was fine with the bright bike light on. As the morning got lighter he turned his front light off and there is a limit as to how well the camera works in low light - fair enough.

He can't wait to take it to Afan with him in April
LindaD3x 10 197 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 2:19PM
If no one has suggested yet look up go pro filming on youtube... amazing Smile

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